The table below looks at the statistics for Performance Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Southampton region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Performance Testing over the 3 months to 12 February 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.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Performance Testing
Rank 35 52 31
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -21
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 1 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 0.40% 0.54% 2.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.53% 0.70% 3.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 5
Average daily rate £275 £275 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +22.22%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £335 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.94% -4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 £36.00 £155.00
% change year-on-year
+66.66% -76.77%
Performance Testing
Hampshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Southampton region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Southampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
189 285 198
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 74.70% 76.41% 70.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 170 142
Average daily rate £375 £388 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +19.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £300 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £508
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 11 14
Average hourly rate £25.13 £20.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.62% -50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £19.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £37.50 £170.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

Performance Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

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

Performance Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

Performance Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

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

Performance Testing Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Southampton 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 4 (66.67%) Java
1 4 (66.67%) ISEB
1 4 (66.67%) Load Testing
1 4 (66.67%) Cucumber
1 4 (66.67%) Non-Functional Testing
2 3 (50.00%) QA
3 2 (33.33%) JIRA
3 2 (33.33%) Scrum
3 2 (33.33%) Ruby
3 2 (33.33%) JMeter
3 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (33.33%) Automated Testing
3 2 (33.33%) C#
3 2 (33.33%) HTML
3 2 (33.33%) JUnit
3 2 (33.33%) ITIL
3 2 (33.33%) B2B
3 2 (33.33%) B2C
3 2 (33.33%) GIS
3 2 (33.33%) Jenkins
3 2 (33.33%) Mobile App
3 2 (33.33%) BDD
3 2 (33.33%) Zephyr
3 2 (33.33%) Appium
3 2 (33.33%) Gherkin
3 2 (33.33%) Selenium
3 2 (33.33%) Test Management
3 2 (33.33%) Manual Testing
3 2 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Southampton 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 2 (33.33%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) GIS
Development Applications
1 4 (66.67%) Cucumber
2 2 (33.33%) Appium
2 2 (33.33%) Jenkins
2 2 (33.33%) JIRA
2 2 (33.33%) JMeter
2 2 (33.33%) JUnit
2 2 (33.33%) Selenium
2 2 (33.33%) TeamCity
2 2 (33.33%) WebDriver
2 2 (33.33%) Zephyr
3 1 (16.67%) LoadRunner
3 1 (16.67%) WATIR
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) QA Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Quality Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Test Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Lead Tester
2 1 (16.67%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
2 1 (16.67%) LoadRunner Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Non-Functional Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Performance Tester
2 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Penetration Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Performance Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Web Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) Gherkin
1 2 (33.33%) HTML
2 1 (16.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Load Testing
1 4 (66.67%) Non-Functional Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) Automated Testing
2 2 (33.33%) B2B
2 2 (33.33%) B2C
2 2 (33.33%) BDD
2 2 (33.33%) ITIL
2 2 (33.33%) Manual Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Scrum
2 2 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 2 (33.33%) Test Management
3 1 (16.67%) Data Migration
3 1 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (16.67%) Migration
3 1 (16.67%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
3 1 (16.67%) Security Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) Java
2 2 (33.33%) C#
2 2 (33.33%) Ruby
3 1 (16.67%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) ISEB
2 2 (33.33%) SC Cleared
2 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (50.00%) QA
2 1 (16.67%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) HP
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft