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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Performance Testing
Rank 76 51 50
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -1
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 2 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 0.22% 0.49% 0.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.26% 0.71% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Average daily rate - £400 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £346
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +1.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 £36.75 £90.00
% change year-on-year
+63.26% -59.16%
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
780 423 328
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 83.96% 68.89% 74.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 503 260 186
Average daily rate £410 £400 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +25.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 15 31
Average hourly rate £21.00 £28.50 £28.19
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.31% +1.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £15.00 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £30.75 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -32 2 - - 1
Performance Testing
England

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 7 (63.64%) Test Strategy
2 6 (54.55%) Unix
2 6 (54.55%) Web Services
2 6 (54.55%) QA
2 6 (54.55%) Test Scripting
3 5 (45.45%) Software Testing
3 5 (45.45%) LoadRunner
3 5 (45.45%) JMeter
3 5 (45.45%) Windows
3 5 (45.45%) Linux
3 5 (45.45%) Functional Testing
3 5 (45.45%) HP SiteScope
3 5 (45.45%) SoapUI
3 5 (45.45%) LoadUI
3 5 (45.45%) Performance Monitoring
3 5 (45.45%) Performance Metrics
3 5 (45.45%) Defect Tracking
4 4 (36.36%) SAP
4 4 (36.36%) Configuration Management
4 4 (36.36%) Regression Testing
4 4 (36.36%) Problem Management
5 3 (27.27%) Oracle
5 3 (27.27%) SAP IS-U
5 3 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (27.27%) V-Model
5 3 (27.27%) Billing
5 3 (27.27%) Java
5 3 (27.27%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 2 (18.18%) Data Structures
6 2 (18.18%) WebDriver

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

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

Business Applications
1 3 (27.27%) SAP IS-U
2 1 (9.09%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (45.45%) JMeter
1 5 (45.45%) LoadRunner
1 5 (45.45%) LoadUI
1 5 (45.45%) SoapUI
2 2 (18.18%) Selenium
2 2 (18.18%) WebDriver
3 1 (9.09%) Cucumber
3 1 (9.09%) Git (software)
3 1 (9.09%) PHPUnit
3 1 (9.09%) Subversion
General
1 3 (27.27%) Billing
2 2 (18.18%) Retail
3 1 (9.09%) Electronics
3 1 (9.09%) Finance
3 1 (9.09%) Manufacturing
3 1 (9.09%) Marketing
3 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Tester
2 3 (27.27%) Performance Tester
2 3 (27.27%) Test Manager
3 2 (18.18%) Performance Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Developer
4 1 (9.09%) JavaScript Developer
4 1 (9.09%) MySQL Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Performance Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Performance Test Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Performance Test Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) PHP Developer
4 1 (9.09%) PHP Symfony Developer
4 1 (9.09%) QA Tester
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Symfony Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Test Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Test Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (54.55%) Web Services
2 1 (9.09%) jQuery
2 1 (9.09%) JSON
2 1 (9.09%) MooTools
2 1 (9.09%) REST
2 1 (9.09%) SOAP
2 1 (9.09%) Spring
2 1 (9.09%) Symfony
2 1 (9.09%) XML
2 1 (9.09%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (45.45%) Performance Metrics
2 2 (18.18%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 6 (54.55%) Unix
2 5 (45.45%) Linux
2 5 (45.45%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) Test Strategy
2 6 (54.55%) Test Scripting
3 5 (45.45%) Defect Tracking
3 5 (45.45%) Functional Testing
3 5 (45.45%) Performance Monitoring
3 5 (45.45%) Software Testing
4 4 (36.36%) Configuration Management
4 4 (36.36%) Problem Management
4 4 (36.36%) Regression Testing
5 3 (27.27%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 3 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (27.27%) V-Model
6 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (18.18%) TDD
7 1 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (9.09%) Change Management
7 1 (9.09%) Migration
7 1 (9.09%) Programme Management
7 1 (9.09%) Risk Assessment
7 1 (9.09%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 3 (27.27%) Java
2 1 (9.09%) C#
2 1 (9.09%) C++
2 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
2 1 (9.09%) PHP
2 1 (9.09%) PHP 5
2 1 (9.09%) Python
2 1 (9.09%) Ruby
2 1 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) SC Cleared
1 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
2 1 (9.09%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (9.09%) ISEB
2 1 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (54.55%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (45.45%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) SAP
2 3 (27.27%) Oracle
3 2 (18.18%) IBM
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