Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire 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 6 months to 24 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.

Load Testing
England > Yorkshire
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 170 199 192
Rank change year-on-year +29 -7 -16
Contract jobs citing Load Testing 11 8 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 0.25% 0.15% 0.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.30% 0.18% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 21
Yorkshire median daily rate £500 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +23.08% -14.47%
10th Percentile £400 £299 £209
90th Percentile £525 £655 £388
England median daily rate £438 £450 £375
% change year-on-year -2.78% +20.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Yorkshire median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £43.75 - £45.00

Load Testing is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Yorkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 3694 4558 5182
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 83.61% 84.05% 83.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 2454 2965 3551
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £262
90th Percentile £550 £550 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 133 180
Yorkshire median hourly rate £16.00 £14.75 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.47% +1.72% -
10th Percentile £9.92 £11.01 £9.25
90th Percentile £40.00 £36.60 £34.08
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +18.42%

Load Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

Job postings citing Load Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire.

Job vacancy trend for Load Testing in Yorkshire

Load Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Load Testing in Yorkshire

Load Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Load Testing in Yorkshire

Load Testing
Contract Job Locations in Yorkshire

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 Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 24 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
West Yorkshire +23 8 £400 +26.98%
North Yorkshire - 3 £500 -
Load Testing
England

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 across the Yorkshire region with a requirement for Load Testing.

1 10 (90.91%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (63.64%) LoadRunner
2 7 (63.64%) Selenium
3 6 (54.55%) Test Scripting
3 6 (54.55%) HP Quality Center
3 6 (54.55%) Analytics
3 6 (54.55%) Business Intelligence
3 6 (54.55%) HP
3 6 (54.55%) ISEB
3 6 (54.55%) HP UFT
3 6 (54.55%) .NET
3 6 (54.55%) Publishing
3 6 (54.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (54.55%) ISTQB
4 4 (36.36%) JMeter
4 4 (36.36%) Kibana
5 3 (27.27%) Jenkins
5 3 (27.27%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (27.27%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (27.27%) Ansible
5 3 (27.27%) logstash
5 3 (27.27%) DevOps
5 3 (27.27%) Microservices
5 3 (27.27%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (27.27%) RSpec
5 3 (27.27%) Bash Shell
5 3 (27.27%) Planning Poker
5 3 (27.27%) Puppet
5 3 (27.27%) MongoDB
5 3 (27.27%) Apache Cassandra

Load Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Yorkshire 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 3 (27.27%) Apache Solr
1 3 (27.27%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 3 (27.27%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (27.27%) Amazon SQS
1 3 (27.27%) AWS CloudFormation
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (54.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (27.27%) Apache Cassandra
2 3 (27.27%) MongoDB
3 1 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 7 (63.64%) LoadRunner
1 7 (63.64%) Selenium
2 6 (54.55%) HP UFT
3 4 (36.36%) JMeter
4 3 (27.27%) Jenkins
4 3 (27.27%) RSpec
4 3 (27.27%) TeamCity
5 1 (9.09%) Cucumber
5 1 (9.09%) Git (software)
5 1 (9.09%) WebDriver
General
1 6 (54.55%) Publishing
2 1 (9.09%) Banking
2 1 (9.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Agile Test Analyst
1 6 (54.55%) Analyst
1 6 (54.55%) Test Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) AWS Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) Linux Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Coordinator
3 1 (9.09%) Developer
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Developer
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Test Coordinator
3 1 (9.09%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (54.55%) .NET
2 3 (27.27%) Elastic Stack
2 3 (27.27%) Node.js
2 3 (27.27%) Web Services
3 1 (9.09%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (27.27%) CentOS
1 3 (27.27%) Fedora
1 3 (27.27%) Linux
2 1 (9.09%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (90.91%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (54.55%) Analytics
2 6 (54.55%) Business Intelligence
2 6 (54.55%) Test Scripting
3 3 (27.27%) Benchmarking
3 3 (27.27%) Configuration Management
3 3 (27.27%) DevOps
3 3 (27.27%) Microservices
3 3 (27.27%) Planning Poker
4 1 (9.09%) API Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Coaching
4 1 (9.09%) Functional Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Mentoring
4 1 (9.09%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (9.09%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 3 (27.27%) Bash Shell
1 3 (27.27%) Java
1 3 (27.27%) Python
1 3 (27.27%) Ruby
2 1 (9.09%) SQL
2 1 (9.09%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (54.55%) ISEB
1 6 (54.55%) ISTQB
Systems Management
1 6 (54.55%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (36.36%) Kibana
3 3 (27.27%) Ansible
3 3 (27.27%) logstash
3 3 (27.27%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (27.27%) Puppet
3 3 (27.27%) Terraform
Vendors
1 6 (54.55%) HP
2 1 (9.09%) AppDynamics
2 1 (9.09%) New Relic