The table below looks at the statistics for Load Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the South Yorkshire 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 - 37 -
Contract jobs citing Load Testing 0 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire - 1.20% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 1.52% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Average daily rate - £300 -
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
Yorkshire

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 Yorkshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
384 264 222
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 74.71% 79.04% 65.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 266 170 111
Average daily rate £400 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £250 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £463 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 9 16
Average hourly rate £14.00 £15.73 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.96% -12.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.10 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.80 £18.36 £29.00
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 Yorkshire

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

Load Testing Jobs Demand Trend in South Yorkshire

Load Testing
Daily Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

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

Load Testing Daily Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

Load Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South Yorkshire 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 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (80.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (80.00%) Integration Testing
2 4 (80.00%) Test Scripting
2 4 (80.00%) CRM
2 4 (80.00%) Scrum
2 4 (80.00%) Mobile App
3 3 (60.00%) System Integration Testing
3 3 (60.00%) Migration
3 3 (60.00%) ISEB
3 3 (60.00%) SQL
3 3 (60.00%) Data Migration
3 3 (60.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (40.00%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (40.00%) Data Protection
4 2 (40.00%) NFC
5 1 (20.00%) LEMP Stack
5 1 (20.00%) LAPP Stack
5 1 (20.00%) JProfiler
5 1 (20.00%) Varnish
5 1 (20.00%) Cucumber
5 1 (20.00%) Puppet
5 1 (20.00%) MongoDB
5 1 (20.00%) OpenVPN
5 1 (20.00%) FreeRADIUS
5 1 (20.00%) High Availability
5 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
5 1 (20.00%) Cobbler
5 1 (20.00%) Big Data
5 1 (20.00%) Couchbase

Load Testing
Top Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South Yorkshire 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 1 (20.00%) Apache
1 1 (20.00%) Jetty
1 1 (20.00%) nginx
1 1 (20.00%) Tomcat
1 1 (20.00%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 4 (80.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (20.00%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (20.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) NFC
2 1 (20.00%) DNS
2 1 (20.00%) Firewall
2 1 (20.00%) IMAP
2 1 (20.00%) IPsec
2 1 (20.00%) OpenVPN
2 1 (20.00%) SMTP
2 1 (20.00%) SNMP
2 1 (20.00%) SSL
2 1 (20.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Big Data
1 1 (20.00%) Couchbase
1 1 (20.00%) Hadoop
1 1 (20.00%) MongoDB
1 1 (20.00%) MySQL
1 1 (20.00%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (20.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (20.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (20.00%) JConsole
1 1 (20.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (20.00%) JIRA
1 1 (20.00%) JMeter
1 1 (20.00%) JProfiler
1 1 (20.00%) Selenium
1 1 (20.00%) Subversion
1 1 (20.00%) VisualVM
1 1 (20.00%) YourKit
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Analyst
1 3 (60.00%) CRM Analyst
1 3 (60.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) UAT Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) UAT Test Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Administrator
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Test Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) DevOps Administrator
3 1 (20.00%) DevOps Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) DevOps Systems Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Linux Administrator
3 1 (20.00%) Linux DevOps Administrator
3 1 (20.00%) Linux DevOps Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Linux Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 1 (20.00%) Linux Systems Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Linux/Unix DevOps
3 1 (20.00%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (20.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) ActiveMQ
1 1 (20.00%) Java EE
1 1 (20.00%) JMS
1 1 (20.00%) LAMP
1 1 (20.00%) LAPP Stack
1 1 (20.00%) LEMP Stack
1 1 (20.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (80.00%) Mobile App
2 2 (40.00%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (20.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) CentOS
1 1 (20.00%) Debian
1 1 (20.00%) Linux
1 1 (20.00%) Ubuntu
1 1 (20.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (80.00%) CRM
2 4 (80.00%) Integration Testing
2 4 (80.00%) Scrum
2 4 (80.00%) Test Scripting
3 3 (60.00%) Data Migration
3 3 (60.00%) Migration
3 3 (60.00%) System Integration Testing
3 3 (60.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (40.00%) Data Protection
5 1 (20.00%) Automated Testing
5 1 (20.00%) Configuration Management
5 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (20.00%) DevOps
5 1 (20.00%) High Availability
5 1 (20.00%) Load Balancing
5 1 (20.00%) Open Source
5 1 (20.00%) Stress Testing
5 1 (20.00%) System Testing
5 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) Bash Shell
2 1 (20.00%) Java
2 1 (20.00%) Perl
2 1 (20.00%) Python
2 1 (20.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) ISEB
2 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Docker
1 1 (20.00%) FreeRADIUS
1 1 (20.00%) NFS
1 1 (20.00%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) Cacti
1 1 (20.00%) Cobbler
1 1 (20.00%) logstash
1 1 (20.00%) Nagios
1 1 (20.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Dell
1 1 (20.00%) Red Hat
1 1 (20.00%) SaltStack