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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SmartBear Software LoadUI
Rank 604 548 569
Rank change year-on-year
-56 +21
Contract jobs citing LoadUI 2 31 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.004% 0.059% 0.038%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.027% 0.50% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 13 7
Average daily rate
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£306 £308 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.40% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £255 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £341 £325 £348
UK excluding London average daily rate £263 £325 £290
% change year-on-year
-19.23% +12.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Average hourly rate - £31.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £31.00 -

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
7292 6185 6391
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.89% 11.74% 11.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 4675 3967 3639
Average daily rate £388 £388 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £538 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 133 132 223
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 £23.72 £20.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.16% -1.33%

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 10 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 29 August 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 -47 2 £306 -0.40% 4
City of London +17 1 £350 +13.82% 1
London +11 1 £350 +18.64% 1
Reading - - - -
Teddington - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
South East - - - -
East of England - - - -
Cambridge - - - -

LoadUI
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 15 (78.95%) SoapUI
2 12 (63.16%) Web Services
3 10 (52.63%) SOAP
4 9 (47.37%) SQL
4 9 (47.37%) Oracle
4 9 (47.37%) Selenium
5 8 (42.11%) Test Automation
5 8 (42.11%) JMeter
6 7 (36.84%) MySQL
7 6 (31.58%) Finance
7 6 (31.58%) Performance Testing
8 5 (26.32%) JIRA
8 5 (26.32%) Groovy
8 5 (26.32%) Test Scripting
8 5 (26.32%) WebDriver
8 5 (26.32%) NeoLoad
8 5 (26.32%) LoadRunner
8 5 (26.32%) Regression Testing
8 5 (26.32%) Linux
9 4 (21.05%) HTML
9 4 (21.05%) PL/SQL
9 4 (21.05%) QA
10 3 (15.79%) Data Migration
10 3 (15.79%) Integration Testing
10 3 (15.79%) User Acceptance Testing
10 3 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
10 3 (15.79%) Data Integration
10 3 (15.79%) SQL Server 2008
10 3 (15.79%) BDD
10 3 (15.79%) Relational Database

LoadUI
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (15.79%) Tomcat
2 2 (10.53%) Documentum
3 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
3 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 7 (36.84%) MySQL
2 3 (15.79%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (15.79%) Relational Database
2 3 (15.79%) SQL Server
3 2 (10.53%) RDBMS
3 2 (10.53%) Star Schema
3 2 (10.53%) DB2
3 2 (10.53%) Oracle Database
4 1 (5.26%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 15 (78.95%) SoapUI
2 9 (47.37%) Selenium
3 8 (42.11%) JMeter
4 5 (26.32%) JIRA
4 5 (26.32%) WebDriver
4 5 (26.32%) NeoLoad
4 5 (26.32%) LoadRunner
5 2 (10.53%) QuickTest Pro
5 2 (10.53%) Maven
5 2 (10.53%) JConsole
5 2 (10.53%) VisualVM
5 2 (10.53%) Cucumber
5 2 (10.53%) Jenkins
5 2 (10.53%) TestNG
5 2 (10.53%) Fiddler
6 1 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (5.26%) OpenSTA
General
1 6 (31.58%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (47.37%) Analyst
2 8 (42.11%) Test Analyst
3 6 (31.58%) Tester
4 3 (15.79%) Test Leader
4 3 (15.79%) Automation Tester
5 2 (10.53%) Consultant
5 2 (10.53%) Test Consultant
5 2 (10.53%) Test Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) Automation Test Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Automation Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Performance Test Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Middleware Consultant
6 1 (5.26%) Testing Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Selenium Test Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Performance Test Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Senior QA Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Technical Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Performance Tester
6 1 (5.26%) Performance Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (63.16%) Web Services
2 10 (52.63%) 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%) ASP.NET
6 1 (5.26%) JSP
6 1 (5.26%) .NET
6 1 (5.26%) Flash
6 1 (5.26%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) Data Integration
2 2 (10.53%) Open Source
2 2 (10.53%) Data Conversion
3 1 (5.26%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.26%) Mobile App
3 1 (5.26%) Client/Server
3 1 (5.26%) Blackberry
3 1 (5.26%) Device Driver
3 1 (5.26%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 5 (26.32%) Linux
2 2 (10.53%) UNIX
2 2 (10.53%) Windows
3 1 (5.26%) Android
3 1 (5.26%) Windows Phone
3 1 (5.26%) Apple iOS
3 1 (5.26%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (42.11%) Test Automation
2 6 (31.58%) Performance Testing
3 5 (26.32%) Test Scripting
3 5 (26.32%) Regression Testing
4 3 (15.79%) Data Migration
4 3 (15.79%) Integration Testing
4 3 (15.79%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (15.79%) BDD
4 3 (15.79%) E-Commerce
4 3 (15.79%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (15.79%) TDD
4 3 (15.79%) Migration
5 2 (10.53%) Software Testing
5 2 (10.53%) ETL
5 2 (10.53%) Data Modelling
5 2 (10.53%) Performance Analysis
5 2 (10.53%) Data Reconciliation
5 2 (10.53%) Automation Testing
5 2 (10.53%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (47.37%) SQL
2 5 (26.32%) Groovy
3 4 (21.05%) PL/SQL
4 2 (10.53%) Java
5 1 (5.26%) JavaScript
5 1 (5.26%) C#
5 1 (5.26%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
1 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
1 1 (5.26%) ISEB
1 1 (5.26%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (21.05%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (47.37%) Oracle
2 2 (10.53%) Siebel
2 2 (10.53%) Citrix
2 2 (10.53%) Informatica
2 2 (10.53%) Teradata
2 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
2 2 (10.53%) HP
2 2 (10.53%) SAP
3 1 (5.26%) Symbian