The table below looks at the statistics for Performance Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Performance Testing over the 3 months to 4 March 2015 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Performance Testing
Rank 119 117 119
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +2
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 6 13 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.24% 0.49% 0.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.32% 0.67% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 3
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£475 £413 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.08% +17.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £400 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £655 £495 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £365 £325
% change year-on-year
-15.06% +12.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £155.00 £135.00
% change year-on-year
-76.77% +14.81%
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 of England region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1892 1933 1585
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 74.52% 72.97% 68.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1117 1085 854
Average daily rate £401 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £255 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £520 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 139 141 121
Average hourly rate £24.50 £28.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -13.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £14.78
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.90 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

Performance Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

Performance Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

Performance Testing
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Performance Testing Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

Performance Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Performance Testing across the East of England region over the 3 months to 4 March 2015.

Performance Testing Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Performance Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Performance Testing across the East of England region.

Performance Testing Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

Performance Testing
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England region over the 3 months to 4 March 2015. 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
Essex +9 2 £475 +11.76% 1
Bedfordshire -5 1 £475 -
Cambridgeshire - - - - 3
Hertfordshire - - - - 2
Suffolk - - - -
Performance Testing
England

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 10 (45.45%) Finance
1 10 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (36.36%) SQL
2 8 (36.36%) Software Testing
2 8 (36.36%) User Acceptance Testing
2 8 (36.36%) Integration Testing
3 7 (31.82%) HP Quality Center
3 7 (31.82%) QA
3 7 (31.82%) HP
4 6 (27.27%) ISEB
4 6 (27.27%) Regression Testing
4 6 (27.27%) BDD
5 5 (22.73%) Mentoring
5 5 (22.73%) Selenium
5 5 (22.73%) Dynamics CRM
5 5 (22.73%) Scrum
5 5 (22.73%) Microsoft
5 5 (22.73%) Linux
5 5 (22.73%) CRM
5 5 (22.73%) Java
6 4 (18.18%) SOAP
6 4 (18.18%) UNIX
6 4 (18.18%) MySQL
6 4 (18.18%) Oracle
6 4 (18.18%) Ant
6 4 (18.18%) Apache
6 4 (18.18%) Tomcat
6 4 (18.18%) Eclipse
6 4 (18.18%) TDD
6 4 (18.18%) Penetration Testing

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 4 (18.18%) Apache
1 4 (18.18%) Tomcat
2 3 (13.64%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (13.64%) MS Project
2 2 (9.09%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (22.73%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.64%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (18.18%) MySQL
1 4 (18.18%) Oracle Database
2 3 (13.64%) Relational Database
2 3 (13.64%) NoSQL
2 3 (13.64%) RDBMS
3 1 (4.55%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (4.55%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (4.55%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (4.55%) Oracle9i Database
3 1 (4.55%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 5 (22.73%) Selenium
2 4 (18.18%) Ant
2 4 (18.18%) Eclipse
2 4 (18.18%) Subversion
3 3 (13.64%) Mockito
3 3 (13.64%) Git (software)
3 3 (13.64%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (13.64%) Maven
3 3 (13.64%) IntelliJ
3 3 (13.64%) JUnit
4 2 (9.09%) LoadRunner
4 2 (9.09%) SpecFlow
General
1 10 (45.45%) Finance
2 3 (13.64%) Marketing
3 1 (4.55%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (27.27%) Analyst
2 4 (18.18%) Java Developer
2 4 (18.18%) Developer
2 4 (18.18%) Test Analyst
3 3 (13.64%) Performance Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Systems Tester
4 2 (9.09%) Test Consultant
4 2 (9.09%) Tester
4 2 (9.09%) Consultant
4 2 (9.09%) Test Automation Consultant
4 2 (9.09%) Test Leader
4 2 (9.09%) Capacity Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Head of Testing
5 1 (4.55%) Performance Test Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Test Architect
5 1 (4.55%) DBA
5 1 (4.55%) Administrator
5 1 (4.55%) Test Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Architect
5 1 (4.55%) Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (18.18%) SOAP
1 4 (18.18%) Spring
1 4 (18.18%) REST
2 3 (13.64%) Ajax
2 3 (13.64%) JSON
2 3 (13.64%) HTML
2 3 (13.64%) CSS
2 3 (13.64%) JDBC
2 3 (13.64%) JSP
2 3 (13.64%) Web Services
2 3 (13.64%) XML
3 2 (9.09%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) User Experience
1 3 (13.64%) Client/Server
2 2 (9.09%) Open Source
2 2 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (9.09%) Mobile Payment
3 1 (4.55%) Performance Metrics
3 1 (4.55%) Hedge funds
3 1 (4.55%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 5 (22.73%) Linux
2 4 (18.18%) UNIX
3 3 (13.64%) Windows XP
3 3 (13.64%) Windows
4 2 (9.09%) Solaris
5 1 (4.55%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (36.36%) Software Testing
2 8 (36.36%) User Acceptance Testing
2 8 (36.36%) Integration Testing
3 6 (27.27%) Regression Testing
3 6 (27.27%) BDD
4 5 (22.73%) Mentoring
4 5 (22.73%) Scrum
4 5 (22.73%) CRM
5 4 (18.18%) TDD
5 4 (18.18%) Penetration Testing
5 4 (18.18%) MVC
5 4 (18.18%) Test Strategy
6 3 (13.64%) Unit Testing
6 3 (13.64%) Waterfall
6 3 (13.64%) Test Management
6 3 (13.64%) Test Automation
7 2 (9.09%) Configuration Management
7 2 (9.09%) Test Scripting
7 2 (9.09%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (36.36%) SQL
2 5 (22.73%) Java
3 3 (13.64%) JavaScript
4 2 (9.09%) PL/SQL
4 2 (9.09%) VBA
4 2 (9.09%) Bash Shell
5 1 (4.55%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (27.27%) ISEB
2 4 (18.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (13.64%) ISEB Practitioner
4 2 (9.09%) ISTQB
5 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared
5 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
5 1 (4.55%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (31.82%) QA
2 1 (4.55%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle RAC
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 7 (31.82%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (31.82%) HP
2 5 (22.73%) Microsoft
3 4 (18.18%) Oracle
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