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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Testing
Rank 60 63 57
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -6
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 4 7 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.48% 0.93% 0.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.63% 1.27% 1.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 5
Average daily rate
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£328 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £295 £181
10% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £430 £581
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £29.00 £38.25
% change year-on-year
+20.68% -24.18%
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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
631 552 517
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 75.48% 73.21% 68.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 382 294 256
Average daily rate £380 £375 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% +9.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £450 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 26 29
Average hourly rate £12.00 £22.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.66% +55.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.94 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £44.97 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 20 August 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 5 (55.56%) SQL
2 4 (44.44%) LoadRunner
3 3 (33.33%) Oracle
3 3 (33.33%) UNIX
3 3 (33.33%) Test Scripting
4 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
4 2 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (22.22%) Mobile App
4 2 (22.22%) Performance Analysis
4 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
4 2 (22.22%) ColdFusion
4 2 (22.22%) DB2
4 2 (22.22%) Visual Studio
4 2 (22.22%) T-SQL
4 2 (22.22%) .NET
4 2 (22.22%) C#
4 2 (22.22%) JMeter
5 1 (11.11%) Data Analysis
5 1 (11.11%) Automated Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Ajax
5 1 (11.11%) Software Testing
5 1 (11.11%) ISTQB
5 1 (11.11%) 2G
5 1 (11.11%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (11.11%) C
5 1 (11.11%) ClearQuest
5 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
5 1 (11.11%) C++
5 1 (11.11%) Java
5 1 (11.11%) SOAP

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (22.22%) ColdFusion
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) DB2
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (44.44%) LoadRunner
2 2 (22.22%) JMeter
2 2 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (22.22%) Visual Studio
3 1 (11.11%) SoapUI
3 1 (11.11%) Selenium
3 1 (11.11%) Rational Performance Tester
3 1 (11.11%) ClearQuest
General
1 1 (11.11%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Test Analyst
1 5 (55.56%) Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Senior Test Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Senior Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Performance Test Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Performance Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Tester
3 1 (11.11%) Performance Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Functional Tester
3 1 (11.11%) Performance Test Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Performance Test Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Agile Test Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Performance Tester
3 1 (11.11%) Test Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Performance Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) .NET
2 1 (11.11%) SOAP
2 1 (11.11%) Web Services
2 1 (11.11%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Mobile App
2 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) UNIX
2 1 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 2 (22.22%) Performance Analysis
3 1 (11.11%) Manual Testing
3 1 (11.11%) System Testing
3 1 (11.11%) V-Model
3 1 (11.11%) RUP
3 1 (11.11%) E-Commerce
3 1 (11.11%) Data Analysis
3 1 (11.11%) Automated Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Software Testing
3 1 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (55.56%) SQL
2 2 (22.22%) T-SQL
2 2 (22.22%) C#
3 1 (11.11%) C++
3 1 (11.11%) Java
3 1 (11.11%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) ISEB
2 1 (11.11%) ISTQB
2 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) CTC Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Oracle
2 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
3 1 (11.11%) HP
3 1 (11.11%) IBM