Period
to 20 July 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 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 253 225 232
Rank change year-on-year -28 +7 +46
Contract jobs citing Load Testing 3 4 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.042% 0.062% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.049% 0.071% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 12
City of London median daily rate £375 £550 £399
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -31.82% +37.93% -11.39%
10th Percentile £323 £425 £353
90th Percentile £393 £575 £471
Central London median daily rate £340 £550 £399
% change year-on-year -38.18% +37.93% -6.18%
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 6,172 5,666 5,986
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 86.89% 87.93% 87.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,880 4,372 4,818
City of London median daily rate £513 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £338 £313 £310
90th Percentile £688 £675 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £473
% change year-on-year - +5.82% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 56 56
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £20.52 £19.99
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.87% +2.64% -4.80%
10th Percentile £13.00 £13.31 £11.38
90th Percentile £33.00 £32.06 £37.91
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £20.00
% change year-on-year - -6.50% -1.10%

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 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 City of London region with a requirement for Load Testing.

1 2 (66.67%) OO
1 2 (66.67%) Java
1 2 (66.67%) Performance Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 1 (33.33%) WebDriver
2 1 (33.33%) Cucumber
2 1 (33.33%) REST
2 1 (33.33%) WebSockets
2 1 (33.33%) Gherkin
2 1 (33.33%) Jenkins
2 1 (33.33%) Data Structures
2 1 (33.33%) Algorithms
2 1 (33.33%) SDLC
2 1 (33.33%) API Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Dropwizard
2 1 (33.33%) Multithreaded Programming
2 1 (33.33%) Java 8
2 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (33.33%) Multithreading
2 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (33.33%) Web Services
2 1 (33.33%) OOP
2 1 (33.33%) Python
2 1 (33.33%) E-Commerce
2 1 (33.33%) DHCP
2 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (33.33%) DNS
2 1 (33.33%) LoadRunner
2 1 (33.33%) ICMP

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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) DHCP
1 1 (33.33%) DNS
1 1 (33.33%) ICMP
1 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Cucumber
1 1 (33.33%) Jenkins
1 1 (33.33%) JMeter
1 1 (33.33%) LoadRunner
1 1 (33.33%) Selenium
1 1 (33.33%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
1 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Java Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Performance Tester
1 1 (33.33%) Senior Telecoms Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Senior Test Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Telecoms Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Telecoms Test Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Test Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) Dropwizard
1 1 (33.33%) Gherkin
1 1 (33.33%) REST
1 1 (33.33%) Web Services
1 1 (33.33%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Algorithms
1 1 (33.33%) Data Structures
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) OO
1 2 (66.67%) Performance Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) API Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (33.33%) E-Commerce
2 1 (33.33%) Multithreaded Programming
2 1 (33.33%) Multithreading
2 1 (33.33%) OOP
2 1 (33.33%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Physics
2 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
2 1 (33.33%) SDLC
2 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) C++
2 1 (33.33%) Java 8
2 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (33.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Degree