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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Performance Testing
Rank 79 42 36
Rank change year-on-year
-37 -6
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 8 16 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 0.74% 2.72% 0.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.89% 3.53% 1.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 13 0
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£250 £350 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.78% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £35.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-12.85% +20.68%
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
898 453 252
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 82.54% 77.04% 70.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 587 281 132
Average daily rate £425 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.05% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £240 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 31 29
Average hourly rate £18.50 £18.90 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.11% -37.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £13.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.60 £32.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.98 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.48% -11.55%

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 4 September 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 -29 5 £275 -23.61%
Durham -10 3 £225 -10.00%
Performance Testing
England

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 6 (42.86%) Java
1 6 (42.86%) Oracle
1 6 (42.86%) LoadRunner
1 6 (42.86%) Test Strategy
2 5 (35.71%) Test Scripting
2 5 (35.71%) SQL
2 5 (35.71%) Web Services
2 5 (35.71%) UNIX
3 4 (28.57%) SAP
3 4 (28.57%) HP UFT
3 4 (28.57%) Finance
3 4 (28.57%) Security Cleared
3 4 (28.57%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 3 (21.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (21.43%) ISTQB
4 3 (21.43%) QA
5 2 (14.29%) Selenium
5 2 (14.29%) Problem Management
5 2 (14.29%) Marketing
5 2 (14.29%) Degree
5 2 (14.29%) Billing
5 2 (14.29%) Nessus
5 2 (14.29%) JSF
5 2 (14.29%) General Ledger
5 2 (14.29%) Manufacturing
5 2 (14.29%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (14.29%) Regression Testing
5 2 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (14.29%) JMeter
5 2 (14.29%) Electronics

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

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 2 (14.29%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Oracle Applications
1 2 (14.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 2 (14.29%) SAP IS-U
1 2 (14.29%) Oracle General Ledger
1 2 (14.29%) Oracle Payables
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) Wireshark
2 1 (7.14%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) Relational Database
2 1 (7.14%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (42.86%) LoadRunner
2 4 (28.57%) HP UFT
3 2 (14.29%) Visual Studio
3 2 (14.29%) JMeter
3 2 (14.29%) Selenium
3 2 (14.29%) SoapUI
3 2 (14.29%) Facilita Forecast
3 2 (14.29%) LoadUI
4 1 (7.14%) Jenkins
4 1 (7.14%) Git (software)
4 1 (7.14%) WebDriver
4 1 (7.14%) PHPUnit
4 1 (7.14%) Cucumber
4 1 (7.14%) Subversion
General
1 4 (28.57%) Finance
2 2 (14.29%) Manufacturing
2 2 (14.29%) Electronics
2 2 (14.29%) Telecoms
2 2 (14.29%) Billing
2 2 (14.29%) General Ledger
2 2 (14.29%) Marketing
3 1 (7.14%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Analyst
1 5 (35.71%) Test Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Capacity Planner
2 2 (14.29%) Performance Tester
2 2 (14.29%) Test Manager
2 2 (14.29%) Tester
2 2 (14.29%) Operations Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Test Leader
2 2 (14.29%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
2 2 (14.29%) Splunk Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) OAT Test Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) PHP Symfony Developer
3 1 (7.14%) PHP MySQL Developer
3 1 (7.14%) QA Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) QA Test Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) QA Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Developer
3 1 (7.14%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (35.71%) Web Services
2 2 (14.29%) HTML
2 2 (14.29%) JSF
3 1 (7.14%) JSON
3 1 (7.14%) Symfony
3 1 (7.14%) jQuery
3 1 (7.14%) MooTools
3 1 (7.14%) YAML
3 1 (7.14%) REST
3 1 (7.14%) SOAP
3 1 (7.14%) XML
3 1 (7.14%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Client/Server
1 2 (14.29%) DTV
1 2 (14.29%) Data Structures
1 2 (14.29%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 5 (35.71%) UNIX
2 2 (14.29%) Windows
2 2 (14.29%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) Test Strategy
2 5 (35.71%) Test Scripting
3 4 (28.57%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 2 (14.29%) Integration Testing
4 2 (14.29%) Non-Functional Testing
4 2 (14.29%) Performance Analysis
4 2 (14.29%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (14.29%) Resilience Testing
4 2 (14.29%) V-Model
4 2 (14.29%) Test Automation
4 2 (14.29%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (14.29%) Software Testing
4 2 (14.29%) Problem Management
4 2 (14.29%) Risk Analysis
4 2 (14.29%) Digital Marketing
4 2 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (14.29%) ETL
4 2 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (14.29%) Configuration Management
4 2 (14.29%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (42.86%) Java
2 5 (35.71%) SQL
3 2 (14.29%) VB
4 1 (7.14%) Python
4 1 (7.14%) Ruby
4 1 (7.14%) PHP5
4 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
4 1 (7.14%) PHP
4 1 (7.14%) C#
4 1 (7.14%) C++
Qualifications
1 4 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 3 (21.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (21.43%) ISTQB
3 2 (14.29%) Degree
4 1 (7.14%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (21.43%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) Nessus
1 2 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (42.86%) Oracle
2 4 (28.57%) SAP
3 2 (14.29%) Splunk
4 1 (7.14%) IBM
4 1 (7.14%) HP