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 22 December 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Testing
Rank 106 94 65
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -29
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 20 26 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.76% 1.14% 2.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.99% 1.53% 3.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 15 37
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£550 £313 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+76.00% +7.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £215 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £162.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 - £45.00
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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
2015 1702 1726
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 76.62% 74.32% 72.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 1346 1026 864
Average daily rate £375 £340 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.29% +1.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 50 72
Average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -14.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £10.43 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £35.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 22 December 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 22 December 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 -16 16 £550 +77.41% 2
South Yorkshire +1 2 £293 -41.50%
North Yorkshire -2 1 - - 1
Performance Testing
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Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 20 (44.44%) Test Scripting
2 19 (42.22%) Test Management
3 14 (31.11%) Java
4 13 (28.89%) HTTP
4 13 (28.89%) Statistical Analysis
5 12 (26.67%) Oracle
6 11 (24.44%) SOAP
6 11 (24.44%) User Experience
7 10 (22.22%) .NET
7 10 (22.22%) ODBC
7 10 (22.22%) Data Warehouse
7 10 (22.22%) Ajax
7 10 (22.22%) QA
7 10 (22.22%) Performance Management
7 10 (22.22%) Oracle BI EE
7 10 (22.22%) Oracle ODI
8 9 (20.00%) VB.NET
8 9 (20.00%) Cucumber
8 9 (20.00%) Oracle Database
9 8 (17.78%) Jenkins
10 6 (13.33%) Apache
10 6 (13.33%) Tomcat
10 6 (13.33%) ISTQB
10 6 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
11 5 (11.11%) ETL
11 5 (11.11%) ISEB
11 5 (11.11%) TestDirector
11 5 (11.11%) Regression Testing
11 5 (11.11%) Law
11 5 (11.11%) Data Protection

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 6 (13.33%) Apache
1 6 (13.33%) Tomcat
2 3 (6.67%) IBM HTTP Server
2 3 (6.67%) WebSphere
2 3 (6.67%) JBoss
3 1 (2.22%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (6.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 13 (28.89%) HTTP
2 3 (6.67%) OpenLDAP
3 1 (2.22%) LDAP
3 1 (2.22%) Ethernet
3 1 (2.22%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.22%) DVB
3 1 (2.22%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (22.22%) Data Warehouse
1 10 (22.22%) Oracle BI EE
1 10 (22.22%) Oracle ODI
2 9 (20.00%) Oracle Database
3 3 (6.67%) Redis
3 3 (6.67%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (6.67%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.22%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 9 (20.00%) Cucumber
2 8 (17.78%) Jenkins
3 5 (11.11%) TestDirector
4 4 (8.89%) LoadRunner
4 4 (8.89%) JMeter
5 3 (6.67%) Subversion
5 3 (6.67%) Git (software)
6 1 (2.22%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (2.22%) JIRA
6 1 (2.22%) Selenium
General
1 5 (11.11%) Law
2 2 (4.44%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (33.33%) Tester
2 11 (24.44%) Performance Tester
3 9 (20.00%) Analyst
3 9 (20.00%) Test Analyst
4 8 (17.78%) Head of Testing
5 5 (11.11%) Architect
6 4 (8.89%) Senior Tester
7 3 (6.67%) Technical Leader
7 3 (6.67%) Technical Architect
8 2 (4.44%) Lead Architect
8 2 (4.44%) Test Leader
9 1 (2.22%) Performance Test Leader
9 1 (2.22%) Test Architect
9 1 (2.22%) Lead Software Architect
9 1 (2.22%) Testing Specialist
9 1 (2.22%) Integration Tester
9 1 (2.22%) Senior Integration Tester
9 1 (2.22%) Designer
9 1 (2.22%) Lead Solutions Architect
9 1 (2.22%) LoadRunner Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (24.44%) SOAP
2 10 (22.22%) .NET
2 10 (22.22%) ODBC
2 10 (22.22%) Ajax
3 3 (6.67%) Web Services
4 2 (4.44%) HTML
5 1 (2.22%) XML
5 1 (2.22%) .NET Framework
5 1 (2.22%) WCF
5 1 (2.22%) SPML
5 1 (2.22%) Gherkin
5 1 (2.22%) SailPoint
5 1 (2.22%) J2EE
5 1 (2.22%) CSS
5 1 (2.22%) JSP
5 1 (2.22%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 11 (24.44%) User Experience
2 3 (6.67%) Open Source
3 1 (2.22%) Video on Demand
3 1 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.22%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.22%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.22%) MPEG
3 1 (2.22%) NHS
3 1 (2.22%) W3C
3 1 (2.22%) Replication
3 1 (2.22%) IPTV
3 1 (2.22%) Reference Data
3 1 (2.22%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.89%) UNIX
1 4 (8.89%) Windows
2 2 (4.44%) Linux
3 1 (2.22%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (44.44%) Test Scripting
2 19 (42.22%) Test Management
3 13 (28.89%) Statistical Analysis
4 10 (22.22%) Performance Management
5 6 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (11.11%) Data Protection
6 5 (11.11%) ETL
6 5 (11.11%) Regression Testing
7 4 (8.89%) DevOps
8 3 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (6.67%) ITIL
8 3 (6.67%) Problem Management
8 3 (6.67%) Validation
8 3 (6.67%) Test Strategy
8 3 (6.67%) Root Cause Analysis
8 3 (6.67%) Capacity Management
8 3 (6.67%) Security Testing
8 3 (6.67%) Service Delivery
9 2 (4.44%) Integration Testing
9 2 (4.44%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 14 (31.11%) Java
2 9 (20.00%) VB.NET
3 4 (8.89%) PHP
3 4 (8.89%) SQL
4 3 (6.67%) Ruby
4 3 (6.67%) PowerShell
5 2 (4.44%) JavaScript
5 2 (4.44%) C#
6 1 (2.22%) C++
6 1 (2.22%) Perl
6 1 (2.22%) Tcl
6 1 (2.22%) BeanShell
6 1 (2.22%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (13.33%) ISTQB
2 5 (11.11%) ISEB
3 2 (4.44%) ISEB Practitioner
3 2 (4.44%) Security Cleared
3 2 (4.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (4.44%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (2.22%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (22.22%) QA
2 1 (2.22%) 21 CFR Part 11
Systems Management
1 3 (6.67%) CA SiteMinder
1 3 (6.67%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.22%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (26.67%) Oracle
2 4 (8.89%) IBM
3 3 (6.67%) Microsoft
3 3 (6.67%) HP
3 3 (6.67%) Red Hat
4 1 (2.22%) Actimize
4 1 (2.22%) Novell
4 1 (2.22%) Sun
4 1 (2.22%) Sybase
4 1 (2.22%) PeopleSoft
4 1 (2.22%) SAP