The first table below looks at the demand for Performance Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Performance Testing over the 3 months to 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Bedfordshire region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Testing
Rank 52 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.20% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.24% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £344 £365
% change year-on-year
+1.81% -5.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £29.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+8.62% -27.50%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
414 149 225
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 81.18% 62.61% 74.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 277 73 144
Average daily rate £425 £363 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.24% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £550 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 10
Average hourly rate £26.00 £16.25 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -61.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.50 £13.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £22.50 £190.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.12% -
Performance Testing
East of England

Performance Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Performance Testing across the Bedfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Performance Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

Performance Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Performance Testing across the Bedfordshire region.

Performance Testing Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

Performance Testing
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Performance Testing within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 31 July 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Dunstable - 1 - -
Luton - - - -
Bedford - - - - 1
Performance Testing
East of England

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing Performance Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Performance Testing.

1 4 (100.00%) Java
2 2 (50.00%) Oracle
2 2 (50.00%) UNIX
2 2 (50.00%) E-Commerce
2 2 (50.00%) LoadRunner
2 2 (50.00%) Middleware
2 2 (50.00%) Spring
2 2 (50.00%) Ajax
2 2 (50.00%) Endeca
2 2 (50.00%) HP
2 2 (50.00%) AWK
2 2 (50.00%) hybris
2 2 (50.00%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database
3 1 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (25.00%) Performance Engineering
3 1 (25.00%) TKPROF
3 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Banking
3 1 (25.00%) Sun Certification
3 1 (25.00%) WebSphere
3 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle Statspack
3 1 (25.00%) PCI DSS
3 1 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (25.00%) Finance
3 1 (25.00%) Validation
3 1 (25.00%) Tivoli

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing Performance Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Performance Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (25.00%) WebSphere
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database
1 1 (25.00%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) LoadRunner
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
1 1 (25.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Architect
1 2 (50.00%) Test Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) Middleware
1 2 (50.00%) Spring
1 2 (50.00%) Ajax
2 1 (25.00%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (25.00%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (25.00%) Validation
2 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Engineering
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) Java
2 2 (50.00%) AWK
3 1 (25.00%) PL/SQL
3 1 (25.00%) SQL
3 1 (25.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Tivoli
1 1 (25.00%) Tivoli Monitoring
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle Statspack
1 1 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle
1 2 (50.00%) HP
1 2 (50.00%) Endeca
1 2 (50.00%) hybris
2 1 (25.00%) IBM
2 1 (25.00%) Compuware