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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Performance Testing over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Performance Testing
Rank 58 62 53
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -9
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 16 9 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 1.82% 1.21% 0.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.35% 1.57% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 4 3
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£300 £339 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.43% +25.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £320 £242
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £348 £334
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £15.75 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £31.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-3.17% +8.62%
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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
680 575 399
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 77.19% 77.08% 72.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 479 391 256
Average daily rate £356 £390 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.71% +18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £525 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 10 14
Average hourly rate £15.75 £23.75 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.68% +53.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.65 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.75 £52.50 £18.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

Performance Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Performance Testing across the Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 31 July 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Performance Testing within the Wales region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015. 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
South Wales +2 9 £338 -0.36% 4
West Wales - 3 £325 -
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Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Wales 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 12 (34.29%) Linux
2 11 (31.43%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (28.57%) Regression Testing
3 10 (28.57%) Java
3 10 (28.57%) Automation Testing
4 9 (25.71%) Integration Testing
4 9 (25.71%) Oracle
5 8 (22.86%) Migration
6 7 (20.00%) JMeter
6 7 (20.00%) SQL Server
6 7 (20.00%) SQL
6 7 (20.00%) Selenium
6 7 (20.00%) Cucumber
7 6 (17.14%) Test Strategy
7 6 (17.14%) Oracle Database
7 6 (17.14%) System Integration Testing
7 6 (17.14%) NHS
7 6 (17.14%) Finance
8 5 (14.29%) Ruby
8 5 (14.29%) Degree
8 5 (14.29%) RUP
8 5 (14.29%) Microsoft
8 5 (14.29%) MS Project
8 5 (14.29%) JBoss
8 5 (14.29%) PRINCE2
8 5 (14.29%) UNIX
8 5 (14.29%) Windows
8 5 (14.29%) Visual Studio
8 5 (14.29%) Data Migration
8 5 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Wales 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 5 (14.29%) JBoss
2 1 (2.86%) CMS
Applications
1 5 (14.29%) MS Project
2 1 (2.86%) MS Office
2 1 (2.86%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (8.57%) Agresso
2 1 (2.86%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (17.14%) Oracle Database
3 2 (5.71%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.86%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (20.00%) JMeter
1 7 (20.00%) Selenium
1 7 (20.00%) Cucumber
2 5 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (14.29%) Visual Studio
3 4 (11.43%) Eclipse
3 4 (11.43%) Subversion
3 4 (11.43%) Maven
4 3 (8.57%) WebDriver
4 3 (8.57%) SoapUI
5 1 (2.86%) JUnit
5 1 (2.86%) JIRA
General
1 6 (17.14%) Finance
2 1 (2.86%) Banking
2 1 (2.86%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (51.43%) Analyst
1 18 (51.43%) Test Analyst
2 15 (42.86%) Tester
3 12 (34.29%) Performance Tester
4 3 (8.57%) Automation Test Analyst
4 3 (8.57%) Automation Analyst
5 2 (5.71%) Lead Test Analyst
5 2 (5.71%) Architect
6 1 (2.86%) Test Manager
6 1 (2.86%) Software Tester
6 1 (2.86%) Senior Test Analyst
6 1 (2.86%) Senior Tester
6 1 (2.86%) QA Tester
6 1 (2.86%) Performance Analyst
6 1 (2.86%) Senior Performance Tester
6 1 (2.86%) Performance Test Analyst
6 1 (2.86%) Software Test Analyst
6 1 (2.86%) CRM Analyst
6 1 (2.86%) Automation Tester
6 1 (2.86%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.57%) SOAP
2 2 (5.71%) J2EE
3 1 (2.86%) Web Services
3 1 (2.86%) XML
3 1 (2.86%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.14%) NHS
2 1 (2.86%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 12 (34.29%) Linux
2 5 (14.29%) UNIX
2 5 (14.29%) Windows
3 2 (5.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (31.43%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (28.57%) Regression Testing
2 10 (28.57%) Automation Testing
3 9 (25.71%) Integration Testing
4 8 (22.86%) Migration
5 6 (17.14%) Test Strategy
5 6 (17.14%) System Integration Testing
6 5 (14.29%) Data Migration
6 5 (14.29%) PRINCE2
6 5 (14.29%) RUP
7 4 (11.43%) Software Testing
8 3 (8.57%) Automated Testing
9 2 (5.71%) BDD
9 2 (5.71%) Test Scripting
9 2 (5.71%) Continuous Integration
9 2 (5.71%) TDD
9 2 (5.71%) Scrum
10 1 (2.86%) Validation
10 1 (2.86%) CRM
10 1 (2.86%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 10 (28.57%) Java
2 7 (20.00%) SQL
3 5 (14.29%) Ruby
4 2 (5.71%) C
5 1 (2.86%) Scala
5 1 (2.86%) PHP
5 1 (2.86%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (14.29%) Degree
2 4 (11.43%) ISEB
2 4 (11.43%) ISTQB
3 2 (5.71%) Security Cleared
3 2 (5.71%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (2.86%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.43%) QA
2 1 (2.86%) HL7
Systems Management
1 1 (2.86%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (25.71%) Oracle
2 5 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 3 (8.57%) SAP
4 2 (5.71%) Red Hat
4 2 (5.71%) VMware
5 1 (2.86%) HP
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