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 23 April 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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Testing
Rank 54 34 42
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +8
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 10 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 1.53% 1.63% 0.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.07% 2.35% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 2
Average daily rate £331 - £413
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 - £363
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 - £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £337 £409
% change year-on-year
+3.78% -17.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £96.15 £40.09 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+139.82% +29.32%
Processes & Methodologies Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
483 213 298
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 74.08% 69.38% 64.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 309 81 154
Average daily rate £300 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £450 £565
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 14 12
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.90 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.40% +35.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.10 £13.11 £10.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £19.00 £40.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £32.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-4.68% +23.07%
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
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 23 April 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 23 April 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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Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 8 (72.73%) LoadRunner
2 5 (45.45%) SQL
2 5 (45.45%) Security Cleared
2 5 (45.45%) Test Strategy
3 3 (27.27%) Configuration Management
3 3 (27.27%) WebLogic
3 3 (27.27%) C#
3 3 (27.27%) HP
3 3 (27.27%) UNIX
3 3 (27.27%) Windows
3 3 (27.27%) Linux
3 3 (27.27%) JMeter
3 3 (27.27%) PowerShell
3 3 (27.27%) Test Scripting
3 3 (27.27%) SC Cleared
3 3 (27.27%) Load Testing
3 3 (27.27%) Stress Testing
3 3 (27.27%) Volume Testing
3 3 (27.27%) Scalability Testing
3 3 (27.27%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (27.27%) Analytics
4 2 (18.18%) Facilita Forecast
4 2 (18.18%) Problem Management
4 2 (18.18%) Quantitative Analysis
4 2 (18.18%) BC Cleared
4 2 (18.18%) ISTQB
4 2 (18.18%) Test Management
4 2 (18.18%) Regression Testing
4 2 (18.18%) J2EE
4 2 (18.18%) OpenView

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

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 3 (27.27%) WebLogic
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Office
1 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
1 1 (9.09%) MS Visio
1 1 (9.09%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) SAN
1 1 (9.09%) LAN
1 1 (9.09%) WAN
1 1 (9.09%) DHCP
1 1 (9.09%) VPN
1 1 (9.09%) DNS
1 1 (9.09%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) SQLPlus
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 8 (72.73%) LoadRunner
2 3 (27.27%) JMeter
3 2 (18.18%) Facilita Forecast
3 2 (18.18%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (9.09%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Performance Analyst
1 4 (36.36%) Performance Test Analyst
1 4 (36.36%) Analyst
1 4 (36.36%) Test Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Test Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) Performance Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) Performance Test Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) Test Leader
3 2 (18.18%) Performance Test Leader
4 1 (9.09%) UNIX Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) J2EE
2 1 (9.09%) Middleware
2 1 (9.09%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Thin Client
1 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
1 1 (9.09%) Fat Client
1 1 (9.09%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 3 (27.27%) UNIX
1 3 (27.27%) Windows
1 3 (27.27%) Linux
2 1 (9.09%) AIX
2 1 (9.09%) HPUX
2 1 (9.09%) Solaris
2 1 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (9.09%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) Test Strategy
2 3 (27.27%) Configuration Management
2 3 (27.27%) Test Scripting
2 3 (27.27%) Load Testing
2 3 (27.27%) Stress Testing
2 3 (27.27%) Volume Testing
2 3 (27.27%) Scalability Testing
2 3 (27.27%) Analytics
3 2 (18.18%) Problem Management
3 2 (18.18%) Quantitative Analysis
3 2 (18.18%) Test Management
3 2 (18.18%) Regression Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Service Management
4 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (9.09%) Automated Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Software Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Release Management
4 1 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Unit Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Change Data Capture
Programming Languages
1 5 (45.45%) SQL
2 3 (27.27%) C#
2 3 (27.27%) PowerShell
3 1 (9.09%) VBA
3 1 (9.09%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 5 (45.45%) Security Cleared
2 3 (27.27%) SC Cleared
3 2 (18.18%) BC Cleared
3 2 (18.18%) ISTQB
4 1 (9.09%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) QA
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) VMware ESX
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle RAC
1 1 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (9.09%) KVM
1 1 (9.09%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 3 (27.27%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (18.18%) OpenView
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) HP
2 1 (9.09%) Red Hat
2 1 (9.09%) Citrix
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle
2 1 (9.09%) VMware
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