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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Performance Testing over the 3 months to 28 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Performance Testing
Rank 98 52 32
Rank change year-on-year
-46 -20
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 10 7 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 0.82% 1.15% 3.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.93% 1.50% 3.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 11
Median daily rate £324 £349 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.24% -3.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £342 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £356 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.50 £32.00 £37.29
% change year-on-year
+20.31% -14.18%
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
1080 468 353
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 88.16% 76.60% 75.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 728 288 238
Median daily rate £325 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.12% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £575 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 36 2
Median hourly rate £28.00 £15.13 £34.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+85.12% -56.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £11.00 £33.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £40.00 £36.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -

Performance Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Tyne and Wear region citing Performance Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Performance Testing within the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 28 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Newcastle upon Tyne -44 10 £324 -7.24%
Performance Testing
North East

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 28 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Performance Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Tyne and Wear region with a requirement for Performance Testing.

1 10 (83.33%) Unix
1 10 (83.33%) QA
2 9 (75.00%) Automated Testing
2 9 (75.00%) HP UFT
2 9 (75.00%) LoadRunner
2 9 (75.00%) Linux
2 9 (75.00%) Java
2 9 (75.00%) Facilita Forecast
3 8 (66.67%) Performance Monitoring
3 8 (66.67%) Performance Metrics
3 8 (66.67%) Defect Tracking
3 8 (66.67%) Visual Studio
3 8 (66.67%) Windows
3 8 (66.67%) Regression Testing
3 8 (66.67%) Software Testing
3 8 (66.67%) Problem Management
3 8 (66.67%) Test Scripting
3 8 (66.67%) HP SiteScope
4 7 (58.33%) Test Strategy
4 7 (58.33%) Configuration Management
4 7 (58.33%) WebLogic
4 7 (58.33%) SQL
4 7 (58.33%) VB
4 7 (58.33%) Data Structures
5 6 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 6 (50.00%) Oracle
5 6 (50.00%) HTML
5 6 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
6 5 (41.67%) ISTQB
6 5 (41.67%) Client/Server

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (58.33%) WebLogic
2 1 (8.33%) Confluence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (41.67%) Relational Database
2 1 (8.33%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 9 (75.00%) Facilita Forecast
1 9 (75.00%) HP UFT
1 9 (75.00%) LoadRunner
2 8 (66.67%) Visual Studio
3 2 (16.67%) Cucumber
3 2 (16.67%) Git (software)
3 2 (16.67%) Selenium
3 2 (16.67%) WebDriver
4 1 (8.33%) Ant
4 1 (8.33%) Burp Suite
4 1 (8.33%) Gradle
4 1 (8.33%) Grunt
4 1 (8.33%) Jenkins
4 1 (8.33%) JMeter
4 1 (8.33%) Karma Test Runner
4 1 (8.33%) Maven
4 1 (8.33%) Protractor
4 1 (8.33%) Subversion
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Performance Engineer
1 5 (41.67%) Performance Test Engineer
1 5 (41.67%) Test Engineer
2 4 (33.33%) Tester
3 3 (25.00%) Performance Tester
4 2 (16.67%) Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 1 (8.33%) Linux Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Performance Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Performance Test Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) QA Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) QA Tester
5 1 (8.33%) Test Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Unix Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Unix Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (50.00%) HTML
2 1 (8.33%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 8 (66.67%) Performance Metrics
2 7 (58.33%) Data Structures
3 5 (41.67%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 10 (83.33%) Unix
2 9 (75.00%) Linux
3 8 (66.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (75.00%) Automated Testing
2 8 (66.67%) Defect Tracking
2 8 (66.67%) Performance Monitoring
2 8 (66.67%) Problem Management
2 8 (66.67%) Regression Testing
2 8 (66.67%) Software Testing
2 8 (66.67%) Test Scripting
3 7 (58.33%) Configuration Management
3 7 (58.33%) Test Strategy
4 2 (16.67%) Defect Management
4 2 (16.67%) Security Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (8.33%) Automation Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Code Coverage
5 1 (8.33%) Cross-Browser Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Front End Development
5 1 (8.33%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Penetration Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Scrum
5 1 (8.33%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 9 (75.00%) Java
2 7 (58.33%) SQL
2 7 (58.33%) VB
3 1 (8.33%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 5 (41.67%) ISTQB
3 3 (25.00%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (16.67%) SC Cleared
4 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
5 1 (8.33%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (83.33%) QA
2 1 (8.33%) WAI
2 1 (8.33%) WCAG
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (66.67%) HP SiteScope
2 6 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (8.33%) HP