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 6 December 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
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Performance Testing
Rank 33 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 10 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 3.12% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.86% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 10 0 0
Median daily rate £400 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £356 £350
% change year-on-year
+12.28% +1.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £48.50 £26.88
% change year-on-year
-32.98% +80.46%
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
259 340 258
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 80.69% 80.00% 78.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 213 285 203
Median daily rate £403 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.84% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 4
Median hourly rate £32.50 £21.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+54.76% -6.66%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.30% +39.80%

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 6 December 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 14 (87.50%) Selenium
2 11 (68.75%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (62.50%) Waterfall
4 9 (56.25%) Test Scripting
4 9 (56.25%) Java
4 9 (56.25%) HP
4 9 (56.25%) JMeter
5 8 (50.00%) LoadRunner
5 8 (50.00%) Oracle
5 8 (50.00%) Linux
5 8 (50.00%) QA
5 8 (50.00%) SoapUI
6 7 (43.75%) SQL
6 7 (43.75%) ISEB
7 6 (37.50%) RAD
7 6 (37.50%) Disaster Recovery
7 6 (37.50%) TDD
7 6 (37.50%) Rational Performance Tester
8 5 (31.25%) JBoss
8 5 (31.25%) SOAP
8 5 (31.25%) Oracle Database
9 4 (25.00%) The Grinder
9 4 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (25.00%) Finance
9 4 (25.00%) J2EE
9 4 (25.00%) Siebel
9 4 (25.00%) Load Testing
9 4 (25.00%) Groovy
9 4 (25.00%) Cucumber
9 4 (25.00%) BDD

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 (31.25%) JBoss
2 3 (18.75%) Confluence
Communications & Networking
1 3 (18.75%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (31.25%) Oracle Database
2 3 (18.75%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 14 (87.50%) Selenium
2 9 (56.25%) JMeter
3 8 (50.00%) LoadRunner
3 8 (50.00%) SoapUI
4 6 (37.50%) Rational Performance Tester
5 4 (25.00%) Cucumber
5 4 (25.00%) The Grinder
6 3 (18.75%) HP UFT
6 3 (18.75%) JIRA
6 3 (18.75%) WinRunner
7 2 (12.50%) Jenkins
8 1 (6.25%) SpecFlow
8 1 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (6.25%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 4 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Performance Tester
1 5 (31.25%) Senior Performance Tester
1 5 (31.25%) Senior Tester
1 5 (31.25%) Tester
2 4 (25.00%) Analyst
2 4 (25.00%) Test Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Agile Test Manager
3 3 (18.75%) Performance Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Performance Test Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Test Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) Test Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Lead Test Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
4 1 (6.25%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) LoadRunner Tester
4 1 (6.25%) Performance Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Performance Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Performance Test Architect
4 1 (6.25%) QA Test Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (31.25%) SOAP
2 4 (25.00%) J2EE
3 3 (18.75%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 8 (50.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (68.75%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (62.50%) Waterfall
3 9 (56.25%) Test Scripting
4 6 (37.50%) Disaster Recovery
4 6 (37.50%) RAD
4 6 (37.50%) TDD
5 4 (25.00%) BDD
5 4 (25.00%) Load Testing
5 4 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (25.00%) Test Automation
6 3 (18.75%) Automation Testing
6 3 (18.75%) Integration Testing
6 3 (18.75%) Migration
6 3 (18.75%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 3 (18.75%) RUP
6 3 (18.75%) System Integration Testing
6 3 (18.75%) Test Management
6 3 (18.75%) Unit Testing
6 3 (18.75%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (18.75%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 9 (56.25%) Java
2 7 (43.75%) SQL
3 4 (25.00%) Groovy
4 3 (18.75%) C
4 3 (18.75%) PL/SQL
5 2 (12.50%) Python
5 2 (12.50%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (43.75%) ISEB
2 1 (6.25%) ISTQB
2 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (50.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (56.25%) HP
2 8 (50.00%) Oracle
3 4 (25.00%) Siebel