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 September 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 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Performance Testing
Rank 123 130 134
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +4
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 17 21 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.60% 0.63% 0.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.77% 0.83% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 13 12
Median daily rate £356 £338 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -6.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £231 £339
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £430 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.00 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+15.00% +14.28%
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
2216 2525 2548
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 78.53% 76.31% 76.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 1481 1678 1690
Median daily rate £375 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £515 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 147 138 85
Median hourly rate £38.00 £39.25 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.18% +20.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £27.50 £14.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £47.50 £41.11
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +28.15%

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 September 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 September 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
Gloucestershire - 9 £330 - 1
Dorset +6 4 £475 +58.33% 1
Bristol 0 2 £435 -20.90% 1
Wiltshire +7 1 £363 -2.35% 1
Cornwall - 1 - -
Performance Testing
England

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 September 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 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (36.84%) Finance
3 12 (31.58%) Waterfall
4 10 (26.32%) Security Cleared
5 9 (23.68%) Selenium
5 9 (23.68%) Windows
5 9 (23.68%) Test Strategy
5 9 (23.68%) Defect Tracking
6 8 (21.05%) Defect Management
6 8 (21.05%) SQL
6 8 (21.05%) LoadRunner
7 7 (18.42%) Python
7 7 (18.42%) MS Excel
7 7 (18.42%) Load Testing
7 7 (18.42%) Integration Testing
7 7 (18.42%) Test Management
7 7 (18.42%) Test Planning
7 7 (18.42%) Non-Functional Testing
8 6 (15.79%) Test Scripting
8 6 (15.79%) User Acceptance Testing
8 6 (15.79%) TDD
8 6 (15.79%) Microsoft
8 6 (15.79%) Linux
8 6 (15.79%) XML
8 6 (15.79%) Validation
9 5 (13.16%) Disaster Recovery
9 5 (13.16%) LAN
9 5 (13.16%) Citrix
9 5 (13.16%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (13.16%) ERP

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%) CMS
Applications
1 7 (18.42%) 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
Cloud Services
1 4 (10.53%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (7.89%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (7.89%) Amazon S3
2 3 (7.89%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (7.89%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (13.16%) LAN
1 5 (13.16%) VPN
2 3 (7.89%) HTTPS
2 3 (7.89%) SAN
2 3 (7.89%) SSL
2 3 (7.89%) WAN
3 2 (5.26%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.53%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.63%) Big Data
2 1 (2.63%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 9 (23.68%) Selenium
2 8 (21.05%) LoadRunner
3 5 (13.16%) Cucumber
4 3 (7.89%) JIRA
4 3 (7.89%) JMeter
5 2 (5.26%) Subversion
6 1 (2.63%) SoapUI
6 1 (2.63%) WebDriver
General
1 14 (36.84%) Finance
2 2 (5.26%) Banking
3 1 (2.63%) Publishing
3 1 (2.63%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (28.95%) Analyst
1 11 (28.95%) Test Analyst
2 5 (13.16%) Test Manager
3 4 (10.53%) Integration Engineer
3 4 (10.53%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
3 4 (10.53%) Test and Integration Engineer
3 4 (10.53%) Test Engineer
3 4 (10.53%) Tester
4 3 (7.89%) Architect
4 3 (7.89%) ERP Analyst
4 3 (7.89%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
4 3 (7.89%) Performance Tester
4 3 (7.89%) Test Leader
5 2 (5.26%) Developer
5 2 (5.26%) ERP Manager
5 2 (5.26%) Implementation Manager
5 2 (5.26%) Network Engineer
5 2 (5.26%) Project Manager
5 2 (5.26%) SAP Project Manager
5 2 (5.26%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (15.79%) XML
2 4 (10.53%) Web Services
3 2 (5.26%) POSIX
3 2 (5.26%) SOAP
4 1 (2.63%) boto
4 1 (2.63%) J2EE
4 1 (2.63%) Java EE
4 1 (2.63%) JSON
4 1 (2.63%) REST
4 1 (2.63%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.26%) iPad
1 2 (5.26%) Management Information System
1 2 (5.26%) Public Cloud
2 1 (2.63%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 9 (23.68%) Windows
2 6 (15.79%) Linux
3 2 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (31.58%) Waterfall
3 9 (23.68%) Defect Tracking
3 9 (23.68%) Test Strategy
4 8 (21.05%) Defect Management
5 7 (18.42%) Integration Testing
5 7 (18.42%) Load Testing
5 7 (18.42%) Non-Functional Testing
5 7 (18.42%) Test Management
5 7 (18.42%) Test Planning
6 6 (15.79%) TDD
6 6 (15.79%) Test Scripting
6 6 (15.79%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (15.79%) Validation
7 5 (13.16%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (13.16%) Data Protection
7 5 (13.16%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (13.16%) ERP
7 5 (13.16%) Manual Testing
7 5 (13.16%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 8 (21.05%) SQL
2 7 (18.42%) Python
3 4 (10.53%) C
3 4 (10.53%) Perl
4 3 (7.89%) Java
5 2 (5.26%) Bash Shell
5 2 (5.26%) C#
6 1 (2.63%) C++
6 1 (2.63%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (26.32%) Security Cleared
2 5 (13.16%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (13.16%) DV Cleared
3 4 (10.53%) CCNA
4 3 (7.89%) ISTQB
4 3 (7.89%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 3 (7.89%) SC Cleared
5 2 (5.26%) CCNP
6 1 (2.63%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.89%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (7.89%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.63%) CFEngine
2 1 (2.63%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.63%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (15.79%) Microsoft
2 5 (13.16%) Citrix
3 4 (10.53%) Oracle
4 2 (5.26%) Cisco
4 2 (5.26%) SAP
5 1 (2.63%) EPiServer
5 1 (2.63%) HP
5 1 (2.63%) IBM