The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire 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 24 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
East Midlands / Northamptonshire
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 40 42 -
Rank change year-on-year +2 -  
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 4 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 1.10% 0.26% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.29% 0.30% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Median daily rate £425 £473 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.05% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £340
% change year-on-year -6.25% +17.64%  
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 Northamptonshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Northamptonshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 309 337 271
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire 85.36% 87.76% 75.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 204 245 191
Median daily rate £425 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.55% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £325 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 4
Median hourly rate £11.75 £18.75 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.33% -1.31%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £11.50 £16.83
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.95 £32.50 £22.50
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 Northamptonshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 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 Northamptonshire

Performance Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Performance Testing in Northamptonshire

Performance Testing
Contract Job Locations in Northamptonshire

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 Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 24 June 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
Northampton +5 2 - - 1
Performance Testing
East Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 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 Northamptonshire region with a requirement for Performance Testing.

1 11 (64.71%) Unix
1 11 (64.71%) Java
1 11 (64.71%) Test Scripting
2 10 (58.82%) Oracle
3 9 (52.94%) Test Strategy
3 9 (52.94%) Performance Monitoring
4 8 (47.06%) Test Planning
4 8 (47.06%) Banking
5 7 (41.18%) Tivoli
5 7 (41.18%) Tivoli Monitoring
5 7 (41.18%) IBM
5 7 (41.18%) Volume Testing
5 7 (41.18%) Ganglia
5 7 (41.18%) Oracle Database
5 7 (41.18%) nmon
5 7 (41.18%) AppDynamics
6 6 (35.29%) Performance Engineering
7 3 (17.65%) Non-Functional Testing
8 2 (11.76%) Capacity Management
8 2 (11.76%) Web Services
8 2 (11.76%) ITSM
8 2 (11.76%) Finance
8 2 (11.76%) Project Management
8 2 (11.76%) LoadRunner
9 1 (5.88%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (5.88%) Internet
9 1 (5.88%) SOAP
9 1 (5.88%) HP
9 1 (5.88%) SAN
9 1 (5.88%) Informatica

Performance Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Northamptonshire 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) HTTP
1 1 (5.88%) Internet
1 1 (5.88%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (41.18%) Oracle Database
2 1 (5.88%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 2 (11.76%) LoadRunner
General
1 8 (47.06%) Banking
2 2 (11.76%) Finance
3 1 (5.88%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 8 (47.06%) Analyst
2 7 (41.18%) Test Analyst
3 5 (29.41%) Performance Analyst
4 4 (23.53%) Performance Test Analyst
4 4 (23.53%) Performance Tester
4 4 (23.53%) Tester
5 3 (17.65%) Banking Analyst
5 3 (17.65%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
6 2 (11.76%) Performance Test Leader
6 2 (11.76%) Test Leader
7 1 (5.88%) Capacity Analyst
7 1 (5.88%) Capacity and Performance Analyst
7 1 (5.88%) Capacity Management Analyst
7 1 (5.88%) Capacity Planner
7 1 (5.88%) Performance Architect
7 1 (5.88%) Performance Manager
7 1 (5.88%) Performance Test Architect
7 1 (5.88%) Performance Test Manager
7 1 (5.88%) Test Architect
7 1 (5.88%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) Web Services
2 1 (5.88%) RESTful
2 1 (5.88%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 11 (64.71%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (64.71%) Test Scripting
2 9 (52.94%) Performance Monitoring
2 9 (52.94%) Test Strategy
3 8 (47.06%) Test Planning
4 7 (41.18%) Volume Testing
5 6 (35.29%) Performance Engineering
6 3 (17.65%) Non-Functional Testing
7 2 (11.76%) Capacity Management
7 2 (11.76%) ITSM
7 2 (11.76%) Project Management
8 1 (5.88%) Capacity Planning
8 1 (5.88%) E-Commerce
8 1 (5.88%) ETL
8 1 (5.88%) Open Source
8 1 (5.88%) Performance Management
8 1 (5.88%) Software Engineering
8 1 (5.88%) Software Testing
8 1 (5.88%) Use Case
8 1 (5.88%) User Acceptance Testing
8 1 (5.88%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 11 (64.71%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (41.18%) Ganglia
1 7 (41.18%) nmon
1 7 (41.18%) Tivoli
1 7 (41.18%) Tivoli Monitoring
2 1 (5.88%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (58.82%) Oracle
2 7 (41.18%) AppDynamics
2 7 (41.18%) IBM
3 1 (5.88%) HP
3 1 (5.88%) Informatica
3 1 (5.88%) Salesforce.com