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 25 February 2017 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Load Testing
UK
Rank 522 546 551
Rank change year-on-year
+24 +5
Contract jobs citing Load Testing 80 81 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.16% 0.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.22% 0.19% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 45 45
Median daily rate £391 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.18% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £176 £313 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £546 £456 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £419
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -10.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Median hourly rate - £60.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £60.00 -

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
37058 43034 41664
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.78% 82.76% 79.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 24637 28159 26322
Median daily rate £450 £425 £422
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +0.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £297 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.87% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 929 1182 1118
Median hourly rate £35.75 £38.50 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +45.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £56.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.79
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +43.93%

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 25 February 2017.

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 25 February 2017. 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 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 +35 67 £400 - 24
London +22 32 £400 - 14
South West +12 13 £339 -9.66% 1
Wales - 11 £350 -
South Wales - 10 £344 -
South East +12 9 £400 +6.66% 4
Cardiff - 7 £325 -
East Midlands - 7 £175 - 2
City of London +9 5 £338 -18.18% 2
Bournemouth - 4 £363 -
Northampton - 4 - -
Dorset - 4 £363 -
Northamptonshire - 4 - -
Yorkshire +21 3 £469 -
West Yorkshire +15 3 £575 -
North West +15 3 £650 +100.00% 1
Berkshire +13 3 £163 -63.88% 1
Croydon +4 3 £383 -2.54%
Leeds +4 3 £575 -
Kent - 3 £400 - 1
Surrey +3 2 - - 1
Guildford -1 2 - -
Merseyside - 2 £650 -
Docklands, London - 2 £500 -
Leicestershire - 2 - -
Liverpool - 2 £650 -
Newport - 2 £450 -
Scotland +17 1 - -
Reading +15 1 - - 1
Glasgow +4 1 - -

Load Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, 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 68 (36.56%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (36.02%) Java
3 50 (26.88%) QA
3 50 (26.88%) Jenkins
4 48 (25.81%) Selenium
5 46 (24.73%) Web Services
6 45 (24.19%) Continuous Integration
7 39 (20.97%) Python
8 36 (19.35%) Linux
9 35 (18.82%) Test Automation
10 32 (17.20%) Test Scripting
10 32 (17.20%) SQL
11 30 (16.13%) Non-Functional Testing
12 29 (15.59%) SOAP
13 27 (14.52%) C#
13 27 (14.52%) Performance Testing
13 27 (14.52%) BDD
14 26 (13.98%) Git (software)
14 26 (13.98%) JMeter
15 25 (13.44%) Amazon AWS
16 24 (12.90%) DevOps
17 23 (12.37%) Unix
17 23 (12.37%) TDD
17 23 (12.37%) User Acceptance Testing
18 22 (11.83%) SoapUI
18 22 (11.83%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
19 21 (11.29%) Regression Testing
20 20 (10.75%) XML
20 20 (10.75%) Automated Testing
20 20 (10.75%) Cucumber

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 15 (8.06%) Apache
2 14 (7.53%) JBoss
3 13 (6.99%) WebSphere
4 10 (5.38%) CMS
5 9 (4.84%) WebSphere Application Server
6 8 (4.30%) WebLogic
7 7 (3.76%) Elasticsearch
7 7 (3.76%) nginx
8 5 (2.69%) SharePoint
8 5 (2.69%) SharePoint 2013
9 4 (2.15%) Apache Spark
9 4 (2.15%) Cloud Foundry
10 2 (1.08%) Liferay
10 2 (1.08%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.54%) Confluence
11 1 (0.54%) IBM HTTP Server
11 1 (0.54%) IIS
11 1 (0.54%) Tomcat
Applications
1 13 (6.99%) MS Excel
2 6 (3.23%) MS Office
3 3 (1.61%) MS Project
3 3 (1.61%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.08%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.54%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 1 (0.54%) SAP HR
2 1 (0.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 25 (13.44%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (6.99%) Amazon EC2
2 13 (6.99%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 12 (6.45%) Amazon ELB
3 12 (6.45%) Amazon EMR
3 12 (6.45%) Amazon Kinesis
3 12 (6.45%) Amazon S3
3 12 (6.45%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
3 12 (6.45%) Route 53
4 8 (4.30%) GitHub
5 4 (2.15%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (2.15%) SaaS
6 2 (1.08%) Office 365
7 1 (0.54%) Akamai
7 1 (0.54%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.54%) Bluemix
7 1 (0.54%) CloudFront
7 1 (0.54%) IBM Cloud
7 1 (0.54%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 18 (9.68%) Internet
2 12 (6.45%) HTTP
2 12 (6.45%) Wi-Fi
3 11 (5.91%) Ethernet
3 11 (5.91%) LAN
3 11 (5.91%) Network Security
3 11 (5.91%) WAN
3 11 (5.91%) Wireless
4 9 (4.84%) SSL
5 8 (4.30%) DNS
5 8 (4.30%) TCP/IP
6 7 (3.76%) BGP
7 4 (2.15%) IPv4
7 4 (2.15%) IPv6
8 3 (1.61%) AMQP
8 3 (1.61%) Firewall
8 3 (1.61%) NAS
8 3 (1.61%) SAN
9 2 (1.08%) FTP
10 1 (0.54%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (6.99%) Big Data
2 10 (5.38%) NoSQL
2 10 (5.38%) SQL Server
3 8 (4.30%) Endeca
3 8 (4.30%) Relational Database
4 4 (2.15%) Hadoop
5 3 (1.61%) Amazon Redshift
5 3 (1.61%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (1.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (1.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.08%) Informix
6 2 (1.08%) MySQL
6 2 (1.08%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (1.08%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.54%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.54%) DB2
7 1 (0.54%) GIS
7 1 (0.54%) OLTP
7 1 (0.54%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.54%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 50 (26.88%) Jenkins
2 48 (25.81%) Selenium
3 26 (13.98%) Git (software)
3 26 (13.98%) JMeter
4 22 (11.83%) SoapUI
5 20 (10.75%) Cucumber
6 16 (8.60%) LoadRunner
7 15 (8.06%) JIRA
8 12 (6.45%) Visual Studio
8 12 (6.45%) WebDriver
9 10 (5.38%) Team Foundation Server
10 9 (4.84%) NUnit
10 9 (4.84%) TeamCity
11 7 (3.76%) JUnit
12 6 (3.23%) HP UFT
12 6 (3.23%) SpecFlow
13 4 (2.15%) Mocha
13 4 (2.15%) MSTest
13 4 (2.15%) Rational Performance Tester
13 4 (2.15%) Subversion
General
1 14 (7.53%) Finance
2 12 (6.45%) Games
3 7 (3.76%) Retail
4 5 (2.69%) Banking
5 4 (2.15%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.61%) Marketing
7 2 (1.08%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.08%) Publishing
8 1 (0.54%) Billing
8 1 (0.54%) Electronics
8 1 (0.54%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.54%) iGaming
8 1 (0.54%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.54%) Online Betting
8 1 (0.54%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 35 (18.82%) Architect
2 27 (14.52%) Analyst
3 25 (13.44%) Test Analyst
4 24 (12.90%) Tester
5 20 (10.75%) Developer
5 20 (10.75%) Test Leader
6 17 (9.14%) DevOps Engineer
7 15 (8.06%) Software Engineer
8 12 (6.45%) Automation Test Lead
8 12 (6.45%) Domain Architect
8 12 (6.45%) Principal Architect
9 11 (5.91%) Automation Tester
9 11 (5.91%) AWS Engineer
10 10 (5.38%) AWS DevOps
11 9 (4.84%) Security Architect
12 7 (3.76%) QA Engineer
13 6 (3.23%) Lead Test Analyst
13 6 (3.23%) Network Architect
13 6 (3.23%) Performance Tester
13 6 (3.23%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (24.73%) Web Services
2 29 (15.59%) SOAP
3 20 (10.75%) XML
4 16 (8.60%) .NET
5 15 (8.06%) J2EE
5 15 (8.06%) REST
6 14 (7.53%) Spring
7 10 (5.38%) HTML
7 10 (5.38%) JMS
8 9 (4.84%) Hibernate
8 9 (4.84%) RESTful
9 8 (4.30%) CSS
9 8 (4.30%) JDBC
9 8 (4.30%) JMX
9 8 (4.30%) JSP
9 8 (4.30%) RabbitMQ
9 8 (4.30%) Servlets
9 8 (4.30%) Struts
9 8 (4.30%) XSLT
10 7 (3.76%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 22 (11.83%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 11 (5.91%) iPad
3 9 (4.84%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (4.30%) CESG
4 8 (4.30%) Virtual Team
5 6 (3.23%) Clustering
5 6 (3.23%) PKI
6 5 (2.69%) Management Information System
6 5 (2.69%) Mobile App
7 4 (2.15%) User Experience
8 3 (1.61%) Data Centre
8 3 (1.61%) Freedom of Information
8 3 (1.61%) Wiki
9 2 (1.08%) Computer Science
9 2 (1.08%) Credit Risk
9 2 (1.08%) Data Structures
9 2 (1.08%) Linux Command Line
9 2 (1.08%) MPEG
9 2 (1.08%) NHS
9 2 (1.08%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 36 (19.35%) Linux
2 23 (12.37%) Unix
3 12 (6.45%) Windows
4 5 (2.69%) Android
4 5 (2.69%) Windows Server
5 4 (2.15%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.61%) Ubuntu
6 3 (1.61%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.54%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (36.56%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (24.19%) Continuous Integration
3 35 (18.82%) Test Automation
4 32 (17.20%) Test Scripting
5 30 (16.13%) Non-Functional Testing
6 27 (14.52%) BDD
6 27 (14.52%) Performance Testing
7 24 (12.90%) DevOps
8 23 (12.37%) TDD
8 23 (12.37%) User Acceptance Testing
9 21 (11.29%) Regression Testing
10 20 (10.75%) Automated Testing
11 19 (10.22%) Software Engineering
11 19 (10.22%) Unit Testing
12 18 (9.68%) Performance Tuning
13 17 (9.14%) Information Security
13 17 (9.14%) Integration Testing
14 16 (8.60%) Change Management
14 16 (8.60%) Functional Testing
14 16 (8.60%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 67 (36.02%) Java
2 39 (20.97%) Python
3 32 (17.20%) SQL
4 27 (14.52%) C#
5 12 (6.45%) JavaScript
6 11 (5.91%) C
6 11 (5.91%) Go
6 11 (5.91%) Scala
7 9 (4.84%) Shell Script
8 8 (4.30%) C++
8 8 (4.30%) Groovy
8 8 (4.30%) PL/SQL
9 7 (3.76%) PHP
10 6 (3.23%) PowerShell
11 4 (2.15%) Perl
12 2 (1.08%) Bash Shell
12 2 (1.08%) Erlang
13 1 (0.54%) Jython
13 1 (0.54%) Ruby
13 1 (0.54%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (9.14%) ISEB
1 17 (9.14%) Security Cleared
2 16 (8.60%) ISTQB
3 11 (5.91%) Degree
3 11 (5.91%) SC Cleared
4 9 (4.84%) CISSP
5 8 (4.30%) CESG Certified Professional
5 8 (4.30%) CITP
5 8 (4.30%) IISP
5 8 (4.30%) MBCS
6 7 (3.76%) DV Cleared
7 4 (2.15%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (1.08%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (1.08%) CCIE
8 2 (1.08%) CCNP
8 2 (1.08%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (1.08%) CISM
8 2 (1.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.54%) CTC Cleared
9 1 (0.54%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (26.88%) QA
2 6 (3.23%) Data Quality
3 4 (2.15%) SDET
4 1 (0.54%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 4 (2.15%) Active Directory
1 4 (2.15%) Docker
2 3 (1.61%) vSphere
3 1 (0.54%) ISA Server
3 1 (0.54%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 15 (8.06%) Opscode Chef
2 12 (6.45%) Ansible
3 10 (5.38%) HP Quality Center
4 9 (4.84%) Puppet
5 7 (3.76%) Graphite
6 4 (2.15%) Oozie
7 3 (1.61%) Oracle Identity Management
7 3 (1.61%) WMI
8 2 (1.08%) HAProxy
8 2 (1.08%) Kibana
8 2 (1.08%) logstash
8 2 (1.08%) Mesos
Vendors
1 15 (8.06%) Microsoft
1 15 (8.06%) Oracle
2 11 (5.91%) HP
3 8 (4.30%) ATG
4 6 (3.23%) Splunk
5 5 (2.69%) SaltStack
6 4 (2.15%) Guidewire
7 3 (1.61%) Apple
7 3 (1.61%) Siebel
7 3 (1.61%) VMware
8 2 (1.08%) Google
8 2 (1.08%) IBM
8 2 (1.08%) SAP
8 2 (1.08%) Sitecore
9 1 (0.54%) CODA
9 1 (0.54%) Mercator
9 1 (0.54%) PeopleSoft
9 1 (0.54%) RedGate
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