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 27 July 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
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Load Testing
Rank 603 579 503
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -76
Contract jobs citing Load Testing 57 95 113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.17% 0.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.13% 0.21% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 52 73
Median daily rate £450 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.12% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £275 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £500 £415
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+28.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Median hourly rate £27.50 £28.30 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.82% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £29.25 -
% change year-on-year
-5.98% -

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
44685 45554 42380
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.75% 79.85% 78.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 29541 29536 26295
Median daily rate £435 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.45% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1045 1193 1184
Median hourly rate £28.50 £28.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.78% +12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.80 £52.17 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £26.98
% change year-on-year
- +11.21%

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 27 July 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 27 July 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 -48 56 £450 +18.03% 22
London -22 23 £418 -4.57% 9
South East +1 14 £450 +40.62% 7
Leatherhead +19 7 £450 +16.12% 3
Surrey +5 7 £450 +16.12% 4
City of London +35 5 £388 -22.50% 4
Yorkshire - 5 £488 - 1
South West 0 4 £378 +7.85%
Hampshire -3 4 £363 +23.93%
North West -5 4 £530 +11.57% 3
East of England +13 3 £335 -17.28% 1
South Yorkshire - 3 £575 - 1
Winchester - 3 £363 -
Sheffield - 3 £575 - 1
East Midlands -1 2 - -
Manchester -6 2 £360 - 2
Leicester - 2 - -
Leeds - 2 £300 -
Bournemouth - 2 - -
Banbury - 2 £288 -
West Yorkshire - 2 £300 -
Dorset - 2 - -
Oxfordshire - 2 £288 -
Leicestershire - 2 - -
Hertfordshire +15 1 - -
Buckinghamshire +13 1 £600 +81.81% 2
Cambridgeshire +10 1 £335 -25.55% 1
Glasgow +8 1 - -
Southampton +6 1 - -
Cheshire +3 1 £700 +47.36%

Load Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 58 (47.15%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (32.52%) Java
3 31 (25.20%) LoadRunner
3 31 (25.20%) SQL
4 28 (22.76%) Selenium
5 27 (21.95%) SOAP
6 26 (21.14%) Oracle
6 26 (21.14%) Non-Functional Testing
7 24 (19.51%) Web Services
7 24 (19.51%) HP
7 24 (19.51%) JMeter
8 23 (18.70%) Performance Testing
9 22 (17.89%) QA
9 22 (17.89%) Security Cleared
9 22 (17.89%) Finance
9 22 (17.89%) Unix
9 22 (17.89%) HP Quality Center
10 21 (17.07%) Jenkins
11 19 (15.45%) .NET
12 18 (14.63%) Windows
12 18 (14.63%) Microsoft
12 18 (14.63%) Test Automation
13 17 (13.82%) Disaster Recovery
13 17 (13.82%) XML
13 17 (13.82%) Migration
14 16 (13.01%) Use Case
14 16 (13.01%) Regression Testing
14 16 (13.01%) BDD
15 15 (12.20%) Functional Testing
15 15 (12.20%) Linux

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 12 (9.76%) SharePoint
2 11 (8.94%) JBoss
3 9 (7.32%) Tomcat
4 7 (5.69%) Apache
5 6 (4.88%) Apache Solr
6 4 (3.25%) WebSphere
7 3 (2.44%) IIS
7 3 (2.44%) WebSphere Application Server
8 2 (1.63%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.81%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.81%) CMS
9 1 (0.81%) Confluence
9 1 (0.81%) DNN
9 1 (0.81%) Oracle Service Bus
9 1 (0.81%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 6 (4.88%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.81%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (3.25%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.63%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.81%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.81%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
Cloud Services
1 11 (8.94%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (4.07%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (3.25%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (3.25%) Amazon S3
3 4 (3.25%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.81%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (10.57%) HTTP
2 10 (8.13%) SSL
3 8 (6.50%) VPN
4 7 (5.69%) LAN
4 7 (5.69%) WAN
5 4 (3.25%) HTTPS
5 4 (3.25%) SAN
5 4 (3.25%) SMTP
6 3 (2.44%) Ethernet
6 3 (2.44%) TCP/IP
6 3 (2.44%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (2.44%) Wireless
7 2 (1.63%) Firewall
7 2 (1.63%) FTP
7 2 (1.63%) Internet
7 2 (1.63%) Network Security
7 2 (1.63%) WinSCP
8 1 (0.81%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (12.20%) SQL Server
2 11 (8.94%) MongoDB
3 10 (8.13%) PostgreSQL
3 10 (8.13%) VoltDB
4 4 (3.25%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (2.44%) DB2
5 3 (2.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.63%) Couchbase
6 2 (1.63%) Data Mining
6 2 (1.63%) Informix
6 2 (1.63%) MS Access
6 2 (1.63%) MySQL
6 2 (1.63%) NoSQL
6 2 (1.63%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.63%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (1.63%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (1.63%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (1.63%) SQL Server 2016
6 2 (1.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.81%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 31 (25.20%) LoadRunner
2 28 (22.76%) Selenium
3 24 (19.51%) JMeter
4 21 (17.07%) Jenkins
5 15 (12.20%) Maven
6 14 (11.38%) Cucumber
7 12 (9.76%) SoapUI
8 11 (8.94%) HP UFT
8 11 (8.94%) JUnit
9 10 (8.13%) Eclipse
9 10 (8.13%) JBehave
9 10 (8.13%) Subversion
9 10 (8.13%) Visual Studio
10 8 (6.50%) JIRA
11 7 (5.69%) IntelliJ
12 4 (3.25%) Hudson
12 4 (3.25%) TestNG
13 2 (1.63%) Toad
13 2 (1.63%) WebDriver
13 2 (1.63%) WinRunner
General
1 22 (17.89%) Finance
2 7 (5.69%) Marketing
3 5 (4.07%) Banking
3 5 (4.07%) Financial Institution
4 3 (2.44%) Legal
4 3 (2.44%) Retail
5 2 (1.63%) Corporate Banking
5 2 (1.63%) Games
6 1 (0.81%) Back Office
6 1 (0.81%) Billing
6 1 (0.81%) Dutch Language
6 1 (0.81%) French Language
6 1 (0.81%) Front Office
6 1 (0.81%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.81%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 38 (30.89%) Analyst
2 35 (28.46%) Test Analyst
3 28 (22.76%) Developer
4 17 (13.82%) Architect
5 15 (12.20%) Java Developer
6 12 (9.76%) Tester
7 11 (8.94%) Developer in Test
8 9 (7.32%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
8 9 (7.32%) Performance Tester
8 9 (7.32%) Technical Architect
9 8 (6.50%) .NET Architect
9 8 (6.50%) .NET Technical Architect
9 8 (6.50%) Designer
9 8 (6.50%) Oracle Developer
9 8 (6.50%) Senior Analyst
10 7 (5.69%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
10 7 (5.69%) Performance Analyst
10 7 (5.69%) Performance Test Analyst
11 6 (4.88%) QA Analyst
11 6 (4.88%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (21.95%) SOAP
2 24 (19.51%) Web Services
3 19 (15.45%) .NET
4 17 (13.82%) XML
5 11 (8.94%) ASP.NET
5 11 (8.94%) Java EE
5 11 (8.94%) JSON
6 10 (8.13%) ASP.NET MVC
6 10 (8.13%) J2EE
6 10 (8.13%) Node.js
7 9 (7.32%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 9 (7.32%) Spring Boot
8 8 (6.50%) Oracle Fusion
9 7 (5.69%) REST
10 4 (3.25%) AngularJS
10 4 (3.25%) PostGIS
11 3 (2.44%) .NET Framework
11 3 (2.44%) HTML
11 3 (2.44%) WebSphere MQ
12 2 (1.63%) IBM Integration Bus
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.13%) Computer Science
2 9 (7.32%) Enterprise Software
2 9 (7.32%) N-Tier
2 9 (7.32%) User Experience
3 8 (6.50%) Data Centre
4 5 (4.07%) Hedge funds
5 4 (3.25%) Mainframe
5 4 (3.25%) Public Cloud
6 3 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (2.44%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 2 (1.63%) Clustering
7 2 (1.63%) IPTV
7 2 (1.63%) NHS
7 2 (1.63%) RIA
7 2 (1.63%) Video on Demand
8 1 (0.81%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (0.81%) iPad
8 1 (0.81%) Replication
8 1 (0.81%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 22 (17.89%) Unix
2 18 (14.63%) Windows
3 15 (12.20%) Linux
4 1 (0.81%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (47.15%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (21.14%) Non-Functional Testing
3 23 (18.70%) Performance Testing
4 18 (14.63%) Test Automation
5 17 (13.82%) Disaster Recovery
5 17 (13.82%) Migration
6 16 (13.01%) BDD
6 16 (13.01%) Regression Testing
6 16 (13.01%) Use Case
7 15 (12.20%) Functional Testing
7 15 (12.20%) SOA
7 15 (12.20%) Test Scripting
8 12 (9.76%) Project Management
9 11 (8.94%) MVC
9 11 (8.94%) Performance Tuning
9 11 (8.94%) TDD
10 10 (8.13%) Automation Testing
10 10 (8.13%) ETL
10 10 (8.13%) Process Improvement
10 10 (8.13%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 40 (32.52%) Java
2 31 (25.20%) SQL
3 12 (9.76%) JavaScript
4 10 (8.13%) C#
5 6 (4.88%) Ruby
6 5 (4.07%) T-SQL
7 3 (2.44%) PowerShell
8 2 (1.63%) C
8 2 (1.63%) Python
8 2 (1.63%) Shell Script
8 2 (1.63%) VB
9 1 (0.81%) Groovy
9 1 (0.81%) Jython
9 1 (0.81%) Korn
9 1 (0.81%) Perl
9 1 (0.81%) PHP
9 1 (0.81%) Scala
9 1 (0.81%) XPath
Qualifications
1 22 (17.89%) Security Cleared
2 12 (9.76%) ISEB
2 12 (9.76%) SC Cleared
3 9 (7.32%) ISTQB
4 7 (5.69%) Degree
5 4 (3.25%) CCNA
5 4 (3.25%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.63%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.81%) HP ASE
7 1 (0.81%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (17.89%) QA
2 1 (0.81%) SDET
System Software
1 6 (4.88%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 4 (3.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.81%) Docker
3 1 (0.81%) ISA Server
3 1 (0.81%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 22 (17.89%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (6.50%) Oracle Identity Management
3 4 (3.25%) yum
4 2 (1.63%) DameWare
4 2 (1.63%) ServiceCenter
5 1 (0.81%) Control-M
5 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (0.81%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 26 (21.14%) Oracle
2 24 (19.51%) HP
3 18 (14.63%) Microsoft
4 8 (6.50%) Citrix
5 5 (4.07%) VMware
6 4 (3.25%) Google
7 3 (2.44%) IBM
7 3 (2.44%) Sitecore
8 2 (1.63%) Cisco
8 2 (1.63%) F5
8 2 (1.63%) LexisNexis
8 2 (1.63%) Red Hat
8 2 (1.63%) SAP
9 1 (0.81%) CA
9 1 (0.81%) Guidewire
9 1 (0.81%) Rally
9 1 (0.81%) Siebel
9 1 (0.81%) WorldPay