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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Performance Testing over the 3 months to 4 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Performance Testing
Rank 144 142 123
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -19
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 20 19 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.49% 0.49% 0.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.61% 0.62% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 11 6
Median daily rate £376 £340 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.58% -6.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £293 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £447 £451 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £320 £350
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £37.29
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.50 £33.50 £108.65
% change year-on-year
+14.92% -69.16%
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
3303 3046 2358
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 81.68% 77.96% 75.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 2056 1686 1232
Median daily rate £415 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £550 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 145 130
Median hourly rate £36.00 £37.00 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.70% +29.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £14.50 £12.76
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.86 £60.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -1.61%

Performance Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing Performance Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 4 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Performance Testing within the North West region over the 3 months to 4 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -14 8 £418 +26.51% 5
Cheshire -6 7 £320 -30.81%
Lancashire +3 4 £384 -15.05%
Merseyside - 1 £338 -
Performance Testing
England

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 4 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Performance Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for Performance Testing.

1 19 (37.25%) SQL
2 17 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 15 (29.41%) SQL Server
4 14 (27.45%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (25.49%) HP Quality Center
6 12 (23.53%) Java
7 10 (19.61%) QA
8 9 (17.65%) User Acceptance Testing
8 9 (17.65%) Test Scripting
8 9 (17.65%) Test Automation
9 8 (15.69%) Capacity Planning
9 8 (15.69%) ISTQB
9 8 (15.69%) .NET
9 8 (15.69%) Citrix
10 7 (13.73%) ISEB
10 7 (13.73%) IBM
10 7 (13.73%) HP UFT
10 7 (13.73%) Selenium
10 7 (13.73%) Integration Testing
10 7 (13.73%) BDD
10 7 (13.73%) Defect Management
11 6 (11.76%) Non-Functional Testing
11 6 (11.76%) Retail
11 6 (11.76%) Microsoft
12 5 (9.80%) LoadRunner
12 5 (9.80%) C#
12 5 (9.80%) Web Services
12 5 (9.80%) JIRA
12 5 (9.80%) Test Management
12 5 (9.80%) Curam

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (3.92%) Apache
1 2 (3.92%) IIS
1 2 (3.92%) JBoss
1 2 (3.92%) Tomcat
1 2 (3.92%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.96%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (1.96%) CMS
2 1 (1.96%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (1.96%) WebLogic
2 1 (1.96%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 3 (5.88%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.92%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 2 (3.92%) SAP BPC
1 2 (3.92%) SAP HR
2 1 (1.96%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (1.96%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (1.96%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.96%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (1.96%) Oracle iProcurement
2 1 (1.96%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (1.96%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.92%) IaaS
1 2 (3.92%) PaaS
1 2 (3.92%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.96%) HTTP
1 1 (1.96%) TCP/IP
1 1 (1.96%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (29.41%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.96%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.96%) MySQL
2 1 (1.96%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.96%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (1.96%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (1.96%) Oracle Discoverer
2 1 (1.96%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (1.96%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.96%) RDBMS
2 1 (1.96%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (13.73%) HP UFT
1 7 (13.73%) Selenium
2 5 (9.80%) JIRA
2 5 (9.80%) LoadRunner
3 4 (7.84%) eggPlant
3 4 (7.84%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (5.88%) JMeter
4 3 (5.88%) Rational Performance Tester
4 3 (5.88%) SoapUI
5 2 (3.92%) TestDirector
6 1 (1.96%) Cucumber
6 1 (1.96%) MSTest
6 1 (1.96%) Oracle Forms
General
1 6 (11.76%) Retail
2 5 (9.80%) Finance
3 4 (7.84%) Billing
4 2 (3.92%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.96%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 21 (41.18%) Analyst
1 21 (41.18%) Test Analyst
2 8 (15.69%) Tester
3 7 (13.73%) Performance Tester
3 7 (13.73%) Technical Leader
4 6 (11.76%) Performance Analyst
4 6 (11.76%) Performance Test Analyst
4 6 (11.76%) Test Manager
5 4 (7.84%) SAP Analyst
5 4 (7.84%) SAP Test Analyst
5 4 (7.84%) SQL Analyst
5 4 (7.84%) Test Engineer
6 3 (5.88%) Automation Test Analyst
6 3 (5.88%) Performance Specialist
6 3 (5.88%) Performance Test Specialist
6 3 (5.88%) Team Leader
6 3 (5.88%) Technical Team Leader
6 3 (5.88%) Test Automation Engineer
6 3 (5.88%) Test Automation Manager
6 3 (5.88%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (15.69%) .NET
2 5 (9.80%) Web Services
3 3 (5.88%) .NET Framework
3 3 (5.88%) SOAP
4 2 (3.92%) XML
5 1 (1.96%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.96%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (1.96%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (1.96%) Dapper ORM
5 1 (1.96%) J2EE
5 1 (1.96%) Middleware
5 1 (1.96%) NHibernate
5 1 (1.96%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.92%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (3.92%) Computer Science
1 2 (3.92%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.96%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.88%) Windows
2 2 (3.92%) AIX
2 2 (3.92%) CentOS
2 2 (3.92%) Linux
3 1 (1.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (33.33%) Software Testing
2 14 (27.45%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (17.65%) Test Automation
3 9 (17.65%) Test Scripting
3 9 (17.65%) User Acceptance Testing
4 8 (15.69%) Capacity Planning
5 7 (13.73%) BDD
5 7 (13.73%) Defect Management
5 7 (13.73%) Integration Testing
6 6 (11.76%) Non-Functional Testing
7 5 (9.80%) Test Management
8 4 (7.84%) Test Strategy
9 3 (5.88%) Capacity Management
9 3 (5.88%) Kanban
9 3 (5.88%) Load Testing
9 3 (5.88%) Manual Testing
9 3 (5.88%) Stress Testing
9 3 (5.88%) System Testing
9 3 (5.88%) Usability Testing
9 3 (5.88%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 19 (37.25%) SQL
2 12 (23.53%) Java
3 5 (9.80%) C#
4 2 (3.92%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.96%) C
5 1 (1.96%) C++
5 1 (1.96%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.96%) Ruby
5 1 (1.96%) VB
Qualifications
1 8 (15.69%) ISTQB
2 7 (13.73%) ISEB
3 3 (5.88%) Security Cleared
4 2 (3.92%) Degree
4 2 (3.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (3.92%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (19.61%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.96%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.96%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 13 (25.49%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (3.92%) Puppet
2 2 (3.92%) vRealize
3 1 (1.96%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 8 (15.69%) Citrix
2 7 (13.73%) IBM
3 6 (11.76%) Microsoft
4 5 (9.80%) Curam
5 4 (7.84%) Oracle
5 4 (7.84%) SAP
6 2 (3.92%) HP
6 2 (3.92%) VMware
7 1 (1.96%) Kofax
7 1 (1.96%) Siebel
7 1 (1.96%) Telerik