Period
to 15 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 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 15 November 2018 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 > Lancashire
6 months to
15 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 66 53 62
Rank change year-on-year -13 +9 -11
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 6 1 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 0.88% 0.22% 1.03%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.03% 0.27% 1.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 3
Lancashire median daily rate £475 £415 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.46% -5.68% +30.37%
10th Percentile £463 £408 £414
90th Percentile £505 £423 £468
North West median daily rate £425 £295 £383
% change year-on-year +44.07% -22.88% +9.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Lancashire 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 Lancashire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Lancashire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 585 375 559
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 85.53% 82.60% 82.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 376 240 366
Lancashire median daily rate £450 £425 £391
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +8.63% -11.08%
10th Percentile £263 £298 £220
90th Percentile £575 £603 £556
North West median daily rate £405 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +1.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 42 57
Lancashire median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.65% +6.25% +8.11%
10th Percentile £11.05 £11.79 £11.90
90th Percentile £51.86 £66.50 £62.29
North West median hourly rate £21.76 £27.00 £21.05
% change year-on-year -19.41% +28.30% -31.05%

Performance Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

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

Job vacancy trend for Performance Testing in Lancashire

Performance Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Performance Testing in Lancashire

Performance Testing
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

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 Lancashire region over the 6 months to 15 November 2018. 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
Blackpool - 4 £475 -
Skelmersdale - 2 - -
Performance Testing
North West

For the 6 months to 15 November 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Performance Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Lancashire region with a requirement for Performance Testing.

1 4 (66.67%) C#
1 4 (66.67%) Java
1 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (66.67%) TDD
1 4 (66.67%) QA
1 4 (66.67%) Selenium
1 4 (66.67%) Test Automation
1 4 (66.67%) Cucumber
1 4 (66.67%) BDD
1 4 (66.67%) Gatling
1 4 (66.67%) The Grinder
2 2 (33.33%) Software Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (33.33%) Validation
2 2 (33.33%) VMware
2 2 (33.33%) Oracle
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (33.33%) SOAP
2 2 (33.33%) Web Services
2 2 (33.33%) Unix
2 2 (33.33%) Windows
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (33.33%) FTP
2 2 (33.33%) HTTP
2 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 2 (33.33%) HP
2 2 (33.33%) ISEB
2 2 (33.33%) LoadRunner
2 2 (33.33%) HP Quality Center

Performance Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Lancashire 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:

Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Project
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) FTP
1 2 (33.33%) HTTP
1 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (66.67%) Cucumber
1 4 (66.67%) Gatling
1 4 (66.67%) Selenium
1 4 (66.67%) The Grinder
2 2 (33.33%) LoadRunner
3 1 (16.67%) Jenkins
3 1 (16.67%) JIRA
3 1 (16.67%) JMeter
3 1 (16.67%) SpecFlow
3 1 (16.67%) Travis CI
3 1 (16.67%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (16.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Java Engineer
1 3 (50.00%) QA Engineer
1 3 (50.00%) Senior Java Engineer
1 3 (50.00%) Senior QA Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Performance Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Performance Test Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Automation Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) QA Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) SOAP
1 2 (33.33%) Web Services
2 1 (16.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Unix
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (66.67%) BDD
1 4 (66.67%) TDD
1 4 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 2 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
2 2 (33.33%) SDLC
2 2 (33.33%) Software Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Validation
3 1 (16.67%) Defect Management
3 1 (16.67%) Exploratory Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Load Testing
3 1 (16.67%) MVC
3 1 (16.67%) OO
3 1 (16.67%) OOA/OOD
3 1 (16.67%) Pair Programming
3 1 (16.67%) Refactoring
3 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
3 1 (16.67%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) C#
1 4 (66.67%) Java
2 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) ISEB
2 1 (16.67%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (16.67%) DBS Check
2 1 (16.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (66.67%) QA
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (16.67%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) HP
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle
1 2 (33.33%) VMware