The table below looks at the statistics for Load Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Load Testing over the 3 months to 2 September 2015 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Load Testing
Rank 21 19 -
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -
Contract jobs citing Load Testing 2 8 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 1.09% 4.49% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.39% 6.30% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate
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£500 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 - £32.50
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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 Midlands region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
144 127 147
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 78.26% 71.35% 72.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 42 67
Average daily rate £500 £360 £437
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.88% -17.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £231 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
Average hourly rate - £106.00 £175.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -39.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.83 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+21.13% -11.30%

Load Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

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

Load Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

Load Testing
Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Load Testing Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

Load Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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 5 (62.50%) TIBCO
1 5 (62.50%) Telecoms
1 5 (62.50%) Finance
1 5 (62.50%) Software Testing
1 5 (62.50%) New Media
2 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (37.50%) Hadoop
3 2 (25.00%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (25.00%) PCI DSS
3 2 (25.00%) Docker
3 2 (25.00%) logstash
3 2 (25.00%) DevOps
3 2 (25.00%) SaltStack
3 2 (25.00%) YourKit
3 2 (25.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 2 (25.00%) Firewall
3 2 (25.00%) IPsec
3 2 (25.00%) JMeter
3 2 (25.00%) Configuration Management
3 2 (25.00%) JMS
3 2 (25.00%) ActiveMQ
3 2 (25.00%) Subversion
3 2 (25.00%) Debian
3 2 (25.00%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (25.00%) Clustering
3 2 (25.00%) Java
3 2 (25.00%) Perl
3 2 (25.00%) MySQL
3 2 (25.00%) Web Services

Load Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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 2 (25.00%) Apache
1 2 (25.00%) Tomcat
1 2 (25.00%) WebSphere
1 2 (25.00%) Jetty
1 2 (25.00%) nginx
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (25.00%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (25.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) SMTP
1 2 (25.00%) SNMP
1 2 (25.00%) VPN
1 2 (25.00%) DNS
1 2 (25.00%) SSL
1 2 (25.00%) Firewall
1 2 (25.00%) IPsec
1 2 (25.00%) IMAP
1 2 (25.00%) OpenVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) Hadoop
2 2 (25.00%) MongoDB
2 2 (25.00%) Big Data
2 2 (25.00%) Couchbase
2 2 (25.00%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (25.00%) MySQL
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
3 1 (12.50%) Data Mining
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) JMeter
1 2 (25.00%) Subversion
1 2 (25.00%) JIRA
1 2 (25.00%) Selenium
1 2 (25.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 2 (25.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (25.00%) JProfiler
1 2 (25.00%) Cucumber
1 2 (25.00%) Jenkins
1 2 (25.00%) JConsole
1 2 (25.00%) VisualVM
1 2 (25.00%) YourKit
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 5 (62.50%) Telecoms
1 5 (62.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Analyst
1 3 (37.50%) Test Leader
2 2 (25.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Performance Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Performance Test Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Performance Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Data Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) Web Services
1 2 (25.00%) JMS
1 2 (25.00%) ActiveMQ
1 2 (25.00%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 5 (62.50%) New Media
2 2 (25.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) UNIX
1 2 (25.00%) Debian
1 2 (25.00%) Ubuntu
1 2 (25.00%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Software Testing
2 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (25.00%) Automated Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Load Balancing
3 2 (25.00%) Stress Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (25.00%) Open Source
3 2 (25.00%) High Availability
3 2 (25.00%) DevOps
3 2 (25.00%) Configuration Management
4 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce
4 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) Java
1 2 (25.00%) Perl
1 2 (25.00%) Python
1 2 (25.00%) Ruby
1 2 (25.00%) Bash Shell
2 1 (12.50%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) NFS
1 2 (25.00%) Varnish
1 2 (25.00%) FreeRADIUS
1 2 (25.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) Nagios
1 2 (25.00%) Cacti
1 2 (25.00%) Puppet
1 2 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (25.00%) logstash
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) TIBCO
2 2 (25.00%) SaltStack
2 2 (25.00%) Dell
2 2 (25.00%) Red Hat