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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Testing
Rank 94 88 92
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +4
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 34 29 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 1.34% 1.32% 1.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.81% 1.76% 1.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 19 19
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£325 £310 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £216 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £342
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -16.66%
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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
1877 1650 1920
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 74.07% 75.34% 76.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 1169 965 976
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £463 £451
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 62 62
Average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.00 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £45.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £28.00 £26.90
% change year-on-year
-10.71% +4.08%

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 23 October 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 23 October 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
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Yorkshire 0 28 £350 +12.90% 5
North Yorkshire - 3 £315 - 3
South Yorkshire +2 2 £318 -39.52% 2
Performance Testing
England

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 28 (39.44%) Java
2 22 (30.99%) Test Scripting
3 21 (29.58%) Test Management
4 18 (25.35%) Apache
4 18 (25.35%) Tomcat
5 17 (23.94%) PHP
5 17 (23.94%) JMeter
6 16 (22.54%) Oracle
7 15 (21.13%) Red Hat
7 15 (21.13%) PostgreSQL
7 15 (21.13%) OpenLDAP
7 15 (21.13%) QA
7 15 (21.13%) Open Source
7 15 (21.13%) Redis
8 14 (19.72%) Validation
8 14 (19.72%) HTTP
9 13 (18.31%) Data Warehouse
9 13 (18.31%) Statistical Analysis
9 13 (18.31%) Oracle ODI
10 12 (16.90%) Oracle BI EE
10 12 (16.90%) Data Modelling
11 11 (15.49%) .NET
11 11 (15.49%) SOAP
11 11 (15.49%) Oracle Database
11 11 (15.49%) User Experience
12 10 (14.08%) Performance Management
12 10 (14.08%) Data Integration
12 10 (14.08%) ODBC
12 10 (14.08%) VB.NET
12 10 (14.08%) Ajax

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 (25.35%) Apache
1 18 (25.35%) Tomcat
2 3 (4.23%) WebSphere
2 3 (4.23%) IBM HTTP Server
2 3 (4.23%) JBoss
3 1 (1.41%) CMS
3 1 (1.41%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (2.82%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.41%) SAP IS-U
Communications & Networking
1 15 (21.13%) OpenLDAP
2 14 (19.72%) HTTP
3 5 (7.04%) Ethernet
3 5 (7.04%) TCP/IP
3 5 (7.04%) DVB
3 5 (7.04%) VLAN
4 1 (1.41%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (21.13%) PostgreSQL
1 15 (21.13%) Redis
2 13 (18.31%) Data Warehouse
2 13 (18.31%) Oracle ODI
3 12 (16.90%) Oracle BI EE
4 11 (15.49%) Oracle Database
5 4 (5.63%) SQL Server
6 2 (2.82%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (2.82%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 2 (2.82%) MySQL
6 2 (2.82%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (1.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (1.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (1.41%) DB2
7 1 (1.41%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (1.41%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 17 (23.94%) JMeter
2 9 (12.68%) Cucumber
3 8 (11.27%) Jenkins
3 8 (11.27%) LoadRunner
4 5 (7.04%) TestDirector
5 3 (4.23%) Subversion
5 3 (4.23%) Git (software)
6 1 (1.41%) JIRA
6 1 (1.41%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.41%) Selenium
General
1 5 (7.04%) Law
2 4 (5.63%) Finance
3 1 (1.41%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 19 (26.76%) Architect
1 19 (26.76%) Tester
2 16 (22.54%) Performance Tester
2 16 (22.54%) Technical Architect
3 10 (14.08%) Analyst
3 10 (14.08%) Test Analyst
4 8 (11.27%) Head of Testing
5 4 (5.63%) Test Engineer
5 4 (5.63%) Senior Tester
6 3 (4.23%) Technical Leader
7 2 (2.82%) Test Leader
7 2 (2.82%) Developer
7 2 (2.82%) Systems Test Engineer
7 2 (2.82%) Integration Engineer
7 2 (2.82%) Systems Integration Engineer
7 2 (2.82%) Systems Engineer
7 2 (2.82%) Lead Architect
8 1 (1.41%) Integration Tester
8 1 (1.41%) Senior Integration Tester
8 1 (1.41%) SAP Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (15.49%) .NET
1 11 (15.49%) SOAP
2 10 (14.08%) ODBC
2 10 (14.08%) Ajax
3 4 (5.63%) HTML
3 4 (5.63%) Web Services
4 2 (2.82%) CSS
5 1 (1.41%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.41%) Java EE
5 1 (1.41%) JSP
5 1 (1.41%) Servlets
5 1 (1.41%) XML
5 1 (1.41%) J2EE
5 1 (1.41%) Gherkin
5 1 (1.41%) SailPoint
5 1 (1.41%) SPML
5 1 (1.41%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 15 (21.13%) Open Source
2 11 (15.49%) User Experience
3 10 (14.08%) Data Integration
4 9 (12.68%) Reference Data
5 5 (7.04%) IPTV
5 5 (7.04%) MPEG
5 5 (7.04%) Client/Server
5 5 (7.04%) Computer Science
5 5 (7.04%) Video on Demand
6 2 (2.82%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (2.82%) NHS
6 2 (2.82%) STB
7 1 (1.41%) W3C
7 1 (1.41%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.41%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 6 (8.45%) UNIX
1 6 (8.45%) Linux
2 5 (7.04%) Windows
3 1 (1.41%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (30.99%) Test Scripting
2 21 (29.58%) Test Management
3 14 (19.72%) Validation
4 13 (18.31%) Statistical Analysis
5 12 (16.90%) Data Modelling
6 10 (14.08%) Performance Management
7 9 (12.68%) Data Architecture
8 8 (11.27%) ETL
9 7 (9.86%) Performance Tuning
10 6 (8.45%) User Acceptance Testing
10 6 (8.45%) Integration Testing
10 6 (8.45%) Software Testing
11 5 (7.04%) Data Protection
11 5 (7.04%) Performance Analysis
12 4 (5.63%) Business Intelligence
12 4 (5.63%) ITIL
12 4 (5.63%) Regression Testing
12 4 (5.63%) Disaster Recovery
13 3 (4.23%) Service Delivery
13 3 (4.23%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 28 (39.44%) Java
2 17 (23.94%) PHP
3 10 (14.08%) VB.NET
4 6 (8.45%) C
5 5 (7.04%) C++
5 5 (7.04%) Perl
5 5 (7.04%) SQL
5 5 (7.04%) Tcl
6 3 (4.23%) Ruby
6 3 (4.23%) PowerShell
7 2 (2.82%) C#
7 2 (2.82%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.41%) VB6
8 1 (1.41%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.41%) VB
8 1 (1.41%) BeanShell
Qualifications
1 8 (11.27%) ISTQB
1 8 (11.27%) ISEB
2 6 (8.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (5.63%) Degree
4 3 (4.23%) Security Cleared
5 2 (2.82%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 2 (2.82%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (1.41%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (21.13%) QA
2 1 (1.41%) 21 CFR Part 11
Systems Management
1 3 (4.23%) CA SiteMinder
1 3 (4.23%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.41%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (22.54%) Oracle
2 15 (21.13%) Red Hat
3 4 (5.63%) IBM
3 4 (5.63%) HP
4 3 (4.23%) Sybase
4 3 (4.23%) Citrix
5 2 (2.82%) Microsoft
5 2 (2.82%) SAP
5 2 (2.82%) Capita
6 1 (1.41%) Actimize
6 1 (1.41%) PeopleSoft
6 1 (1.41%) Sun
6 1 (1.41%) Novell