The table below looks at the statistics for Load Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Load Testing over the 3 months to 26 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Load Testing
Berkshire / Reading
Rank 62 85 -
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -
Contract jobs citing Load Testing 1 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.14% 0.098% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.18% 0.12% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £450 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £419
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -10.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £60.00 -

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
566 808 671
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 80.86% 79.45% 72.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 298 475 377
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £526 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £399
% change year-on-year
+2.00% +0.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 18 8
Median hourly rate £55.00 £45.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.00 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £63.00 £55.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +40.35%

Load Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Reading region citing Load Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Load Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Load Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Load Testing Daily Rate Trend in Reading

Load Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 26 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Load Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Reading region with a requirement for Load Testing.

1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) BDD
2 2 (66.67%) Apple iOS
2 2 (66.67%) SoapUI
2 2 (66.67%) Selenium
2 2 (66.67%) Performance Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Android
2 2 (66.67%) Git (software)
2 2 (66.67%) Bugzilla
2 2 (66.67%) Subversion
2 2 (66.67%) Java
2 2 (66.67%) LoadRunner
2 2 (66.67%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (66.67%) WebDriver
2 2 (66.67%) JIRA
2 2 (66.67%) Defect Management
2 2 (66.67%) Cucumber
3 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
3 1 (33.33%) JMeter
3 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
3 1 (33.33%) JUnit
3 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (33.33%) C#
3 1 (33.33%) C++
3 1 (33.33%) Degree
3 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 1 (33.33%) TDD
3 1 (33.33%) Retail
3 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure

Load Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Cloud Services
1 2 (66.67%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Bugzilla
1 2 (66.67%) Cucumber
1 2 (66.67%) Git (software)
1 2 (66.67%) JIRA
1 2 (66.67%) LoadRunner
1 2 (66.67%) Selenium
1 2 (66.67%) SoapUI
1 2 (66.67%) Subversion
1 2 (66.67%) WebDriver
2 1 (33.33%) Appium
2 1 (33.33%) JMeter
2 1 (33.33%) JUnit
General
1 1 (33.33%) Retail
1 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Automation Test Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Automation Test Lead
1 2 (66.67%) Lead Test Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Senior Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Senior Automation Test Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Senior Test Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Test Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Test Leader
2 1 (33.33%) Quality Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Software Quality Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) Unity (Game Engine)
1 1 (33.33%) Unity DI Container
1 1 (33.33%) Unreal Engine
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Android
1 2 (66.67%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) BDD
2 2 (66.67%) Defect Management
2 2 (66.67%) Performance Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (33.33%) Functional Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Manual Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 1 (33.33%) TDD
3 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) C++
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Degree