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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Performance Testing
Rank 125 120 92
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -28
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 13 6 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.45% 0.23% 1.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.55% 0.29% 2.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 3 22
Average daily rate £345 £550 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-37.27% +62.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £370 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £343 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.83% -2.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 £36.00 £155.00
% change year-on-year
+66.66% -76.77%
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
2348 2057 1709
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 80.49% 80.51% 75.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 1554 1410 1012
Average daily rate £400 £375 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +8.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £292 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £510 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 47 35
Average hourly rate £18.00 £16.72 £17.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.65% -3.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.02 £10.75 £10.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £36.00 £33.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 9 February 2016.

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 9 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 0 11 £375 -14.28% 6
South Yorkshire -11 2 £343 -37.72%
Performance Testing
England

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 21 (40.38%) Non-Functional Testing
2 16 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (28.85%) Finance
4 14 (26.92%) Retail
4 14 (26.92%) SDLC
5 13 (25.00%) SQL
6 12 (23.08%) ISEB
7 11 (21.15%) ISTQB
8 10 (19.23%) SOA
8 10 (19.23%) XML
8 10 (19.23%) Telecoms
9 9 (17.31%) JMeter
9 9 (17.31%) Java
9 9 (17.31%) Selenium
9 9 (17.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 8 (15.38%) Test Strategy
10 8 (15.38%) Test Automation
10 8 (15.38%) Software Testing
10 8 (15.38%) JavaScript
10 8 (15.38%) Oracle
10 8 (15.38%) SQL Server
10 8 (15.38%) Client/Server
10 8 (15.38%) Legal
11 7 (13.46%) LoadRunner
11 7 (13.46%) .NET
12 6 (11.54%) ASP.NET
12 6 (11.54%) T-SQL
12 6 (11.54%) C#
12 6 (11.54%) User Acceptance Testing
12 6 (11.54%) SQL Server Integration Services

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 2 (3.85%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 2 (3.85%) BASE24
1 2 (3.85%) Oracle BPM
1 2 (3.85%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.77%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 6 (11.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (3.85%) MySQL
3 2 (3.85%) NonStop SQL
3 2 (3.85%) OLTP
4 1 (1.92%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 9 (17.31%) JMeter
1 9 (17.31%) Selenium
2 7 (13.46%) LoadRunner
3 5 (9.62%) Cucumber
3 5 (9.62%) WebDriver
4 3 (5.77%) Firebug
4 3 (5.77%) JIRA
5 2 (3.85%) Bundler
5 2 (3.85%) Gemnasium
5 2 (3.85%) Maven
5 2 (3.85%) SoapUI
6 1 (1.92%) HP UFT
6 1 (1.92%) SpecFlow
General
1 15 (28.85%) Finance
2 14 (26.92%) Retail
3 10 (19.23%) Telecoms
4 8 (15.38%) Legal
5 2 (3.85%) Banking
6 1 (1.92%) Games
Job Titles
1 22 (42.31%) Analyst
1 22 (42.31%) Test Analyst
2 13 (25.00%) Performance Analyst
2 13 (25.00%) Performance Test Analyst
3 10 (19.23%) Tester
4 9 (17.31%) Test Manager
5 6 (11.54%) Performance Tester
6 5 (9.62%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
7 4 (7.69%) Architect
7 4 (7.69%) Developer
8 3 (5.77%) Consultant
8 3 (5.77%) Environment Manager
8 3 (5.77%) Java Developer
8 3 (5.77%) Non-Functional Tester
8 3 (5.77%) Senior Developer
8 3 (5.77%) Solutions Architect
8 3 (5.77%) SQL Analyst
9 2 (3.85%) Automation Test Analyst
9 2 (3.85%) QA Manager
9 2 (3.85%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (19.23%) XML
2 7 (13.46%) .NET
3 6 (11.54%) ASP.NET
4 4 (7.69%) CSS
4 4 (7.69%) Web Services
5 3 (5.77%) REST
6 2 (3.85%) JSON
6 2 (3.85%) Middleware
6 2 (3.85%) RESTful
6 2 (3.85%) SAML
7 1 (1.92%) HTML
7 1 (1.92%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (15.38%) Client/Server
2 4 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.77%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (5.77%) iSeries
3 3 (5.77%) Private Cloud
4 2 (3.85%) PKI
5 1 (1.92%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.92%) EPoS
5 1 (1.92%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.92%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.77%) Linux
2 2 (3.85%) Android
2 2 (3.85%) Apple iOS
2 2 (3.85%) Solaris
2 2 (3.85%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (40.38%) Non-Functional Testing
2 16 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (26.92%) SDLC
4 10 (19.23%) SOA
5 8 (15.38%) Software Testing
5 8 (15.38%) Test Automation
5 8 (15.38%) Test Strategy
6 6 (11.54%) BDD
6 6 (11.54%) Functional Testing
6 6 (11.54%) Open Source
6 6 (11.54%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (9.62%) TDD
8 4 (7.69%) Automation Testing
8 4 (7.69%) Benchmarking
8 4 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (7.69%) Integration Testing
8 4 (7.69%) Load Testing
8 4 (7.69%) Operational Acceptance Testing
8 4 (7.69%) Test Scripting
9 3 (5.77%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 13 (25.00%) SQL
2 9 (17.31%) Java
3 8 (15.38%) JavaScript
4 6 (11.54%) C#
4 6 (11.54%) T-SQL
5 5 (9.62%) Ruby
6 2 (3.85%) Perl
6 2 (3.85%) PHP
6 2 (3.85%) Python
6 2 (3.85%) Scala
7 1 (1.92%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (23.08%) ISEB
2 11 (21.15%) ISTQB
3 9 (17.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (7.69%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.92%) Degree
5 1 (1.92%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.77%) QA
2 2 (3.85%) ISO 8583
2 2 (3.85%) ISO20022
3 1 (1.92%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.92%) WCAG
Vendors
1 8 (15.38%) Oracle
2 5 (9.62%) VMware
3 3 (5.77%) HP
4 2 (3.85%) IBM
4 2 (3.85%) Red Hat
4 2 (3.85%) Sonatype
4 2 (3.85%) Wincor Nixdorf
5 1 (1.92%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.92%) Telerik