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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Load Testing
Rank 85 77 88
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +11
Contract jobs citing Load Testing 4 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.29% 0.082% 0.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.39% 0.11% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 0
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£335 £220 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+52.27% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £38.00 -
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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
1015 908 994
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 74.52% 74.73% 66.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 630 478 495
Average daily rate £350 £330 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £465 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 46 52
Average hourly rate £14.25 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.57% -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.50 £11.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.40 £34.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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 19 September 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 19 September 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 - - - -
Load Testing
North West

Load Testing
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 2 (50.00%) Selenium
1 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (50.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (25.00%) Ruby
2 1 (25.00%) Load Balancing
2 1 (25.00%) Stress Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Security Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (25.00%) Sahi
2 1 (25.00%) RSpec
2 1 (25.00%) VMware
2 1 (25.00%) Clustering
2 1 (25.00%) C#
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle
2 1 (25.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (25.00%) Web Services
2 1 (25.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) Linux
2 1 (25.00%) MCSE
2 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (25.00%) Nagios

Load Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Selenium
1 2 (50.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (25.00%) Sahi
2 1 (25.00%) RSpec
2 1 (25.00%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Automated Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Automated Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Systems Administrator
2 1 (25.00%) Administrator
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
1 1 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Load Balancing
2 1 (25.00%) Stress Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Security Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) Ruby
1 1 (25.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) MCSE
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Nagios
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) VMware
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft