The table below looks at the statistics 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 23 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SmartBear Software LoadUI
Rank 611 559 577
Rank change year-on-year
-52 +18
Contract jobs citing LoadUI 3 19 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.005% 0.036% 0.045%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.041% 0.30% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 9 8
Average daily rate
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£263 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.23% +8.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £263 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
-19.23% +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 Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Development Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
7331 6242 6395
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.68% 11.84% 10.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 4863 4041 3561
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.41% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 117 125 228
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £20.25 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%

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 23 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 -37 1 £263 -19.23% 1
East of England - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Ipswich - - - -
London - - - - 1
Reading - - - -
Teddington - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Suffolk - - - -
City of London - - - - 1
South East - - - -

LoadUI
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 13 (68.42%) SoapUI
2 11 (57.89%) Web Services
3 10 (52.63%) JMeter
4 9 (47.37%) SOAP
5 8 (42.11%) Performance Testing
6 7 (36.84%) Selenium
6 7 (36.84%) Test Automation
6 7 (36.84%) SQL
6 7 (36.84%) Oracle
7 6 (31.58%) Finance
7 6 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (26.32%) LoadRunner
8 5 (26.32%) MySQL
8 5 (26.32%) NeoLoad
9 4 (21.05%) WebDriver
9 4 (21.05%) HTML
9 4 (21.05%) PL/SQL
9 4 (21.05%) Regression Testing
10 3 (15.79%) HTTP
10 3 (15.79%) Migration
10 3 (15.79%) SQL Server
10 3 (15.79%) XML
10 3 (15.79%) Linux
10 3 (15.79%) Business Intelligence
10 3 (15.79%) SQL Server 2008
10 3 (15.79%) Relational Database
10 3 (15.79%) Automation Testing
10 3 (15.79%) JSON
10 3 (15.79%) JIRA
10 3 (15.79%) Software Testing

LoadUI
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 2 (10.53%) Tomcat
1 2 (10.53%) Documentum
2 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (5.26%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 2 (10.53%) SAP BPC
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.79%) HTTP
2 1 (5.26%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (26.32%) MySQL
2 3 (15.79%) SQL Server
2 3 (15.79%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (15.79%) Relational Database
3 2 (10.53%) DB2
3 2 (10.53%) RDBMS
3 2 (10.53%) Star Schema
4 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 13 (68.42%) SoapUI
2 10 (52.63%) JMeter
3 7 (36.84%) Selenium
4 5 (26.32%) LoadRunner
4 5 (26.32%) NeoLoad
5 4 (21.05%) WebDriver
6 3 (15.79%) JIRA
7 2 (10.53%) JConsole
7 2 (10.53%) VisualVM
7 2 (10.53%) QuickTest Pro
7 2 (10.53%) Fiddler
7 2 (10.53%) Rational Performance Tester
8 1 (5.26%) TestNG
8 1 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (5.26%) OpenSTA
8 1 (5.26%) Maven
8 1 (5.26%) Cucumber
8 1 (5.26%) Jenkins
General
1 6 (31.58%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (42.11%) Analyst
2 7 (36.84%) Test Analyst
3 6 (31.58%) Tester
4 3 (15.79%) Test Leader
5 2 (10.53%) Automation Tester
5 2 (10.53%) Performance Tester
5 2 (10.53%) Test Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) Performance Manager
5 2 (10.53%) Consultant
5 2 (10.53%) Test Manager
5 2 (10.53%) Test Consultant
5 2 (10.53%) Performance Test Manager
6 1 (5.26%) Performance Test Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Performance Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Technical Test Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) QA Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Performance Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Senior QA Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Performance Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (57.89%) Web Services
2 9 (47.37%) SOAP
3 4 (21.05%) HTML
4 3 (15.79%) XML
4 3 (15.79%) JSON
5 2 (10.53%) XML Messaging
6 1 (5.26%) Flash
6 1 (5.26%) Middleware
6 1 (5.26%) .NET
6 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET
6 1 (5.26%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) Data Integration
2 2 (10.53%) Open Source
2 2 (10.53%) Statistics
2 2 (10.53%) Data Conversion
2 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.26%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.26%) Blackberry
3 1 (5.26%) Device Driver
3 1 (5.26%) Handset
3 1 (5.26%) Mobile App
3 1 (5.26%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.79%) Linux
2 2 (10.53%) UNIX
2 2 (10.53%) Windows
3 1 (5.26%) Windows Mobile
3 1 (5.26%) Android
3 1 (5.26%) Apple iOS
3 1 (5.26%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (42.11%) Performance Testing
2 7 (36.84%) Test Automation
3 6 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (21.05%) Regression Testing
5 3 (15.79%) Migration
5 3 (15.79%) Integration Testing
5 3 (15.79%) Software Testing
5 3 (15.79%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (15.79%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (15.79%) Test Scripting
5 3 (15.79%) Data Migration
5 3 (15.79%) Automation Testing
6 2 (10.53%) Performance Analysis
6 2 (10.53%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (10.53%) Data Reconciliation
6 2 (10.53%) Functional Testing
6 2 (10.53%) Test Management
6 2 (10.53%) Data Mapping
6 2 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (10.53%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 7 (36.84%) SQL
2 4 (21.05%) PL/SQL
3 3 (15.79%) Groovy
4 1 (5.26%) Shell Script
4 1 (5.26%) C#
4 1 (5.26%) Java
4 1 (5.26%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) ISEB
2 1 (5.26%) IBM Certification
2 1 (5.26%) ISTQB
2 1 (5.26%) Degree
2 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
2 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (10.53%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 7 (36.84%) Oracle
2 2 (10.53%) SAP
2 2 (10.53%) Siebel
2 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
2 2 (10.53%) HP
2 2 (10.53%) Citrix
2 2 (10.53%) Informatica
2 2 (10.53%) Teradata
3 1 (5.26%) Symbian
3 1 (5.26%) IBM