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 29 April 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Load Testing
Rank 261 249 240
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -9
Contract jobs citing Load Testing 17 15 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.18% 0.15% 0.096%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.22% 0.19% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 12 4
Average daily rate £463 £306 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+51.14% -28.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £342 £230 £369
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £450 £434
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £314
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +11.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 - -
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
7656 7738 6987
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 79.46% 77.76% 74.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 4726 4347 3890
Average daily rate £400 £393 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.91% +4.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 244 280 275
Average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.35 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

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 29 April 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 29 April 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
Buckinghamshire +21 6 £575 +155.55%
Oxfordshire - 5 £375 -
Surrey -15 4 £456 +1.38% 3
Berkshire +8 2 £488 +58.79%
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England

Load Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 21 (58.33%) Java
2 19 (52.78%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (50.00%) Test Automation
4 16 (44.44%) Selenium
5 13 (36.11%) SQL
5 13 (36.11%) Functional Testing
6 11 (30.56%) BDD
7 10 (27.78%) Cucumber
7 10 (27.78%) Linux
7 10 (27.78%) JBoss
7 10 (27.78%) HP
7 10 (27.78%) Test Management
7 10 (27.78%) Security Cleared
8 9 (25.00%) ISEB
8 9 (25.00%) JUnit
8 9 (25.00%) Web Services
9 8 (22.22%) .NET
9 8 (22.22%) Regression Testing
9 8 (22.22%) User Experience
10 7 (19.44%) Test Planning
10 7 (19.44%) SC Cleared
10 7 (19.44%) Non-Functional Testing
10 7 (19.44%) Test Strategy
10 7 (19.44%) Jenkins
10 7 (19.44%) Project Management
10 7 (19.44%) Eclipse
10 7 (19.44%) Performance Testing
10 7 (19.44%) Use Case
10 7 (19.44%) QA
11 6 (16.67%) JIRA

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

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 10 (27.78%) JBoss
2 6 (16.67%) SharePoint
3 3 (8.33%) Tomcat
4 2 (5.56%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 2 (5.56%) Apache Solr
4 2 (5.56%) CMS
4 2 (5.56%) concrete5
4 2 (5.56%) Drupal
4 2 (5.56%) ExpressionEngine
4 2 (5.56%) Joomla!
4 2 (5.56%) Node.js
4 2 (5.56%) Sitecore CMS
4 2 (5.56%) Umbraco
4 2 (5.56%) WordPress
5 1 (2.78%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (5.56%) 3ds Max
1 2 (5.56%) Acrobat
1 2 (5.56%) Adobe Illustrator
1 2 (5.56%) GIMP
1 2 (5.56%) MS PowerPoint
1 2 (5.56%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (5.56%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 4 (11.11%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (5.56%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 5 (13.89%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.89%) PostgreSQL
1 5 (13.89%) VoltDB
2 4 (11.11%) Apache Accumulo
2 4 (11.11%) Hadoop
3 3 (8.33%) GIS
3 3 (8.33%) MongoDB
4 2 (5.56%) MySQL
4 2 (5.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 16 (44.44%) Selenium
2 10 (27.78%) Cucumber
3 9 (25.00%) JUnit
4 7 (19.44%) Eclipse
4 7 (19.44%) Jenkins
5 6 (16.67%) JIRA
6 5 (13.89%) Appium
6 5 (13.89%) HP UFT
6 5 (13.89%) JBehave
6 5 (13.89%) JMeter
6 5 (13.89%) Maven
6 5 (13.89%) SoapUI
6 5 (13.89%) Zephyr
7 4 (11.11%) TestComplete
7 4 (11.11%) WATIR
7 4 (11.11%) WebDriver
8 3 (8.33%) IntelliJ
8 3 (8.33%) TestNG
9 2 (5.56%) Git (software)
9 2 (5.56%) Grunt
General
1 1 (2.78%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (27.78%) Analyst
1 10 (27.78%) Developer
1 10 (27.78%) Test Analyst
2 7 (19.44%) Architect
3 6 (16.67%) .NET Architect
3 6 (16.67%) .NET Technical Architect
3 6 (16.67%) Technical Architect
4 5 (13.89%) Developer in Test
4 5 (13.89%) Java Developer
5 4 (11.11%) Agile Developer
5 4 (11.11%) Agile Java Developer
5 4 (11.11%) Test Leader
6 3 (8.33%) Integration Engineer
6 3 (8.33%) QA Analyst
6 3 (8.33%) QA Test Analyst
6 3 (8.33%) Test Automation Developer
6 3 (8.33%) Verification Engineer
7 2 (5.56%) Senior QA Analyst
7 2 (5.56%) Senior QA Test Analyst
7 2 (5.56%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (25.00%) Web Services
2 8 (22.22%) .NET
3 6 (16.67%) ASP.NET
3 6 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
3 6 (16.67%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 5 (13.89%) Java EE
4 5 (13.89%) JSON
4 5 (13.89%) SOAP
4 5 (13.89%) XML
5 4 (11.11%) Swing
6 3 (8.33%) Spring Boot
7 2 (5.56%) AngularJS
7 2 (5.56%) CSS3
7 2 (5.56%) Ember.js
7 2 (5.56%) GreenSock GSAP
7 2 (5.56%) Marmalade SDK
7 2 (5.56%) PhoneGap
7 2 (5.56%) PostGIS
7 2 (5.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 2 (5.56%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 8 (22.22%) User Experience
2 6 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (16.67%) N-Tier
3 5 (13.89%) Mobile App
4 3 (8.33%) Management Information System
5 2 (5.56%) Computer Science
5 2 (5.56%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 10 (27.78%) Linux
2 5 (13.89%) Unix
3 3 (8.33%) Android
3 3 (8.33%) Apple iOS
4 2 (5.56%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (52.78%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 13 (36.11%) Functional Testing
4 11 (30.56%) BDD
5 10 (27.78%) Test Management
6 8 (22.22%) Regression Testing
7 7 (19.44%) Non-Functional Testing
7 7 (19.44%) Performance Testing
7 7 (19.44%) Project Management
7 7 (19.44%) Test Planning
7 7 (19.44%) Test Strategy
7 7 (19.44%) Use Case
8 6 (16.67%) MVC
8 6 (16.67%) Scrum
8 6 (16.67%) SOA
8 6 (16.67%) System Testing
8 6 (16.67%) Test Scripting
9 5 (13.89%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (11.11%) SysML
10 4 (11.11%) UML
Programming Languages
1 21 (58.33%) Java
2 13 (36.11%) SQL
3 2 (5.56%) ActionScript
3 2 (5.56%) Apple Swift
3 2 (5.56%) Bash Shell
3 2 (5.56%) C#
3 2 (5.56%) C++
3 2 (5.56%) JavaScript
3 2 (5.56%) Objective-C
3 2 (5.56%) PHP
3 2 (5.56%) Python
3 2 (5.56%) Ruby
3 2 (5.56%) VB
Qualifications
1 10 (27.78%) Security Cleared
2 9 (25.00%) ISEB
3 7 (19.44%) SC Cleared
4 4 (11.11%) ISTQB
5 1 (2.78%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (19.44%) QA
System Software
1 2 (5.56%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 6 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (27.78%) HP
2 6 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 5 (13.89%) Oracle
4 4 (11.11%) Telerik
5 2 (5.56%) Adobe
5 2 (5.56%) Sitecore
5 2 (5.56%) Zend
6 1 (2.78%) Red Hat