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 3 December 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Performance Testing
Rank 142 125 122
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -3
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 15 39 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.47% 0.93% 0.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.56% 1.17% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 28 14
Median daily rate £425 £350 £409
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -14.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £225 £304
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £448 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £364 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £48.50 £26.88
% change year-on-year
-32.98% +80.46%
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
2668 3323 2531
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 83.82% 79.36% 77.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1779 2036 1487
Median daily rate £413 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 128 109
Median hourly rate £27.50 £32.50 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% +16.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.56 £12.40 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.35 £47.71 £63.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.30% +39.80%

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 3 December 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 3 December 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 -18 6 £425 +21.42% 3
Cheshire +12 5 £330 -30.52%
Merseyside - 2 - - 1
Lancashire -7 1 - - 1
Performance Testing
England

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 December 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 16 (43.24%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (40.54%) Selenium
2 15 (40.54%) Java
3 13 (35.14%) Automation Testing
4 12 (32.43%) Test Scripting
5 9 (24.32%) Security Testing
5 9 (24.32%) Manual Testing
6 8 (21.62%) Regression Testing
6 8 (21.62%) Scrum
6 8 (21.62%) Unit Testing
6 8 (21.62%) QA
7 7 (18.92%) Integration Testing
7 7 (18.92%) User Acceptance Testing
7 7 (18.92%) .NET
7 7 (18.92%) Oracle
7 7 (18.92%) Jenkins
8 6 (16.22%) JUnit
8 6 (16.22%) SQL
8 6 (16.22%) ISEB
8 6 (16.22%) JMeter
8 6 (16.22%) Usability Testing
8 6 (16.22%) Test Automation
8 6 (16.22%) BDD
8 6 (16.22%) Automated Testing
9 5 (13.51%) Capacity Planning
9 5 (13.51%) Stress Testing
9 5 (13.51%) Finance
9 5 (13.51%) HP
9 5 (13.51%) Build Automation
9 5 (13.51%) Non-Functional Testing

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 (5.41%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.70%) CICS
2 1 (2.70%) Commerce Server
2 1 (2.70%) JBoss
2 1 (2.70%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.70%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (2.70%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (10.81%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (10.81%) Oracle EBS R12
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.41%) HTTP
2 1 (2.70%) Firewall
2 1 (2.70%) FTP
2 1 (2.70%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.70%) DB2
1 1 (2.70%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 15 (40.54%) Selenium
2 7 (18.92%) Jenkins
3 6 (16.22%) JMeter
3 6 (16.22%) JUnit
4 3 (8.11%) Rational Performance Tester
5 2 (5.41%) LoadRunner
5 2 (5.41%) Maven
5 2 (5.41%) TestNG
5 2 (5.41%) Visual Studio
6 1 (2.70%) Fiddler
6 1 (2.70%) Firebug
6 1 (2.70%) HP UFT
6 1 (2.70%) JIRA
6 1 (2.70%) NUnit
6 1 (2.70%) SoapUI
6 1 (2.70%) The Grinder
6 1 (2.70%) Toad
6 1 (2.70%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 5 (13.51%) Finance
2 1 (2.70%) Advertising
2 1 (2.70%) Banking
2 1 (2.70%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (2.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (24.32%) Analyst
2 8 (21.62%) Test Analyst
3 7 (18.92%) Tester
4 6 (16.22%) Automation Tester
4 6 (16.22%) Test Leader
5 4 (10.81%) Architect
5 4 (10.81%) Automation Consultant
5 4 (10.81%) Consultant
5 4 (10.81%) Developer
5 4 (10.81%) Java Automation Tester
5 4 (10.81%) Performance Analyst
5 4 (10.81%) Selenium Automation Tester
5 4 (10.81%) Selenium Tester
5 4 (10.81%) Senior Consultant
6 3 (8.11%) Java Developer
6 3 (8.11%) Performance Test Analyst
6 3 (8.11%) QA Tester
6 3 (8.11%) Senior Test Engineer
6 3 (8.11%) Senior Tester
6 3 (8.11%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (18.92%) .NET
2 4 (10.81%) XML
3 3 (8.11%) HTML
3 3 (8.11%) Middleware
4 2 (5.41%) Gherkin
4 2 (5.41%) Web Services
5 1 (2.70%) .NET Framework
5 1 (2.70%) CSS
5 1 (2.70%) JSP
5 1 (2.70%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (5.41%) Computer Science
1 2 (5.41%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.70%) Learning Management System
2 1 (2.70%) Mainframe
2 1 (2.70%) User Experience
2 1 (2.70%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.41%) Linux
1 2 (5.41%) Unix
2 1 (2.70%) Oracle Linux
2 1 (2.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (43.24%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (35.14%) Automation Testing
3 12 (32.43%) Test Scripting
4 9 (24.32%) Manual Testing
4 9 (24.32%) Security Testing
5 8 (21.62%) Regression Testing
5 8 (21.62%) Scrum
5 8 (21.62%) Unit Testing
6 7 (18.92%) Integration Testing
6 7 (18.92%) User Acceptance Testing
7 6 (16.22%) Automated Testing
7 6 (16.22%) BDD
7 6 (16.22%) Test Automation
7 6 (16.22%) Usability Testing
8 5 (13.51%) Build Automation
8 5 (13.51%) Capacity Planning
8 5 (13.51%) Non-Functional Testing
8 5 (13.51%) Stress Testing
9 4 (10.81%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (10.81%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (40.54%) Java
2 6 (16.22%) SQL
3 2 (5.41%) C#
4 1 (2.70%) COBOL
4 1 (2.70%) JCL
Qualifications
1 6 (16.22%) ISEB
2 4 (10.81%) ISTQB
2 4 (10.81%) SC Cleared
2 4 (10.81%) Security Cleared
3 2 (5.41%) Degree
3 2 (5.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (21.62%) QA
2 2 (5.41%) SLA
3 1 (2.70%) GxP
Systems Management
1 1 (2.70%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (2.70%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 7 (18.92%) Oracle
2 5 (13.51%) HP
3 4 (10.81%) IBM
4 2 (5.41%) Curam
4 2 (5.41%) Microsoft
4 2 (5.41%) ServiceNow
5 1 (2.70%) CheckPoint
5 1 (2.70%) Citrix
5 1 (2.70%) Saba
5 1 (2.70%) Siebel
5 1 (2.70%) Telerik
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