The table below looks at the statistics 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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Performance Testing
Rank 64 32 23
Rank change year-on-year
-32 -9
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 7 12 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 0.99% 3.37% 1.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.25% 4.51% 2.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 12 0
Average daily rate
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£305 £360 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.27% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £31.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-3.17% +8.62%
Performance Testing
North 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 Tyne and Wear region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Tyne and Wear
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
562 266 152
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 79.27% 74.72% 75.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 362 185 74
Average daily rate £415 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £469 £750
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 10 6
Average hourly rate £15.00 £32.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-53.84% +91.17%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

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 31 July 2015. 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
Newcastle upon Tyne -28 7 £305 -15.27%
Performance Testing
North East

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 6 (46.15%) Java
1 6 (46.15%) Oracle
1 6 (46.15%) LoadRunner
2 5 (38.46%) SQL
2 5 (38.46%) UNIX
3 4 (30.77%) Web Services
3 4 (30.77%) HP UFT
3 4 (30.77%) Test Scripting
3 4 (30.77%) Security Cleared
3 4 (30.77%) Test Strategy
4 3 (23.08%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 3 (23.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (23.08%) Non-Functional Testing
4 3 (23.08%) Integration Testing
4 3 (23.08%) ISTQB
4 3 (23.08%) QA
4 3 (23.08%) Finance
4 3 (23.08%) JSF
4 3 (23.08%) Linux
4 3 (23.08%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (23.08%) WebLogic
5 2 (15.38%) Visual Studio
5 2 (15.38%) VB
5 2 (15.38%) HTML
5 2 (15.38%) Windows
5 2 (15.38%) ETL
5 2 (15.38%) Regression Testing
5 2 (15.38%) JMeter
5 2 (15.38%) Client/Server
5 2 (15.38%) Configuration Management

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 3 (23.08%) WebLogic
2 1 (7.69%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Oracle Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Oracle General Ledger
1 2 (15.38%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (7.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle ERP
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) Relational Database
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 6 (46.15%) LoadRunner
2 4 (30.77%) HP UFT
3 2 (15.38%) Visual Studio
3 2 (15.38%) SoapUI
3 2 (15.38%) JMeter
3 2 (15.38%) Facilita Forecast
3 2 (15.38%) LoadUI
4 1 (7.69%) Selenium
4 1 (7.69%) WebDriver
4 1 (7.69%) Cucumber
4 1 (7.69%) Jenkins
4 1 (7.69%) NeoLoad
General
1 3 (23.08%) Finance
2 2 (15.38%) General Ledger
3 1 (7.69%) Marketing
3 1 (7.69%) Manufacturing
3 1 (7.69%) Back Office
3 1 (7.69%) Electronics
3 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Test Analyst
1 5 (38.46%) Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) Test Leader
3 2 (15.38%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
3 2 (15.38%) Splunk Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) OAT Test Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Capacity Planner
3 2 (15.38%) Performance Tester
3 2 (15.38%) Operations Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Tester
4 1 (7.69%) QA Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) QA Test Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) QA Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) ERP Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Performance Test Leader
4 1 (7.69%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (30.77%) Web Services
2 3 (23.08%) JSF
3 2 (15.38%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Client/Server
1 2 (15.38%) Data Structures
1 2 (15.38%) Performance Metrics
2 1 (7.69%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 5 (38.46%) UNIX
2 3 (23.08%) Linux
3 2 (15.38%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) Test Scripting
1 4 (30.77%) Test Strategy
2 3 (23.08%) Non-Functional Testing
2 3 (23.08%) Operational Acceptance Testing
2 3 (23.08%) Integration Testing
2 3 (23.08%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (15.38%) ETL
3 2 (15.38%) Configuration Management
3 2 (15.38%) Regression Testing
3 2 (15.38%) Business Continuity
3 2 (15.38%) Problem Management
3 2 (15.38%) Risk Analysis
3 2 (15.38%) Software Testing
3 2 (15.38%) Test Automation
3 2 (15.38%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (15.38%) Performance Analysis
3 2 (15.38%) Performance Monitoring
3 2 (15.38%) Resilience Testing
4 1 (7.69%) System Integration Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (46.15%) Java
2 5 (38.46%) SQL
3 2 (15.38%) VB
4 1 (7.69%) VBA
4 1 (7.69%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (30.77%) Security Cleared
2 3 (23.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (23.08%) ISTQB
3 2 (15.38%) Degree
4 1 (7.69%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (23.08%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) Nessus
1 2 (15.38%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (46.15%) Oracle
2 2 (15.38%) Splunk
3 1 (7.69%) SAP
3 1 (7.69%) HP