The first table below looks at the demand for Performance Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Dorset region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Performance Testing over the 3 months to 18 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 Dorset 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Testing
Rank 31 26 25
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -1
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 2 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 0.87% 1.08% 2.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.19% 1.48% 3.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 6
Average daily rate £325 £363 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.34% -9.37%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £337 £409
% change year-on-year
+3.85% -17.55%
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
Dorset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
168 135 172
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 73.36% 72.97% 67.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 76 101
Average daily rate £401 £360 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £685 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 11 16
Average hourly rate £42.50 £32.00 £34.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.81% -7.24%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Performance Testing
South West

Performance Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

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

Performance Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

Performance Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Dorset

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

Performance Testing Daily Rate Trend in Dorset

Performance Testing
Contract Job Locations in Dorset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Performance Testing within the Dorset region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Job
Vacancies
Poole - - - -
Performance Testing
South West

Performance Testing
Top 10 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Dorset 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 1 (50.00%) JMeter
1 1 (50.00%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (50.00%) LoadRunner
1 1 (50.00%) Project Management
1 1 (50.00%) QA
1 1 (50.00%) Load Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (50.00%) Open Source
1 1 (50.00%) LoadUI

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Dorset 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.

Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) JMeter
1 1 (50.00%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (50.00%) LoadRunner
1 1 (50.00%) LoadUI
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Performance Tester
1 2 (100.00%) Tester
2 1 (50.00%) Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Performance Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Performance Test Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Testing Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Open Source
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Project Management
1 1 (50.00%) Load Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) HP Quality Center