The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 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 24 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
South East / Oxfordshire
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 60 -
Contract jobs citing Load Testing 0 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire - 0.84% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 1.05% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 0
Median daily rate - £330 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £450 £350
% change year-on-year -27.77% +28.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Oxfordshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Oxfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 516 474 612
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 82.30% 80.07% 80.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 390 348 411
Median daily rate £475 £415 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.45% +3.10%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £310 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £525 £508
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 13 27
Median hourly rate £14.00 £16.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% -8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £14.00 £13.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £40.50 £45.00
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 Oxfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 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 Oxfordshire

Load Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Load Testing in Oxfordshire