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 21 January 2017 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Performance Testing
England / South West
Rank 95 133 124
Rank change year-on-year
+38 -9
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 35 9 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.38% 0.30% 0.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.72% 0.37% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 6 11
Median daily rate £325 £320 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% -11.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £285 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £348 £380
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £36.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £60.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +100.00%

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
2029 2452 2316
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 79.94% 82.31% 75.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1349 1722 1553
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 £273 £283 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £393
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 127 120 106
Median hourly rate £37.50 £42.00 £36.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.71% +15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £25.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £50.00 £46.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £25.25
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +58.41%

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 21 January 2017.

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 21 January 2017. 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 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 +26 22 £325 +4.83%
Gloucestershire +11 6 £475 -
Bristol -4 2 £256 -19.92% 2
Dorset - 2 £363 - 2
Somerset - 2 £325 -
Devon - 1 £413 -
Performance Testing
England

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, 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 30 (51.72%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (41.38%) Selenium
3 20 (34.48%) Windows
4 19 (32.76%) Continuous Integration
5 17 (29.31%) DevOps
5 17 (29.31%) Linux
5 17 (29.31%) Java
5 17 (29.31%) Oracle
6 15 (25.86%) Cucumber
7 14 (24.14%) Security Cleared
7 14 (24.14%) Test Automation
7 14 (24.14%) SDLC
7 14 (24.14%) Defect Tracking
7 14 (24.14%) Finance
8 13 (22.41%) Integration Testing
8 13 (22.41%) System Testing
8 13 (22.41%) Waterfall
9 12 (20.69%) Manual Testing
9 12 (20.69%) System Integration Testing
9 12 (20.69%) Test Scripting
9 12 (20.69%) Software Testing
9 12 (20.69%) Scrum
10 11 (18.97%) Validation
10 11 (18.97%) SQL Server
10 11 (18.97%) Python
10 11 (18.97%) MS Excel
10 11 (18.97%) DV Cleared
10 11 (18.97%) Root Cause Analysis
10 11 (18.97%) Automation Testing
11 10 (17.24%) Continuous Improvement

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 7 (12.07%) Confluence
1 7 (12.07%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (1.72%) Apache
2 1 (1.72%) CMS
2 1 (1.72%) Tomcat
Applications
1 11 (18.97%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.45%) MS Office
2 2 (3.45%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (3.45%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.72%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (3.45%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 7 (12.07%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (12.07%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.72%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (18.97%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.72%) Big Data
2 1 (1.72%) IBM InfoSphere
2 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 24 (41.38%) Selenium
2 15 (25.86%) Cucumber
3 9 (15.52%) JIRA
4 8 (13.79%) Git (software)
5 7 (12.07%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 6 (10.34%) WebDriver
7 5 (8.62%) JMeter
8 3 (5.17%) GitLab
8 3 (5.17%) Jenkins
8 3 (5.17%) LoadRunner
8 3 (5.17%) Maven
8 3 (5.17%) SoapUI
9 2 (3.45%) Fiddler
9 2 (3.45%) NeoLoad
9 2 (3.45%) SilkPerformer
10 1 (1.72%) Ant
10 1 (1.72%) Bitbucket
10 1 (1.72%) SpecFlow
10 1 (1.72%) Toad
10 1 (1.72%) WebLOAD
General
1 14 (24.14%) Finance
2 5 (8.62%) Banking
3 3 (5.17%) Multimedia
4 2 (3.45%) Law
4 2 (3.45%) Legal
4 2 (3.45%) Publishing
5 1 (1.72%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (20.69%) Test Engineer
2 10 (17.24%) Integration Engineer
2 10 (17.24%) Test and Integration Engineer
2 10 (17.24%) Tester
3 9 (15.52%) Analyst
3 9 (15.52%) Test Analyst
3 9 (15.52%) Test Leader
4 7 (12.07%) DevOps Engineer
4 7 (12.07%) Java Engineer
4 7 (12.07%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 7 (12.07%) Linux Engineer
4 7 (12.07%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 7 (12.07%) WebOps Engineer
5 6 (10.34%) Performance Test Leader
6 3 (5.17%) Automation Tester
6 3 (5.17%) Developer
6 3 (5.17%) Test Manager
7 2 (3.45%) ERP Project Manager
7 2 (3.45%) Project Implementation Manager
7 2 (3.45%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (15.52%) Web Services
2 7 (12.07%) ELK Stack
2 7 (12.07%) REST
2 7 (12.07%) SOAP
2 7 (12.07%) WebCenter
3 6 (10.34%) XML
4 2 (3.45%) Spring
5 1 (1.72%) .NET
5 1 (1.72%) J2EE
5 1 (1.72%) Java EE
5 1 (1.72%) JSON
5 1 (1.72%) JSP
5 1 (1.72%) Servlets
5 1 (1.72%) WebSockets
5 1 (1.72%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.17%) Data Conversion
1 3 (5.17%) Streaming Video
1 3 (5.17%) Video Editing
2 2 (3.45%) iPad
2 2 (3.45%) Management Information System
2 2 (3.45%) Performance Metrics
3 1 (1.72%) Replication
3 1 (1.72%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 20 (34.48%) Windows
2 17 (29.31%) Linux
3 7 (12.07%) Amazon Linux
3 7 (12.07%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (51.72%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (32.76%) Continuous Integration
3 17 (29.31%) DevOps
4 14 (24.14%) Defect Tracking
4 14 (24.14%) SDLC
4 14 (24.14%) Test Automation
5 13 (22.41%) Integration Testing
5 13 (22.41%) System Testing
5 13 (22.41%) Waterfall
6 12 (20.69%) Manual Testing
6 12 (20.69%) Scrum
6 12 (20.69%) Software Testing
6 12 (20.69%) System Integration Testing
6 12 (20.69%) Test Scripting
7 11 (18.97%) Automation Testing
7 11 (18.97%) Root Cause Analysis
7 11 (18.97%) Validation
8 10 (17.24%) Risk Analysis
8 10 (17.24%) Software Engineering
8 10 (17.24%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (29.31%) Java
2 11 (18.97%) Python
3 10 (17.24%) C
3 10 (17.24%) Perl
4 4 (6.90%) SQL
5 1 (1.72%) C#
5 1 (1.72%) C++
5 1 (1.72%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 14 (24.14%) Security Cleared
2 11 (18.97%) DV Cleared
3 4 (6.90%) ISEB
3 4 (6.90%) ISTQB
3 4 (6.90%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (5.17%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (13.79%) QA
2 1 (1.72%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 7 (12.07%) Active Directory
1 7 (12.07%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (12.07%) Ansible
1 7 (12.07%) Icinga
1 7 (12.07%) Kibana
1 7 (12.07%) logstash
2 3 (5.17%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (29.31%) Oracle
2 7 (12.07%) Atlassian
2 7 (12.07%) Red Hat
3 3 (5.17%) Microsoft
3 3 (5.17%) Reuters
4 2 (3.45%) Google
4 2 (3.45%) SAP
5 1 (1.72%) EPiServer
5 1 (1.72%) Guidewire
5 1 (1.72%) HP
5 1 (1.72%) IBM
5 1 (1.72%) Murex
5 1 (1.72%) Salesforce.com