The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in South Wales 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 29 June 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
Wales > South Wales
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 56 - 62
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Load Testing 1 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 0.19% - 0.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.22% - 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 4
South Wales median daily rate £325 - £301
10th Percentile £313 - £229
90th Percentile £338 - £349
Wales median daily rate £325 - £301
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South Wales median hourly rate - - -
Wales 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 South Wales with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
South Wales
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 458 378 485
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 86.42% 79.08% 83.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 1388 1014 1381
South Wales median daily rate £375 £390 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.84% +9.55%  
10th Percentile £265 £263 £258
90th Percentile £525 £525 £475
Wales median daily rate £380 £400 £365
% change year-on-year -5.00% +9.58%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 35 39
South Wales median hourly rate £36.50 £35.00 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.28% +129.50%  
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.45 £10.15
90th Percentile £58.75 £73.75 £17.02
Wales median hourly rate £36.50 £35.00 £15.25
% change year-on-year +4.28% +129.50%  

Load Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for Load Testing in South Wales

Load Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Load Testing in South Wales

Load Testing
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

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 Wales region over the 3 months to 29 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff - 1 £325 -
Load Testing
Wales

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 Wales region with a requirement for Load Testing.

1 7 (77.78%) ISTQB
1 7 (77.78%) Test Automation
2 6 (66.67%) PRINCE2
3 5 (55.56%) SQL
3 5 (55.56%) Project Management
3 5 (55.56%) Software Testing
4 4 (44.44%) Test Scripting
4 4 (44.44%) Test Strategy
5 3 (33.33%) Information Governance
5 3 (33.33%) Degree
5 3 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (33.33%) Data Protection
5 3 (33.33%) Service Management
5 3 (33.33%) Freedom of Information
5 3 (33.33%) Business Analysis
5 3 (33.33%) Scenario Testing
6 2 (22.22%) System Integration Testing
6 2 (22.22%) Validation
6 2 (22.22%) NHS
6 2 (22.22%) Integration Testing
6 2 (22.22%) QA
6 2 (22.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (11.11%) Mentoring
7 1 (11.11%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 1 (11.11%) Performance Analysis
7 1 (11.11%) Health Informatics
7 1 (11.11%) Functional Testing
7 1 (11.11%) Non-Functional Testing
7 1 (11.11%) Jenkins
7 1 (11.11%) RabbitMQ

Load Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in South Wales 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 1 (11.11%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (11.11%) JCAPS
1 1 (11.11%) WebSphere
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) GIS
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Git (software)
1 1 (11.11%) Jenkins
1 1 (11.11%) SoapUI
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Analyst
1 4 (44.44%) Test Analyst
1 4 (44.44%) Test Leader
2 2 (22.22%) Lead Test Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Team Leader
2 2 (22.22%) Test Team Leader
3 1 (11.11%) Developer
3 1 (11.11%) NHS Test Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Python Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Test Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) ActiveMQ
1 1 (11.11%) IBM Integration Bus
1 1 (11.11%) RabbitMQ
1 1 (11.11%) RESTful
1 1 (11.11%) SOAP
1 1 (11.11%) Swagger
1 1 (11.11%) Web Services
1 1 (11.11%) XML
1 1 (11.11%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Freedom of Information
2 2 (22.22%) NHS
3 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) Test Automation
2 6 (66.67%) PRINCE2
3 5 (55.56%) Project Management
3 5 (55.56%) Software Testing
4 4 (44.44%) Test Scripting
4 4 (44.44%) Test Strategy
5 3 (33.33%) Business Analysis
5 3 (33.33%) Data Protection
5 3 (33.33%) Information Governance
5 3 (33.33%) Scenario Testing
5 3 (33.33%) Service Management
5 3 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (22.22%) Integration Testing
6 2 (22.22%) System Integration Testing
6 2 (22.22%) Validation
7 1 (11.11%) Informatics
7 1 (11.11%) Migration
7 1 (11.11%) Performance Testing
7 1 (11.11%) Release Management
7 1 (11.11%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (55.56%) SQL
2 1 (11.11%) C++
2 1 (11.11%) Java
2 1 (11.11%) Python
Qualifications
1 7 (77.78%) ISTQB
2 3 (33.33%) Degree
3 2 (22.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (11.11%) ISEB
4 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) QA
2 1 (11.11%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (11.11%) HL7
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) Virtual Machines
1 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Fiorano
1 1 (11.11%) HP
1 1 (11.11%) IBM
1 1 (11.11%) InterSystems
1 1 (11.11%) Sitecore
1 1 (11.11%) Splunk
1 1 (11.11%) VMware