The first table below looks at the demand 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 9 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 Milton Keynes 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
9 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Testing
Rank 66 56 56
Rank change year-on-year
-10 0
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 6 10 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.65% 1.55% 0.96%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.87% 2.16% 1.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 4
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£340 £388 £210
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.25% +84.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £319 £169
10% offered a daily rate of more than £394 £438 £311
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £395
% change year-on-year
- -11.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £32.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- -1.53%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
692 463 431
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 74.65% 71.78% 69.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 431 248 202
Average daily rate £363 £370 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.02% +9.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £255 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £440 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 20 17
Average hourly rate £12.00 £13.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -6.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £22.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.98 £31.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.98% +3.33%
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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 9 July 2014.

Performance Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 9 July 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 (62.50%) SQL
2 3 (37.50%) Test Scripting
2 3 (37.50%) LoadRunner
2 3 (37.50%) Oracle
2 3 (37.50%) UNIX
3 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (25.00%) ColdFusion
3 2 (25.00%) DB2
3 2 (25.00%) Visual Studio
3 2 (25.00%) T-SQL
3 2 (25.00%) .NET
3 2 (25.00%) C#
3 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (25.00%) Mobile App
3 2 (25.00%) Performance Analysis
4 1 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (12.50%) SoapUI
4 1 (12.50%) Rational Performance Tester
4 1 (12.50%) V-Model
4 1 (12.50%) Manual Testing
4 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
4 1 (12.50%) CTC Cleared
4 1 (12.50%) DV Cleared
4 1 (12.50%) C
4 1 (12.50%) ClearQuest
4 1 (12.50%) JMeter
4 1 (12.50%) 2G
4 1 (12.50%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (12.50%) Retail

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 9 July 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 (25.00%) ColdFusion
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) DB2
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) LoadRunner
2 2 (25.00%) Visual Studio
2 2 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (12.50%) SoapUI
3 1 (12.50%) Rational Performance Tester
3 1 (12.50%) ClearQuest
3 1 (12.50%) JMeter
3 1 (12.50%) Selenium
General
1 1 (12.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Test Analyst
1 4 (50.00%) Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Senior Test Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Tester
2 2 (25.00%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Performance Test Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Performance Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Test Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Test Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Performance Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Performance Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Performance Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Performance Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Functional Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Performance Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) .NET
2 1 (12.50%) Ajax
2 1 (12.50%) SOAP
2 1 (12.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) UNIX
2 1 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Test Scripting
2 2 (25.00%) Performance Analysis
3 1 (12.50%) V-Model
3 1 (12.50%) Manual Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Data Analysis
3 1 (12.50%) Automated Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Software Testing
3 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Test Management
3 1 (12.50%) RUP
3 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) SQL
2 2 (25.00%) T-SQL
2 2 (25.00%) C#
3 1 (12.50%) C
3 1 (12.50%) C++
3 1 (12.50%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) CTC Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) DV Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) ISTQB
2 1 (12.50%) ISEB
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Oracle
2 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (12.50%) HP
3 1 (12.50%) IBM