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 26 May 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
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Performance Testing
Rank 63 70 44
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -26
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 10 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 1.28% 0.62% 0.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.61% 0.81% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 0
Average daily rate
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£250 £338 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.92% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £37.29 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.18% +16.53%
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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
623 621 308
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 79.57% 77.05% 72.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 421 399 186
Average daily rate £356 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.00% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 11 10
Average hourly rate £15.25 £17.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.85% +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.75 £12.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £36.50 £17.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 26 May 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 26 May 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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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
West Wales - 6 £413 -
South Wales +1 2 £150 -55.55% 1
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Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 10 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (33.33%) Regression Testing
2 8 (33.33%) Automation Testing
3 7 (29.17%) SQL Server
3 7 (29.17%) Integration Testing
4 6 (25.00%) SQL
4 6 (25.00%) Migration
5 5 (20.83%) MS Project
5 5 (20.83%) PRINCE2
5 5 (20.83%) UNIX
5 5 (20.83%) Windows
5 5 (20.83%) Linux
5 5 (20.83%) RUP
5 5 (20.83%) Visual Studio
5 5 (20.83%) Microsoft
5 5 (20.83%) Degree
5 5 (20.83%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (20.83%) Test Strategy
5 5 (20.83%) System Integration Testing
6 4 (16.67%) Software Testing
6 4 (16.67%) ISTQB
6 4 (16.67%) QA
6 4 (16.67%) ISEB
6 4 (16.67%) NHS
7 3 (12.50%) Oracle
7 3 (12.50%) Agresso
7 3 (12.50%) Finance
7 3 (12.50%) SAP
7 3 (12.50%) Data Migration
8 2 (8.33%) Security Cleared

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 1 (4.17%) CMS
Applications
1 5 (20.83%) MS Project
2 1 (4.17%) MS Office
2 1 (4.17%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (12.50%) Agresso
2 1 (4.17%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (29.17%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.17%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (20.83%) Visual Studio
1 5 (20.83%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (8.33%) SoapUI
2 2 (8.33%) JMeter
3 1 (4.17%) JIRA
3 1 (4.17%) Selenium
3 1 (4.17%) JUnit
3 1 (4.17%) WebDriver
3 1 (4.17%) Cucumber
General
1 3 (12.50%) Finance
2 1 (4.17%) Banking
2 1 (4.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (50.00%) Tester
1 12 (50.00%) Analyst
1 12 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 10 (41.67%) Performance Tester
3 2 (8.33%) Lead Test Analyst
4 1 (4.17%) Senior Performance Tester
4 1 (4.17%) Software Test Analyst
4 1 (4.17%) CRM Analyst
4 1 (4.17%) Security Tester
4 1 (4.17%) Software Tester
4 1 (4.17%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (4.17%) Senior Tester
4 1 (4.17%) QA Tester
4 1 (4.17%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (4.17%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.33%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.67%) NHS
2 1 (4.17%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (20.83%) UNIX
1 5 (20.83%) Windows
1 5 (20.83%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (33.33%) Regression Testing
2 8 (33.33%) Automation Testing
3 7 (29.17%) Integration Testing
4 6 (25.00%) Migration
5 5 (20.83%) PRINCE2
5 5 (20.83%) RUP
5 5 (20.83%) Test Strategy
5 5 (20.83%) System Integration Testing
6 4 (16.67%) Software Testing
7 3 (12.50%) Data Migration
8 2 (8.33%) TDD
8 2 (8.33%) Automated Testing
8 2 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
9 1 (4.17%) Test Planning
9 1 (4.17%) Mentoring
9 1 (4.17%) Non-Functional Testing
9 1 (4.17%) User Stories
9 1 (4.17%) Test Scripting
9 1 (4.17%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 6 (25.00%) SQL
2 2 (8.33%) C
2 2 (8.33%) Java
3 1 (4.17%) PHP
3 1 (4.17%) Scala
Qualifications
1 5 (20.83%) Degree
2 4 (16.67%) ISEB
2 4 (16.67%) ISTQB
3 2 (8.33%) Security Cleared
3 2 (8.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (20.83%) Microsoft
2 3 (12.50%) Oracle
2 3 (12.50%) SAP
3 1 (4.17%) HP