The first table below looks at the demand for Performance Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands 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 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 West Midlands 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Testing
Rank 120 101 69
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -32
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 2 1 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.081% 0.050% 1.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.11% 0.075% 2.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 24
Average daily rate
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£275 - £384
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £344 £365
% change year-on-year
+1.81% -5.82%
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
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1784 1326 1533
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 72.67% 66.73% 69.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 967 671 740
Average daily rate £370 £350 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -0.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £250 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £488 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 58 71
Average hourly rate £27.50 £37.80 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.24% +26.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.39 £12.75 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £37.80 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.12% -
Performance Testing
England

Performance Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Performance Testing across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Performance Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Performance Testing
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Performance Testing Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Performance Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Performance Testing Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Performance Testing
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 3 months to 31 July 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
Coventry - 2 £275 -
Walsall - - - -
Staffordshire - - - - 1
Warwickshire - - - -
Birmingham - - - - 1
Performance Testing
England

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 5 (45.45%) UNIX
1 5 (45.45%) Windows
1 5 (45.45%) ISEB
2 4 (36.36%) ISTQB
2 4 (36.36%) Test Strategy
3 3 (27.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (27.27%) Test Management
3 3 (27.27%) Security Testing
3 3 (27.27%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (27.27%) WebDriver
3 3 (27.27%) QA
3 3 (27.27%) Selenium
3 3 (27.27%) Scrum
3 3 (27.27%) LoadRunner
3 3 (27.27%) HTTP
3 3 (27.27%) JMeter
3 3 (27.27%) C
3 3 (27.27%) HTML
3 3 (27.27%) SQL
3 3 (27.27%) Linux
3 3 (27.27%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (18.18%) Oracle
4 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
4 2 (18.18%) Regression Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Software Engineering
4 2 (18.18%) Release Management
4 2 (18.18%) Integration Testing
4 2 (18.18%) HP
5 1 (9.09%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (9.09%) Oracle Database

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 (9.09%) WebLogic
1 1 (9.09%) Apache
1 1 (9.09%) Tomcat
1 1 (9.09%) WebLogic Integration
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) SAP CRM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (27.27%) HTTP
2 1 (9.09%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (27.27%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
3 1 (9.09%) DB2
3 1 (9.09%) MS Access
3 1 (9.09%) Oracle Database
3 1 (9.09%) Relational Database
3 1 (9.09%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (27.27%) LoadRunner
1 3 (27.27%) JMeter
1 3 (27.27%) Selenium
1 3 (27.27%) WebDriver
Job Titles
1 3 (27.27%) QA Engineer
1 3 (27.27%) Tester
1 3 (27.27%) Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Test Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Performance Tester
3 1 (9.09%) Architect
3 1 (9.09%) Test Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Software Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Performance Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Database Architect
3 1 (9.09%) Performance Test Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) SAP Manager
3 1 (9.09%) SAP Test Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Testing Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) LoadRunner Tester
3 1 (9.09%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (27.27%) HTML
2 1 (9.09%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) N-Tier
1 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (45.45%) UNIX
1 5 (45.45%) Windows
2 3 (27.27%) Linux
3 1 (9.09%) SUSE
3 1 (9.09%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Test Strategy
2 3 (27.27%) Security Testing
2 3 (27.27%) Scrum
2 3 (27.27%) Test Management
3 2 (18.18%) Software Engineering
3 2 (18.18%) Release Management
3 2 (18.18%) Integration Testing
3 2 (18.18%) Regression Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Load Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Statistical Analysis
4 1 (9.09%) Test Scripting
4 1 (9.09%) Manual Testing
4 1 (9.09%) System Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Business Continuity
4 1 (9.09%) Data Management
4 1 (9.09%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Data Analysis
4 1 (9.09%) CRM
4 1 (9.09%) Data Modelling
4 1 (9.09%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 3 (27.27%) C
1 3 (27.27%) SQL
2 1 (9.09%) VB
2 1 (9.09%) FoxPro (VFP)
2 1 (9.09%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (45.45%) ISEB
2 4 (36.36%) ISTQB
3 3 (27.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (9.09%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (9.09%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (27.27%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (27.27%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) Oracle
1 2 (18.18%) HP
2 1 (9.09%) TIBCO
2 1 (9.09%) Sybase
2 1 (9.09%) SAP
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft