The table below looks at the statistics for Load Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Southampton region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Load Testing over the 3 months to 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Load Testing
Rank 50 42 -
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -
Contract jobs citing Load Testing 2 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 0.47% 0.27% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.58% 0.37% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Average daily rate
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£270 £175 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+54.28% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £375
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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 Southampton region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Southampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
343 271 175
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 80.71% 73.64% 65.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 252 206 118
Average daily rate £385 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.46% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £223 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £571
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 10 15
Average hourly rate £12.50 £40.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-68.75% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -4.68%

Load Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

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

Load Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

Load Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

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

Load Testing Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Southampton 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 8 (100.00%) Cucumber
2 6 (75.00%) Android
2 6 (75.00%) Apple iOS
2 6 (75.00%) Scrum
2 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (75.00%) Appium
3 5 (62.50%) Selenium
3 5 (62.50%) Java
4 4 (50.00%) IntelliJ
4 4 (50.00%) ISEB
4 4 (50.00%) Xcode
4 4 (50.00%) Calabash
4 4 (50.00%) JIRA
5 3 (37.50%) Test Automation
5 3 (37.50%) Performance Testing
6 2 (25.00%) Test Management
6 2 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (25.00%) Ruby
6 2 (25.00%) LoadRunner
6 2 (25.00%) PHP
6 2 (25.00%) GIS
6 2 (25.00%) JMeter
6 2 (25.00%) Zephyr
6 2 (25.00%) Jenkins
6 2 (25.00%) Mobile App
6 2 (25.00%) Android Development
6 2 (25.00%) iOS Development
6 2 (25.00%) BDD
6 2 (25.00%) WebDriver
7 1 (12.50%) Robotics

Load Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Southampton 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.

Development Applications
1 8 (100.00%) Cucumber
2 6 (75.00%) Appium
3 5 (62.50%) Selenium
4 4 (50.00%) IntelliJ
4 4 (50.00%) Xcode
4 4 (50.00%) Calabash
4 4 (50.00%) JIRA
5 2 (25.00%) LoadRunner
5 2 (25.00%) JMeter
5 2 (25.00%) Zephyr
5 2 (25.00%) Jenkins
5 2 (25.00%) WebDriver
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Analyst
1 5 (62.50%) Test Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Automation Tester
2 3 (37.50%) Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Automation Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Selenium Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Automation Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) GIS
1 2 (25.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (12.50%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 6 (75.00%) Android
1 6 (75.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) Scrum
1 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (37.50%) Test Automation
2 3 (37.50%) Performance Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Test Management
3 2 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (25.00%) Android Development
3 2 (25.00%) iOS Development
3 2 (25.00%) BDD
4 1 (12.50%) Mobile Development
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) Java
2 2 (25.00%) Ruby
2 2 (25.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) ISEB
2 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared