The table below looks at the statistics for Load Testing skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Load Testing over the 3 months to 4 September 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 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Load Testing
Rank 535 509 491
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -18
Contract jobs citing Load Testing 98 101 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.18% 0.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.21% 0.24% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 67 65
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £262 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 6
Average hourly rate £45.00 - £31.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 - £31.75

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
45685 42476 39076
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 78.18% 76.04% 74.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 29782 26353 24011
Average daily rate £425 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1243 1161 1109
Average hourly rate £31.44 £25.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.76% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.62 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.17 £55.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.98 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.48% -11.55%

Load Testing
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Load Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Load Testing
Daily Rate Trend

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

Load Testing Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Load Testing
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Load Testing within the UK over the 3 months to 4 September 2015.

Load Testing Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Load Testing
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Load Testing within the UK.

Load Testing Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Load Testing
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 4 September 2015. 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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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
England +8 96 £375 +5.63% 15
London +19 54 £400 +10.34% 5
City of London +9 14 £400 - 1
South East -26 12 £310 -15.93% 1
North West -31 7 £400 +33.33% 7
Hampshire 0 6 £300 -20.00%
South West -1 6 £300 -0.82%
West Yorkshire -26 6 £288 -21.50%
Yorkshire -28 6 £288 -18.43% 1
East of England +6 4 £275 -31.25%
West Midlands +4 4 £363 +57.60% 1
Surrey -1 4 £375 +25.00% 1
Birmingham - 4 £363 -
Bradford - 4 - -
Manchester -20 3 £400 +19.40% 2
Southampton - 3 £300 -
Hertfordshire +4 2 £275 -8.33%
Midlands -3 2 £500 -
Cheshire -12 2 £475 +80.95% 1
Leeds -31 2 £288 -21.50%
Bournemouth - 2 £300 -
Swindon - 2 - -
Merseyside - 2 £103 - 4
Liverpool - 2 £103 - 4
Dorset - 2 £300 -
Wiltshire - 2 - -
Bedfordshire +10 1 - -
Somerset +7 1 £347 +23.92%
South Coast 0 1 - -
Cambridgeshire -4 1 £500 -

Load Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 97 (42.73%) Agile Software Development
2 83 (36.56%) Selenium
3 59 (25.99%) Test Automation
3 59 (25.99%) Java
4 53 (23.35%) .NET
5 48 (21.15%) JMeter
5 48 (21.15%) Finance
6 47 (20.70%) C#
7 44 (19.38%) Performance Testing
8 43 (18.94%) SQL
9 42 (18.50%) WebDriver
10 41 (18.06%) JIRA
11 40 (17.62%) QA
11 40 (17.62%) Test Scripting
11 40 (17.62%) BDD
12 37 (16.30%) Cucumber
13 34 (14.98%) SQL Server
13 34 (14.98%) Open Source
14 33 (14.54%) Automated Testing
15 32 (14.10%) Automation Testing
16 31 (13.66%) TDD
16 31 (13.66%) Web Services
17 30 (13.22%) Windows
17 30 (13.22%) HTTP
17 30 (13.22%) Microsoft
18 29 (12.78%) Git (software)
18 29 (12.78%) Software Testing
19 28 (12.33%) Scrum
20 27 (11.89%) Jenkins
20 27 (11.89%) SDLC

Load Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 19 (8.37%) Apache
2 12 (5.29%) Tomcat
2 12 (5.29%) CMS
3 11 (4.85%) SharePoint
4 10 (4.41%) WebSphere
5 9 (3.96%) IIS
5 9 (3.96%) nginx
6 6 (2.64%) Node.js
6 6 (2.64%) WebLogic
6 6 (2.64%) WordPress
7 5 (2.20%) BizTalk Server
7 5 (2.20%) JBoss
7 5 (2.20%) Elasticsearch
8 4 (1.76%) Apache Solr
8 4 (1.76%) Umbraco
9 3 (1.32%) Drupal
9 3 (1.32%) Jetty
9 3 (1.32%) WebSphere Application Server
9 3 (1.32%) Oracle Service Bus
9 3 (1.32%) OpenStack
Applications
1 13 (5.73%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.76%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (1.32%) MS Office
3 3 (1.32%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.32%) RMDS
2 2 (0.88%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 2 (0.88%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.44%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.44%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 11 (4.85%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.32%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (1.32%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 1 (0.44%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 30 (13.22%) HTTP
2 26 (11.45%) DNS
3 24 (10.57%) TCP/IP
3 24 (10.57%) Internet
4 17 (7.49%) SSL
5 14 (6.17%) DHCP
5 14 (6.17%) BGP
6 13 (5.73%) Firewall
6 13 (5.73%) IPsec
6 13 (5.73%) VPN
7 12 (5.29%) BIG-IP
8 10 (4.41%) MPLS
8 10 (4.41%) LAN
8 10 (4.41%) WAN
9 9 (3.96%) ADSL
9 9 (3.96%) OSPF
9 9 (3.96%) EIGRP
9 9 (3.96%) Cisco ASA
9 9 (3.96%) DMVPN
9 9 (3.96%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (14.98%) SQL Server
2 16 (7.05%) MySQL
3 14 (6.17%) SQL Server 2008
4 11 (4.85%) Hadoop
5 8 (3.52%) MongoDB
6 6 (2.64%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (2.64%) Data Mining
7 5 (2.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (2.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (2.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 5 (2.20%) Relational Database
8 3 (1.32%) Big Data
8 3 (1.32%) Couchbase
8 3 (1.32%) Oracle Database
8 3 (1.32%) Oracle Database 11g
8 3 (1.32%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (0.88%) OLAP
9 2 (0.88%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (0.88%) Data Mart
9 2 (0.88%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 83 (36.56%) Selenium
2 48 (21.15%) JMeter
3 42 (18.50%) WebDriver
4 41 (18.06%) JIRA
5 37 (16.30%) Cucumber
6 29 (12.78%) Git (software)
7 27 (11.89%) Jenkins
8 23 (10.13%) LoadRunner
9 19 (8.37%) Team Foundation Server
10 12 (5.29%) NUnit
10 12 (5.29%) SpecFlow
11 11 (4.85%) Jasmine
11 11 (4.85%) Subversion
11 11 (4.85%) JUnit
11 11 (4.85%) Visual Studio
12 10 (4.41%) WATIR
12 10 (4.41%) Karma Test Runner
12 10 (4.41%) Capybara
13 8 (3.52%) Bugzilla
13 8 (3.52%) TestNG
General
1 48 (21.15%) Finance
2 14 (6.17%) Retail
3 9 (3.96%) Telecoms
4 5 (2.20%) Banking
4 5 (2.20%) Advertising
5 4 (1.76%) Publishing
5 4 (1.76%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.32%) Games
6 3 (1.32%) Multimedia
7 2 (0.88%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.88%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.44%) Front Office
8 1 (0.44%) Back Office
8 1 (0.44%) Electronics
8 1 (0.44%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 46 (20.26%) Analyst
2 35 (15.42%) Test Analyst
3 32 (14.10%) Tester
4 29 (12.78%) Developer
5 12 (5.29%) Test Engineer
5 12 (5.29%) Performance Analyst
5 12 (5.29%) DevOps Engineer
6 11 (4.85%) Performance Test Analyst
7 10 (4.41%) Consultant
8 9 (3.96%) Test Manager
8 9 (3.96%) .NET Developer
8 9 (3.96%) C# Developer
8 9 (3.96%) Test Team Leader
8 9 (3.96%) Team Leader
8 9 (3.96%) Test Leader
9 8 (3.52%) Performance Tester
9 8 (3.52%) Architect
10 6 (2.64%) Software Engineer
10 6 (2.64%) Network Engineer
10 6 (2.64%) Linux DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (23.35%) .NET
2 31 (13.66%) Web Services
3 25 (11.01%) HTML
4 19 (8.37%) XML
5 18 (7.93%) RESTful
6 17 (7.49%) .NET Framework
7 15 (6.61%) ASP.NET
7 15 (6.61%) HTML5
8 14 (6.17%) CSS
9 11 (4.85%) SOAP
10 10 (4.41%) CSS3
11 9 (3.96%) ASP.NET MVC
11 9 (3.96%) Ajax
12 7 (3.08%) J2EE
12 7 (3.08%) REST
13 6 (2.64%) ASP.NET MVC 4
13 6 (2.64%) jQuery
13 6 (2.64%) Flash
13 6 (2.64%) JMS
13 6 (2.64%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 18 (7.93%) Mobile App
2 16 (7.05%) Data Centre
3 14 (6.17%) Client/Server
4 8 (3.52%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (2.64%) Computer Science
5 6 (2.64%) N-Tier
6 5 (2.20%) MPEG
6 5 (2.20%) New Media
6 5 (2.20%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (2.20%) User Experience
7 4 (1.76%) GIS
7 4 (1.76%) Replication
7 4 (1.76%) Clustering
8 3 (1.32%) Wiki
8 3 (1.32%) W3C
8 3 (1.32%) Digital Media
9 2 (0.88%) Life Science
9 2 (0.88%) Mathematics
10 1 (0.44%) Biotechnology
10 1 (0.44%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 30 (13.22%) Windows
2 22 (9.69%) Linux
3 17 (7.49%) UNIX
4 7 (3.08%) Android
4 7 (3.08%) Apple iOS
5 6 (2.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (2.64%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (2.64%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (2.20%) CentOS
7 3 (1.32%) Debian
7 3 (1.32%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.88%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.44%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.44%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.44%) webOS
9 1 (0.44%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (42.73%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (25.99%) Test Automation
3 44 (19.38%) Performance Testing
4 40 (17.62%) Test Scripting
4 40 (17.62%) BDD
5 34 (14.98%) Open Source
6 33 (14.54%) Automated Testing
7 32 (14.10%) Automation Testing
8 31 (13.66%) TDD
9 29 (12.78%) Software Testing
10 28 (12.33%) Scrum
11 27 (11.89%) SDLC
12 25 (11.01%) Test Strategy
13 23 (10.13%) DevOps
13 23 (10.13%) Regression Testing
14 22 (9.69%) User Acceptance Testing
15 21 (9.25%) E-Commerce
16 20 (8.81%) Performance Tuning
17 18 (7.93%) Mentoring
17 18 (7.93%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 59 (25.99%) Java
2 47 (20.70%) C#
3 43 (18.94%) SQL
4 20 (8.81%) JavaScript
5 13 (5.73%) Python
6 9 (3.96%) T-SQL
7 7 (3.08%) PHP
7 7 (3.08%) Bash Shell
8 6 (2.64%) PowerShell
9 5 (2.20%) C
9 5 (2.20%) Ruby
9 5 (2.20%) VBScript
10 3 (1.32%) VB
10 3 (1.32%) VB.NET
10 3 (1.32%) Perl
11 1 (0.44%) C++
11 1 (0.44%) Korn
11 1 (0.44%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.44%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.44%) Jython
Qualifications
1 25 (11.01%) ISEB
2 17 (7.49%) Degree
3 14 (6.17%) ISTQB
4 10 (4.41%) Security Cleared
5 9 (3.96%) CCIE
5 9 (3.96%) CCNP
5 9 (3.96%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (3.52%) SC Cleared
7 5 (2.20%) MCSE
7 5 (2.20%) MCITP
7 5 (2.20%) CCEE
7 5 (2.20%) CCIA
7 5 (2.20%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (2.20%) Citrix Certification
7 5 (2.20%) CCEA
8 4 (1.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 3 (1.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 3 (1.32%) ISEB Practitioner
10 2 (0.88%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 1 (0.44%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (17.62%) QA
2 3 (1.32%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.88%) GMP
4 1 (0.44%) GxP
4 1 (0.44%) MiFID
4 1 (0.44%) FATCA
4 1 (0.44%) GAMP
System Software
1 12 (5.29%) Active Directory
2 6 (2.64%) XenApp
2 6 (2.64%) XenDesktop
3 5 (2.20%) Terminal Server
4 4 (1.76%) Hyper-V
5 3 (1.32%) NFS
5 3 (1.32%) Varnish
5 3 (1.32%) FreeRADIUS
5 3 (1.32%) Docker
6 1 (0.44%) HDFS
6 1 (0.44%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (0.44%) XenServer
6 1 (0.44%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (0.44%) MetaFrame
6 1 (0.44%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 14 (6.17%) Puppet
1 14 (6.17%) Opscode Chef
2 13 (5.73%) HP Quality Center
3 7 (3.08%) Nagios
3 7 (3.08%) Ansible
4 4 (1.76%) logstash
4 4 (1.76%) Salt
5 3 (1.32%) Cacti
5 3 (1.32%) ITRS Geneos
5 3 (1.32%) Oracle Identity Management
6 1 (0.44%) AppDNA
6 1 (0.44%) StatsD
6 1 (0.44%) WebInspect
6 1 (0.44%) EdgeSight
Vendors
1 30 (13.22%) Microsoft
2 13 (5.73%) Oracle
3 12 (5.29%) F5
4 10 (4.41%) VMware
4 10 (4.41%) Cisco
5 9 (3.96%) Juniper
5 9 (3.96%) CheckPoint
6 7 (3.08%) Red Hat
7 6 (2.64%) Citrix
7 6 (2.64%) hybris
8 5 (2.20%) Rackspace
8 5 (2.20%) Google
8 5 (2.20%) AppSense
8 5 (2.20%) TIBCO
8 5 (2.20%) Wyse
8 5 (2.20%) HP
9 4 (1.76%) SAP
10 3 (1.32%) IBM
10 3 (1.32%) Adobe
10 3 (1.32%) Dell
London
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Wales
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £300 - £425 Per Day
Posted: 4 days ago
Glamorgan
TRG
Rate: 300-425 Per Day
Posted: 4 days ago