The first table below looks at the demand 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 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 Merseyside 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 28 - 30
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 1 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 0.46% - 0.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.76% - 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
Average daily rate
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£320 - £563
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
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
131 160 154
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 59.82% 69.26% 68.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 97 72
Average daily rate £375 £363 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £298 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £476 £457
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 21
Average hourly rate £26.50 £13.00 £17.51
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+103.84% -25.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.40 £13.00 £16.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £13.00 £28.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
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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
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
Top 15 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) ISEB
1 1 (100.00%) Regression Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 1 (100.00%) Release Management
1 1 (100.00%) Stress Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Integration Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Manual Testing
1 1 (100.00%) System Testing
1 1 (100.00%) V-Model
1 1 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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.

Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Test Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) .NET Framework
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Regression Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Release Management
1 1 (100.00%) Stress Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Integration Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Manual Testing
1 1 (100.00%) System Testing
1 1 (100.00%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) ISEB
1 1 (100.00%) ISTQB