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 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Load Testing
Rank - 50 -
Contract jobs citing Load Testing 0 15 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales - 2.50% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 3.23% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 11 0
Average daily rate
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- £325 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 - £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 Wales region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
483 465 311
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 78.79% 77.50% 72.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 374 328 203
Average daily rate £350 £375 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £507 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 6 13
Average hourly rate £15.75 £23.75 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.68% +53.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.25 £12.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £47.50 £19.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.52 £26.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+17.38% -16.12%

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 4 August 2015, 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 11 (100.00%) Java
1 11 (100.00%) .NET
1 11 (100.00%) Selenium
2 10 (90.91%) Test Scripting
2 10 (90.91%) WebDriver
2 10 (90.91%) Scrum
2 10 (90.91%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (81.82%) C#
3 9 (81.82%) Client/Server
3 9 (81.82%) Security Cleared
3 9 (81.82%) .NET Framework
3 9 (81.82%) Automation Testing
4 8 (72.73%) SC Cleared
4 8 (72.73%) JMeter
5 7 (63.64%) Bugzilla
5 7 (63.64%) TDD
5 7 (63.64%) TestNG
5 7 (63.64%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (63.64%) Open Source
5 7 (63.64%) BDD
5 7 (63.64%) JIRA
5 7 (63.64%) Test Management
6 6 (54.55%) Subversion
6 6 (54.55%) Jenkins
6 6 (54.55%) SharePoint
6 6 (54.55%) JUnit
7 2 (18.18%) ISEB
8 1 (9.09%) Regression Testing
8 1 (9.09%) Test-First Development
8 1 (9.09%) Web Services

Load Testing
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, 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 6 (54.55%) SharePoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (100.00%) Selenium
2 10 (90.91%) WebDriver
3 8 (72.73%) JMeter
4 7 (63.64%) Bugzilla
4 7 (63.64%) JIRA
4 7 (63.64%) TestNG
4 7 (63.64%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (54.55%) Jenkins
5 6 (54.55%) JUnit
5 6 (54.55%) Subversion
Job Titles
1 9 (81.82%) Tester
2 4 (36.36%) Analyst
2 4 (36.36%) Test Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Test Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Selenium Test Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Test Leader
4 1 (9.09%) Automation Tester
4 1 (9.09%) Security Tester
4 1 (9.09%) Manual Tester
4 1 (9.09%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (100.00%) .NET
2 9 (81.82%) .NET Framework
3 1 (9.09%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (81.82%) Client/Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (90.91%) Scrum
1 10 (90.91%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (90.91%) Test Scripting
2 9 (81.82%) Automation Testing
3 7 (63.64%) Test Management
3 7 (63.64%) Open Source
3 7 (63.64%) BDD
3 7 (63.64%) TDD
4 1 (9.09%) Test-First Development
4 1 (9.09%) Manual Testing
4 1 (9.09%) CRM
4 1 (9.09%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (100.00%) Java
2 9 (81.82%) C#
Qualifications
1 9 (81.82%) Security Cleared
2 8 (72.73%) SC Cleared
3 2 (18.18%) ISEB
4 1 (9.09%) ISTQB
4 1 (9.09%) DV Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft