The table below looks at the statistics for Performance Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West 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 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Testing
Rank 125 100 113
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +13
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 17 8 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.51% 0.36% 0.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.70% 0.51% 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 7 17
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£363 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £312 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £380 £463
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
England

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 West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2414 1564 2145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 72.78% 70.90% 69.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 1603 1054 1274
Average daily rate £399 £370 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.70% -1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £264 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 77 148
Average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.70 £11.00 £15.41
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £43.00 £47.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

Performance Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Performance Testing across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Performance Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Performance Testing
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Performance Testing across the South West region.

Performance Testing Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Performance Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Performance Testing across the South West region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014.

Performance Testing Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Performance Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Performance Testing across the South West region.

Performance Testing Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Performance Testing
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 18 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
Bristol - 8 £363 - 1
Somerset -13 4 £338 +3.84% 1
Wiltshire -10 3 £470 -
Gloucestershire - 2 £338 - 4
Performance Testing
England

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 30 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (55.00%) Scrum
3 19 (47.50%) JMeter
4 18 (45.00%) Finance
4 18 (45.00%) Selenium
5 15 (37.50%) WebDriver
5 15 (37.50%) Open Source
6 14 (35.00%) Security Cleared
6 14 (35.00%) WATIR
7 13 (32.50%) SC Cleared
8 8 (20.00%) QuickTest Pro
9 7 (17.50%) HP
9 7 (17.50%) HP Quality Center
9 7 (17.50%) User Acceptance Testing
10 6 (15.00%) Software Testing
10 6 (15.00%) ISTQB
10 6 (15.00%) Test Automation
10 6 (15.00%) Windows
11 5 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
11 5 (12.50%) Cisco IPCC
11 5 (12.50%) IVR
11 5 (12.50%) SOAP
11 5 (12.50%) Genesys
11 5 (12.50%) Empirix
11 5 (12.50%) MS Visio
11 5 (12.50%) Siemens
11 5 (12.50%) Windows 7
11 5 (12.50%) Kanban
11 5 (12.50%) System Testing
11 5 (12.50%) SoapUI

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 1 (2.50%) WebLogic
1 1 (2.50%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (2.50%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (12.50%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 5 (12.50%) IP Telephony
2 1 (2.50%) VSAT
2 1 (2.50%) 3GPP
2 1 (2.50%) HTTP
2 1 (2.50%) DVB
2 1 (2.50%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (2.50%) QlikView
2 1 (2.50%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (2.50%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.50%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (2.50%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 19 (47.50%) JMeter
2 18 (45.00%) Selenium
3 15 (37.50%) WebDriver
4 14 (35.00%) WATIR
5 8 (20.00%) QuickTest Pro
6 5 (12.50%) SoapUI
7 4 (10.00%) LoadRunner
8 2 (5.00%) Git (software)
9 1 (2.50%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (2.50%) JUnit
9 1 (2.50%) Jenkins
9 1 (2.50%) LoadUI
9 1 (2.50%) Mockito
9 1 (2.50%) Cucumber
9 1 (2.50%) Subversion
9 1 (2.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (2.50%) TestNG
9 1 (2.50%) EasyMock
General
1 18 (45.00%) Finance
2 2 (5.00%) Electronics
2 2 (5.00%) Retail
3 1 (2.50%) Retail Banking
3 1 (2.50%) Marketing
3 1 (2.50%) Avionics
3 1 (2.50%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.50%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.50%) Banking
Job Titles
1 26 (65.00%) Tester
2 10 (25.00%) Developer
3 9 (22.50%) Technical Tester
4 7 (17.50%) Lead Developer
4 7 (17.50%) Technical Developer
5 6 (15.00%) Test Manager
6 4 (10.00%) Automated Tester
7 3 (7.50%) Test Analyst
7 3 (7.50%) Analyst
8 2 (5.00%) Software Developer
8 2 (5.00%) Performance Tester
8 2 (5.00%) Test Engineer
8 2 (5.00%) Performance Analyst
8 2 (5.00%) Performance Test Analyst
8 2 (5.00%) Non-Functional Tester
9 1 (2.50%) UAT Test Manager
9 1 (2.50%) RF Test Engineer
9 1 (2.50%) UAT Manager
9 1 (2.50%) UAT Tester
9 1 (2.50%) Lead Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (12.50%) SOAP
2 2 (5.00%) .NET
3 1 (2.50%) Middleware
3 1 (2.50%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 15 (37.50%) Open Source
2 5 (12.50%) IVR
3 1 (2.50%) Mathematics
3 1 (2.50%) Physics
3 1 (2.50%) DTV
3 1 (2.50%) AS400
3 1 (2.50%) APACS
3 1 (2.50%) SWIFT
3 1 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (15.00%) Windows
2 5 (12.50%) Windows 7
3 4 (10.00%) Linux
4 2 (5.00%) UNIX
5 1 (2.50%) Ubuntu
5 1 (2.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (55.00%) Scrum
3 7 (17.50%) User Acceptance Testing
4 6 (15.00%) Test Automation
4 6 (15.00%) Software Testing
5 5 (12.50%) WFM
5 5 (12.50%) Matrix Management
5 5 (12.50%) Penetration Testing
5 5 (12.50%) Automated Testing
5 5 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (12.50%) Waterfall
5 5 (12.50%) Kanban
5 5 (12.50%) System Testing
6 4 (10.00%) Time Management
7 2 (5.00%) Test Scripting
7 2 (5.00%) Load Testing
7 2 (5.00%) Stress Testing
7 2 (5.00%) BDD
8 1 (2.50%) Test Strategy
8 1 (2.50%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 4 (10.00%) SQL
2 2 (5.00%) C#
3 1 (2.50%) Java
3 1 (2.50%) Perl
3 1 (2.50%) VB
3 1 (2.50%) Python
3 1 (2.50%) Tcl
3 1 (2.50%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 14 (35.00%) Security Cleared
2 13 (32.50%) SC Cleared
3 6 (15.00%) ISTQB
4 4 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (5.00%) ISEB
6 1 (2.50%) HND
6 1 (2.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.50%) QA
2 1 (2.50%) DO-160
Systems Management
1 7 (17.50%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (12.50%) Cisco IPCC
3 1 (2.50%) Puppet
3 1 (2.50%) Cobbler
3 1 (2.50%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 7 (17.50%) HP
2 5 (12.50%) Genesys
2 5 (12.50%) Empirix
2 5 (12.50%) Siemens
2 5 (12.50%) Verint
3 2 (5.00%) Oracle
3 2 (5.00%) SAP
4 1 (2.50%) Red Hat
4 1 (2.50%) Kalido
4 1 (2.50%) Telerik
4 1 (2.50%) Informatica