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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Performance Testing
Rank 59 61 39
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -22
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 2 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 0.39% 0.63% 0.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.46% 0.80% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Average daily rate
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£150 £288 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-47.82% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £37.29 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.18% +16.53%
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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
431 498 231
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 83.04% 78.55% 70.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 334 317 146
Average daily rate £350 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £525 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 7 9
Average hourly rate £15.50 £25.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.00% +66.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.10 £12.30 £11.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £26.00 £15.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 7 (53.85%) Automation Testing
2 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (23.08%) Integration Testing
3 3 (23.08%) Regression Testing
3 3 (23.08%) ISEB
3 3 (23.08%) SQL Server
3 3 (23.08%) Degree
4 2 (15.38%) Test Strategy
4 2 (15.38%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
4 2 (15.38%) MS Project
4 2 (15.38%) Visual Studio
4 2 (15.38%) PRINCE2
4 2 (15.38%) UNIX
4 2 (15.38%) Windows
4 2 (15.38%) Linux
4 2 (15.38%) RUP
4 2 (15.38%) NHS
4 2 (15.38%) SQL
4 2 (15.38%) Software Testing
4 2 (15.38%) Finance
5 1 (7.69%) Validation
5 1 (7.69%) TDD
5 1 (7.69%) Banking
5 1 (7.69%) Automated Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (7.69%) ISTQB
5 1 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
5 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (15.38%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (23.08%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (15.38%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (15.38%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Banking
2 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (53.85%) Tester
1 7 (53.85%) Analyst
1 7 (53.85%) Test Analyst
2 6 (46.15%) Performance Tester
3 2 (15.38%) Lead Test Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Software Tester
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Software Test Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) CRM Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) UNIX
1 2 (15.38%) Windows
1 2 (15.38%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) Automation Testing
2 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (23.08%) Integration Testing
3 3 (23.08%) Regression Testing
4 2 (15.38%) Test Strategy
4 2 (15.38%) PRINCE2
4 2 (15.38%) RUP
4 2 (15.38%) Software Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Validation
5 1 (7.69%) TDD
5 1 (7.69%) Automated Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (7.69%) CRM
5 1 (7.69%) Mentoring
5 1 (7.69%) Test Automation
5 1 (7.69%) BDD
5 1 (7.69%) User Stories
5 1 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) SQL
2 1 (7.69%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) ISEB
1 3 (23.08%) Degree
2 1 (7.69%) ISTQB
2 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
2 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft