The table below looks at the statistics 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 2 June 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
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Performance Testing
Rank 129 121 117
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -4
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 23 15 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.63% 0.48% 0.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.83% 0.67% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 7 3
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£339 £375 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.66% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £315 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £455 £336
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £37.29 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £37.29 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.18% +16.53%
Performance Testing
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2785 2242 1694
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 76.64% 72.30% 73.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1607 1176 826
Average daily rate £393 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.29% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 114 84
Average hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +46.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £14.75 £12.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £45.00 £45.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 2 June 2015.

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 2 June 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
Manchester +3 15 £335 -33.00% 6
Lancashire +13 7 £338 +3.84%
Cheshire -13 1 £463 +15.62% 4
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England

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, 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 14 (40.00%) QA
2 11 (31.43%) Oracle
3 10 (28.57%) Java
4 9 (25.71%) HP Quality Center
5 8 (22.86%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (20.00%) ISEB
6 7 (20.00%) LoadRunner
6 7 (20.00%) SOAP
6 7 (20.00%) Security Cleared
6 7 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
6 7 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (17.14%) SoapUI
7 6 (17.14%) Web Services
7 6 (17.14%) J2EE
7 6 (17.14%) HP
8 5 (14.29%) Linux
8 5 (14.29%) SC Cleared
8 5 (14.29%) Test Automation
8 5 (14.29%) Test Management
8 5 (14.29%) Scrum
8 5 (14.29%) TDD
8 5 (14.29%) Test Strategy
8 5 (14.29%) Relational Database
8 5 (14.29%) Operational Acceptance Testing
9 4 (11.43%) Capacity Planning
9 4 (11.43%) Retail
9 4 (11.43%) Software Testing
9 4 (11.43%) ISTQB
9 4 (11.43%) WebSphere
9 4 (11.43%) Degree

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

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, 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 4 (11.43%) WebSphere
2 3 (8.57%) WebSphere Application Server
2 3 (8.57%) WebLogic
2 3 (8.57%) JBoss
2 3 (8.57%) Apache
2 3 (8.57%) Tomcat
3 2 (5.71%) WebLogic Integration
4 1 (2.86%) nginx
4 1 (2.86%) Jetty
4 1 (2.86%) OpenStack
Business Applications
1 2 (5.71%) TRIRIGA
1 2 (5.71%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.86%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (2.86%) Amazon S3
1 1 (2.86%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.86%) Amazon ELB
1 1 (2.86%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.57%) FTP
1 3 (8.57%) HTTP
2 1 (2.86%) Firewall
2 1 (2.86%) DHCP
2 1 (2.86%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.86%) DNS
2 1 (2.86%) Network Security
2 1 (2.86%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (14.29%) Relational Database
2 3 (8.57%) SQL Server
3 2 (5.71%) Oracle Database
3 2 (5.71%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (5.71%) MS Access
3 2 (5.71%) MySQL
3 2 (5.71%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.86%) DB2
4 1 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.86%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 7 (20.00%) LoadRunner
2 6 (17.14%) SoapUI
3 4 (11.43%) Visual Studio
4 3 (8.57%) JMeter
4 3 (8.57%) QuickTest Pro
4 3 (8.57%) Facilita Forecast
5 2 (5.71%) Jenkins
5 2 (5.71%) Selenium
6 1 (2.86%) Rational Robot
6 1 (2.86%) JUnit
6 1 (2.86%) Toad
6 1 (2.86%) Rational Performance Tester
6 1 (2.86%) Maven
6 1 (2.86%) Subversion
6 1 (2.86%) Hudson
6 1 (2.86%) Rational Functional Tester
6 1 (2.86%) Cucumber
General
1 4 (11.43%) Retail
1 4 (11.43%) Finance
2 2 (5.71%) Banking
3 1 (2.86%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (22.86%) Tester
2 7 (20.00%) Test Engineer
3 5 (14.29%) Test Manager
4 4 (11.43%) QA Engineer
4 4 (11.43%) Test Leader
4 4 (11.43%) Performance Test Leader
4 4 (11.43%) Test Analyst
4 4 (11.43%) Analyst
5 3 (8.57%) Consultant
5 3 (8.57%) Architect
5 3 (8.57%) Performance Tester
5 3 (8.57%) Test Consultant
6 2 (5.71%) Performance Consultant
6 2 (5.71%) Automation Tester
6 2 (5.71%) Automation Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Non-Functional Tester
6 2 (5.71%) Performance Test Consultant
7 1 (2.86%) DBA
7 1 (2.86%) Technical Architect
7 1 (2.86%) Test Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (20.00%) SOAP
2 6 (17.14%) Web Services
2 6 (17.14%) J2EE
3 1 (2.86%) Servlets
3 1 (2.86%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 7 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (8.57%) Computer Science
2 3 (8.57%) Performance Metrics
3 2 (5.71%) Data Structures
3 2 (5.71%) N-Tier
3 2 (5.71%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.86%) Mathematics
4 1 (2.86%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 5 (14.29%) Linux
2 4 (11.43%) UNIX
2 4 (11.43%) Windows
3 3 (8.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (5.71%) SUSE
4 2 (5.71%) HPUX
5 1 (2.86%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (22.86%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 5 (14.29%) Test Automation
3 5 (14.29%) Test Management
3 5 (14.29%) Scrum
3 5 (14.29%) TDD
3 5 (14.29%) Test Strategy
3 5 (14.29%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 4 (11.43%) Capacity Planning
4 4 (11.43%) Software Testing
4 4 (11.43%) Test Scripting
4 4 (11.43%) Kanban
5 3 (8.57%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (8.57%) Configuration Management
5 3 (8.57%) Manual Testing
5 3 (8.57%) Unit Testing
5 3 (8.57%) Integration Testing
5 3 (8.57%) Load Testing
5 3 (8.57%) Analytics
5 3 (8.57%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 10 (28.57%) Java
2 3 (8.57%) SQL
3 2 (5.71%) Groovy
3 2 (5.71%) FoxPro (VFP)
3 2 (5.71%) VB
4 1 (2.86%) C#
4 1 (2.86%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 7 (20.00%) ISEB
1 7 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (14.29%) SC Cleared
3 4 (11.43%) ISTQB
3 4 (11.43%) Degree
4 2 (5.71%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 2 (5.71%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (40.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 9 (25.71%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.86%) MAINVIEW
2 1 (2.86%) Puppet
2 1 (2.86%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 11 (31.43%) Oracle
2 6 (17.14%) HP
3 2 (5.71%) Curam
3 2 (5.71%) TIBCO
3 2 (5.71%) Hyperion
3 2 (5.71%) IBM
4 1 (2.86%) ATG
4 1 (2.86%) BMC
4 1 (2.86%) Red Hat
4 1 (2.86%) Telerik
4 1 (2.86%) VMware
4 1 (2.86%) RightScale