Period
to 22 August 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 August 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
England > North West
6 months to
22 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 146 171 171
Rank change year-on-year +25 0 +35
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 48 53 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.90% 0.87% 0.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.06% 1.03% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 33 15
North West median daily rate £425 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +12.50% -
10th Percentile £375 £375 £331
90th Percentile £549 £535 £483
England median daily rate £450 £433 £425
% change year-on-year +3.93% +1.88% +1.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £23.00 £35.00 £11.00
% change year-on-year -34.29% +218.18% -71.43%

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 the North West with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4,527 5,163 4,761
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 85.35% 84.83% 82.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,969 3,258 2,896
North West median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £263 £263 £263
90th Percentile £599 £575 £550
England median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 196 254 201
North West median hourly rate £23.88 £22.50 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.11% -29.69% +18.52%
10th Percentile £12.02 £11.19 £11.75
90th Percentile £53.75 £51.25 £52.50
England median hourly rate £24.92 £21.25 £23.50
% change year-on-year +17.25% -9.57% +1.08%

Performance Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Performance Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Performance Testing in the North West

Performance Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Performance Testing in the North West

Performance Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Performance Testing in the North West over the 6 months to 22 August 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Performance Testing in the North West

Performance Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Performance Testing in the North West

Performance Testing
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 6 months to 22 August 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
Cheshire +34 22 £441 -2.00% 6
Manchester -3 19 £425 - 8
Lancashire +9 6 £425 -10.53%
Performance Testing
England

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 North West region with a requirement for Performance Testing.

1 30 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
1 30 (62.50%) Test Automation
2 21 (43.75%) Selenium
3 18 (37.50%) BDD
3 18 (37.50%) Java
4 17 (35.42%) Non-Functional Testing
5 14 (29.17%) JMeter
6 13 (27.08%) SQL
6 13 (27.08%) Git (software)
6 13 (27.08%) AWS
6 13 (27.08%) Test Scripting
7 12 (25.00%) TDD
7 12 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
7 12 (25.00%) Functional Testing
8 11 (22.92%) Defect Management
9 10 (20.83%) JavaScript
9 10 (20.83%) Python
9 10 (20.83%) Jenkins
10 9 (18.75%) Gherkin
10 9 (18.75%) Deployment Automation
10 9 (18.75%) System Testing
11 8 (16.67%) Cucumber
11 8 (16.67%) Oracle
11 8 (16.67%) Public Sector
11 8 (16.67%) DevOps
12 7 (14.58%) Public Cloud
12 7 (14.58%) Problem-Solving
12 7 (14.58%) Exploratory Testing
12 7 (14.58%) Linux
12 7 (14.58%) Security Testing

Performance Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 (4.17%) Confluence
1 2 (4.17%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (2.08%) Cloud Foundry
2 1 (2.08%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (4.17%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 13 (27.08%) AWS
2 6 (12.50%) BrowserStack
3 5 (10.42%) Sauce Labs
4 3 (6.25%) GitHub
5 2 (4.17%) Amazon ECS
5 2 (4.17%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 2 (4.17%) Amazon Kinesis
5 2 (4.17%) AWS Lambda
5 2 (4.17%) Serverless
6 1 (2.08%) Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.08%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.17%) Amazon Aurora
2 2 (4.17%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 2 (4.17%) MySQL
2 2 (4.17%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (4.17%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.08%) Amazon Redshift
3 1 (2.08%) Apache Hive
3 1 (2.08%) Big Data
3 1 (2.08%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.08%) DB2
3 1 (2.08%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 21 (43.75%) Selenium
2 14 (29.17%) JMeter
3 13 (27.08%) Git (software)
4 10 (20.83%) Jenkins
5 8 (16.67%) Cucumber
6 6 (12.50%) JIRA
7 5 (10.42%) Gatling
7 5 (10.42%) HP UFT
7 5 (10.42%) SoapUI
7 5 (10.42%) Visual Studio
8 4 (8.33%) Jasmine
8 4 (8.33%) LoadRunner
8 4 (8.33%) Maven
9 3 (6.25%) CA Gen
9 3 (6.25%) SonarQube
10 2 (4.17%) Ant
10 2 (4.17%) Appium
10 2 (4.17%) Gradle
10 2 (4.17%) TestNG
10 2 (4.17%) Visual Studio Coded UI
General
1 8 (16.67%) Public Sector
2 6 (12.50%) Finance
3 1 (2.08%) Electronics
3 1 (2.08%) Legal
3 1 (2.08%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.08%) Marketing
3 1 (2.08%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (27.08%) Test Engineer
2 12 (25.00%) Analyst
3 11 (22.92%) Test Analyst
4 7 (14.58%) Test Manager
5 5 (10.42%) Test Automation Engineer
6 4 (8.33%) Developer
7 3 (6.25%) Delivery Manager
7 3 (6.25%) Service Delivery Manager
7 3 (6.25%) Service Manager
7 3 (6.25%) Test Leader
7 3 (6.25%) Tester
8 2 (4.17%) Architect
8 2 (4.17%) Automation Test Analyst
8 2 (4.17%) Automation Tester
8 2 (4.17%) AWS Architect
8 2 (4.17%) DevOps Architect
8 2 (4.17%) Full Stack Developer
8 2 (4.17%) Java Developer
8 2 (4.17%) Solutions Architect
8 2 (4.17%) Test Automation Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (18.75%) Gherkin
2 6 (12.50%) REST
3 4 (8.33%) .NET
4 3 (6.25%) SOAP
5 2 (4.17%) .NET Framework
5 2 (4.17%) AngularJS
5 2 (4.17%) Hibernate
5 2 (4.17%) HTML
5 2 (4.17%) Kafka
5 2 (4.17%) Node.js
5 2 (4.17%) Spring
6 1 (2.08%) ODBC
6 1 (2.08%) RESTful
6 1 (2.08%) Taurus
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.58%) Public Cloud
2 4 (8.33%) Management Information System
3 3 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.17%) Cyberthreat
4 2 (4.17%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (4.17%) Smart Home
5 1 (2.08%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 7 (14.58%) Linux
2 5 (10.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (6.25%) Unix
4 1 (2.08%) MVS
4 1 (2.08%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
1 30 (62.50%) Test Automation
2 18 (37.50%) BDD
3 17 (35.42%) Non-Functional Testing
4 13 (27.08%) Test Scripting
5 12 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
5 12 (25.00%) Functional Testing
5 12 (25.00%) TDD
6 11 (22.92%) Defect Management
7 9 (18.75%) Deployment Automation
7 9 (18.75%) System Testing
8 8 (16.67%) DevOps
9 7 (14.58%) Exploratory Testing
9 7 (14.58%) Integration Testing
9 7 (14.58%) Problem-Solving
9 7 (14.58%) Security Testing
10 6 (12.50%) ITIL
10 6 (12.50%) Scrum
10 6 (12.50%) Test Strategy
11 5 (10.42%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 18 (37.50%) Java
2 13 (27.08%) SQL
3 10 (20.83%) JavaScript
3 10 (20.83%) Python
4 3 (6.25%) C#
5 2 (4.17%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.08%) Go
6 1 (2.08%) JCL
6 1 (2.08%) Scala
Qualifications
1 5 (10.42%) ISTQB
2 3 (6.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (6.25%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (4.17%) Degree
4 1 (2.08%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (2.08%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (12.50%) QA
2 1 (2.08%) WCAG
System Software
1 1 (2.08%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 4 (8.33%) Puppet
2 2 (4.17%) Ansible
2 2 (4.17%) EnCase
2 2 (4.17%) Grafana
2 2 (4.17%) Kubernetes
2 2 (4.17%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (4.17%) Packer
2 2 (4.17%) Prometheus
2 2 (4.17%) Terraform
3 1 (2.08%) Nessus
Vendors
1 8 (16.67%) Oracle
2 5 (10.42%) Red Hat
3 3 (6.25%) Informatica
3 3 (6.25%) MuleSoft
4 2 (4.17%) Cellebrite
4 2 (4.17%) Microsoft
4 2 (4.17%) Pega
5 1 (2.08%) Cloudera
5 1 (2.08%) Cypress Semiconductor
5 1 (2.08%) HP
5 1 (2.08%) Micro Focus
5 1 (2.08%) SAP