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 31 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Testing
Rank 43 - 47
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 10 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 2.09% - 0.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.11% - 1.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 2
Average daily rate
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£325 - £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £344 £365
% change year-on-year
+1.81% -5.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £29.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+8.62% -27.50%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
322 262 271
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 67.36% 71.20% 60.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 210 116 118
Average daily rate £400 £398 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% -0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £253 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £479 £550 £498
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 29 73
Average hourly rate £27.50 £38.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% +4.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.31 £31.00 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.25 £51.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.12% -
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 31 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 7 (53.85%) Java
2 6 (46.15%) Oracle
2 6 (46.15%) Electronics
3 5 (38.46%) Finance
3 5 (38.46%) Degree
3 5 (38.46%) SQL
3 5 (38.46%) UNIX
3 5 (38.46%) OO
4 4 (30.77%) Tomcat
4 4 (30.77%) J2SE
4 4 (30.77%) OOA/OOD
4 4 (30.77%) Solaris
4 4 (30.77%) Linux
4 4 (30.77%) UML
4 4 (30.77%) Perl
4 4 (30.77%) J2EE
4 4 (30.77%) WebLogic
4 4 (30.77%) Load Balancing
4 4 (30.77%) Clustering
4 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (30.77%) Sun
4 4 (30.77%) Internet
4 4 (30.77%) Unit Testing
4 4 (30.77%) Multithreading
4 4 (30.77%) Oracle Linux
5 3 (23.08%) Atlassian
5 3 (23.08%) Git (software)
5 3 (23.08%) Open Source
5 3 (23.08%) Test Strategy
5 3 (23.08%) CAD

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 4 (30.77%) WebLogic
1 4 (30.77%) Tomcat
2 2 (15.38%) Apache
3 1 (7.69%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (30.77%) Internet
2 1 (7.69%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) MySQL
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (23.08%) Git (software)
2 1 (7.69%) LoadRunner
General
1 6 (46.15%) Electronics
2 5 (38.46%) Finance
3 1 (7.69%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Design Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) Electronics Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Java Technical Architect
3 2 (15.38%) Java Architect
3 2 (15.38%) Principal Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Hardware Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Architect
3 2 (15.38%) Technical Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Technical Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Performance Tester
4 1 (7.69%) Tester
4 1 (7.69%) Developer
4 1 (7.69%) PHP Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Java Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Java/J2EE Architect
4 1 (7.69%) OO PHP Developer
4 1 (7.69%) SAP Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (30.77%) J2EE
1 4 (30.77%) J2SE
2 2 (15.38%) HTML
3 1 (7.69%) .NET
3 1 (7.69%) SOAP
3 1 (7.69%) CGI
3 1 (7.69%) Ajax
3 1 (7.69%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Clustering
2 3 (23.08%) Open Source
3 2 (15.38%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 5 (38.46%) UNIX
2 4 (30.77%) Solaris
2 4 (30.77%) Linux
2 4 (30.77%) Oracle Linux
3 1 (7.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) OO
2 4 (30.77%) UML
2 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (30.77%) OOA/OOD
2 4 (30.77%) Load Balancing
2 4 (30.77%) Unit Testing
2 4 (30.77%) Multithreading
3 3 (23.08%) Test Strategy
3 3 (23.08%) TDD
3 3 (23.08%) CAD
3 3 (23.08%) Validation
4 2 (15.38%) Scrum
4 2 (15.38%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (15.38%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (7.69%) OO PHP
5 1 (7.69%) System Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Industrial Design
5 1 (7.69%) Integration Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Problem Management
5 1 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (53.85%) Java
2 5 (38.46%) SQL
3 4 (30.77%) Perl
4 2 (15.38%) C#
5 1 (7.69%) VB.NET
5 1 (7.69%) PHP5
5 1 (7.69%) PHP
5 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (38.46%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (46.15%) Oracle
2 4 (30.77%) Sun
3 3 (23.08%) SolidWorks
3 3 (23.08%) Atlassian
4 2 (15.38%) Sybase
4 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
5 1 (7.69%) SAP
5 1 (7.69%) JBoss
5 1 (7.69%) HP
5 1 (7.69%) Perforce