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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Performance Testing over the 3 months to 9 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Performance Testing
Rank 53 73 65
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -8
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 4 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.63% 0.20% 0.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.75% 0.25% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 3
Median daily rate £394 £475 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.10% +15.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £475 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £475 £466
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £350 £356
% change year-on-year
+11.42% -1.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £55.00 £26.88
% change year-on-year
-40.90% +104.65%
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
533 805 626
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 83.81% 80.34% 81.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 407 560 324
Median daily rate £425 £440 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.40% +11.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £640 £508
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 27 38
Median hourly rate £19.66 £18.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.22% -35.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £25.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.25 £34.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.02% +36.00%

Performance Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cheshire region citing Performance Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Performance Testing across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 9 December 2016.

Performance Testing Daily Rate Histogram 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Performance Testing within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 9 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Macclesfield - 2 £488 -
Chester - 1 £220 -
Knutsford - 1 £313 -
Performance Testing
North West

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 9 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Performance 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for Performance Testing.

1 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) Regression Testing
2 2 (33.33%) E-Commerce
2 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 2 (33.33%) Manual Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Functional Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Automation Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (16.67%) Technical Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (16.67%) Defect Tracking
3 1 (16.67%) Learning Management System
3 1 (16.67%) Integration Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Test Management
3 1 (16.67%) BDD
3 1 (16.67%) C#
3 1 (16.67%) SQL
3 1 (16.67%) Unix
3 1 (16.67%) GxP
3 1 (16.67%) LoadRunner
3 1 (16.67%) CheckPoint
3 1 (16.67%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
3 1 (16.67%) Validation
3 1 (16.67%) Saba
3 1 (16.67%) TDD
3 1 (16.67%) Telerik
3 1 (16.67%) JIRA
3 1 (16.67%) QA

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire 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:

Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) JIRA
1 1 (16.67%) LoadRunner
1 1 (16.67%) Selenium
General
1 1 (16.67%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Test Leader
2 2 (33.33%) Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Automation Test Lead
3 1 (16.67%) Performance Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (16.67%) Learning Management System
1 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) Automation Testing
2 2 (33.33%) E-Commerce
2 2 (33.33%) Functional Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Manual Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Regression Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (16.67%) BDD
3 1 (16.67%) Defect Tracking
3 1 (16.67%) Integration Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (16.67%) TDD
3 1 (16.67%) Technical Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) Test Management
3 1 (16.67%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) C#
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) GxP
1 1 (16.67%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) CheckPoint
1 1 (16.67%) Saba
1 1 (16.67%) Telerik