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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Load Testing
Rank 381 392 373
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -19
Contract jobs citing Load Testing 27 14 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.13% 0.067% 0.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.16% 0.083% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 13 26
Average daily rate £400 £400 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +31.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £292 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £520 £461
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £419 £300
% change year-on-year
-16.41% +39.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 - £10.75
Load Testing
England

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
17419 16877 17704
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 83.50% 80.49% 80.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 12421 12105 12118
Average daily rate £475 £450 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £310 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 212 195 247
Average hourly rate £22.62 £21.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.20% -14.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £70.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.79 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+43.93% +1.05%

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 13 February 2016.

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 13 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +52 6 £388 -8.82% 5
Croydon - 3 £393 -
Load Testing
England

Load Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 25 (36.76%) DNS
2 22 (32.35%) TCP/IP
3 21 (30.88%) BGP
3 21 (30.88%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (29.41%) Internet
5 18 (26.47%) Firewall
6 17 (25.00%) IPsec
6 17 (25.00%) VPN
6 17 (25.00%) SSL
7 16 (23.53%) Cisco
7 16 (23.53%) LAN
7 16 (23.53%) WAN
7 16 (23.53%) Java
7 16 (23.53%) Data Centre
8 15 (22.06%) F5
8 15 (22.06%) DMVPN
8 15 (22.06%) Multicast
8 15 (22.06%) ADSL
8 15 (22.06%) CCIE
8 15 (22.06%) CCNP
8 15 (22.06%) DHCP
8 15 (22.06%) CheckPoint
8 15 (22.06%) Cisco Certification
8 15 (22.06%) Juniper
8 15 (22.06%) MPLS
8 15 (22.06%) OSPF
8 15 (22.06%) EIGRP
8 15 (22.06%) BIG-IP
8 15 (22.06%) Cisco ASA
9 14 (20.59%) User Acceptance Testing

Load Testing
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 11 (16.18%) Apache
2 9 (13.24%) nginx
3 5 (7.35%) Tomcat
4 4 (5.88%) IIS
5 2 (2.94%) CMS
5 2 (2.94%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (2.94%) Jetty
5 2 (2.94%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.47%) Apache Solr
6 1 (1.47%) Confluence
6 1 (1.47%) OpenStack
6 1 (1.47%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 1 (1.47%) SAS
6 1 (1.47%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.47%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (2.94%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.47%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.47%) MS Project
2 1 (1.47%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.47%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.47%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.35%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.94%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.47%) Sage Pay
3 1 (1.47%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 25 (36.76%) DNS
2 22 (32.35%) TCP/IP
3 21 (30.88%) BGP
4 20 (29.41%) Internet
5 18 (26.47%) Firewall
6 17 (25.00%) IPsec
6 17 (25.00%) SSL
6 17 (25.00%) VPN
7 16 (23.53%) LAN
7 16 (23.53%) WAN
8 15 (22.06%) ADSL
8 15 (22.06%) BIG-IP
8 15 (22.06%) Cisco ASA
8 15 (22.06%) DHCP
8 15 (22.06%) DMVPN
8 15 (22.06%) EIGRP
8 15 (22.06%) MPLS
8 15 (22.06%) Multicast
8 15 (22.06%) OSPF
9 12 (17.65%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.29%) MySQL
2 6 (8.82%) SQL Server
3 4 (5.88%) MongoDB
4 3 (4.41%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (2.94%) Big Data
5 2 (2.94%) Couchbase
5 2 (2.94%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (2.94%) Hadoop
5 2 (2.94%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.47%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (1.47%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (1.47%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (1.47%) Redis
6 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 10 (14.71%) JMeter
2 9 (13.24%) Jenkins
2 9 (13.24%) LoadRunner
2 9 (13.24%) Selenium
3 7 (10.29%) Cucumber
4 5 (7.35%) Git (software)
5 4 (5.88%) JUnit
5 4 (5.88%) Subversion
5 4 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (5.88%) Visual Studio
6 3 (4.41%) Capybara
6 3 (4.41%) HP UFT
6 3 (4.41%) JIRA
6 3 (4.41%) Maven
6 3 (4.41%) Rational Performance Tester
7 2 (2.94%) Appium
7 2 (2.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (2.94%) Hudson
7 2 (2.94%) RSpec
7 2 (2.94%) WATIR
General
1 4 (5.88%) Banking
1 4 (5.88%) Finance
2 3 (4.41%) Retail
3 2 (2.94%) Billing
3 2 (2.94%) Investment Banking
3 2 (2.94%) Marketing
4 1 (1.47%) Back Office
4 1 (1.47%) Front Office
4 1 (1.47%) Legal
Job Titles
1 10 (14.71%) Analyst
1 10 (14.71%) Network Engineer
2 9 (13.24%) Test Analyst
2 9 (13.24%) Tester
3 8 (11.76%) Architect
3 8 (11.76%) Consultant
4 7 (10.29%) Performance Tester
5 6 (8.82%) Design Engineer
5 6 (8.82%) Network Architect
5 6 (8.82%) Network Design Engineer
5 6 (8.82%) Software Engineer
6 5 (7.35%) Developer
6 5 (7.35%) DevOps Engineer
6 5 (7.35%) Network Consultant
6 5 (7.35%) Network Design Consultant
7 3 (4.41%) SAP Performance Tester
7 3 (4.41%) SAP Tester
7 3 (4.41%) Test Engineer
7 3 (4.41%) Test Manager
8 2 (2.94%) Deployment Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (19.12%) Web Services
2 9 (13.24%) SOAP
3 6 (8.82%) XML
4 5 (7.35%) .NET
4 5 (7.35%) HTML
4 5 (7.35%) Spring
5 4 (5.88%) CSS
5 4 (5.88%) LAMP
5 4 (5.88%) REST
6 3 (4.41%) JMS
6 3 (4.41%) JSON
6 3 (4.41%) RESTful
7 2 (2.94%) Ajax
7 2 (2.94%) Apache Flex
7 2 (2.94%) HTML5
7 2 (2.94%) Java EE
7 2 (2.94%) LAPP Stack
7 2 (2.94%) LEMP Stack
8 1 (1.47%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 1 (1.47%) Marionette.js
Miscellaneous
1 16 (23.53%) Data Centre
2 6 (8.82%) MPEG
3 4 (5.88%) Mobile App
4 3 (4.41%) Clustering
4 3 (4.41%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.94%) Data Integration
5 2 (2.94%) IPTV
5 2 (2.94%) User Experience
5 2 (2.94%) Video on Demand
6 1 (1.47%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.47%) iPad
6 1 (1.47%) N-Tier
6 1 (1.47%) Performance Metrics
6 1 (1.47%) RIA
6 1 (1.47%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 12 (17.65%) Unix
2 11 (16.18%) Linux
3 7 (10.29%) CentOS
4 4 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (5.88%) Windows
5 2 (2.94%) Debian
5 2 (2.94%) Ubuntu
6 1 (1.47%) Windows Server
6 1 (1.47%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (30.88%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (20.59%) User Acceptance Testing
3 13 (19.12%) Non-Functional Testing
3 13 (19.12%) Test Scripting
4 11 (16.18%) ITIL
5 10 (14.71%) Network Design
5 10 (14.71%) Performance Testing
6 8 (11.76%) Automation Testing
6 8 (11.76%) System Integration Testing
7 7 (10.29%) DevOps
7 7 (10.29%) High Availability
7 7 (10.29%) Manual Testing
7 7 (10.29%) Open Source
7 7 (10.29%) Performance Tuning
8 6 (8.82%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (8.82%) SOA
8 6 (8.82%) Software Engineering
9 5 (7.35%) E-Commerce
9 5 (7.35%) Regression Testing
9 5 (7.35%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 16 (23.53%) Java
2 9 (13.24%) Python
3 7 (10.29%) SQL
4 5 (7.35%) Bash Shell
5 4 (5.88%) JavaScript
5 4 (5.88%) Ruby
6 3 (4.41%) C
6 3 (4.41%) PowerShell
7 2 (2.94%) C#
7 2 (2.94%) PHP
8 1 (1.47%) Perl
8 1 (1.47%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (22.06%) CCIE
1 15 (22.06%) CCNP
1 15 (22.06%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (13.24%) ISEB
2 9 (13.24%) ISTQB
3 5 (7.35%) Security Cleared
4 4 (5.88%) SC Cleared
5 2 (2.94%) Degree
5 2 (2.94%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 2 (2.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (2.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.82%) QA
2 3 (4.41%) PCI DSS
3 2 (2.94%) SDET
4 1 (1.47%) MiFID
System Software
1 2 (2.94%) NFS
1 2 (2.94%) Varnish
2 1 (1.47%) Docker
2 1 (1.47%) FreeRADIUS
Systems Management
1 6 (8.82%) HP Quality Center
1 6 (8.82%) Puppet
2 4 (5.88%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (4.41%) Ansible
4 2 (2.94%) Salt
5 1 (1.47%) Cacti
5 1 (1.47%) logstash
5 1 (1.47%) Nagios
5 1 (1.47%) yum
Vendors
1 16 (23.53%) Cisco
2 15 (22.06%) CheckPoint
2 15 (22.06%) F5
2 15 (22.06%) Juniper
3 4 (5.88%) SAP
4 3 (4.41%) IBM
4 3 (4.41%) Microsoft
4 3 (4.41%) Oracle
4 3 (4.41%) Sitecore
5 2 (2.94%) Google
5 2 (2.94%) HP
5 2 (2.94%) Rackspace
5 2 (2.94%) Red Hat
5 2 (2.94%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (2.94%) SaltStack
6 1 (1.47%) ATG
6 1 (1.47%) CyberSource
6 1 (1.47%) DataCash
6 1 (1.47%) Solace
6 1 (1.47%) WorldPay
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