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 21 January 2017 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Performance Testing
England / North West
Rank 116 128 127
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -1
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 15 32 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.59% 0.83% 0.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.71% 1.02% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 24 9
Median daily rate £313 £350 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.71% -14.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £225 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £443 £481
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £60.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +100.00%

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
2102 3141 2435
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 82.08% 81.08% 77.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1358 1910 1462
Median daily rate £400 £400 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £393
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 111 100
Median hourly rate £37.25 £37.75 £28.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.32% +34.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.03 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £54.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £25.25
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +58.41%

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 21 January 2017.

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 21 January 2017. 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 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 +4 11 £363 +3.57% 5
Merseyside - 2 - - 2
Cheshire +22 1 £313 -26.47%
Performance Testing
England

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, 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 20 (55.56%) Java
1 20 (55.56%) Selenium
2 19 (52.78%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (41.67%) Test Scripting
4 13 (36.11%) Automation Testing
5 12 (33.33%) QA
6 11 (30.56%) BDD
7 10 (27.78%) Security Testing
7 10 (27.78%) Manual Testing
7 10 (27.78%) Scrum
8 9 (25.00%) JMeter
8 9 (25.00%) Unit Testing
8 9 (25.00%) Jenkins
9 7 (19.44%) Usability Testing
9 7 (19.44%) Automated Testing
9 7 (19.44%) Regression Testing
9 7 (19.44%) SQL
9 7 (19.44%) .NET
10 6 (16.67%) JUnit
10 6 (16.67%) Test Automation
11 5 (13.89%) Continuous Integration
11 5 (13.89%) Integration Testing
11 5 (13.89%) Capacity Planning
11 5 (13.89%) User Acceptance Testing
11 5 (13.89%) XML
11 5 (13.89%) HP
11 5 (13.89%) Gherkin
11 5 (13.89%) Build Automation
12 4 (11.11%) TestNG
13 3 (8.33%) WebDriver

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 2 (5.56%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.78%) CICS
2 1 (2.78%) Commerce Server
2 1 (2.78%) JBoss
2 1 (2.78%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.78%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (2.78%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.78%) Firewall
1 1 (2.78%) FTP
1 1 (2.78%) HTTP
1 1 (2.78%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.78%) DB2
1 1 (2.78%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 20 (55.56%) Selenium
2 9 (25.00%) Jenkins
2 9 (25.00%) JMeter
3 6 (16.67%) JUnit
4 4 (11.11%) TestNG
5 3 (8.33%) Cucumber
5 3 (8.33%) JIRA
5 3 (8.33%) Visual Studio
5 3 (8.33%) WebDriver
6 2 (5.56%) IntelliJ
6 2 (5.56%) LoadRunner
6 2 (5.56%) Log4j
6 2 (5.56%) Maven
6 2 (5.56%) SoapUI
7 1 (2.78%) Fiddler
7 1 (2.78%) Firebug
7 1 (2.78%) FitNesse
7 1 (2.78%) NUnit
7 1 (2.78%) The Grinder
7 1 (2.78%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 3 (8.33%) Finance
2 2 (5.56%) Games
3 1 (2.78%) Advertising
3 1 (2.78%) Banking
3 1 (2.78%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (2.78%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (27.78%) Tester
2 7 (19.44%) Automation Tester
3 5 (13.89%) Consultant
3 5 (13.89%) Selenium Tester
3 5 (13.89%) Senior Consultant
3 5 (13.89%) Test Leader
4 4 (11.11%) Analyst
4 4 (11.11%) Architect
4 4 (11.11%) Automation Consultant
4 4 (11.11%) Developer
4 4 (11.11%) Java Automation Tester
4 4 (11.11%) QA Tester
4 4 (11.11%) Selenium Automation Tester
5 3 (8.33%) Developer in Test
5 3 (8.33%) Java Developer
5 3 (8.33%) Senior Automation Tester
5 3 (8.33%) Senior Tester
5 3 (8.33%) Test Analyst
5 3 (8.33%) Test Automation Developer
5 3 (8.33%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (19.44%) .NET
2 5 (13.89%) Gherkin
2 5 (13.89%) XML
3 3 (8.33%) HTML
4 2 (5.56%) Web Services
5 1 (2.78%) .NET Framework
5 1 (2.78%) CSS
5 1 (2.78%) Java EE
5 1 (2.78%) JSP
5 1 (2.78%) Middleware
5 1 (2.78%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (5.56%) Computer Science
1 2 (5.56%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.78%) Learning Management System
2 1 (2.78%) Mainframe
2 1 (2.78%) User Experience
2 1 (2.78%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.56%) Linux
1 2 (5.56%) Unix
2 1 (2.78%) Oracle Linux
2 1 (2.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (52.78%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (41.67%) Test Scripting
3 13 (36.11%) Automation Testing
4 11 (30.56%) BDD
5 10 (27.78%) Manual Testing
5 10 (27.78%) Scrum
5 10 (27.78%) Security Testing
6 9 (25.00%) Unit Testing
7 7 (19.44%) Automated Testing
7 7 (19.44%) Regression Testing
7 7 (19.44%) Usability Testing
8 6 (16.67%) Test Automation
9 5 (13.89%) Build Automation
9 5 (13.89%) Capacity Planning
9 5 (13.89%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (13.89%) Integration Testing
9 5 (13.89%) User Acceptance Testing
10 3 (8.33%) Defect Management
10 3 (8.33%) QA Automation
10 3 (8.33%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 20 (55.56%) Java
2 7 (19.44%) SQL
3 2 (5.56%) C#
4 1 (2.78%) COBOL
4 1 (2.78%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.78%) JCL
4 1 (2.78%) PL/SQL
4 1 (2.78%) Scala
Qualifications
1 2 (5.56%) Degree
1 2 (5.56%) ISEB
1 2 (5.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 2 (5.56%) SC Cleared
1 2 (5.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (33.33%) QA
2 2 (5.56%) SLA
3 1 (2.78%) GxP
3 1 (2.78%) SDET
Systems Management
1 1 (2.78%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (2.78%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 5 (13.89%) HP
2 3 (8.33%) Oracle
3 2 (5.56%) Curam
3 2 (5.56%) Microsoft
3 2 (5.56%) ServiceNow
4 1 (2.78%) CheckPoint
4 1 (2.78%) IBM
4 1 (2.78%) Saba
4 1 (2.78%) Telerik
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