Period
to 22 November 2017

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 6 months to 22 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
South West > Somerset
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 50 - 63
Rank change year-on-year - +63 +6
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 5 0 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 0.99% - 2.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.30% - 3.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 10
Somerset median daily rate £403 - £366
10th Percentile £374 - £208
90th Percentile £433 - £390
South West median daily rate £403 £355 £345
% change year-on-year +13.38% +2.90% -4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Somerset median hourly rate - - -
South West median hourly rate - - -

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 Somerset with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Somerset
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 385 345 580
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 76.54% 73.72% 84.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 252 189 339
Somerset median daily rate £375 £353 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.38% -2.76% +9.85%
10th Percentile £159 £194 £263
90th Percentile £510 £500 £478
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 54 66
Somerset median hourly rate £40.25 £38.00 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.92% -9.52% +20.00%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.48 £16.13
90th Percentile £53.75 £43.53 £55.00
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £31.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% -19.23% +47.17%

Performance Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Somerset

Job postings citing Performance Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Somerset.

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
Contract Job Locations in Somerset

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 Somerset region over the 6 months to 22 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
Bath - 2 £375 - 2
Performance Testing
South West

For the 6 months to 22 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 Somerset region with a requirement for Performance Testing.

1 4 (80.00%) JMeter
2 3 (60.00%) HTML
2 3 (60.00%) ATG
2 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (60.00%) Ant
2 3 (60.00%) CSS
2 3 (60.00%) E-Commerce
2 3 (60.00%) SMS
2 3 (60.00%) Maven
2 3 (60.00%) Web Development
2 3 (60.00%) QA
2 3 (60.00%) Selenium
2 3 (60.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Manual Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (60.00%) SoapUI
2 3 (60.00%) Gradle
2 3 (60.00%) Jenkins
2 3 (60.00%) User Stories
2 3 (60.00%) hybris
2 3 (60.00%) Cucumber
2 3 (60.00%) API Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Exploratory Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Test Strategy
3 2 (40.00%) Java
4 1 (20.00%) Finance
4 1 (20.00%) Banking
4 1 (20.00%) LoadRunner
4 1 (20.00%) Change Management

Performance Testing
Co-occurring 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:

Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 4 (80.00%) JMeter
2 3 (60.00%) Ant
2 3 (60.00%) Cucumber
2 3 (60.00%) Gradle
2 3 (60.00%) Jenkins
2 3 (60.00%) Maven
2 3 (60.00%) Selenium
2 3 (60.00%) SoapUI
3 1 (20.00%) LoadRunner
General
1 1 (20.00%) Banking
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Automation Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) E-Commerce Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) QA Automation Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) QA Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Test Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) QA Leader
2 1 (20.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Test Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) UAT Lead
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) CSS
1 3 (60.00%) HTML
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (60.00%) API Testing
1 3 (60.00%) E-Commerce
1 3 (60.00%) Exploratory Testing
1 3 (60.00%) Manual Testing
1 3 (60.00%) Test Automation
1 3 (60.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 3 (60.00%) User Stories
1 3 (60.00%) Web Development
2 2 (40.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (20.00%) Change Management
3 1 (20.00%) Coaching
3 1 (20.00%) Integration Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Risk Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (40.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (60.00%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) ATG
1 3 (60.00%) hybris