The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hampshire 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 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Load Testing
South East / Hampshire
Rank - 122 117
Contract jobs citing Load Testing 0 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire - 0.14% 0.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 0.17% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 3
Median daily rate - £300 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.44%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £400
% change year-on-year -6.66% -6.25%  
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 Hampshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Hampshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1486 1738 1760
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hampshire 79.81% 79.76% 81.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 896 1169 1010
Median daily rate £425 £375 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -2.59%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 68 88
Median hourly rate £42.50 £38.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.84% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.15 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.89 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

Load Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Hampshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hampshire 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 Hampshire

Load Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Load Testing in Hampshire

Load Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Load Testing in Hampshire

Load Testing
Top 8 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 Hampshire region with a requirement for Load Testing.

1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) HP
1 1 (100.00%) HP UFT
1 1 (100.00%) Retail
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Coaching
1 1 (100.00%) People Management

Load Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire 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:

Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) HP UFT
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
General
1 1 (100.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Specialist
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Test Specialist
1 1 (100.00%) Test Specialist
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Coaching
1 1 (100.00%) People Management
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) Java
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) HP