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 3 months to 24 April 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 / Dorset
3 months to
24 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 20 30 -
Rank change year-on-year +10 -  
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 2 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Dorset 2.17% 0.78% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.38% 0.98% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £409 £400 £320
% change year-on-year +2.25% +25.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £38.50 £33.50
% change year-on-year +29.87% +14.92%  

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 Dorset with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Dorset
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 84 205 184
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Dorset 91.30% 79.46% 82.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 139 103
Median daily rate £400 £440 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +3.12% +1.91%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 18 17
Median hourly rate £10.98 £42.13 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -73.93% +31.64%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.59 £15.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £47.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £30.35
% change year-on-year -4.00% +23.55%  

Performance Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Dorset

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Dorset 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 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 3 months to 24 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bournemouth +9 2 - -
Performance Testing
South West

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 Dorset region with a requirement for Performance Testing.

1 4 (100.00%) Load Testing
1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (75.00%) JMeter
2 3 (75.00%) Selenium
2 3 (75.00%) C#
2 3 (75.00%) LoadRunner
3 1 (25.00%) Change Management
3 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (25.00%) SOAP
3 1 (25.00%) Web Services
3 1 (25.00%) XML
3 1 (25.00%) Toad
3 1 (25.00%) HP
3 1 (25.00%) Stress Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Integration Testing
3 1 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (25.00%) iPad
3 1 (25.00%) Waterfall
3 1 (25.00%) SoapUI
3 1 (25.00%) Guidewire
3 1 (25.00%) Defect Management
3 1 (25.00%) QA

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:

Development Applications
1 3 (75.00%) JMeter
1 3 (75.00%) LoadRunner
1 3 (75.00%) Selenium
2 1 (25.00%) SoapUI
2 1 (25.00%) Toad
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Performance Tester
1 3 (75.00%) Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Integration Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Integration Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) SOAP
1 1 (25.00%) Web Services
1 1 (25.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) iPad
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (100.00%) Load Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Change Management
2 1 (25.00%) Defect Management
2 1 (25.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Stress Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) C#
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Guidewire
1 1 (25.00%) HP