The table below looks at the statistics for Performance Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bradford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Performance Testing over the 3 months to 23 September 2014 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Testing
Rank 22 21 27
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +6
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 7 9 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bradford 3.55% 4.92% 1.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.38% 6.12% 1.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 1
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£305 £215 £160
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.86% +34.37%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £36.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-4.10% -8.75%
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West Yorkshire

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Bradford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
160 147 116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bradford 81.22% 80.33% 71.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 76 44
Average daily rate £355 £305 £273
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.39% +11.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £367 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.17% +1.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
Average hourly rate - £11.90 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -4.80%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

Performance Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Bradford

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

Performance Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Bradford

Performance Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Bradford

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

Performance Testing Daily Rate Trend in Bradford

Performance Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in Bradford

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Performance Testing across the Bradford region over the 3 months to 23 September 2014.

Performance Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Bradford

Performance Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Bradford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Performance Testing across the Bradford region.

Performance Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Bradford

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bradford

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bradford 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 6 (46.15%) Oracle
2 5 (38.46%) ISEB
2 5 (38.46%) Statistical Analysis
2 5 (38.46%) ISTQB
2 5 (38.46%) Test Management
2 5 (38.46%) Oracle ODI
2 5 (38.46%) Oracle Database
3 4 (30.77%) Oracle BI EE
3 4 (30.77%) Test Scripting
3 4 (30.77%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (30.77%) Java
3 4 (30.77%) SOAP
3 4 (30.77%) UNIX
3 4 (30.77%) Linux
4 3 (23.08%) ODBC
4 3 (23.08%) MPEG
4 3 (23.08%) Ethernet
4 3 (23.08%) HTTP
4 3 (23.08%) TCP/IP
4 3 (23.08%) C
4 3 (23.08%) C++
4 3 (23.08%) Perl
4 3 (23.08%) SQL
4 3 (23.08%) Client/Server
4 3 (23.08%) Tcl
4 3 (23.08%) DVB
4 3 (23.08%) VLAN
4 3 (23.08%) Software Testing
4 3 (23.08%) IPTV
4 3 (23.08%) Ajax

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Bradford by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bradford 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 (7.69%) WebLogic
Communications & Networking
1 3 (23.08%) Ethernet
1 3 (23.08%) HTTP
1 3 (23.08%) TCP/IP
1 3 (23.08%) DVB
1 3 (23.08%) VLAN
2 1 (7.69%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (38.46%) Oracle ODI
1 5 (38.46%) Oracle Database
2 4 (30.77%) Oracle BI EE
2 4 (30.77%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (15.38%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (7.69%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (7.69%) MySQL
4 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
4 1 (7.69%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) NeoLoad
1 2 (15.38%) LoadUI
General
1 2 (15.38%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Test Leader
2 2 (15.38%) Test Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Tester
2 2 (15.38%) Analyst
2 2 (15.38%) Test Analyst
2 2 (15.38%) Systems Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Systems Test Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Integration Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Systems Integration Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Data Administrator
3 1 (7.69%) Performance Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Technical Leader
3 1 (7.69%) Performance Test Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Lead Architect
3 1 (7.69%) Integration Tester
3 1 (7.69%) Senior Integration Tester
3 1 (7.69%) Administrator
3 1 (7.69%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Performance Tester
3 1 (7.69%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (30.77%) SOAP
2 3 (23.08%) ODBC
2 3 (23.08%) Ajax
3 2 (15.38%) .NET
4 1 (7.69%) JSP
4 1 (7.69%) Servlets
4 1 (7.69%) XML
4 1 (7.69%) Java EE
4 1 (7.69%) SPML
4 1 (7.69%) SailPoint
4 1 (7.69%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Client/Server
1 3 (23.08%) MPEG
1 3 (23.08%) IPTV
1 3 (23.08%) Video on Demand
1 3 (23.08%) User Experience
2 2 (15.38%) Computer Science
3 1 (7.69%) Data Integration
3 1 (7.69%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 4 (30.77%) UNIX
1 4 (30.77%) Linux
2 1 (7.69%) Windows
2 1 (7.69%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) Statistical Analysis
1 5 (38.46%) Test Management
2 4 (30.77%) Test Scripting
3 3 (23.08%) Performance Analysis
3 3 (23.08%) Integration Testing
3 3 (23.08%) Software Testing
3 3 (23.08%) Performance Management
4 2 (15.38%) Test Strategy
4 2 (15.38%) Functional Testing
4 2 (15.38%) Security Testing
4 2 (15.38%) Release Management
4 2 (15.38%) ETL
5 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (7.69%) Identity Management
5 1 (7.69%) Information Security
5 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (7.69%) Automated Testing
5 1 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Usability Testing
5 1 (7.69%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 4 (30.77%) Java
2 3 (23.08%) C
2 3 (23.08%) C++
2 3 (23.08%) Perl
2 3 (23.08%) SQL
2 3 (23.08%) Tcl
3 2 (15.38%) VB.NET
4 1 (7.69%) BeanShell
4 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (38.46%) ISEB
1 5 (38.46%) ISTQB
2 3 (23.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (15.38%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 2 (15.38%) Degree
3 2 (15.38%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (23.08%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (46.15%) Oracle
2 2 (15.38%) Capita
3 1 (7.69%) Sybase
3 1 (7.69%) PeopleSoft
3 1 (7.69%) SAP
3 1 (7.69%) IBM
3 1 (7.69%) Sun
3 1 (7.69%) HP
3 1 (7.69%) Novell