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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Performance Testing
Rank 132 131 127
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -4
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 12 23 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.42% 0.69% 0.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.54% 0.88% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 11 21
Median daily rate £350 £310 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% -14.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £220 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £605 £350 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.00 £30.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+50.81% -12.85%
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
2214 2605 2419
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 77.90% 77.92% 75.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 1494 1740 1598
Median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £512 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 115 136 89
Median hourly rate £33.00 £39.25 £34.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.92% +13.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £25.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £33.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +26.92%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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
Dorset +5 6 £338 +12.50%
Gloucestershire +5 4 £330 - 2
Bristol - 2 £435 - 1
Performance Testing
England

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 18 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (33.33%) Waterfall
2 13 (33.33%) Finance
3 11 (28.21%) Test Strategy
3 11 (28.21%) Test Management
4 10 (25.64%) Security Cleared
5 9 (23.08%) LoadRunner
6 8 (20.51%) Windows
6 8 (20.51%) TDD
6 8 (20.51%) Load Testing
6 8 (20.51%) Non-Functional Testing
7 7 (17.95%) Selenium
8 6 (15.38%) Validation
8 6 (15.38%) Disaster Recovery
8 6 (15.38%) SQL
8 6 (15.38%) Python
8 6 (15.38%) VPN
8 6 (15.38%) LAN
8 6 (15.38%) Citrix
8 6 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (15.38%) Integration Testing
8 6 (15.38%) ISTQB
8 6 (15.38%) Defect Management
8 6 (15.38%) Defect Tracking
9 5 (12.82%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 5 (12.82%) Test Planning
9 5 (12.82%) DV Cleared
9 5 (12.82%) Microsoft
9 5 (12.82%) MS Excel
9 5 (12.82%) 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:

Applications
1 5 (12.82%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.56%) MS Office
2 1 (2.56%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.56%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.56%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 4 (10.26%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (7.69%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (7.69%) Amazon S3
2 3 (7.69%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (15.38%) LAN
1 6 (15.38%) VPN
2 4 (10.26%) SAN
3 3 (7.69%) EIGRP
3 3 (7.69%) HTTPS
3 3 (7.69%) SSL
3 3 (7.69%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.56%) Big Data
2 1 (2.56%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.56%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 9 (23.08%) LoadRunner
2 7 (17.95%) Selenium
3 4 (10.26%) Cucumber
4 3 (7.69%) JIRA
4 3 (7.69%) JMeter
5 2 (5.13%) Subversion
6 1 (2.56%) SoapUI
General
1 13 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (5.13%) Banking
3 1 (2.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (25.64%) Analyst
1 10 (25.64%) Test Analyst
2 7 (17.95%) Test Manager
3 5 (12.82%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
4 4 (10.26%) Architect
5 3 (7.69%) ERP Analyst
5 3 (7.69%) Integration Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
5 3 (7.69%) Network Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) Performance Architect
5 3 (7.69%) Performance Tester
5 3 (7.69%) Test and Integration Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) Test Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) Test Leader
5 3 (7.69%) Tester
6 2 (5.13%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) Linux Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) Linux Systems Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) Performance Test Architect
6 2 (5.13%) Test Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.26%) XML
2 3 (7.69%) Web Services
3 2 (5.13%) POSIX
4 1 (2.56%) boto
4 1 (2.56%) J2EE
4 1 (2.56%) Java EE
4 1 (2.56%) JSON
4 1 (2.56%) SOAP
4 1 (2.56%) WF
4 1 (2.56%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.13%) iPad
1 2 (5.13%) Public Cloud
2 1 (2.56%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.56%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (20.51%) Windows
2 5 (12.82%) Linux
3 2 (5.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (33.33%) Waterfall
3 11 (28.21%) Test Management
3 11 (28.21%) Test Strategy
4 8 (20.51%) Load Testing
4 8 (20.51%) Non-Functional Testing
4 8 (20.51%) TDD
5 6 (15.38%) Defect Management
5 6 (15.38%) Defect Tracking
5 6 (15.38%) Disaster Recovery
5 6 (15.38%) Integration Testing
5 6 (15.38%) Validation
6 5 (12.82%) Test Planning
7 4 (10.26%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (10.26%) ERP
7 4 (10.26%) Risk Analysis
7 4 (10.26%) System Integration Testing
7 4 (10.26%) Test Automation
7 4 (10.26%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (7.69%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 6 (15.38%) Python
1 6 (15.38%) SQL
2 3 (7.69%) Perl
3 2 (5.13%) Bash Shell
3 2 (5.13%) C
3 2 (5.13%) C#
3 2 (5.13%) Java
4 1 (2.56%) C++
4 1 (2.56%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (25.64%) Security Cleared
2 6 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (15.38%) ISTQB
3 5 (12.82%) DV Cleared
3 5 (12.82%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 4 (10.26%) CCNA
5 3 (7.69%) CCNP
5 3 (7.69%) SC Cleared
6 2 (5.13%) Degree
7 1 (2.56%) ISEB
7 1 (2.56%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.26%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (7.69%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.56%) CFEngine
2 1 (2.56%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (2.56%) MIIS
2 1 (2.56%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.56%) Puppet
2 1 (2.56%) SCSM
Vendors
1 6 (15.38%) Citrix
2 5 (12.82%) Microsoft
3 3 (7.69%) Cisco
3 3 (7.69%) Oracle
4 2 (5.13%) HP
5 1 (2.56%) IBM
5 1 (2.56%) SAP