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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Load Testing over the 3 months to 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Load Testing
Rank 243 221 216
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -5
Contract jobs citing Load Testing 14 16 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.14% 0.19% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.19% 0.26% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 7 6
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£338 £250 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.00% -34.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £188 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £318 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
- -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £36.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £12.50 £4.00
% change year-on-year
+20.00% +212.50%
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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
7239 6065 5843
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 73.02% 71.15% 69.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 4100 3254 2911
Average daily rate £378 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 254 237 356
Average hourly rate £21.58 £22.41 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% -10.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.30 £44.55 £43.28
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

Load Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Load Testing across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 19 December 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Load Testing within the South East region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Surrey -5 4 £338 +35.00% 2
Buckinghamshire - 2 £400 -
Berkshire - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
M4 Corridor - - - -
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England

Load Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 11 (44.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (40.00%) JIRA
3 9 (36.00%) Java
4 7 (28.00%) Scrum
4 7 (28.00%) Selenium
4 7 (28.00%) Performance Testing
4 7 (28.00%) Test Automation
5 6 (24.00%) Cucumber
5 6 (24.00%) Web Services
6 5 (20.00%) ISEB
6 5 (20.00%) LoadRunner
6 5 (20.00%) Test Scripting
7 4 (16.00%) Security Testing
7 4 (16.00%) Apple iOS
7 4 (16.00%) Android
7 4 (16.00%) Open Source
7 4 (16.00%) Responsive Web Design
7 4 (16.00%) Jenkins
7 4 (16.00%) Calabash
7 4 (16.00%) Appium
7 4 (16.00%) Service Delivery
7 4 (16.00%) JMeter
7 4 (16.00%) Xcode
7 4 (16.00%) Software Testing
7 4 (16.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 4 (16.00%) PRINCE2
7 4 (16.00%) IntelliJ
7 4 (16.00%) JavaScript
8 3 (12.00%) SQL
8 3 (12.00%) Windows

Load Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 (8.00%) Apache
1 2 (8.00%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.00%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (8.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (8.00%) HTTPS
1 2 (8.00%) SSL
2 1 (4.00%) SAN
2 1 (4.00%) DNS
2 1 (4.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.00%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (4.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (40.00%) JIRA
2 7 (28.00%) Selenium
3 6 (24.00%) Cucumber
4 5 (20.00%) LoadRunner
5 4 (16.00%) Jenkins
5 4 (16.00%) Calabash
5 4 (16.00%) Appium
5 4 (16.00%) JMeter
5 4 (16.00%) Xcode
5 4 (16.00%) IntelliJ
6 3 (12.00%) QuickTest Pro
6 3 (12.00%) NeoLoad
7 2 (8.00%) RSpec
7 2 (8.00%) Subversion
7 2 (8.00%) Maven
7 2 (8.00%) Eclipse
8 1 (4.00%) Visual Studio
8 1 (4.00%) TestComplete
General
1 3 (12.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (28.00%) Tester
2 5 (20.00%) Analyst
2 5 (20.00%) Test Analyst
3 4 (16.00%) Project Manager
3 4 (16.00%) Performance Tester
4 3 (12.00%) Automation Tester
5 2 (8.00%) Performance Test Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Mobile Tester
5 2 (8.00%) DevOps Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Developer
5 2 (8.00%) Web Manager
5 2 (8.00%) Performance Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Web Project Manager
6 1 (4.00%) Database Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Test Specialist
6 1 (4.00%) QA Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Performance Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Selenium Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (24.00%) Web Services
2 2 (8.00%) ASP.NET
2 2 (8.00%) JSP
2 2 (8.00%) .NET
3 1 (4.00%) HTML
3 1 (4.00%) WinForms
3 1 (4.00%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.00%) Open Source
2 3 (12.00%) Robotics
3 2 (8.00%) User Experience
4 1 (4.00%) Mobile App
4 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (16.00%) Apple iOS
1 4 (16.00%) Android
2 3 (12.00%) Windows
3 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (8.00%) CentOS
3 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (8.00%) Linux
3 2 (8.00%) Windows 2000
3 2 (8.00%) UNIX
3 2 (8.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (44.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (28.00%) Scrum
2 7 (28.00%) Performance Testing
2 7 (28.00%) Test Automation
3 5 (20.00%) Test Scripting
4 4 (16.00%) Security Testing
4 4 (16.00%) Responsive Web Design
4 4 (16.00%) Service Delivery
4 4 (16.00%) Software Testing
4 4 (16.00%) PRINCE2
5 3 (12.00%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (8.00%) Load Balancing
6 2 (8.00%) Stress Testing
6 2 (8.00%) DevOps
6 2 (8.00%) Capacity Management
6 2 (8.00%) Benchmarking
6 2 (8.00%) Knowledge Management
7 1 (4.00%) E-Commerce
7 1 (4.00%) TDD
7 1 (4.00%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 9 (36.00%) Java
2 4 (16.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (12.00%) SQL
4 2 (8.00%) Ruby
4 2 (8.00%) PHP
4 2 (8.00%) C#
4 2 (8.00%) VB
5 1 (4.00%) T-SQL
5 1 (4.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (20.00%) ISEB
2 4 (16.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 3 (12.00%) ISTQB
4 2 (8.00%) Security Cleared
4 2 (8.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.00%) QA
System Software
1 3 (12.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (8.00%) VirtualBox
2 2 (8.00%) vCloud
2 2 (8.00%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 2 (8.00%) Puppet
1 2 (8.00%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (8.00%) Vagrant
1 2 (8.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 3 (12.00%) VMware
2 2 (8.00%) HP
2 2 (8.00%) Red Hat
2 2 (8.00%) Tripwire
2 2 (8.00%) Oracle
2 2 (8.00%) Cisco
3 1 (4.00%) Microsoft
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