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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Testing
Rank 115 126 132
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +6
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 22 6 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.69% 0.20% 0.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.95% 0.28% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 2 2
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£323 £352 £231
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.25% +52.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £321 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £382 £236
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £36.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-4.10% -8.75%
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
2315 2130 2193
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 72.80% 72.01% 65.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 1330 1081 1163
Average daily rate £375 £330 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £233 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 109 115 106
Average hourly rate £30.00 £22.54 £26.08
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.09% -13.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.52 £12.30 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £78.00 £50.00 £49.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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 19 September 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 19 September 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
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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
Cheshire +17 9 £320 -17.94% 2
Manchester -5 7 £323 +3.03% 9
Lancashire -16 6 £421 - 1
Merseyside - 1 £320 -
Performance Testing
England

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 15 (39.47%) ISEB
2 14 (36.84%) Linux
2 14 (36.84%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (34.21%) SQL Server
3 13 (34.21%) HP Quality Center
4 12 (31.58%) Oracle
5 11 (28.95%) Windows
5 11 (28.95%) Apache
5 11 (28.95%) Tomcat
5 11 (28.95%) Release Management
5 11 (28.95%) ISTQB
6 10 (26.32%) Security Testing
6 10 (26.32%) Test Scripting
6 10 (26.32%) HP
6 10 (26.32%) FTP
7 9 (23.68%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (23.68%) Oracle Database
8 8 (21.05%) HTTP
8 8 (21.05%) LoadRunner
9 7 (18.42%) FoxPro (VFP)
9 7 (18.42%) WebLogic Integration
9 7 (18.42%) TIBCO
9 7 (18.42%) MS Access
9 7 (18.42%) N-Tier
9 7 (18.42%) SOA
9 7 (18.42%) UNIX
9 7 (18.42%) HPUX
9 7 (18.42%) VB
9 7 (18.42%) WebLogic
9 7 (18.42%) SUSE

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 11 (28.95%) Apache
1 11 (28.95%) Tomcat
2 7 (18.42%) WebLogic Integration
2 7 (18.42%) WebLogic
3 4 (10.53%) WebSphere
3 4 (10.53%) nginx
3 4 (10.53%) Jetty
3 4 (10.53%) OpenStack
4 1 (2.63%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 2 (5.26%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (10.53%) Amazon EC2
1 4 (10.53%) Amazon S3
1 4 (10.53%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (10.53%) Amazon ELB
1 4 (10.53%) Route 53
2 2 (5.26%) SaaS
2 2 (5.26%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (26.32%) FTP
2 8 (21.05%) HTTP
3 5 (13.16%) DNS
4 4 (10.53%) Firewall
4 4 (10.53%) DHCP
5 3 (7.89%) PuTTY
5 3 (7.89%) TCP/IP
6 1 (2.63%) PABX
6 1 (2.63%) Modbus
6 1 (2.63%) LAN
6 1 (2.63%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (34.21%) SQL Server
2 9 (23.68%) Oracle Database
3 7 (18.42%) MS Access
4 6 (15.79%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (10.53%) Big Data
6 3 (7.89%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (5.26%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (2.63%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (21.05%) LoadRunner
2 5 (13.16%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (10.53%) Maven
3 4 (10.53%) Selenium
3 4 (10.53%) JUnit
3 4 (10.53%) Jenkins
3 4 (10.53%) WebDriver
3 4 (10.53%) Cucumber
3 4 (10.53%) Hudson
4 3 (7.89%) MSTest
4 3 (7.89%) Toad
4 3 (7.89%) QuickTest Pro
4 3 (7.89%) JMeter
5 2 (5.26%) NUnit
5 2 (5.26%) TeamCity
6 1 (2.63%) LoadUI
6 1 (2.63%) OpenSTA
General
1 4 (10.53%) Finance
2 3 (7.89%) Banking
3 1 (2.63%) Retail
3 1 (2.63%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (28.95%) Analyst
1 11 (28.95%) Test Analyst
2 7 (18.42%) Tester
3 5 (13.16%) Non-Functional Tester
4 4 (10.53%) Performance Test Analyst
4 4 (10.53%) Performance Analyst
4 4 (10.53%) Test Leader
4 4 (10.53%) Test Manager
5 2 (5.26%) Lead Test Analyst
5 2 (5.26%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (5.26%) Performance Tester
5 2 (5.26%) Senior Test Analyst
5 2 (5.26%) Test Consultant
5 2 (5.26%) QA Engineer
5 2 (5.26%) Consultant
5 2 (5.26%) Developer
6 1 (2.63%) DevOps Engineer
6 1 (2.63%) Performance Consultant
6 1 (2.63%) Senior Manager
6 1 (2.63%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (15.79%) Web Services
2 4 (10.53%) .NET
2 4 (10.53%) Servlets
3 3 (7.89%) SOAP
4 2 (5.26%) WCF
4 2 (5.26%) Middleware
4 2 (5.26%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (2.63%) Flash
5 1 (2.63%) XML
5 1 (2.63%) HTML
5 1 (2.63%) ASP.NET
5 1 (2.63%) JSP
5 1 (2.63%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 14 (36.84%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (18.42%) N-Tier
3 4 (10.53%) Open Source
4 2 (5.26%) Statistics
4 2 (5.26%) IVR
5 1 (2.63%) User Experience
5 1 (2.63%) SCADA
5 1 (2.63%) Mathematics
5 1 (2.63%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 14 (36.84%) Linux
2 11 (28.95%) Windows
3 7 (18.42%) UNIX
3 7 (18.42%) HPUX
3 7 (18.42%) SUSE
4 4 (10.53%) CentOS
5 2 (5.26%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (28.95%) Release Management
2 10 (26.32%) Security Testing
2 10 (26.32%) Test Scripting
3 9 (23.68%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (18.42%) SOA
4 7 (18.42%) Statistical Analysis
4 7 (18.42%) Integration Testing
5 5 (13.16%) Configuration Management
5 5 (13.16%) Software Testing
6 4 (10.53%) Scrum
6 4 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (10.53%) DevOps
6 4 (10.53%) JVM Tuning
7 3 (7.89%) Test Management
7 3 (7.89%) System Testing
7 3 (7.89%) Validation
7 3 (7.89%) TDD
7 3 (7.89%) Automated Testing
8 2 (5.26%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (5.26%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (18.42%) FoxPro (VFP)
1 7 (18.42%) VB
2 6 (15.79%) SQL
3 5 (13.16%) Java
4 4 (10.53%) Ruby
5 3 (7.89%) C#
6 1 (2.63%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.63%) PHP
Qualifications
1 15 (39.47%) ISEB
2 11 (28.95%) ISTQB
3 7 (18.42%) ISEB Practitioner
3 7 (18.42%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 2 (5.26%) SC Cleared
4 2 (5.26%) Security Cleared
4 2 (5.26%) Degree
4 2 (5.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (2.63%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (15.79%) QA
Systems Management
1 13 (34.21%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (10.53%) Vagrant
2 4 (10.53%) Puppet
Vendors
1 12 (31.58%) Oracle
2 10 (26.32%) HP
3 7 (18.42%) TIBCO
4 4 (10.53%) Red Hat
4 4 (10.53%) RightScale
5 3 (7.89%) SAP
5 3 (7.89%) VMware
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