The first table below looks at the demand 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 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 East Midlands 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 83 83 75
Rank change year-on-year
0 -8
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 12 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.74% 0.31% 0.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.00% 0.45% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 2
Average daily rate £359 £350 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -26.31%
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
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1196 887 911
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 74.15% 68.71% 64.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 623 441 439
Average daily rate £350 £373 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.10% -0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 66 71
Average hourly rate £20.00 £22.00 £44.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.81 £11.85 £11.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £35.00 £57.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Performance Testing
England

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Performance Testing across the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Performance Testing Daily Rate Histogram 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 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
Nottinghamshire +8 9 £378 - 1
Derbyshire - - - -
Performance Testing
England

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (40.00%) LoadRunner
2 5 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (33.33%) System Testing
2 5 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (26.67%) Automation Testing
3 4 (26.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (20.00%) Scrum
4 3 (20.00%) SAP
4 3 (20.00%) Windows
5 2 (13.33%) C
5 2 (13.33%) HP
5 2 (13.33%) Test Management
5 2 (13.33%) Test Scripting
6 1 (6.67%) Manual Testing
6 1 (6.67%) PowerShell
6 1 (6.67%) V-Model
6 1 (6.67%) Change Management
6 1 (6.67%) Risk Management
6 1 (6.67%) Finance
6 1 (6.67%) Migration
6 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database
6 1 (6.67%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (6.67%) Relational Database
6 1 (6.67%) Performance Improvement
6 1 (6.67%) Test Strategy
6 1 (6.67%) Non-Functional Testing
6 1 (6.67%) TestDirector
6 1 (6.67%) NHS
6 1 (6.67%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (6.67%) Project Management

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) VisionPLUS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database
1 1 (6.67%) Relational Database
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
1 1 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 6 (40.00%) LoadRunner
2 1 (6.67%) TestDirector
2 1 (6.67%) TestPartner
2 1 (6.67%) Selenium
General
1 1 (6.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Test Manager
2 5 (33.33%) Tester
3 4 (26.67%) Performance Tester
4 1 (6.67%) SAP Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Test Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) DBA
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Test Leader
4 1 (6.67%) Test Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Oracle DBA
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Test Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Performance Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Performance Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Performance Test Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) SAP Test Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) SAP Manager
4 1 (6.67%) SAP Test Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Performance Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) NHS
1 1 (6.67%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 3 (20.00%) Windows
2 1 (6.67%) AIX
2 1 (6.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
1 5 (33.33%) System Testing
2 4 (26.67%) Automation Testing
2 4 (26.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (20.00%) Scrum
4 2 (13.33%) Test Management
4 2 (13.33%) Test Scripting
5 1 (6.67%) Manual Testing
5 1 (6.67%) V-Model
5 1 (6.67%) Change Management
5 1 (6.67%) Risk Management
5 1 (6.67%) Migration
5 1 (6.67%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (6.67%) Performance Improvement
5 1 (6.67%) Test Strategy
5 1 (6.67%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (6.67%) Project Management
5 1 (6.67%) CRM
5 1 (6.67%) Software Testing
5 1 (6.67%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 2 (13.33%) C
2 1 (6.67%) PowerShell
2 1 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) SAP
2 2 (13.33%) HP
3 1 (6.67%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle
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