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 28 June 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 54 69 66
Rank change year-on-year +15 -3  
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 3 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.47% 0.37% 0.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.57% 0.45% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 1
Median daily rate £325 £500 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -35.00% +47.05%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £383 £395 £350
% change year-on-year -3.16% +12.85%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.00 £38.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year -71.42% +26.22%  

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 529 671 565
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 82.79% 83.04% 77.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 351 468 372
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £501 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 14 13
Median hourly rate £14.22 £25.00 £47.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -43.14% -47.64%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.16 £12.43 £22.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.75 £42.50 £63.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.75 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +21.92% -5.00%  

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
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Performance Testing in Birmingham over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Performance Testing in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 (50.00%) LoadRunner
2 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) SAP
2 2 (33.33%) Risk Analysis
2 2 (33.33%) Load Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 2 (33.33%) SoapUI
2 2 (33.33%) Performance Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) BrowserStack
3 1 (16.67%) Sauce Labs
3 1 (16.67%) DevOps
3 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (16.67%) SDLC
3 1 (16.67%) JIRA Agile
3 1 (16.67%) Gherkin
3 1 (16.67%) LoadUI
3 1 (16.67%) SpecFlow
3 1 (16.67%) WebDriver
3 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
3 1 (16.67%) Cucumber
3 1 (16.67%) BDD
3 1 (16.67%) Git (software)
3 1 (16.67%) SOAP
3 1 (16.67%) IntelliJ
3 1 (16.67%) Banking
3 1 (16.67%) Retail
3 1 (16.67%) Retail Banking
3 1 (16.67%) JIRA
3 1 (16.67%) QA
3 1 (16.67%) Selenium

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 (16.67%) BrowserStack
1 1 (16.67%) Sauce Labs
Development Applications
1 3 (50.00%) LoadRunner
2 2 (33.33%) SoapUI
3 1 (16.67%) Cucumber
3 1 (16.67%) Git (software)
3 1 (16.67%) IntelliJ
3 1 (16.67%) JIRA
3 1 (16.67%) JIRA Agile
3 1 (16.67%) JUnit
3 1 (16.67%) LoadUI
3 1 (16.67%) Selenium
3 1 (16.67%) SpecFlow
3 1 (16.67%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (16.67%) Banking
1 1 (16.67%) Retail
1 1 (16.67%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) LoadRunner Specialist
1 2 (33.33%) Performance Specialist
1 2 (33.33%) Test Leader
1 2 (33.33%) Testing Specialist
2 1 (16.67%) Automation Test Lead
2 1 (16.67%) Banking Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Performance Test Leader
2 1 (16.67%) QA Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) Gherkin
1 1 (16.67%) HTML
1 1 (16.67%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (33.33%) Load Testing
1 2 (33.33%) Performance Analysis
1 2 (33.33%) Risk Analysis
1 2 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 1 (16.67%) BDD
2 1 (16.67%) DevOps
2 1 (16.67%) Scrum
2 1 (16.67%) SDLC
2 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) Java
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) SAP