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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Load Testing over the 3 months to 23 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Load Testing
Wales / South Wales
Rank 46 60 -
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -
Contract jobs citing Load Testing 5 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 1.05% 0.20% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.31% 0.23% -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 0
Median daily rate £183 £325 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-43.84% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £338 £400
% change year-on-year
+18.51% -15.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £60.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
- +300.00%

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
383 432 382
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 80.46% 85.38% 73.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 284 329 270
Median daily rate £400 £335 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.40% -10.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £413 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 15 15
Median hourly rate £25.00 £47.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.80% +108.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £13.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £48.00 £29.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

Load Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South Wales region citing Load Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Load Testing across the South Wales region over the 3 months to 23 January 2017.

Load Testing Daily Rate Histogram 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Load Testing within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 23 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff +13 3 £170 -47.69%
Newport - 1 £450 -
Load Testing
Wales

Load Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Load Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South Wales region with a requirement for Load Testing.

1 12 (60.00%) SQL
2 11 (55.00%) Python
3 10 (50.00%) Git (software)
4 8 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (35.00%) Web Services
5 7 (35.00%) Linux
5 7 (35.00%) RESTful
5 7 (35.00%) Jenkins
5 7 (35.00%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (30.00%) RabbitMQ
6 6 (30.00%) Performance Tuning
6 6 (30.00%) Java
6 6 (30.00%) PL/SQL
6 6 (30.00%) ActiveMQ
7 5 (25.00%) DevOps
7 5 (25.00%) SaltStack
7 5 (25.00%) Swagger
7 5 (25.00%) Splunk
8 4 (20.00%) SoapUI
8 4 (20.00%) Dependency Management
8 4 (20.00%) Open Source
8 4 (20.00%) Waterfall
8 4 (20.00%) Groovy
8 4 (20.00%) Rational Performance Tester
8 4 (20.00%) Selenium
8 4 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (20.00%) Performance Testing
8 4 (20.00%) Microservices
8 4 (20.00%) Cloud Foundry
8 4 (20.00%) System Integration Testing

Load Testing
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (20.00%) Cloud Foundry
2 2 (10.00%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (10.00%) Liferay
3 1 (5.00%) IIS
3 1 (5.00%) JBoss
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.00%) Relational Database
1 3 (15.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (10.00%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 10 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 7 (35.00%) Jenkins
3 4 (20.00%) JMeter
3 4 (20.00%) LoadRunner
3 4 (20.00%) Rational Performance Tester
3 4 (20.00%) Selenium
3 4 (20.00%) SoapUI
4 3 (15.00%) HP UFT
4 3 (15.00%) Maven
4 3 (15.00%) The Grinder
4 3 (15.00%) WinRunner
5 2 (10.00%) JUnit
General
1 2 (10.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (25.00%) Developer
2 4 (20.00%) Analyst
2 4 (20.00%) Test Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) Administrator
3 3 (15.00%) DBA
3 3 (15.00%) Python Developer
3 3 (15.00%) SQL DBA
4 2 (10.00%) Java Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Linux Administrator
4 2 (10.00%) Performance Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Performance Test Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Software Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (10.00%) Tester
5 1 (5.00%) Active Directory Administrator
5 1 (5.00%) Linux DevOps Administrator
5 1 (5.00%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 1 (5.00%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Performance Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Test Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (35.00%) RESTful
1 7 (35.00%) Web Services
2 6 (30.00%) ActiveMQ
2 6 (30.00%) RabbitMQ
3 5 (25.00%) Swagger
4 4 (20.00%) SOAP
5 3 (15.00%) J2EE
5 3 (15.00%) Spring
6 2 (10.00%) ELK Stack
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Freedom of Information
2 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (35.00%) Linux
2 1 (5.00%) Windows
2 1 (5.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (35.00%) Continuous Integration
3 6 (30.00%) Performance Tuning
4 5 (25.00%) DevOps
5 4 (20.00%) Dependency Management
5 4 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (20.00%) Microservices
5 4 (20.00%) Open Source
5 4 (20.00%) Performance Testing
5 4 (20.00%) RAD
5 4 (20.00%) SOA
5 4 (20.00%) System Integration Testing
5 4 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (20.00%) Waterfall
6 3 (15.00%) Automated Testing
6 3 (15.00%) Data Analysis
6 3 (15.00%) Migration
6 3 (15.00%) PRINCE2
6 3 (15.00%) Project Management
6 3 (15.00%) RUP
Programming Languages
1 12 (60.00%) SQL
2 11 (55.00%) Python
3 6 (30.00%) Java
3 6 (30.00%) PL/SQL
4 4 (20.00%) Groovy
5 3 (15.00%) C
5 3 (15.00%) PowerShell
6 2 (10.00%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 4 (20.00%) ISEB
2 2 (10.00%) Degree
2 2 (10.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.00%) QA
System Software
1 3 (15.00%) vSphere
2 1 (5.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (15.00%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (10.00%) HAProxy
2 2 (10.00%) Kibana
2 2 (10.00%) logstash
Vendors
1 5 (25.00%) SaltStack
1 5 (25.00%) Splunk
2 3 (15.00%) Siebel
2 3 (15.00%) VMware
3 2 (10.00%) HP
4 1 (5.00%) Oracle
4 1 (5.00%) Sitecore