The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London 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 27 June 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 / London
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 383 409 384
Rank change year-on-year +26 -25  
Contract jobs citing Load Testing 41 18 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.20% 0.083% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.23% 0.097% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 8 37
Median daily rate £550 £434 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.80% +2.05%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £364 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £508 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £450 £350
% change year-on-year -27.77% +28.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £28.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £27.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year - +103.70%  

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 London with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 18040 18590 18928
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 86.66% 85.36% 82.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 12911 13593 13436
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 189 157 253
Median hourly rate £25.00 £21.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.04% -4.54%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £46.00 £55.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Load Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London 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 London

Load Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Load Testing in London

Load Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Load Testing in London over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Load Testing in London

Load Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Load Testing in London

Load Testing
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 27 June 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
City of London -2 2 £550 +35.80% 5
Hammersmith - 1 - -
Load Testing
England

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 London region with a requirement for Load Testing.

1 28 (42.42%) Java
2 23 (34.85%) Oracle
3 20 (30.30%) QA
4 19 (28.79%) Unix
5 17 (25.76%) Agile Software Development
5 17 (25.76%) Performance Tuning
6 16 (24.24%) Test Scripting
7 15 (22.73%) User Acceptance Testing
7 15 (22.73%) SQL
8 14 (21.21%) Linux
8 14 (21.21%) Python
8 14 (21.21%) High Availability
9 13 (19.70%) Jenkins
9 13 (19.70%) SOAP
9 13 (19.70%) Web Services
10 12 (18.18%) J2EE
10 12 (18.18%) Internet
10 12 (18.18%) Non-Functional Testing
10 12 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
11 11 (16.67%) Scala
11 11 (16.67%) Test Strategy
12 10 (15.15%) Regression Testing
12 10 (15.15%) Finance
12 10 (15.15%) iPad
12 10 (15.15%) REST
12 10 (15.15%) NoSQL
12 10 (15.15%) WebSphere
13 9 (13.64%) Test Automation
13 9 (13.64%) Software Architecture
13 9 (13.64%) Capacity Planning

Load Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 10 (15.15%) WebSphere
2 9 (13.64%) JBoss
2 9 (13.64%) WebSphere Application Server
3 5 (7.58%) Apache
3 5 (7.58%) nginx
3 5 (7.58%) SharePoint
3 5 (7.58%) SharePoint 2013
4 4 (6.06%) Tomcat
5 3 (4.55%) IIS
6 1 (1.52%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (1.52%) Traffic Server
Applications
1 6 (9.09%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (3.03%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (3.03%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (3.03%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.52%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (1.52%) RMDS
1 1 (1.52%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 12 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (7.58%) Amazon EC2
2 5 (7.58%) Amazon Kinesis
2 5 (7.58%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
2 5 (7.58%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 3 (4.55%) Amazon ELB
3 3 (4.55%) Amazon EMR
3 3 (4.55%) Amazon S3
3 3 (4.55%) Route 53
4 2 (3.03%) GitHub
5 1 (1.52%) Akamai
5 1 (1.52%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (1.52%) Bluemix
5 1 (1.52%) CloudFront
5 1 (1.52%) IBM Cloud
5 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (1.52%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 12 (18.18%) Internet
2 4 (6.06%) HTTP
3 3 (4.55%) DNS
3 3 (4.55%) Firewall
3 3 (4.55%) SSL
4 2 (3.03%) BGP
4 2 (3.03%) IPv4
4 2 (3.03%) IPv6
4 2 (3.03%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.52%) MPLS
5 1 (1.52%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (15.15%) NoSQL
2 5 (7.58%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (7.58%) MarkLogic
2 5 (7.58%) MongoDB
2 5 (7.58%) Redis
3 3 (4.55%) Big Data
3 3 (4.55%) Relational Database
3 3 (4.55%) SQL Server
4 2 (3.03%) Hadoop
4 2 (3.03%) RDBMS
4 2 (3.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (3.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.52%) DB2
5 1 (1.52%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 13 (19.70%) Jenkins
2 9 (13.64%) JMeter
3 8 (12.12%) JIRA
4 7 (10.61%) LoadRunner
4 7 (10.61%) Selenium
5 5 (7.58%) Visual Studio
6 4 (6.06%) Cucumber
7 3 (4.55%) Git (software)
8 2 (3.03%) Android Studio
8 2 (3.03%) Gatling
8 2 (3.03%) JConsole
8 2 (3.03%) SpecFlow
8 2 (3.03%) TeamCity
8 2 (3.03%) WebDriver
9 1 (1.52%) Appium
9 1 (1.52%) FishEye
9 1 (1.52%) Gerrit
9 1 (1.52%) Jasmine
9 1 (1.52%) LoadUI
9 1 (1.52%) SoapUI
General
1 10 (15.15%) Finance
2 5 (7.58%) Banking
2 5 (7.58%) Investment Banking
3 4 (6.06%) Retail
4 3 (4.55%) Games
5 2 (3.03%) Publishing
6 1 (1.52%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.52%) Marketing
6 1 (1.52%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (16.67%) Tester
2 10 (15.15%) Developer
3 9 (13.64%) Architect
4 8 (12.12%) Analyst
4 8 (12.12%) Test Analyst
5 6 (9.09%) DevOps Engineer
6 5 (7.58%) AWS DevOps
6 5 (7.58%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 5 (7.58%) AWS Engineer
6 5 (7.58%) Cloud Engineer
7 4 (6.06%) Performance Tester
7 4 (6.06%) Selenium Tester
8 3 (4.55%) Designer
8 3 (4.55%) Java Developer
8 3 (4.55%) Oracle Developer
8 3 (4.55%) QA Tester
8 3 (4.55%) Scala Developer
8 3 (4.55%) Software Engineer
8 3 (4.55%) Test Manager
8 3 (4.55%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (19.70%) SOAP
1 13 (19.70%) Web Services
2 12 (18.18%) J2EE
3 10 (15.15%) REST
4 9 (13.64%) JDBC
5 7 (10.61%) HTML
5 7 (10.61%) XML
6 6 (9.09%) JSON
7 5 (7.58%) HTML5
7 5 (7.58%) Memcached
7 5 (7.58%) RESTful
8 4 (6.06%) React
9 3 (4.55%) .NET
9 3 (4.55%) CSS
9 3 (4.55%) Elastic Stack
9 3 (4.55%) Kafka
9 3 (4.55%) Oracle Fusion
10 2 (3.03%) ExaBGP
10 2 (3.03%) Gherkin
10 2 (3.03%) POSIX
Miscellaneous
1 10 (15.15%) iPad
2 9 (13.64%) Virtual Team
3 5 (7.58%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (6.06%) Computer Science
4 4 (6.06%) Mobile App
5 3 (4.55%) Data Centre
5 3 (4.55%) PKI
6 2 (3.03%) Client/Server
6 2 (3.03%) Data Structures
6 2 (3.03%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (3.03%) Hedge funds
6 2 (3.03%) Management Information System
6 2 (3.03%) User Experience
7 1 (1.52%) Algorithms
7 1 (1.52%) Clustering
7 1 (1.52%) Credit Risk
7 1 (1.52%) Fixed Income
7 1 (1.52%) FMCG
7 1 (1.52%) MPEG
7 1 (1.52%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 19 (28.79%) Unix
2 14 (21.21%) Linux
3 7 (10.61%) Windows
4 4 (6.06%) Android
4 4 (6.06%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.52%) Kali Linux
5 1 (1.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.52%) Solaris
5 1 (1.52%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (25.76%) Agile Software Development
1 17 (25.76%) Performance Tuning
2 16 (24.24%) Test Scripting
3 15 (22.73%) User Acceptance Testing
4 14 (21.21%) High Availability
5 12 (18.18%) Non-Functional Testing
6 11 (16.67%) Test Strategy
7 10 (15.15%) Regression Testing
8 9 (13.64%) B2C
8 9 (13.64%) Capacity Planning
8 9 (13.64%) E-Commerce
8 9 (13.64%) Software Architecture
8 9 (13.64%) Test Automation
9 8 (12.12%) Continuous Integration
9 8 (12.12%) DevOps
9 8 (12.12%) ITIL
9 8 (12.12%) Performance Testing
10 7 (10.61%) Business Intelligence
10 7 (10.61%) Software Testing
11 6 (9.09%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 28 (42.42%) Java
2 15 (22.73%) SQL
3 14 (21.21%) Python
4 11 (16.67%) Scala
5 6 (9.09%) Groovy
6 5 (7.58%) C#
6 5 (7.58%) Shell Script
7 4 (6.06%) Go
7 4 (6.06%) JavaScript
8 3 (4.55%) C
9 1 (1.52%) Erlang
9 1 (1.52%) Perl
9 1 (1.52%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.52%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (9.09%) Degree
1 6 (9.09%) ISEB
2 4 (6.06%) Computer Science Degree
2 4 (6.06%) ISEB Practitioner
2 4 (6.06%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (6.06%) Security Cleared
3 3 (4.55%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.03%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (30.30%) QA
System Software
1 8 (12.12%) Docker
2 2 (3.03%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.03%) HDFS
3 1 (1.52%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (1.52%) NFS
Systems Management
1 9 (13.64%) Ansible
2 5 (7.58%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (4.55%) Oracle Identity Management
3 3 (4.55%) Rancher
4 2 (3.03%) Graphite
4 2 (3.03%) Perfmon
5 1 (1.52%) Kubernetes
5 1 (1.52%) Mesos
5 1 (1.52%) Netcool
5 1 (1.52%) SCOM
5 1 (1.52%) WMI
Vendors
1 23 (34.85%) Oracle
2 9 (13.64%) ATG
3 6 (9.09%) Microsoft
4 3 (4.55%) HP
4 3 (4.55%) Splunk
5 2 (3.03%) Apple
5 2 (3.03%) Dynatrace
5 2 (3.03%) IBM
5 2 (3.03%) New Relic
5 2 (3.03%) ServiceNow
5 2 (3.03%) SOASTA, Inc
6 1 (1.52%) CyberArk
6 1 (1.52%) Guidewire
6 1 (1.52%) PeopleSoft
6 1 (1.52%) Perforce
6 1 (1.52%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.52%) SAP
6 1 (1.52%) Sybase
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