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 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Performance Tester
Rank 146 127 132
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Performance Tester 5 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.14% 0.099% 0.039%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.11% 0.042%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 0
Average daily rate
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- £375 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £375
% change year-on-year
-1.53% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £39.25
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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
3393 2828 2359
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 93.45% 93.64% 93.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1972 1529 1119
Average daily rate £375 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £231 £223 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 186 167 174
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.67 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.71 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.08 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+2.61% -8.11%

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 7 July 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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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
Lancashire - 4 - - 1
Manchester - 1 - -
Performance Tester
England

Performance Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, 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 5 (71.43%) LoadRunner
1 5 (71.43%) Performance Testing
2 4 (57.14%) Test Scripting
2 4 (57.14%) Test Strategy
2 4 (57.14%) Facilita Forecast
2 4 (57.14%) HP UFT
2 4 (57.14%) Software Testing
2 4 (57.14%) QA
2 4 (57.14%) Problem Management
2 4 (57.14%) Configuration Management
2 4 (57.14%) Regression Testing
2 4 (57.14%) UNIX
2 4 (57.14%) Windows
2 4 (57.14%) Linux
2 4 (57.14%) Visual Studio
2 4 (57.14%) Performance Monitoring
2 4 (57.14%) Data Structures
2 4 (57.14%) Performance Metrics
3 2 (28.57%) Relational Database
3 2 (28.57%) Oracle
3 2 (28.57%) Telerik
3 2 (28.57%) JMeter
4 1 (14.29%) Retail
4 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
4 1 (14.29%) LoadUI
4 1 (14.29%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (14.29%) SoapUI
4 1 (14.29%) Load Testing
4 1 (14.29%) WebLogic

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

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (14.29%) WebLogic
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (71.43%) LoadRunner
2 4 (57.14%) Visual Studio
2 4 (57.14%) HP UFT
2 4 (57.14%) Facilita Forecast
3 2 (28.57%) JMeter
4 1 (14.29%) SoapUI
4 1 (14.29%) LoadUI
General
1 1 (14.29%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) HTML
1 1 (14.29%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Data Structures
1 4 (57.14%) Performance Metrics
2 1 (14.29%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) UNIX
1 4 (57.14%) Windows
1 4 (57.14%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Performance Testing
2 4 (57.14%) Test Scripting
2 4 (57.14%) Test Strategy
2 4 (57.14%) Configuration Management
2 4 (57.14%) Regression Testing
2 4 (57.14%) Software Testing
2 4 (57.14%) Problem Management
2 4 (57.14%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (14.29%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) Java
1 1 (14.29%) SQL
1 1 (14.29%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) ISEB
1 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
1 1 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (57.14%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle
1 2 (28.57%) Telerik
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