The table below looks at the statistics for NeoLoad skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited NeoLoad over the 3 months to 28 August 2016 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
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Neotys NeoLoad
Rank 629 645 639
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -6
Contract jobs citing NeoLoad 10 12 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.019% 0.021% 0.005%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.11% 0.15% 0.041%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 7 2
Median daily rate £300 £413 £259
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.27% +59.42%
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £413 £255
% change year-on-year
-27.27% +61.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
8743 8094 7276
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 16.40% 13.88% 12.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 5884 5322 4642
Median daily rate £428 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.87% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 146 162 133
Median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +5.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.00 £23.75 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £55.00 £71.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +5.82%

NeoLoad
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing NeoLoad as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 28 August 2016.

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 8 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing NeoLoad within the UK over the 3 months to 28 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -4 6 £475 +15.15% 2
London -2 5 £475 +35.71%
Glasgow - 4 £300 -
Scotland - 4 £300 -
City of London - 4 £463 -
Peterborough - 1 - -
East of England - 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - 1 - -

NeoLoad
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing NeoLoad 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 NeoLoad.

1 18 (64.29%) Selenium
2 17 (60.71%) JMeter
3 15 (53.57%) Performance Testing
4 14 (50.00%) Test Automation
5 13 (46.43%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (46.43%) JIRA
6 11 (39.29%) Zephyr
6 11 (39.29%) Defect Management
7 10 (35.71%) SC Cleared
7 10 (35.71%) Security Cleared
8 9 (32.14%) LoadRunner
9 8 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
9 8 (28.57%) ISTQB
9 8 (28.57%) ISEB
10 7 (25.00%) SDLC
10 7 (25.00%) Automation Testing
11 6 (21.43%) Java
12 5 (17.86%) Business Continuity
12 5 (17.86%) Microsoft
12 5 (17.86%) BDD
13 4 (14.29%) Degree
13 4 (14.29%) LoadUI
13 4 (14.29%) AppDynamics
13 4 (14.29%) C#
13 4 (14.29%) Banking
13 4 (14.29%) Finance
14 3 (10.71%) Maven
14 3 (10.71%) MS PowerPoint
14 3 (10.71%) Management Information System
14 3 (10.71%) Change Management

NeoLoad
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 3 (10.71%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.57%) Apache
2 1 (3.57%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 3 (10.71%) MS Excel
1 3 (10.71%) MS Office
1 3 (10.71%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.57%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.71%) HTTP
2 1 (3.57%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.57%) Apache Hive
1 1 (3.57%) Big Data
1 1 (3.57%) Hadoop
1 1 (3.57%) HBase
1 1 (3.57%) Impala
1 1 (3.57%) QlikView
1 1 (3.57%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (3.57%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 18 (64.29%) Selenium
2 17 (60.71%) JMeter
3 13 (46.43%) JIRA
4 11 (39.29%) Zephyr
5 9 (32.14%) LoadRunner
6 4 (14.29%) LoadUI
7 3 (10.71%) Git (software)
7 3 (10.71%) Jenkins
7 3 (10.71%) Maven
8 2 (7.14%) Rational Performance Tester
9 1 (3.57%) Appium
9 1 (3.57%) Cucumber
9 1 (3.57%) Eclipse
9 1 (3.57%) JBehave
9 1 (3.57%) NUnit
9 1 (3.57%) SilkPerformer
9 1 (3.57%) SoapUI
9 1 (3.57%) SpecFlow
9 1 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (3.57%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (14.29%) Banking
1 4 (14.29%) Finance
2 1 (3.57%) Corporate Banking
2 1 (3.57%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (42.86%) Tester
2 9 (32.14%) Coordinator
2 9 (32.14%) Test Coordinator
3 6 (21.43%) Performance Tester
4 5 (17.86%) Analyst
4 5 (17.86%) Test Analyst
5 4 (14.29%) Automation Tester
5 4 (14.29%) Performance Analyst
5 4 (14.29%) Performance Test Analyst
5 4 (14.29%) Test Environment Coordinator
6 3 (10.71%) Web Analyst
6 3 (10.71%) Web Test Analyst
7 2 (7.14%) Automation Test Analyst
7 2 (7.14%) Integration Tester
7 2 (7.14%) Selenium Test Analyst
7 2 (7.14%) Systems Tester
8 1 (3.57%) Environment Manager
8 1 (3.57%) QA Analyst
8 1 (3.57%) QA Test Analyst
8 1 (3.57%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.57%) .NET
1 1 (3.57%) Gherkin
1 1 (3.57%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (10.71%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.57%) Blockchain
2 1 (3.57%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.57%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.57%) CentOS
1 1 (3.57%) Linux
1 1 (3.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (3.57%) Solaris
1 1 (3.57%) Windows
1 1 (3.57%) Windows 2000
1 1 (3.57%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (53.57%) Performance Testing
2 14 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 13 (46.43%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (39.29%) Defect Management
5 8 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
6 7 (25.00%) Automation Testing
6 7 (25.00%) SDLC
7 5 (17.86%) BDD
7 5 (17.86%) Business Continuity
8 3 (10.71%) Change Management
8 3 (10.71%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (10.71%) Non-Functional Testing
8 3 (10.71%) Open Source
8 3 (10.71%) Performance Monitoring
8 3 (10.71%) System Integration Testing
9 2 (7.14%) Integration Testing
10 1 (3.57%) Regression Testing
10 1 (3.57%) Scrum
10 1 (3.57%) Test Planning
10 1 (3.57%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 6 (21.43%) Java
2 4 (14.29%) C#
3 1 (3.57%) C
3 1 (3.57%) PHP
3 1 (3.57%) Python
3 1 (3.57%) Scala
3 1 (3.57%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 10 (35.71%) SC Cleared
1 10 (35.71%) Security Cleared
2 8 (28.57%) ISEB
2 8 (28.57%) ISTQB
3 4 (14.29%) Degree
4 1 (3.57%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.57%) Apache Flume
1 1 (3.57%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 3 (10.71%) Graphite
1 3 (10.71%) HP SiteScope
2 1 (3.57%) CA Service Virtualization
2 1 (3.57%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.57%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 5 (17.86%) Microsoft
2 4 (14.29%) AppDynamics
3 2 (7.14%) HP
4 1 (3.57%) CA
4 1 (3.57%) Dynatrace
4 1 (3.57%) IBM
4 1 (3.57%) New Relic
4 1 (3.57%) Oracle