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 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Performance Testing
Buckinghamshire / Milton Keynes
Rank 66 65 -
Rank change year-on-year -1 -  
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 7 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 0.94% 0.27% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.12% 0.31% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 0
Median daily rate £399 £425 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.17% -  
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 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 624 636 666
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 84.10% 85.60% 79.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 344 356 346
Median daily rate £415 £410 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.21% +9.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £399
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 7 6
Median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.66% -18.91%  
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 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

Performance Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Performance Testing in Milton Keynes over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Performance Testing in Milton Keynes

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 23 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 Milton Keynes region with a requirement for Performance Testing.

1 8 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (80.00%) QA
2 6 (60.00%) Regression Testing
3 4 (40.00%) Finance
3 4 (40.00%) Java
3 4 (40.00%) PL/SQL
3 4 (40.00%) SQL
3 4 (40.00%) XML
3 4 (40.00%) Biometrics
3 4 (40.00%) Selenium
3 4 (40.00%) Integration Testing
3 4 (40.00%) Web Testing
3 4 (40.00%) WebDriver
3 4 (40.00%) BDD
3 4 (40.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 4 (40.00%) API Testing
3 4 (40.00%) Defect Management
3 4 (40.00%) QA Automation
3 4 (40.00%) SDET
4 3 (30.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (30.00%) SC Cleared
4 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
4 3 (30.00%) Citrix
4 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (30.00%) ITIL
5 2 (20.00%) HP
5 2 (20.00%) Compaq
5 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (20.00%) ISTQB
5 2 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server

Performance Testing
Top Related 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 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 4 (40.00%) Selenium
1 4 (40.00%) WebDriver
2 2 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (10.00%) Jenkins
3 1 (10.00%) JIRA
3 1 (10.00%) LoadRunner
3 1 (10.00%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 4 (40.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Automation Engineer
1 4 (40.00%) Java Engineer
1 4 (40.00%) QA Automation Engineer
1 4 (40.00%) QA Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) QA Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) QA Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Build and Release Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Build Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) ETL Tester
3 1 (10.00%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
3 1 (10.00%) LoadRunner Tester
3 1 (10.00%) Performance Tester
3 1 (10.00%) Quality Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Release Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (40.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
1 1 (10.00%) Windows 10
1 1 (10.00%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (60.00%) Regression Testing
3 4 (40.00%) API Testing
3 4 (40.00%) BDD
3 4 (40.00%) Biometrics
3 4 (40.00%) Defect Management
3 4 (40.00%) Integration Testing
3 4 (40.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 4 (40.00%) QA Automation
3 4 (40.00%) Web Testing
4 3 (30.00%) ITIL
5 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (20.00%) Test Scripting
5 2 (20.00%) Test Strategy
5 2 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (10.00%) ETL
6 1 (10.00%) Service Management
6 1 (10.00%) Software Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) Java
1 4 (40.00%) PL/SQL
1 4 (40.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 3 (30.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (20.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (20.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (10.00%) ISEB
3 1 (10.00%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (80.00%) QA
2 4 (40.00%) SDET
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Docker
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Citrix
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (20.00%) Compaq
2 2 (20.00%) HP