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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Load Testing
Rank 231 232 226
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -6
Contract jobs citing Load Testing 14 13 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.15% 0.15% 0.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.21% 0.20% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 11
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£369 £305 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.90% +35.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £186 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £387 £265
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £32.50 -
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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
6729 6375 6950
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 72.52% 71.86% 70.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 3766 3478 3316
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
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 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 256 251 328
Average hourly rate £20.25 £26.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.58% -18.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.62
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 22 August 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 -6 5 £375 +22.95%
Surrey +4 4 £300 +25.00% 5
Berkshire +6 2 £369 +28.26%
Buckinghamshire -6 2 - - 1
East Sussex - 1 - -
Kent - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
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Load Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (69.23%) Windows
2 15 (57.69%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (46.15%) HP Quality Center
3 12 (46.15%) JavaScript
3 12 (46.15%) .NET
3 12 (46.15%) Windows Server 2003
3 12 (46.15%) ISTQB
3 12 (46.15%) Test Scripting
4 11 (42.31%) Oracle EBS
4 11 (42.31%) Oracle
4 11 (42.31%) ASP.NET
4 11 (42.31%) Security Cleared
4 11 (42.31%) Test Strategy
5 10 (38.46%) Test Automation
5 10 (38.46%) QuickTest Pro
5 10 (38.46%) LoadRunner
5 10 (38.46%) HP
5 10 (38.46%) Performance Testing
5 10 (38.46%) Software Testing
6 9 (34.62%) Knowledge Management
6 9 (34.62%) UNIX
6 9 (34.62%) Windows XP
6 9 (34.62%) TCP/IP
6 9 (34.62%) DNS
6 9 (34.62%) HTTPS
6 9 (34.62%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 9 (34.62%) JSP
6 9 (34.62%) Windows 2000
6 9 (34.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 8 (30.77%) HTML

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

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 4 (15.38%) IIS
2 3 (11.54%) SharePoint
3 2 (7.69%) WebLogic
3 2 (7.69%) MS Exchange
3 2 (7.69%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (3.85%) K2 blackpearl
4 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (3.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (3.85%) Apache
4 1 (3.85%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) MS Office
1 1 (3.85%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 11 (42.31%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (3.85%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (34.62%) TCP/IP
1 9 (34.62%) DNS
1 9 (34.62%) HTTPS
2 8 (30.77%) HTTP
3 3 (11.54%) Internet
3 3 (11.54%) SSL
4 2 (7.69%) LDAP
4 2 (7.69%) SAN
5 1 (3.85%) Firewall
5 1 (3.85%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.54%) SQL Server 2008
1 3 (11.54%) SQL Server
1 3 (11.54%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (7.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (3.85%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (3.85%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 10 (38.46%) QuickTest Pro
1 10 (38.46%) LoadRunner
2 4 (15.38%) Visual Studio
3 2 (7.69%) JIRA
3 2 (7.69%) Subversion
3 2 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (3.85%) Jenkins
4 1 (3.85%) MSBuild
4 1 (3.85%) SoapUI
4 1 (3.85%) RSpec
4 1 (3.85%) TestComplete
4 1 (3.85%) JMeter
4 1 (3.85%) Bugzilla
4 1 (3.85%) Maven
4 1 (3.85%) Selenium
4 1 (3.85%) Eclipse
General
1 1 (3.85%) Finance
1 1 (3.85%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (30.77%) Test Analyst
1 8 (30.77%) Analyst
2 6 (23.08%) Performance Test Analyst
2 6 (23.08%) Performance Analyst
3 4 (15.38%) Architect
3 4 (15.38%) Project Manager
3 4 (15.38%) Test Specialist
3 4 (15.38%) Performance Test Specialist
4 2 (7.69%) Technical Architect
4 2 (7.69%) Performance Test Manager
4 2 (7.69%) Web Manager
4 2 (7.69%) Performance Manager
4 2 (7.69%) Web Project Manager
4 2 (7.69%) Test Manager
5 1 (3.85%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) DevOps Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Build and Release Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Testing Specialist
5 1 (3.85%) Testing Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (46.15%) .NET
2 11 (42.31%) ASP.NET
3 9 (34.62%) JSP
4 8 (30.77%) HTML
5 5 (19.23%) Web Services
6 2 (7.69%) WCF
6 2 (7.69%) .NET Framework
6 2 (7.69%) JNDI
6 2 (7.69%) Oracle ADF
6 2 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (7.69%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 1 (3.85%) JPA
7 1 (3.85%) Middleware
7 1 (3.85%) XSL
7 1 (3.85%) COM+
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.85%) Mobile App
1 1 (3.85%) iPad
1 1 (3.85%) Open Source
1 1 (3.85%) iPhone
1 1 (3.85%) Replication
1 1 (3.85%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 18 (69.23%) Windows
2 15 (57.69%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (46.15%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (34.62%) UNIX
4 9 (34.62%) Windows XP
4 9 (34.62%) Windows 2000
5 5 (19.23%) Linux
6 2 (7.69%) Windows 7
6 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (3.85%) CentOS
7 1 (3.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (46.15%) Test Scripting
2 11 (42.31%) Test Strategy
3 10 (38.46%) Test Automation
3 10 (38.46%) Performance Testing
3 10 (38.46%) Software Testing
4 9 (34.62%) Knowledge Management
5 4 (15.38%) ITIL
5 4 (15.38%) PRINCE2
5 4 (15.38%) Service Delivery
5 4 (15.38%) Responsive Web Design
6 3 (11.54%) ITSM
6 3 (11.54%) Scrum
6 3 (11.54%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (11.54%) Load Balancing
6 3 (11.54%) E-Commerce
7 2 (7.69%) Network Load Balancing
7 2 (7.69%) Requirements Analysis
7 2 (7.69%) Web Development
7 2 (7.69%) Identity Management
7 2 (7.69%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 12 (46.15%) JavaScript
2 4 (15.38%) VBScript
3 3 (11.54%) C#
3 3 (11.54%) VB
4 2 (7.69%) SQL
4 2 (7.69%) Java
5 1 (3.85%) Bash Shell
5 1 (3.85%) PowerShell
5 1 (3.85%) VB6
5 1 (3.85%) Perl
5 1 (3.85%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (46.15%) ISTQB
2 11 (42.31%) Security Cleared
3 9 (34.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 7 (26.92%) SC Cleared
5 4 (15.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 3 (11.54%) ISEB
7 1 (3.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (3.85%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (3.85%) CCNA
7 1 (3.85%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.69%) QA
2 1 (3.85%) PCI DSS
2 1 (3.85%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (19.23%) Active Directory
2 3 (11.54%) vSphere
2 3 (11.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.85%) vCloud
3 1 (3.85%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (3.85%) VirtualBox
3 1 (3.85%) VMware Workstation
3 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 12 (46.15%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (34.62%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 2 (7.69%) Puppet
4 1 (3.85%) Salt
4 1 (3.85%) FortiGate
4 1 (3.85%) Vagrant
4 1 (3.85%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (3.85%) WSUS
4 1 (3.85%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 11 (42.31%) Oracle
2 10 (38.46%) HP
3 4 (15.38%) Microsoft
3 4 (15.38%) VMware
4 2 (7.69%) KANA
5 1 (3.85%) Kofax
5 1 (3.85%) Tripwire
5 1 (3.85%) CommVault
5 1 (3.85%) Red Hat
5 1 (3.85%) Cisco
5 1 (3.85%) Dell
5 1 (3.85%) EMC