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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Performance Testing
Rank 120 100 109
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +9
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 12 21 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.38% 0.79% 0.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.52% 1.08% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 8
Average daily rate
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£410 £340 £371
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.58% -8.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £340 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £425 £501
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £346 £325
% change year-on-year
-6.13% +6.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.75 £25.00 £86.25
% change year-on-year
+47.00% -71.01%
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
2321 1944 1719
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 73.80% 72.84% 66.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 1383 991 928
Average daily rate £375 £363 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +7.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 97 78
Average hourly rate £27.00 £33.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% +53.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £45.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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
Lancashire - 7 £423 -
Manchester -9 5 £345 +1.47% 4
Cheshire - - - -
Merseyside - - - -
Performance Testing
England

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 14 (38.89%) Web Services
2 8 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 8 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 8 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (19.44%) QA
3 7 (19.44%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (16.67%) Finance
4 6 (16.67%) LoadRunner
4 6 (16.67%) SOAP
4 6 (16.67%) Java
4 6 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
4 6 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
5 5 (13.89%) SC Cleared
5 5 (13.89%) Selenium
5 5 (13.89%) C#
5 5 (13.89%) HTTP
5 5 (13.89%) HP
5 5 (13.89%) Configuration Management
5 5 (13.89%) TDD
6 4 (11.11%) ISEB
6 4 (11.11%) ERP
6 4 (11.11%) Windows
6 4 (11.11%) SQL
6 4 (11.11%) .NET
6 4 (11.11%) SAP
6 4 (11.11%) Test Management
6 4 (11.11%) SoapUI
6 4 (11.11%) Functional Testing
6 4 (11.11%) Test Planning
7 3 (8.33%) PuTTY

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 2 (5.56%) Apache
1 2 (5.56%) Tomcat
1 2 (5.56%) WebSphere
1 2 (5.56%) Jetty
1 2 (5.56%) nginx
1 2 (5.56%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (5.56%) MS Excel
1 2 (5.56%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (5.56%) TRIRIGA
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.56%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (5.56%) Amazon S3
1 2 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (5.56%) SaaS
1 2 (5.56%) PaaS
1 2 (5.56%) Route 53
1 2 (5.56%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 5 (13.89%) HTTP
2 3 (8.33%) PuTTY
2 3 (8.33%) TCP/IP
2 3 (8.33%) FTP
3 2 (5.56%) Firewall
3 2 (5.56%) DNS
3 2 (5.56%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 3 (8.33%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (5.56%) Big Data
3 2 (5.56%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.78%) MySQL
4 1 (2.78%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.78%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (16.67%) LoadRunner
2 5 (13.89%) Selenium
3 4 (11.11%) SoapUI
4 3 (8.33%) Visual Studio
4 3 (8.33%) Toad
4 3 (8.33%) QuickTest Pro
5 2 (5.56%) NUnit
5 2 (5.56%) JMeter
5 2 (5.56%) JUnit
5 2 (5.56%) Maven
5 2 (5.56%) JIRA
5 2 (5.56%) TeamCity
5 2 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (5.56%) Hudson
5 2 (5.56%) Jenkins
5 2 (5.56%) Cucumber
6 1 (2.78%) MSTest
General
1 6 (16.67%) Finance
2 3 (8.33%) Banking
3 2 (5.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (22.22%) Analyst
1 8 (22.22%) Test Manager
1 8 (22.22%) Test Analyst
2 5 (13.89%) Performance Analyst
2 5 (13.89%) Performance Test Analyst
3 4 (11.11%) Test Engineer
3 4 (11.11%) Developer
3 4 (11.11%) Tester
4 3 (8.33%) Test Programme Manager
4 3 (8.33%) Automation Tester
4 3 (8.33%) SAP Test Manager
4 3 (8.33%) SAP Manager
4 3 (8.33%) SAP Programme Manager
4 3 (8.33%) Technical Leader
4 3 (8.33%) Programme Manager
5 2 (5.56%) QA Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) Lead Test Analyst
5 2 (5.56%) Programme Test Manager
5 2 (5.56%) Automation Engineer
6 1 (2.78%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (38.89%) Web Services
2 6 (16.67%) SOAP
3 4 (11.11%) .NET
4 3 (8.33%) J2EE
5 2 (5.56%) ASP.NET
5 2 (5.56%) Servlets
5 2 (5.56%) WCF
5 2 (5.56%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (2.78%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.56%) IVR
2 2 (5.56%) Mainframe
2 2 (5.56%) Management Information System
2 2 (5.56%) Open Source
3 1 (2.78%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (11.11%) Windows
2 3 (8.33%) UNIX
3 2 (5.56%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (19.44%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
3 5 (13.89%) Configuration Management
3 5 (13.89%) TDD
4 4 (11.11%) ERP
4 4 (11.11%) Test Management
4 4 (11.11%) Functional Testing
4 4 (11.11%) Test Planning
5 3 (8.33%) Automation Testing
5 3 (8.33%) Kanban
5 3 (8.33%) Test Automation
5 3 (8.33%) Test Scripting
5 3 (8.33%) Integration Testing
5 3 (8.33%) Manual Testing
5 3 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (8.33%) Validation
6 2 (5.56%) Benchmarking
6 2 (5.56%) MVC
6 2 (5.56%) Software Testing
6 2 (5.56%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 6 (16.67%) Java
2 5 (13.89%) C#
3 4 (11.11%) SQL
4 2 (5.56%) JavaScript
4 2 (5.56%) Ruby
5 1 (2.78%) Groovy
5 1 (2.78%) C
5 1 (2.78%) C++
Qualifications
1 8 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 5 (13.89%) SC Cleared
3 4 (11.11%) ISEB
4 3 (8.33%) ISTQB
5 1 (2.78%) DV Cleared
5 1 (2.78%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (19.44%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (5.56%) Puppet
2 2 (5.56%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 5 (13.89%) HP
2 4 (11.11%) SAP
3 3 (8.33%) Oracle
3 3 (8.33%) VMware
4 2 (5.56%) Telerik
4 2 (5.56%) Red Hat
4 2 (5.56%) IBM
4 2 (5.56%) Microsoft
4 2 (5.56%) RightScale