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 21 February 2017 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Performance Testing
England / North West
Rank 120 132 132
Rank change year-on-year
+12 0
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 13 25 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.49% 0.67% 0.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.60% 0.81% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 17 6
Median daily rate £288 £390 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.28% +7.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £206 £274 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £369 £450 £468
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £60.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +66.66%

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
2163 3070 2568
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 82.31% 82.39% 78.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1373 1856 1487
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £530 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 135 108
Median hourly rate £42.48 £38.00 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.77% +2.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £15.70 £14.64
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.71 £53.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.62% +45.45%

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 21 February 2017.

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 21 February 2017. 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 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 +9 8 £275 -38.88% 1
Cheshire +20 2 £313 -2.34% 1
Merseyside -2 2 - -
Performance Testing
England

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, 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 16 (59.26%) Agile Software Development
1 16 (59.26%) Test Scripting
2 15 (55.56%) Selenium
3 13 (48.15%) Java
4 11 (40.74%) BDD
5 10 (37.04%) QA
5 10 (37.04%) Manual Testing
6 9 (33.33%) Automation Testing
7 7 (25.93%) Usability Testing
7 7 (25.93%) Security Testing
7 7 (25.93%) Unit Testing
7 7 (25.93%) SQL
7 7 (25.93%) .NET
7 7 (25.93%) Automated Testing
7 7 (25.93%) Scrum
8 6 (22.22%) Regression Testing
8 6 (22.22%) JMeter
9 5 (18.52%) Integration Testing
9 5 (18.52%) Gherkin
10 4 (14.81%) Build Automation
10 4 (14.81%) Jenkins
10 4 (14.81%) User Acceptance Testing
10 4 (14.81%) JIRA
10 4 (14.81%) HP
11 3 (11.11%) Visual Studio
11 3 (11.11%) XML
11 3 (11.11%) Software Engineering
11 3 (11.11%) WebDriver
11 3 (11.11%) Cucumber
11 3 (11.11%) Defect Management

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 1 (3.70%) CICS
Applications
1 1 (3.70%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.70%) Firewall
1 1 (3.70%) FTP
1 1 (3.70%) HTTP
1 1 (3.70%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.70%) DB2
1 1 (3.70%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 15 (55.56%) Selenium
2 6 (22.22%) JMeter
3 4 (14.81%) Jenkins
3 4 (14.81%) JIRA
4 3 (11.11%) Cucumber
4 3 (11.11%) Visual Studio
4 3 (11.11%) WebDriver
5 2 (7.41%) IntelliJ
5 2 (7.41%) LoadRunner
5 2 (7.41%) Log4j
5 2 (7.41%) SoapUI
5 2 (7.41%) TestNG
6 1 (3.70%) Fiddler
6 1 (3.70%) Firebug
6 1 (3.70%) FitNesse
6 1 (3.70%) HP UFT
6 1 (3.70%) JUnit
6 1 (3.70%) NUnit
6 1 (3.70%) Toad
6 1 (3.70%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 2 (7.41%) Finance
1 2 (7.41%) Games
2 1 (3.70%) Banking
2 1 (3.70%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 7 (25.93%) Tester
2 5 (18.52%) Consultant
2 5 (18.52%) Senior Consultant
2 5 (18.52%) Test Leader
3 4 (14.81%) Analyst
3 4 (14.81%) Automation Consultant
3 4 (14.81%) Automation Tester
3 4 (14.81%) QA Tester
4 3 (11.11%) Senior Automation Tester
4 3 (11.11%) Senior Tester
4 3 (11.11%) Test Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Agile Test Manager
5 2 (7.41%) Architect
5 2 (7.41%) Automation Test Lead
5 2 (7.41%) QA Automation Tester
5 2 (7.41%) QA Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Selenium Tester
5 2 (7.41%) Senior QA Tester
5 2 (7.41%) Test Manager
6 1 (3.70%) QA Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (25.93%) .NET
2 5 (18.52%) Gherkin
3 3 (11.11%) XML
4 2 (7.41%) Web Services
5 1 (3.70%) .NET Framework
5 1 (3.70%) Java EE
5 1 (3.70%) Middleware
5 1 (3.70%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.41%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.70%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.70%) Learning Management System
2 1 (3.70%) Mainframe
2 1 (3.70%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.41%) Unix
2 1 (3.70%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (59.26%) Agile Software Development
1 16 (59.26%) Test Scripting
2 11 (40.74%) BDD
3 10 (37.04%) Manual Testing
4 9 (33.33%) Automation Testing
5 7 (25.93%) Automated Testing
5 7 (25.93%) Scrum
5 7 (25.93%) Security Testing
5 7 (25.93%) Unit Testing
5 7 (25.93%) Usability Testing
6 6 (22.22%) Regression Testing
7 5 (18.52%) Integration Testing
8 4 (14.81%) Build Automation
8 4 (14.81%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (11.11%) Defect Management
9 3 (11.11%) QA Automation
9 3 (11.11%) Software Engineering
10 2 (7.41%) Cross-Browser Testing
10 2 (7.41%) SDLC
10 2 (7.41%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 13 (48.15%) Java
2 7 (25.93%) SQL
3 2 (7.41%) C#
4 1 (3.70%) COBOL
4 1 (3.70%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.70%) JCL
4 1 (3.70%) PL/SQL
4 1 (3.70%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1 (3.70%) Degree
1 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared
1 1 (3.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (37.04%) QA
2 2 (7.41%) SLA
3 1 (3.70%) GxP
3 1 (3.70%) SDET
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (3.70%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 4 (14.81%) HP
2 1 (3.70%) CheckPoint
2 1 (3.70%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle
2 1 (3.70%) Saba
2 1 (3.70%) Telerik