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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Performance Testing
Rank - - 61
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 0 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham - - 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - - 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £323 £350
% change year-on-year
+24.03% -7.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £32.00 £155.00
% change year-on-year
+20.31% -79.35%
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
609 600 409
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 78.99% 74.26% 67.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 393 405 243
Average daily rate £375 £375 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £260 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 12 13
Average hourly rate £35.00 £15.00 £25.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+133.33% -42.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.73 £9.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £23.55 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

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 18 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 2 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) EMC
1 2 (100.00%) Avaya
1 2 (100.00%) Service Delivery
1 2 (100.00%) Workflow
1 2 (100.00%) Banking
1 2 (100.00%) MS PowerPoint
1 2 (100.00%) Degree
1 2 (100.00%) QA
1 2 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 2 (100.00%) System Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Time Management
1 2 (100.00%) Test Strategy
1 2 (100.00%) NICE Systems
2 1 (50.00%) MS Project
2 1 (50.00%) Project Management

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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.

Applications
1 2 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (100.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (50.00%) MS Project
General
1 2 (100.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Project Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Test Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Test Project Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Tester
1 1 (50.00%) Voice Project Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Service Delivery
1 2 (100.00%) System Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 2 (100.00%) Test Strategy
1 2 (100.00%) Time Management
1 2 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Workflow
2 1 (50.00%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Avaya
1 2 (100.00%) EMC
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) NICE Systems