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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Performance Testing
Rank 42 39 33
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -6
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 5 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 1.40% 0.88% 1.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.67% 1.12% 1.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 2
Average daily rate
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£310 £245 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.53% -18.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 - £32.00
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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
299 268 204
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 83.52% 78.59% 62.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 227 196 123
Average daily rate £375 £365 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £495 £509
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 6 18
Average hourly rate £15.00 £42.50 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-64.70% +84.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £32.50 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £45.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.99 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+3.48% -4.95%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Southampton

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Performance Testing across the Southampton region over the 3 months to 1 July 2015.

Performance Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Southampton

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, 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 7 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (77.78%) Selenium
2 6 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 6 (66.67%) WebDriver
3 5 (55.56%) Cucumber
3 5 (55.56%) BDD
3 5 (55.56%) Scrum
4 4 (44.44%) GIS
4 4 (44.44%) Java
4 4 (44.44%) ISEB
4 4 (44.44%) Load Testing
4 4 (44.44%) Test Management
4 4 (44.44%) Appium
4 4 (44.44%) Mobile App
4 4 (44.44%) Android Development
4 4 (44.44%) iOS Development
4 4 (44.44%) Android
4 4 (44.44%) Apple iOS
5 3 (33.33%) JMeter
6 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (22.22%) Migration
6 2 (22.22%) Clustering
6 2 (22.22%) SAN
6 2 (22.22%) Windows
6 2 (22.22%) HP
6 2 (22.22%) SQL
6 2 (22.22%) Security Testing
6 2 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (22.22%) TDD
6 2 (22.22%) C#

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) SAN
Development Applications
1 7 (77.78%) Selenium
2 6 (66.67%) WebDriver
3 5 (55.56%) Cucumber
4 4 (44.44%) Appium
5 3 (33.33%) JMeter
6 2 (22.22%) NSubstitute
6 2 (22.22%) Zephyr
7 1 (11.11%) LoadRunner
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Analyst
1 3 (33.33%) Test Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Team Leader
2 2 (22.22%) Server Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Tester
2 2 (22.22%) Mobile Tester
3 1 (11.11%) SAN Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Automation Team Leader
3 1 (11.11%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Test Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) .NET
1 1 (11.11%) Web Services
1 1 (11.11%) .NET Framework
1 1 (11.11%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) GIS
1 4 (44.44%) Mobile App
2 2 (22.22%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 4 (44.44%) Android
1 4 (44.44%) Apple iOS
2 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (22.22%) Windows
2 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (66.67%) Test Automation
3 5 (55.56%) BDD
3 5 (55.56%) Scrum
4 4 (44.44%) Load Testing
4 4 (44.44%) Test Management
4 4 (44.44%) Android Development
4 4 (44.44%) iOS Development
5 2 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (22.22%) Change Control
5 2 (22.22%) Test Strategy
5 2 (22.22%) Security Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Migration
5 2 (22.22%) TDD
6 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
6 1 (11.11%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) Java
2 2 (22.22%) SQL
2 2 (22.22%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (44.44%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) HP
1 2 (22.22%) 3PAR