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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Performance Testing over the 3 months to 27 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Performance Testing
Rank 36 46 38
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -8
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 3 7 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 1.01% 1.83% 1.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.27% 2.29% 2.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 4
Median daily rate £370 £300 £339
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.33% -11.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £366 £285 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £374 £390 £348
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £361 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.87% +3.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £15.75 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+50.81% -3.17%
Performance Testing
South Wales

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
237 306 324
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 79.80% 79.90% 84.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 186 250 241
Median daily rate £375 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £243 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £429 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 1
Median hourly rate £15.50 £15.75 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.58% +16.66%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £26.98
% change year-on-year
- +11.21%

Performance Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cardiff region citing Performance Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
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 27 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Performance Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cardiff region with a requirement for Performance Testing.

1 9 (100.00%) Selenium
2 8 (88.89%) Test Automation
3 7 (77.78%) Java
3 7 (77.78%) SQL
3 7 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (66.67%) Non-Functional Testing
4 6 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (66.67%) Security Cleared
5 5 (55.56%) V-Model
5 5 (55.56%) SC Cleared
5 5 (55.56%) Use Case
5 5 (55.56%) Atlassian
5 5 (55.56%) JIRA
5 5 (55.56%) Volume Testing
5 5 (55.56%) HTML
5 5 (55.56%) Workflow
5 5 (55.56%) .NET
5 5 (55.56%) JavaScript
5 5 (55.56%) SOAP
5 5 (55.56%) XML
5 5 (55.56%) MQSeries
6 4 (44.44%) JBoss
6 4 (44.44%) JUnit
6 4 (44.44%) Visual Studio
6 4 (44.44%) JMeter
6 4 (44.44%) Document Management
6 4 (44.44%) Business Analysis
6 4 (44.44%) WebSphere
6 4 (44.44%) jQuery
6 4 (44.44%) DbUnit

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (55.56%) MQSeries
2 4 (44.44%) JBoss
2 4 (44.44%) WebSphere
Development Applications
1 9 (100.00%) Selenium
2 5 (55.56%) JIRA
3 4 (44.44%) Burp Suite
3 4 (44.44%) DbUnit
3 4 (44.44%) JMeter
3 4 (44.44%) JUnit
3 4 (44.44%) Spock
3 4 (44.44%) Visual Studio
4 2 (22.22%) Jenkins
4 2 (22.22%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (66.67%) Analyst
1 6 (66.67%) Test Analyst
2 4 (44.44%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
3 3 (33.33%) Test Engineer
4 2 (22.22%) Automation Test Analyst
5 1 (11.11%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (55.56%) .NET
1 5 (55.56%) HTML
1 5 (55.56%) SOAP
1 5 (55.56%) XML
2 4 (44.44%) jQuery
2 4 (44.44%) JSTS
3 1 (11.11%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (88.89%) Test Automation
2 7 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
3 6 (66.67%) Non-Functional Testing
4 5 (55.56%) Use Case
4 5 (55.56%) V-Model
4 5 (55.56%) Volume Testing
4 5 (55.56%) Workflow
5 4 (44.44%) Business Analysis
5 4 (44.44%) Document Management
5 4 (44.44%) SDLC
5 4 (44.44%) Security Testing
6 3 (33.33%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 2 (22.22%) Defect Management
7 2 (22.22%) OO
7 2 (22.22%) Software Engineering
7 2 (22.22%) TDD
7 2 (22.22%) Test Planning
8 1 (11.11%) Regression Testing
8 1 (11.11%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 7 (77.78%) Java
1 7 (77.78%) SQL
2 5 (55.56%) JavaScript
3 3 (33.33%) C
4 2 (22.22%) Python
4 2 (22.22%) Shell Script
5 1 (11.11%) C#
Qualifications
1 6 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 5 (55.56%) SC Cleared
3 3 (33.33%) DV Cleared
4 1 (11.11%) ISEB
4 1 (11.11%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) Atlassian