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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Load Testing over the 3 months to 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Load Testing
Rank 138 128 -
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -
Contract jobs citing Load Testing 1 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.031% 0.035% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.042% 0.048% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£400 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £10.75 £4.00
% change year-on-year
+39.53% +168.75%
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England

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
2358 2068 1982
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 73.44% 73.02% 67.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1392 1059 1023
Average daily rate £375 £350 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 107 115 93
Average hourly rate £24.50 £25.77 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.92% -2.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.67 £13.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.90 £75.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

Load Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Load Testing across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Load Testing within the North West region over the 3 months to 24 December 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
Manchester - 1 £400 - 2
Cheshire - - - -
Merseyside - - - -
Load Testing
England

Load Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 3 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (33.33%) Linux
2 2 (33.33%) MCSE
2 2 (33.33%) C#
2 2 (33.33%) DNS
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 2 (33.33%) Cucumber
2 2 (33.33%) Selenium
2 2 (33.33%) Web Services
3 1 (16.67%) Fiddler
3 1 (16.67%) Performance Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Stress Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Security Testing
3 1 (16.67%) CCEE
3 1 (16.67%) CCIA
3 1 (16.67%) NetScaler
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (16.67%) LoadUI
3 1 (16.67%) User Experience
3 1 (16.67%) Time Management
3 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
3 1 (16.67%) XenApp
3 1 (16.67%) XenDesktop
3 1 (16.67%) Sahi
3 1 (16.67%) OpenSTA
3 1 (16.67%) RSpec

Load Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 (16.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) DNS
2 1 (16.67%) NetScaler
2 1 (16.67%) DHCP
2 1 (16.67%) HTTP
2 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Selenium
1 2 (33.33%) Cucumber
2 1 (16.67%) LoadUI
2 1 (16.67%) Visual Studio
2 1 (16.67%) LoadRunner
2 1 (16.67%) JMeter
2 1 (16.67%) Fiddler
2 1 (16.67%) Sahi
2 1 (16.67%) OpenSTA
2 1 (16.67%) RSpec
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Tester
1 2 (33.33%) Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Test Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Systems Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Performance Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Citrix Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Automated Test Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Automated Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) Web Services
2 1 (16.67%) Flash
2 1 (16.67%) Application Packaging
2 1 (16.67%) HTML
2 1 (16.67%) .NET
2 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET
2 1 (16.67%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Clustering
1 1 (16.67%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (33.33%) Linux
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 1 (16.67%) Time Management
2 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
2 1 (16.67%) E-Commerce
2 1 (16.67%) Project Management
2 1 (16.67%) Migration
2 1 (16.67%) Load Balancing
2 1 (16.67%) Performance Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Stress Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) C#
2 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
2 1 (16.67%) VBScript
2 1 (16.67%) Ruby
2 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) MCSE
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (16.67%) MCITP
2 1 (16.67%) CCEE
2 1 (16.67%) CCIA
2 1 (16.67%) ISEB
2 1 (16.67%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (16.67%) CCEA
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
1 1 (16.67%) Terminal Server
1 1 (16.67%) XenApp
1 1 (16.67%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) Nagios
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle
1 1 (16.67%) Cisco
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
1 1 (16.67%) Citrix
1 1 (16.67%) Wyse
1 1 (16.67%) VMware
1 1 (16.67%) AppSense