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 1 June 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
1 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Performance Testing
Rank 115 119 112
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -7
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 18 17 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.66% 0.59% 0.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.86% 0.82% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 9 5
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£400 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £313 £304
10% offered a daily rate of more than £489 £505 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £343 £330
% change year-on-year
-0.72% +3.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £37.29 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.18% +16.53%
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
2083 2082 1557
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 75.97% 72.72% 71.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1190 1181 862
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £255 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 151 144 131
Average hourly rate £36.00 £30.33 £35.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.71% -14.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.60 £20.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £45.00 £42.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+1.66% -6.25%

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 1 June 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 1 June 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
Cambridgeshire 0 9 £475 +38.18% 1
Essex +3 5 £375 -28.57%
Hertfordshire -9 2 £425 +3.03% 4
Suffolk - 2 - - 1
Performance Testing
England

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

For the 6 months to 1 June 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 8 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (33.33%) .NET
2 7 (29.17%) C#
2 7 (29.17%) Microsoft
2 7 (29.17%) QA
2 7 (29.17%) Selenium
2 7 (29.17%) BDD
3 6 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (25.00%) Integration Testing
3 6 (25.00%) System Integration Testing
3 6 (25.00%) HP
3 6 (25.00%) SOAP
3 6 (25.00%) Regression Testing
4 5 (20.83%) JMeter
4 5 (20.83%) HTML
4 5 (20.83%) Java
4 5 (20.83%) JavaScript
4 5 (20.83%) SQL
4 5 (20.83%) LoadRunner
4 5 (20.83%) CSS
4 5 (20.83%) N-Tier
4 5 (20.83%) Software Testing
4 5 (20.83%) HP Quality Center
4 5 (20.83%) Git (software)
5 4 (16.67%) Hedge funds
5 4 (16.67%) Cucumber
5 4 (16.67%) IIS
5 4 (16.67%) Finance
6 3 (12.50%) Project Management
6 3 (12.50%) CRM

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

For the 6 months to 1 June 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 (16.67%) IIS
2 1 (4.17%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 1 (4.17%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 3 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (4.17%) Cerner Millennium
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.33%) Internet
2 1 (4.17%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (29.17%) Selenium
2 5 (20.83%) JMeter
2 5 (20.83%) LoadRunner
2 5 (20.83%) Git (software)
3 4 (16.67%) Cucumber
4 3 (12.50%) SpecFlow
4 3 (12.50%) Appium
4 3 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (12.50%) Mercurial
4 3 (12.50%) JBehave
5 2 (8.33%) JIRA
5 2 (8.33%) WebDriver
5 2 (8.33%) AccuRev
5 2 (8.33%) Jenkins
5 2 (8.33%) Hudson
5 2 (8.33%) SoapUI
5 2 (8.33%) Eclipse
5 2 (8.33%) Ant
5 2 (8.33%) JUnit
5 2 (8.33%) Subversion
General
1 4 (16.67%) Finance
2 2 (8.33%) Banking
2 2 (8.33%) Legal
3 1 (4.17%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 11 (45.83%) Analyst
1 11 (45.83%) Test Analyst
2 5 (20.83%) Performance Analyst
2 5 (20.83%) Performance Test Analyst
3 3 (12.50%) Test Specialist
4 2 (8.33%) Applications Project Manager
4 2 (8.33%) Test Leader
4 2 (8.33%) QA Specialist
4 2 (8.33%) Analyst Developer
4 2 (8.33%) Applications Manager
4 2 (8.33%) Project Manager
4 2 (8.33%) Developer
4 2 (8.33%) Test Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Services Delivery Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Service Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Software Tester
5 1 (4.17%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Tester
5 1 (4.17%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (33.33%) .NET
2 6 (25.00%) SOAP
3 5 (20.83%) HTML
3 5 (20.83%) CSS
4 3 (12.50%) CSS3
4 3 (12.50%) HTML5
4 3 (12.50%) jQuery
5 2 (8.33%) Java SE
5 2 (8.33%) Web Services
5 2 (8.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.83%) N-Tier
2 4 (16.67%) Hedge funds
3 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.17%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.33%) UNIX
1 2 (8.33%) Windows
1 2 (8.33%) Solaris
1 2 (8.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (29.17%) BDD
3 6 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (25.00%) Integration Testing
3 6 (25.00%) System Integration Testing
3 6 (25.00%) Regression Testing
4 5 (20.83%) Software Testing
5 3 (12.50%) Project Management
5 3 (12.50%) CRM
5 3 (12.50%) E-Commerce
5 3 (12.50%) Test Automation
5 3 (12.50%) Manual Testing
5 3 (12.50%) Release Management
5 3 (12.50%) Test Management
5 3 (12.50%) Requirements Analysis
6 2 (8.33%) Unit Testing
6 2 (8.33%) Web Development
6 2 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (8.33%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 2 (8.33%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (29.17%) C#
2 5 (20.83%) Java
2 5 (20.83%) JavaScript
2 5 (20.83%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (8.33%) ISTQB
1 2 (8.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (4.17%) ISEB Practitioner
2 1 (4.17%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (29.17%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.17%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (20.83%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (29.17%) Microsoft
2 6 (25.00%) HP
3 1 (4.17%) Adobe
3 1 (4.17%) Cerner
3 1 (4.17%) IBM