The table below looks at the statistics for Performance Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Performance Testing over the 3 months to 26 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
26 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Performance Testing
Rank 56 66 67
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +1
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 9 8 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.28% 0.98% 0.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.73% 1.33% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 8 4
Median daily rate £475 £370 £379
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.37% -2.31%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.00 £30.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+50.81% -12.85%
Performance Testing
East of 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 Hertfordshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
519 602 634
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 74.04% 73.77% 80.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 303 310 352
Median daily rate £420 £400 £391
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +2.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £273 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 48 28
Median hourly rate £45.00 £23.75 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+89.47% +58.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £9.00 £10.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £42.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £33.00 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +28.15%

Performance Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Hertfordshire region citing Performance Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Performance Testing across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 26 August 2016.

Performance Testing Daily Rate Histogram 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Performance Testing within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 26 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hemel Hempstead +1 3 £475 +31.94%
Watford - 2 - - 1
Rickmansworth - 1 - -
Performance Testing
East of England

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 26 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Performance Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Hertfordshire region with a requirement for Performance Testing.

1 10 (66.67%) Non-Functional Testing
2 7 (46.67%) SQL
2 7 (46.67%) Oracle
3 6 (40.00%) SAP
3 6 (40.00%) QA
3 6 (40.00%) Security Testing
3 6 (40.00%) Automation Testing
3 6 (40.00%) SuccessFactors
3 6 (40.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 6 (40.00%) Test Strategy
4 5 (33.33%) Oracle Database
4 5 (33.33%) Retail
4 5 (33.33%) JMeter
4 5 (33.33%) SQL Server
4 5 (33.33%) LoadRunner
5 4 (26.67%) Citrix
5 4 (26.67%) SLA
5 4 (26.67%) Java
5 4 (26.67%) Oracle Reports
5 4 (26.67%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (26.67%) Performance Tuning
5 4 (26.67%) Performance Monitoring
5 4 (26.67%) JIRA
5 4 (26.67%) SDLC
5 4 (26.67%) Zephyr
5 4 (26.67%) Confluence
5 4 (26.67%) V-Model
6 3 (20.00%) MySQL
7 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (13.33%) PKI

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (26.67%) Confluence
2 2 (13.33%) SharePoint
2 2 (13.33%) WebLogic
3 1 (6.67%) NServiceBus
Cloud Services
1 6 (40.00%) SuccessFactors
2 2 (13.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (33.33%) Oracle Database
1 5 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 4 (26.67%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (20.00%) MySQL
4 2 (13.33%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (13.33%) OLTP
5 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (6.67%) RDBMS
5 1 (6.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (33.33%) JMeter
1 5 (33.33%) LoadRunner
2 4 (26.67%) JIRA
2 4 (26.67%) Zephyr
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle APEX
General
1 5 (33.33%) Retail
2 2 (13.33%) Finance
3 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Test Manager
2 4 (26.67%) Performance Manager
2 4 (26.67%) Performance Test Manager
2 4 (26.67%) Tester
3 2 (13.33%) Architect
3 2 (13.33%) Developer
3 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Architect
3 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
3 2 (13.33%) Senior Developer
3 2 (13.33%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (6.67%) .NET Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Oracle Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Performance Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Performance Test Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Senior .NET Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Oracle Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) Middleware
1 2 (13.33%) SAML
2 1 (6.67%) .NET
2 1 (6.67%) .NET Framework
2 1 (6.67%) Entity Framework
2 1 (6.67%) MSMQ
2 1 (6.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Enterprise Software
1 2 (13.33%) Mobile Payment
1 2 (13.33%) PKI
2 1 (6.67%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 2 (13.33%) Linux
1 2 (13.33%) Solaris
1 2 (13.33%) Windows
1 2 (13.33%) Windows 7
1 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (66.67%) Non-Functional Testing
2 6 (40.00%) Automation Testing
2 6 (40.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
2 6 (40.00%) Security Testing
2 6 (40.00%) Test Strategy
3 4 (26.67%) Performance Monitoring
3 4 (26.67%) Performance Tuning
3 4 (26.67%) SDLC
3 4 (26.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (26.67%) V-Model
4 2 (13.33%) Benchmarking
4 2 (13.33%) Change Management
4 2 (13.33%) High Availability
4 2 (13.33%) Integration Testing
4 2 (13.33%) Network Architecture
4 2 (13.33%) Open Source
4 2 (13.33%) Presales
4 2 (13.33%) PRINCE
4 2 (13.33%) Security Architecture
4 2 (13.33%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (46.67%) SQL
2 4 (26.67%) Java
3 1 (6.67%) JavaScript
3 1 (6.67%) PHP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (40.00%) QA
2 4 (26.67%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (13.33%) Active Directory
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft App-V
1 2 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) OpenView
1 2 (13.33%) SCCM
1 2 (13.33%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 7 (46.67%) Oracle
2 6 (40.00%) SAP
3 4 (26.67%) Citrix
4 2 (13.33%) BMC
4 2 (13.33%) IBM
4 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
4 2 (13.33%) Sun
4 2 (13.33%) VMware
5 1 (6.67%) HP