The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 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 Processes & Methodologies 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Scalability Testing
Rank 582 565 580
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +15
Contract jobs citing Scalability Testing 11 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.020% 0.006% 0.007%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.027% 0.008% 0.010%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 0 0
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£451 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
40505 37197 40742
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.09% 72.90% 70.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 25086 22561 23430
Average daily rate £400 £403 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.62% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1158 1066 1445
Average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £30.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -1.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.54 £12.50 £13.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.84 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%

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 25 July 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 6 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 25 July 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 -20 11 £451 - 3
London - 10 £463 -
South West -27 1 £275 - 1
Bristol - 1 £275 - 1
West Midlands - - - - 1
Solihull - - - - 1

Scalability Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 16 (80.00%) Linux
2 11 (55.00%) XML
3 10 (50.00%) Games
4 9 (45.00%) Analytics
5 8 (40.00%) Social Gaming
5 8 (40.00%) Apache Cassandra
5 8 (40.00%) NoSQL
5 8 (40.00%) Sinatra
5 8 (40.00%) REST
5 8 (40.00%) Redis
5 8 (40.00%) HTTP
5 8 (40.00%) TCP/IP
5 8 (40.00%) Ruby
5 8 (40.00%) JSON
6 7 (35.00%) C#
7 6 (30.00%) SQL
7 6 (30.00%) Windows
7 6 (30.00%) HP
7 6 (30.00%) LoadRunner
7 6 (30.00%) JMeter
7 6 (30.00%) Load Testing
7 6 (30.00%) Stress Testing
7 6 (30.00%) Volume Testing
7 6 (30.00%) SC Cleared
7 6 (30.00%) Security Cleared
7 6 (30.00%) PowerShell
7 6 (30.00%) Performance Tuning
8 5 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
8 5 (25.00%) Quantitative Analysis
8 5 (25.00%) Test Strategy

Scalability Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 (25.00%) WebLogic
2 3 (15.00%) WebSphere
3 2 (10.00%) Node.js
Business Applications
1 3 (15.00%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 8 (40.00%) HTTP
1 8 (40.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (40.00%) Apache Cassandra
1 8 (40.00%) NoSQL
1 8 (40.00%) Redis
2 3 (15.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (15.00%) DB2
3 1 (5.00%) SQLPlus
3 1 (5.00%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 6 (30.00%) LoadRunner
1 6 (30.00%) JMeter
2 5 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (15.00%) SoapUI
4 1 (5.00%) MSTest
4 1 (5.00%) NUnit
General
1 10 (50.00%) Games
2 3 (15.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (45.00%) Developer
2 8 (40.00%) Analyst
2 8 (40.00%) Test Analyst
3 6 (30.00%) Ruby Developer
4 5 (25.00%) Performance Analyst
4 5 (25.00%) Performance Test Analyst
5 4 (20.00%) Programmer
6 3 (15.00%) Agile Test Analyst
6 3 (15.00%) Tester
7 2 (10.00%) Ruby on Rails Developer
8 1 (5.00%) Software Developer
8 1 (5.00%) Test Manager
8 1 (5.00%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
8 1 (5.00%) Non-Functional Tester
8 1 (5.00%) Software Tester
8 1 (5.00%) Systems Tester
8 1 (5.00%) Test Engineer
8 1 (5.00%) Technical Analyst
8 1 (5.00%) Technical Engineer
8 1 (5.00%) Technical Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (55.00%) XML
2 8 (40.00%) JSON
2 8 (40.00%) Sinatra
2 8 (40.00%) REST
3 4 (20.00%) J2EE
4 3 (15.00%) WebSphere MQ
4 3 (15.00%) HTML
5 2 (10.00%) Ruby on Rails
5 2 (10.00%) AngularJS
6 1 (5.00%) WPF
6 1 (5.00%) LINQ
6 1 (5.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (40.00%) Social Gaming
2 3 (15.00%) iSeries
3 2 (10.00%) Computer Science
3 2 (10.00%) Online Games
4 1 (5.00%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 16 (80.00%) Linux
2 6 (30.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (45.00%) Analytics
2 6 (30.00%) Performance Tuning
2 6 (30.00%) Load Testing
2 6 (30.00%) Stress Testing
2 6 (30.00%) Volume Testing
3 5 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (25.00%) Test Strategy
3 5 (25.00%) Quantitative Analysis
4 4 (20.00%) Performance Testing
5 3 (15.00%) Release Management
5 3 (15.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (15.00%) System Testing
5 3 (15.00%) E-Commerce
5 3 (15.00%) Mobile Commerce
5 3 (15.00%) Supply Chain Management
5 3 (15.00%) Software Engineering
6 2 (10.00%) Automated Testing
7 1 (5.00%) Software Testing
7 1 (5.00%) Unit Testing
7 1 (5.00%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (40.00%) Ruby
2 7 (35.00%) C#
3 6 (30.00%) SQL
3 6 (30.00%) PowerShell
4 3 (15.00%) Java
5 2 (10.00%) JavaScript
6 1 (5.00%) VBA
6 1 (5.00%) MATLAB
6 1 (5.00%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 6 (30.00%) SC Cleared
1 6 (30.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (10.00%) ISEB
2 2 (10.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (25.00%) OpenView
2 1 (5.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (30.00%) HP
2 3 (15.00%) IBM
2 3 (15.00%) Endeca
2 3 (15.00%) Google
2 3 (15.00%) Coremetrics
3 2 (10.00%) Telerik
4 1 (5.00%) Red Gate
4 1 (5.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (5.00%) MathWorks