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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Performance Testing
Rank 40 42 37
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -5
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 6 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 1.55% 1.86% 0.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.90% 2.35% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 2
Average daily rate
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£310 £250 £293
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.00% -14.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £248 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £315 £303
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.78% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £35.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-12.85% +20.68%
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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
315 298 232
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 81.61% 79.26% 68.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 229 218 159
Average daily rate £350 £363 £383
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% -5.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £450 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 7 21
Average hourly rate £20.00 £32.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.46% +85.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.67 £10.88 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.98 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.48% -11.55%

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 3 September 2015.

Performance Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Southampton

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 6 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (85.71%) Selenium
1 6 (85.71%) Test Automation
1 6 (85.71%) WebDriver
2 4 (57.14%) Test Management
2 4 (57.14%) Cucumber
2 4 (57.14%) BDD
2 4 (57.14%) Mobile App
2 4 (57.14%) Load Testing
2 4 (57.14%) Scrum
2 4 (57.14%) Java
2 4 (57.14%) ISEB
2 4 (57.14%) GIS
2 4 (57.14%) Appium
3 3 (42.86%) TDD
3 3 (42.86%) Android Development
3 3 (42.86%) iOS Development
3 3 (42.86%) Apple iOS
3 3 (42.86%) Android
4 2 (28.57%) QA
4 2 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (28.57%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (28.57%) Test Strategy
4 2 (28.57%) NSubstitute
4 2 (28.57%) Zephyr
4 2 (28.57%) Security Testing
4 2 (28.57%) C#
4 2 (28.57%) JMeter
5 1 (14.29%) Finance
5 1 (14.29%) Citrix

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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.

Development Applications
1 6 (85.71%) Selenium
1 6 (85.71%) WebDriver
2 4 (57.14%) Cucumber
2 4 (57.14%) Appium
3 2 (28.57%) JMeter
3 2 (28.57%) NSubstitute
3 2 (28.57%) Zephyr
4 1 (14.29%) LoadRunner
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Tester
2 2 (28.57%) Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Test Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Team Leader
2 2 (28.57%) Mobile Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Automation Team Leader
3 1 (14.29%) Performance Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Test Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) .NET
1 1 (14.29%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) GIS
1 4 (57.14%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) Android
1 3 (42.86%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (85.71%) Test Automation
2 4 (57.14%) BDD
2 4 (57.14%) Test Management
2 4 (57.14%) Load Testing
2 4 (57.14%) Scrum
3 3 (42.86%) Android Development
3 3 (42.86%) iOS Development
3 3 (42.86%) TDD
4 2 (28.57%) Security Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (28.57%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) Java
2 2 (28.57%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Citrix