The table below looks at the statistics for Performance Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Wales region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Performance Testing over the 3 months to 25 August 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
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Performance Testing
Rank 45 58 61
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +3
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 12 21 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 1.98% 2.29% 1.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.46% 2.89% 1.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 17 5
Median daily rate £435 £375 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.00% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £372 £300 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £450 £347
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £361 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.80% +3.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £15.75 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.00 £30.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+50.81% -12.85%
Performance Testing
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Wales region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
488 726 578
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 80.40% 79.08% 79.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 330 510 406
Median daily rate £413 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £480 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.01% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 26 8
Median hourly rate £13.00 £15.75 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.46% -33.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.10 £11.50 £15.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £80.00 £39.60 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £32.54 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-7.80% +30.16%

Performance Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Wales 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 Wales

Performance Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Performance Testing across the Wales region.

Performance Testing Daily Rate Trend in Wales

Performance Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Performance Testing across the Wales region over the 3 months to 25 August 2016.

Performance Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

Performance Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Performance Testing across the Wales region.

Performance Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

Performance Testing
Contract Job Locations in Wales

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 Wales region over the 3 months to 25 August 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
South Wales +9 11 £435 +14.09%
Performance Testing
UK

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 25 August 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 Wales region with a requirement for Performance Testing.

1 19 (95.00%) Selenium
2 18 (90.00%) Test Automation
3 17 (85.00%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (70.00%) Continuous Integration
5 12 (60.00%) TDD
6 11 (55.00%) QA
7 10 (50.00%) Cucumber
7 10 (50.00%) BDD
7 10 (50.00%) SpecFlow
8 9 (45.00%) User Stories
8 9 (45.00%) API Testing
8 9 (45.00%) Exploratory Testing
9 8 (40.00%) Java
9 8 (40.00%) Security Cleared
10 7 (35.00%) SQL
11 6 (30.00%) .NET
11 6 (30.00%) JMeter
11 6 (30.00%) Publishing
11 6 (30.00%) SC Cleared
11 6 (30.00%) Non-Functional Testing
12 5 (25.00%) JIRA
12 5 (25.00%) Use Case
12 5 (25.00%) Atlassian
12 5 (25.00%) Volume Testing
12 5 (25.00%) V-Model
12 5 (25.00%) Workflow
12 5 (25.00%) Visual Studio
12 5 (25.00%) SOAP
12 5 (25.00%) JavaScript
12 5 (25.00%) XML

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Wales 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 5 (25.00%) MQSeries
2 4 (20.00%) JBoss
2 4 (20.00%) WebSphere
Development Applications
1 19 (95.00%) Selenium
2 10 (50.00%) Cucumber
2 10 (50.00%) SpecFlow
3 6 (30.00%) JMeter
4 5 (25.00%) JIRA
4 5 (25.00%) Visual Studio
5 4 (20.00%) Burp Suite
5 4 (20.00%) DbUnit
5 4 (20.00%) JUnit
5 4 (20.00%) Spock
6 2 (10.00%) Jenkins
6 2 (10.00%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (5.00%) LoadRunner
7 1 (5.00%) LoadUI
7 1 (5.00%) SoapUI
7 1 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (5.00%) WebDriver
General
1 6 (30.00%) Publishing
2 2 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (75.00%) Analyst
2 10 (50.00%) Test Analyst
3 9 (45.00%) QA Analyst
4 6 (30.00%) Test Engineer
5 4 (20.00%) QA Test Analyst
5 4 (20.00%) Quality Analyst
5 4 (20.00%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
6 2 (10.00%) Automation Analyst
6 2 (10.00%) Automation Test Analyst
6 2 (10.00%) QA Automation Analyst
6 2 (10.00%) QA Engineer
6 2 (10.00%) QA Test Engineer
6 2 (10.00%) Test Automation Engineer
7 1 (5.00%) Performance Manager
7 1 (5.00%) Performance Test Leader
7 1 (5.00%) Performance Test Manager
7 1 (5.00%) Senior Analyst
7 1 (5.00%) Senior QA Analyst
7 1 (5.00%) Software Analyst
7 1 (5.00%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (30.00%) .NET
2 5 (25.00%) HTML
2 5 (25.00%) SOAP
2 5 (25.00%) XML
3 4 (20.00%) jQuery
3 4 (20.00%) JSTS
4 1 (5.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (90.00%) Test Automation
2 17 (85.00%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (70.00%) Continuous Integration
4 12 (60.00%) TDD
5 10 (50.00%) BDD
6 9 (45.00%) API Testing
6 9 (45.00%) Exploratory Testing
6 9 (45.00%) User Stories
7 6 (30.00%) Non-Functional Testing
8 5 (25.00%) Use Case
8 5 (25.00%) V-Model
8 5 (25.00%) Volume Testing
8 5 (25.00%) Workflow
9 4 (20.00%) Business Analysis
9 4 (20.00%) Document Management
9 4 (20.00%) SDLC
9 4 (20.00%) Security Testing
10 3 (15.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
11 2 (10.00%) Defect Management
11 2 (10.00%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 8 (40.00%) Java
2 7 (35.00%) SQL
3 5 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 3 (15.00%) C
5 2 (10.00%) Python
5 2 (10.00%) Shell Script
6 1 (5.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 8 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (30.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (15.00%) DV Cleared
4 1 (5.00%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (5.00%) ISEB
4 1 (5.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (55.00%) QA
2 1 (5.00%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 5 (25.00%) Atlassian