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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Performance Testing
Rank 40 29 26
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -3
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 9 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 2.57% 0.47% 1.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.21% 0.74% 2.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 3
Average daily rate
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£300 £400 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% -27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £400 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £341 £400 £610
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £344
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +1.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £31.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-3.17% +8.62%
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Oxfordshire

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
280 136 155
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 80.00% 63.85% 74.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 240 71 103
Average daily rate £413 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £255 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £493
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 16 6
Average hourly rate £45.00 £14.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+221.42% -15.15%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.98 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+11.21% -12.98%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Performance Testing across the Oxford region over the 3 months to 29 July 2015.

Performance Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

Performance Testing
Top 20 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 9 (100.00%) Migration
1 9 (100.00%) Data Migration
2 7 (77.78%) Test Strategy
2 7 (77.78%) Non-Functional Testing
2 7 (77.78%) Knowledge Management
2 7 (77.78%) Test Planning
3 2 (22.22%) Data Structures
3 2 (22.22%) COBOL
3 2 (22.22%) SQL
3 2 (22.22%) .NET
3 2 (22.22%) SAP
3 2 (22.22%) Data Cleansing
3 2 (22.22%) Data Mapping
3 2 (22.22%) Finance
3 2 (22.22%) Data Reconciliation
4 1 (11.11%) Black-Box Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
4 1 (11.11%) Service Delivery
4 1 (11.11%) Security Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 2 (22.22%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (77.78%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Data Structures
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (100.00%) Migration
1 9 (100.00%) Data Migration
2 7 (77.78%) Test Strategy
2 7 (77.78%) Non-Functional Testing
2 7 (77.78%) Knowledge Management
2 7 (77.78%) Test Planning
3 2 (22.22%) Data Reconciliation
3 2 (22.22%) Data Cleansing
3 2 (22.22%) Data Mapping
4 1 (11.11%) Black-Box Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Security Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (11.11%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) COBOL
1 2 (22.22%) SQL
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) SAP
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft