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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Load Testing
Rank 549 541 531
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -10
Contract jobs citing Load Testing 77 64 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.13% 0.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.18% 0.16% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 39 47
Average daily rate £375 £413 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +37.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £459 £498 £421
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £419 £300
% change year-on-year
-16.41% +39.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 2
Average hourly rate £60.00 - £10.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 - £10.75

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
41939 39781 37687
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.34% 77.74% 76.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 27430 25409 22756
Average daily rate £425 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1173 1055 1156
Average hourly rate £39.34 £27.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.05% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £46.50 £52.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 14 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Load Testing within the UK over the 3 months to 14 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -2 65 £375 -11.76% 31
London +18 27 £400 - 13
South East +7 17 £375 -16.66% 11
Yorkshire -8 9 £300 - 1
West Yorkshire - 9 £300 - 1
Leeds - 9 £300 - 1
Hampshire +11 7 £300 +9.09%
North West -9 7 £300 -25.00% 2
Manchester -19 7 £300 -25.00% 2
City of London +52 6 £388 -8.82% 5
Surrey -10 5 £394 -12.50% 6
Fareham - 4 - -
Guildford +8 3 £363 +3.57% 2
Oxfordshire +5 3 £363 -23.68% 3
South West -7 3 £315 -25.88%
Croydon - 3 £393 -
Swindon +2 2 - -
Wiltshire 0 2 - -
Leatherhead -25 2 £431 -4.16% 1
East Sussex - 2 - - 1
Southampton +9 1 - -
Berkshire +5 1 £450 +46.57%
Bristol +2 1 £315 -25.88%
Oxford 0 1 £375 -21.05%
Scotland -8 1 £400 -20.00% 2
East of England - 1 £413 - 2
Tyne and Wear - 1 £475 -
North East - 1 £475 -
Reading - 1 £450 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £475 -

Load Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 81 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (29.63%) Selenium
3 52 (27.51%) Java
4 45 (23.81%) SQL
5 44 (23.28%) ISEB
6 42 (22.22%) Performance Testing
7 41 (21.69%) Test Scripting
8 38 (20.11%) Web Services
9 36 (19.05%) Test Automation
9 36 (19.05%) Non-Functional Testing
10 35 (18.52%) Functional Testing
11 34 (17.99%) ISTQB
11 34 (17.99%) QA
12 32 (16.93%) .NET
13 31 (16.40%) Internet
14 29 (15.34%) DNS
15 27 (14.29%) TCP/IP
15 27 (14.29%) LoadRunner
15 27 (14.29%) Test Management
16 25 (13.23%) Cucumber
16 25 (13.23%) HP
17 24 (12.70%) SOAP
17 24 (12.70%) XML
17 24 (12.70%) Linux
17 24 (12.70%) Apache
17 24 (12.70%) Continuous Integration
17 24 (12.70%) Security Cleared
18 23 (12.17%) User Acceptance Testing
19 22 (11.64%) JMeter
19 22 (11.64%) Scrum

Load Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 24 (12.70%) Apache
2 19 (10.05%) JBoss
2 19 (10.05%) WebSphere
3 18 (9.52%) CMS
4 13 (6.88%) WebSphere Application Server
5 12 (6.35%) WebLogic
6 11 (5.82%) nginx
7 7 (3.70%) Tomcat
8 6 (3.17%) Umbraco
9 4 (2.12%) IIS
9 4 (2.12%) Jetty
9 4 (2.12%) SharePoint
10 3 (1.59%) Confluence
11 2 (1.06%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 2 (1.06%) concrete5
11 2 (1.06%) Elasticsearch
11 2 (1.06%) ExpressionEngine
11 2 (1.06%) Joomla!
11 2 (1.06%) Sitecore CMS
11 2 (1.06%) WordPress
Applications
1 4 (2.12%) MS Excel
1 4 (2.12%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (1.06%) 3ds Max
2 2 (1.06%) Acrobat
2 2 (1.06%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (1.06%) GIMP
2 2 (1.06%) Mingle
2 2 (1.06%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.53%) MS Project
3 1 (0.53%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (3.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.06%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 2 (1.06%) Magento
3 1 (0.53%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.53%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.53%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.53%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 9 (4.76%) Cloud Computing
2 8 (4.23%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (2.12%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (1.59%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (1.59%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 2 (1.06%) MailChimp
6 1 (0.53%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 31 (16.40%) Internet
2 29 (15.34%) DNS
3 27 (14.29%) TCP/IP
4 21 (11.11%) BGP
4 21 (11.11%) SSL
5 20 (10.58%) Firewall
6 19 (10.05%) IPsec
6 19 (10.05%) VPN
7 17 (8.99%) DHCP
8 16 (8.47%) LAN
8 16 (8.47%) WAN
9 15 (7.94%) ADSL
9 15 (7.94%) BIG-IP
9 15 (7.94%) Cisco ASA
9 15 (7.94%) DMVPN
9 15 (7.94%) EIGRP
9 15 (7.94%) MPLS
9 15 (7.94%) Multicast
9 15 (7.94%) OSPF
10 14 (7.41%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (10.58%) SQL Server
2 11 (5.82%) MySQL
3 8 (4.23%) Hadoop
4 6 (3.17%) MongoDB
4 6 (3.17%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (2.12%) Big Data
5 4 (2.12%) Couchbase
5 4 (2.12%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (2.12%) DB2
5 4 (2.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (1.59%) Apache Accumulo
6 3 (1.59%) GIS
6 3 (1.59%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (1.59%) VoltDB
7 2 (1.06%) Cognos Analysis Studio
7 2 (1.06%) Cognos Report Studio
7 2 (1.06%) Cognos Transformer
7 2 (1.06%) Data Mart
7 2 (1.06%) MS Access
7 2 (1.06%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 56 (29.63%) Selenium
2 27 (14.29%) LoadRunner
3 25 (13.23%) Cucumber
4 22 (11.64%) Jenkins
4 22 (11.64%) JMeter
5 19 (10.05%) HP UFT
5 19 (10.05%) JIRA
6 17 (8.99%) Git (software)
7 16 (8.47%) SpecFlow
8 14 (7.41%) JUnit
9 8 (4.23%) Appium
9 8 (4.23%) Subversion
9 8 (4.23%) WATIR
10 7 (3.70%) TeamCity
10 7 (3.70%) Visual Studio
11 6 (3.17%) Maven
11 6 (3.17%) Team Foundation Server
11 6 (3.17%) TestComplete
11 6 (3.17%) Zephyr
12 5 (2.65%) NUnit
General
1 10 (5.29%) Finance
2 8 (4.23%) Retail
3 7 (3.70%) Banking
4 6 (3.17%) Publishing
5 4 (2.12%) Marketing
6 3 (1.59%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.06%) Billing
7 2 (1.06%) Front Office
7 2 (1.06%) Games
8 1 (0.53%) Back Office
8 1 (0.53%) Electronics
8 1 (0.53%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.53%) Legal
8 1 (0.53%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.53%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 45 (23.81%) Analyst
2 44 (23.28%) Test Analyst
3 25 (13.23%) Architect
4 24 (12.70%) Consultant
5 16 (8.47%) Tester
6 15 (7.94%) Developer
7 10 (5.29%) Network Engineer
7 10 (5.29%) Software Engineer
7 10 (5.29%) Test Engineer
7 10 (5.29%) Test Leader
8 9 (4.76%) Agile Test Analyst
8 9 (4.76%) Performance Tester
8 9 (4.76%) Senior Analyst
9 8 (4.23%) Senior Test Analyst
9 8 (4.23%) Test Manager
10 7 (3.70%) DevOps Engineer
10 7 (3.70%) Performance Analyst
10 7 (3.70%) Performance Test Analyst
11 6 (3.17%) Network Design Engineer
11 6 (3.17%) Web Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (20.11%) Web Services
2 32 (16.93%) .NET
3 24 (12.70%) SOAP
3 24 (12.70%) XML
4 16 (8.47%) JMS
4 16 (8.47%) Spring
5 14 (7.41%) J2EE
5 14 (7.41%) JSP
6 13 (6.88%) HTML
7 12 (6.35%) JDBC
8 11 (5.82%) Hibernate
8 11 (5.82%) JMX
8 11 (5.82%) Servlets
8 11 (5.82%) Struts
8 11 (5.82%) XSLT
9 9 (4.76%) CSS
10 7 (3.70%) Java EE
11 6 (3.17%) ASP.NET
11 6 (3.17%) jQuery
11 6 (3.17%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 17 (8.99%) Data Centre
2 15 (7.94%) Mobile App
3 12 (6.35%) iPad
4 10 (5.29%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (4.76%) N-Tier
5 9 (4.76%) User Experience
6 6 (3.17%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (3.17%) MPEG
7 5 (2.65%) Clustering
7 5 (2.65%) Computer Science
8 3 (1.59%) Data Protection Act
8 3 (1.59%) Management Information System
9 2 (1.06%) Data Integration
9 2 (1.06%) IPTV
9 2 (1.06%) Mainframe
9 2 (1.06%) NHS
9 2 (1.06%) Video on Demand
10 1 (0.53%) CESG
10 1 (0.53%) e-Learning
10 1 (0.53%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 24 (12.70%) Linux
2 17 (8.99%) Unix
3 15 (7.94%) Windows
4 11 (5.82%) CentOS
5 10 (5.29%) Android
5 10 (5.29%) Apple iOS
6 4 (2.12%) Debian
6 4 (2.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (2.12%) Ubuntu
7 3 (1.59%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (1.06%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.53%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.53%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (22.22%) Performance Testing
3 41 (21.69%) Test Scripting
4 36 (19.05%) Non-Functional Testing
4 36 (19.05%) Test Automation
5 35 (18.52%) Functional Testing
6 27 (14.29%) Test Management
7 24 (12.70%) Continuous Integration
8 23 (12.17%) User Acceptance Testing
9 22 (11.64%) Scrum
10 21 (11.11%) E-Commerce
10 21 (11.11%) High Availability
11 19 (10.05%) BDD
11 19 (10.05%) Performance Tuning
12 17 (8.99%) System Integration Testing
13 16 (8.47%) SOA
13 16 (8.47%) Software Architecture
13 16 (8.47%) Test Strategy
14 15 (7.94%) Software Testing
15 14 (7.41%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 52 (27.51%) Java
2 45 (23.81%) SQL
3 18 (9.52%) C#
4 13 (6.88%) Python
5 11 (5.82%) JavaScript
6 10 (5.29%) Ruby
7 9 (4.76%) Bash Shell
8 5 (2.65%) PowerShell
8 5 (2.65%) T-SQL
9 4 (2.12%) C
9 4 (2.12%) PHP
9 4 (2.12%) VB
10 3 (1.59%) Perl
10 3 (1.59%) VBScript
11 2 (1.06%) ActionScript
11 2 (1.06%) Apple Swift
11 2 (1.06%) C++
11 2 (1.06%) Jython
11 2 (1.06%) Korn
11 2 (1.06%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 44 (23.28%) ISEB
2 34 (17.99%) ISTQB
3 24 (12.70%) Security Cleared
4 19 (10.05%) SC Cleared
5 18 (9.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 15 (7.94%) CCIE
6 15 (7.94%) CCNP
6 15 (7.94%) Cisco Certification
7 10 (5.29%) Degree
8 3 (1.59%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 3 (1.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (1.06%) CCEA
9 2 (1.06%) CCEE
9 2 (1.06%) CCIA
9 2 (1.06%) Citrix Certification
9 2 (1.06%) MCITP
9 2 (1.06%) MCSE
9 2 (1.06%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.53%) CISSP
10 1 (0.53%) MBCS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (17.99%) QA
2 5 (2.65%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.06%) SDET
4 1 (0.53%) MiFID
System Software
1 4 (2.12%) Active Directory
1 4 (2.12%) NFS
1 4 (2.12%) Varnish
2 3 (1.59%) Docker
2 3 (1.59%) FreeRADIUS
3 2 (1.06%) ISA Server
3 2 (1.06%) Terminal Server
3 2 (1.06%) XenApp
3 2 (1.06%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.53%) HDFS
4 1 (0.53%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.53%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 20 (10.58%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (4.23%) Puppet
3 5 (2.65%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (1.59%) Ansible
4 3 (1.59%) Cacti
4 3 (1.59%) logstash
4 3 (1.59%) Nagios
5 2 (1.06%) DameWare
5 2 (1.06%) Salt
5 2 (1.06%) ServiceCenter
6 1 (0.53%) Cobbler
6 1 (0.53%) HP SiteScope
6 1 (0.53%) yum
Vendors
1 25 (13.23%) HP
2 22 (11.64%) Oracle
3 16 (8.47%) Cisco
4 15 (7.94%) CheckPoint
4 15 (7.94%) F5
4 15 (7.94%) Juniper
5 13 (6.88%) Microsoft
6 12 (6.35%) ATG
6 12 (6.35%) Endeca
7 9 (4.76%) IBM
8 6 (3.17%) SAP
9 5 (2.65%) Red Hat
9 5 (2.65%) Sitecore
9 5 (2.65%) Telerik
10 4 (2.12%) SaltStack
11 3 (1.59%) Dell
11 3 (1.59%) VMware
11 3 (1.59%) Zend
12 2 (1.06%) Adobe
12 2 (1.06%) Citrix
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