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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Load Testing
Rank 97 95 -
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -
Contract jobs citing Load Testing 2 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.11% 0.20% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.14% 0.26% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Median daily rate £360 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+28.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £13.50 -
% change year-on-year
+103.70% -
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
1450 1167 950
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 80.69% 76.68% 73.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 868 702 512
Median daily rate £400 £365 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 33 31
Median hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £12.66
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.80 £40.00 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 6 (66.67%) Oracle
2 4 (44.44%) LoadRunner
2 4 (44.44%) Project Management
2 4 (44.44%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (44.44%) Migration
2 4 (44.44%) Data Migration
2 4 (44.44%) Data Reconciliation
3 3 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 3 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 3 (33.33%) HP
3 3 (33.33%) SOAP
3 3 (33.33%) TCP/IP
4 2 (22.22%) Toad
4 2 (22.22%) IBM
4 2 (22.22%) Unix
4 2 (22.22%) Windows
4 2 (22.22%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (22.22%) MS Access
4 2 (22.22%) FTP
4 2 (22.22%) HTTP
4 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
4 2 (22.22%) DB2
4 2 (22.22%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (22.22%) HP UFT
4 2 (22.22%) SQL
4 2 (22.22%) Mainframe
4 2 (22.22%) WebSphere MQ
4 2 (22.22%) DameWare
4 2 (22.22%) Change Management
4 2 (22.22%) Firewall

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 (22.22%) WebSphere
1 2 (22.22%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 4 (44.44%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 2 (22.22%) Firewall
2 2 (22.22%) FTP
2 2 (22.22%) HTTP
2 2 (22.22%) WinSCP
3 1 (11.11%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) DB2
1 2 (22.22%) MS Access
1 2 (22.22%) Oracle Reports
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (44.44%) LoadRunner
2 2 (22.22%) HP UFT
2 2 (22.22%) Toad
3 1 (11.11%) JMeter
General
1 2 (22.22%) Banking
1 2 (22.22%) Corporate Banking
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Analyst
1 3 (33.33%) Data Migration Lead
2 2 (22.22%) Consultant
2 2 (22.22%) Data Consultant
2 2 (22.22%) Data Migration Consultant
2 2 (22.22%) Financial Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Migration Consultant
2 2 (22.22%) OAT Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) OAT Test Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Oracle Consultant
2 2 (22.22%) Oracle Data Migration Consultant
2 2 (22.22%) Performance Tester
2 2 (22.22%) Test Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Tester
3 1 (11.11%) Data Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Oracle Data Migration Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Performance Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Project Leader
3 1 (11.11%) Service Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) SOAP
2 2 (22.22%) IBM Integration Bus
2 2 (22.22%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (11.11%) Web Services
3 1 (11.11%) XML
3 1 (11.11%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Mainframe
2 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Unix
1 2 (22.22%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Data Migration
1 4 (44.44%) Data Reconciliation
1 4 (44.44%) Migration
1 4 (44.44%) Project Management
2 2 (22.22%) Change Management
2 2 (22.22%) Defect Management
2 2 (22.22%) Load Balancing
2 2 (22.22%) Operational Acceptance Testing
2 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (22.22%) Test Management
2 2 (22.22%) Test Scripting
2 2 (22.22%) Validation
3 1 (11.11%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Performance Testing
3 1 (11.11%) SDLC
3 1 (11.11%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) SQL
2 1 (11.11%) C
2 1 (11.11%) Ruby
2 1 (11.11%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 3 (33.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (11.11%) Hyper-V
2 1 (11.11%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) DameWare
1 2 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (22.22%) ServiceCenter
2 1 (11.11%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 6 (66.67%) Oracle
2 3 (33.33%) HP
3 2 (22.22%) IBM
3 2 (22.22%) LexisNexis
3 2 (22.22%) VMware
4 1 (11.11%) Microsoft