Period
to 17 November 2017

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 17 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 > Lancashire
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 50 60 51
Rank change year-on-year +10 -9 +8
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 1 7 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 0.22% 1.05% 3.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.27% 1.29% 3.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 17
Lancashire median daily rate £415 £440 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.68% +30.37% -19.64%
10th Percentile £408 £414 £274
90th Percentile £423 £468 £481
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
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 377 542 767
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 82.31% 81.63% 83.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 242 360 513
Lancashire median daily rate £425 £388 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.68% -11.93% +16.17%
10th Percentile £300 £213 £276
90th Percentile £602 £556 £648
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 54 82
Lancashire median hourly rate £42.50 £40.75 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.29% +10.14% +37.91%
10th Percentile £15.14 £11.70 £18.73
90th Percentile £65.89 £64.52 £49.50
North West median hourly rate £27.00 £22.85 £30.52
% change year-on-year +18.19% -25.15% +64.97%

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 17 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
Preston -8 1 £415 -7.78%
Performance Testing
North West

For the 6 months to 17 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 Lancashire region with a requirement for Performance Testing.

1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle
1 1 (100.00%) PRINCE2
1 1 (100.00%) Unix
1 1 (100.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Project Planning
1 1 (100.00%) BPSS Clearance

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:

Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Applications Manager
1 1 (100.00%) Applications Project Manager
1 1 (100.00%) Infrastructure Manager
1 1 (100.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
1 1 (100.00%) Project Manager
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) PRINCE2
1 1 (100.00%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (100.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle