The table below looks at the statistics for Performance Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Performance Testing over the 3 months to 22 October 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Testing
Rank 21 - 28
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 2 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 1.50% - 0.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.11% - 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate
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£400 - £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £344 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.81% +5.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -16.66%
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Cheshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Chester region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
95 182 164
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 71.43% 85.85% 80.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 45 66
Average daily rate £400 £325 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £238 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 29 6
Average hourly rate £29.75 £31.56 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.72% -15.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.60 £30.00 £34.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £62.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £28.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-12.28% +3.63%

Performance Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Performance Testing across the Chester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Performance Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

Performance Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Performance Testing across the Chester region.

Performance Testing Daily Rate Trend in Chester

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 3 (75.00%) HTTP
1 3 (75.00%) DNS
2 2 (50.00%) ISEB
2 2 (50.00%) Red Hat
2 2 (50.00%) Configuration Management
2 2 (50.00%) Firewall
2 2 (50.00%) Maven
2 2 (50.00%) Ruby
2 2 (50.00%) Java
2 2 (50.00%) .NET
2 2 (50.00%) JUnit
2 2 (50.00%) Servlets
2 2 (50.00%) Apache
2 2 (50.00%) Tomcat
2 2 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (50.00%) DHCP
2 2 (50.00%) WebSphere
2 2 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (50.00%) Jetty
2 2 (50.00%) Open Source
2 2 (50.00%) SaaS
2 2 (50.00%) PaaS
2 2 (50.00%) RightScale
2 2 (50.00%) Cucumber
2 2 (50.00%) Puppet
2 2 (50.00%) Hudson
2 2 (50.00%) OpenStack
2 2 (50.00%) Route 53
2 2 (50.00%) Big Data
2 2 (50.00%) Jenkins

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 2 (50.00%) Apache
1 2 (50.00%) Tomcat
1 2 (50.00%) WebSphere
1 2 (50.00%) Jetty
1 2 (50.00%) OpenStack
1 2 (50.00%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 2 (50.00%) SaaS
1 2 (50.00%) PaaS
1 2 (50.00%) Route 53
1 2 (50.00%) Amazon ELB
1 2 (50.00%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (50.00%) Amazon S3
1 2 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) HTTP
1 3 (75.00%) DNS
2 2 (50.00%) Firewall
2 2 (50.00%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (50.00%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Maven
1 2 (50.00%) JUnit
1 2 (50.00%) Cucumber
1 2 (50.00%) Hudson
1 2 (50.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (25.00%) OpenSTA
2 1 (25.00%) LoadUI
2 1 (25.00%) JMeter
2 1 (25.00%) LoadRunner
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) .NET
1 2 (50.00%) Servlets
2 1 (25.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (25.00%) Flash
2 1 (25.00%) Web Services
2 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (25.00%) JSP
2 1 (25.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Open Source
1 2 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (25.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) CentOS
2 1 (25.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Configuration Management
1 2 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
1 2 (50.00%) JVM Tuning
1 2 (50.00%) DevOps
2 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (25.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (25.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (25.00%) System Testing
2 1 (25.00%) V-Model
2 1 (25.00%) Release Management
2 1 (25.00%) Load Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Stress Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) Ruby
1 2 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) ISEB
2 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) Puppet
1 2 (50.00%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Red Hat
1 2 (50.00%) RightScale