The table below looks at the statistics for Load Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Load Testing over the 3 months to 30 August 2016 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
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Load Testing
Rank 254 265 235
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -30
Contract jobs citing Load Testing 9 11 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.10% 0.11% 0.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.13% 0.14% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 4
Median daily rate £406 £320 £369
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.95% -13.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £371 £288 £319
10% offered a daily rate of more than £441 £381 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+36.36% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £45.00 -
Load Testing
England

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
7082 7720 7015
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 81.73% 79.44% 76.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 4323 4724 3946
Median daily rate £420 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £520 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 269 255 265
Median hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.85% +66.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.00 £12.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.31 £50.00 £51.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £32.54 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-7.80% +26.36%

Load Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East 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 the South East

Load Testing
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Load Testing Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Load Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Load Testing Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Load Testing
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Load Testing within the South East region over the 3 months to 30 August 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire -1 4 £363 +20.83%
Surrey +4 3 £450 +18.03% 2
Berkshire - 2 - -
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Load Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 August 2016, 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 South East region with a requirement for Load Testing.

1 20 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (50.00%) Java
3 15 (46.88%) Selenium
4 14 (43.75%) SQL
5 13 (40.63%) JMeter
5 13 (40.63%) Use Case
5 13 (40.63%) Test Automation
6 12 (37.50%) HP Quality Center
6 12 (37.50%) Jenkins
6 12 (37.50%) Linux
6 12 (37.50%) HP
7 11 (34.38%) Functional Testing
7 11 (34.38%) BDD
7 11 (34.38%) Security Cleared
8 10 (31.25%) Maven
8 10 (31.25%) Java EE
8 10 (31.25%) JSON
8 10 (31.25%) SoapUI
8 10 (31.25%) Cucumber
8 10 (31.25%) JBehave
8 10 (31.25%) Eclipse
8 10 (31.25%) Microsoft
8 10 (31.25%) JBoss
8 10 (31.25%) Unix
8 10 (31.25%) SOAP
8 10 (31.25%) Web Services
8 10 (31.25%) XML
8 10 (31.25%) Oracle
8 10 (31.25%) JUnit
8 10 (31.25%) VoltDB

Load Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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:

Application Platforms
1 10 (31.25%) JBoss
2 8 (25.00%) SharePoint
3 3 (9.38%) Tomcat
4 2 (6.25%) Apache Solr
4 2 (6.25%) Apache Spark
4 2 (6.25%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (3.13%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (3.13%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (31.25%) VoltDB
2 4 (12.50%) SQL Server
3 3 (9.38%) MongoDB
3 3 (9.38%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (6.25%) Big Data
4 2 (6.25%) Hadoop
5 1 (3.13%) OLAP
5 1 (3.13%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 15 (46.88%) Selenium
2 13 (40.63%) JMeter
3 12 (37.50%) Jenkins
4 10 (31.25%) Cucumber
4 10 (31.25%) Eclipse
4 10 (31.25%) JBehave
4 10 (31.25%) JUnit
4 10 (31.25%) Maven
4 10 (31.25%) SoapUI
5 6 (18.75%) Subversion
6 5 (15.63%) HP UFT
7 4 (12.50%) JIRA
7 4 (12.50%) TestNG
8 3 (9.38%) IntelliJ
8 3 (9.38%) LoadRunner
9 2 (6.25%) QARun
9 2 (6.25%) TestDirector
9 2 (6.25%) WinRunner
General
1 2 (6.25%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.13%) Banking
2 1 (3.13%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (37.50%) Developer
2 10 (31.25%) Developer in Test
2 10 (31.25%) Java Developer
3 8 (25.00%) Analyst
3 8 (25.00%) Architect
3 8 (25.00%) Test Analyst
4 7 (21.88%) Technical Architect
5 6 (18.75%) .NET Architect
5 6 (18.75%) .NET Technical Architect
6 4 (12.50%) Agile Developer
6 4 (12.50%) Agile Java Developer
7 3 (9.38%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
7 3 (9.38%) Performance Analyst
7 3 (9.38%) Performance Test Analyst
7 3 (9.38%) QA Analyst
7 3 (9.38%) QA Test Analyst
7 3 (9.38%) Selenium Test Analyst
8 2 (6.25%) Senior Analyst
8 2 (6.25%) Senior QA Analyst
8 2 (6.25%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (31.25%) Java EE
1 10 (31.25%) JSON
1 10 (31.25%) SOAP
1 10 (31.25%) Web Services
1 10 (31.25%) XML
2 9 (28.13%) .NET
3 7 (21.88%) ASP.NET
3 7 (21.88%) ASP.NET MVC
3 7 (21.88%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 3 (9.38%) Spring Boot
5 2 (6.25%) Node.js
5 2 (6.25%) PostGIS
6 1 (3.13%) Angular 2
6 1 (3.13%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 9 (28.13%) User Experience
2 7 (21.88%) Enterprise Software
2 7 (21.88%) N-Tier
3 2 (6.25%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.13%) Algorithms
4 1 (3.13%) Mobile Banking
4 1 (3.13%) Replication
4 1 (3.13%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 12 (37.50%) Linux
2 10 (31.25%) Unix
3 3 (9.38%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (40.63%) Test Automation
2 13 (40.63%) Use Case
3 11 (34.38%) BDD
3 11 (34.38%) Functional Testing
4 9 (28.13%) Regression Testing
5 8 (25.00%) SOA
6 7 (21.88%) MVC
7 6 (18.75%) Technical Analysis
8 5 (15.63%) Automation Testing
9 4 (12.50%) User Stories
10 3 (9.38%) Continuous Improvement
10 3 (9.38%) ETL
10 3 (9.38%) Performance Testing
10 3 (9.38%) Process Improvement
10 3 (9.38%) Product Management
10 3 (9.38%) Project Management
10 3 (9.38%) Test Scripting
10 3 (9.38%) Test Strategy
10 3 (9.38%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (50.00%) Java
2 14 (43.75%) SQL
3 3 (9.38%) C#
4 1 (3.13%) Scala
4 1 (3.13%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (34.38%) Security Cleared
2 5 (15.63%) SC Cleared
3 4 (12.50%) ISEB
3 4 (12.50%) ISTQB
4 1 (3.13%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (15.63%) QA
System Software
1 2 (6.25%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 12 (37.50%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (6.25%) Oozie
3 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 12 (37.50%) HP
2 10 (31.25%) Microsoft
2 10 (31.25%) Oracle
3 1 (3.13%) VMware