The table below looks at the statistics for Performance Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Wiltshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Performance Testing over the 3 months to 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Testing
Rank 59 50 47
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -3
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 5 1 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 0.74% 0.17% 1.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.02% 0.24% 2.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 9
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£470 - £345
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £29.00 £38.25
% change year-on-year
+20.68% -24.18%
Performance Testing
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Wiltshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Wiltshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
490 424 426
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 72.38% 73.23% 64.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 335 274 252
Average daily rate £425 £400 £392
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £513 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 22 27
Average hourly rate £22.69 £27.00 £33.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.96% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £8.00 £21.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £55.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

Performance Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Wiltshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Performance Testing across the Wiltshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Performance Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Wiltshire

Performance Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Wiltshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Performance Testing across the Wiltshire region.

Performance Testing Daily Rate Trend in Wiltshire

Performance Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Wiltshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Performance Testing across the Wiltshire region.

Performance Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Wiltshire

Performance Testing
Contract Job Locations in Wiltshire

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 Wiltshire region over the 3 months to 20 August 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
Swindon +2 4 £470 -
Chippenham - - - -
Performance Testing
South West

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wiltshire

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wiltshire 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 11 (73.33%) HP
1 11 (73.33%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (66.67%) Waterfall
2 10 (66.67%) Test Automation
3 9 (60.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 9 (60.00%) Windows
4 8 (53.33%) MS Visio
4 8 (53.33%) Genesys
4 8 (53.33%) Empirix
4 8 (53.33%) Siemens
4 8 (53.33%) Matrix Management
4 8 (53.33%) WFM
4 8 (53.33%) Windows 7
4 8 (53.33%) System Testing
4 8 (53.33%) Disaster Recovery
4 8 (53.33%) Cisco IPCC
4 8 (53.33%) IVR
4 8 (53.33%) IP Telephony
4 8 (53.33%) Penetration Testing
4 8 (53.33%) Verint
5 4 (26.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (26.67%) LoadRunner
6 3 (20.00%) Oracle
6 3 (20.00%) SQL Server
7 2 (13.33%) SOAP
7 2 (13.33%) C#
7 2 (13.33%) C++
7 2 (13.33%) Java
7 2 (13.33%) SQL
7 2 (13.33%) .NET

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Wiltshire by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wiltshire 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 (6.67%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 8 (53.33%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 8 (53.33%) IP Telephony
2 1 (6.67%) BGP
2 1 (6.67%) EIGRP
2 1 (6.67%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (13.33%) MySQL
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database
3 1 (6.67%) QlikView
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (26.67%) LoadRunner
2 2 (13.33%) JMeter
2 2 (13.33%) JIRA
2 2 (13.33%) SoapUI
General
1 1 (6.67%) Banking
1 1 (6.67%) Retail
1 1 (6.67%) Retail Banking
1 1 (6.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (60.00%) Test Manager
2 2 (13.33%) Tester
2 2 (13.33%) Consultant
2 2 (13.33%) Performance Tester
2 2 (13.33%) Test Consultant
2 2 (13.33%) Performance Test Consultant
2 2 (13.33%) Performance Consultant
3 1 (6.67%) UAT Test Manager
3 1 (6.67%) UAT Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Delivery Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle DBA
3 1 (6.67%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Network Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) SOAP
1 2 (13.33%) .NET
1 2 (13.33%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (53.33%) IVR
2 2 (13.33%) Open Source
3 1 (6.67%) SWIFT
3 1 (6.67%) APACS
Operating Systems
1 9 (60.00%) Windows
2 8 (53.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (6.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (66.67%) Waterfall
1 10 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 9 (60.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 8 (53.33%) Matrix Management
3 8 (53.33%) WFM
3 8 (53.33%) System Testing
3 8 (53.33%) Disaster Recovery
3 8 (53.33%) Penetration Testing
4 4 (26.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (13.33%) Test Management
6 1 (6.67%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (6.67%) Benchmarking
6 1 (6.67%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 2 (13.33%) C#
1 2 (13.33%) C++
1 2 (13.33%) Java
1 2 (13.33%) SQL
1 2 (13.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (6.67%) ISEB
1 1 (6.67%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) ISO 9002
Systems Management
1 11 (73.33%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (53.33%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 11 (73.33%) HP
2 8 (53.33%) Genesys
2 8 (53.33%) Empirix
2 8 (53.33%) Siemens
2 8 (53.33%) Verint
3 3 (20.00%) Oracle
4 2 (13.33%) Citrix
4 2 (13.33%) Capita
5 1 (6.67%) Kalido
5 1 (6.67%) Red Hat
5 1 (6.67%) Informatica
5 1 (6.67%) Cisco
5 1 (6.67%) SAP