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 3 March 2015 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Performance Testing
Rank 102 106 92
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -14
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 10 5 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.44% 0.23% 0.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.63% 0.32% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 10
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£310 £315 £183
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.58% +72.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £315 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £315 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £370 £325
% change year-on-year
-16.21% +13.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £155.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £155.00 £135.00
% change year-on-year
-76.77% +14.81%
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
1578 1575 1275
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 68.91% 70.98% 69.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 902 819 629
Average daily rate £375 £353 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.38% +0.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 82 96
Average hourly rate £30.00 £32.50 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +3.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.00 £11.66
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £155.00 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

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 3 March 2015.

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 3 March 2015. 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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Last Year
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Birmingham -3 1 - - 3
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Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, 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 12 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (44.44%) Test Scripting
3 7 (38.89%) QA
3 7 (38.89%) Web Services
4 5 (27.78%) Software Testing
4 5 (27.78%) Java
4 5 (27.78%) LoadRunner
4 5 (27.78%) Selenium
4 5 (27.78%) Test Planning
5 4 (22.22%) Play Framework
5 4 (22.22%) MongoDB
5 4 (22.22%) Scala
5 4 (22.22%) IntelliJ
5 4 (22.22%) XML
5 4 (22.22%) JSON
5 4 (22.22%) Scrum
6 3 (16.67%) JMeter
6 3 (16.67%) Flash
6 3 (16.67%) JavaScript
6 3 (16.67%) SQL
6 3 (16.67%) ActionScript
6 3 (16.67%) HTML
6 3 (16.67%) CSS
6 3 (16.67%) Regression Testing
6 3 (16.67%) ActionScript 3.0
6 3 (16.67%) LoadUI
6 3 (16.67%) JConsole
6 3 (16.67%) VisualVM
6 3 (16.67%) HTML5
6 3 (16.67%) Integration Testing

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

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, 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 (5.56%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) SAP PP
1 1 (5.56%) SAP PM
1 1 (5.56%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (5.56%) SAP EWM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (22.22%) MongoDB
2 1 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 5 (27.78%) LoadRunner
1 5 (27.78%) Selenium
2 4 (22.22%) IntelliJ
3 3 (16.67%) JMeter
3 3 (16.67%) LoadUI
3 3 (16.67%) JConsole
3 3 (16.67%) VisualVM
4 1 (5.56%) JIRA
4 1 (5.56%) Visual Studio
4 1 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (5.56%) SoapUI
4 1 (5.56%) SpecFlow
General
1 2 (11.11%) Automotive
2 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.56%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (38.89%) Tester
2 6 (33.33%) Software Engineer
3 4 (22.22%) Analyst
4 3 (16.67%) Test Analyst
4 3 (16.67%) Performance Tester
4 3 (16.67%) Developer
4 3 (16.67%) QA Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) Front-End Developer
5 2 (11.11%) Testing Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) Software Testing Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) Test Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) Software Test Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) Software Tester
6 1 (5.56%) Systems Tester
6 1 (5.56%) UI Programmer
6 1 (5.56%) Test Leader
6 1 (5.56%) CSS Developer
6 1 (5.56%) QA Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) ActionScript Developer
6 1 (5.56%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (38.89%) Web Services
2 4 (22.22%) XML
2 4 (22.22%) JSON
2 4 (22.22%) Play Framework
3 3 (16.67%) CSS
3 3 (16.67%) HTML5
3 3 (16.67%) HTML
3 3 (16.67%) Flash
4 2 (11.11%) .NET
4 2 (11.11%) Apache Flex
4 2 (11.11%) Adobe AIR
4 2 (11.11%) jQuery
5 1 (5.56%) WCF
5 1 (5.56%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) AS400
1 1 (5.56%) Mathematics
1 1 (5.56%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.56%) Solaris
1 1 (5.56%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (44.44%) Test Scripting
3 5 (27.78%) Test Planning
3 5 (27.78%) Software Testing
4 4 (22.22%) Scrum
5 3 (16.67%) Regression Testing
5 3 (16.67%) Integration Testing
6 2 (11.11%) Software Engineering
6 2 (11.11%) Unit Testing
6 2 (11.11%) Functional Testing
6 2 (11.11%) Project Management
6 2 (11.11%) E-Commerce
6 2 (11.11%) Web Development
6 2 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (5.56%) Load Testing
7 1 (5.56%) Security Testing
7 1 (5.56%) Business Continuity
7 1 (5.56%) Penetration Testing
7 1 (5.56%) Logistics
7 1 (5.56%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 5 (27.78%) Java
2 4 (22.22%) Scala
3 3 (16.67%) ActionScript 3.0
3 3 (16.67%) JavaScript
3 3 (16.67%) SQL
3 3 (16.67%) ActionScript
4 1 (5.56%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) ISEB
1 2 (11.11%) ISTQB
1 2 (11.11%) Degree
1 2 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (38.89%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (11.11%) Oracle
1 2 (11.11%) SAP
1 2 (11.11%) Adobe
2 1 (5.56%) HP
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft
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