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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Performance Testing
Rank 43 38 43
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +5
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 2 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 0.43% 0.28% 0.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.57% 0.53% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
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£550 £264 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+108.72% -12.16%
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £350 £337
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +3.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £96.15 £40.09
% change year-on-year
-65.15% +139.82%
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
353 187 252
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 75.75% 52.68% 70.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 253 99 154
Average daily rate £350 £305 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.94% -7.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £180 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 10 16
Average hourly rate £17.50 £27.50 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.36% +15.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £7.69 £10.30 £15.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £35.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+4.80% -6.25%

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
Contract Job Locations in South Yorkshire

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 Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 17 April 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
Sheffield -1 1 £550 +108.72% 1
Doncaster - - - -
Rotherham - - - -
Performance Testing
Yorkshire

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 2 (40.00%) SOAP
1 2 (40.00%) SQL
1 2 (40.00%) C#
1 2 (40.00%) HP
1 2 (40.00%) LoadRunner
2 1 (20.00%) ISEB
2 1 (20.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (20.00%) Java
2 1 (20.00%) .NET
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (20.00%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (20.00%) Web Services
2 1 (20.00%) XML
2 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (20.00%) CRM
2 1 (20.00%) Eclipse
2 1 (20.00%) HTTP
2 1 (20.00%) Kerberos
2 1 (20.00%) IBM
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) JMeter
2 1 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Hibernate
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) Spring
2 1 (20.00%) Maven
2 1 (20.00%) Automated Testing
2 1 (20.00%) AOP

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (20.00%) WebSphere Application Server
1 1 (20.00%) WebSphere
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) HTTP
1 1 (20.00%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) LoadRunner
2 1 (20.00%) JMeter
2 1 (20.00%) Maven
2 1 (20.00%) Selenium
2 1 (20.00%) WebDriver
2 1 (20.00%) SoapUI
2 1 (20.00%) Rational Application Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (20.00%) Eclipse
2 1 (20.00%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Java Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Test Manager
2 1 (20.00%) LoadRunner Tester
2 1 (20.00%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Test Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) SOAP
2 1 (20.00%) Web Services
2 1 (20.00%) XML
2 1 (20.00%) Hibernate
2 1 (20.00%) Spring
2 1 (20.00%) Java EE
2 1 (20.00%) WCF
2 1 (20.00%) JAX-WS
2 1 (20.00%) REST
2 1 (20.00%) JAX-RS
2 1 (20.00%) .NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) CRM
1 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (20.00%) Automated Testing
1 1 (20.00%) AOP
1 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (20.00%) Technical Architecture
1 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (20.00%) Load Testing
1 1 (20.00%) Capacity Management
1 1 (20.00%) Functional Testing
1 1 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) C#
1 2 (40.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) ISEB
1 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (20.00%) CTC Cleared
1 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) HP
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle
2 1 (20.00%) IBM
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft