The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 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 27 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
Buckinghamshire / Milton Keynes
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 75 - 65
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 1 0 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 0.13% - 0.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.16% - 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 5
Median daily rate - - £320
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -6.25% +14.28%  
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 Milton Keynes with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Milton Keynes
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 627 557 668
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 84.62% 83.38% 81.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 301 315 387
Median daily rate £400 £406 £391
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.36% +3.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £282
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 14 8
Median hourly rate £16.25 £11.25 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.44% -50.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.04 £9.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.70 £13.50 £40.00
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 Milton Keynes

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 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 Milton Keynes

Performance Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Performance Testing in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 27 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 Milton Keynes region with a requirement for Performance Testing.

1 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (62.50%) QA
2 4 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 4 (50.00%) Defect Management
2 4 (50.00%) Biometrics
2 4 (50.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Citrix
3 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
3 3 (37.50%) ITIL
3 3 (37.50%) Regression Testing
3 3 (37.50%) ISTQB
3 3 (37.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (37.50%) SC Cleared
3 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
4 2 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (25.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 2 (25.00%) Test Strategy
4 2 (25.00%) Finance
4 2 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (25.00%) SQL
4 2 (25.00%) HP
4 2 (25.00%) Compaq
4 2 (25.00%) ISEB
5 1 (12.50%) LoadRunner
5 1 (12.50%) Shell Script
5 1 (12.50%) Oracle
5 1 (12.50%) XML

Performance Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Milton Keynes 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (12.50%) Jenkins
2 1 (12.50%) JIRA
2 1 (12.50%) LoadRunner
2 1 (12.50%) NeoLoad
2 1 (12.50%) Selenium
2 1 (12.50%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (12.50%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) QA Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) QA Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Build and Release Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Build Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) ETL Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Java Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
3 1 (12.50%) LoadRunner Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Performance Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Performance Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Performance Tester
3 1 (12.50%) QA Automation Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) QA Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Quality Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Release Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
1 1 (12.50%) Windows 10
1 1 (12.50%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (50.00%) Biometrics
2 4 (50.00%) Defect Management
2 4 (50.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
2 4 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 3 (37.50%) ITIL
3 3 (37.50%) Regression Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 2 (25.00%) Test Strategy
4 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (12.50%) BDD
5 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (12.50%) ETL
5 1 (12.50%) Integration Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Service Management
5 1 (12.50%) Software Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Unit Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) Groovy
2 1 (12.50%) Java
2 1 (12.50%) PL/SQL
2 1 (12.50%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) ISTQB
1 3 (37.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 3 (37.50%) SC Cleared
1 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 2 (25.00%) ISEB
2 2 (25.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (12.50%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (62.50%) QA
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Docker
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Citrix
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 2 (25.00%) Compaq
2 2 (25.00%) HP
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle