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 September 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 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Neotys NeoLoad
Rank 642 662 637
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -25
Contract jobs citing NeoLoad 10 11 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.019% 0.019% 0.007%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.11% 0.13% 0.054%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 7 3
Median daily rate £375 £413 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +57.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £310 £257
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £490 £373
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
8992 8320 7413
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 16.87% 14.37% 12.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 6051 5502 4930
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £357
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +6.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 137 192 117
Median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.53 £26.03 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £71.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%

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 30 September 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 30 September 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 -6 6 £475 +15.15% 4
London +17 5 £475 +5.55%
Glasgow - 4 £300 -
Scotland - 4 £300 -
City of London - 4 £475 -
Peterborough - 1 - -
East of England - 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - 1 - -

NeoLoad
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 13 (68.42%) Selenium
1 13 (68.42%) Performance Testing
2 12 (63.16%) JMeter
3 10 (52.63%) Test Automation
4 9 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (42.11%) JIRA
6 7 (36.84%) ISTQB
6 7 (36.84%) ISEB
6 7 (36.84%) LoadRunner
6 7 (36.84%) Zephyr
6 7 (36.84%) Defect Management
7 6 (31.58%) Automation Testing
7 6 (31.58%) SC Cleared
7 6 (31.58%) Security Cleared
8 5 (26.32%) BDD
8 5 (26.32%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (26.32%) Java
8 5 (26.32%) AppDynamics
9 4 (21.05%) Jenkins
9 4 (21.05%) Open Source
9 4 (21.05%) LoadUI
9 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
9 4 (21.05%) Banking
9 4 (21.05%) Git (software)
9 4 (21.05%) Degree
9 4 (21.05%) Maven
9 4 (21.05%) Continuous Integration
10 3 (15.79%) C#
10 3 (15.79%) Performance Monitoring
10 3 (15.79%) HP SiteScope

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 2 (10.53%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (10.53%) MS Excel
1 2 (10.53%) MS Office
1 2 (10.53%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) SaaS
Development Applications
1 13 (68.42%) Selenium
2 12 (63.16%) JMeter
3 8 (42.11%) JIRA
4 7 (36.84%) LoadRunner
4 7 (36.84%) Zephyr
5 4 (21.05%) Git (software)
5 4 (21.05%) Jenkins
5 4 (21.05%) LoadUI
5 4 (21.05%) Maven
6 1 (5.26%) Appium
6 1 (5.26%) Capybara
6 1 (5.26%) Cucumber
6 1 (5.26%) JBehave
6 1 (5.26%) NUnit
6 1 (5.26%) Rational Performance Tester
6 1 (5.26%) SoapUI
6 1 (5.26%) SpecFlow
6 1 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (21.05%) Banking
2 2 (10.53%) Finance
2 2 (10.53%) Investment Banking
3 1 (5.26%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (57.89%) Tester
2 7 (36.84%) Performance Tester
3 5 (26.32%) Coordinator
3 5 (26.32%) Test Coordinator
4 4 (21.05%) Automation Tester
5 2 (10.53%) Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Automation Test Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Selenium Test Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Test Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Test Environment Coordinator
6 1 (5.26%) Agile Test Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Environment Manager
6 1 (5.26%) Performance Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Performance Test Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) QA Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) QA Automation Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) QA Test Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Test Environment Manager
6 1 (5.26%) Test Leader
6 1 (5.26%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) .NET
1 1 (5.26%) Gherkin
1 1 (5.26%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (10.53%) Computer Science
1 2 (10.53%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.26%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (68.42%) Performance Testing
2 10 (52.63%) Test Automation
3 9 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (36.84%) Defect Management
5 6 (31.58%) Automation Testing
6 5 (26.32%) BDD
6 5 (26.32%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (21.05%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (21.05%) Open Source
8 3 (15.79%) Performance Monitoring
8 3 (15.79%) SDLC
9 2 (10.53%) Business Continuity
9 2 (10.53%) Change Management
10 1 (5.26%) CMMI
10 1 (5.26%) Kanban
10 1 (5.26%) Load Testing
10 1 (5.26%) Regression Testing
10 1 (5.26%) Scrum
10 1 (5.26%) SOA
10 1 (5.26%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (26.32%) Java
2 3 (15.79%) C#
3 1 (5.26%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 7 (36.84%) ISEB
1 7 (36.84%) ISTQB
2 6 (31.58%) SC Cleared
2 6 (31.58%) Security Cleared
3 4 (21.05%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (15.79%) Graphite
1 3 (15.79%) HP SiteScope
2 1 (5.26%) CA Service Virtualization
Vendors
1 5 (26.32%) AppDynamics
2 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.26%) CA
3 1 (5.26%) HP