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 6 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Performance Testing
Rank 129 114 114
Rank change year-on-year
-15 0
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 5 31 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.17% 0.97% 0.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.22% 1.26% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 22 8
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£375 £369 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.69% +5.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £317 £235 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £470 £409
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £350 £337
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +3.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £108.65 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-69.16% +239.51%
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
2292 2453 1530
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 75.74% 76.99% 70.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 1482 1548 947
Average daily rate £400 £371 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.96% +0.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £500 £498
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 108 64
Average hourly rate £36.45 £33.84 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.71% +5.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.35 £13.50 £15.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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
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 6 May 2015. 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
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Wiltshire +5 2 £350 -24.40%
Bristol -5 2 £381 +5.17% 2
Gloucestershire - 1 £343 -
Performance Testing
England

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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 7 (29.17%) Finance
1 7 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (29.17%) Security Cleared
2 6 (25.00%) Test Scripting
2 6 (25.00%) Selenium
2 6 (25.00%) ISEB
3 5 (20.83%) JMeter
3 5 (20.83%) Scrum
3 5 (20.83%) Software Testing
3 5 (20.83%) QA
4 4 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (16.67%) SC Cleared
4 4 (16.67%) WebDriver
4 4 (16.67%) Functional Testing
4 4 (16.67%) ISTQB
4 4 (16.67%) Microsoft
5 3 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (12.50%) LoadRunner
5 3 (12.50%) Windows
5 3 (12.50%) Degree
5 3 (12.50%) Logistics
5 3 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (12.50%) Open Source
5 3 (12.50%) BC Cleared
5 3 (12.50%) Load Testing
5 3 (12.50%) WATIR
5 3 (12.50%) Use Case
6 2 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (8.33%) Test Strategy
6 2 (8.33%) Lync

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

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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 (8.33%) Lync
2 1 (4.17%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (8.33%) MS Office
2 1 (4.17%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.17%) Windchill
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.17%) WAN
1 1 (4.17%) HTTP
1 1 (4.17%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2000
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (4.17%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (25.00%) Selenium
2 5 (20.83%) JMeter
3 4 (16.67%) WebDriver
4 3 (12.50%) WATIR
4 3 (12.50%) LoadRunner
5 2 (8.33%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (4.17%) Cucumber
6 1 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (29.17%) Finance
2 1 (4.17%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (25.00%) Tester
1 6 (25.00%) Test Leader
2 5 (20.83%) Technical Tester
2 5 (20.83%) Analyst
2 5 (20.83%) Test Manager
2 5 (20.83%) Test Analyst
3 3 (12.50%) Functional Analyst
3 3 (12.50%) Functional Test Analyst
3 3 (12.50%) Performance Test Leader
4 2 (8.33%) Team Leader
4 2 (8.33%) Test Team Leader
5 1 (4.17%) .NET Developer
5 1 (4.17%) C# Developer
5 1 (4.17%) Test Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Senior Tester
5 1 (4.17%) Software Test Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Performance Tester
5 1 (4.17%) Performance Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Performance Test Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.33%) .NET
2 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET
2 1 (4.17%) COM+
2 1 (4.17%) Web Services
2 1 (4.17%) XML
2 1 (4.17%) XSL
2 1 (4.17%) WSDL
2 1 (4.17%) XML Schema
2 1 (4.17%) .NET Framework
2 1 (4.17%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.50%) Open Source
2 2 (8.33%) Management Information System
2 2 (8.33%) Mathematics
3 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (12.50%) Windows
2 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (4.17%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 5 (20.83%) Scrum
3 5 (20.83%) Software Testing
4 4 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (16.67%) Functional Testing
5 3 (12.50%) Load Testing
5 3 (12.50%) Use Case
5 3 (12.50%) Logistics
5 3 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (8.33%) Business Continuity
6 2 (8.33%) Penetration Testing
6 2 (8.33%) People Management
6 2 (8.33%) Test Strategy
7 1 (4.17%) Software Delivery
7 1 (4.17%) Non-Functional Testing
7 1 (4.17%) Automation Testing
7 1 (4.17%) Test Planning
7 1 (4.17%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.33%) Java
1 2 (8.33%) C#
2 1 (4.17%) C++
2 1 (4.17%) SQL
2 1 (4.17%) T-SQL
2 1 (4.17%) VB
2 1 (4.17%) VB6
Qualifications
1 7 (29.17%) Security Cleared
2 6 (25.00%) ISEB
3 4 (16.67%) ISTQB
3 4 (16.67%) SC Cleared
4 3 (12.50%) BC Cleared
4 3 (12.50%) Degree
5 2 (8.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (20.83%) QA
System Software
1 2 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.17%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (4.17%) AirWatch
2 1 (4.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (4.17%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.33%) Dell
2 2 (8.33%) VMware
3 1 (4.17%) NetApp
3 1 (4.17%) HP