Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 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 > Manchester
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 119 137 99
Rank change year-on-year +18 -38 +25
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 17 19 55
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.58% 0.53% 1.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.71% 0.64% 1.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 13 40
Manchester median daily rate £369 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.46% -7.14% +8.53%
10th Percentile £223 £300 £213
90th Percentile £450 £480 £433
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
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 2385 2991 3030
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 81.23% 83.80% 80.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1519 1902 1793
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +8.70%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £250
90th Percentile £575 £538 £530
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 57 79
Manchester median hourly rate £17.50 £15.25 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.75% -19.74% +26.67%
10th Percentile £11.75 £11.65 £10.95
90th Percentile £45.30 £40.60 £42.10
North West median hourly rate £27.00 £23.50 £30.52
% change year-on-year +14.89% -23.00% +64.97%

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 18 November 2017.

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 18 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
Salford - 2 £400 -
Oldham - 1 - -
Performance Testing
North West

For the 6 months to 18 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Performance Testing.

1 8 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (41.18%) TDD
2 7 (41.18%) Finance
2 7 (41.18%) SQL
2 7 (41.18%) Test Automation
3 6 (35.29%) HTML
3 6 (35.29%) CSS
4 5 (29.41%) Java
4 5 (29.41%) Oracle
4 5 (29.41%) Retail
5 4 (23.53%) WebSphere
5 4 (23.53%) JSP
5 4 (23.53%) Tomcat
5 4 (23.53%) Linux
5 4 (23.53%) Commerce Server
5 4 (23.53%) High Availability
5 4 (23.53%) Oracle Linux
5 4 (23.53%) Performance Engineering
5 4 (23.53%) User Experience
6 3 (17.65%) Test Scripting
6 3 (17.65%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (17.65%) Scenario Testing
6 3 (17.65%) QA
7 2 (11.76%) Software Engineering
7 2 (11.76%) Banking
7 2 (11.76%) Web Development
7 2 (11.76%) Regression Testing
7 2 (11.76%) JMeter
7 2 (11.76%) HP
7 2 (11.76%) LoadRunner

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 4 (23.53%) Commerce Server
1 4 (23.53%) Tomcat
1 4 (23.53%) WebSphere
2 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (5.88%) BlazeMeter
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.76%) DNS
1 2 (11.76%) HTTP
1 2 (11.76%) SMS
2 1 (5.88%) Firewall
2 1 (5.88%) Internet
2 1 (5.88%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Jenkins
1 2 (11.76%) JIRA
1 2 (11.76%) JMeter
1 2 (11.76%) LoadRunner
2 1 (5.88%) CocoaPods
2 1 (5.88%) CruiseControl
2 1 (5.88%) Cucumber
2 1 (5.88%) Gatling
2 1 (5.88%) Git (software)
2 1 (5.88%) Hudson
2 1 (5.88%) Selenium
2 1 (5.88%) SpecFlow
General
1 7 (41.18%) Finance
2 5 (29.41%) Retail
3 2 (11.76%) Banking
4 1 (5.88%) Back Office
4 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (41.18%) Developer
2 5 (29.41%) Analyst
2 5 (29.41%) Test Analyst
3 4 (23.53%) WebSphere Developer
4 3 (17.65%) Tester
5 2 (11.76%) JavaScript Developer
5 2 (11.76%) Performance Tester
6 1 (5.88%) Automation Test Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Design Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Financial Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Lead Test Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Operations Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) QA Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) QA Test Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Senior Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Systems Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Systems Test Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Systems Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (35.29%) CSS
1 6 (35.29%) HTML
2 4 (23.53%) JSP
3 2 (11.76%) Dojo
3 2 (11.76%) EJB
3 2 (11.76%) JPA
3 2 (11.76%) Node.js
4 1 (5.88%) .NET
4 1 (5.88%) Cocoa
4 1 (5.88%) Cocoa Touch
4 1 (5.88%) Core Animation
4 1 (5.88%) Core Data
4 1 (5.88%) Gherkin
4 1 (5.88%) JSON
4 1 (5.88%) QuartzCore
4 1 (5.88%) Taurus
4 1 (5.88%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) User Experience
2 1 (5.88%) Animation
2 1 (5.88%) EPoS
2 1 (5.88%) Fintech
2 1 (5.88%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 4 (23.53%) Linux
1 4 (23.53%) Oracle Linux
2 1 (5.88%) Apple iOS
2 1 (5.88%) Windows
2 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (41.18%) TDD
2 7 (41.18%) Test Automation
3 4 (23.53%) High Availability
3 4 (23.53%) Performance Engineering
4 3 (17.65%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (17.65%) Scenario Testing
4 3 (17.65%) Test Scripting
5 2 (11.76%) Continuous Delivery
5 2 (11.76%) DevOps
5 2 (11.76%) Line Management
5 2 (11.76%) Regression Testing
5 2 (11.76%) Software Engineering
5 2 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (11.76%) Web Development
6 1 (5.88%) Asset Management
6 1 (5.88%) Data Management
6 1 (5.88%) ITIL
6 1 (5.88%) Project Management
6 1 (5.88%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 7 (41.18%) SQL
2 5 (29.41%) Java
3 2 (11.76%) JavaScript
4 1 (5.88%) Apple Swift
4 1 (5.88%) C#
4 1 (5.88%) Objective-C
4 1 (5.88%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (17.65%) QA
2 1 (5.88%) MiFID
Vendors
1 5 (29.41%) Oracle
2 2 (11.76%) HP
3 1 (5.88%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.88%) SAP