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 4 September 2015 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Neotys NeoLoad
Rank 622 607 571
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -36
Contract jobs citing NeoLoad 11 3 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.019% 0.005% 0.031%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.14% 0.042% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 6
Average daily rate
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£413 £259 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+59.42% -20.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £256 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £262 £401
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £255 £325
% change year-on-year
+61.76% -21.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
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
8141 7134 6127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.93% 12.77% 11.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 5371 4597 3922
Average daily rate £400 £390 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +0.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 172 133 134
Average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £37.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.82% +1.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.75 £30.00 £21.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £71.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +5.00%

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 4 September 2015.

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 4 September 2015. 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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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 +5 11 £413 +57.14% 1
East Midlands - 5 £413 -
Nottingham - 5 £413 -
Nottinghamshire - 5 £413 -
London +9 3 £450 +71.42%
West Sussex - 1 £250 -
South East - 1 £250 -
South Coast - 1 - -

NeoLoad
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (65.00%) Performance Testing
3 11 (55.00%) JMeter
4 10 (50.00%) JIRA
5 9 (45.00%) Selenium
5 9 (45.00%) Finance
5 9 (45.00%) C#
6 8 (40.00%) SQL
6 8 (40.00%) .NET
6 8 (40.00%) LoadRunner
7 7 (35.00%) Web Services
7 7 (35.00%) IIS
8 6 (30.00%) QA
8 6 (30.00%) ISTQB
8 6 (30.00%) SQL Server
8 6 (30.00%) SOAP
8 6 (30.00%) Microsoft
8 6 (30.00%) ISEB
9 5 (25.00%) Windows
9 5 (25.00%) ASP.NET
9 5 (25.00%) HTML
9 5 (25.00%) JavaScript
9 5 (25.00%) Middleware
9 5 (25.00%) Load Testing
9 5 (25.00%) Test Scripting
9 5 (25.00%) HTML5
9 5 (25.00%) Waterfall
9 5 (25.00%) REST
9 5 (25.00%) Responsive Web Design
9 5 (25.00%) Performance Monitoring

NeoLoad
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 7 (35.00%) IIS
2 1 (5.00%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (10.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (5.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (30.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (20.00%) MongoDB
2 4 (20.00%) Redis
2 4 (20.00%) Relational Database
3 2 (10.00%) Oracle Database
4 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 11 (55.00%) JMeter
2 10 (50.00%) JIRA
3 9 (45.00%) Selenium
4 8 (40.00%) LoadRunner
5 4 (20.00%) Bitbucket
5 4 (20.00%) Octopus Deploy
5 4 (20.00%) HP UFT
6 2 (10.00%) Visual Studio
6 2 (10.00%) Rational Performance Tester
6 2 (10.00%) Zephyr
6 2 (10.00%) Cucumber
7 1 (5.00%) eggPlant
7 1 (5.00%) Git (software)
7 1 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (5.00%) NUnit
General
1 9 (45.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Banking
2 1 (5.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (35.00%) Tester
1 7 (35.00%) Analyst
1 7 (35.00%) Test Analyst
2 5 (25.00%) Performance Tester
3 4 (20.00%) Developer
4 3 (15.00%) Performance Analyst
4 3 (15.00%) Performance Test Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Senior Developer
5 2 (10.00%) Lead Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Agile Test Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (40.00%) .NET
2 7 (35.00%) Web Services
3 6 (30.00%) SOAP
4 5 (25.00%) HTML
4 5 (25.00%) ASP.NET
4 5 (25.00%) Middleware
4 5 (25.00%) HTML5
4 5 (25.00%) REST
5 4 (20.00%) CSS3
5 4 (20.00%) AngularJS
5 4 (20.00%) RabbitMQ
5 4 (20.00%) jQuery
5 4 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
5 4 (20.00%) CSS
6 1 (5.00%) WinForms
6 1 (5.00%) Velocity
6 1 (5.00%) WCF
6 1 (5.00%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) User Experience
1 2 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.00%) NHS
2 1 (5.00%) Mathematics
2 1 (5.00%) Physics
2 1 (5.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.00%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 5 (25.00%) Windows
2 4 (20.00%) Linux
3 3 (15.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (65.00%) Performance Testing
3 5 (25.00%) Load Testing
3 5 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 5 (25.00%) Waterfall
3 5 (25.00%) Responsive Web Design
3 5 (25.00%) Performance Monitoring
4 4 (20.00%) Mentoring
4 4 (20.00%) SDLC
4 4 (20.00%) Automation Testing
4 4 (20.00%) Test Automation
4 4 (20.00%) Open Source
4 4 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (20.00%) Stress Testing
4 4 (20.00%) MVC
4 4 (20.00%) Scrum
5 3 (15.00%) Software Testing
5 3 (15.00%) Test Strategy
6 2 (10.00%) Black-Box Testing
7 1 (5.00%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 9 (45.00%) C#
2 8 (40.00%) SQL
3 5 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 4 (20.00%) Java
5 2 (10.00%) T-SQL
5 2 (10.00%) C
6 1 (5.00%) VBScript
6 1 (5.00%) Python
6 1 (5.00%) Bash Shell
6 1 (5.00%) Perl
Qualifications
1 6 (30.00%) ISEB
1 6 (30.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (10.00%) DV Cleared
2 2 (10.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (5.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (5.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 1 (5.00%) Degree
3 1 (5.00%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (30.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (20.00%) Pingdom
2 2 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (5.00%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 6 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (25.00%) New Relic
3 2 (10.00%) Oracle
3 2 (10.00%) HP
4 1 (5.00%) Splunk