The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 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 Birmingham 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Testing
Rank 58 - 52
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 1 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.16% - 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.26% - 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate - - £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £337 £405
% change year-on-year
+3.78% -16.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £96.15 £40.09 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+139.82% +29.32%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
385 352 374
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 62.50% 67.82% 62.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 224 193 210
Average daily rate £400 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £215 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £361 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.02% -2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 19 16
Average hourly rate £18.00 £15.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.06 £10.76 £14.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £37.00 £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +18.51%
Performance Testing
West Midlands

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 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 4 (100.00%) Oracle
2 3 (75.00%) Retail
2 3 (75.00%) WebLogic
2 3 (75.00%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (75.00%) Oracle Database
3 2 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (50.00%) Performance Monitoring
3 2 (50.00%) Java EE
3 2 (50.00%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (50.00%) Oracle ODI
3 2 (50.00%) ITIL
3 2 (50.00%) UNIX
3 2 (50.00%) Java
3 2 (50.00%) Integration Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (25.00%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (25.00%) Data Integration
4 1 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (25.00%) VB
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
4 1 (25.00%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (25.00%) Statistical Analysis
4 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
4 1 (25.00%) HPUX
4 1 (25.00%) Linux
4 1 (25.00%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (25.00%) Apache
4 1 (25.00%) Tomcat
4 1 (25.00%) MS Access
4 1 (25.00%) Data Warehouse

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (75.00%) WebLogic
2 1 (25.00%) Apache
2 1 (25.00%) Tomcat
2 1 (25.00%) WebLogic Integration
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (75.00%) Oracle Database
2 2 (50.00%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (50.00%) Oracle ODI
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (25.00%) MS Access
3 1 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
General
1 3 (75.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Administrator
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle BI Developer
2 1 (25.00%) OBIEE Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Data Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Data Integration
1 1 (25.00%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) UNIX
2 1 (25.00%) HPUX
2 1 (25.00%) Linux
2 1 (25.00%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (50.00%) Performance Monitoring
2 2 (50.00%) ITIL
2 2 (50.00%) Integration Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (25.00%) Statistical Analysis
3 1 (25.00%) SOA
3 1 (25.00%) Release Management
3 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) VB
2 1 (25.00%) FoxPro (VFP)
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) ISEB Practitioner
1 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (25.00%) ISEB
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Oracle
2 1 (25.00%) HP
2 1 (25.00%) TIBCO