The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 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 25 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
England / East Midlands
3 months to
25 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 104 - 96
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Load Testing 2 0 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 0.13% - 0.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.15% - 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 4
Median daily rate £600 - £400
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 East Midlands with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
East Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1300 1315 1361
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 81.56% 80.48% 77.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 823 817 812
Median daily rate £400 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +3.12% +1.91%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 25 39
Median hourly rate £40.00 £16.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +150.00% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.90 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.50 £48.50 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £36.52 £30.35
% change year-on-year -1.42% +20.32%  

Load Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East Midlands 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 East Midlands

Load Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Load Testing in the East Midlands

Load Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Load Testing in the East Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Load Testing in the East Midlands

Load Testing
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Load Testing within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 25 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Nottinghamshire - 2 £600 -
Load Testing
England

For the 6 months to 25 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for Load Testing.

1 7 (63.64%) Test Automation
2 6 (54.55%) Jenkins
2 6 (54.55%) Selenium
2 6 (54.55%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (45.45%) REST
3 5 (45.45%) JMeter
4 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (36.36%) TDD
4 4 (36.36%) NUnit
4 4 (36.36%) C#
4 4 (36.36%) C++
4 4 (36.36%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (36.36%) Test Strategy
4 4 (36.36%) Functional Testing
4 4 (36.36%) Non-Functional Testing
4 4 (36.36%) Groovy
4 4 (36.36%) Test Scripting
4 4 (36.36%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (36.36%) Unreal Engine
4 4 (36.36%) BDD
4 4 (36.36%) SoapUI
5 3 (27.27%) Integration Testing
5 3 (27.27%) Java
5 3 (27.27%) Software Engineering
6 2 (18.18%) Software Testing
6 2 (18.18%) Google
6 2 (18.18%) Automated Testing
6 2 (18.18%) Finance
6 2 (18.18%) Linux
6 2 (18.18%) Python

Load Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands 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 (18.18%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 6 (54.55%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (18.18%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (18.18%) AWS CloudFormation
2 2 (18.18%) AWS Lambda
2 2 (18.18%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (18.18%) IaaS
2 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (18.18%) PaaS
2 2 (18.18%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) Amazon DynamoDB
1 2 (18.18%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 6 (54.55%) Jenkins
1 6 (54.55%) Selenium
2 5 (45.45%) JMeter
3 4 (36.36%) NUnit
3 4 (36.36%) SoapUI
4 2 (18.18%) Cucumber
4 2 (18.18%) Git (software)
4 2 (18.18%) JIRA
4 2 (18.18%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 2 (18.18%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Test Leader
2 4 (36.36%) Automation Test Lead
3 2 (18.18%) Architect
3 2 (18.18%) AWS DevOps
3 2 (18.18%) AWS DevOps Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) AWS Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) C# Software Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) C++ Software Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Development Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) DevOps Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Quality Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Software Development Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Software Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Software Quality Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Software Test Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Test Architect
3 2 (18.18%) Test Automation Architect
3 2 (18.18%) Test Development Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Test Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (45.45%) REST
2 4 (36.36%) Unreal Engine
3 2 (18.18%) boto
3 2 (18.18%) Serverless Framework
3 2 (18.18%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 2 (18.18%) Unity DI Container
4 1 (9.09%) .NET
4 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET
4 1 (9.09%) SOAP
4 1 (9.09%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Data Centre
1 2 (18.18%) Public Cloud
2 1 (9.09%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) Test Automation
2 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (36.36%) BDD
2 4 (36.36%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (36.36%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (36.36%) Functional Testing
2 4 (36.36%) Non-Functional Testing
2 4 (36.36%) TDD
2 4 (36.36%) Test Scripting
2 4 (36.36%) Test Strategy
3 3 (27.27%) Integration Testing
3 3 (27.27%) Software Engineering
4 2 (18.18%) Automated Testing
4 2 (18.18%) DevOps
4 2 (18.18%) E-Commerce
4 2 (18.18%) Infrastructure Management
4 2 (18.18%) Manual Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Open Source
4 2 (18.18%) Software Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (36.36%) C#
1 4 (36.36%) C++
1 4 (36.36%) Groovy
2 3 (27.27%) Java
3 2 (18.18%) Python
4 1 (9.09%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) QA
1 2 (18.18%) SDET
System Software
1 2 (18.18%) Docker
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) Google
1 2 (18.18%) SOASTA, Inc