Period
to 20 August 2018

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 August 2018 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 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 164 173 210
Rank change year-on-year +9 +37 -52
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 54 32 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.89% 0.56% 0.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.05% 0.67% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 15 20
North West median daily rate £450 £400 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +1.91% +12.14%
10th Percentile £375 £331 £300
90th Percentile £532 £483 £488
England median daily rate £440 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +3.53% +2.41% +10.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £11.00 £38.50
% change year-on-year +218.18% -71.43% +10.00%

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 5,139 4,748 6,271
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 84.45% 82.56% 83.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,258 2,899 3,898
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £263 £263 £260
90th Percentile £575 £548 £550
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 249 199 185
North West median hourly rate £23.75 £35.00 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.14% +29.63% -1.82%
10th Percentile £11.23 £11.75 £12.12
90th Percentile £51.25 £52.60 £52.30
England median hourly rate £21.37 £23.75 £23.50
% change year-on-year -10.03% +1.06% +9.05%

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 August 2018.

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 August 2018. 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 +6 36 £425 +6.25% 11
Cheshire -11 11 £450 +24.14% 2
Lancashire - 7 £475 -
Performance Testing
England

For the 6 months to 20 August 2018, 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 31 (57.41%) Java
2 29 (53.70%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (53.70%) Test Automation
3 21 (38.89%) Selenium
4 20 (37.04%) QA
4 20 (37.04%) TDD
5 17 (31.48%) JMeter
5 17 (31.48%) BDD
6 15 (27.78%) Cucumber
7 14 (25.93%) Continuous Integration
8 13 (24.07%) HTML
8 13 (24.07%) CSS
9 11 (20.37%) C#
9 11 (20.37%) .NET
9 11 (20.37%) JavaScript
9 11 (20.37%) Jenkins
10 10 (18.52%) DevOps
10 10 (18.52%) Gatling
10 10 (18.52%) Tomcat
11 9 (16.67%) User Experience
12 8 (14.81%) Non-Functional Testing
12 8 (14.81%) Unix
12 8 (14.81%) SQL
12 8 (14.81%) Unit Testing
12 8 (14.81%) Web Development
12 8 (14.81%) Software Engineering
13 7 (12.96%) Ajax
13 7 (12.96%) Oracle
13 7 (12.96%) Apache
13 7 (12.96%) SOASTA, Inc

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 10 (18.52%) Tomcat
2 7 (12.96%) Apache
3 5 (9.26%) Commerce Server
3 5 (9.26%) WebSphere
4 4 (7.41%) CMS
4 4 (7.41%) SharePoint
5 2 (3.70%) Confluence
6 1 (1.85%) Amazon Alexa
6 1 (1.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
Cloud Services
1 5 (9.26%) GitHub
2 4 (7.41%) BlazeMeter
2 4 (7.41%) iPaaS
2 4 (7.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (3.70%) BrowserStack
4 1 (1.85%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.85%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.85%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (1.85%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.70%) HTTP
1 2 (3.70%) SMS
2 1 (1.85%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.70%) EDRMS
2 1 (1.85%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 21 (38.89%) Selenium
2 17 (31.48%) JMeter
3 15 (27.78%) Cucumber
4 11 (20.37%) Jenkins
5 10 (18.52%) Gatling
6 7 (12.96%) The Grinder
7 6 (11.11%) JIRA
8 5 (9.26%) Travis CI
8 5 (9.26%) WebDriver
9 4 (7.41%) Git (software)
10 3 (5.56%) RSpec
11 2 (3.70%) HP UFT
11 2 (3.70%) Protractor
11 2 (3.70%) SpecFlow
11 2 (3.70%) TeamCity
12 1 (1.85%) Gradle
12 1 (1.85%) Jasmine
12 1 (1.85%) LoadRunner
12 1 (1.85%) SoapUI
12 1 (1.85%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 6 (11.11%) Retail
2 5 (9.26%) Finance
3 2 (3.70%) Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (27.78%) Developer
2 8 (14.81%) Tester
3 7 (12.96%) Java Developer
3 7 (12.96%) QA Engineer
4 6 (11.11%) QA Tester
4 6 (11.11%) Test Leader
5 5 (9.26%) Java Engineer
5 5 (9.26%) Test Engineer
5 5 (9.26%) WebSphere Developer
6 4 (7.41%) Architect
6 4 (7.41%) Automation Tester
6 4 (7.41%) Consultant
6 4 (7.41%) Performance Test Leader
6 4 (7.41%) Senior Java Engineer
6 4 (7.41%) Senior QA Engineer
6 4 (7.41%) Solutions Architect
6 4 (7.41%) Test Automation Engineer
7 3 (5.56%) Selenium Tester
7 3 (5.56%) Senior Consultant
7 3 (5.56%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (24.07%) CSS
1 13 (24.07%) HTML
2 11 (20.37%) .NET
3 7 (12.96%) Ajax
4 6 (11.11%) REST
5 5 (9.26%) Dojo
5 5 (9.26%) EJB
5 5 (9.26%) JPA
5 5 (9.26%) JSP
5 5 (9.26%) SOAP
5 5 (9.26%) Taurus
6 4 (7.41%) J2EE
6 4 (7.41%) JMS
7 3 (5.56%) JSON
7 3 (5.56%) OAuth
7 3 (5.56%) XML
8 2 (3.70%) Gherkin
9 1 (1.85%) Node.js
9 1 (1.85%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 9 (16.67%) User Experience
2 4 (7.41%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (1.85%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.85%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.85%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.85%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 8 (14.81%) Unix
2 6 (11.11%) Linux
3 5 (9.26%) Oracle Linux
4 4 (7.41%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (53.70%) Agile Software Development
1 29 (53.70%) Test Automation
2 20 (37.04%) TDD
3 17 (31.48%) BDD
4 14 (25.93%) Continuous Integration
5 10 (18.52%) DevOps
6 8 (14.81%) Non-Functional Testing
6 8 (14.81%) Software Engineering
6 8 (14.81%) Unit Testing
6 8 (14.81%) Web Development
7 7 (12.96%) Exploratory Testing
7 7 (12.96%) High Availability
8 6 (11.11%) Cross-Browser Testing
8 6 (11.11%) E-Commerce
8 6 (11.11%) Manual Testing
8 6 (11.11%) Security Testing
8 6 (11.11%) Usability Testing
9 5 (9.26%) Pair Programming
9 5 (9.26%) Regression Testing
9 5 (9.26%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 31 (57.41%) Java
2 11 (20.37%) C#
2 11 (20.37%) JavaScript
3 8 (14.81%) SQL
4 2 (3.70%) Python
4 2 (3.70%) Scala
5 1 (1.85%) Ruby
5 1 (1.85%) VB
5 1 (1.85%) VB.NET
5 1 (1.85%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (5.56%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.70%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.85%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.85%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.85%) DBS Check
3 1 (1.85%) Degree
3 1 (1.85%) ISEB
3 1 (1.85%) MCSA
3 1 (1.85%) MCSE
3 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (37.04%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (7.41%) Single Sign-On
2 1 (1.85%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 1 (1.85%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.85%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (12.96%) Oracle
1 7 (12.96%) SOASTA, Inc
2 4 (7.41%) Microsoft
2 4 (7.41%) PeopleSoft
2 4 (7.41%) Sitecore
2 4 (7.41%) webMethods
3 1 (1.85%) Fortinet
3 1 (1.85%) Google
3 1 (1.85%) HP