The table below looks at the statistics 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 28 May 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Performance Testing
Rank 35 42 40
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -2
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 3 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 0.92% 1.44% 0.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.26% 1.88% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 3
Average daily rate
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£350 £467 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.97% +9.76%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £345 £330
% change year-on-year
-2.17% +4.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £37.29 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.18% +16.53%
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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 Swindon region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Swindon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
238 320 244
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 73.01% 76.92% 76.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 184 251 190
Average daily rate £413 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £275 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £513 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 6 10
Average hourly rate £20.19 £22.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.28% +45.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £21.75 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £37.50 £16.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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
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 25 Related IT Skills in Swindon

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, 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 2 (28.57%) Finance
1 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
2 1 (14.29%) Degree
2 1 (14.29%) QA
2 1 (14.29%) Load Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
2 1 (14.29%) Test Automation
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (14.29%) C#
2 1 (14.29%) .NET
2 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET
2 1 (14.29%) Windows
2 1 (14.29%) Linux
2 1 (14.29%) Client/Server
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) ISEB
2 1 (14.29%) LoadRunner
2 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (14.29%) Scrum
2 1 (14.29%) MVC
2 1 (14.29%) JMeter
2 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (14.29%) Functional Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Test Planning

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, 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.

Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) LoadRunner
1 1 (14.29%) JMeter
General
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Test Leader
2 3 (42.86%) Performance Test Leader
3 2 (28.57%) Tester
3 2 (28.57%) Performance Tester
4 1 (14.29%) Performance Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Performance Test Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Test Manager
4 1 (14.29%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) .NET
1 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
1 1 (14.29%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (14.29%) Load Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
2 1 (14.29%) Test Automation
2 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (14.29%) Scrum
2 1 (14.29%) MVC
2 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (14.29%) Functional Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
1 1 (14.29%) Degree
1 1 (14.29%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft