The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 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 West 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Testing
Rank 120 104 108
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +4
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 22 11 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.72% 0.51% 0.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.99% 0.72% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 9 15
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£375 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £322 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £450 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £344 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.81% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £29.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+8.62% -27.50%
Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2217 1520 2100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 72.81% 70.80% 69.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1485 991 1282
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £256 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 69 125
Average hourly rate £33.84 £17.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+93.37% -50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.75 £11.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Performance Testing
England

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 - 11 £369 - 1
Wiltshire -3 5 £470 +10.58% 1
Somerset -19 3 £325 -16.12% 1
Gloucestershire -11 2 £325 -18.75% 1
Performance Testing
England

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 23 (42.59%) Scrum
2 20 (37.04%) JMeter
3 17 (31.48%) Selenium
4 16 (29.63%) Finance
4 16 (29.63%) HP
4 16 (29.63%) HP Quality Center
5 15 (27.78%) Open Source
5 15 (27.78%) Test Automation
6 13 (24.07%) Security Cleared
6 13 (24.07%) Waterfall
6 13 (24.07%) WebDriver
6 13 (24.07%) QuickTest Pro
6 13 (24.07%) LoadRunner
7 12 (22.22%) Windows
7 12 (22.22%) WATIR
8 11 (20.37%) Agile Software Development
9 10 (18.52%) User Acceptance Testing
10 9 (16.67%) Matrix Management
10 9 (16.67%) System Testing
10 9 (16.67%) SC Cleared
10 9 (16.67%) Software Testing
10 9 (16.67%) ISTQB
10 9 (16.67%) WFM
10 9 (16.67%) IP Telephony
10 9 (16.67%) Penetration Testing
10 9 (16.67%) Cisco IPCC
10 9 (16.67%) IVR
10 9 (16.67%) MS Visio
10 9 (16.67%) Siemens
10 9 (16.67%) Genesys

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

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 (1.85%) WebLogic
1 1 (1.85%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (1.85%) WebSphere
Applications
1 9 (16.67%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 9 (16.67%) IP Telephony
2 1 (1.85%) VSAT
2 1 (1.85%) LAN
2 1 (1.85%) 3GPP
2 1 (1.85%) HTTP
2 1 (1.85%) BGP
2 1 (1.85%) DVB
2 1 (1.85%) EIGRP
2 1 (1.85%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.56%) SQL Server
1 3 (5.56%) Oracle Database
2 2 (3.70%) MySQL
3 1 (1.85%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.85%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.85%) QlikView
3 1 (1.85%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 20 (37.04%) JMeter
2 17 (31.48%) Selenium
3 13 (24.07%) QuickTest Pro
3 13 (24.07%) LoadRunner
3 13 (24.07%) WebDriver
4 12 (22.22%) WATIR
5 7 (12.96%) SoapUI
6 2 (3.70%) JIRA
6 2 (3.70%) Git (software)
7 1 (1.85%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (1.85%) JUnit
7 1 (1.85%) Jenkins
7 1 (1.85%) LoadUI
7 1 (1.85%) Mockito
7 1 (1.85%) Cucumber
7 1 (1.85%) Subversion
7 1 (1.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (1.85%) TestNG
7 1 (1.85%) EasyMock
General
1 16 (29.63%) Finance
2 3 (5.56%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.70%) Electronics
3 2 (3.70%) Retail
4 1 (1.85%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.85%) Marketing
4 1 (1.85%) Avionics
4 1 (1.85%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.85%) Banking
Job Titles
1 28 (51.85%) Tester
2 13 (24.07%) Test Manager
3 11 (20.37%) Technical Tester
4 9 (16.67%) Developer
5 7 (12.96%) Lead Developer
5 7 (12.96%) Technical Developer
6 6 (11.11%) Performance Tester
7 4 (7.41%) Automated Tester
8 3 (5.56%) DBA
8 3 (5.56%) Non-Functional Tester
8 3 (5.56%) Analyst
8 3 (5.56%) Test Analyst
8 3 (5.56%) Oracle DBA
9 2 (3.70%) Test Engineer
9 2 (3.70%) Test Consultant
9 2 (3.70%) Consultant
9 2 (3.70%) Performance Test Consultant
9 2 (3.70%) Performance Analyst
9 2 (3.70%) Performance Test Analyst
9 2 (3.70%) Performance Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (12.96%) SOAP
2 3 (5.56%) .NET
3 2 (3.70%) WCF
4 1 (1.85%) Gherkin
4 1 (1.85%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 15 (27.78%) Open Source
2 9 (16.67%) IVR
3 1 (1.85%) Mathematics
3 1 (1.85%) Physics
3 1 (1.85%) DTV
3 1 (1.85%) AS400
3 1 (1.85%) APACS
3 1 (1.85%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 12 (22.22%) Windows
2 9 (16.67%) Windows 7
3 7 (12.96%) Linux
4 2 (3.70%) UNIX
5 1 (1.85%) Ubuntu
5 1 (1.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (42.59%) Scrum
2 15 (27.78%) Test Automation
3 13 (24.07%) Waterfall
4 11 (20.37%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (18.52%) User Acceptance Testing
6 9 (16.67%) Software Testing
6 9 (16.67%) WFM
6 9 (16.67%) Matrix Management
6 9 (16.67%) System Testing
6 9 (16.67%) Penetration Testing
6 9 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
7 8 (14.81%) Kanban
8 6 (11.11%) Load Testing
8 6 (11.11%) Stress Testing
9 5 (9.26%) Automated Testing
10 4 (7.41%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (7.41%) Test Management
10 4 (7.41%) Test Strategy
10 4 (7.41%) Time Management
11 2 (3.70%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 7 (12.96%) SQL
2 4 (7.41%) C#
2 4 (7.41%) Java
3 3 (5.56%) Python
4 2 (3.70%) C++
5 1 (1.85%) Perl
5 1 (1.85%) Tcl
5 1 (1.85%) Groovy
5 1 (1.85%) VB
Qualifications
1 13 (24.07%) Security Cleared
2 9 (16.67%) ISTQB
2 9 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 7 (12.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (3.70%) DV Cleared
4 2 (3.70%) ISEB
5 1 (1.85%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.85%) HND
5 1 (1.85%) CCNP
5 1 (1.85%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.56%) QA
2 2 (3.70%) ISO 9002
3 1 (1.85%) DO-160
Systems Management
1 16 (29.63%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (16.67%) Cisco IPCC
3 3 (5.56%) Puppet
3 3 (5.56%) Cobbler
3 3 (5.56%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 16 (29.63%) HP
2 9 (16.67%) Siemens
2 9 (16.67%) Genesys
2 9 (16.67%) Empirix
2 9 (16.67%) Verint
3 6 (11.11%) Oracle
4 3 (5.56%) Citrix
5 2 (3.70%) SAP
5 2 (3.70%) Capita
6 1 (1.85%) Informatica
6 1 (1.85%) Cisco
6 1 (1.85%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.85%) Kalido
6 1 (1.85%) Telerik
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