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 28 March 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
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 47 72 41
Rank change year-on-year +25 -31  
Contract jobs citing Load Testing 8 1 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 1.43% 0.17% 1.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.71% 0.20% 1.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 6
Median daily rate £331 - £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 - £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £424 - £344
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £375 £350
% change year-on-year -8.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London 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 469 501 352
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 83.60% 86.08% 76.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 342 346 239
Median daily rate £388 £375 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +2.73%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £265 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £460 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 26 17
Median hourly rate £35.00 £29.75 £18.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.64% +57.40%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £13.00 £11.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £66.00 £34.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -6.49% +27.48%  

Load Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in South Wales citing Load Testing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Load Testing in South Wales over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 28 March 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 - 7 £325 -
Newport +1 1 £450 -
Load Testing
Wales

Load Testing
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 13 (54.17%) SQL
2 12 (50.00%) Python
3 10 (41.67%) Git (software)
4 8 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (29.17%) ActiveMQ
5 7 (29.17%) Web Services
5 7 (29.17%) Linux
5 7 (29.17%) RESTful
5 7 (29.17%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (29.17%) RabbitMQ
5 7 (29.17%) Jenkins
6 6 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
6 6 (25.00%) Splunk
6 6 (25.00%) Swagger
6 6 (25.00%) ISTQB
7 5 (20.83%) ISEB
7 5 (20.83%) PRINCE2
7 5 (20.83%) Java
7 5 (20.83%) PL/SQL
7 5 (20.83%) QA
7 5 (20.83%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (20.83%) Performance Testing
7 5 (20.83%) Software Testing
7 5 (20.83%) Test Scripting
7 5 (20.83%) System Integration Testing
7 5 (20.83%) DevOps
7 5 (20.83%) SaltStack
7 5 (20.83%) Test Strategy
8 4 (16.67%) SoapUI
8 4 (16.67%) Cloud Foundry

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 4 (16.67%) Cloud Foundry
2 2 (8.33%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (8.33%) Liferay
3 1 (4.17%) IIS
3 1 (4.17%) JBoss
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.50%) Relational Database
1 3 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.33%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (4.17%) GIS
3 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database
3 1 (4.17%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 10 (41.67%) Git (software)
2 7 (29.17%) Jenkins
3 4 (16.67%) JMeter
3 4 (16.67%) LoadRunner
3 4 (16.67%) Rational Performance Tester
3 4 (16.67%) Selenium
3 4 (16.67%) SoapUI
4 3 (12.50%) HP UFT
4 3 (12.50%) The Grinder
4 3 (12.50%) WinRunner
5 2 (8.33%) JUnit
5 2 (8.33%) Maven
General
1 2 (8.33%) Finance
2 1 (4.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (25.00%) Analyst
1 6 (25.00%) Test Analyst
2 5 (20.83%) Developer
3 4 (16.67%) Python Developer
4 3 (12.50%) Administrator
4 3 (12.50%) DBA
4 3 (12.50%) SQL DBA
4 3 (12.50%) Test Leader
5 2 (8.33%) Lead Test Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Linux Administrator
5 2 (8.33%) Performance Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Performance Test Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Software Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (8.33%) Tester
6 1 (4.17%) DevOps Administrator
6 1 (4.17%) Linux DevOps Administrator
6 1 (4.17%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Senior Performance Tester
6 1 (4.17%) Test Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (29.17%) ActiveMQ
1 7 (29.17%) RabbitMQ
1 7 (29.17%) RESTful
1 7 (29.17%) Web Services
2 6 (25.00%) Swagger
3 4 (16.67%) SOAP
4 3 (12.50%) J2EE
5 2 (8.33%) Elastic Stack
5 2 (8.33%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.50%) Freedom of Information
2 2 (8.33%) NHS
3 1 (4.17%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (29.17%) Linux
2 1 (4.17%) Windows
2 1 (4.17%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (29.17%) Continuous Integration
3 6 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
4 5 (20.83%) DevOps
4 5 (20.83%) Performance Testing
4 5 (20.83%) PRINCE2
4 5 (20.83%) Software Testing
4 5 (20.83%) System Integration Testing
4 5 (20.83%) Test Scripting
4 5 (20.83%) Test Strategy
4 5 (20.83%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (16.67%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 4 (16.67%) Project Management
5 4 (16.67%) RAD
5 4 (16.67%) Waterfall
6 3 (12.50%) High Availability
6 3 (12.50%) Information Governance
6 3 (12.50%) Microservices
6 3 (12.50%) Server Hardening
Programming Languages
1 13 (54.17%) SQL
2 12 (50.00%) Python
3 5 (20.83%) Java
3 5 (20.83%) PL/SQL
4 4 (16.67%) Groovy
5 3 (12.50%) C
5 3 (12.50%) PowerShell
6 2 (8.33%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 6 (25.00%) ISTQB
2 5 (20.83%) ISEB
3 2 (8.33%) Degree
3 2 (8.33%) Security Cleared
4 1 (4.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (20.83%) QA
2 1 (4.17%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 3 (12.50%) vSphere
2 1 (4.17%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (8.33%) HAProxy
2 2 (8.33%) Kibana
2 2 (8.33%) logstash
Vendors
1 6 (25.00%) Splunk
2 5 (20.83%) SaltStack
3 3 (12.50%) HP
3 3 (12.50%) Siebel
3 3 (12.50%) VMware
4 2 (8.33%) Sitecore
5 1 (4.17%) Oracle