Period
to 20 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bristol 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 6 months to 20 July 2018 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 West > Bristol
6 months to
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 109 - 112
Rank change year-on-year - +112 -13
Contract jobs citing Load Testing 5 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 0.27% - 0.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.32% - 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 1
Bristol median daily rate £375 - £450
10th Percentile £333 - £425
90th Percentile £428 - £475
South West median daily rate £400 £323 £400
% change year-on-year +24.03% -19.38% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Bristol median hourly rate - - -
South West median hourly rate - - -

Load Testing is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Bristol with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Bristol
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,542 1,420 1,527
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 83.67% 82.70% 83.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,013 960 1,110
Bristol median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £273 £250 £260
90th Percentile £530 £530 £538
South West median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 37 57
Bristol median hourly rate £39.75 £34.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.91% -9.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.95 £12.00
90th Percentile £54.60 £48.11 £52.20
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year - +2.56% +11.43%

Load Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

Job postings citing Load Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bristol.

Job vacancy trend for Load Testing in Bristol

Load Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Load Testing in Bristol

For the 6 months to 20 July 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Load Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Bristol region with a requirement for Load Testing.

1 4 (80.00%) Performance Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Selenium
2 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) Cucumber
2 3 (60.00%) SoapUI
2 3 (60.00%) Gherkin
3 2 (40.00%) SDET
3 2 (40.00%) Scenario Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Jenkins
3 2 (40.00%) Performance Analysis
3 2 (40.00%) Performance Engineering
3 2 (40.00%) DevOps
3 2 (40.00%) Opsview
3 2 (40.00%) User Experience
3 2 (40.00%) Performance Metrics
3 2 (40.00%) AppDynamics
3 2 (40.00%) WebPagetest
3 2 (40.00%) Continuous Delivery
3 2 (40.00%) SDLC
3 2 (40.00%) TDD
3 2 (40.00%) NUnit
3 2 (40.00%) Banking
3 2 (40.00%) Ajax
3 2 (40.00%) JSON
3 2 (40.00%) Load Balancing
3 2 (40.00%) Firewall
3 2 (40.00%) Front Office
3 2 (40.00%) Back Office
3 2 (40.00%) JMeter
3 2 (40.00%) Open Source

Load Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bristol 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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (40.00%) Apache
1 2 (40.00%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) DNS
1 2 (40.00%) Firewall
1 2 (40.00%) HTTP
1 2 (40.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Cucumber
1 3 (60.00%) Selenium
1 3 (60.00%) SoapUI
2 2 (40.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (40.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (40.00%) JMeter
2 2 (40.00%) LoadRunner
2 2 (40.00%) NUnit
2 2 (40.00%) WebPagetest
3 1 (20.00%) SpecFlow
General
1 2 (40.00%) Back Office
1 2 (40.00%) Banking
1 2 (40.00%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Automation Tester
1 2 (40.00%) DevOps Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Lead DevOps
1 2 (40.00%) Lead DevOps Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Performance Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Java Automation Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Lead Tester
2 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Selenium Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) Gherkin
2 2 (40.00%) Ajax
2 2 (40.00%) CSS
2 2 (40.00%) HTML
2 2 (40.00%) JSON
2 2 (40.00%) SOAP
2 2 (40.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Performance Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (40.00%) Continuous Delivery
3 2 (40.00%) DevOps
3 2 (40.00%) Load Balancing
3 2 (40.00%) OO
3 2 (40.00%) Open Source
3 2 (40.00%) Performance Analysis
3 2 (40.00%) Performance Engineering
3 2 (40.00%) Performance Metrics
3 2 (40.00%) Scenario Testing
3 2 (40.00%) SDET
3 2 (40.00%) SDLC
3 2 (40.00%) TDD
3 2 (40.00%) Test Automation
4 1 (20.00%) Agile Testing
4 1 (20.00%) API Testing
4 1 (20.00%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) C#
1 2 (40.00%) Java
1 2 (40.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) Nagios
1 2 (40.00%) Opsview
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) AppDynamics
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle
2 1 (20.00%) Cypress Semiconductor