The table below looks at the statistics for Performance Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Oxford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Performance Testing over the 3 months to 27 May 2015 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Performance Testing
Rank 36 30 34
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +4
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 3 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 0.89% 0.44% 0.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.12% 0.68% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 2
Average daily rate
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£294 £400 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.56% +60.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £37.29 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.18% +16.53%
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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 Oxford region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Oxford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
269 148 180
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 79.82% 64.63% 76.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 217 96 115
Average daily rate £425 £340 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £200 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £450 £498
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 12 2
Average hourly rate £28.75 £14.00 £10.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+105.35% +34.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.48 £11.00 £10.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £21.00 £10.42
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

Performance Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

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

Performance Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

Performance Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Performance Testing Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

Performance Testing
Top 20 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford 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 (100.00%) Migration
1 3 (100.00%) Data Migration
2 2 (66.67%) Test Planning
2 2 (66.67%) Test Strategy
2 2 (66.67%) Non-Functional Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Knowledge Management
3 1 (33.33%) Security Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (33.33%) COBOL
3 1 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) .NET
3 1 (33.33%) SAP
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) Service Delivery
3 1 (33.33%) Finance
3 1 (33.33%) Black-Box Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Data Reconciliation
3 1 (33.33%) Data Structures
3 1 (33.33%) Data Cleansing
3 1 (33.33%) Data Mapping

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford 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.

General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Data Structures
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Migration
1 3 (100.00%) Data Migration
2 2 (66.67%) Test Planning
2 2 (66.67%) Knowledge Management
2 2 (66.67%) Test Strategy
2 2 (66.67%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Black-Box Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Data Reconciliation
3 1 (33.33%) Security Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (33.33%) Service Delivery
3 1 (33.33%) Data Cleansing
3 1 (33.33%) Data Mapping
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) COBOL
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) SAP
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft