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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Load Testing
Rank 52 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Load Testing 12 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 2.23% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.83% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 9 0 0
Average daily rate
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£325 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
- -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £12.50 £4.00
% change year-on-year
+20.00% +212.50%
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
424 283 315
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 78.81% 68.03% 74.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 300 155 197
Average daily rate £350 £375 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £260 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 19 10
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.17 £13.87
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.37% +38.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £11.15 £9.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.80 £190.00 £16.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 19 December 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 - 10 £325 -
Torfaen - - - -
Load Testing
Wales

Load Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 22 (95.65%) C#
1 22 (95.65%) Selenium
1 22 (95.65%) WebDriver
2 21 (91.30%) Test Scripting
2 21 (91.30%) Automation Testing
3 20 (86.96%) Kanban
3 20 (86.96%) Security Cleared
3 20 (86.96%) Scrum
4 18 (78.26%) Agile Software Development
5 17 (73.91%) .NET
6 16 (69.57%) JIRA
6 16 (69.57%) ISTQB
6 16 (69.57%) .NET Framework
6 16 (69.57%) Software Testing
6 16 (69.57%) Jenkins
7 15 (65.22%) Bugzilla
7 15 (65.22%) SC Cleared
7 15 (65.22%) Open Source
7 15 (65.22%) Team Foundation Server
7 15 (65.22%) HP Quality Center
7 15 (65.22%) SharePoint
7 15 (65.22%) ISEB
8 14 (60.87%) Client/Server
8 14 (60.87%) TDD
8 14 (60.87%) Subversion
8 14 (60.87%) TortoiseSVN
8 14 (60.87%) BDD
8 14 (60.87%) Test Management
9 12 (52.17%) Java
10 11 (47.83%) Project Management

Load Testing
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 15 (65.22%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.35%) WebSphere
2 1 (4.35%) Tomcat
2 1 (4.35%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Oracle Financials
Development Applications
1 22 (95.65%) Selenium
1 22 (95.65%) WebDriver
2 16 (69.57%) JIRA
2 16 (69.57%) Jenkins
3 15 (65.22%) Bugzilla
3 15 (65.22%) Team Foundation Server
4 14 (60.87%) Subversion
4 14 (60.87%) TortoiseSVN
5 10 (43.48%) JMeter
5 10 (43.48%) TestNG
6 9 (39.13%) Ant
6 9 (39.13%) JUnit
6 9 (39.13%) Maven
7 1 (4.35%) Eclipse
General
1 6 (26.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (56.52%) Tester
2 8 (34.78%) Analyst
2 8 (34.78%) Test Analyst
3 4 (17.39%) Automation Tester
4 3 (13.04%) Automation Analyst
4 3 (13.04%) Automation Test Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Selenium Tester
6 1 (4.35%) Selenium Test Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Agile Test Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Lead Tester
6 1 (4.35%) Web Team Leader
6 1 (4.35%) Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Test Team Leader
6 1 (4.35%) Java Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Test Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Team Leader
6 1 (4.35%) Senior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (73.91%) .NET
2 16 (69.57%) .NET Framework
3 1 (4.35%) JPA
3 1 (4.35%) Spring Web Flow
3 1 (4.35%) Java EE
3 1 (4.35%) Ajax
3 1 (4.35%) Hibernate
3 1 (4.35%) CSS
3 1 (4.35%) Web Services
3 1 (4.35%) XML
3 1 (4.35%) HTML
3 1 (4.35%) Spring
3 1 (4.35%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 15 (65.22%) Open Source
2 14 (60.87%) Client/Server
3 2 (8.70%) AS400
3 2 (8.70%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.70%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (91.30%) Test Scripting
1 21 (91.30%) Automation Testing
2 20 (86.96%) Kanban
2 20 (86.96%) Scrum
3 18 (78.26%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (69.57%) Software Testing
5 14 (60.87%) TDD
5 14 (60.87%) BDD
5 14 (60.87%) Test Management
6 11 (47.83%) Project Management
7 4 (17.39%) Automated Testing
8 3 (13.04%) Test Automation
9 1 (4.35%) Manual Testing
9 1 (4.35%) Agile Testing
9 1 (4.35%) Software Engineering
9 1 (4.35%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 22 (95.65%) C#
2 12 (52.17%) Java
3 1 (4.35%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 20 (86.96%) Security Cleared
2 16 (69.57%) ISTQB
3 15 (65.22%) SC Cleared
3 15 (65.22%) ISEB
Systems Management
1 15 (65.22%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (13.04%) IBM
2 2 (8.70%) Informatica
2 2 (8.70%) Oracle