Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North East 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 21 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 > North East
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 91 148 109
Rank change year-on-year +57 -39 -45
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 12 20 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 0.98% 0.74% 0.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.16% 0.88% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 9
North East median daily rate £350 £310 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.90% +7.83% -16.06%
10th Percentile £311 £228 £211
90th Percentile £419 £383 £341
England median daily rate £450 £413 £375
% change year-on-year +9.09% +10.00% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £33.00 £39.25 £41.00
% change year-on-year -15.92% -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 North East with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1036 2279 1675
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 84.23% 84.28% 83.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 695 1576 1067
North East median daily rate £375 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -12.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £250 £225 £256
90th Percentile £550 £525 £600
England median daily rate £450 £425 £423
% change year-on-year +5.88% +0.47% +5.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 92 75
North East median hourly rate £25.00 £28.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.71% +64.71% -10.05%
10th Percentile £10.00 £11.01 £11.17
90th Percentile £47.83 £36.00 £34.50
England median hourly rate £23.75 £24.42 £22.50
% change year-on-year -2.74% +8.53% +18.42%

Performance Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

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

Job vacancy trend for Performance Testing in the North East

Performance Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Performance Testing in the North East

Performance Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Performance Testing in the North East

Performance Testing
Contract Job Locations in the North East

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 North East region over the 6 months to 21 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
Tyne and Wear +53 7 £320 +3.23% 1
Durham - 3 £325 -
Performance Testing
England

For the 6 months to 21 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 North East region with a requirement for Performance Testing.

1 7 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (58.33%) TDD
1 7 (58.33%) Ruby
1 7 (58.33%) BDD
2 6 (50.00%) RSpec
2 6 (50.00%) WebDriver
2 6 (50.00%) Penetration Testing
2 6 (50.00%) Cucumber
2 6 (50.00%) Jenkins
2 6 (50.00%) Exploratory Testing
2 6 (50.00%) Selenium
2 6 (50.00%) Web Testing
2 6 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 6 (50.00%) WCAG
2 6 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 6 (50.00%) Scala
2 6 (50.00%) Java
2 6 (50.00%) JUnit
2 6 (50.00%) Games
3 5 (41.67%) Scrum
3 5 (41.67%) LoadRunner
3 5 (41.67%) Migration
3 5 (41.67%) SQL
3 5 (41.67%) Data Migration
3 5 (41.67%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 5 (41.67%) Front End Development
4 4 (33.33%) ISTQB
5 3 (25.00%) ISEB
6 2 (16.67%) Finance
6 2 (16.67%) HP Quality Center

Performance Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East 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:

Development Applications
1 6 (50.00%) Cucumber
1 6 (50.00%) Jenkins
1 6 (50.00%) JUnit
1 6 (50.00%) RSpec
1 6 (50.00%) Selenium
1 6 (50.00%) WebDriver
2 5 (41.67%) LoadRunner
3 1 (8.33%) Git (software)
General
1 6 (50.00%) Games
2 2 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Analyst
1 5 (41.67%) Test Analyst
1 5 (41.67%) Test Engineer
2 4 (33.33%) Test Automation Engineer
3 3 (25.00%) Performance Analyst
3 3 (25.00%) Performance Test Analyst
3 3 (25.00%) Technical Analyst
3 3 (25.00%) Technical Test Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Financial Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Service Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Service Performance Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) iOS Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Java Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) OAT Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) OAT Test Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) QA Test Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Quality Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Ruby Engineer
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Android
1 1 (8.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (58.33%) BDD
1 7 (58.33%) TDD
2 6 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 6 (50.00%) Exploratory Testing
2 6 (50.00%) Penetration Testing
2 6 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 6 (50.00%) Web Testing
3 5 (41.67%) Data Migration
3 5 (41.67%) Front End Development
3 5 (41.67%) Migration
3 5 (41.67%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 5 (41.67%) Scrum
4 2 (16.67%) Defect Management
4 2 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Dependency Injection
5 1 (8.33%) iOS Development
5 1 (8.33%) MVVM
5 1 (8.33%) QA Automation
5 1 (8.33%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 7 (58.33%) Ruby
2 6 (50.00%) Java
2 6 (50.00%) Scala
3 5 (41.67%) SQL
4 1 (8.33%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 3 (25.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (50.00%) WCAG
2 2 (16.67%) QA
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) HP Quality Center