The table below looks at the statistics for NeoLoad skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited NeoLoad over the 3 months to 4 March 2015 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Neotys NeoLoad
Rank 568 560 532
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -28
Contract jobs citing NeoLoad 13 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.025% 0.012% 0.004%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.18% 0.099% 0.039%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 5 1
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£450 £388 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.12% +24.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £48.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
7030 6081 5130
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.38% 12.01% 11.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 4598 3834 3239
Average daily rate £400 £375 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £330 £335
% change year-on-year
+9.84% -1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 127 116 158
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.80 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.79% +8.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.69 £17.80 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.55 £52.50 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.80 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-0.79% +5.00%

NeoLoad
Jobs Demand Trend

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

NeoLoad Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

NeoLoad
Daily Rate Trend

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

NeoLoad Daily Rate Trend in the UK

NeoLoad
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing NeoLoad within the UK over the 3 months to 4 March 2015.

NeoLoad Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

NeoLoad
Hourly Rate Trend

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

NeoLoad Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

NeoLoad
Top 14 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing NeoLoad within the UK over the 3 months to 4 March 2015. 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 +3 13 £450 +16.12% 2
London -1 11 £388 -
City of London +11 2 £338 -12.90%
East Midlands - - - - 1
South East - - - -
South West - - - -
Nottingham - - - - 1
Gloucestershire - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - - 1
Surrey - - - -
Scotland - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Gloucester - - - -
Harrow - - - -

NeoLoad
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing NeoLoad 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 NeoLoad.

1 22 (70.97%) Performance Testing
2 17 (54.84%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (51.61%) LoadRunner
3 16 (51.61%) Test Scripting
4 13 (41.94%) JMeter
5 12 (38.71%) SQL
6 11 (35.48%) ISEB
6 11 (35.48%) JIRA
7 10 (32.26%) Test Automation
7 10 (32.26%) JavaScript
8 9 (29.03%) Java
8 9 (29.03%) ISTQB
8 9 (29.03%) Root Cause Analysis
9 8 (25.81%) Waterfall
9 8 (25.81%) BDD
9 8 (25.81%) Security Cleared
9 8 (25.81%) V-Model
9 8 (25.81%) TDD
9 8 (25.81%) Linux
10 7 (22.58%) Web Services
10 7 (22.58%) Regression Testing
10 7 (22.58%) Test Management
11 6 (19.35%) DV Cleared
11 6 (19.35%) HP Quality Center
11 6 (19.35%) Subversion
11 6 (19.35%) Validation
12 5 (16.13%) Visual Studio
12 5 (16.13%) Oracle
12 5 (16.13%) WebLogic
12 5 (16.13%) C#

NeoLoad
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing NeoLoad 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 NeoLoad. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (16.13%) WebLogic
2 3 (9.68%) IIS
2 3 (9.68%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (3.23%) nginx
3 1 (3.23%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 5 (16.13%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.23%) IaaS
1 1 (3.23%) SaaS
1 1 (3.23%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.68%) TCP/IP
1 3 (9.68%) DNS
2 1 (3.23%) GSM
2 1 (3.23%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (16.13%) Oracle Database
2 3 (9.68%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (3.23%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (3.23%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 16 (51.61%) LoadRunner
2 13 (41.94%) JMeter
3 11 (35.48%) JIRA
4 6 (19.35%) Subversion
5 5 (16.13%) Visual Studio
5 5 (16.13%) Rational DOORS
5 5 (16.13%) eggPlant
5 5 (16.13%) Rational Rhapsody
6 3 (9.68%) Selenium
7 1 (3.23%) Maven
7 1 (3.23%) QuickTest Pro
7 1 (3.23%) ClearQuest
7 1 (3.23%) Cucumber
7 1 (3.23%) Jenkins
7 1 (3.23%) GitLab
7 1 (3.23%) QADirector
7 1 (3.23%) WebLOAD
7 1 (3.23%) TestComplete
7 1 (3.23%) Rational Performance Tester
7 1 (3.23%) Git (software)
General
1 4 (12.90%) Retail
2 1 (3.23%) Legal
2 1 (3.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (51.61%) Tester
2 14 (45.16%) Performance Tester
3 7 (22.58%) Test Engineer
3 7 (22.58%) Performance Engineer
4 6 (19.35%) Performance Test Engineer
4 6 (19.35%) Technical Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) Junior Tester
5 3 (9.68%) Performance Test Analyst
5 3 (9.68%) Junior
5 3 (9.68%) Analyst
5 3 (9.68%) Test Analyst
5 3 (9.68%) Performance Analyst
5 3 (9.68%) Test Leader
6 2 (6.45%) Performance Test Leader
7 1 (3.23%) Senior Performance Tester
7 1 (3.23%) QA Tester
7 1 (3.23%) Senior Tester
7 1 (3.23%) Security Analyst
7 1 (3.23%) Software Tester
7 1 (3.23%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (22.58%) Web Services
2 5 (16.13%) SOAP
3 4 (12.90%) .NET
4 3 (9.68%) WinForms
4 3 (9.68%) ASP.NET
4 3 (9.68%) WCF
4 3 (9.68%) WPF
5 2 (6.45%) JSF
6 1 (3.23%) XMPP
6 1 (3.23%) JMS
6 1 (3.23%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.13%) Visualisation
1 5 (16.13%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.45%) Open Source
3 1 (3.23%) Clustering
3 1 (3.23%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 8 (25.81%) Linux
2 5 (16.13%) Windows
3 4 (12.90%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (70.97%) Performance Testing
2 17 (54.84%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (51.61%) Test Scripting
4 10 (32.26%) Test Automation
5 9 (29.03%) Root Cause Analysis
6 8 (25.81%) Waterfall
6 8 (25.81%) BDD
6 8 (25.81%) V-Model
6 8 (25.81%) TDD
7 7 (22.58%) Regression Testing
7 7 (22.58%) Test Management
8 6 (19.35%) Validation
9 5 (16.13%) UML
9 5 (16.13%) Load Testing
9 5 (16.13%) Security Testing
10 4 (12.90%) Test Planning
10 4 (12.90%) Server Monitoring
11 3 (9.68%) Requirements Management
12 2 (6.45%) Test Strategy
12 2 (6.45%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 12 (38.71%) SQL
2 10 (32.26%) JavaScript
3 9 (29.03%) Java
4 5 (16.13%) C#
4 5 (16.13%) Python
4 5 (16.13%) Bash Shell
5 4 (12.90%) PL/SQL
6 3 (9.68%) Perl
7 2 (6.45%) VB
7 2 (6.45%) VBA
8 1 (3.23%) C++
8 1 (3.23%) C
Qualifications
1 11 (35.48%) ISEB
2 9 (29.03%) ISTQB
3 8 (25.81%) Security Cleared
4 6 (19.35%) DV Cleared
5 2 (6.45%) SC Cleared
5 2 (6.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (3.23%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.45%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (19.35%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.23%) Red Hat Spacewalk
2 1 (3.23%) Puppet
2 1 (3.23%) Graphite
2 1 (3.23%) Ansible
2 1 (3.23%) logstash
2 1 (3.23%) Nessus
2 1 (3.23%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 5 (16.13%) Oracle
1 5 (16.13%) HP
2 1 (3.23%) Terracotta
2 1 (3.23%) Atlassian
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