The table below looks at the statistics for Performance Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Performance Testing over the 3 months to 27 May 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Performance Testing
Rank 42 52 32
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -20
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 6 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 1.35% 0.97% 0.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.64% 1.24% 1.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 1
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£394 £325 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.38% -1.51%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £37.29 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.18% +16.53%
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 Lancashire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
366 402 137
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 82.62% 77.91% 64.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 234 252 68
Average daily rate £375 £400 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +31.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £575 £411
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 32 13
Average hourly rate £37.00 £25.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.00% +21.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £20.16 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.33 £42.20 £45.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

Performance Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Performance Testing across the Lancashire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Performance Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

Performance Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Performance Testing across the Lancashire region.

Performance Testing Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

Performance Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Performance Testing across the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 27 May 2015.

Performance Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

Performance Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Performance Testing across the Lancashire region.

Performance Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

Performance Testing
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

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 Lancashire region over the 3 months to 27 May 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
Blackpool - 5 £451 -
Lytham St Annes - 2 £338 -
Performance Testing
North West

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 4 (44.44%) Oracle
1 4 (44.44%) QA
1 4 (44.44%) Capacity Planning
2 3 (33.33%) WebSphere
2 3 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 3 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (33.33%) Java
2 3 (33.33%) UNIX
2 3 (33.33%) Windows
2 3 (33.33%) WebSphere Application Server
2 3 (33.33%) JBoss
2 3 (33.33%) LoadRunner
3 2 (22.22%) Configuration Management
3 2 (22.22%) ISEB
3 2 (22.22%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (22.22%) Visual Studio
3 2 (22.22%) Linux
3 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (22.22%) Curam
3 2 (22.22%) Software Engineering
3 2 (22.22%) Software Testing
3 2 (22.22%) ISTQB
3 2 (22.22%) Regression Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Selenium
3 2 (22.22%) Problem Management
3 2 (22.22%) Test Scripting
3 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
3 2 (22.22%) Test Strategy
3 2 (22.22%) Automation Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Facilita Forecast

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 (33.33%) WebSphere Application Server
1 3 (33.33%) JBoss
1 3 (33.33%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) FTP
1 1 (11.11%) HTTP
1 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
1 1 (11.11%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (33.33%) LoadRunner
2 2 (22.22%) Selenium
2 2 (22.22%) Facilita Forecast
2 2 (22.22%) Visual Studio
2 2 (22.22%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (11.11%) Toad
General
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
1 1 (11.11%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Tester
2 3 (33.33%) Test Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Automation Tester
3 2 (22.22%) Automation Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Architect
3 2 (22.22%) Performance Tester
4 1 (11.11%) Technical Architect
4 1 (11.11%) Technical Leader
4 1 (11.11%) Lead Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) SOAP
1 1 (11.11%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Data Structures
1 2 (22.22%) Performance Metrics
2 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) UNIX
1 3 (33.33%) Windows
1 3 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (22.22%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Capacity Planning
2 2 (22.22%) Test Strategy
2 2 (22.22%) Automation Testing
2 2 (22.22%) Performance Monitoring
2 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (22.22%) Software Engineering
2 2 (22.22%) Software Testing
2 2 (22.22%) Problem Management
2 2 (22.22%) Test Scripting
2 2 (22.22%) Configuration Management
2 2 (22.22%) Regression Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 2 (22.22%) ISEB
2 2 (22.22%) ISTQB
2 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (44.44%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Oracle
2 2 (22.22%) Curam
3 1 (11.11%) HP
3 1 (11.11%) VMware