The first table below looks at the demand for Performance Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Tyne and Wear 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 July 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 Tyne and Wear 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Testing
Rank 33 23 15
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -8
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 12 4 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 3.27% 1.94% 8.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.58% 2.65% 10.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 0 23
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£360 - £410
90% offered a daily rate of more than £287 - £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 - £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £29.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+8.62% -27.50%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Tyne and Wear
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
262 151 266
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 71.39% 73.30% 74.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 186 73 139
Average daily rate £375 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £469 £750 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 14
Average hourly rate £32.50 £17.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+91.17% -20.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.30 £17.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £19.00 £22.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Performance Testing
North East

Performance Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

Performance Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

Performance Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

Performance Testing Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

Performance Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

Performance Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

Performance Testing
Contract Job Locations in Tyne and Wear

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 Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 28 July 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Newcastle upon Tyne -6 12 £360 - 1
North Shields - - - -
South Shields - - - -
Gateshead - - - -
Performance Testing
North East

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Tyne and Wear 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 16 (72.73%) LoadRunner
2 15 (68.18%) Security Cleared
3 13 (59.09%) Configuration Management
4 11 (50.00%) Test Scripting
5 10 (45.45%) SC Cleared
5 10 (45.45%) Problem Management
5 10 (45.45%) Test Strategy
6 9 (40.91%) HP Quality Center
6 9 (40.91%) SQL
7 8 (36.36%) Regression Testing
7 8 (36.36%) Facilita Forecast
8 7 (31.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 7 (31.82%) QuickTest Pro
8 7 (31.82%) UNIX
8 7 (31.82%) Linux
8 7 (31.82%) ISTQB
9 6 (27.27%) Automated Testing
9 6 (27.27%) Software Testing
9 6 (27.27%) QA
9 6 (27.27%) WebLogic
10 5 (22.73%) Oracle
10 5 (22.73%) SQL Server
10 5 (22.73%) LAN
10 5 (22.73%) WAN
10 5 (22.73%) DHCP
10 5 (22.73%) VPN
10 5 (22.73%) DNS
10 5 (22.73%) AIX
10 5 (22.73%) Solaris
10 5 (22.73%) HP

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Tyne and Wear 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 6 (27.27%) WebLogic
2 4 (18.18%) Oracle Application Server
Communications & Networking
1 5 (22.73%) LAN
1 5 (22.73%) WAN
1 5 (22.73%) DHCP
1 5 (22.73%) VPN
1 5 (22.73%) DNS
1 5 (22.73%) SAN
1 5 (22.73%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (22.73%) SQL Server
1 5 (22.73%) Oracle Database 11g
1 5 (22.73%) SQL Server 2008
1 5 (22.73%) Oracle Database
2 1 (4.55%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 16 (72.73%) LoadRunner
2 8 (36.36%) Facilita Forecast
3 7 (31.82%) QuickTest Pro
4 3 (13.64%) JMeter
Job Titles
1 10 (45.45%) Test Engineer
1 10 (45.45%) Performance Test Engineer
1 10 (45.45%) Performance Engineer
2 5 (22.73%) UNIX Engineer
3 4 (18.18%) Analyst
3 4 (18.18%) Test Analyst
3 4 (18.18%) Performance Analyst
3 4 (18.18%) Performance Test Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Test Leader
4 2 (9.09%) Performance Test Leader
5 1 (4.55%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Performance Tester
5 1 (4.55%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (22.73%) Middleware
2 4 (18.18%) Web Services
3 2 (9.09%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 5 (22.73%) Thin Client
1 5 (22.73%) Fat Client
1 5 (22.73%) Open Source
2 1 (4.55%) Clustering
2 1 (4.55%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 7 (31.82%) UNIX
1 7 (31.82%) Linux
2 5 (22.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 5 (22.73%) Solaris
2 5 (22.73%) AIX
3 4 (18.18%) HPUX
4 2 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (59.09%) Configuration Management
2 11 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 10 (45.45%) Test Strategy
3 10 (45.45%) Problem Management
4 8 (36.36%) Regression Testing
5 6 (27.27%) Automated Testing
5 6 (27.27%) Software Testing
6 5 (22.73%) Service Management
7 4 (18.18%) Change Data Capture
8 3 (13.64%) Analytics
8 3 (13.64%) Load Testing
8 3 (13.64%) Stress Testing
8 3 (13.64%) Volume Testing
8 3 (13.64%) Scalability Testing
9 2 (9.09%) Test Management
9 2 (9.09%) Quantitative Analysis
10 1 (4.55%) Automation Testing
10 1 (4.55%) ITIL
10 1 (4.55%) Six Sigma
10 1 (4.55%) Lean Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 9 (40.91%) SQL
2 3 (13.64%) PowerShell
2 3 (13.64%) C#
3 1 (4.55%) Bash Shell
3 1 (4.55%) VBA
Qualifications
1 15 (68.18%) Security Cleared
2 10 (45.45%) SC Cleared
3 7 (31.82%) ISTQB
3 7 (31.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (22.73%) BC Cleared
5 1 (4.55%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (27.27%) QA
System Software
1 5 (22.73%) VMware ESX
1 5 (22.73%) Oracle RAC
1 5 (22.73%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (18.18%) KVM
2 4 (18.18%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 9 (40.91%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (9.09%) OpenView
Vendors
1 5 (22.73%) Oracle
1 5 (22.73%) HP
1 5 (22.73%) Citrix
1 5 (22.73%) Red Hat
1 5 (22.73%) VMware