The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Southampton region.

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 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Testing
Rank 33 30 29
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -1
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 7 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 1.82% 0.76% 0.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.57% 1.14% 1.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 2
Average daily rate £228 £337 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.49% -20.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £187 £337 £345
10% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £337 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £337 £409
% change year-on-year
+3.78% -17.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £96.15 £40.09 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+139.82% +29.32%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Southampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
272 175 143
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 70.83% 66.29% 63.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 206 117 92
Average daily rate £325 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £179 £277 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £555 £481
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 14 17
Average hourly rate £33.00 £40.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.50% +128.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £23.00 £13.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.00 £40.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Performance Testing
Hampshire

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 17 April 2014.

Performance Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Southampton

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 6 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (54.55%) QA
2 5 (45.45%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (45.45%) Test Scripting
3 4 (36.36%) Selenium
3 4 (36.36%) C#
3 4 (36.36%) SQL
3 4 (36.36%) Scrum
4 3 (27.27%) ISEB
4 3 (27.27%) Finance
4 3 (27.27%) C
4 3 (27.27%) Linux
4 3 (27.27%) Manual Testing
4 3 (27.27%) Big Data
4 3 (27.27%) Web Testing
5 2 (18.18%) Test Strategy
5 2 (18.18%) Functional Testing
5 2 (18.18%) Jenkins
5 2 (18.18%) Automation Testing
5 2 (18.18%) Test Automation
5 2 (18.18%) Integration Testing
5 2 (18.18%) Web Services
5 2 (18.18%) Apache
5 2 (18.18%) ERP
5 2 (18.18%) MySQL
5 2 (18.18%) C++
5 2 (18.18%) Java
5 2 (18.18%) PHP
5 2 (18.18%) Regression Testing
5 2 (18.18%) LoadRunner

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 (18.18%) Apache
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Agresso
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (27.27%) Big Data
2 2 (18.18%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (36.36%) Selenium
2 2 (18.18%) LoadRunner
2 2 (18.18%) Jenkins
3 1 (9.09%) PHPUnit
3 1 (9.09%) Hudson
General
1 3 (27.27%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Advertising
2 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Test Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) Tester
3 2 (18.18%) Coordinator
3 2 (18.18%) Test Coordinator
4 1 (9.09%) Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Test Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Test Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) QA Tester
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Test Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) QA Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) QA Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Senior QA Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Non-Functional Tester
4 1 (9.09%) Test Leader
4 1 (9.09%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) Web Services
2 1 (9.09%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
1 1 (9.09%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 3 (27.27%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (45.45%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (45.45%) Test Scripting
3 4 (36.36%) Scrum
4 3 (27.27%) Manual Testing
4 3 (27.27%) Web Testing
5 2 (18.18%) Test Strategy
5 2 (18.18%) Functional Testing
5 2 (18.18%) Automation Testing
5 2 (18.18%) Test Automation
5 2 (18.18%) Integration Testing
5 2 (18.18%) Migration
5 2 (18.18%) ERP
5 2 (18.18%) Regression Testing
6 1 (9.09%) GAP Analysis
6 1 (9.09%) Service Delivery
6 1 (9.09%) UML
6 1 (9.09%) TDD
6 1 (9.09%) Load Testing
6 1 (9.09%) Stress Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (36.36%) C#
1 4 (36.36%) SQL
2 3 (27.27%) C
3 2 (18.18%) C++
3 2 (18.18%) Java
3 2 (18.18%) PHP
4 1 (9.09%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (54.55%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) SAP
1 1 (9.09%) HP