The table below looks at the statistics for Performance Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Performance Testing over the 3 months to 24 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Testing
Rank 86 71 76
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +5
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 6 9 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.43% 0.79% 0.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.60% 1.07% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 5
Average daily rate
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£313 £340 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.08% +8.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £340 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £340 £338
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 Manchester region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1002 843 855
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 71.37% 73.75% 71.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 627 449 443
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £248 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £477 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 44 46
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -28.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £9.50 £10.09
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.13 £48.70 £87.50
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 Manchester

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

Performance Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Performance Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Performance Testing Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Performance Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Performance Testing across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Performance Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

Performance Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Performance Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

Performance Testing
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

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 Manchester region over the 3 months to 24 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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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
Altrincham - - - -
Bolton - - - -
Performance Testing
North West

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 (58.33%) SQL Server
2 4 (33.33%) C#
2 4 (33.33%) .NET
2 4 (33.33%) TDD
2 4 (33.33%) Integration Testing
3 3 (25.00%) QA
3 3 (25.00%) Selenium
3 3 (25.00%) Finance
3 3 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (16.67%) Analytics
4 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Management
4 2 (16.67%) Oracle Database
4 2 (16.67%) TRIRIGA
4 2 (16.67%) Relational Database
4 2 (16.67%) ASP.NET Web API
4 2 (16.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 2 (16.67%) Test Planning
4 2 (16.67%) Mentoring
4 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (16.67%) Management Information System
4 2 (16.67%) MVC
4 2 (16.67%) JMeter
4 2 (16.67%) SUSE
4 2 (16.67%) WCF
4 2 (16.67%) Release Management
4 2 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Security Testing
4 2 (16.67%) NUnit
4 2 (16.67%) Telerik

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 2 (16.67%) WebLogic
1 2 (16.67%) Apache
1 2 (16.67%) Tomcat
1 2 (16.67%) WebLogic Integration
Business Applications
1 2 (16.67%) TRIRIGA
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (58.33%) SQL Server
2 3 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (16.67%) Oracle Database
3 2 (16.67%) Relational Database
3 2 (16.67%) MS Access
4 1 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (8.33%) RDBMS
4 1 (8.33%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (8.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (25.00%) Selenium
2 2 (16.67%) TeamCity
2 2 (16.67%) SoapUI
2 2 (16.67%) Visual Studio
2 2 (16.67%) JMeter
2 2 (16.67%) NUnit
General
1 3 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Developer
2 3 (25.00%) Tester
3 2 (16.67%) Test Manager
3 2 (16.67%) Non-Functional Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Test Leader
4 1 (8.33%) Performance Test Leader
4 1 (8.33%) Automation Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Automation Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Test Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Test Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Tester
4 1 (8.33%) QA Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (33.33%) .NET
2 2 (16.67%) J2EE
2 2 (16.67%) ASP.NET
2 2 (16.67%) SOAP
2 2 (16.67%) Web Services
2 2 (16.67%) WCF
2 2 (16.67%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (8.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) N-Tier
1 2 (16.67%) Management Information System
1 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (8.33%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) HPUX
1 2 (16.67%) Linux
1 2 (16.67%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) TDD
1 4 (33.33%) Integration Testing
2 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (16.67%) Kanban
2 2 (16.67%) Test Automation
2 2 (16.67%) Test Strategy
2 2 (16.67%) Statistical Analysis
2 2 (16.67%) Release Management
2 2 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (16.67%) Security Testing
2 2 (16.67%) ERP
2 2 (16.67%) SOA
2 2 (16.67%) MVC
2 2 (16.67%) Test Scripting
2 2 (16.67%) Analytics
2 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Management
2 2 (16.67%) Test Planning
2 2 (16.67%) Mentoring
3 1 (8.33%) Automation Testing
3 1 (8.33%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) C#
2 2 (16.67%) Java
2 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
2 2 (16.67%) VB
2 2 (16.67%) FoxPro (VFP)
3 1 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) ISEB
1 2 (16.67%) ISEB Practitioner
1 2 (16.67%) ISTQB
1 2 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
1 2 (16.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 1 (8.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (25.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) Oracle
1 2 (16.67%) IBM
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
1 2 (16.67%) HP
1 2 (16.67%) TIBCO
1 2 (16.67%) Telerik