Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 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
England > North West
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 166 189 143
Rank change year-on-year +23 -46 +19
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 36 34 107
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.63% 0.50% 1.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.78% 0.60% 1.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 24 74
North West median daily rate £290 £383 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -24.18% +9.29% +2.94%
10th Percentile £223 £300 £213
90th Percentile £425 £488 £468
England median daily rate £450 £413 £375
% change year-on-year +9.09% +10.00% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - £39.25 £41.00
% change year-on-year - -4.27% +23.31%

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 4629 5692 6965
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 81.32% 83.89% 81.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 2952 3672 4228
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £263 £263 £255
90th Percentile £587 £556 £575
England median daily rate £450 £425 £423
% change year-on-year +5.88% +0.59% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 202 166 283
North West median hourly rate £27.00 £22.42 £30.52
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.41% -26.53% +69.56%
10th Percentile £11.56 £12.13 £12.38
90th Percentile £52.93 £53.00 £52.47
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.42 £22.50
% change year-on-year -1.72% +8.53% +18.42%

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 20 November 2017.

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 20 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
Manchester +21 17 £369 +13.46% 2
Cheshire +10 8 £294 -10.98% 1
Merseyside +9 6 £275 -24.66%
Lancashire +7 1 £415 -5.68% 1
Performance Testing
England

For the 6 months to 20 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 North West region with a requirement for Performance Testing.

1 21 (58.33%) Test Automation
2 15 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (38.89%) Java
4 13 (36.11%) Test Scripting
5 11 (30.56%) JIRA
5 11 (30.56%) C#
5 11 (30.56%) Regression Testing
6 10 (27.78%) SQL
6 10 (27.78%) Oracle
6 10 (27.78%) User Acceptance Testing
6 10 (27.78%) System Integration Testing
7 9 (25.00%) VBScript
8 8 (22.22%) Linux
8 8 (22.22%) Finance
8 8 (22.22%) Selenium
8 8 (22.22%) Scenario Testing
9 7 (19.44%) TDD
9 7 (19.44%) Banking
9 7 (19.44%) JMeter
9 7 (19.44%) HP
10 6 (16.67%) HTML
10 6 (16.67%) CSS
10 6 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
10 6 (16.67%) Waterfall
10 6 (16.67%) Cucumber
10 6 (16.67%) SpecFlow
11 5 (13.89%) Jenkins
11 5 (13.89%) Functional Testing
11 5 (13.89%) Stress Testing
11 5 (13.89%) Retail

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 4 (11.11%) Commerce Server
1 4 (11.11%) Tomcat
1 4 (11.11%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.78%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.78%) BlazeMeter
1 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.56%) DNS
1 2 (5.56%) HTTP
1 2 (5.56%) SMS
2 1 (2.78%) Firewall
2 1 (2.78%) Internet
2 1 (2.78%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.11%) Oracle Database
2 3 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (5.56%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.78%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (2.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (2.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 11 (30.56%) JIRA
2 8 (22.22%) Selenium
3 7 (19.44%) JMeter
4 6 (16.67%) Cucumber
4 6 (16.67%) SpecFlow
5 5 (13.89%) Jenkins
6 4 (11.11%) HP UFT
7 3 (8.33%) LoadRunner
8 1 (2.78%) CocoaPods
8 1 (2.78%) CruiseControl
8 1 (2.78%) Gatling
8 1 (2.78%) Git (software)
8 1 (2.78%) Hudson
8 1 (2.78%) NeoLoad
8 1 (2.78%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (22.22%) Finance
2 7 (19.44%) Banking
3 5 (13.89%) Manufacturing
3 5 (13.89%) Retail
4 2 (5.56%) Legal
5 1 (2.78%) Back Office
5 1 (2.78%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (41.67%) Analyst
1 15 (41.67%) Test Analyst
2 8 (22.22%) Tester
3 7 (19.44%) Developer
4 4 (11.11%) Automation Test Analyst
4 4 (11.11%) WebSphere Developer
5 3 (8.33%) Performance Tester
6 2 (5.56%) JavaScript Developer
6 2 (5.56%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
6 2 (5.56%) LoadRunner Tester
7 1 (2.78%) Agile Test Analyst
7 1 (2.78%) Automation Tester
7 1 (2.78%) Data Warehouse Test Analyst
7 1 (2.78%) DevOps Engineer
7 1 (2.78%) iOS Developer
7 1 (2.78%) QA Leader
7 1 (2.78%) Senior Design Engineer
7 1 (2.78%) Senior JavaScript Developer
7 1 (2.78%) Test Data Analyst
7 1 (2.78%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (16.67%) CSS
1 6 (16.67%) HTML
2 5 (13.89%) .NET
3 4 (11.11%) JSP
4 2 (5.56%) Dojo
4 2 (5.56%) EJB
4 2 (5.56%) JPA
4 2 (5.56%) Node.js
5 1 (2.78%) Cocoa
5 1 (2.78%) Cocoa Touch
5 1 (2.78%) Core Animation
5 1 (2.78%) Core Data
5 1 (2.78%) Gherkin
5 1 (2.78%) JSON
5 1 (2.78%) QuartzCore
5 1 (2.78%) Taurus
5 1 (2.78%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.11%) User Experience
2 1 (2.78%) Animation
2 1 (2.78%) EPoS
2 1 (2.78%) Fintech
2 1 (2.78%) NHS
2 1 (2.78%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 8 (22.22%) Linux
2 5 (13.89%) Unix
3 4 (11.11%) Oracle Linux
4 1 (2.78%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.78%) Windows
4 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (58.33%) Test Automation
2 15 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (36.11%) Test Scripting
4 11 (30.56%) Regression Testing
5 10 (27.78%) System Integration Testing
5 10 (27.78%) User Acceptance Testing
6 8 (22.22%) Scenario Testing
7 7 (19.44%) TDD
8 6 (16.67%) Waterfall
9 5 (13.89%) Functional Testing
9 5 (13.89%) ITIL
9 5 (13.89%) Stress Testing
10 4 (11.11%) High Availability
10 4 (11.11%) Performance Engineering
10 4 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (11.11%) Time Management
11 3 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
11 3 (8.33%) Technical Analysis
11 3 (8.33%) Test Strategy
12 2 (5.56%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (38.89%) Java
2 11 (30.56%) C#
3 10 (27.78%) SQL
4 9 (25.00%) VBScript
5 4 (11.11%) VB
5 4 (11.11%) VB.NET
6 3 (8.33%) F#
7 2 (5.56%) JavaScript
8 1 (2.78%) Apple Swift
8 1 (2.78%) Objective-C
8 1 (2.78%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (13.89%) ISEB
2 4 (11.11%) MCSA
2 4 (11.11%) MCSE
2 4 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (5.56%) ISTQB
3 2 (5.56%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (2.78%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (2.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.11%) QA
2 1 (2.78%) MiFID
Systems Management
1 6 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (27.78%) Oracle
2 7 (19.44%) HP
3 4 (11.11%) Fortinet
4 1 (2.78%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.78%) SAP