The table below looks at the statistics for Performance Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Northern Ireland region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Performance Testing over the 3 months to 24 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Performance Testing
Rank - - 19
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 0 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland - - 2.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - - 3.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 3
Median daily rate - - £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+21.21% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.50 £32.00 £37.29
% change year-on-year
+20.31% -14.18%
Performance Testing
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Northern Ireland region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Northern Ireland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
72 67 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 80.00% 68.37% 79.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 33 34
Median daily rate £350 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £109 £150 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 4
Median hourly rate £14.00 £17.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +25.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £31.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+12.90% +3.33%

Performance Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Northern Ireland region citing Performance Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Performance Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

Performance Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Performance Testing across the Northern Ireland region.

Performance Testing Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland