The table below looks at the statistics 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 5 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Load Testing
Rank - - 61
Contract jobs citing Load Testing 0 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire - - 0.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - - 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Average daily rate
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- - £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £314 £400
% change year-on-year
+11.55% -21.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
814 630 574
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 81.32% 77.97% 76.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 511 302 236
Average daily rate £401 £376 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.65% +5.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 44 28
Average hourly rate £27.50 £35.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.42% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.49 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.00 £57.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.33 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-1.07% -5.23%

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