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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Testing
Rank 42 36 25
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -11
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 1 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 0.30% 1.39% 0.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.40% 1.84% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 0
Average daily rate
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£275 £256 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.31% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 - £45.00
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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
250 217 136
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 75.99% 75.35% 62.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 156 64
Average daily rate £363 £325 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% -10.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £650 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 17 15
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +66.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.20 £12.50 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.60 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 19 December 2014, 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 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (87.50%) Scrum
2 6 (75.00%) Selenium
2 6 (75.00%) LoadRunner
2 6 (75.00%) Cucumber
3 5 (62.50%) RESTful
3 5 (62.50%) Web Services
3 5 (62.50%) JMeter
4 4 (50.00%) Test Scripting
4 4 (50.00%) ISEB
5 3 (37.50%) Java
5 3 (37.50%) Manual Testing
5 3 (37.50%) JIRA
5 3 (37.50%) Shell Script
5 3 (37.50%) Test Automation
5 3 (37.50%) BDD
6 2 (25.00%) Jenkins
6 2 (25.00%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (25.00%) Bash Shell
6 2 (25.00%) Confluence
6 2 (25.00%) TDD
6 2 (25.00%) Subversion
6 2 (25.00%) WebInspect
6 2 (25.00%) JUnit
6 2 (25.00%) Eclipse
6 2 (25.00%) GIS
7 1 (12.50%) Introscope
7 1 (12.50%) IntelliJ
7 1 (12.50%) HP
7 1 (12.50%) SQL

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 (25.00%) Confluence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 6 (75.00%) Selenium
1 6 (75.00%) LoadRunner
1 6 (75.00%) Cucumber
2 5 (62.50%) JMeter
3 3 (37.50%) JIRA
4 2 (25.00%) Jenkins
4 2 (25.00%) Subversion
4 2 (25.00%) JUnit
4 2 (25.00%) Eclipse
5 1 (12.50%) Introscope
5 1 (12.50%) IntelliJ
5 1 (12.50%) Xcode
5 1 (12.50%) Calabash
5 1 (12.50%) Appium
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) Analyst
1 6 (75.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Automation Test Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Tester
2 1 (12.50%) QA Tester
2 1 (12.50%) Test Leader
2 1 (12.50%) Performance Test Leader
2 1 (12.50%) Agile Test Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Automation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (62.50%) RESTful
1 5 (62.50%) Web Services
2 1 (12.50%) .NET
2 1 (12.50%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) GIS
2 1 (12.50%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) UNIX
1 1 (12.50%) Android
1 1 (12.50%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (87.50%) Scrum
2 4 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 3 (37.50%) Manual Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Test Automation
3 3 (37.50%) BDD
4 2 (25.00%) TDD
5 1 (12.50%) Load Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) Java
1 3 (37.50%) Shell Script
2 2 (25.00%) Bash Shell
3 1 (12.50%) SQL
3 1 (12.50%) C
3 1 (12.50%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) HP
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle