The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Leicestershire 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 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Load Testing
East Midlands / Leicestershire
Rank 41 - -
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Load Testing 2 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leicestershire 0.71% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.90% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
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 Leicestershire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Leicestershire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 222 214 205
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leicestershire 79.00% 79.55% 66.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 125 132
Median daily rate £340 £275 £333
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.63% -17.29%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £399
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 11 7
Median hourly rate £18.50 £40.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -53.75% +150.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £33.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £43.50 £18.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Load Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Leicestershire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Leicestershire 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 Leicestershire

Load Testing
Top 23 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 23 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 Leicestershire region with a requirement for Load Testing.

1 3 (100.00%) C#
1 3 (100.00%) C++
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) TDD
1 3 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 3 (100.00%) Integration Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 3 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 3 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 3 (100.00%) BDD
1 3 (100.00%) Functional Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Non-Functional Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Unreal Engine
2 2 (66.67%) SDET
2 2 (66.67%) Unity DI Container
2 2 (66.67%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 2 (66.67%) QA
2 2 (66.67%) Unit Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Manual Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Software Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (33.33%) Degree
3 1 (33.33%) Computer Science

Load Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire 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:

Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) C# Software Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) C++ Software Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) Development Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) Software Development Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) Software Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) Software Test Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) Test Development Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) Test Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Quality Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Software Quality Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) Unreal Engine
2 2 (66.67%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 2 (66.67%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) BDD
1 3 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 3 (100.00%) Functional Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Integration Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Non-Functional Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 3 (100.00%) TDD
1 3 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 3 (100.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (66.67%) Manual Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Software Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Unit Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) C#
1 3 (100.00%) C++
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) QA
1 2 (66.67%) SDET