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 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Load Testing
Berkshire / Reading
Rank 62 - -
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Load Testing 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.15% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.19% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
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 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 537 778 708
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 80.27% 77.18% 72.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 280 418 401
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 17 11
Median hourly rate £17.59 £38.75 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -54.60% +72.22%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £10.35 £18.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.33 £63.00 £55.65
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 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

Load Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

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

1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) BDD
2 2 (66.67%) Apple iOS
2 2 (66.67%) SoapUI
2 2 (66.67%) Selenium
2 2 (66.67%) Performance Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Android
2 2 (66.67%) Git (software)
2 2 (66.67%) Bugzilla
2 2 (66.67%) Subversion
2 2 (66.67%) Java
2 2 (66.67%) LoadRunner
2 2 (66.67%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (66.67%) WebDriver
2 2 (66.67%) JIRA
2 2 (66.67%) Defect Management
2 2 (66.67%) Cucumber
3 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
3 1 (33.33%) JMeter
3 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
3 1 (33.33%) JUnit
3 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (33.33%) C#
3 1 (33.33%) C++
3 1 (33.33%) Degree
3 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 1 (33.33%) TDD
3 1 (33.33%) Retail
3 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure

Load Testing
Top Related 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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (66.67%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Bugzilla
1 2 (66.67%) Cucumber
1 2 (66.67%) Git (software)
1 2 (66.67%) JIRA
1 2 (66.67%) LoadRunner
1 2 (66.67%) Selenium
1 2 (66.67%) SoapUI
1 2 (66.67%) Subversion
1 2 (66.67%) WebDriver
2 1 (33.33%) Appium
2 1 (33.33%) JMeter
2 1 (33.33%) JUnit
General
1 1 (33.33%) Retail
1 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Automation Test Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Automation Test Lead
1 2 (66.67%) Lead Test Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Senior Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Senior Automation Test Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Senior Test Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Test Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Test Leader
2 1 (33.33%) Quality Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Software Quality Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) Unity (Game Engine)
1 1 (33.33%) Unity DI Container
1 1 (33.33%) Unreal Engine
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Android
1 2 (66.67%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) BDD
2 2 (66.67%) Defect Management
2 2 (66.67%) Performance Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (33.33%) Functional Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Manual Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 1 (33.33%) TDD
3 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) C++
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Degree