The table below looks at the statistics for Performance Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Derbyshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Performance Testing over the 3 months to 24 November 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
24 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Testing
Rank 37 41 25
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -16
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 1 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Derbyshire 0.40% 0.61% 0.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.61% 0.88% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Average daily rate
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- £280 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -10.40%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £333
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +2.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.88 £37.50 £41.25
% change year-on-year
-28.33% -9.09%
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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 Derbyshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Derbyshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
164 227 118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Derbyshire 65.60% 69.63% 65.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 166 46
Average daily rate £370 £275 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.54% -15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £70 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+6.20% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 8
Average hourly rate £14.55 £16.11 £60.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.69% -73.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.10 £12.74 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.40 £30.00 £67.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-13.79% -

Performance Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Derbyshire

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

Performance Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Derbyshire

Performance Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Derbyshire

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

Performance Testing Daily Rate Trend in Derbyshire

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Derbyshire

For the 6 months to 24 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Derbyshire 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 4 (80.00%) LoadRunner
2 2 (40.00%) SQL
2 2 (40.00%) SAP
2 2 (40.00%) HP
2 2 (40.00%) Migration
2 2 (40.00%) QA
2 2 (40.00%) Test Management
2 2 (40.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (40.00%) Test Strategy
2 2 (40.00%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (20.00%) Performance Improvement
3 1 (20.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (20.00%) Test Planning
3 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
3 1 (20.00%) Coaching
3 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (20.00%) Data Migration
3 1 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (20.00%) Security Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Integration Testing
3 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (20.00%) Requirements Management
3 1 (20.00%) VMware
3 1 (20.00%) Change Management
3 1 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (20.00%) Citrix
3 1 (20.00%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (20.00%) UNIX
3 1 (20.00%) Windows
3 1 (20.00%) AIX

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Derbyshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Derbyshire 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 (20.00%) IIS
1 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Office
1 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (20.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (80.00%) LoadRunner
2 1 (20.00%) QuickTest Pro
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Test Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Performance Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Performance Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Test Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Test Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Project Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Test Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Project Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Test Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Mainframe
1 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) UNIX
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
1 1 (20.00%) AIX
1 1 (20.00%) Linux
1 1 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Migration
1 2 (40.00%) Test Management
1 2 (40.00%) Test Scripting
1 2 (40.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (20.00%) Test Planning
2 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (20.00%) Coaching
2 1 (20.00%) Project Management
2 1 (20.00%) Change Management
2 1 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (20.00%) Data Migration
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Improvement
2 1 (20.00%) Requirements Management
2 1 (20.00%) Security Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) HP
1 2 (40.00%) SAP
2 1 (20.00%) IBM
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) Citrix
2 1 (20.00%) Red Hat
2 1 (20.00%) VMware