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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Load Testing
Rank 228 241 227
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -14
Contract jobs citing Load Testing 18 22 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.21% 0.23% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.26% 0.30% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 13 10
Average daily rate £363 £450 £298
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.44% +51.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £316 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £313
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £419 £299
% change year-on-year
-16.41% +40.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £60.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 - £10.75
Load Testing
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
6811 7377 6371
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 79.55% 77.31% 74.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 4182 4043 3391
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 292 240 269
Average hourly rate £45.00 £30.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.43 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.00 £47.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 10 February 2016.

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 10 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +4 7 £300 +9.09%
Surrey -11 6 £375 -16.66% 5
Oxfordshire +7 3 £363 -23.68% 1
East Sussex - 2 - - 1
Berkshire +8 1 £450 +46.57%
Load Testing
England

Load Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 16 (50.00%) Java
1 16 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (46.88%) Selenium
2 15 (46.88%) Test Automation
3 12 (37.50%) Functional Testing
4 11 (34.38%) Test Management
4 11 (34.38%) SQL
5 10 (31.25%) JUnit
5 10 (31.25%) HP
5 10 (31.25%) Performance Testing
5 10 (31.25%) Cucumber
6 9 (28.13%) BDD
6 9 (28.13%) Test Strategy
6 9 (28.13%) Cloud Computing
6 9 (28.13%) Security Cleared
7 8 (25.00%) ISEB
7 8 (25.00%) C#
7 8 (25.00%) Web Services
7 8 (25.00%) JBoss
7 8 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
8 7 (21.88%) Linux
8 7 (21.88%) HTML
8 7 (21.88%) Regression Testing
8 7 (21.88%) SC Cleared
8 7 (21.88%) JIRA
9 6 (18.75%) System Testing
9 6 (18.75%) QA
9 6 (18.75%) WATIR
9 6 (18.75%) HP UFT
9 6 (18.75%) .NET

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

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 8 (25.00%) JBoss
2 5 (15.63%) Umbraco
3 2 (6.25%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 2 (6.25%) CMS
3 2 (6.25%) concrete5
3 2 (6.25%) Confluence
3 2 (6.25%) Drupal
3 2 (6.25%) ExpressionEngine
3 2 (6.25%) Joomla!
3 2 (6.25%) Sitecore CMS
3 2 (6.25%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (6.25%) 3ds Max
1 2 (6.25%) Acrobat
1 2 (6.25%) Adobe Illustrator
1 2 (6.25%) GIMP
1 2 (6.25%) MS PowerPoint
1 2 (6.25%) Photoshop
2 1 (3.13%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (6.25%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.25%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 9 (28.13%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (9.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (6.25%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.50%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (15.63%) SQL Server
2 3 (9.38%) Apache Accumulo
2 3 (9.38%) GIS
2 3 (9.38%) Hadoop
2 3 (9.38%) VoltDB
3 2 (6.25%) Cognos Analysis Studio
3 2 (6.25%) Cognos Report Studio
3 2 (6.25%) Cognos Transformer
3 2 (6.25%) Data Mart
3 2 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (6.25%) MySQL
3 2 (6.25%) OLAP
3 2 (6.25%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (3.13%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 15 (46.88%) Selenium
2 10 (31.25%) Cucumber
2 10 (31.25%) JUnit
3 7 (21.88%) JIRA
4 6 (18.75%) HP UFT
4 6 (18.75%) WATIR
5 5 (15.63%) Appium
5 5 (15.63%) Eclipse
5 5 (15.63%) Jenkins
5 5 (15.63%) JMeter
5 5 (15.63%) TestComplete
5 5 (15.63%) Zephyr
6 4 (12.50%) WebDriver
7 3 (9.38%) Jasmine
7 3 (9.38%) JBehave
7 3 (9.38%) Maven
7 3 (9.38%) Moq
7 3 (9.38%) NUnit
7 3 (9.38%) SoapUI
8 2 (6.25%) Grunt
General
1 3 (9.38%) Retail
2 2 (6.25%) Finance
3 1 (3.13%) Games
Job Titles
1 8 (25.00%) Analyst
1 8 (25.00%) Developer
1 8 (25.00%) Test Analyst
2 4 (12.50%) Software Engineer
3 3 (9.38%) Agile Developer
3 3 (9.38%) Agile Java Developer
3 3 (9.38%) Developer in Test
3 3 (9.38%) Integration Engineer
3 3 (9.38%) Java Developer
3 3 (9.38%) Senior Software Engineer
3 3 (9.38%) Test Leader
3 3 (9.38%) Verification Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 2 (6.25%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 2 (6.25%) QA Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) Quality Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) Test Automation Developer
4 2 (6.25%) Test Manager
4 2 (6.25%) Web Developer
5 1 (3.13%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (25.00%) Web Services
2 7 (21.88%) HTML
3 6 (18.75%) .NET
4 5 (15.63%) CSS
4 5 (15.63%) jQuery
5 4 (12.50%) AngularJS
6 3 (9.38%) Java EE
6 3 (9.38%) JSON
6 3 (9.38%) SOAP
6 3 (9.38%) Swing
6 3 (9.38%) XML
7 2 (6.25%) CodeIgniter
7 2 (6.25%) Flash
7 2 (6.25%) GreenSock GSAP
7 2 (6.25%) JSP
7 2 (6.25%) Marmalade SDK
7 2 (6.25%) MooTools
7 2 (6.25%) React
7 2 (6.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 2 (6.25%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.63%) Mobile App
2 3 (9.38%) Management Information System
3 2 (6.25%) NHS
3 2 (6.25%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (21.88%) Linux
2 3 (9.38%) Android
2 3 (9.38%) Apple iOS
2 3 (9.38%) Unix
3 2 (6.25%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (46.88%) Test Automation
3 12 (37.50%) Functional Testing
4 11 (34.38%) Test Management
5 10 (31.25%) Performance Testing
6 9 (28.13%) BDD
6 9 (28.13%) Test Strategy
7 8 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
8 7 (21.88%) Regression Testing
9 6 (18.75%) System Testing
9 6 (18.75%) Test Planning
10 5 (15.63%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (15.63%) Earned Value Management
10 5 (15.63%) Project Management
10 5 (15.63%) Scrum
10 5 (15.63%) SysML
10 5 (15.63%) Test Scripting
10 5 (15.63%) UML
10 5 (15.63%) Validation
11 4 (12.50%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 16 (50.00%) Java
2 11 (34.38%) SQL
3 8 (25.00%) C#
4 5 (15.63%) JavaScript
5 4 (12.50%) Ruby
6 3 (9.38%) VB
7 2 (6.25%) ActionScript
7 2 (6.25%) Apple Swift
7 2 (6.25%) Bash Shell
7 2 (6.25%) C++
7 2 (6.25%) Objective-C
7 2 (6.25%) PHP
7 2 (6.25%) Python
8 1 (3.13%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 9 (28.13%) Security Cleared
2 8 (25.00%) ISEB
3 7 (21.88%) SC Cleared
4 3 (9.38%) ISTQB
5 1 (3.13%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (18.75%) QA
System Software
1 2 (6.25%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (31.25%) HP
2 5 (15.63%) Telerik
3 3 (9.38%) Microsoft
3 3 (9.38%) Oracle
4 2 (6.25%) Adobe
4 2 (6.25%) Cognos
4 2 (6.25%) Sitecore
4 2 (6.25%) Zend
5 1 (3.13%) Red Hat
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