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 15 September 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
15 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Testing
Rank 131 117 131
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +14
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 20 8 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.65% 0.34% 0.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.83% 0.47% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 5 6
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% +1.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £372 £318 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £459 £440 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £29.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+20.68% -27.50%
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
2400 1707 2166
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 77.42% 71.93% 69.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 1459 854 1138
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £537 £515 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 143 121 221
Average hourly rate £27.50 £35.50 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.53% +7.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.20 £12.55 £15.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

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 15 September 2014.

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 15 September 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
Cambridgeshire 0 9 £436 -3.22%
Hertfordshire -16 6 £391 -2.18% 1
Suffolk - 3 £463 - 1
Essex -15 1 £400 +52.38% 1
Bedfordshire - 1 - -
Norfolk - - - -
Performance Testing
England

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

For the 6 months to 15 September 2014, 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 23 (62.16%) Java
2 19 (51.35%) Finance
3 18 (48.65%) SQL
4 17 (45.95%) UNIX
5 16 (43.24%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (37.84%) Linux
6 14 (37.84%) Unit Testing
7 13 (35.14%) Tomcat
7 13 (35.14%) TDD
8 11 (29.73%) Scrum
8 11 (29.73%) Apache
8 11 (29.73%) Oracle
8 11 (29.73%) Git (software)
9 10 (27.03%) Ajax
10 9 (24.32%) Spring
10 9 (24.32%) HTML
10 9 (24.32%) XML
10 9 (24.32%) WebLogic
11 8 (21.62%) SOAP
11 8 (21.62%) Web Services
11 8 (21.62%) JavaScript
11 8 (21.62%) MySQL
11 8 (21.62%) Ant
11 8 (21.62%) OO
11 8 (21.62%) Eclipse
11 8 (21.62%) Internet
11 8 (21.62%) Degree
11 8 (21.62%) REST
11 8 (21.62%) Relational Database
12 7 (18.92%) User Experience

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

For the 6 months to 15 September 2014, 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 13 (35.14%) Tomcat
2 11 (29.73%) Apache
3 9 (24.32%) WebLogic
4 7 (18.92%) CMS
5 3 (8.11%) IIS
6 1 (2.70%) MQSeries
6 1 (2.70%) WebSphere
6 1 (2.70%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 4 (10.81%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.41%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (5.41%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 8 (21.62%) Internet
2 1 (2.70%) HTTP
2 1 (2.70%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (21.62%) MySQL
1 8 (21.62%) Relational Database
2 7 (18.92%) RDBMS
3 6 (16.22%) NoSQL
4 2 (5.41%) Oracle Database
4 2 (5.41%) QlikView
5 1 (2.70%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (2.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (29.73%) Git (software)
2 8 (21.62%) Ant
2 8 (21.62%) Eclipse
3 7 (18.92%) Subversion
4 6 (16.22%) Maven
4 6 (16.22%) Mockito
4 6 (16.22%) IntelliJ
4 6 (16.22%) JUnit
4 6 (16.22%) Selenium
5 3 (8.11%) LoadRunner
5 3 (8.11%) SilkPerformer
General
1 19 (51.35%) Finance
2 7 (18.92%) Marketing
3 6 (16.22%) Electronics
4 1 (2.70%) Legal
4 1 (2.70%) Advertising
4 1 (2.70%) Banking
4 1 (2.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (29.73%) Developer
2 8 (21.62%) Java Developer
3 7 (18.92%) Design Engineer
4 5 (13.51%) Tester
5 4 (10.81%) Analyst
5 4 (10.81%) Principal Engineer
5 4 (10.81%) Performance Tester
6 3 (8.11%) Electronics Engineer
6 3 (8.11%) Architect
7 2 (5.41%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (5.41%) Test Analyst
7 2 (5.41%) Technical Architect
7 2 (5.41%) Senior Test Analyst
7 2 (5.41%) Hardware Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) Java Technical Architect
7 2 (5.41%) Java Architect
8 1 (2.70%) SAP Tester
8 1 (2.70%) Senior Performance Test Analyst
8 1 (2.70%) Performance Analyst
8 1 (2.70%) Insurance Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (27.03%) Ajax
2 9 (24.32%) HTML
2 9 (24.32%) XML
2 9 (24.32%) Spring
3 8 (21.62%) REST
3 8 (21.62%) SOAP
3 8 (21.62%) Web Services
4 7 (18.92%) J2EE
4 7 (18.92%) CSS
4 7 (18.92%) JSP
5 6 (16.22%) JDBC
5 6 (16.22%) JSON
5 6 (16.22%) J2SE
6 2 (5.41%) Middleware
7 1 (2.70%) JMS
7 1 (2.70%) WSDL
7 1 (2.70%) CGI
7 1 (2.70%) WebCenter
7 1 (2.70%) HTML5
7 1 (2.70%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (18.92%) User Experience
2 6 (16.22%) Clustering
3 5 (13.51%) Open Source
4 4 (10.81%) Mathematics
5 2 (5.41%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (2.70%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 17 (45.95%) UNIX
2 14 (37.84%) Linux
3 7 (18.92%) Solaris
4 6 (16.22%) Oracle Linux
5 2 (5.41%) Windows
6 1 (2.70%) Android
6 1 (2.70%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (43.24%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (37.84%) Unit Testing
3 13 (35.14%) TDD
4 11 (29.73%) Scrum
5 8 (21.62%) OO
6 7 (18.92%) MVC
6 7 (18.92%) BDD
6 7 (18.92%) Test Strategy
7 6 (16.22%) Waterfall
7 6 (16.22%) Multithreading
7 6 (16.22%) OOA/OOD
7 6 (16.22%) UML
7 6 (16.22%) Load Balancing
8 5 (13.51%) Enterprise Architecture
8 5 (13.51%) Validation
9 4 (10.81%) Integration Testing
9 4 (10.81%) Capacity Planning
10 3 (8.11%) System Testing
10 3 (8.11%) User Acceptance Testing
10 3 (8.11%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (62.16%) Java
2 18 (48.65%) SQL
3 8 (21.62%) JavaScript
4 6 (16.22%) Perl
5 2 (5.41%) C#
5 2 (5.41%) PL/SQL
5 2 (5.41%) AWK
6 1 (2.70%) PHP5
6 1 (2.70%) FQL
6 1 (2.70%) VB.NET
6 1 (2.70%) Shell Script
6 1 (2.70%) PHP
Qualifications
1 8 (21.62%) Degree
2 1 (2.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (2.70%) Sun Certification
2 1 (2.70%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (16.22%) QA
2 1 (2.70%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.70%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.70%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (2.70%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (29.73%) Oracle
2 6 (16.22%) Sun
3 5 (13.51%) Microsoft
3 5 (13.51%) Atlassian
4 3 (8.11%) SolidWorks
5 2 (5.41%) Endeca
5 2 (5.41%) hybris
5 2 (5.41%) HP
5 2 (5.41%) Sybase
6 1 (2.70%) Vignette
6 1 (2.70%) SAP
6 1 (2.70%) JBoss
6 1 (2.70%) IBM
6 1 (2.70%) Perforce
6 1 (2.70%) Adobe
6 1 (2.70%) Facebook
6 1 (2.70%) Twitter
6 1 (2.70%) FatWire
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