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 17 December 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
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Testing
Rank 116 119 129
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +10
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 17 9 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.60% 0.37% 0.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.80% 0.54% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 3
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£405 £375 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.00% +36.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £375 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £375 £355
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.88 - £45.00
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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
2138 1679 1903
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 75.71% 68.90% 67.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1370 923 1045
Average daily rate £420 £363 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.86% -9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £213 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -0.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 129 163 180
Average hourly rate £25.00 £32.50 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% +3.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 17 December 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 17 December 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
Hertfordshire +4 6 £428 +14.00%
Essex - 4 £325 - 1
Bedfordshire - 3 £475 - 1
Suffolk - 1 £370 -
Cambridgeshire - - - - 4
Performance Testing
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 22 (59.46%) Finance
2 19 (51.35%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (51.35%) Java
2 19 (51.35%) SQL
3 14 (37.84%) UNIX
3 14 (37.84%) Linux
3 14 (37.84%) Scrum
3 14 (37.84%) Unit Testing
4 13 (35.14%) TDD
5 12 (32.43%) Tomcat
6 11 (29.73%) Apache
6 11 (29.73%) Oracle
6 11 (29.73%) Integration Testing
6 11 (29.73%) Git (software)
7 10 (27.03%) User Acceptance Testing
7 10 (27.03%) Test Strategy
7 10 (27.03%) BDD
7 10 (27.03%) Internet
7 10 (27.03%) QA
8 9 (24.32%) Selenium
8 9 (24.32%) HP
8 9 (24.32%) Eclipse
8 9 (24.32%) HTML
8 9 (24.32%) Ant
9 8 (21.62%) JavaScript
9 8 (21.62%) CSS
9 8 (21.62%) MySQL
9 8 (21.62%) JSP
9 8 (21.62%) SOAP
9 8 (21.62%) Web Services

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

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 12 (32.43%) Tomcat
2 11 (29.73%) Apache
3 8 (21.62%) CMS
4 7 (18.92%) WebLogic
5 3 (8.11%) IIS
6 1 (2.70%) Adobe CQ
6 1 (2.70%) JBoss
6 1 (2.70%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (16.22%) MS Excel
2 3 (8.11%) MS Project
3 2 (5.41%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (5.41%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (13.51%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 10 (27.03%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (21.62%) MySQL
1 8 (21.62%) Relational Database
2 7 (18.92%) NoSQL
2 7 (18.92%) RDBMS
3 5 (13.51%) Oracle Database
4 2 (5.41%) QlikView
5 1 (2.70%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (2.70%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (2.70%) Oracle9i Database
5 1 (2.70%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (2.70%) SQL Server
5 1 (2.70%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 11 (29.73%) Git (software)
2 9 (24.32%) Selenium
2 9 (24.32%) Eclipse
2 9 (24.32%) Ant
3 8 (21.62%) Subversion
4 7 (18.92%) Mockito
4 7 (18.92%) Maven
4 7 (18.92%) IntelliJ
4 7 (18.92%) JUnit
5 3 (8.11%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (8.11%) LoadRunner
6 2 (5.41%) SpecFlow
General
1 22 (59.46%) Finance
2 8 (21.62%) Marketing
3 1 (2.70%) Banking
3 1 (2.70%) Retail
3 1 (2.70%) Electronics
3 1 (2.70%) Legal
Job Titles
1 10 (27.03%) Developer
2 9 (24.32%) Java Developer
3 7 (18.92%) Analyst
4 4 (10.81%) Design Engineer
4 4 (10.81%) Principal Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) Test Analyst
5 3 (8.11%) Consultant
5 3 (8.11%) Tester
6 2 (5.41%) Performance Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) Capacity Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) Architect
6 2 (5.41%) Systems Tester
6 2 (5.41%) Test Consultant
6 2 (5.41%) Test Automation Consultant
6 2 (5.41%) Test Leader
6 2 (5.41%) Test Architect
7 1 (2.70%) Java Engineer
7 1 (2.70%) CMS Developer
7 1 (2.70%) Systems Engineer
7 1 (2.70%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (24.32%) HTML
2 8 (21.62%) CSS
2 8 (21.62%) JSP
2 8 (21.62%) SOAP
2 8 (21.62%) Web Services
2 8 (21.62%) XML
2 8 (21.62%) Spring
2 8 (21.62%) Ajax
2 8 (21.62%) REST
3 7 (18.92%) JSON
3 7 (18.92%) JDBC
4 5 (13.51%) J2EE
5 4 (10.81%) J2SE
6 2 (5.41%) Gherkin
7 1 (2.70%) WebCenter
7 1 (2.70%) HTML5
7 1 (2.70%) XHTML
7 1 (2.70%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (21.62%) User Experience
2 6 (16.22%) Open Source
3 4 (10.81%) Mathematics
3 4 (10.81%) Clustering
4 3 (8.11%) Client/Server
5 2 (5.41%) Mobile Payment
5 2 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (2.70%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 14 (37.84%) UNIX
1 14 (37.84%) Linux
2 7 (18.92%) Solaris
3 5 (13.51%) Oracle Linux
3 5 (13.51%) Windows
4 3 (8.11%) Windows XP
5 1 (2.70%) Android
5 1 (2.70%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (51.35%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (37.84%) Scrum
2 14 (37.84%) Unit Testing
3 13 (35.14%) TDD
4 11 (29.73%) Integration Testing
5 10 (27.03%) User Acceptance Testing
5 10 (27.03%) Test Strategy
5 10 (27.03%) BDD
6 8 (21.62%) MVC
6 8 (21.62%) Software Testing
7 7 (18.92%) Waterfall
8 5 (13.51%) Capacity Planning
8 5 (13.51%) Mentoring
8 5 (13.51%) CRM
8 5 (13.51%) OO
8 5 (13.51%) Regression Testing
9 4 (10.81%) Enterprise Architecture
9 4 (10.81%) Penetration Testing
9 4 (10.81%) Load Balancing
9 4 (10.81%) UML
Programming Languages
1 19 (51.35%) Java
1 19 (51.35%) SQL
2 8 (21.62%) JavaScript
3 4 (10.81%) Perl
4 3 (8.11%) PL/SQL
5 2 (5.41%) VBA
5 2 (5.41%) Shell Script
5 2 (5.41%) Bash Shell
6 1 (2.70%) FQL
6 1 (2.70%) C#
6 1 (2.70%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 5 (13.51%) ISEB
1 5 (13.51%) Degree
2 4 (10.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (5.41%) ISTQB
3 2 (5.41%) ISEB Practitioner
3 2 (5.41%) Sun Certification
4 1 (2.70%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (27.03%) QA
2 2 (5.41%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (2.70%) Oracle RMAN
1 1 (2.70%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 8 (21.62%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (29.73%) Oracle
2 9 (24.32%) HP
3 8 (21.62%) Microsoft
4 4 (10.81%) Atlassian
4 4 (10.81%) Sun
5 1 (2.70%) Facebook
5 1 (2.70%) Twitter
5 1 (2.70%) Adobe
5 1 (2.70%) IBM
5 1 (2.70%) Vignette
5 1 (2.70%) SAP
5 1 (2.70%) FatWire