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 5 February 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.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Performance Testing
Rank 132 128 113
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -15
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 12 19 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.40% 0.59% 0.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.49% 0.79% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 11 9
Average daily rate £320 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £363 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £342 £425 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £346
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +1.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £36.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +44.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 £36.75 £90.00
% change year-on-year
+63.26% -59.16%
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
2431 2405 1849
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 80.84% 75.27% 74.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 1710 1594 1163
Average daily rate £375 £407 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.86% +8.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £288 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 108 99
Average hourly rate £42.00 £36.40 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +34.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.63 £15.75 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £46.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 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
Gloucestershire +5 5 £130 -60.00% 2
Bristol -2 5 £320 -11.72% 2
Somerset +3 1 - -
Wiltshire -4 1 £310 -17.33% 1
Performance Testing
England

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 16 (42.11%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (39.47%) Test Automation
3 14 (36.84%) ISTQB
4 13 (34.21%) Selenium
4 13 (34.21%) Functional Testing
4 13 (34.21%) Non-Functional Testing
5 12 (31.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 12 (31.58%) Load Testing
5 12 (31.58%) Security Testing
5 12 (31.58%) Test Management
5 12 (31.58%) QA
5 12 (31.58%) Software Testing
5 12 (31.58%) SQL Server
5 12 (31.58%) ISEB
6 11 (28.95%) Security Cleared
6 11 (28.95%) Waterfall
7 10 (26.32%) SOA
7 10 (26.32%) SpecFlow
8 9 (23.68%) .NET
8 9 (23.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 9 (23.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 8 (21.05%) .NET Framework
9 8 (21.05%) SQL Server 2005
9 8 (21.05%) SQL
9 8 (21.05%) Relational Database
9 8 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
10 7 (18.42%) Back Office
10 7 (18.42%) SC Cleared
11 6 (15.79%) Test Scripting
11 6 (15.79%) Java

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

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 2 (5.26%) CMS
2 1 (2.63%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (2.63%) HipChat
1 1 (2.63%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (7.89%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.89%) 802.11
1 3 (7.89%) Wireless
1 3 (7.89%) Wireless Security
2 1 (2.63%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (31.58%) SQL Server
2 9 (23.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 9 (23.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 8 (21.05%) Relational Database
3 8 (21.05%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (2.63%) Data Mining
4 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 13 (34.21%) Selenium
2 10 (26.32%) SpecFlow
3 3 (7.89%) JIRA
3 3 (7.89%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (5.26%) Cucumber
4 2 (5.26%) LoadRunner
4 2 (5.26%) TestComplete
5 1 (2.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (2.63%) Git (software)
5 1 (2.63%) JIRA Agile
5 1 (2.63%) JMeter
5 1 (2.63%) JUnit
5 1 (2.63%) Maven
5 1 (2.63%) SoapUI
5 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (2.63%) Zephyr
General
1 7 (18.42%) Back Office
2 5 (13.16%) Finance
3 1 (2.63%) Banking
3 1 (2.63%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (21.05%) Analyst
1 8 (21.05%) Test Analyst
2 7 (18.42%) Consultant
2 7 (18.42%) Senior Analyst
2 7 (18.42%) Senior Test Analyst
3 5 (13.16%) Test Leader
4 4 (10.53%) Support Consultant
4 4 (10.53%) Technical Consultant
4 4 (10.53%) Test Manager
4 4 (10.53%) Tester
5 3 (7.89%) Applications Support
5 3 (7.89%) Network Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) Test Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) Wireless Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) Wireless Network Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Applications Support Consultant
6 2 (5.26%) Implementation Consultant
6 2 (5.26%) Performance Tester
6 2 (5.26%) QA Leader
6 2 (5.26%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (23.68%) .NET
2 8 (21.05%) .NET Framework
3 3 (7.89%) 802.1X
4 1 (2.63%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.63%) J2EE
4 1 (2.63%) Middleware
4 1 (2.63%) RESTful
4 1 (2.63%) SOAP
4 1 (2.63%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.63%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.63%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (2.63%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.53%) Linux
2 3 (7.89%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (42.11%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (39.47%) Test Automation
3 13 (34.21%) Functional Testing
3 13 (34.21%) Non-Functional Testing
4 12 (31.58%) Load Testing
4 12 (31.58%) Security Testing
4 12 (31.58%) Software Testing
4 12 (31.58%) Test Management
5 11 (28.95%) Waterfall
6 10 (26.32%) SOA
7 6 (15.79%) Test Scripting
8 5 (13.16%) Automation Testing
9 4 (10.53%) Scrum
9 4 (10.53%) User Acceptance Testing
10 3 (7.89%) Configuration Management
10 3 (7.89%) Data Management
10 3 (7.89%) ERP
10 3 (7.89%) High Availability
10 3 (7.89%) Network Design
10 3 (7.89%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 8 (21.05%) SQL
2 6 (15.79%) Java
3 4 (10.53%) C#
3 4 (10.53%) Python
4 3 (7.89%) Bash Shell
5 1 (2.63%) Perl
5 1 (2.63%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 14 (36.84%) ISTQB
2 12 (31.58%) ISEB
2 12 (31.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 11 (28.95%) Security Cleared
4 7 (18.42%) SC Cleared
5 4 (10.53%) DV Cleared
6 3 (7.89%) Degree
6 3 (7.89%) HND
6 3 (7.89%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (31.58%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (7.89%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (13.16%) Oracle
2 3 (7.89%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.63%) HP
3 1 (2.63%) Telerik
South West
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucestershire
Capita Defence & Security Resourcing
Posted: 12 days ago