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 26 November 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
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Testing
Rank 52 - 37
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 22 0 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 2.64% - 2.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.42% - 3.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 0 7
Average daily rate
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£333 - £230
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 - £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £417 - £270
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.88 £37.50 £41.25
% change year-on-year
-28.33% -9.09%
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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
643 256 306
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 77.10% 73.35% 66.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 433 118 135
Average daily rate £375 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+6.20% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 19 22
Average hourly rate £27.50 £17.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+61.76% -24.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.10 £25.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -6.77%

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
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 26 November 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Performance Testing within the North East region over the 3 months to 26 November 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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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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IT Job Ads
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Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear - 20 £335 -
Durham - 2 £250 -
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England

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 25 (69.44%) SQL
1 25 (69.44%) UNIX
2 17 (47.22%) Oracle
2 17 (47.22%) Oracle Database
3 14 (38.89%) C
3 14 (38.89%) VB
3 14 (38.89%) PL/SQL
3 14 (38.89%) Tuxedo
3 14 (38.89%) Shell Script
3 14 (38.89%) VB6
4 12 (33.33%) Configuration Management
5 11 (30.56%) Web Services
5 11 (30.56%) LoadRunner
5 11 (30.56%) Facilita Forecast
5 11 (30.56%) Problem Management
5 11 (30.56%) Test Scripting
6 10 (27.78%) Security Cleared
6 10 (27.78%) HP Quality Center
6 10 (27.78%) Regression Testing
6 10 (27.78%) QuickTest Pro
7 9 (25.00%) Test Strategy
8 8 (22.22%) REST
8 8 (22.22%) PHPUnit
8 8 (22.22%) BDD
8 8 (22.22%) YAML
8 8 (22.22%) Git (software)
8 8 (22.22%) PHP5
8 8 (22.22%) jQuery
8 8 (22.22%) MooTools
8 8 (22.22%) Symfony

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

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 (38.89%) Tuxedo
2 3 (8.33%) Oracle Application Server
2 3 (8.33%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 1 (2.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 8 (22.22%) HTTP
2 3 (8.33%) Firewall
2 3 (8.33%) LAN
2 3 (8.33%) WAN
2 3 (8.33%) DHCP
2 3 (8.33%) VPN
2 3 (8.33%) DNS
2 3 (8.33%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (47.22%) Oracle Database
2 8 (22.22%) MySQL
3 3 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (8.33%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (8.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (30.56%) LoadRunner
1 11 (30.56%) Facilita Forecast
2 10 (27.78%) QuickTest Pro
3 8 (22.22%) PHPUnit
3 8 (22.22%) Git (software)
3 8 (22.22%) Selenium
3 8 (22.22%) Subversion
General
1 1 (2.78%) Electronics
1 1 (2.78%) Telecoms
1 1 (2.78%) Finance
1 1 (2.78%) Manufacturing
1 1 (2.78%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 8 (22.22%) Performance Test Engineer
1 8 (22.22%) Test Engineer
1 8 (22.22%) PHP Developer
1 8 (22.22%) Performance Engineer
1 8 (22.22%) Developer
2 7 (19.44%) Technical Leader
3 6 (16.67%) Architect
4 3 (8.33%) UNIX Engineer
4 3 (8.33%) Tester
4 3 (8.33%) Performance Tester
5 2 (5.56%) PHP MySQL Developer
6 1 (2.78%) Technical Architect
6 1 (2.78%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (30.56%) Web Services
2 8 (22.22%) REST
2 8 (22.22%) YAML
2 8 (22.22%) jQuery
2 8 (22.22%) MooTools
2 8 (22.22%) Symfony
2 8 (22.22%) JSON
2 8 (22.22%) Spring
2 8 (22.22%) XML
2 8 (22.22%) SOAP
3 3 (8.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 8 (22.22%) Data Structures
2 3 (8.33%) Open Source
2 3 (8.33%) Fat Client
2 3 (8.33%) Thin Client
3 1 (2.78%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 25 (69.44%) UNIX
2 3 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (8.33%) AIX
2 3 (8.33%) HPUX
2 3 (8.33%) Solaris
2 3 (8.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (33.33%) Configuration Management
2 11 (30.56%) Problem Management
2 11 (30.56%) Test Scripting
3 10 (27.78%) Regression Testing
4 9 (25.00%) Test Strategy
5 8 (22.22%) BDD
5 8 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (22.22%) TDD
5 8 (22.22%) Automated Testing
5 8 (22.22%) Software Testing
5 8 (22.22%) Scrum
5 8 (22.22%) OOP
5 8 (22.22%) OO
6 3 (8.33%) Change Data Capture
6 3 (8.33%) Service Management
7 1 (2.78%) Digital Marketing
7 1 (2.78%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (2.78%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (69.44%) SQL
2 14 (38.89%) C
2 14 (38.89%) VB
2 14 (38.89%) PL/SQL
2 14 (38.89%) Shell Script
2 14 (38.89%) VB6
3 8 (22.22%) PHP5
3 8 (22.22%) Ruby
3 8 (22.22%) Python
3 8 (22.22%) C#
3 8 (22.22%) C++
3 8 (22.22%) Java
3 8 (22.22%) JavaScript
3 8 (22.22%) PHP
Qualifications
1 10 (27.78%) Security Cleared
2 7 (19.44%) SC Cleared
3 5 (13.89%) ISTQB
3 5 (13.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (8.33%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (22.22%) QA
System Software
1 3 (8.33%) KVM
1 3 (8.33%) RHEV
1 3 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (8.33%) Oracle RAC
1 3 (8.33%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 10 (27.78%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (47.22%) Oracle
2 3 (8.33%) VMware
2 3 (8.33%) Red Hat
2 3 (8.33%) HP
2 3 (8.33%) Citrix
3 1 (2.78%) SAP