Period
to 21 January 2018

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 21 January 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
England > North West
6 months to
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 196 193 236
Rank change year-on-year -3 +43 -31
Contract jobs citing Load Testing 8 23 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.15% 0.38% 0.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.18% 0.45% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 16 9
North West median daily rate £300 £663 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -54.72% +65.63% +8.11%
10th Percentile £275 £506 £227
90th Percentile £325 £738 £488
England median daily rate £450 £425 £375
% change year-on-year +5.88% +13.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £43.75 - £60.00

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

All Process and Methodology Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4,396 5,130 6,868
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 82.25% 84.47% 81.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,859 3,326 4,220
North West median daily rate £410 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% - +8.11%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £250
90th Percentile £600 £575 £573
England median daily rate £450 £433 £425
% change year-on-year +3.93% +1.88% +6.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 200 144 274
North West median hourly rate £21.60 £23.30 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.29% -29.40% +73.68%
10th Percentile £11.75 £11.33 £12.53
90th Percentile £49.10 £49.93 £52.47
England median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -4.00% +8.70% +15.00%

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 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 21 January 2018. 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
Manchester +13 7 £300 -42.86% 5
Lancashire - 1 - -
Load Testing
England

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, 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 8 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 7 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (62.50%) SDLC
3 5 (62.50%) JIRA
4 4 (50.00%) TestComplete
4 4 (50.00%) Git (software)
5 3 (37.50%) Bitbucket
6 2 (25.00%) SoapUI
6 2 (25.00%) SQL
6 2 (25.00%) QA
6 2 (25.00%) SOAP
7 1 (12.50%) Apache
7 1 (12.50%) CRM
7 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce
7 1 (12.50%) HTTP
7 1 (12.50%) JMeter
7 1 (12.50%) Law
7 1 (12.50%) Selenium
7 1 (12.50%) Release Management
7 1 (12.50%) Fiddler
7 1 (12.50%) Performance Testing
7 1 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (12.50%) Manual Testing
7 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio
7 1 (12.50%) TDD
7 1 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
7 1 (12.50%) SaaS
7 1 (12.50%) Bash Shell
7 1 (12.50%) BDD
7 1 (12.50%) Node.js

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (12.50%) Apache
1 1 (12.50%) Apache Spark
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (12.50%) BlazeMeter
1 1 (12.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 5 (62.50%) JIRA
2 4 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 4 (50.00%) TestComplete
3 3 (37.50%) Bitbucket
4 2 (25.00%) SoapUI
5 1 (12.50%) Fiddler
5 1 (12.50%) FogBugz
5 1 (12.50%) Gatling
5 1 (12.50%) Jenkins
5 1 (12.50%) JMeter
5 1 (12.50%) Selenium
5 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (12.50%) Law
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) Test Engineer
2 4 (50.00%) Test Automation Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Developer in Test
3 1 (12.50%) Performance Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Tester
3 1 (12.50%) UI Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) SOAP
2 1 (12.50%) Kafka
2 1 (12.50%) Node.js
2 1 (12.50%) Taurus
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Linux Command Line
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 7 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (62.50%) SDLC
4 1 (12.50%) API Testing
4 1 (12.50%) BDD
4 1 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (12.50%) CRM
4 1 (12.50%) DevOps
4 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce
4 1 (12.50%) Machine Learning
4 1 (12.50%) Manual Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Performance Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Release Management
4 1 (12.50%) Scenario Testing
4 1 (12.50%) TDD
4 1 (12.50%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) Bash Shell
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) QA