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 3 May 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
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Performance Testing
Rank 87 80 65
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -15
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 7 1 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.64% 0.10% 0.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.75% 0.12% 1.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 1
Median daily rate £320 £463 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.81% +8.82%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £320 £350
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.50 £32.00 £155.00
% change year-on-year
+20.31% -79.35%
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
928 839 663
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 84.36% 84.24% 80.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 637 525 315
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £288 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 38 49
Median hourly rate £22.54 £27.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.03% -21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.84 £12.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £31.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+16.12% -1.58%

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 3 May 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 3 May 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
Warrington - 4 £320 -
Macclesfield - 2 - -
Chester -4 1 £475 +2.70% 1
Performance Testing
North West

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 3 May 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 6 (75.00%) SQL Server
1 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (75.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (62.50%) Finance
2 5 (62.50%) SQL
2 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
3 4 (50.00%) ISEB
3 4 (50.00%) .NET
3 4 (50.00%) Billing
3 4 (50.00%) Software Testing
3 4 (50.00%) Integration Testing
3 4 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (37.50%) Waterfall
4 3 (37.50%) Test Management
4 3 (37.50%) System Testing
4 3 (37.50%) Stress Testing
4 3 (37.50%) ISTQB
4 3 (37.50%) .NET Framework
4 3 (37.50%) QA
4 3 (37.50%) C#
4 3 (37.50%) Windows
4 3 (37.50%) MS Excel
4 3 (37.50%) Regression Testing
5 2 (25.00%) Configuration Management
5 2 (25.00%) Project Management
5 2 (25.00%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (25.00%) IIS
5 2 (25.00%) Apache
5 2 (25.00%) Tomcat
5 2 (25.00%) AIX

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (25.00%) Apache
1 2 (25.00%) IIS
1 2 (25.00%) Tomcat
2 1 (12.50%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (12.50%) CMS
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 3 (37.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle Cash Management
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle iProcurement
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 2 (25.00%) IaaS
1 2 (25.00%) PaaS
1 2 (25.00%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle Discoverer
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (12.50%) MSTest
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle Forms
General
1 5 (62.50%) Finance
2 4 (50.00%) Billing
3 2 (25.00%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (12.50%) Local Government
4 1 (12.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Analyst
1 4 (50.00%) SQL Analyst
1 4 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Test Manager
3 2 (25.00%) SQL Server Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Test Automation Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Data Warehouse Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Data Warehouse Test Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Developer
4 1 (12.50%) ETL Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Oracle Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Senior Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Senior Test Manager
4 1 (12.50%) SQL Data Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) SSIS Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Technical Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (50.00%) .NET
2 3 (37.50%) .NET Framework
3 1 (12.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Windows
2 2 (25.00%) AIX
2 2 (25.00%) CentOS
2 2 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (75.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (50.00%) Integration Testing
2 4 (50.00%) Software Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Regression Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Stress Testing
3 3 (37.50%) System Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Test Management
3 3 (37.50%) Waterfall
4 2 (25.00%) Automation Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Build Automation
4 2 (25.00%) Capacity Management
4 2 (25.00%) Configuration Management
4 2 (25.00%) Project Management
5 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (12.50%) CRM
5 1 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (12.50%) ETL
5 1 (12.50%) Test Automation
5 1 (12.50%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) SQL
2 3 (37.50%) C#
3 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
3 1 (12.50%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) ISEB
2 3 (37.50%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (37.50%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) Puppet
1 2 (25.00%) vRealize
2 1 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 2 (25.00%) VMware
3 1 (12.50%) Kofax
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle