The table below looks at the statistics for Performance Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Buckinghamshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Performance Testing over the 3 months to 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Testing
Rank 77 66 63
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -3
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 14 9 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 1.07% 0.86% 0.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.41% 1.21% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 9 6
Average daily rate
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£381 £400 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.68% +25.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 - £45.00
Performance Testing
South East

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
994 744 570
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 76.23% 70.92% 72.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 564 402 274
Average daily rate £360 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 29 37
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.25 £11.70 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £40.00 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

Performance Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Performance Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

Performance Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Performance Testing Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

Performance Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Performance Testing across the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Performance Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

Performance Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Performance Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

Performance Testing
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Performance Testing within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes -10 7 £385 -8.33%
High Wycombe -1 2 £363 -5.84%
Performance Testing
South East

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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 13 (65.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 11 (55.00%) HP Quality Center
2 11 (55.00%) Finance
3 10 (50.00%) ISEB
4 9 (45.00%) Test Management
5 8 (40.00%) SQL
5 8 (40.00%) Test Strategy
5 8 (40.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 7 (35.00%) System Testing
6 7 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (30.00%) QA
8 5 (25.00%) LoadRunner
8 5 (25.00%) Regression Testing
8 5 (25.00%) Java
8 5 (25.00%) Software Testing
8 5 (25.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 4 (20.00%) ISTQB
9 4 (20.00%) Selenium
9 4 (20.00%) C
9 4 (20.00%) Apple
9 4 (20.00%) Apple iOS
10 3 (15.00%) Test Planning
10 3 (15.00%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (15.00%) WebDriver
10 3 (15.00%) JMeter
10 3 (15.00%) Telecoms
10 3 (15.00%) C#
10 3 (15.00%) Oracle
10 3 (15.00%) JIRA
10 3 (15.00%) Integration Testing

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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 (5.00%) MySQL
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (25.00%) LoadRunner
2 4 (20.00%) Selenium
3 3 (15.00%) WebDriver
3 3 (15.00%) JMeter
3 3 (15.00%) JIRA
4 1 (5.00%) ClearQuest
4 1 (5.00%) SoapUI
4 1 (5.00%) Rational Performance Tester
General
1 11 (55.00%) Finance
2 3 (15.00%) Banking
2 3 (15.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (5.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (40.00%) Test Manager
2 6 (30.00%) Tester
3 4 (20.00%) Analyst
3 4 (20.00%) Test Analyst
4 3 (15.00%) Automation Tester
5 2 (10.00%) Performance Tester
5 2 (10.00%) Test Leader
5 2 (10.00%) Performance Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Performance Test Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Manual Test Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Performance Test Consultant
6 1 (5.00%) Consultant
6 1 (5.00%) Performance Test Leader
6 1 (5.00%) Agile Test Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Test Consultant
6 1 (5.00%) Performance Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) HTML
1 1 (5.00%) SOAP
1 1 (5.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (5.00%) User Experience
2 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.00%) BBC
Operating Systems
1 4 (20.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (5.00%) Windows
2 1 (5.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (65.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 9 (45.00%) Test Management
3 8 (40.00%) Test Strategy
4 7 (35.00%) System Testing
4 7 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (25.00%) Software Testing
5 5 (25.00%) Regression Testing
5 5 (25.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 3 (15.00%) Integration Testing
6 3 (15.00%) Web Testing
6 3 (15.00%) Test Automation
6 3 (15.00%) BDD
6 3 (15.00%) Test Planning
7 2 (10.00%) Waterfall
7 2 (10.00%) V-Model
7 2 (10.00%) Test Scripting
8 1 (5.00%) Performance Management
8 1 (5.00%) RUP
8 1 (5.00%) Load Testing
8 1 (5.00%) Stress Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (40.00%) SQL
2 5 (25.00%) Java
3 4 (20.00%) C
4 3 (15.00%) C#
5 1 (5.00%) C++
5 1 (5.00%) JavaScript
5 1 (5.00%) PHP
5 1 (5.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 10 (50.00%) ISEB
2 8 (40.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (20.00%) ISTQB
4 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (5.00%) CTC Cleared
4 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (30.00%) QA
2 1 (5.00%) SLA
Systems Management
1 11 (55.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (20.00%) Apple
2 3 (15.00%) HP
2 3 (15.00%) Oracle
3 1 (5.00%) SAP
3 1 (5.00%) IBM