The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 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 Reading 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Load Testing
Rank 72 68 76
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +8
Contract jobs citing Load Testing 1 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.093% 0.26% 0.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.13% 0.36% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
Average daily rate £438 £475 £120
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% +295.83%
UK excluding London average daily rate £311 £375 £425
% change year-on-year
-17.00% -11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £35.00
Processes & Methodologies Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
786 550 691
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 73.18% 71.24% 63.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 406 236 267
Average daily rate £400 £375 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £516 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 14 21
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.80 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £180.00 £32.00 £31.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Load Testing
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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

Load Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (60.00%) Siebel
1 3 (60.00%) Validation
1 3 (60.00%) Rational Performance Tester
1 3 (60.00%) Test Scripting
1 3 (60.00%) Test Strategy
2 2 (40.00%) System Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Performance Testing
2 2 (40.00%) SoapUI
2 2 (40.00%) C#
2 2 (40.00%) .NET
2 2 (40.00%) MySQL
3 1 (20.00%) JUnit
3 1 (20.00%) IIS
3 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio
3 1 (20.00%) XSL
3 1 (20.00%) Windows
3 1 (20.00%) Linux
3 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (20.00%) Perl
3 1 (20.00%) SQL
3 1 (20.00%) T-SQL
3 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (20.00%) DNS
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (20.00%) WebDriver
3 1 (20.00%) Bash Shell
3 1 (20.00%) Puppet

Load Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 1 (20.00%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Rational Performance Tester
2 2 (40.00%) SoapUI
3 1 (20.00%) JUnit
3 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio
3 1 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (20.00%) WebDriver
3 1 (20.00%) Bugzilla
3 1 (20.00%) NUnit
3 1 (20.00%) Subversion
3 1 (20.00%) SilkTest
3 1 (20.00%) Selenium
3 1 (20.00%) MSBuild
General
1 1 (20.00%) Retail
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Test Leader
2 1 (20.00%) Configuration Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Build Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Release Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Automated Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Performance Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Build and Release Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) .NET
2 1 (20.00%) XSL
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
1 1 (20.00%) Linux
1 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Validation
1 3 (60.00%) Test Scripting
1 3 (60.00%) Test Strategy
2 2 (40.00%) System Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Performance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (20.00%) Scrum
3 1 (20.00%) Automated Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Release Management
3 1 (20.00%) MVC
3 1 (20.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) C#
2 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (20.00%) Perl
2 1 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) T-SQL
2 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (20.00%) Bash Shell
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) Puppet
1 1 (20.00%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Siebel
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft