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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Testing
Rank 75 74 84
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +10
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 6 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.48% 0.27% 0.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.69% 0.36% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 1
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£323 £338 £238
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.44% +42.10%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £344 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.81% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £29.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+8.62% -27.50%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
870 831 923
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 69.49% 73.74% 66.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 482 445 466
Average daily rate £350 £333 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.18% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £245 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 35 44
Average hourly rate £15.79 £17.50 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.77% -26.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.25 £34.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
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 25 July 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
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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 25 July 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 7 (77.78%) Test Scripting
2 6 (66.67%) Oracle Database
2 6 (66.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 6 (66.67%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (66.67%) VB
2 6 (66.67%) Oracle
2 6 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 6 (66.67%) WebLogic
2 6 (66.67%) HPUX
2 6 (66.67%) Linux
2 6 (66.67%) Apache
2 6 (66.67%) Tomcat
2 6 (66.67%) MS Access
2 6 (66.67%) N-Tier
2 6 (66.67%) SOA
2 6 (66.67%) FoxPro (VFP)
2 6 (66.67%) FTP
2 6 (66.67%) HP
2 6 (66.67%) ISEB
2 6 (66.67%) WebLogic Integration
2 6 (66.67%) TIBCO
2 6 (66.67%) SUSE
2 6 (66.67%) ISEB Practitioner
2 6 (66.67%) ISTQB
2 6 (66.67%) Statistical Analysis
2 6 (66.67%) Release Management
2 6 (66.67%) Security Testing
2 6 (66.67%) Integration Testing
3 1 (11.11%) PABX
3 1 (11.11%) Non-Functional Testing

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 6 (66.67%) WebLogic
1 6 (66.67%) Apache
1 6 (66.67%) Tomcat
1 6 (66.67%) WebLogic Integration
Communications & Networking
1 6 (66.67%) FTP
2 1 (11.11%) PABX
2 1 (11.11%) Modbus
2 1 (11.11%) LAN
2 1 (11.11%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (66.67%) SQL Server
1 6 (66.67%) MS Access
1 6 (66.67%) Oracle Database
General
1 1 (11.11%) Banking
1 1 (11.11%) Retail
1 1 (11.11%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Tester
1 5 (55.56%) Non-Functional Tester
2 2 (22.22%) Test Leader
2 2 (22.22%) Test Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Test Manager
Miscellaneous
1 6 (66.67%) N-Tier
2 1 (11.11%) CCTV
2 1 (11.11%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 6 (66.67%) HPUX
1 6 (66.67%) Linux
1 6 (66.67%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) Test Scripting
2 6 (66.67%) SOA
2 6 (66.67%) Statistical Analysis
2 6 (66.67%) Release Management
2 6 (66.67%) Security Testing
2 6 (66.67%) Integration Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Test Management
3 1 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Configuration Management
3 1 (11.11%) Scrum
3 1 (11.11%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (11.11%) System Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (66.67%) VB
1 6 (66.67%) FoxPro (VFP)
2 1 (11.11%) PHP
Qualifications
1 6 (66.67%) ISEB
1 6 (66.67%) ISEB Practitioner
1 6 (66.67%) ISTQB
1 6 (66.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 1 (11.11%) Degree
2 1 (11.11%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (66.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (66.67%) Oracle
1 6 (66.67%) HP
1 6 (66.67%) TIBCO