The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the South West region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Testing
Rank 111 113 96
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -17
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 33 10 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.00% 0.43% 1.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.32% 0.61% 2.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 7 43
Average daily rate £363 £350 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -17.64%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £337 £409
% change year-on-year
+3.85% -17.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £25.00 - £12.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £96.15 £40.09 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+139.82% +29.32%
Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2508 1631 2548
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 75.72% 70.12% 70.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1546 1015 1521
Average daily rate £375 £350 £396
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -11.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £255 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £480 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 112 60 154
Average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +28.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £17.20 £18.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.75 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Performance Testing
England

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Wiltshire -8 12 £463 +7.05% 2
Bristol - 8 £341 - 4
Dorset -5 2 £325 -10.34%
Gloucestershire - - - - 1
Somerset - - - - 1
Performance Testing
England

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 19 (41.30%) LoadRunner
2 18 (39.13%) QuickTest Pro
3 17 (36.96%) Scrum
3 17 (36.96%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (30.43%) Software Testing
4 14 (30.43%) ISTQB
4 14 (30.43%) Kanban
5 13 (28.26%) HP Quality Center
5 13 (28.26%) HP
6 10 (21.74%) Test Automation
6 10 (21.74%) Selenium
7 9 (19.57%) Time Management
7 9 (19.57%) Waterfall
8 8 (17.39%) Security Cleared
8 8 (17.39%) User Acceptance Testing
8 8 (17.39%) JMeter
9 7 (15.22%) SOAP
9 7 (15.22%) Windows
9 7 (15.22%) SoapUI
10 6 (13.04%) Cucumber
10 6 (13.04%) Open Source
10 6 (13.04%) Capybara
10 6 (13.04%) Load Testing
10 6 (13.04%) Finance
11 5 (10.87%) Stakeholder Management
11 5 (10.87%) Cisco IPCC
11 5 (10.87%) IVR
11 5 (10.87%) Disaster Recovery
11 5 (10.87%) Genesys
11 5 (10.87%) Empirix

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 (2.17%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 5 (10.87%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.87%) IP Telephony
2 2 (4.35%) LTE
2 2 (4.35%) EIGRP
2 2 (4.35%) LAN
3 1 (2.17%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.35%) Oracle Database
1 2 (4.35%) MySQL
1 2 (4.35%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 19 (41.30%) LoadRunner
2 18 (39.13%) QuickTest Pro
3 10 (21.74%) Selenium
4 8 (17.39%) JMeter
5 7 (15.22%) SoapUI
6 6 (13.04%) Cucumber
6 6 (13.04%) Capybara
7 3 (6.52%) WATIR
7 3 (6.52%) WebDriver
8 2 (4.35%) JIRA
8 2 (4.35%) LabVIEW
9 1 (2.17%) WinRunner
9 1 (2.17%) LoadUI
General
1 6 (13.04%) Finance
2 4 (8.70%) Telecoms
3 3 (6.52%) Manufacturing
4 2 (4.35%) Banking
5 1 (2.17%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (2.17%) Retail
5 1 (2.17%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 25 (54.35%) Tester
2 11 (23.91%) Test Manager
3 6 (13.04%) Performance Tester
4 4 (8.70%) Automated Tester
5 3 (6.52%) Technical Tester
5 3 (6.52%) Non-Functional Tester
5 3 (6.52%) Automation Tester
6 2 (4.35%) Performance Consultant
6 2 (4.35%) Performance Test Consultant
6 2 (4.35%) Test Consultant
6 2 (4.35%) Oracle DBA
6 2 (4.35%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 2 (4.35%) RF Engineer
6 2 (4.35%) Cisco Engineer
6 2 (4.35%) RF Design Engineer
6 2 (4.35%) Design Engineer
6 2 (4.35%) Analyst
6 2 (4.35%) Test Analyst
6 2 (4.35%) Consultant
6 2 (4.35%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (15.22%) SOAP
2 2 (4.35%) WCF
2 2 (4.35%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.04%) Open Source
2 5 (10.87%) IVR
3 1 (2.17%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.17%) APACS
3 1 (2.17%) Biology
3 1 (2.17%) Statistics
3 1 (2.17%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 7 (15.22%) Windows
2 5 (10.87%) Linux
2 5 (10.87%) Windows 7
3 1 (2.17%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (36.96%) Scrum
1 17 (36.96%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (30.43%) Software Testing
2 14 (30.43%) Kanban
3 10 (21.74%) Test Automation
4 9 (19.57%) Time Management
4 9 (19.57%) Waterfall
5 8 (17.39%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (13.04%) Load Testing
7 5 (10.87%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (10.87%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (10.87%) Stress Testing
7 5 (10.87%) Matrix Management
7 5 (10.87%) WFM
7 5 (10.87%) Penetration Testing
7 5 (10.87%) Automated Testing
7 5 (10.87%) System Testing
8 4 (8.70%) Test Strategy
8 4 (8.70%) Test Management
9 3 (6.52%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 5 (10.87%) SQL
2 3 (6.52%) C#
2 3 (6.52%) Java
3 2 (4.35%) MATLAB
3 2 (4.35%) C++
3 2 (4.35%) Python
Qualifications
1 14 (30.43%) ISTQB
2 8 (17.39%) Security Cleared
3 4 (8.70%) DV Cleared
4 3 (6.52%) Degree
5 2 (4.35%) CCNP
5 2 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (4.35%) ISEB
5 2 (4.35%) HND
6 1 (2.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (2.17%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.35%) QA
1 2 (4.35%) ISO 9002
Systems Management
1 13 (28.26%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (10.87%) Cisco IPCC
3 3 (6.52%) Vagrant
3 3 (6.52%) Cobbler
3 3 (6.52%) Puppet
Vendors
1 13 (28.26%) HP
2 5 (10.87%) Genesys
2 5 (10.87%) Empirix
2 5 (10.87%) Siemens
2 5 (10.87%) Verint
3 4 (8.70%) Oracle
4 3 (6.52%) Citrix
5 2 (4.35%) Capita
5 2 (4.35%) Cisco
6 1 (2.17%) Microsoft
6 1 (2.17%) SAP
6 1 (2.17%) Remedy