Period
to 18 November 2017

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 6 months to 18 November 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 83 96 105
Rank change year-on-year +13 +9 -21
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 8 5 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.60% 0.34% 0.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.71% 0.39% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 7
Cheshire median daily rate £294 £330 £364
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.98% -9.34% +7.06%
10th Percentile £220 £252 £289
90th Percentile £353 £495 £488
North West median daily rate £290 £383 £350
% change year-on-year -24.18% +9.29% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - - -

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

All Process and Methodology Skills
Cheshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1122 1276 1769
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 84.17% 86.33% 84.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 803 914 1164
Cheshire median daily rate £420 £400 £424
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -5.60% +9.35%
10th Percentile £263 £241 £275
90th Percentile £619 £613 £600
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 32 58
Cheshire median hourly rate £13.00 £19.64 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.82% +12.24% -5.41%
10th Percentile £11.03 £13.00 £12.81
90th Percentile £35.00 £38.93 £35.75
North West median hourly rate £27.00 £23.50 £30.52
% change year-on-year +14.89% -23.00% +64.97%

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 6 months to 18 November 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 6 months to 18 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Crewe - 1 - -
Knutsford - 1 £280 -
Warrington - 1 £363 -
Performance Testing
North West

For the 6 months to 18 November 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%) Test Automation
2 5 (62.50%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (62.50%) JMeter
2 5 (62.50%) C#
2 5 (62.50%) Java
2 5 (62.50%) ISEB
2 5 (62.50%) Banking
3 4 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (50.00%) HP UFT
3 4 (50.00%) HP
3 4 (50.00%) VBScript
3 4 (50.00%) VB
3 4 (50.00%) VB.NET
3 4 (50.00%) .NET
3 4 (50.00%) Oracle
3 4 (50.00%) ITIL
3 4 (50.00%) Unix
3 4 (50.00%) Linux
3 4 (50.00%) MCSE
3 4 (50.00%) MCSA
3 4 (50.00%) Fortinet
3 4 (50.00%) Oracle Database
3 4 (50.00%) Time Management
3 4 (50.00%) System Integration Testing
4 2 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (25.00%) SQL
4 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Stress Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Integration Testing

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%) Oracle Database
2 1 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (62.50%) JMeter
2 4 (50.00%) HP UFT
3 1 (12.50%) Cucumber
3 1 (12.50%) LoadRunner
3 1 (12.50%) NeoLoad
3 1 (12.50%) Selenium
3 1 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (62.50%) Banking
2 1 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Analyst
1 3 (37.50%) Test Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Banking Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Data Warehouse Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Data Warehouse Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
3 1 (12.50%) LoadRunner Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Performance Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Performance Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Performance Tester
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Data Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Test Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (50.00%) .NET
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) Linux
1 4 (50.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) Test Automation
2 4 (50.00%) ITIL
2 4 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (50.00%) System Integration Testing
2 4 (50.00%) Time Management
3 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (12.50%) Defect Management
4 1 (12.50%) ETL
4 1 (12.50%) Functional Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Integration Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Regression Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Software Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Stress Testing
4 1 (12.50%) System Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Test Strategy
4 1 (12.50%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) C#
1 5 (62.50%) Java
2 4 (50.00%) VB
2 4 (50.00%) VB.NET
2 4 (50.00%) VBScript
3 2 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (62.50%) ISEB
2 4 (50.00%) MCSA
2 4 (50.00%) MCSE
2 4 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (12.50%) ISTQB
Systems Management
1 5 (62.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Fortinet
1 4 (50.00%) HP
1 4 (50.00%) Oracle