Period
to 12 December 2017

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 12 December 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
12 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 238 232 245
Rank change year-on-year -6 +13 +33
Contract jobs citing Load Testing 13 12 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.18% 0.18% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.20% 0.21% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 8 12
City of London median daily rate £475 £365 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.14% +12.31% -18.75%
10th Percentile £363 £319 £256
90th Percentile £575 £398 £518
Central London median daily rate £469 £342 £388
% change year-on-year +37.16% -11.81% -
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 6374 5748 7119
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 88.43% 87.61% 84.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 5083 4569 5674
City of London median daily rate £510 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.37% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £325 £319 £288
90th Percentile £688 £673 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 53 65
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £20.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.50% -4.76% +10.53%
10th Percentile £13.15 £13.75 £12.12
90th Percentile £31.05 £55.00 £43.90
Central London median hourly rate £20.25 £19.00 £20.25
% change year-on-year +6.58% -6.17% +13.35%

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 12 December 2017.

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

For the 6 months to 12 December 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 10 (76.92%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (69.23%) Java
3 8 (61.54%) Test Automation
4 7 (53.85%) Banking
4 7 (53.85%) Scrum
4 7 (53.85%) Cucumber
5 6 (46.15%) Non-Functional Testing
6 5 (38.46%) Gherkin
6 5 (38.46%) Appium
6 5 (38.46%) BDD
6 5 (38.46%) Mobile App
6 5 (38.46%) Investment Banking
6 5 (38.46%) QA
7 4 (30.77%) Selenium
7 4 (30.77%) Wealth Management
7 4 (30.77%) Android
7 4 (30.77%) TDD
7 4 (30.77%) Asset Management
7 4 (30.77%) MVC
7 4 (30.77%) HTML
7 4 (30.77%) SQL
7 4 (30.77%) Apple iOS
7 4 (30.77%) REST
7 4 (30.77%) HTML5
7 4 (30.77%) Jenkins
7 4 (30.77%) SDET
7 4 (30.77%) API Testing
8 3 (23.08%) Confluence
8 3 (23.08%) TeamCity
8 3 (23.08%) Amazon AWS

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 3 (23.08%) Confluence
2 2 (15.38%) Tomcat
3 1 (7.69%) Apache Solr
3 1 (7.69%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 3 (23.08%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (7.69%) Amazon SQS
2 1 (7.69%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (7.69%) Azure Data Factory
2 1 (7.69%) IaaS
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (7.69%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) Redis
1 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.69%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (7.69%) Big Data
2 1 (7.69%) InterSystems Cache
2 1 (7.69%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 7 (53.85%) Cucumber
2 5 (38.46%) Appium
3 4 (30.77%) Jenkins
3 4 (30.77%) Selenium
4 3 (23.08%) JIRA
4 3 (23.08%) TeamCity
5 2 (15.38%) Git (software)
5 2 (15.38%) JMeter
5 2 (15.38%) LoadRunner
5 2 (15.38%) Moq
5 2 (15.38%) NUnit
5 2 (15.38%) SpecFlow
5 2 (15.38%) Subversion
5 2 (15.38%) Visual Studio
5 2 (15.38%) WebDriver
6 1 (7.69%) JUnit
6 1 (7.69%) RSpec
6 1 (7.69%) TestNG
6 1 (7.69%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 7 (53.85%) Banking
2 5 (38.46%) Investment Banking
3 2 (15.38%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Developer
2 4 (30.77%) Java Developer
3 3 (23.08%) Developer in Test
4 2 (15.38%) Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) QA Automation Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) QA Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) QA Test Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) Test Automation Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) Test Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) AWS Developer
5 1 (7.69%) AWS Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Banking Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) DevOps Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Linux Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
5 1 (7.69%) LoadRunner Tester
5 1 (7.69%) Performance Tester
5 1 (7.69%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Test Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (38.46%) Gherkin
2 4 (30.77%) HTML
2 4 (30.77%) HTML5
2 4 (30.77%) REST
3 3 (23.08%) SOAP
3 3 (23.08%) Web Services
4 2 (15.38%) .NET
4 2 (15.38%) .NET Framework
4 2 (15.38%) ASP.NET
4 2 (15.38%) Dropwizard
4 2 (15.38%) RESTful
4 2 (15.38%) WCF
5 1 (7.69%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (7.69%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 5 (38.46%) Mobile App
2 2 (15.38%) Algorithms
2 2 (15.38%) Data Structures
3 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (7.69%) Data Centre
3 1 (7.69%) Mobile Banking
3 1 (7.69%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 4 (30.77%) Android
1 4 (30.77%) Apple iOS
2 1 (7.69%) CentOS
2 1 (7.69%) Fedora
2 1 (7.69%) Linux
2 1 (7.69%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (76.92%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (61.54%) Test Automation
3 7 (53.85%) Scrum
4 6 (46.15%) Non-Functional Testing
5 5 (38.46%) BDD
6 4 (30.77%) API Testing
6 4 (30.77%) Asset Management
6 4 (30.77%) MVC
6 4 (30.77%) SDET
6 4 (30.77%) TDD
6 4 (30.77%) Wealth Management
7 3 (23.08%) Performance Testing
8 2 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (15.38%) E-Commerce
8 2 (15.38%) Multithreaded Programming
8 2 (15.38%) Multithreading
8 2 (15.38%) OO
8 2 (15.38%) OOP
8 2 (15.38%) Service Design
8 2 (15.38%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (69.23%) Java
2 4 (30.77%) SQL
3 3 (23.08%) C#
3 3 (23.08%) PowerShell
4 2 (15.38%) JavaScript
4 2 (15.38%) Python
5 1 (7.69%) Bash Shell
5 1 (7.69%) Ruby
5 1 (7.69%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (38.46%) QA
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) Ansible
1 1 (7.69%) Kibana
1 1 (7.69%) logstash
1 1 (7.69%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (7.69%) Puppet
1 1 (7.69%) Terraform
Vendors
1 1 (7.69%) HP
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle