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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Performance Testing
Rank - 65 60
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 0 5 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire - 0.51% 0.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 0.61% 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 7
Median daily rate - £325 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -4.41%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+50.81% -3.17%
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
656 817 602
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 83.99% 83.28% 75.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 463 496 319
Median daily rate £425 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 30 27
Median hourly rate £62.50 £33.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+89.39% -5.71%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%

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
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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 (85.71%) SQL Server
1 6 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (85.71%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
3 4 (57.14%) ISEB
3 4 (57.14%) SQL
3 4 (57.14%) .NET
3 4 (57.14%) Billing
3 4 (57.14%) Finance
3 4 (57.14%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (57.14%) Software Testing
3 4 (57.14%) Integration Testing
4 3 (42.86%) C#
4 3 (42.86%) Waterfall
4 3 (42.86%) Test Management
4 3 (42.86%) System Testing
4 3 (42.86%) ISTQB
4 3 (42.86%) .NET Framework
4 3 (42.86%) QA
4 3 (42.86%) Stress Testing
4 3 (42.86%) Regression Testing
4 3 (42.86%) Windows
4 3 (42.86%) MS Excel
5 2 (28.57%) Configuration Management
5 2 (28.57%) Project Management
5 2 (28.57%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (28.57%) AIX
5 2 (28.57%) Linux
5 2 (28.57%) Apache
5 2 (28.57%) Tomcat

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 (28.57%) Apache
1 2 (28.57%) IIS
1 2 (28.57%) Tomcat
2 1 (14.29%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (14.29%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (42.86%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) IaaS
1 2 (28.57%) PaaS
1 2 (28.57%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (85.71%) SQL Server
2 1 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (57.14%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (14.29%) MSTest
General
1 4 (57.14%) Billing
1 4 (57.14%) Finance
2 2 (28.57%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (14.29%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Analyst
1 4 (57.14%) SQL Analyst
1 4 (57.14%) Test Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) Test Manager
3 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Test Automation Manager
4 1 (14.29%) Data Warehouse Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Data Warehouse Test Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) ETL Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Senior Manager
4 1 (14.29%) Senior Test Manager
4 1 (14.29%) SQL Data Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) SSIS Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (57.14%) .NET
2 3 (42.86%) .NET Framework
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) Windows
2 2 (28.57%) AIX
2 2 (28.57%) CentOS
2 2 (28.57%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (85.71%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (57.14%) Integration Testing
2 4 (57.14%) Software Testing
3 3 (42.86%) Regression Testing
3 3 (42.86%) Stress Testing
3 3 (42.86%) System Testing
3 3 (42.86%) Test Management
3 3 (42.86%) Waterfall
4 2 (28.57%) Automation Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Build Automation
4 2 (28.57%) Capacity Management
4 2 (28.57%) Configuration Management
4 2 (28.57%) Project Management
5 1 (14.29%) Defect Management
5 1 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (14.29%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (14.29%) System Integration Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) SQL
2 3 (42.86%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) ISEB
2 3 (42.86%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (42.86%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) Puppet
1 2 (28.57%) vRealize
2 1 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 2 (28.57%) VMware