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 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 477 499 495
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -4
Contract jobs citing Load Testing 117 101 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.18% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.27% 0.24% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 80 36
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£350 £350 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £260 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £476 £500
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 - - -

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
42559 41264 35676
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.38% 74.73% 73.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 26548 25722 21281
Average daily rate £415 £400 £408
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -1.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1225 1158 1074
Average hourly rate £29.00 £30.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.49 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £52.50 £54.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -4.68%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 +11 100 £355 -5.33% 35
London -7 45 £400 -3.03% 17
South East +1 18 £329 -22.70% 6
South Wales +3 11 £325 -3.70%
Wales -8 11 £325 +3.17%
South West +4 9 £350 +9.37% 4
Newport -4 9 £325 -3.70%
Manchester -6 9 £400 +45.45%
North West -13 9 £400 +45.45% 2
Surrey - 8 £450 - 3
City of London 0 6 £400 +6.66% 5
Yorkshire -12 6 £350 - 4
Leatherhead - 6 £450 - 1
West Yorkshire -7 5 £350 -
East Midlands - 5 £400 - 1
Hampshire -10 4 £280 +60.00%
Northamptonshire - 4 £400 -
Northampton - 4 £400 -
Altrincham - 4 - -
Bradford - 4 - -
Bristol +2 3 £350 +9.37% 1
Buckinghamshire +1 3 £225 -
Milton Keynes -3 3 £225 -
Gloucestershire -11 3 £334 +21.36% 2
Midlands - 3 - -
Berkshire -4 2 £307 -29.82%
Southampton -8 2 £270 +54.28%
Cheltenham - 2 £343 -
Coventry - 2 - -
Wiltshire - 2 - -

Load Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 66 (36.46%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (27.07%) Selenium
3 46 (25.41%) Java
4 45 (24.86%) JMeter
5 43 (23.76%) Performance Testing
6 41 (22.65%) LoadRunner
7 39 (21.55%) JIRA
8 38 (20.99%) .NET
9 37 (20.44%) ISEB
9 37 (20.44%) Test Scripting
10 34 (18.78%) Scrum
11 32 (17.68%) SQL Server
12 31 (17.13%) Test Automation
13 30 (16.57%) Linux
14 29 (16.02%) User Acceptance Testing
14 29 (16.02%) Security Cleared
15 27 (14.92%) SQL
16 26 (14.36%) Automated Testing
16 26 (14.36%) SC Cleared
17 25 (13.81%) Windows
18 24 (13.26%) Finance
19 23 (12.71%) ISTQB
19 23 (12.71%) C#
19 23 (12.71%) Microsoft
19 23 (12.71%) Cucumber
20 21 (11.60%) HP
20 21 (11.60%) Apache
20 21 (11.60%) Regression Testing
21 20 (11.05%) Oracle
21 20 (11.05%) Automation Testing

Load Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 21 (11.60%) Apache
2 12 (6.63%) SharePoint
3 11 (6.08%) IIS
4 10 (5.52%) WebSphere
5 8 (4.42%) WebSphere Application Server
6 5 (2.76%) Tomcat
7 4 (2.21%) CMS
7 4 (2.21%) Apache Solr
7 4 (2.21%) Sitecore CMS
8 3 (1.66%) JBoss
9 1 (0.55%) Oracle Coherence
9 1 (0.55%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.55%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (0.55%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (4.42%) RMDS
2 7 (3.87%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (1.66%) Summit
4 2 (1.10%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.55%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.55%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 13 (7.18%) TCP/IP
2 12 (6.63%) DNS
3 8 (4.42%) DHCP
3 8 (4.42%) BIG-IP
4 7 (3.87%) NetScaler
5 6 (3.31%) FTP
5 6 (3.31%) HTTP
5 6 (3.31%) Firewall
6 4 (2.21%) SMTP
6 4 (2.21%) HTTPS
6 4 (2.21%) Internet
7 3 (1.66%) Network Security
8 2 (1.10%) SAN
8 2 (1.10%) SSL
8 2 (1.10%) AMQP
9 1 (0.55%) Telnet
9 1 (0.55%) GPRS
9 1 (0.55%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (17.68%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.97%) MySQL
3 6 (3.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (3.31%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (2.76%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (2.21%) OLAP
5 4 (2.21%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 4 (2.21%) MongoDB
5 4 (2.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (1.66%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.10%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (1.10%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.55%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.55%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.55%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (0.55%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.55%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.55%) DB2
Development Applications
1 49 (27.07%) Selenium
2 45 (24.86%) JMeter
3 41 (22.65%) LoadRunner
4 39 (21.55%) JIRA
5 23 (12.71%) Cucumber
6 17 (9.39%) WebDriver
7 16 (8.84%) Jenkins
7 16 (8.84%) Team Foundation Server
8 11 (6.08%) Appium
9 10 (5.52%) Visual Studio
10 9 (4.97%) Subversion
11 8 (4.42%) IntelliJ
11 8 (4.42%) Xcode
11 8 (4.42%) Introscope
11 8 (4.42%) Calabash
12 7 (3.87%) TestNG
12 7 (3.87%) Bugzilla
12 7 (3.87%) QuickTest Pro
12 7 (3.87%) JUnit
13 6 (3.31%) NeoLoad
General
1 24 (13.26%) Finance
2 8 (4.42%) Retail
2 8 (4.42%) Telecoms
3 5 (2.76%) Games
4 4 (2.21%) Publishing
5 3 (1.66%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.66%) Banking
6 2 (1.10%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.55%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.55%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 58 (32.04%) Tester
2 38 (20.99%) Analyst
3 35 (19.34%) Test Analyst
4 19 (10.50%) Performance Tester
5 14 (7.73%) Developer
6 12 (6.63%) Test Manager
7 11 (6.08%) Test Leader
7 11 (6.08%) Automation Tester
8 8 (4.42%) Support Engineer
8 8 (4.42%) Applications Support
8 8 (4.42%) Applications Support Engineer
9 7 (3.87%) DevOps Engineer
9 7 (3.87%) .NET Developer
9 7 (3.87%) Test Engineer
10 5 (2.76%) Performance Test Leader
10 5 (2.76%) Mobile Tester
10 5 (2.76%) C# Developer
11 4 (2.21%) Consultant
11 4 (2.21%) Software Tester
11 4 (2.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (20.99%) .NET
2 15 (8.29%) .NET Framework
3 12 (6.63%) Web Services
4 10 (5.52%) ASP.NET
4 10 (5.52%) Middleware
5 8 (4.42%) Java EE
6 7 (3.87%) ASP.NET MVC
7 5 (2.76%) Application Packaging
7 5 (2.76%) HTML
7 5 (2.76%) SOAP
8 4 (2.21%) XML
8 4 (2.21%) REST
8 4 (2.21%) Entity Framework
8 4 (2.21%) ASP.NET MVC 3
8 4 (2.21%) RESTful
9 3 (1.66%) ASP.NET MVC 4
9 3 (1.66%) HTML5
9 3 (1.66%) CSS3
9 3 (1.66%) JSON
9 3 (1.66%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 16 (8.84%) Client/Server
2 10 (5.52%) Mobile App
2 10 (5.52%) Open Source
3 7 (3.87%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (2.76%) Robotics
5 4 (2.21%) N-Tier
5 4 (2.21%) Handset
5 4 (2.21%) Replication
5 4 (2.21%) Data Protection Act
6 3 (1.66%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.66%) Digital Media
6 3 (1.66%) New Media
6 3 (1.66%) User Experience
6 3 (1.66%) Life Science
6 3 (1.66%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.66%) GIS
7 2 (1.10%) NHS
7 2 (1.10%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.10%) Mathematics
7 2 (1.10%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 30 (16.57%) Linux
2 25 (13.81%) Windows
3 19 (10.50%) Apple iOS
3 19 (10.50%) Android
4 13 (7.18%) UNIX
5 8 (4.42%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (2.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (2.76%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (2.21%) webOS
8 3 (1.66%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (1.10%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (36.46%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (23.76%) Performance Testing
3 37 (20.44%) Test Scripting
4 34 (18.78%) Scrum
5 31 (17.13%) Test Automation
6 29 (16.02%) User Acceptance Testing
7 26 (14.36%) Automated Testing
8 21 (11.60%) Regression Testing
9 20 (11.05%) Automation Testing
10 19 (10.50%) Migration
11 18 (9.94%) Test Management
12 17 (9.39%) BDD
12 17 (9.39%) Software Testing
12 17 (9.39%) Project Management
13 15 (8.29%) TDD
14 14 (7.73%) E-Commerce
15 12 (6.63%) System Testing
16 11 (6.08%) Integration Testing
17 10 (5.52%) Capacity Management
17 10 (5.52%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 46 (25.41%) Java
2 27 (14.92%) SQL
3 23 (12.71%) C#
4 11 (6.08%) PowerShell
5 8 (4.42%) VBScript
6 6 (3.31%) C
7 5 (2.76%) T-SQL
8 4 (2.21%) VB
8 4 (2.21%) PHP
9 3 (1.66%) Ruby
9 3 (1.66%) JavaScript
10 2 (1.10%) XPath
11 1 (0.55%) Korn
11 1 (0.55%) VB6
11 1 (0.55%) Jython
11 1 (0.55%) C++
Qualifications
1 37 (20.44%) ISEB
2 29 (16.02%) Security Cleared
3 26 (14.36%) SC Cleared
4 23 (12.71%) ISTQB
5 6 (3.31%) Citrix Certification
5 6 (3.31%) CCEE
6 5 (2.76%) CCIA
6 5 (2.76%) MCITP
6 5 (2.76%) CCEA
6 5 (2.76%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (2.76%) MCSE
7 3 (1.66%) Degree
7 3 (1.66%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.55%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (9.39%) QA
2 3 (1.66%) ISO 14001
2 3 (1.66%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.10%) GMP
4 1 (0.55%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.55%) GxP
4 1 (0.55%) GAMP
System Software
1 11 (6.08%) Active Directory
2 8 (4.42%) XenApp
3 7 (3.87%) Hyper-V
4 6 (3.31%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (2.76%) XenDesktop
5 5 (2.76%) Terminal Server
6 3 (1.66%) vSphere
6 3 (1.66%) VMware ESX
7 2 (1.10%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.55%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 11 (6.08%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (4.42%) ITRS Geneos
3 7 (3.87%) Puppet
4 4 (2.21%) Nagios
4 4 (2.21%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (1.66%) SCCM
5 3 (1.66%) EdgeSight
6 1 (0.55%) Data Guard
6 1 (0.55%) Sysprep
6 1 (0.55%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (0.55%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 23 (12.71%) Microsoft
2 21 (11.60%) HP
3 20 (11.05%) Oracle
4 12 (6.63%) VMware
5 8 (4.42%) Citrix
5 8 (4.42%) F5
6 5 (2.76%) Wyse
6 5 (2.76%) AppSense
6 5 (2.76%) Red Hat
7 4 (2.21%) IBM
7 4 (2.21%) hybris
7 4 (2.21%) Sitecore
8 3 (1.66%) ForgeRock
8 3 (1.66%) TIBCO
8 3 (1.66%) SAP
9 2 (1.10%) NetApp
9 2 (1.10%) Cisco
9 2 (1.10%) CheckPoint
9 2 (1.10%) SOASTA, Inc
10 1 (0.55%) Terracotta
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