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 28 November 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Load Testing
Rank 117 114 116
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +2
Contract jobs citing Load Testing 7 3 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.26% 0.13% 0.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.35% 0.18% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 3
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£380 £340 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% +19.29%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
- +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £15.00 - £4.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £22.75 £4.00
% change year-on-year
-34.06% +468.75%
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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
2001 1697 1803
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 75.71% 75.73% 73.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 1275 1021 902
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 50 64
Average hourly rate £16.34 £17.50 £20.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.62% -15.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.13 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £35.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £29.75
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -7.56%

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 28 November 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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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 -3 3 £380 +11.76% 1
South Yorkshire - 3 £250 -
Load Testing
England

Load Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, 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 (53.85%) Service Management
1 7 (53.85%) Service Delivery
1 7 (53.85%) GAP Analysis
1 7 (53.85%) Capacity Management
2 3 (23.08%) CRM
2 3 (23.08%) ISEB
2 3 (23.08%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (15.38%) ISTQB
3 2 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (15.38%) Migration
3 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (15.38%) SQL
3 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
3 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
3 2 (15.38%) Data Migration
3 2 (15.38%) Test Scripting
3 2 (15.38%) Test Strategy
4 1 (7.69%) C#
4 1 (7.69%) System Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (7.69%) BDD
4 1 (7.69%) Functional Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (7.69%) Business Continuity Planning
4 1 (7.69%) Service Continuity Management
4 1 (7.69%) Test Planning
4 1 (7.69%) Finance
4 1 (7.69%) ITIL
4 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
4 1 (7.69%) T-SQL

Load Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, 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.

Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (23.08%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) LoadRunner
General
1 1 (7.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (61.54%) Capacity Manager
2 4 (30.77%) Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) Test Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Service Continuity Manager
4 1 (7.69%) CRM Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Tester
4 1 (7.69%) QA Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Performance Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Lead Test Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) IT Services Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Performance Tester
4 1 (7.69%) Service Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Test Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Performance Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (7.69%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) Service Management
1 7 (53.85%) Service Delivery
1 7 (53.85%) GAP Analysis
1 7 (53.85%) Capacity Management
2 3 (23.08%) CRM
3 2 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (15.38%) Migration
3 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (15.38%) Data Migration
3 2 (15.38%) Test Scripting
3 2 (15.38%) Test Strategy
4 1 (7.69%) System Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (7.69%) BDD
4 1 (7.69%) Functional Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Business Continuity Planning
4 1 (7.69%) Service Continuity Management
4 1 (7.69%) Test Planning
4 1 (7.69%) ITIL
4 1 (7.69%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) SQL
2 1 (7.69%) C#
2 1 (7.69%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) ISEB
2 2 (15.38%) ISTQB
3 1 (7.69%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
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