The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in South Wales 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 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Performance Testing
Wales / South Wales
Rank 53 64 35
Rank change year-on-year +11 -29  
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 3 7 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 0.53% 1.20% 2.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.64% 1.39% 3.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 8
Median daily rate £338 £475 £256
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -28.94% +85.36%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £375 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £495 £299
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 South Wales with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
South Wales
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 472 502 327
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 83.84% 86.25% 73.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 344 348 223
Median daily rate £385 £373 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.35% -0.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £275 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £460 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £399
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 27 16
Median hourly rate £35.00 £29.75 £18.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.64% +57.40%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £13.00 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £66.00 £34.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Performance Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in South Wales 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 South Wales

Performance Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Performance Testing in South Wales

Performance Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Performance Testing in South Wales over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Performance Testing in South Wales

Performance Testing
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

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 South Wales region over the 3 months to 23 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
Cardiff +19 2 £344 -16.66% 1
Newport 0 1 £338 -
Performance Testing
Wales

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 23 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 South Wales region with a requirement for Performance Testing.

1 9 (69.23%) JMeter
1 9 (69.23%) Selenium
2 8 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (61.54%) Test Scripting
2 8 (61.54%) HP
2 8 (61.54%) LoadRunner
2 8 (61.54%) Java
2 8 (61.54%) Linux
3 7 (53.85%) ISEB
3 7 (53.85%) Waterfall
4 6 (46.15%) Test Strategy
4 6 (46.15%) SoapUI
4 6 (46.15%) Disaster Recovery
4 6 (46.15%) RAD
4 6 (46.15%) Oracle
4 6 (46.15%) Rational Performance Tester
5 5 (38.46%) QA
5 5 (38.46%) Load Testing
5 5 (38.46%) SQL
5 5 (38.46%) JBoss
5 5 (38.46%) SOAP
5 5 (38.46%) Oracle Database
6 4 (30.77%) The Grinder
6 4 (30.77%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 4 (30.77%) System Integration Testing
6 4 (30.77%) J2EE
6 4 (30.77%) Siebel
6 4 (30.77%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (30.77%) Groovy
6 4 (30.77%) HP Quality Center

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales 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 5 (38.46%) JBoss
2 1 (7.69%) Confluence
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (38.46%) Oracle Database
2 3 (23.08%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
4 1 (7.69%) GIS
4 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 9 (69.23%) JMeter
1 9 (69.23%) Selenium
2 8 (61.54%) LoadRunner
3 6 (46.15%) Rational Performance Tester
3 6 (46.15%) SoapUI
4 4 (30.77%) The Grinder
5 3 (23.08%) HP UFT
5 3 (23.08%) WinRunner
6 1 (7.69%) Cucumber
6 1 (7.69%) JIRA
6 1 (7.69%) SpecFlow
6 1 (7.69%) Visual Studio
6 1 (7.69%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (23.08%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) Tester
2 5 (38.46%) Performance Tester
2 5 (38.46%) Senior Performance Tester
2 5 (38.46%) Senior Tester
3 4 (30.77%) Analyst
3 4 (30.77%) Test Analyst
4 3 (23.08%) Performance Analyst
4 3 (23.08%) Performance Test Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Architect
5 1 (7.69%) Automation Tester
5 1 (7.69%) DBA
5 1 (7.69%) Lead Test Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) LoadRunner Tester
5 1 (7.69%) Performance Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Performance Test Leader
5 1 (7.69%) SQL DBA
5 1 (7.69%) Test Architect
5 1 (7.69%) Test Leader
5 1 (7.69%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (38.46%) SOAP
2 4 (30.77%) J2EE
3 1 (7.69%) .NET
3 1 (7.69%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 8 (61.54%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (61.54%) Test Scripting
2 7 (53.85%) Waterfall
3 6 (46.15%) Disaster Recovery
3 6 (46.15%) RAD
3 6 (46.15%) Test Strategy
4 5 (38.46%) Load Testing
5 4 (30.77%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 4 (30.77%) System Integration Testing
5 4 (30.77%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (23.08%) Migration
6 3 (23.08%) RUP
6 3 (23.08%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (23.08%) V-Model
7 2 (15.38%) Integration Testing
7 2 (15.38%) Test Management
8 1 (7.69%) Release Management
8 1 (7.69%) Resource Management
8 1 (7.69%) TDD
8 1 (7.69%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (61.54%) Java
2 5 (38.46%) SQL
3 4 (30.77%) Groovy
4 3 (23.08%) C
4 3 (23.08%) PL/SQL
5 1 (7.69%) C#
5 1 (7.69%) Scala
Qualifications
1 7 (53.85%) ISEB
2 1 (7.69%) ISTQB
2 1 (7.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
2 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (38.46%) QA
2 1 (7.69%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 4 (30.77%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (61.54%) HP
2 6 (46.15%) Oracle
3 4 (30.77%) Siebel
4 1 (7.69%) VMware
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