Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for NeoLoad skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited NeoLoad over the 6 months to 23 November 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.

Neotys NeoLoad
UK
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 854 865 881
Rank change year-on-year +11 +16 -1
Contract jobs citing NeoLoad 33 26 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.032% 0.025% 0.012%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.17% 0.15% 0.086%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 17 9
UK median daily rate £380 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.56% +9.09% +17.86%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £305
90th Percentile £584 £530 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £344 £300 £413
% change year-on-year +14.58% -27.27% +17.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

NeoLoad is in the Development Applications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 19245 17382 16265
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.66% 16.51% 14.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 13406 11692 10818
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £600 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 283 251 338
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £29.00 £24.00 £24.23
90th Percentile £60.80 £53.75 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%

NeoLoad
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing NeoLoad as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for NeoLoad in the UK

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for NeoLoad in the UK

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing NeoLoad over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for NeoLoad in the UK

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for NeoLoad in the UK

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Top 9 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing NeoLoad within the UK over the 6 months to 23 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +27 33 £380 -20.00% 10
London -16 18 £544 +14.47% 4
UK excluding London +43 15 £344 +14.58% 6
South East +9 6 £338 - 2
South West -2 4 £325 -18.75% 1
Midlands - 4 £380 -
West Midlands - 3 £403 -
North West - 1 - -
North of England - 1 - - 3

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing NeoLoad 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 NeoLoad.

1 19 (57.58%) Performance Testing
2 18 (54.55%) JMeter
3 14 (42.42%) Scenario Testing
4 12 (36.36%) Test Scripting
4 12 (36.36%) LoadRunner
5 10 (30.30%) SQL
6 9 (27.27%) Selenium
7 7 (21.21%) Test Planning
7 7 (21.21%) Non-Functional Testing
7 7 (21.21%) eggPlant
7 7 (21.21%) Test Automation
7 7 (21.21%) Root Cause Analysis
7 7 (21.21%) User Acceptance Testing
8 6 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (18.18%) HP
8 6 (18.18%) C#
8 6 (18.18%) Web Services
9 5 (15.15%) Java
9 5 (15.15%) Microsoft
9 5 (15.15%) Migration
9 5 (15.15%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (15.15%) Performance Engineering
9 5 (15.15%) Data Centre
10 4 (12.12%) AppDynamics
10 4 (12.12%) Test Management
10 4 (12.12%) Unix
11 3 (9.09%) ISTQB
11 3 (9.09%) Maven
11 3 (9.09%) Use Case
11 3 (9.09%) Risk Assessment

NeoLoad
Co-occurring 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 2 (6.06%) CMS
1 2 (6.06%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.09%) SaaS
2 2 (6.06%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.06%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.03%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 18 (54.55%) JMeter
2 12 (36.36%) LoadRunner
3 9 (27.27%) Selenium
4 7 (21.21%) eggPlant
5 3 (9.09%) Gatling
5 3 (9.09%) Maven
5 3 (9.09%) SoapUI
5 3 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (6.06%) Ant
6 2 (6.06%) Apache Ivy
6 2 (6.06%) Bitbucket
6 2 (6.06%) Gradle
6 2 (6.06%) JIRA
6 2 (6.06%) Visual Studio
6 2 (6.06%) WebDriver
7 1 (3.03%) Git (software)
7 1 (3.03%) HP UFT
7 1 (3.03%) Jenkins
7 1 (3.03%) LoadUI
7 1 (3.03%) TestRail
General
1 1 (3.03%) Finance
1 1 (3.03%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (24.24%) Analyst
1 8 (24.24%) Consultant
1 8 (24.24%) Performance Consultant
1 8 (24.24%) Performance Test Consultant
1 8 (24.24%) Test Analyst
1 8 (24.24%) Test Consultant
1 8 (24.24%) Tester
2 6 (18.18%) Performance Engineer
3 4 (12.12%) Performance Analyst
3 4 (12.12%) Performance Test Analyst
3 4 (12.12%) Performance Tester
4 3 (9.09%) Test Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Applications Tester
5 2 (6.06%) Automation Tester
5 2 (6.06%) Performance Test Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Software Tester
5 2 (6.06%) Test Leader
6 1 (3.03%) Performance Test Leader
6 1 (3.03%) Test Automation Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) Test Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (18.18%) Web Services
2 3 (9.09%) SOAP
3 2 (6.06%) JSON
3 2 (6.06%) React
3 2 (6.06%) REST
3 2 (6.06%) XML
4 1 (3.03%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.15%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (15.15%) Data Centre
2 3 (9.09%) Analytical Mindset
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.12%) Unix
2 3 (9.09%) Windows
3 2 (6.06%) Linux
4 1 (3.03%) Windows 7
4 1 (3.03%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (57.58%) Performance Testing
2 14 (42.42%) Scenario Testing
3 12 (36.36%) Test Scripting
4 7 (21.21%) Non-Functional Testing
4 7 (21.21%) Root Cause Analysis
4 7 (21.21%) Test Automation
4 7 (21.21%) Test Planning
4 7 (21.21%) User Acceptance Testing
5 6 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (15.15%) Migration
6 5 (15.15%) Performance Engineering
7 4 (12.12%) Test Management
8 3 (9.09%) BDD
8 3 (9.09%) Regression Testing
8 3 (9.09%) Scrum
8 3 (9.09%) System Integration Testing
8 3 (9.09%) Test Strategy
8 3 (9.09%) Time Management
8 3 (9.09%) User Stories
8 3 (9.09%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 10 (30.30%) SQL
2 6 (18.18%) C#
3 5 (15.15%) Java
4 2 (6.06%) Bash Shell
4 2 (6.06%) Groovy
4 2 (6.06%) JavaScript
4 2 (6.06%) Python
4 2 (6.06%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (9.09%) DV Cleared
1 3 (9.09%) ISTQB
1 3 (9.09%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.03%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (6.06%) Docker
2 1 (3.03%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (6.06%) HP Fortify
2 1 (3.03%) Graphite
2 1 (3.03%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.03%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 6 (18.18%) HP
2 5 (15.15%) Microsoft
3 4 (12.12%) AppDynamics
4 3 (9.09%) Dynatrace
5 2 (6.06%) Oracle
5 2 (6.06%) Sitecore
5 2 (6.06%) Splunk