Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 20 November 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
UK > England
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 686 743 681
Rank change year-on-year +57 -62 +12
Contract jobs citing Load Testing 163 133 190
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.17% 0.14% 0.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.20% 0.16% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 85 130
England median daily rate £438 £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.78% +20.00% +7.14%
10th Percentile £310 £314 £263
90th Percentile £575 £700 £519
UK median daily rate £430 £430 £375
% change year-on-year -0.12% +14.67% +10.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
England median hourly rate £43.75 - £45.00
10th Percentile £41.63 - £31.64
90th Percentile £44.88 - £55.00
UK median hourly rate £43.75 - £45.00

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 England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 79631 81325 85624
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 84.67% 84.17% 81.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 53568 54246 56450
England median daily rate £450 £425 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +0.59% +5.63%
10th Percentile £288 £265 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1862 2110 2524
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.42 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.72% +8.53% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.35 £11.50 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £23.63 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -1.56% +6.67% +18.42%

Load Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Load Testing in England

Load Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Load Testing in England

Load Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Load Testing in England over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Load Testing in England

Load Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Load Testing in England

Load Testing
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 6 months to 20 November 2017. 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
London +22 98 £465 +6.29% 7
South East -1 16 £448 +11.88% 2
North of England +43 15 £400 -38.46% 5
South West +21 15 £450 +19.21% 1
Yorkshire +18 11 £500 +25.00%
East of England -8 11 £320 -4.48% 1
Midlands +18 8 £375 -0.07% 1
West Midlands +25 5 £375 -8.54% 1
North West +3 4 £300 -55.56% 5
East Midlands -1 3 £355 -5.40%
Load Testing
UK

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 England region with a requirement for Load Testing.

1 96 (58.90%) Agile Software Development
2 88 (53.99%) Java
3 59 (36.20%) Web Services
4 55 (33.74%) QA
5 54 (33.13%) Test Automation
6 52 (31.90%) JMeter
7 49 (30.06%) SOAP
8 48 (29.45%) Oracle
8 48 (29.45%) REST
9 47 (28.83%) E-Commerce
10 45 (27.61%) Jenkins
11 44 (26.99%) WebSphere
12 42 (25.77%) Continuous Integration
13 38 (23.31%) Performance Testing
14 37 (22.70%) TDD
15 34 (20.86%) Amazon AWS
16 33 (20.25%) JIRA
17 31 (19.02%) SQL Server
17 31 (19.02%) Performance Tuning
18 30 (18.40%) JBoss
18 30 (18.40%) Selenium
19 29 (17.79%) Linux
19 29 (17.79%) SDLC
19 29 (17.79%) BDD
20 28 (17.18%) J2EE
21 27 (16.56%) SQL
21 27 (16.56%) High Availability
21 27 (16.56%) DevOps
22 26 (15.95%) LoadRunner
23 25 (15.34%) HTML

Load Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 44 (26.99%) WebSphere
2 30 (18.40%) JBoss
3 22 (13.50%) WebSphere Application Server
4 20 (12.27%) Tomcat
5 12 (7.36%) IIS
6 9 (5.52%) Apache
6 9 (5.52%) SharePoint
6 9 (5.52%) WebLogic
7 7 (4.29%) Elasticsearch
7 7 (4.29%) nginx
8 5 (3.07%) Apache Solr
9 4 (2.45%) Confluence
10 1 (0.61%) Apache Spark
10 1 (0.61%) CMS
10 1 (0.61%) SAS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.61%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 34 (20.86%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (7.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (3.07%) Amazon EMR
3 5 (3.07%) AWS CloudFormation
3 5 (3.07%) SaaS
4 4 (2.45%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (2.45%) Amazon ELB
4 4 (2.45%) Amazon Kinesis
4 4 (2.45%) Amazon S3
4 4 (2.45%) Amazon SQS
4 4 (2.45%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 4 (2.45%) Route 53
4 4 (2.45%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 3 (1.84%) AWS Lambda
5 3 (1.84%) Serverless
6 2 (1.23%) GitHub
6 2 (1.23%) IaaS
7 1 (0.61%) Azure Data Factory
7 1 (0.61%) BlazeMeter
7 1 (0.61%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (13.50%) Internet
2 9 (5.52%) Firewall
3 7 (4.29%) BIG-IP
4 5 (3.07%) Remote Desktop
5 4 (2.45%) FTP
5 4 (2.45%) TCP/IP
6 2 (1.23%) HTTP
7 1 (0.61%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (19.02%) SQL Server
2 17 (10.43%) NoSQL
3 13 (7.98%) Redis
4 11 (6.75%) MongoDB
4 11 (6.75%) Relational Database
5 9 (5.52%) RDBMS
6 6 (3.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (3.07%) Apache Cassandra
8 3 (1.84%) Big Data
8 3 (1.84%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (1.23%) MySQL
9 2 (1.23%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.61%) BODI
10 1 (0.61%) DB2
10 1 (0.61%) InfluxDB
10 1 (0.61%) InterSystems Cache
10 1 (0.61%) JasperReports
10 1 (0.61%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.61%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 52 (31.90%) JMeter
2 45 (27.61%) Jenkins
3 33 (20.25%) JIRA
4 30 (18.40%) Selenium
5 26 (15.95%) LoadRunner
6 25 (15.34%) Cucumber
7 21 (12.88%) Git (software)
8 17 (10.43%) SoapUI
9 16 (9.82%) JUnit
10 12 (7.36%) Maven
10 12 (7.36%) Visual Studio Team System
11 9 (5.52%) Ant
12 8 (4.91%) TestNG
13 7 (4.29%) HP UFT
13 7 (4.29%) TeamCity
13 7 (4.29%) WebDriver
14 6 (3.68%) Gradle
14 6 (3.68%) Visual Studio
15 5 (3.07%) Appium
15 5 (3.07%) Calabash
General
1 21 (12.88%) Finance
2 15 (9.20%) Banking
3 11 (6.75%) Investment Banking
4 9 (5.52%) Publishing
5 5 (3.07%) Automotive
5 5 (3.07%) Games
6 2 (1.23%) Marketing
6 2 (1.23%) Retail
7 1 (0.61%) Digital Economy
Job Titles
1 31 (19.02%) Tester
2 27 (16.56%) Developer
3 24 (14.72%) Architect
4 17 (10.43%) Automation Tester
5 15 (9.20%) Analyst
5 15 (9.20%) DevOps Engineer
6 14 (8.59%) Test Analyst
7 13 (7.98%) AWS Engineer
7 13 (7.98%) Performance Tester
8 12 (7.36%) Java Developer
8 12 (7.36%) Linux Engineer
9 10 (6.13%) Applications Engineer
9 10 (6.13%) Test Leader
10 8 (4.91%) Software Engineer
11 7 (4.29%) Agile Test Analyst
11 7 (4.29%) AWS DevOps
11 7 (4.29%) AWS DevOps Engineer
11 7 (4.29%) Cloud Engineer
11 7 (4.29%) QA Leader
11 7 (4.29%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (36.20%) Web Services
2 49 (30.06%) SOAP
3 48 (29.45%) REST
4 28 (17.18%) J2EE
5 25 (15.34%) HTML
6 22 (13.50%) JDBC
7 16 (9.82%) .NET
7 16 (9.82%) AngularJS
7 16 (9.82%) HTML5
8 12 (7.36%) Dropwizard
8 12 (7.36%) Gherkin
8 12 (7.36%) React
8 12 (7.36%) XML
9 11 (6.75%) CSS
10 10 (6.13%) Elastic Stack
11 9 (5.52%) JAXB
11 9 (5.52%) JAX-RS
11 9 (5.52%) JAX-WS
11 9 (5.52%) Middleware
11 9 (5.52%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 23 (14.11%) iPad
2 22 (13.50%) Virtual Team
3 12 (7.36%) Algorithms
3 12 (7.36%) Data Structures
3 12 (7.36%) Mobile App
4 11 (6.75%) Enterprise Software
5 9 (5.52%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (2.45%) Computer Science
6 4 (2.45%) Fintech
7 2 (1.23%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.23%) PDA
7 2 (1.23%) User Experience
8 1 (0.61%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.61%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.61%) IVR
8 1 (0.61%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.61%) Mobile Banking
8 1 (0.61%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.61%) PKI
8 1 (0.61%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 29 (17.79%) Linux
2 18 (11.04%) Unix
3 13 (7.98%) Windows
4 8 (4.91%) Android
4 8 (4.91%) Apple iOS
5 4 (2.45%) CentOS
5 4 (2.45%) Fedora
6 1 (0.61%) Kali Linux
6 1 (0.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.61%) Solaris
6 1 (0.61%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.61%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (58.90%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (33.13%) Test Automation
3 47 (28.83%) E-Commerce
4 42 (25.77%) Continuous Integration
5 38 (23.31%) Performance Testing
6 37 (22.70%) TDD
7 31 (19.02%) Performance Tuning
8 29 (17.79%) BDD
8 29 (17.79%) SDLC
9 27 (16.56%) DevOps
9 27 (16.56%) High Availability
10 24 (14.72%) OO
11 22 (13.50%) B2C
11 22 (13.50%) Capacity Planning
11 22 (13.50%) Software Architecture
11 22 (13.50%) Strategic Thinking
12 20 (12.27%) Coaching
12 20 (12.27%) Non-Functional Testing
13 19 (11.66%) Release Management
14 18 (11.04%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 88 (53.99%) Java
2 27 (16.56%) SQL
3 24 (14.72%) Python
4 21 (12.88%) JavaScript
4 21 (12.88%) Ruby
5 10 (6.13%) PowerShell
6 8 (4.91%) C#
6 8 (4.91%) Perl
7 7 (4.29%) Scala
8 6 (3.68%) Go
9 5 (3.07%) Bash Shell
10 4 (2.45%) C
10 4 (2.45%) Groovy
11 3 (1.84%) C++
11 3 (1.84%) Shell Script
12 2 (1.23%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.61%) AWK
13 1 (0.61%) Objective-C
13 1 (0.61%) PHP
13 1 (0.61%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (5.52%) ISEB
2 8 (4.91%) Degree
2 8 (4.91%) ISTQB
3 7 (4.29%) Security Cleared
4 4 (2.45%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (1.84%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (33.74%) QA
2 8 (4.91%) PCI DSS
3 7 (4.29%) Data Quality
System Software
1 14 (8.59%) Docker
2 2 (1.23%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.61%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (0.61%) NFS
Systems Management
1 22 (13.50%) Ansible
2 12 (7.36%) Puppet
3 11 (6.75%) Opscode Chef
4 10 (6.13%) Rancher
5 7 (4.29%) HP Quality Center
5 7 (4.29%) ITRS Geneos
5 7 (4.29%) Kibana
6 6 (3.68%) Terraform
7 5 (3.07%) logstash
8 4 (2.45%) BladeLogic
9 3 (1.84%) HP SiteScope
9 3 (1.84%) Kubernetes
10 2 (1.23%) Perfmon
11 1 (0.61%) Grafana
11 1 (0.61%) HAProxy
11 1 (0.61%) Marathon
11 1 (0.61%) Mesos
11 1 (0.61%) Netcool
11 1 (0.61%) SCOM
11 1 (0.61%) WMI
Vendors
1 48 (29.45%) Oracle
2 22 (13.50%) ATG
3 16 (9.82%) HP
4 11 (6.75%) AppDynamics
5 9 (5.52%) CA
5 9 (5.52%) CA Agile Central
6 8 (4.91%) IBM
7 7 (4.29%) F5
7 7 (4.29%) Splunk
8 4 (2.45%) Microsoft
9 3 (1.84%) Dynatrace
9 3 (1.84%) New Relic
9 3 (1.84%) Nimsoft
10 2 (1.23%) Sybase
11 1 (0.61%) Atlassian
11 1 (0.61%) Genesys
11 1 (0.61%) Perforce
11 1 (0.61%) Red Hat
11 1 (0.61%) Salesforce.com
11 1 (0.61%) SAP