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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Performance Testing over the 3 months to 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Performance Testing
Rank 57 63 58
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -5
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 2 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.32% 0.65% 0.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.44% 0.91% 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 4
Average daily rate
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£425 £413 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +26.92%
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £350 £337
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +3.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £96.15 £40.09
% change year-on-year
-65.15% +139.82%
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
450 549 509
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 71.09% 71.39% 78.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 222 281 270
Average daily rate £400 £413 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £252 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 28 17
Average hourly rate £17.50 £32.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.15% +103.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £37.05 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+4.80% -6.25%

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 17 April 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 - - - -
Watford - - - -
Performance Testing
East of England

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 3 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (33.33%) Scrum
2 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) Software Testing
2 2 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 2 (33.33%) QA
2 2 (33.33%) Selenium
2 2 (33.33%) Unit Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Manual Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 2 (33.33%) Open Source
2 2 (33.33%) Bash Shell
2 2 (33.33%) BDD
2 2 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
2 2 (33.33%) Capacity Management
2 2 (33.33%) SpecFlow
2 2 (33.33%) Gherkin
2 2 (33.33%) Mobile Payment
2 2 (33.33%) Oracle Database
2 2 (33.33%) SQL
2 2 (33.33%) VBA
2 2 (33.33%) Oracle
2 2 (33.33%) Solaris
2 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 2 (33.33%) ISEB
2 2 (33.33%) Project Management
2 2 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (16.67%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (16.67%) Performance Tuning

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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.

Applications
1 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle Database
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Selenium
1 2 (33.33%) SpecFlow
General
1 3 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Project Manager
1 2 (33.33%) Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Consultant
1 2 (33.33%) Test Consultant
1 2 (33.33%) Performance Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Applications Manager
1 2 (33.33%) Applications Project Manager
1 2 (33.33%) Capacity Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Test Automation Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Open Source
1 2 (33.33%) Mobile Payment
1 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Project Management
1 2 (33.33%) Scrum
1 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (33.33%) Software Testing
1 2 (33.33%) Unit Testing
1 2 (33.33%) Manual Testing
1 2 (33.33%) Test Automation
1 2 (33.33%) BDD
1 2 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
1 2 (33.33%) Capacity Management
2 1 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) SQL
1 2 (33.33%) VBA
1 2 (33.33%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) ISEB
1 2 (33.33%) ISTQB
1 2 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle