Period
to 24 November 2017

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 6 months to 24 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
England > South West
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 176 170 178
Rank change year-on-year -6 +8 +2
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 30 34 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.53% 0.60% 0.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.65% 0.75% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 23 24
South West median daily rate £403 £355 £341
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.38% +4.03% -5.86%
10th Percentile £300 £313 £271
90th Percentile £449 £600 £429
England median daily rate £450 £413 £375
% change year-on-year +9.09% +10.00% +0.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £33.00 £39.25 £41.00
% change year-on-year -15.92% -4.27% +23.31%

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 the South West with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4600 4555 5222
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 81.17% 80.08% 79.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 2904 3079 3534
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £256 £238 £255
90th Percentile £559 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 190 267 261
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £31.50 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -19.23% +41.82%
10th Percentile £12.34 £12.00 £14.13
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £49.19
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +18.42%

Performance Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing Performance Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

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 6 months to 24 November 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 6 months to 24 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
Wiltshire -1 9 £325 -4.41%
Bristol -4 9 £363 -16.67% 2
Dorset +5 6 £425 +21.43% 1
Somerset - 5 £403 - 2
Devon - 1 - -
Performance Testing
England

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

1 18 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (53.33%) Test Automation
3 15 (50.00%) Java
4 11 (36.67%) HTML
4 11 (36.67%) QA
5 10 (33.33%) Selenium
5 10 (33.33%) JavaScript
5 10 (33.33%) JMeter
6 9 (30.00%) Test Strategy
7 8 (26.67%) SoapUI
7 8 (26.67%) Jenkins
7 8 (26.67%) Cucumber
8 7 (23.33%) Web Development
8 7 (23.33%) CSS
8 7 (23.33%) LoadRunner
8 7 (23.33%) API Testing
9 6 (20.00%) Exploratory Testing
9 6 (20.00%) E-Commerce
9 6 (20.00%) SQL
9 6 (20.00%) Ant
9 6 (20.00%) ATG
9 6 (20.00%) JIRA
9 6 (20.00%) hybris
9 6 (20.00%) Manual Testing
10 5 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (16.67%) Maven
10 5 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
10 5 (16.67%) Web Services
10 5 (16.67%) Gradle
11 4 (13.33%) User Stories

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 2 (6.67%) Confluence
1 2 (6.67%) Elasticsearch
Business Applications
1 3 (10.00%) OpenText Process Suite
2 2 (6.67%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.00%) Cloud Computing
1 3 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (6.67%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 4 (13.33%) HTTP
2 3 (10.00%) SMS
3 1 (3.33%) PuTTY
3 1 (3.33%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (3.33%) Blockchain
3 1 (3.33%) Oracle Database
3 1 (3.33%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (3.33%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (3.33%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 10 (33.33%) JMeter
1 10 (33.33%) Selenium
2 8 (26.67%) Cucumber
2 8 (26.67%) Jenkins
2 8 (26.67%) SoapUI
3 7 (23.33%) LoadRunner
4 6 (20.00%) Ant
4 6 (20.00%) JIRA
5 5 (16.67%) Gradle
5 5 (16.67%) Maven
6 4 (13.33%) SpecFlow
7 3 (10.00%) Gatling
7 3 (10.00%) Git (software)
7 3 (10.00%) NUnit
7 3 (10.00%) The Grinder
8 2 (6.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (6.67%) MSTest
8 2 (6.67%) Visual Studio
9 1 (3.33%) Visual Studio Team System
9 1 (3.33%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (10.00%) Finance
2 2 (6.67%) Banking
2 2 (6.67%) Billing
3 1 (3.33%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (26.67%) Analyst
2 7 (23.33%) Test Analyst
3 5 (16.67%) Developer
3 5 (16.67%) QA Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) Java Developer
4 3 (10.00%) Performance Analyst
4 3 (10.00%) Performance Test Analyst
4 3 (10.00%) QA Analyst
4 3 (10.00%) QA Automation Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) Test Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) .NET Developer
5 2 (6.67%) Automation Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Automation Test Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) DevOps Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) E-Commerce Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Performance Tester
5 2 (6.67%) QA Automation Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) QA Leader
5 2 (6.67%) QA Test Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (36.67%) HTML
2 7 (23.33%) CSS
3 5 (16.67%) Web Services
4 4 (13.33%) .NET
4 4 (13.33%) XML
5 3 (10.00%) Ajax
5 3 (10.00%) DHTML
6 2 (6.67%) AngularJS
6 2 (6.67%) ASP.NET
6 2 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (6.67%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (6.67%) Elastic Stack
6 2 (6.67%) jQuery
6 2 (6.67%) Kendo UI
6 2 (6.67%) WCF
6 2 (6.67%) WebCenter
7 1 (3.33%) Gherkin
7 1 (3.33%) SOAP
7 1 (3.33%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (10.00%) N-Tier
2 3 (10.00%) W3C
3 2 (6.67%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (3.33%) Data Centre
4 1 (3.33%) iPad
4 1 (3.33%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.00%) Linux
1 3 (10.00%) Windows
1 3 (10.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (6.67%) Amazon Linux
3 1 (3.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (53.33%) Test Automation
3 9 (30.00%) Test Strategy
4 7 (23.33%) API Testing
4 7 (23.33%) Web Development
5 6 (20.00%) E-Commerce
5 6 (20.00%) Exploratory Testing
5 6 (20.00%) Manual Testing
6 5 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (13.33%) Kanban
7 4 (13.33%) OO
7 4 (13.33%) OOA/OOD
7 4 (13.33%) Scrum
7 4 (13.33%) User Stories
8 3 (10.00%) BDD
8 3 (10.00%) Creative Thinking
8 3 (10.00%) DevOps
8 3 (10.00%) Non-Functional Testing
8 3 (10.00%) QA Automation
Programming Languages
1 15 (50.00%) Java
2 10 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 6 (20.00%) SQL
4 3 (10.00%) Scala
5 2 (6.67%) C#
6 1 (3.33%) F#
Qualifications
1 2 (6.67%) SC Cleared
1 2 (6.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (36.67%) QA
System Software
1 2 (6.67%) Active Directory
1 2 (6.67%) Docker
2 1 (3.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (6.67%) Ansible
1 2 (6.67%) Icinga
1 2 (6.67%) Kibana
1 2 (6.67%) logstash
1 2 (6.67%) Nagios
2 1 (3.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (20.00%) ATG
1 6 (20.00%) hybris
2 3 (10.00%) HP
2 3 (10.00%) OpenText
2 3 (10.00%) Oracle
2 3 (10.00%) Red Hat
3 2 (6.67%) Atlassian
3 2 (6.67%) Microsoft
3 2 (6.67%) SAP
4 1 (3.33%) Guidewire
4 1 (3.33%) Software AG
4 1 (3.33%) VMware
4 1 (3.33%) webMethods