Period
to 26 July 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 26 July 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
England > North West
6 months to
26 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 196 225 220
Rank change year-on-year +29 -5 -32
Contract jobs citing Load Testing 2 11 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.035% 0.14% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.043% 0.17% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 3
North West median daily rate £420 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.45% -3.13% +45.45%
10th Percentile £353 £333 £375
90th Percentile £511 £738 £475
England median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -0.06% +6.73% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - £27.50 £28.30
% change year-on-year - -2.83% -

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 the North West with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 4644 6298 6082
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 81.67% 82.18% 79.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 2860 3896 3443
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.90% +10.00%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £256
90th Percentile £538 £550 £556
England median daily rate £450 £425 £407
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.42% +1.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 212 204 272
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £29.25 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.66% +6.36% +23.94%
10th Percentile £11.75 £12.75 £12.00
90th Percentile £51.69 £52.48 £57.50
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year - +13.64% +7.08%

Load Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Load Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Load Testing in the North West

Load Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Load Testing in the North West

Load Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Load Testing in the North West over the 6 months to 26 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Load Testing in the North West

Load Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Load Testing in the North West

Load Testing
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 6 months to 26 July 2017. 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
Cheshire +27 1 £340 -35.24%
Lancashire - 1 £501 -
Load Testing
England

For the 6 months to 26 July 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Load Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for Load Testing.

1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) TOGAF
2 1 (50.00%) Business Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) MBCS
2 1 (50.00%) IT Governance
2 1 (50.00%) CITP
2 1 (50.00%) QA
2 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Stress Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Network Security
2 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) Data Architecture
2 1 (50.00%) Security Architecture
2 1 (50.00%) Social Media
2 1 (50.00%) User Stories
2 1 (50.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 1 (50.00%) SFIA
2 1 (50.00%) CESG Certified Professional
2 1 (50.00%) IISP
2 1 (50.00%) Exploratory Testing
2 1 (50.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (50.00%) CISSP
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) Migration
2 1 (50.00%) Information Security
2 1 (50.00%) CESG

Load Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 (50.00%) Network Security
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Data Architect
1 1 (50.00%) QA Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Data Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Solutions Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Solutions Architect
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) CESG
1 1 (50.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
1 1 (50.00%) Social Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Business Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) Data Architecture
2 1 (50.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (50.00%) Exploratory Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Information Security
2 1 (50.00%) IT Governance
2 1 (50.00%) Migration
2 1 (50.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Security Architecture
2 1 (50.00%) SFIA
2 1 (50.00%) Stress Testing
2 1 (50.00%) TOGAF
2 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) User Stories
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) CESG Certified Professional
1 1 (50.00%) CISSP
1 1 (50.00%) CITP
1 1 (50.00%) IISP
1 1 (50.00%) MBCS
1 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) QA