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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Load Testing
Rank 236 229 237
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +8
Contract jobs citing Load Testing 11 14 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.12% 0.16% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.16% 0.23% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 8 10
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£338 £318 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.29% +22.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £213 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £533 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £38.00 -
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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
6818 6171 7091
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 73.46% 71.56% 71.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 3853 3428 3388
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £260 £245
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 266 250 313
Average hourly rate £21.50 £29.00 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.86% +3.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.43 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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 18 September 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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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
Surrey +3 4 £300 +24.86% 4
Hampshire -9 4 £375 -12.28%
Buckinghamshire -7 2 - - 2
East Sussex - 1 - -
Kent - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
M4 Corridor - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
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Load Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 13 (59.09%) Windows
2 10 (45.45%) Oracle
2 10 (45.45%) Oracle EBS
2 10 (45.45%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (40.91%) Test Automation
3 9 (40.91%) HP Quality Center
3 9 (40.91%) Test Scripting
3 9 (40.91%) Performance Testing
3 9 (40.91%) ISTQB
3 9 (40.91%) Software Testing
3 9 (40.91%) Windows Server 2003
3 9 (40.91%) QuickTest Pro
3 9 (40.91%) LoadRunner
3 9 (40.91%) .NET
3 9 (40.91%) JavaScript
4 8 (36.36%) ASP.NET
4 8 (36.36%) JSP
4 8 (36.36%) UNIX
4 8 (36.36%) Windows 2000
4 8 (36.36%) Windows XP
4 8 (36.36%) HP
4 8 (36.36%) TCP/IP
4 8 (36.36%) DNS
4 8 (36.36%) HTTPS
4 8 (36.36%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 8 (36.36%) Knowledge Management
4 8 (36.36%) Security Cleared
4 8 (36.36%) Test Strategy
4 8 (36.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 7 (31.82%) User Experience

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

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 2 (9.09%) WebLogic
1 2 (9.09%) IIS
1 2 (9.09%) Apache
1 2 (9.09%) Tomcat
2 1 (4.55%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2010
Business Applications
1 10 (45.45%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.09%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (36.36%) TCP/IP
1 8 (36.36%) DNS
1 8 (36.36%) HTTPS
2 7 (31.82%) HTTP
3 4 (18.18%) SSL
4 3 (13.64%) Internet
5 2 (9.09%) LDAP
5 2 (9.09%) SAN
6 1 (4.55%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.64%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (9.09%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (4.55%) MySQL
3 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (40.91%) QuickTest Pro
1 9 (40.91%) LoadRunner
2 3 (13.64%) Subversion
2 3 (13.64%) JIRA
3 2 (9.09%) RSpec
3 2 (9.09%) Jenkins
3 2 (9.09%) Maven
3 2 (9.09%) Visual Studio
3 2 (9.09%) Eclipse
3 2 (9.09%) JMeter
4 1 (4.55%) Bugzilla
4 1 (4.55%) SoapUI
4 1 (4.55%) MSBuild
4 1 (4.55%) Selenium
4 1 (4.55%) TestComplete
4 1 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (4.55%) Finance
1 1 (4.55%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (27.27%) Analyst
1 6 (27.27%) Test Analyst
2 5 (22.73%) Performance Analyst
2 5 (22.73%) Performance Test Analyst
3 4 (18.18%) Project Manager
3 4 (18.18%) Test Specialist
3 4 (18.18%) Performance Test Specialist
4 2 (9.09%) DevOps Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Architect
4 2 (9.09%) Test Manager
4 2 (9.09%) Performance Test Manager
4 2 (9.09%) Performance Manager
4 2 (9.09%) Web Project Manager
4 2 (9.09%) Web Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Oracle Architect
5 1 (4.55%) Configuration Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Build Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Testing Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (40.91%) .NET
2 8 (36.36%) ASP.NET
2 8 (36.36%) JSP
3 7 (31.82%) HTML
4 5 (22.73%) Web Services
5 2 (9.09%) Oracle ADF
5 2 (9.09%) JNDI
6 1 (4.55%) JPA
6 1 (4.55%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 7 (31.82%) User Experience
2 2 (9.09%) Open Source
3 1 (4.55%) iPad
3 1 (4.55%) Mobile App
3 1 (4.55%) Blackberry
3 1 (4.55%) Replication
3 1 (4.55%) iPhone
3 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 13 (59.09%) Windows
2 10 (45.45%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (40.91%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (36.36%) UNIX
4 8 (36.36%) Windows 2000
4 8 (36.36%) Windows XP
5 6 (27.27%) Linux
6 2 (9.09%) CentOS
6 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (4.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (4.55%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (40.91%) Software Testing
1 9 (40.91%) Performance Testing
1 9 (40.91%) Test Scripting
1 9 (40.91%) Test Automation
2 8 (36.36%) Test Strategy
2 8 (36.36%) Knowledge Management
3 4 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (18.18%) Load Balancing
3 4 (18.18%) PRINCE2
3 4 (18.18%) Service Delivery
3 4 (18.18%) Scrum
3 4 (18.18%) Responsive Web Design
4 3 (13.64%) DevOps
4 3 (13.64%) E-Commerce
5 2 (9.09%) Identity Management
5 2 (9.09%) ITIL
5 2 (9.09%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (4.55%) Performance Engineering
6 1 (4.55%) Automation Testing
6 1 (4.55%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 9 (40.91%) JavaScript
2 3 (13.64%) C#
2 3 (13.64%) Java
3 2 (9.09%) VBScript
3 2 (9.09%) VB
4 1 (4.55%) PowerShell
4 1 (4.55%) Bash Shell
4 1 (4.55%) Perl
4 1 (4.55%) SQL
4 1 (4.55%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (40.91%) ISTQB
2 8 (36.36%) Security Cleared
2 8 (36.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (18.18%) SC Cleared
3 4 (18.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (4.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (4.55%) MCSE
4 1 (4.55%) CCNA
4 1 (4.55%) ISEB
4 1 (4.55%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.09%) QA
2 1 (4.55%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (18.18%) Active Directory
2 2 (9.09%) VMware Workstation
2 2 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (9.09%) VirtualBox
2 2 (9.09%) vCloud
3 1 (4.55%) vSphere
3 1 (4.55%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 9 (40.91%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (36.36%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 3 (13.64%) Puppet
4 2 (9.09%) Vagrant
5 1 (4.55%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (4.55%) Salt
5 1 (4.55%) FortiGate
5 1 (4.55%) WSUS
Vendors
1 10 (45.45%) Oracle
2 8 (36.36%) HP
3 3 (13.64%) VMware
4 2 (9.09%) KANA
4 2 (9.09%) Tripwire
4 2 (9.09%) Microsoft
4 2 (9.09%) Red Hat
5 1 (4.55%) Cisco
5 1 (4.55%) Dell
5 1 (4.55%) EMC
5 1 (4.55%) CommVault