Period
to 12 June 2021

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 12 June 2021 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
12 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 662 594 834
Rank change year-on-year -68 +240 +44
Contract jobs citing NeoLoad 30 21 28
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.049% 0.048% 0.031%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.28% 0.26% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 8 13
10th Percentile £361 £209 £321
25th Percentile £414 £292 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £434 £355 £525
Median % change year-on-year +22.18% -32.38% +20.00%
75th Percentile £470 £506 £620
90th Percentile £514 £573 £623
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £370 £355
% change year-on-year +21.62% +4.23% -18.86%

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 10,706 7,973 18,090
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.46% 18.20% 19.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,160 5,569 12,162
10th Percentile £350 £334 £333
25th Percentile £413 £411 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £500 £475
Median % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
75th Percentile £588 £588 £575
90th Percentile £675 £675 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £450
% change year-on-year -0.11% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 190 110 262
10th Percentile £25.50 £19.23 £21.35
25th Percentile £40.00 £36.75 £36.69
Median hourly rate £47.88 £47.50 £44.92
Median % change year-on-year +0.79% +5.76% +5.68%
75th Percentile £57.50 £55.00 £50.00
90th Percentile £65.50 £63.08 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £45.96 £44.50
% change year-on-year +3.36% +3.27% +4.71%

NeoLoad
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for NeoLoad in the UK

NeoLoad
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing NeoLoad.

Daily rate trend for NeoLoad in the UK

NeoLoad
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing NeoLoad over the 6 months to 12 June 2021.

Daily rate histogram for NeoLoad in the UK

NeoLoad
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing NeoLoad.

Hourly rate trend for NeoLoad in the UK

NeoLoad
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 6 months to 12 June 2021. 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 -38 27 £425 +19.72% 7
Work from Home -252 14 £450 -13.46% 3
UK excluding London +10 13 £450 +21.62% 3
London -79 10 £425 +25.00% 4
South West +26 4 £450 - 1
South East +13 3 - -
North East - 3 £800 - 1
North of England - 3 £800 - 2
Midlands -20 2 £350 +8.53%
West Midlands - 2 £350 -
East of England - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 12 June 2021, IT contractor jobs citing NeoLoad also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for NeoLoad.

1 25 (83.33%) JMeter
2 19 (63.33%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (63.33%) Security Cleared
3 15 (50.00%) Java
4 14 (46.67%) AWS
5 13 (43.33%) Azure
5 13 (43.33%) WebLOAD
6 12 (40.00%) C#
6 12 (40.00%) Test Automation
6 12 (40.00%) DevOps
7 11 (36.67%) SC Cleared
7 11 (36.67%) Splunk
7 11 (36.67%) Non-Functional Testing
7 11 (36.67%) Scrum
8 10 (33.33%) LoadRunner
9 9 (30.00%) ISEB
9 9 (30.00%) Agile Testing
9 9 (30.00%) Performance Testing
9 9 (30.00%) Git (software)
10 8 (26.67%) RESTful
10 8 (26.67%) Cucumber
10 8 (26.67%) BDD
10 8 (26.67%) GitHub
10 8 (26.67%) HP
10 8 (26.67%) SQL
10 8 (26.67%) TDD
10 8 (26.67%) ISTQB
10 8 (26.67%) Acceptance Criteria
10 8 (26.67%) Postman
11 7 (23.33%) Social Skills

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 (6.67%) Tomcat
2 1 (3.33%) Apache
2 1 (3.33%) Apache Solr
2 1 (3.33%) JBoss
2 1 (3.33%) WebSphere
2 1 (3.33%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Magento
1 1 (3.33%) SAP Hybris
1 1 (3.33%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 14 (46.67%) AWS
2 13 (43.33%) Azure
3 8 (26.67%) GitHub
4 5 (16.67%) Slack
5 3 (10.00%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 3 (10.00%) Google Analytics
6 1 (3.33%) Attraqt
6 1 (3.33%) CloudTest
6 1 (3.33%) OpenShift
6 1 (3.33%) SpeedCurve
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (16.67%) MongoDB
1 5 (16.67%) NoSQL
2 1 (3.33%) DB2
2 1 (3.33%) DbVisualizer
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 25 (83.33%) JMeter
2 13 (43.33%) WebLOAD
3 10 (33.33%) LoadRunner
4 9 (30.00%) Git (software)
5 8 (26.67%) Cucumber
5 8 (26.67%) Postman
6 7 (23.33%) JIRA
6 7 (23.33%) Selenium
7 5 (16.67%) JUnit
7 5 (16.67%) Mockito
7 5 (16.67%) NUnit
7 5 (16.67%) Serenity BDD
7 5 (16.67%) SpecFlow
7 5 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (16.67%) TestNG
8 4 (13.33%) SilkPerformer
9 3 (10.00%) Bugzilla
9 3 (10.00%) Jenkins
9 3 (10.00%) Katalon Studio
10 2 (6.67%) Rational Performance Tester
General
1 7 (23.33%) Social Skills
2 4 (13.33%) Public Sector
3 3 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (6.67%) Influencing Skills
5 1 (3.33%) Banking
5 1 (3.33%) Finance
5 1 (3.33%) Presentation Skills
5 1 (3.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (40.00%) Tester
2 11 (36.67%) Test Engineer
3 8 (26.67%) Performance Tester
4 7 (23.33%) Performance Engineer
5 6 (20.00%) Performance Test Engineer
6 4 (13.33%) Development Engineer
6 4 (13.33%) Lead Tester
6 4 (13.33%) Software Development Engineer
6 4 (13.33%) Software Engineer
6 4 (13.33%) Software Test Engineer
6 4 (13.33%) Test Development Engineer
7 3 (10.00%) Automation Tester
8 2 (6.67%) DevOps Engineer
8 2 (6.67%) Senior Performance Engineer
8 2 (6.67%) Senior Test Engineer
8 2 (6.67%) Service Desk Manager
8 2 (6.67%) Test Manager
9 1 (3.33%) Consultant
9 1 (3.33%) Logistics Engineer
9 1 (3.33%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (26.67%) RESTful
2 5 (16.67%) AngularJS
2 5 (16.67%) WireMock
3 4 (13.33%) Web Services
4 3 (10.00%) .NET
4 3 (10.00%) Kafka
4 3 (10.00%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.00%) Smart Meter
2 2 (6.67%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (3.33%) Algorithms
3 1 (3.33%) Client/Server
3 1 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (3.33%) FMCG
3 1 (3.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.67%) Linux
2 1 (3.33%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (63.33%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (40.00%) DevOps
2 12 (40.00%) Test Automation
3 11 (36.67%) Non-Functional Testing
3 11 (36.67%) Scrum
4 9 (30.00%) Agile Testing
4 9 (30.00%) Performance Testing
5 8 (26.67%) Acceptance Criteria
5 8 (26.67%) BDD
5 8 (26.67%) TDD
6 7 (23.33%) Defect Management
6 7 (23.33%) Integration Testing
7 6 (20.00%) Microservices
7 6 (20.00%) Scenario Testing
7 6 (20.00%) Software Testing
7 6 (20.00%) Test Scripting
8 5 (16.67%) Open Source
8 5 (16.67%) SDET
8 5 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (16.67%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (50.00%) Java
2 12 (40.00%) C#
3 8 (26.67%) SQL
4 4 (13.33%) VB
5 2 (6.67%) Bash Shell
5 2 (6.67%) PowerShell
5 2 (6.67%) Python
6 1 (3.33%) AWK
6 1 (3.33%) JavaScript
6 1 (3.33%) Perl
6 1 (3.33%) PHP
6 1 (3.33%) R
Qualifications
1 19 (63.33%) Security Cleared
2 11 (36.67%) SC Cleared
3 9 (30.00%) ISEB
4 8 (26.67%) ISTQB
5 5 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (3.33%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (3.33%) Degree
6 1 (3.33%) DV Cleared
6 1 (3.33%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (20.00%) QA
2 4 (13.33%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (20.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (23.33%) HP ALM
2 6 (20.00%) Kubernetes
3 5 (16.67%) Grafana
4 3 (10.00%) Ansible
4 3 (10.00%) Kibana
5 2 (6.67%) Terraform
6 1 (3.33%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (3.33%) Prometheus
6 1 (3.33%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 11 (36.67%) Splunk
2 8 (26.67%) HP
3 4 (13.33%) Google
4 3 (10.00%) OutSystems
5 2 (6.67%) AppDynamics
5 2 (6.67%) Dynatrace
5 2 (6.67%) IBM
5 2 (6.67%) Microsoft
5 2 (6.67%) New Relic
5 2 (6.67%) Oracle
5 2 (6.67%) SAP
6 1 (3.33%) Delphix
6 1 (3.33%) hybris
6 1 (3.33%) Omniture