The table below looks at the statistics 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 19 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Testing
Rank 41 39 -
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 7 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.56% 1.08% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.36% 1.41% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate
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£375 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £37.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £36.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-4.10% -8.75%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Cambridge region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
297 283 285
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 66.00% 76.08% 69.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 181 123 129
Average daily rate £375 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £260 £287
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 22 68
Average hourly rate £30.00 £38.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.07% +2.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.21 £32.35 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £60.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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 19 September 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 8 (57.14%) Java
2 7 (50.00%) Oracle
2 7 (50.00%) UNIX
2 7 (50.00%) Finance
2 7 (50.00%) Degree
3 6 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (42.86%) Clustering
3 6 (42.86%) Electronics
3 6 (42.86%) Load Balancing
3 6 (42.86%) Unit Testing
3 6 (42.86%) Multithreading
3 6 (42.86%) Internet
3 6 (42.86%) Sun
3 6 (42.86%) Tomcat
3 6 (42.86%) J2SE
3 6 (42.86%) SQL
3 6 (42.86%) J2EE
3 6 (42.86%) WebLogic
3 6 (42.86%) Solaris
3 6 (42.86%) Linux
3 6 (42.86%) UML
3 6 (42.86%) OOA/OOD
3 6 (42.86%) OO
3 6 (42.86%) Oracle Linux
4 5 (35.71%) Test Strategy
4 5 (35.71%) Perl
4 5 (35.71%) Git (software)
4 5 (35.71%) Open Source
4 5 (35.71%) Atlassian
4 5 (35.71%) TDD

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 6 (42.86%) Tomcat
1 6 (42.86%) WebLogic
2 1 (7.14%) IIS
2 1 (7.14%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 6 (42.86%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (35.71%) Git (software)
2 1 (7.14%) LoadRunner
General
1 7 (50.00%) Finance
2 6 (42.86%) Electronics
3 1 (7.14%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Design Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) Principal Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) Electronics Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Architect
4 2 (14.29%) Technical Architect
4 2 (14.29%) Java Technical Architect
4 2 (14.29%) Java Architect
4 2 (14.29%) Hardware Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Performance Tester
5 1 (7.14%) Java Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) SAP Tester
5 1 (7.14%) Consultant
5 1 (7.14%) Technical Consultant
5 1 (7.14%) Tester
5 1 (7.14%) Java/J2EE Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (42.86%) J2SE
1 6 (42.86%) J2EE
2 1 (7.14%) HTML
2 1 (7.14%) .NET
2 1 (7.14%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 6 (42.86%) Clustering
2 5 (35.71%) Open Source
3 4 (28.57%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 7 (50.00%) UNIX
2 6 (42.86%) Solaris
2 6 (42.86%) Linux
2 6 (42.86%) Oracle Linux
3 1 (7.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (42.86%) Load Balancing
1 6 (42.86%) Unit Testing
1 6 (42.86%) Multithreading
1 6 (42.86%) UML
1 6 (42.86%) OOA/OOD
1 6 (42.86%) OO
2 5 (35.71%) Test Strategy
2 5 (35.71%) TDD
3 4 (28.57%) Scrum
3 4 (28.57%) Capacity Planning
3 4 (28.57%) Enterprise Architecture
4 3 (21.43%) Validation
4 3 (21.43%) CAD
5 1 (7.14%) Industrial Design
5 1 (7.14%) System Testing
5 1 (7.14%) Problem Management
5 1 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (7.14%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (57.14%) Java
2 6 (42.86%) SQL
3 5 (35.71%) Perl
4 1 (7.14%) C#
4 1 (7.14%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 7 (50.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (50.00%) Oracle
2 6 (42.86%) Sun
3 5 (35.71%) Atlassian
4 3 (21.43%) SolidWorks
5 2 (14.29%) Sybase
6 1 (7.14%) SAP
6 1 (7.14%) JBoss
6 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
6 1 (7.14%) HP