The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Surrey 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 30 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
South East / Surrey
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 99 84
Contract jobs citing Load Testing 0 2 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey - 0.15% 0.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 0.18% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 8
Median daily rate - £388 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -13.88%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -15.00% +14.28%  
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 Surrey with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Surrey
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 984 1088 1165
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Surrey 82.27% 82.61% 81.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 646 721 653
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £318 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 77 28
Median hourly rate £30.00 £45.00 £41.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.33% +9.09%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £17.38 £17.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £60.62 £52.29
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -5.92% +26.66%  

Load Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Surrey

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Surrey 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 Surrey

Load Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Load Testing in Surrey

For the 6 months to 30 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 Surrey region with a requirement for Load Testing.

1 2 (100.00%) Java
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
1 2 (100.00%) ISEB
1 2 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 2 (100.00%) Selenium
1 2 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 2 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 2 (100.00%) Hadoop
1 2 (100.00%) Big Data
1 2 (100.00%) AngularJS
1 2 (100.00%) Elasticsearch
1 2 (100.00%) Oozie
1 2 (100.00%) Apache Spark
1 2 (100.00%) Angular 2

Load Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Surrey 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 (100.00%) Apache Spark
1 2 (100.00%) Elasticsearch
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) Big Data
1 2 (100.00%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Developer
1 2 (100.00%) Test Automation Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) Angular 2
1 2 (100.00%) AngularJS
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 2 (100.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) ISEB
1 2 (100.00%) ISTQB
Systems Management
1 2 (100.00%) Oozie