The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the North East region.

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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Testing
Rank 38 30 22
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -8
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 17 4 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 3.16% 1.19% 5.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.43% 1.71% 7.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 0 22
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£360 - £410
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 - £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 - £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £29.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+8.62% -27.50%
Processes & Methodologies Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
384 234 355
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 71.38% 69.85% 70.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 243 114 185
Average daily rate £375 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £266 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £464 £730 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 22 24
Average hourly rate £17.50 £32.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.15% +51.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £17.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £32.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Performance Testing
England

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 24 July 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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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 -8 12 £360 - 1
Teesside - - - -
Performance Testing
England

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 16 (59.26%) LoadRunner
2 15 (55.56%) Security Cleared
3 13 (48.15%) Configuration Management
3 13 (48.15%) SQL
4 11 (40.74%) UNIX
4 11 (40.74%) Test Scripting
5 10 (37.04%) SC Cleared
5 10 (37.04%) Problem Management
5 10 (37.04%) Test Strategy
6 9 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
7 8 (29.63%) Facilita Forecast
7 8 (29.63%) Regression Testing
7 8 (29.63%) Web Services
8 7 (25.93%) C#
8 7 (25.93%) Linux
8 7 (25.93%) QuickTest Pro
8 7 (25.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 7 (25.93%) ISTQB
9 6 (22.22%) Automated Testing
9 6 (22.22%) QA
9 6 (22.22%) Software Testing
9 6 (22.22%) WebLogic
10 5 (18.52%) Oracle
10 5 (18.52%) SQL Server
10 5 (18.52%) AIX
10 5 (18.52%) Solaris
10 5 (18.52%) LAN
10 5 (18.52%) WAN
10 5 (18.52%) DHCP
10 5 (18.52%) VPN

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

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 6 (22.22%) WebLogic
2 4 (14.81%) Oracle Application Server
Business Applications
1 2 (7.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 5 (18.52%) LAN
1 5 (18.52%) WAN
1 5 (18.52%) DHCP
1 5 (18.52%) VPN
1 5 (18.52%) DNS
1 5 (18.52%) Firewall
1 5 (18.52%) SAN
2 4 (14.81%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (18.52%) SQL Server
1 5 (18.52%) SQL Server 2008
1 5 (18.52%) Oracle Database 11g
1 5 (18.52%) Oracle Database
2 4 (14.81%) MySQL
3 1 (3.70%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 16 (59.26%) LoadRunner
2 8 (29.63%) Facilita Forecast
3 7 (25.93%) QuickTest Pro
4 4 (14.81%) PHPUnit
4 4 (14.81%) Selenium
4 4 (14.81%) Git (software)
4 4 (14.81%) Subversion
5 3 (11.11%) JMeter
General
1 2 (7.41%) Marketing
1 2 (7.41%) Electronics
1 2 (7.41%) Telecoms
1 2 (7.41%) Finance
1 2 (7.41%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 10 (37.04%) Performance Test Engineer
1 10 (37.04%) Test Engineer
1 10 (37.04%) Performance Engineer
2 5 (18.52%) UNIX Engineer
3 4 (14.81%) Performance Test Analyst
3 4 (14.81%) Performance Analyst
3 4 (14.81%) Analyst
3 4 (14.81%) Test Analyst
4 3 (11.11%) Developer
4 3 (11.11%) PHP Developer
5 2 (7.41%) PHP MySQL Developer
5 2 (7.41%) Test Leader
5 2 (7.41%) Performance Test Leader
6 1 (3.70%) Tester
6 1 (3.70%) Consultant
6 1 (3.70%) Performance Tester
6 1 (3.70%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (29.63%) Web Services
2 5 (18.52%) Middleware
3 4 (14.81%) REST
3 4 (14.81%) Symfony
3 4 (14.81%) JSON
3 4 (14.81%) MooTools
3 4 (14.81%) jQuery
3 4 (14.81%) YAML
3 4 (14.81%) Spring
3 4 (14.81%) SOAP
3 4 (14.81%) XML
4 2 (7.41%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 5 (18.52%) Thin Client
1 5 (18.52%) Fat Client
1 5 (18.52%) Open Source
2 2 (7.41%) DTV
3 1 (3.70%) Clustering
3 1 (3.70%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 11 (40.74%) UNIX
2 7 (25.93%) Linux
3 5 (18.52%) AIX
3 5 (18.52%) Solaris
3 5 (18.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (14.81%) HPUX
5 2 (7.41%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (48.15%) Configuration Management
2 11 (40.74%) Test Scripting
3 10 (37.04%) Problem Management
3 10 (37.04%) Test Strategy
4 8 (29.63%) Regression Testing
5 6 (22.22%) Automated Testing
5 6 (22.22%) Software Testing
6 5 (18.52%) Service Management
7 4 (14.81%) BDD
7 4 (14.81%) Change Data Capture
7 4 (14.81%) TDD
7 4 (14.81%) Scrum
7 4 (14.81%) OOP
7 4 (14.81%) OO
8 3 (11.11%) Load Testing
8 3 (11.11%) Stress Testing
8 3 (11.11%) Volume Testing
8 3 (11.11%) Scalability Testing
8 3 (11.11%) Analytics
9 2 (7.41%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (48.15%) SQL
2 7 (25.93%) C#
3 4 (14.81%) Ruby
3 4 (14.81%) PHP5
3 4 (14.81%) Python
3 4 (14.81%) C++
3 4 (14.81%) Java
3 4 (14.81%) JavaScript
3 4 (14.81%) PHP
4 3 (11.11%) PowerShell
5 1 (3.70%) VBA
5 1 (3.70%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 15 (55.56%) Security Cleared
2 10 (37.04%) SC Cleared
3 7 (25.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 7 (25.93%) ISTQB
4 5 (18.52%) BC Cleared
5 1 (3.70%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (22.22%) QA
System Software
1 5 (18.52%) VMware ESX
1 5 (18.52%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (18.52%) Oracle RAC
2 4 (14.81%) KVM
2 4 (14.81%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 9 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (7.41%) OpenView
Vendors
1 5 (18.52%) Oracle
1 5 (18.52%) HP
1 5 (18.52%) Citrix
1 5 (18.52%) Red Hat
1 5 (18.52%) VMware
2 2 (7.41%) SAP