The first table below looks at the demand for Performance Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Performance Testing over the 3 months to 10 July 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 Hertfordshire 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
10 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Testing
Rank 52 61 69
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +8
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 5 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.81% 0.16% 0.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.11% 0.21% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 2
Average daily rate
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£290 £400 £394
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.50% +1.58%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £385
% change year-on-year
- -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £32.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-1.56% -1.53%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
449 478 639
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 72.54% 77.98% 68.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 217 242 263
Average daily rate £375 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £255 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 23 56
Average hourly rate £21.00 £33.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.36% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £18.70 £11.94
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.20 £50.00 £47.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.98 £31.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.98% +3.33%
Performance Testing
East of England

Performance Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Performance Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

Performance Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Performance Testing Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Performance Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Performance Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Performance Testing
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

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 Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 10 July 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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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
Rickmansworth - 1 £290 -
Watford - - - -
Borehamwood - - - -
Performance Testing
East of England

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 10 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 5 (50.00%) XML
2 4 (40.00%) RDBMS
2 4 (40.00%) Java
2 4 (40.00%) SQL
2 4 (40.00%) Finance
2 4 (40.00%) Relational Database
3 3 (30.00%) MVC
3 3 (30.00%) Mockito
3 3 (30.00%) Unit Testing
3 3 (30.00%) Selenium
3 3 (30.00%) Git (software)
3 3 (30.00%) Waterfall
3 3 (30.00%) BDD
3 3 (30.00%) NoSQL
3 3 (30.00%) REST
3 3 (30.00%) CMS
3 3 (30.00%) Scrum
3 3 (30.00%) HTML
3 3 (30.00%) TDD
3 3 (30.00%) Subversion
3 3 (30.00%) Spring
3 3 (30.00%) Maven
3 3 (30.00%) Ajax
3 3 (30.00%) SilkPerformer
3 3 (30.00%) Marketing
3 3 (30.00%) JSON
3 3 (30.00%) MySQL
3 3 (30.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (30.00%) CSS
3 3 (30.00%) JDBC

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 10 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 3 (30.00%) Apache
1 3 (30.00%) Tomcat
1 3 (30.00%) CMS
2 2 (20.00%) WebLogic
3 1 (10.00%) Lotus Domino
3 1 (10.00%) MQSeries
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (40.00%) RDBMS
1 4 (40.00%) Relational Database
2 3 (30.00%) MySQL
2 3 (30.00%) NoSQL
3 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database
3 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 3 (30.00%) Ant
1 3 (30.00%) JUnit
1 3 (30.00%) Eclipse
1 3 (30.00%) IntelliJ
1 3 (30.00%) Subversion
1 3 (30.00%) Maven
1 3 (30.00%) SilkPerformer
1 3 (30.00%) Selenium
1 3 (30.00%) Git (software)
1 3 (30.00%) Mockito
2 2 (20.00%) LoadRunner
General
1 4 (40.00%) Finance
2 3 (30.00%) Marketing
3 1 (10.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Developer
2 3 (30.00%) Tester
2 3 (30.00%) Performance Tester
2 3 (30.00%) Java Developer
3 2 (20.00%) Portal Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Performance Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Test Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Oracle Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Tester
4 1 (10.00%) Delivery Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Performance Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Performance Tester
4 1 (10.00%) Performance Test Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Performance Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (50.00%) XML
2 3 (30.00%) HTML
2 3 (30.00%) CSS
2 3 (30.00%) JDBC
2 3 (30.00%) JSP
2 3 (30.00%) SOAP
2 3 (30.00%) Web Services
2 3 (30.00%) Spring
2 3 (30.00%) Ajax
2 3 (30.00%) JSON
2 3 (30.00%) REST
3 1 (10.00%) Spring MVC
3 1 (10.00%) JMS
3 1 (10.00%) WSDL
3 1 (10.00%) JRockit
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) UNIX
1 3 (30.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) MVC
1 3 (30.00%) Scrum
1 3 (30.00%) TDD
1 3 (30.00%) Unit Testing
1 3 (30.00%) Waterfall
1 3 (30.00%) BDD
2 1 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (10.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 1 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (10.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (10.00%) Database Tuning
2 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 1 (10.00%) Data Analysis
2 1 (10.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (10.00%) Enterprise Architecture
2 1 (10.00%) Load Balancing
2 1 (10.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (10.00%) Data Modelling
2 1 (10.00%) ETL
2 1 (10.00%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) Java
1 4 (40.00%) SQL
2 3 (30.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (10.00%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) QA
2 1 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle RAC
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle
1 1 (10.00%) HP
1 1 (10.00%) Citrix
1 1 (10.00%) NetApp