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 4 December 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
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Load Testing
Rank 515 550 574
Rank change year-on-year
+35 +24
Contract jobs citing Load Testing 110 96 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.22% 0.17% 0.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.27% 0.21% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 76 56
Median daily rate £425 £366 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.04% +8.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £275 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £471 £443
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+21.42% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £57.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +283.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £57.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
- +283.33%

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
40825 44928 44271
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.52% 81.15% 76.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 27182 29127 28771
Median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1081 1342 1219
Median hourly rate £30.00 £31.44 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.58% +25.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.30% +39.80%

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 4 December 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 4 December 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 +9 87 £438 +21.52% 22
London +14 42 £438 +4.47% 6
North West +19 19 £675 +68.75% 3
South Wales +18 17 £424 +2.72%
Wales +5 17 £424 +2.72%
South East +19 13 £400 +6.66% 7
City of London 0 9 £338 +22.72% 2
Cheshire - 9 £675 - 1
Warrington - 9 £675 -
Oxfordshire - 8 £400 -
East Midlands -3 5 £375 +15.46% 1
Newport - 5 £438 -
Oxford - 5 £410 -
Cardiff +16 4 £418 +1.21%
Manchester +3 4 £525 +31.25% 2
Port Talbot - 4 £313 -
Scotland - 4 £225 -
Neath Port Talbot - 4 £313 -
Surrey +14 2 - - 1
East of England +5 2 - - 1
South West +2 2 £363 -7.05% 1
Leeds +1 2 £315 -10.00% 2
Guildford -3 2 - - 1
West Yorkshire -3 2 £315 -10.00% 2
Yorkshire -3 2 £315 -3.07% 2
Cambridgeshire - 2 - -
Berkshire - 2 £450 - 1
Reading - 2 £450 -
Nottinghamshire - 2 £375 -
Cambridge - 2 - -

Load Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 December 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 68 (43.31%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (36.31%) Java
3 43 (27.39%) Selenium
4 39 (24.84%) Jenkins
5 37 (23.57%) Web Services
6 35 (22.29%) Python
6 35 (22.29%) QA
7 32 (20.38%) SQL
8 31 (19.75%) Linux
9 30 (19.11%) Continuous Integration
10 29 (18.47%) JMeter
11 28 (17.83%) Test Automation
12 27 (17.20%) Performance Testing
13 25 (15.92%) Unix
13 25 (15.92%) SOAP
14 24 (15.29%) Amazon AWS
15 23 (14.65%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
15 23 (14.65%) LoadRunner
15 23 (14.65%) C#
16 22 (14.01%) Git (software)
17 21 (13.38%) .NET
18 20 (12.74%) Automated Testing
18 20 (12.74%) Non-Functional Testing
18 20 (12.74%) BDD
18 20 (12.74%) SoapUI
18 20 (12.74%) DevOps
19 19 (12.10%) Cucumber
19 19 (12.10%) Regression Testing
20 18 (11.46%) TDD
20 18 (11.46%) Test Scripting

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 7 (4.46%) JBoss
2 6 (3.82%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (2.55%) Apache
3 4 (2.55%) Apache Spark
3 4 (2.55%) Cloud Foundry
3 4 (2.55%) WebSphere
4 3 (1.91%) nginx
5 2 (1.27%) Confluence
5 2 (1.27%) Liferay
5 2 (1.27%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.64%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.64%) CMS
6 1 (0.64%) DNN
6 1 (0.64%) IBM HTTP Server
6 1 (0.64%) IIS
6 1 (0.64%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.64%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 6 (3.82%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.64%) MS Project
2 1 (0.64%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.64%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.64%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 1 (0.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 24 (15.29%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (7.01%) Amazon EC2
2 11 (7.01%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 10 (6.37%) Amazon ELB
3 10 (6.37%) Amazon EMR
3 10 (6.37%) Amazon Kinesis
3 10 (6.37%) Amazon S3
3 10 (6.37%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
3 10 (6.37%) Route 53
4 4 (2.55%) GitHub
4 4 (2.55%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (2.55%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (8.92%) Wi-Fi
2 13 (8.28%) Ethernet
2 13 (8.28%) LAN
2 13 (8.28%) WAN
2 13 (8.28%) Wireless
3 11 (7.01%) Network Security
4 9 (5.73%) HTTP
5 7 (4.46%) Internet
6 5 (3.18%) SSL
7 4 (2.55%) TCP/IP
8 3 (1.91%) BGP
8 3 (1.91%) DNS
9 2 (1.27%) Firewall
9 2 (1.27%) FTP
10 1 (0.64%) AMQP
10 1 (0.64%) IPv4
10 1 (0.64%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (9.55%) SQL Server
2 12 (7.64%) Big Data
3 11 (7.01%) NoSQL
4 7 (4.46%) Relational Database
5 4 (2.55%) Hadoop
6 3 (1.91%) Couchbase
6 3 (1.91%) Informix
6 3 (1.91%) MongoDB
6 3 (1.91%) MySQL
7 2 (1.27%) Amazon Redshift
7 2 (1.27%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (1.27%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.64%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.64%) OLTP
8 1 (0.64%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.64%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.64%) VoltDB
Development Applications
1 43 (27.39%) Selenium
2 39 (24.84%) Jenkins
3 29 (18.47%) JMeter
4 23 (14.65%) LoadRunner
5 22 (14.01%) Git (software)
6 20 (12.74%) SoapUI
7 19 (12.10%) Cucumber
8 14 (8.92%) JIRA
9 11 (7.01%) WebDriver
10 8 (5.10%) HP UFT
11 7 (4.46%) JUnit
11 7 (4.46%) Subversion
12 6 (3.82%) NUnit
12 6 (3.82%) TeamCity
12 6 (3.82%) Visual Studio
13 5 (3.18%) Maven
13 5 (3.18%) SpecFlow
13 5 (3.18%) Team Foundation Server
14 4 (2.55%) Mocha
14 4 (2.55%) Rational Performance Tester
General
1 13 (8.28%) Finance
2 11 (7.01%) Games
2 11 (7.01%) Marketing
3 5 (3.18%) Retail
3 5 (3.18%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.55%) Financial Institution
5 3 (1.91%) Banking
6 2 (1.27%) Legal
6 2 (1.27%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.27%) Publishing
6 2 (1.27%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.64%) Back Office
7 1 (0.64%) Billing
7 1 (0.64%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.64%) Electronics
7 1 (0.64%) French Language
7 1 (0.64%) Front Office
7 1 (0.64%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 29 (18.47%) Architect
1 29 (18.47%) Developer
2 24 (15.29%) Tester
3 20 (12.74%) Analyst
4 18 (11.46%) Test Analyst
5 15 (9.55%) DevOps Engineer
6 13 (8.28%) Principal Architect
6 13 (8.28%) Test Leader
7 12 (7.64%) Domain Architect
8 11 (7.01%) AWS Engineer
9 10 (6.37%) Automation Tester
9 10 (6.37%) Performance Tester
10 9 (5.73%) Automation Test Lead
10 9 (5.73%) AWS DevOps
10 9 (5.73%) Security Architect
11 8 (5.10%) Java Developer
11 8 (5.10%) Network Architect
12 7 (4.46%) Oracle Developer
12 7 (4.46%) Performance Analyst
12 7 (4.46%) Performance Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (23.57%) Web Services
2 25 (15.92%) SOAP
3 21 (13.38%) .NET
4 15 (9.55%) REST
4 15 (9.55%) XML
5 11 (7.01%) J2EE
6 10 (6.37%) AngularJS
6 10 (6.37%) HTML
6 10 (6.37%) RabbitMQ
7 8 (5.10%) JSON
7 8 (5.10%) RESTful
8 7 (4.46%) ASP.NET Web API
8 7 (4.46%) CSS
8 7 (4.46%) Node.js
8 7 (4.46%) Oracle Fusion
9 6 (3.82%) ActiveMQ
10 5 (3.18%) ASP.NET
10 5 (3.18%) Dropwizard
10 5 (3.18%) Swagger
11 4 (2.55%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 23 (14.65%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 7 (4.46%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (4.46%) CESG
2 7 (4.46%) Data Centre
3 5 (3.18%) Computer Science
4 4 (2.55%) Hedge funds
4 4 (2.55%) Mobile App
4 4 (2.55%) Public Cloud
5 3 (1.91%) Clustering
5 3 (1.91%) RIA
6 2 (1.27%) Credit Risk
6 2 (1.27%) Data Structures
6 2 (1.27%) iPad
6 2 (1.27%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.27%) PKI
7 1 (0.64%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.64%) Data Conversion
7 1 (0.64%) Fintech
7 1 (0.64%) Mobile Payment
7 1 (0.64%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 31 (19.75%) Linux
2 25 (15.92%) Unix
3 14 (8.92%) Windows
4 5 (3.18%) Android
5 4 (2.55%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.91%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.64%) Debian
7 1 (0.64%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.64%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (43.31%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (19.11%) Continuous Integration
3 28 (17.83%) Test Automation
4 27 (17.20%) Performance Testing
5 20 (12.74%) Automated Testing
5 20 (12.74%) BDD
5 20 (12.74%) DevOps
5 20 (12.74%) Non-Functional Testing
6 19 (12.10%) Regression Testing
7 18 (11.46%) TDD
7 18 (11.46%) Test Scripting
8 17 (10.83%) Scrum
8 17 (10.83%) Unit Testing
9 16 (10.19%) Performance Tuning
10 15 (9.55%) Migration
11 14 (8.92%) Change Management
11 14 (8.92%) Information Security
11 14 (8.92%) Service Management
11 14 (8.92%) User Acceptance Testing
12 13 (8.28%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 57 (36.31%) Java
2 35 (22.29%) Python
3 32 (20.38%) SQL
4 23 (14.65%) C#
5 17 (10.83%) JavaScript
6 11 (7.01%) Scala
7 10 (6.37%) C
7 10 (6.37%) Go
8 8 (5.10%) PL/SQL
9 7 (4.46%) Ruby
10 6 (3.82%) PHP
10 6 (3.82%) Shell Script
11 5 (3.18%) Groovy
11 5 (3.18%) Perl
12 4 (2.55%) T-SQL
13 3 (1.91%) PowerShell
14 2 (1.27%) Bash Shell
14 2 (1.27%) C++
14 2 (1.27%) Erlang
15 1 (0.64%) XPath
Qualifications
1 17 (10.83%) ISEB
2 15 (9.55%) Security Cleared
3 11 (7.01%) ISTQB
4 9 (5.73%) Degree
4 9 (5.73%) SC Cleared
5 8 (5.10%) CISSP
6 7 (4.46%) CESG Certified Professional
6 7 (4.46%) CITP
6 7 (4.46%) DV Cleared
6 7 (4.46%) IISP
6 7 (4.46%) MBCS
7 2 (1.27%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (1.27%) CCIE
7 2 (1.27%) CCNP
7 2 (1.27%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (1.27%) CISM
7 2 (1.27%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.64%) HP ASE
8 1 (0.64%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.64%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (22.29%) QA
2 6 (3.82%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.27%) SDET
System Software
1 3 (1.91%) Docker
1 3 (1.91%) vSphere
2 1 (0.64%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.64%) ISA Server
2 1 (0.64%) Varnish
2 1 (0.64%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 13 (8.28%) Opscode Chef
2 11 (7.01%) Ansible
3 7 (4.46%) HP Quality Center
3 7 (4.46%) Oracle Identity Management
4 5 (3.18%) Puppet
5 4 (2.55%) Oozie
6 3 (1.91%) Graphite
7 2 (1.27%) HAProxy
7 2 (1.27%) Kibana
7 2 (1.27%) logstash
7 2 (1.27%) Mesos
8 1 (0.64%) Control-M
8 1 (0.64%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (0.64%) yum
Vendors
1 12 (7.64%) Microsoft
2 11 (7.01%) HP
2 11 (7.01%) Oracle
3 6 (3.82%) Google
4 5 (3.18%) SaltStack
4 5 (3.18%) Splunk
5 4 (2.55%) Siebel
5 4 (2.55%) VMware
6 3 (1.91%) Cisco
6 3 (1.91%) F5
6 3 (1.91%) SAP
7 2 (1.27%) Apple
7 2 (1.27%) Guidewire
7 2 (1.27%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.64%) CODA
8 1 (0.64%) IBM
8 1 (0.64%) Mercator
8 1 (0.64%) Sitecore
8 1 (0.64%) SOASTA, Inc
8 1 (0.64%) Twitter
Guildford, Surrey
FDM Group
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £550.00 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago