The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Manchester region.

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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Testing
Rank 77 70 87
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +17
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 4 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.28% 0.41% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.40% 0.59% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 1
Average daily rate £500 £350 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% +2.18%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £337 £409
% change year-on-year
+3.78% -17.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £37.29 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £96.15 £40.09 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+139.82% +29.32%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1008 674 901
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 71.19% 69.13% 65.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 528 331 432
Average daily rate £360 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 46 48
Average hourly rate £16.63 £20.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.90% +17.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.40 £12.90 £12.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.31 £77.50 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £32.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-4.68% +23.07%
Performance Testing
North West

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
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 23 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Altrincham - - - - 1
Bolton - - - -
Performance Testing
North West

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 6 (42.86%) UNIX
2 5 (35.71%) SQL Server
2 5 (35.71%) IBM
2 5 (35.71%) Mainframe
2 5 (35.71%) Test Scripting
2 5 (35.71%) IBM Mainframe
3 4 (28.57%) Degree
3 4 (28.57%) ISEB
3 4 (28.57%) Windows
4 3 (21.43%) IIS
4 3 (21.43%) ITIL
4 3 (21.43%) PRINCE2
4 3 (21.43%) SQL
4 3 (21.43%) Citrix
4 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
4 3 (21.43%) SharePoint
4 3 (21.43%) MS Exchange
4 3 (21.43%) Migration
4 3 (21.43%) Penetration Testing
4 3 (21.43%) Service Management
4 3 (21.43%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (21.43%) ITSM
4 3 (21.43%) Back Office
4 3 (21.43%) SCOM
4 3 (21.43%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (21.43%) XenDesktop
4 3 (21.43%) Windows 7
4 3 (21.43%) Lync
4 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (14.29%) Cucumber

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 3 (21.43%) IIS
1 3 (21.43%) SharePoint
1 3 (21.43%) MS Exchange
1 3 (21.43%) Lync
2 1 (7.14%) WebLogic
2 1 (7.14%) Apache
2 1 (7.14%) Tomcat
2 1 (7.14%) WebLogic Integration
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) FTP
2 1 (7.14%) HTTP
2 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
2 1 (7.14%) LAN
2 1 (7.14%) WAN
2 1 (7.14%) PABX
2 1 (7.14%) Modbus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (35.71%) SQL Server
2 3 (21.43%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (14.29%) MySQL
4 1 (7.14%) MS Access
4 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Cucumber
1 2 (14.29%) JIRA
1 2 (14.29%) Selenium
2 1 (7.14%) LoadRunner
2 1 (7.14%) Toad
General
1 3 (21.43%) Back Office
2 1 (7.14%) Banking
2 1 (7.14%) Retail
2 1 (7.14%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Analyst
2 5 (35.71%) Test Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) Tester
3 3 (21.43%) Systems Tester
3 3 (21.43%) Test Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) Technical Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) Technical Tester
3 3 (21.43%) Test Leader
4 2 (14.29%) QA Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Test Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Test Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Performance Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) SOAP
1 1 (7.14%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (35.71%) Mainframe
1 5 (35.71%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (7.14%) N-Tier
2 1 (7.14%) SCADA
2 1 (7.14%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 6 (42.86%) UNIX
2 4 (28.57%) Windows
3 3 (21.43%) Windows 7
3 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (7.14%) HPUX
4 1 (7.14%) Linux
4 1 (7.14%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) Test Scripting
2 3 (21.43%) ITIL
2 3 (21.43%) PRINCE2
2 3 (21.43%) Migration
2 3 (21.43%) Penetration Testing
2 3 (21.43%) Service Management
2 3 (21.43%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (21.43%) ITSM
3 2 (14.29%) BDD
3 2 (14.29%) Manual Testing
3 2 (14.29%) TDD
4 1 (7.14%) SOA
4 1 (7.14%) Release Management
4 1 (7.14%) Security Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Integration Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Statistical Analysis
4 1 (7.14%) Configuration Management
4 1 (7.14%) Validation
4 1 (7.14%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (21.43%) SQL
2 2 (14.29%) Shell Script
2 2 (14.29%) Ruby
2 2 (14.29%) Java
3 1 (7.14%) PHP
3 1 (7.14%) VB
3 1 (7.14%) FoxPro (VFP)
Qualifications
1 4 (28.57%) Degree
1 4 (28.57%) ISEB
2 1 (7.14%) ISEB Practitioner
2 1 (7.14%) ISTQB
2 1 (7.14%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) QA
System Software
1 3 (21.43%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (21.43%) SCOM
2 2 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (35.71%) IBM
2 3 (21.43%) Citrix
2 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
3 2 (14.29%) HP
3 2 (14.29%) Oracle
4 1 (7.14%) VMware
4 1 (7.14%) TIBCO