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 30 October 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Load Testing
Rank 46 47 -
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -
Contract jobs citing Load Testing 18 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 3.13% 0.22% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.02% 0.33% -
Number of daily rates quoted 11 0 0
Average daily rate
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£325 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £33.75 -
% change year-on-year
-55.55% -
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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 Wales region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
448 304 258
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 77.91% 68.16% 70.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 324 199 163
Average daily rate £350 £350 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £228 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+4.13% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 18 9
Average hourly rate £15.25 £15.58 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.11% +3.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.30 £11.50 £13.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £25.30 £47.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -

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
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

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 Wales region over the 3 months to 30 October 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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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
Newport - 15 £325 -
Torfaen - - - -
Load Testing
Wales

Load Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, 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 29 (87.88%) Scrum
1 29 (87.88%) Selenium
1 29 (87.88%) WebDriver
2 28 (84.85%) Automation Testing
2 28 (84.85%) Test Scripting
2 28 (84.85%) C#
3 27 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (81.82%) Kanban
3 27 (81.82%) Security Cleared
4 23 (69.70%) JIRA
4 23 (69.70%) ISTQB
4 23 (69.70%) .NET
5 22 (66.67%) SharePoint
5 22 (66.67%) ISEB
5 22 (66.67%) .NET Framework
5 22 (66.67%) Software Testing
5 22 (66.67%) SC Cleared
5 22 (66.67%) Open Source
5 22 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
6 21 (63.64%) HP Quality Center
6 21 (63.64%) Test Management
6 21 (63.64%) Jenkins
6 21 (63.64%) Bugzilla
7 20 (60.61%) Java
7 20 (60.61%) Subversion
7 20 (60.61%) TortoiseSVN
8 19 (57.58%) BDD
8 19 (57.58%) TDD
8 19 (57.58%) Client/Server
9 18 (54.55%) JMeter

Load Testing
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 22 (66.67%) SharePoint
2 2 (6.06%) WebSphere Application Server
2 2 (6.06%) Tomcat
2 2 (6.06%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 3 (9.09%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.03%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 29 (87.88%) Selenium
1 29 (87.88%) WebDriver
2 23 (69.70%) JIRA
3 22 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
4 21 (63.64%) Jenkins
4 21 (63.64%) Bugzilla
5 20 (60.61%) Subversion
5 20 (60.61%) TortoiseSVN
6 18 (54.55%) JMeter
7 16 (48.48%) JUnit
7 16 (48.48%) TestNG
8 14 (42.42%) Ant
8 14 (42.42%) Maven
9 2 (6.06%) Eclipse
10 1 (3.03%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (21.21%) Finance
Job Titles
1 17 (51.52%) Tester
2 12 (36.36%) Analyst
2 12 (36.36%) Test Analyst
3 5 (15.15%) Automation Test Analyst
3 5 (15.15%) Automation Analyst
4 4 (12.12%) Automation Tester
5 2 (6.06%) Lead Tester
5 2 (6.06%) Selenium Tester
5 2 (6.06%) Developer
5 2 (6.06%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) Java Developer
5 2 (6.06%) Senior Test Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) Team Leader
6 1 (3.03%) Senior Test Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) Senior Security Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) Test Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) Web Team Leader
6 1 (3.03%) Security Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) Test Team Leader
6 1 (3.03%) Selenium Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (69.70%) .NET
2 22 (66.67%) .NET Framework
3 2 (6.06%) JPA
3 2 (6.06%) Hibernate
3 2 (6.06%) HTML
3 2 (6.06%) CSS
3 2 (6.06%) Web Services
3 2 (6.06%) XML
3 2 (6.06%) Spring Web Flow
3 2 (6.06%) Ajax
3 2 (6.06%) Spring
3 2 (6.06%) JSF
4 1 (3.03%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 22 (66.67%) Open Source
2 19 (57.58%) Client/Server
3 3 (9.09%) AS400
3 3 (9.09%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 3 (9.09%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (87.88%) Scrum
2 28 (84.85%) Automation Testing
2 28 (84.85%) Test Scripting
3 27 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (81.82%) Kanban
4 22 (66.67%) Software Testing
5 21 (63.64%) Test Management
6 19 (57.58%) BDD
6 19 (57.58%) TDD
7 12 (36.36%) Project Management
8 10 (30.30%) Automated Testing
9 4 (12.12%) Test Automation
9 4 (12.12%) Software Engineering
10 3 (9.09%) Manual Testing
11 2 (6.06%) V-Model
11 2 (6.06%) Waterfall
11 2 (6.06%) User Stories
11 2 (6.06%) Migration
11 2 (6.06%) Continuous Integration
11 2 (6.06%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 28 (84.85%) C#
2 20 (60.61%) Java
3 2 (6.06%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.03%) SQL
Qualifications
1 27 (81.82%) Security Cleared
2 23 (69.70%) ISTQB
3 22 (66.67%) ISEB
3 22 (66.67%) SC Cleared
4 2 (6.06%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.06%) QA
Systems Management
1 21 (63.64%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (15.15%) IBM
2 3 (9.09%) Oracle
2 3 (9.09%) Informatica
3 1 (3.03%) Microsoft