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 30 May 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
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Load Testing
Rank 586 497 508
Rank change year-on-year
-89 +11
Contract jobs citing Load Testing 58 126 110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.23% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.13% 0.29% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 68 73
Median daily rate £450 £351 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.11% +0.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £300 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £350 £316
% change year-on-year
+28.57% +10.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £27.50 £20.90 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.57% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £13.50 -
% change year-on-year
+103.70% -

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
43957 43706 42107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.92% 79.33% 77.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 29196 27767 26626
Median daily rate £438 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1024 1244 1239
Median hourly rate £28.50 £29.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.72% +5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.83 £12.36 £12.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.83 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -

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 30 May 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 30 May 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 -45 55 £450 +16.12% 29
South East -1 23 £463 +86.86% 5
London -31 17 £401 -5.76% 11
Surrey 0 9 £450 - 2
Leatherhead - 9 £450 - 2
South West -8 8 £400 +14.28% 4
Buckinghamshire +15 7 £575 +155.55% 1
Milton Keynes +13 7 £575 +155.55% 1
Oxfordshire - 5 £330 - 1
City of London +35 4 £401 -11.00% 2
Swindon +5 4 £375 -
Wiltshire -3 4 £375 - 1
North West -15 4 £360 -10.00% 4
Glasgow +6 2 £340 - 1
Gloucestershire +2 2 £400 +19.85% 2
Bristol -5 2 £450 +28.57%
Berkshire -9 2 £488 -
Manchester -13 2 £360 -10.00% 3
Scotland -18 2 £340 -12.25% 2
Cirencester - 2 £400 -
Banbury - 2 £288 -
Oxford - 2 £415 - 1
Newport +13 1 - -
Wales +4 1 - -
Yorkshire 0 1 - - 1
East of England 0 1 - - 2
South Wales -1 1 - -
Leeds -2 1 - -
West Yorkshire -6 1 - -
Tyne and Wear - 1 £475 -

Load Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 May 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 57 (42.22%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (37.04%) Java
3 42 (31.11%) SQL
4 36 (26.67%) Oracle
4 36 (26.67%) SOAP
4 36 (26.67%) Web Services
5 34 (25.19%) QA
6 33 (24.44%) Selenium
7 30 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
7 30 (22.22%) HP
8 29 (21.48%) LoadRunner
9 27 (20.00%) XML
9 27 (20.00%) Security Cleared
9 27 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
10 24 (17.78%) Jenkins
10 24 (17.78%) Functional Testing
10 24 (17.78%) Performance Testing
10 24 (17.78%) Test Automation
11 23 (17.04%) JBoss
12 21 (15.56%) JMeter
12 21 (15.56%) Finance
12 21 (15.56%) Cucumber
13 20 (14.81%) BDD
13 20 (14.81%) Unix
13 20 (14.81%) Linux
14 19 (14.07%) Test Scripting
15 18 (13.33%) SC Cleared
16 17 (12.59%) E-Commerce
16 17 (12.59%) JUnit
16 17 (12.59%) .NET

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 23 (17.04%) JBoss
2 16 (11.85%) Apache
2 16 (11.85%) WebSphere
3 14 (10.37%) CMS
3 14 (10.37%) WebSphere Application Server
4 12 (8.89%) WebLogic
5 11 (8.15%) SharePoint
6 10 (7.41%) Tomcat
7 7 (5.19%) Apache Solr
8 6 (4.44%) Node.js
9 5 (3.70%) IIS
10 2 (1.48%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 2 (1.48%) concrete5
10 2 (1.48%) Drupal
10 2 (1.48%) ExpressionEngine
10 2 (1.48%) Joomla!
10 2 (1.48%) Sitecore CMS
10 2 (1.48%) Umbraco
10 2 (1.48%) WordPress
11 1 (0.74%) Confluence
Applications
1 4 (2.96%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.22%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.48%) 3ds Max
3 2 (1.48%) Acrobat
3 2 (1.48%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (1.48%) GIMP
3 2 (1.48%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.74%) Mingle
4 1 (0.74%) MS Project
4 1 (0.74%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (3.70%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.48%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 2 (1.48%) Magento
3 1 (0.74%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.74%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.19%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (5.19%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (3.70%) Amazon EC2
2 5 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.96%) Amazon S3
4 2 (1.48%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 12 (8.89%) HTTP
2 10 (7.41%) Internet
2 10 (7.41%) SSL
3 8 (5.93%) VPN
4 6 (4.44%) LAN
4 6 (4.44%) WAN
5 5 (3.70%) SMTP
5 5 (3.70%) TCP/IP
6 4 (2.96%) HTTPS
6 4 (2.96%) SAN
7 3 (2.22%) FTP
7 3 (2.22%) WinSCP
8 2 (1.48%) Ethernet
8 2 (1.48%) Firewall
8 2 (1.48%) PuTTY
8 2 (1.48%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (1.48%) Wireless
9 1 (0.74%) DNS
9 1 (0.74%) Network Security
9 1 (0.74%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (9.63%) SQL Server
2 11 (8.15%) MongoDB
2 11 (8.15%) VoltDB
3 10 (7.41%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (3.70%) DB2
4 5 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (2.96%) MySQL
6 3 (2.22%) MS Access
6 3 (2.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (1.48%) Apache Accumulo
7 2 (1.48%) Data Mining
7 2 (1.48%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.48%) Hadoop
7 2 (1.48%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.48%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (1.48%) SQL Server 2000
7 2 (1.48%) SQL Server 2014
7 2 (1.48%) SQL Server 2016
7 2 (1.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.74%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 33 (24.44%) Selenium
2 29 (21.48%) LoadRunner
3 24 (17.78%) Jenkins
4 21 (15.56%) Cucumber
4 21 (15.56%) JMeter
5 17 (12.59%) HP UFT
5 17 (12.59%) JUnit
6 16 (11.85%) Maven
7 13 (9.63%) Eclipse
7 13 (9.63%) JIRA
8 12 (8.89%) SoapUI
9 11 (8.15%) JBehave
10 9 (6.67%) Subversion
11 8 (5.93%) IntelliJ
11 8 (5.93%) Visual Studio
12 5 (3.70%) TestNG
13 4 (2.96%) Git (software)
13 4 (2.96%) Hudson
13 4 (2.96%) WATIR
13 4 (2.96%) WebDriver
General
1 21 (15.56%) Finance
2 6 (4.44%) Banking
3 4 (2.96%) Retail
4 2 (1.48%) Billing
4 2 (1.48%) Corporate Banking
4 2 (1.48%) Legal
5 1 (0.74%) Back Office
5 1 (0.74%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.74%) Front Office
5 1 (0.74%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.74%) Marketing
5 1 (0.74%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 39 (28.89%) Analyst
2 35 (25.93%) Test Analyst
3 25 (18.52%) Architect
4 24 (17.78%) Developer
5 14 (10.37%) Consultant
5 14 (10.37%) Java Developer
5 14 (10.37%) Tester
6 13 (9.63%) Developer in Test
7 10 (7.41%) Technical Architect
8 8 (5.93%) .NET Architect
8 8 (5.93%) .NET Technical Architect
8 8 (5.93%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
8 8 (5.93%) Performance Tester
9 7 (5.19%) Senior Analyst
10 6 (4.44%) Agile Java Developer
10 6 (4.44%) Agile Test Analyst
10 6 (4.44%) QA Analyst
10 6 (4.44%) QA Test Analyst
10 6 (4.44%) Test Engineer
10 6 (4.44%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (26.67%) SOAP
1 36 (26.67%) Web Services
2 27 (20.00%) XML
3 17 (12.59%) .NET
4 16 (11.85%) J2EE
5 13 (9.63%) JSON
6 12 (8.89%) Java EE
6 12 (8.89%) JSP
7 11 (8.15%) JMS
7 11 (8.15%) Spring
7 11 (8.15%) Struts
8 10 (7.41%) Hibernate
8 10 (7.41%) JDBC
8 10 (7.41%) JMX
8 10 (7.41%) Servlets
8 10 (7.41%) XSLT
9 9 (6.67%) ASP.NET
9 9 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC
9 9 (6.67%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 9 (6.67%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 13 (9.63%) User Experience
2 10 (7.41%) Enterprise Software
2 10 (7.41%) iPad
3 9 (6.67%) N-Tier
4 6 (4.44%) Computer Science
5 4 (2.96%) Mainframe
5 4 (2.96%) Mobile App
6 3 (2.22%) Data Centre
6 3 (2.22%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 3 (2.22%) IPTV
6 3 (2.22%) Video on Demand
7 2 (1.48%) Data Integration
7 2 (1.48%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.48%) NHS
8 1 (0.74%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (0.74%) CESG
8 1 (0.74%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (0.74%) Hedge funds
8 1 (0.74%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 20 (14.81%) Linux
1 20 (14.81%) Unix
2 13 (9.63%) Windows
3 3 (2.22%) CentOS
4 2 (1.48%) Android
4 2 (1.48%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.74%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.74%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (42.22%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 24 (17.78%) Functional Testing
3 24 (17.78%) Performance Testing
3 24 (17.78%) Test Automation
4 20 (14.81%) BDD
5 19 (14.07%) Test Scripting
6 17 (12.59%) E-Commerce
7 16 (11.85%) Project Management
8 15 (11.11%) High Availability
8 15 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
8 15 (11.11%) Regression Testing
8 15 (11.11%) SOA
9 14 (10.37%) Use Case
10 13 (9.63%) User Acceptance Testing
11 12 (8.89%) Disaster Recovery
12 11 (8.15%) Capacity Planning
12 11 (8.15%) ETL
12 11 (8.15%) Test Management
12 11 (8.15%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 50 (37.04%) Java
2 42 (31.11%) SQL
3 6 (4.44%) JavaScript
3 6 (4.44%) Ruby
4 5 (3.70%) PowerShell
5 4 (2.96%) C#
5 4 (2.96%) PHP
5 4 (2.96%) VB
6 2 (1.48%) ActionScript
6 2 (1.48%) Apple Swift
6 2 (1.48%) Bash Shell
6 2 (1.48%) C++
6 2 (1.48%) Jython
6 2 (1.48%) Korn
6 2 (1.48%) Objective-C
6 2 (1.48%) Python
6 2 (1.48%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.74%) Groovy
7 1 (0.74%) Scala
7 1 (0.74%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 27 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 18 (13.33%) SC Cleared
3 16 (11.85%) ISEB
4 13 (9.63%) ISTQB
5 4 (2.96%) CCNA
5 4 (2.96%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (2.96%) Degree
6 1 (0.74%) CESG Certified Professional
6 1 (0.74%) CISSP
6 1 (0.74%) CITP
6 1 (0.74%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.74%) IISP
6 1 (0.74%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (0.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.74%) MBCS
6 1 (0.74%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (25.19%) QA
2 2 (1.48%) SDET
System Software
1 6 (4.44%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 4 (2.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.48%) ISA Server
4 1 (0.74%) Docker
4 1 (0.74%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 30 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (2.22%) DameWare
2 3 (2.22%) Oracle Identity Management
2 3 (2.22%) ServiceCenter
2 3 (2.22%) yum
3 1 (0.74%) HP SiteScope
3 1 (0.74%) Oracle Identity Manager
3 1 (0.74%) Puppet
Vendors
1 36 (26.67%) Oracle
2 30 (22.22%) HP
3 13 (9.63%) Microsoft
4 10 (7.41%) ATG
4 10 (7.41%) Endeca
5 8 (5.93%) Citrix
6 7 (5.19%) Sitecore
7 5 (3.70%) IBM
8 4 (2.96%) VMware
9 3 (2.22%) LexisNexis
9 3 (2.22%) Telerik
9 3 (2.22%) Zend
10 2 (1.48%) Adobe
10 2 (1.48%) Salesforce.com
11 1 (0.74%) CA
11 1 (0.74%) Rally
11 1 (0.74%) Red Hat
11 1 (0.74%) SAP
11 1 (0.74%) Solace
11 1 (0.74%) WorldPay
Bournemouth, Dorset
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive Rates
Posted: 4 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: £350.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Thebes IT
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £400 - £435 per day
Posted: 27 days ago