The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Oxford 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 22 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
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Load Testing
Oxfordshire / Oxford
Rank - 36 -
Contract jobs citing Load Testing 0 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford - 0.42% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 0.50% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £375 -
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 Oxford with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Oxford
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 218 199 321
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxford 78.42% 82.92% 87.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 159 232
Median daily rate £475 £420 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.09% -0.59%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £140 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £520 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £409 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.25% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 11
Median hourly rate £55.00 £35.00 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +57.14% +47.36%  
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 Oxford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Oxford 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 Oxford

Load Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Load Testing in Oxford

Load Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 22 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 Oxford region with a requirement for Load Testing.

1 4 (100.00%) Java
1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (100.00%) TDD
1 4 (100.00%) QA
1 4 (100.00%) BDD
1 4 (100.00%) Jenkins
2 3 (75.00%) Data Quality
2 3 (75.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 3 (75.00%) JIRA
2 3 (75.00%) Cucumber
2 3 (75.00%) Selenium
2 3 (75.00%) Automated Testing
2 3 (75.00%) JBoss
3 2 (50.00%) Publishing
3 2 (50.00%) WebSphere
3 2 (50.00%) Degree
3 2 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (50.00%) Performance Testing
3 2 (50.00%) Unit Testing
3 2 (50.00%) Time Management
3 2 (50.00%) SDLC
3 2 (50.00%) Defect Management
4 1 (25.00%) SoapUI
4 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (25.00%) Process Improvement
4 1 (25.00%) Coaching
4 1 (25.00%) Kanban
4 1 (25.00%) Git (software)
4 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
4 1 (25.00%) Product Management

Load Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford 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 3 (75.00%) JBoss
2 2 (50.00%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
Development Applications
1 4 (100.00%) Jenkins
2 3 (75.00%) Cucumber
2 3 (75.00%) JIRA
2 3 (75.00%) Selenium
3 1 (25.00%) Git (software)
3 1 (25.00%) SoapUI
3 1 (25.00%) Subversion
General
1 2 (50.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Test Leader
2 3 (75.00%) QA Leader
3 2 (50.00%) Automation Test Lead
4 1 (25.00%) Automation Tester
4 1 (25.00%) Java Automation Tester
4 1 (25.00%) Lead Tester
4 1 (25.00%) QA Analyst
4 1 (25.00%) QA Automation Analyst
4 1 (25.00%) QA Automation Engineer
4 1 (25.00%) QA Automation Tester
4 1 (25.00%) QA Engineer
4 1 (25.00%) QA Test Analyst
4 1 (25.00%) QA Test Engineer
4 1 (25.00%) QA Tester
4 1 (25.00%) Selenium Automation Tester
4 1 (25.00%) Selenium Test Analyst
4 1 (25.00%) Selenium Tester
4 1 (25.00%) Test Automation Engineer
4 1 (25.00%) Test Engineer
4 1 (25.00%) Testing Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (100.00%) BDD
1 4 (100.00%) TDD
2 3 (75.00%) Automated Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 2 (50.00%) Defect Management
3 2 (50.00%) Performance Testing
3 2 (50.00%) SDLC
3 2 (50.00%) Time Management
3 2 (50.00%) Unit Testing
3 2 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Coaching
4 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (25.00%) Kanban
4 1 (25.00%) Process Improvement
4 1 (25.00%) Product Management
4 1 (25.00%) Project Management
4 1 (25.00%) Scrum
4 1 (25.00%) Security Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (100.00%) QA
2 3 (75.00%) Data Quality