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 3 months to 27 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.

Neotys NeoLoad
UK
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 598 643 635
Rank change year-on-year +45 -8  
Contract jobs citing NeoLoad 12 11 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.025% 0.020% 0.013%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.15% 0.13% 0.095%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 5
Median daily rate £426 £347 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.01% -1.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £371 £334 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £360 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £426 - £320
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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

Contract Development Application Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 8267 8396 7386
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 17.55% 15.55% 13.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 5644 5778 4882
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 £313 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +3.12% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 153 129 123
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.13 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.89% +13.85%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £25.20 £22.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £61.69 £49.75 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £42.00 £37.04
% change year-on-year +2.97% +13.39%  

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Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing NeoLoad as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Development Applications category.

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 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 11 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 3 months to 27 June 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 +23 12 £426 +23.01% 4
South East - 5 £450 -
Bracknell - 4 £450 -
Berkshire - 4 £450 -
West Midlands +22 3 £403 -
London -4 3 - - 2
Warwickshire - 2 £403 -
Midlands - 1 £358 - 1
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
Milton Keynes - 1 - -
Warwick - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 16 (69.57%) HP
2 14 (60.87%) Project Management
3 13 (56.52%) Web Services
3 13 (56.52%) Selenium
4 12 (52.17%) Java
5 11 (47.83%) JMeter
5 11 (47.83%) Performance Testing
5 11 (47.83%) Test Automation
5 11 (47.83%) Maven
6 10 (43.48%) Groovy
6 10 (43.48%) BDD
6 10 (43.48%) Gatling
7 9 (39.13%) Scenario Testing
7 9 (39.13%) HP Fortify
7 9 (39.13%) React
7 9 (39.13%) Gradle
7 9 (39.13%) Docker
7 9 (39.13%) Analytical Skills
7 9 (39.13%) REST
7 9 (39.13%) Bitbucket
7 9 (39.13%) Apache Ivy
7 9 (39.13%) eggPlant
7 9 (39.13%) Amazon AWS
7 9 (39.13%) WebDriver
7 9 (39.13%) Splunk
7 9 (39.13%) JSON
7 9 (39.13%) Sitecore CMS
7 9 (39.13%) Sitecore
7 9 (39.13%) Ruby
7 9 (39.13%) TDD

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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 9 (39.13%) CMS
1 9 (39.13%) Sitecore CMS
Business Applications
1 5 (21.74%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 9 (39.13%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (39.13%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 13 (56.52%) Selenium
2 11 (47.83%) JMeter
2 11 (47.83%) Maven
3 10 (43.48%) Gatling
4 9 (39.13%) Ant
4 9 (39.13%) Apache Ivy
4 9 (39.13%) Bitbucket
4 9 (39.13%) eggPlant
4 9 (39.13%) Gradle
4 9 (39.13%) WebDriver
5 5 (21.74%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (21.74%) Visual Studio
6 2 (8.70%) Git (software)
6 2 (8.70%) Jenkins
6 2 (8.70%) JIRA
6 2 (8.70%) LoadRunner
General
1 2 (8.70%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Banking
2 1 (4.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (39.13%) Analyst
1 9 (39.13%) Test Analyst
2 7 (30.43%) Performance Analyst
2 7 (30.43%) Performance Engineer
2 7 (30.43%) Performance Test Analyst
3 4 (17.39%) Performance Tester
3 4 (17.39%) Tester
4 3 (13.04%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 3 (13.04%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Consultant
5 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 2 (8.70%) Performance Consultant
5 2 (8.70%) Performance Test Consultant
5 2 (8.70%) Senior Performance Tester
5 2 (8.70%) Senior Tester
5 2 (8.70%) Test Consultant
6 1 (4.35%) Functional Test Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Oracle Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Performance Test Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (56.52%) Web Services
2 9 (39.13%) JSON
2 9 (39.13%) React
2 9 (39.13%) REST
2 9 (39.13%) XML
3 1 (4.35%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 9 (39.13%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (17.39%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (60.87%) Project Management
2 11 (47.83%) Performance Testing
2 11 (47.83%) Test Automation
3 10 (43.48%) BDD
4 9 (39.13%) Content Management
4 9 (39.13%) OO
4 9 (39.13%) OOP
4 9 (39.13%) Scenario Testing
4 9 (39.13%) TDD
5 7 (30.43%) Performance Engineering
6 5 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (21.74%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (21.74%) Test Planning
7 4 (17.39%) Non-Functional Testing
7 4 (17.39%) Root Cause Analysis
7 4 (17.39%) Test Management
7 4 (17.39%) Test Scripting
8 3 (13.04%) Defect Management
8 3 (13.04%) High Availability
8 3 (13.04%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 12 (52.17%) Java
2 10 (43.48%) Groovy
3 9 (39.13%) JavaScript
3 9 (39.13%) Python
3 9 (39.13%) Ruby
4 5 (21.74%) SQL
5 1 (4.35%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (8.70%) ISEB
1 2 (8.70%) ISTQB
2 1 (4.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
System Software
1 9 (39.13%) Docker
2 3 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (39.13%) HP Fortify
2 2 (8.70%) Graphite
2 2 (8.70%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 16 (69.57%) HP
2 9 (39.13%) Sitecore
2 9 (39.13%) Splunk
3 8 (34.78%) Oracle
4 5 (21.74%) Nimble Storage
5 3 (13.04%) Microsoft
5 3 (13.04%) Red Hat
5 3 (13.04%) VMware
6 2 (8.70%) AppDynamics