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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Performance Testing
Rank 136 118 113
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -5
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 18 17 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.46% 0.55% 0.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.61% 0.75% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 5 5
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£340 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% +14.28%
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £350 £337
% change year-on-year
-7.85% +3.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £37.29 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £155.00 £40.09
% change year-on-year
-78.38% +286.63%
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
2963 2258 1759
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 76.33% 72.77% 71.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1622 1187 865
Average daily rate £400 £375 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +10.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £535 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 140 124 86
Average hourly rate £38.00 £25.25 £28.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.49% -10.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.49 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £45.00 £61.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -4.68%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 12 £335 -33.00% 5
Lancashire +4 4 £451 +38.91%
Cheshire -13 1 £463 +8.82% 1
Merseyside - 1 - -
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England

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 10 (31.25%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (28.13%) QA
3 8 (25.00%) Java
3 8 (25.00%) Oracle
3 8 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (21.88%) Web Services
4 7 (21.88%) Security Cleared
5 6 (18.75%) Capacity Planning
5 6 (18.75%) HP
5 6 (18.75%) ISEB
6 5 (15.63%) SOAP
6 5 (15.63%) Test Management
6 5 (15.63%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (12.50%) WebSphere
7 4 (12.50%) ISTQB
7 4 (12.50%) Test Scripting
7 4 (12.50%) SoapUI
7 4 (12.50%) J2EE
7 4 (12.50%) ERP
7 4 (12.50%) Finance
7 4 (12.50%) Test Planning
8 3 (9.38%) Non-Functional Testing
8 3 (9.38%) Relational Database
8 3 (9.38%) LoadRunner
8 3 (9.38%) Configuration Management
8 3 (9.38%) FTP
8 3 (9.38%) HTTP
8 3 (9.38%) JBoss
8 3 (9.38%) Apache
8 3 (9.38%) Tomcat

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 4 (12.50%) WebSphere
2 3 (9.38%) JBoss
2 3 (9.38%) Apache
2 3 (9.38%) Tomcat
2 3 (9.38%) WebSphere Application Server
2 3 (9.38%) WebLogic
3 2 (6.25%) WebLogic Integration
4 1 (3.13%) OpenStack
4 1 (3.13%) nginx
4 1 (3.13%) Jetty
Applications
1 2 (6.25%) MS Project
1 2 (6.25%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (6.25%) TRIRIGA
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.13%) Amazon ELB
1 1 (3.13%) Route 53
1 1 (3.13%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (3.13%) Amazon S3
1 1 (3.13%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.38%) FTP
1 3 (9.38%) HTTP
2 1 (3.13%) PuTTY
2 1 (3.13%) Firewall
2 1 (3.13%) DHCP
2 1 (3.13%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.13%) DNS
2 1 (3.13%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.38%) Relational Database
1 3 (9.38%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.25%) MS Access
2 2 (6.25%) Oracle Database
3 1 (3.13%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (3.13%) RDBMS
3 1 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.13%) MySQL
3 1 (3.13%) DB2
3 1 (3.13%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 4 (12.50%) SoapUI
2 3 (9.38%) LoadRunner
3 2 (6.25%) JIRA
3 2 (6.25%) Selenium
3 2 (6.25%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (6.25%) JMeter
3 2 (6.25%) Jenkins
4 1 (3.13%) Toad
4 1 (3.13%) JUnit
4 1 (3.13%) Visual Studio
4 1 (3.13%) Hudson
4 1 (3.13%) Cucumber
4 1 (3.13%) Subversion
4 1 (3.13%) Maven
General
1 4 (12.50%) Finance
2 3 (9.38%) Banking
2 3 (9.38%) Retail
3 2 (6.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (28.13%) Test Manager
2 7 (21.88%) Tester
3 5 (15.63%) Test Engineer
4 4 (12.50%) Test Leader
4 4 (12.50%) Performance Test Leader
5 3 (9.38%) QA Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Technical Leader
6 2 (6.25%) SAP Programme Manager
6 2 (6.25%) SAP Manager
6 2 (6.25%) SAP Test Manager
6 2 (6.25%) Non-Functional Tester
6 2 (6.25%) Programme Test Manager
6 2 (6.25%) Automation Tester
6 2 (6.25%) Automation Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Test Programme Manager
6 2 (6.25%) Architect
6 2 (6.25%) Programme Manager
6 2 (6.25%) Performance Tester
7 1 (3.13%) DevOps Engineer
7 1 (3.13%) Performance Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (21.88%) Web Services
2 5 (15.63%) SOAP
3 4 (12.50%) J2EE
4 1 (3.13%) Servlets
4 1 (3.13%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 8 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.25%) N-Tier
2 2 (6.25%) Mainframe
2 2 (6.25%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.13%) Private Cloud
3 1 (3.13%) Open Source
3 1 (3.13%) Mathematics
3 1 (3.13%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (9.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (6.25%) HPUX
2 2 (6.25%) Linux
2 2 (6.25%) SUSE
3 1 (3.13%) UNIX
3 1 (3.13%) Windows
3 1 (3.13%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (18.75%) Capacity Planning
2 5 (15.63%) Test Management
2 5 (15.63%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (12.50%) Test Scripting
3 4 (12.50%) ERP
3 4 (12.50%) Test Planning
4 3 (9.38%) Non-Functional Testing
4 3 (9.38%) Configuration Management
4 3 (9.38%) Manual Testing
4 3 (9.38%) Kanban
4 3 (9.38%) Integration Testing
4 3 (9.38%) TDD
5 2 (6.25%) Statistical Analysis
5 2 (6.25%) Software Engineering
5 2 (6.25%) Project Planning
5 2 (6.25%) Release Management
5 2 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (6.25%) Load Testing
5 2 (6.25%) Security Testing
5 2 (6.25%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 8 (25.00%) Java
2 3 (9.38%) SQL
3 2 (6.25%) Groovy
3 2 (6.25%) VB
3 2 (6.25%) FoxPro (VFP)
4 1 (3.13%) C#
4 1 (3.13%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 7 (21.88%) Security Cleared
2 6 (18.75%) ISEB
3 4 (12.50%) ISTQB
4 3 (9.38%) SC Cleared
5 2 (6.25%) ISEB Practitioner
5 2 (6.25%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (3.13%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (28.13%) QA
Systems Management
1 10 (31.25%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.13%) Vagrant
2 1 (3.13%) MAINVIEW
2 1 (3.13%) Puppet
Vendors
1 8 (25.00%) Oracle
2 6 (18.75%) HP
3 2 (6.25%) Curam
3 2 (6.25%) SAP
3 2 (6.25%) IBM
3 2 (6.25%) TIBCO
4 1 (3.13%) VMware
4 1 (3.13%) ATG
4 1 (3.13%) BMC
4 1 (3.13%) Red Hat
4 1 (3.13%) RightScale
4 1 (3.13%) Telerik
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