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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Performance Testing
Rank 90 87 71
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -16
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 10 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.61% 0.28% 0.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.83% 0.39% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 4
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£335 £500 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.00% +42.85%
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £350 £337
% change year-on-year
-7.85% +3.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £37.29 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £96.15 £40.09
% change year-on-year
-65.15% +139.82%
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
1212 1034 686
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 74.04% 73.23% 71.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 648 532 333
Average daily rate £375 £350 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £463 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £361
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 36 45
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -23.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £11.30 £13.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £25.36 £77.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £29.75 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+5.68% -7.03%

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 21 April 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 21 April 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
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Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Performance Testing
North West

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 6 (37.50%) QA
2 5 (31.25%) J2EE
2 5 (31.25%) Java
2 5 (31.25%) SOAP
2 5 (31.25%) Web Services
2 5 (31.25%) HP
2 5 (31.25%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (31.25%) SoapUI
2 5 (31.25%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (25.00%) Kanban
3 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (25.00%) TDD
4 3 (18.75%) Manual Testing
4 3 (18.75%) Integration Testing
4 3 (18.75%) Test Management
4 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared
4 3 (18.75%) Test Automation
5 2 (12.50%) Test Strategy
5 2 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
5 2 (12.50%) Analytics
5 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure Management
5 2 (12.50%) Oracle Database
5 2 (12.50%) TRIRIGA
5 2 (12.50%) Relational Database
5 2 (12.50%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 2 (12.50%) Test Planning
5 2 (12.50%) Mentoring
5 2 (12.50%) Test Scripting
5 2 (12.50%) Groovy
5 2 (12.50%) SC Cleared

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 2 (12.50%) WebLogic
1 2 (12.50%) Apache
1 2 (12.50%) Tomcat
1 2 (12.50%) WebLogic Integration
Business Applications
1 2 (12.50%) TRIRIGA
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) MS Access
1 2 (12.50%) RDBMS
1 2 (12.50%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (12.50%) Oracle Database
1 2 (12.50%) Relational Database
1 2 (12.50%) MySQL
1 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.25%) DB2
Development Applications
1 5 (31.25%) SoapUI
2 1 (6.25%) Jenkins
2 1 (6.25%) Subversion
2 1 (6.25%) Selenium
General
1 1 (6.25%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Test Manager
2 4 (25.00%) Tester
3 3 (18.75%) QA Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) Test Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Non-Functional Tester
4 2 (12.50%) Test Leader
4 2 (12.50%) Performance Test Leader
5 1 (6.25%) Automation Tester
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Automation Tester
5 1 (6.25%) Performance Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Performance Test Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Tester
5 1 (6.25%) QA Tester
5 1 (6.25%) Test Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) DB2 DBA
5 1 (6.25%) Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (31.25%) J2EE
1 5 (31.25%) SOAP
1 5 (31.25%) Web Services
2 1 (6.25%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (12.50%) N-Tier
2 2 (12.50%) Management Information System
2 2 (12.50%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) HPUX
1 2 (12.50%) Linux
1 2 (12.50%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (25.00%) TDD
1 4 (25.00%) Kanban
2 3 (18.75%) Test Automation
2 3 (18.75%) Integration Testing
2 3 (18.75%) Test Management
2 3 (18.75%) Manual Testing
3 2 (12.50%) Test Scripting
3 2 (12.50%) Statistical Analysis
3 2 (12.50%) Release Management
3 2 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (12.50%) Security Testing
3 2 (12.50%) Unit Testing
3 2 (12.50%) Scrum
3 2 (12.50%) ERP
3 2 (12.50%) SOA
3 2 (12.50%) Test Strategy
3 2 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
3 2 (12.50%) Analytics
3 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (31.25%) Java
2 2 (12.50%) SQL
2 2 (12.50%) VB
2 2 (12.50%) FoxPro (VFP)
2 2 (12.50%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared
2 2 (12.50%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 2 (12.50%) ISEB
2 2 (12.50%) ISEB Practitioner
2 2 (12.50%) ISTQB
2 2 (12.50%) Degree
2 2 (12.50%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (37.50%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (31.25%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (6.25%) MAINVIEW
Vendors
1 5 (31.25%) HP
2 2 (12.50%) Oracle
2 2 (12.50%) IBM
2 2 (12.50%) TIBCO
3 1 (6.25%) Telerik
3 1 (6.25%) BMC