Period
to 24 November 2017

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 6 months to 24 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
Oxfordshire > Oxford
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 80 75 -
Rank change year-on-year -5 - -
Contract jobs citing Load Testing 5 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 0.68% 0.70% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.78% 0.80% -
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 0
Oxford median daily rate £500 £410 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.95% - -
Oxfordshire median daily rate £500 £400 -
% change year-on-year +25.00% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Oxford median hourly rate - - -
Oxfordshire median hourly rate - - -

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 Oxford with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Oxford
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 637 622 551
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 87.02% 87.24% 82.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 548 470 452
Oxford median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -1.84%
10th Percentile £322 £192 £225
90th Percentile £588 £538 £520
Oxfordshire median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 15 25
Oxford median hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.50% -55.56% +221.43%
10th Percentile £14.30 £13.88 £12.20
90th Percentile £77.50 £44.15 £76.25
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £23.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +15.00% -11.11% +52.54%

Load Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxford

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

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

For the 6 months to 24 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 Oxford region with a requirement for Load Testing.

1 5 (100.00%) Java
1 5 (100.00%) JBoss
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (100.00%) TDD
1 5 (100.00%) WebSphere
1 5 (100.00%) JIRA
1 5 (100.00%) QA
1 5 (100.00%) Release Management
1 5 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 5 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (100.00%) Data Quality
1 5 (100.00%) Non-Functional Testing
1 5 (100.00%) Jenkins
1 5 (100.00%) SDLC
1 5 (100.00%) BDD
2 4 (80.00%) Acceptance Criteria
2 4 (80.00%) Coaching
2 4 (80.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (80.00%) Unit Testing
3 3 (60.00%) Time Management
3 3 (60.00%) Degree
4 1 (20.00%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (20.00%) JMeter
4 1 (20.00%) Scrum
4 1 (20.00%) Performance Testing

Load Testing
Co-occurring 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 5 (100.00%) JBoss
1 5 (100.00%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 5 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
Development Applications
1 5 (100.00%) Jenkins
1 5 (100.00%) JIRA
2 1 (20.00%) JMeter
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Test Leader
2 2 (40.00%) QA Leader
2 2 (40.00%) UAT Lead
2 2 (40.00%) UAT Test Lead
3 1 (20.00%) Performance Manager
3 1 (20.00%) Performance Test Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Performance Test Manager
3 1 (20.00%) Scrum Master
3 1 (20.00%) Test Automation Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Test Automation Manager
3 1 (20.00%) Test Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Test Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Greenfield Project
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (100.00%) BDD
1 5 (100.00%) Non-Functional Testing
1 5 (100.00%) Release Management
1 5 (100.00%) SDLC
1 5 (100.00%) TDD
1 5 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 4 (80.00%) Acceptance Criteria
2 4 (80.00%) Coaching
2 4 (80.00%) Unit Testing
2 4 (80.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (60.00%) Time Management
4 1 (20.00%) Performance Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (100.00%) Data Quality
1 5 (100.00%) QA