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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Load Testing
Rank 151 150 127
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -23
Contract jobs citing Load Testing 3 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.082% 0.078% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.10% 0.099% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 3
Median daily rate £700 £475 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+47.36% +72.72%
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+28.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £29.25 -
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
2972 3025 2266
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 81.42% 78.21% 74.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 1852 1800 1222
Median daily rate £410 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 125 101
Median hourly rate £23.50 £40.00 £28.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.25% +39.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £14.85 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.31 £58.28 £46.27
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%

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 29 July 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 29 July 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
Cheshire 0 1 £700 +47.36%
Manchester -2 1 £360 - 2
Load Testing
England

Load Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 6 (54.55%) Oracle
2 5 (45.45%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (36.36%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (36.36%) Data Migration
3 4 (36.36%) Security Cleared
3 4 (36.36%) Project Management
3 4 (36.36%) Data Reconciliation
3 4 (36.36%) Migration
4 3 (27.27%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 3 (27.27%) ITIL
4 3 (27.27%) Service Management
4 3 (27.27%) LAN
4 3 (27.27%) WAN
4 3 (27.27%) Ethernet
4 3 (27.27%) SC Cleared
4 3 (27.27%) ITSM
4 3 (27.27%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (27.27%) Wireless
5 2 (18.18%) Banking
5 2 (18.18%) Finance
5 2 (18.18%) Validation
5 2 (18.18%) DameWare
5 2 (18.18%) VMware
5 2 (18.18%) IBM Integration Bus
5 2 (18.18%) ServiceCenter
5 2 (18.18%) Test Management
5 2 (18.18%) Corporate Banking
5 2 (18.18%) WebSphere
5 2 (18.18%) Load Balancing
5 2 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure

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 (18.18%) WebSphere
1 2 (18.18%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 4 (36.36%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (27.27%) Ethernet
1 3 (27.27%) LAN
1 3 (27.27%) WAN
1 3 (27.27%) Wi-Fi
1 3 (27.27%) Wireless
2 2 (18.18%) Firewall
2 2 (18.18%) FTP
2 2 (18.18%) HTTP
2 2 (18.18%) TCP/IP
2 2 (18.18%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) DB2
1 2 (18.18%) MS Access
1 2 (18.18%) Oracle Reports
1 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) HP UFT
1 2 (18.18%) LoadRunner
1 2 (18.18%) Toad
2 1 (9.09%) Cucumber
2 1 (9.09%) Gatling
2 1 (9.09%) Git (software)
2 1 (9.09%) Jenkins
2 1 (9.09%) JMeter
2 1 (9.09%) JUnit
2 1 (9.09%) Selenium
General
1 2 (18.18%) Banking
1 2 (18.18%) Corporate Banking
1 2 (18.18%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (27.27%) Architect
1 3 (27.27%) Data Migration Lead
1 3 (27.27%) Network Architect
2 2 (18.18%) Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Consultant
2 2 (18.18%) Data Consultant
2 2 (18.18%) Data Migration Consultant
2 2 (18.18%) Financial Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Lead Architect
2 2 (18.18%) Migration Consultant
2 2 (18.18%) OAT Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) OAT Test Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Oracle Consultant
2 2 (18.18%) Oracle Data Migration Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Data Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Performance Tester
3 1 (9.09%) Project Leader
3 1 (9.09%) Service Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) IBM Integration Bus
1 2 (18.18%) SOAP
1 2 (18.18%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 2 (18.18%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) Unix
1 2 (18.18%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (36.36%) Data Migration
2 4 (36.36%) Data Reconciliation
2 4 (36.36%) Migration
2 4 (36.36%) Project Management
3 3 (27.27%) ITIL
3 3 (27.27%) ITSM
3 3 (27.27%) Service Management
4 2 (18.18%) Change Management
4 2 (18.18%) Defect Management
4 2 (18.18%) Load Balancing
4 2 (18.18%) Network Architecture
4 2 (18.18%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Test Management
4 2 (18.18%) Validation
5 1 (9.09%) Automated Testing
5 1 (9.09%) BDD
5 1 (9.09%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) SQL
2 1 (9.09%) C#
2 1 (9.09%) Java
2 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
2 1 (9.09%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (36.36%) Security Cleared
2 3 (27.27%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 2 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) DameWare
1 2 (18.18%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (18.18%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 6 (54.55%) Oracle
2 2 (18.18%) HP
2 2 (18.18%) IBM
2 2 (18.18%) LexisNexis
2 2 (18.18%) VMware