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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Testing
Rank 37 24 15
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -9
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 22 3 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 4.24% 1.60% 7.96%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.29% 2.21% 11.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 0 17
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£360 - £230
90% offered a daily rate of more than £329 - £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 - £412
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £36.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-4.10% -8.75%
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
416 136 227
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 80.15% 72.34% 66.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 280 69 106
Average daily rate £363 £325 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% +18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £231 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 7 13
Average hourly rate £21.80 £17.00 £16.64
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.23% +2.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.60 £13.11
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £18.90 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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 19 September 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
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Newcastle upon Tyne -17 22 £360 - 1
North Shields - - - -
South Shields - - - -
Gateshead - - - - 1
Performance Testing
North East

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 20 (54.05%) LoadRunner
2 18 (48.65%) Configuration Management
2 18 (48.65%) SQL
3 17 (45.95%) Test Scripting
3 17 (45.95%) Security Cleared
4 16 (43.24%) Test Strategy
4 16 (43.24%) Oracle Database
4 16 (43.24%) Problem Management
4 16 (43.24%) Oracle
4 16 (43.24%) UNIX
5 15 (40.54%) HP Quality Center
6 14 (37.84%) Facilita Forecast
6 14 (37.84%) Regression Testing
7 13 (35.14%) QuickTest Pro
8 11 (29.73%) VB6
8 11 (29.73%) SC Cleared
8 11 (29.73%) PL/SQL
8 11 (29.73%) VB
8 11 (29.73%) C
8 11 (29.73%) Shell Script
8 11 (29.73%) Tuxedo
9 10 (27.03%) Software Testing
9 10 (27.03%) QA
9 10 (27.03%) Automated Testing
10 9 (24.32%) ISTQB
10 9 (24.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 7 (18.92%) Linux
12 6 (16.22%) WebLogic
12 6 (16.22%) HP
12 6 (16.22%) BC Cleared

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 11 (29.73%) Tuxedo
2 6 (16.22%) WebLogic
3 4 (10.81%) Oracle Application Server
Communications & Networking
1 5 (13.51%) Firewall
1 5 (13.51%) SAN
1 5 (13.51%) LAN
1 5 (13.51%) WAN
1 5 (13.51%) DHCP
1 5 (13.51%) VPN
1 5 (13.51%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (43.24%) Oracle Database
2 5 (13.51%) Oracle Database 11g
2 5 (13.51%) SQL Server
2 5 (13.51%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.70%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 20 (54.05%) LoadRunner
2 14 (37.84%) Facilita Forecast
3 13 (35.14%) QuickTest Pro
4 3 (8.11%) JMeter
Job Titles
1 14 (37.84%) Performance Test Engineer
1 14 (37.84%) Test Engineer
1 14 (37.84%) Performance Engineer
2 5 (13.51%) Technical Leader
2 5 (13.51%) UNIX Engineer
2 5 (13.51%) Architect
3 4 (10.81%) Analyst
3 4 (10.81%) Test Analyst
3 4 (10.81%) Performance Analyst
3 4 (10.81%) Performance Test Analyst
4 3 (8.11%) Performance Tester
4 3 (8.11%) Tester
5 1 (2.70%) Technical Engineer
5 1 (2.70%) Technical Architect
5 1 (2.70%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (13.51%) Middleware
2 4 (10.81%) Web Services
3 2 (5.41%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.51%) Fat Client
1 5 (13.51%) Thin Client
1 5 (13.51%) Open Source
2 1 (2.70%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.70%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 16 (43.24%) UNIX
2 7 (18.92%) Linux
3 5 (13.51%) Solaris
3 5 (13.51%) AIX
3 5 (13.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (10.81%) HPUX
5 2 (5.41%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (48.65%) Configuration Management
2 17 (45.95%) Test Scripting
3 16 (43.24%) Test Strategy
3 16 (43.24%) Problem Management
4 14 (37.84%) Regression Testing
5 10 (27.03%) Software Testing
5 10 (27.03%) Automated Testing
6 5 (13.51%) Service Management
7 4 (10.81%) Change Data Capture
8 3 (8.11%) Load Testing
8 3 (8.11%) Stress Testing
8 3 (8.11%) Volume Testing
8 3 (8.11%) Scalability Testing
8 3 (8.11%) Analytics
9 2 (5.41%) Quantitative Analysis
10 1 (2.70%) Lean Six Sigma
10 1 (2.70%) Disaster Recovery
10 1 (2.70%) Six Sigma
10 1 (2.70%) ITIL
10 1 (2.70%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (48.65%) SQL
2 11 (29.73%) VB6
2 11 (29.73%) PL/SQL
2 11 (29.73%) VB
2 11 (29.73%) C
2 11 (29.73%) Shell Script
3 3 (8.11%) C#
3 3 (8.11%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.70%) VBA
4 1 (2.70%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 17 (45.95%) Security Cleared
2 11 (29.73%) SC Cleared
3 9 (24.32%) ISTQB
3 9 (24.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (16.22%) BC Cleared
5 1 (2.70%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (27.03%) QA
System Software
1 5 (13.51%) Oracle RAC
1 5 (13.51%) VMware ESX
1 5 (13.51%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (10.81%) KVM
2 4 (10.81%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 15 (40.54%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (5.41%) OpenView
Vendors
1 16 (43.24%) Oracle
2 6 (16.22%) HP
3 5 (13.51%) VMware
3 5 (13.51%) Citrix
3 5 (13.51%) Red Hat