The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 24 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Load Testing
UK
Rank 523 577 529
Rank change year-on-year +54 -48  
Contract jobs citing Load Testing 73 65 92
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.12% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.19% 0.15% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 44 49
Median daily rate £350 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £172 £325 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £556 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £400
% change year-on-year -6.66% -6.25%  
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 with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 37647 43912 41983
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 83.11% 82.85% 79.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 24815 28793 26009
Median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 953 1109 1205
Median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £28.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.66% +33.02%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £55.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Load Testing
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 the UK

Load Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Load Testing in the UK

Load Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Load Testing over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Load Testing in the UK

Load Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Load Testing.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Load Testing in the UK

Load Testing
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 24 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
England +39 63 £371 -7.18% 38
London +24 25 £383 -4.37% 16
South West +8 15 £315 -16.00% 4
South East +25 9 £390 +0.64% 9
Wales +18 9 £338 -
South Wales +22 8 £331 -
Cardiff - 7 £325 -
East Midlands - 6 £175 -
Kent - 5 £400 -
Berkshire +28 4 £163 -76.78% 1
City of London +2 4 £400 -0.12% 3
Yorkshire +13 3 £363 - 1
West Yorkshire +12 3 £336 - 1
Dorset - 3 - -
Bournemouth - 3 - -
Birmingham - 3 £300 - 1
West Midlands - 3 £300 - 3
North West +21 2 £575 +77.00% 4
Leeds +8 2 £363 - 1
Northampton - 2 - -
Northamptonshire - 2 - -
Leicestershire - 2 - -
Docklands, London - 2 £500 -
Scotland +20 1 - -
Croydon +7 1 £383 -4.37%
Glasgow +3 1 - -
Newport 0 1 £450 -
Wiltshire -1 1 £315 -16.00%
Swindon -3 1 £315 -16.00%
South Yorkshire - 1 £363 -

Load Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 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 with a requirement for Load Testing.

1 63 (36.00%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (34.86%) Java
3 55 (31.43%) QA
4 46 (26.29%) Web Services
5 45 (25.71%) Jenkins
6 43 (24.57%) Selenium
7 42 (24.00%) Continuous Integration
8 40 (22.86%) Python
9 36 (20.57%) Linux
10 33 (18.86%) SOAP
11 32 (18.29%) Non-Functional Testing
12 31 (17.71%) Test Scripting
12 31 (17.71%) SQL
13 30 (17.14%) Performance Testing
14 26 (14.86%) User Acceptance Testing
14 26 (14.86%) Test Automation
14 26 (14.86%) Amazon AWS
14 26 (14.86%) BDD
15 25 (14.29%) DevOps
15 25 (14.29%) Unix
16 24 (13.71%) JMeter
16 24 (13.71%) Git (software)
17 23 (13.14%) Performance Tuning
17 23 (13.14%) C#
18 22 (12.57%) Internet
18 22 (12.57%) SoapUI
19 21 (12.00%) LoadRunner
19 21 (12.00%) Regression Testing
19 21 (12.00%) J2EE
19 21 (12.00%) Oracle

Load Testing
Top Related IT Skills 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 19 (10.86%) Apache
2 18 (10.29%) JBoss
3 17 (9.71%) WebSphere
4 14 (8.00%) CMS
5 13 (7.43%) WebSphere Application Server
6 12 (6.86%) WebLogic
7 7 (4.00%) nginx
8 5 (2.86%) Elasticsearch
8 5 (2.86%) SharePoint
8 5 (2.86%) SharePoint 2013
9 4 (2.29%) Cloud Foundry
10 2 (1.14%) Apache Spark
10 2 (1.14%) Liferay
11 1 (0.57%) Confluence
11 1 (0.57%) IBM HTTP Server
11 1 (0.57%) IIS
11 1 (0.57%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.57%) Tomcat
Applications
1 12 (6.86%) MS Excel
2 6 (3.43%) MS Office
3 2 (1.14%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.14%) MS Project
3 2 (1.14%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.57%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 1 (0.57%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 26 (14.86%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (8.00%) Amazon EC2
3 13 (7.43%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 12 (6.86%) Amazon ELB
4 12 (6.86%) Amazon EMR
4 12 (6.86%) Amazon Kinesis
4 12 (6.86%) Amazon S3
4 12 (6.86%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 12 (6.86%) Route 53
5 8 (4.57%) GitHub
6 5 (2.86%) Microsoft Azure
6 5 (2.86%) SaaS
7 2 (1.14%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (1.14%) Office 365
8 1 (0.57%) Akamai
8 1 (0.57%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.57%) Bluemix
8 1 (0.57%) CloudFront
8 1 (0.57%) IaaS
8 1 (0.57%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (12.57%) Internet
2 12 (6.86%) HTTP
3 9 (5.14%) SSL
4 8 (4.57%) DNS
4 8 (4.57%) TCP/IP
5 7 (4.00%) BGP
6 5 (2.86%) Network Security
7 4 (2.29%) Ethernet
7 4 (2.29%) IPv4
7 4 (2.29%) IPv6
7 4 (2.29%) LAN
7 4 (2.29%) WAN
7 4 (2.29%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (2.29%) Wireless
8 3 (1.71%) AMQP
8 3 (1.71%) Firewall
8 3 (1.71%) NAS
8 3 (1.71%) SAN
9 1 (0.57%) FTP
9 1 (0.57%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (6.86%) Endeca
2 11 (6.29%) Big Data
3 10 (5.71%) NoSQL
4 9 (5.14%) SQL Server
5 8 (4.57%) Relational Database
6 4 (2.29%) Amazon Redshift
7 3 (1.71%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (1.71%) RDBMS
7 3 (1.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (1.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (1.14%) Hadoop
8 2 (1.14%) Informix
8 2 (1.14%) MySQL
8 2 (1.14%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.57%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 1 (0.57%) DB2
9 1 (0.57%) OLTP
9 1 (0.57%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.57%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 45 (25.71%) Jenkins
2 43 (24.57%) Selenium
3 24 (13.71%) Git (software)
3 24 (13.71%) JMeter
4 22 (12.57%) SoapUI
5 21 (12.00%) LoadRunner
6 17 (9.71%) Cucumber
7 16 (9.14%) JIRA
8 8 (4.57%) HP UFT
8 8 (4.57%) Visual Studio
9 6 (3.43%) Team Foundation Server
9 6 (3.43%) TeamCity
9 6 (3.43%) WebDriver
10 5 (2.86%) JUnit
10 5 (2.86%) NUnit
11 4 (2.29%) Mocha
11 4 (2.29%) Rational Performance Tester
11 4 (2.29%) Subversion
11 4 (2.29%) Toad
12 3 (1.71%) Appium
General
1 15 (8.57%) Finance
2 12 (6.86%) Games
3 7 (4.00%) Retail
4 4 (2.29%) Banking
5 3 (1.71%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.14%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.14%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.14%) Marketing
6 2 (1.14%) Publishing
7 1 (0.57%) Billing
7 1 (0.57%) iGaming
7 1 (0.57%) Legal
7 1 (0.57%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 31 (17.71%) Analyst
2 29 (16.57%) Test Analyst
3 26 (14.86%) Architect
4 20 (11.43%) Tester
5 19 (10.86%) Test Leader
6 18 (10.29%) DevOps Engineer
7 16 (9.14%) Developer
8 15 (8.57%) Software Engineer
9 12 (6.86%) AWS Engineer
10 11 (6.29%) AWS DevOps
11 10 (5.71%) Automation Test Lead
12 8 (4.57%) Automation Tester
12 8 (4.57%) Test Manager
13 6 (3.43%) Lead Test Analyst
13 6 (3.43%) QA Engineer
13 6 (3.43%) QA Leader
13 6 (3.43%) Senior Software Engineer
14 5 (2.86%) Designer
14 5 (2.86%) QA Tester
14 5 (2.86%) Selenium Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (26.29%) Web Services
2 33 (18.86%) SOAP
3 21 (12.00%) J2EE
3 21 (12.00%) XML
4 17 (9.71%) Spring
5 13 (7.43%) Hibernate
5 13 (7.43%) JMS
6 12 (6.86%) JDBC
6 12 (6.86%) JMX
6 12 (6.86%) JSP
6 12 (6.86%) REST
6 12 (6.86%) Servlets
6 12 (6.86%) Struts
6 12 (6.86%) XSLT
7 10 (5.71%) .NET
8 8 (4.57%) RabbitMQ
8 8 (4.57%) RESTful
9 7 (4.00%) HTML
9 7 (4.00%) Node.js
9 7 (4.00%) Unreal Engine
Miscellaneous
1 16 (9.14%) iPad
2 12 (6.86%) Virtual Team
3 8 (4.57%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 7 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (3.43%) Clustering
5 6 (3.43%) Data Centre
5 6 (3.43%) PKI
6 5 (2.86%) Management Information System
6 5 (2.86%) Mobile App
7 4 (2.29%) CESG
7 4 (2.29%) User Experience
8 3 (1.71%) Freedom of Information
8 3 (1.71%) Hedge funds
8 3 (1.71%) NHS
8 3 (1.71%) Wiki
9 2 (1.14%) Computer Science
9 2 (1.14%) Credit Risk
9 2 (1.14%) Data Structures
9 2 (1.14%) MPEG
9 2 (1.14%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 36 (20.57%) Linux
2 25 (14.29%) Unix
3 13 (7.43%) Windows
4 5 (2.86%) Android
4 5 (2.86%) Apple iOS
4 5 (2.86%) Windows Server
5 3 (1.71%) Ubuntu
5 3 (1.71%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.57%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (36.00%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (24.00%) Continuous Integration
3 32 (18.29%) Non-Functional Testing
4 31 (17.71%) Test Scripting
5 30 (17.14%) Performance Testing
6 26 (14.86%) BDD
6 26 (14.86%) Test Automation
6 26 (14.86%) User Acceptance Testing
7 25 (14.29%) DevOps
8 23 (13.14%) Performance Tuning
9 21 (12.00%) E-Commerce
9 21 (12.00%) Regression Testing
10 20 (11.43%) Automated Testing
10 20 (11.43%) High Availability
10 20 (11.43%) TDD
11 19 (10.86%) Integration Testing
11 19 (10.86%) Software Engineering
12 18 (10.29%) Test Strategy
13 17 (9.71%) Change Management
14 16 (9.14%) B2B
Programming Languages
1 61 (34.86%) Java
2 40 (22.86%) Python
3 31 (17.71%) SQL
4 23 (13.14%) C#
5 11 (6.29%) C
5 11 (6.29%) Go
5 11 (6.29%) JavaScript
5 11 (6.29%) Scala
6 10 (5.71%) Shell Script
7 8 (4.57%) C++
7 8 (4.57%) Groovy
8 7 (4.00%) PL/SQL
9 6 (3.43%) PHP
9 6 (3.43%) PowerShell
10 4 (2.29%) Perl
11 2 (1.14%) Bash Shell
11 2 (1.14%) Erlang
12 1 (0.57%) Jython
12 1 (0.57%) Korn
12 1 (0.57%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (9.14%) ISEB
1 16 (9.14%) ISTQB
2 12 (6.86%) Degree
3 11 (6.29%) Security Cleared
4 6 (3.43%) SC Cleared
5 4 (2.29%) CESG Certified Professional
5 4 (2.29%) CISSP
5 4 (2.29%) CITP
5 4 (2.29%) IISP
5 4 (2.29%) MBCS
5 4 (2.29%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.14%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (1.14%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.14%) ISEB Practitioner
6 2 (1.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.57%) CCIE
7 1 (0.57%) CCNP
7 1 (0.57%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.57%) CISM
7 1 (0.57%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (31.43%) QA
2 7 (4.00%) Data Quality
3 4 (2.29%) SDET
4 1 (0.57%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 5 (2.86%) Active Directory
1 5 (2.86%) Docker
2 3 (1.71%) vSphere
3 1 (0.57%) ISA Server
3 1 (0.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 15 (8.57%) Opscode Chef
2 13 (7.43%) HP Quality Center
3 12 (6.86%) Ansible
4 8 (4.57%) Puppet
5 7 (4.00%) Graphite
6 5 (2.86%) Oracle Identity Management
7 3 (1.71%) WMI
8 2 (1.14%) HAProxy
8 2 (1.14%) Kibana
8 2 (1.14%) logstash
8 2 (1.14%) Mesos
8 2 (1.14%) Oozie
Vendors
1 21 (12.00%) Oracle
2 14 (8.00%) HP
3 13 (7.43%) Microsoft
4 12 (6.86%) ATG
5 6 (3.43%) Splunk
6 5 (2.86%) SaltStack
7 4 (2.29%) Apple
7 4 (2.29%) Guidewire
7 4 (2.29%) Siebel
8 3 (1.71%) SAP
8 3 (1.71%) VMware
9 2 (1.14%) IBM
9 2 (1.14%) Sitecore
9 2 (1.14%) SOASTA, Inc
10 1 (0.57%) Cerner
10 1 (0.57%) Google
10 1 (0.57%) Mercator
10 1 (0.57%) PeopleSoft
10 1 (0.57%) RedGate
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
IT Executive Ltd
Rate: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified Negotiable
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Rullion
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Parallel Consulting
Rate: £500 - £650 per day + experience dependant
Posted: 4 days ago
South West
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: excellent rates, 6-12 months initial contract, long term program
Posted: 3 days ago
London
OHO Group Ltd.
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
London
OHO Group Ltd.
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 15 days ago