Period
to 19 October 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 19 October 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
19 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 121 129 119
Rank change year-on-year +8 -10 +29
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 16 27 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.59% 0.87% 0.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.69% 1.05% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 16 8
Manchester median daily rate £425 £431 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.45% +7.81% +33.33%
10th Percentile £411 £328 £242
90th Percentile £528 £626 £444
North West median daily rate £431 £425 £316
% change year-on-year +1.47% +34.39% -13.36%
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 2,332 2,575 2,353
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 85.92% 82.51% 83.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,569 1,632 1,476
Manchester median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £284 £263 £263
90th Percentile £575 £575 £563
North West median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 103 80
Manchester median hourly rate £16.00 £20.50 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.95% +5.13% +23.81%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.95 £11.75
90th Percentile £23.75 £35.00 £45.30
North West median hourly rate £20.50 £22.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -6.82% -26.67% +42.55%

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 19 October 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

For the 6 months to 19 October 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 10 (62.50%) Continuous Integration
2 7 (43.75%) SQL
2 7 (43.75%) Oracle
3 6 (37.50%) ITIL
3 6 (37.50%) Service Management
3 6 (37.50%) Non-Functional Testing
4 5 (31.25%) Business Continuity Planning
4 5 (31.25%) CA Gen
4 5 (31.25%) Service Delivery
4 5 (31.25%) Unix
4 5 (31.25%) ITIL Certification
4 5 (31.25%) Informatica
4 5 (31.25%) Java
4 5 (31.25%) Stress Testing
4 5 (31.25%) Volume Testing
4 5 (31.25%) Business Continuity
4 5 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (31.25%) Incident Management
5 4 (25.00%) Selenium
5 4 (25.00%) .NET
5 4 (25.00%) JMeter
5 4 (25.00%) Microservices
5 4 (25.00%) Change Control
5 4 (25.00%) Test Strategy
5 4 (25.00%) Test Automation
5 4 (25.00%) Test Scripting
5 4 (25.00%) Project Delivery
6 3 (18.75%) BDD
6 3 (18.75%) SoapUI
6 3 (18.75%) Defect Management

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 (12.50%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) AWS
2 1 (6.25%) BrowserStack
2 1 (6.25%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) MySQL
1 1 (6.25%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (31.25%) CA Gen
2 4 (25.00%) JMeter
2 4 (25.00%) Selenium
3 3 (18.75%) LoadRunner
3 3 (18.75%) SoapUI
3 3 (18.75%) Visual Studio
4 2 (12.50%) Cucumber
4 2 (12.50%) Jenkins
4 2 (12.50%) JIRA
4 2 (12.50%) LoadUI
4 2 (12.50%) NeoLoad
4 2 (12.50%) Visual Studio Coded UI
5 1 (6.25%) Ant
5 1 (6.25%) Burp Suite
5 1 (6.25%) Git (software)
5 1 (6.25%) HP UFT
5 1 (6.25%) Jasmine
5 1 (6.25%) Maven
5 1 (6.25%) SonarQube
General
1 2 (12.50%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Delivery Manager
1 5 (31.25%) Service Delivery Manager
1 5 (31.25%) Service Manager
2 3 (18.75%) Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Performance Tester
3 2 (12.50%) Test Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Tester
4 1 (6.25%) Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Java Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Project Manager
4 1 (6.25%) QA Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) QA Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Test Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Test Automation Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Test Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Test Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Test Leader
4 1 (6.25%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (25.00%) .NET
2 2 (12.50%) .NET Framework
2 2 (12.50%) Gherkin
2 2 (12.50%) REST
2 2 (12.50%) RESTful
3 1 (6.25%) AngularJS
3 1 (6.25%) Hibernate
3 1 (6.25%) Node.js
3 1 (6.25%) SOAP
3 1 (6.25%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Management Information System
2 2 (12.50%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 5 (31.25%) Unix
2 2 (12.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (62.50%) Continuous Integration
2 6 (37.50%) ITIL
2 6 (37.50%) Non-Functional Testing
2 6 (37.50%) Service Management
3 5 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (31.25%) Business Continuity
3 5 (31.25%) Business Continuity Planning
3 5 (31.25%) Incident Management
3 5 (31.25%) Service Delivery
3 5 (31.25%) Stress Testing
3 5 (31.25%) Volume Testing
4 4 (25.00%) Change Control
4 4 (25.00%) Microservices
4 4 (25.00%) Project Delivery
4 4 (25.00%) Test Automation
4 4 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 4 (25.00%) Test Strategy
5 3 (18.75%) BDD
5 3 (18.75%) Defect Management
5 3 (18.75%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (43.75%) SQL
2 5 (31.25%) Java
3 3 (18.75%) C#
3 3 (18.75%) JavaScript
4 1 (6.25%) Go
4 1 (6.25%) Scala
Qualifications
1 5 (31.25%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (12.50%) SC Cleared
2 2 (12.50%) Security Cleared
3 1 (6.25%) ISTQB
3 1 (6.25%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 1 (6.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (18.75%) QA
2 1 (6.25%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) Ansible
1 1 (6.25%) Nessus
1 1 (6.25%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (6.25%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (43.75%) Oracle
2 5 (31.25%) Informatica
3 1 (6.25%) HP
3 1 (6.25%) MuleSoft