The first table below looks at the demand for Performance Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Swindon 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 Swindon 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 39 36 30
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -6
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 10 2 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 2.25% 0.75% 2.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.87% 0.98% 4.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 2 9
Average daily rate £470 £433 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.67% +4.21%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £337 £409
% change year-on-year
+3.78% -17.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £25.00 - £12.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £96.15 £40.09 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+139.82% +29.32%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Swindon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
348 205 261
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 78.20% 77.36% 68.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 270 166 191
Average daily rate £410 £423 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.95% -0.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £325 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 5
Average hourly rate £23.75 £13.50 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+75.92% +12.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £32.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-4.68% +23.07%
Performance Testing
Wiltshire

Performance Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Swindon

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

Performance Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Swindon

Performance Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Swindon

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

Performance Testing Daily Rate Trend in Swindon

Performance Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in Swindon

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Performance Testing across the Swindon region over the 3 months to 23 April 2014.

Performance Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Swindon

Performance Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Swindon

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

Performance Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Swindon

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Swindon

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Swindon 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 10 (76.92%) HP
2 9 (69.23%) HP Quality Center
3 7 (53.85%) Test Automation
3 7 (53.85%) User Acceptance Testing
3 7 (53.85%) Waterfall
4 5 (38.46%) Verint
4 5 (38.46%) Siemens
4 5 (38.46%) Genesys
4 5 (38.46%) Empirix
4 5 (38.46%) Windows
4 5 (38.46%) MS Visio
4 5 (38.46%) System Testing
4 5 (38.46%) Windows 7
4 5 (38.46%) Penetration Testing
4 5 (38.46%) WFM
4 5 (38.46%) Matrix Management
4 5 (38.46%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (38.46%) Cisco IPCC
4 5 (38.46%) IVR
4 5 (38.46%) IP Telephony
5 3 (23.08%) LoadRunner
6 2 (15.38%) CCNP
6 2 (15.38%) ISEB
6 2 (15.38%) Citrix
6 2 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (15.38%) EIGRP
6 2 (15.38%) MATLAB
6 2 (15.38%) LAN
6 2 (15.38%) ISO 9002
6 2 (15.38%) Cisco

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Swindon 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 (7.69%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 5 (38.46%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 5 (38.46%) IP Telephony
2 2 (15.38%) EIGRP
2 2 (15.38%) LAN
2 2 (15.38%) LTE
3 1 (7.69%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) MySQL
1 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (23.08%) LoadRunner
2 2 (15.38%) JMeter
2 2 (15.38%) LabVIEW
2 2 (15.38%) JIRA
2 2 (15.38%) SoapUI
3 1 (7.69%) WinRunner
General
1 2 (15.38%) Banking
1 2 (15.38%) Telecoms
1 2 (15.38%) Finance
1 2 (15.38%) Manufacturing
2 1 (7.69%) Retail Banking
2 1 (7.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (53.85%) Test Manager
2 2 (15.38%) Network Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Tester
2 2 (15.38%) Cisco Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) RF Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) RF Design Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Performance Tester
2 2 (15.38%) Design Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Defect Manager
3 1 (7.69%) UAT Manager
3 1 (7.69%) UAT Test Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) SOAP
1 2 (15.38%) .NET
1 2 (15.38%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (38.46%) IVR
2 2 (15.38%) Open Source
3 1 (7.69%) SWIFT
3 1 (7.69%) Statistics
3 1 (7.69%) APACS
Operating Systems
1 5 (38.46%) Windows
1 5 (38.46%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) Test Automation
1 7 (53.85%) User Acceptance Testing
1 7 (53.85%) Waterfall
2 5 (38.46%) System Testing
2 5 (38.46%) Penetration Testing
2 5 (38.46%) WFM
2 5 (38.46%) Matrix Management
2 5 (38.46%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (15.38%) PRINCE2
3 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (15.38%) Test Management
4 1 (7.69%) Use Case
4 1 (7.69%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) MATLAB
1 2 (15.38%) Python
1 2 (15.38%) C#
1 2 (15.38%) C++
1 2 (15.38%) Java
1 2 (15.38%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) CCNP
1 2 (15.38%) ISEB
1 2 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (15.38%) HND
1 2 (15.38%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) ISO 9002
Systems Management
1 9 (69.23%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (38.46%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 10 (76.92%) HP
2 5 (38.46%) Verint
2 5 (38.46%) Siemens
2 5 (38.46%) Genesys
2 5 (38.46%) Empirix
3 2 (15.38%) Citrix
3 2 (15.38%) Cisco
3 2 (15.38%) Oracle
3 2 (15.38%) Capita
4 1 (7.69%) SAP
4 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
4 1 (7.69%) Remedy