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 27 November 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Neotys NeoLoad
Rank 594 570 568
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -2
Contract jobs citing NeoLoad 18 8 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.032% 0.016% 0.002%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.25% 0.13% 0.017%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 7 0
Average daily rate
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£350 £330 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £328 -
% change year-on-year
+6.87% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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
7324 5947 5941
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.88% 11.66% 11.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 5022 3825 3527
Average daily rate £400 £385 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 113 144 240
Average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.88 £18.50 £21.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £44.40 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%

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 27 November 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing NeoLoad within the UK over the 3 months to 27 November 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 +4 16 £350 +6.06%
London -1 11 £450 +12.50%
South East - 5 £350 -
High Wycombe - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -

NeoLoad
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, 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 15 (71.43%) Test Scripting
2 11 (52.38%) Performance Testing
2 11 (52.38%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (52.38%) JIRA
2 11 (52.38%) LoadRunner
3 9 (42.86%) ISEB
3 9 (42.86%) Test Automation
4 8 (38.10%) Root Cause Analysis
4 8 (38.10%) ISTQB
5 7 (33.33%) V-Model
5 7 (33.33%) TDD
5 7 (33.33%) BDD
5 7 (33.33%) Waterfall
6 6 (28.57%) HP Quality Center
6 6 (28.57%) Regression Testing
6 6 (28.57%) Test Management
7 5 (23.81%) Load Testing
7 5 (23.81%) Security Testing
7 5 (23.81%) Subversion
7 5 (23.81%) HP
7 5 (23.81%) UML
7 5 (23.81%) Python
7 5 (23.81%) JavaScript
7 5 (23.81%) Rational Rhapsody
7 5 (23.81%) eggPlant
7 5 (23.81%) Rational DOORS
8 4 (19.05%) Web Services
8 4 (19.05%) JMeter
8 4 (19.05%) Validation
9 3 (14.29%) Security Cleared

NeoLoad
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, 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 1 (4.76%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (4.76%) nginx
1 1 (4.76%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) IaaS
1 1 (4.76%) SaaS
1 1 (4.76%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.76%) GSM
1 1 (4.76%) TCP/IP
1 1 (4.76%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database
1 1 (4.76%) MongoDB
1 1 (4.76%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 11 (52.38%) JIRA
1 11 (52.38%) LoadRunner
2 5 (23.81%) Subversion
2 5 (23.81%) Rational Rhapsody
2 5 (23.81%) eggPlant
2 5 (23.81%) Rational DOORS
3 4 (19.05%) JMeter
4 3 (14.29%) QuickTest Pro
5 2 (9.52%) Selenium
6 1 (4.76%) Jenkins
6 1 (4.76%) Cucumber
6 1 (4.76%) Maven
6 1 (4.76%) QADirector
6 1 (4.76%) TestComplete
6 1 (4.76%) Rational Performance Tester
6 1 (4.76%) Visual Studio
6 1 (4.76%) ClearQuest
General
1 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (38.10%) Tester
2 7 (33.33%) Test Engineer
3 6 (28.57%) Performance Test Engineer
3 6 (28.57%) Technical Engineer
3 6 (28.57%) Performance Engineer
3 6 (28.57%) Performance Tester
4 3 (14.29%) Analyst
4 3 (14.29%) Test Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Performance Test Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Performance Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Test Leader
6 1 (4.76%) Automation Tester
6 1 (4.76%) Security Tester
6 1 (4.76%) Non-Functional Tester
6 1 (4.76%) Security Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Systems Administrator
6 1 (4.76%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (19.05%) Web Services
2 3 (14.29%) SOAP
3 1 (4.76%) REST
3 1 (4.76%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) Open Source
2 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.76%) Clustering
2 1 (4.76%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.52%) Linux
1 2 (9.52%) UNIX
2 1 (4.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (71.43%) Test Scripting
2 11 (52.38%) Performance Testing
2 11 (52.38%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (42.86%) Test Automation
4 8 (38.10%) Root Cause Analysis
5 7 (33.33%) V-Model
5 7 (33.33%) TDD
5 7 (33.33%) BDD
5 7 (33.33%) Waterfall
6 6 (28.57%) Regression Testing
6 6 (28.57%) Test Management
7 5 (23.81%) Load Testing
7 5 (23.81%) Security Testing
7 5 (23.81%) UML
8 4 (19.05%) Validation
9 2 (9.52%) Workflow
9 2 (9.52%) Automation Testing
10 1 (4.76%) Test Planning
10 1 (4.76%) Line Management
10 1 (4.76%) Keyword-Driven Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (23.81%) Python
1 5 (23.81%) JavaScript
2 3 (14.29%) SQL
2 3 (14.29%) VB
3 2 (9.52%) PL/SQL
3 2 (9.52%) Java
4 1 (4.76%) Bash Shell
4 1 (4.76%) VBScript
4 1 (4.76%) C#
4 1 (4.76%) C++
Qualifications
1 9 (42.86%) ISEB
2 8 (38.10%) ISTQB
3 3 (14.29%) Security Cleared
4 2 (9.52%) SC Cleared
4 2 (9.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (4.76%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (28.57%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (4.76%) Red Hat Spacewalk
2 1 (4.76%) Ansible
2 1 (4.76%) logstash
2 1 (4.76%) Puppet
2 1 (4.76%) Nessus
2 1 (4.76%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 5 (23.81%) HP
2 1 (4.76%) Atlassian
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle