Period
to 18 November 2017

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 6 months to 18 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
England > London
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 528 557 529
Rank change year-on-year +29 -28 +5
Contract jobs citing Load Testing 98 62 88
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.21% 0.14% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.24% 0.16% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 44 69
London median daily rate £446 £444 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.51% +8.23% +17.14%
10th Percentile £350 £314 £263
90th Percentile £588 £584 £525
England median daily rate £434 £450 £375
% change year-on-year -3.67% +20.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
London median hourly rate - - £28.30
England 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 London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 40487 39001 39528
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 86.99% 86.22% 83.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 29443 28001 28255
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £313 £305 £288
90th Percentile £670 £644 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 376 404 472
London median hourly rate £22.50 £21.89 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.79% +9.45% +11.11%
10th Percentile £13.31 £12.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £52.25 £50.09 £50.00
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.41 £22.50
% change year-on-year -1.68% +8.49% +18.42%

Load Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

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 6 months to 18 November 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 6 months to 18 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
Central London +3 13 £488 +42.65%
Load Testing
England

For the 6 months to 18 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 London region with a requirement for Load Testing.

1 66 (67.35%) Java
2 58 (59.18%) Agile Software Development
3 43 (43.88%) E-Commerce
4 40 (40.82%) QA
5 39 (39.80%) Web Services
6 36 (36.73%) Oracle
6 36 (36.73%) REST
7 34 (34.69%) SOAP
8 33 (33.67%) Test Automation
9 30 (30.61%) Performance Testing
10 28 (28.57%) JMeter
11 27 (27.55%) WebSphere
12 25 (25.51%) High Availability
13 22 (22.45%) Jenkins
13 22 (22.45%) Continuous Integration
13 22 (22.45%) Amazon AWS
14 20 (20.41%) Internet
14 20 (20.41%) Tomcat
14 20 (20.41%) Python
14 20 (20.41%) B2C
14 20 (20.41%) WebSphere Application Server
14 20 (20.41%) JDBC
14 20 (20.41%) JBoss
14 20 (20.41%) J2EE
14 20 (20.41%) ATG
14 20 (20.41%) Software Architecture
14 20 (20.41%) Capacity Planning
14 20 (20.41%) iPad
14 20 (20.41%) Cucumber
14 20 (20.41%) BDD

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 27 (27.55%) WebSphere
2 20 (20.41%) JBoss
2 20 (20.41%) Tomcat
2 20 (20.41%) WebSphere Application Server
3 8 (8.16%) Apache
3 8 (8.16%) IIS
4 7 (7.14%) nginx
5 3 (3.06%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (2.04%) Confluence
7 1 (1.02%) Apache Solr
7 1 (1.02%) CMS
Business Applications
1 1 (1.02%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 22 (22.45%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (5.10%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (4.08%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (4.08%) Amazon ELB
3 4 (4.08%) Amazon EMR
3 4 (4.08%) Amazon Kinesis
3 4 (4.08%) Amazon S3
3 4 (4.08%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
3 4 (4.08%) Route 53
3 4 (4.08%) SaaS
3 4 (4.08%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 3 (3.06%) AWS Lambda
4 3 (3.06%) Serverless
5 2 (2.04%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (2.04%) IaaS
6 1 (1.02%) Amazon SQS
6 1 (1.02%) Azure Data Factory
6 1 (1.02%) GitHub
6 1 (1.02%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (20.41%) Internet
2 9 (9.18%) Firewall
3 7 (7.14%) BIG-IP
4 1 (1.02%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (17.35%) NoSQL
2 14 (14.29%) SQL Server
3 12 (12.24%) Redis
4 8 (8.16%) MongoDB
5 2 (2.04%) Big Data
5 2 (2.04%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (2.04%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.02%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (1.02%) DB2
6 1 (1.02%) InterSystems Cache
6 1 (1.02%) MySQL
6 1 (1.02%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.02%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 28 (28.57%) JMeter
2 22 (22.45%) Jenkins
3 20 (20.41%) Cucumber
4 16 (16.33%) Selenium
5 14 (14.29%) Git (software)
6 10 (10.20%) JIRA
7 8 (8.16%) JUnit
7 8 (8.16%) LoadRunner
7 8 (8.16%) TestNG
8 5 (5.10%) Appium
8 5 (5.10%) Calabash
9 4 (4.08%) SoapUI
9 4 (4.08%) TeamCity
9 4 (4.08%) Visual Studio Team System
10 3 (3.06%) SpecFlow
10 3 (3.06%) WebDriver
11 2 (2.04%) Capybara
11 2 (2.04%) Gerrit
11 2 (2.04%) JConsole
11 2 (2.04%) Protractor
General
1 14 (14.29%) Banking
2 11 (11.22%) Investment Banking
3 6 (6.12%) Finance
4 4 (4.08%) Games
5 2 (2.04%) Publishing
5 2 (2.04%) Retail
6 1 (1.02%) Digital Economy
6 1 (1.02%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 21 (21.43%) Architect
2 20 (20.41%) Tester
3 16 (16.33%) Automation Tester
4 11 (11.22%) Developer
5 10 (10.20%) Applications Engineer
6 9 (9.18%) AWS Engineer
6 9 (9.18%) Linux Engineer
7 8 (8.16%) DevOps Engineer
8 7 (7.14%) AWS DevOps
8 7 (7.14%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 7 (7.14%) Cloud Engineer
8 7 (7.14%) Java Developer
8 7 (7.14%) Software Engineer
9 6 (6.12%) Analyst
9 6 (6.12%) Ruby Automation Tester
9 6 (6.12%) Selenium Automation Tester
9 6 (6.12%) Selenium Tester
10 5 (5.10%) Solutions Architect
10 5 (5.10%) Test Analyst
10 5 (5.10%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (39.80%) Web Services
2 36 (36.73%) REST
3 34 (34.69%) SOAP
4 20 (20.41%) J2EE
4 20 (20.41%) JDBC
5 12 (12.24%) Dropwizard
5 12 (12.24%) Gherkin
6 10 (10.20%) React
7 9 (9.18%) AngularJS
7 9 (9.18%) HTML
8 7 (7.14%) ActiveMQ
8 7 (7.14%) WebSphere MQ
9 6 (6.12%) .NET
9 6 (6.12%) Elastic Stack
9 6 (6.12%) HTML5
10 5 (5.10%) RESTful
11 4 (4.08%) JSON
12 3 (3.06%) Kafka
12 3 (3.06%) Node.js
13 2 (2.04%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (20.41%) iPad
1 20 (20.41%) Virtual Team
2 12 (12.24%) Algorithms
2 12 (12.24%) Data Structures
3 11 (11.22%) Enterprise Software
4 8 (8.16%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (7.14%) Mobile App
6 3 (3.06%) Computer Science
6 3 (3.06%) Fintech
7 2 (2.04%) Client/Server
7 2 (2.04%) PDA
8 1 (1.02%) Data Centre
8 1 (1.02%) Mobile Banking
8 1 (1.02%) N-Tier
8 1 (1.02%) PKI
8 1 (1.02%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 16 (16.33%) Linux
2 14 (14.29%) Unix
3 12 (12.24%) Windows
4 7 (7.14%) Android
4 7 (7.14%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.02%) CentOS
5 1 (1.02%) Fedora
5 1 (1.02%) Kali Linux
5 1 (1.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.02%) Solaris
5 1 (1.02%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (59.18%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (43.88%) E-Commerce
3 33 (33.67%) Test Automation
4 30 (30.61%) Performance Testing
5 25 (25.51%) High Availability
6 22 (22.45%) Continuous Integration
7 20 (20.41%) B2C
7 20 (20.41%) BDD
7 20 (20.41%) Capacity Planning
7 20 (20.41%) Performance Tuning
7 20 (20.41%) Software Architecture
7 20 (20.41%) Strategic Thinking
8 18 (18.37%) TDD
9 16 (16.33%) SDLC
10 15 (15.31%) DevOps
11 14 (14.29%) Information Security
11 14 (14.29%) MVC
12 13 (13.27%) Multithreading
12 13 (13.27%) OO
12 13 (13.27%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 66 (67.35%) Java
2 20 (20.41%) Python
3 18 (18.37%) Ruby
4 8 (8.16%) JavaScript
4 8 (8.16%) SQL
5 7 (7.14%) Perl
6 6 (6.12%) Scala
7 5 (5.10%) Go
8 4 (4.08%) C#
9 3 (3.06%) PowerShell
10 2 (2.04%) C++
11 1 (1.02%) AWK
11 1 (1.02%) Bash Shell
11 1 (1.02%) Groovy
11 1 (1.02%) Objective-C
11 1 (1.02%) PHP
11 1 (1.02%) sed
11 1 (1.02%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (5.10%) Security Cleared
2 3 (3.06%) Computer Science Degree
2 3 (3.06%) Degree
3 2 (2.04%) ISEB
4 1 (1.02%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.02%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (40.82%) QA
2 8 (8.16%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 13 (13.27%) Docker
2 2 (2.04%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.02%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (1.02%) NFS
Systems Management
1 19 (19.39%) Ansible
2 10 (10.20%) Rancher
3 9 (9.18%) Puppet
4 7 (7.14%) ITRS Geneos
4 7 (7.14%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (4.08%) BladeLogic
6 3 (3.06%) HP SiteScope
6 3 (3.06%) Kubernetes
7 2 (2.04%) Kibana
7 2 (2.04%) Perfmon
7 2 (2.04%) Terraform
8 1 (1.02%) logstash
8 1 (1.02%) Netcool
8 1 (1.02%) SCOM
8 1 (1.02%) WMI
Vendors
1 36 (36.73%) Oracle
2 20 (20.41%) ATG
3 8 (8.16%) IBM
4 7 (7.14%) F5
4 7 (7.14%) Splunk
5 4 (4.08%) HP
6 3 (3.06%) Dynatrace
6 3 (3.06%) Nimsoft
7 2 (2.04%) New Relic
8 1 (1.02%) AppDynamics
8 1 (1.02%) CyberArk
8 1 (1.02%) Microsoft
8 1 (1.02%) Perforce
8 1 (1.02%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.02%) Sybase