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 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Performance Testing
Rank 60 47 58
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +11
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 8 13 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 1.50% 2.65% 0.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.84% 3.26% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 9 3
Average daily rate £413 £238 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+73.68% -17.39%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £320 £350
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £32.00 £155.00
% change year-on-year
+20.31% -79.35%
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
434 399 459
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 81.43% 81.26% 78.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 299 294 285
Average daily rate £375 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £463 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 13 8
Average hourly rate £35.00 £18.90 £21.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+85.18% -11.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.45 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £34.50 £25.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.75 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+17.07% -2.38%

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 30 April 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Performance Testing within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 30 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -25 6 £350 +36.58%
Bridgend - 1 £500 -
Newport - 1 - -
Performance Testing
Wales

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 7 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (87.50%) Selenium
2 6 (75.00%) Java
2 6 (75.00%) SQL
2 6 (75.00%) .NET
2 6 (75.00%) JMeter
2 6 (75.00%) Continuous Integration
2 6 (75.00%) SC Cleared
2 6 (75.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (75.00%) Test Automation
3 5 (62.50%) Volume Testing
3 5 (62.50%) V-Model
3 5 (62.50%) Non-Functional Testing
3 5 (62.50%) Workflow
3 5 (62.50%) XML
3 5 (62.50%) MQSeries
3 5 (62.50%) Visual Studio
3 5 (62.50%) SOAP
3 5 (62.50%) JavaScript
3 5 (62.50%) Use Case
3 5 (62.50%) Atlassian
3 5 (62.50%) HTML
3 5 (62.50%) JIRA
4 4 (50.00%) WebSphere
4 4 (50.00%) jQuery
4 4 (50.00%) Document Management
4 4 (50.00%) Business Analysis
4 4 (50.00%) JUnit
4 4 (50.00%) JBoss
4 4 (50.00%) Security Testing

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 5 (62.50%) MQSeries
2 4 (50.00%) JBoss
2 4 (50.00%) WebSphere
Development Applications
1 7 (87.50%) Selenium
2 6 (75.00%) JMeter
3 5 (62.50%) JIRA
3 5 (62.50%) Visual Studio
4 4 (50.00%) Burp Suite
4 4 (50.00%) DbUnit
4 4 (50.00%) JUnit
4 4 (50.00%) Spock
5 1 (12.50%) Cucumber
5 1 (12.50%) LoadRunner
5 1 (12.50%) LoadUI
5 1 (12.50%) SoapUI
5 1 (12.50%) SpecFlow
5 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (12.50%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) Analyst
1 6 (75.00%) Test Analyst
2 4 (50.00%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Performance Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Performance Test Leader
4 1 (12.50%) Performance Test Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Test Automation Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Test Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Test Leader
4 1 (12.50%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (75.00%) .NET
2 5 (62.50%) HTML
2 5 (62.50%) SOAP
2 5 (62.50%) XML
3 4 (50.00%) jQuery
3 4 (50.00%) JSTS
4 1 (12.50%) Web Services
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (75.00%) Continuous Integration
2 6 (75.00%) Test Automation
3 5 (62.50%) Non-Functional Testing
3 5 (62.50%) Use Case
3 5 (62.50%) V-Model
3 5 (62.50%) Volume Testing
3 5 (62.50%) Workflow
4 4 (50.00%) Business Analysis
4 4 (50.00%) Document Management
4 4 (50.00%) SDLC
4 4 (50.00%) Security Testing
5 3 (37.50%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 1 (12.50%) BDD
6 1 (12.50%) Integration Testing
6 1 (12.50%) Kanban
6 1 (12.50%) Manual Testing
6 1 (12.50%) Scrum
6 1 (12.50%) TDD
6 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 6 (75.00%) Java
1 6 (75.00%) SQL
2 5 (62.50%) JavaScript
3 3 (37.50%) C
4 1 (12.50%) C#
Qualifications
1 6 (75.00%) SC Cleared
1 6 (75.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (37.50%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Atlassian