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 26 June 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
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Performance Testing
Rank 135 108 114
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +6
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 7 14 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.23% 0.59% 0.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.29% 0.78% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 4
Median daily rate £500 £390 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.20% +30.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.50 £30.50 -
% change year-on-year
+26.22% -
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
2443 1803 1797
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 81.84% 76.37% 76.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 1465 1118 966
Median daily rate £400 £375 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 74 129
Median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.00 £13.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.40 £40.50 £37.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

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
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 26 June 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 -5 4 - -
Birmingham -3 3 £500 +47.05% 2
Performance Testing
England

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 13 (68.42%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (63.16%) HTML
3 10 (52.63%) SOA
4 9 (47.37%) CSS
5 8 (42.11%) JavaScript
5 8 (42.11%) N-Tier
5 8 (42.11%) High Availability
6 7 (36.84%) Apache Flex
6 7 (36.84%) ActionScript 3.0
6 7 (36.84%) Flash
6 7 (36.84%) Linux
6 7 (36.84%) HTTP
6 7 (36.84%) Java
6 7 (36.84%) ActionScript
6 7 (36.84%) Photoshop
7 5 (26.32%) PLM
8 4 (21.05%) VMware
8 4 (21.05%) E-Commerce
8 4 (21.05%) VMware Infrastructure
8 4 (21.05%) Web Development
9 3 (15.79%) Degree
9 3 (15.79%) Statistics
9 3 (15.79%) Load Balancing
9 3 (15.79%) Waterfall
9 3 (15.79%) Product Management
9 3 (15.79%) Business Transformation
9 3 (15.79%) Performance Engineering
9 3 (15.79%) Technical Analysis
9 3 (15.79%) Performance Metrics
9 3 (15.79%) Server Building

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 3 (15.79%) SharePoint
2 2 (10.53%) JBoss
3 1 (5.26%) Confluence
3 1 (5.26%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (36.84%) Photoshop
2 3 (15.79%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (15.79%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (15.79%) ENOVIA
2 1 (5.26%) Teamcenter
Communications & Networking
1 7 (36.84%) HTTP
2 3 (15.79%) DNS
2 3 (15.79%) Firewall
2 3 (15.79%) LAN
2 3 (15.79%) WAN
3 1 (5.26%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) MySQL
1 2 (10.53%) Oracle Database
2 1 (5.26%) NoSQL
2 1 (5.26%) RDBMS
2 1 (5.26%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (15.79%) JMeter
2 2 (10.53%) Selenium
3 1 (5.26%) Cucumber
3 1 (5.26%) Gatling
3 1 (5.26%) Git (software)
3 1 (5.26%) Jenkins
3 1 (5.26%) JIRA
3 1 (5.26%) LoadRunner
3 1 (5.26%) NeoLoad
3 1 (5.26%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (15.79%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 8 (42.11%) Developer
2 7 (36.84%) Flash Developer
3 3 (15.79%) ActionScript Developer
3 3 (15.79%) Architect
3 3 (15.79%) Flash ActionScript Developer
3 3 (15.79%) Junior
3 3 (15.79%) Performance Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) Solutions Architect
3 3 (15.79%) Test Automation Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) Test Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) Tester
4 2 (10.53%) Automation Tester
4 2 (10.53%) Lead Architect
4 2 (10.53%) Lead Solutions Architect
5 1 (5.26%) HTML CSS Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Java Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
5 1 (5.26%) LoadRunner Tester
5 1 (5.26%) Performance Test Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) QA Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (63.16%) HTML
2 9 (47.37%) CSS
3 7 (36.84%) Apache Flex
3 7 (36.84%) Flash
4 3 (15.79%) XML
5 2 (10.53%) Node.js
5 2 (10.53%) RESTful
5 2 (10.53%) Web Services
6 1 (5.26%) .NET
6 1 (5.26%) AngularJS
6 1 (5.26%) CSS3
6 1 (5.26%) HTML5
6 1 (5.26%) JSON
6 1 (5.26%) REST
6 1 (5.26%) SOAP
6 1 (5.26%) Spring
6 1 (5.26%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 8 (42.11%) N-Tier
2 3 (15.79%) Data Centre
2 3 (15.79%) Performance Metrics
2 3 (15.79%) Statistics
3 2 (10.53%) Cryptography
3 2 (10.53%) Management Information System
4 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 7 (36.84%) Linux
2 1 (5.26%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (68.42%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (52.63%) SOA
3 8 (42.11%) High Availability
4 5 (26.32%) PLM
5 4 (21.05%) E-Commerce
5 4 (21.05%) Web Development
6 3 (15.79%) Automated Testing
6 3 (15.79%) Business Transformation
6 3 (15.79%) Load Balancing
6 3 (15.79%) OO
6 3 (15.79%) Performance Engineering
6 3 (15.79%) Product Management
6 3 (15.79%) Server Building
6 3 (15.79%) Technical Analysis
6 3 (15.79%) Validation
6 3 (15.79%) Waterfall
7 2 (10.53%) BDD
7 2 (10.53%) Enterprise Architecture
7 2 (10.53%) Multithreading
7 2 (10.53%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 8 (42.11%) JavaScript
2 7 (36.84%) ActionScript
2 7 (36.84%) ActionScript 3.0
2 7 (36.84%) Java
3 3 (15.79%) VB
4 2 (10.53%) C#
4 2 (10.53%) VBA
5 1 (5.26%) Groovy
5 1 (5.26%) Scala
5 1 (5.26%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 3 (15.79%) Degree
2 1 (5.26%) ISEB
2 1 (5.26%) ISTQB
2 1 (5.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) QA
System Software
1 4 (21.05%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 4 (21.05%) VMware
2 3 (15.79%) Adobe
2 3 (15.79%) SAP
3 2 (10.53%) Oracle
4 1 (5.26%) EMC
4 1 (5.26%) Siemens