The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Coventry 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 22 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 / Coventry
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 31 44 38
Rank change year-on-year +13 -6  
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 1 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Coventry 0.41% 0.74% 0.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.51% 0.87% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £275 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £340
% change year-on-year -6.25% +17.64%  
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 Coventry with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Coventry
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 197 343 228
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Coventry 80.08% 84.69% 72.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 208 157
Median daily rate £413 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £325 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 6 14
Median hourly rate £25.00 £37.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.33% +66.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.60 £13.50 £11.51
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £45.20 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

Performance Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Coventry

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Coventry 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 Coventry

Performance Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Coventry

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Performance Testing in Coventry

For the 6 months to 22 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 Coventry region with a requirement for Performance Testing.

1 4 (80.00%) SDLC
2 3 (60.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (60.00%) Integration Testing
2 3 (60.00%) ISTQB
2 3 (60.00%) QA
3 2 (40.00%) SoapUI
3 2 (40.00%) Java
3 2 (40.00%) SOAP
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (40.00%) JMeter
3 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (40.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (20.00%) BDD
4 1 (20.00%) QA Automation
4 1 (20.00%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (20.00%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (20.00%) Contract Management
4 1 (20.00%) Scenario Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (20.00%) TDD
4 1 (20.00%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Manufacturing
4 1 (20.00%) Scrum
4 1 (20.00%) HP
4 1 (20.00%) LoadRunner
4 1 (20.00%) Mainframe
4 1 (20.00%) Client/Server
4 1 (20.00%) SLA

Performance Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Coventry 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:

Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) JMeter
1 2 (40.00%) SoapUI
1 2 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (20.00%) LoadRunner
2 1 (20.00%) SpecFlow
2 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (20.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Automation Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Automation Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Specialist
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Test Specialist
2 1 (20.00%) QA Automation Tester
2 1 (20.00%) QA Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Test Leader
2 1 (20.00%) Test Specialist
2 1 (20.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Client/Server
1 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (20.00%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (20.00%) Mainframe
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) SDLC
2 3 (60.00%) Integration Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Test Automation
3 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (40.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (20.00%) BDD
4 1 (20.00%) Contract Management
4 1 (20.00%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (20.00%) Problem Management
4 1 (20.00%) QA Automation
4 1 (20.00%) Scrum
4 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
4 1 (20.00%) System Integration Testing
4 1 (20.00%) TDD
4 1 (20.00%) Test Planning
4 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
4 1 (20.00%) Use Case
4 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (20.00%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (20.00%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (20.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (60.00%) QA
2 1 (20.00%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (20.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) HP
2 1 (20.00%) SAP