The first table below looks at the demand for Performance Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Performance Testing over the 3 months to 22 July 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 Cambridge 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Testing
Rank 38 44 49
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +5
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 9 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 2.06% 0.25% 0.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.03% 0.36% 1.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 2
Average daily rate
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£325 - £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £29.00 £33.25
% change year-on-year
+8.62% -12.78%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
297 277 261
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 68.12% 68.91% 57.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 197 131 118
Average daily rate £400 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £535 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 27 64
Average hourly rate £33.50 £38.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.98% +2.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.77 £32.50 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £58.75 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -
Performance Testing
Cambridgeshire

Performance Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

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

Performance Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

Performance Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Performance Testing Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

Performance Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Performance Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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 6 (50.00%) Java
1 6 (50.00%) Electronics
2 5 (41.67%) Oracle
3 4 (33.33%) SQL
3 4 (33.33%) UNIX
3 4 (33.33%) OO
3 4 (33.33%) Finance
3 4 (33.33%) Degree
4 3 (25.00%) Load Balancing
4 3 (25.00%) Clustering
4 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (25.00%) Sun
4 3 (25.00%) Validation
4 3 (25.00%) SolidWorks
4 3 (25.00%) Internet
4 3 (25.00%) CAD
4 3 (25.00%) Tomcat
4 3 (25.00%) J2SE
4 3 (25.00%) OOA/OOD
4 3 (25.00%) Solaris
4 3 (25.00%) Linux
4 3 (25.00%) UML
4 3 (25.00%) Perl
4 3 (25.00%) J2EE
4 3 (25.00%) WebLogic
4 3 (25.00%) Unit Testing
4 3 (25.00%) Multithreading
4 3 (25.00%) Oracle Linux
5 2 (16.67%) Open Source
5 2 (16.67%) Test Strategy

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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 3 (25.00%) Tomcat
1 3 (25.00%) WebLogic
2 2 (16.67%) Apache
3 1 (8.33%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (25.00%) Internet
2 1 (8.33%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (8.33%) MySQL
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Git (software)
2 1 (8.33%) LoadRunner
General
1 6 (50.00%) Electronics
2 4 (33.33%) Finance
3 1 (8.33%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Design Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Electronics Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Architect
3 2 (16.67%) Technical Architect
3 2 (16.67%) Hardware Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Java Technical Architect
3 2 (16.67%) Java Architect
4 1 (8.33%) SAP Tester
4 1 (8.33%) PHP Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Performance Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Java Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Principal Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Java/J2EE Architect
4 1 (8.33%) OO PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) J2SE
1 3 (25.00%) J2EE
2 2 (16.67%) HTML
3 1 (8.33%) Ajax
3 1 (8.33%) CGI
3 1 (8.33%) .NET
3 1 (8.33%) SOAP
3 1 (8.33%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Clustering
2 2 (16.67%) Open Source
3 1 (8.33%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 4 (33.33%) UNIX
2 3 (25.00%) Solaris
2 3 (25.00%) Linux
2 3 (25.00%) Oracle Linux
3 1 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) OO
2 3 (25.00%) Load Balancing
2 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (25.00%) Validation
2 3 (25.00%) CAD
2 3 (25.00%) OOA/OOD
2 3 (25.00%) UML
2 3 (25.00%) Unit Testing
2 3 (25.00%) Multithreading
3 2 (16.67%) Test Strategy
3 2 (16.67%) TDD
4 1 (8.33%) Problem Management
4 1 (8.33%) Industrial Design
4 1 (8.33%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (8.33%) Scrum
4 1 (8.33%) Data Modelling
4 1 (8.33%) OOP
4 1 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (50.00%) Java
2 4 (33.33%) SQL
3 3 (25.00%) Perl
4 2 (16.67%) C#
5 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
5 1 (8.33%) PHP
5 1 (8.33%) VB.NET
5 1 (8.33%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) Oracle
2 3 (25.00%) Sun
2 3 (25.00%) SolidWorks
3 2 (16.67%) Atlassian
3 2 (16.67%) Sybase
3 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 1 (8.33%) Perforce
4 1 (8.33%) HP
4 1 (8.33%) JBoss
4 1 (8.33%) SAP