The table below looks at the statistics for Load Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Load Testing over the 3 months to 27 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Load Testing
Rank 102 101 86
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -15
Contract jobs citing Load Testing 5 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.28% 0.16% 0.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.34% 0.20% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 4
Median daily rate £525 £400 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.25% +19.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £400 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £400 £391
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £375 £340
% change year-on-year
+33.33% +10.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £45.00 -
Load Testing
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Manchester region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1488 1464 1049
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 81.98% 79.57% 77.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 936 877 653
Median daily rate £400 £395 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% +12.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £505 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 32 29
Median hourly rate £15.00 £33.64 £14.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-55.41% +136.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £12.35 £11.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.60 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +28.15%

Load Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Manchester region citing Load Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Load Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Load Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Load Testing Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Load Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Load Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

Load Testing
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

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 Manchester region over the 3 months to 27 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Stockport - 1 - -
Load Testing
North West

Load Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 27 September 2016, 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Load Testing.

1 4 (57.14%) LAN
1 4 (57.14%) WAN
1 4 (57.14%) Ethernet
1 4 (57.14%) Wi-Fi
1 4 (57.14%) Wireless
1 4 (57.14%) Service Management
1 4 (57.14%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 2 (28.57%) Operational Acceptance Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Defect Management
2 2 (28.57%) LexisNexis
2 2 (28.57%) WinSCP
2 2 (28.57%) Change Management
2 2 (28.57%) Firewall
2 2 (28.57%) Banking
2 2 (28.57%) Corporate Banking
2 2 (28.57%) WebSphere
2 2 (28.57%) Load Balancing
2 2 (28.57%) IBM Integration Bus
2 2 (28.57%) ServiceCenter
2 2 (28.57%) Test Management
2 2 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (28.57%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (28.57%) DameWare
2 2 (28.57%) Finance
2 2 (28.57%) Validation
2 2 (28.57%) VMware
2 2 (28.57%) HP UFT
2 2 (28.57%) LoadRunner
2 2 (28.57%) WebSphere MQ
2 2 (28.57%) Mainframe

Load Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester 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 (28.57%) WebSphere
1 2 (28.57%) WebSphere Application Server
Communications & Networking
1 4 (57.14%) Ethernet
1 4 (57.14%) LAN
1 4 (57.14%) WAN
1 4 (57.14%) Wi-Fi
1 4 (57.14%) Wireless
2 2 (28.57%) Firewall
2 2 (28.57%) FTP
2 2 (28.57%) HTTP
2 2 (28.57%) TCP/IP
2 2 (28.57%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) DB2
1 2 (28.57%) MS Access
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) HP UFT
1 2 (28.57%) LoadRunner
1 2 (28.57%) Toad
General
1 2 (28.57%) Banking
1 2 (28.57%) Corporate Banking
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Architect
1 4 (57.14%) Domain Architect
2 2 (28.57%) Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Financial Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Lead Architect
2 2 (28.57%) OAT Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) OAT Test Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Principal Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Service Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Software Tester
3 1 (14.29%) SQL Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Services Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Unix Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) IBM Integration Bus
1 2 (28.57%) SOAP
1 2 (28.57%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 2 (28.57%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Unix
1 2 (28.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Service Management
2 2 (28.57%) Change Management
2 2 (28.57%) Defect Management
2 2 (28.57%) Load Balancing
2 2 (28.57%) Operational Acceptance Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Test Management
2 2 (28.57%) Validation
3 1 (14.29%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) ISEB
1 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) DameWare
1 2 (28.57%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (28.57%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) HP
1 2 (28.57%) IBM
1 2 (28.57%) LexisNexis
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle
1 2 (28.57%) VMware
2 1 (14.29%) Twitter