The table below looks at the statistics for Performance Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Somerset region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Performance Testing over the 3 months to 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Performance Testing
Rank 38 45 35
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -10
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 7 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 2.42% 1.19% 1.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.88% 1.42% 2.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 4
Average daily rate
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£220 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-34.81% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £124 £322 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £322 £455 £334
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £35.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-12.85% +20.68%
Performance Testing
South West

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Somerset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
243 282 169
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 84.08% 83.93% 72.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 211 119
Average daily rate £369 £370 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.40% +13.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £290 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 11 2
Average hourly rate £42.00 £35.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -12.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%

Performance Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

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

Performance Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

Performance Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Performance Testing Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

Performance Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in Somerset

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Performance Testing across the Somerset region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

Performance Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Somerset

Performance Testing
Contract Job Locations in Somerset

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 Somerset region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015. 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
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bath - 4 £100 -
Taunton - 2 £347 -
Performance Testing
South West

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Somerset 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 6 (85.71%) C#
2 5 (71.43%) SQL
2 5 (71.43%) SOA
2 5 (71.43%) Finance
3 4 (57.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (57.14%) Back Office
3 4 (57.14%) .NET
3 4 (57.14%) SQL Server
3 4 (57.14%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (57.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (57.14%) .NET Framework
3 4 (57.14%) Relational Database
4 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
4 2 (28.57%) ISEB
4 2 (28.57%) Visual Studio
4 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (28.57%) Scrum
4 2 (28.57%) Automated Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Software Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (28.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (28.57%) Line Management
4 2 (28.57%) SpecFlow
4 2 (28.57%) Waterfall
4 2 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (28.57%) Test Management
4 2 (28.57%) ISTQB
4 2 (28.57%) Selenium
5 1 (14.29%) WebLOAD
5 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Somerset 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (57.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 4 (57.14%) SQL Server 2005
1 4 (57.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 4 (57.14%) Relational Database
1 4 (57.14%) SQL Server
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Visual Studio
1 2 (28.57%) Selenium
1 2 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (28.57%) SpecFlow
2 1 (14.29%) WebLOAD
2 1 (14.29%) Rational Performance Tester
2 1 (14.29%) LoadRunner
General
1 5 (71.43%) Finance
2 4 (57.14%) Back Office
3 1 (14.29%) Publishing
3 1 (14.29%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Consultant
1 4 (57.14%) Technical Consultant
2 3 (42.86%) Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) Test Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Technical Support Consultant
4 1 (14.29%) Performance Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Performance Test Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Non-Functional Tester
4 1 (14.29%) Agile Test Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) LoadRunner Tester
4 1 (14.29%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
4 1 (14.29%) Performance Tester
4 1 (14.29%) Support Consultant
4 1 (14.29%) Technical Support
4 1 (14.29%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (57.14%) .NET
1 4 (57.14%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) SOA
2 2 (28.57%) Test Management
2 2 (28.57%) Waterfall
2 2 (28.57%) Line Management
2 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (28.57%) Scrum
2 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (28.57%) Automated Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Software Testing
3 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Load Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Security Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Integration Testing
3 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce
3 1 (14.29%) Test Strategy
3 1 (14.29%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Test Automation
3 1 (14.29%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (85.71%) C#
2 5 (71.43%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) ISEB
1 2 (28.57%) ISTQB
1 2 (28.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
2 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle