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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Neotys NeoLoad
Rank 607 590 551
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -39
Contract jobs citing NeoLoad 6 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.011% 0.004% 0.012%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.081% 0.030% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 2
Average daily rate
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£320 £280 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.18% +12.10%
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 - £250
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £31.00
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
7392 6751 5555
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.24% 12.76% 11.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 4881 4278 3448
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £508 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 150 151
Average hourly rate £37.74 £37.80 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.15% +0.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.71 £32.00 £24.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £51.75 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.52% +0.80%

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 3 July 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 7 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 3 July 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 -27 6 £320 +14.18% 3
South East - 3 £320 -
London -12 2 £388 +38.26%
Milton Keynes - 2 £320 -
Buckinghamshire - 2 £320 -
West Sussex - 1 £250 -
South Coast - 1 - -

NeoLoad
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 20 (86.96%) Performance Testing
2 17 (73.91%) JMeter
3 13 (56.52%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (52.17%) LoadRunner
4 12 (52.17%) SQL
5 9 (39.13%) Linux
6 8 (34.78%) Windows
6 8 (34.78%) Java
7 7 (30.43%) C#
8 6 (26.09%) Visual Studio
8 6 (26.09%) MS Excel
8 6 (26.09%) Finance
8 6 (26.09%) JIRA
9 5 (21.74%) Test Scripting
9 5 (21.74%) DV Cleared
9 5 (21.74%) Security Cleared
9 5 (21.74%) Visualisation
9 5 (21.74%) Bash Shell
9 5 (21.74%) Waterfall
9 5 (21.74%) Oracle Database
9 5 (21.74%) Load Testing
9 5 (21.74%) Selenium
9 5 (21.74%) ISEB
9 5 (21.74%) .NET
9 5 (21.74%) Oracle
9 5 (21.74%) WebLogic
9 5 (21.74%) IIS
10 4 (17.39%) Web Services
10 4 (17.39%) UNIX
10 4 (17.39%) Perl

NeoLoad
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 5 (21.74%) WebLogic
1 5 (21.74%) IIS
2 2 (8.70%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 6 (26.09%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.04%) TCP/IP
1 3 (13.04%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (21.74%) Oracle Database
2 3 (13.04%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 17 (73.91%) JMeter
2 12 (52.17%) LoadRunner
3 6 (26.09%) Visual Studio
3 6 (26.09%) JIRA
4 5 (21.74%) Selenium
5 4 (17.39%) HP UFT
6 2 (8.70%) Rational Performance Tester
7 1 (4.35%) Git (software)
7 1 (4.35%) Cucumber
7 1 (4.35%) eggPlant
7 1 (4.35%) Zephyr
7 1 (4.35%) NUnit
General
1 6 (26.09%) Finance
2 4 (17.39%) Retail
3 1 (4.35%) Investment Banking
3 1 (4.35%) Legal
3 1 (4.35%) Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (65.22%) Tester
2 12 (52.17%) Performance Tester
3 6 (26.09%) Analyst
3 6 (26.09%) Test Analyst
4 4 (17.39%) Performance Test Analyst
4 4 (17.39%) Performance Analyst
5 3 (13.04%) Junior Tester
5 3 (13.04%) Junior
6 2 (8.70%) Test Leader
6 2 (8.70%) Performance Test Leader
7 1 (4.35%) Agile Test Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Senior Performance Tester
7 1 (4.35%) Software Tester
7 1 (4.35%) Senior Tester
7 1 (4.35%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (21.74%) .NET
2 4 (17.39%) Web Services
3 3 (13.04%) ASP.NET
3 3 (13.04%) SOAP
3 3 (13.04%) WinForms
3 3 (13.04%) WCF
3 3 (13.04%) WPF
4 2 (8.70%) JSF
5 1 (4.35%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (21.74%) Visualisation
2 4 (17.39%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.35%) NHS
3 1 (4.35%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 9 (39.13%) Linux
2 8 (34.78%) Windows
3 4 (17.39%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (86.96%) Performance Testing
2 13 (56.52%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (21.74%) Load Testing
3 5 (21.74%) Test Scripting
3 5 (21.74%) Waterfall
4 4 (17.39%) Automation Testing
4 4 (17.39%) Server Monitoring
4 4 (17.39%) Test Planning
4 4 (17.39%) Stress Testing
5 3 (13.04%) Test Automation
5 3 (13.04%) Open Source
5 3 (13.04%) Requirements Management
5 3 (13.04%) Test Strategy
6 2 (8.70%) Technical Architecture
6 2 (8.70%) Validation
6 2 (8.70%) Test Management
7 1 (4.35%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (4.35%) V-Model
7 1 (4.35%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (4.35%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 12 (52.17%) SQL
2 8 (34.78%) Java
3 7 (30.43%) C#
4 5 (21.74%) Bash Shell
5 4 (17.39%) Perl
6 3 (13.04%) JavaScript
7 2 (8.70%) C
7 2 (8.70%) PL/SQL
7 2 (8.70%) VBA
8 1 (4.35%) Python
8 1 (4.35%) T-SQL
8 1 (4.35%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (21.74%) ISEB
1 5 (21.74%) DV Cleared
1 5 (21.74%) Security Cleared
2 3 (13.04%) ISTQB
3 1 (4.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (4.35%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (8.70%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (4.35%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 5 (21.74%) Oracle
2 2 (8.70%) HP
3 1 (4.35%) Splunk
3 1 (4.35%) Microsoft