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 2 July 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Performance Testing
Rank 122 117 114
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -3
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 23 12 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.63% 0.39% 0.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.83% 0.54% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 10 3
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£341 £333 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.63% +0.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £323 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £411 £391 £336
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 - £32.00
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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
2766 2240 1811
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 76.22% 73.11% 72.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 1646 1187 891
Average daily rate £388 £378 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.64% +7.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 98 81
Average hourly rate £34.00 £27.50 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.63% +34.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £15.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.80 £45.00 £75.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -6.55%

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 2 July 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 2 July 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 0 16 £350 +8.52% 5
Lancashire +13 6 £325 -18.87% 4
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Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 (35.90%) HP Quality Center
2 13 (33.33%) QA
3 12 (30.77%) Oracle
3 12 (30.77%) ISEB
4 11 (28.21%) Java
5 10 (25.64%) HP
5 10 (25.64%) Test Scripting
5 10 (25.64%) Non-Functional Testing
5 10 (25.64%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (23.08%) Security Cleared
6 9 (23.08%) LoadRunner
7 8 (20.51%) Linux
8 7 (17.95%) Integration Testing
8 7 (17.95%) Security Testing
8 7 (17.95%) Scrum
8 7 (17.95%) Software Testing
8 7 (17.95%) ISTQB
8 7 (17.95%) UNIX
8 7 (17.95%) Visual Studio
9 6 (15.38%) Windows
9 6 (15.38%) ISEB Practitioner
9 6 (15.38%) HP UFT
9 6 (15.38%) Release Management
9 6 (15.38%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 6 (15.38%) Performance Metrics
9 6 (15.38%) Performance Monitoring
9 6 (15.38%) Facilita Forecast
9 6 (15.38%) Relational Database
9 6 (15.38%) Test Strategy
10 5 (12.82%) SoapUI

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

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 (10.26%) WebLogic
1 4 (10.26%) WebSphere
2 3 (7.69%) JBoss
2 3 (7.69%) Apache
2 3 (7.69%) Tomcat
2 3 (7.69%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (5.13%) WebLogic Integration
4 1 (2.56%) Jetty
4 1 (2.56%) nginx
4 1 (2.56%) OpenStack
Business Applications
1 2 (5.13%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.56%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (2.56%) Amazon S3
1 1 (2.56%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.56%) Route 53
1 1 (2.56%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.13%) FTP
1 2 (5.13%) HTTP
2 1 (2.56%) DNS
2 1 (2.56%) Firewall
2 1 (2.56%) Network Security
2 1 (2.56%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (15.38%) Relational Database
2 3 (7.69%) Oracle Database
3 2 (5.13%) RDBMS
3 2 (5.13%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (5.13%) MySQL
3 2 (5.13%) SQL Server
3 2 (5.13%) MS Access
4 1 (2.56%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.56%) DB2
4 1 (2.56%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 9 (23.08%) LoadRunner
2 7 (17.95%) Visual Studio
3 6 (15.38%) HP UFT
3 6 (15.38%) Facilita Forecast
4 5 (12.82%) SoapUI
5 3 (7.69%) JMeter
6 2 (5.13%) Rational Performance Tester
6 2 (5.13%) Rational Functional Tester
6 2 (5.13%) Jenkins
6 2 (5.13%) Cucumber
7 1 (2.56%) Hudson
7 1 (2.56%) JUnit
7 1 (2.56%) WebDriver
7 1 (2.56%) Subversion
7 1 (2.56%) Maven
7 1 (2.56%) Rational Robot
General
1 5 (12.82%) Finance
2 4 (10.26%) Retail
3 1 (2.56%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.56%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (20.51%) Test Leader
2 7 (17.95%) Tester
3 5 (12.82%) Analyst
3 5 (12.82%) Test Analyst
3 5 (12.82%) Test Engineer
4 4 (10.26%) Performance Test Leader
4 4 (10.26%) Test Manager
4 4 (10.26%) Architect
4 4 (10.26%) Performance Tester
5 3 (7.69%) Consultant
5 3 (7.69%) Test Consultant
5 3 (7.69%) QA Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) Non-Functional Tester
6 2 (5.13%) Performance Test Consultant
6 2 (5.13%) Performance Consultant
6 2 (5.13%) Performance Engineer
7 1 (2.56%) DB2 DBA
7 1 (2.56%) QA Analyst
7 1 (2.56%) Performance Analyst
7 1 (2.56%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (12.82%) J2EE
1 5 (12.82%) SOAP
2 4 (10.26%) Web Services
3 1 (2.56%) JSON
3 1 (2.56%) Servlets
3 1 (2.56%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (25.64%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (15.38%) Performance Metrics
3 4 (10.26%) Data Structures
4 3 (7.69%) Computer Science
5 2 (5.13%) N-Tier
6 1 (2.56%) Mathematics
6 1 (2.56%) Client/Server
6 1 (2.56%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 8 (20.51%) Linux
2 7 (17.95%) UNIX
3 6 (15.38%) Windows
4 3 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (5.13%) HPUX
5 2 (5.13%) SUSE
6 1 (2.56%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (25.64%) Test Scripting
1 10 (25.64%) Non-Functional Testing
2 7 (17.95%) Integration Testing
2 7 (17.95%) Security Testing
2 7 (17.95%) Scrum
2 7 (17.95%) Software Testing
3 6 (15.38%) Release Management
3 6 (15.38%) Test Strategy
3 6 (15.38%) Performance Monitoring
4 5 (12.82%) System Integration Testing
4 5 (12.82%) Statistical Analysis
4 5 (12.82%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (12.82%) Configuration Management
5 4 (10.26%) Regression Testing
5 4 (10.26%) TDD
5 4 (10.26%) Capacity Planning
5 4 (10.26%) Test Automation
5 4 (10.26%) Problem Management
5 4 (10.26%) Test Management
5 4 (10.26%) Operational Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (28.21%) Java
2 4 (10.26%) SQL
3 3 (7.69%) VB
4 2 (5.13%) FoxPro (VFP)
4 2 (5.13%) Ruby
4 2 (5.13%) Groovy
5 1 (2.56%) C#
Qualifications
1 12 (30.77%) ISEB
2 9 (23.08%) Security Cleared
3 7 (17.95%) ISTQB
4 6 (15.38%) ISEB Practitioner
4 6 (15.38%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 4 (10.26%) Degree
6 3 (7.69%) SC Cleared
6 3 (7.69%) BC Cleared
7 2 (5.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (33.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 14 (35.90%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.56%) Puppet
2 1 (2.56%) Vagrant
2 1 (2.56%) MAINVIEW
Vendors
1 12 (30.77%) Oracle
2 10 (25.64%) HP
3 2 (5.13%) Hyperion
3 2 (5.13%) TIBCO
3 2 (5.13%) Curam
3 2 (5.13%) Green Hat
4 1 (2.56%) Telerik
4 1 (2.56%) RightScale
4 1 (2.56%) ATG
4 1 (2.56%) Red Hat
4 1 (2.56%) BMC
4 1 (2.56%) IBM
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