The table below looks at the statistics for Load Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Load Testing over the 3 months to 26 May 2015 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
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Load Testing
Rank 139 124 114
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -10
Contract jobs citing Load Testing 6 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.21% 0.12% 0.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.26% 0.16% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
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£350 £313 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £316 £450
% change year-on-year
+10.67% -29.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 - £32.50
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Yorkshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2320 1872 1348
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 81.06% 74.52% 72.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1609 1240 741
Average daily rate £375 £340 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.29% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 48 47
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.00 £12.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £122.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

Load Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Load Testing across the Yorkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Load Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

Load Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Load Testing Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

Load Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Load Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

Load Testing
Contract Job Locations in Yorkshire

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 Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 26 May 2015. 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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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
West Yorkshire -12 5 £350 +12.00%
South Yorkshire - 1 - - 2
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Load Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Yorkshire 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 7 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (45.45%) ISEB
2 5 (45.45%) LoadRunner
3 4 (36.36%) CRM
3 4 (36.36%) QuickTest Pro
3 4 (36.36%) JMeter
3 4 (36.36%) Finance
3 4 (36.36%) Migration
3 4 (36.36%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (36.36%) Data Protection Act
3 4 (36.36%) Selenium
3 4 (36.36%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (36.36%) Performance Testing
3 4 (36.36%) Stress Testing
3 4 (36.36%) Integration Testing
3 4 (36.36%) Data Protection
3 4 (36.36%) Waterfall
3 4 (36.36%) Test Strategy
3 4 (36.36%) System Testing
3 4 (36.36%) Automation Testing
3 4 (36.36%) NeoLoad
4 3 (27.27%) Data Migration
4 3 (27.27%) Test Scripting
4 3 (27.27%) Scrum
4 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
4 3 (27.27%) SQL
4 3 (27.27%) T-SQL
4 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
5 2 (18.18%) Management Information System
5 2 (18.18%) Life Science

Load Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Yorkshire 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.

Business Applications
1 4 (36.36%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) DHCP
1 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
1 1 (9.09%) DNS
1 1 (9.09%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (45.45%) LoadRunner
2 4 (36.36%) JMeter
2 4 (36.36%) Selenium
2 4 (36.36%) QuickTest Pro
2 4 (36.36%) NeoLoad
3 1 (9.09%) Fiddler
General
1 4 (36.36%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Analyst
1 6 (54.55%) Test Analyst
2 5 (45.45%) Tester
3 3 (27.27%) Performance Tester
4 1 (9.09%) Performance Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Performance Test Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) CRM Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) Data Protection Act
2 2 (18.18%) Life Science
2 2 (18.18%) Management Information System
2 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (9.09%) Smartcard
3 1 (9.09%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Windows
1 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (36.36%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (36.36%) Performance Testing
2 4 (36.36%) Stress Testing
2 4 (36.36%) Integration Testing
2 4 (36.36%) CRM
2 4 (36.36%) Migration
2 4 (36.36%) Data Protection
2 4 (36.36%) Waterfall
2 4 (36.36%) Test Strategy
2 4 (36.36%) Automation Testing
2 4 (36.36%) System Testing
3 3 (27.27%) Scrum
3 3 (27.27%) Test Scripting
3 3 (27.27%) Data Migration
4 2 (18.18%) System Integration Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Server Building
5 1 (9.09%) Time Management
5 1 (9.09%) Test Planning
5 1 (9.09%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 3 (27.27%) SQL
1 3 (27.27%) T-SQL
2 1 (9.09%) VBScript
2 1 (9.09%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (45.45%) ISEB
2 1 (9.09%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (9.09%) CCEA
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (9.09%) MCITP
2 1 (9.09%) ISTQB
2 1 (9.09%) CCEE
2 1 (9.09%) CCIA
2 1 (9.09%) MCSE
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) Active Directory
1 1 (9.09%) Terminal Server
1 1 (9.09%) XenApp
1 1 (9.09%) XenDesktop
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
2 1 (9.09%) Citrix
2 1 (9.09%) Wyse
2 1 (9.09%) AppSense