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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Testing
Rank 44 34 29
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -5
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 1 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 0.26% 1.08% 0.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.36% 1.47% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 1
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£225 £350 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.71% +34.61%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -5.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £29.00 £38.25
% change year-on-year
+20.68% -24.18%
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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
280 204 109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 73.49% 73.12% 65.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 215 153 77
Average daily rate £375 £350 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -5.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £240 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 2
Average hourly rate £10.50 £18.00 £41.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.66% -56.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.90 £18.00 £22.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.90 £18.00 £60.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -3.22%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 5 (55.56%) LoadRunner
1 5 (55.56%) QA
2 4 (44.44%) HP
2 4 (44.44%) Test Scripting
3 2 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (22.22%) V-Model
3 2 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (22.22%) Waterfall
3 2 (22.22%) User Stories
3 2 (22.22%) SQL
3 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
3 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
3 2 (22.22%) Migration
3 2 (22.22%) Scrum
3 2 (22.22%) Automated Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Software Engineering
3 2 (22.22%) Risk Management
3 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (22.22%) Degree
3 2 (22.22%) Statistics
3 2 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Load Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Stress Testing
4 1 (11.11%) ISTQB
4 1 (11.11%) SAP SRM
4 1 (11.11%) JMeter
4 1 (11.11%) Ruby
4 1 (11.11%) Software Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Visual Studio
4 1 (11.11%) SAP

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 1 (11.11%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (55.56%) LoadRunner
2 1 (11.11%) JMeter
2 1 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (11.11%) SoapUI
2 1 (11.11%) RubyMine
2 1 (11.11%) Visual Studio
2 1 (11.11%) QuickTest Pro
Job Titles
1 8 (88.89%) Analyst
1 8 (88.89%) Test Analyst
2 4 (44.44%) Performance Analyst
2 4 (44.44%) Performance Test Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) QA Test Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) QA Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) LoadRunner Consultant
4 1 (11.11%) Consultant
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Test Consultant
4 1 (11.11%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) LoadRunner Test Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Statistics
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Test Scripting
2 2 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (22.22%) Load Testing
2 2 (22.22%) Risk Management
2 2 (22.22%) Migration
2 2 (22.22%) Scrum
2 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (22.22%) Automated Testing
2 2 (22.22%) Software Engineering
2 2 (22.22%) V-Model
2 2 (22.22%) Waterfall
2 2 (22.22%) User Stories
3 1 (11.11%) Test Automation
3 1 (11.11%) ERP
3 1 (11.11%) Software Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Stress Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) SQL
2 1 (11.11%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) Degree
2 1 (11.11%) ISEB
2 1 (11.11%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (55.56%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) HP
2 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
3 1 (11.11%) SAP
3 1 (11.11%) Citrix