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 3 months to 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Performance Testing
England / North West
Rank 120 132 136
Rank change year-on-year +12 +4  
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 8 25 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.31% 0.65% 0.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.38% 0.79% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 17 9
Median daily rate £288 £400 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -28.12% +17.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £179 £317 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £450 £454
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £310
% change year-on-year - +29.03%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £38.50 £36.25
% change year-on-year +29.87% +6.20%  

Performance Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next 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 and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2113 3163 2829
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 82.35% 82.43% 78.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 1340 1915 1539
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 109 122 127
Median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -6.25%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £16.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.50 £50.00 £60.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

Performance Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing Performance Testing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 26 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 26 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +11 7 £288 -33.71% 5
Cheshire +27 1 - - 2
Performance Testing
England

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 14 (66.67%) Selenium
1 14 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 13 (61.90%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (61.90%) Java
3 11 (52.38%) BDD
4 9 (42.86%) QA
5 7 (33.33%) Usability Testing
5 7 (33.33%) Security Testing
5 7 (33.33%) Unit Testing
5 7 (33.33%) Automated Testing
5 7 (33.33%) SQL
5 7 (33.33%) .NET
5 7 (33.33%) Scrum
5 7 (33.33%) Manual Testing
6 6 (28.57%) Automation Testing
7 5 (23.81%) Regression Testing
7 5 (23.81%) JMeter
7 5 (23.81%) Integration Testing
7 5 (23.81%) Gherkin
8 4 (19.05%) Build Automation
8 4 (19.05%) Jenkins
8 4 (19.05%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (19.05%) JIRA
9 3 (14.29%) XML
9 3 (14.29%) Software Engineering
9 3 (14.29%) QA Automation
9 3 (14.29%) Cucumber
9 3 (14.29%) WebDriver
9 3 (14.29%) Defect Management
10 2 (9.52%) SDLC

Performance Testing
Top Related 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 1 (4.76%) Oracle Spatial
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) GIS
1 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database
1 1 (4.76%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 14 (66.67%) Selenium
2 5 (23.81%) JMeter
3 4 (19.05%) Jenkins
3 4 (19.05%) JIRA
4 3 (14.29%) Cucumber
4 3 (14.29%) WebDriver
5 2 (9.52%) IntelliJ
5 2 (9.52%) Log4j
5 2 (9.52%) SoapUI
5 2 (9.52%) TestNG
5 2 (9.52%) Visual Studio
6 1 (4.76%) FitNesse
6 1 (4.76%) LoadRunner
General
1 2 (9.52%) Games
2 1 (4.76%) Finance
2 1 (4.76%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 6 (28.57%) Tester
2 5 (23.81%) Consultant
2 5 (23.81%) Senior Consultant
3 4 (19.05%) Analyst
3 4 (19.05%) Automation Consultant
3 4 (19.05%) Automation Tester
4 3 (14.29%) QA Tester
4 3 (14.29%) Senior Automation Tester
4 3 (14.29%) Senior Tester
4 3 (14.29%) Test Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) QA Automation Tester
5 2 (9.52%) QA Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Selenium Tester
5 2 (9.52%) Senior QA Tester
5 2 (9.52%) Test Leader
6 1 (4.76%) Agile Test Manager
6 1 (4.76%) Automation Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Java Automation Tester
6 1 (4.76%) QA Test Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Selenium Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (33.33%) .NET
2 5 (23.81%) Gherkin
3 3 (14.29%) XML
4 2 (9.52%) Web Services
5 1 (4.76%) .NET Framework
5 1 (4.76%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (4.76%) Learning Management System
1 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.76%) Linux
1 1 (4.76%) Solaris
1 1 (4.76%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 13 (61.90%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (52.38%) BDD
4 7 (33.33%) Automated Testing
4 7 (33.33%) Manual Testing
4 7 (33.33%) Scrum
4 7 (33.33%) Security Testing
4 7 (33.33%) Unit Testing
4 7 (33.33%) Usability Testing
5 6 (28.57%) Automation Testing
6 5 (23.81%) Integration Testing
6 5 (23.81%) Regression Testing
7 4 (19.05%) Build Automation
7 4 (19.05%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (14.29%) Defect Management
8 3 (14.29%) QA Automation
8 3 (14.29%) Software Engineering
9 2 (9.52%) Cross-Browser Testing
9 2 (9.52%) TDD
9 2 (9.52%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 13 (61.90%) Java
2 7 (33.33%) SQL
3 2 (9.52%) PL/SQL
4 1 (4.76%) C#
4 1 (4.76%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.76%) Scala
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (42.86%) QA
2 2 (9.52%) SLA
3 1 (4.76%) GxP
3 1 (4.76%) SDET
Vendors
1 1 (4.76%) Autodesk
1 1 (4.76%) CheckPoint
1 1 (4.76%) HP
1 1 (4.76%) Oracle
1 1 (4.76%) Saba
1 1 (4.76%) Telerik
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