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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Load Testing over the 3 months to 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Load Testing
Rank 98 86 75
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -11
Contract jobs citing Load Testing 2 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.11% 0.30% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.14% 0.40% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 0
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£400 £335 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.40% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 - £32.50
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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 Manchester region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1456 1010 877
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 77.28% 76.52% 73.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 887 604 469
Average daily rate £390 £350 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £541 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 28 45
Average hourly rate £33.64 £15.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+124.26% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.90 £11.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £38.00 £36.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.52 £25.75 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+26.29% -15.57%

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
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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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 4 (66.67%) JMeter
2 3 (50.00%) Project Management
2 3 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (50.00%) Retail
2 3 (50.00%) Oracle
2 3 (50.00%) ISEB
2 3 (50.00%) LoadRunner
2 3 (50.00%) Performance Testing
2 3 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (50.00%) Relational Database
3 2 (33.33%) XenApp
3 2 (33.33%) XenDesktop
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (33.33%) Fiddler
3 2 (33.33%) Server Building
3 2 (33.33%) CCEE
3 2 (33.33%) CCIA
3 2 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
3 2 (33.33%) NetScaler
3 2 (33.33%) Time Management
3 2 (33.33%) PowerShell
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (33.33%) Terminal Server
3 2 (33.33%) VBScript
3 2 (33.33%) Citrix
3 2 (33.33%) Citrix Certification
3 2 (33.33%) CCEA
3 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (33.33%) Windows
3 2 (33.33%) MCSE

Load Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) DHCP
1 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP
1 2 (33.33%) DNS
1 2 (33.33%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (66.67%) JMeter
2 3 (50.00%) LoadRunner
3 2 (33.33%) Fiddler
4 1 (16.67%) TestNG
4 1 (16.67%) Git (software)
4 1 (16.67%) WebDriver
4 1 (16.67%) Bitbucket
4 1 (16.67%) Jenkins
4 1 (16.67%) Appium
4 1 (16.67%) IntelliJ
4 1 (16.67%) JIRA
4 1 (16.67%) Selenium
General
1 3 (50.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Performance Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Test Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Performance Test Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Test Leader
2 1 (16.67%) Performance Test Leader
2 1 (16.67%) Performance Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Test Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
1 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (16.67%) Apple iOS
2 1 (16.67%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Project Management
1 3 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 3 (50.00%) Performance Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Migration
2 2 (33.33%) Time Management
2 2 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Server Building
3 1 (16.67%) Automation Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Open Source
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (16.67%) Integration Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
3 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) VBScript
1 2 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 1 (16.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) ISEB
2 2 (33.33%) Citrix Certification
2 2 (33.33%) CCEA
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (33.33%) MCITP
2 2 (33.33%) CCEE
2 2 (33.33%) CCIA
2 2 (33.33%) MCSE
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 2 (33.33%) Terminal Server
1 2 (33.33%) XenApp
1 2 (33.33%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Oracle
2 2 (33.33%) Citrix
2 2 (33.33%) Wyse
2 2 (33.33%) AppSense
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