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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Testing
Rank 69 48 50
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +2
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 3 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 0.44% 0.59% 0.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.58% 0.85% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 2
Average daily rate
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- £275 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -12.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 - £45.00
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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
520 353 383
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 75.69% 69.35% 72.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 342 190 216
Average daily rate £350 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £451
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 22 21
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.17 £21.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.37% -11.86%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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
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 24 December 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
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South Wales -14 3 - -
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Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 7 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (55.56%) JMeter
2 5 (55.56%) Technical Architecture
2 5 (55.56%) Rational Performance Tester
2 5 (55.56%) Automation Testing
3 4 (44.44%) HP SiteScope
3 4 (44.44%) LoadUI
3 4 (44.44%) Performance Monitoring
3 4 (44.44%) Statistics
4 3 (33.33%) Scrum
4 3 (33.33%) C#
4 3 (33.33%) JIRA
4 3 (33.33%) WebDriver
4 3 (33.33%) Selenium
4 3 (33.33%) Test Scripting
4 3 (33.33%) Manual Testing
4 3 (33.33%) Kanban
4 3 (33.33%) SC Cleared
4 3 (33.33%) Security Cleared
4 3 (33.33%) Coaching
5 2 (22.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (22.22%) Software Testing
5 2 (22.22%) ISTQB
5 2 (22.22%) Java
5 2 (22.22%) IBM
5 2 (22.22%) ISEB
5 2 (22.22%) IBM Certification
5 2 (22.22%) Bugzilla
6 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
6 1 (11.11%) Finance

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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.

Development Applications
1 5 (55.56%) JMeter
1 5 (55.56%) Rational Performance Tester
2 4 (44.44%) LoadUI
3 3 (33.33%) WebDriver
3 3 (33.33%) JIRA
3 3 (33.33%) Selenium
4 2 (22.22%) Bugzilla
5 1 (11.11%) SoapUI
5 1 (11.11%) Jenkins
5 1 (11.11%) RubyMine
General
1 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Test Manager
1 5 (55.56%) Performance Manager
1 5 (55.56%) Performance Test Manager
2 4 (44.44%) Analyst
2 4 (44.44%) Test Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Performance Tester
3 2 (22.22%) Tester
4 1 (11.11%) Performance Test Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Performance Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) .NET
1 1 (11.11%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) Statistics
2 1 (11.11%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (55.56%) Automation Testing
2 5 (55.56%) Technical Architecture
3 4 (44.44%) Performance Monitoring
4 3 (33.33%) Coaching
4 3 (33.33%) Test Scripting
4 3 (33.33%) Manual Testing
4 3 (33.33%) Kanban
4 3 (33.33%) Scrum
5 2 (22.22%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) C#
2 2 (22.22%) Java
3 1 (11.11%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 3 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 2 (22.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (22.22%) ISEB
2 2 (22.22%) IBM Certification
2 2 (22.22%) ISTQB
3 1 (11.11%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (44.44%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) IBM