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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Load Testing
Rank 516 502 517
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +15
Contract jobs citing Load Testing 96 84 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.16% 0.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.22% 0.21% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 59 37
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£350 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £38.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £38.00 -

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
42716 39097 41510
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.16% 74.10% 72.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 26685 24121 24021
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1186 1114 1519
Average hourly rate £24.00 £27.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.72% -11.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.57 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £50.00 £45.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 2014. 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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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 -13 76 £363 -2.68% 17
London +3 36 £363 -8.22% 4
Wales -7 14 £340 - 4
City of London +21 11 £400 - 1
South East +2 11 £338 +6.29% 6
South Wales 0 11 £325 - 3
West Midlands -10 9 £230 -45.88%
West Yorkshire +2 7 £380 +16.92% 1
Leeds -2 7 £380 +33.92% 1
Yorkshire -3 7 £380 +16.92% 1
Warwickshire - 7 - -
East of England -17 6 £370 +3.85% 2
North West -1 5 £300 +36.36% 1
Surrey -3 4 £300 +24.86% 4
Manchester -8 4 £335 +52.27% 1
Hampshire -9 4 £375 -12.28%
Cardiff -10 3 £243 -
Scotland -12 3 £300 -25.00%
Cambridgeshire +5 2 £340 -24.44% 1
Buckinghamshire -4 2 - - 2
Milton Keynes -6 2 - - 1
Cambridge - 2 £340 - 1
Essex -7 1 £400 +52.38%
East Sussex - 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 £300 -
Bedfordshire - 1 £400 -
South West - 1 £280 - 3
Somerset - 1 £280 -
Wiltshire - - - -
M4 Corridor - - - -

Load Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 82 (39.05%) Agile Software Development
2 74 (35.24%) Java
3 69 (32.86%) Selenium
4 65 (30.95%) C#
5 60 (28.57%) .NET
6 59 (28.10%) Test Scripting
7 58 (27.62%) Web Services
8 55 (26.19%) ISEB
9 53 (25.24%) QA
10 52 (24.76%) ISTQB
11 51 (24.29%) Security Cleared
12 50 (23.81%) JMeter
13 49 (23.33%) Software Testing
13 49 (23.33%) HP Quality Center
14 48 (22.86%) Performance Testing
15 41 (19.52%) SC Cleared
16 40 (19.05%) Scrum
16 40 (19.05%) Test Automation
17 39 (18.57%) LoadRunner
18 38 (18.10%) Oracle
18 38 (18.10%) Automation Testing
19 37 (17.62%) Linux
20 36 (17.14%) Windows
20 36 (17.14%) JUnit
21 35 (16.67%) WebDriver
22 34 (16.19%) Open Source
23 33 (15.71%) TDD
23 33 (15.71%) Team Foundation Server
23 33 (15.71%) JIRA
24 32 (15.24%) BDD

Load Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 25 (11.90%) SharePoint
2 18 (8.57%) WebLogic
3 12 (5.71%) Apache
4 11 (5.24%) WebSphere
5 10 (4.76%) WebSphere Application Server
6 9 (4.29%) IIS
6 9 (4.29%) Tomcat
6 9 (4.29%) CMS
7 6 (2.86%) Node.js
7 6 (2.86%) BizTalk Server
8 4 (1.90%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.95%) Adobe CQ
9 2 (0.95%) Confluence
10 1 (0.48%) MS Exchange
10 1 (0.48%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 3 (1.43%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.48%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 15 (7.14%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (1.43%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.48%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.48%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.81%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.90%) Amazon EC2
2 4 (1.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.95%) GitHub
3 2 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.95%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (8.57%) TCP/IP
2 17 (8.10%) DNS
2 17 (8.10%) Internet
3 16 (7.62%) HTTP
4 12 (5.71%) HTTPS
5 6 (2.86%) SAN
6 5 (2.38%) Firewall
7 4 (1.90%) NetScaler
7 4 (1.90%) Network Security
7 4 (1.90%) DHCP
7 4 (1.90%) SSL
8 3 (1.43%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 18 (8.57%) Relational Database
3 13 (6.19%) MySQL
4 7 (3.33%) Oracle Reports
5 5 (2.38%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (1.90%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (1.90%) SAP BW
7 3 (1.43%) Oracle Database 11g
7 3 (1.43%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.95%) SimpleDB
8 2 (0.95%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.95%) DB2
9 1 (0.48%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.48%) SQLPlus
9 1 (0.48%) ProClarity
9 1 (0.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.48%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.48%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 69 (32.86%) Selenium
2 50 (23.81%) JMeter
3 39 (18.57%) LoadRunner
4 36 (17.14%) JUnit
5 35 (16.67%) WebDriver
6 33 (15.71%) Team Foundation Server
6 33 (15.71%) JIRA
7 31 (14.76%) Subversion
7 31 (14.76%) Jenkins
8 30 (14.29%) Maven
9 26 (12.38%) Ant
10 25 (11.90%) Bugzilla
11 24 (11.43%) TestNG
12 23 (10.95%) QuickTest Pro
12 23 (10.95%) TortoiseSVN
13 15 (7.14%) Visual Studio
14 14 (6.67%) SoapUI
15 13 (6.19%) Git (software)
16 11 (5.24%) NUnit
17 9 (4.29%) Cucumber
General
1 29 (13.81%) Finance
2 8 (3.81%) Telecoms
2 8 (3.81%) Retail
3 6 (2.86%) Banking
4 2 (0.95%) Manufacturing
4 2 (0.95%) Advertising
4 2 (0.95%) Electronics
4 2 (0.95%) Games
4 2 (0.95%) Marketing
5 1 (0.48%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.48%) Legal
Job Titles
1 57 (27.14%) Tester
2 41 (19.52%) Analyst
3 36 (17.14%) Test Analyst
4 34 (16.19%) Developer
5 18 (8.57%) Performance Tester
6 13 (6.19%) Architect
7 12 (5.71%) Performance Analyst
7 12 (5.71%) Performance Test Analyst
8 10 (4.76%) Test Leader
9 9 (4.29%) .NET Developer
9 9 (4.29%) Automation Tester
10 8 (3.81%) QA Tester
10 8 (3.81%) QA Analyst
11 7 (3.33%) Test Manager
11 7 (3.33%) C# Developer
11 7 (3.33%) Capacity Manager
12 6 (2.86%) DevOps Engineer
12 6 (2.86%) C# .NET Developer
12 6 (2.86%) Java Developer
12 6 (2.86%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (28.57%) .NET
2 58 (27.62%) Web Services
3 29 (13.81%) HTML
3 29 (13.81%) .NET Framework
4 24 (11.43%) XML
5 22 (10.48%) JSP
6 15 (7.14%) SOAP
6 15 (7.14%) Spring
7 14 (6.67%) ASP.NET
8 13 (6.19%) J2EE
8 13 (6.19%) Hibernate
9 10 (4.76%) XSLT
10 8 (3.81%) Struts
10 8 (3.81%) Servlets
10 8 (3.81%) JDBC
10 8 (3.81%) JMX
10 8 (3.81%) JMS
11 7 (3.33%) WinForms
12 6 (2.86%) AngularJS
13 5 (2.38%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 34 (16.19%) Open Source
2 30 (14.29%) Client/Server
3 16 (7.62%) User Experience
4 15 (7.14%) Computer Science
5 9 (4.29%) iPad
5 9 (4.29%) Mobile App
6 8 (3.81%) Enterprise Software
6 8 (3.81%) Social Network
7 6 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (1.90%) NHS
9 3 (1.43%) AS400
9 3 (1.43%) iSeries
10 2 (0.95%) Inversion of Control
10 2 (0.95%) Management Information System
11 1 (0.48%) Blackberry
11 1 (0.48%) DTV
11 1 (0.48%) E-Learning
11 1 (0.48%) Clustering
11 1 (0.48%) Device Driver
11 1 (0.48%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 37 (17.62%) Linux
2 36 (17.14%) Windows
3 20 (9.52%) UNIX
4 18 (8.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 17 (8.10%) Windows Server 2003
6 12 (5.71%) Windows XP
6 12 (5.71%) Windows 2000
7 10 (4.76%) Apple iOS
8 4 (1.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (1.43%) Android
9 3 (1.43%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.95%) CentOS
11 1 (0.48%) Solaris
11 1 (0.48%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (39.05%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (28.10%) Test Scripting
3 49 (23.33%) Software Testing
4 48 (22.86%) Performance Testing
5 40 (19.05%) Scrum
5 40 (19.05%) Test Automation
6 38 (18.10%) Automation Testing
7 33 (15.71%) TDD
8 32 (15.24%) BDD
8 32 (15.24%) Automated Testing
9 27 (12.86%) Test Strategy
10 26 (12.38%) Test Management
11 25 (11.90%) Kanban
12 23 (10.95%) E-Commerce
12 23 (10.95%) Stress Testing
12 23 (10.95%) Security Testing
13 20 (9.52%) DevOps
14 19 (9.05%) OO
15 18 (8.57%) Unit Testing
15 18 (8.57%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 74 (35.24%) Java
2 65 (30.95%) C#
3 30 (14.29%) SQL
3 30 (14.29%) JavaScript
4 11 (5.24%) PowerShell
5 7 (3.33%) VBScript
5 7 (3.33%) VB
5 7 (3.33%) VB.NET
6 6 (2.86%) Ruby
7 3 (1.43%) PHP
7 3 (1.43%) Scala
7 3 (1.43%) XPath
8 2 (0.95%) Bash Shell
8 2 (0.95%) PL/SQL
8 2 (0.95%) C++
8 2 (0.95%) ABAP
9 1 (0.48%) Python
9 1 (0.48%) VBA
9 1 (0.48%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.48%) C
Qualifications
1 55 (26.19%) ISEB
2 52 (24.76%) ISTQB
3 51 (24.29%) Security Cleared
4 41 (19.52%) SC Cleared
5 20 (9.52%) Degree
6 17 (8.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (1.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 4 (1.90%) Citrix Certification
7 4 (1.90%) CCEA
8 3 (1.43%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.95%) MCSE
9 2 (0.95%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.48%) CCNA
10 1 (0.48%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.48%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.48%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (25.24%) QA
2 1 (0.48%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (3.81%) Active Directory
2 5 (2.38%) vSphere
2 5 (2.38%) Docker
3 4 (1.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.90%) XenApp
3 4 (1.90%) VMware ESX
3 4 (1.90%) Terminal Services
4 2 (0.95%) VirtualBox
4 2 (0.95%) vCloud
4 2 (0.95%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (0.48%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 49 (23.33%) HP Quality Center
2 12 (5.71%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 8 (3.81%) Puppet
4 7 (3.33%) Vagrant
5 5 (2.38%) OpenView
5 5 (2.38%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (2.38%) Salt
6 4 (1.90%) Ansible
6 4 (1.90%) SCCM
7 1 (0.48%) Nagios
7 1 (0.48%) Cobbler
7 1 (0.48%) WSUS
7 1 (0.48%) HP SiteScope
7 1 (0.48%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 38 (18.10%) Oracle
2 31 (14.76%) HP
3 24 (11.43%) Microsoft
4 8 (3.81%) VMware
4 8 (3.81%) ATG
4 8 (3.81%) Endeca
4 8 (3.81%) JBoss
5 6 (2.86%) hybris
5 6 (2.86%) IBM
6 5 (2.38%) Citrix
6 5 (2.38%) Red Hat
6 5 (2.38%) SAP
7 4 (1.90%) CheckPoint
7 4 (1.90%) NetApp
8 3 (1.43%) Informatica
8 3 (1.43%) KANA
9 2 (0.95%) FatWire
9 2 (0.95%) Tripwire
9 2 (0.95%) Sybase
9 2 (0.95%) Cisco
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