The table below looks at the statistics for Load Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Load Testing over the 3 months to 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Load Testing
Rank 128 121 116
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -5
Contract jobs citing Load Testing 9 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.32% 0.20% 0.088%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.40% 0.24% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 1
Average daily rate £300 £300 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £419 £300
% change year-on-year
-16.41% +39.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 - £10.75
Load Testing
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Yorkshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2258 2048 1719
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 80.27% 80.35% 75.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1501 1387 1027
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £566 £510 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 48 35
Average hourly rate £18.00 £16.72 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.65% -7.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £36.00 £35.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.79 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+43.93% +1.05%

Load Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

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

Load Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

Load Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Load Testing across the Yorkshire region.

Load Testing Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

Load Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Load Testing across the Yorkshire region.

Load Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

Load Testing
Contract Job Locations in Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Load Testing within the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 13 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
West Yorkshire - 9 £300 - 1
Load Testing
England

Load Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Yorkshire region citing Load 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 Load Testing.

1 19 (63.33%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (53.33%) ISEB
3 13 (43.33%) Test Scripting
4 11 (36.67%) .NET
5 9 (30.00%) LoadRunner
5 9 (30.00%) ISTQB
5 9 (30.00%) Selenium
6 8 (26.67%) HP Quality Center
6 8 (26.67%) HP UFT
6 8 (26.67%) HP
6 8 (26.67%) System Integration Testing
7 6 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (20.00%) Degree
7 6 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
7 6 (20.00%) Linux
7 6 (20.00%) Publishing
7 6 (20.00%) Analytics
8 5 (16.67%) Web Operations
8 5 (16.67%) BDD
8 5 (16.67%) Apple iOS
8 5 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 5 (16.67%) SDLC
8 5 (16.67%) TDD
8 5 (16.67%) Service Delivery
8 5 (16.67%) SQL
8 5 (16.67%) CRM
8 5 (16.67%) N-Tier
8 5 (16.67%) SOA
8 5 (16.67%) Windows
8 5 (16.67%) Computer Science

Load Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Yorkshire region citing Load 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 Load Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (10.00%) CMS
2 1 (3.33%) Apache
2 1 (3.33%) Jetty
2 1 (3.33%) Moodle
2 1 (3.33%) nginx
2 1 (3.33%) Tomcat
2 1 (3.33%) Umbraco
2 1 (3.33%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 4 (13.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.33%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (3.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.67%) NFC
2 1 (3.33%) DNS
2 1 (3.33%) Firewall
2 1 (3.33%) IMAP
2 1 (3.33%) IPsec
2 1 (3.33%) OpenVPN
2 1 (3.33%) SMTP
2 1 (3.33%) SNMP
2 1 (3.33%) SSL
2 1 (3.33%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (3.33%) Big Data
2 1 (3.33%) Couchbase
2 1 (3.33%) Hadoop
2 1 (3.33%) MongoDB
2 1 (3.33%) MySQL
2 1 (3.33%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 9 (30.00%) LoadRunner
1 9 (30.00%) Selenium
2 8 (26.67%) HP UFT
3 4 (13.33%) JMeter
4 3 (10.00%) Subversion
5 1 (3.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (3.33%) Cucumber
5 1 (3.33%) Git (software)
5 1 (3.33%) JConsole
5 1 (3.33%) Jenkins
5 1 (3.33%) JIRA
5 1 (3.33%) JProfiler
5 1 (3.33%) VisualVM
5 1 (3.33%) YourKit
General
1 6 (20.00%) Publishing
2 1 (3.33%) Finance
2 1 (3.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 12 (40.00%) Analyst
1 12 (40.00%) Test Analyst
2 7 (23.33%) Agile Test Analyst
3 6 (20.00%) Web Analyst
3 6 (20.00%) Web Test Analyst
4 5 (16.67%) Test Engineer
5 4 (13.33%) Performance Engineer
5 4 (13.33%) Performance Test Engineer
6 3 (10.00%) CRM Analyst
6 3 (10.00%) Performance Analyst
6 3 (10.00%) Performance Test Analyst
6 3 (10.00%) Tester
7 2 (6.67%) Agile Tester
7 2 (6.67%) Linux Engineer
7 2 (6.67%) Senior Agile Tester
7 2 (6.67%) Senior Penetration Tester
7 2 (6.67%) Senior Tester
7 2 (6.67%) Server Analyst
7 2 (6.67%) UAT Analyst
7 2 (6.67%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (36.67%) .NET
2 2 (6.67%) ASP.NET
2 2 (6.67%) XML
3 1 (3.33%) ActiveMQ
3 1 (3.33%) Java EE
3 1 (3.33%) JMS
3 1 (3.33%) LAMP
3 1 (3.33%) LAPP Stack
3 1 (3.33%) LEMP Stack
3 1 (3.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.67%) Computer Science
1 5 (16.67%) N-Tier
2 4 (13.33%) Mobile App
3 2 (6.67%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (3.33%) Clustering
4 1 (3.33%) Data Centre
4 1 (3.33%) e-Learning
4 1 (3.33%) Learning Management System
4 1 (3.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (20.00%) Linux
2 5 (16.67%) Android
2 5 (16.67%) Apple iOS
2 5 (16.67%) Windows
3 1 (3.33%) CentOS
3 1 (3.33%) Debian
3 1 (3.33%) Ubuntu
3 1 (3.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (63.33%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (43.33%) Test Scripting
3 8 (26.67%) System Integration Testing
4 6 (20.00%) Analytics
4 6 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
4 6 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (16.67%) BDD
5 5 (16.67%) CRM
5 5 (16.67%) SDLC
5 5 (16.67%) Service Delivery
5 5 (16.67%) SOA
5 5 (16.67%) Software Architecture
5 5 (16.67%) TDD
5 5 (16.67%) Web Operations
6 4 (13.33%) Configuration Management
6 4 (13.33%) Integration Testing
6 4 (13.33%) Performance Testing
6 4 (13.33%) Scrum
6 4 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (10.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 5 (16.67%) SQL
2 3 (10.00%) T-SQL
3 2 (6.67%) C#
3 2 (6.67%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.33%) Bash Shell
4 1 (3.33%) Java
4 1 (3.33%) Perl
4 1 (3.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 16 (53.33%) ISEB
2 9 (30.00%) ISTQB
3 6 (20.00%) Degree
4 5 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (6.67%) Security Cleared
6 1 (3.33%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (3.33%) Docker
1 1 (3.33%) FreeRADIUS
1 1 (3.33%) NFS
1 1 (3.33%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 8 (26.67%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.33%) Cacti
2 1 (3.33%) Cobbler
2 1 (3.33%) logstash
2 1 (3.33%) Nagios
2 1 (3.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 8 (26.67%) HP
2 2 (6.67%) VMware
3 1 (3.33%) Dell
3 1 (3.33%) Red Hat
3 1 (3.33%) SaltStack