The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Somerset 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 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Performance Testing
South West / Somerset
Rank 34 34 47
Rank change year-on-year 0 +13  
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 2 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 0.96% 1.13% 0.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.23% 1.40% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 1
Median daily rate £383 £115 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +232.60% -72.94%  
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 Somerset with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Somerset
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 162 214 264
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Somerset 77.88% 80.75% 76.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 109 177
Median daily rate £365 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.75% -3.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £713
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 44 16
Median hourly rate £40.75 £42.25 £38.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.55% +10.45%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £36.00 £13.28
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £57.00 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

Performance Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Somerset

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Somerset 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 Somerset

Performance Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Performance Testing in Somerset

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 26 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 Somerset region with a requirement for Performance Testing.

1 3 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (66.67%) QA
3 1 (33.33%) Selenium
3 1 (33.33%) Volume Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Test Management
3 1 (33.33%) Manual Testing
3 1 (33.33%) System Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Data Conversion
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (33.33%) hybris
3 1 (33.33%) Cucumber
3 1 (33.33%) SoapUI
3 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
3 1 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (33.33%) Gradle
3 1 (33.33%) Jenkins
3 1 (33.33%) User Stories
3 1 (33.33%) Coaching
3 1 (33.33%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Patch Management
3 1 (33.33%) Cutover Planning
3 1 (33.33%) API Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Exploratory Testing
3 1 (33.33%) HTML
3 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (33.33%) Ant
3 1 (33.33%) CSS
3 1 (33.33%) MS Excel

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset 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:

Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Ant
1 1 (33.33%) Cucumber
1 1 (33.33%) Gradle
1 1 (33.33%) Jenkins
1 1 (33.33%) JMeter
1 1 (33.33%) Maven
1 1 (33.33%) Selenium
1 1 (33.33%) SoapUI
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Administrator
1 1 (33.33%) DBA
1 1 (33.33%) QA Leader
1 1 (33.33%) QA Manager
1 1 (33.33%) QA Test Manager
1 1 (33.33%) SQL DBA
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server DBA
1 1 (33.33%) Test Manager
1 1 (33.33%) UAT Lead
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) CSS
1 1 (33.33%) HTML
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) API Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Automated Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Coaching
2 1 (33.33%) Cutover Planning
2 1 (33.33%) Data Conversion
2 1 (33.33%) E-Commerce
2 1 (33.33%) Exploratory Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Manual Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Operational Acceptance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Patch Management
2 1 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) System Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Test Management
2 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
2 1 (33.33%) User Stories
2 1 (33.33%) Volume Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) ATG
1 1 (33.33%) hybris
1 1 (33.33%) Reuters