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 16 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Testing
Rank 76 62 70
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +8
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 6 15 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.51% 1.43% 0.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.68% 1.92% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 14 4
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£350 £320 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -24.70%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £29.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+20.68% -27.50%
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
881 782 725
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 74.35% 74.76% 71.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 493 405 357
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £251 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 35 54
Average hourly rate £16.50 £23.25 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.03% +60.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £66.00 £26.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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 16 September 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 -6 2 £380 +1.33%
High Wycombe - 1 £363 - 2
Performance Testing
South East

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 9 (69.23%) SQL
2 6 (46.15%) LoadRunner
3 5 (38.46%) C#
3 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (38.46%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (30.77%) Oracle
5 3 (23.08%) UNIX
5 3 (23.08%) JIRA
5 3 (23.08%) Selenium
5 3 (23.08%) Test Automation
5 3 (23.08%) WebDriver
5 3 (23.08%) BDD
5 3 (23.08%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (23.08%) Test Scripting
6 2 (15.38%) Software Testing
6 2 (15.38%) Test Strategy
6 2 (15.38%) Mobile App
6 2 (15.38%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (15.38%) Test Management
6 2 (15.38%) T-SQL
6 2 (15.38%) .NET
6 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
6 2 (15.38%) ColdFusion
6 2 (15.38%) DB2
6 2 (15.38%) Visual Studio
6 2 (15.38%) C
6 2 (15.38%) Java
6 2 (15.38%) ISEB
6 2 (15.38%) JMeter
6 2 (15.38%) Performance Analysis

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 (15.38%) ColdFusion
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) DB2
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 6 (46.15%) LoadRunner
2 3 (23.08%) JIRA
2 3 (23.08%) Selenium
2 3 (23.08%) WebDriver
3 2 (15.38%) Visual Studio
3 2 (15.38%) JMeter
3 2 (15.38%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (7.69%) ClearQuest
4 1 (7.69%) SoapUI
4 1 (7.69%) Rational Performance Tester
General
1 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
1 1 (7.69%) Finance
1 1 (7.69%) Banking
1 1 (7.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Analyst
1 5 (38.46%) Test Analyst
2 4 (30.77%) Tester
3 3 (23.08%) Automation Tester
3 3 (23.08%) Test Manager
4 2 (15.38%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Senior Test Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Performance Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Performance Manager
4 2 (15.38%) Performance Test Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Performance Test Manager
5 1 (7.69%) Performance Test Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Agile Test Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Web Manager
5 1 (7.69%) Performance Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) .NET
2 1 (7.69%) SOAP
2 1 (7.69%) Web Services
2 1 (7.69%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (15.38%) Mobile App
3 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (23.08%) UNIX
2 1 (7.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (38.46%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (23.08%) Test Automation
2 3 (23.08%) BDD
2 3 (23.08%) Test Scripting
3 2 (15.38%) Performance Analysis
3 2 (15.38%) Test Strategy
3 2 (15.38%) Software Testing
3 2 (15.38%) Test Management
4 1 (7.69%) Integration Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Data Analysis
4 1 (7.69%) RUP
4 1 (7.69%) E-Commerce
4 1 (7.69%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (7.69%) Test Planning
4 1 (7.69%) System Testing
4 1 (7.69%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 9 (69.23%) SQL
2 5 (38.46%) C#
3 2 (15.38%) C
3 2 (15.38%) Java
3 2 (15.38%) T-SQL
4 1 (7.69%) C++
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) ISEB
2 1 (7.69%) ISTQB
2 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
2 1 (7.69%) CTC Cleared
2 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
2 1 (7.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) Oracle
2 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
3 1 (7.69%) HP
3 1 (7.69%) IBM
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