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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Performance Testing over the 3 months to 2 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
2 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Performance Testing
Rank 123 105 112
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +7
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 19 16 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.69% 0.63% 0.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.83% 0.79% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 8 6
Median daily rate £289 £410 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.57% +26.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £324 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £440 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £364 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.45% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £32.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £48.50 £26.88
% change year-on-year
-32.98% +80.46%
Performance Testing
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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
2298 2035 1782
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 83.02% 79.55% 73.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1398 1131 1025
Median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 73 94
Median hourly rate £19.61 £29.91 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.43% +19.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £13.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.00 £37.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% +39.80%

Performance Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing Performance Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Performance Testing across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 2 December 2016.

Performance Testing Daily Rate Histogram 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Performance Testing within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 2 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Coventry -13 5 £288 -32.35%
Birmingham -8 4 £305 -35.78% 3
Shropshire - 4 £400 - 1
Warwickshire 0 3 - - 1
Staffordshire -9 3 £275 -29.48% 2
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Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 2 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Performance Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Performance Testing.

1 14 (60.87%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (52.17%) Java
3 9 (39.13%) QA
3 9 (39.13%) Test Scripting
4 8 (34.78%) Selenium
4 8 (34.78%) JIRA
5 7 (30.43%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (30.43%) Scrum
6 6 (26.09%) Regression Testing
6 6 (26.09%) JMeter
6 6 (26.09%) Integration Testing
6 6 (26.09%) Waterfall
6 6 (26.09%) SoapUI
6 6 (26.09%) Jenkins
7 5 (21.74%) Gherkin
7 5 (21.74%) Automotive
7 5 (21.74%) Microsoft
7 5 (21.74%) XML
7 5 (21.74%) Automated Testing
7 5 (21.74%) ISTQB
8 4 (17.39%) Linux
8 4 (17.39%) Visual Studio
8 4 (17.39%) SOAP
8 4 (17.39%) Web Services
8 4 (17.39%) Functional Testing
8 4 (17.39%) Non-Functional Testing
8 4 (17.39%) Cucumber
8 4 (17.39%) Test Automation
8 4 (17.39%) Unit Testing
8 4 (17.39%) Manual Testing

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (8.70%) WebSphere
2 1 (4.35%) Confluence
2 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (4.35%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) ENOVIA
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.70%) Amazon CloudWatch
1 2 (8.70%) GitHub
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.70%) Wireshark
2 1 (4.35%) DNS
2 1 (4.35%) Firewall
2 1 (4.35%) LAN
2 1 (4.35%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.70%) NoSQL
1 2 (8.70%) RDBMS
1 2 (8.70%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (34.78%) JIRA
1 8 (34.78%) Selenium
2 6 (26.09%) Jenkins
2 6 (26.09%) JMeter
2 6 (26.09%) SoapUI
3 4 (17.39%) Cucumber
3 4 (17.39%) Visual Studio
4 3 (13.04%) JUnit
4 3 (13.04%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (8.70%) Hudson
5 2 (8.70%) PhantomJS
5 2 (8.70%) WebDriver
6 1 (4.35%) Git (software)
6 1 (4.35%) SpecFlow
6 1 (4.35%) Zephyr
General
1 5 (21.74%) Automotive
2 3 (13.04%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 10 (43.48%) Analyst
1 10 (43.48%) Test Analyst
2 4 (17.39%) Tester
3 3 (13.04%) Architect
3 3 (13.04%) Regression Test Analyst
3 3 (13.04%) Test Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Automation Test Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) QA Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) QA Tester
4 2 (8.70%) Software Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Software Test Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Software Tester
4 2 (8.70%) Systems Architect
4 2 (8.70%) Test Automation Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Test Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Agile Test Manager
5 1 (4.35%) CRM Manager
5 1 (4.35%) QA Automation Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Test Leader
5 1 (4.35%) UAT Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (21.74%) Gherkin
1 5 (21.74%) XML
2 4 (17.39%) JSON
2 4 (17.39%) SOAP
2 4 (17.39%) Web Services
3 3 (13.04%) HTML
3 3 (13.04%) REST
4 2 (8.70%) CSS
4 2 (8.70%) EDI
4 2 (8.70%) Node.js
4 2 (8.70%) Spring
4 2 (8.70%) Struts
5 1 (4.35%) RESTful
5 1 (4.35%) WireMock
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (4.35%) Data Centre
1 1 (4.35%) Data Integration
1 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
1 1 (4.35%) Mobile App
1 1 (4.35%) Performance Metrics
1 1 (4.35%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 4 (17.39%) Linux
2 1 (4.35%) Android
2 1 (4.35%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (60.87%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (39.13%) Test Scripting
3 7 (30.43%) Continuous Integration
3 7 (30.43%) Scrum
4 6 (26.09%) Integration Testing
4 6 (26.09%) Regression Testing
4 6 (26.09%) Waterfall
5 5 (21.74%) Automated Testing
6 4 (17.39%) Functional Testing
6 4 (17.39%) Manual Testing
6 4 (17.39%) Non-Functional Testing
6 4 (17.39%) SDLC
6 4 (17.39%) Test Automation
6 4 (17.39%) Unit Testing
7 3 (13.04%) BDD
7 3 (13.04%) Defect Management
7 3 (13.04%) Kanban
7 3 (13.04%) Security Testing
7 3 (13.04%) Usability Testing
7 3 (13.04%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 12 (52.17%) Java
2 2 (8.70%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.35%) Groovy
3 1 (4.35%) Scala
3 1 (4.35%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (21.74%) ISTQB
2 3 (13.04%) ISEB
3 1 (4.35%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (4.35%) Degree
3 1 (4.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (39.13%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (13.04%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (8.70%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 5 (21.74%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.35%) Atlassian
2 1 (4.35%) SAP
2 1 (4.35%) VMware