Period
to 15 October 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 15 October 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
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 242 236 239
Rank change year-on-year -6 +3 +14
Contract jobs citing Load Testing 12 7 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.17% 0.10% 0.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.20% 0.12% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 6 8
City of London median daily rate £473 £513 £374
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.80% +37.12% -14.57%
10th Percentile £358 £335 £319
90th Percentile £546 £588 £398
Central London median daily rate £473 £500 £351
% change year-on-year -5.50% +42.65% -17.53%
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 6,048 6,049 5,833
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 86.39% 89.15% 87.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,815 4,753 4,684
City of London median daily rate £505 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.00% +5.26% +2.70%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £313
90th Percentile £675 £675 £663
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 57 51
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -1.58% -5.00%
10th Percentile £13.00 £13.31 £11.25
90th Percentile £33.00 £31.05 £55.00
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £19.00
% change year-on-year - -1.58% -4.32%

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

Load Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Load Testing in the City of London over the 6 months to 15 October 2018.

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

For the 6 months to 15 October 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 11 (91.67%) Test Automation
2 9 (75.00%) Performance Testing
3 6 (50.00%) JMeter
3 6 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (50.00%) Selenium
4 4 (33.33%) Scrum
4 4 (33.33%) Java
4 4 (33.33%) LoadRunner
4 4 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (33.33%) RESTful
4 4 (33.33%) Jenkins
5 3 (25.00%) MongoDB
5 3 (25.00%) Test Scripting
5 3 (25.00%) Unix
5 3 (25.00%) .NET
5 3 (25.00%) Python
5 3 (25.00%) Finance
6 2 (16.67%) Migration
6 2 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (16.67%) OO
6 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
6 2 (16.67%) Risk Assessment
6 2 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (16.67%) QA
6 2 (16.67%) Ruby
6 2 (16.67%) NUnit
6 2 (16.67%) Content Management
6 2 (16.67%) C#
6 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
6 2 (16.67%) Visual Studio

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 (16.67%) Apache Solr
Cloud Services
1 2 (16.67%) Dynamics 365
2 1 (8.33%) BrowserStack
2 1 (8.33%) GitHub
2 1 (8.33%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) DHCP
1 1 (8.33%) DNS
1 1 (8.33%) HTTP
1 1 (8.33%) HTTPS
1 1 (8.33%) ICMP
1 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) MongoDB
2 2 (16.67%) Apache Cassandra
2 2 (16.67%) Relational Database
3 1 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database
3 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (8.33%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (50.00%) JMeter
1 6 (50.00%) Selenium
2 4 (33.33%) Jenkins
2 4 (33.33%) LoadRunner
3 2 (16.67%) Cucumber
3 2 (16.67%) Gatling
3 2 (16.67%) LoadUI
3 2 (16.67%) MSTest
3 2 (16.67%) NeoLoad
3 2 (16.67%) NUnit
3 2 (16.67%) Visual Studio
3 2 (16.67%) WebDriver
4 1 (8.33%) Bitbucket
4 1 (8.33%) Gerrit
4 1 (8.33%) Hudson
4 1 (8.33%) JBehave
4 1 (8.33%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 3 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Banking
2 1 (8.33%) Marketing
2 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) Performance Tester
1 3 (25.00%) Test Engineer
1 3 (25.00%) Tester
2 2 (16.67%) Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Automation Tester
2 2 (16.67%) Selenium Automation Tester
2 2 (16.67%) Selenium Tester
2 2 (16.67%) Senior Test Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Test Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) CRM Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) ETL Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Oracle Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Oracle CRM Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Oracle Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Telecoms Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Telecoms Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Telecoms Test Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (33.33%) RESTful
2 3 (25.00%) .NET
3 1 (8.33%) .NET Framework
3 1 (8.33%) Ajax
3 1 (8.33%) Chai
3 1 (8.33%) Gherkin
3 1 (8.33%) jQuery
3 1 (8.33%) JSON
3 1 (8.33%) Nightwatchjs
3 1 (8.33%) Node.js
3 1 (8.33%) SOAP
3 1 (8.33%) WebdriverIO
3 1 (8.33%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Data Centre
1 2 (16.67%) Linux Command Line
2 1 (8.33%) Algorithms
2 1 (8.33%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (91.67%) Test Automation
2 9 (75.00%) Performance Testing
3 6 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (33.33%) Scrum
5 3 (25.00%) Test Scripting
6 2 (16.67%) API Design
6 2 (16.67%) Build Automation
6 2 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (16.67%) Continuous Delivery
6 2 (16.67%) DevOps
6 2 (16.67%) High Availability
6 2 (16.67%) Low Latency
6 2 (16.67%) Microservices
6 2 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
6 2 (16.67%) Open Source
6 2 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (16.67%) SDET
6 2 (16.67%) Stress Testing
6 2 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) Java
2 3 (25.00%) Python
3 2 (16.67%) C#
3 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
3 2 (16.67%) Ruby
3 2 (16.67%) Scala
4 1 (8.33%) C++
4 1 (8.33%) PHP
4 1 (8.33%) PL/SQL
4 1 (8.33%) Shell Script
4 1 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) QA
System Software
1 2 (16.67%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) Kubernetes
1 2 (16.67%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) AppDynamics
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
1 2 (16.67%) SOASTA, Inc
2 1 (8.33%) Cypress Semiconductor
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle
2 1 (8.33%) Perfecto Mobile
2 1 (8.33%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
2 1 (8.33%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (8.33%) Talend