The first table below looks at the demand for Load Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Load Testing over the 3 months to 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Cheshire region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Load Testing
Rank 67 64 65
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +1
Contract jobs citing Load Testing 1 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.13% 0.13% 0.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.18% 0.18% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
Average daily rate
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£263 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-34.37% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £388 £300
% change year-on-year
-16.12% +29.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £32.50 -
Processes & Methodologies Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
546 564 561
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 71.84% 75.91% 63.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 294 240 317
Average daily rate £395 £350 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.85% -4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £225 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 25 26
Average hourly rate £35.00 £39.50 £37.35
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.39% +5.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £11.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £47.56
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -
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Load Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Load Testing across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Load Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Load Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Load Testing Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Load Testing
Top 21 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing Load Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Load Testing.

1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) HTML
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (100.00%) JSP
1 1 (100.00%) Web Services
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) Flash
1 1 (100.00%) HTTP
1 1 (100.00%) DNS
1 1 (100.00%) ISEB
1 1 (100.00%) LoadRunner
1 1 (100.00%) JMeter
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (100.00%) OpenSTA
1 1 (100.00%) LoadUI

Load Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing Load Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Load Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) HTTP
1 1 (100.00%) DNS
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) LoadRunner
1 1 (100.00%) JMeter
1 1 (100.00%) OpenSTA
1 1 (100.00%) LoadUI
General
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) HTML
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (100.00%) JSP
1 1 (100.00%) Web Services
1 1 (100.00%) Flash
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) ISEB