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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Performance Testing
Rank 77 80 60
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -20
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 9 6 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.73% 0.46% 1.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.94% 0.60% 2.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 3 14
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£375 £350 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +9.37%
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £31.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-3.17% +8.62%
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
959 992 752
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 77.53% 75.55% 73.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 553 577 402
Average daily rate £391 £368 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -0.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £225 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £537 £495 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 38 31
Average hourly rate £22.50 £18.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.62% -7.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.75 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £27.00 £37.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

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
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 31 July 2015. 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
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
High Wycombe - 3 £375 -
Milton Keynes -9 2 £379 +15.64% 1
Performance Testing
South East

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 9 (69.23%) User Acceptance Testing
2 8 (61.54%) HP Quality Center
3 7 (53.85%) Finance
4 6 (46.15%) Software Testing
4 6 (46.15%) Test Management
4 6 (46.15%) SQL
4 6 (46.15%) ISEB
5 5 (38.46%) UNIX
6 4 (30.77%) LoadRunner
6 4 (30.77%) Test Scripting
6 4 (30.77%) Test Strategy
6 4 (30.77%) ISTQB
6 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (30.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (23.08%) HP
7 3 (23.08%) Regression Testing
7 3 (23.08%) Oracle
8 2 (15.38%) IIS
8 2 (15.38%) SAP
8 2 (15.38%) C#
8 2 (15.38%) Java
8 2 (15.38%) Windows
8 2 (15.38%) Linux
8 2 (15.38%) Service Management
8 2 (15.38%) ITIL
8 2 (15.38%) Telecoms
8 2 (15.38%) ISEB Practitioner
8 2 (15.38%) Degree
8 2 (15.38%) JIRA
8 2 (15.38%) QA

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (15.38%) IIS
2 1 (7.69%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Project
1 1 (7.69%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
Development Applications
1 4 (30.77%) LoadRunner
2 2 (15.38%) NeoLoad
2 2 (15.38%) JIRA
2 2 (15.38%) Selenium
2 2 (15.38%) WebDriver
3 1 (7.69%) SoapUI
3 1 (7.69%) HP UFT
3 1 (7.69%) JMeter
General
1 7 (53.85%) Finance
2 2 (15.38%) Telecoms
3 1 (7.69%) Electronics
3 1 (7.69%) Manufacturing
3 1 (7.69%) Banking
3 1 (7.69%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Analyst
1 5 (38.46%) Test Manager
1 5 (38.46%) Test Analyst
2 4 (30.77%) Tester
3 2 (15.38%) Performance Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Performance Test Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Automation Tester
4 1 (7.69%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Performance Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) .NET
1 1 (7.69%) SOAP
1 1 (7.69%) XML
1 1 (7.69%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.69%) Biometrics
2 1 (7.69%) DTV
2 1 (7.69%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 5 (38.46%) UNIX
2 2 (15.38%) Windows
2 2 (15.38%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (69.23%) User Acceptance Testing
2 6 (46.15%) Test Management
2 6 (46.15%) Software Testing
3 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (30.77%) Test Scripting
3 4 (30.77%) Test Strategy
4 3 (23.08%) Regression Testing
5 2 (15.38%) ITIL
5 2 (15.38%) Service Management
5 2 (15.38%) Test Automation
5 2 (15.38%) Unit Testing
5 2 (15.38%) Integration Testing
5 2 (15.38%) Test Planning
5 2 (15.38%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 2 (15.38%) System Integration Testing
5 2 (15.38%) BDD
6 1 (7.69%) SDLC
6 1 (7.69%) Resilience Testing
6 1 (7.69%) System Testing
6 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 6 (46.15%) SQL
2 2 (15.38%) C#
2 2 (15.38%) Java
3 1 (7.69%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (46.15%) ISEB
2 4 (30.77%) ISTQB
2 4 (30.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (15.38%) DV Cleared
3 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
3 2 (15.38%) Degree
3 2 (15.38%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) QA
Systems Management
1 8 (61.54%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) Oracle
1 3 (23.08%) HP
2 2 (15.38%) SAP
3 1 (7.69%) IBM
3 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
3 1 (7.69%) Compaq
3 1 (7.69%) Citrix
3 1 (7.69%) webMethods
3 1 (7.69%) Terracotta