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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Testing
Rank 60 69 65
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -4
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 4 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.51% 0.51% 0.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.66% 0.66% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 2
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£445 £340 £445
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.88% -23.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £417 £340 £389
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £410 £501
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 - £45.00
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
608 759 617
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 77.95% 77.13% 69.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 318 348 310
Average daily rate £385 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 45 29
Average hourly rate £22.50 £32.81 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.41% -2.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £17.15 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.90 £62.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 19 December 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 - -
Wilmslow - - - -
Performance Testing
North West

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 7 (53.85%) ISEB
2 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (38.46%) Configuration Management
2 5 (38.46%) Software Testing
2 5 (38.46%) Release Management
2 5 (38.46%) SQL
2 5 (38.46%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (38.46%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (30.77%) Functional Testing
3 4 (30.77%) Test Scripting
3 4 (30.77%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (30.77%) SAP
3 4 (30.77%) Windows
4 3 (23.08%) Automated Testing
4 3 (23.08%) ISTQB
4 3 (23.08%) QuickTest Pro
4 3 (23.08%) HTTP
4 3 (23.08%) DNS
4 3 (23.08%) Apache
4 3 (23.08%) Tomcat
4 3 (23.08%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (23.08%) MSTest
5 2 (15.38%) RightScale
5 2 (15.38%) Cucumber
5 2 (15.38%) Puppet
5 2 (15.38%) Open Source
5 2 (15.38%) SaaS
5 2 (15.38%) PaaS
5 2 (15.38%) Hudson
5 2 (15.38%) OpenStack

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 3 (23.08%) Apache
1 3 (23.08%) Tomcat
2 2 (15.38%) OpenStack
2 2 (15.38%) nginx
2 2 (15.38%) Jetty
2 2 (15.38%) WebSphere
3 1 (7.69%) WebLogic Integration
3 1 (7.69%) WebLogic
3 1 (7.69%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (15.38%) SaaS
1 2 (15.38%) PaaS
1 2 (15.38%) Route 53
1 2 (15.38%) Amazon ELB
1 2 (15.38%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (15.38%) Amazon S3
1 2 (15.38%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (23.08%) HTTP
1 3 (23.08%) DNS
2 2 (15.38%) DHCP
2 2 (15.38%) Firewall
3 1 (7.69%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (23.08%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (15.38%) Big Data
3 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
3 1 (7.69%) MS Access
3 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (38.46%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (23.08%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (23.08%) MSTest
3 2 (15.38%) Cucumber
3 2 (15.38%) Hudson
3 2 (15.38%) Jenkins
3 2 (15.38%) JUnit
3 2 (15.38%) Maven
4 1 (7.69%) JMeter
4 1 (7.69%) LoadRunner
4 1 (7.69%) OpenSTA
4 1 (7.69%) LoadUI
General
1 1 (7.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) Test Analyst
1 6 (46.15%) Analyst
2 4 (30.77%) Test Manager
3 3 (23.08%) SAP Programme Manager
3 3 (23.08%) Programme Manager
3 3 (23.08%) SAP Test Manager
3 3 (23.08%) SAP Manager
3 3 (23.08%) Test Programme Manager
4 2 (15.38%) Programme Test Manager
4 2 (15.38%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Software Test Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Test Leader
5 1 (7.69%) Agile Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) Servlets
1 2 (15.38%) .NET
2 1 (7.69%) .NET Framework
2 1 (7.69%) HTML
2 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET
2 1 (7.69%) JSP
2 1 (7.69%) Web Services
2 1 (7.69%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 5 (38.46%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (15.38%) Open Source
2 2 (15.38%) IVR
3 1 (7.69%) N-Tier
3 1 (7.69%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (30.77%) Windows
2 2 (15.38%) CentOS
2 2 (15.38%) Linux
3 1 (7.69%) SUSE
3 1 (7.69%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (38.46%) Configuration Management
1 5 (38.46%) Software Testing
1 5 (38.46%) Release Management
2 4 (30.77%) Functional Testing
2 4 (30.77%) Test Scripting
3 3 (23.08%) Automated Testing
4 2 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (15.38%) Manual Testing
4 2 (15.38%) System Testing
4 2 (15.38%) Integration Testing
4 2 (15.38%) JVM Tuning
4 2 (15.38%) DevOps
4 2 (15.38%) ERP
4 2 (15.38%) Stress Testing
4 2 (15.38%) Regression Testing
5 1 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Load Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Security Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Statistical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 5 (38.46%) SQL
2 2 (15.38%) Java
2 2 (15.38%) Ruby
3 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
3 1 (7.69%) C#
3 1 (7.69%) VB
3 1 (7.69%) FoxPro (VFP)
Qualifications
1 7 (53.85%) ISEB
2 3 (23.08%) ISTQB
3 1 (7.69%) ISEB Practitioner
3 1 (7.69%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (30.77%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (15.38%) Puppet
2 2 (15.38%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) SAP
2 2 (15.38%) RightScale
2 2 (15.38%) Red Hat
3 1 (7.69%) TIBCO
3 1 (7.69%) Oracle
3 1 (7.69%) HP