The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in South Yorkshire 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 25 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
Yorkshire / South Yorkshire
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 47 49
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 0 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Yorkshire - 0.92% 0.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 1.10% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 1
Median daily rate - £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £343
% change year-on-year -6.25% +16.78%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 South Yorkshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
South Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 270 362 343
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Yorkshire 83.59% 83.60% 80.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 272 222
Median daily rate £450 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £305 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £700 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 10
Median hourly rate £22.75 £18.21 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.93% +45.68%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £10.40 £11.97
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £22.50 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Performance Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in South Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 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 Yorkshire

Performance Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Performance Testing in South Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 25 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for Performance Testing.

1 3 (100.00%) Integration Testing
2 2 (66.67%) ITIL
2 2 (66.67%) Service Delivery
2 2 (66.67%) Degree
2 2 (66.67%) System Integration Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Issue Tracking
2 2 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Unit Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Compatibility Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Load Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Service Design
3 1 (33.33%) Refactoring
3 1 (33.33%) QA
3 1 (33.33%) Selenium
3 1 (33.33%) FitNesse
3 1 (33.33%) Migration
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) TDD
3 1 (33.33%) NUnit
3 1 (33.33%) Business Analysis
3 1 (33.33%) Service Management
3 1 (33.33%) Project Management
3 1 (33.33%) Java
3 1 (33.33%) JUnit
3 1 (33.33%) SOAP
3 1 (33.33%) Web Services
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (33.33%) Data Protection
3 1 (33.33%) CTC Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared

Performance Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in South Yorkshire 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) GitHub
1 1 (33.33%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Cucumber
1 1 (33.33%) FitNesse
1 1 (33.33%) Hudson
1 1 (33.33%) Jenkins
1 1 (33.33%) JUnit
1 1 (33.33%) NUnit
1 1 (33.33%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Applications Support
2 1 (33.33%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
2 1 (33.33%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (33.33%) Automation Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) Apache CXF
1 1 (33.33%) REST
1 1 (33.33%) SOAP
1 1 (33.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (33.33%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Integration Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Issue Tracking
2 2 (66.67%) ITIL
2 2 (66.67%) Service Delivery
2 2 (66.67%) System Integration Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Unit Testing
2 2 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) Build Automation
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
3 1 (33.33%) DevOps
3 1 (33.33%) Migration
3 1 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Refactoring
3 1 (33.33%) Service Design
3 1 (33.33%) TDD
3 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
3 1 (33.33%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) Degree
2 1 (33.33%) CTC Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA