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 3 months to 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Performance Testing
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 56 - 62
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 3 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.46% - 0.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.57% - 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Median daily rate £300 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £310
% change year-on-year - +29.03%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £38.50 £36.25
% change year-on-year +29.87% +6.20%  

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

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 526 526 557
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 81.05% 81.55% 76.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 356 329 344
Median daily rate £421 £376 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.18% +0.13%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £525 £501
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 17 17
Median hourly rate £14.63 £17.95 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.52% +5.58%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.63 £8.14
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.25 £39.60 £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

Performance Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham citing Performance Testing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (42.86%) Selenium
1 3 (42.86%) Load Testing
1 3 (42.86%) Test Scripting
2 2 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (28.57%) WebDriver
2 2 (28.57%) Cucumber
2 2 (28.57%) GitHub
2 2 (28.57%) Jenkins
2 2 (28.57%) Hudson
2 2 (28.57%) Node.js
2 2 (28.57%) REST
2 2 (28.57%) Gherkin
2 2 (28.57%) PhantomJS
2 2 (28.57%) Performance Analysis
2 2 (28.57%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 2 (28.57%) Zenoss
2 2 (28.57%) Risk Analysis
2 2 (28.57%) Automated Testing
2 2 (28.57%) ISTQB
2 2 (28.57%) JSON
2 2 (28.57%) JIRA
2 2 (28.57%) Wireshark
2 2 (28.57%) Regression Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Validation
2 2 (28.57%) HTML
2 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
2 2 (28.57%) SAP
2 2 (28.57%) CSS
2 2 (28.57%) XML

Performance Testing
Top Related 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 2 (28.57%) Amazon CloudWatch
1 2 (28.57%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) Wireshark
Development Applications
1 3 (42.86%) Selenium
2 2 (28.57%) Cucumber
2 2 (28.57%) Hudson
2 2 (28.57%) Jenkins
2 2 (28.57%) JIRA
2 2 (28.57%) LoadRunner
2 2 (28.57%) PhantomJS
2 2 (28.57%) WebDriver
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) LoadRunner Specialist
1 2 (28.57%) Performance Specialist
1 2 (28.57%) Test Manager
1 2 (28.57%) Testing Specialist
2 1 (14.29%) Agile Test Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) CRM Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Implementation Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Performance Test Leader
2 1 (14.29%) Test Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Test Automation Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Test Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) CSS
1 2 (28.57%) Gherkin
1 2 (28.57%) HTML
1 2 (28.57%) JSON
1 2 (28.57%) Node.js
1 2 (28.57%) REST
1 2 (28.57%) XML
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (42.86%) Load Testing
1 3 (42.86%) Test Scripting
2 2 (28.57%) Automated Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Configuration Management
2 2 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (28.57%) Performance Analysis
2 2 (28.57%) Regression Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Risk Analysis
2 2 (28.57%) Validation
3 1 (14.29%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (14.29%) CRM
3 1 (14.29%) Manual Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (14.29%) SDLC
3 1 (14.29%) Test Automation
3 1 (14.29%) Test Planning
3 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) ISEB
1 2 (28.57%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) SAP