The table below looks at the statistics for Performance Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Milton Keynes region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Performance Testing over the 3 months to 27 May 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Performance Testing
Rank 65 69 51
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -18
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 4 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.50% 0.44% 1.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.63% 0.60% 1.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 3
Average daily rate
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£320 £300 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -29.41%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £37.29 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.18% +16.53%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Milton Keynes region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
635 672 392
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 78.69% 74.17% 73.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 349 416 234
Average daily rate £375 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £255 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 20 15
Average hourly rate £40.00 £12.50 £18.45
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+220.00% -32.23%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

Performance Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Performance Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

Performance Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Performance Testing Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 6 (66.67%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (55.56%) Test Scripting
2 5 (55.56%) Finance
3 4 (44.44%) HP
3 4 (44.44%) Apple
3 4 (44.44%) Apple iOS
4 3 (33.33%) Web Testing
4 3 (33.33%) SDLC
4 3 (33.33%) SQL
4 3 (33.33%) SAP
4 3 (33.33%) UNIX
5 2 (22.22%) Windows
5 2 (22.22%) Linux
5 2 (22.22%) IIS
5 2 (22.22%) LoadRunner
5 2 (22.22%) ISEB
5 2 (22.22%) Software Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Waterfall
5 2 (22.22%) NeoLoad
5 2 (22.22%) Test Management
5 2 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (22.22%) QA
6 1 (11.11%) System Testing
6 1 (11.11%) V-Model
6 1 (11.11%) Web Application Development
6 1 (11.11%) Non-Functional Testing
6 1 (11.11%) Selenium
6 1 (11.11%) Digital Marketing
6 1 (11.11%) Load Testing
6 1 (11.11%) Stress Testing

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 2 (22.22%) IIS
2 1 (11.11%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) LoadRunner
1 2 (22.22%) NeoLoad
2 1 (11.11%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (11.11%) JMeter
2 1 (11.11%) Selenium
General
1 5 (55.56%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Manufacturing
2 1 (11.11%) Marketing
2 1 (11.11%) Electronics
2 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Analyst
1 5 (55.56%) Test Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Performance Tester
2 2 (22.22%) Performance Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Performance Test Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Test Leader
2 2 (22.22%) Tester
3 1 (11.11%) Performance Test Leader
3 1 (11.11%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Performance Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Manual Test Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Performance Test Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Test Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) .NET
1 1 (11.11%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) DTV
1 1 (11.11%) Mainframe
1 1 (11.11%) User Experience
1 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (44.44%) Apple iOS
2 3 (33.33%) UNIX
3 2 (22.22%) Windows
3 2 (22.22%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Test Scripting
2 3 (33.33%) Web Testing
2 3 (33.33%) SDLC
3 2 (22.22%) Test Management
3 2 (22.22%) Waterfall
3 2 (22.22%) Software Testing
3 2 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Load Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Stress Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (11.11%) Validation
4 1 (11.11%) Programme Management
4 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (11.11%) Web Application Development
4 1 (11.11%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Resilience Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 1 (11.11%) System Testing
4 1 (11.11%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) ISEB
2 1 (11.11%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (66.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) HP
1 4 (44.44%) Apple
2 3 (33.33%) SAP
3 1 (11.11%) IBM
3 1 (11.11%) Citrix
3 1 (11.11%) Oracle