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 27 May 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Performance Testing
Rank 116 107 92
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -15
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 10 9 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.39% 0.39% 0.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.53% 0.53% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 1
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£390 £300 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -9.09%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £37.29 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.18% +16.53%
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
1901 1683 1160
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 74.40% 72.86% 70.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 1177 882 555
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £497 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 110 77
Average hourly rate £28.69 £34.00 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.61% -10.05%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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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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
Solihull +7 5 £390 -
Coventry -1 2 - - 2
Warwickshire - 2 £650 -
Performance Testing
England

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 9 (45.00%) LoadRunner
2 8 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (35.00%) QA
3 7 (35.00%) SAP
4 6 (30.00%) Software Testing
4 6 (30.00%) Test Scripting
5 5 (25.00%) SAP IS-U
5 5 (25.00%) Test Planning
5 5 (25.00%) Scrum
5 5 (25.00%) IBM
5 5 (25.00%) Java
5 5 (25.00%) XML
6 4 (20.00%) Oracle
6 4 (20.00%) IntelliJ
6 4 (20.00%) JSON
6 4 (20.00%) Selenium
6 4 (20.00%) MongoDB
6 4 (20.00%) Scala
6 4 (20.00%) Play Framework
7 3 (15.00%) Software Engineering
7 3 (15.00%) Web Services
7 3 (15.00%) JMeter
7 3 (15.00%) SQL
8 2 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (10.00%) HP
8 2 (10.00%) ISEB
8 2 (10.00%) Telecoms
8 2 (10.00%) ISTQB
8 2 (10.00%) Mathematics
8 2 (10.00%) LoadUI

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

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.00%) BizTalk Server
Business Applications
1 5 (25.00%) SAP IS-U
2 1 (5.00%) SAP EWM
2 1 (5.00%) SAP PP
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (5.00%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (5.00%) Google Compute Engine
1 1 (5.00%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) HTTP
1 1 (5.00%) DNS
1 1 (5.00%) HTTPS
1 1 (5.00%) SAN
1 1 (5.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (20.00%) MongoDB
2 2 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 9 (45.00%) LoadRunner
2 4 (20.00%) Selenium
2 4 (20.00%) IntelliJ
3 3 (15.00%) JMeter
4 2 (10.00%) LoadUI
4 2 (10.00%) JConsole
4 2 (10.00%) VisualVM
5 1 (5.00%) Juju
General
1 2 (10.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.00%) Automotive
2 1 (5.00%) Games
2 1 (5.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (30.00%) Tester
1 6 (30.00%) Test Manager
2 5 (25.00%) Software Engineer
2 5 (25.00%) Performance Manager
2 5 (25.00%) Performance Test Manager
3 4 (20.00%) Senior Test Manager
3 4 (20.00%) Senior Manager
3 4 (20.00%) Analyst
4 3 (15.00%) Test Analyst
4 3 (15.00%) Software Tester
4 3 (15.00%) QA Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Performance Tester
5 2 (10.00%) Testing Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Software Testing Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
6 1 (5.00%) QA Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) SAP Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Test Leader
6 1 (5.00%) Performance Test Leader
6 1 (5.00%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (25.00%) XML
2 4 (20.00%) JSON
2 4 (20.00%) Play Framework
3 3 (15.00%) Web Services
4 1 (5.00%) Middleware
4 1 (5.00%) J2EE
4 1 (5.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Mathematics
2 1 (5.00%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (5.00%) Hybrid Cloud
2 1 (5.00%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.00%) UNIX
1 1 (5.00%) AIX
1 1 (5.00%) Solaris
1 1 (5.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (30.00%) Software Testing
2 6 (30.00%) Test Scripting
3 5 (25.00%) Test Planning
3 5 (25.00%) Scrum
4 3 (15.00%) Software Engineering
5 2 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (10.00%) Load Testing
6 1 (5.00%) Unit Testing
6 1 (5.00%) Integration Testing
6 1 (5.00%) Test Management
6 1 (5.00%) SAP Implementation
6 1 (5.00%) Penetration Testing
6 1 (5.00%) Logistics
6 1 (5.00%) Extreme Programming
6 1 (5.00%) Business Continuity
6 1 (5.00%) Risk Assessment
6 1 (5.00%) ERP
6 1 (5.00%) SOA
6 1 (5.00%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 5 (25.00%) Java
2 4 (20.00%) Scala
3 3 (15.00%) SQL
4 1 (5.00%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (10.00%) ISEB
1 2 (10.00%) ISTQB
1 2 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (35.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (5.00%) vCloud
1 1 (5.00%) Docker
1 1 (5.00%) LXC
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) OpenView
1 1 (5.00%) Tivoli
1 1 (5.00%) Puppet
1 1 (5.00%) Vagrant
1 1 (5.00%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 7 (35.00%) SAP
2 5 (25.00%) IBM
3 4 (20.00%) Oracle
4 2 (10.00%) HP
5 1 (5.00%) VMware
5 1 (5.00%) Google
5 1 (5.00%) Sun