The table below looks at the statistics for Performance Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Performance Testing over the 3 months to 29 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

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.

3 months to
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Performance Testing
Rank 61 54 -
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 1 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.13% 0.42% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.17% 0.55% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 0
Median daily rate - £350 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.00 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+15.00% +14.28%
Performance Testing
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
579 542 570
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 76.69% 76.12% 73.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 368 343 324
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £584 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 18 17
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.73 £10.59 £17.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £42.50 £175.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.66 £34.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-3.95% +30.76%

Performance Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Birmingham region citing Performance Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Performance Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Performance Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Performance Testing Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 29 September 2016, 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for Performance Testing.

1 4 (100.00%) Java
2 3 (75.00%) Web Services
2 3 (75.00%) JMeter
2 3 (75.00%) Automated Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Test Automation
3 2 (50.00%) RESTful
3 2 (50.00%) Selenium
3 2 (50.00%) Multithreading
3 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (50.00%) Cryptography
3 2 (50.00%) Linux
3 2 (50.00%) OOP
3 2 (50.00%) JBoss
3 2 (50.00%) MySQL
3 2 (50.00%) Oracle
3 2 (50.00%) VBA
3 2 (50.00%) C#
3 2 (50.00%) Oracle Database
4 1 (25.00%) Zephyr
4 1 (25.00%) Cross-Browser Testing
4 1 (25.00%) WireMock
4 1 (25.00%) .NET
4 1 (25.00%) JUnit
4 1 (25.00%) SOAP
4 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
4 1 (25.00%) JIRA
4 1 (25.00%) Manual Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Git (software)
4 1 (25.00%) Usability Testing

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham 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 2 (50.00%) JBoss
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) MySQL
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (75.00%) JMeter
2 2 (50.00%) Selenium
3 1 (25.00%) Git (software)
3 1 (25.00%) Jenkins
3 1 (25.00%) JIRA
3 1 (25.00%) JUnit
3 1 (25.00%) Zephyr
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Test Automation Engineer
1 3 (75.00%) Test Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Automation Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Developer in Test
2 1 (25.00%) Java Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Linux Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Test Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) Web Services
2 2 (50.00%) RESTful
3 1 (25.00%) .NET
3 1 (25.00%) REST
3 1 (25.00%) SOAP
3 1 (25.00%) WireMock
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Automated Testing
1 3 (75.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) Multithreading
2 2 (50.00%) OOP
3 1 (25.00%) Automation Testing
3 1 (25.00%) BDD
3 1 (25.00%) Cross-Browser Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Integration Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Manual Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Security Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) Java
2 2 (50.00%) C#
2 2 (50.00%) VBA
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle