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 23 February 2017 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
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Neotys NeoLoad
UK
Rank 583 626 604
Rank change year-on-year
+43 -22
Contract jobs citing NeoLoad 12 2 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.026% 0.004% 0.023%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.16% 0.026% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 8
Median daily rate £500 - £475
90% offered a daily rate of more than £428 - £385
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 - £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 - £475
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
7698 7592 7138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 16.96% 14.59% 13.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 5164 5017 4750
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £300 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 166 208 131
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.25 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.59% +14.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £28.50 £25.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £55.00 £53.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +13.51%

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 10 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 23 February 2017. 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 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 +47 12 £500 - 5
South East - 10 £500 - 1
Surrey - 6 - -
Bracknell - 4 £500 -
Berkshire - 4 £500 -
Guildford - 3 - -
London +12 1 £525 - 2
Devon - 1 £413 -
South West - 1 £413 - 1
Exeter - 1 £413 -

NeoLoad
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 February 2017, 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 22 (81.48%) Performance Testing
2 18 (66.67%) JMeter
3 10 (37.04%) HP
3 10 (37.04%) Project Management
4 9 (33.33%) Maven
4 9 (33.33%) Java
5 8 (29.63%) Performance Monitoring
6 7 (25.93%) Test Management
6 7 (25.93%) Selenium
6 7 (25.93%) WebLOAD
6 7 (25.93%) LoadRunner
7 6 (22.22%) Microsoft
7 6 (22.22%) Oracle
7 6 (22.22%) Visual Studio
7 6 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (22.22%) Retail
7 6 (22.22%) Finance
7 6 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (22.22%) Oracle Applications
7 6 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (22.22%) BDD
7 6 (22.22%) Test Planning
7 6 (22.22%) Nimble Storage
8 5 (18.52%) AppDynamics
8 5 (18.52%) Performance Analysis
8 5 (18.52%) Jenkins
8 5 (18.52%) REST
8 5 (18.52%) WebDriver
8 5 (18.52%) Open Source
8 5 (18.52%) Continuous Integration

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 4 (14.81%) CMS
1 4 (14.81%) Sitecore CMS
Business Applications
1 6 (22.22%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 4 (14.81%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (14.81%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.41%) Big Data
1 2 (7.41%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 18 (66.67%) JMeter
2 9 (33.33%) Maven
3 7 (25.93%) LoadRunner
3 7 (25.93%) Selenium
3 7 (25.93%) WebLOAD
4 6 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (22.22%) Visual Studio
5 5 (18.52%) Git (software)
5 5 (18.52%) Jenkins
5 5 (18.52%) WebDriver
6 4 (14.81%) Ant
6 4 (14.81%) Apache Ivy
6 4 (14.81%) Bitbucket
6 4 (14.81%) eggPlant
6 4 (14.81%) Gatling
6 4 (14.81%) Gradle
7 3 (11.11%) Cucumber
8 2 (7.41%) FitNesse
8 2 (7.41%) JIRA
8 2 (7.41%) LoadUI
General
1 6 (22.22%) Finance
1 6 (22.22%) Retail
2 3 (11.11%) Banking
3 2 (7.41%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (40.74%) Performance Tester
1 11 (40.74%) Tester
2 8 (29.63%) Analyst
3 6 (22.22%) Test Analyst
4 5 (18.52%) Performance Analyst
4 5 (18.52%) Performance Test Analyst
5 4 (14.81%) Lead Tester
6 3 (11.11%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 3 (11.11%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
6 3 (11.11%) Performance Engineer
7 2 (7.41%) Consultant
7 2 (7.41%) Financial Analyst
7 2 (7.41%) Infrastructure Consultant
7 2 (7.41%) Performance Consultant
7 2 (7.41%) Performance Test Consultant
7 2 (7.41%) QA Analyst
7 2 (7.41%) Service Analyst
7 2 (7.41%) Service Performance Analyst
7 2 (7.41%) Test Consultant
8 1 (3.70%) Developer in Test
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (18.52%) REST
1 5 (18.52%) Web Services
2 4 (14.81%) JSON
2 4 (14.81%) React
2 4 (14.81%) XML
3 2 (7.41%) .NET
4 1 (3.70%) Gherkin
4 1 (3.70%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.81%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.41%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.41%) Unix
1 2 (7.41%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (81.48%) Performance Testing
2 10 (37.04%) Project Management
3 8 (29.63%) Performance Monitoring
4 7 (25.93%) Test Management
5 6 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (22.22%) BDD
5 6 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (22.22%) Test Planning
6 5 (18.52%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (18.52%) E-Commerce
6 5 (18.52%) Open Source
6 5 (18.52%) Performance Analysis
6 5 (18.52%) SOA
6 5 (18.52%) Software Testing
6 5 (18.52%) Statistics
6 5 (18.52%) TDD
7 4 (14.81%) Content Management
7 4 (14.81%) OO
7 4 (14.81%) OOP
7 4 (14.81%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 9 (33.33%) Java
2 5 (18.52%) Ruby
3 4 (14.81%) Groovy
3 4 (14.81%) JavaScript
3 4 (14.81%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (14.81%) Degree
1 4 (14.81%) ISEB
1 4 (14.81%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.41%) QA
System Software
1 4 (14.81%) Docker
1 4 (14.81%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (14.81%) HP Fortify
2 3 (11.11%) Graphite
2 3 (11.11%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 10 (37.04%) HP
2 6 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 6 (22.22%) Nimble Storage
2 6 (22.22%) Oracle
3 5 (18.52%) AppDynamics
4 4 (14.81%) Red Hat
4 4 (14.81%) Sitecore
4 4 (14.81%) Splunk
4 4 (14.81%) VMware
5 2 (7.41%) Compuware
5 2 (7.41%) Empirix