The first table below looks at the demand for Performance Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Performance Testing over the 3 months to 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Cheshire region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Testing
Rank 58 - 62
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 7 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.88% - 0.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.22% - 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 0
Average daily rate
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£340 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £29.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+8.62% -27.50%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
572 567 538
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 71.95% 74.51% 63.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 299 239 305
Average daily rate £390 £343 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.86% -4.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £226 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 27 27
Average hourly rate £34.00 £40.00 £37.93
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% +5.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.20 £12.40 £15.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £47.84
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Performance Testing
North West

Performance Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Performance Testing across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Performance Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Performance Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Performance Testing across the Cheshire region.

Performance Testing Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Performance Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Performance Testing across the Cheshire region.

Performance Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

Performance Testing
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Performance Testing within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 28 July 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington - 1 £320 -
Knutsford - - - -
Performance Testing
North West

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing Performance Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Performance Testing.

1 11 (78.57%) Linux
2 9 (64.29%) Apache
2 9 (64.29%) Tomcat
3 8 (57.14%) HTTP
3 8 (57.14%) DNS
4 7 (50.00%) DHCP
4 7 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (50.00%) Java
4 7 (50.00%) JUnit
4 7 (50.00%) Servlets
4 7 (50.00%) Red Hat
4 7 (50.00%) Configuration Management
4 7 (50.00%) Firewall
4 7 (50.00%) Maven
4 7 (50.00%) Ruby
4 7 (50.00%) WebSphere
4 7 (50.00%) nginx
4 7 (50.00%) Amazon EC2
4 7 (50.00%) Amazon S3
4 7 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (50.00%) Jetty
4 7 (50.00%) CentOS
4 7 (50.00%) Open Source
4 7 (50.00%) RightScale
4 7 (50.00%) Cucumber
4 7 (50.00%) Puppet
4 7 (50.00%) Hudson
4 7 (50.00%) OpenStack
4 7 (50.00%) Route 53

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing Performance Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Performance Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 9 (64.29%) Apache
1 9 (64.29%) Tomcat
2 7 (50.00%) WebSphere
2 7 (50.00%) Jetty
2 7 (50.00%) nginx
2 7 (50.00%) OpenStack
3 2 (14.29%) WebLogic Integration
3 2 (14.29%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 2 (14.29%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (50.00%) Amazon EC2
1 7 (50.00%) Amazon S3
1 7 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (50.00%) Route 53
1 7 (50.00%) Amazon ELB
2 1 (7.14%) SaaS
2 1 (7.14%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (57.14%) HTTP
1 8 (57.14%) DNS
2 7 (50.00%) Firewall
2 7 (50.00%) DHCP
3 2 (14.29%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
1 7 (50.00%) Big Data
2 4 (28.57%) Oracle Database
3 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
3 2 (14.29%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (14.29%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 7 (50.00%) JUnit
1 7 (50.00%) Maven
1 7 (50.00%) Cucumber
1 7 (50.00%) Hudson
1 7 (50.00%) Jenkins
2 3 (21.43%) LoadRunner
3 1 (7.14%) JMeter
3 1 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (7.14%) OpenSTA
3 1 (7.14%) LoadUI
General
1 2 (14.29%) Banking
2 1 (7.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (14.29%) Test Analyst
1 2 (14.29%) Performance Tester
1 2 (14.29%) Test Leader
1 2 (14.29%) Tester
1 2 (14.29%) Analyst
2 1 (7.14%) Test Manager
2 1 (7.14%) Agile Test Analyst
2 1 (7.14%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (50.00%) Servlets
2 2 (14.29%) .NET
2 2 (14.29%) Middleware
3 1 (7.14%) .NET Framework
3 1 (7.14%) HTML
3 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET
3 1 (7.14%) JSP
3 1 (7.14%) Web Services
3 1 (7.14%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 7 (50.00%) Open Source
2 2 (14.29%) N-Tier
2 2 (14.29%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 11 (78.57%) Linux
2 7 (50.00%) CentOS
3 3 (21.43%) Windows
4 2 (14.29%) AIX
4 2 (14.29%) HPUX
4 2 (14.29%) SUSE
4 2 (14.29%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) Configuration Management
1 7 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
1 7 (50.00%) JVM Tuning
1 7 (50.00%) DevOps
2 3 (21.43%) Release Management
3 2 (14.29%) CRM
3 2 (14.29%) SOA
3 2 (14.29%) Security Testing
3 2 (14.29%) Statistical Analysis
4 1 (7.14%) Integration Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Test Management
4 1 (7.14%) Test Scripting
4 1 (7.14%) Manual Testing
4 1 (7.14%) System Testing
4 1 (7.14%) V-Model
4 1 (7.14%) Test Automation
4 1 (7.14%) Load Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Stress Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Regression Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 7 (50.00%) Java
1 7 (50.00%) Ruby
2 2 (14.29%) VB
2 2 (14.29%) FoxPro (VFP)
3 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
3 1 (7.14%) SQL
3 1 (7.14%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (28.57%) ISEB
2 3 (21.43%) ISTQB
3 2 (14.29%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 2 (14.29%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (50.00%) Puppet
1 7 (50.00%) Vagrant
2 2 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (50.00%) Red Hat
1 7 (50.00%) RightScale
2 4 (28.57%) Oracle
3 2 (14.29%) SAP
3 2 (14.29%) HP
3 2 (14.29%) TIBCO