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 24 February 2017 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Load Testing
England / South East
Rank 231 243 241
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -2
Contract jobs citing Load Testing 9 17 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.12% 0.19% 0.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.14% 0.24% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 8 16
Median daily rate £400 £375 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £306 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £450 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £419
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -10.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Median hourly rate - £60.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £60.00 -

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
6225 7097 7704
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 80.91% 81.18% 79.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 3695 4400 4216
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.87% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 228 271 257
Median hourly rate £30.00 £45.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.87 £60.62 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +45.45%

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 24 February 2017.

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 24 February 2017. 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 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
Berkshire +21 3 £163 -63.88% 1
Kent - 3 £400 - 1
Surrey +11 2 - - 1
Hampshire +2 1 £475 +58.33%
Load Testing
England

Load Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, 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 13 (56.52%) Java
1 13 (56.52%) Agile Software Development
1 13 (56.52%) BDD
2 12 (52.17%) Selenium
3 11 (47.83%) TDD
4 9 (39.13%) JIRA
4 9 (39.13%) Non-Functional Testing
5 8 (34.78%) Test Automation
5 8 (34.78%) Cucumber
6 7 (30.43%) Jenkins
6 7 (30.43%) Defect Management
6 7 (30.43%) QA
6 7 (30.43%) User Acceptance Testing
6 7 (30.43%) Test Scripting
6 7 (30.43%) Automated Testing
7 6 (26.09%) Performance Testing
7 6 (26.09%) Data Quality
8 5 (21.74%) Coaching
8 5 (21.74%) Unit Testing
8 5 (21.74%) ISTQB
8 5 (21.74%) Degree
8 5 (21.74%) JBoss
9 4 (17.39%) ISEB
9 4 (17.39%) Linux
9 4 (17.39%) Regression Testing
9 4 (17.39%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (17.39%) Apache Spark
9 4 (17.39%) SDLC
9 4 (17.39%) AngularJS
9 4 (17.39%) Elasticsearch

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 5 (21.74%) JBoss
2 4 (17.39%) Apache Spark
2 4 (17.39%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (13.04%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) MS Project
1 1 (4.35%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (13.04%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (17.39%) Big Data
1 4 (17.39%) Hadoop
2 1 (4.35%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 12 (52.17%) Selenium
2 9 (39.13%) JIRA
3 8 (34.78%) Cucumber
4 7 (30.43%) Jenkins
5 4 (17.39%) SoapUI
6 3 (13.04%) Git (software)
6 3 (13.04%) JMeter
6 3 (13.04%) LoadRunner
6 3 (13.04%) Subversion
6 3 (13.04%) WebDriver
7 2 (8.70%) Appium
7 2 (8.70%) Bugzilla
7 2 (8.70%) HP UFT
8 1 (4.35%) JUnit
8 1 (4.35%) RSpec
8 1 (4.35%) WATIR
General
1 2 (8.70%) Publishing
1 2 (8.70%) Retail
1 2 (8.70%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.35%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Games
Job Titles
1 9 (39.13%) Test Leader
2 6 (26.09%) Automation Test Lead
2 6 (26.09%) QA Leader
3 4 (17.39%) Developer
3 4 (17.39%) Test Automation Developer
4 3 (13.04%) Analyst
4 3 (13.04%) Automation Test Analyst
4 3 (13.04%) Lead Test Analyst
4 3 (13.04%) Test Analyst
4 3 (13.04%) Test Manager
5 2 (8.70%) C# Software Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) C++ Software Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Senior Automation Test Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Senior Test Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Software Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Software Manager
5 2 (8.70%) Software Test Manager
5 2 (8.70%) Test Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Lead Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (17.39%) Angular 2
1 4 (17.39%) AngularJS
2 3 (13.04%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 3 (13.04%) Unity DI Container
2 3 (13.04%) Unreal Engine
3 1 (4.35%) CSS
3 1 (4.35%) CSS3
3 1 (4.35%) HTML
3 1 (4.35%) HTML5
3 1 (4.35%) SOAP
3 1 (4.35%) Spring
3 1 (4.35%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.35%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (17.39%) Linux
2 2 (8.70%) Android
2 2 (8.70%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (56.52%) Agile Software Development
1 13 (56.52%) BDD
2 11 (47.83%) TDD
3 9 (39.13%) Non-Functional Testing
4 8 (34.78%) Test Automation
5 7 (30.43%) Automated Testing
5 7 (30.43%) Defect Management
5 7 (30.43%) Test Scripting
5 7 (30.43%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (26.09%) Performance Testing
7 5 (21.74%) Coaching
7 5 (21.74%) Unit Testing
8 4 (17.39%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (17.39%) Regression Testing
8 4 (17.39%) SDLC
9 3 (13.04%) Functional Testing
9 3 (13.04%) Integration Testing
9 3 (13.04%) Process Improvement
9 3 (13.04%) Software Engineering
9 3 (13.04%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (56.52%) Java
2 3 (13.04%) C#
2 3 (13.04%) C++
3 1 (4.35%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.35%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (21.74%) Degree
1 5 (21.74%) ISTQB
2 4 (17.39%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (30.43%) QA
2 6 (26.09%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 4 (17.39%) Oozie
2 2 (8.70%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (13.04%) HP
2 1 (4.35%) CODA
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft
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