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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Load Testing
Rank 98 87 84
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -3
Contract jobs citing Load Testing 8 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.44% 0.28% 0.084%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.54% 0.36% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 1
Average daily rate £358 £400 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.62% +45.45%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £419 £299
% change year-on-year
-16.41% +40.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 - £10.75
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
1483 1106 901
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 81.84% 77.45% 75.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 873 669 479
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £496
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 31 34
Average hourly rate £32.50 £17.50 £17.15
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+85.71% +2.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £11.50 £10.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £24.00 £48.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 12 February 2016.

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 5 (41.67%) Test Scripting
2 4 (33.33%) Oracle
2 4 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 4 (33.33%) LoadRunner
2 4 (33.33%) Project Management
3 3 (25.00%) Terminal Server
3 3 (25.00%) Active Directory
3 3 (25.00%) HP
3 3 (25.00%) Citrix
3 3 (25.00%) Citrix Certification
3 3 (25.00%) CCEA
3 3 (25.00%) DNS
3 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (25.00%) DHCP
3 3 (25.00%) Windows
3 3 (25.00%) MCSE
3 3 (25.00%) VBScript
3 3 (25.00%) Wyse
3 3 (25.00%) Migration
3 3 (25.00%) AppSense
3 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 3 (25.00%) MCITP
3 3 (25.00%) Application Packaging
3 3 (25.00%) JIRA
3 3 (25.00%) Selenium
3 3 (25.00%) Fiddler
3 3 (25.00%) Performance Testing
3 3 (25.00%) PowerShell
3 3 (25.00%) Time Management

Load Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (16.67%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Mingle
Communications & Networking
1 4 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 3 (25.00%) DHCP
2 3 (25.00%) DNS
2 3 (25.00%) NetScaler
3 2 (16.67%) WinSCP
4 1 (8.33%) Network Security
4 1 (8.33%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) DB2
1 2 (16.67%) MS Access
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (33.33%) LoadRunner
2 3 (25.00%) Fiddler
2 3 (25.00%) JIRA
2 3 (25.00%) Selenium
3 2 (16.67%) HP UFT
3 2 (16.67%) JMeter
3 2 (16.67%) TestDirector
3 2 (16.67%) Toad
4 1 (8.33%) Appium
4 1 (8.33%) Bitbucket
4 1 (8.33%) Git (software)
4 1 (8.33%) IntelliJ
4 1 (8.33%) Jenkins
4 1 (8.33%) TestNG
4 1 (8.33%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (8.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 3 (25.00%) IT Engineer
1 3 (25.00%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Performance Tester
2 2 (16.67%) Test Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Test Leader
2 2 (16.67%) Test Manager
2 2 (16.67%) Tester
3 1 (8.33%) Agile Test Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Performance Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Performance Test Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Security Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Security Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Test Automation Manager
3 1 (8.33%) UAT Manager
3 1 (8.33%) UAT Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (8.33%) SOAP
2 1 (8.33%) Web Services
2 1 (8.33%) XML
2 1 (8.33%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Mainframe
2 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (8.33%) CESG
2 1 (8.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 1 (8.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) Windows
1 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (8.33%) Android
2 1 (8.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Test Scripting
2 4 (33.33%) Project Management
3 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (25.00%) Application Packaging
3 3 (25.00%) Migration
3 3 (25.00%) Performance Testing
3 3 (25.00%) Server Building
3 3 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 3 (25.00%) Time Management
4 2 (16.67%) Analytics
4 2 (16.67%) BDD
4 2 (16.67%) Data Analytics
4 2 (16.67%) Defect Management
4 2 (16.67%) Kanban
4 2 (16.67%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Test Automation
4 2 (16.67%) Test Management
4 2 (16.67%) Test Planning
4 2 (16.67%) Test Strategy
4 2 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) PowerShell
1 3 (25.00%) VBScript
2 2 (16.67%) SQL
3 1 (8.33%) C
3 1 (8.33%) Java
3 1 (8.33%) Ruby
3 1 (8.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) CCEA
1 3 (25.00%) CCEE
1 3 (25.00%) CCIA
1 3 (25.00%) Citrix Certification
1 3 (25.00%) MCITP
1 3 (25.00%) MCSE
1 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (16.67%) ISTQB
2 2 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (8.33%) CESG Certified Professional
3 1 (8.33%) CISSP
3 1 (8.33%) CITP
3 1 (8.33%) DV Cleared
3 1 (8.33%) IISP
3 1 (8.33%) MBCS
3 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (25.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (25.00%) Terminal Server
1 3 (25.00%) XenApp
1 3 (25.00%) XenDesktop
2 1 (8.33%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) DameWare
1 2 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (16.67%) ServiceCenter
2 1 (8.33%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) Oracle
2 3 (25.00%) AppSense
2 3 (25.00%) Citrix
2 3 (25.00%) HP
2 3 (25.00%) Wyse
3 2 (16.67%) IBM
3 2 (16.67%) LexisNexis
4 1 (8.33%) Microsoft