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 8 December 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Performance Testing
Rank 95 69 57
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -12
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 12 8 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 0.92% 0.83% 2.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.09% 1.03% 2.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 11
Median daily rate £325 £310 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% -6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £286 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £340 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+12.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £55.00 £26.88
% change year-on-year
-40.90% +104.65%
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
1097 779 673
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 83.87% 80.64% 78.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 785 493 456
Median daily rate £400 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £260 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £600 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 40 23
Median hourly rate £22.50 £20.30 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.83% -28.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.11 £13.90 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £45.50 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +40.00%

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
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 8 December 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 -27 12 £325 +4.83% 2
Performance Testing
England

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 8 December 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 15 (78.95%) QA
2 13 (68.42%) Selenium
2 13 (68.42%) Java
2 13 (68.42%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (63.16%) Scrum
4 11 (57.89%) Web Services
4 11 (57.89%) SoapUI
4 11 (57.89%) User Stories
5 10 (52.63%) JMeter
6 8 (42.11%) Gherkin
6 8 (42.11%) Kanban
7 7 (36.84%) Groovy
7 7 (36.84%) Security Testing
7 7 (36.84%) Unit Testing
7 7 (36.84%) Usability Testing
7 7 (36.84%) Continuous Improvement
7 7 (36.84%) Test Automation
7 7 (36.84%) RESTful
7 7 (36.84%) Scala
7 7 (36.84%) Automated Testing
7 7 (36.84%) Software Engineering
7 7 (36.84%) Continuous Delivery
7 7 (36.84%) API Testing
7 7 (36.84%) Defect Management
7 7 (36.84%) Exploratory Testing
8 6 (31.58%) Jenkins
8 6 (31.58%) Cucumber
8 6 (31.58%) BDD
8 6 (31.58%) JIRA
8 6 (31.58%) Atlassian

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 5 (26.32%) Confluence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (21.05%) MongoDB
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 13 (68.42%) Selenium
2 11 (57.89%) SoapUI
3 10 (52.63%) JMeter
4 6 (31.58%) Cucumber
4 6 (31.58%) Jenkins
4 6 (31.58%) JIRA
5 5 (26.32%) Burp Suite
5 5 (26.32%) Git (software)
6 4 (21.05%) LoadRunner
6 4 (21.05%) LoadUI
General
1 1 (5.26%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 8 (42.11%) Tester
2 5 (26.32%) Performance Tester
3 3 (15.79%) Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) Test Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Automation Tester
4 2 (10.53%) Java Automation Tester
4 2 (10.53%) Selenium Automation Tester
4 2 (10.53%) Selenium Tester
5 1 (5.26%) Automation Test Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) DBA
5 1 (5.26%) Oracle DBA
5 1 (5.26%) Performance Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Performance Test Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) QA Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) QA Test Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Security Tester
5 1 (5.26%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (57.89%) Web Services
2 8 (42.11%) Gherkin
3 7 (36.84%) RESTful
4 4 (21.05%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Performance Metrics
2 2 (10.53%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 5 (26.32%) Unix
2 4 (21.05%) Linux
2 4 (21.05%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (68.42%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (63.16%) Scrum
3 11 (57.89%) User Stories
4 8 (42.11%) Kanban
5 7 (36.84%) API Testing
5 7 (36.84%) Automated Testing
5 7 (36.84%) Continuous Delivery
5 7 (36.84%) Continuous Improvement
5 7 (36.84%) Defect Management
5 7 (36.84%) Exploratory Testing
5 7 (36.84%) Security Testing
5 7 (36.84%) Software Engineering
5 7 (36.84%) Test Automation
5 7 (36.84%) Unit Testing
5 7 (36.84%) Usability Testing
6 6 (31.58%) BDD
7 5 (26.32%) Manual Testing
7 5 (26.32%) OWASP
7 5 (26.32%) Penetration Testing
7 5 (26.32%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (68.42%) Java
2 7 (36.84%) Groovy
2 7 (36.84%) Scala
3 1 (5.26%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (26.32%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (10.53%) SC Cleared
2 2 (10.53%) Security Cleared
3 1 (5.26%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (78.95%) QA
2 4 (21.05%) WAI
2 4 (21.05%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 4 (21.05%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 6 (31.58%) Atlassian
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle