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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Performance Testing
Rank 98 72 78
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +6
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 8 24 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.43% 1.49% 0.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.54% 1.94% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 16 5
Median daily rate £300 £350 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +8.52%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+50.81% -3.17%
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
1491 1237 917
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 80.64% 76.69% 74.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 910 758 521
Median daily rate £408 £377 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.09% +7.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 29 28
Median hourly rate £15.00 £21.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +15.09%

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 30 July 2016.

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 30 July 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Performance Testing.

1 7 (38.89%) Oracle
2 6 (33.33%) Finance
2 6 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (33.33%) Integration Testing
3 5 (27.78%) Stress Testing
3 5 (27.78%) System Testing
3 5 (27.78%) Oracle EBS R12
3 5 (27.78%) Software Testing
3 5 (27.78%) ISTQB
3 5 (27.78%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (27.78%) Regression Testing
3 5 (27.78%) ISEB
4 4 (22.22%) Java
4 4 (22.22%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (22.22%) IBM
4 4 (22.22%) Retail
5 3 (16.67%) Rational Performance Tester
5 3 (16.67%) TDD
5 3 (16.67%) Web Services
5 3 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
6 2 (11.11%) Performance Engineering
6 2 (11.11%) High Availability
6 2 (11.11%) Linux
6 2 (11.11%) Tomcat
6 2 (11.11%) Commerce Server
6 2 (11.11%) .NET
6 2 (11.11%) JMeter
6 2 (11.11%) Waterfall
6 2 (11.11%) BDD
6 2 (11.11%) Selenium

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 2 (11.11%) Commerce Server
1 2 (11.11%) Tomcat
1 2 (11.11%) WebSphere
2 1 (5.56%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 5 (27.78%) Oracle EBS R12
2 4 (22.22%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) DB2
Development Applications
1 3 (16.67%) Rational Performance Tester
2 2 (11.11%) JMeter
2 2 (11.11%) Selenium
3 1 (5.56%) Ant
3 1 (5.56%) Cucumber
3 1 (5.56%) JIRA
3 1 (5.56%) LoadRunner
General
1 6 (33.33%) Finance
2 4 (22.22%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (27.78%) Analyst
1 5 (27.78%) Test Analyst
1 5 (27.78%) Tester
2 4 (22.22%) Performance Tester
3 3 (16.67%) Performance Specialist
3 3 (16.67%) Performance Test Leader
3 3 (16.67%) Performance Test Specialist
3 3 (16.67%) Test Leader
3 3 (16.67%) Test Specialist
4 2 (11.11%) Developer
4 2 (11.11%) Lead Tester
4 2 (11.11%) Oracle Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Web Tester
5 1 (5.56%) .NET Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Automation Tester
5 1 (5.56%) Financial Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 1 (5.56%) Test Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) WebSphere Developer
5 1 (5.56%) WebSphere Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (16.67%) Web Services
2 2 (11.11%) .NET
3 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET
3 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (5.56%) CSS
3 1 (5.56%) Dapper ORM
3 1 (5.56%) HTML
3 1 (5.56%) JSP
3 1 (5.56%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.11%) Linux
2 1 (5.56%) CentOS
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (33.33%) Integration Testing
2 5 (27.78%) Regression Testing
2 5 (27.78%) Software Testing
2 5 (27.78%) Stress Testing
2 5 (27.78%) System Testing
2 5 (27.78%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
3 3 (16.67%) TDD
4 2 (11.11%) BDD
4 2 (11.11%) High Availability
4 2 (11.11%) Performance Engineering
4 2 (11.11%) Waterfall
4 2 (11.11%) Web Development
5 1 (5.56%) Automated Testing
5 1 (5.56%) Manual Testing
5 1 (5.56%) Security Testing
5 1 (5.56%) Software Engineering
5 1 (5.56%) Unit Testing
5 1 (5.56%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (22.22%) Java
2 1 (5.56%) C#
2 1 (5.56%) Jython
2 1 (5.56%) Python
2 1 (5.56%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (27.78%) ISEB
1 5 (27.78%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 7 (38.89%) Oracle
2 4 (22.22%) IBM
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