The table below looks at the statistics for Performance Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Performance Testing over the 3 months to 26 July 2016 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
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Performance Testing
Rank 38 38 29
Rank change year-on-year
0 -9
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 5 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 1.52% 1.01% 0.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.92% 1.36% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 1
Median daily rate £365 £413 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.51% +28.90%
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £362 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.82% +3.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+50.81% -3.17%
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 Merseyside region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
261 295 143
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 79.09% 74.12% 66.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 143 81
Median daily rate £375 £475 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.05% +26.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £258 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £700 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 7
Median hourly rate £15.00 - £26.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 - £13.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.40 - £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.50 £26.98
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +13.06%

Performance Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Merseyside 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 Merseyside

Performance Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Performance Testing across the Merseyside region.

Performance Testing Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

Performance Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Performance Testing across the Merseyside region.

Performance Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

Performance Testing
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Performance Testing within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 26 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Liverpool 0 5 £365 -11.51%
Performance Testing
North West

Performance Testing
Top 20 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 26 July 2016, 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 Merseyside region with a requirement for Performance Testing.

1 6 (100.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 5 (83.33%) Continuous Improvement
2 5 (83.33%) Test Strategy
2 5 (83.33%) Server Monitoring
2 5 (83.33%) SDLC
2 5 (83.33%) SC Cleared
2 5 (83.33%) Security Cleared
2 5 (83.33%) Rational Performance Tester
2 5 (83.33%) IBM
2 5 (83.33%) Middleware
3 4 (66.67%) Citrix
3 4 (66.67%) Web Services
3 4 (66.67%) Siebel
3 4 (66.67%) HTTP
4 1 (16.67%) eggPlant
4 1 (16.67%) E-Commerce
4 1 (16.67%) C#
4 1 (16.67%) Java
4 1 (16.67%) SoapUI
4 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside 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:

Communications & Networking
1 4 (66.67%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 5 (83.33%) Rational Performance Tester
2 1 (16.67%) eggPlant
2 1 (16.67%) SoapUI
Job Titles
1 6 (100.00%) Analyst
1 6 (100.00%) Performance Analyst
1 6 (100.00%) Performance Test Analyst
1 6 (100.00%) Test Analyst
2 3 (50.00%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Performance Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (83.33%) Middleware
2 4 (66.67%) Web Services
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 5 (83.33%) Continuous Improvement
2 5 (83.33%) SDLC
2 5 (83.33%) Server Monitoring
2 5 (83.33%) Test Strategy
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (16.67%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) C#
1 1 (16.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (83.33%) SC Cleared
1 5 (83.33%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) IBM
2 4 (66.67%) Citrix
2 4 (66.67%) Siebel