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 22 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Testing
Rank 66 42 44
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +2
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 4 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 0.50% 0.27% 0.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.68% 0.36% 1.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate
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£315 - -
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 North East region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
588 277 275
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 73.50% 73.47% 61.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 404 132 115
Average daily rate £400 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £207 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £490 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 24 22
Average hourly rate £28.50 £25.00 £28.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.00% -13.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.50 £14.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £34.00 £37.50
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 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 22 December 2014. 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 - 4 £315 - 1
Performance Testing
England

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, 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 21 (67.74%) SQL
1 21 (67.74%) UNIX
2 15 (48.39%) Oracle
2 15 (48.39%) Oracle Database
3 14 (45.16%) C
3 14 (45.16%) PL/SQL
3 14 (45.16%) VB
3 14 (45.16%) Tuxedo
3 14 (45.16%) Shell Script
3 14 (45.16%) VB6
4 9 (29.03%) QuickTest Pro
4 9 (29.03%) LoadRunner
4 9 (29.03%) Problem Management
4 9 (29.03%) Test Scripting
4 9 (29.03%) HP Quality Center
4 9 (29.03%) Facilita Forecast
5 8 (25.81%) Configuration Management
5 8 (25.81%) Regression Testing
6 7 (22.58%) Web Services
6 7 (22.58%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (22.58%) Test Strategy
7 6 (19.35%) C#
7 6 (19.35%) C++
7 6 (19.35%) Java
7 6 (19.35%) JavaScript
7 6 (19.35%) PHP
7 6 (19.35%) MySQL
7 6 (19.35%) SOAP
7 6 (19.35%) XML
7 6 (19.35%) OOP

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

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, 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 14 (45.16%) Tuxedo
2 1 (3.23%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.23%) Oracle Application Server
2 1 (3.23%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 6 (19.35%) HTTP
2 1 (3.23%) VPN
2 1 (3.23%) DNS
2 1 (3.23%) SAN
2 1 (3.23%) Firewall
2 1 (3.23%) LAN
2 1 (3.23%) WAN
2 1 (3.23%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (48.39%) Oracle Database
2 6 (19.35%) MySQL
3 1 (3.23%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.23%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 9 (29.03%) QuickTest Pro
1 9 (29.03%) LoadRunner
1 9 (29.03%) Facilita Forecast
2 6 (19.35%) Subversion
2 6 (19.35%) Selenium
2 6 (19.35%) Git (software)
2 6 (19.35%) PHPUnit
General
1 1 (3.23%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 7 (22.58%) Technical Leader
2 6 (19.35%) Performance Test Engineer
2 6 (19.35%) PHP Developer
2 6 (19.35%) Performance Engineer
2 6 (19.35%) Developer
2 6 (19.35%) Architect
2 6 (19.35%) Test Engineer
3 3 (9.68%) Tester
3 3 (9.68%) Performance Tester
4 1 (3.23%) UNIX Engineer
4 1 (3.23%) CRM Analyst
4 1 (3.23%) PHP MySQL Developer
4 1 (3.23%) Technical Engineer
4 1 (3.23%) Analyst
4 1 (3.23%) Test Analyst
4 1 (3.23%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (22.58%) Web Services
2 6 (19.35%) XML
2 6 (19.35%) SOAP
2 6 (19.35%) Spring
2 6 (19.35%) JSON
2 6 (19.35%) Symfony
2 6 (19.35%) jQuery
2 6 (19.35%) MooTools
2 6 (19.35%) YAML
2 6 (19.35%) REST
3 1 (3.23%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (19.35%) Data Structures
2 1 (3.23%) Thin Client
2 1 (3.23%) Fat Client
2 1 (3.23%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 21 (67.74%) UNIX
2 1 (3.23%) AIX
2 1 (3.23%) HPUX
2 1 (3.23%) Solaris
2 1 (3.23%) Linux
2 1 (3.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (29.03%) Problem Management
1 9 (29.03%) Test Scripting
2 8 (25.81%) Regression Testing
2 8 (25.81%) Configuration Management
3 7 (22.58%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (22.58%) Test Strategy
4 6 (19.35%) BDD
4 6 (19.35%) Scrum
4 6 (19.35%) TDD
4 6 (19.35%) Automated Testing
4 6 (19.35%) Software Testing
4 6 (19.35%) OOP
4 6 (19.35%) OO
5 1 (3.23%) CRM
5 1 (3.23%) Service Management
5 1 (3.23%) Test Automation
5 1 (3.23%) Agile Testing
5 1 (3.23%) Change Data Capture
Programming Languages
1 21 (67.74%) SQL
2 14 (45.16%) VB
2 14 (45.16%) PL/SQL
2 14 (45.16%) C
2 14 (45.16%) Shell Script
2 14 (45.16%) VB6
3 6 (19.35%) Ruby
3 6 (19.35%) PHP5
3 6 (19.35%) C#
3 6 (19.35%) C++
3 6 (19.35%) Java
3 6 (19.35%) JavaScript
3 6 (19.35%) PHP
3 6 (19.35%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (19.35%) Security Cleared
2 4 (12.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 4 (12.90%) ISTQB
2 4 (12.90%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.23%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (19.35%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.23%) VMware ESX
1 1 (3.23%) Oracle RAC
1 1 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (3.23%) KVM
1 1 (3.23%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 9 (29.03%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (48.39%) Oracle
2 1 (3.23%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.23%) HP
2 1 (3.23%) Citrix
2 1 (3.23%) Red Hat
2 1 (3.23%) VMware
Newcastle upon Tyne
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 19 days ago