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 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Performance Testing
Rank 38 41 39
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -2
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 11 9 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 2.31% 1.88% 0.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.18% 2.40% 1.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 2
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£256 £288 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.86% -8.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £275 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £325 £323
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £365 £325
% change year-on-year
-15.06% +12.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £155.00 £135.00
% change year-on-year
-76.77% +14.81%
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
346 375 254
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 72.69% 78.13% 73.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 225 231 149
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £266 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 8 7
Average hourly rate £16.00 £35.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.28% +159.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £15.85 £9.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.90 £105.00 £17.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

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
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 4 March 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Cardiff +11 11 £256 -8.88%
Performance Testing
Wales

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, 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 11 (61.11%) Automation Testing
2 10 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (27.78%) ISEB
3 5 (27.78%) Technical Architecture
3 5 (27.78%) Rational Performance Tester
4 4 (22.22%) Degree
4 4 (22.22%) HP SiteScope
4 4 (22.22%) LoadUI
4 4 (22.22%) Performance Monitoring
4 4 (22.22%) Software Testing
4 4 (22.22%) Statistics
4 4 (22.22%) JMeter
5 3 (16.67%) Regression Testing
5 3 (16.67%) Finance
5 3 (16.67%) ISTQB
5 3 (16.67%) SQL Server
5 3 (16.67%) Coaching
5 3 (16.67%) Integration Testing
6 2 (11.11%) Test Scripting
6 2 (11.11%) Manual Testing
6 2 (11.11%) Kanban
6 2 (11.11%) SC Cleared
6 2 (11.11%) Security Cleared
6 2 (11.11%) JIRA
6 2 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (11.11%) WebDriver
6 2 (11.11%) Test Strategy
6 2 (11.11%) Selenium
6 2 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (11.11%) MS Project

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, 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.

Applications
1 2 (11.11%) MS Project
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (16.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (27.78%) Rational Performance Tester
2 4 (22.22%) LoadUI
2 4 (22.22%) JMeter
3 2 (11.11%) JIRA
3 2 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (11.11%) WebDriver
3 2 (11.11%) Selenium
3 2 (11.11%) Visual Studio
4 1 (5.56%) Bugzilla
4 1 (5.56%) Jenkins
General
1 3 (16.67%) Finance
2 2 (11.11%) Telecoms
3 1 (5.56%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (44.44%) Performance Tester
1 8 (44.44%) Tester
2 7 (38.89%) Analyst
2 7 (38.89%) Test Analyst
3 5 (27.78%) Performance Manager
3 5 (27.78%) Test Manager
3 5 (27.78%) Performance Test Manager
4 2 (11.11%) Lead Test Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) .NET
1 1 (5.56%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) Statistics
2 2 (11.11%) NHS
3 1 (5.56%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.11%) UNIX
1 2 (11.11%) Windows
1 2 (11.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (61.11%) Automation Testing
2 10 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (27.78%) Technical Architecture
4 4 (22.22%) Performance Monitoring
4 4 (22.22%) Software Testing
5 3 (16.67%) Regression Testing
5 3 (16.67%) Coaching
5 3 (16.67%) Integration Testing
6 2 (11.11%) Test Scripting
6 2 (11.11%) Manual Testing
6 2 (11.11%) Kanban
6 2 (11.11%) Test Strategy
6 2 (11.11%) PRINCE2
6 2 (11.11%) RUP
6 2 (11.11%) Scrum
7 1 (5.56%) Validation
7 1 (5.56%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.11%) C#
1 2 (11.11%) SQL
2 1 (5.56%) Java
2 1 (5.56%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (27.78%) ISEB
2 4 (22.22%) Degree
3 3 (16.67%) ISTQB
4 2 (11.11%) SC Cleared
4 2 (11.11%) Security Cleared
4 2 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (11.11%) IBM Certification
Systems Management
1 4 (22.22%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 2 (11.11%) IBM
1 2 (11.11%) Microsoft