The table below looks at the statistics for Performance Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Nottingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Performance Testing over the 3 months to 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Testing
Rank 34 48 32
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -16
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 4 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Nottingham 1.29% 0.64% 1.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.75% 0.84% 2.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 2
Average daily rate
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£263 £230 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.13% -40.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £182 £358
10% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £278 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £29.00 £38.25
% change year-on-year
+20.68% -24.18%
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Nottinghamshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Nottingham region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Nottingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
229 359 187
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Nottingham 74.11% 76.55% 69.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 152 74
Average daily rate £413 £345 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.56% +2.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £245 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £598 £425 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 3
Average hourly rate £17.50 £35.00 £22.85
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% +53.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £17.13 £17.76
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.50 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

Performance Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Nottingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Performance Testing across the Nottingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Performance Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Nottingham

Performance Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Nottingham

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

Performance Testing Daily Rate Trend in Nottingham

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Nottingham

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Nottingham 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 3 (37.50%) Stakeholder Management
1 3 (37.50%) Automation Testing
2 2 (25.00%) LoadRunner
2 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Test Management
3 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
3 1 (12.50%) Manual Testing
3 1 (12.50%) System Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Smart Meter
3 1 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (12.50%) CA Wily
3 1 (12.50%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (12.50%) Waterfall
3 1 (12.50%) REST
3 1 (12.50%) Test Strategy
3 1 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Mobile App
3 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (12.50%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (12.50%) Internet
3 1 (12.50%) Benchmarking
3 1 (12.50%) Mainframe
3 1 (12.50%) Introscope
3 1 (12.50%) JMeter
3 1 (12.50%) Java
3 1 (12.50%) MS Office
3 1 (12.50%) SAP
3 1 (12.50%) SOAP
3 1 (12.50%) Web Services
3 1 (12.50%) Windows

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Nottingham by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Nottingham 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.

Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) Internet
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) LoadRunner
2 1 (12.50%) Introscope
2 1 (12.50%) JMeter
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Test Manager
2 2 (25.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Tester
2 2 (25.00%) Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Performance Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Performance Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Performance Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Test Leader
3 1 (12.50%) QA Leader
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) SOAP
1 1 (12.50%) Web Services
1 1 (12.50%) JMS
1 1 (12.50%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Client/Server
1 1 (12.50%) N-Tier
1 1 (12.50%) Mainframe
1 1 (12.50%) RIA
1 1 (12.50%) Smart Meter
1 1 (12.50%) Mobile App
1 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Stakeholder Management
1 3 (37.50%) Automation Testing
2 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Test Management
3 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
3 1 (12.50%) Manual Testing
3 1 (12.50%) System Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (12.50%) Waterfall
3 1 (12.50%) Test Strategy
3 1 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Performance Engineering
3 1 (12.50%) Scrum
3 1 (12.50%) Automated Testing
3 1 (12.50%) CRM
3 1 (12.50%) Benchmarking
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) ISEB
1 1 (12.50%) ISEB Practitioner
1 1 (12.50%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (12.50%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) SAP
1 1 (12.50%) Cognos
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
1 1 (12.50%) HP
1 1 (12.50%) CA
1 1 (12.50%) Salesforce.com