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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Neotys NeoLoad
Rank 594 572 -
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -
Contract jobs citing NeoLoad 13 10 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.024% 0.019% -
As % of the Development Applications category 0.19% 0.15% -
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 0
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£338 £310 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.87% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £310 -
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
6998 6715 5264
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.92% 12.76% 11.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 4545 4348 3311
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 £290 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £536 £513 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £328
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 133 152 150
Average hourly rate £37.00 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.33% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.18 £31.00 £24.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.53 £52.50 £45.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-1.33% -

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 22 May 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 11 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 22 May 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 -23 13 £338 +8.87% 3
London -4 6 £356 +27.11%
Bradford -11 4 - -
West Yorkshire -14 4 - -
Yorkshire -18 4 - -
South East - 3 £320 - 2
Buckinghamshire - 2 £320 - 2
Milton Keynes - 2 £320 - 2
Reading - 1 £450 -
Berkshire - 1 £450 -
City of London - 1 £338 -

NeoLoad
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 15 (65.22%) JMeter
3 14 (60.87%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (52.17%) LoadRunner
5 11 (47.83%) SQL
6 9 (39.13%) Linux
7 8 (34.78%) Java
8 7 (30.43%) Windows
9 6 (26.09%) C#
9 6 (26.09%) JIRA
9 6 (26.09%) Selenium
9 6 (26.09%) Test Scripting
9 6 (26.09%) DV Cleared
9 6 (26.09%) Security Cleared
9 6 (26.09%) Waterfall
10 5 (21.74%) Bash Shell
10 5 (21.74%) Oracle Database
10 5 (21.74%) Visualisation
10 5 (21.74%) Load Testing
10 5 (21.74%) Finance
10 5 (21.74%) QuickTest Pro
10 5 (21.74%) Oracle
10 5 (21.74%) WebLogic
10 5 (21.74%) IIS
10 5 (21.74%) Visual Studio
10 5 (21.74%) Web Services
10 5 (21.74%) MS Excel
11 4 (17.39%) ISEB
11 4 (17.39%) UNIX
11 4 (17.39%) .NET

NeoLoad
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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
3 1 (4.35%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 5 (21.74%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.04%) TCP/IP
1 3 (13.04%) DNS
2 1 (4.35%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (21.74%) Oracle Database
2 3 (13.04%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 15 (65.22%) JMeter
2 12 (52.17%) LoadRunner
3 6 (26.09%) JIRA
3 6 (26.09%) Selenium
4 5 (21.74%) QuickTest Pro
4 5 (21.74%) Visual Studio
5 2 (8.70%) Git (software)
6 1 (4.35%) eggPlant
6 1 (4.35%) TestComplete
6 1 (4.35%) WebLOAD
6 1 (4.35%) Subversion
6 1 (4.35%) NUnit
6 1 (4.35%) ClearQuest
General
1 5 (21.74%) Finance
2 4 (17.39%) Retail
3 1 (4.35%) Investment Banking
3 1 (4.35%) Banking
3 1 (4.35%) Legal
Job Titles
1 16 (69.57%) Tester
2 12 (52.17%) Performance Tester
3 4 (17.39%) Analyst
3 4 (17.39%) Test Analyst
4 3 (13.04%) Performance Test Analyst
4 3 (13.04%) Performance Analyst
4 3 (13.04%) Junior Tester
4 3 (13.04%) Junior
5 2 (8.70%) Test Leader
5 2 (8.70%) Performance Test Leader
6 1 (4.35%) Non-Functional Tester
6 1 (4.35%) Senior Performance Tester
6 1 (4.35%) Performance Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Software Tester
6 1 (4.35%) Senior Tester
6 1 (4.35%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (21.74%) Web Services
2 4 (17.39%) .NET
3 3 (13.04%) WCF
3 3 (13.04%) WPF
3 3 (13.04%) WinForms
3 3 (13.04%) ASP.NET
3 3 (13.04%) SOAP
4 2 (8.70%) Middleware
4 2 (8.70%) JSF
5 1 (4.35%) XMPP
5 1 (4.35%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (21.74%) Visualisation
2 4 (17.39%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.35%) Open Source
3 1 (4.35%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 9 (39.13%) Linux
2 7 (30.43%) Windows
3 4 (17.39%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (86.96%) Performance Testing
2 14 (60.87%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (26.09%) Test Scripting
3 6 (26.09%) Waterfall
4 5 (21.74%) Load Testing
5 4 (17.39%) Stress Testing
5 4 (17.39%) Automation Testing
5 4 (17.39%) Server Monitoring
5 4 (17.39%) Test Planning
5 4 (17.39%) Test Automation
6 3 (13.04%) Requirements Management
7 2 (8.70%) Validation
7 2 (8.70%) TDD
7 2 (8.70%) Technical Architecture
7 2 (8.70%) Test Management
7 2 (8.70%) V-Model
7 2 (8.70%) BDD
7 2 (8.70%) Test Strategy
7 2 (8.70%) Root Cause Analysis
8 1 (4.35%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 11 (47.83%) SQL
2 8 (34.78%) Java
3 6 (26.09%) C#
4 5 (21.74%) Bash Shell
5 4 (17.39%) JavaScript
5 4 (17.39%) Perl
6 2 (8.70%) VBA
6 2 (8.70%) PL/SQL
6 2 (8.70%) C
7 1 (4.35%) VBScript
7 1 (4.35%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (26.09%) DV Cleared
1 6 (26.09%) Security Cleared
2 4 (17.39%) ISEB
3 2 (8.70%) ISTQB
4 1 (4.35%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (13.04%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (21.74%) Oracle
2 1 (4.35%) Splunk
2 1 (4.35%) Terracotta
2 1 (4.35%) Atlassian
2 1 (4.35%) HP