The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 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 South East 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Load Testing
Rank 230 229 229
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Contract jobs citing Load Testing 14 10 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.15% 0.12% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.21% 0.17% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 12
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£363 £353 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.83% +35.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £335 £182
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £371 £323
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £375 £300
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £32.50 -
Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
6570 5929 6796
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 72.65% 70.32% 69.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 3611 3149 3239
Average daily rate £375 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 244 266 319
Average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.93 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Load Testing
England

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
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 23 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire -14 6 £363 -3.33%
Surrey -2 3 £300 - 2
Buckinghamshire -4 3 - - 1
Berkshire 0 2 £369 - 1
East Sussex - - - -
Kent - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
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England

Load Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 18 (75.00%) Windows
2 15 (62.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 12 (50.00%) .NET
4 11 (45.83%) JavaScript
4 11 (45.83%) ASP.NET
4 11 (45.83%) Windows Server 2003
4 11 (45.83%) ISTQB
4 11 (45.83%) HP Quality Center
5 10 (41.67%) Test Strategy
5 10 (41.67%) Security Cleared
5 10 (41.67%) Oracle EBS
5 10 (41.67%) Oracle
6 9 (37.50%) QuickTest Pro
6 9 (37.50%) LoadRunner
6 9 (37.50%) HP
6 9 (37.50%) Performance Testing
7 8 (33.33%) Knowledge Management
7 8 (33.33%) Software Testing
7 8 (33.33%) Windows XP
7 8 (33.33%) UNIX
7 8 (33.33%) TCP/IP
7 8 (33.33%) DNS
7 8 (33.33%) HTTPS
7 8 (33.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 8 (33.33%) JSP
7 8 (33.33%) Windows 2000
7 8 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 8 (33.33%) Test Automation
8 7 (29.17%) HTML

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

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 5 (20.83%) IIS
2 4 (16.67%) SharePoint
3 3 (12.50%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (8.33%) WebLogic
4 2 (8.33%) MS Exchange
5 1 (4.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (4.17%) K2 blackpearl
Applications
1 2 (8.33%) MS Office
2 1 (4.17%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 10 (41.67%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (4.17%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 8 (33.33%) TCP/IP
1 8 (33.33%) DNS
1 8 (33.33%) HTTPS
2 7 (29.17%) HTTP
3 3 (12.50%) Internet
4 2 (8.33%) LDAP
4 2 (8.33%) SSL
4 2 (8.33%) SAN
5 1 (4.17%) Intranet
5 1 (4.17%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.67%) SQL Server
1 4 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (12.50%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (4.17%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 9 (37.50%) QuickTest Pro
1 9 (37.50%) LoadRunner
2 4 (16.67%) Visual Studio
3 3 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (4.17%) SoapUI
4 1 (4.17%) MSBuild
4 1 (4.17%) Bugzilla
4 1 (4.17%) Subversion
4 1 (4.17%) JIRA
4 1 (4.17%) Selenium
General
1 1 (4.17%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (25.00%) Analyst
1 6 (25.00%) Test Analyst
2 5 (20.83%) Architect
3 4 (16.67%) Project Manager
3 4 (16.67%) Test Specialist
3 4 (16.67%) Performance Analyst
3 4 (16.67%) Performance Test Analyst
3 4 (16.67%) Performance Test Specialist
4 3 (12.50%) Technical Architect
5 2 (8.33%) Test Manager
5 2 (8.33%) Performance Manager
5 2 (8.33%) Web Project Manager
5 2 (8.33%) Web Manager
5 2 (8.33%) Performance Test Manager
6 1 (4.17%) Oracle Architect
6 1 (4.17%) Configuration Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Build Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Testing Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Testing Specialist
6 1 (4.17%) Build and Release Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (50.00%) .NET
2 11 (45.83%) ASP.NET
3 8 (33.33%) JSP
4 7 (29.17%) HTML
5 5 (20.83%) Web Services
6 3 (12.50%) .NET Framework
6 3 (12.50%) WCF
6 3 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (12.50%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 2 (8.33%) COM+
7 2 (8.33%) Oracle ADF
7 2 (8.33%) JNDI
8 1 (4.17%) XSL
8 1 (4.17%) Middleware
8 1 (4.17%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.17%) Blackberry
1 1 (4.17%) Replication
1 1 (4.17%) iPhone
1 1 (4.17%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 18 (75.00%) Windows
2 15 (62.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (45.83%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (33.33%) UNIX
4 8 (33.33%) Windows 2000
4 8 (33.33%) Windows XP
5 4 (16.67%) Linux
6 2 (8.33%) Windows 7
6 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (4.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 10 (41.67%) Test Strategy
3 9 (37.50%) Performance Testing
4 8 (33.33%) Knowledge Management
4 8 (33.33%) Software Testing
4 8 (33.33%) Test Automation
5 4 (16.67%) Responsive Web Design
5 4 (16.67%) ITIL
5 4 (16.67%) PRINCE2
5 4 (16.67%) Service Delivery
6 3 (12.50%) ITSM
6 3 (12.50%) MVC
6 3 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (12.50%) Requirements Analysis
6 3 (12.50%) Web Development
6 3 (12.50%) Network Load Balancing
7 2 (8.33%) Load Balancing
7 2 (8.33%) Manual Testing
7 2 (8.33%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (8.33%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 11 (45.83%) JavaScript
2 4 (16.67%) VBScript
2 4 (16.67%) VB
3 3 (12.50%) C#
3 3 (12.50%) SQL
4 2 (8.33%) VB6
5 1 (4.17%) PowerShell
5 1 (4.17%) Bash Shell
5 1 (4.17%) Java
5 1 (4.17%) Perl
5 1 (4.17%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (45.83%) ISTQB
2 10 (41.67%) Security Cleared
3 8 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 7 (29.17%) SC Cleared
5 4 (16.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 4 (16.67%) ISEB
6 1 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (4.17%) MCSE
6 1 (4.17%) CCNA
6 1 (4.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) QA
2 1 (4.17%) PCI DSS
2 1 (4.17%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (20.83%) Active Directory
2 4 (16.67%) vSphere
3 3 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (4.17%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 11 (45.83%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (33.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (4.17%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (4.17%) WSUS
3 1 (4.17%) Puppet
3 1 (4.17%) FortiGate
3 1 (4.17%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (4.17%) Salt
Vendors
1 10 (41.67%) Oracle
2 9 (37.50%) HP
3 5 (20.83%) Microsoft
4 4 (16.67%) VMware
5 2 (8.33%) KANA
6 1 (4.17%) Cisco
6 1 (4.17%) Dell
6 1 (4.17%) EMC
6 1 (4.17%) CommVault
6 1 (4.17%) Kofax
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