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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Performance Testing
Rank 94 81 74
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -7
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 14 6 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.77% 0.42% 0.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.94% 0.55% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 1
Average daily rate £350 £400 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +17.64%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £335 £370
% change year-on-year
+11.94% -9.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 £36.00 £155.00
% change year-on-year
+66.66% -76.77%
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
1494 1090 901
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 82.27% 76.87% 75.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 883 662 482
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £537 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 32 34
Average hourly rate £40.00 £17.50 £17.15
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+128.57% +2.04%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 14 February 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 14 February 2016, 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 23 (54.76%) SQL
2 20 (47.62%) HP Quality Center
3 18 (42.86%) Test Scripting
4 16 (38.10%) Software Testing
5 13 (30.95%) QA
6 12 (28.57%) SQL Server
7 11 (26.19%) HP UFT
8 10 (23.81%) Citrix
9 9 (21.43%) Retail
9 9 (21.43%) Test Automation
10 8 (19.05%) User Acceptance Testing
10 8 (19.05%) ISTQB
11 7 (16.67%) Test Planning
11 7 (16.67%) ISEB
11 7 (16.67%) Java
12 6 (14.29%) HP
12 6 (14.29%) Finance
12 6 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
12 6 (14.29%) Defect Management
12 6 (14.29%) JIRA
12 6 (14.29%) Test Management
13 5 (11.90%) Selenium
13 5 (11.90%) BDD
13 5 (11.90%) LoadRunner
13 5 (11.90%) SAP
14 4 (9.52%) C++
14 4 (9.52%) JavaScript
14 4 (9.52%) Automated Testing
14 4 (9.52%) Migration
14 4 (9.52%) Test Strategy

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 (7.14%) LiveLink
Applications
1 2 (4.76%) Mingle
2 1 (2.38%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.38%) MS Office
2 1 (2.38%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (7.14%) Unit4 Business World
2 2 (4.76%) SAP BPC
2 2 (4.76%) SAP HR
3 1 (2.38%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.38%) TCP/IP
1 1 (2.38%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.38%) MySQL
2 1 (2.38%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (2.38%) RDBMS
2 1 (2.38%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (26.19%) HP UFT
2 6 (14.29%) JIRA
3 5 (11.90%) LoadRunner
3 5 (11.90%) Selenium
4 3 (7.14%) eggPlant
4 3 (7.14%) JMeter
4 3 (7.14%) Toad
5 2 (4.76%) SoapUI
5 2 (4.76%) TestDirector
General
1 9 (21.43%) Retail
2 6 (14.29%) Finance
3 1 (2.38%) Banking
3 1 (2.38%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 25 (59.52%) Analyst
1 25 (59.52%) Test Analyst
2 9 (21.43%) Tester
3 7 (16.67%) Performance Analyst
3 7 (16.67%) Performance Test Analyst
3 7 (16.67%) Test Manager
4 6 (14.29%) Performance Tester
4 6 (14.29%) Test Engineer
5 5 (11.90%) QA Analyst
5 5 (11.90%) QA Test Analyst
5 5 (11.90%) SAP Analyst
5 5 (11.90%) SAP Test Analyst
6 4 (9.52%) Automation Analyst
6 4 (9.52%) Automation Test Analyst
6 4 (9.52%) Performance Engineer
6 4 (9.52%) QA Engineer
7 3 (7.14%) Performance Test Engineer
7 3 (7.14%) QA Test Engineer
8 2 (4.76%) Automation Engineer
8 2 (4.76%) HR Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.14%) SOAP
2 2 (4.76%) .NET
2 2 (4.76%) Web Services
3 1 (2.38%) J2EE
3 1 (2.38%) XML
3 1 (2.38%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (4.76%) Mainframe
1 2 (4.76%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.38%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.38%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (42.86%) Test Scripting
2 16 (38.10%) Software Testing
3 9 (21.43%) Test Automation
4 8 (19.05%) User Acceptance Testing
5 7 (16.67%) Test Planning
6 6 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (14.29%) Defect Management
6 6 (14.29%) Test Management
7 5 (11.90%) BDD
8 4 (9.52%) Automated Testing
8 4 (9.52%) Data Migration
8 4 (9.52%) Migration
8 4 (9.52%) Non-Functional Testing
8 4 (9.52%) Test Strategy
9 3 (7.14%) Document Management
9 3 (7.14%) Kanban
9 3 (7.14%) Load Testing
9 3 (7.14%) Scrum
9 3 (7.14%) Security Testing
9 3 (7.14%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 23 (54.76%) SQL
2 7 (16.67%) Java
3 4 (9.52%) C++
3 4 (9.52%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.38%) C
4 1 (2.38%) C#
4 1 (2.38%) Ruby
4 1 (2.38%) VB
Qualifications
1 8 (19.05%) ISTQB
2 7 (16.67%) ISEB
3 4 (9.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (4.76%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.38%) Degree
5 1 (2.38%) DV Cleared
5 1 (2.38%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (2.38%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (2.38%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (30.95%) QA
2 1 (2.38%) ISO26262
System Software
1 1 (2.38%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 20 (47.62%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.38%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 10 (23.81%) Citrix
2 6 (14.29%) HP
3 5 (11.90%) SAP
4 3 (7.14%) Microsoft
4 3 (7.14%) OpenText
4 3 (7.14%) Oracle
4 3 (7.14%) Siebel
5 1 (2.38%) Telerik