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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Load Testing
Rank 247 239 222
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -17
Contract jobs citing Load Testing 14 12 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.15% 0.13% 0.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.19% 0.17% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 5
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£320 £363 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.72% +9.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £320 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £375 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £13.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.25 - £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
7350 6861 6112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 77.10% 74.60% 72.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 4415 3767 3293
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £245 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £512 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 238 250 270
Average hourly rate £23.75 £25.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.82 £13.00 £12.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

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 31 July 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
Hampshire -1 10 £293 -19.31%
Surrey -3 2 £388 +29.16% 3
Buckinghamshire -2 1 £330 - 1
East Sussex - 1 - -
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Load Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 19 (63.33%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (53.33%) Selenium
2 16 (53.33%) JMeter
3 15 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 15 (50.00%) WebDriver
3 15 (50.00%) BDD
4 12 (40.00%) C#
5 11 (36.67%) Microsoft
6 10 (33.33%) .NET
6 10 (33.33%) TDD
6 10 (33.33%) Software Testing
6 10 (33.33%) Unit Testing
7 9 (30.00%) Test Strategy
7 9 (30.00%) Mentoring
7 9 (30.00%) NUnit
8 8 (26.67%) Java
9 7 (23.33%) Scrum
9 7 (23.33%) Automated Testing
9 7 (23.33%) Performance Testing
10 6 (20.00%) Cucumber
10 6 (20.00%) Mobile App
10 6 (20.00%) LoadRunner
10 6 (20.00%) HP
11 5 (16.67%) ISEB
11 5 (16.67%) Apache
11 5 (16.67%) GIS
11 5 (16.67%) Finance
11 5 (16.67%) Android Development
11 5 (16.67%) iOS Development
11 5 (16.67%) Appium

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 5 (16.67%) Apache
2 2 (6.67%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.33%) WordPress
3 1 (3.33%) nginx
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.67%) HTTP
1 2 (6.67%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.67%) MySQL
2 1 (3.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.33%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 16 (53.33%) JMeter
1 16 (53.33%) Selenium
2 15 (50.00%) WebDriver
3 9 (30.00%) NUnit
4 6 (20.00%) LoadRunner
4 6 (20.00%) Cucumber
5 5 (16.67%) Appium
6 3 (10.00%) Zephyr
6 3 (10.00%) JIRA
6 3 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (6.67%) Visual Studio
7 2 (6.67%) Jenkins
7 2 (6.67%) SoapUI
8 1 (3.33%) SpecFlow
8 1 (3.33%) Hudson
8 1 (3.33%) MSTest
8 1 (3.33%) RSpec
8 1 (3.33%) Fiddler
General
1 5 (16.67%) Finance
2 2 (6.67%) Games
3 1 (3.33%) Banking
3 1 (3.33%) Retail
3 1 (3.33%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (30.00%) Tester
1 9 (30.00%) Test Team Leader
1 9 (30.00%) Team Leader
2 7 (23.33%) Analyst
3 5 (16.67%) Test Analyst
4 4 (13.33%) Performance Tester
5 3 (10.00%) Developer
6 2 (6.67%) Mobile Tester
7 1 (3.33%) Design Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) Java Developer
7 1 (3.33%) Applications Developer
7 1 (3.33%) Junior
7 1 (3.33%) Software Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) QA Tester
7 1 (3.33%) Software Design Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) QA Analyst
7 1 (3.33%) Performance Analyst
7 1 (3.33%) Quality Analyst
7 1 (3.33%) Junior Analyst
7 1 (3.33%) Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (33.33%) .NET
2 4 (13.33%) Web Services
3 3 (10.00%) HTML
4 2 (6.67%) CSS
4 2 (6.67%) REST
5 1 (3.33%) PhoneGap
5 1 (3.33%) AngularJS
5 1 (3.33%) SOAP
5 1 (3.33%) XML
5 1 (3.33%) Ajax
5 1 (3.33%) JSON
5 1 (3.33%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.00%) Mobile App
2 5 (16.67%) GIS
3 2 (6.67%) N-Tier
4 1 (3.33%) Data Integration
4 1 (3.33%) User Experience
4 1 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (16.67%) Android
1 5 (16.67%) Apple iOS
2 1 (3.33%) UNIX
2 1 (3.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (63.33%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 15 (50.00%) BDD
3 10 (33.33%) Unit Testing
3 10 (33.33%) TDD
3 10 (33.33%) Software Testing
4 9 (30.00%) Test Strategy
4 9 (30.00%) Mentoring
5 7 (23.33%) Performance Testing
5 7 (23.33%) Automated Testing
5 7 (23.33%) Scrum
6 5 (16.67%) Test Management
6 5 (16.67%) Test Scripting
6 5 (16.67%) Android Development
6 5 (16.67%) iOS Development
7 4 (13.33%) Functional Testing
7 4 (13.33%) Integration Testing
8 2 (6.67%) System Testing
8 2 (6.67%) Regression Testing
9 1 (3.33%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 12 (40.00%) C#
2 8 (26.67%) Java
3 4 (13.33%) JavaScript
3 4 (13.33%) SQL
4 2 (6.67%) PHP
5 1 (3.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (16.67%) ISEB
2 4 (13.33%) SC Cleared
2 4 (13.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (13.33%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.33%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 11 (36.67%) Microsoft
2 6 (20.00%) HP
3 1 (3.33%) Telerik
3 1 (3.33%) Red Gate
3 1 (3.33%) Oracle
3 1 (3.33%) SAP