The table below looks at the statistics for Load Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Load Testing over the 3 months to 1 March 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
1 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Load Testing
England / North West
Rank 130 153 147
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -6
Contract jobs citing Load Testing 3 11 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.12% 0.29% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.14% 0.35% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 1
Median daily rate £650 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+85.71% -12.50%
UK excluding London median daily rate £371 £375 £419
% change year-on-year
-1.00% -10.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £60.00 -

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 West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2118 3152 2669
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 81.84% 82.30% 77.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 1359 1887 1523
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £533 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £409 £400 £398
% change year-on-year
+2.25% +0.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 144 115
Median hourly rate £42.48 £37.50 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.26% +1.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.46 £16.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.07 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +37.93%

Load Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West 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 West

Load Testing
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Load Testing Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Load Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Load Testing across the North West region over the 3 months to 1 March 2017.

Load Testing Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Load Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Load Testing across the North West region.

Load Testing Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Load Testing
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Load Testing within the North West region over the 3 months to 1 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Merseyside - 2 £650 -
Lancashire - 1 £501 -
Load Testing
England

Load Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 March 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 West region with a requirement for Load Testing.

1 20 (90.91%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 12 (54.55%) Service Management
2 12 (54.55%) Wi-Fi
3 11 (50.00%) Wireless
3 11 (50.00%) LAN
3 11 (50.00%) WAN
3 11 (50.00%) Ethernet
4 8 (36.36%) Security Architecture
5 7 (31.82%) Network Security
5 7 (31.82%) Security Cleared
5 7 (31.82%) CISSP
5 7 (31.82%) TOGAF
6 6 (27.27%) Information Security
6 6 (27.27%) CESG
6 6 (27.27%) SC Cleared
6 6 (27.27%) CITP
6 6 (27.27%) MBCS
6 6 (27.27%) CESG Certified Professional
6 6 (27.27%) IISP
7 5 (22.73%) DV Cleared
7 5 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (18.18%) Finance
9 3 (13.64%) Risk Management
9 3 (13.64%) Technical Architecture
9 3 (13.64%) Business Transformation
10 2 (9.09%) Project Governance
10 2 (9.09%) Office 365
10 2 (9.09%) Project Management
10 2 (9.09%) ITIL V3
10 2 (9.09%) BPSS Clearance

Load Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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:

Applications
1 2 (9.09%) MS Excel
1 2 (9.09%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.09%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (54.55%) Wi-Fi
2 11 (50.00%) Ethernet
2 11 (50.00%) LAN
2 11 (50.00%) WAN
2 11 (50.00%) Wireless
3 7 (31.82%) Network Security
General
1 4 (18.18%) Finance
2 2 (9.09%) Banking
Job Titles
1 20 (90.91%) Architect
2 11 (50.00%) Principal Architect
3 10 (45.45%) Domain Architect
4 7 (31.82%) Security Architect
5 6 (27.27%) Network Architect
6 5 (22.73%) Principal Security Architect
7 2 (9.09%) Banking Project Manager
7 2 (9.09%) CISSP Architect
7 2 (9.09%) CRM Manager
7 2 (9.09%) CRM Project Manager
7 2 (9.09%) IT Manager
7 2 (9.09%) IT Project Manager
7 2 (9.09%) Lead Architect
7 2 (9.09%) Project Manager
8 1 (4.55%) Data Architect
8 1 (4.55%) Network Security Architect
8 1 (4.55%) Senior Architect
8 1 (4.55%) Senior Data Architect
8 1 (4.55%) Solutions Architect
8 1 (4.55%) Technical Architect
Miscellaneous
1 20 (90.91%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 6 (27.27%) CESG
3 2 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (9.09%) Management Information System
4 1 (4.55%) Social Media
4 1 (4.55%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (54.55%) Service Management
2 8 (36.36%) Security Architecture
3 7 (31.82%) TOGAF
4 6 (27.27%) Information Security
5 5 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (13.64%) Business Transformation
6 3 (13.64%) Risk Management
6 3 (13.64%) Technical Architecture
7 2 (9.09%) CRM
7 2 (9.09%) Data Integration
7 2 (9.09%) Data Management
7 2 (9.09%) ITIL
7 2 (9.09%) ITIL V3
7 2 (9.09%) Migration
7 2 (9.09%) Project Governance
7 2 (9.09%) Project Management
7 2 (9.09%) Supplier Management
7 2 (9.09%) System Testing
7 2 (9.09%) Wealth Management
8 1 (4.55%) IT Governance
Qualifications
1 7 (31.82%) CISSP
1 7 (31.82%) Security Cleared
2 6 (27.27%) CESG Certified Professional
2 6 (27.27%) CITP
2 6 (27.27%) IISP
2 6 (27.27%) MBCS
2 6 (27.27%) SC Cleared
3 5 (22.73%) DV Cleared
4 2 (9.09%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (9.09%) CCIE
4 2 (9.09%) CCNP
4 2 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (9.09%) CISM
Vendors
1 2 (9.09%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.55%) Mercator