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 30 June 2015 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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Load Testing
Rank 246 229 219
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -10
Contract jobs citing Load Testing 17 10 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.18% 0.11% 0.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.23% 0.15% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 5
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£275 £363 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.13% -19.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £353 £348
10% offered a daily rate of more than £322 £373 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £400
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -18.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £13.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 - £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
7265 6732 5991
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 77.22% 73.79% 71.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 4223 3726 3144
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 239 254 274
Average hourly rate £22.83 £32.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.75% +8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.39 £13.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.80 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
- -1.63%

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 30 June 2015. 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 +1 12 £275 -21.42% 1
Buckinghamshire +2 2 £278 -
Surrey - 2 - - 4
East Sussex - 1 - -
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Load Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, 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 22 (59.46%) JMeter
2 21 (56.76%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (48.65%) Selenium
4 17 (45.95%) Test Automation
5 15 (40.54%) WebDriver
5 15 (40.54%) BDD
6 12 (32.43%) C#
7 11 (29.73%) LoadRunner
7 11 (29.73%) Microsoft
7 11 (29.73%) HP
7 11 (29.73%) Unit Testing
8 10 (27.03%) Performance Testing
8 10 (27.03%) SC Cleared
8 10 (27.03%) Security Cleared
8 10 (27.03%) Apache
8 10 (27.03%) .NET
8 10 (27.03%) TDD
8 10 (27.03%) Automated Testing
8 10 (27.03%) Software Testing
9 9 (24.32%) NUnit
9 9 (24.32%) Scrum
9 9 (24.32%) Java
9 9 (24.32%) Test Strategy
9 9 (24.32%) Mentoring
10 8 (21.62%) Cucumber
11 7 (18.92%) Functional Testing
11 7 (18.92%) Appium
11 7 (18.92%) Android
11 7 (18.92%) Apple iOS
12 6 (16.22%) ISEB

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

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, 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 10 (27.03%) Apache
2 2 (5.41%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.70%) WordPress
3 1 (2.70%) nginx
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.41%) HTTP
2 1 (2.70%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.41%) MySQL
2 1 (2.70%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.70%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 22 (59.46%) JMeter
2 18 (48.65%) Selenium
3 15 (40.54%) WebDriver
4 11 (29.73%) LoadRunner
5 9 (24.32%) NUnit
6 8 (21.62%) Cucumber
7 7 (18.92%) Appium
8 5 (13.51%) JIRA
9 3 (8.11%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (8.11%) Zephyr
9 3 (8.11%) Jenkins
10 2 (5.41%) Calabash
10 2 (5.41%) SoapUI
10 2 (5.41%) Xcode
10 2 (5.41%) Visual Studio
10 2 (5.41%) IntelliJ
11 1 (2.70%) Fiddler
11 1 (2.70%) SpecFlow
11 1 (2.70%) Behat
11 1 (2.70%) Hudson
General
1 5 (13.51%) Finance
2 2 (5.41%) Games
3 1 (2.70%) Banking
3 1 (2.70%) Retail
3 1 (2.70%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (43.24%) Tester
2 9 (24.32%) Performance Tester
2 9 (24.32%) Test Team Leader
2 9 (24.32%) Team Leader
3 8 (21.62%) Analyst
4 6 (16.22%) Test Analyst
5 3 (8.11%) Automation Tester
5 3 (8.11%) Mobile Tester
6 2 (5.41%) Developer
7 1 (2.70%) Automation Analyst
7 1 (2.70%) Testing Analyst
7 1 (2.70%) Junior
7 1 (2.70%) Software Engineer
7 1 (2.70%) Java Developer
7 1 (2.70%) Design Engineer
7 1 (2.70%) QA Tester
7 1 (2.70%) Software Design Engineer
7 1 (2.70%) QA Analyst
7 1 (2.70%) Performance Analyst
7 1 (2.70%) Quality Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (27.03%) .NET
2 3 (8.11%) HTML
2 3 (8.11%) Web Services
3 2 (5.41%) CSS
4 1 (2.70%) SOAP
4 1 (2.70%) XML
4 1 (2.70%) Ajax
4 1 (2.70%) JSON
4 1 (2.70%) RESTful
4 1 (2.70%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.51%) GIS
1 5 (13.51%) Mobile App
2 2 (5.41%) N-Tier
3 1 (2.70%) User Experience
3 1 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.70%) Robotics
3 1 (2.70%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 7 (18.92%) Android
1 7 (18.92%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.70%) UNIX
2 1 (2.70%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (56.76%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (45.95%) Test Automation
3 15 (40.54%) BDD
4 11 (29.73%) Unit Testing
5 10 (27.03%) TDD
5 10 (27.03%) Automated Testing
5 10 (27.03%) Software Testing
5 10 (27.03%) Performance Testing
6 9 (24.32%) Scrum
6 9 (24.32%) Test Strategy
6 9 (24.32%) Mentoring
7 7 (18.92%) Functional Testing
8 5 (13.51%) Android Development
8 5 (13.51%) iOS Development
8 5 (13.51%) Test Management
8 5 (13.51%) Test Scripting
9 4 (10.81%) Integration Testing
10 3 (8.11%) Regression Testing
11 2 (5.41%) Continuous Integration
11 2 (5.41%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (32.43%) C#
2 9 (24.32%) Java
3 4 (10.81%) SQL
4 3 (8.11%) JavaScript
4 3 (8.11%) PHP
5 1 (2.70%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 10 (27.03%) SC Cleared
1 10 (27.03%) Security Cleared
2 6 (16.22%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.41%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (10.81%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.70%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 11 (29.73%) Microsoft
1 11 (29.73%) HP
2 1 (2.70%) Telerik
2 1 (2.70%) Red Gate
2 1 (2.70%) Oracle
2 1 (2.70%) SAP