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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Performance Testing over the 3 months to 19 January 2017 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
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Performance Testing
North West / Manchester
Rank 84 79 87
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +8
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 11 30 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.79% 1.54% 0.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.95% 1.87% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 22 5
Median daily rate £363 £350 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £234 £225 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £442 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £389 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £60.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-45.83% +100.00%

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
1157 1601 1092
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 83.00% 82.40% 76.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 726 932 671
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 35 32
Median hourly rate £34.50 £25.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.00% +42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £40.00 £28.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

Performance Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Manchester 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 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 19 January 2017.

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 19 January 2017, 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Performance Testing.

1 15 (75.00%) Java
1 15 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (70.00%) Selenium
3 10 (50.00%) BDD
3 10 (50.00%) Scrum
4 9 (45.00%) Security Testing
4 9 (45.00%) Test Scripting
5 8 (40.00%) Automation Testing
6 7 (35.00%) Unit Testing
6 7 (35.00%) JMeter
7 6 (30.00%) Automated Testing
7 6 (30.00%) QA
7 6 (30.00%) SQL
7 6 (30.00%) Usability Testing
7 6 (30.00%) Manual Testing
7 6 (30.00%) Jenkins
8 5 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (25.00%) .NET
9 4 (20.00%) JUnit
9 4 (20.00%) Test Automation
9 4 (20.00%) Gherkin
9 4 (20.00%) Build Automation
10 3 (15.00%) TestNG
10 3 (15.00%) User Acceptance Testing
10 3 (15.00%) Cucumber
10 3 (15.00%) WebDriver
10 3 (15.00%) Integration Testing
10 3 (15.00%) Finance
10 3 (15.00%) Regression Testing
11 2 (10.00%) TDD

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester 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 1 (5.00%) CICS
1 1 (5.00%) Commerce Server
1 1 (5.00%) Tomcat
1 1 (5.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) Firewall
1 1 (5.00%) FTP
1 1 (5.00%) HTTP
1 1 (5.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) DB2
1 1 (5.00%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 14 (70.00%) Selenium
2 7 (35.00%) JMeter
3 6 (30.00%) Jenkins
4 4 (20.00%) JUnit
5 3 (15.00%) Cucumber
5 3 (15.00%) TestNG
5 3 (15.00%) WebDriver
6 2 (10.00%) IntelliJ
6 2 (10.00%) JIRA
6 2 (10.00%) Log4j
6 2 (10.00%) SoapUI
6 2 (10.00%) Visual Studio
7 1 (5.00%) Fiddler
7 1 (5.00%) Firebug
7 1 (5.00%) FitNesse
7 1 (5.00%) LoadRunner
7 1 (5.00%) Maven
7 1 (5.00%) The Grinder
7 1 (5.00%) Toad
General
1 3 (15.00%) Finance
2 2 (10.00%) Games
3 1 (5.00%) Banking
3 1 (5.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (30.00%) Tester
2 5 (25.00%) Consultant
2 5 (25.00%) Senior Consultant
3 4 (20.00%) Automation Consultant
3 4 (20.00%) Automation Tester
3 4 (20.00%) Developer
3 4 (20.00%) Selenium Tester
4 3 (15.00%) Developer in Test
4 3 (15.00%) Java Automation Tester
4 3 (15.00%) Java Developer
4 3 (15.00%) Selenium Automation Tester
4 3 (15.00%) Test Automation Developer
5 2 (10.00%) Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) QA Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Senior Test Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Test Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Test Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Test Manager
6 1 (5.00%) QA Automation Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (25.00%) .NET
2 4 (20.00%) Gherkin
3 2 (10.00%) HTML
3 2 (10.00%) Web Services
3 2 (10.00%) XML
4 1 (5.00%) .NET Framework
4 1 (5.00%) CSS
4 1 (5.00%) Java EE
4 1 (5.00%) JSP
4 1 (5.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.00%) Mainframe
1 1 (5.00%) User Experience
1 1 (5.00%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.00%) Linux
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle Linux
1 1 (5.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (50.00%) BDD
2 10 (50.00%) Scrum
3 9 (45.00%) Security Testing
3 9 (45.00%) Test Scripting
4 8 (40.00%) Automation Testing
5 7 (35.00%) Unit Testing
6 6 (30.00%) Automated Testing
6 6 (30.00%) Manual Testing
6 6 (30.00%) Usability Testing
7 5 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (20.00%) Build Automation
8 4 (20.00%) Test Automation
9 3 (15.00%) Integration Testing
9 3 (15.00%) Regression Testing
9 3 (15.00%) User Acceptance Testing
10 2 (10.00%) Defect Management
10 2 (10.00%) Software Engineering
10 2 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
10 2 (10.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 15 (75.00%) Java
2 6 (30.00%) SQL
3 1 (5.00%) COBOL
3 1 (5.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (5.00%) JCL
3 1 (5.00%) PL/SQL
3 1 (5.00%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) ISEB
1 1 (5.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (30.00%) QA
2 1 (5.00%) SDET
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 2 (10.00%) HP
1 2 (10.00%) Oracle
2 1 (5.00%) ServiceNow