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 3 months to 29 April 2017 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
3 months to
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 97 89
Contract jobs citing Load Testing 0 6 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester - 0.33% 0.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 0.40% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 2
Median daily rate - £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.12%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -12.50% +14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £27.50 -

Load Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1131 1491 1287
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 80.61% 82.28% 77.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 702 907 691
Median daily rate £375 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £530 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.75% +2.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 14 29
Median hourly rate £40.00 £18.99 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +110.69% +22.48%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £13.55 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.00 £36.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year +2.77% +18.03%  

Load Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester citing Load Testing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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