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 1 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Load Testing
Rank 491 485 500
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +15
Contract jobs citing Load Testing 111 98 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.18% 0.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.26% 0.25% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 65 40
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£340 £400 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £240 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £500 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 0
Average hourly rate - £32.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £32.50 -

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
41933 39117 41115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.18% 73.26% 70.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 26041 24038 23859
Average daily rate £410 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £273 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1160 1070 1463
Average hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.79% -7.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-11.66% -3.22%

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 1 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 1 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 -22 87 £353 -7.84% 14
London -13 43 £355 -16.47% 8
Wales - 17 £325 -
South East -4 15 £369 +35.19% 2
City of London +8 13 £388 -8.82% 5
South Wales - 13 £325 -
West Midlands -4 10 £230 -45.88%
Warwickshire - 8 - -
Yorkshire -5 6 £353 +22.60%
Hampshire -8 6 £375 +22.95%
North West +5 5 £300 - 1
West Yorkshire -6 5 £366 +27.39%
Leeds -9 5 £366 +46.50%
Surrey +1 4 £300 +24.86% 1
Manchester -3 4 £335 - 1
Scotland -18 4 £300 -25.00% 1
East of England -25 4 £400 - 1
Cardiff - 3 £250 -
Berkshire +8 2 £369 +28.26%
Reading +7 2 £369 +145.83%
Buckinghamshire +3 2 - - 1
Milton Keynes -3 2 - - 1
South West -39 2 £303 - 2
East Midlands +2 1 £338 +35.00%
Essex -5 1 £400 +52.38% 1
Cambridgeshire -12 1 - -
Nottingham - 1 £338 -
Cambridge - 1 - -
Bedfordshire - 1 £400 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 £338 -

Load Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 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 71 (33.65%) Java
2 62 (29.38%) Selenium
3 61 (28.91%) Web Services
4 60 (28.44%) C#
5 58 (27.49%) Test Scripting
6 57 (27.01%) .NET
7 56 (26.54%) QA
8 52 (24.64%) ISEB
9 48 (22.75%) Performance Testing
10 46 (21.80%) Security Cleared
10 46 (21.80%) ISTQB
11 44 (20.85%) HP Quality Center
12 43 (20.38%) JMeter
13 42 (19.91%) Software Testing
14 41 (19.43%) Agile Software Development
15 40 (18.96%) Test Automation
16 39 (18.48%) Linux
17 38 (18.01%) Windows
17 38 (18.01%) Oracle
17 38 (18.01%) LoadRunner
17 38 (18.01%) SC Cleared
18 34 (16.11%) SQL
19 33 (15.64%) Scrum
20 32 (15.17%) JavaScript
20 32 (15.17%) HTML
20 32 (15.17%) HP
21 31 (14.69%) SQL Server
21 31 (14.69%) Automated Testing
21 31 (14.69%) Automation Testing
22 30 (14.22%) Open Source

Load Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 20 (9.48%) SharePoint
2 18 (8.53%) WebLogic
3 12 (5.69%) Apache
3 12 (5.69%) Tomcat
4 11 (5.21%) WebSphere
5 10 (4.74%) WebSphere Application Server
5 10 (4.74%) IIS
6 9 (4.27%) CMS
7 6 (2.84%) Elasticsearch
7 6 (2.84%) BizTalk Server
8 5 (2.37%) Node.js
9 2 (0.95%) Adobe CQ
9 2 (0.95%) Confluence
9 2 (0.95%) MS Exchange
10 1 (0.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 2 (0.95%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.47%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 15 (7.11%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (1.42%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.47%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.79%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.90%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (1.42%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.95%) Amazon SQS
4 2 (0.95%) GitHub
5 1 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 20 (9.48%) Internet
2 18 (8.53%) TCP/IP
3 17 (8.06%) DNS
4 16 (7.58%) HTTP
5 12 (5.69%) HTTPS
6 6 (2.84%) SAN
7 5 (2.37%) SSL
7 5 (2.37%) Firewall
8 4 (1.90%) Network Security
8 4 (1.90%) NetScaler
8 4 (1.90%) DHCP
9 3 (1.42%) LDAP
10 1 (0.47%) VPN
10 1 (0.47%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (14.69%) SQL Server
2 20 (9.48%) Relational Database
3 15 (7.11%) MySQL
4 7 (3.32%) Oracle Reports
5 5 (2.37%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (1.90%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (1.90%) SAP BW
7 3 (1.42%) Oracle Database 11g
7 3 (1.42%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.95%) SimpleDB
8 2 (0.95%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.95%) DB2
9 1 (0.47%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.47%) ProClarity
9 1 (0.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.47%) SQLPlus
9 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.47%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 62 (29.38%) Selenium
2 43 (20.38%) JMeter
3 38 (18.01%) LoadRunner
4 30 (14.22%) JUnit
5 29 (13.74%) WebDriver
6 28 (13.27%) JIRA
7 27 (12.80%) Team Foundation Server
7 27 (12.80%) Jenkins
8 25 (11.85%) Subversion
9 24 (11.37%) Maven
10 23 (10.90%) QuickTest Pro
11 20 (9.48%) Ant
12 19 (9.00%) Bugzilla
13 18 (8.53%) TestNG
14 17 (8.06%) TortoiseSVN
15 16 (7.58%) SoapUI
16 14 (6.64%) Git (software)
16 14 (6.64%) Visual Studio
17 11 (5.21%) NUnit
18 10 (4.74%) Cucumber
General
1 28 (13.27%) Finance
2 11 (5.21%) Telecoms
3 10 (4.74%) Retail
4 7 (3.32%) Banking
5 2 (0.95%) Marketing
5 2 (0.95%) Electronics
6 1 (0.47%) Billing
6 1 (0.47%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.47%) Legal
6 1 (0.47%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.47%) Advertising
6 1 (0.47%) Games
Job Titles
1 52 (24.64%) Tester
2 41 (19.43%) Analyst
3 36 (17.06%) Test Analyst
4 34 (16.11%) Developer
5 18 (8.53%) Performance Tester
6 13 (6.16%) Architect
6 13 (6.16%) Test Leader
7 12 (5.69%) Performance Analyst
7 12 (5.69%) Performance Test Analyst
8 10 (4.74%) .NET Developer
9 8 (3.79%) C# Developer
9 8 (3.79%) Test Manager
9 8 (3.79%) QA Analyst
9 8 (3.79%) QA Tester
9 8 (3.79%) Automation Tester
9 8 (3.79%) DevOps Engineer
10 7 (3.32%) C# .NET Developer
11 6 (2.84%) Software Developer
11 6 (2.84%) Java Developer
12 5 (2.37%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (28.91%) Web Services
2 57 (27.01%) .NET
3 32 (15.17%) HTML
4 26 (12.32%) XML
4 26 (12.32%) .NET Framework
5 22 (10.43%) JSP
6 16 (7.58%) Spring
7 14 (6.64%) ASP.NET
7 14 (6.64%) SOAP
8 13 (6.16%) J2EE
8 13 (6.16%) Hibernate
9 10 (4.74%) XSLT
10 8 (3.79%) Struts
10 8 (3.79%) Servlets
10 8 (3.79%) WinForms
10 8 (3.79%) JMS
10 8 (3.79%) JMX
10 8 (3.79%) JDBC
11 6 (2.84%) CSS
11 6 (2.84%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 30 (14.22%) Open Source
2 27 (12.80%) Client/Server
3 14 (6.64%) Computer Science
4 10 (4.74%) Mobile App
5 9 (4.27%) iPad
6 8 (3.79%) Social Network
7 7 (3.32%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (1.90%) NHS
9 3 (1.42%) AS400
9 3 (1.42%) iSeries
10 2 (0.95%) Management Information System
10 2 (0.95%) Inversion of Control
11 1 (0.47%) iPhone
11 1 (0.47%) Device Driver
11 1 (0.47%) Replication
11 1 (0.47%) Clustering
11 1 (0.47%) E-Learning
11 1 (0.47%) Blackberry
11 1 (0.47%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 39 (18.48%) Linux
2 38 (18.01%) Windows
3 20 (9.48%) Windows Server 2008
3 20 (9.48%) UNIX
4 19 (9.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 12 (5.69%) Windows 2000
5 12 (5.69%) Windows XP
6 9 (4.27%) Apple iOS
7 4 (1.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (1.42%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (1.42%) Android
9 2 (0.95%) CentOS
9 2 (0.95%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.47%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (27.49%) Test Scripting
2 48 (22.75%) Performance Testing
3 42 (19.91%) Software Testing
4 41 (19.43%) Agile Software Development
5 40 (18.96%) Test Automation
6 33 (15.64%) Scrum
7 31 (14.69%) Automated Testing
7 31 (14.69%) Automation Testing
8 28 (13.27%) Test Strategy
9 27 (12.80%) TDD
10 26 (12.32%) Security Testing
10 26 (12.32%) BDD
11 24 (11.37%) E-Commerce
12 23 (10.90%) Stress Testing
12 23 (10.90%) DevOps
13 21 (9.95%) Test Management
14 20 (9.48%) OO
15 19 (9.00%) Continuous Integration
15 19 (9.00%) Kanban
16 18 (8.53%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 71 (33.65%) Java
2 60 (28.44%) C#
3 34 (16.11%) SQL
4 32 (15.17%) JavaScript
5 11 (5.21%) PowerShell
6 9 (4.27%) VBScript
7 7 (3.32%) VB
7 7 (3.32%) VB.NET
7 7 (3.32%) Ruby
8 4 (1.90%) PHP
9 3 (1.42%) XPath
9 3 (1.42%) Scala
10 2 (0.95%) ABAP
10 2 (0.95%) PL/SQL
10 2 (0.95%) RPG
10 2 (0.95%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.47%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.47%) Perl
11 1 (0.47%) C++
11 1 (0.47%) VBA
Qualifications
1 52 (24.64%) ISEB
2 46 (21.80%) ISTQB
2 46 (21.80%) Security Cleared
3 38 (18.01%) SC Cleared
4 24 (11.37%) Degree
5 17 (8.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (1.90%) Citrix Certification
6 4 (1.90%) CCEA
6 4 (1.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 3 (1.42%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.95%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.95%) MCSE
9 1 (0.47%) CCNA
9 1 (0.47%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.47%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.47%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (26.54%) QA
2 1 (0.47%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.47%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (4.27%) Active Directory
2 5 (2.37%) vSphere
3 4 (1.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.90%) XenApp
3 4 (1.90%) Terminal Services
3 4 (1.90%) VMware ESX
3 4 (1.90%) Docker
4 2 (0.95%) VirtualBox
4 2 (0.95%) vCloud
4 2 (0.95%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (0.47%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 44 (20.85%) HP Quality Center
2 12 (5.69%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 10 (4.74%) Puppet
4 9 (4.27%) Vagrant
5 7 (3.32%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (3.32%) Salt
6 6 (2.84%) Ansible
7 5 (2.37%) OpenView
8 4 (1.90%) SCCM
9 1 (0.47%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 1 (0.47%) Nagios
9 1 (0.47%) WSUS
9 1 (0.47%) Cobbler
9 1 (0.47%) HP SiteScope
9 1 (0.47%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 38 (18.01%) Oracle
2 32 (15.17%) HP
3 22 (10.43%) Microsoft
4 8 (3.79%) JBoss
4 8 (3.79%) ATG
4 8 (3.79%) VMware
4 8 (3.79%) Endeca
4 8 (3.79%) hybris
5 6 (2.84%) IBM
6 5 (2.37%) Red Hat
6 5 (2.37%) Citrix
6 5 (2.37%) SAP
7 4 (1.90%) CheckPoint
7 4 (1.90%) NetApp
8 3 (1.42%) SOASTA, Inc
8 3 (1.42%) KANA
8 3 (1.42%) Informatica
9 2 (0.95%) Cisco
9 2 (0.95%) Adobe
9 2 (0.95%) Sybase
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