Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 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
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 162 153 203
Rank change year-on-year -9 +50 -50
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 56 47 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.95% 0.84% 0.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.14% 1.02% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 26 21
North West median daily rate £425 £325 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.77% -3.70% -3.57%
10th Percentile £333 £238 £300
90th Percentile £540 £434 £475
England median daily rate £450 £433 £403
% change year-on-year +4.05% +7.45% +7.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £11.00 £41.75
% change year-on-year +218.18% -73.65% +11.33%

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 4,929 4,620 6,135
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 83.25% 82.25% 84.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,100 2,895 3,895
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £263 £263 £258
90th Percentile £575 £575 £572
England median daily rate £470 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +4.44% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 285 196 191
North West median hourly rate £22.43 £30.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.23% +42.86% -29.33%
10th Percentile £11.41 £11.75 £11.50
90th Percentile £51.25 £50.86 £51.25
England median hourly rate £21.00 £24.66 £22.50
% change year-on-year -14.84% +9.60% +3.85%

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 18 October 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 18 October 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 -10 28 £438 +9.38% 9
Cheshire +3 19 £425 +30.77% 2
Merseyside +3 5 £375 +20.00% 1
Lancashire -19 4 £475 +14.46%
Performance Testing
England

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 37 (66.07%) Test Automation
2 35 (62.50%) Selenium
3 34 (60.71%) Agile Software Development
4 28 (50.00%) JMeter
5 27 (48.21%) Java
6 18 (32.14%) QA
6 18 (32.14%) BDD
7 17 (30.36%) Cucumber
8 16 (28.57%) Integration Testing
9 15 (26.79%) Manual Testing
10 14 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
10 14 (25.00%) WebDriver
11 13 (23.21%) Jenkins
11 13 (23.21%) Taurus
12 12 (21.43%) Exploratory Testing
12 12 (21.43%) Non-Functional Testing
12 12 (21.43%) .NET
13 11 (19.64%) OO
13 11 (19.64%) TDD
13 11 (19.64%) Scrum
14 10 (17.86%) Finance
14 10 (17.86%) C#
15 9 (16.07%) Software Engineering
15 9 (16.07%) Unit Testing
15 9 (16.07%) RESTful
15 9 (16.07%) Defect Management
16 8 (14.29%) Security Testing
16 8 (14.29%) Digital Marketing
16 8 (14.29%) Marketing
16 8 (14.29%) Manufacturing

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 (7.14%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.57%) Commerce Server
2 2 (3.57%) JBoss
2 2 (3.57%) Tomcat
2 2 (3.57%) WebLogic
2 2 (3.57%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.79%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 3 (5.36%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.93%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (7.14%) BlazeMeter
3 3 (5.36%) BrowserStack
3 3 (5.36%) iPaaS
4 2 (3.57%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.57%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.36%) Oracle Database
1 3 (5.36%) ZAP BI
2 2 (3.57%) EDRMS
3 1 (1.79%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.79%) Neo4j
3 1 (1.79%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 35 (62.50%) Selenium
2 28 (50.00%) JMeter
3 17 (30.36%) Cucumber
4 14 (25.00%) WebDriver
5 13 (23.21%) Jenkins
6 7 (12.50%) Gatling
6 7 (12.50%) JIRA
6 7 (12.50%) The Grinder
7 5 (8.93%) Travis CI
8 4 (7.14%) LoadRunner
9 3 (5.36%) eggPlant
9 3 (5.36%) Git (software)
9 3 (5.36%) JUnit
9 3 (5.36%) Maven
9 3 (5.36%) Visual Studio Team System
10 2 (3.57%) SoapUI
10 2 (3.57%) SpecFlow
10 2 (3.57%) TeamCity
11 1 (1.79%) Jasmine
11 1 (1.79%) RSpec
General
1 10 (17.86%) Finance
2 8 (14.29%) Electronics
2 8 (14.29%) Manufacturing
2 8 (14.29%) Marketing
2 8 (14.29%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.57%) Banking
3 2 (3.57%) Retail
4 1 (1.79%) French Language
4 1 (1.79%) German Language
Job Titles
1 19 (33.93%) Tester
2 11 (19.64%) Automation Tester
3 7 (12.50%) QA Engineer
3 7 (12.50%) Test Engineer
4 6 (10.71%) Test Leader
5 5 (8.93%) Developer
5 5 (8.93%) QA Tester
5 5 (8.93%) Test Automation Engineer
6 4 (7.14%) Architect
6 4 (7.14%) Java Engineer
6 4 (7.14%) Performance Test Leader
6 4 (7.14%) Senior Java Engineer
6 4 (7.14%) Senior QA Engineer
6 4 (7.14%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
6 4 (7.14%) Senior Test Engineer
7 3 (5.36%) Consultant
7 3 (5.36%) Delivery Manager
7 3 (5.36%) Performance Tester
7 3 (5.36%) Service Manager
7 3 (5.36%) Services Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (23.21%) Taurus
2 12 (21.43%) .NET
3 9 (16.07%) RESTful
4 6 (10.71%) CSS
5 5 (8.93%) Gherkin
5 5 (8.93%) REST
5 5 (8.93%) SOAP
6 3 (5.36%) HTML
6 3 (5.36%) JMS
6 3 (5.36%) JSON
6 3 (5.36%) OAuth
6 3 (5.36%) XML
7 2 (3.57%) Dojo
7 2 (3.57%) EJB
7 2 (3.57%) JPA
7 2 (3.57%) JSP
7 2 (3.57%) Node.js
8 1 (1.79%) .NET Framework
8 1 (1.79%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.36%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (5.36%) Hybrid Cloud
2 2 (3.57%) Mobile App
2 2 (3.57%) User Experience
3 1 (1.79%) Cyber Defence
3 1 (1.79%) Cyberattack
3 1 (1.79%) NHS
3 1 (1.79%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 4 (7.14%) Linux
2 2 (3.57%) Oracle Linux
3 1 (1.79%) Unix
3 1 (1.79%) Windows
3 1 (1.79%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (66.07%) Test Automation
2 34 (60.71%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (32.14%) BDD
4 16 (28.57%) Integration Testing
5 15 (26.79%) Manual Testing
6 14 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
7 12 (21.43%) Exploratory Testing
7 12 (21.43%) Non-Functional Testing
8 11 (19.64%) OO
8 11 (19.64%) Scrum
8 11 (19.64%) TDD
9 9 (16.07%) Defect Management
9 9 (16.07%) Software Engineering
9 9 (16.07%) Unit Testing
10 8 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
10 8 (14.29%) Digital Marketing
10 8 (14.29%) OOP
10 8 (14.29%) Programme Management
10 8 (14.29%) Security Testing
10 8 (14.29%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 27 (48.21%) Java
2 10 (17.86%) C#
3 6 (10.71%) Python
3 6 (10.71%) SQL
4 2 (3.57%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.79%) Ruby
5 1 (1.79%) VB
5 1 (1.79%) VB.NET
5 1 (1.79%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (5.36%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (3.57%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.79%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.79%) DBS Check
3 1 (1.79%) ISEB
3 1 (1.79%) MCSA
3 1 (1.79%) MCSE
3 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (32.14%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.57%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (5.36%) Single Sign-On
2 1 (1.79%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.79%) Puppet
Vendors
1 8 (14.29%) SAP
2 7 (12.50%) Oracle
3 3 (5.36%) Microsoft
3 3 (5.36%) PeopleSoft
3 3 (5.36%) Sitecore
3 3 (5.36%) webMethods
4 1 (1.79%) Fortinet
4 1 (1.79%) HP