Period
to 15 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 August 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
England > East of England
6 months to
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 200 185 195
Rank change year-on-year -15 +10 +12
Contract jobs citing Load Testing 6 9 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.12% 0.19% 0.058%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.14% 0.23% 0.071%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 9 1
East of England median daily rate £448 £320 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +39.84% -4.48% -8.84%
10th Percentile £385 £309 £318
90th Percentile £508 £400 £353
England median daily rate £425 £400 £418
% change year-on-year +6.25% -4.19% +11.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
East of England median hourly rate - - £27.50
England median hourly rate £50.00 - £27.50

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 East of England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
East of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4,211 3,967 4,240
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 85.12% 85.11% 82.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,418 2,337 2,452
East of England median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £240 £235 £225
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 249 265 302
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £26.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.69% +4.00% +8.70%
10th Percentile £11.34 £12.00 £13.55
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.40 £46.68
England median hourly rate £21.50 £23.48 £23.50
% change year-on-year -8.43% -0.09% +8.60%

Load Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing Load Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

Job vacancy trend for Load Testing in the East of England

Load Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Load Testing in the East of England

Load Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Load Testing in the East of England

Load Testing
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England region over the 6 months to 15 August 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Essex -4 4 £495 +54.69% 1
Hertfordshire - 1 £400 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 - - 2
Load Testing
England

For the 6 months to 15 August 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 East of England region with a requirement for Load Testing.

1 5 (83.33%) SQL
1 5 (83.33%) Test Automation
1 5 (83.33%) Scenario Testing
2 4 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 4 (66.67%) Risk Analysis
2 4 (66.67%) Performance Testing
2 4 (66.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 4 (66.67%) Java
2 4 (66.67%) JMeter
2 4 (66.67%) Toad
2 4 (66.67%) ISTQB
2 4 (66.67%) Oracle
2 4 (66.67%) WebLogic
2 4 (66.67%) XML
2 4 (66.67%) Unix
2 4 (66.67%) Windows
2 4 (66.67%) ISEB
2 4 (66.67%) LoadRunner
2 4 (66.67%) webMethods
3 1 (16.67%) Data Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) Ruby
3 1 (16.67%) JIRA
3 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (16.67%) Bash Shell
3 1 (16.67%) Big Data
3 1 (16.67%) Jenkins
3 1 (16.67%) DevOps
3 1 (16.67%) Regression Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Project Management

Load Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 4 (66.67%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) Big Data
1 1 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 4 (66.67%) JMeter
1 4 (66.67%) LoadRunner
1 4 (66.67%) Toad
2 1 (16.67%) Jenkins
2 1 (16.67%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Performance Tester
1 3 (50.00%) Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) AWS DevOps
2 1 (16.67%) AWS DevOps Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) AWS Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence Lead
2 1 (16.67%) DevOps Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
2 1 (16.67%) LoadRunner Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Performance Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Performance Test Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Test Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (66.67%) XML
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Unix
1 4 (66.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Scenario Testing
1 5 (83.33%) Test Automation
2 4 (66.67%) Performance Testing
2 4 (66.67%) Risk Analysis
2 4 (66.67%) Test Scripting
3 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (16.67%) Continuous Delivery
3 1 (16.67%) Data Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) DevOps
3 1 (16.67%) ETL
3 1 (16.67%) Integration Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Project Management
3 1 (16.67%) Regression Testing
3 1 (16.67%) System Integration Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Task Automation
3 1 (16.67%) Test Planning
3 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) SQL
2 4 (66.67%) Java
3 1 (16.67%) Bash Shell
3 1 (16.67%) HiveQL
3 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
3 1 (16.67%) Python
3 1 (16.67%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) ISEB
1 4 (66.67%) ISTQB
1 4 (66.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) Kubernetes
1 1 (16.67%) Rancher
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Oracle
1 4 (66.67%) webMethods