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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Performance Testing over the 3 months to 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Performance Testing
Rank 35 32 -
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 7 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 1.81% 0.42% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.47% 0.65% -
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 0
Average daily rate
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£350 £320 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £35.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-12.85% +20.68%
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
283 155 177
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 73.32% 64.58% 71.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 92 105
Average daily rate £350 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 2
Average hourly rate £135.00 £21.75 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+520.68% +20.83%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%

Performance Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Performance Testing across the Merseyside region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Performance Testing across the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

Performance Testing Daily Rate Histogram 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Performance Testing within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 28 August 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
Liverpool +1 7 £350 +9.37%
Performance Testing
North West

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 (71.43%) SQL
1 5 (71.43%) ETL
1 5 (71.43%) SoapUI
2 4 (57.14%) Test Automation
2 4 (57.14%) Selenium
2 4 (57.14%) C#
2 4 (57.14%) Oracle
3 3 (42.86%) C++
3 3 (42.86%) JUnit
3 3 (42.86%) SOAP
3 3 (42.86%) Middleware
3 3 (42.86%) Scrum
3 3 (42.86%) TDD
3 3 (42.86%) Software Testing
3 3 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (42.86%) Open Source
3 3 (42.86%) Oracle Fusion
3 3 (42.86%) Test Strategy
3 3 (42.86%) eggPlant
3 3 (42.86%) Java
4 2 (28.57%) Non-Functional Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Information Assurance
4 2 (28.57%) Cucumber
4 2 (28.57%) Security Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Technical Architecture
4 2 (28.57%) JIRA
4 2 (28.57%) QA
4 2 (28.57%) XML
4 2 (28.57%) HTML
4 2 (28.57%) T-SQL

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) MySQL
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
1 1 (14.29%) DB2
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (14.29%) RDBMS
1 1 (14.29%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (71.43%) SoapUI
2 4 (57.14%) Selenium
3 3 (42.86%) JUnit
3 3 (42.86%) eggPlant
4 2 (28.57%) JIRA
4 2 (28.57%) Cucumber
5 1 (14.29%) LoadRunner
5 1 (14.29%) Bugzilla
General
1 1 (14.29%) Games
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Analyst
1 2 (28.57%) Test Manager
1 2 (28.57%) Test Analyst
1 2 (28.57%) Test Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) QA Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Performance Manager
1 2 (28.57%) Performance Test Manager
1 2 (28.57%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Tester
2 1 (14.29%) Junior
2 1 (14.29%) Junior Test Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Performance Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) SOAP
1 3 (42.86%) Middleware
1 3 (42.86%) Oracle Fusion
2 2 (28.57%) XML
2 2 (28.57%) HTML
2 2 (28.57%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) ETL
2 4 (57.14%) Test Automation
3 3 (42.86%) Open Source
3 3 (42.86%) Test Strategy
3 3 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (42.86%) Scrum
3 3 (42.86%) TDD
3 3 (42.86%) Software Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Technical Architecture
4 2 (28.57%) Security Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Information Assurance
4 2 (28.57%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery
5 1 (14.29%) System Integration Testing
5 1 (14.29%) SDLC
5 1 (14.29%) V-Model
5 1 (14.29%) Integration Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (14.29%) Release Management
5 1 (14.29%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (71.43%) SQL
2 4 (57.14%) C#
3 3 (42.86%) C++
3 3 (42.86%) Java
4 2 (28.57%) T-SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Oracle
2 1 (14.29%) Sybase