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 23 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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Testing
Rank 34 31 28
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -3
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 7 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 1.85% 0.75% 0.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.60% 1.14% 1.45%
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
269 175 138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 71.16% 65.30% 62.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 203 118 88
Average daily rate £325 £381 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.58% +0.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £275 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £575 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 15 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 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £82.25 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £32.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-4.68% +23.07%
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 23 April 2014.

Performance Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Southampton

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 23 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 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (50.00%) QA
1 5 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 5 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 4 (40.00%) C#
2 4 (40.00%) SQL
2 4 (40.00%) Scrum
3 3 (30.00%) Finance
3 3 (30.00%) ISEB
3 3 (30.00%) Manual Testing
3 3 (30.00%) Selenium
4 2 (20.00%) Big Data
4 2 (20.00%) Functional Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Automation Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Integration Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Web Testing
4 2 (20.00%) LoadRunner
4 2 (20.00%) ERP
4 2 (20.00%) Linux
4 2 (20.00%) C
4 2 (20.00%) Regression Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Migration
5 1 (10.00%) GAP Analysis
5 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
5 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
5 1 (10.00%) UML
5 1 (10.00%) Apache
5 1 (10.00%) Python
5 1 (10.00%) HP
5 1 (10.00%) Agresso

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 23 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 1 (10.00%) Apache
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Agresso
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) Big Data
2 1 (10.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (30.00%) Selenium
2 2 (20.00%) LoadRunner
3 1 (10.00%) PHPUnit
3 1 (10.00%) Jenkins
General
1 3 (30.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Test Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Tester
3 2 (20.00%) Coordinator
3 2 (20.00%) Test Coordinator
4 1 (10.00%) QA Tester
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Test Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) QA Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Test Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Automation Tester
4 1 (10.00%) QA Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Senior QA Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Non-Functional Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) .NET
1 1 (10.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (10.00%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 5 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 4 (40.00%) Scrum
3 3 (30.00%) Manual Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Functional Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Automation Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Integration Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Web Testing
4 2 (20.00%) ERP
4 2 (20.00%) Regression Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Migration
5 1 (10.00%) GAP Analysis
5 1 (10.00%) UML
5 1 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (10.00%) Test Automation
5 1 (10.00%) BDD
5 1 (10.00%) Test Strategy
5 1 (10.00%) Load Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Stress Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) C#
1 4 (40.00%) SQL
2 2 (20.00%) C
3 1 (10.00%) Python
3 1 (10.00%) C++
3 1 (10.00%) Java
3 1 (10.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) HP
1 1 (10.00%) SAP