Period
to 17 January 2019

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 17 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 > Manchester
6 months to
17 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 131 126 131
Rank change year-on-year -5 +5 -8
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 21 20 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.71% 0.71% 0.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.86% 0.85% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 8 13
Manchester median daily rate £425 £388 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.68% -8.82% +21.43%
10th Percentile £278 £242 £257
90th Percentile £500 £475 £480
North West median daily rate £425 £295 £423
% change year-on-year +44.07% -30.18% +20.71%
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 2,456 2,348 2,756
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 82.97% 83.62% 86.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,588 1,526 1,736
Manchester median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £275 £256 £262
90th Percentile £575 £580 £550
North West median daily rate £415 £403 £400
% change year-on-year +3.11% +0.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 89 50
Manchester median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £15.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.89% +23.58% -38.50%
10th Percentile £12.83 £12.75 £10.84
90th Percentile £33.00 £40.60 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £23.65 £21.78 £21.52
% change year-on-year +8.59% +1.20% -28.62%

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 17 January 2019.

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 17 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
Altrincham - 2 - -
Salford -2 1 £675 +68.75% 2
Bolton - 1 £300 -
Performance Testing
North West

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

1 13 (61.90%) Agile Software Development
1 13 (61.90%) Test Automation
2 12 (57.14%) Java
3 9 (42.86%) Selenium
4 7 (33.33%) JIRA
4 7 (33.33%) JMeter
5 6 (28.57%) Software Engineering
5 6 (28.57%) QA
5 6 (28.57%) Integration Testing
5 6 (28.57%) Manual Testing
5 6 (28.57%) BDD
5 6 (28.57%) .NET
6 5 (23.81%) Python
6 5 (23.81%) Scrum
6 5 (23.81%) Jenkins
7 4 (19.05%) WebDriver
7 4 (19.05%) Security Testing
7 4 (19.05%) TDD
7 4 (19.05%) C#
7 4 (19.05%) Exploratory Testing
8 3 (14.29%) Cross-Browser Testing
8 3 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
8 3 (14.29%) Defect Management
8 3 (14.29%) SQL
8 3 (14.29%) ITIL
8 3 (14.29%) Oracle
8 3 (14.29%) OO
8 3 (14.29%) LoadRunner
8 3 (14.29%) Finance
8 3 (14.29%) Usability 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 (9.52%) Confluence
1 2 (9.52%) JBoss
1 2 (9.52%) SharePoint
1 2 (9.52%) WebLogic
2 1 (4.76%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (4.76%) Commerce Server
2 1 (4.76%) MQSeries
2 1 (4.76%) Tomcat
2 1 (4.76%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (9.52%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.52%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.52%) EDRMS
1 2 (9.52%) Oracle Database
2 1 (4.76%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 9 (42.86%) Selenium
2 7 (33.33%) JIRA
2 7 (33.33%) JMeter
3 5 (23.81%) Jenkins
4 4 (19.05%) WebDriver
5 3 (14.29%) LoadRunner
6 2 (9.52%) Cucumber
6 2 (9.52%) Gatling
6 2 (9.52%) The Grinder
6 2 (9.52%) Travis CI
6 2 (9.52%) Visual Studio
7 1 (4.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (4.76%) SoapUI
7 1 (4.76%) SpecFlow
7 1 (4.76%) Visual Studio Coded UI
General
1 3 (14.29%) Finance
2 2 (9.52%) Banking
2 2 (9.52%) Electronics
2 2 (9.52%) Law
2 2 (9.52%) Manufacturing
2 2 (9.52%) Marketing
2 2 (9.52%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.76%) French Language
3 1 (4.76%) German Language
3 1 (4.76%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (23.81%) Tester
2 4 (19.05%) Developer
3 2 (9.52%) .NET Developer
3 2 (9.52%) Automation Tester
3 2 (9.52%) Consultant
3 2 (9.52%) Full Stack Developer
3 2 (9.52%) Java Developer
3 2 (9.52%) Python Developer
3 2 (9.52%) QA Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Test Automation Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Test Automation Manager
3 2 (9.52%) Test Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Test Manager
4 1 (4.76%) Automation Consultant
4 1 (4.76%) Messaging Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Mobile Tester
4 1 (4.76%) Non-Functional Tester
4 1 (4.76%) Senior Java Consultant
4 1 (4.76%) SharePoint Administrator
4 1 (4.76%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (28.57%) .NET
2 3 (14.29%) RESTful
3 2 (9.52%) .NET Framework
3 2 (9.52%) Node.js
3 2 (9.52%) Taurus
4 1 (4.76%) CSS
4 1 (4.76%) Dojo
4 1 (4.76%) EJB
4 1 (4.76%) Gherkin
4 1 (4.76%) HTML
4 1 (4.76%) JMS
4 1 (4.76%) JPA
4 1 (4.76%) JSON
4 1 (4.76%) JSP
4 1 (4.76%) Middleware
4 1 (4.76%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (4.76%) Clustering
1 1 (4.76%) Cyber Defence
1 1 (4.76%) Cyberattack
1 1 (4.76%) Data Centre
1 1 (4.76%) Mainframe
1 1 (4.76%) Mobile App
1 1 (4.76%) NHS
1 1 (4.76%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.52%) Linux
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle Linux
2 1 (4.76%) Windows
2 1 (4.76%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (61.90%) Agile Software Development
1 13 (61.90%) Test Automation
2 6 (28.57%) BDD
2 6 (28.57%) Integration Testing
2 6 (28.57%) Manual Testing
2 6 (28.57%) Software Engineering
3 5 (23.81%) Scrum
4 4 (19.05%) Exploratory Testing
4 4 (19.05%) Security Testing
4 4 (19.05%) TDD
5 3 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (14.29%) Cross-Browser Testing
5 3 (14.29%) Defect Management
5 3 (14.29%) ITIL
5 3 (14.29%) Load Testing
5 3 (14.29%) OO
5 3 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
5 3 (14.29%) Unit Testing
5 3 (14.29%) Usability Testing
6 2 (9.52%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 12 (57.14%) Java
2 5 (23.81%) Python
3 4 (19.05%) C#
4 3 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (4.76%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (28.57%) QA
2 2 (9.52%) GDPR
3 1 (4.76%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (9.52%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) HP ALM
2 1 (4.76%) Ansible
Vendors
1 3 (14.29%) Oracle
2 2 (9.52%) SAP
3 1 (4.76%) IBM
3 1 (4.76%) Microsoft