The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Buckinghamshire region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Testing
Rank 74 62 68
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +6
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 7 16 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.54% 1.55% 0.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.73% 2.13% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 14 4
Average daily rate
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£350 £320 £210
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% +52.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £320 £169
10% offered a daily rate of more than £371 £393 £311
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -9.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £29.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+8.62% -27.50%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
955 751 650
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 74.09% 72.56% 67.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 555 407 297
Average daily rate £368 £370 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.67% +8.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 29 30
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.75 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +17.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.40 £35.30 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-19.35% -
Performance Testing
South East

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 1 August 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Milton Keynes -2 5 £328 -12.66% 1
High Wycombe - - - - 1
Performance Testing
South East

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 8 (66.67%) SQL
2 5 (41.67%) LoadRunner
3 4 (33.33%) C#
3 4 (33.33%) UNIX
4 3 (25.00%) Oracle
4 3 (25.00%) Selenium
4 3 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (25.00%) Test Scripting
5 2 (16.67%) JIRA
5 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
5 2 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (16.67%) Test Automation
5 2 (16.67%) WebDriver
5 2 (16.67%) BDD
5 2 (16.67%) Mobile App
5 2 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (16.67%) Performance Analysis
5 2 (16.67%) DB2
5 2 (16.67%) Visual Studio
5 2 (16.67%) T-SQL
5 2 (16.67%) .NET
5 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
5 2 (16.67%) ColdFusion
5 2 (16.67%) JMeter
5 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (8.33%) Retail
6 1 (8.33%) 2G
6 1 (8.33%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
6 1 (8.33%) C

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (16.67%) ColdFusion
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) DB2
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 5 (41.67%) LoadRunner
2 3 (25.00%) Selenium
3 2 (16.67%) JIRA
3 2 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (16.67%) WebDriver
3 2 (16.67%) Visual Studio
3 2 (16.67%) JMeter
4 1 (8.33%) ClearQuest
4 1 (8.33%) SoapUI
4 1 (8.33%) Rational Performance Tester
General
1 1 (8.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Analyst
1 5 (41.67%) Test Analyst
2 4 (33.33%) Tester
3 2 (16.67%) Performance Test Manager
3 2 (16.67%) Performance Manager
3 2 (16.67%) Performance Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Performance Test Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Automation Tester
3 2 (16.67%) Test Manager
3 2 (16.67%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Performance Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Performance Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Test Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Agile Test Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Performance Test Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Functional Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Web Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) .NET
2 1 (8.33%) SOAP
2 1 (8.33%) Web Services
2 1 (8.33%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Mobile App
1 2 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (33.33%) UNIX
2 1 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 3 (25.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (16.67%) Test Automation
2 2 (16.67%) BDD
2 2 (16.67%) Performance Analysis
2 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (8.33%) RUP
3 1 (8.33%) E-Commerce
3 1 (8.33%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (8.33%) Test Strategy
3 1 (8.33%) V-Model
3 1 (8.33%) Data Analysis
3 1 (8.33%) Automated Testing
3 1 (8.33%) Software Testing
3 1 (8.33%) Test Management
3 1 (8.33%) Manual Testing
3 1 (8.33%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (66.67%) SQL
2 4 (33.33%) C#
3 2 (16.67%) T-SQL
4 1 (8.33%) C
4 1 (8.33%) C++
4 1 (8.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) ISEB
2 1 (8.33%) ISTQB
2 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) CTC Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) Oracle
2 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (8.33%) HP
3 1 (8.33%) IBM
Buckinghamshire
Arrows Group
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