Period
to 26 April 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 26 April 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
26 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 365 339 355
Rank change year-on-year -26 +16 -3
Contract jobs citing Load Testing 11 14 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.066% 0.091% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.078% 0.11% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 26
South East median daily rate £456 £390 £431
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.99% -9.57% +23.21%
10th Percentile £355 £196 £295
90th Percentile £584 £461 £606
England median daily rate £450 £406 £400
% change year-on-year +10.77% +1.56% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
South East median hourly rate - - £60.00
England median hourly rate £47.50 - £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 14,160 12,800 14,854
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 84.55% 82.96% 81.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,342 7,440 9,102
South East median daily rate £438 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.42% +3.75% +6.67%
10th Percentile £288 £260 £250
90th Percentile £588 £570 £550
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.83% +5.88% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 439 504 574
South East median hourly rate £21.50 £22.50 £27.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.44% -17.43% +26.45%
10th Percentile £10.50 £11.06 £11.25
90th Percentile £51.30 £50.43 £52.50
England median hourly rate £22.50 £25.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year -11.76% +10.87% +9.79%

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 26 April 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 26 April 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
Surrey -27 6 £456 - 1
Thames Valley -13 3 £485 +198.46% 6
Berkshire -10 2 £485 +198.46% 2
East Sussex 0 1 - -
Hampshire -6 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
Load Testing
England

For the 6 months to 26 April 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Load Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the South East region with a requirement for Load Testing.

1 8 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (72.73%) Open Source
1 8 (72.73%) DevOps
2 7 (63.64%) GitHub
2 7 (63.64%) Bitbucket
2 7 (63.64%) Git (software)
2 7 (63.64%) Test Automation
2 7 (63.64%) Linux
2 7 (63.64%) Python
3 6 (54.55%) Perl
3 6 (54.55%) TDD
3 6 (54.55%) Configuration Management
3 6 (54.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (54.55%) YAML
3 6 (54.55%) CentOS
3 6 (54.55%) Ruby
3 6 (54.55%) JIRA
3 6 (54.55%) Unit Testing
3 6 (54.55%) Integration Testing
3 6 (54.55%) System Testing
3 6 (54.55%) Artifactory
3 6 (54.55%) Jenkins
3 6 (54.55%) Confluence
3 6 (54.55%) Puppet
3 6 (54.55%) MCollective
3 6 (54.55%) Server Hardening
4 5 (45.45%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (27.27%) SQL
6 2 (18.18%) JMeter
6 2 (18.18%) Release Management

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 6 (54.55%) Confluence
2 1 (9.09%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 7 (63.64%) GitHub
2 6 (54.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (45.45%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (9.09%) Azure Data Factory
4 1 (9.09%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (9.09%) IaaS
4 1 (9.09%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) FTP
1 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
1 1 (9.09%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) InterSystems Cache
1 1 (9.09%) NoSQL
1 1 (9.09%) Redis
1 1 (9.09%) SAP BW
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (63.64%) Bitbucket
1 7 (63.64%) Git (software)
2 6 (54.55%) Artifactory
2 6 (54.55%) Jenkins
2 6 (54.55%) JIRA
3 2 (18.18%) JMeter
4 1 (9.09%) LoadRunner
4 1 (9.09%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
1 1 (9.09%) Games
Job Titles
1 2 (18.18%) DevOps Engineer
1 2 (18.18%) Linux Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) Administrator
2 1 (9.09%) Azure DevOps
2 1 (9.09%) Azure DevOps Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) Azure Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) Consultant
2 1 (9.09%) Linux Systems Administrator
2 1 (9.09%) Performance Consultant
2 1 (9.09%) Performance Test Consultant
2 1 (9.09%) Performance Tester
2 1 (9.09%) QA Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) QA Test Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) SAP Consultant
2 1 (9.09%) Senior DevOps
2 1 (9.09%) Senior DevOps Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) Systems Administrator
2 1 (9.09%) Test Consultant
2 1 (9.09%) Test Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (54.55%) MCollective
1 6 (54.55%) YAML
2 1 (9.09%) HTML
2 1 (9.09%) SAP Fiori
2 1 (9.09%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Mobile App
2 1 (9.09%) Data Centre
2 1 (9.09%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 7 (63.64%) Linux
2 6 (54.55%) CentOS
3 1 (9.09%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (72.73%) DevOps
1 8 (72.73%) Open Source
2 7 (63.64%) Test Automation
3 6 (54.55%) Configuration Management
3 6 (54.55%) Integration Testing
3 6 (54.55%) Server Hardening
3 6 (54.55%) System Testing
3 6 (54.55%) TDD
3 6 (54.55%) Unit Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Performance Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Release Management
5 1 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (9.09%) Data Science
5 1 (9.09%) Penetration Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Regression Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Runbook
5 1 (9.09%) Scrum
5 1 (9.09%) SDLC
5 1 (9.09%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (63.64%) Python
2 6 (54.55%) Perl
2 6 (54.55%) Ruby
3 3 (27.27%) SQL
4 1 (9.09%) BeanShell
4 1 (9.09%) C
4 1 (9.09%) C#
4 1 (9.09%) Java
4 1 (9.09%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
1 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) GCP
1 1 (9.09%) QA
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) Active Directory
1 1 (9.09%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (54.55%) Puppet
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) AppDynamics
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
1 1 (9.09%) SAP