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 2 May 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
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Load Testing
Rank 96 91 88
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -3
Contract jobs citing Load Testing 7 9 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.38% 0.53% 0.071%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.47% 0.70% 0.095%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 0
Median daily rate £360 £400 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 - -
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
1502 1291 1055
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 81.76% 76.53% 75.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 912 696 548
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £270 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 28 42
Median hourly rate £26.50 £16.16 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+63.95% -3.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.85 £12.00 £11.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £37.33
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

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 2 May 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 10 (71.43%) Oracle
2 6 (42.86%) LoadRunner
3 5 (35.71%) HP
4 4 (28.57%) Toad
4 4 (28.57%) IBM
4 4 (28.57%) WebSphere MQ
4 4 (28.57%) Project Management
4 4 (28.57%) Mainframe
4 4 (28.57%) HP UFT
4 4 (28.57%) SQL Server
4 4 (28.57%) DB2
4 4 (28.57%) SQL
4 4 (28.57%) MS Access
4 4 (28.57%) Validation
4 4 (28.57%) Migration
4 4 (28.57%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (28.57%) DameWare
4 4 (28.57%) WebSphere
4 4 (28.57%) Load Balancing
4 4 (28.57%) ServiceCenter
4 4 (28.57%) Test Management
4 4 (28.57%) Test Scripting
4 4 (28.57%) Data Migration
4 4 (28.57%) SC Cleared
4 4 (28.57%) Security Cleared
4 4 (28.57%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (28.57%) Data Reconciliation
4 4 (28.57%) LexisNexis
4 4 (28.57%) WinSCP
4 4 (28.57%) Operational Acceptance Testing

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 4 (28.57%) WebSphere
2 2 (14.29%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 4 (28.57%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (28.57%) WinSCP
2 3 (21.43%) TCP/IP
3 2 (14.29%) Firewall
3 2 (14.29%) FTP
3 2 (14.29%) HTTP
4 1 (7.14%) Network Security
4 1 (7.14%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (28.57%) DB2
1 4 (28.57%) MS Access
1 4 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 2 (14.29%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 6 (42.86%) LoadRunner
2 4 (28.57%) HP UFT
2 4 (28.57%) Toad
3 2 (14.29%) JIRA
3 2 (14.29%) Selenium
3 2 (14.29%) TestDirector
4 1 (7.14%) JMeter
General
1 2 (14.29%) Banking
1 2 (14.29%) Corporate Banking
1 2 (14.29%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (21.43%) Analyst
1 3 (21.43%) Data Migration Lead
2 2 (14.29%) Consultant
2 2 (14.29%) Data Consultant
2 2 (14.29%) Data Migration Consultant
2 2 (14.29%) Financial Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Migration Consultant
2 2 (14.29%) OAT Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) OAT Test Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Oracle Consultant
2 2 (14.29%) Oracle Data Migration Consultant
2 2 (14.29%) Performance Tester
2 2 (14.29%) Test Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Test Leader
2 2 (14.29%) Test Manager
2 2 (14.29%) Tester
3 1 (7.14%) Data Migration Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Senior Architect
3 1 (7.14%) Test Automation Manager
3 1 (7.14%) UAT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (28.57%) WebSphere MQ
2 3 (21.43%) SOAP
3 2 (14.29%) IBM Integration Bus
4 1 (7.14%) Web Services
4 1 (7.14%) XML
4 1 (7.14%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Mainframe
2 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.14%) CESG
2 1 (7.14%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) Unix
1 2 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) Data Migration
1 4 (28.57%) Data Reconciliation
1 4 (28.57%) Defect Management
1 4 (28.57%) Load Balancing
1 4 (28.57%) Migration
1 4 (28.57%) Operational Acceptance Testing
1 4 (28.57%) Project Management
1 4 (28.57%) Test Management
1 4 (28.57%) Test Scripting
1 4 (28.57%) Validation
2 3 (21.43%) Performance Testing
2 3 (21.43%) Software Testing
3 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (14.29%) Analytics
3 2 (14.29%) BDD
3 2 (14.29%) Data Analytics
3 2 (14.29%) Kanban
3 2 (14.29%) Test Automation
3 2 (14.29%) Test Strategy
3 2 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (28.57%) SQL
2 1 (7.14%) C
2 1 (7.14%) Ruby
2 1 (7.14%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (28.57%) SC Cleared
1 4 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 2 (14.29%) ISTQB
2 2 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (7.14%) CESG Certified Professional
3 1 (7.14%) CISSP
3 1 (7.14%) CITP
3 1 (7.14%) DV Cleared
3 1 (7.14%) IISP
3 1 (7.14%) MBCS
System Software
1 2 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (7.14%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (28.57%) DameWare
1 4 (28.57%) HP Quality Center
1 4 (28.57%) ServiceCenter
2 1 (7.14%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 10 (71.43%) Oracle
2 5 (35.71%) HP
3 4 (28.57%) IBM
3 4 (28.57%) LexisNexis
4 2 (14.29%) VMware
5 1 (7.14%) Microsoft