Period
to 13 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester 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 13 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 > Manchester
6 months to
13 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 127 119 143
Rank change year-on-year -8 +24 -38
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 24 19 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.77% 0.65% 0.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.94% 0.79% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 8 12
Manchester median daily rate £425 £400 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +28.00% -10.71%
10th Percentile £318 £242 £300
90th Percentile £630 £444 £484
North West median daily rate £425 £304 £383
% change year-on-year +39.92% -20.59% +9.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Manchester 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 Manchester with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Manchester
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2,561 2,418 3,038
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 81.95% 82.24% 84.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,646 1,540 1,922
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £263 £256 £258
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
North West median daily rate £405 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +1.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 86 65
Manchester median hourly rate £20.00 £18.75 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +22.95% -21.79%
10th Percentile £11.80 £11.75 £10.93
90th Percentile £35.00 £45.00 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £22.00 £27.00 £21.05
% change year-on-year -18.52% +28.30% -32.98%

Performance Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for Performance Testing in Manchester

Performance Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Performance Testing in Manchester

Performance Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Performance Testing in Manchester over the 6 months to 13 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Performance Testing in Manchester

Performance Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Performance Testing in Manchester.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Performance Testing in Manchester

Performance Testing
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

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 Manchester region over the 6 months to 13 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
Altrincham - 2 - -
Salford -7 1 £675 +68.75%
Performance Testing
North West

For the 6 months to 13 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Performance Testing.

1 17 (70.83%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (66.67%) Test Automation
3 14 (58.33%) Selenium
4 13 (54.17%) Java
5 10 (41.67%) BDD
6 9 (37.50%) Manual Testing
7 8 (33.33%) QA
7 8 (33.33%) Software Engineering
8 7 (29.17%) JMeter
8 7 (29.17%) Security Testing
9 6 (25.00%) Unit Testing
9 6 (25.00%) Usability Testing
9 6 (25.00%) JIRA
9 6 (25.00%) TDD
9 6 (25.00%) Cross-Browser Testing
10 5 (20.83%) .NET
10 5 (20.83%) ITIL
10 5 (20.83%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (20.83%) WebDriver
10 5 (20.83%) High Availability
10 5 (20.83%) Jenkins
11 4 (16.67%) Cucumber
11 4 (16.67%) Integration Testing
11 4 (16.67%) SQL
11 4 (16.67%) Service Management
11 4 (16.67%) Python
11 4 (16.67%) Oracle
11 4 (16.67%) C#
11 4 (16.67%) Finance
11 4 (16.67%) Exploratory Testing

Performance Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (8.33%) Commerce Server
1 2 (8.33%) JBoss
1 2 (8.33%) SharePoint
1 2 (8.33%) Tomcat
1 2 (8.33%) WebLogic
1 2 (8.33%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.33%) EDRMS
1 2 (8.33%) Oracle Database
2 1 (4.17%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 14 (58.33%) Selenium
2 7 (29.17%) JMeter
3 6 (25.00%) JIRA
4 5 (20.83%) Jenkins
4 5 (20.83%) WebDriver
5 4 (16.67%) Cucumber
6 3 (12.50%) Gatling
6 3 (12.50%) The Grinder
7 2 (8.33%) LoadRunner
7 2 (8.33%) Travis CI
8 1 (4.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (4.17%) SoapUI
8 1 (4.17%) SpecFlow
8 1 (4.17%) Visual Studio
8 1 (4.17%) Visual Studio Coded UI
General
1 4 (16.67%) Finance
2 2 (8.33%) Electronics
2 2 (8.33%) Manufacturing
2 2 (8.33%) Marketing
2 2 (8.33%) Retail
2 2 (8.33%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.17%) Banking
3 1 (4.17%) French Language
3 1 (4.17%) German Language
Job Titles
1 5 (20.83%) Developer
1 5 (20.83%) Test Automation Engineer
1 5 (20.83%) Test Engineer
2 4 (16.67%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
2 4 (16.67%) Senior Test Engineer
2 4 (16.67%) Tester
3 3 (12.50%) Delivery Manager
3 3 (12.50%) QA Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) Service Manager
3 3 (12.50%) Services Delivery Manager
4 2 (8.33%) .NET Developer
4 2 (8.33%) Automation Tester
4 2 (8.33%) Consultant
4 2 (8.33%) Full Stack Developer
4 2 (8.33%) Java Developer
4 2 (8.33%) Python Developer
4 2 (8.33%) WebSphere Developer
5 1 (4.17%) Automation Consultant
5 1 (4.17%) Mobile Tester
5 1 (4.17%) Senior QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (20.83%) .NET
2 3 (12.50%) RESTful
3 2 (8.33%) CSS
3 2 (8.33%) Dojo
3 2 (8.33%) EJB
3 2 (8.33%) Gherkin
3 2 (8.33%) HTML
3 2 (8.33%) JPA
3 2 (8.33%) JSP
3 2 (8.33%) Node.js
3 2 (8.33%) Taurus
4 1 (4.17%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) User Experience
2 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.17%) Cyber Defence
2 1 (4.17%) Cyberattack
2 1 (4.17%) Mobile App
2 1 (4.17%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 3 (12.50%) Linux
2 2 (8.33%) Oracle Linux
3 1 (4.17%) Windows
3 1 (4.17%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (70.83%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (66.67%) Test Automation
3 10 (41.67%) BDD
4 9 (37.50%) Manual Testing
5 8 (33.33%) Software Engineering
6 7 (29.17%) Security Testing
7 6 (25.00%) Cross-Browser Testing
7 6 (25.00%) TDD
7 6 (25.00%) Unit Testing
7 6 (25.00%) Usability Testing
8 5 (20.83%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (20.83%) High Availability
8 5 (20.83%) ITIL
9 4 (16.67%) Exploratory Testing
9 4 (16.67%) Integration Testing
9 4 (16.67%) Service Management
10 3 (12.50%) Capacity Management
10 3 (12.50%) Defect Management
10 3 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
10 3 (12.50%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 13 (54.17%) Java
2 4 (16.67%) C#
2 4 (16.67%) Python
2 4 (16.67%) SQL
3 1 (4.17%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (8.33%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (33.33%) QA
System Software
1 2 (8.33%) Docker
Vendors
1 4 (16.67%) Oracle
2 2 (8.33%) SAP