Period
to 11 December 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 11 December 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
11 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 56 69 51
Rank change year-on-year +13 -18 +5
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 1 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 0.17% 0.85% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.21% 0.98% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 1
Lancashire median daily rate £425 £475 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.53% +14.46% -5.68%
10th Percentile £413 £463 £408
90th Percentile £438 £505 £423
North West median daily rate £444 £425 £295
% change year-on-year +4.41% +44.07% -26.25%
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 474 610 385
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 81.58% 86.89% 82.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 305 396 241
Lancashire median daily rate £425 £461 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.86% +8.53% +13.33%
10th Percentile £263 £265 £275
90th Percentile £575 £650 £615
North West median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 58 44
Lancashire median hourly rate £28.00 £35.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% -17.65% +6.25%
10th Percentile £10.96 £11.10 £15.14
90th Percentile £52.25 £45.50 £53.00
North West median hourly rate £24.50 £22.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year +11.36% -21.43% +27.27%

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

For the 6 months to 11 December 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 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) Python
1 1 (100.00%) JIRA
1 1 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (100.00%) Pega
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (100.00%) REST
1 1 (100.00%) Defect Management
1 1 (100.00%) Scenario Testing

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:

Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) REST
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Defect Management
1 1 (100.00%) Scenario Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (100.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) Python
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Pega