The table below looks at the statistics for Performance Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the East Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Performance Testing over the 3 months to 30 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Testing
Rank 85 92 77
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -15
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 8 5 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.48% 0.32% 1.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.71% 0.46% 1.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 7
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£300 £280 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +24.44%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £37.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -16.66%
Performance Testing
England

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1131 1082 993
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 68.09% 69.27% 65.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 617 571 462
Average daily rate £388 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.23% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £140 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+4.13% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 46 76
Average hourly rate £15.25 £18.25 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.43% -39.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.10 £11.55 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.75 £36.50 £60.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -

Performance Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

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

Performance Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

Performance Testing
Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Performance Testing Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

Performance Testing
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

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 East Midlands region over the 3 months to 30 October 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
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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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Nottinghamshire +10 5 £300 - 2
Derbyshire +2 2 - -
Performance Testing
England

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands 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 6 (33.33%) LoadRunner
2 5 (27.78%) ISEB
3 4 (22.22%) HP
3 4 (22.22%) Linux
3 4 (22.22%) QA
3 4 (22.22%) Test Scripting
4 3 (16.67%) Manual Testing
4 3 (16.67%) Integration Testing
4 3 (16.67%) Test Management
4 3 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (16.67%) ISTQB
4 3 (16.67%) Test Strategy
4 3 (16.67%) MS Office
4 3 (16.67%) SAP
4 3 (16.67%) Windows
4 3 (16.67%) Mainframe
5 2 (11.11%) Migration
5 2 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (11.11%) DVB
5 2 (11.11%) UNIX
5 2 (11.11%) LAN
5 2 (11.11%) MPEG
5 2 (11.11%) WAN
5 2 (11.11%) Ethernet
5 2 (11.11%) TCP/IP
5 2 (11.11%) Tcl
5 2 (11.11%) Perl
5 2 (11.11%) SQL
5 2 (11.11%) Python
5 2 (11.11%) Waterfall

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands 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 (5.56%) SharePoint
1 1 (5.56%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (16.67%) MS Office
2 1 (5.56%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.11%) DVB
1 2 (11.11%) LAN
1 2 (11.11%) WAN
1 2 (11.11%) Ethernet
1 2 (11.11%) TCP/IP
1 2 (11.11%) VLAN
2 1 (5.56%) CTI
2 1 (5.56%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) Relational Database
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.56%) DB2
Development Applications
1 6 (33.33%) LoadRunner
2 2 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (5.56%) Git (software)
3 1 (5.56%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (5.56%) Introscope
3 1 (5.56%) JMeter
General
1 1 (5.56%) Retail
1 1 (5.56%) Finance
1 1 (5.56%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 7 (38.89%) Test Analyst
1 7 (38.89%) Analyst
2 4 (22.22%) Test Manager
3 3 (16.67%) Performance Test Manager
3 3 (16.67%) Performance Test Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Performance Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Performance Manager
4 2 (11.11%) Senior Test Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) QA Leader
4 2 (11.11%) Test Leader
5 1 (5.56%) DB2 Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) Performance Test Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) iOS Developer
5 1 (5.56%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Manual Tester
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Project Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) Core Animation
1 1 (5.56%) REST
1 1 (5.56%) Cocoa Touch
1 1 (5.56%) JMS
1 1 (5.56%) J2EE
1 1 (5.56%) SOAP
1 1 (5.56%) Web Services
1 1 (5.56%) Cocoa
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Mainframe
2 2 (11.11%) MPEG
2 2 (11.11%) STB
2 2 (11.11%) IPTV
2 2 (11.11%) Smart Meter
2 2 (11.11%) Video on Demand
3 1 (5.56%) Open Source
3 1 (5.56%) iPhone
3 1 (5.56%) Animation
3 1 (5.56%) RIA
3 1 (5.56%) iPad
3 1 (5.56%) Mobile App
3 1 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.56%) Client/Server
3 1 (5.56%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 4 (22.22%) Linux
2 3 (16.67%) Windows
3 2 (11.11%) UNIX
4 1 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (5.56%) Apple iOS
4 1 (5.56%) zOS
4 1 (5.56%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (22.22%) Test Scripting
2 3 (16.67%) Manual Testing
2 3 (16.67%) Integration Testing
2 3 (16.67%) Test Management
2 3 (16.67%) Test Strategy
3 2 (11.11%) Migration
3 2 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (11.11%) Waterfall
3 2 (11.11%) Automated Testing
3 2 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (5.56%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (5.56%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (5.56%) Security Testing
4 1 (5.56%) Data Migration
4 1 (5.56%) Requirements Management
4 1 (5.56%) Software Testing
4 1 (5.56%) Performance Improvement
4 1 (5.56%) Automation Testing
4 1 (5.56%) iOS Development
4 1 (5.56%) Performance Engineering
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.11%) Tcl
1 2 (11.11%) Perl
1 2 (11.11%) SQL
1 2 (11.11%) Python
2 1 (5.56%) JCL
2 1 (5.56%) Java
2 1 (5.56%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 5 (27.78%) ISEB
2 3 (16.67%) ISTQB
3 1 (5.56%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (22.22%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (5.56%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 4 (22.22%) HP
2 3 (16.67%) SAP
3 2 (11.11%) Microsoft
4 1 (5.56%) Cognos
4 1 (5.56%) Red Hat
4 1 (5.56%) Apple
4 1 (5.56%) IBM
4 1 (5.56%) Dell
4 1 (5.56%) Citrix
4 1 (5.56%) BMC
4 1 (5.56%) CA
4 1 (5.56%) VMware