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 2 March 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Performance Testing
Rank 28 36 -
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 11 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 3.91% 1.30% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.34% 1.72% -
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 0
Average daily rate
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£256 £281 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.88% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £368 £325
% change year-on-year
-15.64% +13.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £155.00 £135.00
% change year-on-year
-76.77% +14.81%
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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
206 233 121
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 73.31% 75.65% 73.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 155 171 78
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £399 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.34% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 6
Average hourly rate £15.25 £97.50 £11.41
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-84.35% +754.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.95 £19.00 £9.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £105.00 £17.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+5.45% -12.69%

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 27 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 7 (63.64%) Automation Testing
2 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (27.27%) Degree
3 3 (27.27%) Integration Testing
3 3 (27.27%) Regression Testing
3 3 (27.27%) ISEB
3 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
4 2 (18.18%) MS Project
4 2 (18.18%) Visual Studio
4 2 (18.18%) PRINCE2
4 2 (18.18%) UNIX
4 2 (18.18%) Windows
4 2 (18.18%) Linux
4 2 (18.18%) RUP
4 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
4 2 (18.18%) NHS
4 2 (18.18%) SQL
4 2 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (18.18%) Test Strategy
4 2 (18.18%) Software Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Finance
5 1 (9.09%) Validation
5 1 (9.09%) ISTQB
5 1 (9.09%) Banking
5 1 (9.09%) Automated Testing
5 1 (9.09%) C
5 1 (9.09%) Telecoms

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 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.

Applications
1 2 (18.18%) MS Project
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Visual Studio
1 2 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (18.18%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Banking
2 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Tester
1 6 (54.55%) Performance Tester
2 5 (45.45%) Analyst
2 5 (45.45%) Test Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Lead Test Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) UNIX
1 2 (18.18%) Windows
1 2 (18.18%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) Automation Testing
2 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (27.27%) Integration Testing
3 3 (27.27%) Regression Testing
4 2 (18.18%) PRINCE2
4 2 (18.18%) RUP
4 2 (18.18%) Test Strategy
4 2 (18.18%) Software Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Automated Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) SQL
2 1 (9.09%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) ISEB
1 3 (27.27%) Degree
2 1 (9.09%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft