The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Load Testing
Rank 483 494 497
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +3
Contract jobs citing Load Testing 107 79 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.15% 0.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.26% 0.21% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 37 38
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£339 £400 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.31% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £223 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £419 £520 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 0
Average hourly rate - £32.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £32.50 -
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
40487 37295 40755
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.10% 72.93% 70.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 25009 22626 23492
Average daily rate £400 £401 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.12% +0.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1153 1056 1466
Average hourly rate £23.00 £30.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.33% -3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.51 £12.50 £13.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £45.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-19.35% -

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 1 August 2014.

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 1 August 2014. 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 +3 84 £353 -6.00% 25
London +17 48 £359 -15.58% 8
Wales - 16 £325 -
South Wales - 15 £325 -
City of London +24 12 £369 -13.23% 1
South East -7 12 £363 +9.84% 5
West Midlands - 8 - - 2
Warwickshire - 7 - -
Yorkshire -7 5 £325 +13.04% 1
Cardiff - 5 £250 -
West Yorkshire -6 4 £339 +17.82%
North West -7 4 £275 - 3
Leeds -8 4 £339 +35.50%
Hampshire -10 4 £363 +6.61% 1
Scotland -19 4 £300 -25.00%
Milton Keynes +2 3 - - 1
Buckinghamshire -1 3 - - 1
Surrey -6 3 £300 - 3
East of England -20 3 £400 - 3
Reading 0 2 £369 +145.83%
Manchester -2 2 £338 - 3
Berkshire -7 2 £369 +28.26%
South West -30 2 £303 - 3
East Midlands -4 1 £338 +35.00%
Essex -5 1 £400 +52.38% 1
Bedfordshire - 1 £400 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 £338 -
Hertfordshire - 1 £300 - 1
Merseyside - 1 - -
Nottingham - 1 £338 -

Load Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 67 (32.21%) Java
2 61 (29.33%) .NET
2 61 (29.33%) Web Services
3 59 (28.37%) C#
4 58 (27.88%) Test Scripting
5 54 (25.96%) Selenium
6 53 (25.48%) ISEB
7 49 (23.56%) Performance Testing
8 48 (23.08%) QA
9 47 (22.60%) Security Cleared
10 46 (22.12%) ISTQB
11 44 (21.15%) HP Quality Center
12 42 (20.19%) JMeter
13 41 (19.71%) Software Testing
14 39 (18.75%) SC Cleared
14 39 (18.75%) LoadRunner
14 39 (18.75%) Windows
15 36 (17.31%) Linux
15 36 (17.31%) Oracle
15 36 (17.31%) Test Automation
16 34 (16.35%) SQL Server
16 34 (16.35%) Agile Software Development
17 33 (15.87%) HTML
17 33 (15.87%) SQL
18 32 (15.38%) HP
19 31 (14.90%) Scrum
19 31 (14.90%) Open Source
20 30 (14.42%) Team Foundation Server
20 30 (14.42%) Automation Testing
20 30 (14.42%) JUnit

Load Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 23 (11.06%) SharePoint
2 17 (8.17%) WebLogic
3 16 (7.69%) IIS
4 11 (5.29%) Tomcat
5 10 (4.81%) WebSphere
6 9 (4.33%) WebSphere Application Server
6 9 (4.33%) Elasticsearch
7 8 (3.85%) Apache
7 8 (3.85%) CMS
8 6 (2.88%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (1.44%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.96%) Adobe CQ
10 2 (0.96%) Confluence
10 2 (0.96%) MS Exchange
11 1 (0.48%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2010
11 1 (0.48%) K2 blackpearl
Applications
1 4 (1.92%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.96%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 15 (7.21%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (1.44%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.48%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.40%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.96%) GitHub
3 2 (0.96%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.48%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.48%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (10.10%) Internet
2 16 (7.69%) TCP/IP
3 14 (6.73%) DNS
3 14 (6.73%) HTTP
4 12 (5.77%) HTTPS
5 5 (2.40%) LDAP
6 4 (1.92%) NetScaler
7 3 (1.44%) SAN
7 3 (1.44%) SSL
7 3 (1.44%) LAN
7 3 (1.44%) WAN
8 2 (0.96%) POP3
8 2 (0.96%) SMTP
8 2 (0.96%) VPN
8 2 (0.96%) Firewall
9 1 (0.48%) Intranet
9 1 (0.48%) DHCP
9 1 (0.48%) Network Security
9 1 (0.48%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (16.35%) SQL Server
2 20 (9.62%) Relational Database
3 19 (9.13%) MySQL
4 7 (3.37%) Oracle Reports
4 7 (3.37%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (2.40%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (1.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (1.92%) SAP BW
7 3 (1.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (1.44%) Oracle Database 11g
7 3 (1.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (1.44%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.96%) NoSQL
8 2 (0.96%) HBase
8 2 (0.96%) Hadoop
8 2 (0.96%) DB2
9 1 (0.48%) ProClarity
9 1 (0.48%) SQLPlus
9 1 (0.48%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.48%) SimpleDB
Development Applications
1 54 (25.96%) Selenium
2 42 (20.19%) JMeter
3 39 (18.75%) LoadRunner
4 30 (14.42%) Team Foundation Server
4 30 (14.42%) JUnit
5 26 (12.50%) WebDriver
6 25 (12.02%) JIRA
6 25 (12.02%) Jenkins
7 23 (11.06%) QuickTest Pro
7 23 (11.06%) Subversion
8 21 (10.10%) Maven
9 20 (9.62%) Visual Studio
9 20 (9.62%) Ant
10 19 (9.13%) Bugzilla
11 18 (8.65%) TestNG
12 17 (8.17%) TortoiseSVN
13 15 (7.21%) SoapUI
14 11 (5.29%) NUnit
15 10 (4.81%) Git (software)
16 8 (3.85%) Rational Performance Tester
General
1 28 (13.46%) Finance
2 13 (6.25%) Telecoms
3 10 (4.81%) Retail
4 7 (3.37%) Banking
5 3 (1.44%) Marketing
6 2 (0.96%) Advertising
6 2 (0.96%) Legal
6 2 (0.96%) Electronics
7 1 (0.48%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.48%) Publishing
7 1 (0.48%) Games
7 1 (0.48%) Billing
7 1 (0.48%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 57 (27.40%) Tester
2 38 (18.27%) Analyst
3 34 (16.35%) Test Analyst
4 29 (13.94%) Developer
5 19 (9.13%) Performance Tester
6 17 (8.17%) Architect
7 13 (6.25%) Test Leader
8 11 (5.29%) Performance Analyst
8 11 (5.29%) .NET Developer
8 11 (5.29%) DevOps Engineer
8 11 (5.29%) Performance Test Analyst
9 8 (3.85%) C# Developer
9 8 (3.85%) Test Manager
10 7 (3.37%) QA Tester
10 7 (3.37%) Automation Tester
10 7 (3.37%) C# .NET Developer
11 6 (2.88%) QA Analyst
12 5 (2.40%) Consultant
12 5 (2.40%) Software Developer
12 5 (2.40%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (29.33%) .NET
1 61 (29.33%) Web Services
2 33 (15.87%) HTML
3 29 (13.94%) .NET Framework
4 25 (12.02%) XML
5 21 (10.10%) JSP
6 17 (8.17%) ASP.NET
7 12 (5.77%) Spring
7 12 (5.77%) J2EE
7 12 (5.77%) SOAP
8 10 (4.81%) Hibernate
9 9 (4.33%) WinForms
9 9 (4.33%) XSLT
10 7 (3.37%) JMX
10 7 (3.37%) Struts
10 7 (3.37%) Servlets
10 7 (3.37%) JDBC
10 7 (3.37%) JMS
11 6 (2.88%) RESTful
11 6 (2.88%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 31 (14.90%) Open Source
2 29 (13.94%) Client/Server
3 14 (6.73%) Mobile App
4 10 (4.81%) Computer Science
5 8 (3.85%) iPad
5 8 (3.85%) Social Network
6 7 (3.37%) Enterprise Software
7 6 (2.88%) NHS
8 3 (1.44%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.44%) AS400
8 3 (1.44%) iSeries
9 2 (0.96%) Visualisation
10 1 (0.48%) Replication
10 1 (0.48%) Device Driver
10 1 (0.48%) Blackberry
10 1 (0.48%) DTV
10 1 (0.48%) Inversion of Control
10 1 (0.48%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 39 (18.75%) Windows
2 36 (17.31%) Linux
3 22 (10.58%) UNIX
4 20 (9.62%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
6 12 (5.77%) Windows XP
6 12 (5.77%) Windows 2000
7 4 (1.92%) Apple iOS
7 4 (1.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.96%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.96%) Android
8 2 (0.96%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.48%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (27.88%) Test Scripting
2 49 (23.56%) Performance Testing
3 41 (19.71%) Software Testing
4 36 (17.31%) Test Automation
5 34 (16.35%) Agile Software Development
6 31 (14.90%) Scrum
7 30 (14.42%) Automation Testing
8 29 (13.94%) Automated Testing
9 28 (13.46%) Test Strategy
10 26 (12.50%) TDD
11 24 (11.54%) Stress Testing
12 23 (11.06%) Security Testing
12 23 (11.06%) DevOps
13 22 (10.58%) BDD
14 21 (10.10%) Test Management
14 21 (10.10%) E-Commerce
15 20 (9.62%) OO
16 19 (9.13%) Kanban
17 17 (8.17%) Continuous Integration
17 17 (8.17%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 67 (32.21%) Java
2 59 (28.37%) C#
3 33 (15.87%) SQL
4 28 (13.46%) JavaScript
5 8 (3.85%) PowerShell
6 6 (2.88%) VBScript
6 6 (2.88%) VB
6 6 (2.88%) VB.NET
7 5 (2.40%) Ruby
8 4 (1.92%) RPG
9 3 (1.44%) PHP
9 3 (1.44%) XPath
10 2 (0.96%) Bash Shell
10 2 (0.96%) PL/SQL
10 2 (0.96%) C
10 2 (0.96%) ABAP
10 2 (0.96%) VB6
11 1 (0.48%) VBA
11 1 (0.48%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.48%) C++
Qualifications
1 53 (25.48%) ISEB
2 47 (22.60%) Security Cleared
3 46 (22.12%) ISTQB
4 39 (18.75%) SC Cleared
5 28 (13.46%) Degree
6 18 (8.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 5 (2.40%) Citrix Certification
8 4 (1.92%) CCEE
8 4 (1.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 3 (1.44%) MCSE
9 3 (1.44%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (1.44%) CCA
9 3 (1.44%) DV Cleared
9 3 (1.44%) CCAA
10 2 (0.96%) CCEA
11 1 (0.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (0.48%) MCP
11 1 (0.48%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.48%) CCNA
11 1 (0.48%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (23.08%) QA
2 1 (0.48%) SLA
2 1 (0.48%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (3.85%) Active Directory
2 5 (2.40%) vSphere
2 5 (2.40%) XenApp
3 4 (1.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.92%) XenDesktop
4 3 (1.44%) XenServer
4 3 (1.44%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 2 (0.96%) ISA Server
6 1 (0.48%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.48%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.48%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 44 (21.15%) HP Quality Center
2 14 (6.73%) Puppet
3 12 (5.77%) Opscode Chef
3 12 (5.77%) Salt
3 12 (5.77%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 11 (5.29%) Ansible
5 8 (3.85%) Vagrant
6 5 (2.40%) OpenView
7 2 (0.96%) Cobbler
7 2 (0.96%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.48%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 1 (0.48%) SCCM
8 1 (0.48%) WSUS
8 1 (0.48%) HP SiteScope
8 1 (0.48%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 36 (17.31%) Oracle
2 32 (15.38%) HP
3 25 (12.02%) Microsoft
4 8 (3.85%) hybris
5 7 (3.37%) ATG
5 7 (3.37%) JBoss
5 7 (3.37%) Citrix
5 7 (3.37%) Endeca
6 6 (2.88%) IBM
6 6 (2.88%) VMware
7 5 (2.40%) SAP
8 3 (1.44%) KANA
8 3 (1.44%) Red Hat
8 3 (1.44%) Informatica
8 3 (1.44%) SOASTA, Inc
9 2 (0.96%) Zend
9 2 (0.96%) Adobe
9 2 (0.96%) Sybase
9 2 (0.96%) FatWire
10 1 (0.48%) Kofax
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Rate: £275 - £325 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Rotherham, South Yorkshire
Gradcore Ltd
Rate: £20,000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Gosport, Hampshire
LA International
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market Rate Value
Posted: 3 days ago
Street
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £250 - £310 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
London
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Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
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