The table below looks at the statistics for Performance Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Performance Testing over the 3 months to 28 November 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Testing
Rank 96 90 92
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +2
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 28 27 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 1.06% 1.20% 1.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.40% 1.59% 1.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 17 22
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£330 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £212 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £505 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.88 £37.50 £41.25
% change year-on-year
-28.33% -9.09%
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 Yorkshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2001 1697 1803
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 75.71% 75.73% 73.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 1275 1021 902
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 50 64
Average hourly rate £16.34 £17.50 £20.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.62% -15.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.13 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £35.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £29.75
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -7.56%

Performance Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

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

Performance Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

Performance Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Performance Testing Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

Performance Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Performance Testing across the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 28 November 2014.

Performance Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

Performance Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Performance Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

Performance Testing
Contract Job Locations in Yorkshire

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 Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 28 November 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
West Yorkshire -2 22 £375 +36.36% 2
South Yorkshire 0 3 £300 -41.46%
North Yorkshire 0 1 - - 5
Performance Testing
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Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Yorkshire 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 27 (42.86%) Java
2 21 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 19 (30.16%) Test Management
4 18 (28.57%) Apache
4 18 (28.57%) Tomcat
5 17 (26.98%) PHP
6 16 (25.40%) JMeter
7 15 (23.81%) PostgreSQL
7 15 (23.81%) Red Hat
7 15 (23.81%) OpenLDAP
7 15 (23.81%) Open Source
7 15 (23.81%) Redis
8 14 (22.22%) Validation
9 13 (20.63%) Statistical Analysis
9 13 (20.63%) HTTP
9 13 (20.63%) Oracle
10 11 (17.46%) QA
10 11 (17.46%) Oracle BI EE
10 11 (17.46%) .NET
10 11 (17.46%) Data Warehouse
10 11 (17.46%) SOAP
10 11 (17.46%) Oracle ODI
10 11 (17.46%) User Experience
11 10 (15.87%) Performance Management
11 10 (15.87%) Data Modelling
11 10 (15.87%) ODBC
11 10 (15.87%) VB.NET
11 10 (15.87%) Ajax
12 9 (14.29%) Reference Data
12 9 (14.29%) Data Integration

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Yorkshire 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 18 (28.57%) Apache
1 18 (28.57%) Tomcat
2 3 (4.76%) IBM HTTP Server
2 3 (4.76%) WebSphere
2 3 (4.76%) JBoss
3 1 (1.59%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (4.76%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.59%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 15 (23.81%) OpenLDAP
2 13 (20.63%) HTTP
3 1 (1.59%) VLAN
3 1 (1.59%) DVB
3 1 (1.59%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.59%) Ethernet
3 1 (1.59%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (23.81%) PostgreSQL
1 15 (23.81%) Redis
2 11 (17.46%) Oracle BI EE
2 11 (17.46%) Data Warehouse
2 11 (17.46%) Oracle ODI
3 9 (14.29%) Oracle Database
4 4 (6.35%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.59%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 1 (1.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.59%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.59%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 16 (25.40%) JMeter
2 9 (14.29%) Cucumber
3 8 (12.70%) Jenkins
4 5 (7.94%) TestDirector
5 4 (6.35%) LoadRunner
6 3 (4.76%) Git (software)
6 3 (4.76%) Subversion
7 1 (1.59%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (1.59%) JIRA
7 1 (1.59%) Selenium
General
1 5 (7.94%) Law
2 4 (6.35%) Finance
3 1 (1.59%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 18 (28.57%) Architect
2 16 (25.40%) Tester
2 16 (25.40%) Technical Architect
3 12 (19.05%) Performance Tester
4 11 (17.46%) Analyst
4 11 (17.46%) Test Analyst
5 8 (12.70%) Head of Testing
6 4 (6.35%) Senior Tester
7 3 (4.76%) Technical Leader
8 2 (3.17%) Consultant
8 2 (3.17%) Lead Architect
8 2 (3.17%) Test Leader
9 1 (1.59%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
9 1 (1.59%) LoadRunner Tester
9 1 (1.59%) Performance Test Leader
9 1 (1.59%) Test Architect
9 1 (1.59%) Designer
9 1 (1.59%) OBIEE Consultant
9 1 (1.59%) Lead Solutions Architect
9 1 (1.59%) Testing Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (17.46%) .NET
1 11 (17.46%) SOAP
2 10 (15.87%) ODBC
2 10 (15.87%) Ajax
3 4 (6.35%) Web Services
4 3 (4.76%) HTML
5 2 (3.17%) CSS
6 1 (1.59%) Gherkin
6 1 (1.59%) SailPoint
6 1 (1.59%) SPML
6 1 (1.59%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.59%) WCF
6 1 (1.59%) XML
6 1 (1.59%) JSP
6 1 (1.59%) Servlets
6 1 (1.59%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 15 (23.81%) Open Source
2 11 (17.46%) User Experience
3 9 (14.29%) Reference Data
3 9 (14.29%) Data Integration
4 2 (3.17%) NHS
4 2 (3.17%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.59%) Video on Demand
5 1 (1.59%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.59%) IPTV
5 1 (1.59%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.59%) W3C
5 1 (1.59%) MPEG
5 1 (1.59%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.35%) UNIX
1 4 (6.35%) Windows
2 2 (3.17%) Linux
3 1 (1.59%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 19 (30.16%) Test Management
3 14 (22.22%) Validation
4 13 (20.63%) Statistical Analysis
5 10 (15.87%) Performance Management
5 10 (15.87%) Data Modelling
6 9 (14.29%) Data Architecture
7 7 (11.11%) ETL
8 6 (9.52%) User Acceptance Testing
8 6 (9.52%) Performance Tuning
9 5 (7.94%) Data Protection
10 4 (6.35%) Regression Testing
10 4 (6.35%) Disaster Recovery
10 4 (6.35%) DevOps
11 3 (4.76%) Test Strategy
11 3 (4.76%) Root Cause Analysis
11 3 (4.76%) Capacity Management
11 3 (4.76%) Problem Management
11 3 (4.76%) Release Management
11 3 (4.76%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 27 (42.86%) Java
2 17 (26.98%) PHP
3 10 (15.87%) VB.NET
4 5 (7.94%) SQL
5 3 (4.76%) Ruby
5 3 (4.76%) PowerShell
5 3 (4.76%) C#
6 2 (3.17%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.59%) BeanShell
7 1 (1.59%) VB6
7 1 (1.59%) Tcl
7 1 (1.59%) Perl
7 1 (1.59%) VB
7 1 (1.59%) C
7 1 (1.59%) C++
Qualifications
1 5 (7.94%) ISTQB
1 5 (7.94%) ISEB
2 3 (4.76%) Security Cleared
3 2 (3.17%) ISEB Practitioner
3 2 (3.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (3.17%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (1.59%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (17.46%) QA
2 1 (1.59%) 21 CFR Part 11
Systems Management
1 3 (4.76%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (4.76%) CA SiteMinder
2 1 (1.59%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (23.81%) Red Hat
2 13 (20.63%) Oracle
3 4 (6.35%) IBM
4 3 (4.76%) Microsoft
4 3 (4.76%) HP
5 2 (3.17%) Sybase
6 1 (1.59%) Actimize
6 1 (1.59%) Novell
6 1 (1.59%) Sun
6 1 (1.59%) PeopleSoft
6 1 (1.59%) SAP