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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Performance Testing
Rank 82 79 78
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -1
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 24 8 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.30% 0.61% 0.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.68% 0.80% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 6 1
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£360 £323 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.62% +3.03%
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 £30.50 £35.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-12.85% +20.68%
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
1430 1004 883
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 77.26% 76.70% 73.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 870 599 469
Average daily rate £388 £350 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 28 45
Average hourly rate £33.64 £15.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+124.26% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £38.00 £36.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%

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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 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
Sale - 2 £362 - 1
Performance Testing
North West

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 18 (46.15%) HP Quality Center
2 16 (41.03%) ISEB
3 15 (38.46%) HP
4 13 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
5 12 (30.77%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (30.77%) Integration Testing
6 11 (28.21%) Test Scripting
6 11 (28.21%) QA
7 10 (25.64%) SQL
7 10 (25.64%) Finance
8 9 (23.08%) ISEB Practitioner
8 9 (23.08%) Oracle
8 9 (23.08%) Release Management
8 9 (23.08%) ISTQB
8 9 (23.08%) Security Testing
8 9 (23.08%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 8 (20.51%) SoapUI
9 8 (20.51%) LoadRunner
9 8 (20.51%) SOAP
9 8 (20.51%) Scrum
10 7 (17.95%) TDD
10 7 (17.95%) System Integration Testing
10 7 (17.95%) Statistical Analysis
11 6 (15.38%) Test Management
11 6 (15.38%) Security Cleared
11 6 (15.38%) Functional Testing
12 5 (12.82%) Migration
12 5 (12.82%) Telerik
12 5 (12.82%) C#
12 5 (12.82%) ITIL

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 3 (7.69%) LiveLink
2 2 (5.13%) WebLogic
2 2 (5.13%) Apache
2 2 (5.13%) Tomcat
2 2 (5.13%) WebLogic Integration
Business Applications
1 3 (7.69%) Agresso
2 2 (5.13%) Oracle Financials
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.13%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.82%) Relational Database
2 4 (10.26%) Oracle Database
3 3 (7.69%) SQL Server
4 2 (5.13%) MS Access
5 1 (2.56%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (2.56%) RDBMS
5 1 (2.56%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (2.56%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (20.51%) LoadRunner
1 8 (20.51%) SoapUI
2 5 (12.82%) Selenium
3 3 (7.69%) Rational Performance Tester
3 3 (7.69%) Rational Functional Tester
3 3 (7.69%) JMeter
3 3 (7.69%) Toad
4 1 (2.56%) Subversion
4 1 (2.56%) Rational Robot
4 1 (2.56%) Jenkins
General
1 10 (25.64%) Finance
2 3 (7.69%) Retail
3 1 (2.56%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.56%) Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (28.21%) Test Leader
2 10 (25.64%) Analyst
2 10 (25.64%) Test Analyst
3 6 (15.38%) Test Manager
4 4 (10.26%) Tester
4 4 (10.26%) QA Engineer
4 4 (10.26%) Performance Test Leader
5 3 (7.69%) Test Consultant
5 3 (7.69%) Architect
5 3 (7.69%) Consultant
6 2 (5.13%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (5.13%) QA Test Analyst
6 2 (5.13%) QA Analyst
6 2 (5.13%) Test Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) Senior Test Analyst
6 2 (5.13%) Non-Functional Tester
7 1 (2.56%) Performance Test Consultant
7 1 (2.56%) QA Tester
7 1 (2.56%) Automation Test Analyst
7 1 (2.56%) Performance Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (20.51%) SOAP
2 3 (7.69%) J2EE
3 2 (5.13%) Web Services
4 1 (2.56%) XML
4 1 (2.56%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 12 (30.77%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.13%) Computer Science
2 2 (5.13%) N-Tier
3 1 (2.56%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.13%) UNIX
1 2 (5.13%) HPUX
1 2 (5.13%) Linux
1 2 (5.13%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
2 12 (30.77%) Integration Testing
3 11 (28.21%) Test Scripting
4 9 (23.08%) Security Testing
4 9 (23.08%) Release Management
5 8 (20.51%) Scrum
6 7 (17.95%) TDD
6 7 (17.95%) Statistical Analysis
6 7 (17.95%) System Integration Testing
7 6 (15.38%) Functional Testing
7 6 (15.38%) Test Management
8 5 (12.82%) Data Migration
8 5 (12.82%) BDD
8 5 (12.82%) ITIL
8 5 (12.82%) Migration
8 5 (12.82%) Operational Acceptance Testing
9 4 (10.26%) Agile Software Development
10 3 (7.69%) Document Management
10 3 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
10 3 (7.69%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (25.64%) SQL
2 5 (12.82%) C#
3 3 (7.69%) Java
4 2 (5.13%) VB
4 2 (5.13%) FoxPro (VFP)
5 1 (2.56%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 16 (41.03%) ISEB
2 9 (23.08%) ISEB Practitioner
2 9 (23.08%) ISTQB
2 9 (23.08%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 6 (15.38%) Security Cleared
4 4 (10.26%) BC Cleared
5 3 (7.69%) Degree
6 1 (2.56%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (28.21%) QA
Systems Management
1 18 (46.15%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (38.46%) HP
2 9 (23.08%) Oracle
3 5 (12.82%) Telerik
4 4 (10.26%) Green Hat
5 3 (7.69%) OpenText
5 3 (7.69%) Siebel
6 2 (5.13%) IBM
6 2 (5.13%) Hyperion
6 2 (5.13%) TIBCO