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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Performance Testing over the 3 months to 5 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Performance Testing
Rank 111 134 112
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -22
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 31 5 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.07% 0.16% 0.96%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.36% 0.21% 1.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 5 22
Median daily rate £400 £375 £369
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £329 £317 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £395 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £320 £350
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £27.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.50 £33.50 £108.65
% change year-on-year
+14.92% -69.16%
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
2280 2383 2562
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 78.38% 78.03% 79.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 1487 1535 1604
Median daily rate £388 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £297 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £545 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 136 95 115
Median hourly rate £42.25 £37.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.18% +5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £15.25 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £30.00 £30.41
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -1.35%

Performance Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South West region citing Performance Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 May 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Performance Testing within the South West region over the 3 months to 5 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Wiltshire +13 12 £375 +7.14% 1
Gloucestershire +14 8 £400 +16.78% 2
Bristol +7 6 £450 +18.03% 1
Dorset - 2 - -
Somerset - 2 - - 1
Performance Testing
England

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 5 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Performance Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South West region with a requirement for Performance Testing.

1 14 (32.56%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (27.91%) Test Management
3 11 (25.58%) Security Cleared
4 10 (23.26%) Waterfall
4 10 (23.26%) ISTQB
4 10 (23.26%) Windows
4 10 (23.26%) Finance
5 9 (20.93%) Linux
5 9 (20.93%) Python
5 9 (20.93%) Test Strategy
5 9 (20.93%) Non-Functional Testing
6 8 (18.60%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 8 (18.60%) DV Cleared
6 8 (18.60%) Load Testing
6 8 (18.60%) VPN
6 8 (18.60%) Citrix
6 8 (18.60%) Disaster Recovery
6 8 (18.60%) LoadRunner
7 7 (16.28%) Validation
7 7 (16.28%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (16.28%) LAN
7 7 (16.28%) MS Excel
7 7 (16.28%) Oracle
8 6 (13.95%) Automation Testing
8 6 (13.95%) Test Planning
8 6 (13.95%) Java
8 6 (13.95%) SAN
8 6 (13.95%) Microsoft
8 6 (13.95%) Scrum
8 6 (13.95%) Selenium

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 7 (16.28%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (6.98%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 5 (11.63%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (9.30%) Amazon EC2
2 4 (9.30%) Amazon S3
2 4 (9.30%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (9.30%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (18.60%) VPN
2 7 (16.28%) LAN
3 6 (13.95%) SAN
4 4 (9.30%) HTTPS
4 4 (9.30%) SSL
4 4 (9.30%) WAN
5 3 (6.98%) 802.11
5 3 (6.98%) EIGRP
5 3 (6.98%) Wireless
5 3 (6.98%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.63%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.33%) Big Data
2 1 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.33%) Electronic Patient Records
2 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (18.60%) LoadRunner
2 6 (13.95%) Selenium
3 5 (11.63%) Cucumber
4 2 (4.65%) Subversion
5 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (2.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 10 (23.26%) Finance
2 1 (2.33%) Banking
2 1 (2.33%) Retail
2 1 (2.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (23.26%) Analyst
1 10 (23.26%) Test Analyst
1 10 (23.26%) Test Manager
2 7 (16.28%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
3 6 (13.95%) Network Engineer
4 5 (11.63%) Test Engineer
5 4 (9.30%) ERP Analyst
5 4 (9.30%) Integration Engineer
5 4 (9.30%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
5 4 (9.30%) Test and Integration Engineer
6 3 (6.98%) Architect
6 3 (6.98%) Performance Architect
6 3 (6.98%) Tester
6 3 (6.98%) Wireless Engineer
6 3 (6.98%) Wireless Network Engineer
7 2 (4.65%) Cisco Engineer
7 2 (4.65%) Linux Engineer
7 2 (4.65%) Linux Systems Engineer
7 2 (4.65%) Performance Test Architect
7 2 (4.65%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.30%) Web Services
2 3 (6.98%) 802.1X
3 2 (4.65%) POSIX
4 1 (2.33%) .NET
4 1 (2.33%) boto
4 1 (2.33%) CSS
4 1 (2.33%) CSS3
4 1 (2.33%) Ext JS
4 1 (2.33%) HTML
4 1 (2.33%) HTML5
4 1 (2.33%) PhoneGap
4 1 (2.33%) Sass
4 1 (2.33%) WF
4 1 (2.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.65%) Data Centre
1 2 (4.65%) Public Cloud
2 1 (2.33%) NHS
2 1 (2.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 10 (23.26%) Windows
2 9 (20.93%) Linux
3 2 (4.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (32.56%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (27.91%) Test Management
3 10 (23.26%) Waterfall
4 9 (20.93%) Non-Functional Testing
4 9 (20.93%) Test Strategy
5 8 (18.60%) Disaster Recovery
5 8 (18.60%) Load Testing
6 7 (16.28%) Validation
7 6 (13.95%) Automation Testing
7 6 (13.95%) Scrum
7 6 (13.95%) TDD
7 6 (13.95%) Test Planning
8 5 (11.63%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (11.63%) Defect Management
8 5 (11.63%) Defect Tracking
8 5 (11.63%) Manual Testing
8 5 (11.63%) Network Design
8 5 (11.63%) Root Cause Analysis
8 5 (11.63%) Test Automation
8 5 (11.63%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (20.93%) Python
2 6 (13.95%) Java
3 5 (11.63%) Bash Shell
3 5 (11.63%) SQL
4 4 (9.30%) Perl
5 2 (4.65%) C
6 1 (2.33%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.33%) PowerShell
6 1 (2.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 11 (25.58%) Security Cleared
2 10 (23.26%) ISTQB
3 8 (18.60%) DV Cleared
3 8 (18.60%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 7 (16.28%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (11.63%) CCNA
5 5 (11.63%) Degree
6 3 (6.98%) CCNP
6 3 (6.98%) HND
6 3 (6.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (4.65%) SC Cleared
8 1 (2.33%) ISEB
8 1 (2.33%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.30%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (6.98%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.33%) CFEngine
2 1 (2.33%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (2.33%) MIIS
2 1 (2.33%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.33%) Puppet
2 1 (2.33%) SCSM
Vendors
1 8 (18.60%) Citrix
2 7 (16.28%) Oracle
3 6 (13.95%) Microsoft
4 3 (6.98%) Cisco
5 2 (4.65%) HP
6 1 (2.33%) Sencha
6 1 (2.33%) Telerik
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