The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Cardiff region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Testing
Rank 43 - 27
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 3 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 0.82% - 0.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.08% - 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate £288 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £337 £405
% change year-on-year
+3.78% -16.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £96.15 £40.09 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+139.82% +29.32%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Cardiff
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
278 108 112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 75.96% 62.43% 62.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 197 72 66
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £275 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £435 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £361 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.02% -2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 2
Average hourly rate £105.00 £16.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+536.36% +26.92%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +18.51%
Performance Testing
South Wales

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 21 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 (100.00%) ISEB
1 5 (100.00%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (60.00%) ISTQB
2 3 (60.00%) Citrix
2 3 (60.00%) LoadRunner
2 3 (60.00%) SAP
2 3 (60.00%) ERP
2 3 (60.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (60.00%) SAP SRM
2 3 (60.00%) Stress Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (40.00%) Manual Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (40.00%) QA
3 2 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Visual Studio
3 2 (40.00%) RUP
3 2 (40.00%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (40.00%) Automated Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Finance

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 3 (60.00%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 3 (60.00%) SAP SRM
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) LoadRunner
2 2 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (40.00%) Visual Studio
2 2 (40.00%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Analyst
1 4 (80.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Performance Test Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Performance Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Performance Tester
3 1 (20.00%) Tester
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) ERP
1 3 (60.00%) Stress Testing
1 3 (60.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (40.00%) Manual Testing
2 2 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (40.00%) RUP
2 2 (40.00%) Automated Testing
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) ISEB
2 3 (60.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (100.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Citrix
1 3 (60.00%) SAP
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft