The table below looks at the statistics for Performance Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Preston 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 - 18 25
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 0 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston - 1.59% 1.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 2.13% 2.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Average daily rate
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- - £375
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%
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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 Preston region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Preston
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
67 47 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 69.07% 74.60% 58.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 27 67
Average daily rate £423 £300 £435
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.83% -31.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £226 £359
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £340 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 5 1
Average hourly rate £25.00 £15.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -53.84%
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 Preston

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

Performance Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Preston

Performance Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Preston

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

Performance Testing Daily Rate Trend in Preston

Performance Testing
Top 14 Related IT Skills in Preston

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Preston 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 2 (100.00%) UNIX
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
1 2 (100.00%) ISEB
1 2 (100.00%) Scrum
1 2 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 2 (100.00%) QA
1 2 (100.00%) Selenium
1 2 (100.00%) Security Testing
1 2 (100.00%) WebDriver
1 2 (100.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (50.00%) Mathematics
2 1 (50.00%) OO

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Preston by Category

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

Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Selenium
1 2 (100.00%) WebDriver
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) QA Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) UNIX
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Scrum
1 2 (100.00%) Security Testing
2 1 (50.00%) OO
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) ISEB
1 2 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 2 (100.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (50.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (100.00%) QA