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 5 May 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Performance Testing
Rank 120 88 89
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +1
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 24 38 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.84% 1.50% 1.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.05% 2.05% 1.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 20 18
Average daily rate
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£240 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £375 £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £350 £333
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £108.65 £40.09
% change year-on-year
-69.16% +171.00%
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
2291 1850 1451
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 79.91% 73.09% 72.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 1530 1208 777
Average daily rate £365 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.14% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £224 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 48 47
Average hourly rate £16.50 £25.00 £23.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.00% +5.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.15 £10.00 £12.47
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £45.00 £105.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.33 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-1.07% -5.23%

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 5 May 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 5 May 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 -22 18 £300 - 3
North Yorkshire - 4 £215 -
South Yorkshire -9 2 £550 +108.72%
Performance Testing
England

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 12 (38.71%) Selenium
2 11 (35.48%) Microsoft
2 11 (35.48%) SQL
3 10 (32.26%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (29.03%) Regression Testing
4 9 (29.03%) Windows
5 8 (25.81%) E-Commerce
5 8 (25.81%) SQL Server
5 8 (25.81%) Web Services
5 8 (25.81%) JMeter
6 7 (22.58%) Finance
6 7 (22.58%) LoadRunner
6 7 (22.58%) Security Testing
7 6 (19.35%) Test Scripting
7 6 (19.35%) Stress Testing
7 6 (19.35%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (19.35%) Oracle
8 5 (16.13%) CSS
8 5 (16.13%) Java
8 5 (16.13%) JavaScript
8 5 (16.13%) QuickTest Pro
8 5 (16.13%) Service Management
8 5 (16.13%) DevOps
8 5 (16.13%) Waterfall
8 5 (16.13%) Usability Testing
8 5 (16.13%) Kanban
8 5 (16.13%) Test Automation
8 5 (16.13%) Software Engineering
9 4 (12.90%) Network Design
9 4 (12.90%) Intrusion Detection

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 4 (12.90%) nginx
1 4 (12.90%) Apache
1 4 (12.90%) Tomcat
2 1 (3.23%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (3.23%) WebSphere
2 1 (3.23%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 2 (6.45%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.23%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (12.90%) Amazon EC2
1 4 (12.90%) Amazon S3
1 4 (12.90%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (12.90%) Route 53
1 4 (12.90%) Virtual Private Cloud
2 2 (6.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.90%) Intrusion Detection
1 4 (12.90%) Internet
2 1 (3.23%) HTTP
2 1 (3.23%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (25.81%) SQL Server
2 4 (12.90%) SimpleDB
2 4 (12.90%) MongoDB
2 4 (12.90%) NoSQL
2 4 (12.90%) Redis
2 4 (12.90%) Relational Database
2 4 (12.90%) Couchbase
2 4 (12.90%) Amazon RDS
2 4 (12.90%) RDBMS
2 4 (12.90%) MySQL
3 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 12 (38.71%) Selenium
2 8 (25.81%) JMeter
3 7 (22.58%) LoadRunner
4 5 (16.13%) QuickTest Pro
5 4 (12.90%) Git (software)
5 4 (12.90%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (12.90%) NeoLoad
6 2 (6.45%) SoapUI
6 2 (6.45%) Jenkins
7 1 (3.23%) Eclipse
7 1 (3.23%) Visual Studio
7 1 (3.23%) Rational Application Developer
7 1 (3.23%) Axure RP
7 1 (3.23%) Cucumber
7 1 (3.23%) WebDriver
7 1 (3.23%) Maven
General
1 7 (22.58%) Finance
2 4 (12.90%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.23%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (51.61%) Analyst
1 16 (51.61%) Test Analyst
2 7 (22.58%) Tester
3 4 (12.90%) Cloud Engineer
3 4 (12.90%) Cloud Software Engineer
3 4 (12.90%) Software Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) Performance Tester
5 2 (6.45%) DevOps Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Test Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Developer
6 1 (3.23%) Business Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Consultant
6 1 (3.23%) Test Manager
6 1 (3.23%) Team Leader
6 1 (3.23%) Test Consultant
6 1 (3.23%) Test Team Leader
6 1 (3.23%) Java Developer
6 1 (3.23%) Automation Tester
6 1 (3.23%) Performance Test Manager
6 1 (3.23%) Performance Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (25.81%) Web Services
2 5 (16.13%) CSS
3 4 (12.90%) HTML
3 4 (12.90%) POSIX
4 3 (9.68%) .NET
4 3 (9.68%) SOAP
5 2 (6.45%) XML
6 1 (3.23%) ASP.NET
6 1 (3.23%) Hibernate
6 1 (3.23%) REST
6 1 (3.23%) JAX-RS
6 1 (3.23%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (3.23%) JAX-WS
6 1 (3.23%) Java EE
6 1 (3.23%) WCF
6 1 (3.23%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 6 (19.35%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.45%) W3C
3 1 (3.23%) Replication
3 1 (3.23%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 9 (29.03%) Windows
2 4 (12.90%) UNIX
2 4 (12.90%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (32.26%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (29.03%) Regression Testing
3 8 (25.81%) E-Commerce
4 7 (22.58%) Security Testing
5 6 (19.35%) Test Scripting
5 6 (19.35%) Stress Testing
6 5 (16.13%) Service Management
6 5 (16.13%) DevOps
6 5 (16.13%) Waterfall
6 5 (16.13%) Usability Testing
6 5 (16.13%) Kanban
6 5 (16.13%) Test Automation
6 5 (16.13%) Software Engineering
7 4 (12.90%) Network Design
7 4 (12.90%) Load Testing
7 4 (12.90%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (12.90%) Automation Testing
7 4 (12.90%) TDD
7 4 (12.90%) Configuration Management
8 3 (9.68%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 11 (35.48%) SQL
2 5 (16.13%) Java
2 5 (16.13%) JavaScript
3 3 (9.68%) Python
3 3 (9.68%) Bash Shell
4 2 (6.45%) C#
4 2 (6.45%) PHP
5 1 (3.23%) FoxPro (VFP)
5 1 (3.23%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (9.68%) ISTQB
2 2 (6.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (6.45%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.68%) QA
2 1 (3.23%) 21 CFR Part 11
Systems Management
1 4 (12.90%) Puppet
1 4 (12.90%) Salt
1 4 (12.90%) Ansible
1 4 (12.90%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (12.90%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 11 (35.48%) Microsoft
2 6 (19.35%) Oracle
3 4 (12.90%) hybris
4 2 (6.45%) VMware
5 1 (3.23%) IBM
5 1 (3.23%) HP