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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Performance Testing over the 3 months to 3 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Performance Testing
Rank 56 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 3 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.41% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.57% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate
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£340 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.78% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £35.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-12.85% +20.68%
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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
526 526 460
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 71.37% 68.05% 68.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 333 303 303
Average daily rate £391 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.33% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £200 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £488 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 17 2
Average hourly rate £17.50 £21.50 £175.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.60% -87.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.98 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.48% -11.55%

Performance Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Performance Testing across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 26 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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 1 (33.33%) SQL
1 1 (33.33%) T-SQL
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) ETL
1 1 (33.33%) HP
1 1 (33.33%) LoadRunner
1 1 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (33.33%) Data Security
1 1 (33.33%) Retail
1 1 (33.33%) Network Design
1 1 (33.33%) QA
1 1 (33.33%) Risk Analysis
1 1 (33.33%) Load Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Test Management
1 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (33.33%) BC Cleared
1 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (33.33%) Database Tuning
1 1 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (33.33%) Data Transformation
1 1 (33.33%) Performance Analysis
1 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (33.33%) Data Structures
1 1 (33.33%) Operational Acceptance Testing

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) LoadRunner
General
1 1 (33.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Test Manager
1 1 (33.33%) DBA
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server DBA
1 1 (33.33%) SQL DBA
1 1 (33.33%) Testing Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (33.33%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) ETL
1 1 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (33.33%) Data Security
1 1 (33.33%) Network Design
1 1 (33.33%) Risk Analysis
1 1 (33.33%) Load Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Test Management
1 1 (33.33%) Database Tuning
1 1 (33.33%) Data Transformation
1 1 (33.33%) Performance Analysis
1 1 (33.33%) Operational Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
1 1 (33.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (33.33%) BC Cleared
1 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) HP