The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hampshire 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 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Performance Testing
South East / Hampshire
Rank 112 103 102
Rank change year-on-year -9 -1  
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 3 22 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 0.16% 1.01% 1.02%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.20% 1.27% 1.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 17 13
Median daily rate £306 £400 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.43% +45.45%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £324 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £425 £415
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £310
% change year-on-year - +29.03%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 2
Median hourly rate - £40.25 £36.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +11.03%  
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 Hampshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Hampshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1486 1738 1760
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hampshire 79.81% 79.76% 81.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 896 1169 1010
Median daily rate £425 £375 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -2.59%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 68 88
Median hourly rate £42.50 £38.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.84% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.15 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.89 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

Performance Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Hampshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hampshire 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 Hampshire

Performance Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Performance Testing in Hampshire

Performance Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Performance Testing in Hampshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Performance Testing in Hampshire

Performance Testing
Contract Job Locations in Hampshire

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 Hampshire region over the 3 months to 25 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
Andover - 2 £306 -
Performance Testing
South East

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 25 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 Hampshire region with a requirement for Performance Testing.

1 4 (57.14%) Java
1 4 (57.14%) HP
1 4 (57.14%) Selenium
2 3 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (42.86%) Security Cleared
2 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 3 (42.86%) HP UFT
2 3 (42.86%) LoadRunner
2 3 (42.86%) SQL
2 3 (42.86%) Oracle
2 3 (42.86%) Windows
2 3 (42.86%) Windows Server
3 2 (28.57%) vRealize
3 2 (28.57%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (28.57%) Exploratory Testing
3 2 (28.57%) System Integration Testing
3 2 (28.57%) API Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Defect Tracking
3 2 (28.57%) BDD
3 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (28.57%) Oracle Database
3 2 (28.57%) DevOps
3 2 (28.57%) PuTTY
3 2 (28.57%) WinSCP
3 2 (28.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (28.57%) Jenkins
3 2 (28.57%) Linux

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire 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:

Applications
1 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) PuTTY
1 2 (28.57%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle Database
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle Database 10g
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle Database 11g
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle Reports
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2005
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (14.29%) Big Data
2 1 (14.29%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (57.14%) Selenium
2 3 (42.86%) HP UFT
2 3 (42.86%) LoadRunner
3 2 (28.57%) Ant
3 2 (28.57%) Eclipse
3 2 (28.57%) Jenkins
3 2 (28.57%) Oracle APEX
3 2 (28.57%) SoapUI
3 2 (28.57%) SpecFlow
3 2 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (28.57%) TeamCity
3 2 (28.57%) TestNG
3 2 (28.57%) Toad
4 1 (14.29%) Cucumber
4 1 (14.29%) Git (software)
4 1 (14.29%) JMeter
4 1 (14.29%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (28.57%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Tester
2 2 (28.57%) Automation Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Data Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Performance Specialist
3 1 (14.29%) Performance Test Specialist
3 1 (14.29%) Performance Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Software Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Test Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) .NET
1 2 (28.57%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) Windows
1 3 (42.86%) Windows Server
2 2 (28.57%) Linux
2 2 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (28.57%) API Testing
2 2 (28.57%) BDD
2 2 (28.57%) Defect Tracking
2 2 (28.57%) DevOps
2 2 (28.57%) Exploratory Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Integration Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Regression Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Scrum
2 2 (28.57%) System Integration Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Test Automation
2 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
2 2 (28.57%) Test Strategy
3 1 (14.29%) CRM
3 1 (14.29%) Data Management
3 1 (14.29%) Data Modelling
3 1 (14.29%) Load Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Security Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) Java
2 3 (42.86%) SQL
3 2 (28.57%) F#
4 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
4 1 (14.29%) Python
4 1 (14.29%) Ruby
4 1 (14.29%) VB
4 1 (14.29%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) Security Cleared
2 2 (28.57%) ISEB
2 2 (28.57%) ISEB Practitioner
2 2 (28.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
3 1 (14.29%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) Virtual Machines
1 2 (28.57%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) vRealize
2 1 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) HP
2 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 3 (42.86%) Oracle
3 2 (28.57%) Red Hat
3 2 (28.57%) VMware
4 1 (14.29%) Adobe