The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 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
England / South West
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 119 120 133
Rank change year-on-year +1 +13  
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 19 23 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.70% 0.77% 0.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.85% 0.97% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 16 6
Median daily rate £372 £400 £343
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.00% +16.78%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £325 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £480 £394
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £340
% change year-on-year -6.25% +17.64%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £27.50 -
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 the South West with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2229 2361 2453
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 82.04% 78.91% 78.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 1424 1557 1643
Median daily rate £400 £385 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.89% -0.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £280 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £383
% change year-on-year +3.75% +4.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 108 112
Median hourly rate £43.50 £35.25 £36.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.40% -3.15%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £21.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £45.75 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

Performance Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West 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 South West

Performance Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Performance Testing in the South West

Performance Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for Performance Testing in the South West

Performance Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Performance Testing in the South West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Performance Testing in the South West

Performance Testing
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 23 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
Wiltshire +8 10 £338 -10.00% 2
Bristol -6 4 £372 -17.37% 3
Dorset +6 2 - -
Somerset -5 2 £440 - 1
Performance Testing
England

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

1 31 (62.00%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (58.00%) Test Automation
3 22 (44.00%) Selenium
4 21 (42.00%) Java
5 17 (34.00%) Windows
5 17 (34.00%) Linux
5 17 (34.00%) Continuous Integration
6 16 (32.00%) Test Strategy
6 16 (32.00%) DevOps
6 16 (32.00%) Oracle
7 15 (30.00%) LoadRunner
8 13 (26.00%) Integration Testing
9 12 (24.00%) Web Development
9 12 (24.00%) Red Hat
9 12 (24.00%) Jenkins
9 12 (24.00%) SoapUI
9 12 (24.00%) Microsoft Azure
9 12 (24.00%) Windows Server
10 11 (22.00%) API Testing
10 11 (22.00%) Test Scripting
10 11 (22.00%) Security Cleared
10 11 (22.00%) Cucumber
10 11 (22.00%) SQL Server
10 11 (22.00%) Web Services
11 10 (20.00%) Ant
11 10 (20.00%) QA
11 10 (20.00%) Scrum
11 10 (20.00%) Defect Tracking
11 10 (20.00%) System Integration Testing
12 9 (18.00%) Exploratory Testing

Performance Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 6 (12.00%) Confluence
1 6 (12.00%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (6.00%) Apache
2 3 (6.00%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 2 (4.00%) OpenText Process Suite
1 2 (4.00%) Oracle Applications
1 2 (4.00%) SAP ERP
1 2 (4.00%) SAP IS-U
1 2 (4.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 2 (4.00%) SAP PM
2 1 (2.00%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 12 (24.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (14.00%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (4.00%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (2.00%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 6 (12.00%) PuTTY
1 6 (12.00%) WinSCP
2 5 (10.00%) HTTP
3 1 (2.00%) BIG-IP
3 1 (2.00%) Firewall
3 1 (2.00%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (22.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (14.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (12.00%) Oracle Database
3 6 (12.00%) Oracle Database 10g
3 6 (12.00%) Oracle Database 11g
3 6 (12.00%) Oracle Reports
3 6 (12.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 6 (12.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 22 (44.00%) Selenium
2 15 (30.00%) LoadRunner
3 12 (24.00%) Jenkins
3 12 (24.00%) SoapUI
4 11 (22.00%) Cucumber
5 10 (20.00%) Ant
6 9 (18.00%) JIRA
6 9 (18.00%) JMeter
7 7 (14.00%) SpecFlow
8 6 (12.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 6 (12.00%) Eclipse
8 6 (12.00%) Git (software)
8 6 (12.00%) HP UFT
8 6 (12.00%) Oracle APEX
8 6 (12.00%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (12.00%) TeamCity
8 6 (12.00%) TestNG
8 6 (12.00%) Toad
9 4 (8.00%) Gradle
9 4 (8.00%) Maven
General
1 6 (12.00%) Finance
2 2 (4.00%) Banking
2 2 (4.00%) Billing
3 1 (2.00%) Retail
3 1 (2.00%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (28.00%) Tester
2 9 (18.00%) Analyst
3 7 (14.00%) Automation Tester
3 7 (14.00%) Test Analyst
4 6 (12.00%) Consultant
4 6 (12.00%) DevOps Engineer
4 6 (12.00%) Java Engineer
4 6 (12.00%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 6 (12.00%) Linux Engineer
4 6 (12.00%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 6 (12.00%) WebOps Engineer
5 5 (10.00%) Performance Tester
6 4 (8.00%) Developer
6 4 (8.00%) Integration Engineer
6 4 (8.00%) QA Leader
6 4 (8.00%) Test and Integration Engineer
6 4 (8.00%) Test Engineer
6 4 (8.00%) Test Leader
7 3 (6.00%) Performance Analyst
7 3 (6.00%) Performance Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (22.00%) Web Services
2 7 (14.00%) HTML
3 6 (12.00%) .NET
3 6 (12.00%) Elastic Stack
3 6 (12.00%) WebCenter
4 4 (8.00%) CSS
5 2 (4.00%) Ajax
5 2 (4.00%) DHTML
5 2 (4.00%) Gherkin
5 2 (4.00%) JSP
5 2 (4.00%) REST
5 2 (4.00%) Servlets
5 2 (4.00%) SOAP
5 2 (4.00%) WebSockets
5 2 (4.00%) XML
6 1 (2.00%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.00%) N-Tier
2 2 (4.00%) W3C
3 1 (2.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.00%) Learning Management System
3 1 (2.00%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 17 (34.00%) Linux
1 17 (34.00%) Windows
2 12 (24.00%) Windows Server
3 6 (12.00%) Amazon Linux
3 6 (12.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (12.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (62.00%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (58.00%) Test Automation
3 17 (34.00%) Continuous Integration
4 16 (32.00%) DevOps
4 16 (32.00%) Test Strategy
5 13 (26.00%) Integration Testing
6 12 (24.00%) Web Development
7 11 (22.00%) API Testing
7 11 (22.00%) Test Scripting
8 10 (20.00%) Defect Tracking
8 10 (20.00%) Scrum
8 10 (20.00%) System Integration Testing
9 9 (18.00%) Exploratory Testing
9 9 (18.00%) Manual Testing
10 8 (16.00%) BDD
11 7 (14.00%) Regression Testing
12 6 (12.00%) Database Tuning
12 6 (12.00%) SDLC
12 6 (12.00%) Software Engineering
12 6 (12.00%) Web Operations
Programming Languages
1 21 (42.00%) Java
2 9 (18.00%) SQL
3 6 (12.00%) F#
3 6 (12.00%) JavaScript
4 4 (8.00%) C
4 4 (8.00%) Perl
4 4 (8.00%) Python
5 3 (6.00%) C#
6 2 (4.00%) VB
6 2 (4.00%) VBScript
7 1 (2.00%) ABAP
7 1 (2.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 11 (22.00%) Security Cleared
2 8 (16.00%) ISEB
3 7 (14.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (12.00%) ISEB Practitioner
4 6 (12.00%) SC Cleared
5 4 (8.00%) DV Cleared
6 3 (6.00%) ISTQB
7 1 (2.00%) CCNA
7 1 (2.00%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (2.00%) EMCIE
7 1 (2.00%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (20.00%) QA
System Software
1 6 (12.00%) Active Directory
1 6 (12.00%) Docker
1 6 (12.00%) Virtual Machines
1 6 (12.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (12.00%) Ansible
1 6 (12.00%) Icinga
1 6 (12.00%) Kibana
1 6 (12.00%) logstash
1 6 (12.00%) vRealize
2 1 (2.00%) BMC PATROL
2 1 (2.00%) Netcool
Vendors
1 16 (32.00%) Oracle
2 12 (24.00%) Red Hat
3 7 (14.00%) HP
4 6 (12.00%) Atlassian
4 6 (12.00%) Microsoft
4 6 (12.00%) VMware
5 5 (10.00%) ATG
5 5 (10.00%) hybris
5 5 (10.00%) SAP
6 2 (4.00%) OpenText
7 1 (2.00%) BMC
7 1 (2.00%) CA
7 1 (2.00%) Cisco
7 1 (2.00%) EMC
7 1 (2.00%) F5
7 1 (2.00%) IBM
7 1 (2.00%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (2.00%) SolarWinds