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 30 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Performance Testing
Rank 15 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 3 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 3.49% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.69% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate
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£275 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +3.70%
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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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
64 95 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 74.42% 84.07% 63.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 21 23
Average daily rate £489 £388 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.27% +29.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £288 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £565 £324
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 23 3
Average hourly rate £21.91 £22.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.40% -32.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £18.00 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £52.50 £135.37
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+13.20% -14.51%

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 15 Related IT Skills in Preston

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, 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 (66.67%) Java
1 2 (66.67%) ISEB
1 2 (66.67%) Ruby
1 2 (66.67%) QA
1 2 (66.67%) WebDriver
1 2 (66.67%) Cucumber
1 2 (66.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 2 (66.67%) Security Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) Line Management
2 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Asset Management
2 1 (33.33%) BT
2 1 (33.33%) Telecoms

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Preston by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, 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 (66.67%) WebDriver
1 2 (66.67%) Cucumber
General
1 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Test Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) QA Test Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) QA Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Test Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Security Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) Line Management
2 1 (33.33%) Asset Management
2 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) Java
1 2 (66.67%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) ISEB
1 2 (66.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) BT