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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Performance Testing over the 3 months to 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Testing
Rank 55 49 25
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -24
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 5 1 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 0.87% 0.23% 3.98%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.20% 0.32% 5.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 9
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£325 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £375 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £375 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £36.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-4.10% -8.75%
Performance Testing
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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 South Wales region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
416 315 282
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 72.73% 71.43% 70.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 306 222 193
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £483
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 13 5
Average hourly rate £43.75 £15.29 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+186.13% -12.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £11.33 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.50 £17.08 £61.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

Performance Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Performance Testing across the South Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 19 September 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Performance Testing within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014. 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
Newport - 3 £425 -
Cardiff -12 1 £225 -40.00% 4
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Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (38.46%) QA
2 5 (38.46%) Test Scripting
3 4 (30.77%) Statistics
3 4 (30.77%) Manual Testing
3 4 (30.77%) Scrum
3 4 (30.77%) LoadRunner
3 4 (30.77%) HP
4 3 (23.08%) JMeter
4 3 (23.08%) Technical Architecture
4 3 (23.08%) Rational Performance Tester
4 3 (23.08%) Automation Testing
5 2 (15.38%) Software Testing
5 2 (15.38%) Coaching
5 2 (15.38%) LoadUI
5 2 (15.38%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (15.38%) HP SiteScope
5 2 (15.38%) User Stories
5 2 (15.38%) WebDriver
5 2 (15.38%) Waterfall
5 2 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (15.38%) Load Testing
5 2 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (15.38%) Selenium
5 2 (15.38%) Kanban
5 2 (15.38%) SC Cleared
5 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
5 2 (15.38%) V-Model
5 2 (15.38%) Degree
5 2 (15.38%) JIRA

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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.

Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (30.77%) LoadRunner
2 3 (23.08%) JMeter
2 3 (23.08%) Rational Performance Tester
3 2 (15.38%) LoadUI
3 2 (15.38%) WebDriver
3 2 (15.38%) Selenium
3 2 (15.38%) JIRA
3 2 (15.38%) Bugzilla
4 1 (7.69%) Visual Studio
4 1 (7.69%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (7.69%) SoapUI
4 1 (7.69%) RubyMine
Job Titles
1 9 (69.23%) Analyst
1 9 (69.23%) Test Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) Test Manager
2 3 (23.08%) Performance Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) Performance Manager
2 3 (23.08%) Performance Test Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) Performance Test Manager
3 2 (15.38%) QA Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) QA Test Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Tester
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Performance Tester
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Test Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) LoadRunner Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) LoadRunner Test Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Statistics
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (38.46%) Test Scripting
3 4 (30.77%) Manual Testing
3 4 (30.77%) Scrum
4 3 (23.08%) Technical Architecture
4 3 (23.08%) Automation Testing
5 2 (15.38%) Software Testing
5 2 (15.38%) Coaching
5 2 (15.38%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (15.38%) User Stories
5 2 (15.38%) Waterfall
5 2 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (15.38%) Load Testing
5 2 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (15.38%) Kanban
5 2 (15.38%) V-Model
5 2 (15.38%) Automated Testing
5 2 (15.38%) Software Engineering
5 2 (15.38%) Risk Management
5 2 (15.38%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) C#
1 2 (15.38%) Java
1 2 (15.38%) SQL
2 1 (7.69%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) SC Cleared
1 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
1 2 (15.38%) Degree
2 1 (7.69%) ISEB
2 1 (7.69%) IBM Certification
2 1 (7.69%) ISTQB
2 1 (7.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (38.46%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) HP SiteScope
2 1 (7.69%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) HP
2 1 (7.69%) IBM
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft