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 16 September 2014 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Testing
Rank 39 34 24
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -10
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 29 3 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 4.35% 0.86% 5.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.61% 1.26% 8.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 0 16
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£335 - £230
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 - £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £408 - £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £29.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+20.68% -27.50%
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
517 238 323
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 77.63% 68.00% 66.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 320 125 140
Average daily rate £360 £350 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £210 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £550 £504
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 26 23
Average hourly rate £20.00 £30.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +106.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £16.00 £9.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.09 £32.50 £24.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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 16 September 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 16 September 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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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear -14 21 £360 - 3
Performance Testing
England

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 26 (56.52%) SQL
2 24 (52.17%) UNIX
3 20 (43.48%) LoadRunner
4 18 (39.13%) Configuration Management
5 17 (36.96%) Test Scripting
5 17 (36.96%) Security Cleared
6 16 (34.78%) Test Strategy
6 16 (34.78%) Problem Management
7 15 (32.61%) HP Quality Center
8 14 (30.43%) Oracle Database
8 14 (30.43%) Facilita Forecast
8 14 (30.43%) Regression Testing
8 14 (30.43%) Oracle
8 14 (30.43%) Web Services
9 13 (28.26%) C#
9 13 (28.26%) QuickTest Pro
10 11 (23.91%) SC Cleared
11 10 (21.74%) Git (software)
11 10 (21.74%) YAML
11 10 (21.74%) PHPUnit
11 10 (21.74%) BDD
11 10 (21.74%) REST
11 10 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
11 10 (21.74%) TDD
11 10 (21.74%) Spring
11 10 (21.74%) Automated Testing
11 10 (21.74%) Subversion
11 10 (21.74%) Ruby
11 10 (21.74%) Software Testing
11 10 (21.74%) Symfony

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

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 9 (19.57%) Tuxedo
2 6 (13.04%) WebLogic
3 4 (8.70%) Oracle Application Server
Business Applications
1 2 (4.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 10 (21.74%) HTTP
2 5 (10.87%) VPN
2 5 (10.87%) DNS
2 5 (10.87%) SAN
2 5 (10.87%) Firewall
2 5 (10.87%) LAN
2 5 (10.87%) WAN
2 5 (10.87%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (30.43%) Oracle Database
2 10 (21.74%) MySQL
3 5 (10.87%) SQL Server
3 5 (10.87%) Oracle Database 11g
3 5 (10.87%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.17%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 20 (43.48%) LoadRunner
2 14 (30.43%) Facilita Forecast
3 13 (28.26%) QuickTest Pro
4 10 (21.74%) Subversion
4 10 (21.74%) Selenium
4 10 (21.74%) Git (software)
4 10 (21.74%) PHPUnit
5 3 (6.52%) JMeter
General
1 2 (4.35%) Electronics
1 2 (4.35%) Telecoms
1 2 (4.35%) Finance
1 2 (4.35%) Manufacturing
1 2 (4.35%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 14 (30.43%) Test Engineer
1 14 (30.43%) Performance Engineer
1 14 (30.43%) Performance Test Engineer
2 9 (19.57%) PHP Developer
2 9 (19.57%) Developer
3 5 (10.87%) UNIX Engineer
4 4 (8.70%) Performance Analyst
4 4 (8.70%) Technical Leader
4 4 (8.70%) Performance Test Analyst
4 4 (8.70%) Analyst
4 4 (8.70%) Test Analyst
4 4 (8.70%) Architect
5 3 (6.52%) Tester
5 3 (6.52%) PHP MySQL Developer
5 3 (6.52%) Performance Tester
6 1 (2.17%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
6 1 (2.17%) Technical Engineer
6 1 (2.17%) Technical Architect
6 1 (2.17%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (30.43%) Web Services
2 10 (21.74%) XML
2 10 (21.74%) SOAP
2 10 (21.74%) Spring
2 10 (21.74%) JSON
2 10 (21.74%) Symfony
2 10 (21.74%) jQuery
2 10 (21.74%) MooTools
2 10 (21.74%) YAML
2 10 (21.74%) REST
3 5 (10.87%) Middleware
4 2 (4.35%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.87%) Thin Client
1 5 (10.87%) Fat Client
1 5 (10.87%) Open Source
2 2 (4.35%) DTV
3 1 (2.17%) Clustering
3 1 (2.17%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 24 (52.17%) UNIX
2 7 (15.22%) Linux
3 5 (10.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (10.87%) Solaris
3 5 (10.87%) AIX
4 4 (8.70%) HPUX
5 2 (4.35%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (39.13%) Configuration Management
2 17 (36.96%) Test Scripting
3 16 (34.78%) Test Strategy
3 16 (34.78%) Problem Management
4 14 (30.43%) Regression Testing
5 10 (21.74%) OOP
5 10 (21.74%) OO
5 10 (21.74%) Scrum
5 10 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (21.74%) TDD
5 10 (21.74%) Automated Testing
5 10 (21.74%) Software Testing
5 10 (21.74%) BDD
6 5 (10.87%) Service Management
7 4 (8.70%) Change Data Capture
8 3 (6.52%) Analytics
8 3 (6.52%) Load Testing
8 3 (6.52%) Stress Testing
8 3 (6.52%) Volume Testing
8 3 (6.52%) Scalability Testing
Programming Languages
1 26 (56.52%) SQL
2 13 (28.26%) C#
3 10 (21.74%) C++
3 10 (21.74%) Java
3 10 (21.74%) JavaScript
3 10 (21.74%) PHP
3 10 (21.74%) Python
3 10 (21.74%) Ruby
3 10 (21.74%) PHP5
4 9 (19.57%) C
4 9 (19.57%) Shell Script
4 9 (19.57%) VB6
4 9 (19.57%) VB
4 9 (19.57%) PL/SQL
5 3 (6.52%) PowerShell
6 1 (2.17%) Bash Shell
6 1 (2.17%) VBA
Qualifications
1 17 (36.96%) Security Cleared
2 11 (23.91%) SC Cleared
3 9 (19.57%) ISTQB
3 9 (19.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (13.04%) BC Cleared
5 1 (2.17%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (21.74%) QA
System Software
1 5 (10.87%) VMware ESX
1 5 (10.87%) Oracle RAC
1 5 (10.87%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (8.70%) KVM
2 4 (8.70%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 15 (32.61%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (4.35%) OpenView
Vendors
1 14 (30.43%) Oracle
2 6 (13.04%) HP
3 5 (10.87%) Citrix
3 5 (10.87%) Red Hat
3 5 (10.87%) VMware
4 2 (4.35%) SAP