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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Performance Testing
Rank 82 79 71
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -8
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 8 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.51% 0.17% 0.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.70% 0.23% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 5
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£325 - £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £355 £325
% change year-on-year
-12.67% +9.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £155.00 £135.00
% change year-on-year
-76.77% +14.81%
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
1143 884 660
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 73.32% 73.30% 71.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 649 468 349
Average daily rate £388 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 33 32
Average hourly rate £18.50 £16.75 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.44% -28.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £9.05 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.90 £33.00 £61.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -11.29%

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 5 March 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 5 March 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Altrincham - - - -
Performance Testing
North West

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 5 (41.67%) TDD
1 5 (41.67%) QA
2 4 (33.33%) Kanban
2 4 (33.33%) SoapUI
2 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (33.33%) Java
2 4 (33.33%) J2EE
2 4 (33.33%) SOAP
2 4 (33.33%) Web Services
3 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 3 (25.00%) C#
3 3 (25.00%) .NET
3 3 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 3 (25.00%) Manual Testing
3 3 (25.00%) Selenium
3 3 (25.00%) Telerik
4 2 (16.67%) Degree
4 2 (16.67%) Computer Science
4 2 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Unit Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Integration Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Test Strategy
4 2 (16.67%) Analytics
4 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Management
4 2 (16.67%) TRIRIGA
4 2 (16.67%) SC Cleared
4 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
4 2 (16.67%) Relational Database
4 2 (16.67%) ERP
4 2 (16.67%) Management Information System

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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.

Business Applications
1 2 (16.67%) TRIRIGA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (16.67%) Relational Database
2 2 (16.67%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (16.67%) MySQL
2 2 (16.67%) RDBMS
3 1 (8.33%) DB2
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (33.33%) SoapUI
2 3 (25.00%) Selenium
3 2 (16.67%) Visual Studio
4 1 (8.33%) NUnit
4 1 (8.33%) JMeter
4 1 (8.33%) TeamCity
General
1 2 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) QA Engineer
1 3 (25.00%) Test Engineer
1 3 (25.00%) Developer
2 2 (16.67%) Test Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Tester
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Tester
3 1 (8.33%) Test Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) DBA
3 1 (8.33%) Performance Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Test Leader
3 1 (8.33%) Performance Test Leader
3 1 (8.33%) Automation Tester
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Automation Tester
3 1 (8.33%) DB2 DBA
3 1 (8.33%) Performance Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (33.33%) J2EE
1 4 (33.33%) SOAP
1 4 (33.33%) Web Services
2 3 (25.00%) .NET
3 2 (16.67%) ASP.NET
4 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (8.33%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Computer Science
1 2 (16.67%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) TDD
2 4 (33.33%) Kanban
2 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 3 (25.00%) Manual Testing
4 2 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Unit Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Integration Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Test Strategy
4 2 (16.67%) Analytics
4 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Management
4 2 (16.67%) ERP
4 2 (16.67%) Scrum
4 2 (16.67%) Test Planning
4 2 (16.67%) Mentoring
5 1 (8.33%) Logical Data Model
5 1 (8.33%) Physical Data Model
5 1 (8.33%) ITIL
5 1 (8.33%) MVC
5 1 (8.33%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) Java
2 3 (25.00%) C#
3 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
4 1 (8.33%) SQL
4 1 (8.33%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) Degree
1 2 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (41.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) MAINVIEW
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) Telerik
2 2 (16.67%) IBM
2 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (8.33%) BMC