Period
to 21 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Dorset 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 21 January 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 > Dorset
6 months to
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 26 34 42
Rank change year-on-year +8 +8 0
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 15 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Dorset 4.93% 1.75% 0.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.86% 2.26% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 5 2
Dorset median daily rate £375 £363 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.45% +20.83% -21.05%
South West median daily rate £375 £353 £338
% change year-on-year +6.38% +4.44% -6.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Dorset 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 Dorset with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Dorset
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 256 265 328
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Dorset 84.21% 77.49% 77.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 195 189
Dorset median daily rate £400 £350 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -11.39% +19.70%
10th Percentile £200 £231 £229
90th Percentile £535 £492 £538
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -1.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 10 46
Dorset median hourly rate £33.00 £24.69 £39.62
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.66% -37.68% +65.08%
10th Percentile £10.97 £14.25 £19.60
90th Percentile £48.35 £44.05 £45.00
South West median hourly rate £31.00 £36.75 £39.25
% change year-on-year -15.65% -6.37% +37.72%

Performance Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Dorset

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

Job vacancy trend for Performance Testing in Dorset

Performance Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Dorset

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Performance Testing in Dorset

Performance Testing
Contract Job Locations in Dorset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Performance Testing within the Dorset region over the 6 months to 21 January 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bournemouth -3 8 £375 +3.45% 1
Performance Testing
South West

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, 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 Dorset region with a requirement for Performance Testing.

1 15 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (86.67%) NUnit
2 13 (86.67%) JIRA
2 13 (86.67%) C#
3 12 (80.00%) .NET
4 9 (60.00%) LoadRunner
4 9 (60.00%) JMeter
4 9 (60.00%) Selenium
4 9 (60.00%) Test Automation
4 9 (60.00%) BDD
4 9 (60.00%) SpecFlow
5 8 (53.33%) WebDriver
6 6 (40.00%) QA
7 5 (33.33%) Software Testing
7 5 (33.33%) Unit Testing
7 5 (33.33%) JavaScript
7 5 (33.33%) SQL
7 5 (33.33%) HTML
7 5 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
8 4 (26.67%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (26.67%) Issue Tracking
8 4 (26.67%) ASP.NET Web API
8 4 (26.67%) GitHub
8 4 (26.67%) AngularJS
8 4 (26.67%) Kendo UI
8 4 (26.67%) Jenkins
8 4 (26.67%) SQL Server
8 4 (26.67%) Visual Studio
8 4 (26.67%) ASP.NET
8 4 (26.67%) CSS

Performance Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Dorset 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) OpenText Process Suite
Cloud Services
1 4 (26.67%) GitHub
2 1 (6.67%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (26.67%) SQL Server
1 4 (26.67%) SQL Server 2008
1 4 (26.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 4 (26.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 13 (86.67%) JIRA
1 13 (86.67%) NUnit
2 9 (60.00%) JMeter
2 9 (60.00%) LoadRunner
2 9 (60.00%) Selenium
2 9 (60.00%) SpecFlow
3 8 (53.33%) WebDriver
4 4 (26.67%) Jenkins
4 4 (26.67%) MSTest
4 4 (26.67%) Visual Studio
5 1 (6.67%) SoapUI
5 1 (6.67%) Toad
Job Titles
1 9 (60.00%) Analyst
1 9 (60.00%) Test Analyst
2 8 (53.33%) Automation Test Analyst
3 7 (46.67%) Selenium Test Analyst
4 5 (33.33%) Developer
5 4 (26.67%) .NET Developer
6 1 (6.67%) Agile Test Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) Angular Developer
6 1 (6.67%) Consultant
6 1 (6.67%) Integration Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) Integration Test Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) Java Developer
6 1 (6.67%) Test Automation Consultant
6 1 (6.67%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (80.00%) .NET
2 5 (33.33%) HTML
3 4 (26.67%) AngularJS
3 4 (26.67%) ASP.NET
3 4 (26.67%) ASP.NET MVC
3 4 (26.67%) ASP.NET Web API
3 4 (26.67%) CSS
3 4 (26.67%) jQuery
3 4 (26.67%) Kendo UI
3 4 (26.67%) WCF
4 2 (13.33%) Web Services
4 2 (13.33%) XML
5 1 (6.67%) Ajax
5 1 (6.67%) Angular 2
5 1 (6.67%) DHTML
5 1 (6.67%) SOAP
5 1 (6.67%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.67%) iPad
2 1 (6.67%) Mobile App
2 1 (6.67%) N-Tier
2 1 (6.67%) W3C
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (60.00%) BDD
2 9 (60.00%) Test Automation
3 5 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
3 5 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 5 (33.33%) Unit Testing
4 4 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (26.67%) Issue Tracking
4 4 (26.67%) Kanban
4 4 (26.67%) MVC
4 4 (26.67%) Scrum
4 4 (26.67%) Systems Analysis
5 1 (6.67%) Change Management
5 1 (6.67%) Data Modelling
5 1 (6.67%) Integration Testing
5 1 (6.67%) OO
5 1 (6.67%) OOA/OOD
5 1 (6.67%) Process Management
5 1 (6.67%) Regression Testing
5 1 (6.67%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 13 (86.67%) C#
2 5 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 5 (33.33%) SQL
3 2 (13.33%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (40.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (6.67%) Guidewire
1 1 (6.67%) HP
1 1 (6.67%) OpenText