The table below looks at the statistics for Performance Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Surrey 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 72 88 81
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -7
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 22 2 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 1.43% 0.15% 0.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.93% 0.20% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 1 7
Average daily rate
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£320 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.66% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £375 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £427 £375 £344
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
Performance Testing
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Surrey region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Surrey
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1138 988 950
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 74.09% 76.06% 72.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 629 579 519
Average daily rate £396 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.60% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £240 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £522 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 41 63
Average hourly rate £42.50 £36.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.43% -2.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £11.25 £16.61
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £90.00 £78.30 £48.92
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 Surrey

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Performance Testing across the Surrey region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Performance Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Surrey

Performance Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Performance Testing across the Surrey region.

Performance Testing Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

Performance Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in Surrey

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Performance Testing across the Surrey region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Performance Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Surrey

Performance Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Surrey

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Performance Testing across the Surrey region.

Performance Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Surrey

Performance Testing
Contract Job Locations in Surrey

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Performance Testing within the Surrey region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Guildford - 8 £315 -
Leatherhead - 1 £575 -
Reigate - 1 - - 2
Staines - - - -
Redhill - - - - 1
Chertsey - - - - 1
Performance Testing
South East

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Surrey 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 13 (50.00%) Java
2 12 (46.15%) Test Automation
3 10 (38.46%) SC Cleared
3 10 (38.46%) Security Cleared
4 7 (26.92%) Selenium
5 6 (23.08%) Automation Testing
5 6 (23.08%) Smart Meter
5 6 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (19.23%) ISTQB
6 5 (19.23%) JMeter
6 5 (19.23%) ISEB
7 4 (15.38%) Microsoft
7 4 (15.38%) JavaScript
7 4 (15.38%) Scrum
8 3 (11.54%) VMware
8 3 (11.54%) SQL
8 3 (11.54%) .NET
8 3 (11.54%) Windows
8 3 (11.54%) QuickTest Pro
8 3 (11.54%) LoadRunner
8 3 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (11.54%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (11.54%) Test Scripting
9 2 (7.69%) BDD
9 2 (7.69%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (7.69%) Test Strategy
9 2 (7.69%) SpecFlow
9 2 (7.69%) nginx
9 2 (7.69%) GWT
9 2 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Surrey 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 (7.69%) nginx
2 1 (3.85%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (7.69%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.69%) Firewall
2 1 (3.85%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (26.92%) Selenium
2 5 (19.23%) JMeter
3 3 (11.54%) QuickTest Pro
3 3 (11.54%) LoadRunner
4 2 (7.69%) SpecFlow
4 2 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (7.69%) WebDriver
4 2 (7.69%) NeoLoad
4 2 (7.69%) Visual Studio
4 2 (7.69%) JIRA
General
1 2 (7.69%) Telecoms
1 2 (7.69%) Finance
2 1 (3.85%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (30.77%) Tester
2 7 (26.92%) Test Analyst
2 7 (26.92%) Analyst
3 6 (23.08%) Software Test Analyst
4 5 (19.23%) Developer
4 5 (19.23%) Performance Tester
5 3 (11.54%) Software Tester
5 3 (11.54%) Senior Tester
5 3 (11.54%) Senior Performance Tester
5 3 (11.54%) Test Consultant
5 3 (11.54%) Consultant
5 3 (11.54%) Senior Software Tester
6 2 (7.69%) Automation Tester
6 2 (7.69%) Wintel Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) Software Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) Software Test Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) Test Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) Design Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) Manual Tester
7 1 (3.85%) Performance Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.54%) .NET
2 2 (7.69%) GWT
2 2 (7.69%) CSS
2 2 (7.69%) HTML
3 1 (3.85%) WinForms
3 1 (3.85%) WCF
3 1 (3.85%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (23.08%) Smart Meter
2 3 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.85%) Mathematics
3 1 (3.85%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (11.54%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (46.15%) Test Automation
2 6 (23.08%) Automation Testing
2 6 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (15.38%) Scrum
4 3 (11.54%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (11.54%) Test Scripting
5 2 (7.69%) BDD
5 2 (7.69%) Test Strategy
5 2 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (7.69%) Black-Box Testing
5 2 (7.69%) Mentoring
5 2 (7.69%) UML
5 2 (7.69%) OO
5 2 (7.69%) OOD
5 2 (7.69%) Data Management
5 2 (7.69%) Automated Testing
6 1 (3.85%) Validation
6 1 (3.85%) Migration
6 1 (3.85%) Workflow
6 1 (3.85%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 13 (50.00%) Java
2 4 (15.38%) JavaScript
3 3 (11.54%) SQL
4 2 (7.69%) C#
5 1 (3.85%) PL/SQL
5 1 (3.85%) Python
Qualifications
1 10 (38.46%) SC Cleared
1 10 (38.46%) Security Cleared
2 5 (19.23%) ISTQB
2 5 (19.23%) ISEB
3 1 (3.85%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) QA
System Software
1 2 (7.69%) VMware ESXi
1 2 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (7.69%) Active Directory
1 2 (7.69%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (15.38%) Microsoft
2 3 (11.54%) VMware
3 2 (7.69%) Citrix
4 1 (3.85%) TOWER Software
4 1 (3.85%) Planview
4 1 (3.85%) Oracle