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 23 August 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
23 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Performance Testing
Rank 134 100 118
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +18
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 20 63 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.56% 1.53% 0.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.69% 1.91% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 43 16
Median daily rate £365 £350 £324
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% +8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £235 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £451 £406
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.00 £30.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+50.81% -12.85%
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
2887 3302 2368
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 81.44% 80.20% 75.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1823 1981 1311
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £288 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 136 106
Median hourly rate £22.00 £40.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.00% +45.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.17 £15.77 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.31 £59.50 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £32.50 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-3.07% +26.21%

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 23 August 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 23 August 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 -15 13 £300 -14.28% 6
Lancashire -5 4 £436 +31.79% 1
Merseyside 0 3 £365 +4.28%
Performance Testing
England

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 August 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 11 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (30.30%) Java
2 10 (30.30%) IBM
2 10 (30.30%) Non-Functional Testing
3 9 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
3 9 (27.27%) Oracle
4 8 (24.24%) Rational Performance Tester
5 7 (21.21%) Test Strategy
5 7 (21.21%) Web Services
5 7 (21.21%) ISEB
6 6 (18.18%) Linux
6 6 (18.18%) Regression Testing
6 6 (18.18%) Finance
6 6 (18.18%) Automation Testing
6 6 (18.18%) Continuous Improvement
6 6 (18.18%) SC Cleared
6 6 (18.18%) Security Cleared
6 6 (18.18%) Selenium
6 6 (18.18%) Integration Testing
7 5 (15.15%) ISTQB
7 5 (15.15%) Software Testing
7 5 (15.15%) Stress Testing
7 5 (15.15%) Oracle EBS R12
7 5 (15.15%) Test Automation
7 5 (15.15%) System Testing
7 5 (15.15%) Capacity Planning
7 5 (15.15%) Server Monitoring
7 5 (15.15%) JUnit
7 5 (15.15%) Middleware
7 5 (15.15%) SDLC

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 4 (12.12%) Tomcat
1 4 (12.12%) WebSphere
2 3 (9.09%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (6.06%) Apache
3 2 (6.06%) Commerce Server
3 2 (6.06%) IIS
3 2 (6.06%) JBoss
4 1 (3.03%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (6.06%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (15.15%) Oracle EBS R12
2 4 (12.12%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.06%) IaaS
1 2 (6.06%) PaaS
1 2 (6.06%) SaaS
2 1 (3.03%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.12%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.06%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.03%) DB2
Development Applications
1 8 (24.24%) Rational Performance Tester
2 6 (18.18%) Selenium
3 5 (15.15%) Jenkins
3 5 (15.15%) JUnit
4 3 (9.09%) JMeter
5 2 (6.06%) Maven
5 2 (6.06%) TestNG
6 1 (3.03%) Ant
6 1 (3.03%) Cucumber
6 1 (3.03%) JIRA
6 1 (3.03%) LoadRunner
General
1 6 (18.18%) Finance
2 3 (9.09%) Retail
3 2 (6.06%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (3.03%) Advertising
4 1 (3.03%) Billing
Job Titles
1 11 (33.33%) Analyst
1 11 (33.33%) Test Analyst
2 6 (18.18%) Performance Analyst
2 6 (18.18%) Performance Test Analyst
2 6 (18.18%) Tester
3 4 (12.12%) Automation Tester
3 4 (12.12%) Developer
3 4 (12.12%) Test Manager
4 3 (9.09%) Developer in Test
4 3 (9.09%) Java Automation Tester
4 3 (9.09%) Java Developer
4 3 (9.09%) Performance Test Leader
4 3 (9.09%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
4 3 (9.09%) Selenium Automation Tester
4 3 (9.09%) Selenium Tester
4 3 (9.09%) Technical Leader
4 3 (9.09%) Test Automation Developer
4 3 (9.09%) Test Leader
5 2 (6.06%) Performance Specialist
5 2 (6.06%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (21.21%) Web Services
2 5 (15.15%) Middleware
3 3 (9.09%) HTML
4 2 (6.06%) XML
5 1 (3.03%) CSS
5 1 (3.03%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.06%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.03%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.03%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (18.18%) Linux
2 3 (9.09%) CentOS
3 2 (6.06%) AIX
3 2 (6.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (6.06%) Windows
4 1 (3.03%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (30.30%) Non-Functional Testing
3 9 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
4 7 (21.21%) Test Strategy
5 6 (18.18%) Automation Testing
5 6 (18.18%) Continuous Improvement
5 6 (18.18%) Integration Testing
5 6 (18.18%) Regression Testing
6 5 (15.15%) Capacity Planning
6 5 (15.15%) SDLC
6 5 (15.15%) Server Monitoring
6 5 (15.15%) Software Testing
6 5 (15.15%) Stress Testing
6 5 (15.15%) System Testing
6 5 (15.15%) Test Automation
7 3 (9.09%) Build Automation
7 3 (9.09%) Capacity Management
7 3 (9.09%) Scrum
7 3 (9.09%) Security Testing
7 3 (9.09%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (30.30%) Java
2 2 (6.06%) SQL
3 1 (3.03%) Jython
3 1 (3.03%) Python
3 1 (3.03%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (21.21%) ISEB
2 6 (18.18%) SC Cleared
2 6 (18.18%) Security Cleared
3 5 (15.15%) ISTQB
4 2 (6.06%) Degree
4 2 (6.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.12%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.03%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (6.06%) Puppet
1 2 (6.06%) vRealize
Vendors
1 10 (30.30%) IBM
2 9 (27.27%) Oracle
3 4 (12.12%) Citrix
3 4 (12.12%) Siebel
4 3 (9.09%) Curam
4 3 (9.09%) Microsoft
5 2 (6.06%) HP
5 2 (6.06%) ServiceNow
5 2 (6.06%) VMware
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