The table below looks at the statistics for Performance Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the South Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Performance Testing over the 3 months to 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Performance Testing
Rank 57 48 38
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -10
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 1 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 0.18% 0.41% 0.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.23% 0.52% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
Average daily rate £475 £550 £264
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.63% +108.72%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £320 £350
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £32.00 £155.00
% change year-on-year
+20.31% -79.35%
Performance Testing
Yorkshire

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 Yorkshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
436 384 208
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 79.85% 78.53% 61.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 327 266 115
Average daily rate £450 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £235 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £725 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 16 14
Average hourly rate £14.00 £17.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £7.69 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £30.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.75 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+17.07% -2.38%

Performance Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in South Yorkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Performance Testing across the South Yorkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Performance Testing Jobs Demand Trend in South Yorkshire

Performance Testing
Daily Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Performance Testing across the South Yorkshire region.

Performance Testing Daily Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

Performance Testing
Top 16 Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South Yorkshire 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 3 (100.00%) LoadRunner
2 2 (66.67%) Selenium
2 2 (66.67%) Data Protection
2 2 (66.67%) WebDriver
2 2 (66.67%) Cucumber
2 2 (66.67%) JMeter
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (33.33%) User Stories
3 1 (33.33%) Windows
3 1 (33.33%) Telerik
3 1 (33.33%) High Availability
3 1 (33.33%) SpecFlow
3 1 (33.33%) Open Source
3 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 1 (33.33%) Benchmarking

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South Yorkshire 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.

Development Applications
1 3 (100.00%) LoadRunner
2 2 (66.67%) Cucumber
2 2 (66.67%) JMeter
2 2 (66.67%) Selenium
2 2 (66.67%) WebDriver
3 1 (33.33%) SpecFlow
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Tester
2 2 (66.67%) Analyst
2 2 (66.67%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
2 2 (66.67%) LoadRunner Tester
2 2 (66.67%) Performance Tester
2 2 (66.67%) Test Analyst
3 1 (33.33%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
3 1 (33.33%) Performance Analyst
3 1 (33.33%) Performance Test Analyst
3 1 (33.33%) Software Analyst
3 1 (33.33%) Software Test Analyst
3 1 (33.33%) Software Tester
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) Data Protection
1 2 (66.67%) Non-Functional Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Benchmarking
2 1 (33.33%) High Availability
2 1 (33.33%) Open Source
2 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) User Stories
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Telerik