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 28 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
England / East Midlands
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 99 93 85
Rank change year-on-year -6 -8  
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 5 2 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 0.33% 0.13% 0.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.38% 0.16% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 3
Median daily rate £388 £473 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.98% +33.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £334 £461 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £431 £484 £421
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £395 £350
% change year-on-year -1.26% +12.85%  
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 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 1310 1261 1216
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 85.34% 81.78% 77.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 3112 2681 2650
Median daily rate £410 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.52% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £280 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £625 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 154 49 60
Median hourly rate £35.00 £15.00 £19.04
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +133.33% -21.21%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.36 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £34.80 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Performance Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

Job postings citing Performance Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands.

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 28 June 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 +4 4 £425 -10.05%
Performance Testing
England

For the 6 months to 28 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for Performance Testing.

1 11 (57.89%) Java
1 11 (57.89%) Test Scripting
2 10 (52.63%) Unix
3 9 (47.37%) Oracle
4 8 (42.11%) Test Strategy
4 8 (42.11%) Performance Monitoring
5 7 (36.84%) Test Planning
5 7 (36.84%) Oracle Database
5 7 (36.84%) nmon
5 7 (36.84%) AppDynamics
5 7 (36.84%) Ganglia
5 7 (36.84%) Banking
6 6 (31.58%) Volume Testing
6 6 (31.58%) IBM
6 6 (31.58%) Tivoli
6 6 (31.58%) Tivoli Monitoring
6 6 (31.58%) Performance Engineering
7 4 (21.05%) Web Services
8 3 (15.79%) XML
8 3 (15.79%) SOAP
8 3 (15.79%) Finance
9 2 (10.53%) Open Source
9 2 (10.53%) RESTful
9 2 (10.53%) Defect Management
9 2 (10.53%) Capacity Management
9 2 (10.53%) Non-Functional Testing
9 2 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (10.53%) ITSM
9 2 (10.53%) HTML
9 2 (10.53%) Scrum

Performance Testing
Co-occurring 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 1 (5.26%) HTTP
1 1 (5.26%) Internet
1 1 (5.26%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (36.84%) Oracle Database
2 1 (5.26%) DB2
2 1 (5.26%) DB2 UDB
2 1 (5.26%) PowerCenter
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (10.53%) LoadRunner
2 1 (5.26%) Ant
2 1 (5.26%) Eclipse
2 1 (5.26%) Maven
2 1 (5.26%) Subversion
General
1 7 (36.84%) Banking
2 3 (15.79%) Finance
3 1 (5.26%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 7 (36.84%) Analyst
2 6 (31.58%) Test Analyst
3 5 (26.32%) Performance Analyst
4 4 (21.05%) Performance Test Analyst
4 4 (21.05%) Performance Tester
4 4 (21.05%) Tester
5 3 (15.79%) Test Leader
6 2 (10.53%) Banking Analyst
6 2 (10.53%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
6 2 (10.53%) Performance Test Leader
7 1 (5.26%) Automation Test Lead
7 1 (5.26%) Capacity Analyst
7 1 (5.26%) Capacity and Performance Analyst
7 1 (5.26%) Capacity Management Analyst
7 1 (5.26%) Performance Architect
7 1 (5.26%) Performance Test Architect
7 1 (5.26%) Performance Test Manager
7 1 (5.26%) QA Leader
7 1 (5.26%) Test Architect
7 1 (5.26%) Workstream Lead
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (21.05%) Web Services
2 3 (15.79%) SOAP
2 3 (15.79%) XML
3 2 (10.53%) HTML
3 2 (10.53%) RESTful
4 1 (5.26%) AngularJS
4 1 (5.26%) CSS
4 1 (5.26%) D3.js
4 1 (5.26%) Hibernate
4 1 (5.26%) J2EE
4 1 (5.26%) JSP
4 1 (5.26%) Spring
4 1 (5.26%) Struts
4 1 (5.26%) Struts2
4 1 (5.26%) SVG
4 1 (5.26%) UDDI
4 1 (5.26%) WSDL
4 1 (5.26%) XHTML
4 1 (5.26%) XML Schema
4 1 (5.26%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 10 (52.63%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (57.89%) Test Scripting
2 8 (42.11%) Performance Monitoring
2 8 (42.11%) Test Strategy
3 7 (36.84%) Test Planning
4 6 (31.58%) Performance Engineering
4 6 (31.58%) Volume Testing
5 2 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (10.53%) Capacity Management
5 2 (10.53%) Defect Management
5 2 (10.53%) ITSM
5 2 (10.53%) Non-Functional Testing
5 2 (10.53%) Open Source
5 2 (10.53%) Project Management
5 2 (10.53%) Scrum
5 2 (10.53%) Software Testing
6 1 (5.26%) Business Forecasting
6 1 (5.26%) Defect Tracking
6 1 (5.26%) Exploratory Testing
6 1 (5.26%) Re-Platforming
6 1 (5.26%) Scenario Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (57.89%) Java
2 2 (10.53%) JavaScript
3 1 (5.26%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (36.84%) Ganglia
1 7 (36.84%) nmon
2 6 (31.58%) Tivoli
2 6 (31.58%) Tivoli Monitoring
3 1 (5.26%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (47.37%) Oracle
2 7 (36.84%) AppDynamics
3 6 (31.58%) IBM
4 2 (10.53%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (5.26%) HP
5 1 (5.26%) Informatica
5 1 (5.26%) Microsoft