The table below looks at the statistics for Performance Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the North East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Performance Testing over the 3 months to 5 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Performance Testing
Rank 63 48 33
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -15
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 5 13 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 0.64% 2.06% 2.02%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.86% 2.74% 2.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 8 0
Average daily rate
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£358 £305 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.30% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £350 £333
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £108.65 £40.09
% change year-on-year
-69.16% +171.00%
Performance Testing
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the North East region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
579 475 202
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 73.95% 75.16% 68.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 343 314 77
Average daily rate £373 £320 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.40% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £208 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £465 £484
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 7 12
Average hourly rate £15.25 £15.00 £18.90
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.66% -20.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £14.00 £13.11
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £17.50 £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.33 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-1.07% -5.23%

Performance Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

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

Performance Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

Performance Testing
Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Performance Testing Daily Rate Trend in the North East

Performance Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Performance Testing across the North East region.

Performance Testing Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

Performance Testing
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Performance Testing within the North East region over the 3 months to 5 May 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear -10 5 £358 +17.30%
Performance Testing
England

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 (50.00%) Oracle
2 3 (37.50%) Integration Testing
2 3 (37.50%) Test Automation
2 3 (37.50%) Java
2 3 (37.50%) SQL
2 3 (37.50%) UNIX
2 3 (37.50%) LoadRunner
2 3 (37.50%) JSF
3 2 (25.00%) General Ledger
3 2 (25.00%) Degree
3 2 (25.00%) Risk Analysis
3 2 (25.00%) Finance
3 2 (25.00%) Web Services
3 2 (25.00%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (25.00%) ETL
3 2 (25.00%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (25.00%) Test Strategy
3 2 (25.00%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (25.00%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (12.50%) Test Planning
4 1 (12.50%) Line Management
4 1 (12.50%) Agile Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Functional Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database
4 1 (12.50%) NeoLoad
4 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (12.50%) Penetration Testing

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 1 (12.50%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (12.50%) WebLogic
1 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle Payables
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) LoadRunner
2 2 (25.00%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (12.50%) NeoLoad
General
1 2 (25.00%) General Ledger
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Advertising
2 1 (12.50%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Test Leader
2 3 (37.50%) Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Performance Test Leader
3 1 (12.50%) CRM Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) ERP Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) JSF
2 2 (25.00%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) UNIX
2 1 (12.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Integration Testing
1 3 (37.50%) Test Automation
2 2 (25.00%) Risk Analysis
2 2 (25.00%) ETL
2 2 (25.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (12.50%) Test Planning
3 1 (12.50%) Line Management
3 1 (12.50%) Agile Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Functional Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (12.50%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Test Management
3 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
3 1 (12.50%) Data Migration
3 1 (12.50%) CRM
3 1 (12.50%) ERP
3 1 (12.50%) Validation
3 1 (12.50%) Migration
3 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) Java
1 3 (37.50%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) VBA
2 1 (12.50%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) Degree
2 1 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) ISEB
2 1 (12.50%) ISTQB
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) HP