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 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 103 98 97
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -1
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 7 7 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.31% 0.32% 0.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.45% 0.47% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 3
Average daily rate
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£325 £245 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.65% -30.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £175 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £320 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 - £45.00
Performance Testing
England

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
1545 1498 1374
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 67.76% 69.32% 68.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 923 827 667
Average daily rate £375 £350 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +0.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £489 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 74 114
Average hourly rate £25.00 £26.50 £32.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.66% -17.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.45 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £45.00 £36.00
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 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
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 24 December 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Performance Testing within the West Midlands 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
Staffordshire - 2 £325 - 1
Coventry -2 1 £310 -
Birmingham - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
Performance Testing
England

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 6 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (50.00%) Web Services
3 3 (30.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (30.00%) SQL
3 3 (30.00%) ActionScript
3 3 (30.00%) HTML
3 3 (30.00%) CSS
3 3 (30.00%) Flash
3 3 (30.00%) Regression Testing
3 3 (30.00%) Integration Testing
3 3 (30.00%) Test Scripting
3 3 (30.00%) ActionScript 3.0
3 3 (30.00%) HTML5
4 2 (20.00%) SoapUI
4 2 (20.00%) Functional Testing
4 2 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (20.00%) Web Development
4 2 (20.00%) Degree
4 2 (20.00%) QA
4 2 (20.00%) Apache Flex
4 2 (20.00%) Adobe AIR
4 2 (20.00%) jQuery
4 2 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (20.00%) .NET
4 2 (20.00%) Oracle
4 2 (20.00%) Project Management
4 2 (20.00%) E-Commerce
4 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (20.00%) Adobe
5 1 (10.00%) HP

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) MySQL
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (10.00%) DB2
1 1 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (10.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) SoapUI
2 1 (10.00%) SpecFlow
2 1 (10.00%) LoadUI
2 1 (10.00%) JConsole
2 1 (10.00%) VisualVM
2 1 (10.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (10.00%) LoadRunner
2 1 (10.00%) JMeter
2 1 (10.00%) JIRA
2 1 (10.00%) Selenium
2 1 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
1 1 (10.00%) Automotive
1 1 (10.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Developer
1 3 (30.00%) Tester
2 2 (20.00%) Front-End Developer
3 1 (10.00%) CSS Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Test Programme Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Testing Manager
3 1 (10.00%) UI Programmer
3 1 (10.00%) Programme Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Software Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Test Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Test Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) QA Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Performance Tester
3 1 (10.00%) Systems Tester
3 1 (10.00%) Test Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Software Test Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) ActionScript Developer
3 1 (10.00%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (50.00%) Web Services
2 3 (30.00%) Flash
2 3 (30.00%) HTML
2 3 (30.00%) CSS
2 3 (30.00%) HTML5
3 2 (20.00%) Adobe AIR
3 2 (20.00%) jQuery
3 2 (20.00%) .NET
3 2 (20.00%) Apache Flex
4 1 (10.00%) WCF
4 1 (10.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (10.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Solaris
1 1 (10.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (30.00%) Integration Testing
2 3 (30.00%) Test Scripting
2 3 (30.00%) Regression Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Web Development
3 2 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Functional Testing
3 2 (20.00%) E-Commerce
3 2 (20.00%) Project Management
4 1 (10.00%) Process Management
4 1 (10.00%) Data Modelling
4 1 (10.00%) SOA
4 1 (10.00%) Data Management
4 1 (10.00%) Data Analysis
4 1 (10.00%) Supply Chain Management
4 1 (10.00%) Software Engineering
4 1 (10.00%) Manual Testing
4 1 (10.00%) System Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Test Automation
4 1 (10.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (30.00%) SQL
1 3 (30.00%) ActionScript
1 3 (30.00%) ActionScript 3.0
2 1 (10.00%) C#
2 1 (10.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) Degree
2 1 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (10.00%) ISEB
2 1 (10.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Oracle
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (20.00%) Adobe
2 1 (10.00%) HP
2 1 (10.00%) Sybase
2 1 (10.00%) SAP
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