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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Performance Testing
Rank 47 42 31
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -11
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 1 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 0.25% 0.96% 1.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.32% 1.20% 1.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 1
Average daily rate £310 £375 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.33% -11.76%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £346
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +1.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 £36.75 £90.00
% change year-on-year
+63.26% -59.16%
Performance Testing
Wiltshire

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
312 332 233
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 79.39% 80.00% 75.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 254 251 182
Average daily rate £388 £475 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.42% +26.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £325 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £575 £518
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 6
Average hourly rate £10.50 £22.69 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-53.72% -5.45%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 5 February 2016, 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 (50.00%) LoadRunner
1 2 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (25.00%) Kanban
2 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (25.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (25.00%) BDD
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Improvement
2 1 (25.00%) Automation Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Engineering
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Banking
2 1 (25.00%) Retail
2 1 (25.00%) Automated Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Ruby
2 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (25.00%) Selenium
2 1 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Scrum
2 1 (25.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (25.00%) HP

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) LoadRunner
2 1 (25.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (25.00%) Selenium
General
1 1 (25.00%) Banking
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
1 1 (25.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Tester
2 2 (50.00%) Performance Tester
3 1 (25.00%) Automation Tester
3 1 (25.00%) Performance Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Performance Test Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Test Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Automated Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Automation Testing
2 1 (25.00%) BDD
2 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (25.00%) Kanban
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Engineering
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Improvement
2 1 (25.00%) Scrum
2 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) Java
1 1 (25.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) HP