Period
to 22 November 2017

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 6 months to 22 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
South East > Oxfordshire
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 101 103 -
Rank change year-on-year +2 - -
Contract jobs citing Load Testing 6 8 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 0.48% 0.63% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.58% 0.72% -
Number of daily rates quoted 9 7 0
Oxfordshire median daily rate £500 £400 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% - -
South East median daily rate £448 £400 £350
% change year-on-year +11.88% +14.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Oxfordshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate - - £55.00

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 Oxfordshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Oxfordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1030 1104 1057
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 82.93% 87.07% 81.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 835 791 772
Oxfordshire median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £300 £213 £231
90th Percentile £590 £538 £520
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.91% +4.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 30 42
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £23.00 £20.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.00% -11.11% +55.17%
10th Percentile £13.67 £13.95 £12.57
90th Percentile £77.50 £43.58 £55.00
South East median hourly rate £23.00 £27.00 £26.60
% change year-on-year -14.81% +1.50% +52.00%

Load Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxfordshire

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

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

Load Testing
Contract Job Locations in Oxfordshire

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 Oxfordshire region over the 6 months to 22 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
Oxford -4 5 £500 +21.95%
Kidlington 0 4 £500 +29.03%
Load Testing
South East

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

1 6 (100.00%) Java
1 6 (100.00%) JBoss
1 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (100.00%) TDD
1 6 (100.00%) WebSphere
1 6 (100.00%) JIRA
1 6 (100.00%) QA
1 6 (100.00%) Release Management
1 6 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 6 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (100.00%) Data Quality
1 6 (100.00%) Non-Functional Testing
1 6 (100.00%) Jenkins
1 6 (100.00%) SDLC
1 6 (100.00%) BDD
2 5 (83.33%) Acceptance Criteria
2 5 (83.33%) Coaching
2 5 (83.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (83.33%) Unit Testing
3 4 (66.67%) Time Management
3 4 (66.67%) Degree
4 1 (16.67%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (16.67%) JMeter
4 1 (16.67%) Publishing
4 1 (16.67%) Scrum
4 1 (16.67%) Performance Testing

Load Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Oxfordshire 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 6 (100.00%) JBoss
1 6 (100.00%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 6 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
Development Applications
1 6 (100.00%) Jenkins
1 6 (100.00%) JIRA
2 1 (16.67%) JMeter
General
1 1 (16.67%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Test Leader
2 3 (50.00%) QA Leader
3 2 (33.33%) UAT Lead
3 2 (33.33%) UAT Test Lead
4 1 (16.67%) Performance Manager
4 1 (16.67%) Performance Test Engineer
4 1 (16.67%) Performance Test Manager
4 1 (16.67%) Scrum Master
4 1 (16.67%) Test Automation Engineer
4 1 (16.67%) Test Automation Manager
4 1 (16.67%) Test Engineer
4 1 (16.67%) Test Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Greenfield Project
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (100.00%) BDD
1 6 (100.00%) Non-Functional Testing
1 6 (100.00%) Release Management
1 6 (100.00%) SDLC
1 6 (100.00%) TDD
1 6 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 5 (83.33%) Acceptance Criteria
2 5 (83.33%) Coaching
2 5 (83.33%) Unit Testing
2 5 (83.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (66.67%) Time Management
4 1 (16.67%) Performance Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (100.00%) Data Quality
1 6 (100.00%) QA