Period
to 14 December 2017

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 14 December 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
South West > Bristol
6 months to
14 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 105 102 102
Rank change year-on-year -3 0 -11
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 8 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 0.41% 0.18% 0.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.51% 0.21% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 4
Bristol median daily rate £425 £420 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +31.25% -11.72%
10th Percentile £300 £294 £310
90th Percentile £500 £464 £502
South West median daily rate £375 £355 £338
% change year-on-year +5.63% +5.19% -6.90%
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 1561 1402 1414
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 79.52% 83.06% 81.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 1034 993 1105
Bristol median daily rate £390 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% - -
10th Percentile £263 £260 £263
90th Percentile £538 £574 £538
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 62 39
Bristol median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +31.58% -30.91%
10th Percentile £11.93 £12.00 £12.50
90th Percentile £48.25 £46.45 £48.00
South West median hourly rate £33.00 £34.75 £39.25
% change year-on-year -5.04% -11.46% +42.73%

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 14 December 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Performance Testing in Bristol

For the 6 months to 14 December 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 Bristol region with a requirement for Performance Testing.

1 7 (87.50%) Java
1 7 (87.50%) Selenium
1 7 (87.50%) Test Automation
2 6 (75.00%) QA
2 6 (75.00%) JMeter
2 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (62.50%) Cucumber
4 4 (50.00%) SoapUI
4 4 (50.00%) API Testing
5 3 (37.50%) Test Strategy
5 3 (37.50%) SpecFlow
5 3 (37.50%) Jenkins
5 3 (37.50%) QA Automation
5 3 (37.50%) Gatling
5 3 (37.50%) The Grinder
5 3 (37.50%) Exploratory Testing
5 3 (37.50%) BDD
5 3 (37.50%) hybris
5 3 (37.50%) Scala
5 3 (37.50%) Manual Testing
5 3 (37.50%) TDD
5 3 (37.50%) ATG
5 3 (37.50%) Ant
5 3 (37.50%) E-Commerce
6 2 (25.00%) Scrum
6 2 (25.00%) HTML
6 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
6 2 (25.00%) .NET
6 2 (25.00%) CSS
6 2 (25.00%) Microsoft

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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) PuTTY
1 1 (12.50%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 7 (87.50%) Selenium
2 6 (75.00%) JMeter
3 5 (62.50%) Cucumber
4 4 (50.00%) SoapUI
5 3 (37.50%) Ant
5 3 (37.50%) Gatling
5 3 (37.50%) Jenkins
5 3 (37.50%) SpecFlow
5 3 (37.50%) The Grinder
6 2 (25.00%) Gradle
6 2 (25.00%) Maven
7 1 (12.50%) Git (software)
7 1 (12.50%) JIRA
7 1 (12.50%) NeoLoad
7 1 (12.50%) NUnit
7 1 (12.50%) Oracle APEX
7 1 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (12.50%) TestNG
7 1 (12.50%) Travis CI
7 1 (12.50%) WebDriver
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Analyst
1 3 (37.50%) QA Engineer
1 3 (37.50%) Test Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Automation Test Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) QA Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) QA Automation Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) QA Test Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Test Automation Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Test Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Data Migration Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Java Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Migration Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) QA Automation Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) QA Leader
3 1 (12.50%) QA Test Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Test Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) .NET
1 2 (25.00%) CSS
1 2 (25.00%) HTML
2 1 (12.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
1 1 (12.50%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Linux
1 1 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
1 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
1 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) Test Automation
2 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (50.00%) API Testing
4 3 (37.50%) BDD
4 3 (37.50%) E-Commerce
4 3 (37.50%) Exploratory Testing
4 3 (37.50%) Manual Testing
4 3 (37.50%) QA Automation
4 3 (37.50%) TDD
4 3 (37.50%) Test Strategy
5 2 (25.00%) Kanban
5 2 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
5 2 (25.00%) Scrum
5 2 (25.00%) Stress Testing
5 2 (25.00%) Test Scripting
5 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (25.00%) Web Development
6 1 (12.50%) Coaching
6 1 (12.50%) Mentoring
6 1 (12.50%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (87.50%) Java
2 3 (37.50%) Scala
3 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (12.50%) F#
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
1 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (75.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) vSphere
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) ATG
1 3 (37.50%) hybris
2 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (12.50%) HP
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle
3 1 (12.50%) Red Hat
3 1 (12.50%) Software AG
3 1 (12.50%) VMware
3 1 (12.50%) webMethods