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 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Testing
Rank 80 76 97
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +21
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 35 43 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 1.47% 1.92% 1.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.98% 2.58% 1.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 27 24
Average daily rate
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£338 £250 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.00% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £175 £192
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £400 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £344 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.81% -1.78%
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
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
1768 1667 1933
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 74.29% 74.49% 72.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1103 909 1048
Average daily rate £350 £325 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 72 48
Average hourly rate £15.39 £36.00 £17.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-57.26% +108.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £15.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £45.00 £30.00
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 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 August 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 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
West Yorkshire +7 30 £355 +44.89% 1
North Yorkshire - 5 £313 - 4
Performance Testing
England

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 24 (32.43%) JMeter
2 23 (31.08%) Test Scripting
3 22 (29.73%) Open Source
3 22 (29.73%) Java
4 17 (22.97%) PHP
5 16 (21.62%) Red Hat
6 15 (20.27%) Data Modelling
6 15 (20.27%) Oracle
6 15 (20.27%) Apache
6 15 (20.27%) Tomcat
6 15 (20.27%) PostgreSQL
6 15 (20.27%) Redis
6 15 (20.27%) OpenLDAP
7 14 (18.92%) Performance Tuning
7 14 (18.92%) Validation
8 13 (17.57%) Data Integration
9 12 (16.22%) Test Strategy
9 12 (16.22%) LoadRunner
10 11 (14.86%) Oracle Database
11 9 (12.16%) ISEB
11 9 (12.16%) Data Warehouse
11 9 (12.16%) SQL
11 9 (12.16%) Reference Data
11 9 (12.16%) Data Architecture
11 9 (12.16%) Oracle Database 11g
11 9 (12.16%) QA
12 8 (10.81%) User Acceptance Testing
12 8 (10.81%) Oracle ODI
12 8 (10.81%) Linux
13 7 (9.46%) ETL

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 15 (20.27%) Apache
1 15 (20.27%) Tomcat
2 3 (4.05%) WebLogic
3 2 (2.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (1.35%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.70%) SAP IS-U
Communications & Networking
1 15 (20.27%) OpenLDAP
2 7 (9.46%) Ethernet
2 7 (9.46%) TCP/IP
2 7 (9.46%) VLAN
3 5 (6.76%) DVB
4 3 (4.05%) LAN
4 3 (4.05%) WAN
4 3 (4.05%) HTTP
5 1 (1.35%) SAN
5 1 (1.35%) VPN
5 1 (1.35%) DNS
5 1 (1.35%) DHCP
5 1 (1.35%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (20.27%) PostgreSQL
1 15 (20.27%) Redis
2 11 (14.86%) Oracle Database
3 9 (12.16%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (12.16%) Oracle Database 11g
4 8 (10.81%) Oracle ODI
5 7 (9.46%) Oracle BI EE
6 5 (6.76%) SQL Server
6 5 (6.76%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 4 (5.41%) Oracle Reports
8 3 (4.05%) Relational Database
9 2 (2.70%) Oracle OWB
9 2 (2.70%) MySQL
10 1 (1.35%) DB2
10 1 (1.35%) Oracle Database 10g
10 1 (1.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (1.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (1.35%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (1.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 24 (32.43%) JMeter
2 12 (16.22%) LoadRunner
3 7 (9.46%) NeoLoad
4 5 (6.76%) JProfiler
5 4 (5.41%) TestDirector
6 2 (2.70%) LoadUI
7 1 (1.35%) Bugzilla
7 1 (1.35%) SoapUI
7 1 (1.35%) WebDriver
7 1 (1.35%) Selenium
7 1 (1.35%) JIRA
General
1 6 (8.11%) Finance
2 1 (1.35%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 20 (27.03%) Tester
2 18 (24.32%) Architect
2 18 (24.32%) Performance Tester
3 15 (20.27%) Technical Architect
4 10 (13.51%) Test Analyst
4 10 (13.51%) Analyst
5 5 (6.76%) Test Leader
6 4 (5.41%) Test Engineer
6 4 (5.41%) Developer
6 4 (5.41%) Consultant
6 4 (5.41%) Test Manager
7 3 (4.05%) Administrator
7 3 (4.05%) Senior Tester
7 3 (4.05%) Test Consultant
8 2 (2.70%) Performance Test Manager
8 2 (2.70%) Performance Test Consultant
8 2 (2.70%) SAP Tester
8 2 (2.70%) OBIEE Developer
8 2 (2.70%) Performance Consultant
8 2 (2.70%) Systems Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.41%) .NET
2 3 (4.05%) SOAP
2 3 (4.05%) Web Services
3 2 (2.70%) WCF
3 2 (2.70%) Ajax
3 2 (2.70%) JMS
3 2 (2.70%) XML
3 2 (2.70%) ODBC
3 2 (2.70%) JDBC
3 2 (2.70%) HTML
4 1 (1.35%) CSS
4 1 (1.35%) Middleware
4 1 (1.35%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.35%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 22 (29.73%) Open Source
2 13 (17.57%) Data Integration
3 9 (12.16%) Reference Data
4 6 (8.11%) Computer Science
5 5 (6.76%) MPEG
5 5 (6.76%) Client/Server
5 5 (6.76%) IPTV
5 5 (6.76%) Video on Demand
6 3 (4.05%) Clustering
7 2 (2.70%) STB
7 2 (2.70%) NHS
8 1 (1.35%) Thin Client
8 1 (1.35%) Statistics
8 1 (1.35%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (1.35%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 8 (10.81%) Linux
2 7 (9.46%) UNIX
3 2 (2.70%) AIX
4 1 (1.35%) HPUX
4 1 (1.35%) Solaris
4 1 (1.35%) Windows
4 1 (1.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (31.08%) Test Scripting
2 15 (20.27%) Data Modelling
3 14 (18.92%) Performance Tuning
3 14 (18.92%) Validation
4 12 (16.22%) Test Strategy
5 9 (12.16%) Data Architecture
6 8 (10.81%) User Acceptance Testing
7 7 (9.46%) ETL
8 6 (8.11%) Integration Testing
9 5 (6.76%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (6.76%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (6.76%) Software Testing
9 5 (6.76%) Test Management
9 5 (6.76%) Performance Analysis
10 4 (5.41%) Statistical Analysis
10 4 (5.41%) Regression Testing
10 4 (5.41%) ITIL
11 3 (4.05%) Disaster Recovery
11 3 (4.05%) Performance Monitoring
11 3 (4.05%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 22 (29.73%) Java
2 17 (22.97%) PHP
3 9 (12.16%) SQL
4 7 (9.46%) Tcl
4 7 (9.46%) Perl
5 6 (8.11%) C
5 6 (8.11%) C++
6 3 (4.05%) C#
6 3 (4.05%) Python
7 2 (2.70%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.35%) VB
8 1 (1.35%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.35%) VB6
Qualifications
1 9 (12.16%) ISEB
2 7 (9.46%) ISTQB
3 5 (6.76%) Degree
3 5 (6.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (2.70%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.70%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 2 (2.70%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (1.35%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (12.16%) QA
2 1 (1.35%) ISO 9002
System Software
1 1 (1.35%) VMware ESX
1 1 (1.35%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (1.35%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (1.35%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (21.62%) Red Hat
2 15 (20.27%) Oracle
3 5 (6.76%) Citrix
4 4 (5.41%) HP
5 3 (4.05%) Capita
6 2 (2.70%) Informatica
6 2 (2.70%) SAP
6 2 (2.70%) Sybase
7 1 (1.35%) IBM
7 1 (1.35%) Microsoft
7 1 (1.35%) VMware