The first table below looks at the demand for Load Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Load Testing over the 3 months to 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the London region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Load Testing
Rank 356 382 369
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -13
Contract jobs citing Load Testing 50 39 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.21% 0.16% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.28% 0.21% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 23 10
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£369 £425 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.23% +31.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £216 £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £550 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £32.50 -
Processes & Methodologies Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
18052 18537 19452
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 76.79% 76.38% 73.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 12606 12858 12936
Average daily rate £442 £450 £445
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.77% +1.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 222 252 380
Average hourly rate £20.50 £27.50 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.45% -5.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £15.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £51.30 £46.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -1.58%
Load Testing
England

Load Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Load Testing across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Load Testing Jobs Demand Trend in London

Load Testing
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Load Testing across the London region.

Load Testing Daily Rate Trend in London

Load Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Load Testing across the London region over the 3 months to 30 July 2014.

Load Testing Daily Rate Histogram in London

Load Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Load Testing across the London region.

Load Testing Hourly Rate Trend in London

Load Testing
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Load Testing within the London region over the 3 months to 30 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +10 12 £369 -13.23% 1
Ealing - - - - 1
Load Testing
England

Load Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing Load Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Load Testing.

1 38 (35.85%) Web Services
2 30 (28.30%) Java
3 28 (26.42%) C#
4 27 (25.47%) QA
5 25 (23.58%) ISEB
6 24 (22.64%) SQL Server
6 24 (22.64%) Degree
7 23 (21.70%) Selenium
7 23 (21.70%) Performance Testing
7 23 (21.70%) DevOps
7 23 (21.70%) .NET
7 23 (21.70%) Agile Software Development
8 20 (18.87%) Linux
9 19 (17.92%) OO
10 18 (16.98%) Security Testing
11 17 (16.04%) Test Scripting
11 17 (16.04%) HTML
11 17 (16.04%) LoadRunner
11 17 (16.04%) Finance
12 16 (15.09%) Mobile App
13 15 (14.15%) Unit Testing
13 15 (14.15%) Stress Testing
13 15 (14.15%) SQL
14 14 (13.21%) MySQL
14 14 (13.21%) Disaster Recovery
15 13 (12.26%) Automated Testing
15 13 (12.26%) Visual Studio
15 13 (12.26%) Microsoft
15 13 (12.26%) Continuous Integration
15 13 (12.26%) Opscode Chef

Load Testing
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing Load Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Load Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 10 (9.43%) Tomcat
2 9 (8.49%) IIS
3 8 (7.55%) Elasticsearch
4 6 (5.66%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (3.77%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.94%) Confluence
6 1 (0.94%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 1 (0.94%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.94%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.77%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.89%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (1.89%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 9 (8.49%) Internet
2 2 (1.89%) VPN
3 1 (0.94%) LDAP
3 1 (0.94%) SSL
3 1 (0.94%) LAN
3 1 (0.94%) WAN
3 1 (0.94%) HTTP
3 1 (0.94%) NetScaler
3 1 (0.94%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (22.64%) SQL Server
2 14 (13.21%) MySQL
3 12 (11.32%) Relational Database
4 4 (3.77%) SAP BW
5 3 (2.83%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (2.83%) Oracle Database
5 3 (2.83%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.94%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.94%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.94%) HBase
6 1 (0.94%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 23 (21.70%) Selenium
2 17 (16.04%) LoadRunner
3 13 (12.26%) Visual Studio
4 10 (9.43%) SoapUI
4 10 (9.43%) JUnit
4 10 (9.43%) NUnit
5 9 (8.49%) JMeter
5 9 (8.49%) Jenkins
5 9 (8.49%) Git (software)
5 9 (8.49%) Team Foundation Server
6 8 (7.55%) Rational Performance Tester
6 8 (7.55%) Rational Rose
7 7 (6.60%) Cucumber
8 4 (3.77%) Capybara
9 3 (2.83%) Oracle Forms
9 3 (2.83%) Calabash
9 3 (2.83%) RSpec
9 3 (2.83%) Visual Studio Team System
9 3 (2.83%) TestComplete
9 3 (2.83%) JIRA
General
1 17 (16.04%) Finance
2 9 (8.49%) Telecoms
3 8 (7.55%) Retail
4 7 (6.60%) Banking
5 1 (0.94%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.94%) Billing
5 1 (0.94%) Games
5 1 (0.94%) Advertising
5 1 (0.94%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 29 (27.36%) Tester
2 23 (21.70%) Developer
3 16 (15.09%) Performance Tester
4 13 (12.26%) DevOps Engineer
5 10 (9.43%) Test Leader
5 10 (9.43%) Analyst
5 10 (9.43%) .NET Developer
6 8 (7.55%) C# Developer
7 7 (6.60%) Test Analyst
7 7 (6.60%) C# .NET Developer
8 4 (3.77%) Software Developer
8 4 (3.77%) Consultant
9 3 (2.83%) QA Tester
9 3 (2.83%) Oracle Consultant
9 3 (2.83%) Test Manager
9 3 (2.83%) Test Engineer
9 3 (2.83%) QA Leader
9 3 (2.83%) SAP Tester
10 2 (1.89%) Automation Tester
10 2 (1.89%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (35.85%) Web Services
2 23 (21.70%) .NET
3 17 (16.04%) HTML
4 12 (11.32%) XML
5 9 (8.49%) WinForms
5 9 (8.49%) .NET Framework
6 8 (7.55%) RESTful
7 3 (2.83%) Gherkin
8 2 (1.89%) JSON
8 2 (1.89%) WCF
8 2 (1.89%) REST
8 2 (1.89%) Middleware
8 2 (1.89%) CSS
8 2 (1.89%) SOAP
8 2 (1.89%) Spring
9 1 (0.94%) Oracle ADF
9 1 (0.94%) Hibernate
9 1 (0.94%) ASP.NET
9 1 (0.94%) XSL
9 1 (0.94%) DHTML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (15.09%) Mobile App
2 13 (12.26%) Open Source
3 12 (11.32%) Client/Server
4 10 (9.43%) Computer Science
5 8 (7.55%) Social Network
6 6 (5.66%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (2.83%) NHS
8 1 (0.94%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 20 (18.87%) Linux
2 7 (6.60%) Windows
3 3 (2.83%) Apple iOS
3 3 (2.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.94%) UNIX
4 1 (0.94%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (21.70%) Performance Testing
1 23 (21.70%) DevOps
1 23 (21.70%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (17.92%) OO
3 18 (16.98%) Security Testing
4 17 (16.04%) Test Scripting
5 15 (14.15%) Unit Testing
5 15 (14.15%) Stress Testing
6 14 (13.21%) Disaster Recovery
7 13 (12.26%) Automated Testing
7 13 (12.26%) Continuous Integration
8 12 (11.32%) E-Commerce
9 11 (10.38%) Web Testing
9 11 (10.38%) Test Automation
10 10 (9.43%) UML
11 9 (8.49%) Quality Management
11 9 (8.49%) OOP
11 9 (8.49%) OOD
11 9 (8.49%) SOA
11 9 (8.49%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 30 (28.30%) Java
2 28 (26.42%) C#
3 15 (14.15%) SQL
4 8 (7.55%) JavaScript
5 6 (5.66%) VB.NET
6 5 (4.72%) Ruby
7 4 (3.77%) RPG
8 3 (2.83%) PHP
9 2 (1.89%) ABAP
10 1 (0.94%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.94%) C
10 1 (0.94%) C++
10 1 (0.94%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 25 (23.58%) ISEB
2 24 (22.64%) Degree
3 11 (10.38%) ISTQB
4 7 (6.60%) SC Cleared
4 7 (6.60%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.94%) MCSE
5 1 (0.94%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (0.94%) CCEA
5 1 (0.94%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.94%) CCEE
5 1 (0.94%) CCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (25.47%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.94%) XenApp
1 1 (0.94%) XenDesktop
1 1 (0.94%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 13 (12.26%) Opscode Chef
1 13 (12.26%) Salt
1 13 (12.26%) Ansible
1 13 (12.26%) Puppet
2 6 (5.66%) Vagrant
3 4 (3.77%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.94%) OpenView
4 1 (0.94%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 13 (12.26%) Microsoft
2 10 (9.43%) HP
3 8 (7.55%) hybris
4 5 (4.72%) Oracle
5 4 (3.77%) SAP
6 3 (2.83%) Red Hat
6 3 (2.83%) SOASTA, Inc
7 2 (1.89%) Zend
7 2 (1.89%) Citrix
8 1 (0.94%) KANA
8 1 (0.94%) FatWire
8 1 (0.94%) VMware
8 1 (0.94%) Juniper
8 1 (0.94%) Adobe
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