The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for Performance Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Performance Testing over the 3 months to 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Performance Testing
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 57 72 -
Rank change year-on-year +15 -  
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 6 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.95% 0.22% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.13% 0.26% -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 0
Median daily rate £363 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £395 £350
% change year-on-year -1.26% +12.85%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.00 £38.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year -71.42% +26.22%  

Performance Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 533 770 805
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 84.34% 84.25% 84.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 1414 2450 1802
Median daily rate £400 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £304 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £613 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 26 61
Median hourly rate £32.00 £26.75 £19.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.62% +37.53%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £68.75 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Performance Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing Performance Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for Performance Testing in Cheshire

Performance Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Performance Testing in Cheshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Performance Testing in Cheshire

Performance Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Performance Testing in Cheshire over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Performance Testing in Cheshire

Performance Testing
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

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 Cheshire region over the 3 months to 28 June 2017. 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 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
Warrington - 3 £363 -
Macclesfield +4 2 £488 -
Performance Testing
North West

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for Performance Testing.

1 6 (75.00%) Validation
2 5 (62.50%) Regression Testing
2 5 (62.50%) Test Strategy
3 4 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (50.00%) Stress Testing
3 4 (50.00%) Integration Testing
3 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (50.00%) Software Testing
3 4 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (50.00%) ISEB
3 4 (50.00%) SQL
3 4 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 4 (50.00%) ETL
4 3 (37.50%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (37.50%) ISTQB
4 3 (37.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (37.50%) System Testing
4 3 (37.50%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (37.50%) Test Automation
4 3 (37.50%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (37.50%) Functional Testing
5 2 (25.00%) QA
5 2 (25.00%) Finance
5 2 (25.00%) GxP
5 2 (25.00%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (12.50%) Migration
6 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (12.50%) HP
6 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce

Performance Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 4 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (37.50%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (37.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (12.50%) JIRA
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
1 2 (25.00%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Analyst
1 4 (50.00%) SQL Analyst
1 4 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Data Warehouse Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Data Warehouse Test Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) SQL Data Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Test Data Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Test Leader
3 1 (12.50%) Agile Test Manager
3 1 (12.50%) QA Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Systems Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Test Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Tester
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) Validation
2 5 (62.50%) Regression Testing
2 5 (62.50%) Test Strategy
3 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (50.00%) ETL
3 4 (50.00%) Integration Testing
3 4 (50.00%) Software Testing
3 4 (50.00%) Stress Testing
3 4 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (37.50%) Functional Testing
4 3 (37.50%) System Testing
4 3 (37.50%) Test Automation
5 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce
5 1 (12.50%) Exploratory Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Load Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Migration
5 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
5 1 (12.50%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) ISEB
2 3 (37.50%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) GxP
1 2 (25.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (37.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) HP
1 1 (12.50%) Workday