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 27 May 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Load Testing
Rank 487 479 484
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +5
Contract jobs citing Load Testing 126 110 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.23% 0.21% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.30% 0.28% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 73 30
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£353 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.71% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £263 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £316 £450
% change year-on-year
+10.67% -29.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £20.90 - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 - £32.50

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
42560 39708 34604
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.14% 75.30% 74.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 26984 25126 20661
Average daily rate £413 £400 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1224 1175 1047
Average hourly rate £29.00 £28.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.75 £13.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 27 May 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Load Testing within the UK over the 3 months to 27 May 2015.

Load Testing Hourly Rate Histogram 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 27 May 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 -15 107 £400 +6.66% 27
London +3 53 £425 +6.25% 7
City of London -7 14 £450 +16.12% 3
South East -16 13 £248 -36.12% 6
South Wales +4 11 £325 -3.70% 1
Wales -5 11 £325 -3.70% 1
South West +15 10 £350 +16.66% 3
East of England +8 9 £413 +28.90% 4
Newport -8 9 £325 -3.70%
Cambridgeshire - 7 £450 - 2
East Midlands - 7 £400 -
Hampshire +7 6 £288 -17.85% 1
Yorkshire -16 6 £350 +12.00% 2
Bristol +5 5 £350 +16.66% 1
West Yorkshire -11 5 £350 +12.00%
Midlands - 5 - -
Manchester -1 4 £400 - 3
North West -23 4 £400 - 5
Scotland - 4 £388 - 2
Northamptonshire - 4 £400 -
Bradford - 4 - -
Northampton - 4 £400 -
Milton Keynes +4 3 £225 -
Buckinghamshire -1 3 £225 -
Gloucestershire -11 3 £334 +21.36% 1
Lincolnshire - 3 £353 -
Glasgow - 3 - - 2
Hertfordshire -1 2 £360 +12.50% 1
Peterborough - 2 £450 - 2
Cheltenham - 2 £343 - 1

Load Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 89 (44.72%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (31.16%) Selenium
3 50 (25.13%) Java
4 48 (24.12%) JMeter
5 46 (23.12%) .NET
6 45 (22.61%) Performance Testing
7 42 (21.11%) Test Automation
7 42 (21.11%) JIRA
8 39 (19.60%) SQL Server
8 39 (19.60%) Scrum
8 39 (19.60%) Test Scripting
9 37 (18.59%) Finance
10 36 (18.09%) LoadRunner
11 34 (17.09%) ISEB
12 33 (16.58%) C#
12 33 (16.58%) Automated Testing
13 32 (16.08%) SQL
14 30 (15.08%) User Acceptance Testing
14 30 (15.08%) Cucumber
15 29 (14.57%) Microsoft
16 27 (13.57%) BDD
16 27 (13.57%) WebDriver
17 26 (13.07%) Linux
17 26 (13.07%) TDD
18 24 (12.06%) Regression Testing
18 24 (12.06%) Windows
18 24 (12.06%) Security Cleared
18 24 (12.06%) SDLC
19 23 (11.56%) Automation Testing
19 23 (11.56%) QA

Load Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 22 (11.06%) Apache
2 14 (7.04%) IIS
3 11 (5.53%) SharePoint
4 10 (5.03%) WebSphere
5 8 (4.02%) WebSphere Application Server
6 6 (3.02%) Tomcat
6 6 (3.02%) CMS
7 4 (2.01%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (2.01%) Apache Solr
8 3 (1.51%) Sitecore CMS
8 3 (1.51%) JBoss
9 2 (1.01%) Drupal
9 2 (1.01%) Umbraco
9 2 (1.01%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (1.01%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 1 (0.50%) Apache Pig
10 1 (0.50%) WordPress
10 1 (0.50%) Oracle Coherence
10 1 (0.50%) nginx
10 1 (0.50%) Node.js
Applications
1 5 (2.51%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (4.02%) RMDS
2 4 (2.01%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.01%) Markit EDM
3 2 (1.01%) Summit
4 1 (0.50%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.51%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.50%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 14 (7.04%) HTTP
2 11 (5.53%) TCP/IP
3 10 (5.03%) DNS
4 8 (4.02%) BIG-IP
5 6 (3.02%) NetScaler
5 6 (3.02%) DHCP
5 6 (3.02%) FTP
6 5 (2.51%) Internet
6 5 (2.51%) Firewall
7 4 (2.01%) SMTP
7 4 (2.01%) HTTPS
8 2 (1.01%) SSL
8 2 (1.01%) SAN
8 2 (1.01%) Network Security
8 2 (1.01%) AMQP
9 1 (0.50%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (19.60%) SQL Server
2 11 (5.53%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (4.52%) MySQL
4 8 (4.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 6 (3.02%) Hadoop
5 6 (3.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (2.51%) Data Mining
6 5 (2.51%) MongoDB
7 4 (2.01%) Relational Database
7 4 (2.01%) OLAP
7 4 (2.01%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (2.01%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 4 (2.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (1.01%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (1.01%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.50%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.50%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.50%) Apache Hive
9 1 (0.50%) DB2
9 1 (0.50%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 62 (31.16%) Selenium
2 48 (24.12%) JMeter
3 42 (21.11%) JIRA
4 36 (18.09%) LoadRunner
5 30 (15.08%) Cucumber
6 27 (13.57%) WebDriver
7 19 (9.55%) Team Foundation Server
7 19 (9.55%) Jenkins
8 14 (7.04%) Git (software)
9 11 (5.53%) Visual Studio
9 11 (5.53%) Appium
10 9 (4.52%) SpecFlow
11 8 (4.02%) Introscope
11 8 (4.02%) JUnit
11 8 (4.02%) IntelliJ
11 8 (4.02%) Bugzilla
11 8 (4.02%) Xcode
11 8 (4.02%) Calabash
12 7 (3.52%) Subversion
12 7 (3.52%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 37 (18.59%) Finance
2 10 (5.03%) Retail
3 9 (4.52%) Telecoms
4 5 (2.51%) Games
5 4 (2.01%) Banking
6 3 (1.51%) Publishing
6 3 (1.51%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.01%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.50%) Back Office
8 1 (0.50%) Advertising
8 1 (0.50%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 56 (28.14%) Tester
2 41 (20.60%) Analyst
3 32 (16.08%) Test Analyst
4 19 (9.55%) Performance Tester
5 18 (9.05%) Developer
6 11 (5.53%) Test Manager
6 11 (5.53%) .NET Developer
6 11 (5.53%) Test Leader
7 9 (4.52%) Automation Tester
8 8 (4.02%) DevOps Engineer
8 8 (4.02%) Applications Support Engineer
8 8 (4.02%) Support Engineer
8 8 (4.02%) Applications Support
9 7 (3.52%) Test Engineer
10 6 (3.02%) C# Developer
10 6 (3.02%) Data Analyst
10 6 (3.02%) Performance Analyst
11 5 (2.51%) Performance Test Analyst
11 5 (2.51%) Consultant
11 5 (2.51%) Mobile Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (23.12%) .NET
2 19 (9.55%) Web Services
3 18 (9.05%) .NET Framework
4 12 (6.03%) RESTful
5 11 (5.53%) ASP.NET
5 11 (5.53%) Middleware
6 8 (4.02%) ASP.NET MVC
6 8 (4.02%) Java EE
6 8 (4.02%) HTML
7 7 (3.52%) XML
8 5 (2.51%) CSS
8 5 (2.51%) HTML5
9 4 (2.01%) Entity Framework
9 4 (2.01%) CSS3
9 4 (2.01%) ASP.NET MVC 3
9 4 (2.01%) ASP.NET MVC 4
9 4 (2.01%) WinForms
9 4 (2.01%) Application Packaging
9 4 (2.01%) WCF
9 4 (2.01%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 18 (9.05%) Client/Server
2 10 (5.03%) Mobile App
3 7 (3.52%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (2.51%) User Experience
4 5 (2.51%) N-Tier
4 5 (2.51%) Robotics
5 4 (2.01%) Data Protection Act
5 4 (2.01%) Replication
5 4 (2.01%) New Media
6 3 (1.51%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.51%) Digital Media
6 3 (1.51%) Data Centre
6 3 (1.51%) GIS
6 3 (1.51%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.51%) Handset
6 3 (1.51%) Mathematics
6 3 (1.51%) Life Science
7 2 (1.01%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.01%) NHS
7 2 (1.01%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 26 (13.07%) Linux
2 24 (12.06%) Windows
3 16 (8.04%) Android
3 16 (8.04%) Apple iOS
4 11 (5.53%) UNIX
5 7 (3.52%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (2.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (2.51%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (1.51%) webOS
8 2 (1.01%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.50%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (44.72%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (22.61%) Performance Testing
3 42 (21.11%) Test Automation
4 39 (19.60%) Test Scripting
4 39 (19.60%) Scrum
5 33 (16.58%) Automated Testing
6 30 (15.08%) User Acceptance Testing
7 27 (13.57%) BDD
8 26 (13.07%) TDD
9 24 (12.06%) Regression Testing
9 24 (12.06%) SDLC
10 23 (11.56%) Automation Testing
11 21 (10.55%) Software Testing
12 18 (9.05%) Test Management
12 18 (9.05%) E-Commerce
12 18 (9.05%) Open Source
13 17 (8.54%) Test Strategy
13 17 (8.54%) Migration
14 16 (8.04%) Project Management
15 15 (7.54%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 50 (25.13%) Java
2 33 (16.58%) C#
3 32 (16.08%) SQL
4 10 (5.03%) PowerShell
5 6 (3.02%) VBScript
6 5 (2.51%) VB
6 5 (2.51%) T-SQL
6 5 (2.51%) JavaScript
7 4 (2.01%) C
8 3 (1.51%) PHP
8 3 (1.51%) VB.NET
9 2 (1.01%) Python
10 1 (0.50%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.50%) Jython
10 1 (0.50%) VB6
10 1 (0.50%) Ruby
10 1 (0.50%) Korn
10 1 (0.50%) C++
Qualifications
1 34 (17.09%) ISEB
2 24 (12.06%) Security Cleared
3 22 (11.06%) SC Cleared
4 19 (9.55%) ISTQB
5 8 (4.02%) Degree
6 5 (2.51%) Citrix Certification
6 5 (2.51%) CCEE
7 4 (2.01%) CCIA
7 4 (2.01%) CCEA
7 4 (2.01%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (2.01%) MCSE
7 4 (2.01%) MCITP
8 3 (1.51%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (1.01%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (0.50%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (11.56%) QA
2 2 (1.01%) GMP
2 2 (1.01%) ISO 9001
2 2 (1.01%) ISO 14001
3 1 (0.50%) GAMP
3 1 (0.50%) GxP
3 1 (0.50%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 10 (5.03%) Active Directory
2 7 (3.52%) Hyper-V
2 7 (3.52%) XenApp
3 6 (3.02%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (2.51%) XenDesktop
5 4 (2.01%) Terminal Server
6 2 (1.01%) VMware ESX
6 2 (1.01%) vSphere
7 1 (0.50%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (0.50%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (0.50%) XenServer
7 1 (0.50%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.50%) MetaFrame
7 1 (0.50%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 13 (6.53%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (5.03%) Puppet
3 8 (4.02%) ITRS Geneos
4 7 (3.52%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (2.01%) Nagios
6 3 (1.51%) Ansible
6 3 (1.51%) EdgeSight
7 2 (1.01%) SCCM
8 1 (0.50%) Data Guard
8 1 (0.50%) Oracle RMAN
8 1 (0.50%) WebInspect
8 1 (0.50%) AppDNA
8 1 (0.50%) Sysprep
8 1 (0.50%) Salt
8 1 (0.50%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 29 (14.57%) Microsoft
2 19 (9.55%) HP
2 19 (9.55%) Oracle
3 11 (5.53%) VMware
4 8 (4.02%) F5
5 7 (3.52%) Citrix
6 5 (2.51%) Red Hat
7 4 (2.01%) AppSense
7 4 (2.01%) TIBCO
7 4 (2.01%) Wyse
7 4 (2.01%) IBM
7 4 (2.01%) hybris
8 3 (1.51%) Sitecore
8 3 (1.51%) ForgeRock
8 3 (1.51%) SAP
9 2 (1.01%) Cisco
9 2 (1.01%) Adobe
9 2 (1.01%) Google
9 2 (1.01%) Rackspace
10 1 (0.50%) SOASTA, Inc
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Posted: 15 hours ago
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