The first table below looks at the demand for Load Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Load Testing over the 3 months to 1 August 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 Manchester 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Load Testing
Rank 79 77 86
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +9
Contract jobs citing Load Testing 2 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.16% 0.26% 0.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.23% 0.36% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate
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£338 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £32.50 -
Processes & Methodologies Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
880 837 926
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 70.51% 73.42% 65.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 499 442 470
Average daily rate £339 £330 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.65% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £249 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 38 43
Average hourly rate £23.50 £17.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.28% -30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.25 £35.05 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-19.35% -
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North West

Load Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Load Testing across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Load Testing across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 1 August 2014.

Load Testing Daily Rate Histogram 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Load Testing within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 1 August 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Altrincham - - - -
Bolton - - - - 1
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North West

Load Testing
Top 22 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 (33.33%) Finance
1 1 (33.33%) Scrum
1 1 (33.33%) TDD
1 1 (33.33%) Retail
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
1 1 (33.33%) Selenium
1 1 (33.33%) Stress Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
1 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (33.33%) Waterfall
1 1 (33.33%) Cucumber
1 1 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
1 1 (33.33%) C#
1 1 (33.33%) HTML
1 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio
1 1 (33.33%) CSS
1 1 (33.33%) Web Services
1 1 (33.33%) UML
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft

Load Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Selenium
1 1 (33.33%) Cucumber
1 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
1 1 (33.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Technical Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Technical Designer
2 1 (33.33%) Applications Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Designer
2 1 (33.33%) Automated Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) HTML
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
1 1 (33.33%) CSS
1 1 (33.33%) Web Services
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Scrum
1 1 (33.33%) TDD
1 1 (33.33%) Stress Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
1 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (33.33%) Waterfall
1 1 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
1 1 (33.33%) UML
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) C#
1 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft