Period
to 17 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bristol 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 17 October 2018 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
South West > Bristol
6 months to
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 109 105 102
Rank change year-on-year -4 -3 -2
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 13 7 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 0.63% 0.37% 0.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.74% 0.45% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 5
Bristol median daily rate £371 £336 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.49% -20.94% +9.68%
10th Percentile £306 £265 £394
90th Percentile £422 £418 £465
South West median daily rate £393 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -1.88% +6.67% +8.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Bristol median hourly rate - - -
South West median hourly rate - - -

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 Bristol with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Bristol
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,749 1,573 1,461
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 84.25% 82.83% 84.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,175 1,064 1,053
Bristol median daily rate £410 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.33% - -
10th Percentile £275 £256 £253
90th Percentile £538 £538 £550
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 43 69
Bristol median hourly rate £41.50 £28.00 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +48.21% -1.75% +50.71%
10th Percentile £12.60 £12.40 £12.00
90th Percentile £67.75 £49.50 £45.40
South West median hourly rate £41.53 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +18.66% - -6.67%

Performance Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

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

Job vacancy trend for Performance Testing in Bristol

Performance Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Performance Testing in Bristol

For the 6 months to 17 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Performance Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Bristol region with a requirement for Performance Testing.

1 8 (61.54%) Test Automation
2 5 (38.46%) RESTful
2 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (38.46%) Selenium
3 4 (30.77%) Test Scripting
3 4 (30.77%) JIRA
3 4 (30.77%) Cucumber
3 4 (30.77%) BDD
3 4 (30.77%) Jenkins
3 4 (30.77%) Linux
3 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
3 4 (30.77%) MySQL
3 4 (30.77%) PHP
3 4 (30.77%) CSS
4 3 (23.08%) OO
4 3 (23.08%) ISEB
4 3 (23.08%) Security Testing
4 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (23.08%) TDD
4 3 (23.08%) Docker
4 3 (23.08%) Threat Modelling
4 3 (23.08%) MariaDB
4 3 (23.08%) Problem-Solving
5 2 (15.38%) Due Diligence
5 2 (15.38%) Collaborative Working
5 2 (15.38%) SDLC
5 2 (15.38%) API Testing
5 2 (15.38%) Creative Problem-Solving
5 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (15.38%) Apache Spark

Performance Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bristol 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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (15.38%) Apache Spark
1 2 (15.38%) JBoss
1 2 (15.38%) Tomcat
2 1 (7.69%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (15.38%) SaaS
3 1 (7.69%) BrowserStack
3 1 (7.69%) Sauce Labs
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (30.77%) MySQL
2 3 (23.08%) MariaDB
3 2 (15.38%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (7.69%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (38.46%) Selenium
2 4 (30.77%) Cucumber
2 4 (30.77%) Jenkins
2 4 (30.77%) JIRA
3 2 (15.38%) Ant
3 2 (15.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (15.38%) CruiseControl
3 2 (15.38%) Eclipse
3 2 (15.38%) JUnit
3 2 (15.38%) Maven
4 1 (7.69%) Gatling
4 1 (7.69%) JMeter
4 1 (7.69%) LoadRunner
4 1 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) Developer
2 4 (30.77%) PHP Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Java Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Test Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Test Leader
3 2 (15.38%) Tester
4 1 (7.69%) Manual Tester
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Manual Tester
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Tester
4 1 (7.69%) Software Tester
4 1 (7.69%) Test Manager
4 1 (7.69%) UAT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (38.46%) RESTful
2 4 (30.77%) CSS
3 2 (15.38%) Hibernate
3 2 (15.38%) J2EE
3 2 (15.38%) Java EE
3 2 (15.38%) JMS
3 2 (15.38%) SOAP
3 2 (15.38%) Spring
3 2 (15.38%) Web Services
4 1 (7.69%) .NET
4 1 (7.69%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Algorithms
1 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (15.38%) Computer Science
1 2 (15.38%) Data Structures
1 2 (15.38%) Enterprise Software
1 2 (15.38%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 4 (30.77%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (61.54%) Test Automation
2 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (30.77%) BDD
3 4 (30.77%) Test Scripting
4 3 (23.08%) OO
4 3 (23.08%) Problem-Solving
4 3 (23.08%) Security Testing
4 3 (23.08%) TDD
4 3 (23.08%) Threat Modelling
5 2 (15.38%) API Testing
5 2 (15.38%) Collaborative Working
5 2 (15.38%) Creative Problem-Solving
5 2 (15.38%) Due Diligence
5 2 (15.38%) ETL
5 2 (15.38%) Functional Testing
5 2 (15.38%) High Availability
5 2 (15.38%) Scrum
5 2 (15.38%) SDLC
5 2 (15.38%) UML
5 2 (15.38%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (30.77%) PHP
2 2 (15.38%) Java
3 1 (7.69%) C#
3 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) ISEB
2 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) HL7
1 1 (7.69%) QA
System Software
1 3 (23.08%) Docker
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
2 2 (15.38%) Perforce