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 27 July 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
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Performance Testing
Rank 145 96 121
Rank change year-on-year
-49 +25
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 13 56 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.36% 1.48% 0.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.44% 1.89% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 38 13
Median daily rate £338 £350 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% +8.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £459 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £361 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.87% +3.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+50.81% -3.17%
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
2970 2957 2248
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 81.13% 78.08% 74.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 1849 1761 1226
Median daily rate £408 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.87% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £257
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 125 94
Median hourly rate £24.00 £37.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.13% +34.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £14.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.31 £57.75 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £26.98
% change year-on-year
- +11.21%

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 27 July 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 27 July 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 -23 8 £300 -14.28% 8
Merseyside -1 5 £365 +4.28%
Performance Testing
England

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 13 (34.21%) IBM
1 13 (34.21%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (28.95%) User Acceptance Testing
3 10 (26.32%) Integration Testing
3 10 (26.32%) Finance
3 10 (26.32%) Java
4 9 (23.68%) ISEB
4 9 (23.68%) Software Testing
4 9 (23.68%) Non-Functional Testing
5 8 (21.05%) ISTQB
5 8 (21.05%) Stress Testing
5 8 (21.05%) System Testing
5 8 (21.05%) Rational Performance Tester
5 8 (21.05%) Oracle
5 8 (21.05%) Regression Testing
6 7 (18.42%) Web Services
6 7 (18.42%) Capacity Planning
7 6 (15.79%) Security Cleared
7 6 (15.79%) SQL Server
7 6 (15.79%) .NET
8 5 (13.16%) Microsoft
8 5 (13.16%) Middleware
8 5 (13.16%) C#
8 5 (13.16%) Linux
8 5 (13.16%) Curam
8 5 (13.16%) Retail
8 5 (13.16%) SC Cleared
8 5 (13.16%) Oracle EBS R12
8 5 (13.16%) Waterfall
8 5 (13.16%) Continuous Improvement

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 (10.53%) Tomcat
1 4 (10.53%) WebSphere
2 2 (5.26%) Apache
2 2 (5.26%) Commerce Server
2 2 (5.26%) IIS
2 2 (5.26%) JBoss
2 2 (5.26%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (2.63%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (2.63%) CMS
3 1 (2.63%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (7.89%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (13.16%) Oracle EBS R12
2 4 (10.53%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.26%) IaaS
1 2 (5.26%) PaaS
1 2 (5.26%) SaaS
2 1 (2.63%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.53%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (15.79%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.63%) DB2
2 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (21.05%) Rational Performance Tester
2 4 (10.53%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (5.26%) JMeter
3 2 (5.26%) Selenium
4 1 (2.63%) Ant
4 1 (2.63%) Cucumber
4 1 (2.63%) eggPlant
4 1 (2.63%) JIRA
4 1 (2.63%) LoadRunner
4 1 (2.63%) MSTest
4 1 (2.63%) SoapUI
General
1 10 (26.32%) Finance
2 5 (13.16%) Retail
3 4 (10.53%) Billing
4 2 (5.26%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 15 (39.47%) Analyst
1 15 (39.47%) Test Analyst
2 6 (15.79%) Performance Analyst
2 6 (15.79%) Performance Test Analyst
2 6 (15.79%) Technical Leader
2 6 (15.79%) Tester
3 5 (13.16%) Performance Tester
4 4 (10.53%) SQL Analyst
5 3 (7.89%) Java Team Leader
5 3 (7.89%) Performance Specialist
5 3 (7.89%) Performance Test Leader
5 3 (7.89%) Performance Test Specialist
5 3 (7.89%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
5 3 (7.89%) Team Leader
5 3 (7.89%) Technical Team Leader
5 3 (7.89%) Test Leader
5 3 (7.89%) Test Manager
5 3 (7.89%) Test Specialist
6 2 (5.26%) SQL Server Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) Test Automation Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (18.42%) Web Services
2 6 (15.79%) .NET
3 5 (13.16%) Middleware
4 3 (7.89%) .NET Framework
5 1 (2.63%) ASP.NET
5 1 (2.63%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (2.63%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (2.63%) CSS
5 1 (2.63%) Dapper ORM
5 1 (2.63%) HTML
5 1 (2.63%) JSP
5 1 (2.63%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.63%) Computer Science
1 1 (2.63%) Management Information System
1 1 (2.63%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (13.16%) Linux
2 3 (7.89%) CentOS
2 3 (7.89%) Windows
3 2 (5.26%) AIX
4 1 (2.63%) Oracle Linux
4 1 (2.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (34.21%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (28.95%) User Acceptance Testing
3 10 (26.32%) Integration Testing
4 9 (23.68%) Non-Functional Testing
4 9 (23.68%) Software Testing
5 8 (21.05%) Regression Testing
5 8 (21.05%) Stress Testing
5 8 (21.05%) System Testing
6 7 (18.42%) Capacity Planning
7 5 (13.16%) Continuous Improvement
7 5 (13.16%) SDLC
7 5 (13.16%) Server Monitoring
7 5 (13.16%) Test Strategy
7 5 (13.16%) Waterfall
8 3 (7.89%) Capacity Management
8 3 (7.89%) TDD
8 3 (7.89%) Test Management
9 2 (5.26%) Automation Testing
9 2 (5.26%) Build Automation
9 2 (5.26%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 10 (26.32%) Java
2 5 (13.16%) C#
3 4 (10.53%) SQL
4 1 (2.63%) Jython
4 1 (2.63%) Python
4 1 (2.63%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 9 (23.68%) ISEB
2 8 (21.05%) ISTQB
3 6 (15.79%) Security Cleared
4 5 (13.16%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.63%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.89%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.63%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (5.26%) Puppet
1 2 (5.26%) vRealize
2 1 (2.63%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (34.21%) IBM
2 8 (21.05%) Oracle
3 5 (13.16%) Curam
3 5 (13.16%) Microsoft
4 4 (10.53%) Citrix
4 4 (10.53%) Siebel
5 2 (5.26%) VMware
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