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 May 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 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Performance Testing
Rank 149 131 119
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -12
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 14 20 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.35% 0.54% 0.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.43% 0.70% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 11 7
Median daily rate £400 £338 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.51% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £354 £293 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £441 £451 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £37.29
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.50 £32.00 £37.29
% change year-on-year
+20.31% -14.18%
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
3234 2852 2298
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 81.81% 77.54% 74.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 2013 1642 1204
Median daily rate £425 £393 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.28% +1.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 139 115
Median hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £14.00 £14.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.50 £60.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -

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 May 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 May 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 -22 6 £418 +27.48% 4
Cheshire -9 3 £475 +2.70% 1
Merseyside - 3 £365 -
Lancashire -3 2 - - 2
Performance Testing
England

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 (32.50%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (27.50%) Java
3 10 (25.00%) IBM
4 9 (22.50%) SQL
5 8 (20.00%) .NET
5 8 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 8 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
5 8 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
6 7 (17.50%) Integration Testing
6 7 (17.50%) Software Testing
6 7 (17.50%) SQL Server
7 6 (15.00%) Finance
7 6 (15.00%) Microsoft
7 6 (15.00%) Web Services
7 6 (15.00%) Retail
7 6 (15.00%) QA
7 6 (15.00%) Selenium
7 6 (15.00%) BDD
8 5 (12.50%) Security Cleared
8 5 (12.50%) Rational Performance Tester
8 5 (12.50%) Test Strategy
8 5 (12.50%) ISTQB
8 5 (12.50%) Test Scripting
8 5 (12.50%) Curam
8 5 (12.50%) C#
8 5 (12.50%) ISEB
9 4 (10.00%) LoadRunner
9 4 (10.00%) Oracle
9 4 (10.00%) Linux
9 4 (10.00%) Test Management

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 3 (7.50%) Tomcat
1 3 (7.50%) WebSphere
2 2 (5.00%) Apache
2 2 (5.00%) IIS
2 2 (5.00%) JBoss
2 2 (5.00%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (2.50%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (2.50%) CMS
3 1 (2.50%) Commerce Server
3 1 (2.50%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (2.50%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (7.50%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.50%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Oracle Cash Management
1 1 (2.50%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (2.50%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (2.50%) Oracle iProcurement
1 1 (2.50%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (2.50%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.00%) IaaS
1 2 (5.00%) PaaS
1 2 (5.00%) SaaS
2 1 (2.50%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.50%) HTTP
2 1 (2.50%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.50%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (17.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.50%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.50%) DB2
2 1 (2.50%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.50%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (2.50%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (2.50%) Oracle Discoverer
2 1 (2.50%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (2.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (2.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (15.00%) Selenium
2 5 (12.50%) Rational Performance Tester
3 4 (10.00%) LoadRunner
3 4 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (7.50%) JIRA
5 2 (5.00%) eggPlant
5 2 (5.00%) JMeter
5 2 (5.00%) SoapUI
6 1 (2.50%) Ant
6 1 (2.50%) Cucumber
6 1 (2.50%) MSTest
6 1 (2.50%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (2.50%) TestDirector
General
1 6 (15.00%) Finance
1 6 (15.00%) Retail
2 4 (10.00%) Billing
3 2 (5.00%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (2.50%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 12 (30.00%) Analyst
1 12 (30.00%) Test Analyst
2 7 (17.50%) Technical Leader
2 7 (17.50%) Tester
3 6 (15.00%) Performance Analyst
3 6 (15.00%) Performance Test Analyst
3 6 (15.00%) Performance Tester
4 5 (12.50%) Test Manager
5 4 (10.00%) SQL Analyst
6 3 (7.50%) Java Team Leader
6 3 (7.50%) Performance Specialist
6 3 (7.50%) Performance Test Specialist
6 3 (7.50%) Team Leader
6 3 (7.50%) Technical Team Leader
6 3 (7.50%) Test Automation Engineer
6 3 (7.50%) Test Automation Manager
6 3 (7.50%) Test Engineer
6 3 (7.50%) Test Specialist
7 2 (5.00%) Developer
7 2 (5.00%) SQL Server Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (20.00%) .NET
2 6 (15.00%) Web Services
3 3 (7.50%) .NET Framework
3 3 (7.50%) Middleware
4 2 (5.00%) SOAP
4 2 (5.00%) XML
5 1 (2.50%) ASP.NET
5 1 (2.50%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (2.50%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (2.50%) Dapper ORM
5 1 (2.50%) NHibernate
5 1 (2.50%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (5.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.50%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.50%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.00%) Linux
2 3 (7.50%) CentOS
2 3 (7.50%) Windows
3 2 (5.00%) AIX
4 1 (2.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (32.50%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
2 8 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 8 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 7 (17.50%) Integration Testing
3 7 (17.50%) Software Testing
4 6 (15.00%) BDD
5 5 (12.50%) Test Scripting
5 5 (12.50%) Test Strategy
6 4 (10.00%) Defect Management
6 4 (10.00%) Test Management
7 3 (7.50%) Capacity Management
7 3 (7.50%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (7.50%) Cross-Browser Testing
7 3 (7.50%) Manual Testing
7 3 (7.50%) SDLC
7 3 (7.50%) Server Monitoring
7 3 (7.50%) System Testing
7 3 (7.50%) Test Automation
7 3 (7.50%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 11 (27.50%) Java
2 9 (22.50%) SQL
3 5 (12.50%) C#
4 1 (2.50%) C
4 1 (2.50%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.50%) Jython
4 1 (2.50%) PL/SQL
4 1 (2.50%) Python
4 1 (2.50%) Ruby
4 1 (2.50%) Shell Script
4 1 (2.50%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (12.50%) ISEB
1 5 (12.50%) ISTQB
1 5 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 4 (10.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.50%) Degree
3 1 (2.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (15.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.50%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.50%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (7.50%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (5.00%) Puppet
2 2 (5.00%) vRealize
3 1 (2.50%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 10 (25.00%) IBM
2 6 (15.00%) Microsoft
3 5 (12.50%) Curam
4 4 (10.00%) Oracle
5 3 (7.50%) Citrix
5 3 (7.50%) Siebel
6 2 (5.00%) VMware
7 1 (2.50%) HP
7 1 (2.50%) Kofax
7 1 (2.50%) Telerik