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 24 September 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
24 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Load Testing
Rank 139 157 132
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -25
Contract jobs citing Load Testing 14 7 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.40% 0.16% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.48% 0.19% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 5
Median daily rate £619 £400 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+54.68% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £192 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £745 £453 £388
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £375 £340
% change year-on-year
+33.33% +10.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £45.00 -
Load Testing
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
2903 3672 2422
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 82.97% 81.96% 75.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 1862 2298 1388
Median daily rate £401 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.76% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 142 113
Median hourly rate £24.00 £37.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.00% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £61.46 £56.97 £78.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +26.94%

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 24 September 2016.

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 24 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Manchester -4 5 £525 +31.25%
Cheshire +11 4 £688 +44.73%
Load Testing
England

Load Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 September 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 North West region with a requirement for Load Testing.

1 15 (83.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 11 (61.11%) Service Management
2 11 (61.11%) Wi-Fi
3 10 (55.56%) Wireless
3 10 (55.56%) LAN
3 10 (55.56%) WAN
3 10 (55.56%) Ethernet
4 4 (22.22%) Network Security
4 4 (22.22%) SC Cleared
4 4 (22.22%) Security Cleared
4 4 (22.22%) Security Architecture
5 3 (16.67%) ITSM
5 3 (16.67%) TOGAF
5 3 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (16.67%) DV Cleared
5 3 (16.67%) ITIL
5 3 (16.67%) CISSP
6 2 (11.11%) HP
6 2 (11.11%) HP UFT
6 2 (11.11%) LoadRunner
6 2 (11.11%) WebSphere MQ
6 2 (11.11%) Mainframe
6 2 (11.11%) Change Management
6 2 (11.11%) Firewall
6 2 (11.11%) Unix
6 2 (11.11%) Windows
6 2 (11.11%) MS Access
6 2 (11.11%) SQL
6 2 (11.11%) Oracle
6 2 (11.11%) SQL Server

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (11.11%) WebSphere
1 2 (11.11%) WebSphere Application Server
Communications & Networking
1 11 (61.11%) Wi-Fi
2 10 (55.56%) Ethernet
2 10 (55.56%) LAN
2 10 (55.56%) WAN
2 10 (55.56%) Wireless
3 4 (22.22%) Network Security
4 2 (11.11%) Firewall
4 2 (11.11%) FTP
4 2 (11.11%) HTTP
4 2 (11.11%) TCP/IP
4 2 (11.11%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) DB2
1 2 (11.11%) MS Access
1 2 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (11.11%) HP UFT
1 2 (11.11%) LoadRunner
1 2 (11.11%) Toad
General
1 2 (11.11%) Banking
1 2 (11.11%) Corporate Banking
1 2 (11.11%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 15 (83.33%) Architect
2 8 (44.44%) Principal Architect
3 7 (38.89%) Domain Architect
3 7 (38.89%) Network Architect
4 5 (27.78%) Lead Architect
5 4 (22.22%) Security Architect
6 3 (16.67%) Principal Security Architect
7 2 (11.11%) Analyst
7 2 (11.11%) Financial Analyst
7 2 (11.11%) OAT Analyst
7 2 (11.11%) OAT Test Analyst
8 1 (5.56%) CISSP Architect
8 1 (5.56%) Security Manager
8 1 (5.56%) Service Analyst
8 1 (5.56%) Software Tester
8 1 (5.56%) Technical Analyst
8 1 (5.56%) Technical Services Analyst
8 1 (5.56%) Test Analyst
8 1 (5.56%) Tester
8 1 (5.56%) Unix Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.11%) IBM Integration Bus
1 2 (11.11%) SOAP
1 2 (11.11%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 15 (83.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 2 (11.11%) CESG
2 2 (11.11%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.11%) Unix
1 2 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (61.11%) Service Management
2 4 (22.22%) Security Architecture
3 3 (16.67%) ITIL
3 3 (16.67%) ITSM
3 3 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (16.67%) TOGAF
4 2 (11.11%) Change Management
4 2 (11.11%) Defect Management
4 2 (11.11%) Information Security
4 2 (11.11%) Load Balancing
4 2 (11.11%) Network Architecture
4 2 (11.11%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 2 (11.11%) Test Management
4 2 (11.11%) Validation
5 1 (5.56%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (22.22%) SC Cleared
1 4 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 3 (16.67%) CISSP
2 3 (16.67%) DV Cleared
3 2 (11.11%) CESG Certified Professional
3 2 (11.11%) CITP
3 2 (11.11%) IISP
3 2 (11.11%) MBCS
4 1 (5.56%) CCIE
4 1 (5.56%) CCNP
4 1 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (5.56%) CISM
4 1 (5.56%) ISEB
4 1 (5.56%) ISTQB
System Software
1 2 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) DameWare
1 2 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (11.11%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 2 (11.11%) HP
1 2 (11.11%) IBM
1 2 (11.11%) LexisNexis
1 2 (11.11%) Oracle
1 2 (11.11%) VMware
2 1 (5.56%) Twitter