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 2 October 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Testing
Rank 41 30 45
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +15
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 8 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 1.82% 0.87% 0.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.63% 1.55% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 1
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£421 - £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £36.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year
-4.10% -10.97%
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
304 129 239
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 69.25% 56.33% 60.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 197 57 148
Average daily rate £420 £320 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.25% -14.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £207 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £438 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +0.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 11 12
Average hourly rate £63.00 £22.43 £51.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+180.87% -56.01%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.38 £30.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-12.08% +3.44%

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
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 2 October 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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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
Preston - - - - 1
Performance Testing
North West

Performance Testing
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, 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 6 (66.67%) Web Services
2 4 (44.44%) LoadRunner
2 4 (44.44%) Capacity Planning
3 3 (33.33%) HP
3 3 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 3 (33.33%) Security Cleared
4 2 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (22.22%) PuTTY
4 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (22.22%) Benchmarking
4 2 (22.22%) Validation
4 2 (22.22%) VMware
4 2 (22.22%) UNIX
4 2 (22.22%) Windows
4 2 (22.22%) FTP
4 2 (22.22%) HTTP
4 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
4 2 (22.22%) Toad
4 2 (22.22%) Oracle
4 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
4 2 (22.22%) SOAP
5 1 (11.11%) Java
5 1 (11.11%) SAP
5 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (11.11%) TDD
5 1 (11.11%) Automation Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Selenium
5 1 (11.11%) WebDriver

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) PuTTY
1 2 (22.22%) FTP
1 2 (22.22%) HTTP
1 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (44.44%) LoadRunner
2 2 (22.22%) Toad
3 1 (11.11%) Selenium
3 1 (11.11%) WebDriver
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Analyst
1 4 (44.44%) Test Analyst
1 4 (44.44%) Performance Analyst
1 4 (44.44%) Performance Test Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Lead Test Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Test Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Performance Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Performance Test Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (66.67%) Web Services
2 2 (22.22%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) UNIX
1 2 (22.22%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Capacity Planning
2 2 (22.22%) Benchmarking
2 2 (22.22%) Validation
3 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (11.11%) TDD
3 1 (11.11%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 3 (33.33%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) HP
2 2 (22.22%) VMware
2 2 (22.22%) Oracle
3 1 (11.11%) SAP
Blackpool, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £421.88 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Blackpool, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £400 - £427 per day
Posted: 6 days ago