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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Testing
Rank 118 100 112
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +12
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 22 9 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.70% 0.40% 0.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.98% 0.57% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 7 16
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£363 £325 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% -18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £312 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £380 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £29.00 £38.25
% change year-on-year
+20.68% -24.18%
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
2249 1582 2207
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 71.22% 70.63% 69.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1484 1039 1313
Average daily rate £398 £370 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.43% -1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 72 153
Average hourly rate £34.50 £17.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+97.14% -41.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.88 £9.20 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 - 10 £363 - 1
Wiltshire -6 5 £470 -
Somerset -12 4 £338 +3.84% 1
Gloucestershire - 3 £331 - 4
Performance Testing
England

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 25 (50.00%) Scrum
2 22 (44.00%) JMeter
3 19 (38.00%) Finance
3 19 (38.00%) Selenium
4 17 (34.00%) Open Source
5 15 (30.00%) WebDriver
6 14 (28.00%) Security Cleared
6 14 (28.00%) WATIR
6 14 (28.00%) HP Quality Center
6 14 (28.00%) HP
7 13 (26.00%) Test Automation
8 12 (24.00%) SC Cleared
8 12 (24.00%) QuickTest Pro
9 11 (22.00%) Waterfall
10 10 (20.00%) LoadRunner
10 10 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
11 9 (18.00%) Software Testing
11 9 (18.00%) ISTQB
11 9 (18.00%) User Acceptance Testing
12 8 (16.00%) Kanban
12 8 (16.00%) Windows
13 7 (14.00%) MS Visio
13 7 (14.00%) Genesys
13 7 (14.00%) Empirix
13 7 (14.00%) SOAP
13 7 (14.00%) Siemens
13 7 (14.00%) Disaster Recovery
13 7 (14.00%) Cisco IPCC
13 7 (14.00%) IVR
13 7 (14.00%) System Testing

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

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 (2.00%) WebLogic
1 1 (2.00%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (2.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (14.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 7 (14.00%) IP Telephony
2 1 (2.00%) VSAT
2 1 (2.00%) 3GPP
2 1 (2.00%) HTTP
2 1 (2.00%) DVB
2 1 (2.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.00%) MySQL
2 2 (4.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.00%) QlikView
3 1 (2.00%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (2.00%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.00%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (2.00%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 22 (44.00%) JMeter
2 19 (38.00%) Selenium
3 15 (30.00%) WebDriver
4 14 (28.00%) WATIR
5 12 (24.00%) QuickTest Pro
6 10 (20.00%) LoadRunner
7 7 (14.00%) SoapUI
8 2 (4.00%) JIRA
8 2 (4.00%) Git (software)
9 1 (2.00%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (2.00%) JUnit
9 1 (2.00%) Jenkins
9 1 (2.00%) LoadUI
9 1 (2.00%) Mockito
9 1 (2.00%) Cucumber
9 1 (2.00%) Subversion
9 1 (2.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (2.00%) TestNG
9 1 (2.00%) EasyMock
General
1 19 (38.00%) Finance
2 2 (4.00%) Electronics
2 2 (4.00%) Retail
3 1 (2.00%) Retail Banking
3 1 (2.00%) Marketing
3 1 (2.00%) Avionics
3 1 (2.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 30 (60.00%) Tester
2 11 (22.00%) Test Manager
3 10 (20.00%) Developer
3 10 (20.00%) Technical Tester
4 7 (14.00%) Lead Developer
4 7 (14.00%) Technical Developer
5 5 (10.00%) Performance Tester
6 4 (8.00%) Automated Tester
7 3 (6.00%) Non-Functional Tester
7 3 (6.00%) Analyst
7 3 (6.00%) Test Analyst
8 2 (4.00%) Software Developer
8 2 (4.00%) Performance Analyst
8 2 (4.00%) Test Engineer
8 2 (4.00%) Performance Test Analyst
9 1 (2.00%) Senior Test Analyst
9 1 (2.00%) Senior Tester
9 1 (2.00%) Performance Consultant
9 1 (2.00%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
9 1 (2.00%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (14.00%) SOAP
2 4 (8.00%) .NET
3 2 (4.00%) WCF
4 1 (2.00%) Gherkin
4 1 (2.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 17 (34.00%) Open Source
2 7 (14.00%) IVR
3 1 (2.00%) Mathematics
3 1 (2.00%) Physics
3 1 (2.00%) DTV
3 1 (2.00%) AS400
3 1 (2.00%) APACS
3 1 (2.00%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 8 (16.00%) Windows
2 7 (14.00%) Windows 7
3 5 (10.00%) Linux
4 3 (6.00%) UNIX
5 1 (2.00%) Ubuntu
5 1 (2.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (50.00%) Scrum
2 13 (26.00%) Test Automation
3 11 (22.00%) Waterfall
4 10 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (18.00%) Software Testing
5 9 (18.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 8 (16.00%) Kanban
7 7 (14.00%) System Testing
7 7 (14.00%) WFM
7 7 (14.00%) Matrix Management
7 7 (14.00%) Penetration Testing
7 7 (14.00%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (10.00%) Automated Testing
9 4 (8.00%) Test Management
9 4 (8.00%) Load Testing
9 4 (8.00%) Stress Testing
9 4 (8.00%) Time Management
9 4 (8.00%) Test Strategy
10 3 (6.00%) Stakeholder Management
11 2 (4.00%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 6 (12.00%) SQL
2 4 (8.00%) C#
3 3 (6.00%) Java
3 3 (6.00%) Python
4 2 (4.00%) C++
5 1 (2.00%) Perl
5 1 (2.00%) Tcl
5 1 (2.00%) Groovy
5 1 (2.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 14 (28.00%) Security Cleared
2 12 (24.00%) SC Cleared
3 9 (18.00%) ISTQB
4 7 (14.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (4.00%) ISEB
6 1 (2.00%) HND
6 1 (2.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.00%) QA
2 2 (4.00%) ISO 9002
3 1 (2.00%) DO-160
Systems Management
1 14 (28.00%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (14.00%) Cisco IPCC
3 2 (4.00%) Puppet
3 2 (4.00%) Cobbler
3 2 (4.00%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 14 (28.00%) HP
2 7 (14.00%) Siemens
2 7 (14.00%) Genesys
2 7 (14.00%) Empirix
2 7 (14.00%) Verint
3 4 (8.00%) Oracle
4 3 (6.00%) Citrix
5 2 (4.00%) SAP
5 2 (4.00%) Capita
6 1 (2.00%) Informatica
6 1 (2.00%) Red Hat
6 1 (2.00%) Kalido
6 1 (2.00%) Telerik