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 3 months to 28 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.

Performance Testing
England / North East
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 73 70 55
Rank change year-on-year -3 -15  
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 13 2 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 1.80% 0.23% 1.07%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.05% 0.27% 1.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 2
Median daily rate £350 £265 £429
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +32.07% -38.23%  
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 the North East with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
North East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 635 744 486
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 87.71% 85.22% 73.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 434 505 264
Median daily rate £388 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.12% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £550 £518
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 11 21
Median hourly rate £24.50 £18.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.11% +38.46%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.79 £12.97 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.70 £30.00 £28.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -6.49% +27.48%  

Performance Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North East 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 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 3 months to 28 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
Tyne and Wear 0 13 £350 +32.07% 1
Performance Testing
England

For the 6 months to 28 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 North East region with a requirement for Performance Testing.

1 20 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 20 (100.00%) Selenium
2 19 (95.00%) QA
2 19 (95.00%) Java
2 19 (95.00%) Gherkin
3 18 (90.00%) SoapUI
3 18 (90.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 18 (90.00%) User Stories
3 18 (90.00%) Continuous Delivery
3 18 (90.00%) API Testing
3 18 (90.00%) Defect Management
3 18 (90.00%) Exploratory Testing
3 18 (90.00%) Web Services
3 18 (90.00%) Automated Testing
3 18 (90.00%) Software Engineering
3 18 (90.00%) Scrum
3 18 (90.00%) Usability Testing
3 18 (90.00%) Security Testing
3 18 (90.00%) Unit Testing
3 18 (90.00%) Kanban
3 18 (90.00%) Groovy
3 18 (90.00%) Test Automation
3 18 (90.00%) RESTful
3 18 (90.00%) Scala
4 10 (50.00%) Confluence
4 10 (50.00%) JIRA
4 10 (50.00%) Atlassian
5 8 (40.00%) Automation Testing
5 8 (40.00%) Jenkins
5 8 (40.00%) BDD

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:

Application Platforms
1 10 (50.00%) Confluence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 20 (100.00%) Selenium
2 18 (90.00%) SoapUI
3 10 (50.00%) JIRA
4 8 (40.00%) Jenkins
5 1 (5.00%) Cucumber
5 1 (5.00%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (5.00%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (5.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 15 (75.00%) Tester
2 12 (60.00%) Automation Tester
3 11 (55.00%) Java Automation Tester
4 9 (45.00%) Selenium Automation Tester
4 9 (45.00%) Selenium Tester
5 6 (30.00%) QA Tester
6 3 (15.00%) QA Automation Tester
7 2 (10.00%) Analyst
7 2 (10.00%) Test Analyst
8 1 (5.00%) Automation Test Analyst
8 1 (5.00%) QA Analyst
8 1 (5.00%) QA Engineer
8 1 (5.00%) QA Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (95.00%) Gherkin
2 18 (90.00%) RESTful
2 18 (90.00%) Web Services
3 1 (5.00%) .NET
3 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.00%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (90.00%) API Testing
2 18 (90.00%) Automated Testing
2 18 (90.00%) Continuous Delivery
2 18 (90.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 18 (90.00%) Defect Management
2 18 (90.00%) Exploratory Testing
2 18 (90.00%) Kanban
2 18 (90.00%) Scrum
2 18 (90.00%) Security Testing
2 18 (90.00%) Software Engineering
2 18 (90.00%) Test Automation
2 18 (90.00%) Unit Testing
2 18 (90.00%) Usability Testing
2 18 (90.00%) User Stories
3 8 (40.00%) Automation Testing
3 8 (40.00%) BDD
4 1 (5.00%) Continuous Deployment
4 1 (5.00%) Functional Testing
4 1 (5.00%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 19 (95.00%) Java
2 18 (90.00%) Groovy
2 18 (90.00%) Scala
3 1 (5.00%) VB
3 1 (5.00%) VB6
Qualifications
1 5 (25.00%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (95.00%) QA
Vendors
1 10 (50.00%) Atlassian
2 1 (5.00%) SOASTA, Inc