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 22 January 2017 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Load Testing
UK
Rank 503 544 549
Rank change year-on-year
+41 +5
Contract jobs citing Load Testing 78 74 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.15% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.22% 0.18% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 42 41
Median daily rate £406 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.07% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £273 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £473 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 1
Median hourly rate - £60.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +300.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £60.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
- +300.00%

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
36193 41509 39855
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.16% 81.76% 78.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 23989 26924 25716
Median daily rate £450 £425 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +0.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £393
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 920 1213 1044
Median hourly rate £34.50 £38.25 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.80% +53.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.16 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.71 £55.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

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 22 January 2017.

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 22 January 2017. 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 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 +45 69 £419 +19.64% 28
London +28 39 £425 +11.84% 13
South East +3 9 £400 +21.21% 7
East Midlands +13 7 £400 +23.07% 1
South West +17 6 £363 +15.07% 1
City of London -3 5 £275 -26.66% 2
South Wales +19 4 £316 -2.69%
West Yorkshire +12 4 £575 +64.28%
Wales +10 4 £316 -2.69%
Yorkshire +8 4 £469 +33.92%
Leeds +1 4 £575 +64.28%
Northamptonshire -10 4 - -
Northampton - 4 - -
Berkshire +14 3 - - 2
Oxfordshire +4 3 £400 - 1
Croydon -7 3 £383 -0.64% 1
Scotland - 3 £218 -
North West +21 2 £650 +116.66% 2
Surrey +18 2 - - 1
Cardiff +15 2 £176 -45.76%
Reading +14 2 - -
East of England +1 2 - - 2
Guildford -7 2 - -
Leicestershire - 2 - - 1
Cambridge - 2 - -
Bournemouth - 2 £363 -
Dorset - 2 £363 -
Liverpool - 2 £650 -
Merseyside - 2 £650 -
Cambridgeshire - 2 - -

Load Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 January 2017, 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 65 (37.14%) Java
2 63 (36.00%) Agile Software Development
3 47 (26.86%) Jenkins
4 45 (25.71%) Selenium
5 43 (24.57%) Web Services
6 42 (24.00%) QA
7 40 (22.86%) Continuous Integration
7 40 (22.86%) Python
8 38 (21.71%) Linux
9 37 (21.14%) Test Automation
10 30 (17.14%) SQL
11 28 (16.00%) JMeter
12 27 (15.43%) Test Scripting
12 27 (15.43%) Non-Functional Testing
13 25 (14.29%) Performance Testing
13 25 (14.29%) Git (software)
13 25 (14.29%) BDD
13 25 (14.29%) C#
13 25 (14.29%) SOAP
13 25 (14.29%) Unix
14 24 (13.71%) Amazon AWS
15 23 (13.14%) DevOps
16 22 (12.57%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
16 22 (12.57%) SoapUI
17 20 (11.43%) .NET
17 20 (11.43%) Automated Testing
18 19 (10.86%) TDD
18 19 (10.86%) Regression Testing
18 19 (10.86%) ISEB
18 19 (10.86%) Cucumber

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 10 (5.71%) Apache
2 9 (5.14%) JBoss
3 8 (4.57%) Elasticsearch
4 7 (4.00%) nginx
4 7 (4.00%) WebSphere
5 6 (3.43%) Apache Spark
5 6 (3.43%) SharePoint
6 5 (2.86%) CMS
6 5 (2.86%) SharePoint 2013
7 4 (2.29%) Cloud Foundry
7 4 (2.29%) WebSphere Application Server
8 3 (1.71%) WebLogic
9 2 (1.14%) Liferay
9 2 (1.14%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.57%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.57%) Confluence
10 1 (0.57%) IBM HTTP Server
10 1 (0.57%) IIS
10 1 (0.57%) Tomcat
Applications
1 11 (6.29%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.29%) MS Office
3 3 (1.71%) MS Project
4 1 (0.57%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.57%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (1.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.57%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 1 (0.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 24 (13.71%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (7.43%) Amazon EC2
2 13 (7.43%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 12 (6.86%) Amazon ELB
3 12 (6.86%) Amazon EMR
3 12 (6.86%) Amazon Kinesis
3 12 (6.86%) Amazon S3
3 12 (6.86%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
3 12 (6.86%) Route 53
4 8 (4.57%) GitHub
5 4 (2.29%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (2.29%) SaaS
6 2 (1.14%) Office 365
7 1 (0.57%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 16 (9.14%) Internet
2 14 (8.00%) HTTP
3 13 (7.43%) Wi-Fi
4 12 (6.86%) Ethernet
4 12 (6.86%) LAN
4 12 (6.86%) Network Security
4 12 (6.86%) WAN
4 12 (6.86%) Wireless
5 8 (4.57%) SSL
5 8 (4.57%) TCP/IP
6 7 (4.00%) BGP
6 7 (4.00%) DNS
7 4 (2.29%) IPv4
7 4 (2.29%) IPv6
8 3 (1.71%) AMQP
8 3 (1.71%) NAS
8 3 (1.71%) SAN
9 2 (1.14%) Firewall
9 2 (1.14%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (8.57%) Big Data
2 13 (7.43%) NoSQL
3 11 (6.29%) SQL Server
4 8 (4.57%) Relational Database
5 6 (3.43%) Hadoop
6 4 (2.29%) Informix
6 4 (2.29%) MySQL
7 3 (1.71%) Amazon Redshift
7 3 (1.71%) Endeca
7 3 (1.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (1.14%) Couchbase
8 2 (1.14%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (1.14%) MongoDB
8 2 (1.14%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (1.14%) RDBMS
8 2 (1.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.57%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.57%) DB2
9 1 (0.57%) OLTP
9 1 (0.57%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 47 (26.86%) Jenkins
2 45 (25.71%) Selenium
3 28 (16.00%) JMeter
4 25 (14.29%) Git (software)
5 22 (12.57%) SoapUI
6 19 (10.86%) Cucumber
7 17 (9.71%) LoadRunner
8 13 (7.43%) JIRA
9 11 (6.29%) Visual Studio
9 11 (6.29%) WebDriver
10 10 (5.71%) NUnit
10 10 (5.71%) Team Foundation Server
11 9 (5.14%) TeamCity
12 7 (4.00%) JUnit
13 6 (3.43%) SpecFlow
14 5 (2.86%) HP UFT
15 4 (2.29%) Mocha
15 4 (2.29%) MSTest
15 4 (2.29%) Rational Performance Tester
15 4 (2.29%) Subversion
General
1 13 (7.43%) Games
2 12 (6.86%) Finance
3 5 (2.86%) Marketing
3 5 (2.86%) Retail
3 5 (2.86%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.71%) Banking
5 2 (1.14%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.14%) Publishing
6 1 (0.57%) Billing
6 1 (0.57%) Dutch Language
6 1 (0.57%) Electronics
6 1 (0.57%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.57%) French Language
6 1 (0.57%) iGaming
6 1 (0.57%) Online Betting
6 1 (0.57%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 32 (18.29%) Architect
2 25 (14.29%) Tester
3 24 (13.71%) Analyst
3 24 (13.71%) Developer
4 22 (12.57%) Test Analyst
5 17 (9.71%) DevOps Engineer
6 16 (9.14%) Test Leader
7 13 (7.43%) Software Engineer
8 12 (6.86%) Automation Test Lead
8 12 (6.86%) Domain Architect
8 12 (6.86%) Principal Architect
9 11 (6.29%) Automation Tester
9 11 (6.29%) AWS Engineer
10 10 (5.71%) AWS DevOps
11 9 (5.14%) Security Architect
12 8 (4.57%) Performance Tester
12 8 (4.57%) QA Engineer
13 7 (4.00%) Network Architect
13 7 (4.00%) Test Automation Developer
14 6 (3.43%) Principal Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (24.57%) Web Services
2 25 (14.29%) SOAP
3 20 (11.43%) .NET
4 18 (10.29%) REST
4 18 (10.29%) XML
5 10 (5.71%) HTML
5 10 (5.71%) J2EE
6 9 (5.14%) RabbitMQ
7 8 (4.57%) AngularJS
7 8 (4.57%) RESTful
7 8 (4.57%) Spring
8 7 (4.00%) ASP.NET Web API
8 7 (4.00%) CSS
8 7 (4.00%) JSON
8 7 (4.00%) Node.js
9 6 (3.43%) ActiveMQ
9 6 (3.43%) POSIX
10 5 (2.86%) Angular 2
10 5 (2.86%) JMS
10 5 (2.86%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 22 (12.57%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 9 (5.14%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (4.57%) Clustering
4 7 (4.00%) CESG
5 6 (3.43%) iPad
5 6 (3.43%) Mobile App
5 6 (3.43%) PKI
6 5 (2.86%) Management Information System
7 4 (2.29%) RIA
7 4 (2.29%) User Experience
8 3 (1.71%) Data Centre
8 3 (1.71%) Virtual Team
8 3 (1.71%) Wiki
9 2 (1.14%) Computer Science
9 2 (1.14%) Credit Risk
9 2 (1.14%) Data Integration
9 2 (1.14%) Data Structures
9 2 (1.14%) Freedom of Information
9 2 (1.14%) MPEG
9 2 (1.14%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 38 (21.71%) Linux
2 25 (14.29%) Unix
3 10 (5.71%) Windows
4 5 (2.86%) Android
5 4 (2.29%) Apple iOS
5 4 (2.29%) Windows Server
6 3 (1.71%) Ubuntu
6 3 (1.71%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.57%) Debian
7 1 (0.57%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (36.00%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (22.86%) Continuous Integration
3 37 (21.14%) Test Automation
4 27 (15.43%) Non-Functional Testing
4 27 (15.43%) Test Scripting
5 25 (14.29%) BDD
5 25 (14.29%) Performance Testing
6 23 (13.14%) DevOps
7 20 (11.43%) Automated Testing
8 19 (10.86%) Regression Testing
8 19 (10.86%) TDD
8 19 (10.86%) Unit Testing
9 16 (9.14%) Change Management
9 16 (9.14%) Information Security
9 16 (9.14%) Open Source
9 16 (9.14%) Software Engineering
9 16 (9.14%) User Acceptance Testing
10 15 (8.57%) Service Management
11 14 (8.00%) Performance Tuning
12 13 (7.43%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 65 (37.14%) Java
2 40 (22.86%) Python
3 30 (17.14%) SQL
4 25 (14.29%) C#
5 16 (9.14%) JavaScript
6 14 (8.00%) C
7 12 (6.86%) Scala
8 11 (6.29%) Go
9 10 (5.71%) Shell Script
10 8 (4.57%) Groovy
10 8 (4.57%) PL/SQL
11 7 (4.00%) PHP
12 6 (3.43%) PowerShell
13 5 (2.86%) C++
13 5 (2.86%) Perl
14 3 (1.71%) Ruby
15 2 (1.14%) Bash Shell
15 2 (1.14%) Erlang
15 2 (1.14%) T-SQL
16 1 (0.57%) VB
Qualifications
1 19 (10.86%) ISEB
2 17 (9.71%) Security Cleared
3 14 (8.00%) ISTQB
4 12 (6.86%) SC Cleared
5 9 (5.14%) Degree
6 8 (4.57%) CISSP
7 7 (4.00%) CESG Certified Professional
7 7 (4.00%) CITP
7 7 (4.00%) DV Cleared
7 7 (4.00%) IISP
7 7 (4.00%) MBCS
8 4 (2.29%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (1.14%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (1.14%) CCIE
9 2 (1.14%) CCNP
9 2 (1.14%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (1.14%) CISM
10 1 (0.57%) HP ASE
10 1 (0.57%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (0.57%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (24.00%) QA
2 6 (3.43%) Data Quality
3 3 (1.71%) SDET
System Software
1 4 (2.29%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.71%) Docker
2 3 (1.71%) vSphere
3 1 (0.57%) ISA Server
3 1 (0.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 15 (8.57%) Opscode Chef
2 12 (6.86%) Ansible
3 9 (5.14%) Puppet
4 7 (4.00%) Graphite
5 6 (3.43%) HP Quality Center
5 6 (3.43%) Oozie
6 3 (1.71%) Oracle Identity Management
6 3 (1.71%) WMI
7 2 (1.14%) HAProxy
7 2 (1.14%) Kibana
7 2 (1.14%) logstash
7 2 (1.14%) Mesos
8 1 (0.57%) Control-M
Vendors
1 14 (8.00%) Microsoft
2 10 (5.71%) HP
2 10 (5.71%) Oracle
3 5 (2.86%) SaltStack
3 5 (2.86%) Splunk
4 4 (2.29%) Guidewire
4 4 (2.29%) Siebel
5 3 (1.71%) Apple
5 3 (1.71%) ATG
5 3 (1.71%) VMware
6 2 (1.14%) Cisco
6 2 (1.14%) F5
6 2 (1.14%) Google
6 2 (1.14%) SAP
7 1 (0.57%) CODA
7 1 (0.57%) IBM
7 1 (0.57%) Mercator
7 1 (0.57%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.57%) RedGate
7 1 (0.57%) Sitecore
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