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 8 December 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Performance Testing
Rank 55 - 58
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 10 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 1.58% - 0.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.89% - 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 0 0
Median daily rate £400 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+12.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £55.00 £26.88
% change year-on-year
-40.90% +104.65%
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
528 475 417
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 83.54% 80.51% 80.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 391 381 300
Median daily rate £425 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 12 9
Median hourly rate £32.50 £21.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+54.76% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £52.03 £29.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +40.00%

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
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 8 December 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 - 10 £400 -
Performance Testing
Wales

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 8 December 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 21 (91.30%) Selenium
2 18 (78.26%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (65.22%) QA
4 13 (56.52%) TDD
5 11 (47.83%) Test Automation
5 11 (47.83%) Cucumber
5 11 (47.83%) BDD
6 10 (43.48%) Waterfall
7 9 (39.13%) HP
7 9 (39.13%) JMeter
7 9 (39.13%) Java
7 9 (39.13%) Test Scripting
8 8 (34.78%) Continuous Integration
8 8 (34.78%) Oracle
8 8 (34.78%) Linux
8 8 (34.78%) LoadRunner
8 8 (34.78%) SpecFlow
8 8 (34.78%) User Stories
8 8 (34.78%) SoapUI
8 8 (34.78%) API Testing
8 8 (34.78%) Exploratory Testing
9 7 (30.43%) ISEB
9 7 (30.43%) SQL
10 6 (26.09%) RAD
10 6 (26.09%) Disaster Recovery
10 6 (26.09%) Publishing
10 6 (26.09%) Rational Performance Tester
11 5 (21.74%) JBoss
11 5 (21.74%) SOAP
11 5 (21.74%) Oracle Database

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 5 (21.74%) JBoss
2 3 (13.04%) Confluence
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.04%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (21.74%) Oracle Database
2 3 (13.04%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 21 (91.30%) Selenium
2 11 (47.83%) Cucumber
3 9 (39.13%) JMeter
4 8 (34.78%) LoadRunner
4 8 (34.78%) SoapUI
4 8 (34.78%) SpecFlow
5 6 (26.09%) Rational Performance Tester
6 4 (17.39%) The Grinder
7 3 (13.04%) HP UFT
7 3 (13.04%) JIRA
7 3 (13.04%) WinRunner
8 2 (8.70%) Jenkins
9 1 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (4.35%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 6 (26.09%) Publishing
2 4 (17.39%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (47.83%) Analyst
2 8 (34.78%) QA Analyst
3 7 (30.43%) Test Analyst
4 5 (21.74%) Performance Tester
4 5 (21.74%) Senior Performance Tester
4 5 (21.74%) Senior Tester
4 5 (21.74%) Test Engineer
4 5 (21.74%) Tester
5 4 (17.39%) QA Test Analyst
5 4 (17.39%) Quality Analyst
6 3 (13.04%) Agile Test Manager
6 3 (13.04%) Performance Analyst
6 3 (13.04%) Performance Test Analyst
6 3 (13.04%) Test Manager
7 2 (8.70%) QA Engineer
7 2 (8.70%) QA Test Engineer
8 1 (4.35%) Architect
8 1 (4.35%) Automation Analyst
8 1 (4.35%) Performance Engineer
8 1 (4.35%) QA Automation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (21.74%) SOAP
2 4 (17.39%) J2EE
3 3 (13.04%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 8 (34.78%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (78.26%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (56.52%) TDD
3 11 (47.83%) BDD
3 11 (47.83%) Test Automation
4 10 (43.48%) Waterfall
5 9 (39.13%) Test Scripting
6 8 (34.78%) API Testing
6 8 (34.78%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (34.78%) Exploratory Testing
6 8 (34.78%) User Stories
7 6 (26.09%) Disaster Recovery
7 6 (26.09%) RAD
8 4 (17.39%) Load Testing
8 4 (17.39%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (13.04%) Automation Testing
9 3 (13.04%) Integration Testing
9 3 (13.04%) Migration
9 3 (13.04%) Test Management
9 3 (13.04%) Unit Testing
9 3 (13.04%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 9 (39.13%) Java
2 7 (30.43%) SQL
3 4 (17.39%) Groovy
4 3 (13.04%) C
4 3 (13.04%) PL/SQL
5 2 (8.70%) Python
5 2 (8.70%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (30.43%) ISEB
2 1 (4.35%) ISTQB
2 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (65.22%) QA
2 1 (4.35%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 3 (13.04%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (39.13%) HP
2 8 (34.78%) Oracle
3 4 (17.39%) Siebel