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 27 February 2015 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Performance Testing
Rank 132 116 107
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -9
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 12 15 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.35% 0.55% 0.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.47% 0.76% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 8
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£325 £425 £359
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.52% +18.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £425 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £464 £525 £501
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £368 £325
% change year-on-year
-15.64% +13.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £155.00 £135.00
% change year-on-year
-76.77% +14.81%
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
2546 1974 1657
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 74.21% 72.20% 69.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 1456 1000 854
Average daily rate £400 £375 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £255 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £535 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 118 94
Average hourly rate £37.00 £33.00 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.12% +24.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.62 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.70 £57.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

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 27 February 2015.

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 27 February 2015. 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
Manchester -5 8 £325 - 1
Lancashire -9 3 - -
Merseyside -14 1 - -
Cheshire - - - - 3
Performance Testing
England

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 (44.12%) Web Services
2 8 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (23.53%) QA
3 7 (20.59%) SOAP
3 7 (20.59%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (17.65%) Java
4 6 (17.65%) SQL Server
4 6 (17.65%) Security Cleared
4 6 (17.65%) HP Quality Center
4 6 (17.65%) Capacity Planning
5 5 (14.71%) SoapUI
5 5 (14.71%) Selenium
5 5 (14.71%) TDD
5 5 (14.71%) C#
5 5 (14.71%) SQL
5 5 (14.71%) HTTP
5 5 (14.71%) Finance
5 5 (14.71%) HP
6 4 (11.76%) ISEB
6 4 (11.76%) LoadRunner
6 4 (11.76%) Configuration Management
6 4 (11.76%) ERP
6 4 (11.76%) Windows
6 4 (11.76%) J2EE
6 4 (11.76%) Visual Studio
6 4 (11.76%) Manual Testing
6 4 (11.76%) Kanban
6 4 (11.76%) Test Planning
6 4 (11.76%) Functional Testing
7 3 (8.82%) PuTTY

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 1 (2.94%) WebLogic
1 1 (2.94%) Apache
1 1 (2.94%) Tomcat
1 1 (2.94%) WebSphere
1 1 (2.94%) Jetty
1 1 (2.94%) nginx
1 1 (2.94%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (5.88%) MS Project
1 2 (5.88%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (5.88%) TRIRIGA
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.94%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (2.94%) Amazon S3
1 1 (2.94%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.94%) SaaS
1 1 (2.94%) PaaS
1 1 (2.94%) Route 53
1 1 (2.94%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 5 (14.71%) HTTP
2 3 (8.82%) TCP/IP
2 3 (8.82%) FTP
2 3 (8.82%) PuTTY
3 1 (2.94%) DHCP
3 1 (2.94%) DNS
3 1 (2.94%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (17.65%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.88%) MySQL
2 2 (5.88%) Relational Database
2 2 (5.88%) RDBMS
2 2 (5.88%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (2.94%) Big Data
3 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.94%) DB2
3 1 (2.94%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 5 (14.71%) Selenium
1 5 (14.71%) SoapUI
2 4 (11.76%) LoadRunner
2 4 (11.76%) Visual Studio
3 3 (8.82%) Toad
3 3 (8.82%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (5.88%) JIRA
4 2 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (2.94%) MSTest
5 1 (2.94%) Cucumber
5 1 (2.94%) Hudson
5 1 (2.94%) Jenkins
5 1 (2.94%) TeamCity
5 1 (2.94%) JUnit
5 1 (2.94%) JMeter
5 1 (2.94%) NUnit
5 1 (2.94%) Maven
General
1 5 (14.71%) Finance
2 3 (8.82%) Banking
3 2 (5.88%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.94%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (20.59%) Test Manager
2 6 (17.65%) Test Analyst
2 6 (17.65%) Analyst
3 5 (14.71%) Test Engineer
4 4 (11.76%) Performance Analyst
4 4 (11.76%) Tester
4 4 (11.76%) Performance Test Analyst
5 3 (8.82%) SAP Manager
5 3 (8.82%) SAP Test Manager
5 3 (8.82%) Automation Tester
5 3 (8.82%) Test Programme Manager
5 3 (8.82%) Programme Manager
5 3 (8.82%) Developer
5 3 (8.82%) Technical Leader
5 3 (8.82%) QA Engineer
5 3 (8.82%) SAP Programme Manager
6 2 (5.88%) Lead Test Analyst
6 2 (5.88%) Automation Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) Programme Test Manager
6 2 (5.88%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (44.12%) Web Services
2 7 (20.59%) SOAP
3 4 (11.76%) J2EE
4 3 (8.82%) .NET
5 2 (5.88%) ASP.NET
6 1 (2.94%) Servlets
6 1 (2.94%) WCF
6 1 (2.94%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 7 (20.59%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.88%) Computer Science
2 2 (5.88%) Mainframe
2 2 (5.88%) Management Information System
2 2 (5.88%) IVR
3 1 (2.94%) Mathematics
3 1 (2.94%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 4 (11.76%) Windows
2 3 (8.82%) UNIX
3 1 (2.94%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (17.65%) Capacity Planning
3 5 (14.71%) TDD
4 4 (11.76%) Configuration Management
4 4 (11.76%) ERP
4 4 (11.76%) Functional Testing
4 4 (11.76%) Manual Testing
4 4 (11.76%) Kanban
4 4 (11.76%) Test Planning
5 3 (8.82%) Test Automation
5 3 (8.82%) Integration Testing
5 3 (8.82%) Test Management
5 3 (8.82%) Test Scripting
5 3 (8.82%) Validation
5 3 (8.82%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (5.88%) Unit Testing
6 2 (5.88%) Automated Testing
6 2 (5.88%) Software Engineering
6 2 (5.88%) Software Testing
6 2 (5.88%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 6 (17.65%) Java
2 5 (14.71%) C#
2 5 (14.71%) SQL
3 2 (5.88%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.94%) C++
4 1 (2.94%) Ruby
4 1 (2.94%) Groovy
4 1 (2.94%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (17.65%) Security Cleared
2 4 (11.76%) ISEB
3 3 (8.82%) ISTQB
3 3 (8.82%) SC Cleared
4 2 (5.88%) Degree
5 1 (2.94%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (23.53%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (17.65%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.94%) Puppet
2 1 (2.94%) Vagrant
2 1 (2.94%) MAINVIEW
Vendors
1 5 (14.71%) HP
2 3 (8.82%) Oracle
2 3 (8.82%) SAP
2 3 (8.82%) VMware
2 3 (8.82%) Telerik
3 2 (5.88%) IBM
3 2 (5.88%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.94%) BMC
4 1 (2.94%) Red Hat
4 1 (2.94%) ATG
4 1 (2.94%) RightScale