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 27 May 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Load Testing
Rank 252 247 241
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -6
Contract jobs citing Load Testing 22 13 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.24% 0.14% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.29% 0.18% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 4 4
Median daily rate £463 £248 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+86.86% -36.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £225 £347
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £295 £434
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £350 £316
% change year-on-year
+28.57% +10.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £13.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £13.50 -
% change year-on-year
+103.70% -
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
7459 7329 6781
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 80.16% 78.67% 75.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 4580 4179 3772
Median daily rate £413 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.76% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £265 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 261 258 277
Median hourly rate £27.50 £30.00 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +13.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Load Testing across the South East region over the 3 months to 27 May 2016.

Load Testing Daily Rate Histogram 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 27 May 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
Surrey -1 8 £456 - 2
Buckinghamshire +14 7 £575 +155.55% 1
Oxfordshire - 5 £330 - 1
Berkshire -6 2 £488 -
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England

Load Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 22 (59.46%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (56.76%) Java
3 18 (48.65%) Functional Testing
4 17 (45.95%) Test Automation
5 16 (43.24%) Selenium
5 16 (43.24%) HP
6 15 (40.54%) SQL
7 14 (37.84%) Linux
7 14 (37.84%) Security Cleared
8 13 (35.14%) JUnit
8 13 (35.14%) Web Services
8 13 (35.14%) HP Quality Center
8 13 (35.14%) BDD
9 12 (32.43%) Jenkins
9 12 (32.43%) Cucumber
9 12 (32.43%) JBoss
9 12 (32.43%) Eclipse
10 11 (29.73%) Regression Testing
10 11 (29.73%) Use Case
10 11 (29.73%) User Experience
11 10 (27.03%) VoltDB
11 10 (27.03%) SoapUI
11 10 (27.03%) JBehave
11 10 (27.03%) Maven
11 10 (27.03%) Java EE
11 10 (27.03%) JSON
11 10 (27.03%) JMeter
11 10 (27.03%) SOAP
11 10 (27.03%) XML
11 10 (27.03%) Unix

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 12 (32.43%) JBoss
2 8 (21.62%) SharePoint
3 3 (8.11%) Tomcat
4 2 (5.41%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 2 (5.41%) Apache Solr
4 2 (5.41%) CMS
4 2 (5.41%) concrete5
4 2 (5.41%) Drupal
4 2 (5.41%) ExpressionEngine
4 2 (5.41%) Joomla!
4 2 (5.41%) Node.js
4 2 (5.41%) Sitecore CMS
4 2 (5.41%) Umbraco
4 2 (5.41%) WordPress
5 1 (2.70%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (5.41%) 3ds Max
1 2 (5.41%) Acrobat
1 2 (5.41%) Adobe Illustrator
1 2 (5.41%) GIMP
1 2 (5.41%) MS PowerPoint
1 2 (5.41%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (5.41%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.11%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (5.41%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.41%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (27.03%) VoltDB
2 5 (13.51%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (8.11%) MongoDB
4 2 (5.41%) Apache Accumulo
4 2 (5.41%) Hadoop
4 2 (5.41%) MySQL
4 2 (5.41%) SQL Server
5 1 (2.70%) GIS
Development Applications
1 16 (43.24%) Selenium
2 13 (35.14%) JUnit
3 12 (32.43%) Cucumber
3 12 (32.43%) Eclipse
3 12 (32.43%) Jenkins
4 10 (27.03%) JBehave
4 10 (27.03%) JMeter
4 10 (27.03%) Maven
4 10 (27.03%) SoapUI
5 8 (21.62%) JIRA
6 6 (16.22%) HP UFT
7 5 (13.51%) TestNG
8 4 (10.81%) Subversion
9 3 (8.11%) IntelliJ
9 3 (8.11%) QARun
9 3 (8.11%) TestComplete
9 3 (8.11%) TestDirector
9 3 (8.11%) WATIR
9 3 (8.11%) WinRunner
10 2 (5.41%) Git (software)
General
1 2 (5.41%) Finance
2 1 (2.70%) Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (37.84%) Developer
2 10 (27.03%) Developer in Test
2 10 (27.03%) Java Developer
3 9 (24.32%) Analyst
3 9 (24.32%) Test Analyst
4 8 (21.62%) Architect
5 7 (18.92%) Technical Architect
6 6 (16.22%) .NET Architect
6 6 (16.22%) .NET Technical Architect
6 6 (16.22%) Agile Developer
6 6 (16.22%) Agile Java Developer
7 4 (10.81%) Test Leader
8 3 (8.11%) QA Analyst
8 3 (8.11%) QA Test Analyst
9 2 (5.41%) Integration Engineer
9 2 (5.41%) Senior QA Analyst
9 2 (5.41%) Senior QA Test Analyst
9 2 (5.41%) Senior Test Analyst
9 2 (5.41%) Web Analyst
9 2 (5.41%) Web Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (35.14%) Web Services
2 10 (27.03%) Java EE
2 10 (27.03%) JSON
2 10 (27.03%) SOAP
2 10 (27.03%) XML
3 9 (24.32%) .NET
4 7 (18.92%) ASP.NET
4 7 (18.92%) ASP.NET MVC
4 7 (18.92%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 3 (8.11%) Spring Boot
6 2 (5.41%) AngularJS
6 2 (5.41%) Backbone.js
6 2 (5.41%) D3.js
6 2 (5.41%) Ember.js
6 2 (5.41%) GreenSock GSAP
6 2 (5.41%) Highcharts JS
6 2 (5.41%) Marmalade SDK
6 2 (5.41%) PostGIS
6 2 (5.41%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 2 (5.41%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 11 (29.73%) User Experience
2 7 (18.92%) Enterprise Software
2 7 (18.92%) N-Tier
3 3 (8.11%) Mobile App
4 2 (5.41%) Computer Science
4 2 (5.41%) Management Information System
4 2 (5.41%) NHS
5 1 (2.70%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 14 (37.84%) Linux
2 10 (27.03%) Unix
3 2 (5.41%) Android
3 2 (5.41%) Apple iOS
3 2 (5.41%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (59.46%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (48.65%) Functional Testing
3 17 (45.95%) Test Automation
4 13 (35.14%) BDD
5 11 (29.73%) Regression Testing
5 11 (29.73%) Use Case
6 7 (18.92%) MVC
6 7 (18.92%) SOA
7 6 (16.22%) Project Management
7 6 (16.22%) Test Management
7 6 (16.22%) Test Planning
7 6 (16.22%) Test Strategy
7 6 (16.22%) User Stories
8 5 (13.51%) Non-Functional Testing
8 5 (13.51%) System Testing
8 5 (13.51%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (10.81%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (10.81%) Performance Testing
9 4 (10.81%) Security Testing
9 4 (10.81%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 21 (56.76%) Java
2 15 (40.54%) SQL
3 2 (5.41%) ActionScript
3 2 (5.41%) Apple Swift
3 2 (5.41%) Bash Shell
3 2 (5.41%) C#
3 2 (5.41%) C++
3 2 (5.41%) JavaScript
3 2 (5.41%) Objective-C
3 2 (5.41%) PHP
3 2 (5.41%) Python
3 2 (5.41%) Ruby
3 2 (5.41%) VB
Qualifications
1 14 (37.84%) Security Cleared
2 8 (21.62%) SC Cleared
3 7 (18.92%) ISEB
4 4 (10.81%) ISTQB
5 1 (2.70%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (24.32%) QA
System Software
1 2 (5.41%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 13 (35.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (43.24%) HP
2 10 (27.03%) Oracle
3 7 (18.92%) Microsoft
4 3 (8.11%) Telerik
5 2 (5.41%) Adobe
5 2 (5.41%) Sitecore
5 2 (5.41%) Zend
6 1 (2.70%) Red Hat