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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Neotys NeoLoad
Rank 655 651 633
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -18
Contract jobs citing NeoLoad 6 12 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.011% 0.021% 0.009%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.069% 0.16% 0.071%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 4
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
8742 7657 7008
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 16.24% 13.41% 12.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 5985 5058 4494
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 126 129 153
Median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £37.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% +5.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.00 £23.95 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £51.30 £71.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +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
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 7 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 30 July 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 +9 4 £334 -19.03% 4
London -3 3 £334 -21.41% 1
Glasgow - 2 £300 -
Scotland - 2 £300 -
City of London - 2 £334 -
Coventry - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 - -

NeoLoad
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 16 (72.73%) Selenium
2 13 (59.09%) JMeter
3 12 (54.55%) JIRA
4 11 (50.00%) Test Automation
4 11 (50.00%) Zephyr
4 11 (50.00%) Defect Management
5 10 (45.45%) SC Cleared
5 10 (45.45%) Security Cleared
6 9 (40.91%) Performance Testing
6 9 (40.91%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (36.36%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (31.82%) LoadRunner
8 7 (31.82%) SDLC
9 6 (27.27%) Automation Testing
10 5 (22.73%) Business Continuity
11 4 (18.18%) ISTQB
11 4 (18.18%) ISEB
11 4 (18.18%) HTTP
11 4 (18.18%) Microsoft
11 4 (18.18%) C#
11 4 (18.18%) Java
11 4 (18.18%) Non-Functional Testing
12 3 (13.64%) System Integration Testing
12 3 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
12 3 (13.64%) MS Excel
12 3 (13.64%) SharePoint
12 3 (13.64%) MS Office
12 3 (13.64%) Change Management
12 3 (13.64%) MS PowerPoint
12 3 (13.64%) Finance

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 (13.64%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.55%) Apache
2 1 (4.55%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 3 (13.64%) MS Excel
1 3 (13.64%) MS Office
1 3 (13.64%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (18.18%) HTTP
2 1 (4.55%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) Apache Hive
1 1 (4.55%) Big Data
1 1 (4.55%) Hadoop
1 1 (4.55%) HBase
1 1 (4.55%) Impala
1 1 (4.55%) QlikView
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (4.55%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 16 (72.73%) Selenium
2 13 (59.09%) JMeter
3 12 (54.55%) JIRA
4 11 (50.00%) Zephyr
5 7 (31.82%) LoadRunner
6 2 (9.09%) LoadUI
6 2 (9.09%) Rational Performance Tester
7 1 (4.55%) Appium
7 1 (4.55%) Cucumber
7 1 (4.55%) Eclipse
7 1 (4.55%) Fiddler
7 1 (4.55%) JBehave
7 1 (4.55%) SilkPerformer
7 1 (4.55%) SoapUI
7 1 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (4.55%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (13.64%) Finance
2 1 (4.55%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (40.91%) Coordinator
1 9 (40.91%) Test Coordinator
2 6 (27.27%) Analyst
2 6 (27.27%) Test Analyst
3 5 (22.73%) Performance Analyst
3 5 (22.73%) Performance Test Analyst
3 5 (22.73%) Tester
4 4 (18.18%) Test Environment Coordinator
4 4 (18.18%) Web Analyst
4 4 (18.18%) Web Test Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Automation Test Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Automation Tester
5 2 (9.09%) Integration Tester
5 2 (9.09%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Selenium Test Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Systems Tester
6 1 (4.55%) Environment Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Performance Tester
6 1 (4.55%) QA Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) QA Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) .NET
1 1 (4.55%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (13.64%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.55%) Blockchain
2 1 (4.55%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.55%) CentOS
1 1 (4.55%) Linux
1 1 (4.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (4.55%) Solaris
1 1 (4.55%) Windows
1 1 (4.55%) Windows 2000
1 1 (4.55%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (50.00%) Defect Management
1 11 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 9 (40.91%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (40.91%) Performance Testing
3 8 (36.36%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (31.82%) SDLC
5 6 (27.27%) Automation Testing
6 5 (22.73%) Business Continuity
7 4 (18.18%) Non-Functional Testing
8 3 (13.64%) Change Management
8 3 (13.64%) System Integration Testing
9 2 (9.09%) BDD
9 2 (9.09%) Integration Testing
10 1 (4.55%) Agile Testing
10 1 (4.55%) Functional Testing
10 1 (4.55%) Kanban
10 1 (4.55%) MapReduce
10 1 (4.55%) System Testing
10 1 (4.55%) Test Planning
10 1 (4.55%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 4 (18.18%) C#
1 4 (18.18%) Java
2 1 (4.55%) C
2 1 (4.55%) PHP
2 1 (4.55%) Python
2 1 (4.55%) Scala
2 1 (4.55%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 10 (45.45%) SC Cleared
1 10 (45.45%) Security Cleared
2 4 (18.18%) ISEB
2 4 (18.18%) ISTQB
3 1 (4.55%) Degree
3 1 (4.55%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.55%) Apache Flume
1 1 (4.55%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) CA Service Virtualization
1 1 (4.55%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (4.55%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 4 (18.18%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.09%) HP
3 1 (4.55%) CA
3 1 (4.55%) Dynatrace
3 1 (4.55%) IBM
3 1 (4.55%) New Relic
3 1 (4.55%) Oracle