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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Performance Testing over the 3 months to 2 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Performance Testing
Rank 91 58 50
Rank change year-on-year
-33 -8
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 10 6 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 0.87% 0.77% 1.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.02% 1.03% 2.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 7
Median daily rate £323 £429 £331
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.83% +29.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £372 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £361 £486 £418
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £320 £350
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.50 £32.00 £155.00
% change year-on-year
+20.31% -79.35%
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
983 585 518
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 85.55% 75.39% 77.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 627 348 332
Median daily rate £325 £370 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.16% +23.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £250 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 34 8
Median hourly rate £28.00 £15.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+86.66% -11.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £11.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £40.00 £34.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

Performance Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North East region citing Performance Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Performance Testing across the North East region over the 3 months to 2 May 2016.

Performance Testing Daily Rate Histogram 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Performance Testing within the North East region over the 3 months to 2 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear -31 9 £319 -25.70%
Durham - 1 £400 -
Performance Testing
England

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 2 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Performance Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North East region with a requirement for Performance Testing.

1 10 (83.33%) Java
2 9 (75.00%) Unix
2 9 (75.00%) QA
3 8 (66.67%) Windows
3 8 (66.67%) Linux
3 8 (66.67%) HP UFT
3 8 (66.67%) LoadRunner
3 8 (66.67%) Facilita Forecast
4 7 (58.33%) Performance Monitoring
4 7 (58.33%) Defect Tracking
4 7 (58.33%) Performance Metrics
4 7 (58.33%) SQL
4 7 (58.33%) VB
4 7 (58.33%) WebLogic
4 7 (58.33%) Visual Studio
4 7 (58.33%) Regression Testing
4 7 (58.33%) Automated Testing
4 7 (58.33%) Software Testing
4 7 (58.33%) Problem Management
4 7 (58.33%) Test Scripting
4 7 (58.33%) Test Strategy
4 7 (58.33%) HP SiteScope
5 6 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
5 6 (50.00%) HTML
5 6 (50.00%) Oracle
5 6 (50.00%) Configuration Management
5 6 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 6 (50.00%) Data Structures
6 5 (41.67%) Relational Database
6 5 (41.67%) Client/Server

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (58.33%) WebLogic
2 1 (8.33%) Confluence
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) Firewall
1 1 (8.33%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (41.67%) Relational Database
2 1 (8.33%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 8 (66.67%) Facilita Forecast
1 8 (66.67%) HP UFT
1 8 (66.67%) LoadRunner
2 7 (58.33%) Visual Studio
3 3 (25.00%) WebDriver
4 2 (16.67%) Cucumber
4 2 (16.67%) Selenium
5 1 (8.33%) Burp Suite
5 1 (8.33%) Git (software)
5 1 (8.33%) Jenkins
5 1 (8.33%) JMeter
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Performance Engineer
1 5 (41.67%) Performance Test Engineer
1 5 (41.67%) Test Engineer
2 4 (33.33%) Tester
3 3 (25.00%) Performance Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Linux Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) QA Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) QA Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Test Automation Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Test Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Test Automation Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Test Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Test Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Unix Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Unix Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (50.00%) HTML
2 1 (8.33%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 7 (58.33%) Performance Metrics
2 6 (50.00%) Data Structures
3 5 (41.67%) Client/Server
4 1 (8.33%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 9 (75.00%) Unix
2 8 (66.67%) Linux
2 8 (66.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) Automated Testing
1 7 (58.33%) Defect Tracking
1 7 (58.33%) Performance Monitoring
1 7 (58.33%) Problem Management
1 7 (58.33%) Regression Testing
1 7 (58.33%) Software Testing
1 7 (58.33%) Test Scripting
1 7 (58.33%) Test Strategy
2 6 (50.00%) Configuration Management
3 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (16.67%) Automation Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Defect Management
4 1 (8.33%) Compatibility Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Migration
4 1 (8.33%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Release Management
4 1 (8.33%) Scrum
4 1 (8.33%) Security Testing
4 1 (8.33%) TDD
4 1 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (83.33%) Java
2 7 (58.33%) SQL
2 7 (58.33%) VB
3 1 (8.33%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 5 (41.67%) ISTQB
3 2 (16.67%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (8.33%) ISEB
4 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
4 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (75.00%) QA
2 1 (8.33%) WAI
2 1 (8.33%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 7 (58.33%) HP SiteScope
2 6 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (50.00%) Oracle