Period
to 19 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for Performance Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Performance Testing over the 6 months to 19 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Performance Testing
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 90 96 78
Rank change year-on-year +6 -18 -
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 9 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.58% 0.46% 0.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.72% 0.56% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 4
Birmingham median daily rate £385 £398 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.14% +15.22% -
10th Percentile £290 £282 £308
90th Percentile £475 £509 £454
West Midlands median daily rate £315 £360 £398
% change year-on-year -12.50% -9.43% +22.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate - £32.50 -

Performance Testing is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Birmingham
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1257 1242 1036
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 80.84% 81.66% 75.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 926 801 646
Birmingham median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +4.02%
10th Percentile £231 £241 £225
90th Percentile £525 £550 £500
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +6.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 28 35
Birmingham median hourly rate £16.75 £17.25 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.90% -1.43% -12.50%
10th Percentile £12.30 £10.84 £10.17
90th Percentile £46.40 £30.33 £43.75
West Midlands median hourly rate £25.00 £17.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year +40.85% -11.25% -

Performance Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing Performance Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for Performance Testing in Birmingham

Performance Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Performance Testing in Birmingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for Performance Testing in Birmingham

Performance Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Performance Testing in Birmingham over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Performance Testing in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Performance Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for Performance Testing.

1 5 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (44.44%) JIRA
2 4 (44.44%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (44.44%) Scenario Testing
3 3 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 3 (33.33%) Waterfall
4 2 (22.22%) Integration Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Test Scripting
4 2 (22.22%) Manual Testing
4 2 (22.22%) System Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Data Mapping
4 2 (22.22%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (22.22%) Test Strategy
4 2 (22.22%) Analytics
4 2 (22.22%) SoapUI
4 2 (22.22%) Mentoring
4 2 (22.22%) System Integration Testing
4 2 (22.22%) SDLC
4 2 (22.22%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (22.22%) SQL
4 2 (22.22%) SAP
4 2 (22.22%) CRM
4 2 (22.22%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (22.22%) ERP
4 2 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (22.22%) EPoS
4 2 (22.22%) Project Management
4 2 (22.22%) Programme Management
4 2 (22.22%) Retail
4 2 (22.22%) Management Information System

Performance Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 4 (44.44%) JIRA
2 2 (22.22%) JMeter
2 2 (22.22%) SoapUI
3 1 (11.11%) Git (software)
3 1 (11.11%) JIRA Agile
3 1 (11.11%) LoadUI
3 1 (11.11%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (11.11%) SpecFlow
General
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
1 2 (22.22%) Retail
2 1 (11.11%) Banking
2 1 (11.11%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) HR Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Test Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Test Leader
3 1 (11.11%) Banking Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Business Process Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Business Test Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Implementation Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) iOS Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Performance Tester
3 1 (11.11%) Process Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) QA Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Systems Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Test Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Tester
3 1 (11.11%) Testing Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) Gherkin
1 1 (11.11%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) EPoS
1 2 (22.22%) Management Information System
2 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Android
1 1 (11.11%) Apple iOS
1 1 (11.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (44.44%) Scenario Testing
2 4 (44.44%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 3 (33.33%) Waterfall
4 2 (22.22%) Analytics
4 2 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (22.22%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (22.22%) CRM
4 2 (22.22%) Data Mapping
4 2 (22.22%) ERP
4 2 (22.22%) Integration Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Manual Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Mentoring
4 2 (22.22%) Programme Management
4 2 (22.22%) SDLC
4 2 (22.22%) System Integration Testing
4 2 (22.22%) System Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Test Scripting
4 2 (22.22%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) SQL
2 1 (11.11%) Apple Swift
2 1 (11.11%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (11.11%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) SAP
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle