The first table below looks at the demand for Performance Testing skills 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 Testing over the 3 months to 18 April 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 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Testing
Rank 119 115 126
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +11
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 17 5 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.54% 0.21% 0.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.75% 0.29% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 4
Average daily rate £400 £350 £329
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +6.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £350 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £350 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £337 £409
% change year-on-year
+3.85% -17.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £37.29 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £96.15 £40.09 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+139.82% +29.32%
Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2259 1696 1940
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 71.19% 70.43% 63.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1165 841 965
Average daily rate £375 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £226 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £475 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 124 82 91
Average hourly rate £28.50 £27.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.63% +37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.35 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £61.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Performance Testing
England

Performance Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Performance Testing across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Performance Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Performance Testing
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 Testing across the North West region.

Performance Testing Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Performance Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Performance Testing across the North West region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Performance Testing Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Performance Testing
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 Testing across the North West region.

Performance Testing Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Performance Testing
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 Testing within the North West region over the 3 months to 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire -6 7 £425 - 2
Lancashire - 6 £325 -
Manchester -13 4 £500 +42.85%
Merseyside - - - -
Performance Testing
England

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 13 (34.21%) UNIX
2 12 (31.58%) Linux
2 12 (31.58%) HTTP
3 11 (28.95%) Java
4 10 (26.32%) Cucumber
5 9 (23.68%) Configuration Management
5 9 (23.68%) SQL
5 9 (23.68%) Windows
5 9 (23.68%) Apache
5 9 (23.68%) Ruby
6 8 (21.05%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (21.05%) Tomcat
6 8 (21.05%) SQL Server
6 8 (21.05%) JUnit
6 8 (21.05%) Firewall
6 8 (21.05%) DNS
6 8 (21.05%) Open Source
6 8 (21.05%) Jenkins
7 7 (18.42%) Amazon ELB
7 7 (18.42%) OpenStack
7 7 (18.42%) Route 53
7 7 (18.42%) Big Data
7 7 (18.42%) Vagrant
7 7 (18.42%) JVM Tuning
7 7 (18.42%) Amazon EC2
7 7 (18.42%) Amazon S3
7 7 (18.42%) RightScale
7 7 (18.42%) Puppet
7 7 (18.42%) Hudson
7 7 (18.42%) DHCP

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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.

Application Platforms
1 9 (23.68%) Apache
2 8 (21.05%) Tomcat
3 7 (18.42%) OpenStack
3 7 (18.42%) Jetty
3 7 (18.42%) nginx
3 7 (18.42%) WebSphere
4 5 (13.16%) SharePoint
5 4 (10.53%) IIS
6 3 (7.89%) WebLogic
6 3 (7.89%) MS Exchange
6 3 (7.89%) Lync
7 2 (5.26%) Tuxedo
8 1 (2.63%) WebLogic Integration
8 1 (2.63%) SharePoint 2013
Cloud Services
1 7 (18.42%) Amazon ELB
1 7 (18.42%) Route 53
1 7 (18.42%) Amazon EC2
1 7 (18.42%) Amazon S3
1 7 (18.42%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.63%) SaaS
2 1 (2.63%) PaaS
2 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.63%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (31.58%) HTTP
2 8 (21.05%) Firewall
2 8 (21.05%) DNS
3 7 (18.42%) DHCP
4 5 (13.16%) FTP
4 5 (13.16%) TCP/IP
5 1 (2.63%) LAN
5 1 (2.63%) WAN
5 1 (2.63%) Internet
5 1 (2.63%) PABX
5 1 (2.63%) Modbus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (21.05%) SQL Server
2 7 (18.42%) Big Data
2 7 (18.42%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (7.89%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (5.26%) Data Mining
4 2 (5.26%) MySQL
5 1 (2.63%) MS Access
5 1 (2.63%) MongoDB
5 1 (2.63%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 10 (26.32%) Cucumber
2 8 (21.05%) JUnit
2 8 (21.05%) Jenkins
3 7 (18.42%) Hudson
3 7 (18.42%) Maven
4 6 (15.79%) LoadRunner
5 5 (13.16%) Selenium
6 4 (10.53%) Toad
6 4 (10.53%) Visual Studio
7 3 (7.89%) WebDriver
8 2 (5.26%) JIRA
9 1 (2.63%) JMeter
9 1 (2.63%) PhantomJS
General
1 3 (7.89%) Back Office
2 1 (2.63%) Banking
2 1 (2.63%) Retail
2 1 (2.63%) Finance
2 1 (2.63%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (26.32%) Analyst
2 7 (18.42%) Test Analyst
3 6 (15.79%) Test Engineer
4 5 (13.16%) Tester
4 5 (13.16%) Test Leader
5 3 (7.89%) Technical Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) Technical Tester
5 3 (7.89%) Systems Tester
5 3 (7.89%) Performance Test Leader
6 2 (5.26%) Performance Test Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) QA Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) Performance Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) Performance Tester
6 2 (5.26%) QA Engineer
7 1 (2.63%) Architect
7 1 (2.63%) Consultant
7 1 (2.63%) Senior Manager
7 1 (2.63%) Test Manager
7 1 (2.63%) Performance Engineer
7 1 (2.63%) Senior Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (18.42%) Servlets
2 4 (10.53%) SOAP
2 4 (10.53%) Web Services
3 2 (5.26%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 8 (21.05%) Open Source
2 5 (13.16%) Mainframe
2 5 (13.16%) IBM Mainframe
3 2 (5.26%) Mathematics
3 2 (5.26%) Statistics
4 1 (2.63%) N-Tier
4 1 (2.63%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.63%) SCADA
4 1 (2.63%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 13 (34.21%) UNIX
2 12 (31.58%) Linux
3 9 (23.68%) Windows
4 7 (18.42%) CentOS
5 3 (7.89%) Windows 7
5 3 (7.89%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.63%) HPUX
6 1 (2.63%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (23.68%) Configuration Management
2 8 (21.05%) Continuous Integration
3 7 (18.42%) JVM Tuning
4 5 (13.16%) Test Scripting
5 4 (10.53%) TDD
5 4 (10.53%) Validation
6 3 (7.89%) ITIL
6 3 (7.89%) PRINCE2
6 3 (7.89%) OO
6 3 (7.89%) E-Commerce
6 3 (7.89%) Migration
6 3 (7.89%) ITSM
6 3 (7.89%) Service Management
6 3 (7.89%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (7.89%) Penetration Testing
6 3 (7.89%) Security Testing
7 2 (5.26%) Automation Testing
7 2 (5.26%) BDD
7 2 (5.26%) Load Testing
7 2 (5.26%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (28.95%) Java
2 9 (23.68%) SQL
2 9 (23.68%) Ruby
3 3 (7.89%) C#
4 2 (5.26%) Shell Script
5 1 (2.63%) VB
5 1 (2.63%) PHP
5 1 (2.63%) FoxPro (VFP)
Qualifications
1 6 (15.79%) ISEB
2 5 (13.16%) Degree
3 3 (7.89%) ISTQB
4 1 (2.63%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (2.63%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (18.42%) QA
System Software
1 3 (7.89%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (18.42%) Vagrant
1 7 (18.42%) Puppet
1 7 (18.42%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (7.89%) SCOM
3 2 (5.26%) nmon
3 2 (5.26%) CA Wily
4 1 (2.63%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 7 (18.42%) RightScale
1 7 (18.42%) HP
1 7 (18.42%) Red Hat
2 6 (15.79%) Oracle
3 5 (13.16%) IBM
4 4 (10.53%) VMware
5 3 (7.89%) Microsoft
5 3 (7.89%) Citrix
6 2 (5.26%) Fundtech
7 1 (2.63%) TIBCO
7 1 (2.63%) Mercator
7 1 (2.63%) ATG
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