The table below looks at the statistics for Performance Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the South Wales region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Performance Testing over the 3 months to 25 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Performance Testing
Rank 40 59 53
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -6
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 13 17 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 2.56% 2.47% 0.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.09% 2.97% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 14 2
Median daily rate £400 £388 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +19.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £337 £308 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £450 £405
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.00 £36.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+26.89% +3.57%
Performance Testing
Wales

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
421 572 437
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 83.04% 83.02% 76.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 303 443 326
Median daily rate £400 £365 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% -2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £255 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 19 5
Median hourly rate £15.50 £20.00 £43.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.50% -54.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.39 £10.00 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £58.50 £67.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +28.15%

Performance Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South Wales region citing Performance Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Performance Testing Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

Performance Testing
Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Performance Testing Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

Performance Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Performance Testing across the South Wales region over the 3 months to 25 September 2016.

Performance Testing Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

Performance Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Performance Testing Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

Performance Testing
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Performance Testing within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 25 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff +14 6 £365 -4.26%
Newport - 4 £445 - 1
Performance Testing
Wales

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 25 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Performance Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South Wales region with a requirement for Performance Testing.

1 14 (100.00%) Selenium
2 12 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (85.71%) TDD
3 11 (78.57%) QA
3 11 (78.57%) Test Automation
4 10 (71.43%) Cucumber
4 10 (71.43%) BDD
5 9 (64.29%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (57.14%) SpecFlow
6 8 (57.14%) User Stories
6 8 (57.14%) API Testing
6 8 (57.14%) Exploratory Testing
7 6 (42.86%) Publishing
8 4 (28.57%) SQL
9 3 (21.43%) Test Scripting
9 3 (21.43%) Waterfall
10 2 (14.29%) Jenkins
10 2 (14.29%) Defect Management
10 2 (14.29%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (14.29%) Automation Testing
10 2 (14.29%) Test Planning
10 2 (14.29%) Unit Testing
10 2 (14.29%) Integration Testing
10 2 (14.29%) Test Management
10 2 (14.29%) Visual Studio Team System
10 2 (14.29%) SoapUI
10 2 (14.29%) Confluence
10 2 (14.29%) Oracle
10 2 (14.29%) Java
10 2 (14.29%) OO

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (14.29%) Confluence
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 14 (100.00%) Selenium
2 10 (71.43%) Cucumber
3 8 (57.14%) SpecFlow
4 2 (14.29%) Jenkins
4 2 (14.29%) JIRA
4 2 (14.29%) SoapUI
4 2 (14.29%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (42.86%) Publishing
2 2 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (64.29%) Analyst
2 8 (57.14%) QA Analyst
3 5 (35.71%) Test Analyst
3 5 (35.71%) Test Engineer
4 4 (28.57%) QA Test Analyst
4 4 (28.57%) Quality Analyst
5 2 (14.29%) Agile Test Manager
5 2 (14.29%) QA Engineer
5 2 (14.29%) QA Test Engineer
5 2 (14.29%) Test Manager
6 1 (7.14%) Automation Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) Automation Test Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) QA Automation Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) Software Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) Software Test Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) JSON
2 1 (7.14%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
1 12 (85.71%) TDD
2 11 (78.57%) Test Automation
3 10 (71.43%) BDD
4 9 (64.29%) Continuous Integration
5 8 (57.14%) API Testing
5 8 (57.14%) Exploratory Testing
5 8 (57.14%) User Stories
6 3 (21.43%) Test Scripting
6 3 (21.43%) Waterfall
7 2 (14.29%) Automation Testing
7 2 (14.29%) Defect Management
7 2 (14.29%) Integration Testing
7 2 (14.29%) OO
7 2 (14.29%) Software Engineering
7 2 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (14.29%) Test Management
7 2 (14.29%) Test Planning
7 2 (14.29%) Unit Testing
8 1 (7.14%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 4 (28.57%) SQL
2 2 (14.29%) Java
2 2 (14.29%) Python
2 2 (14.29%) Shell Script
3 1 (7.14%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) ISEB
1 1 (7.14%) ISTQB
1 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (78.57%) QA
2 1 (7.14%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) HP
1 2 (14.29%) Oracle