Period
to 19 April 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London 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 19 April 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
19 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 249 217 221
Rank change year-on-year -32 +4 +56
Contract jobs citing Load Testing 5 9 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.071% 0.15% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.081% 0.17% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 10
City of London median daily rate £388 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.13% -0.06% +0.06%
10th Percentile £368 £263 £263
90th Percentile £446 £575 £475
Central London median daily rate £340 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -15.00% -0.06% +0.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London 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 the City of London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 6,182 5,385 5,724
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 88.06% 87.29% 87.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,894 4,204 4,563
City of London median daily rate £513 £499 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.76% +5.00% +5.56%
10th Percentile £344 £313 £300
90th Percentile £700 £663 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £465
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.15% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 44 63
City of London median hourly rate £19.38 £21.16 £21.78
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.41% -2.87% +8.90%
10th Percentile £11.81 £13.50 £12.30
90th Percentile £38.85 £42.01 £53.85
Central London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.50 £21.48
% change year-on-year -2.44% -4.55% +13.05%

Load Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Load Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Load Testing in the City of London

Load Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Load Testing in the City of London

For the 6 months to 19 April 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 City of London region with a requirement for Load Testing.

1 3 (60.00%) SQL
1 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (60.00%) Test Automation
1 3 (60.00%) REST
2 2 (40.00%) QA Automation
2 2 (40.00%) Confluence
2 2 (40.00%) Moq
2 2 (40.00%) Cucumber
2 2 (40.00%) Unit Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (40.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (40.00%) TeamCity
2 2 (40.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (40.00%) SpecFlow
2 2 (40.00%) Mentoring
2 2 (40.00%) TDD
2 2 (40.00%) NUnit
2 2 (40.00%) Banking
2 2 (40.00%) Subversion
2 2 (40.00%) MVC
2 2 (40.00%) .NET Framework
2 2 (40.00%) JIRA
2 2 (40.00%) QA
2 2 (40.00%) Selenium
2 2 (40.00%) WCF
2 2 (40.00%) .NET
2 2 (40.00%) C#
2 2 (40.00%) Java
2 2 (40.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (40.00%) Scrum

Load Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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%) Confluence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Cucumber
1 2 (40.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (40.00%) JIRA
1 2 (40.00%) Moq
1 2 (40.00%) NUnit
1 2 (40.00%) Selenium
1 2 (40.00%) SpecFlow
1 2 (40.00%) Subversion
1 2 (40.00%) TeamCity
1 2 (40.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (20.00%) JMeter
2 1 (20.00%) LoadRunner
General
1 2 (40.00%) Banking
2 1 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) QA Automation Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) QA Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) QA Test Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Test Automation Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Test Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Banking Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Developer
2 1 (20.00%) ETL Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Java Developer
2 1 (20.00%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
2 1 (20.00%) LoadRunner Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) REST
2 2 (40.00%) .NET
2 2 (40.00%) .NET Framework
2 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET
2 2 (40.00%) SOAP
2 2 (40.00%) WCF
3 1 (20.00%) Dropwizard
3 1 (20.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Algorithms
1 1 (20.00%) Data Structures
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (60.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (40.00%) Mentoring
2 2 (40.00%) MVC
2 2 (40.00%) QA Automation
2 2 (40.00%) Scrum
2 2 (40.00%) TDD
2 2 (40.00%) Unit Testing
3 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (20.00%) ETL
3 1 (20.00%) Exploratory Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Multithreaded Programming
3 1 (20.00%) Multithreading
3 1 (20.00%) OO
3 1 (20.00%) OOP
3 1 (20.00%) Performance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Scenario Testing
3 1 (20.00%) SDLC
3 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) SQL
2 2 (40.00%) C#
2 2 (40.00%) Java
2 2 (40.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (40.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (20.00%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle