The table below looks at the statistics 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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Testing
Rank 119 - 81
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 2 0 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.077% - 1.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.11% - 1.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 24
Average daily rate
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£450 - £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -5.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £29.00 £38.25
% change year-on-year
+20.68% -24.18%
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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 West Midlands region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1817 1387 1529
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 70.32% 66.65% 67.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 963 723 788
Average daily rate £375 £357 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.18% -2.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 130 58 69
Average hourly rate £29.88 £37.80 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.96% +21.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £11.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £37.80 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -3.22%

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 29 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
Vacancies
Coventry - 1 - -
Warwickshire - 1 £450 -
Birmingham - - - - 1
Walsall - - - - 1
Staffordshire - - - -
Performance Testing
England

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (50.00%) UNIX
1 5 (50.00%) Windows
2 4 (40.00%) ISEB
2 4 (40.00%) LoadRunner
2 4 (40.00%) ISTQB
2 4 (40.00%) QA
2 4 (40.00%) Test Strategy
3 3 (30.00%) Security Testing
3 3 (30.00%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (30.00%) WebDriver
3 3 (30.00%) Selenium
3 3 (30.00%) JMeter
3 3 (30.00%) Scrum
3 3 (30.00%) HTTP
3 3 (30.00%) C
3 3 (30.00%) HTML
3 3 (30.00%) Linux
3 3 (30.00%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (30.00%) HP
4 2 (20.00%) SQL
4 2 (20.00%) Oracle
4 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
4 2 (20.00%) Regression Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Integration Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Test Management
4 2 (20.00%) Software Engineering
4 2 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (10.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (10.00%) Statistical Analysis
5 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database

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

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (10.00%) WebLogic Integration
1 1 (10.00%) WebLogic
1 1 (10.00%) Apache
1 1 (10.00%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 3 (30.00%) HTTP
2 1 (10.00%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database
3 1 (10.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (10.00%) DB2
3 1 (10.00%) MySQL
3 1 (10.00%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 4 (40.00%) LoadRunner
2 3 (30.00%) WebDriver
2 3 (30.00%) Selenium
2 3 (30.00%) JMeter
3 1 (10.00%) SoapUI
General
1 1 (10.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) QA Engineer
1 3 (30.00%) Tester
2 2 (20.00%) Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Performance Tester
3 1 (10.00%) LoadRunner Tester
3 1 (10.00%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Test Programme Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Testing Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Performance Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Database Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Performance Test Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) QA Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Test Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Programme Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Software Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) HTML
2 1 (10.00%) MDX
2 1 (10.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (10.00%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 5 (50.00%) UNIX
1 5 (50.00%) Windows
2 3 (30.00%) Linux
3 1 (10.00%) SUSE
3 1 (10.00%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Test Strategy
2 3 (30.00%) Security Testing
2 3 (30.00%) Scrum
3 2 (20.00%) Regression Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Integration Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Test Management
3 2 (20.00%) Software Engineering
4 1 (10.00%) Statistical Analysis
4 1 (10.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (10.00%) System Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Data Management
4 1 (10.00%) Data Analysis
4 1 (10.00%) Supply Chain Management
4 1 (10.00%) Release Management
4 1 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Load Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Process Management
4 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (10.00%) Data Modelling
4 1 (10.00%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) C
2 2 (20.00%) SQL
3 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (10.00%) VB
3 1 (10.00%) FoxPro (VFP)
Qualifications
1 4 (40.00%) ISEB
1 4 (40.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (10.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 1 (10.00%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (40.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (30.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) HP
2 2 (20.00%) Oracle
3 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (10.00%) TIBCO
3 1 (10.00%) Sybase
3 1 (10.00%) SAP