The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the South Wales region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Testing
Rank 48 37 37
Rank change year-on-year
-11 0
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 7 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 1.25% 0.31% 0.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.73% 0.48% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate £288 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £337 £409
% change year-on-year
+3.85% -17.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £96.15 £40.09 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+139.82% +29.32%
Processes & Methodologies Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
405 208 235
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 72.32% 64.40% 67.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 250 136 111
Average daily rate £400 £350 £351
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -0.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 15
Average hourly rate £25.00 £16.50 £16.16
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.51% +2.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.20 £10.69 £12.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.50 £17.90 £31.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Performance Testing
Wales

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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Newport -8 4 - -
Cardiff - 3 £288 - 1
Performance Testing
Wales

Performance Testing
Top 26 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (60.00%) Test Scripting
2 5 (50.00%) Rational Performance Tester
2 5 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (50.00%) ISEB
3 3 (30.00%) SAP SRM
3 3 (30.00%) ISTQB
3 3 (30.00%) LoadRunner
3 3 (30.00%) Stress Testing
3 3 (30.00%) Citrix
3 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (30.00%) SAP
3 3 (30.00%) ERP
3 3 (30.00%) MS Exchange
4 2 (20.00%) IBM
4 2 (20.00%) RUP
4 2 (20.00%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (20.00%) Automated Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Finance
4 2 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (20.00%) Test Automation
4 2 (20.00%) Manual Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Visual Studio
4 2 (20.00%) QA
4 2 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Software Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Active Directory

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (30.00%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 3 (30.00%) SAP SRM
Development Applications
1 5 (50.00%) Rational Performance Tester
2 3 (30.00%) LoadRunner
3 2 (20.00%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (20.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Analyst
1 6 (60.00%) Test Analyst
2 4 (40.00%) Performance Tester
2 4 (40.00%) Performance Analyst
2 4 (40.00%) Tester
2 4 (40.00%) Performance Test Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Consultant
3 2 (20.00%) Performance Consultant
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Test Scripting
2 3 (30.00%) Stress Testing
2 3 (30.00%) ERP
3 2 (20.00%) RUP
3 2 (20.00%) Automated Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Test Automation
3 2 (20.00%) Manual Testing
3 2 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Software Testing
Qualifications
1 5 (50.00%) ISEB
2 3 (30.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Citrix
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (30.00%) SAP
2 2 (20.00%) IBM