The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Southampton 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 22 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
Hampshire / Southampton
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 30 44
Contract jobs citing Load Testing 0 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton - 0.45% 0.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 0.60% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 3
Median daily rate - - £275
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £450 £350
% change year-on-year -27.77% +28.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £27.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year - +103.70%  

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 Southampton with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Southampton
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 146 168 298
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Southampton 71.22% 76.36% 84.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 102 224
Median daily rate £400 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £481
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 11 13
Median hourly rate £13.40 £13.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.74% +8.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.57 £12.50 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £33.60 £38.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

Load Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Southampton

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Southampton 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 Southampton

Load Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Load Testing in Southampton