The table below looks at the statistics for Load Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the North East region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Load Testing over the 3 months to 23 January 2017 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Load Testing
England / North East
Rank - 77 -
Contract jobs citing Load Testing 0 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East - 0.11% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 0.14% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £475 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £338 £400
% change year-on-year
+18.51% -15.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £60.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
- +300.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the North East region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
819 733 477
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 86.48% 82.64% 72.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 553 470 300
Median daily rate £375 £410 £399
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.53% +2.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £263 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 27 15
Median hourly rate £37.50 £21.00 £21.82
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+78.57% -3.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £10.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.00 £47.50 £30.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

Load Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North East 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 the North East

Load Testing
Daily Rate Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Load Testing across the North East region.

Load Testing Daily Rate Trend in the North East

Load Testing
Top 6 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, 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 North East region with a requirement for Load Testing.

1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) JMeter
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Stress Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Cucumber

Load Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the North East 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:

Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (100.00%) JMeter
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Tester
1 1 (100.00%) Tester
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Stress Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) Java