The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 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 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Performance Testing
England / East Midlands
Rank 84 91 92
Rank change year-on-year +7 +1  
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 16 6 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 1.07% 0.37% 0.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.33% 0.46% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 5 1
Median daily rate £405 £250 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +62.00% -16.66%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £310
% change year-on-year - +29.03%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £38.50 £36.25
% change year-on-year +29.87% +6.20%  

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 the East Midlands with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
East Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1200 1300 1246
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 80.38% 80.30% 77.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 742 804 708
Median daily rate £380 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.56% +4.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £536 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 29 42
Median hourly rate £21.50 £27.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.81% +71.87%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.23 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £43.50 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Performance Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East Midlands 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 the East Midlands

Performance Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Performance Testing in the East Midlands

Performance Testing
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

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 East Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 March 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
Northamptonshire - 13 £415 -
Nottinghamshire - 3 £363 - 1
Performance Testing
England

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for Performance Testing.

1 24 (57.14%) Java
2 23 (54.76%) Unix
2 23 (54.76%) Test Scripting
3 20 (47.62%) Performance Monitoring
4 17 (40.48%) Oracle
5 16 (38.10%) IBM
5 16 (38.10%) Tivoli
5 16 (38.10%) Tivoli Monitoring
5 16 (38.10%) Test Strategy
6 13 (30.95%) Finance
6 13 (30.95%) Web Services
7 12 (28.57%) SOAP
7 12 (28.57%) Banking
8 11 (26.19%) XML
8 11 (26.19%) Open Source
8 11 (26.19%) Test Planning
9 10 (23.81%) Struts2
9 10 (23.81%) Apache Flex
9 10 (23.81%) jQuery
9 10 (23.81%) Subversion
9 10 (23.81%) DB2 UDB
9 10 (23.81%) XSLT
9 10 (23.81%) Struts
9 10 (23.81%) JavaScript
9 10 (23.81%) SQL
9 10 (23.81%) J2EE
9 10 (23.81%) DB2
9 10 (23.81%) Ant
9 10 (23.81%) CSS
9 10 (23.81%) JSP

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands 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:

Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.14%) SAN
2 1 (2.38%) HTTP
2 1 (2.38%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (23.81%) DB2
1 10 (23.81%) DB2 UDB
2 9 (21.43%) Oracle Database
3 3 (7.14%) PowerCenter
4 1 (2.38%) Big Data
4 1 (2.38%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (23.81%) Ant
1 10 (23.81%) Eclipse
1 10 (23.81%) Maven
1 10 (23.81%) Subversion
2 2 (4.76%) LoadRunner
3 1 (2.38%) JMeter
3 1 (2.38%) Selenium
3 1 (2.38%) WebDriver
General
1 13 (30.95%) Finance
2 12 (28.57%) Banking
3 1 (2.38%) Publishing
3 1 (2.38%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (45.24%) Analyst
2 17 (40.48%) Test Analyst
3 16 (38.10%) Performance Analyst
4 14 (33.33%) Performance Test Analyst
5 10 (23.81%) Developer
5 10 (23.81%) Java Developer
6 5 (11.90%) Applications Developer
6 5 (11.90%) Java Applications Developer
6 5 (11.90%) Performance Tester
6 5 (11.90%) Tester
7 3 (7.14%) Banking Analyst
7 3 (7.14%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
8 2 (4.76%) Architect
8 2 (4.76%) Performance Manager
8 2 (4.76%) Performance Test Manager
8 2 (4.76%) Test Manager
9 1 (2.38%) Financial Analyst
9 1 (2.38%) Software Quality Engineer
9 1 (2.38%) Test Architect
9 1 (2.38%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (30.95%) Web Services
2 12 (28.57%) SOAP
3 11 (26.19%) XML
4 10 (23.81%) Apache Flex
4 10 (23.81%) CSS
4 10 (23.81%) Hibernate
4 10 (23.81%) HTML
4 10 (23.81%) J2EE
4 10 (23.81%) jQuery
4 10 (23.81%) JSP
4 10 (23.81%) Spring
4 10 (23.81%) Struts
4 10 (23.81%) Struts2
4 10 (23.81%) UDDI
4 10 (23.81%) WSDL
4 10 (23.81%) XHTML
4 10 (23.81%) XML Schema
4 10 (23.81%) XSLT
5 2 (4.76%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 23 (54.76%) Unix
2 3 (7.14%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (54.76%) Test Scripting
2 20 (47.62%) Performance Monitoring
3 16 (38.10%) Test Strategy
4 11 (26.19%) Open Source
4 11 (26.19%) Test Planning
5 9 (21.43%) Performance Engineering
5 9 (21.43%) Volume Testing
6 5 (11.90%) Non-Functional Testing
7 3 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (7.14%) ETL
8 2 (4.76%) CRM
8 2 (4.76%) Defect Management
8 2 (4.76%) Software Testing
9 1 (2.38%) Defect Tracking
9 1 (2.38%) Exploratory Testing
9 1 (2.38%) Mentoring
9 1 (2.38%) Re-Platforming
9 1 (2.38%) SDLC
9 1 (2.38%) Threat Modelling
9 1 (2.38%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 24 (57.14%) Java
2 10 (23.81%) JavaScript
2 10 (23.81%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (2.38%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.76%) QA
Systems Management
1 16 (38.10%) Tivoli
1 16 (38.10%) Tivoli Monitoring
2 9 (21.43%) Ganglia
2 9 (21.43%) nmon
3 1 (2.38%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (40.48%) Oracle
2 16 (38.10%) IBM
3 9 (21.43%) AppDynamics
4 4 (9.52%) Salesforce.com
5 3 (7.14%) Informatica
6 1 (2.38%) Adobe
6 1 (2.38%) HP
6 1 (2.38%) Microsoft