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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Performance Testing
Rank 29 17 19
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +2
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 12 8 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bradford 4.67% 5.59% 4.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.36% 8.00% 6.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 6
Average daily rate
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£200 £305 £235
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-34.42% +29.78%
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £350 £337
% change year-on-year
-7.85% +3.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £96.15 £40.09
% change year-on-year
-65.15% +139.82%
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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 Bradford region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Bradford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
224 100 115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bradford 87.16% 69.93% 72.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 64 52
Average daily rate £350 £350 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £361
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 1 6
Average hourly rate £16.72 £50.00 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-66.56% +300.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.90 £50.00 £12.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.10 £50.00 £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £29.75 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+5.68% -7.03%

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
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 21 April 2015, 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 8 (66.67%) SQL Server
1 8 (66.67%) Regression Testing
2 7 (58.33%) Microsoft
3 6 (50.00%) SQL
3 6 (50.00%) JMeter
3 6 (50.00%) Finance
4 5 (41.67%) Usability Testing
4 5 (41.67%) Windows
4 5 (41.67%) E-Commerce
4 5 (41.67%) Waterfall
4 5 (41.67%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (33.33%) Selenium
5 4 (33.33%) Automation Testing
5 4 (33.33%) NeoLoad
5 4 (33.33%) QuickTest Pro
5 4 (33.33%) LoadRunner
5 4 (33.33%) Load Testing
5 4 (33.33%) Stress Testing
5 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (25.00%) SOA
7 2 (16.67%) .NET
7 2 (16.67%) VMware
7 2 (16.67%) System Testing
7 2 (16.67%) Web Services
8 1 (8.33%) XML
8 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET
8 1 (8.33%) CSS
8 1 (8.33%) T-SQL
8 1 (8.33%) C#
8 1 (8.33%) JavaScript

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Bradford by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, 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.

Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
1 1 (8.33%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 6 (50.00%) JMeter
2 4 (33.33%) Selenium
2 4 (33.33%) QuickTest Pro
2 4 (33.33%) LoadRunner
2 4 (33.33%) NeoLoad
3 1 (8.33%) Axure RP
General
1 6 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (66.67%) Analyst
1 8 (66.67%) Test Analyst
2 4 (33.33%) Tester
3 2 (16.67%) Performance Tester
3 2 (16.67%) Test Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) .NET
1 2 (16.67%) Web Services
2 1 (8.33%) XML
2 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET
2 1 (8.33%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (41.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (41.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (66.67%) Regression Testing
2 5 (41.67%) E-Commerce
2 5 (41.67%) Usability Testing
2 5 (41.67%) Waterfall
3 4 (33.33%) Automation Testing
3 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (33.33%) Load Testing
3 4 (33.33%) Stress Testing
4 3 (25.00%) SOA
5 2 (16.67%) System Testing
6 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (8.33%) Business Analysis
6 1 (8.33%) RAD
Programming Languages
1 6 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (8.33%) T-SQL
2 1 (8.33%) FoxPro (VFP)
2 1 (8.33%) C#
2 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
Vendors
1 7 (58.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (16.67%) VMware