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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Performance Testing
Rank 142 98 116
Rank change year-on-year
-44 +18
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 4 23 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.12% 0.92% 0.079%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.15% 1.21% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 19 1
Median daily rate £550 £395 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+39.24% -12.22%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.00 £30.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+50.81% -12.85%
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
2670 1908 1931
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 80.69% 76.57% 76.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1582 1140 1011
Median daily rate £400 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £274 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 92 132
Median hourly rate £22.00 £30.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.35 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.87 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £32.50 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-4.61% +26.21%

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 31 August 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 -16 2 - - 1
Birmingham -12 1 - - 1
Performance Testing
England

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 9 (75.00%) Java
2 7 (58.33%) Linux
2 7 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (33.33%) JMeter
3 4 (33.33%) Manufacturing
3 4 (33.33%) HTML
4 3 (25.00%) VB
4 3 (25.00%) SAP
4 3 (25.00%) Web Services
4 3 (25.00%) XML
4 3 (25.00%) SharePoint
4 3 (25.00%) MS Visio
4 3 (25.00%) LAN
4 3 (25.00%) WAN
4 3 (25.00%) Validation
4 3 (25.00%) Scrum
4 3 (25.00%) VMware
4 3 (25.00%) PLM
4 3 (25.00%) Automated Testing
4 3 (25.00%) ENOVIA
4 3 (25.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (25.00%) Statistics
4 3 (25.00%) Web Development
4 3 (25.00%) Selenium
4 3 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (25.00%) Test Automation
4 3 (25.00%) Product Management
4 3 (25.00%) Business Transformation
4 3 (25.00%) Performance Engineering
4 3 (25.00%) Data Centre

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 (25.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (16.67%) JBoss
3 1 (8.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (25.00%) MS PowerPoint
1 3 (25.00%) MS Visio
2 1 (8.33%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (25.00%) ENOVIA
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (8.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (25.00%) LAN
1 3 (25.00%) WAN
2 2 (16.67%) DNS
2 2 (16.67%) Firewall
3 1 (8.33%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) MySQL
1 2 (16.67%) Oracle Database
2 1 (8.33%) NoSQL
2 1 (8.33%) RDBMS
2 1 (8.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (33.33%) JMeter
2 3 (25.00%) Selenium
3 1 (8.33%) Cucumber
3 1 (8.33%) Git (software)
3 1 (8.33%) Jenkins
3 1 (8.33%) JIRA
3 1 (8.33%) JUnit
3 1 (8.33%) LoadRunner
3 1 (8.33%) NeoLoad
3 1 (8.33%) SpecFlow
3 1 (8.33%) Visual Studio
3 1 (8.33%) Zephyr
General
1 4 (33.33%) Manufacturing
2 1 (8.33%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) Junior
1 3 (25.00%) Performance Engineer
1 3 (25.00%) Test Automation Engineer
1 3 (25.00%) Test Engineer
1 3 (25.00%) Tester
2 2 (16.67%) Architect
2 2 (16.67%) Developer
2 2 (16.67%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (8.33%) ActionScript Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Automation Tester
3 1 (8.33%) Developer in Test
3 1 (8.33%) Flash ActionScript Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Flash Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Java Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Linux Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
3 1 (8.33%) LoadRunner Tester
3 1 (8.33%) Performance Test Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Performance Tester
3 1 (8.33%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (33.33%) HTML
2 3 (25.00%) Web Services
2 3 (25.00%) XML
3 2 (16.67%) REST
3 2 (16.67%) RESTful
3 2 (16.67%) SOAP
4 1 (8.33%) .NET
4 1 (8.33%) AngularJS
4 1 (8.33%) Apache Flex
4 1 (8.33%) CSS
4 1 (8.33%) Flash
4 1 (8.33%) JSON
4 1 (8.33%) Node.js
4 1 (8.33%) Spring
4 1 (8.33%) Struts
4 1 (8.33%) WireMock
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Data Centre
1 3 (25.00%) Performance Metrics
1 3 (25.00%) Statistics
2 2 (16.67%) Cryptography
2 2 (16.67%) Management Information System
3 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (8.33%) Data Integration
3 1 (8.33%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 7 (58.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (25.00%) Automated Testing
2 3 (25.00%) Business Transformation
2 3 (25.00%) Performance Engineering
2 3 (25.00%) PLM
2 3 (25.00%) Product Management
2 3 (25.00%) Scrum
2 3 (25.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (25.00%) Validation
2 3 (25.00%) Web Development
3 2 (16.67%) Automation Testing
3 2 (16.67%) BDD
3 2 (16.67%) Information Security
3 2 (16.67%) Load Balancing
3 2 (16.67%) Multithreading
3 2 (16.67%) OOP
3 2 (16.67%) Server Building
3 2 (16.67%) Technical Analysis
3 2 (16.67%) Waterfall
4 1 (8.33%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (75.00%) Java
2 3 (25.00%) VB
3 2 (16.67%) C#
3 2 (16.67%) VBA
4 1 (8.33%) ActionScript
4 1 (8.33%) ActionScript 3.0
4 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) Degree
2 1 (8.33%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (8.33%) ISEB
2 1 (8.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) QA
System Software
1 3 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) SAP
1 3 (25.00%) VMware
2 2 (16.67%) Oracle
3 1 (8.33%) Adobe