The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 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 Job Titles advertised for the North West 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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Tester
Rank 129 126 128
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Performance Tester 3 1 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.10% 0.039% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.042% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 1
Average daily rate
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£375 - £238
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
-9.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £39.25 -
Job Titles Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2760 2363 2900
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 93.56% 92.74% 91.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 1518 1112 1471
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £207 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 174 171 208
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.47 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% -2.94%
Performance Tester
England

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 11 July 2014. 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
Lancashire - - - - 1
Performance Tester
England

Performance Tester
Top 20 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, 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 3 (75.00%) LoadRunner
1 3 (75.00%) Middleware
1 3 (75.00%) Statistics
1 3 (75.00%) Performance Testing
1 3 (75.00%) UNIX
1 3 (75.00%) Linux
2 2 (50.00%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) AIX
2 2 (50.00%) Oracle
2 2 (50.00%) Banking
2 2 (50.00%) Oracle Database
3 1 (25.00%) nmon
3 1 (25.00%) Fundtech
3 1 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (25.00%) CA Wily
3 1 (25.00%) SQL
3 1 (25.00%) Tuxedo
3 1 (25.00%) Data Mining
3 1 (25.00%) HP

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

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, 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 (25.00%) Tuxedo
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle Reports
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (25.00%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 3 (75.00%) LoadRunner
General
1 2 (50.00%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) UNIX
1 3 (75.00%) Linux
2 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (25.00%) CA Wily
1 1 (25.00%) nmon
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (25.00%) HP
2 1 (25.00%) Fundtech
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