The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Wales region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Testing
Rank 60 53 36
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -17
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 9 3 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 1.21% 0.54% 2.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.67% 0.76% 3.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 9
Average daily rate
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£339 £270 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.46% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £242 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £334 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -9.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £29.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+8.62% -27.50%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
539 397 426
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 72.64% 70.89% 67.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 363 255 242
Average daily rate £388 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.81% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 13 6
Average hourly rate £25.00 £15.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+61.29% -11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.85 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £19.35 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-19.35% -
Performance Testing
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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 1 August 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
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South Wales -9 8 £339 +15.81% 1
Performance Testing
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Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 8 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 7 (58.33%) LoadRunner
3 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 4 (33.33%) HP
3 4 (33.33%) Scrum
3 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (33.33%) QA
3 4 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (25.00%) Stress Testing
4 3 (25.00%) ISTQB
4 3 (25.00%) SAP SRM
4 3 (25.00%) ISEB
4 3 (25.00%) Citrix
4 3 (25.00%) SAP
4 3 (25.00%) ERP
4 3 (25.00%) MS Exchange
5 2 (16.67%) Risk Management
5 2 (16.67%) Migration
5 2 (16.67%) Bugzilla
5 2 (16.67%) C#
5 2 (16.67%) Java
5 2 (16.67%) SQL
5 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
5 2 (16.67%) Degree
5 2 (16.67%) JIRA
5 2 (16.67%) Statistics
5 2 (16.67%) Automated Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Software Engineering
5 2 (16.67%) SC Cleared
5 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (25.00%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 3 (25.00%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 7 (58.33%) LoadRunner
2 2 (16.67%) Bugzilla
2 2 (16.67%) JIRA
2 2 (16.67%) WebDriver
2 2 (16.67%) Selenium
3 1 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (8.33%) Visual Studio
3 1 (8.33%) QuickTest Pro
Job Titles
1 10 (83.33%) Analyst
1 10 (83.33%) Test Analyst
2 4 (33.33%) Performance Analyst
2 4 (33.33%) Performance Test Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) QA Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) QA Test Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) LoadRunner Test Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) LoadRunner Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Performance Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Test Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Statistics
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 4 (33.33%) Scrum
2 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (25.00%) Stress Testing
3 3 (25.00%) ERP
4 2 (16.67%) Risk Management
4 2 (16.67%) Migration
4 2 (16.67%) Automated Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Software Engineering
4 2 (16.67%) User Stories
4 2 (16.67%) Automation Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Waterfall
4 2 (16.67%) V-Model
4 2 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Load Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (16.67%) Manual Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Kanban
5 1 (8.33%) Data Migration
5 1 (8.33%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) C#
1 2 (16.67%) Java
1 2 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) ISTQB
1 3 (25.00%) ISEB
2 2 (16.67%) Degree
2 2 (16.67%) SC Cleared
2 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (33.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 4 (33.33%) HP
2 3 (25.00%) Citrix
2 3 (25.00%) SAP