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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Load Testing over the 3 months to 3 September 2014 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
3 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Load Testing
Rank 64 76 -
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -
Contract jobs citing Load Testing 2 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.23% 0.30% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.35% 0.40% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Average daily rate
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£369 £150 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+145.83% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £31.75 -
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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 Reading region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
573 748 863
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 67.10% 74.35% 68.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 300 360 272
Average daily rate £400 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £218 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 20 11
Average hourly rate £19.00 £25.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.00% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £14.89 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £36.25 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.98 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-10.08% -

Load Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Load Testing across the Reading region as a proportion of the total demand within 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

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 3 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Linux
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (66.67%) Internet
2 2 (66.67%) Identity Management
2 2 (66.67%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (66.67%) LDAP
2 2 (66.67%) Oracle
2 2 (66.67%) WebLogic
2 2 (66.67%) SSL
2 2 (66.67%) Oracle ADF
2 2 (66.67%) KANA
2 2 (66.67%) JNDI
2 2 (66.67%) Load Balancing
2 2 (66.67%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (33.33%) DevOps
3 1 (33.33%) Salt
3 1 (33.33%) Release Management
3 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
3 1 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (33.33%) Bash Shell
3 1 (33.33%) Puppet
3 1 (33.33%) SoapUI
3 1 (33.33%) MSBuild
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (33.33%) Retail
3 1 (33.33%) Subversion
3 1 (33.33%) Scrum
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft

Load Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 (66.67%) WebLogic
2 1 (33.33%) IIS
Business Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) Internet
1 2 (66.67%) LDAP
1 2 (66.67%) SSL
2 1 (33.33%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (33.33%) SoapUI
1 1 (33.33%) MSBuild
1 1 (33.33%) Subversion
1 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio
1 1 (33.33%) Bugzilla
General
1 1 (33.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Build and Release Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Configuration Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Build Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Release Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle ADF
1 2 (66.67%) JNDI
2 1 (33.33%) XSL
2 1 (33.33%) .NET
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Linux
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Identity Management
1 2 (66.67%) Load Balancing
1 2 (66.67%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (33.33%) DevOps
2 1 (33.33%) Release Management
2 1 (33.33%) Scrum
2 1 (33.33%) E-Commerce
2 1 (33.33%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
1 1 (33.33%) Bash Shell
1 1 (33.33%) C#
1 1 (33.33%) Perl
1 1 (33.33%) T-SQL
System Software
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Salt
1 1 (33.33%) Puppet
1 1 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle
1 2 (66.67%) KANA
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft