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 21 November 2014 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Testing
Rank 43 - 28
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 20 0 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 3.21% - 3.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.00% - 5.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 0 7
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£335 - £230
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 - £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £419 - £270
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £333
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +2.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.88 £37.50 £41.25
% change year-on-year
-28.33% -9.09%
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
500 164 221
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 80.13% 77.00% 66.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 343 88 104
Average daily rate £388 £350 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% +27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £200 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.20% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 9 13
Average hourly rate £27.50 £15.50 £15.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+77.41% -1.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.50 £11.99
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £21.40 £23.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +3.44%

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 21 November 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
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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 - 20 £335 - 1
Gateshead - - - -
Performance Testing
North East

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 17 (58.62%) SQL
1 17 (58.62%) Oracle
1 17 (58.62%) UNIX
1 17 (58.62%) Oracle Database
2 14 (48.28%) VB6
2 14 (48.28%) Shell Script
2 14 (48.28%) VB
2 14 (48.28%) C
2 14 (48.28%) PL/SQL
2 14 (48.28%) Tuxedo
3 13 (44.83%) Configuration Management
4 12 (41.38%) LoadRunner
4 12 (41.38%) Problem Management
4 12 (41.38%) Test Scripting
4 12 (41.38%) Facilita Forecast
5 11 (37.93%) Security Cleared
5 11 (37.93%) HP Quality Center
5 11 (37.93%) QuickTest Pro
5 11 (37.93%) Regression Testing
6 10 (34.48%) Test Strategy
7 9 (31.03%) Data Structures
7 9 (31.03%) Automated Testing
7 9 (31.03%) Software Testing
7 9 (31.03%) QA
8 7 (24.14%) SC Cleared
9 5 (17.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 5 (17.24%) ISTQB
10 4 (13.79%) BC Cleared
11 3 (10.34%) Oracle Database 11g
11 3 (10.34%) Fat Client

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 14 (48.28%) Tuxedo
2 3 (10.34%) Oracle Application Server
2 3 (10.34%) WebLogic
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.34%) LAN
1 3 (10.34%) WAN
1 3 (10.34%) DHCP
1 3 (10.34%) VPN
1 3 (10.34%) DNS
1 3 (10.34%) SAN
1 3 (10.34%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (58.62%) Oracle Database
2 3 (10.34%) SQL Server
2 3 (10.34%) Oracle Database 11g
2 3 (10.34%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 12 (41.38%) LoadRunner
1 12 (41.38%) Facilita Forecast
2 11 (37.93%) QuickTest Pro
Job Titles
1 9 (31.03%) Test Engineer
1 9 (31.03%) Performance Engineer
1 9 (31.03%) Performance Test Engineer
2 7 (24.14%) Technical Leader
3 6 (20.69%) Architect
4 3 (10.34%) Tester
4 3 (10.34%) Performance Tester
4 3 (10.34%) UNIX Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Technical Architect
5 1 (3.45%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.34%) Web Services
1 3 (10.34%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 9 (31.03%) Data Structures
2 3 (10.34%) Thin Client
2 3 (10.34%) Fat Client
2 3 (10.34%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 17 (58.62%) UNIX
2 3 (10.34%) AIX
2 3 (10.34%) HPUX
2 3 (10.34%) Solaris
2 3 (10.34%) Linux
2 3 (10.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (44.83%) Configuration Management
2 12 (41.38%) Problem Management
2 12 (41.38%) Test Scripting
3 11 (37.93%) Regression Testing
4 10 (34.48%) Test Strategy
5 9 (31.03%) Automated Testing
5 9 (31.03%) Software Testing
6 3 (10.34%) Service Management
6 3 (10.34%) Change Data Capture
Programming Languages
1 17 (58.62%) SQL
2 14 (48.28%) VB
2 14 (48.28%) Shell Script
2 14 (48.28%) VB6
2 14 (48.28%) C
2 14 (48.28%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (37.93%) Security Cleared
2 7 (24.14%) SC Cleared
3 5 (17.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (17.24%) ISTQB
4 4 (13.79%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (31.03%) QA
System Software
1 3 (10.34%) VMware ESX
1 3 (10.34%) Oracle RAC
1 3 (10.34%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (10.34%) KVM
1 3 (10.34%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 11 (37.93%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (58.62%) Oracle
2 3 (10.34%) HP
2 3 (10.34%) Citrix
2 3 (10.34%) Red Hat
2 3 (10.34%) VMware