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 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Neotys NeoLoad
UK
Rank 582 634 609
Rank change year-on-year +52 -25  
Contract jobs citing NeoLoad 11 10 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.024% 0.019% 0.028%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.14% 0.13% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 9
Median daily rate £500 £334 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +49.70% -25.77%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £320 £475
% change year-on-year +56.25% -32.63%  
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 7860 7745 6973
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 17.35% 14.56% 13.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 5301 5162 4461
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +6.66% +2.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 175 188 132
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.29 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.49% +12.77%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.22 £31.80 £29.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £50.44
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +1.19% +12.00%  

NeoLoad
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

NeoLoad
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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing NeoLoad.

Contractor hourly rate trend for NeoLoad in the UK

NeoLoad
Top 7 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 25 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 +31 11 £500 +49.70% 2
South East - 10 £500 -
Bracknell - 5 £500 -
Berkshire - 5 £500 -
Surrey - 5 - -
Guildford - 3 - -
London +27 1 - - 2

NeoLoad
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 22 (78.57%) Performance Testing
2 20 (71.43%) JMeter
3 11 (39.29%) HP
3 11 (39.29%) Project Management
4 10 (35.71%) Java
4 10 (35.71%) Maven
5 9 (32.14%) Performance Monitoring
6 8 (28.57%) Selenium
7 7 (25.00%) WebLOAD
7 7 (25.00%) Test Management
7 7 (25.00%) BDD
7 7 (25.00%) LoadRunner
7 7 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (21.43%) TDD
8 6 (21.43%) Finance
8 6 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (21.43%) Oracle Applications
8 6 (21.43%) Ruby
8 6 (21.43%) Retail
8 6 (21.43%) Microsoft
8 6 (21.43%) Oracle
8 6 (21.43%) Web Services
8 6 (21.43%) Visual Studio
8 6 (21.43%) REST
8 6 (21.43%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (21.43%) WebDriver
8 6 (21.43%) Test Planning
8 6 (21.43%) Nimble Storage
9 5 (17.86%) React
9 5 (17.86%) Analytical Skills

NeoLoad
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 5 (17.86%) CMS
1 5 (17.86%) Sitecore CMS
Business Applications
1 6 (21.43%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 5 (17.86%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (17.86%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.14%) Big Data
1 2 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 20 (71.43%) JMeter
2 10 (35.71%) Maven
3 8 (28.57%) Selenium
4 7 (25.00%) LoadRunner
4 7 (25.00%) WebLOAD
5 6 (21.43%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (21.43%) Visual Studio
5 6 (21.43%) WebDriver
6 5 (17.86%) Ant
6 5 (17.86%) Apache Ivy
6 5 (17.86%) Bitbucket
6 5 (17.86%) eggPlant
6 5 (17.86%) Gatling
6 5 (17.86%) Git (software)
6 5 (17.86%) Gradle
6 5 (17.86%) Jenkins
7 3 (10.71%) Cucumber
8 2 (7.14%) FitNesse
8 2 (7.14%) JIRA
8 2 (7.14%) LoadUI
General
1 6 (21.43%) Finance
1 6 (21.43%) Retail
2 3 (10.71%) Banking
3 1 (3.57%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (39.29%) Performance Tester
1 11 (39.29%) Tester
2 9 (32.14%) Analyst
3 7 (25.00%) Test Analyst
4 6 (21.43%) Performance Analyst
4 6 (21.43%) Performance Test Analyst
5 4 (14.29%) Lead Tester
5 4 (14.29%) Performance Engineer
6 3 (10.71%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 3 (10.71%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
7 2 (7.14%) Banking Analyst
7 2 (7.14%) Consultant
7 2 (7.14%) Financial Analyst
7 2 (7.14%) Infrastructure Consultant
7 2 (7.14%) Performance Consultant
7 2 (7.14%) Performance Test Consultant
7 2 (7.14%) QA Analyst
7 2 (7.14%) Service Analyst
7 2 (7.14%) Service Performance Analyst
7 2 (7.14%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (21.43%) REST
1 6 (21.43%) Web Services
2 5 (17.86%) JSON
2 5 (17.86%) React
2 5 (17.86%) XML
3 2 (7.14%) .NET
4 1 (3.57%) Gherkin
4 1 (3.57%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.86%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.57%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.14%) Unix
1 2 (7.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (78.57%) Performance Testing
2 11 (39.29%) Project Management
3 9 (32.14%) Performance Monitoring
4 7 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (25.00%) BDD
4 7 (25.00%) Test Management
5 6 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (21.43%) TDD
5 6 (21.43%) Test Planning
6 5 (17.86%) Content Management
6 5 (17.86%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (17.86%) E-Commerce
6 5 (17.86%) OO
6 5 (17.86%) OOP
6 5 (17.86%) Open Source
6 5 (17.86%) Performance Analysis
6 5 (17.86%) SOA
6 5 (17.86%) Software Testing
6 5 (17.86%) Statistics
6 5 (17.86%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 10 (35.71%) Java
2 6 (21.43%) Ruby
3 5 (17.86%) Groovy
3 5 (17.86%) JavaScript
3 5 (17.86%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (14.29%) ISEB
1 4 (14.29%) ISTQB
2 3 (10.71%) Degree
3 1 (3.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.14%) QA
System Software
1 5 (17.86%) Docker
2 4 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (17.86%) HP Fortify
2 4 (14.29%) Graphite
2 4 (14.29%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 11 (39.29%) HP
2 6 (21.43%) Microsoft
2 6 (21.43%) Nimble Storage
2 6 (21.43%) Oracle
3 5 (17.86%) AppDynamics
3 5 (17.86%) Sitecore
3 5 (17.86%) Splunk
4 4 (14.29%) Red Hat
4 4 (14.29%) VMware
5 2 (7.14%) Compuware
5 2 (7.14%) Empirix