The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Reading 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 27 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
Berkshire / Reading
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 52 - -
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Load Testing 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.17% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.22% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £325 - -
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 Reading with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Reading
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 464 702 649
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 79.73% 80.05% 77.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 235 420 320
Median daily rate £438 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.37% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £225 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £569 £500 £509
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 24 36
Median hourly rate £29.75 £19.81 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.21% -8.09%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £19.61 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £33.58 £41.16
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 Reading

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Reading 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 Reading

Load Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Load Testing in Reading

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 Reading region with a requirement for Load Testing.

1 2 (100.00%) C#
1 2 (100.00%) C++
1 2 (100.00%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) TDD
1 2 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 2 (100.00%) Degree
1 2 (100.00%) Computer Science
1 2 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 2 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 2 (100.00%) Non-Functional Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Unity DI Container
1 2 (100.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
1 2 (100.00%) Unreal Engine
1 2 (100.00%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (50.00%) BDD
2 1 (50.00%) Functional Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (50.00%) Games

Load Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading 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:

General
1 1 (50.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Quality Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Software Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Software Quality Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
1 2 (100.00%) Unity DI Container
1 2 (100.00%) Unreal Engine
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 2 (100.00%) Non-Functional Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 2 (100.00%) TDD
1 2 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) BDD
2 1 (50.00%) Functional Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) C#
1 2 (100.00%) C++
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) Computer Science Degree
1 2 (100.00%) Degree