Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 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
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 360 353 352
Rank change year-on-year -7 -1 +9
Contract jobs citing Load Testing 18 14 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.11% 0.086% 0.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.13% 0.10% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 16 14
South East median daily rate £463 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.78% +27.66%
10th Percentile £400 £299 £310
90th Percentile £550 £513 £475
England median daily rate £450 £438 £450
% change year-on-year +2.86% -2.78% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £50.53 £42.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year +18.89% +54.55% -2.83%

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 14,135 13,702 14,284
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 85.92% 84.21% 83.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,517 8,185 8,689
South East median daily rate £435 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £250
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
England median daily rate £470 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +4.44% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 494 468 589
South East median hourly rate £27.00 £22.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% - -2.17%
10th Percentile £11.85 £11.25 £11.73
90th Percentile £51.25 £49.50 £50.00
England median hourly rate £21.00 £24.66 £22.50
% change year-on-year -14.84% +9.60% +3.85%

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 18 October 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 18 October 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 -23 5 £488 +116.67%
Thames Valley +5 4 £550 +15.79% 2
West Sussex -8 4 £400 +6.67%
Oxfordshire +4 3 £550 +10.00% 1
Hampshire - 3 £375 -
Kent +1 1 £450 -
Berkshire 0 1 £700 +118.75% 1
East Sussex - 1 - -
Load Testing
England

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 10 (55.56%) Test Automation
2 9 (50.00%) SQL
2 9 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (44.44%) Scrum
3 8 (44.44%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (38.89%) JIRA
4 7 (38.89%) Selenium
5 6 (33.33%) QA
5 6 (33.33%) SQL Server
5 6 (33.33%) Python
5 6 (33.33%) LoadRunner
6 5 (27.78%) Visual Studio
6 5 (27.78%) Oracle
6 5 (27.78%) Finance
6 5 (27.78%) Software Delivery
6 5 (27.78%) QA Automation
6 5 (27.78%) Gherkin
6 5 (27.78%) Stress Testing
6 5 (27.78%) Integration Testing
7 4 (22.22%) System Testing
7 4 (22.22%) Kanban
7 4 (22.22%) Cucumber
7 4 (22.22%) Waterfall
7 4 (22.22%) Non-Functional Testing
7 4 (22.22%) Defect Management
7 4 (22.22%) Linux
7 4 (22.22%) DSDM
7 4 (22.22%) Microsoft
7 4 (22.22%) Scenario Testing
7 4 (22.22%) Self-Motivation

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 2 (11.11%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (16.67%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 3 (16.67%) CloudTest
2 2 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (11.11%) GitHub
2 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 3 (16.67%) Relational Database
3 2 (11.11%) Oracle Database
3 2 (11.11%) RDBMS
3 2 (11.11%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (11.11%) SQLPlus
4 1 (5.56%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (5.56%) Hadoop
4 1 (5.56%) MySQL
4 1 (5.56%) NoSQL
4 1 (5.56%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 8 (44.44%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (38.89%) JIRA
2 7 (38.89%) Selenium
3 6 (33.33%) LoadRunner
4 5 (27.78%) Visual Studio
5 4 (22.22%) Cucumber
6 3 (16.67%) JMeter
6 3 (16.67%) LoadUI
6 3 (16.67%) NeoLoad
6 3 (16.67%) OpenSTA
6 3 (16.67%) WebLOAD
7 2 (11.11%) Artifactory
7 2 (11.11%) Bitbucket
7 2 (11.11%) Git (software)
7 2 (11.11%) Jenkins
8 1 (5.56%) HP UFT
General
1 5 (27.78%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Advertising
2 1 (5.56%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 9 (50.00%) Test Engineer
2 5 (27.78%) Performance Engineer
2 5 (27.78%) Performance Test Engineer
2 5 (27.78%) QA Automation Engineer
2 5 (27.78%) QA Engineer
3 4 (22.22%) QA Test Engineer
3 4 (22.22%) Test Automation Engineer
4 3 (16.67%) Analyst
4 3 (16.67%) Customer Engineer
4 3 (16.67%) Stress Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) Test Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Applications Support
6 1 (5.56%) Applications Support Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Architect
6 1 (5.56%) DBA
6 1 (5.56%) Junior
6 1 (5.56%) Linux Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Software Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Support Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (27.78%) Gherkin
2 3 (16.67%) MCollective
2 3 (16.67%) YAML
3 2 (11.11%) Ajax
3 2 (11.11%) CSS
3 2 (11.11%) HTML
3 2 (11.11%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) Self-Motivation
2 2 (11.11%) Data Centre
3 1 (5.56%) Algorithms
3 1 (5.56%) Data Structures
3 1 (5.56%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (22.22%) Linux
2 3 (16.67%) CentOS
2 3 (16.67%) Windows
3 2 (11.11%) Unix
3 2 (11.11%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (55.56%) Test Automation
2 9 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (44.44%) Scrum
4 5 (27.78%) Integration Testing
4 5 (27.78%) QA Automation
4 5 (27.78%) Software Delivery
4 5 (27.78%) Stress Testing
5 4 (22.22%) Defect Management
5 4 (22.22%) DSDM
5 4 (22.22%) Kanban
5 4 (22.22%) Non-Functional Testing
5 4 (22.22%) Scenario Testing
5 4 (22.22%) System Testing
5 4 (22.22%) Waterfall
6 3 (16.67%) Configuration Management
6 3 (16.67%) Open Source
6 3 (16.67%) Regression Testing
6 3 (16.67%) TDD
6 3 (16.67%) Unit Testing
6 3 (16.67%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 9 (50.00%) SQL
2 6 (33.33%) Python
3 3 (16.67%) Perl
3 3 (16.67%) Ruby
4 2 (11.11%) JavaScript
4 2 (11.11%) PL/SQL
4 2 (11.11%) PowerShell
4 2 (11.11%) Shell Script
4 2 (11.11%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) ISTQB
2 1 (5.56%) Degree
2 1 (5.56%) DV Cleared
2 1 (5.56%) SC Cleared
2 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (33.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (16.67%) Puppet
2 1 (5.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (27.78%) Oracle
2 4 (22.22%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.56%) HP