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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Performance Testing over the 3 months to 29 September 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 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Performance Testing
Rank 36 39 45
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +6
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 7 22 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 2.23% 4.00% 1.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.70% 4.55% 1.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 12 2
Median daily rate £440 £346 £421
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.30% -17.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £426 £288 £420
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £495 £422
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.00 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+15.00% +14.28%
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
259 484 320
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 82.48% 88.00% 73.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 163 340 188
Median daily rate £440 £455 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.24% +7.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £600 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 43 22
Median hourly rate £43.50 £37.00 £63.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.56% -41.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.59 £21.50 £18.76
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £69.07 £56.97 £82.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.66 £34.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-3.95% +30.76%

Performance Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Lancashire 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 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
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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Performance Testing within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 29 September 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
Blackpool +6 2 £440 +23.50%
Lytham St Annes -2 2 £423 -
Preston +2 1 £450 +40.62%
Fleetwood - 1 - -
Performance Testing
North West

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 29 September 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 Lancashire region with a requirement for Performance Testing.

1 6 (75.00%) Capacity Planning
2 3 (37.50%) HP
2 3 (37.50%) Java
2 3 (37.50%) Curam
3 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (25.00%) Computer Science
3 2 (25.00%) QA
3 2 (25.00%) Selenium
3 2 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 2 (25.00%) Oracle
3 2 (25.00%) JUnit
3 2 (25.00%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (25.00%) Linux
3 2 (25.00%) JBoss
3 2 (25.00%) Validation
3 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (25.00%) Regression Testing
3 2 (25.00%) WebSphere
3 2 (25.00%) Degree
4 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
4 1 (12.50%) Advertising
4 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
4 1 (12.50%) NUnit
4 1 (12.50%) IBM
4 1 (12.50%) C#
4 1 (12.50%) HTML
4 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio
4 1 (12.50%) XML

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire 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%) JBoss
1 2 (25.00%) WebSphere
1 2 (25.00%) WebSphere Application Server
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) JUnit
1 2 (25.00%) Selenium
2 1 (12.50%) HP UFT
2 1 (12.50%) Jenkins
2 1 (12.50%) Maven
2 1 (12.50%) NUnit
2 1 (12.50%) TestNG
2 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio
2 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 1 (12.50%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Architect
2 2 (25.00%) Technical Leader
3 1 (12.50%) Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) Integration Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Lead Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Middleware Architect
3 1 (12.50%) QA Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Test Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Systems Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) Test Automation Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Test Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Tester
3 1 (12.50%) WebSphere Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) HTML
1 1 (12.50%) Middleware
1 1 (12.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Linux
1 2 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) Capacity Planning
2 2 (25.00%) Regression Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (25.00%) Validation
3 1 (12.50%) Automation Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Build Automation
3 1 (12.50%) Continuous Delivery
3 1 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (12.50%) Line Management
3 1 (12.50%) Manual Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
3 1 (12.50%) Test Strategy
3 1 (12.50%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) Java
2 1 (12.50%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) Degree
1 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) ISEB
2 1 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Curam
1 3 (37.50%) HP
2 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (25.00%) Oracle
3 1 (12.50%) IBM
3 1 (12.50%) ServiceNow