Period
to 11 December 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester 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 11 December 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 > Manchester
6 months to
11 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 130 148 135
Rank change year-on-year +18 -13 +17
Contract jobs citing Load Testing 8 10 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.29% 0.31% 0.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.35% 0.38% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 5
Manchester median daily rate £425 £425 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +41.67% -42.86%
10th Percentile £354 £345 £275
90th Percentile £468 £460 £325
North West median daily rate £425 £425 £300
% change year-on-year - +41.67% -55.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Manchester 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 Manchester with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Manchester
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2,300 2,643 2,426
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 84.34% 82.31% 83.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,550 1,689 1,573
Manchester median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £275 £263 £258
90th Percentile £575 £575 £575
North West median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 101 86
Manchester median hourly rate £17.00 £20.00 £19.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.00% +1.27% +28.46%
10th Percentile £11.51 £12.83 £11.75
90th Percentile £35.00 £33.75 £45.00
North West median hourly rate £24.50 £22.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year +11.36% -21.43% +27.27%

Load Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for Load Testing in Manchester

Load Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Load Testing in Manchester

Load Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Load Testing in Manchester over the 6 months to 11 December 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Load Testing in Manchester

Load Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Load Testing in Manchester

Load Testing
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

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 Manchester region over the 6 months to 11 December 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
Stockport - 1 £470 -
Load Testing
North West

For the 6 months to 11 December 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Load Testing.

1 4 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 3 (37.50%) Degree
3 2 (25.00%) Information Security
3 2 (25.00%) Billing
3 2 (25.00%) Penetration Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Firewall
3 2 (25.00%) DevOps
3 2 (25.00%) Mentoring
3 2 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 2 (25.00%) Azure
3 2 (25.00%) Process Improvement
3 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Performance Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Scalability Testing
3 2 (25.00%) System Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Network Security
3 2 (25.00%) Software Delivery
3 2 (25.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Terraform
3 2 (25.00%) Virtual Team
3 2 (25.00%) Programme Delivery
4 1 (12.50%) Deployment Automation
4 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (12.50%) Test Strategy
4 1 (12.50%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (12.50%) Manufacturing

Load Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (25.00%) Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) Firewall
1 2 (25.00%) Network Security
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 2 (25.00%) Billing
2 1 (12.50%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Security Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Azure DevOps
3 1 (12.50%) Azure DevOps Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Azure Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) IT Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Network Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Network Security Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Service Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Virtual Team
2 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 2 (25.00%) DevOps
2 2 (25.00%) Information Security
2 2 (25.00%) Mentoring
2 2 (25.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Penetration Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Performance Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Process Improvement
2 2 (25.00%) Programme Delivery
2 2 (25.00%) Scalability Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Software Delivery
2 2 (25.00%) System Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (12.50%) Deployment Automation
3 1 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (12.50%) Migration
3 1 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) Degree
2 1 (12.50%) ISEB
2 1 (12.50%) ISTQB
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) Terraform
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft