The table below looks at the statistics 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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Performance Testing
Rank - 62 63
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 0 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire - 0.78% 0.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 1.01% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 6 1
Average daily rate
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- £340 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -9.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £346 £325
% change year-on-year
-6.13% +6.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.75 £25.00 £86.25
% change year-on-year
+47.00% -71.01%
Performance Testing
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
565 692 525
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 76.56% 77.32% 67.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 337 345 272
Average daily rate £385 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £254 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £565 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 41 24
Average hourly rate £27.50 £35.00 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.42% +32.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £17.15 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

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 30 January 2015. 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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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 - - - -
Performance Testing
North West

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 5 (62.50%) Configuration Management
1 5 (62.50%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (50.00%) Functional Testing
3 3 (37.50%) SAP
4 2 (25.00%) Hudson
4 2 (25.00%) OpenStack
4 2 (25.00%) Route 53
4 2 (25.00%) Big Data
4 2 (25.00%) Jenkins
4 2 (25.00%) Amazon ELB
4 2 (25.00%) Vagrant
4 2 (25.00%) JVM Tuning
4 2 (25.00%) DevOps
4 2 (25.00%) Cucumber
4 2 (25.00%) Puppet
4 2 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (25.00%) Jetty
4 2 (25.00%) CentOS
4 2 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (25.00%) nginx
4 2 (25.00%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (25.00%) Amazon S3
4 2 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (25.00%) Open Source
4 2 (25.00%) SaaS
4 2 (25.00%) PaaS
4 2 (25.00%) Red Hat
4 2 (25.00%) WebSphere
4 2 (25.00%) RightScale
4 2 (25.00%) Maven

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 2 (25.00%) OpenStack
1 2 (25.00%) Jetty
1 2 (25.00%) nginx
1 2 (25.00%) WebSphere
1 2 (25.00%) Apache
1 2 (25.00%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 2 (25.00%) Route 53
1 2 (25.00%) Amazon ELB
1 2 (25.00%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (25.00%) Amazon S3
1 2 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (25.00%) SaaS
1 2 (25.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) Firewall
1 2 (25.00%) DHCP
1 2 (25.00%) HTTP
1 2 (25.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) Big Data
1 2 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Hudson
1 2 (25.00%) Jenkins
1 2 (25.00%) Cucumber
1 2 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (25.00%) Maven
1 2 (25.00%) JUnit
2 1 (12.50%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (12.50%) MSTest
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Test Manager
2 3 (37.50%) Programme Manager
2 3 (37.50%) SAP Programme Manager
2 3 (37.50%) SAP Manager
2 3 (37.50%) SAP Test Manager
2 3 (37.50%) Test Programme Manager
3 2 (25.00%) Programme Test Manager
3 2 (25.00%) Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Test Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 5 (62.50%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (25.00%) Open Source
2 2 (25.00%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) CentOS
2 1 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Configuration Management
2 4 (50.00%) Functional Testing
3 2 (25.00%) JVM Tuning
3 2 (25.00%) DevOps
3 2 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 2 (25.00%) ERP
4 1 (12.50%) Regression Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Automated Testing
4 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Stress Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Integration Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Test Management
4 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
4 1 (12.50%) Release Management
4 1 (12.50%) Waterfall
4 1 (12.50%) Manual Testing
4 1 (12.50%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) Ruby
1 2 (25.00%) Java
1 2 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) ISEB
2 1 (12.50%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) Vagrant
1 2 (25.00%) Puppet
2 1 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) SAP
2 2 (25.00%) Red Hat
2 2 (25.00%) RightScale