Period
to 16 July 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 16 July 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
16 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 96 99 100
Rank change year-on-year +3 +1 +7
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 12 8 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 0.66% 0.47% 0.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.79% 0.57% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 8
Bristol median daily rate £350 £399 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.17% -8.91% +12.90%
10th Percentile £263 £287 £330
90th Percentile £423 £451 £492
South West median daily rate £375 £400 £388
% change year-on-year -6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Bristol median hourly rate - - -
South West median hourly rate - £50.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year - +81.82% -

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 1,517 1,413 1,534
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 83.81% 82.15% 83.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 990 959 1,116
Bristol median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £272 £250 £255
90th Percentile £531 £530 £538
South West median daily rate £413 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +5.77% +4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 38 58
Bristol median hourly rate £39.75 £33.25 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.55% -11.33% +4.17%
10th Percentile £11.18 £12.09 £12.00
90th Percentile £49.88 £50.25 £52.25
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £39.50
% change year-on-year - +1.27% +12.86%

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

Performance Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Performance Testing in Bristol over the 6 months to 16 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Performance Testing in Bristol

For the 6 months to 16 July 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 6 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (41.67%) Selenium
2 5 (41.67%) Test Automation
2 5 (41.67%) MySQL
2 5 (41.67%) CSS
3 4 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 4 (33.33%) HTML
3 4 (33.33%) JMeter
3 4 (33.33%) Load Testing
3 4 (33.33%) Banking
3 4 (33.33%) Jenkins
4 3 (25.00%) Gherkin
4 3 (25.00%) Cucumber
4 3 (25.00%) QA
4 3 (25.00%) TDD
4 3 (25.00%) NUnit
4 3 (25.00%) JIRA
4 3 (25.00%) Java
4 3 (25.00%) PHP
4 3 (25.00%) Linux
4 3 (25.00%) OO
5 2 (16.67%) Apache
5 2 (16.67%) Tomcat
5 2 (16.67%) SOAP
5 2 (16.67%) XML
5 2 (16.67%) Unix
5 2 (16.67%) Oracle
5 2 (16.67%) LoadRunner
5 2 (16.67%) Nagios
5 2 (16.67%) HTTP

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 (16.67%) Apache
1 2 (16.67%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) BrowserStack
1 1 (8.33%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) DNS
1 2 (16.67%) Firewall
1 2 (16.67%) HTTP
1 2 (16.67%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (41.67%) MySQL
2 2 (16.67%) MariaDB
3 1 (8.33%) Relational Database
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (41.67%) Selenium
2 4 (33.33%) Jenkins
2 4 (33.33%) JMeter
3 3 (25.00%) Cucumber
3 3 (25.00%) JIRA
3 3 (25.00%) NUnit
4 2 (16.67%) Gatling
4 2 (16.67%) Git (software)
4 2 (16.67%) LoadRunner
4 2 (16.67%) SoapUI
4 2 (16.67%) WebPagetest
5 1 (8.33%) JIRA Agile
5 1 (8.33%) JUnit
5 1 (8.33%) SpecFlow
5 1 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (8.33%) The Grinder
5 1 (8.33%) Visual Studio
5 1 (8.33%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (8.33%) WebDriver
5 1 (8.33%) webpack
General
1 4 (33.33%) Banking
2 2 (16.67%) Back Office
2 2 (16.67%) Front Office
3 1 (8.33%) Finance
3 1 (8.33%) Financial Institution
3 1 (8.33%) Retail
3 1 (8.33%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Developer
2 3 (25.00%) PHP Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Automation Tester
3 2 (16.67%) DevOps Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Lead DevOps
3 2 (16.67%) Lead DevOps Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Performance Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Test Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Java Automation Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Java Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Lead Tester
4 1 (8.33%) QA Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) QA Automation Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) QA Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) QA Test Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) QA Test Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) React Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (41.67%) CSS
2 4 (33.33%) HTML
3 3 (25.00%) Gherkin
4 2 (16.67%) Ajax
4 2 (16.67%) JSON
4 2 (16.67%) RESTful
4 2 (16.67%) SOAP
4 2 (16.67%) XML
5 1 (8.33%) Jest
5 1 (8.33%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) User Experience
2 1 (8.33%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) Linux
2 2 (16.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (41.67%) Test Automation
3 4 (33.33%) Load Testing
4 3 (25.00%) OO
4 3 (25.00%) TDD
5 2 (16.67%) BDD
5 2 (16.67%) Continuous Delivery
5 2 (16.67%) DevOps
5 2 (16.67%) Exploratory Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Functional Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Load Balancing
5 2 (16.67%) Open Source
5 2 (16.67%) Performance Analysis
5 2 (16.67%) Performance Engineering
5 2 (16.67%) Performance Metrics
5 2 (16.67%) SDET
5 2 (16.67%) SDLC
5 2 (16.67%) Security Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Stress Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Threat Modelling
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 3 (25.00%) Java
2 3 (25.00%) PHP
3 2 (16.67%) C#
4 1 (8.33%) Scala
4 1 (8.33%) SQL
4 1 (8.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (25.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (16.67%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) Nagios
1 2 (16.67%) Opsview
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) AppDynamics
1 2 (16.67%) Oracle
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft