The table below looks at the statistics for Load Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Oxfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Load Testing over the 3 months to 29 April 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Load Testing
Rank 54 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Load Testing 5 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 0.86% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.18% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 0
Average daily rate £375 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £314
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +11.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 - -
Load Testing
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Oxfordshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Oxfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
422 595 371
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 72.76% 80.08% 71.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 317 389 237
Average daily rate £413 £410 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.60% +24.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £270 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 44 19
Average hourly rate £14.00 £25.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.00% +19.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.35 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £34.40 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

Load Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Load Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

Load Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Load Testing Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

Load Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Load Testing across the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016.

Load Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

Load Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Load Testing across the Oxfordshire region.

Load Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

Load Testing
Contract Job Locations in Oxfordshire

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 Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 29 April 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
Oxford - 3 £380 -
Load Testing
South East

Load Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire 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%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (66.67%) QA
3 3 (50.00%) Project Management
3 3 (50.00%) Java
3 3 (50.00%) Tomcat
3 3 (50.00%) ETL
3 3 (50.00%) IntelliJ
3 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (50.00%) Product Management
3 3 (50.00%) MongoDB
3 3 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (50.00%) Process Improvement
3 3 (50.00%) Functional Testing
3 3 (50.00%) Test Planning
3 3 (50.00%) Spring Boot
4 2 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (33.33%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 2 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
4 2 (33.33%) PostGIS
4 2 (33.33%) Jenkins
4 2 (33.33%) Node.js
4 2 (33.33%) Apache Solr
4 2 (33.33%) Defect Tracking
4 2 (33.33%) IT Audit
4 2 (33.33%) Computer Science
4 2 (33.33%) NHS
4 2 (33.33%) ISEB
5 1 (16.67%) WinRunner
5 1 (16.67%) TestDirector
5 1 (16.67%) HP UFT

Load Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire 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 3 (50.00%) Tomcat
2 2 (33.33%) Apache Solr
2 2 (33.33%) Node.js
3 1 (16.67%) Apache
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (83.33%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (50.00%) MongoDB
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (50.00%) IntelliJ
2 2 (33.33%) Jenkins
3 1 (16.67%) HP UFT
3 1 (16.67%) JIRA
3 1 (16.67%) QARun
3 1 (16.67%) TestDirector
3 1 (16.67%) WinRunner
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Analyst
1 4 (66.67%) Test Analyst
2 3 (50.00%) QA Analyst
2 3 (50.00%) QA Test Analyst
3 2 (33.33%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (33.33%) Senior QA Analyst
3 2 (33.33%) Senior QA Test Analyst
3 2 (33.33%) Senior Test Analyst
3 2 (33.33%) Test Leader
4 1 (16.67%) Agile Test Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) Healthcare Manager
4 1 (16.67%) NHS Test Manager
4 1 (16.67%) Quality Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) Senior Server Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) Server Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) Spring Boot
2 2 (33.33%) PostGIS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Computer Science
1 2 (33.33%) NHS
2 1 (16.67%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 3 (50.00%) ETL
1 3 (50.00%) Functional Testing
1 3 (50.00%) Process Improvement
1 3 (50.00%) Product Management
1 3 (50.00%) Project Management
1 3 (50.00%) Test Planning
2 2 (33.33%) Defect Tracking
2 2 (33.33%) IT Audit
2 2 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) Automated Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (16.67%) Defect Management
3 1 (16.67%) Remote Testing
3 1 (16.67%) System Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
3 1 (16.67%) Test Strategy
3 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (66.67%) QA
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) HP