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 4 May 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
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Load Testing
Rank 156 152 137
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -15
Contract jobs citing Load Testing 8 9 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.20% 0.23% 0.096%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.24% 0.30% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 0
Median daily rate £360 £400 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 - -
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
3303 3046 2358
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 81.68% 77.96% 75.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 2056 1686 1232
Median daily rate £415 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £550 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 145 130
Median hourly rate £36.00 £37.00 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.70% +29.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £14.50 £12.76
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.86 £60.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -1.61%

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
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 4 May 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 -11 6 £360 -10.00% 1
Cheshire - 2 £350 -
Load Testing
England

Load Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 10 (62.50%) Oracle
2 6 (37.50%) LoadRunner
3 5 (31.25%) HP
3 5 (31.25%) Security Cleared
4 4 (25.00%) Test Management
4 4 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 4 (25.00%) Data Migration
4 4 (25.00%) SC Cleared
4 4 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (25.00%) WebSphere
4 4 (25.00%) Load Balancing
4 4 (25.00%) ServiceCenter
4 4 (25.00%) Data Reconciliation
4 4 (25.00%) LexisNexis
4 4 (25.00%) WinSCP
4 4 (25.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 4 (25.00%) Defect Management
4 4 (25.00%) Toad
4 4 (25.00%) IBM
4 4 (25.00%) WebSphere MQ
4 4 (25.00%) Project Management
4 4 (25.00%) Mainframe
4 4 (25.00%) MS Access
4 4 (25.00%) SQL Server
4 4 (25.00%) DB2
4 4 (25.00%) SQL
4 4 (25.00%) Validation
4 4 (25.00%) Migration
4 4 (25.00%) HP UFT
4 4 (25.00%) Oracle EBS

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 4 (25.00%) WebSphere
2 2 (12.50%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 4 (25.00%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (25.00%) WinSCP
2 3 (18.75%) TCP/IP
3 2 (12.50%) Firewall
3 2 (12.50%) FTP
3 2 (12.50%) HTTP
4 1 (6.25%) Ethernet
4 1 (6.25%) LAN
4 1 (6.25%) Network Security
4 1 (6.25%) WAN
4 1 (6.25%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (6.25%) Wireless
4 1 (6.25%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (25.00%) DB2
1 4 (25.00%) MS Access
1 4 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (12.50%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 6 (37.50%) LoadRunner
2 4 (25.00%) HP UFT
2 4 (25.00%) Toad
3 3 (18.75%) Selenium
4 2 (12.50%) JIRA
4 2 (12.50%) TestDirector
5 1 (6.25%) Cucumber
5 1 (6.25%) Gatling
5 1 (6.25%) Git (software)
5 1 (6.25%) Jenkins
5 1 (6.25%) JMeter
5 1 (6.25%) JUnit
General
1 2 (12.50%) Banking
1 2 (12.50%) Corporate Banking
1 2 (12.50%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (18.75%) Analyst
1 3 (18.75%) Data Migration Lead
2 2 (12.50%) Architect
2 2 (12.50%) Consultant
2 2 (12.50%) Data Consultant
2 2 (12.50%) Data Migration Consultant
2 2 (12.50%) Financial Analyst
2 2 (12.50%) Migration Consultant
2 2 (12.50%) OAT Analyst
2 2 (12.50%) OAT Test Analyst
2 2 (12.50%) Oracle Consultant
2 2 (12.50%) Oracle Data Migration Consultant
2 2 (12.50%) Performance Tester
2 2 (12.50%) Test Analyst
2 2 (12.50%) Test Leader
2 2 (12.50%) Test Manager
2 2 (12.50%) Tester
3 1 (6.25%) Developer
3 1 (6.25%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (25.00%) WebSphere MQ
2 3 (18.75%) SOAP
3 2 (12.50%) IBM Integration Bus
4 1 (6.25%) Web Services
4 1 (6.25%) XML
4 1 (6.25%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Mainframe
2 2 (12.50%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (6.25%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) Unix
1 2 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) Data Migration
1 4 (25.00%) Data Reconciliation
1 4 (25.00%) Defect Management
1 4 (25.00%) Load Balancing
1 4 (25.00%) Migration
1 4 (25.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
1 4 (25.00%) Project Management
1 4 (25.00%) Test Management
1 4 (25.00%) Test Scripting
1 4 (25.00%) Validation
2 3 (18.75%) BDD
2 3 (18.75%) Performance Testing
2 3 (18.75%) Software Testing
2 3 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (12.50%) Change Management
3 2 (12.50%) Kanban
3 2 (12.50%) Scrum
3 2 (12.50%) Test Automation
3 2 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (25.00%) SQL
2 2 (12.50%) VB
3 1 (6.25%) C
3 1 (6.25%) C#
3 1 (6.25%) Java
3 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
3 1 (6.25%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (31.25%) Security Cleared
2 4 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (12.50%) ISTQB
3 2 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (6.25%) CESG Certified Professional
4 1 (6.25%) CISSP
4 1 (6.25%) CITP
4 1 (6.25%) DV Cleared
4 1 (6.25%) IISP
4 1 (6.25%) MBCS
System Software
1 2 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (6.25%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (25.00%) DameWare
1 4 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
1 4 (25.00%) ServiceCenter
2 1 (6.25%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 10 (62.50%) Oracle
2 5 (31.25%) HP
3 4 (25.00%) IBM
3 4 (25.00%) LexisNexis
4 2 (12.50%) VMware
5 1 (6.25%) Microsoft