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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Testing
Rank 38 51 40
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -11
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 4 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Nottingham 0.97% 0.41% 0.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.33% 0.56% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 2
Average daily rate
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£300 - £288
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £37.00 £43.50
% change year-on-year
-2.02% -14.94%
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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 Nottingham region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Nottingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
300 356 226
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Nottingham 72.82% 72.95% 67.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 142 103
Average daily rate £388 £318 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.04% -9.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £250 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £417 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 4 5
Average hourly rate £17.50 £12.50 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% +25.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £8.53 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.50 £117.80 £14.08
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +5.45%

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 21 October 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 (50.00%) Manual Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Automated Testing
2 2 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 2 (33.33%) HP
2 2 (33.33%) ISEB
2 2 (33.33%) LoadRunner
2 2 (33.33%) Smart Meter
3 1 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (16.67%) Open Source
3 1 (16.67%) CA Wily
3 1 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
3 1 (16.67%) REST
3 1 (16.67%) Test Strategy
3 1 (16.67%) Mobile App
3 1 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (16.67%) Automation Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Performance Engineering
3 1 (16.67%) Internet
3 1 (16.67%) Benchmarking
3 1 (16.67%) Mainframe
3 1 (16.67%) CA
3 1 (16.67%) Java
3 1 (16.67%) MS Office
3 1 (16.67%) SAP
3 1 (16.67%) SOAP
3 1 (16.67%) Web Services
3 1 (16.67%) UNIX
3 1 (16.67%) Windows
3 1 (16.67%) Linux

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Nottingham by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 (16.67%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) Internet
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) LoadRunner
2 1 (16.67%) Introscope
2 1 (16.67%) JMeter
2 1 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Analyst
1 3 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Senior Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Senior Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Performance Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Performance Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Test Leader
3 1 (16.67%) QA Leader
3 1 (16.67%) Manual Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Test Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) SOAP
1 1 (16.67%) Web Services
1 1 (16.67%) JMS
1 1 (16.67%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Smart Meter
2 1 (16.67%) Open Source
2 1 (16.67%) Mobile App
2 1 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (16.67%) Client/Server
2 1 (16.67%) N-Tier
2 1 (16.67%) Mainframe
2 1 (16.67%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) UNIX
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
1 1 (16.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Manual Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Automated Testing
3 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
3 1 (16.67%) Benchmarking
3 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
3 1 (16.67%) Test Strategy
3 1 (16.67%) Automation Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Performance Engineering
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) ISEB
1 2 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 1 (16.67%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (16.67%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) HP
2 1 (16.67%) CA
2 1 (16.67%) SAP
2 1 (16.67%) Cognos
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft