Period
to 20 November 2018

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 20 November 2018 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
20 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 149 137 159
Rank change year-on-year -12 +22 -14
Contract jobs citing Load Testing 7 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.22% 0.14% 0.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.27% 0.17% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 4
Manchester median daily rate £425 £300 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +41.67% -42.86% +31.25%
10th Percentile £375 £275 £469
90th Percentile £475 £325 £581
North West median daily rate £438 £300 £675
% change year-on-year +45.83% -55.56% +68.75%
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 2,577 2,420 2,993
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 81.78% 82.28% 85.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,657 1,542 1,900
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £263 £263 £261
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
North West median daily rate £405 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +1.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 87 63
Manchester median hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +24.59% -23.75%
10th Percentile £11.73 £11.75 £11.05
90th Percentile £35.00 £45.00 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £21.76 £28.00 £21.05
% change year-on-year -22.29% +33.05% -30.20%

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 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

For the 6 months to 20 November 2018, 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 5 (71.43%) Test Automation
2 4 (57.14%) Git (software)
2 4 (57.14%) Selenium
2 4 (57.14%) JIRA
2 4 (57.14%) SpecFlow
2 4 (57.14%) JMeter
2 4 (57.14%) Java
2 4 (57.14%) SQL
3 3 (42.86%) JavaScript
3 3 (42.86%) Visual Studio
3 3 (42.86%) Hibernate
3 3 (42.86%) Scrum
3 3 (42.86%) Subversion
3 3 (42.86%) Spring
3 3 (42.86%) Gherkin
3 3 (42.86%) Jenkins
3 3 (42.86%) Confluence
3 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (42.86%) Visual Studio Team System
4 2 (28.57%) JPA
4 2 (28.57%) EJB 3.0
4 2 (28.57%) TDD
4 2 (28.57%) jQuery
4 2 (28.57%) Non-Functional Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Oracle Database 12c
4 2 (28.57%) Oracle Database
4 2 (28.57%) SDET
4 2 (28.57%) Maven
4 2 (28.57%) Java EE
4 2 (28.57%) Telecoms

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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (42.86%) Confluence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle Database
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle Database 12c
2 1 (14.29%) MySQL
2 1 (14.29%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (14.29%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (57.14%) Git (software)
1 4 (57.14%) JIRA
1 4 (57.14%) JMeter
1 4 (57.14%) Selenium
1 4 (57.14%) SpecFlow
2 3 (42.86%) Jenkins
2 3 (42.86%) Subversion
2 3 (42.86%) Visual Studio
2 3 (42.86%) Visual Studio Team System
3 2 (28.57%) Eclipse
3 2 (28.57%) JUnit
3 2 (28.57%) Maven
4 1 (14.29%) Cucumber
4 1 (14.29%) Gatling
4 1 (14.29%) IntelliJ
4 1 (14.29%) The Grinder
4 1 (14.29%) Travis CI
4 1 (14.29%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (28.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Developer
2 3 (42.86%) Java Developer
3 2 (28.57%) Automation Tester
3 2 (28.57%) Developer in Test
3 2 (28.57%) OSS Developer
3 2 (28.57%) Software Developer
3 2 (28.57%) Telecoms Developer
3 2 (28.57%) Telecoms Java Developer
3 2 (28.57%) Tester
4 1 (14.29%) QA Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Software Tester
4 1 (14.29%) Test Automation Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) Gherkin
1 3 (42.86%) Hibernate
1 3 (42.86%) Spring
2 2 (28.57%) EJB
2 2 (28.57%) EJB 3.0
2 2 (28.57%) Java EE
2 2 (28.57%) JPA
2 2 (28.57%) jQuery
2 2 (28.57%) Struts
3 1 (14.29%) .NET
3 1 (14.29%) CSS
3 1 (14.29%) Grails
3 1 (14.29%) HTML
3 1 (14.29%) JSON
3 1 (14.29%) RESTful
3 1 (14.29%) SOAP
3 1 (14.29%) Spring Boot
3 1 (14.29%) Web Services
3 1 (14.29%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Test Automation
2 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (42.86%) Scrum
3 2 (28.57%) Non-Functional Testing
3 2 (28.57%) SDET
3 2 (28.57%) SDLC
3 2 (28.57%) TDD
4 1 (14.29%) BDD
4 1 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (14.29%) Defect Management
4 1 (14.29%) Deployment Automation
4 1 (14.29%) DevOps
4 1 (14.29%) Exploratory Testing
4 1 (14.29%) OOA/OOD
4 1 (14.29%) Pair Programming
4 1 (14.29%) Performance Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Refactoring
4 1 (14.29%) Re-Platforming
4 1 (14.29%) Security Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) Java
1 4 (57.14%) SQL
2 3 (42.86%) JavaScript
3 1 (14.29%) C#
3 1 (14.29%) Groovy
3 1 (14.29%) Java 8
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle