The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Neotys NeoLoad
Rank 577 542 -
Rank change year-on-year
-35 -
Contract jobs citing NeoLoad 10 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.018% 0.004% -
As % of the Development Applications category 0.14% 0.037% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Average daily rate £310 £313 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.80% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £48.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Development Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
6946 5388 5855
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.34% 11.29% 9.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 4426 3424 3417
Average daily rate £375 £388 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 126 136 207
Average hourly rate £37.80 £37.80 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +8.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £17.00 £23.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.50 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.80 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +8.00%

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
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 5 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -79 10 £310 -0.80%
City of London -13 1 £388 -
London -24 1 £388 +24.00%
Birmingham - - - -
West Midlands - - - -

NeoLoad
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 11 (61.11%) Test Scripting
2 10 (55.56%) Performance Testing
3 8 (44.44%) Selenium
4 7 (38.89%) LoadUI
5 6 (33.33%) User Stories
5 6 (33.33%) Test Management
5 6 (33.33%) JMeter
6 5 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (27.78%) TDD
6 5 (27.78%) Java
6 5 (27.78%) Shell Script
6 5 (27.78%) WebDriver
6 5 (27.78%) Automated Testing
7 4 (22.22%) Test Strategy
7 4 (22.22%) Finance
8 3 (16.67%) ActiveMQ
8 3 (16.67%) Middleware
8 3 (16.67%) Python
8 3 (16.67%) JMS
8 3 (16.67%) Perl
8 3 (16.67%) Bash Shell
9 2 (11.11%) UNIX
9 2 (11.11%) Open Source
9 2 (11.11%) JProfiler
9 2 (11.11%) SQL
9 2 (11.11%) eggPlant
9 2 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
10 1 (5.56%) Device Driver
10 1 (5.56%) Web Services
10 1 (5.56%) SoapUI

NeoLoad
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

Development Applications
1 8 (44.44%) Selenium
2 7 (38.89%) LoadUI
3 6 (33.33%) JMeter
4 5 (27.78%) WebDriver
5 2 (11.11%) JProfiler
5 2 (11.11%) eggPlant
6 1 (5.56%) SoapUI
General
1 4 (22.22%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (55.56%) Tester
1 10 (55.56%) Performance Tester
2 5 (27.78%) Test Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Test Leader
4 2 (11.11%) Senior Performance Tester
4 2 (11.11%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (16.67%) ActiveMQ
1 3 (16.67%) Middleware
1 3 (16.67%) JMS
2 1 (5.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Open Source
2 1 (5.56%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.11%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (61.11%) Test Scripting
2 10 (55.56%) Performance Testing
3 6 (33.33%) User Stories
3 6 (33.33%) Test Management
4 5 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (27.78%) TDD
4 5 (27.78%) Automated Testing
5 4 (22.22%) Test Strategy
6 2 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (5.56%) Waterfall
7 1 (5.56%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (27.78%) Java
1 5 (27.78%) Shell Script
2 3 (16.67%) Python
2 3 (16.67%) Perl
2 3 (16.67%) Bash Shell
3 2 (11.11%) SQL