The table below looks at the statistics for Performance Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Oxfordshire 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 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Testing
Rank 44 45 46
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +1
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 7 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 1.32% 0.84% 0.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.81% 1.17% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 0
Average daily rate
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£315 £550 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-42.72% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -5.79%
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%
Performance Testing
South East

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Oxfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
386 342 342
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 72.56% 72.00% 67.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 243 223 179
Average daily rate £350 £355 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.40% -5.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £165 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 19 23
Average hourly rate £15.55 £16.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.75% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.80 £12.00 £8.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £45.00 £20.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -3.22%

Performance Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Performance Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

Performance Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Performance Testing Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

Performance Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Performance Testing across the Oxfordshire region.

Performance Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

Performance Testing
Contract Job Locations in Oxfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Performance Testing within the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
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Vacancies
Thame - - - -
Performance Testing
South East

Performance Testing
Top 23 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire 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 7 (87.50%) HP
1 7 (87.50%) LoadRunner
1 7 (87.50%) Selenium
2 6 (75.00%) Automated Testing
3 4 (50.00%) Test Automation
4 3 (37.50%) QA
4 3 (37.50%) Workflow
5 1 (12.50%) Finance
5 1 (12.50%) Manufacturing
5 1 (12.50%) Programme Management
5 1 (12.50%) Penetration Testing
5 1 (12.50%) DTV
5 1 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (12.50%) Electronics
5 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
5 1 (12.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (12.50%) Statistics
5 1 (12.50%) Marketing
5 1 (12.50%) Digital Marketing
5 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
5 1 (12.50%) SAP
5 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (12.50%) Test Strategy

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
Development Applications
1 7 (87.50%) LoadRunner
1 7 (87.50%) Selenium
General
1 1 (12.50%) Electronics
1 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
1 1 (12.50%) Manufacturing
1 1 (12.50%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 8 (100.00%) Test Leader
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) DTV
1 1 (12.50%) Statistics
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) Automated Testing
2 4 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 3 (37.50%) Workflow
4 1 (12.50%) Programme Management
4 1 (12.50%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (12.50%) Test Strategy
4 1 (12.50%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (37.50%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (87.50%) HP
2 1 (12.50%) SAP