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 2 March 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Load Testing
Rank 236 230 207
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -23
Contract jobs citing Load Testing 25 14 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.25% 0.16% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.34% 0.21% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 11 6
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£450 £298 £299
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+51.26% -0.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £247 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £346 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £419 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+39.58% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £12.50 -
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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
7399 6560 5453
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 75.45% 72.87% 71.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 4068 3512 2668
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £255 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £508 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £399 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.34% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 251 270 305
Average hourly rate £32.50 £25.50 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.45% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £54.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+5.45% -12.69%

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 2 March 2015.

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 2 March 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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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 +6 10 £450 +47.54% 5
Berkshire +3 1 £307 +11.13%
Buckinghamshire - 1 £500 -
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Load Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 17 (51.52%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (39.39%) JMeter
3 12 (36.36%) Java
3 12 (36.36%) JIRA
3 12 (36.36%) Selenium
3 12 (36.36%) Cucumber
4 11 (33.33%) Security Cleared
4 11 (33.33%) Scrum
4 11 (33.33%) LoadRunner
5 10 (30.30%) Apache
5 10 (30.30%) Android
5 10 (30.30%) Performance Testing
5 10 (30.30%) Apple iOS
5 10 (30.30%) SC Cleared
5 10 (30.30%) Appium
6 9 (27.27%) Test Automation
6 9 (27.27%) HP
6 9 (27.27%) ISEB
7 8 (24.24%) IntelliJ
7 8 (24.24%) Xcode
7 8 (24.24%) Automated Testing
7 8 (24.24%) Calabash
8 7 (21.21%) Functional Testing
9 5 (15.15%) Robotics
9 5 (15.15%) Jenkins
10 4 (12.12%) Continuous Integration
11 3 (9.09%) Test Scripting
11 3 (9.09%) Security Testing
11 3 (9.09%) Finance
11 3 (9.09%) JavaScript

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

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 (30.30%) Apache
2 1 (3.03%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.03%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (3.03%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.03%) SSL
1 1 (3.03%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.03%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.03%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (3.03%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 13 (39.39%) JMeter
2 12 (36.36%) JIRA
2 12 (36.36%) Selenium
2 12 (36.36%) Cucumber
3 11 (33.33%) LoadRunner
4 10 (30.30%) Appium
5 8 (24.24%) Calabash
5 8 (24.24%) IntelliJ
5 8 (24.24%) Xcode
6 5 (15.15%) Jenkins
7 3 (9.09%) NeoLoad
8 2 (6.06%) Zephyr
8 2 (6.06%) WebDriver
9 1 (3.03%) Hudson
9 1 (3.03%) SpecFlow
9 1 (3.03%) Behat
9 1 (3.03%) Subversion
9 1 (3.03%) Maven
9 1 (3.03%) Eclipse
9 1 (3.03%) RSpec
General
1 3 (9.09%) Finance
2 2 (6.06%) Games
3 1 (3.03%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (60.61%) Tester
2 13 (39.39%) Performance Tester
3 7 (21.21%) Automation Tester
4 6 (18.18%) Analyst
4 6 (18.18%) Test Analyst
5 4 (12.12%) Mobile Tester
6 3 (9.09%) Developer
7 1 (3.03%) Automation Analyst
7 1 (3.03%) Security Tester
7 1 (3.03%) DevOps Engineer
7 1 (3.03%) Selenium Test Analyst
7 1 (3.03%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 1 (3.03%) Software Engineer
7 1 (3.03%) Design Engineer
7 1 (3.03%) Java Developer
7 1 (3.03%) Database Developer
7 1 (3.03%) Software Design Engineer
7 1 (3.03%) Automation Test Analyst
7 1 (3.03%) Agile Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.03%) .NET
1 1 (3.03%) Web Services
1 1 (3.03%) WinForms
1 1 (3.03%) JSON
1 1 (3.03%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.15%) Robotics
2 3 (9.09%) Open Source
3 2 (6.06%) Mobile App
3 2 (6.06%) GIS
4 1 (3.03%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 10 (30.30%) Android
1 10 (30.30%) Apple iOS
2 1 (3.03%) CentOS
2 1 (3.03%) Windows
2 1 (3.03%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (51.52%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (33.33%) Scrum
3 10 (30.30%) Performance Testing
4 9 (27.27%) Test Automation
5 8 (24.24%) Automated Testing
6 7 (21.21%) Functional Testing
7 4 (12.12%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (9.09%) Security Testing
8 3 (9.09%) Test Scripting
8 3 (9.09%) BDD
9 2 (6.06%) Capacity Management
9 2 (6.06%) Android Development
9 2 (6.06%) iOS Development
9 2 (6.06%) Test Management
9 2 (6.06%) Benchmarking
10 1 (3.03%) Regression Testing
10 1 (3.03%) Disaster Recovery
10 1 (3.03%) TDD
10 1 (3.03%) Test-First Development
10 1 (3.03%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 12 (36.36%) Java
2 3 (9.09%) JavaScript
2 3 (9.09%) PHP
2 3 (9.09%) SQL
3 2 (6.06%) Ruby
4 1 (3.03%) C#
4 1 (3.03%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 10 (30.30%) SC Cleared
3 9 (27.27%) ISEB
4 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (3.03%) ISTQB
System Software
1 2 (6.06%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.03%) VirtualBox
2 1 (3.03%) vCloud
2 1 (3.03%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 1 (3.03%) Puppet
1 1 (3.03%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 9 (27.27%) HP
2 2 (6.06%) Cisco
2 2 (6.06%) VMware
3 1 (3.03%) Tripwire
3 1 (3.03%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.03%) Red Hat