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 3 months to 26 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
London / City of London
3 months to
26 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 156 151 193
Rank change year-on-year -5 +42  
Contract jobs citing Load Testing 4 7 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.12% 0.20% 0.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.15% 0.23% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 5
Median daily rate £550 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +29.41% +6.25%  
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 the City of London with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2755 3035 4448
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 86.01% 87.39% 82.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 2108 2464 3437
Median daily rate £500 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £615
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.75% +2.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 30 38
Median hourly rate £16.00 £19.50 £27.37
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.92% -28.77%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £16.75 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.35 £47.50 £92.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.00 £36.00 £30.75
% change year-on-year +2.77% +17.07%  

Load Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London 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 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 3 months to 26 April 2017.

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

For the 6 months to 26 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 City of London region with a requirement for Load Testing.

1 4 (50.00%) C#
1 4 (50.00%) Java
2 3 (37.50%) Finance
3 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (25.00%) TDD
3 2 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (25.00%) ISTQB
3 2 (25.00%) QA
3 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (25.00%) System Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (25.00%) Scala
3 2 (25.00%) Hadoop
3 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (25.00%) SQL
3 2 (25.00%) Python
3 2 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (25.00%) ETL
3 2 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (25.00%) ISEB
3 2 (25.00%) Regression Testing
3 2 (25.00%) NoSQL
3 2 (25.00%) MapReduce
3 2 (25.00%) SpecFlow
3 2 (25.00%) Gherkin
3 2 (25.00%) Big Data
3 2 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Automation Testing

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 1 (12.50%) Tomcat
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) Big Data
1 2 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (25.00%) Hadoop
1 2 (25.00%) NoSQL
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) SpecFlow
1 2 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (37.50%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Analyst
1 2 (25.00%) Big Data Engineer
1 2 (25.00%) Data Engineer
1 2 (25.00%) Developer
1 2 (25.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Designer
2 1 (12.50%) Java Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) Gherkin
2 1 (12.50%) Hibernate
2 1 (12.50%) J2EE
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (12.50%) SOAP
2 1 (12.50%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
2 1 (12.50%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Unix
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (25.00%) Automation Testing
1 2 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) Data Engineering
1 2 (25.00%) ETL
1 2 (25.00%) MapReduce
1 2 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
1 2 (25.00%) Regression Testing
1 2 (25.00%) System Testing
1 2 (25.00%) TDD
1 2 (25.00%) Test Scripting
1 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (12.50%) AOP
2 1 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (12.50%) Identity Access Management
2 1 (12.50%) Migration
2 1 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (12.50%) Scorecard
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) C#
1 4 (50.00%) Java
2 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (25.00%) Python
2 2 (25.00%) Scala
2 2 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) ISEB
1 2 (25.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) HDFS
2 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle
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