The table below looks at the statistics for Load Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the South Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Load Testing over the 3 months to 5 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Load Testing
Rank - - 44
Contract jobs citing Load Testing 0 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales - - 0.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - - 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate - - £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £413 £298
% change year-on-year
-15.15% +38.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 - £10.75
Load Testing
Wales

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 Wales region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
474 382 314
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 86.18% 74.17% 77.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 346 267 186
Average daily rate £350 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 13 10
Average hourly rate £47.00 £22.50 £17.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+108.88% +30.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.00 £9.94
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £66.00 £30.50 £105.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

Load Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Load Testing across the South Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Load Testing Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

Load Testing
Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Load Testing across the South Wales region.

Load Testing Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

Load Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Load Testing across the South Wales region.

Load Testing Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

Load Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (83.33%) Scrum
2 5 (83.33%) C#
2 5 (83.33%) Java
2 5 (83.33%) SQL
2 5 (83.33%) Selenium
2 5 (83.33%) TeamCity
2 5 (83.33%) Git (software)
2 5 (83.33%) Test Automation
2 5 (83.33%) Continuous Integration
2 5 (83.33%) Mercurial
2 5 (83.33%) Cucumber
2 5 (83.33%) SpecFlow
2 5 (83.33%) Functional Testing
2 5 (83.33%) Jenkins
2 5 (83.33%) DevOps
3 3 (50.00%) .NET
4 2 (33.33%) Banking
4 2 (33.33%) Finance
4 2 (33.33%) Gherkin
5 1 (16.67%) BDD
5 1 (16.67%) SOASTA, Inc
5 1 (16.67%) SDLC
5 1 (16.67%) API Testing
5 1 (16.67%) .NET Framework
5 1 (16.67%) JIRA
5 1 (16.67%) Apple iOS
5 1 (16.67%) Manual Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Android
5 1 (16.67%) Financial Institution

Load Testing
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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.

Development Applications
1 5 (83.33%) Cucumber
1 5 (83.33%) Git (software)
1 5 (83.33%) Jenkins
1 5 (83.33%) Mercurial
1 5 (83.33%) Selenium
1 5 (83.33%) SpecFlow
1 5 (83.33%) TeamCity
2 1 (16.67%) JIRA
General
1 2 (33.33%) Banking
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Automation Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Automation Test Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Test Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Agile Test Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Automation Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Selenium Test Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Selenium Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Automation Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Test Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Test Automation Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Test Automation Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Test Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Test Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Test Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) .NET
2 2 (33.33%) Gherkin
3 1 (16.67%) .NET Framework
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Android
1 1 (16.67%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (83.33%) Continuous Integration
2 5 (83.33%) DevOps
2 5 (83.33%) Functional Testing
2 5 (83.33%) Scrum
2 5 (83.33%) Test Automation
3 1 (16.67%) API Testing
3 1 (16.67%) BDD
3 1 (16.67%) Manual Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Regression Testing
3 1 (16.67%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) C#
1 5 (83.33%) Java
1 5 (83.33%) SQL
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) SOASTA, Inc