The table below looks at the statistics 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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Load Testing
Rank 384 387 355
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -32
Contract jobs citing Load Testing 36 47 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.15% 0.19% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.19% 0.24% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 32 14
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£363 £395 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.22% +23.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £250 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £449
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £38.00 -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
19039 19480 19425
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 77.74% 77.50% 75.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 13435 13648 13085
Average daily rate £450 £450 £433
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 237 244 373
Average hourly rate £21.62 £21.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.55% -33.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.00 £15.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £52.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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 19 September 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 19 September 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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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +21 11 £400 - 1
Ealing - - - -
Sidcup - - - -
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Load Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 35 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (34.74%) Web Services
3 27 (28.42%) C#
3 27 (28.42%) Selenium
4 24 (25.26%) Java
4 24 (25.26%) QA
5 23 (24.21%) SQL Server
5 23 (24.21%) ISEB
6 22 (23.16%) .NET
6 22 (23.16%) Performance Testing
7 19 (20.00%) Finance
8 18 (18.95%) OO
8 18 (18.95%) LoadRunner
8 18 (18.95%) Degree
9 17 (17.89%) Security Testing
9 17 (17.89%) DevOps
10 16 (16.84%) Unit Testing
10 16 (16.84%) Microsoft
11 15 (15.79%) Linux
11 15 (15.79%) Stress Testing
11 15 (15.79%) Computer Science
11 15 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
12 14 (14.74%) SQL
12 14 (14.74%) HTML
13 13 (13.68%) JavaScript
13 13 (13.68%) Test Automation
14 12 (12.63%) Test Scripting
14 12 (12.63%) ISTQB
14 12 (12.63%) Automated Testing
15 11 (11.58%) Windows

Load Testing
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 7 (7.37%) IIS
2 6 (6.32%) BizTalk Server
2 6 (6.32%) Node.js
3 4 (4.21%) WebLogic
3 4 (4.21%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (3.16%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.05%) Confluence
5 1 (1.05%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 1 (1.05%) Photoshop
1 1 (1.05%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.05%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.21%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.11%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (2.11%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.32%) Internet
2 4 (4.21%) DHCP
2 4 (4.21%) TCP/IP
2 4 (4.21%) DNS
2 4 (4.21%) SAN
2 4 (4.21%) Firewall
2 4 (4.21%) Network Security
2 4 (4.21%) NetScaler
3 2 (2.11%) HTTP
4 1 (1.05%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (24.21%) SQL Server
2 10 (10.53%) Relational Database
3 5 (5.26%) MySQL
4 4 (4.21%) SAP BW
4 4 (4.21%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (3.16%) Oracle Database
5 3 (3.16%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (3.16%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (1.05%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 27 (28.42%) Selenium
2 18 (18.95%) LoadRunner
3 10 (10.53%) JUnit
3 10 (10.53%) Visual Studio
3 10 (10.53%) NUnit
3 10 (10.53%) JMeter
4 9 (9.47%) Git (software)
5 8 (8.42%) Rational Performance Tester
6 7 (7.37%) Jenkins
6 7 (7.37%) SoapUI
6 7 (7.37%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (6.32%) Rational Rose
7 6 (6.32%) Cucumber
7 6 (6.32%) Karma Test Runner
8 5 (5.26%) Capybara
8 5 (5.26%) Mocha
9 4 (4.21%) MSI
9 4 (4.21%) TestComplete
9 4 (4.21%) WebDriver
10 3 (3.16%) Calabash
General
1 19 (20.00%) Finance
2 7 (7.37%) Retail
3 6 (6.32%) Telecoms
3 6 (6.32%) Banking
4 1 (1.05%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.05%) Games
Job Titles
1 27 (28.42%) Tester
2 26 (27.37%) Developer
3 16 (16.84%) Performance Tester
4 8 (8.42%) Analyst
4 8 (8.42%) .NET Developer
5 7 (7.37%) Test Leader
5 7 (7.37%) C# Developer
6 6 (6.32%) C# .NET Developer
7 5 (5.26%) Consultant
7 5 (5.26%) Test Analyst
7 5 (5.26%) Software Developer
8 4 (4.21%) DevOps Engineer
9 3 (3.16%) QA Leader
9 3 (3.16%) Automation Tester
9 3 (3.16%) JavaScript Developer
9 3 (3.16%) SAP Tester
9 3 (3.16%) Oracle Consultant
9 3 (3.16%) Citrix Engineer
9 3 (3.16%) Java Developer
9 3 (3.16%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (34.74%) Web Services
2 22 (23.16%) .NET
3 14 (14.74%) HTML
4 10 (10.53%) XML
5 8 (8.42%) .NET Framework
6 7 (7.37%) WinForms
7 6 (6.32%) AngularJS
8 3 (3.16%) Hibernate
8 3 (3.16%) JSON
8 3 (3.16%) Spring
8 3 (3.16%) SOAP
9 2 (2.11%) CSS
9 2 (2.11%) Middleware
9 2 (2.11%) WCF
9 2 (2.11%) Gherkin
9 2 (2.11%) REST
9 2 (2.11%) HTML5
10 1 (1.05%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 1 (1.05%) PhoneGap
10 1 (1.05%) WebKit
Miscellaneous
1 15 (15.79%) Computer Science
2 9 (9.47%) Client/Server
3 8 (8.42%) Social Network
3 8 (8.42%) Mobile App
4 7 (7.37%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (6.32%) Open Source
6 5 (5.26%) User Experience
7 3 (3.16%) NHS
8 1 (1.05%) Xbox
8 1 (1.05%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (1.05%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 15 (15.79%) Linux
2 11 (11.58%) Windows
3 9 (9.47%) Apple iOS
4 4 (4.21%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (4.21%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (3.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (2.11%) Android
7 1 (1.05%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (23.16%) Performance Testing
3 18 (18.95%) OO
4 17 (17.89%) Security Testing
4 17 (17.89%) DevOps
5 16 (16.84%) Unit Testing
6 15 (15.79%) Stress Testing
6 15 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
7 13 (13.68%) Test Automation
8 12 (12.63%) Test Scripting
8 12 (12.63%) Automated Testing
9 11 (11.58%) E-Commerce
10 10 (10.53%) OOP
11 9 (9.47%) Code Coverage
12 7 (7.37%) Integration Testing
12 7 (7.37%) Technical Architecture
12 7 (7.37%) Software Testing
12 7 (7.37%) Scrum
12 7 (7.37%) OOD
12 7 (7.37%) UML
Programming Languages
1 27 (28.42%) C#
2 24 (25.26%) Java
3 14 (14.74%) SQL
4 13 (13.68%) JavaScript
5 7 (7.37%) VB.NET
6 5 (5.26%) PowerShell
6 5 (5.26%) Ruby
7 4 (4.21%) VBScript
7 4 (4.21%) VB
8 2 (2.11%) ABAP
8 2 (2.11%) PHP
8 2 (2.11%) C++
9 1 (1.05%) XAML
9 1 (1.05%) C
9 1 (1.05%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.05%) RPG
9 1 (1.05%) Python
Qualifications
1 23 (24.21%) ISEB
2 18 (18.95%) Degree
3 12 (12.63%) ISTQB
4 8 (8.42%) Security Cleared
5 7 (7.37%) SC Cleared
6 4 (4.21%) Citrix Certification
6 4 (4.21%) CCEA
7 1 (1.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (25.26%) QA
System Software
1 5 (5.26%) Docker
2 4 (4.21%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.21%) Terminal Services
2 4 (4.21%) VMware ESX
2 4 (4.21%) XenApp
2 4 (4.21%) vSphere
3 2 (2.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (5.26%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (4.21%) SCCM
2 4 (4.21%) Puppet
2 4 (4.21%) Vagrant
2 4 (4.21%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (4.21%) Salt
2 4 (4.21%) Ansible
3 1 (1.05%) HP SiteScope
3 1 (1.05%) OpenView
Vendors
1 16 (16.84%) Microsoft
2 10 (10.53%) HP
3 6 (6.32%) hybris
4 5 (5.26%) Citrix
4 5 (5.26%) Oracle
5 4 (4.21%) SAP
5 4 (4.21%) NetApp
5 4 (4.21%) CheckPoint
5 4 (4.21%) VMware
6 3 (3.16%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.05%) Zend
7 1 (1.05%) Atlassian
7 1 (1.05%) KANA
7 1 (1.05%) FatWire
7 1 (1.05%) Adobe
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Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 18 days ago