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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Performance Testing
Rank 71 62 60
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -2
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 2 5 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.23% 0.56% 0.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.30% 0.72% 1.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 5
Average daily rate
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£379 £328 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.64% -12.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £332 £286 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £426 £370 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £31.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-3.17% +8.62%
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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
670 692 511
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 78.27% 76.89% 72.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 414 429 278
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £258 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £495 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 15 22
Average hourly rate £22.50 £12.00 £13.82
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+87.50% -13.16%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

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 31 July 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 4 (80.00%) UNIX
1 4 (80.00%) Test Scripting
2 3 (60.00%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (60.00%) HP
3 2 (40.00%) LoadRunner
3 2 (40.00%) Finance
3 2 (40.00%) Windows
3 2 (40.00%) Linux
3 2 (40.00%) SQL
3 2 (40.00%) IIS
3 2 (40.00%) SAP
3 2 (40.00%) NeoLoad
3 2 (40.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 1 (20.00%) SDLC
4 1 (20.00%) DV Cleared
4 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (20.00%) QA
4 1 (20.00%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Unit Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Test Management
4 1 (20.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Marketing
4 1 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (20.00%) Resilience Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (20.00%) Terracotta
4 1 (20.00%) SoapUI
4 1 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (40.00%) IIS
2 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Project
1 1 (20.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) LoadRunner
1 2 (40.00%) NeoLoad
2 1 (20.00%) HP UFT
2 1 (20.00%) JMeter
2 1 (20.00%) SoapUI
General
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (20.00%) Marketing
2 1 (20.00%) Electronics
2 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Analyst
1 4 (80.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Performance Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Performance Test Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Tester
3 1 (20.00%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Performance Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) .NET
1 1 (20.00%) SOAP
1 1 (20.00%) XML
1 1 (20.00%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Biometrics
1 1 (20.00%) DTV
1 1 (20.00%) Mainframe
1 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) UNIX
2 2 (40.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (40.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) SDLC
3 1 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Resilience Testing
3 1 (20.00%) ITIL
3 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (20.00%) Service Management
3 1 (20.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Programme Management
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Digital Marketing
3 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Unit Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) ISEB
1 1 (20.00%) ISEB Practitioner
1 1 (20.00%) DV Cleared
1 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
1 1 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (60.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) HP
2 2 (40.00%) SAP
3 1 (20.00%) IBM
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle
3 1 (20.00%) Compaq
3 1 (20.00%) Citrix
3 1 (20.00%) webMethods
3 1 (20.00%) Terracotta