The table below looks at the statistics for Scalability Testing skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Scalability Testing over the 3 months to 17 September 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Scalability Testing
Rank 585 577 594
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +17
Contract jobs citing Scalability Testing 11 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.019% 0.009% 0.003%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.026% 0.013% 0.005%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 1
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£463 £150 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+208.50% -47.36%
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £150 £285
% change year-on-year
+83.33% -47.36%
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 Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
42032 39080 42164
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.17% 74.10% 72.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 26251 24056 24404
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1159 1114 1532
Average hourly rate £23.50 £27.50 £30.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.54% -9.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.52 £12.20 £12.62
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

Scalability Testing
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Scalability Testing within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Scalability Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Scalability Testing
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Scalability Testing within the UK.

Scalability Testing Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Scalability Testing
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Scalability Testing within the UK over the 3 months to 17 September 2014.

Scalability Testing Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Scalability Testing
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Scalability Testing within the UK.

Scalability Testing Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Scalability Testing
Top 15 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Scalability Testing within the UK over the 3 months to 17 September 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 -13 11 £463 +208.50% 1
London +22 10 £475 +216.66%
City of London +23 1 £451 +200.33%
South West -22 1 £275 -
Bristol - 1 £275 -
Cardiff - - - - 1
Wales - - - - 1
West Midlands - - - -
North West - - - - 1
South East - - - -
South Wales - - - - 1
Manchester - - - - 1
Solihull - - - -
Woking - - - -
Surrey - - - -

Scalability Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Scalability Testing 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 Scalability Testing.

1 14 (77.78%) Linux
2 9 (50.00%) Games
2 9 (50.00%) HTTP
2 9 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 9 (50.00%) XML
2 9 (50.00%) Ruby
2 9 (50.00%) JSON
2 9 (50.00%) Social Gaming
2 9 (50.00%) Apache Cassandra
2 9 (50.00%) NoSQL
2 9 (50.00%) Sinatra
2 9 (50.00%) REST
2 9 (50.00%) Redis
3 7 (38.89%) Performance Tuning
3 7 (38.89%) C#
4 6 (33.33%) Windows
4 6 (33.33%) HP
4 6 (33.33%) JMeter
4 6 (33.33%) LoadRunner
4 6 (33.33%) SC Cleared
4 6 (33.33%) Security Cleared
4 6 (33.33%) PowerShell
4 6 (33.33%) Load Testing
4 6 (33.33%) Stress Testing
4 6 (33.33%) Volume Testing
4 6 (33.33%) Analytics
5 5 (27.78%) Quantitative Analysis
5 5 (27.78%) Test Strategy
5 5 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (27.78%) OpenView

Scalability Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Scalability Testing 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 Scalability Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (27.78%) WebLogic
2 2 (11.11%) Node.js
Communications & Networking
1 9 (50.00%) HTTP
1 9 (50.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (50.00%) Apache Cassandra
1 9 (50.00%) NoSQL
1 9 (50.00%) Redis
2 1 (5.56%) Big Data
2 1 (5.56%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 6 (33.33%) JMeter
1 6 (33.33%) LoadRunner
2 2 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (5.56%) NUnit
3 1 (5.56%) MSTest
General
1 9 (50.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 10 (55.56%) Developer
2 6 (33.33%) Ruby Developer
3 5 (27.78%) Performance Test Analyst
3 5 (27.78%) Analyst
3 5 (27.78%) Test Analyst
3 5 (27.78%) Performance Analyst
4 4 (22.22%) Programmer
5 3 (16.67%) Ruby on Rails Developer
6 2 (11.11%) Tester
7 1 (5.56%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
7 1 (5.56%) Software Tester
7 1 (5.56%) Test Manager
7 1 (5.56%) Software Developer
7 1 (5.56%) Non-Functional Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (50.00%) XML
1 9 (50.00%) JSON
1 9 (50.00%) Sinatra
1 9 (50.00%) REST
2 4 (22.22%) J2EE
3 3 (16.67%) Ruby on Rails
4 2 (11.11%) AngularJS
5 1 (5.56%) .NET
5 1 (5.56%) WPF
5 1 (5.56%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 9 (50.00%) Social Gaming
2 3 (16.67%) Online Games
3 2 (11.11%) Computer Science
4 1 (5.56%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 14 (77.78%) Linux
2 6 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (38.89%) Performance Tuning
2 6 (33.33%) Load Testing
2 6 (33.33%) Stress Testing
2 6 (33.33%) Volume Testing
2 6 (33.33%) Analytics
3 5 (27.78%) Quantitative Analysis
3 5 (27.78%) Test Strategy
3 5 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (22.22%) Performance Testing
5 3 (16.67%) Software Engineering
6 2 (11.11%) Automated Testing
6 2 (11.11%) Functional Programming
7 1 (5.56%) Resilience Testing
7 1 (5.56%) Automation Testing
7 1 (5.56%) OO
7 1 (5.56%) ITIL
7 1 (5.56%) PRINCE2
7 1 (5.56%) Scrum
7 1 (5.56%) TDD
7 1 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 9 (50.00%) Ruby
2 7 (38.89%) C#
3 6 (33.33%) PowerShell
4 5 (27.78%) SQL
5 2 (11.11%) JavaScript
6 1 (5.56%) VBA
6 1 (5.56%) MATLAB
6 1 (5.56%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 6 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 6 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 2 (11.11%) Degree
2 2 (11.11%) ISEB
System Software
1 1 (5.56%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (27.78%) OpenView
2 1 (5.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (33.33%) HP
2 2 (11.11%) Telerik
3 1 (5.56%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.56%) MathWorks
3 1 (5.56%) Red Gate