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 20 August 2014 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Neotys NeoLoad
Rank 598 559 600
Rank change year-on-year
-39 +41
Contract jobs citing NeoLoad 3 16 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.005% 0.030% 0.005%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.042% 0.26% 0.047%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 1
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£259 £325 £220
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.38% +47.72%
UK excluding London average daily rate £255 £325 £220
% change year-on-year
-21.53% +47.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 0
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
7115 6222 6354
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.84% 11.70% 10.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 4549 3972 3651
Average daily rate £388 £388 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 130 221
Average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.80% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £24.00 £21.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.16% -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
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 20 August 2014. 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 -41 2 £263 -19.23% 1
London +12 1 £263 -40.00%
City of London - 1 £263 -
West Midlands - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Leeds - - - - 1
Cambridgeshire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - - 1
Yorkshire - - - - 1
East of England - - - -

NeoLoad
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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 10 (71.43%) Performance Testing
2 7 (50.00%) JMeter
2 7 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 5 (35.71%) LoadUI
4 4 (28.57%) Open Source
4 4 (28.57%) Web Services
5 3 (21.43%) SQL
5 3 (21.43%) Oracle
5 3 (21.43%) JIRA
5 3 (21.43%) SoapUI
6 2 (14.29%) Test Strategy
6 2 (14.29%) SAP BPC
6 2 (14.29%) JProfiler
6 2 (14.29%) Fiddler
6 2 (14.29%) Load Testing
6 2 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (14.29%) Performance Analysis
6 2 (14.29%) JConsole
6 2 (14.29%) VisualVM
6 2 (14.29%) Automation Testing
6 2 (14.29%) Finance
6 2 (14.29%) HP
6 2 (14.29%) Citrix
6 2 (14.29%) QuickTest Pro
6 2 (14.29%) LoadRunner
6 2 (14.29%) SAP
6 2 (14.29%) HTML
6 2 (14.29%) UNIX
6 2 (14.29%) Siebel
6 2 (14.29%) Documentum

NeoLoad
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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 2 (14.29%) Documentum
2 1 (7.14%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 2 (14.29%) SAP BPC
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) HTTP
2 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
2 1 (7.14%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 7 (50.00%) JMeter
2 5 (35.71%) LoadUI
3 3 (21.43%) JIRA
3 3 (21.43%) SoapUI
4 2 (14.29%) Fiddler
4 2 (14.29%) JProfiler
4 2 (14.29%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (14.29%) LoadRunner
4 2 (14.29%) JConsole
4 2 (14.29%) VisualVM
5 1 (7.14%) Selenium
5 1 (7.14%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (57.14%) Tester
2 7 (50.00%) Performance Tester
3 3 (21.43%) Test Leader
4 2 (14.29%) Test Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Senior Tester
4 2 (14.29%) Senior Performance Tester
5 1 (7.14%) Performance Test Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Test Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Performance Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (28.57%) Web Services
2 2 (14.29%) HTML
3 1 (7.14%) SOAP
3 1 (7.14%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Open Source
2 1 (7.14%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) UNIX
2 1 (7.14%) Windows
2 1 (7.14%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (71.43%) Performance Testing
2 7 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (14.29%) Load Testing
3 2 (14.29%) Test Strategy
3 2 (14.29%) Automation Testing
3 2 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (14.29%) Performance Analysis
4 1 (7.14%) User Stories
4 1 (7.14%) Test Management
4 1 (7.14%) Waterfall
4 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (21.43%) SQL
2 1 (7.14%) VBScript
2 1 (7.14%) VB
2 1 (7.14%) Bash Shell
2 1 (7.14%) C#
2 1 (7.14%) Java
2 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) Oracle
2 2 (14.29%) SAP
2 2 (14.29%) Siebel
2 2 (14.29%) HP
2 2 (14.29%) Citrix