The first table below looks at the demand for Load Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the North East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Load Testing over the 3 months to 22 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 North East 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Load Testing
Rank - - -
Contract jobs citing Load Testing 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East - - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £388 £300
% change year-on-year
-16.12% +29.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £32.50 -
Processes & Methodologies Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
364 231 350
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 70.82% 69.79% 69.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 230 113 181
Average daily rate £363 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £456 £750 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 21 22
Average hourly rate £16.50 £32.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-49.23% +51.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £17.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.50 £32.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -
Load Testing
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Load Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

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

Load Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

Load Testing
Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Load Testing Daily Rate Trend in the North East

Load Testing
Top 26 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 (83.33%) HP
1 5 (83.33%) LoadRunner
1 5 (83.33%) JMeter
1 5 (83.33%) C#
1 5 (83.33%) Stress Testing
1 5 (83.33%) Volume Testing
1 5 (83.33%) Scalability Testing
1 5 (83.33%) PowerShell
1 5 (83.33%) Analytics
2 4 (66.67%) Test Strategy
2 4 (66.67%) Quantitative Analysis
2 4 (66.67%) SC Cleared
2 4 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 4 (66.67%) SQL
2 4 (66.67%) J2EE
2 4 (66.67%) WebLogic
2 4 (66.67%) Windows
2 4 (66.67%) Linux
2 4 (66.67%) OpenView
3 3 (50.00%) Performance Testing
4 1 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (16.67%) Bash Shell
4 1 (16.67%) Automation Testing
4 1 (16.67%) SQLPlus
4 1 (16.67%) VBA
4 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development

Load Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 4 (66.67%) WebLogic
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 5 (83.33%) LoadRunner
1 5 (83.33%) JMeter
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Analyst
1 5 (83.33%) Test Analyst
2 4 (66.67%) Performance Analyst
2 4 (66.67%) Performance Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Non-Functional Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (66.67%) J2EE
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Windows
1 4 (66.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Stress Testing
1 5 (83.33%) Volume Testing
1 5 (83.33%) Scalability Testing
1 5 (83.33%) Analytics
2 4 (66.67%) Test Strategy
2 4 (66.67%) Quantitative Analysis
3 3 (50.00%) Performance Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Automation Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) C#
1 5 (83.33%) PowerShell
2 4 (66.67%) SQL
3 1 (16.67%) Bash Shell
3 1 (16.67%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) SC Cleared
1 4 (66.67%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 4 (66.67%) OpenView
2 1 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) HP