The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the North West region.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Testing
Rank 116 116 124
Rank change year-on-year
0 +8
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 14 10 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.47% 0.38% 0.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.67% 0.53% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 2 6
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£323 £334 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.37% -21.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £331 £306
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £337 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £29.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+8.62% -27.50%
Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2087 1893 2116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 69.40% 71.06% 64.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 1134 949 1118
Average daily rate £375 £338 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -0.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £455 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 84 112
Average hourly rate £26.50 £22.00 £22.41
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.45% -1.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.50 £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £50.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Performance Testing
England

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
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 23 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 - 7 £340 -
Manchester +3 6 £323 -4.44% 1
Lancashire - - - -
Performance Testing
England

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 19 (61.29%) Linux
2 15 (48.39%) Apache
2 15 (48.39%) Tomcat
3 14 (45.16%) Oracle
4 12 (38.71%) SQL Server
4 12 (38.71%) FTP
4 12 (38.71%) HTTP
4 12 (38.71%) HP
4 12 (38.71%) ISEB
4 12 (38.71%) HP Quality Center
5 11 (35.48%) ISTQB
5 11 (35.48%) Security Testing
6 10 (32.26%) Oracle Database
7 9 (29.03%) Release Management
7 9 (29.03%) Windows
8 8 (25.81%) UNIX
8 8 (25.81%) HPUX
8 8 (25.81%) MS Access
8 8 (25.81%) N-Tier
8 8 (25.81%) SOA
8 8 (25.81%) WebLogic
8 8 (25.81%) Java
8 8 (25.81%) VB
8 8 (25.81%) WebLogic Integration
8 8 (25.81%) TIBCO
8 8 (25.81%) SUSE
8 8 (25.81%) FoxPro (VFP)
8 8 (25.81%) DNS
8 8 (25.81%) Configuration Management
8 8 (25.81%) Test Scripting

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

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 15 (48.39%) Apache
1 15 (48.39%) Tomcat
2 8 (25.81%) WebLogic Integration
2 8 (25.81%) WebLogic
3 7 (22.58%) WebSphere
3 7 (22.58%) Jetty
3 7 (22.58%) nginx
3 7 (22.58%) OpenStack
Business Applications
1 2 (6.45%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (22.58%) Amazon EC2
1 7 (22.58%) Amazon S3
1 7 (22.58%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (22.58%) Route 53
1 7 (22.58%) Amazon ELB
2 1 (3.23%) SaaS
2 1 (3.23%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (38.71%) FTP
1 12 (38.71%) HTTP
2 8 (25.81%) DNS
3 7 (22.58%) Firewall
3 7 (22.58%) DHCP
4 4 (12.90%) PuTTY
4 4 (12.90%) TCP/IP
5 1 (3.23%) LAN
5 1 (3.23%) WAN
5 1 (3.23%) PABX
5 1 (3.23%) Modbus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (38.71%) SQL Server
2 10 (32.26%) Oracle Database
3 8 (25.81%) MS Access
4 7 (22.58%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (22.58%) Big Data
5 2 (6.45%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 7 (22.58%) JUnit
1 7 (22.58%) LoadRunner
1 7 (22.58%) Maven
1 7 (22.58%) Cucumber
1 7 (22.58%) Hudson
1 7 (22.58%) Jenkins
2 4 (12.90%) WebDriver
2 4 (12.90%) Selenium
2 4 (12.90%) Toad
3 1 (3.23%) JMeter
3 1 (3.23%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (3.23%) OpenSTA
3 1 (3.23%) LoadUI
General
1 3 (9.68%) Banking
2 1 (3.23%) Retail
2 1 (3.23%) Retail Banking
2 1 (3.23%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (22.58%) Tester
1 7 (22.58%) Test Leader
2 5 (16.13%) Non-Functional Tester
3 3 (9.68%) Performance Test Leader
3 3 (9.68%) Analyst
3 3 (9.68%) Test Manager
3 3 (9.68%) Test Analyst
4 2 (6.45%) Consultant
4 2 (6.45%) Performance Tester
4 2 (6.45%) Test Consultant
4 2 (6.45%) QA Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) Senior Test Manager
5 1 (3.23%) Performance Analyst
5 1 (3.23%) Performance Test Analyst
5 1 (3.23%) Senior Manager
5 1 (3.23%) Technical Consultant
5 1 (3.23%) Agile Test Analyst
5 1 (3.23%) DevOps Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) Performance Consultant
5 1 (3.23%) Performance Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (22.58%) Servlets
2 5 (16.13%) Web Services
3 4 (12.90%) SOAP
4 2 (6.45%) .NET
4 2 (6.45%) Middleware
5 1 (3.23%) .NET Framework
5 1 (3.23%) Flash
5 1 (3.23%) ASP.NET
5 1 (3.23%) JSP
5 1 (3.23%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (25.81%) N-Tier
2 7 (22.58%) Open Source
3 2 (6.45%) Statistics
4 1 (3.23%) SCADA
4 1 (3.23%) Mathematics
4 1 (3.23%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 19 (61.29%) Linux
2 9 (29.03%) Windows
3 8 (25.81%) UNIX
3 8 (25.81%) HPUX
3 8 (25.81%) SUSE
4 7 (22.58%) CentOS
5 2 (6.45%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (35.48%) Security Testing
2 9 (29.03%) Release Management
3 8 (25.81%) Test Scripting
3 8 (25.81%) SOA
3 8 (25.81%) Configuration Management
3 8 (25.81%) Statistical Analysis
4 7 (22.58%) JVM Tuning
4 7 (22.58%) DevOps
4 7 (22.58%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (22.58%) Integration Testing
5 4 (12.90%) Validation
5 4 (12.90%) Scrum
6 2 (6.45%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (6.45%) CRM
6 2 (6.45%) Test Management
6 2 (6.45%) System Testing
6 2 (6.45%) Non-Functional Testing
7 1 (3.23%) Automation Testing
7 1 (3.23%) V-Model
7 1 (3.23%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 8 (25.81%) Java
1 8 (25.81%) VB
1 8 (25.81%) FoxPro (VFP)
2 7 (22.58%) Ruby
3 1 (3.23%) C#
3 1 (3.23%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.23%) PHP
3 1 (3.23%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (38.71%) ISEB
2 11 (35.48%) ISTQB
3 8 (25.81%) ISEB Practitioner
3 8 (25.81%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 2 (6.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (6.45%) Degree
5 1 (3.23%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.90%) QA
Systems Management
1 12 (38.71%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (22.58%) Puppet
2 7 (22.58%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 14 (45.16%) Oracle
2 12 (38.71%) HP
3 8 (25.81%) TIBCO
4 7 (22.58%) RightScale
4 7 (22.58%) Red Hat
5 4 (12.90%) VMware
6 2 (6.45%) SAP