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 14 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Load Testing
Rank - - -
Contract jobs citing Load Testing 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands - - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
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 Midlands region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
111 91 148
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 72.55% 67.91% 73.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 32 50
Average daily rate £500 £405 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.45% -14.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £260 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £475 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £34.00 - £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 14 February 2016, 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 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) Perl
1 1 (100.00%) MySQL
1 1 (100.00%) Web Services
1 1 (100.00%) Unix
1 1 (100.00%) Apache
1 1 (100.00%) Tomcat
1 1 (100.00%) Python
1 1 (100.00%) JMS
1 1 (100.00%) SMTP
1 1 (100.00%) NFS
1 1 (100.00%) SNMP
1 1 (100.00%) VPN
1 1 (100.00%) DNS
1 1 (100.00%) SSL
1 1 (100.00%) Dell
1 1 (100.00%) Red Hat
1 1 (100.00%) Nagios
1 1 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
1 1 (100.00%) IPsec
1 1 (100.00%) JMeter
1 1 (100.00%) LAMP
1 1 (100.00%) Debian
1 1 (100.00%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (100.00%) Clustering
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) ActiveMQ
1 1 (100.00%) Subversion
1 1 (100.00%) Automated Testing

Load Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 1 (100.00%) Apache
1 1 (100.00%) Jetty
1 1 (100.00%) nginx
1 1 (100.00%) Tomcat
1 1 (100.00%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 1 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (100.00%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (100.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) DNS
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
1 1 (100.00%) IMAP
1 1 (100.00%) IPsec
1 1 (100.00%) OpenVPN
1 1 (100.00%) SMTP
1 1 (100.00%) SNMP
1 1 (100.00%) SSL
1 1 (100.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) Big Data
1 1 (100.00%) Couchbase
1 1 (100.00%) Hadoop
1 1 (100.00%) MongoDB
1 1 (100.00%) MySQL
1 1 (100.00%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (100.00%) JConsole
1 1 (100.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (100.00%) JIRA
1 1 (100.00%) JMeter
1 1 (100.00%) JProfiler
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
1 1 (100.00%) Subversion
1 1 (100.00%) VisualVM
1 1 (100.00%) YourKit
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) ActiveMQ
1 1 (100.00%) Java EE
1 1 (100.00%) JMS
1 1 (100.00%) LAMP
1 1 (100.00%) LAPP Stack
1 1 (100.00%) LEMP Stack
1 1 (100.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) CentOS
1 1 (100.00%) Debian
1 1 (100.00%) Ubuntu
1 1 (100.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (100.00%) DevOps
1 1 (100.00%) High Availability
1 1 (100.00%) Load Balancing
1 1 (100.00%) Open Source
1 1 (100.00%) Stress Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) Bash Shell
1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) Perl
1 1 (100.00%) Python
1 1 (100.00%) Ruby
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Docker
1 1 (100.00%) FreeRADIUS
1 1 (100.00%) NFS
1 1 (100.00%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) Cacti
1 1 (100.00%) logstash
1 1 (100.00%) Nagios
1 1 (100.00%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (100.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Dell
1 1 (100.00%) Red Hat
1 1 (100.00%) SaltStack