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 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Performance Testing
Yorkshire / South Yorkshire
Rank 55 54 41
Rank change year-on-year -1 -13  
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 3 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 0.65% 0.37% 0.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.82% 0.48% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 1
Median daily rate £213 £343 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -37.95% -37.72%  
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 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 366 420 322
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Yorkshire 79.22% 78.21% 79.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 216 284 220
Median daily rate £425 £425 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +30.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £288 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £660 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 13
Median hourly rate £11.50 £15.75 £16.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.98% -5.19%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

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

Performance Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in South Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Performance Testing in South Yorkshire over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Performance Testing in South Yorkshire

Performance Testing
Contract Job Locations in South Yorkshire

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 Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 26 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
Doncaster - 2 £206 -
Sheffield 0 1 £363 +5.83%
Performance Testing
Yorkshire

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 26 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for Performance Testing.

1 4 (100.00%) Integration Testing
2 3 (75.00%) ITIL
2 3 (75.00%) Service Delivery
2 3 (75.00%) Degree
2 3 (75.00%) System Integration Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Issue Tracking
2 3 (75.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Unit Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Compatibility Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Load Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Service Design
3 1 (25.00%) Refactoring
3 1 (25.00%) QA
3 1 (25.00%) Selenium
3 1 (25.00%) FitNesse
3 1 (25.00%) Migration
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) TDD
3 1 (25.00%) NUnit
3 1 (25.00%) Business Analysis
3 1 (25.00%) Service Management
3 1 (25.00%) Project Management
3 1 (25.00%) Java
3 1 (25.00%) JUnit
3 1 (25.00%) SOAP
3 1 (25.00%) Web Services
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (25.00%) Data Protection
3 1 (25.00%) CTC Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared

Performance Testing
Top Related 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 (25.00%) GitHub
1 1 (25.00%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (25.00%) FitNesse
1 1 (25.00%) Hudson
1 1 (25.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (25.00%) JUnit
1 1 (25.00%) NUnit
1 1 (25.00%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Applications Support
2 1 (25.00%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
2 1 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (25.00%) Automation Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) Apache CXF
1 1 (25.00%) REST
1 1 (25.00%) SOAP
1 1 (25.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (25.00%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Integration Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Issue Tracking
2 3 (75.00%) ITIL
2 3 (75.00%) Service Delivery
2 3 (75.00%) System Integration Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Unit Testing
2 3 (75.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) Build Automation
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
3 1 (25.00%) DevOps
3 1 (25.00%) Migration
3 1 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Refactoring
3 1 (25.00%) Service Design
3 1 (25.00%) TDD
3 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (25.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) Degree
2 1 (25.00%) CTC Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) QA