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 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 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Scalability Testing
Rank 578 541 587
Rank change year-on-year
-37 +46
Contract jobs citing Scalability Testing 9 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.016% 0.006% 0.002%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.022% 0.009% 0.002%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 1
Average daily rate £240 £313 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.20% +15.74%
UK excluding London average daily rate £240 £238 £270
% change year-on-year
+1.05% -12.03%
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
41342 34605 42097
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.43% 72.51% 69.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 25701 20630 24018
Average daily rate £400 £405 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.23% -1.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £575 £588
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1173 1052 1437
Average hourly rate £28.08 £32.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.25% +16.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.39 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £54.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%

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
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 9 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 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 -81 9 £240 -23.20% 1
South East -10 4 £313 -
Surrey - 1 - -
South West - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
Bristol - - - -
London - - - - 1
Solihull - - - -
Woking - - - -

Scalability Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 8 (72.73%) Analytics
2 7 (63.64%) Linux
3 6 (54.55%) C#
3 6 (54.55%) SQL
4 5 (45.45%) Windows
4 5 (45.45%) HP
4 5 (45.45%) LoadRunner
4 5 (45.45%) JMeter
4 5 (45.45%) Load Testing
4 5 (45.45%) Stress Testing
4 5 (45.45%) Volume Testing
4 5 (45.45%) PowerShell
5 4 (36.36%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (36.36%) Test Strategy
5 4 (36.36%) SC Cleared
5 4 (36.36%) Security Cleared
5 4 (36.36%) Quantitative Analysis
5 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (36.36%) OpenView
5 4 (36.36%) J2EE
5 4 (36.36%) WebLogic
6 3 (27.27%) XML
6 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
6 3 (27.27%) DB2
6 3 (27.27%) HTML
6 3 (27.27%) Java
6 3 (27.27%) E-Commerce
6 3 (27.27%) IBM
6 3 (27.27%) WebSphere MQ
6 3 (27.27%) Mobile Commerce

Scalability Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 4 (36.36%) WebLogic
2 3 (27.27%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Google Analytics
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
1 3 (27.27%) DB2
2 1 (9.09%) SQLPlus
2 1 (9.09%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 5 (45.45%) LoadRunner
1 5 (45.45%) JMeter
2 4 (36.36%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (27.27%) SoapUI
4 1 (9.09%) NUnit
4 1 (9.09%) MSTest
General
1 3 (27.27%) Retail
2 2 (18.18%) Games
Job Titles
1 7 (63.64%) Analyst
1 7 (63.64%) Test Analyst
2 4 (36.36%) Performance Test Analyst
2 4 (36.36%) Performance Analyst
3 3 (27.27%) Agile Test Analyst
4 2 (18.18%) Tester
4 2 (18.18%) Healthcare Consultant
4 2 (18.18%) Senior Consultant
4 2 (18.18%) Consultant
5 1 (9.09%) Software Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Technical Test Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Systems Tester
5 1 (9.09%) Test Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Technical Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) Technical Tester
5 1 (9.09%) Non-Functional Tester
5 1 (9.09%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (36.36%) J2EE
2 3 (27.27%) XML
2 3 (27.27%) HTML
2 3 (27.27%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (9.09%) .NET
3 1 (9.09%) WPF
3 1 (9.09%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) iSeries
2 2 (18.18%) NHS
3 1 (9.09%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 7 (63.64%) Linux
2 5 (45.45%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (72.73%) Analytics
2 5 (45.45%) Load Testing
2 5 (45.45%) Stress Testing
2 5 (45.45%) Volume Testing
3 4 (36.36%) Test Strategy
3 4 (36.36%) Quantitative Analysis
3 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (27.27%) E-Commerce
4 3 (27.27%) Mobile Commerce
4 3 (27.27%) Supply Chain Management
4 3 (27.27%) Release Management
4 3 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (27.27%) Performance Testing
4 3 (27.27%) System Testing
5 2 (18.18%) Risk Management
5 2 (18.18%) CRM
6 1 (9.09%) OO
6 1 (9.09%) TDD
6 1 (9.09%) Automated Testing
6 1 (9.09%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 6 (54.55%) C#
1 6 (54.55%) SQL
2 5 (45.45%) PowerShell
3 3 (27.27%) Java
4 2 (18.18%) C
5 1 (9.09%) VBA
5 1 (9.09%) MATLAB
5 1 (9.09%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 4 (36.36%) SC Cleared
1 4 (36.36%) Security Cleared
2 1 (9.09%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) QA
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (36.36%) OpenView
2 1 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (45.45%) HP
2 3 (27.27%) IBM
2 3 (27.27%) Endeca
2 3 (27.27%) Google
2 3 (27.27%) Coremetrics
3 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
3 1 (9.09%) MathWorks
3 1 (9.09%) Telerik
3 1 (9.09%) Red Gate