Period
to 21 January 2019

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 21 January 2019 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
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 66 53 58
Rank change year-on-year -13 +5 +7
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 3 1 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 0.45% 0.23% 1.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.52% 0.27% 1.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 3
Lancashire median daily rate £450 £415 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.43% -5.68% +0.69%
North West median daily rate £425 £299 £424
% change year-on-year +42.26% -29.50% +21.07%
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 574 368 501
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 86.58% 83.83% 88.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 376 229 354
Lancashire median daily rate £450 £423 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.51% +5.63% -11.11%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £231
90th Percentile £681 £607 £575
North West median daily rate £423 £408 £400
% change year-on-year +3.80% +1.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 43 43
Lancashire median hourly rate £38.00 £40.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.17% +1.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £14.88 £11.48 £11.80
90th Percentile £45.50 £53.00 £53.40
North West median hourly rate £24.00 £21.74 £21.05
% change year-on-year +10.40% +3.30% -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 21 January 2019. 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
Skelmersdale - 2 - -
Blackpool - 1 £450 -
Performance Testing
North West

For the 6 months to 21 January 2019, 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 3 (100.00%) LoadRunner
1 3 (100.00%) SDLC
2 2 (66.67%) Problem-Solving
2 2 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (66.67%) Oracle
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (66.67%) SOAP
2 2 (66.67%) Web Services
2 2 (66.67%) Unix
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (66.67%) FTP
2 2 (66.67%) HTTP
2 2 (66.67%) TCP/IP
2 2 (66.67%) HP
2 2 (66.67%) ISEB
2 2 (66.67%) Validation
2 2 (66.67%) VMware
2 2 (66.67%) Software Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (66.67%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (33.33%) Waterfall
3 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
3 1 (33.33%) User Stories
3 1 (33.33%) Mentoring
3 1 (33.33%) Coaching
3 1 (33.33%) Decision Table
3 1 (33.33%) Degree
3 1 (33.33%) QA

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 (66.67%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Project
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) FTP
1 2 (66.67%) HTTP
1 2 (66.67%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (100.00%) LoadRunner
2 1 (33.33%) HP UFT
2 1 (33.33%) JMeter
2 1 (33.33%) Selenium
General
1 1 (33.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Performance Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Performance Test Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) QA Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) SOAP
1 2 (66.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Unix
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) SDLC
2 2 (66.67%) Problem-Solving
2 2 (66.67%) Software Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Validation
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) Coaching
3 1 (33.33%) Decision Table
3 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Mentoring
3 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Scenario Testing
3 1 (33.33%) SFIA
3 1 (33.33%) System Integration Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
3 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (33.33%) User Stories
3 1 (33.33%) Waterfall
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) ISEB
2 1 (33.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (66.67%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (33.33%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) HP
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle
1 2 (66.67%) VMware