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 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Load Testing
England / London
Rank 381 408 389
Rank change year-on-year +27 -19  
Contract jobs citing Load Testing 25 28 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.13% 0.13% 0.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.15% 0.15% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 24 19
Median daily rate £383 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.37% -5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £494 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £375
% change year-on-year -6.66% -  
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 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 16395 18853 17384
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 85.18% 85.15% 82.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 11793 13608 12215
Median daily rate £480 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £325 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £615
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 167 194 249
Median hourly rate £32.50 £22.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.44% +12.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.20 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.50 £55.00
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 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 26 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 26 March 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 +1 4 £400 -0.12% 3
Docklands, London - 2 £500 -
Croydon +7 1 £383 -4.37%
Hendon - 1 £250 -
Load Testing
England

Load Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 26 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 London region with a requirement for Load Testing.

1 25 (35.71%) Java
2 24 (34.29%) Unix
2 24 (34.29%) Python
2 24 (34.29%) Jenkins
3 23 (32.86%) QA
4 22 (31.43%) Continuous Integration
5 21 (30.00%) Linux
6 20 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
7 17 (24.29%) Web Services
7 17 (24.29%) Amazon AWS
7 17 (24.29%) DevOps
8 15 (21.43%) Opscode Chef
8 15 (21.43%) Change Management
9 14 (20.00%) SQL
10 12 (17.14%) SOAP
10 12 (17.14%) Ansible
10 12 (17.14%) Amazon Kinesis
10 12 (17.14%) Amazon EMR
10 12 (17.14%) Amazon ELB
10 12 (17.14%) Non-Functional Testing
10 12 (17.14%) Route 53
10 12 (17.14%) Amazon EC2
10 12 (17.14%) Amazon S3
10 12 (17.14%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 12 (17.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 11 (15.71%) Scala
11 11 (15.71%) Test Scripting
11 11 (15.71%) Selenium
11 11 (15.71%) Go
11 11 (15.71%) Regression Testing

Load Testing
Top Related 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 7 (10.00%) nginx
2 5 (7.14%) Apache
2 5 (7.14%) SharePoint
2 5 (7.14%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (1.43%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.43%) OpenStack
3 1 (1.43%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.43%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (11.43%) MS Excel
2 6 (8.57%) MS Office
3 2 (2.86%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (2.86%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.43%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 17 (24.29%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (17.14%) Amazon EC2
2 12 (17.14%) Amazon ELB
2 12 (17.14%) Amazon EMR
2 12 (17.14%) Amazon Kinesis
2 12 (17.14%) Amazon S3
2 12 (17.14%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
2 12 (17.14%) Route 53
2 12 (17.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 7 (10.00%) GitHub
4 3 (4.29%) SaaS
5 2 (2.86%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (1.43%) Akamai
6 1 (1.43%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (1.43%) Bluemix
6 1 (1.43%) CloudFront
6 1 (1.43%) IBM Cloud
6 1 (1.43%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 9 (12.86%) HTTP
2 8 (11.43%) DNS
2 8 (11.43%) Internet
2 8 (11.43%) SSL
3 7 (10.00%) BGP
3 7 (10.00%) TCP/IP
4 4 (5.71%) IPv4
4 4 (5.71%) IPv6
5 3 (4.29%) Firewall
5 3 (4.29%) NAS
5 3 (4.29%) SAN
6 1 (1.43%) MPLS
6 1 (1.43%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (11.43%) Big Data
1 8 (11.43%) NoSQL
2 5 (7.14%) Relational Database
3 3 (4.29%) Amazon Redshift
3 3 (4.29%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (4.29%) RDBMS
3 3 (4.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (4.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (2.86%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.43%) OLTP
5 1 (1.43%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (1.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 24 (34.29%) Jenkins
2 11 (15.71%) Selenium
3 9 (12.86%) Git (software)
4 6 (8.57%) Cucumber
4 6 (8.57%) TeamCity
4 6 (8.57%) Visual Studio
5 5 (7.14%) JMeter
5 5 (7.14%) LoadRunner
5 5 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (5.71%) Mocha
6 4 (5.71%) SoapUI
7 3 (4.29%) Android Studio
7 3 (4.29%) Octopus Deploy
7 3 (4.29%) Xcode
8 2 (2.86%) SpecFlow
8 2 (2.86%) Toad
8 2 (2.86%) WebDriver
9 1 (1.43%) Appium
9 1 (1.43%) Artifactory
9 1 (1.43%) JIRA
General
1 10 (14.29%) Games
2 5 (7.14%) Finance
2 5 (7.14%) Retail
3 2 (2.86%) Banking
3 2 (2.86%) Financial Institution
3 2 (2.86%) Investment Banking
3 2 (2.86%) Marketing
4 1 (1.43%) Billing
4 1 (1.43%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (22.86%) DevOps Engineer
2 12 (17.14%) Analyst
2 12 (17.14%) Tester
3 10 (14.29%) AWS Engineer
3 10 (14.29%) Test Analyst
4 9 (12.86%) AWS DevOps
5 8 (11.43%) Software Engineer
6 6 (8.57%) Automation Tester
6 6 (8.57%) Developer
6 6 (8.57%) Senior Software Engineer
7 5 (7.14%) Designer
7 5 (7.14%) Oracle Developer
7 5 (7.14%) QA Engineer
8 4 (5.71%) Data Engineer
8 4 (5.71%) QA Analyst
8 4 (5.71%) QA Tester
8 4 (5.71%) Selenium Tester
9 3 (4.29%) Automation Engineer
9 3 (4.29%) Big Data Engineer
9 3 (4.29%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (24.29%) Web Services
2 12 (17.14%) SOAP
3 6 (8.57%) Node.js
3 6 (8.57%) POSIX
4 5 (7.14%) .NET
4 5 (7.14%) HTML
4 5 (7.14%) J2EE
4 5 (7.14%) Oracle Fusion
4 5 (7.14%) REST
5 4 (5.71%) XML
6 3 (4.29%) Gherkin
6 3 (4.29%) HTML5
7 2 (2.86%) CSS
7 2 (2.86%) XML Messaging
8 1 (1.43%) AngularJS
8 1 (1.43%) EDI
8 1 (1.43%) Hibernate
8 1 (1.43%) JMS
8 1 (1.43%) Middleware
8 1 (1.43%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.57%) PKI
2 5 (7.14%) Data Centre
3 4 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (5.71%) Clustering
4 3 (4.29%) Hedge funds
4 3 (4.29%) Mobile App
4 3 (4.29%) User Experience
4 3 (4.29%) Wiki
5 2 (2.86%) Credit Risk
5 2 (2.86%) Data Structures
5 2 (2.86%) iPad
5 2 (2.86%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.86%) MPEG
6 1 (1.43%) Fixed Income
6 1 (1.43%) FMCG
6 1 (1.43%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (1.43%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 24 (34.29%) Unix
2 21 (30.00%) Linux
3 8 (11.43%) Windows
4 3 (4.29%) Android
4 3 (4.29%) Apple iOS
4 3 (4.29%) Ubuntu
4 3 (4.29%) Windows Server
4 3 (4.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.43%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (31.43%) Continuous Integration
2 20 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (24.29%) DevOps
4 15 (21.43%) Change Management
5 12 (17.14%) Non-Functional Testing
6 11 (15.71%) Regression Testing
6 11 (15.71%) Test Scripting
7 10 (14.29%) Analytics
7 10 (14.29%) Open Source
7 10 (14.29%) Software Engineering
7 10 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
8 9 (12.86%) ETL
8 9 (12.86%) Information Security
9 8 (11.43%) BDD
9 8 (11.43%) Microservices
10 7 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
10 7 (10.00%) Scrum
10 7 (10.00%) Test Automation
11 6 (8.57%) Automated Testing
11 6 (8.57%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 25 (35.71%) Java
2 24 (34.29%) Python
3 14 (20.00%) SQL
4 11 (15.71%) Go
4 11 (15.71%) Scala
5 10 (14.29%) C#
6 9 (12.86%) Shell Script
7 8 (11.43%) C
8 7 (10.00%) JavaScript
9 3 (4.29%) Perl
9 3 (4.29%) PHP
9 3 (4.29%) PowerShell
10 2 (2.86%) Erlang
11 1 (1.43%) PL/SQL
11 1 (1.43%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (5.71%) ISEB
1 4 (5.71%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (5.71%) Security Cleared
2 3 (4.29%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.86%) Degree
3 2 (2.86%) ISEB Practitioner
3 2 (2.86%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (32.86%) QA
2 2 (2.86%) SDET
System Software
1 4 (5.71%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.29%) Docker
Systems Management
1 15 (21.43%) Opscode Chef
2 12 (17.14%) Ansible
3 8 (11.43%) Puppet
4 7 (10.00%) Graphite
5 5 (7.14%) Oracle Identity Management
6 3 (4.29%) WMI
7 2 (2.86%) Mesos
8 1 (1.43%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (12.86%) Microsoft
2 7 (10.00%) Oracle
3 4 (5.71%) Apple
4 3 (4.29%) Guidewire
5 2 (2.86%) HP
6 1 (1.43%) IBM
6 1 (1.43%) PeopleSoft
6 1 (1.43%) RedGate
6 1 (1.43%) SAP
6 1 (1.43%) SOASTA, Inc
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