The table below looks at the statistics for the Performance Tester role in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Performance Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Performance Tester
Rank 149 141 133
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Performance Tester 7 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.18% 0.12% 0.072%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.13% 0.076%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 2
Average daily rate £388 £220 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+76.13% -48.23%
UK excluding London average daily rate £366 £320 £370
% change year-on-year
+14.45% -13.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Performance Tester
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3595 3063 2632
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.26% 94.07% 95.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 2158 1709 1336
Average daily rate £381 £370 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.83% +8.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £510 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 180 188 201
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.42% +8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.37 £11.50 £11.61
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Performance Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Performance Tester in the job title across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Performance Tester Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Performance Tester
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Performance Tester Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Performance Tester
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Performance Tester Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Performance Tester
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Performance Tester within the North West region over the 3 months to 14 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Manchester -20 4 £415 +88.63%
Lancashire -2 2 £375 -
Merseyside - 1 £375 -
Performance Tester
England

Performance Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North West region that cited Performance Tester in their job title 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 with Performance Tester in their job title.

1 7 (63.64%) Performance Testing
2 6 (54.55%) Retail
3 5 (45.45%) HP
4 4 (36.36%) LoadRunner
4 4 (36.36%) JMeter
5 3 (27.27%) E-Commerce
5 3 (27.27%) Java
5 3 (27.27%) Test Scripting
5 3 (27.27%) Non-Functional Testing
6 2 (18.18%) eggPlant
6 2 (18.18%) Load Testing
6 2 (18.18%) SoapUI
6 2 (18.18%) C#
6 2 (18.18%) SOAP
6 2 (18.18%) SQL
7 1 (9.09%) Wireshark
7 1 (9.09%) QA
7 1 (9.09%) Penetration Testing
7 1 (9.09%) Automated Testing
7 1 (9.09%) Ruby
7 1 (9.09%) Software Testing
7 1 (9.09%) Multimedia
7 1 (9.09%) Finance
7 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (9.09%) VB
7 1 (9.09%) Oracle
7 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
7 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
7 1 (9.09%) C
7 1 (9.09%) ISEB

Performance Tester
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North West region that cited Performance Tester in their job title 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 with Performance Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
1 1 (9.09%) Wireshark
Development Applications
1 4 (36.36%) JMeter
1 4 (36.36%) LoadRunner
2 2 (18.18%) eggPlant
2 2 (18.18%) SoapUI
3 1 (9.09%) HP UFT
General
1 6 (54.55%) Retail
2 1 (9.09%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) SOAP
2 1 (9.09%) Web Services
2 1 (9.09%) XML
2 1 (9.09%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) Performance Testing
2 3 (27.27%) E-Commerce
2 3 (27.27%) Non-Functional Testing
2 3 (27.27%) Test Scripting
3 2 (18.18%) Load Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (9.09%) Automated Testing
4 1 (9.09%) CRM
4 1 (9.09%) Customer Engagement
4 1 (9.09%) Data Protection
4 1 (9.09%) DevOps
4 1 (9.09%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Performance Engineering
4 1 (9.09%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (9.09%) Software Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (27.27%) Java
2 2 (18.18%) C#
2 2 (18.18%) SQL
3 1 (9.09%) C
3 1 (9.09%) C++
3 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
3 1 (9.09%) Ruby
3 1 (9.09%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) ISEB
1 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) QA
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 5 (45.45%) HP
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle