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 27 January 2015 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Performance Testing
Rank 112 86 60
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -26
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 7 31 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.29% 1.37% 2.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.37% 1.85% 3.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 19 38
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£313 £325 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% +20.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £215 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £520 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £162.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.75 £25.00 £86.25
% change year-on-year
+47.00% -71.01%
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
1892 1678 1573
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 77.67% 74.25% 71.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 1308 990 782
Average daily rate £375 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £450 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 34 67
Average hourly rate £15.73 £17.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.50% -15.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £35.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-8.18% -11.29%

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 27 January 2015.

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 27 January 2015. 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 -20 4 £325 +3.17% 6
South Yorkshire +2 2 £250 -50.00% 3
North Yorkshire - - - - 1
Performance Testing
England

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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 19 (46.34%) Test Management
1 19 (46.34%) Test Scripting
2 13 (31.71%) Oracle
2 13 (31.71%) SOAP
2 13 (31.71%) HTTP
3 12 (29.27%) Statistical Analysis
4 11 (26.83%) Java
4 11 (26.83%) User Experience
5 10 (24.39%) Oracle ODI
5 10 (24.39%) .NET
5 10 (24.39%) ODBC
5 10 (24.39%) Data Warehouse
5 10 (24.39%) Ajax
5 10 (24.39%) QA
5 10 (24.39%) Performance Management
5 10 (24.39%) Oracle BI EE
6 9 (21.95%) VB.NET
6 9 (21.95%) Oracle Database
6 9 (21.95%) Cucumber
7 8 (19.51%) Jenkins
8 6 (14.63%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (12.20%) Data Protection
9 5 (12.20%) Law
9 5 (12.20%) ISTQB
9 5 (12.20%) TestDirector
9 5 (12.20%) Regression Testing
9 5 (12.20%) ETL
10 4 (9.76%) IBM
10 4 (9.76%) ISEB
10 4 (9.76%) LoadRunner

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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 3 (7.32%) JBoss
1 3 (7.32%) Apache
1 3 (7.32%) Tomcat
1 3 (7.32%) IBM HTTP Server
1 3 (7.32%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.44%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (7.32%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 13 (31.71%) HTTP
2 1 (2.44%) LDAP
2 1 (2.44%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.44%) Ethernet
2 1 (2.44%) DVB
2 1 (2.44%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (24.39%) Oracle ODI
1 10 (24.39%) Data Warehouse
1 10 (24.39%) Oracle BI EE
2 9 (21.95%) Oracle Database
3 3 (7.32%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.44%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 9 (21.95%) Cucumber
2 8 (19.51%) Jenkins
3 5 (12.20%) TestDirector
4 4 (9.76%) LoadRunner
5 3 (7.32%) Git (software)
5 3 (7.32%) Subversion
5 3 (7.32%) Selenium
6 2 (4.88%) SoapUI
7 1 (2.44%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (2.44%) QuickTest Pro
7 1 (2.44%) JMeter
7 1 (2.44%) WebDriver
7 1 (2.44%) JIRA
General
1 5 (12.20%) Law
2 2 (4.88%) Finance
3 1 (2.44%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (31.71%) Tester
2 11 (26.83%) Analyst
2 11 (26.83%) Test Analyst
3 10 (24.39%) Performance Tester
4 8 (19.51%) Head of Testing
5 3 (7.32%) Technical Leader
5 3 (7.32%) Architect
5 3 (7.32%) Senior Tester
6 2 (4.88%) Lead Architect
7 1 (2.44%) Lead Solutions Architect
7 1 (2.44%) LoadRunner Tester
7 1 (2.44%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
7 1 (2.44%) Technical Architect
7 1 (2.44%) Consultant
7 1 (2.44%) Lead Designer
7 1 (2.44%) Software Architect
7 1 (2.44%) Solutions Architect
7 1 (2.44%) Solutions Designer
7 1 (2.44%) Performance Test Analyst
7 1 (2.44%) Senior Performance Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (31.71%) SOAP
2 10 (24.39%) .NET
2 10 (24.39%) ODBC
2 10 (24.39%) Ajax
3 4 (9.76%) Web Services
4 2 (4.88%) HTML
5 1 (2.44%) Gherkin
5 1 (2.44%) SailPoint
5 1 (2.44%) CSS
5 1 (2.44%) JSP
5 1 (2.44%) Servlets
5 1 (2.44%) XML
5 1 (2.44%) J2EE
5 1 (2.44%) SPML
5 1 (2.44%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (2.44%) .NET Framework
5 1 (2.44%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 11 (26.83%) User Experience
2 1 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.44%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (2.44%) Client/Server
2 1 (2.44%) MPEG
2 1 (2.44%) W3C
2 1 (2.44%) IPTV
2 1 (2.44%) Replication
2 1 (2.44%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 4 (9.76%) UNIX
1 4 (9.76%) Windows
2 2 (4.88%) Linux
3 1 (2.44%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (46.34%) Test Management
1 19 (46.34%) Test Scripting
2 12 (29.27%) Statistical Analysis
3 10 (24.39%) Performance Management
4 6 (14.63%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (12.20%) Data Protection
5 5 (12.20%) Regression Testing
5 5 (12.20%) ETL
6 4 (9.76%) DevOps
7 3 (7.32%) Root Cause Analysis
7 3 (7.32%) Capacity Management
7 3 (7.32%) ITIL
7 3 (7.32%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (7.32%) Service Delivery
7 3 (7.32%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (7.32%) Problem Management
8 2 (4.88%) Security Testing
8 2 (4.88%) Integration Testing
8 2 (4.88%) Test Automation
8 2 (4.88%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (26.83%) Java
2 9 (21.95%) VB.NET
3 4 (9.76%) SQL
4 3 (7.32%) Ruby
4 3 (7.32%) PowerShell
5 2 (4.88%) JavaScript
5 2 (4.88%) C#
6 1 (2.44%) C
6 1 (2.44%) C++
6 1 (2.44%) Perl
6 1 (2.44%) Tcl
6 1 (2.44%) BeanShell
Qualifications
1 5 (12.20%) ISTQB
2 4 (9.76%) ISEB
3 2 (4.88%) Security Cleared
3 2 (4.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (2.44%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (2.44%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (2.44%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (24.39%) QA
2 1 (2.44%) 21 CFR Part 11
Systems Management
1 3 (7.32%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (7.32%) CA SiteMinder
2 1 (2.44%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (31.71%) Oracle
2 4 (9.76%) IBM
3 3 (7.32%) HP
3 3 (7.32%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.44%) Sybase
4 1 (2.44%) PeopleSoft
4 1 (2.44%) SAP
4 1 (2.44%) Sun
4 1 (2.44%) Novell
4 1 (2.44%) Actimize