Period
to 21 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 21 January 2018 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
England > South East
6 months to
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 357 336 366
Rank change year-on-year -21 +30 -13
Contract jobs citing Load Testing 16 22 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.099% 0.14% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.12% 0.18% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 10 16
South East median daily rate £450 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £310 £369 £251
90th Percentile £525 £476 £456
England median daily rate £450 £425 £375
% change year-on-year +5.88% +13.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
South East median hourly rate - - £60.00
England median hourly rate £43.75 - £60.00

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 the South East with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 13,447 12,541 14,840
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 82.83% 82.23% 81.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,103 7,517 8,872
South East median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £251
90th Percentile £585 £575 £538
England median daily rate £450 £433 £425
% change year-on-year +3.93% +1.88% +6.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 408 506 624
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £24.09 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.78% -19.70% +62.16%
10th Percentile £11.21 £11.06 £11.86
90th Percentile £50.25 £49.50 £52.50
England median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -4.00% +8.70% +15.00%

Load Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Load Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Load Testing in the South East

Load Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Load Testing in the South East

Load Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Load Testing in the South East over the 6 months to 21 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Load Testing in the South East

Load Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Load Testing in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Load Testing in the South East

Load Testing
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 6 months to 21 January 2018. 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
Thames Valley -20 12 £475 +18.75% 2
Oxfordshire -9 6 £500 +25.00% 2
Berkshire -8 5 £320 -28.89%
Surrey -27 3 £400 - 3
West Sussex 0 1 £400 +3.23%
Buckinghamshire - 1 £445 -
Load Testing
England

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, 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 South East region with a requirement for Load Testing.

1 10 (62.50%) Test Automation
1 10 (62.50%) SDLC
2 9 (56.25%) Jenkins
2 9 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (56.25%) TDD
2 9 (56.25%) JIRA
3 7 (43.75%) QA
3 7 (43.75%) Unit Testing
3 7 (43.75%) Release Management
3 7 (43.75%) Java
3 7 (43.75%) JBoss
3 7 (43.75%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (37.50%) BDD
4 6 (37.50%) Data Quality
4 6 (37.50%) Non-Functional Testing
4 6 (37.50%) JMeter
4 6 (37.50%) WebSphere
4 6 (37.50%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (31.25%) Performance Testing
5 5 (31.25%) LoadRunner
5 5 (31.25%) Web Services
5 5 (31.25%) SQL Server
5 5 (31.25%) Coaching
5 5 (31.25%) Acceptance Criteria
6 4 (25.00%) Performance Monitoring
6 4 (25.00%) AppDynamics
6 4 (25.00%) Mobile App
6 4 (25.00%) HTML
6 4 (25.00%) IIS
6 4 (25.00%) C

Load Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 7 (43.75%) JBoss
2 6 (37.50%) WebSphere
3 4 (25.00%) IIS
4 3 (18.75%) Confluence
5 1 (6.25%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 7 (43.75%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (18.75%) GitHub
3 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (6.25%) Azure Data Factory
4 1 (6.25%) IaaS
4 1 (6.25%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (25.00%) FTP
1 4 (25.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (6.25%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (31.25%) SQL Server
2 2 (12.50%) Redis
3 1 (6.25%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (6.25%) InfluxDB
3 1 (6.25%) InterSystems Cache
3 1 (6.25%) JasperReports
Development Applications
1 9 (56.25%) Jenkins
1 9 (56.25%) JIRA
2 6 (37.50%) JMeter
3 5 (31.25%) LoadRunner
4 3 (18.75%) Git (software)
5 2 (12.50%) Artifactory
5 2 (12.50%) Bitbucket
6 1 (6.25%) Arquillian
6 1 (6.25%) CircleCI
6 1 (6.25%) git-flow
6 1 (6.25%) Grunt
6 1 (6.25%) JUnit
6 1 (6.25%) Maven
6 1 (6.25%) Mockito
6 1 (6.25%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (6.25%) Selenium
6 1 (6.25%) Subversion
6 1 (6.25%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 4 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Performance Tester
1 5 (31.25%) Test Leader
1 5 (31.25%) Tester
2 3 (18.75%) QA Leader
3 2 (12.50%) UAT Lead
3 2 (12.50%) UAT Test Lead
4 1 (6.25%) Administrator
4 1 (6.25%) Azure DevOps
4 1 (6.25%) Azure DevOps Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Azure Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Developer
4 1 (6.25%) DevOps Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Java Developer
4 1 (6.25%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
4 1 (6.25%) LoadRunner Tester
4 1 (6.25%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (6.25%) Test Automation Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Test Automation Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Test Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (31.25%) Web Services
2 4 (25.00%) HTML
3 2 (12.50%) MCollective
3 2 (12.50%) YAML
4 1 (6.25%) AngularJS
4 1 (6.25%) Backbone.js
4 1 (6.25%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (6.25%) Ext JS
4 1 (6.25%) GWT
4 1 (6.25%) React
4 1 (6.25%) RESTful
4 1 (6.25%) Spring
4 1 (6.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (6.25%) Data Centre
2 1 (6.25%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 3 (18.75%) Linux
2 2 (12.50%) CentOS
3 1 (6.25%) Ubuntu
3 1 (6.25%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (62.50%) SDLC
1 10 (62.50%) Test Automation
2 9 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (56.25%) TDD
3 7 (43.75%) Release Management
3 7 (43.75%) Unit Testing
4 6 (37.50%) BDD
4 6 (37.50%) Non-Functional Testing
4 6 (37.50%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (31.25%) Acceptance Criteria
5 5 (31.25%) Coaching
5 5 (31.25%) Performance Testing
6 4 (25.00%) Performance Monitoring
6 4 (25.00%) Time Management
7 3 (18.75%) DevOps
7 3 (18.75%) Integration Testing
7 3 (18.75%) System Testing
8 2 (12.50%) Configuration Management
8 2 (12.50%) Open Source
8 2 (12.50%) Server Hardening
Programming Languages
1 7 (43.75%) Java
2 4 (25.00%) C
3 3 (18.75%) Perl
4 2 (12.50%) Python
4 2 (12.50%) Ruby
4 2 (12.50%) SQL
5 1 (6.25%) C#
5 1 (6.25%) Go
5 1 (6.25%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (25.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (43.75%) QA
2 6 (37.50%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
1 1 (6.25%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) Puppet
2 1 (6.25%) Grafana
2 1 (6.25%) HAProxy
2 1 (6.25%) Kibana
2 1 (6.25%) logstash
2 1 (6.25%) Marathon
2 1 (6.25%) Mesos
2 1 (6.25%) Terraform
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) AppDynamics
2 2 (12.50%) Microsoft