The first table below looks at the demand for Performance Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Performance Testing over the 3 months to 24 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 Midlands 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Testing
Rank - 25 -
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 0 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands - 2.70% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 4.55% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate
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- £500 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £29.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+8.62% -27.50%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
122 132 171
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 71.76% 59.46% 61.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 47 51
Average daily rate £425 £475 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% +26.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £325 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 9
Average hourly rate £175.00 £175.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +311.76%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Performance Testing
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Performance Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

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

Performance Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

Performance Testing
Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Performance Testing Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

Performance Testing
Top 5 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (100.00%) NHS
1 1 (100.00%) MDX
1 1 (100.00%) Test Strategy

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) Data Warehouse
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) SQL