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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Performance Testing
Rank 128 121 99
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -22
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 20 22 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.59% 0.68% 0.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.78% 0.94% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 20 7
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.86% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £325 £312
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £470 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £35.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-12.85% +20.68%
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
2556 2349 1599
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 75.38% 72.72% 72.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1711 1549 1051
Average daily rate £399 £395 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.01% +6.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 138 92 71
Average hourly rate £39.25 £34.85 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.62% +54.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.50 £15.88 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.52 £25.75 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+26.29% -15.57%

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 1 September 2015.

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 1 September 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
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Somerset +7 7 £220 -34.81%
Wiltshire -5 3 £371 -21.01%
Dorset - 2 £300 -
Gloucestershire -6 1 - - 1
Devon - 1 £310 -
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England

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 12 (38.71%) SQL
1 12 (38.71%) SQL Server
2 10 (32.26%) .NET
2 10 (32.26%) Relational Database
3 9 (29.03%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (29.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 9 (29.03%) SQL Server 2005
3 9 (29.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 9 (29.03%) .NET Framework
3 9 (29.03%) SOA
4 8 (25.81%) Security Cleared
5 7 (22.58%) Software Testing
5 7 (22.58%) Back Office
5 7 (22.58%) Finance
5 7 (22.58%) ISEB
5 7 (22.58%) C#
6 6 (19.35%) Scrum
6 6 (19.35%) SC Cleared
7 5 (16.13%) QA
7 5 (16.13%) Load Testing
7 5 (16.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 5 (16.13%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (16.13%) Windows
7 5 (16.13%) Microsoft
7 5 (16.13%) Line Management
8 4 (12.90%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (12.90%) Test Automation
8 4 (12.90%) Test Scripting
8 4 (12.90%) Selenium
8 4 (12.90%) Automated Testing

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

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 1 (3.23%) IIS
1 1 (3.23%) SharePoint
1 1 (3.23%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (3.23%) PowerPivot
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.23%) Internet
1 1 (3.23%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (38.71%) SQL Server
2 10 (32.26%) Relational Database
3 9 (29.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 9 (29.03%) SQL Server 2005
3 9 (29.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (3.23%) PerformancePoint
4 1 (3.23%) OLAP
4 1 (3.23%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (3.23%) OLTP
4 1 (3.23%) RDBMS
4 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Power View
Development Applications
1 5 (16.13%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (12.90%) Selenium
3 3 (9.68%) LoadRunner
4 2 (6.45%) Visual Studio
4 2 (6.45%) TestComplete
4 2 (6.45%) JIRA
4 2 (6.45%) SpecFlow
5 1 (3.23%) WebDriver
5 1 (3.23%) Rational Performance Tester
5 1 (3.23%) WebLOAD
5 1 (3.23%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (3.23%) HP UFT
5 1 (3.23%) JMeter
General
1 7 (22.58%) Back Office
1 7 (22.58%) Finance
2 1 (3.23%) Publishing
2 1 (3.23%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (35.48%) Consultant
2 9 (29.03%) Analyst
2 9 (29.03%) Test Analyst
3 5 (16.13%) Test Leader
4 4 (12.90%) Performance Test Analyst
4 4 (12.90%) Performance Analyst
4 4 (12.90%) Tester
4 4 (12.90%) Technical Consultant
5 3 (9.68%) Performance Tester
5 3 (9.68%) Developer
6 2 (6.45%) Applications Support
6 2 (6.45%) Systems Manager
6 2 (6.45%) Support Consultant
6 2 (6.45%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) .NET Consultant
6 2 (6.45%) Senior Test Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) Agile Test Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) QA Leader
7 1 (3.23%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (32.26%) .NET
2 9 (29.03%) .NET Framework
3 1 (3.23%) HTML
3 1 (3.23%) ASP.NET
3 1 (3.23%) COM+
3 1 (3.23%) Web Services
3 1 (3.23%) XML
3 1 (3.23%) XSL
3 1 (3.23%) WSDL
3 1 (3.23%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.23%) Client/Server
2 1 (3.23%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 5 (16.13%) Windows
2 2 (6.45%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (29.03%) SOA
1 9 (29.03%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (22.58%) Software Testing
3 6 (19.35%) Scrum
4 5 (16.13%) Load Testing
4 5 (16.13%) Line Management
5 4 (12.90%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (12.90%) Test Scripting
5 4 (12.90%) Test Automation
5 4 (12.90%) Automated Testing
6 3 (9.68%) Waterfall
7 2 (6.45%) Test Strategy
7 2 (6.45%) Non-Functional Testing
7 2 (6.45%) Manual Testing
7 2 (6.45%) Security Testing
7 2 (6.45%) Integration Testing
7 2 (6.45%) Test Management
7 2 (6.45%) Software Engineering
7 2 (6.45%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (6.45%) Operational Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (38.71%) SQL
2 7 (22.58%) C#
3 2 (6.45%) Java
4 1 (3.23%) C
4 1 (3.23%) C++
4 1 (3.23%) T-SQL
4 1 (3.23%) VB
4 1 (3.23%) VB6
Qualifications
1 8 (25.81%) Security Cleared
2 7 (22.58%) ISEB
3 6 (19.35%) SC Cleared
4 5 (16.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (9.68%) ISTQB
6 1 (3.23%) Degree
6 1 (3.23%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (16.13%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.23%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (3.23%) Nessus
1 1 (3.23%) SCCM
1 1 (3.23%) SCOM
Vendors
1 5 (16.13%) Microsoft
2 3 (9.68%) Oracle
3 1 (3.23%) HP
3 1 (3.23%) Cerner