The first table below looks at the demand for LoadUI skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LoadUI over the 3 months to 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SmartBear Software LoadUI
Rank 589 532 574
Rank change year-on-year
-57 +42
Contract jobs citing LoadUI 5 38 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.009% 0.074% 0.017%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.071% 0.64% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 22 3
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £263 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
-19.23% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Average hourly rate - £38.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £38.00 -
Development Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
7079 5903 6128
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.94% 11.55% 10.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 4550 3699 3587
Average daily rate £388 £388 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £545 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £343 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 149 143 220
Average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.80% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £25.00 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.80% -

LoadUI
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing LoadUI within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

LoadUI Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

LoadUI
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing LoadUI within the UK.

LoadUI Daily Rate Trend in the UK

LoadUI
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing LoadUI within the UK.

LoadUI Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

LoadUI
Top 12 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LoadUI within the UK over the 3 months to 31 July 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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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 -60 5 £350 +7.69% 5
London +18 4 £350 +18.64% 2
City of London +25 3 £350 +13.82%
South East - - - -
West Midlands - - - - 1
Birmingham - - - - 1
Cambridge - - - -
Reading - - - -
Teddington - - - - 1
Berkshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
East of England - - - -

LoadUI
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing LoadUI 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 LoadUI.

1 16 (80.00%) SoapUI
2 12 (60.00%) Web Services
3 11 (55.00%) SOAP
4 10 (50.00%) Selenium
5 9 (45.00%) Test Automation
5 9 (45.00%) SQL
5 9 (45.00%) Oracle
6 8 (40.00%) JMeter
7 7 (35.00%) MySQL
8 6 (30.00%) Finance
8 6 (30.00%) Performance Testing
9 5 (25.00%) QA
9 5 (25.00%) JIRA
9 5 (25.00%) Groovy
9 5 (25.00%) Test Scripting
9 5 (25.00%) WebDriver
9 5 (25.00%) NeoLoad
9 5 (25.00%) LoadRunner
9 5 (25.00%) Regression Testing
9 5 (25.00%) Linux
10 4 (20.00%) HTML
10 4 (20.00%) PL/SQL
11 3 (15.00%) SQL Server
11 3 (15.00%) XML
11 3 (15.00%) Tomcat
11 3 (15.00%) E-Commerce
11 3 (15.00%) HTTP
11 3 (15.00%) Business Intelligence
11 3 (15.00%) JSON
11 3 (15.00%) TDD

LoadUI
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing LoadUI 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 LoadUI. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (15.00%) Tomcat
2 2 (10.00%) Documentum
3 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (5.00%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 2 (10.00%) SAP BPC
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.00%) HTTP
2 1 (5.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (35.00%) MySQL
2 3 (15.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (15.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (15.00%) Relational Database
3 2 (10.00%) Oracle Database
3 2 (10.00%) RDBMS
3 2 (10.00%) Star Schema
3 2 (10.00%) DB2
4 1 (5.00%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 16 (80.00%) SoapUI
2 10 (50.00%) Selenium
3 8 (40.00%) JMeter
4 5 (25.00%) LoadRunner
4 5 (25.00%) WebDriver
4 5 (25.00%) NeoLoad
4 5 (25.00%) JIRA
5 2 (10.00%) JConsole
5 2 (10.00%) VisualVM
5 2 (10.00%) Cucumber
5 2 (10.00%) Jenkins
5 2 (10.00%) QuickTest Pro
5 2 (10.00%) Maven
5 2 (10.00%) Fiddler
5 2 (10.00%) TestNG
6 1 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (5.00%) OpenSTA
General
1 6 (30.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (50.00%) Analyst
2 9 (45.00%) Test Analyst
3 6 (30.00%) Tester
4 3 (15.00%) Test Leader
4 3 (15.00%) Automation Tester
5 2 (10.00%) Automation Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Test Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Automation Test Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Consultant
5 2 (10.00%) Test Consultant
6 1 (5.00%) Performance Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Technical Test Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) QA Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Performance Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Senior QA Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Performance Test Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Performance Tester
6 1 (5.00%) Performance Test Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (60.00%) Web Services
2 11 (55.00%) SOAP
3 4 (20.00%) HTML
4 3 (15.00%) XML
4 3 (15.00%) JSON
5 2 (10.00%) XML Messaging
6 1 (5.00%) Flash
6 1 (5.00%) Middleware
6 1 (5.00%) .NET
6 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET
6 1 (5.00%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) Data Integration
2 2 (10.00%) Open Source
2 2 (10.00%) Data Conversion
3 1 (5.00%) Mobile App
3 1 (5.00%) Client/Server
3 1 (5.00%) Blackberry
3 1 (5.00%) Device Driver
3 1 (5.00%) Handset
3 1 (5.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (25.00%) Linux
2 2 (10.00%) UNIX
2 2 (10.00%) Windows
3 1 (5.00%) Windows Mobile
3 1 (5.00%) Android
3 1 (5.00%) Apple iOS
3 1 (5.00%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (45.00%) Test Automation
2 6 (30.00%) Performance Testing
3 5 (25.00%) Regression Testing
3 5 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 3 (15.00%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (15.00%) Manual Testing
4 3 (15.00%) Data Migration
4 3 (15.00%) BDD
4 3 (15.00%) Automation Testing
4 3 (15.00%) Migration
4 3 (15.00%) TDD
4 3 (15.00%) E-Commerce
4 3 (15.00%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (15.00%) Integration Testing
4 3 (15.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (10.00%) ETL
5 2 (10.00%) Software Testing
5 2 (10.00%) Load Testing
5 2 (10.00%) Data Modelling
5 2 (10.00%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 9 (45.00%) SQL
2 5 (25.00%) Groovy
3 4 (20.00%) PL/SQL
4 2 (10.00%) Java
5 1 (5.00%) JavaScript
5 1 (5.00%) C#
5 1 (5.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) ISEB
1 1 (5.00%) Degree
1 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (25.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (45.00%) Oracle
2 2 (10.00%) SAP
2 2 (10.00%) Siebel
2 2 (10.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (10.00%) HP
2 2 (10.00%) Citrix
2 2 (10.00%) Informatica
2 2 (10.00%) Teradata
3 1 (5.00%) Symbian