The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for Load Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Load Testing over the 3 months to 25 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Load Testing
South East / Berkshire
3 months to
25 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 101 126 128
Rank change year-on-year +25 +2  
Contract jobs citing Load Testing 1 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.053% 0.080% 0.069%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.066% 0.10% 0.090%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 1
Median daily rate - £488 £307
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +58.79%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -12.50% +14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Load Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1507 1991 2218
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 80.20% 79.96% 76.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 711 1070 1177
Median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.93% +1.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £273 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +3.12% +1.91%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 48 62
Median hourly rate £17.68 £15.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.86% -45.45%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £35.00 £40.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £36.52 £30.35
% change year-on-year -1.42% +20.32%  

Load Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire citing Load Testing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Load Testing in Berkshire

Load Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Load Testing in Berkshire

Load Testing
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Load Testing within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 25 April 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Newbury - 1 - -
Load Testing
South East

For the 6 months to 25 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Load Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for Load Testing.

1 4 (80.00%) BDD
1 4 (80.00%) Non-Functional Testing
1 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) TDD
2 3 (60.00%) Functional Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Unity DI Container
2 3 (60.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 3 (60.00%) Unreal Engine
2 3 (60.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (60.00%) C#
2 3 (60.00%) C++
2 3 (60.00%) Software Engineering
2 3 (60.00%) Integration Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Test Scripting
2 3 (60.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (20.00%) JMeter
3 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (20.00%) Bugzilla
3 1 (20.00%) Java
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle
3 1 (20.00%) Linux
3 1 (20.00%) Siebel
3 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (20.00%) LoadRunner
3 1 (20.00%) Manual Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Android
3 1 (20.00%) Git (software)
3 1 (20.00%) Degree
3 1 (20.00%) JIRA
3 1 (20.00%) Computer Science

Load Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Appium
1 1 (20.00%) Bugzilla
1 1 (20.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (20.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (20.00%) JIRA
1 1 (20.00%) JMeter
1 1 (20.00%) LoadRunner
1 1 (20.00%) Selenium
1 1 (20.00%) SoapUI
1 1 (20.00%) Subversion
1 1 (20.00%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) C# Software Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) C++ Software Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Software Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Automation Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Automation Test Lead
2 1 (20.00%) Lead Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Quality Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Siebel Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Siebel Technical Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Software Development Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Software Quality Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Software Test Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Test Development Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
1 3 (60.00%) Unity DI Container
1 3 (60.00%) Unreal Engine
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Android
1 1 (20.00%) Apple iOS
1 1 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (80.00%) BDD
1 4 (80.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (60.00%) Functional Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Integration Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Software Engineering
2 3 (60.00%) TDD
2 3 (60.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (60.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (20.00%) Defect Management
3 1 (20.00%) High Availability
3 1 (20.00%) Manual Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) C#
1 3 (60.00%) C++
2 1 (20.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle
1 1 (20.00%) Siebel