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 18 December 2014 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Testing
Rank 116 115 114
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -1
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 22 14 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.68% 0.49% 0.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.92% 0.67% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 5 14
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£409 £340 £359
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.22% -5.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £340 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £410 £522
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 - £45.00
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
2386 2077 2015
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 73.39% 73.19% 66.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 1412 1041 1026
Average daily rate £375 £350 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -0.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 112 100
Average hourly rate £22.50 £25.04 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.14% -5.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.67 £13.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.90 £72.53
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 18 December 2014.

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 18 December 2014. 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 - 12 £420 - 1
Manchester -14 5 £300 -11.76% 2
Cheshire +4 4 £445 +30.88%
Performance Testing
England

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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 16 (36.36%) Web Services
2 13 (29.55%) SQL Server
2 13 (29.55%) ISEB
2 13 (29.55%) HP Quality Center
3 12 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (22.73%) HP
4 10 (22.73%) Test Scripting
5 9 (20.45%) Release Management
5 9 (20.45%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (20.45%) ISTQB
6 8 (18.18%) FTP
6 8 (18.18%) Oracle
6 8 (18.18%) Capacity Planning
7 7 (15.91%) SQL
7 7 (15.91%) Windows
7 7 (15.91%) Apache
7 7 (15.91%) Tomcat
7 7 (15.91%) LoadRunner
7 7 (15.91%) Finance
8 6 (13.64%) Integration Testing
8 6 (13.64%) Security Cleared
8 6 (13.64%) HTTP
8 6 (13.64%) Linux
8 6 (13.64%) .NET
8 6 (13.64%) C#
9 5 (11.36%) Java
9 5 (11.36%) VB
9 5 (11.36%) WebLogic
9 5 (11.36%) SAP
9 5 (11.36%) MS Access

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

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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 7 (15.91%) Apache
1 7 (15.91%) Tomcat
2 5 (11.36%) WebLogic
2 5 (11.36%) WebLogic Integration
3 2 (4.55%) OpenStack
3 2 (4.55%) nginx
3 2 (4.55%) Jetty
3 2 (4.55%) WebSphere
4 1 (2.27%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (4.55%) MS Project
1 2 (4.55%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.27%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.55%) Amazon ELB
1 2 (4.55%) Route 53
1 2 (4.55%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (4.55%) Amazon S3
1 2 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (4.55%) SaaS
1 2 (4.55%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (18.18%) FTP
2 6 (13.64%) HTTP
3 3 (6.82%) TCP/IP
3 3 (6.82%) DNS
3 3 (6.82%) PuTTY
4 2 (4.55%) Firewall
4 2 (4.55%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (29.55%) SQL Server
2 5 (11.36%) MS Access
2 5 (11.36%) Oracle Database
3 4 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (6.82%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (4.55%) Relational Database
5 2 (4.55%) Big Data
6 1 (2.27%) MySQL
6 1 (2.27%) RDBMS
6 1 (2.27%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (15.91%) LoadRunner
2 5 (11.36%) QuickTest Pro
2 5 (11.36%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (11.36%) Selenium
3 3 (6.82%) Visual Studio
3 3 (6.82%) Toad
3 3 (6.82%) JMeter
3 3 (6.82%) SoapUI
3 3 (6.82%) MSTest
4 2 (4.55%) Jenkins
4 2 (4.55%) Cucumber
4 2 (4.55%) Hudson
4 2 (4.55%) TeamCity
4 2 (4.55%) JIRA
4 2 (4.55%) Maven
4 2 (4.55%) NUnit
4 2 (4.55%) JUnit
5 1 (2.27%) OpenSTA
5 1 (2.27%) LoadUI
General
1 7 (15.91%) Finance
2 3 (6.82%) Banking
3 2 (4.55%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (27.27%) Test Analyst
1 12 (27.27%) Analyst
2 8 (18.18%) Tester
3 6 (13.64%) Test Manager
4 5 (11.36%) Performance Analyst
4 5 (11.36%) Performance Test Analyst
5 4 (9.09%) Technical Leader
5 4 (9.09%) Non-Functional Tester
5 4 (9.09%) Developer
6 3 (6.82%) Programme Manager
6 3 (6.82%) Test Engineer
6 3 (6.82%) SAP Programme Manager
6 3 (6.82%) SAP Manager
6 3 (6.82%) SAP Test Manager
6 3 (6.82%) Test Programme Manager
6 3 (6.82%) Automation Tester
7 2 (4.55%) Automation Engineer
7 2 (4.55%) Test Leader
7 2 (4.55%) Programme Test Manager
7 2 (4.55%) Lead Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (36.36%) Web Services
2 6 (13.64%) .NET
3 5 (11.36%) SOAP
4 3 (6.82%) ASP.NET
5 2 (4.55%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (4.55%) WCF
5 2 (4.55%) J2EE
5 2 (4.55%) Servlets
6 1 (2.27%) Flash
6 1 (2.27%) XML
6 1 (2.27%) JSP
6 1 (2.27%) HTML
6 1 (2.27%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 12 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (11.36%) N-Tier
3 2 (4.55%) Open Source
3 2 (4.55%) IVR
3 2 (4.55%) Mainframe
4 1 (2.27%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.27%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (15.91%) Windows
2 6 (13.64%) Linux
3 5 (11.36%) HPUX
3 5 (11.36%) SUSE
4 3 (6.82%) UNIX
5 2 (4.55%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (22.73%) Test Scripting
2 9 (20.45%) Release Management
2 9 (20.45%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (18.18%) Capacity Planning
4 6 (13.64%) Integration Testing
5 5 (11.36%) Configuration Management
5 5 (11.36%) SOA
5 5 (11.36%) Security Testing
5 5 (11.36%) Software Testing
5 5 (11.36%) Statistical Analysis
6 4 (9.09%) Functional Testing
6 4 (9.09%) TDD
7 3 (6.82%) Validation
7 3 (6.82%) Automated Testing
7 3 (6.82%) Test Management
7 3 (6.82%) Manual Testing
7 3 (6.82%) Test Automation
7 3 (6.82%) Automation Testing
8 2 (4.55%) JVM Tuning
8 2 (4.55%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 7 (15.91%) SQL
2 6 (13.64%) C#
3 5 (11.36%) Java
3 5 (11.36%) VB
3 5 (11.36%) FoxPro (VFP)
4 3 (6.82%) JavaScript
5 2 (4.55%) Ruby
6 1 (2.27%) C
6 1 (2.27%) C++
Qualifications
1 13 (29.55%) ISEB
2 9 (20.45%) ISTQB
3 6 (13.64%) Security Cleared
4 5 (11.36%) ISEB Practitioner
4 5 (11.36%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 3 (6.82%) SC Cleared
6 1 (2.27%) Degree
6 1 (2.27%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.36%) QA
Systems Management
1 13 (29.55%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (4.55%) Vagrant
2 2 (4.55%) Puppet
Vendors
1 10 (22.73%) HP
2 8 (18.18%) Oracle
3 5 (11.36%) SAP
3 5 (11.36%) TIBCO
4 3 (6.82%) VMware
5 2 (4.55%) RightScale
5 2 (4.55%) Telerik
5 2 (4.55%) Microsoft
5 2 (4.55%) Red Hat