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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Performance Testing
Rank 82 52 46
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -6
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 9 6 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 0.93% 1.06% 1.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.05% 1.39% 2.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 7
Average daily rate £319 £429 £331
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.70% +29.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £372 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £486 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £323 £350
% change year-on-year
+24.03% -7.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £32.00 £155.00
% change year-on-year
+20.31% -79.35%
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
856 431 427
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 88.25% 75.88% 80.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 571 269 283
Average daily rate £325 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £511 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 29 1
Average hourly rate £28.00 £13.71 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+104.23% -19.35%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

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 29 April 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
(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 -32 9 £319 -25.70%
Performance Testing
North East

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 10 (90.91%) Java
2 9 (81.82%) QA
3 8 (72.73%) Facilita Forecast
3 8 (72.73%) Unix
3 8 (72.73%) HP UFT
3 8 (72.73%) LoadRunner
4 7 (63.64%) Windows
4 7 (63.64%) Linux
4 7 (63.64%) SQL
4 7 (63.64%) VB
4 7 (63.64%) WebLogic
4 7 (63.64%) Visual Studio
4 7 (63.64%) Regression Testing
4 7 (63.64%) Automated Testing
4 7 (63.64%) Software Testing
4 7 (63.64%) Performance Monitoring
4 7 (63.64%) Performance Metrics
4 7 (63.64%) HP SiteScope
4 7 (63.64%) Problem Management
4 7 (63.64%) Test Scripting
4 7 (63.64%) Defect Tracking
5 6 (54.55%) HP Quality Center
5 6 (54.55%) Test Strategy
5 6 (54.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 6 (54.55%) Data Structures
5 6 (54.55%) HTML
5 6 (54.55%) Oracle
5 6 (54.55%) Configuration Management
6 5 (45.45%) Client/Server
6 5 (45.45%) ISTQB

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

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 7 (63.64%) WebLogic
2 1 (9.09%) Confluence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (45.45%) Relational Database
2 1 (9.09%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 8 (72.73%) Facilita Forecast
1 8 (72.73%) HP UFT
1 8 (72.73%) LoadRunner
2 7 (63.64%) Visual Studio
3 3 (27.27%) WebDriver
4 2 (18.18%) Cucumber
4 2 (18.18%) Selenium
5 1 (9.09%) Burp Suite
5 1 (9.09%) Git (software)
5 1 (9.09%) Jenkins
5 1 (9.09%) JMeter
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Performance Engineer
1 5 (45.45%) Performance Test Engineer
1 5 (45.45%) Test Engineer
2 4 (36.36%) Tester
3 3 (27.27%) Performance Tester
4 1 (9.09%) Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Linux Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) QA Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) QA Tester
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Test Automation Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Test Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Test Automation Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Test Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Unix Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Unix Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (54.55%) HTML
2 1 (9.09%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 7 (63.64%) Performance Metrics
2 6 (54.55%) Data Structures
3 5 (45.45%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 8 (72.73%) Unix
2 7 (63.64%) Linux
2 7 (63.64%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) Automated Testing
1 7 (63.64%) Defect Tracking
1 7 (63.64%) Performance Monitoring
1 7 (63.64%) Problem Management
1 7 (63.64%) Regression Testing
1 7 (63.64%) Software Testing
1 7 (63.64%) Test Scripting
2 6 (54.55%) Configuration Management
2 6 (54.55%) Test Strategy
3 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (18.18%) Automation Testing
3 2 (18.18%) Defect Management
4 1 (9.09%) BDD
4 1 (9.09%) Cross-Browser Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Scrum
4 1 (9.09%) TDD
4 1 (9.09%) User Stories
4 1 (9.09%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 10 (90.91%) Java
2 7 (63.64%) SQL
2 7 (63.64%) VB
3 1 (9.09%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (54.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 5 (45.45%) ISTQB
3 2 (18.18%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (9.09%) ISEB
4 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
4 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (81.82%) QA
2 1 (9.09%) WAI
2 1 (9.09%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 7 (63.64%) HP SiteScope
2 6 (54.55%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (54.55%) Oracle