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 3 months to 27 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
England / North West
3 months to
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 133 157 152
Rank change year-on-year +24 -5  
Contract jobs citing Load Testing 2 7 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.072% 0.17% 0.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.088% 0.21% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 2
Median daily rate £420 £383 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.86% -4.37%  
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 - - -

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 2279 3303 3086
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 82.10% 81.94% 79.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1390 2037 1687
Median daily rate £400 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.61% +3.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £563 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +3.75% +1.91%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 114 99 145
Median hourly rate £42.00 £37.50 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.00% +1.35%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.18 £16.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £47.91 £60.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.24 £36.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year +3.43% +18.03%  

Load Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 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 3 months to 27 April 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 3 months to 27 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire +34 1 £340 -2.85%
Lancashire - 1 £501 -
Load Testing
England

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 3 (75.00%) Finance
1 3 (75.00%) Migration
2 2 (50.00%) System Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Wealth Management
2 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) Banking
2 2 (50.00%) Data Management
2 2 (50.00%) Supplier Management
2 2 (50.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (50.00%) ITIL
2 2 (50.00%) CRM
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) Project Management
2 2 (50.00%) Data Integration
2 2 (50.00%) ITIL V3
2 2 (50.00%) Project Governance
2 2 (50.00%) Office 365
2 2 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (25.00%) Exploratory Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (25.00%) SFIA
3 1 (25.00%) CESG Certified Professional
3 1 (25.00%) IISP
3 1 (25.00%) User Stories
3 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) Data Architecture
3 1 (25.00%) Security Architecture
3 1 (25.00%) Social Media
3 1 (25.00%) 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:

Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (50.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) Network Security
General
1 3 (75.00%) Finance
2 2 (50.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Banking Project Manager
1 2 (50.00%) CRM Manager
1 2 (50.00%) CRM Project Manager
1 2 (50.00%) IT Manager
1 2 (50.00%) IT Project Manager
1 2 (50.00%) Project Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Data Architect
2 1 (25.00%) QA Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Data Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Solutions Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Solutions Architect
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (25.00%) CESG
2 1 (25.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 1 (25.00%) Social Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Migration
2 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) CRM
2 2 (50.00%) Data Integration
2 2 (50.00%) Data Management
2 2 (50.00%) ITIL
2 2 (50.00%) ITIL V3
2 2 (50.00%) Project Governance
2 2 (50.00%) Project Management
2 2 (50.00%) Supplier Management
2 2 (50.00%) System Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Wealth Management
3 1 (25.00%) Business Analysis
3 1 (25.00%) Data Architecture
3 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (25.00%) Exploratory Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Security Architecture
3 1 (25.00%) SFIA
3 1 (25.00%) TOGAF
3 1 (25.00%) User Stories
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) CESG Certified Professional
1 1 (25.00%) CISSP
1 1 (25.00%) CITP
1 1 (25.00%) IISP
1 1 (25.00%) MBCS
1 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft