Period
to 15 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Lancashire with a requirement for Load Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Load Testing over the 6 months to 15 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Load Testing
North West > Lancashire
6 months to
15 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 65 53 -
Rank change year-on-year -12 - -
Contract jobs citing Load Testing 1 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 0.15% 0.23% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.18% 0.27% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Lancashire median daily rate £750 - -
North West median daily rate £425 £300 £663
% change year-on-year +41.67% -54.72% +65.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Lancashire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - - -

Load Testing is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Lancashire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Lancashire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 570 373 499
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 85.97% 84.20% 88.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 375 233 347
Lancashire median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -11.11%
10th Percentile £263 £264 £232
90th Percentile £683 £609 £575
North West median daily rate £413 £401 £400
% change year-on-year +3.00% +0.13% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 43 48
Lancashire median hourly rate £38.00 £41.00 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.32% -2.38% +13.51%
10th Percentile £14.60 £14.24 £12.55
90th Percentile £45.65 £53.00 £67.45
North West median hourly rate £23.65 £21.78 £21.52
% change year-on-year +8.59% +1.20% -28.62%

Load Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

Job postings citing Load Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Lancashire.

Job vacancy trend for Load Testing in Lancashire

Load Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Load Testing in Lancashire

Load Testing
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

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 Lancashire region over the 6 months to 15 January 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Blackpool - 1 £750 -
Load Testing
North West

For the 6 months to 15 January 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Load Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Lancashire region with a requirement for Load Testing.

1 1 (100.00%) CISSP
1 1 (100.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (100.00%) Risk Management
1 1 (100.00%) Information Security
1 1 (100.00%) CESG
1 1 (100.00%) MBCS
1 1 (100.00%) CITP
1 1 (100.00%) Network Security
1 1 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) DV Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Security Architecture
1 1 (100.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
1 1 (100.00%) CESG Certified Professional
1 1 (100.00%) IISP

Load Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Lancashire 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) Network Security
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Architect
1 1 (100.00%) Senior Architect
1 1 (100.00%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
1 1 (100.00%) Senior Technical Architect
1 1 (100.00%) Senior Technical Specialist
1 1 (100.00%) Senior Unix Technical Specialist
1 1 (100.00%) Technical Architect
1 1 (100.00%) Technical Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) CESG
1 1 (100.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
1 1 (100.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Information Security
1 1 (100.00%) Risk Management
1 1 (100.00%) Security Architecture
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) CESG Certified Professional
1 1 (100.00%) CISSP
1 1 (100.00%) CITP
1 1 (100.00%) DV Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) IISP
1 1 (100.00%) MBCS
1 1 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared