The table below looks at the statistics for Load Testing skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Load Testing over the 3 months to 28 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Load Testing
Rank 589 559 532
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -27
Contract jobs citing Load Testing 50 98 110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.094% 0.17% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.11% 0.21% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 63 75
Median daily rate £425 £375 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +10.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £660 £500 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+36.36% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £45.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £45.00 -

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
44128 46836 44243
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.77% 80.32% 78.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 29130 30462 27410
Median daily rate £438 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £596 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1092 1273 1191
Median hourly rate £28.50 £31.44 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.35% +31.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £52.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £33.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +26.92%

Load Testing
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Load Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 28 August 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Load Testing within the UK over the 3 months to 28 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -44 49 £425 +13.33% 26
London -36 19 £411 +7.86% 12
South East +5 10 £450 +40.62% 2
Yorkshire +9 6 £488 +68.10% 3
City of London +25 4 £388 -3.12% 1
Hampshire +9 4 £363 +20.83%
Surrey +7 4 £450 +18.03% 2
South Yorkshire - 4 £588 - 1
Sheffield - 4 £588 -
East of England +16 3 £335 +21.81% 3
North West +6 3 £700 +75.00% 4
South West +6 3 £305 +1.66% 1
Winchester - 3 £363 -
Cambridgeshire +25 2 £335 -33.00%
Warrington +17 2 £700 -
Leatherhead +13 2 £450 +16.12% 2
Guildford +10 2 - -
Cheshire +9 2 £700 +47.36%
Leeds +3 2 £350 +20.68% 1
West Yorkshire +3 2 £350 +20.68% 1
Dorset +1 2 - -
Bournemouth -4 2 - -
West Midlands -27 2 - -
Shropshire - 2 - -
East Midlands - 2 - - 1
Berkshire - 2 - -
Leicestershire - 2 - -
Reading - 2 - -
Leicester - 2 - -
Telford - 2 - -

Load Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Load Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Load Testing.

1 51 (46.79%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (34.86%) Java
3 29 (26.61%) LoadRunner
4 26 (23.85%) SQL
5 25 (22.94%) HP
5 25 (22.94%) Selenium
6 24 (22.02%) JMeter
6 24 (22.02%) SOAP
6 24 (22.02%) Unix
7 23 (21.10%) Oracle
8 22 (20.18%) Web Services
9 20 (18.35%) Finance
9 20 (18.35%) Performance Testing
9 20 (18.35%) Test Automation
9 20 (18.35%) HP Quality Center
10 19 (17.43%) Non-Functional Testing
11 18 (16.51%) QA
11 18 (16.51%) Microsoft
11 18 (16.51%) XML
12 17 (15.60%) .NET
12 17 (15.60%) Windows
12 17 (15.60%) Linux
12 17 (15.60%) Security Cleared
13 16 (14.68%) Jenkins
13 16 (14.68%) BDD
14 15 (13.76%) Regression Testing
14 15 (13.76%) Disaster Recovery
15 14 (12.84%) Maven
15 14 (12.84%) Test Scripting
15 14 (12.84%) Use Case

Load Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 10 (9.17%) JBoss
1 10 (9.17%) SharePoint
2 5 (4.59%) Apache
3 4 (3.67%) Tomcat
4 3 (2.75%) WebSphere
5 2 (1.83%) Apache Solr
5 2 (1.83%) Apache Spark
5 2 (1.83%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (1.83%) WebLogic
5 2 (1.83%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.92%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.92%) CMS
6 1 (0.92%) Confluence
6 1 (0.92%) DNN
6 1 (0.92%) IIS
6 1 (0.92%) Oracle Service Bus
6 1 (0.92%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 5 (4.59%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.92%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.92%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.92%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 9 (8.26%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (4.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.75%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (2.75%) Amazon S3
3 3 (2.75%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.92%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (9.17%) HTTP
2 7 (6.42%) LAN
2 7 (6.42%) SSL
2 7 (6.42%) WAN
3 6 (5.50%) VPN
4 4 (3.67%) Ethernet
4 4 (3.67%) Internet
4 4 (3.67%) Wi-Fi
4 4 (3.67%) Wireless
5 3 (2.75%) HTTPS
5 3 (2.75%) Network Security
5 3 (2.75%) SAN
6 2 (1.83%) Firewall
6 2 (1.83%) FTP
6 2 (1.83%) TCP/IP
6 2 (1.83%) WinSCP
7 1 (0.92%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (11.01%) SQL Server
2 10 (9.17%) VoltDB
3 7 (6.42%) MongoDB
4 4 (3.67%) NoSQL
4 4 (3.67%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (2.75%) Big Data
5 3 (2.75%) Couchbase
5 3 (2.75%) Informix
5 3 (2.75%) MySQL
6 2 (1.83%) DB2
6 2 (1.83%) Hadoop
6 2 (1.83%) MS Access
6 2 (1.83%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.83%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (1.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.92%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.92%) OLTP
7 1 (0.92%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.92%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.92%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 29 (26.61%) LoadRunner
2 25 (22.94%) Selenium
3 24 (22.02%) JMeter
4 16 (14.68%) Jenkins
5 14 (12.84%) Maven
6 13 (11.93%) Cucumber
6 13 (11.93%) SoapUI
7 10 (9.17%) Eclipse
7 10 (9.17%) HP UFT
7 10 (9.17%) JBehave
7 10 (9.17%) JUnit
8 9 (8.26%) Subversion
9 7 (6.42%) JIRA
9 7 (6.42%) Visual Studio
10 4 (3.67%) IntelliJ
10 4 (3.67%) TestNG
11 3 (2.75%) Hudson
12 2 (1.83%) QARun
12 2 (1.83%) SpecFlow
12 2 (1.83%) WebDriver
General
1 20 (18.35%) Finance
2 8 (7.34%) Marketing
3 5 (4.59%) Banking
3 5 (4.59%) Financial Institution
4 3 (2.75%) Legal
5 2 (1.83%) Corporate Banking
5 2 (1.83%) Games
5 2 (1.83%) Retail
5 2 (1.83%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.92%) Back Office
6 1 (0.92%) Billing
6 1 (0.92%) Dutch Language
6 1 (0.92%) French Language
6 1 (0.92%) Front Office
6 1 (0.92%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.92%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.92%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 30 (27.52%) Analyst
2 28 (25.69%) Developer
2 28 (25.69%) Test Analyst
3 17 (15.60%) Architect
4 15 (13.76%) Java Developer
5 13 (11.93%) Tester
6 10 (9.17%) Developer in Test
6 10 (9.17%) Performance Tester
7 8 (7.34%) Designer
7 8 (7.34%) Oracle Developer
8 7 (6.42%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
8 7 (6.42%) Performance Analyst
8 7 (6.42%) Performance Test Analyst
8 7 (6.42%) Technical Architect
9 6 (5.50%) .NET Architect
9 6 (5.50%) .NET Technical Architect
9 6 (5.50%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
10 5 (4.59%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
10 5 (4.59%) QA Test Analyst
10 5 (4.59%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (22.02%) SOAP
2 22 (20.18%) Web Services
3 18 (16.51%) XML
4 17 (15.60%) .NET
5 12 (11.01%) JSON
6 11 (10.09%) Java EE
7 9 (8.26%) ASP.NET
7 9 (8.26%) J2EE
8 8 (7.34%) ASP.NET MVC
8 8 (7.34%) Oracle Fusion
9 7 (6.42%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 7 (6.42%) REST
10 6 (5.50%) Node.js
11 5 (4.59%) AngularJS
12 4 (3.67%) HTML
12 4 (3.67%) Spring Boot
13 3 (2.75%) .NET Framework
13 3 (2.75%) Dropwizard
13 3 (2.75%) RabbitMQ
14 2 (1.83%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.26%) User Experience
2 8 (7.34%) Data Centre
3 7 (6.42%) Computer Science
3 7 (6.42%) Enterprise Software
3 7 (6.42%) N-Tier
4 5 (4.59%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (4.59%) Hedge funds
5 4 (3.67%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 4 (3.67%) Mainframe
5 4 (3.67%) Public Cloud
6 3 (2.75%) Clustering
6 3 (2.75%) RIA
7 1 (0.92%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.92%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.92%) iPad
7 1 (0.92%) IPTV
7 1 (0.92%) Replication
7 1 (0.92%) Statistics
7 1 (0.92%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 24 (22.02%) Unix
2 17 (15.60%) Linux
2 17 (15.60%) Windows
3 1 (0.92%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (46.79%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (18.35%) Performance Testing
2 20 (18.35%) Test Automation
3 19 (17.43%) Non-Functional Testing
4 16 (14.68%) BDD
5 15 (13.76%) Disaster Recovery
5 15 (13.76%) Regression Testing
6 14 (12.84%) Test Scripting
6 14 (12.84%) Use Case
7 13 (11.93%) Functional Testing
8 12 (11.01%) Migration
8 12 (11.01%) SOA
9 11 (10.09%) Performance Tuning
10 10 (9.17%) TDD
11 9 (8.26%) Automation Testing
11 9 (8.26%) MVC
11 9 (8.26%) Test Strategy
12 8 (7.34%) High Availability
12 8 (7.34%) Identity Access Management
12 8 (7.34%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 38 (34.86%) Java
2 26 (23.85%) SQL
3 12 (11.01%) JavaScript
4 11 (10.09%) C#
5 7 (6.42%) Ruby
6 4 (3.67%) C
6 4 (3.67%) T-SQL
7 3 (2.75%) Python
8 2 (1.83%) Scala
8 2 (1.83%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.92%) Groovy
9 1 (0.92%) Perl
9 1 (0.92%) PHP
9 1 (0.92%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.92%) VB
9 1 (0.92%) XPath
Qualifications
1 17 (15.60%) Security Cleared
2 11 (10.09%) ISEB
3 10 (9.17%) ISTQB
4 8 (7.34%) SC Cleared
5 7 (6.42%) Degree
6 3 (2.75%) CCNA
6 3 (2.75%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (1.83%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.92%) HP ASE
8 1 (0.92%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (16.51%) QA
2 1 (0.92%) SDET
System Software
1 3 (2.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.83%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (0.92%) Docker
3 1 (0.92%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 20 (18.35%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (7.34%) Oracle Identity Management
3 3 (2.75%) yum
4 2 (1.83%) DameWare
4 2 (1.83%) Oozie
4 2 (1.83%) ServiceCenter
5 1 (0.92%) Control-M
5 1 (0.92%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (0.92%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 25 (22.94%) HP
2 23 (21.10%) Oracle
3 18 (16.51%) Microsoft
4 6 (5.50%) Citrix
5 4 (3.67%) Google
5 4 (3.67%) VMware
6 3 (2.75%) Cisco
6 3 (2.75%) F5
7 2 (1.83%) IBM
7 2 (1.83%) LexisNexis
7 2 (1.83%) Red Hat
7 2 (1.83%) SAP
8 1 (0.92%) CA
8 1 (0.92%) Guidewire
8 1 (0.92%) Rally
8 1 (0.92%) Siebel
8 1 (0.92%) Sitecore
8 1 (0.92%) SOASTA, Inc
8 1 (0.92%) Twitter
8 1 (0.92%) WorldPay