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 8 December 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Performance Testing
Rank 114 137 140
Rank change year-on-year
+23 +3
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 25 18 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.90% 0.56% 0.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.13% 0.70% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 13 7
Median daily rate £330 £370 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.81% +2.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £320 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £422 £393
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+12.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £55.00 £26.88
% change year-on-year
-40.90% +104.65%
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
2221 2578 2508
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 79.52% 80.76% 76.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1512 1797 1698
Median daily rate £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £285 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 139 107 123
Median hourly rate £38.00 £41.25 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.87% +17.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.04 £23.25 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +40.00%

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 8 December 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 8 December 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 +9 14 £325 -14.24% 1
Gloucestershire - 7 £330 -
Cornwall - 2 £400 -
Bristol +2 1 £275 -14.06% 2
Dorset - 1 £363 - 1
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Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 8 December 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 16 (42.11%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (39.47%) Selenium
3 13 (34.21%) Finance
4 10 (26.32%) Integration Testing
4 10 (26.32%) Security Cleared
4 10 (26.32%) Waterfall
4 10 (26.32%) SDLC
4 10 (26.32%) Defect Tracking
5 9 (23.68%) Test Scripting
5 9 (23.68%) Windows
6 8 (21.05%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (21.05%) Cucumber
6 8 (21.05%) Test Automation
6 8 (21.05%) QA
6 8 (21.05%) Software Testing
7 7 (18.42%) DV Cleared
7 7 (18.42%) Manual Testing
7 7 (18.42%) System Testing
7 7 (18.42%) Python
7 7 (18.42%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (18.42%) System Integration Testing
7 7 (18.42%) Defect Management
7 7 (18.42%) Automation Testing
8 6 (15.79%) Continuous Improvement
8 6 (15.79%) Root Cause Analysis
8 6 (15.79%) DevOps
8 6 (15.79%) Validation
8 6 (15.79%) Scrum
8 6 (15.79%) MS Excel
8 6 (15.79%) Linux

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.63%) Apache
1 1 (2.63%) CMS
1 1 (2.63%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (15.79%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.26%) MS Office
2 2 (5.26%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (5.26%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.63%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (5.26%) SAP ERP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (15.79%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.63%) Big Data
2 1 (2.63%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 15 (39.47%) Selenium
2 8 (21.05%) Cucumber
3 5 (13.16%) JMeter
4 3 (7.89%) JIRA
4 3 (7.89%) LoadRunner
4 3 (7.89%) WebDriver
5 2 (5.26%) Fiddler
5 2 (5.26%) SilkPerformer
5 2 (5.26%) SoapUI
6 1 (2.63%) NeoLoad
6 1 (2.63%) SpecFlow
6 1 (2.63%) Toad
6 1 (2.63%) WebLOAD
General
1 13 (34.21%) Finance
2 5 (13.16%) Banking
3 3 (7.89%) Multimedia
4 2 (5.26%) Publishing
5 1 (2.63%) Law
5 1 (2.63%) Legal
5 1 (2.63%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (23.68%) Analyst
1 9 (23.68%) Test Analyst
2 8 (21.05%) Test Leader
3 7 (18.42%) Test Engineer
3 7 (18.42%) Tester
4 6 (15.79%) Integration Engineer
4 6 (15.79%) Test and Integration Engineer
5 5 (13.16%) Performance Test Leader
6 3 (7.89%) Developer
7 2 (5.26%) Automation Tester
7 2 (5.26%) ERP Implementation Manager
7 2 (5.26%) ERP Implementation Project Manager
7 2 (5.26%) ERP Manager
7 2 (5.26%) Implementation Manager
7 2 (5.26%) Implementation Project Manager
7 2 (5.26%) Project Implementation Manager
7 2 (5.26%) Project Manager
7 2 (5.26%) SAP Implementation Manager
7 2 (5.26%) SAP Implementation Project Manager
7 2 (5.26%) SAP Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (15.79%) XML
2 5 (13.16%) SOAP
3 4 (10.53%) Web Services
4 3 (7.89%) REST
5 1 (2.63%) .NET
5 1 (2.63%) J2EE
5 1 (2.63%) Java EE
5 1 (2.63%) JSON
5 1 (2.63%) JSP
5 1 (2.63%) Servlets
5 1 (2.63%) WebSockets
5 1 (2.63%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.89%) iPad
1 3 (7.89%) Streaming Video
1 3 (7.89%) Video Editing
2 2 (5.26%) Management Information System
2 2 (5.26%) Performance Metrics
3 1 (2.63%) Data Conversion
3 1 (2.63%) Replication
3 1 (2.63%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 9 (23.68%) Windows
2 6 (15.79%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (42.11%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (26.32%) Defect Tracking
2 10 (26.32%) Integration Testing
2 10 (26.32%) SDLC
2 10 (26.32%) Waterfall
3 9 (23.68%) Test Scripting
4 8 (21.05%) Continuous Integration
4 8 (21.05%) Software Testing
4 8 (21.05%) Test Automation
5 7 (18.42%) Automation Testing
5 7 (18.42%) Defect Management
5 7 (18.42%) Manual Testing
5 7 (18.42%) Stakeholder Management
5 7 (18.42%) System Integration Testing
5 7 (18.42%) System Testing
6 6 (15.79%) DevOps
6 6 (15.79%) Risk Analysis
6 6 (15.79%) Scrum
6 6 (15.79%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (15.79%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 7 (18.42%) Python
2 6 (15.79%) C
2 6 (15.79%) Perl
3 5 (13.16%) Java
4 4 (10.53%) SQL
5 1 (2.63%) C#
5 1 (2.63%) C++
Qualifications
1 10 (26.32%) Security Cleared
2 7 (18.42%) DV Cleared
3 4 (10.53%) ISEB
3 4 (10.53%) ISTQB
3 4 (10.53%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (7.89%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (21.05%) QA
2 1 (2.63%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 4 (10.53%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (15.79%) Oracle
2 3 (7.89%) Microsoft
3 2 (5.26%) SAP
4 1 (2.63%) EPiServer
4 1 (2.63%) Guidewire
4 1 (2.63%) HP
4 1 (2.63%) IBM
4 1 (2.63%) Reuters
4 1 (2.63%) Salesforce.com
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