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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Neotys NeoLoad
Rank 602 566 587
Rank change year-on-year
-36 +21
Contract jobs citing NeoLoad 11 11 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.019% 0.021% 0.002%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.15% 0.18% 0.016%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 0
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£375 £350 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 -
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £35.00 -
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
7439 6195 6084
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.75% 11.81% 11.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 5001 4023 3446
Average daily rate £400 £385 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £366 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.90% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 146 234
Average hourly rate £38.50 £36.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.47% +4.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £20.00 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.50 £47.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.90 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.27% +2.85%

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 24 October 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 12 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 24 October 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 -29 9 £400 +14.28% 5
London -4 6 £450 +7.46% 4
City of London - 2 £450 - 3
South East - 2 £350 - 1
Cambridge - - - -
High Wycombe - - - - 1
Leeds - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - - 1
Cambridgeshire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
East of England - - - -

NeoLoad
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 8 (53.33%) LoadRunner
1 8 (53.33%) Test Scripting
2 7 (46.67%) JIRA
3 6 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (40.00%) Performance Testing
3 6 (40.00%) Web Services
4 5 (33.33%) ISEB
5 4 (26.67%) HP
5 4 (26.67%) JMeter
5 4 (26.67%) Load Testing
5 4 (26.67%) Security Testing
5 4 (26.67%) ISTQB
5 4 (26.67%) Test Automation
5 4 (26.67%) Open Source
5 4 (26.67%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (20.00%) BDD
6 3 (20.00%) Waterfall
6 3 (20.00%) V-Model
6 3 (20.00%) Test Management
6 3 (20.00%) TDD
6 3 (20.00%) Regression Testing
6 3 (20.00%) SOAP
6 3 (20.00%) VB
6 3 (20.00%) Oracle
6 3 (20.00%) SQL
7 2 (13.33%) HTML
7 2 (13.33%) Java
7 2 (13.33%) JavaScript
7 2 (13.33%) PL/SQL
7 2 (13.33%) SAP

NeoLoad
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 2 (13.33%) Documentum
2 1 (6.67%) nginx
2 1 (6.67%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (6.67%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 2 (13.33%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) SaaS
1 1 (6.67%) PaaS
1 1 (6.67%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) HTTP
2 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
2 1 (6.67%) DNS
2 1 (6.67%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (6.67%) MongoDB
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 8 (53.33%) LoadRunner
2 7 (46.67%) JIRA
3 4 (26.67%) JMeter
4 2 (13.33%) Subversion
4 2 (13.33%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (13.33%) Rational DOORS
4 2 (13.33%) SoapUI
4 2 (13.33%) Rational Rhapsody
4 2 (13.33%) eggPlant
4 2 (13.33%) LoadUI
4 2 (13.33%) JConsole
4 2 (13.33%) VisualVM
4 2 (13.33%) Fiddler
5 1 (6.67%) Rational Performance Tester
5 1 (6.67%) Cucumber
5 1 (6.67%) Jenkins
5 1 (6.67%) Visual Studio
5 1 (6.67%) QADirector
5 1 (6.67%) Selenium
5 1 (6.67%) Maven
General
1 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Tester
1 5 (33.33%) Test Engineer
2 4 (26.67%) Performance Tester
2 4 (26.67%) Performance Test Engineer
2 4 (26.67%) Performance Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Technical Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Test Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (6.67%) Administrator
4 1 (6.67%) Security Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Performance Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Performance Test Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Test Leader
4 1 (6.67%) Automation Tester
4 1 (6.67%) Security Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (40.00%) Web Services
2 3 (20.00%) SOAP
3 2 (13.33%) HTML
4 1 (6.67%) .NET
4 1 (6.67%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Open Source
2 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.67%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 2 (13.33%) UNIX
1 2 (13.33%) Linux
2 1 (6.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (53.33%) Test Scripting
2 6 (40.00%) Performance Testing
2 6 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (26.67%) Load Testing
3 4 (26.67%) Security Testing
3 4 (26.67%) Test Automation
3 4 (26.67%) Root Cause Analysis
4 3 (20.00%) Waterfall
4 3 (20.00%) BDD
4 3 (20.00%) Test Management
4 3 (20.00%) V-Model
4 3 (20.00%) TDD
4 3 (20.00%) Regression Testing
5 2 (13.33%) Workflow
5 2 (13.33%) Validation
5 2 (13.33%) UML
5 2 (13.33%) Automation Testing
5 2 (13.33%) Performance Analysis
6 1 (6.67%) Line Management
6 1 (6.67%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 3 (20.00%) SQL
1 3 (20.00%) VB
2 2 (13.33%) Python
2 2 (13.33%) Java
2 2 (13.33%) JavaScript
2 2 (13.33%) PL/SQL
3 1 (6.67%) C#
3 1 (6.67%) C++
3 1 (6.67%) Bash Shell
3 1 (6.67%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (33.33%) ISEB
2 4 (26.67%) ISTQB
3 2 (13.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
4 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (6.67%) Puppet
2 1 (6.67%) Red Hat Spacewalk
2 1 (6.67%) Ansible
2 1 (6.67%) logstash
2 1 (6.67%) Nessus
2 1 (6.67%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 4 (26.67%) HP
2 3 (20.00%) Oracle
3 2 (13.33%) SAP
3 2 (13.33%) Siebel
3 2 (13.33%) Citrix
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