Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 November 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
England > South East
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 342 341 361
Rank change year-on-year -1 +20 -11
Contract jobs citing Load Testing 16 24 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.096% 0.14% 0.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.12% 0.17% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 13 15
South East median daily rate £448 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.88% +14.29% -
10th Percentile £303 £368 £233
90th Percentile £508 £475 £428
England median daily rate £438 £450 £375
% change year-on-year -2.78% +20.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
South East median hourly rate - - £55.00
England median hourly rate £43.75 - £45.00

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 13737 13730 15709
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 82.82% 82.62% 80.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 8241 8306 9370
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £255
90th Percentile £575 £563 £535
England median daily rate £450 £425 £422
% change year-on-year +5.88% +0.62% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 454 548 602
South East median hourly rate £23.00 £26.75 £26.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.02% +0.75% +51.71%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.68 £48.75
England median hourly rate £23.75 £24.41 £22.50
% change year-on-year -2.70% +8.49% +18.42%

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 19 November 2017.

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 19 November 2017. 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 -5 12 £475 +18.75% 1
Oxfordshire +2 6 £500 +25.00% 1
Berkshire +10 5 £320 -28.89%
West Sussex -5 2 £375 -3.23%
Surrey -18 1 £225 -50.00%
Buckinghamshire - 1 £445 -
Kent - 1 - -
Load Testing
England

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 South East region with a requirement for Load Testing.

1 10 (62.50%) Test Automation
1 10 (62.50%) SDLC
2 8 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 8 (50.00%) Java
2 8 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (50.00%) TDD
2 8 (50.00%) JIRA
2 8 (50.00%) QA
3 7 (43.75%) User Acceptance Testing
3 7 (43.75%) JBoss
3 7 (43.75%) JMeter
3 7 (43.75%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (43.75%) Data Quality
3 7 (43.75%) Jenkins
4 6 (37.50%) BDD
4 6 (37.50%) LoadRunner
4 6 (37.50%) Unit Testing
4 6 (37.50%) Release Management
4 6 (37.50%) WebSphere
5 5 (31.25%) Degree
5 5 (31.25%) Performance Testing
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%) AppDynamics
6 4 (25.00%) Mobile App
6 4 (25.00%) Performance Monitoring
6 4 (25.00%) C
6 4 (25.00%) IIS

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 1 (6.25%) Confluence
4 1 (6.25%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (6.25%) SAS
Cloud Services
1 7 (43.75%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (6.25%) Amazon EMR
2 1 (6.25%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 4 (25.00%) FTP
1 4 (25.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (31.25%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.25%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (6.25%) BODI
2 1 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (6.25%) InfluxDB
2 1 (6.25%) JasperReports
2 1 (6.25%) Redis
Development Applications
1 8 (50.00%) JIRA
2 7 (43.75%) Jenkins
2 7 (43.75%) JMeter
3 6 (37.50%) LoadRunner
4 1 (6.25%) Arquillian
4 1 (6.25%) CircleCI
4 1 (6.25%) ClearCase
4 1 (6.25%) Git (software)
4 1 (6.25%) git-flow
4 1 (6.25%) Grunt
4 1 (6.25%) JUnit
4 1 (6.25%) Maven
4 1 (6.25%) Mockito
4 1 (6.25%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (6.25%) Selenium
4 1 (6.25%) Subversion
General
1 4 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Games
2 1 (6.25%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Performance Tester
1 6 (37.50%) Tester
2 5 (31.25%) Test Leader
3 3 (18.75%) QA Leader
4 2 (12.50%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
4 2 (12.50%) LoadRunner Tester
4 2 (12.50%) Test Manager
4 2 (12.50%) UAT Lead
4 2 (12.50%) UAT Test Lead
5 1 (6.25%) Data Warehouse Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Java Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Performance Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Performance Test Manager
5 1 (6.25%) QA Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Scrum Master
5 1 (6.25%) Software Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Test Automation Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Test Automation Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (31.25%) Web Services
2 4 (25.00%) HTML
3 1 (6.25%) AngularJS
3 1 (6.25%) Backbone.js
3 1 (6.25%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (6.25%) Ext JS
3 1 (6.25%) GWT
3 1 (6.25%) React
3 1 (6.25%) RESTful
3 1 (6.25%) Spring
3 1 (6.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (6.25%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 1 (6.25%) Unity DI Container
3 1 (6.25%) Unreal Engine
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
2 1 (6.25%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) Linux
1 1 (6.25%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (62.50%) SDLC
1 10 (62.50%) Test Automation
2 8 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 8 (50.00%) TDD
3 7 (43.75%) User Acceptance Testing
4 6 (37.50%) BDD
4 6 (37.50%) Release Management
4 6 (37.50%) Unit 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 2 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (12.50%) Scenario Testing
7 2 (12.50%) System Testing
7 2 (12.50%) Test Scripting
8 1 (6.25%) ETL
8 1 (6.25%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 8 (50.00%) Java
2 4 (25.00%) C
3 2 (12.50%) SQL
4 1 (6.25%) C#
4 1 (6.25%) C++
4 1 (6.25%) Go
4 1 (6.25%) Perl
Qualifications
1 5 (31.25%) Degree
2 1 (6.25%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (50.00%) QA
2 7 (43.75%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) Grafana
1 1 (6.25%) HAProxy
1 1 (6.25%) Kibana
1 1 (6.25%) logstash
1 1 (6.25%) Marathon
1 1 (6.25%) Mesos
1 1 (6.25%) Terraform
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) AppDynamics
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle
2 1 (6.25%) SAP
2 1 (6.25%) Sybase
2 1 (6.25%) Zoho