Period
to 22 February 2020

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 22 February 2020 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
22 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 101 134 123
Rank change year-on-year +33 -11 +15
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 26 20 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.08% 0.68% 0.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.31% 0.80% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 9 13
Manchester median daily rate £450 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +13.33% +20.00%
10th Percentile £368 £265 £271
90th Percentile £722 £508 £539
North West median daily rate £450 £413 £325
% change year-on-year +9.09% +26.92% -1.52%
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 1,984 2,494 2,304
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 82.70% 84.97% 84.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,327 1,623 1,495
Manchester median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £250 £276 £256
90th Percentile £575 £588 £585
North West median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 93 89
Manchester median hourly rate £20.50 £18.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.89% -10.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £13.84 £12.84 £12.98
90th Percentile £35.00 £32.90 £45.50
North West median hourly rate £27.17 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +10.88% -2.00% -7.83%

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 22 February 2020.

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

For the 6 months to 22 February 2020, 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 10 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (34.62%) LoadRunner
2 9 (34.62%) JMeter
2 9 (34.62%) Microservices
3 7 (26.92%) Capacity Planning
3 7 (26.92%) Test Strategy
3 7 (26.92%) Post-Production
3 7 (26.92%) Disaster Recovery
3 7 (26.92%) .NET
3 7 (26.92%) QA
3 7 (26.92%) Pega
4 6 (23.08%) JIRA
5 5 (19.23%) Mobile App
5 5 (19.23%) NeoLoad
5 5 (19.23%) LoadUI
5 5 (19.23%) Performance Monitoring
5 5 (19.23%) DevOps
5 5 (19.23%) Test Automation
5 5 (19.23%) Risk Analysis
5 5 (19.23%) C#
6 4 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (15.38%) Test Scripting
6 4 (15.38%) Zephyr
6 4 (15.38%) Workday HCM
6 4 (15.38%) Defect Management
6 4 (15.38%) Non-Functional Testing
6 4 (15.38%) Workday
7 3 (11.54%) Public Sector
7 3 (11.54%) Gherkin
7 3 (11.54%) REST

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:

Business Applications
1 4 (15.38%) Workday HCM
2 1 (3.85%) SAP CO
2 1 (3.85%) SAP FI
2 1 (3.85%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.69%) Azure
2 1 (3.85%) AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.69%) Big Data
2 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (34.62%) JMeter
1 9 (34.62%) LoadRunner
2 6 (23.08%) JIRA
3 5 (19.23%) LoadUI
3 5 (19.23%) NeoLoad
4 4 (15.38%) Zephyr
5 3 (11.54%) Cucumber
6 2 (7.69%) CA Gen
6 2 (7.69%) GitLab
6 2 (7.69%) Selenium
7 1 (3.85%) Gatling
7 1 (3.85%) REST Assured
7 1 (3.85%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (11.54%) Public Sector
2 2 (7.69%) Banking
2 2 (7.69%) Finance
3 1 (3.85%) Billing
Job Titles
1 7 (26.92%) Architect
1 7 (26.92%) Pega Architect
1 7 (26.92%) Tester
2 5 (19.23%) Performance Tester
3 4 (15.38%) Analyst
3 4 (15.38%) Technical Architect
3 4 (15.38%) Test Analyst
3 4 (15.38%) Workday Analyst
4 3 (11.54%) Consultant
4 3 (11.54%) SAP Consultant
5 2 (7.69%) Automation Tester
5 2 (7.69%) Delivery Manager
5 2 (7.69%) Service Delivery Manager
5 2 (7.69%) Service Manager
5 2 (7.69%) Test Consultant
5 2 (7.69%) Test Manager
6 1 (3.85%) LoadRunner Consultant
6 1 (3.85%) SAP FI Consultant
6 1 (3.85%) SAP Financial Consultant
6 1 (3.85%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (26.92%) .NET
2 3 (11.54%) Gherkin
2 3 (11.54%) REST
2 3 (11.54%) SOAP
3 2 (7.69%) Node.js
3 2 (7.69%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 5 (19.23%) Mobile App
2 2 (7.69%) Mainframe
3 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.69%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (34.62%) Microservices
3 7 (26.92%) Capacity Planning
3 7 (26.92%) Disaster Recovery
3 7 (26.92%) Post-Production
3 7 (26.92%) Test Strategy
4 5 (19.23%) DevOps
4 5 (19.23%) Performance Monitoring
4 5 (19.23%) Risk Analysis
4 5 (19.23%) Test Automation
5 4 (15.38%) Defect Management
5 4 (15.38%) Non-Functional Testing
5 4 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (15.38%) Test Scripting
6 3 (11.54%) BDD
6 3 (11.54%) QA Automation
6 3 (11.54%) Scrum
7 2 (7.69%) API Testing
7 2 (7.69%) Business Continuity Planning
7 2 (7.69%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 5 (19.23%) C#
2 2 (7.69%) Bash Shell
2 2 (7.69%) Java
2 2 (7.69%) JavaScript
2 2 (7.69%) Python
2 2 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (11.54%) ISEB
1 3 (11.54%) ISTQB
1 3 (11.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (7.69%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (7.69%) SC Cleared
2 2 (7.69%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.85%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (26.92%) QA
System Software
1 2 (7.69%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (7.69%) Ansible
2 1 (3.85%) Terraform
Vendors
1 7 (26.92%) Pega
2 4 (15.38%) Workday
3 3 (11.54%) SAP
4 2 (7.69%) AppDynamics
4 2 (7.69%) Dynatrace
4 2 (7.69%) Informatica
4 2 (7.69%) Oracle
4 2 (7.69%) Splunk
5 1 (3.85%) MuleSoft