The table below looks at the statistics for Performance Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cardiff region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Performance Testing over the 3 months to 4 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Performance Testing
Rank 36 41 35
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -6
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 12 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 3.02% 1.90% 0.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.86% 2.36% 1.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 2
Average daily rate
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£388 £339 £293
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.39% +15.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £320 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £348 £339
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £15.75 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £31.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-3.17% +8.62%
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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 Cardiff region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Cardiff
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
311 297 193
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 78.34% 80.49% 73.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 259 228 129
Average daily rate £350 £375 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £457 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 2
Average hourly rate £15.75 £13.50 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -11.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.95 £13.50 £13.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.20 £13.50 £17.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.52 £26.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+17.38% -16.12%

Performance Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

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

Performance Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

Performance Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Performance Testing Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

Performance Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Performance Testing across the Cardiff region over the 3 months to 4 August 2015.

Performance Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

Performance Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Performance Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff 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 11 (47.83%) Linux
2 9 (39.13%) Java
2 9 (39.13%) Automation Testing
3 5 (21.74%) Oracle Database
3 5 (21.74%) Integration Testing
3 5 (21.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (21.74%) J2EE
3 5 (21.74%) Oracle
3 5 (21.74%) Red Hat
3 5 (21.74%) Regression Testing
3 5 (21.74%) VMware
3 5 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (17.39%) JMeter
4 4 (17.39%) NHS
4 4 (17.39%) JBoss
4 4 (17.39%) Cucumber
4 4 (17.39%) Selenium
5 3 (13.04%) ISEB
5 3 (13.04%) Degree
5 3 (13.04%) Ruby
5 3 (13.04%) Test Strategy
5 3 (13.04%) System Integration Testing
5 3 (13.04%) SQL
5 3 (13.04%) SQL Server
5 3 (13.04%) Eclipse
5 3 (13.04%) Subversion
5 3 (13.04%) Maven
5 3 (13.04%) Finance
6 2 (8.70%) Migration
6 2 (8.70%) Automated Testing

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff 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 (17.39%) JBoss
Applications
1 2 (8.70%) MS Project
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (21.74%) Oracle Database
2 3 (13.04%) SQL Server
3 2 (8.70%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (17.39%) JMeter
1 4 (17.39%) Selenium
1 4 (17.39%) Cucumber
2 3 (13.04%) Subversion
2 3 (13.04%) Maven
2 3 (13.04%) Eclipse
3 2 (8.70%) Visual Studio
3 2 (8.70%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (8.70%) WebDriver
4 1 (4.35%) SoapUI
General
1 3 (13.04%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Banking
2 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (47.83%) Analyst
1 11 (47.83%) Test Analyst
2 7 (30.43%) Tester
2 7 (30.43%) Performance Tester
3 5 (21.74%) Architect
4 3 (13.04%) Automation Test Analyst
4 3 (13.04%) Automation Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Lead Test Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Performance Test Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Senior Test Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Performance Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) DevOps Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (21.74%) J2EE
2 1 (4.35%) SOAP
2 1 (4.35%) Web Services
2 1 (4.35%) XML
2 1 (4.35%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 11 (47.83%) Linux
2 5 (21.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (8.70%) UNIX
3 2 (8.70%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (39.13%) Automation Testing
2 5 (21.74%) Integration Testing
2 5 (21.74%) Regression Testing
2 5 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (13.04%) Test Strategy
3 3 (13.04%) System Integration Testing
4 2 (8.70%) Data Migration
4 2 (8.70%) Automated Testing
4 2 (8.70%) Software Testing
4 2 (8.70%) Migration
4 2 (8.70%) PRINCE2
4 2 (8.70%) RUP
5 1 (4.35%) ETL
5 1 (4.35%) Validation
5 1 (4.35%) Scrum
5 1 (4.35%) Test Scripting
5 1 (4.35%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 9 (39.13%) Java
2 3 (13.04%) SQL
2 3 (13.04%) Ruby
3 1 (4.35%) PL/SQL
3 1 (4.35%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (13.04%) ISEB
1 3 (13.04%) Degree
2 1 (4.35%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) HL7
System Software
1 1 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 5 (21.74%) Oracle
1 5 (21.74%) Red Hat
1 5 (21.74%) VMware
2 2 (8.70%) Microsoft
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