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 21 February 2017 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Performance Testing
North West / Manchester
Rank 82 91 83
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -8
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 8 12 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.60% 0.68% 0.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.72% 0.80% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 6
Median daily rate £275 £450 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-38.88% +24.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £261 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £463 £468
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £60.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +66.66%

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
1106 1503 1145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 82.48% 84.82% 79.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 688 879 690
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 41 29
Median hourly rate £22.90 £29.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.37% +68.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.70 £15.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.20 £40.00 £24.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.62% +45.45%

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 21 February 2017.

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 21 February 2017, 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 11 (78.57%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (71.43%) Selenium
2 10 (71.43%) Java
2 10 (71.43%) BDD
3 9 (64.29%) Test Scripting
4 7 (50.00%) Scrum
5 6 (42.86%) Automated Testing
5 6 (42.86%) Usability Testing
5 6 (42.86%) Security Testing
5 6 (42.86%) Unit Testing
5 6 (42.86%) Manual Testing
5 6 (42.86%) SQL
6 5 (35.71%) .NET
6 5 (35.71%) QA
6 5 (35.71%) Automation Testing
7 4 (28.57%) Gherkin
7 4 (28.57%) Build Automation
7 4 (28.57%) JMeter
8 3 (21.43%) Regression Testing
8 3 (21.43%) Integration Testing
8 3 (21.43%) Cucumber
8 3 (21.43%) WebDriver
9 2 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
9 2 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
9 2 (14.29%) Jenkins
9 2 (14.29%) User Stories
9 2 (14.29%) Cross-Browser Testing
9 2 (14.29%) SoapUI
9 2 (14.29%) Defect Management
9 2 (14.29%) TestNG

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 1 (7.14%) CICS
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) Firewall
1 1 (7.14%) FTP
1 1 (7.14%) HTTP
1 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) DB2
1 1 (7.14%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 10 (71.43%) Selenium
2 4 (28.57%) JMeter
3 3 (21.43%) Cucumber
3 3 (21.43%) WebDriver
4 2 (14.29%) IntelliJ
4 2 (14.29%) Jenkins
4 2 (14.29%) JIRA
4 2 (14.29%) Log4j
4 2 (14.29%) SoapUI
4 2 (14.29%) TestNG
4 2 (14.29%) Visual Studio
5 1 (7.14%) Fiddler
5 1 (7.14%) Firebug
5 1 (7.14%) FitNesse
5 1 (7.14%) LoadRunner
5 1 (7.14%) The Grinder
5 1 (7.14%) Toad
General
1 2 (14.29%) Finance
1 2 (14.29%) Games
2 1 (7.14%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Consultant
1 5 (35.71%) Senior Consultant
2 4 (28.57%) Automation Consultant
3 3 (21.43%) Tester
4 2 (14.29%) Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) QA Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Test Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Automation Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Java Consultant
5 1 (7.14%) Operations Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Penetration Tester
5 1 (7.14%) Performance Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Performance Test Manager
5 1 (7.14%) QA Tester
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Java Consultant
5 1 (7.14%) Senior QA Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Test Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Test Consultant
5 1 (7.14%) Test Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (35.71%) .NET
2 4 (28.57%) Gherkin
3 2 (14.29%) Web Services
4 1 (7.14%) .NET Framework
4 1 (7.14%) Java EE
4 1 (7.14%) SOAP
4 1 (7.14%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Mainframe
1 1 (7.14%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Linux
1 1 (7.14%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (78.57%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (71.43%) BDD
3 9 (64.29%) Test Scripting
4 7 (50.00%) Scrum
5 6 (42.86%) Automated Testing
5 6 (42.86%) Manual Testing
5 6 (42.86%) Security Testing
5 6 (42.86%) Unit Testing
5 6 (42.86%) Usability Testing
6 5 (35.71%) Automation Testing
7 4 (28.57%) Build Automation
8 3 (21.43%) Integration Testing
8 3 (21.43%) Regression Testing
9 2 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
9 2 (14.29%) Cross-Browser Testing
9 2 (14.29%) Defect Management
9 2 (14.29%) Software Engineering
9 2 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
9 2 (14.29%) User Stories
10 1 (7.14%) QA Automation
Programming Languages
1 10 (71.43%) Java
2 6 (42.86%) SQL
3 1 (7.14%) COBOL
3 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
3 1 (7.14%) JCL
3 1 (7.14%) PL/SQL
3 1 (7.14%) Scala
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (35.71%) QA
2 1 (7.14%) SDET
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 1 (7.14%) HP
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle