Period
to 18 August 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 18 August 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
18 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 61 66 -
Rank change year-on-year +5 - -
Contract jobs citing Load Testing 1 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 0.17% 0.15% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.20% 0.17% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Lancashire median daily rate £400 £505 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.79% - -
North West median daily rate £413 £425 £340
% change year-on-year -2.94% +25.00% -35.85%
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 511 574 487
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 85.31% 86.45% 86.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 376 362 269
Lancashire median daily rate £433 £463 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.49% +8.82% +10.75%
10th Percentile £296 £276 £313
90th Percentile £600 £575 £550
North West median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 51 55
Lancashire median hourly rate £37.37 £35.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.76% -12.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £15.88 £10.60 £12.57
90th Percentile £52.25 £67.59 £47.80
North West median hourly rate £24.50 £23.65 £35.00
% change year-on-year +3.59% -32.43% +29.63%

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 18 August 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
Preston - 1 £400 -
Load Testing
North West

For the 6 months to 18 August 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%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) PRINCE2
1 1 (100.00%) CRM
1 1 (100.00%) ERP
1 1 (100.00%) IBM
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) HP
1 1 (100.00%) ISEB
1 1 (100.00%) Project Management
1 1 (100.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (100.00%) JMeter
1 1 (100.00%) Bugzilla
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Penetration Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Supplier Management
1 1 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (100.00%) JIRA
1 1 (100.00%) QA
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
1 1 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Test Management
1 1 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (100.00%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (100.00%) Confluence
1 1 (100.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
1 1 (100.00%) Waterfall
1 1 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (100.00%) Test Strategy

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (100.00%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 1 (100.00%) GitHub
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Bugzilla
1 1 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (100.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (100.00%) JIRA
1 1 (100.00%) JMeter
1 1 (100.00%) Rational Quality Manager
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
1 1 (100.00%) Zephyr
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Test Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (100.00%) Self-Motivation
1 1 (100.00%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) CRM
1 1 (100.00%) Defect Management
1 1 (100.00%) ERP
1 1 (100.00%) Functional Testing
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) Non-Functional Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Penetration Testing
1 1 (100.00%) PRINCE2
1 1 (100.00%) Project Management
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
1 1 (100.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
1 1 (100.00%) Supplier Management
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (100.00%) Test Management
1 1 (100.00%) Test Planning
1 1 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (100.00%) Test Strategy
1 1 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Waterfall
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) ISEB
1 1 (100.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) PMBOK
1 1 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) HP ALM
1 1 (100.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) HP
1 1 (100.00%) IBM
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft