Period
to 19 November 2017

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 6 months to 19 November 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
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 136 134 129
Rank change year-on-year -2 -5 -7
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 8 20 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 0.25% 0.61% 0.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.30% 0.74% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 11 12
East Midlands median daily rate £375 £375 £381
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -1.57% +17.23%
10th Percentile £335 £325 £275
90th Percentile £490 £484 £438
England median daily rate £446 £413 £375
% change year-on-year +8.12% +10.00% +0.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
East Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - £39.25 £41.00
% change year-on-year - -4.27% +23.31%

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

All Process and Methodology Skills
East Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2628 2693 2528
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 83.24% 82.15% 78.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 1672 1710 1602
East Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £250 £249 £225
90th Percentile £550 £575 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £422
% change year-on-year +5.88% +0.62% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 68 84
East Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £14.00 £16.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.71% -14.37% +5.48%
10th Percentile £9.31 £8.76 £11.00
90th Percentile £51.00 £40.75 £40.18
England median hourly rate £23.75 £24.41 £22.50
% change year-on-year -2.70% +8.49% +18.42%

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
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Performance Testing in the East Midlands over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 6 months to 19 November 2017. 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
Northamptonshire +7 2 - -
Nottinghamshire -5 2 £450 +5.88% 4
Leicestershire -6 1 £500 - 2
Performance Testing
England

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (62.50%) Test Automation
2 4 (50.00%) TDD
2 4 (50.00%) Scrum
3 3 (37.50%) JMeter
3 3 (37.50%) QA
3 3 (37.50%) Test Management
3 3 (37.50%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Cucumber
3 3 (37.50%) User Experience
4 2 (25.00%) BDD
4 2 (25.00%) Capacity Management
4 2 (25.00%) SpecFlow
4 2 (25.00%) Kanban
4 2 (25.00%) ITSM
4 2 (25.00%) Project Management
4 2 (25.00%) XML
4 2 (25.00%) Selenium
4 2 (25.00%) JIRA
4 2 (25.00%) Validation
4 2 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 2 (25.00%) User Stories
4 2 (25.00%) BlazeMeter
4 2 (25.00%) Acceptance Criteria
4 2 (25.00%) Git (software)
5 1 (12.50%) Test Planning
5 1 (12.50%) Talend
5 1 (12.50%) GitHub
5 1 (12.50%) AngularJS
5 1 (12.50%) Retail

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (12.50%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 2 (25.00%) BlazeMeter
2 1 (12.50%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Cucumber
1 3 (37.50%) JMeter
2 2 (25.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (25.00%) JIRA
2 2 (25.00%) Selenium
2 2 (25.00%) SpecFlow
3 1 (12.50%) Protractor
3 1 (12.50%) RSpec
3 1 (12.50%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 1 (12.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Analyst
1 3 (37.50%) Tester
2 2 (25.00%) Agile Test Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Agile Tester
2 2 (25.00%) Automation Test Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Automation Tester
2 2 (25.00%) Senior Agile Tester
2 2 (25.00%) Senior Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Senior Automation Test Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Senior Automation Tester
2 2 (25.00%) Senior Test Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Senior Tester
2 2 (25.00%) Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Capacity Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Capacity Management Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Capacity Planner
3 1 (12.50%) Performance Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) QA Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Test Leader
3 1 (12.50%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) XML
2 1 (12.50%) AngularJS
2 1 (12.50%) D3.js
2 1 (12.50%) HTML
2 1 (12.50%) RESTful
2 1 (12.50%) SOAP
2 1 (12.50%) SVG
2 1 (12.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (62.50%) Test Automation
2 4 (50.00%) Scrum
2 4 (50.00%) TDD
3 3 (37.50%) Test Management
3 3 (37.50%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Acceptance Criteria
4 2 (25.00%) BDD
4 2 (25.00%) Capacity Management
4 2 (25.00%) ITSM
4 2 (25.00%) Kanban
4 2 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Project Management
4 2 (25.00%) User Stories
4 2 (25.00%) Validation
5 1 (12.50%) Business Forecasting
5 1 (12.50%) Exploratory Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Microservices
5 1 (12.50%) Re-Platforming
5 1 (12.50%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) C#
1 1 (12.50%) Java
1 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (37.50%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
1 1 (12.50%) Salesforce.com
1 1 (12.50%) Talend