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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Performance Testing
Rank 95 116 120
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +4
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 56 15 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.45% 0.49% 0.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.89% 0.68% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 14 2
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£350 £323 £334
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.52% -3.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £320 £331
10% offered a daily rate of more than £459 £383 £337
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £344
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +1.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £31.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-3.17% +8.62%
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
2963 2214 1927
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 76.64% 72.90% 72.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 1766 1193 967
Average daily rate £400 £375 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 123 99 87
Average hourly rate £37.97 £27.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.05% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.05 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.75 £46.91 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.98 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+11.21% -12.98%

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 0 23 £350 +8.52% 6
Lancashire +25 18 £331 -21.54% 1
Cheshire -5 5 £325 -4.41% 3
Merseyside -9 5 £350 +9.37% 2
Cumbria - 1 - -
Performance Testing
England

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 23 (30.67%) LoadRunner
2 22 (29.33%) Java
2 22 (29.33%) Oracle
2 22 (29.33%) QA
3 19 (25.33%) ISEB
4 18 (24.00%) HP
4 18 (24.00%) Test Scripting
4 18 (24.00%) HP Quality Center
5 16 (21.33%) SoapUI
5 16 (21.33%) Non-Functional Testing
5 16 (21.33%) SQL
6 15 (20.00%) Security Cleared
7 14 (18.67%) Test Strategy
7 14 (18.67%) Analytical Skills
7 14 (18.67%) ISTQB
7 14 (18.67%) Scrum
8 13 (17.33%) Security Testing
9 12 (16.00%) Software Testing
9 12 (16.00%) TDD
9 12 (16.00%) SOAP
9 12 (16.00%) Linux
9 12 (16.00%) UNIX
9 12 (16.00%) Integration Testing
10 11 (14.67%) Facilita Forecast
11 10 (13.33%) Relational Database
11 10 (13.33%) Windows
11 10 (13.33%) C#
11 10 (13.33%) Visual Studio
11 10 (13.33%) HP UFT
12 9 (12.00%) ISEB Practitioner

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

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 7 (9.33%) WebLogic
1 7 (9.33%) WebSphere
2 6 (8.00%) WebSphere Application Server
3 5 (6.67%) JBoss
4 3 (4.00%) Apache
4 3 (4.00%) Tomcat
5 2 (2.67%) WebLogic Integration
6 1 (1.33%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.33%) Jetty
6 1 (1.33%) nginx
6 1 (1.33%) OpenStack
Business Applications
1 2 (2.67%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (1.33%) Primavera
2 1 (1.33%) SAP PLM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.33%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (1.33%) Amazon S3
1 1 (1.33%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.33%) Route 53
1 1 (1.33%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.67%) FTP
1 2 (2.67%) HTTP
2 1 (1.33%) DNS
2 1 (1.33%) Firewall
2 1 (1.33%) Network Security
2 1 (1.33%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (13.33%) Relational Database
2 6 (8.00%) SQL Server
3 4 (5.33%) Oracle Database
4 2 (2.67%) MySQL
4 2 (2.67%) MS Access
4 2 (2.67%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.67%) RDBMS
4 2 (2.67%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.33%) Big Data
5 1 (1.33%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.33%) DB2
Development Applications
1 23 (30.67%) LoadRunner
2 16 (21.33%) SoapUI
3 11 (14.67%) Facilita Forecast
4 10 (13.33%) Visual Studio
4 10 (13.33%) HP UFT
5 8 (10.67%) Selenium
6 7 (9.33%) JMeter
7 5 (6.67%) Cucumber
8 4 (5.33%) JUnit
8 4 (5.33%) LoadUI
8 4 (5.33%) eggPlant
9 3 (4.00%) Rational Performance Tester
9 3 (4.00%) Rational Functional Tester
10 2 (2.67%) WebDriver
10 2 (2.67%) Jenkins
10 2 (2.67%) JIRA
11 1 (1.33%) Subversion
11 1 (1.33%) Maven
11 1 (1.33%) Rational Robot
11 1 (1.33%) Hudson
General
1 8 (10.67%) Finance
2 4 (5.33%) Retail
3 2 (2.67%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 21 (28.00%) Analyst
1 21 (28.00%) Test Analyst
2 13 (17.33%) Tester
3 12 (16.00%) Test Leader
4 8 (10.67%) Performance Tester
5 7 (9.33%) Test Engineer
5 7 (9.33%) Test Manager
6 6 (8.00%) Architect
7 5 (6.67%) Performance Test Leader
7 5 (6.67%) Performance Analyst
7 5 (6.67%) Performance Engineer
7 5 (6.67%) Performance Test Analyst
8 4 (5.33%) QA Analyst
8 4 (5.33%) Performance Test Engineer
8 4 (5.33%) Consultant
8 4 (5.33%) Test Consultant
8 4 (5.33%) QA Engineer
8 4 (5.33%) QA Test Analyst
8 4 (5.33%) Mobile Test Analyst
9 3 (4.00%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (16.00%) SOAP
2 6 (8.00%) Web Services
2 6 (8.00%) HTML
3 4 (5.33%) J2EE
3 4 (5.33%) Oracle Fusion
4 3 (4.00%) .NET
4 3 (4.00%) ODBC
4 3 (4.00%) Middleware
5 1 (1.33%) JSON
5 1 (1.33%) XML
5 1 (1.33%) Servlets
5 1 (1.33%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 14 (18.67%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (12.00%) Performance Metrics
3 7 (9.33%) Data Structures
4 4 (5.33%) Mobile App
4 4 (5.33%) Client/Server
5 3 (4.00%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.67%) N-Tier
7 1 (1.33%) NHS
7 1 (1.33%) Mathematics
7 1 (1.33%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 12 (16.00%) Linux
1 12 (16.00%) UNIX
2 10 (13.33%) Windows
3 5 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (2.67%) HPUX
4 2 (2.67%) SUSE
5 1 (1.33%) Android
5 1 (1.33%) CentOS
5 1 (1.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (24.00%) Test Scripting
2 16 (21.33%) Non-Functional Testing
3 14 (18.67%) Test Strategy
3 14 (18.67%) Scrum
4 13 (17.33%) Security Testing
5 12 (16.00%) Integration Testing
5 12 (16.00%) Software Testing
5 12 (16.00%) TDD
6 9 (12.00%) Release Management
6 9 (12.00%) Performance Monitoring
7 8 (10.67%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (10.67%) Configuration Management
8 7 (9.33%) Regression Testing
8 7 (9.33%) Problem Management
8 7 (9.33%) Statistical Analysis
8 7 (9.33%) Test Automation
8 7 (9.33%) System Integration Testing
9 6 (8.00%) Automation Testing
9 6 (8.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
9 6 (8.00%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 22 (29.33%) Java
2 16 (21.33%) SQL
3 10 (13.33%) C#
4 6 (8.00%) VB
5 4 (5.33%) C++
6 3 (4.00%) Ruby
7 2 (2.67%) FoxPro (VFP)
8 1 (1.33%) Groovy
8 1 (1.33%) C
Qualifications
1 19 (25.33%) ISEB
2 15 (20.00%) Security Cleared
3 14 (18.67%) ISTQB
4 9 (12.00%) ISEB Practitioner
4 9 (12.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 7 (9.33%) SC Cleared
6 6 (8.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (5.33%) BC Cleared
7 4 (5.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (29.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 18 (24.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.33%) Puppet
2 1 (1.33%) Vagrant
2 1 (1.33%) MAINVIEW
Vendors
1 22 (29.33%) Oracle
2 18 (24.00%) HP
3 5 (6.67%) Telerik
4 4 (5.33%) Curam
4 4 (5.33%) Green Hat
5 3 (4.00%) IBM
5 3 (4.00%) Microsoft
6 2 (2.67%) Hyperion
6 2 (2.67%) TIBCO
7 1 (1.33%) BT
7 1 (1.33%) ATG
7 1 (1.33%) RightScale
7 1 (1.33%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.33%) BMC
7 1 (1.33%) SAP
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