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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Testing
Rank 66 55 58
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +3
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 7 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.78% 0.69% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.00% 0.95% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 0
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 - £45.00
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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
699 525 419
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 77.58% 72.21% 72.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 424 282 201
Average daily rate £350 £375 £354
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +5.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £450 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 23 16
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £14.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -5.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £13.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.15 £34.00 £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Performance Testing across the Milton Keynes region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Performance Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 4 (44.44%) Apple
1 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (44.44%) Apple iOS
2 3 (33.33%) Web Testing
2 3 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (33.33%) JMeter
2 3 (33.33%) Finance
2 3 (33.33%) HP
3 2 (22.22%) ISEB
3 2 (22.22%) LoadRunner
3 2 (22.22%) Java
3 2 (22.22%) SQL
3 2 (22.22%) V-Model
3 2 (22.22%) Software Testing
3 2 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Test Scripting
3 2 (22.22%) System Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Waterfall
4 1 (11.11%) SoapUI
4 1 (11.11%) Web Application Development
4 1 (11.11%) Relational Database
4 1 (11.11%) User Experience
4 1 (11.11%) Performance Management
4 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
4 1 (11.11%) CTC Cleared
4 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
4 1 (11.11%) Rational Performance Tester
4 1 (11.11%) Load Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Stress Testing
4 1 (11.11%) ISTQB

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) Relational Database
1 1 (11.11%) MySQL
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (33.33%) JMeter
2 2 (22.22%) LoadRunner
3 1 (11.11%) SoapUI
3 1 (11.11%) Rational Performance Tester
3 1 (11.11%) Selenium
3 1 (11.11%) ClearQuest
General
1 3 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Analyst
1 4 (44.44%) Test Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Tester
3 2 (22.22%) Performance Tester
3 2 (22.22%) Performance Test Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Test Leader
3 2 (22.22%) Performance Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Performance Consultant
4 1 (11.11%) Performance Test Leader
4 1 (11.11%) Agile Test Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Manual Test Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Performance Test Consultant
4 1 (11.11%) Test Consultant
4 1 (11.11%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) SOAP
1 1 (11.11%) XML
1 1 (11.11%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) User Experience
1 1 (11.11%) BBC
1 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (44.44%) Apple iOS
2 1 (11.11%) Windows
2 1 (11.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (33.33%) Web Testing
3 2 (22.22%) V-Model
3 2 (22.22%) Software Testing
3 2 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Test Scripting
3 2 (22.22%) System Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Waterfall
4 1 (11.11%) Web Application Development
4 1 (11.11%) Performance Management
4 1 (11.11%) Load Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Stress Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Test Management
4 1 (11.11%) Validation
4 1 (11.11%) RUP
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) Java
1 2 (22.22%) SQL
2 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
2 1 (11.11%) PHP
2 1 (11.11%) C
2 1 (11.11%) C++
2 1 (11.11%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) ISEB
2 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) CTC Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) QA
1 1 (11.11%) SLA
Systems Management
1 3 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Apple
2 3 (33.33%) HP
3 1 (11.11%) SAP
3 1 (11.11%) IBM