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 28 August 2015 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Performance Testing
Rank 55 44 40
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -4
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 3 8 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.58% 1.65% 0.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.74% 2.42% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 0
Average daily rate
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£370 £325 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.84% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £35.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-12.85% +20.68%
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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
408 331 277
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 79.22% 68.39% 76.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 272 214 122
Average daily rate £380 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 24 18
Average hourly rate £30.75 £27.50 £38.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.81% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £20.52 £28.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £60.00 £60.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%

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 28 August 2015, 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 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (66.67%) Requirements Analysis
2 4 (66.67%) QA
2 4 (66.67%) Selenium
2 4 (66.67%) jQuery
2 4 (66.67%) Mercurial
2 4 (66.67%) JBehave
2 4 (66.67%) HTML5
2 4 (66.67%) BDD
2 4 (66.67%) CSS
2 4 (66.67%) HTML
2 4 (66.67%) Java
2 4 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 4 (66.67%) Regression Testing
2 4 (66.67%) JMeter
2 4 (66.67%) Git (software)
2 4 (66.67%) CSS3
2 4 (66.67%) Appium
3 2 (33.33%) SOAP
3 2 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Test Automation
4 1 (16.67%) Test Strategy
4 1 (16.67%) Jenkins
4 1 (16.67%) Web Services
4 1 (16.67%) XML
4 1 (16.67%) N-Tier
4 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 1 (16.67%) ISEB
4 1 (16.67%) LoadRunner
4 1 (16.67%) SQL

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 1 (16.67%) IIS
Development Applications
1 4 (66.67%) JMeter
1 4 (66.67%) Selenium
1 4 (66.67%) Git (software)
1 4 (66.67%) Mercurial
1 4 (66.67%) JBehave
1 4 (66.67%) Appium
2 1 (16.67%) SoapUI
2 1 (16.67%) Jenkins
2 1 (16.67%) Maven
2 1 (16.67%) JIRA
2 1 (16.67%) Ant
2 1 (16.67%) LoadRunner
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) QA Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Test Specialist
3 1 (16.67%) Performance Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Performance Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) QA Automation Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Automation Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) QA Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (66.67%) CSS
1 4 (66.67%) HTML
1 4 (66.67%) jQuery
1 4 (66.67%) HTML5
1 4 (66.67%) CSS3
2 2 (33.33%) SOAP
3 1 (16.67%) Web Services
3 1 (16.67%) XML
3 1 (16.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) N-Tier
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (66.67%) Requirements Analysis
2 4 (66.67%) Regression Testing
2 4 (66.67%) BDD
3 2 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 2 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Test Strategy
4 1 (16.67%) Load Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Manual Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Automated Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) Java
1 4 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 1 (16.67%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) Groovy
2 1 (16.67%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) ISEB
1 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (66.67%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft