Period
to 22 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Southampton 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 22 February 2018 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
Hampshire > Southampton
6 months to
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 41 50 58
Rank change year-on-year +9 +8 +10
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 3 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 0.69% 0.19% 1.02%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.87% 0.25% 1.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 3
Southampton median daily rate £325 - £275
10th Percentile £308 - £223
90th Percentile £393 - £408
Hampshire median daily rate £375 £475 £375
% change year-on-year -21.05% +26.67% +36.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Southampton median hourly rate - - -
Hampshire median hourly rate - - £55.00

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 Southampton with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Southampton
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 346 407 457
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 79.54% 77.08% 77.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 229 262 301
Southampton median daily rate £410 £425 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.53% +18.06% -4.00%
10th Percentile £309 £213 £225
90th Percentile £575 £613 £550
Hampshire median daily rate £400 £415 £380
% change year-on-year -3.61% +9.21% +4.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 26 40
Southampton median hourly rate £45.00 £14.50 £25.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +210.34% -43.00% +81.71%
10th Percentile £42.00 £11.01 £13.00
90th Percentile £51.11 £41.75 £47.50
Hampshire median hourly rate £30.00 £27.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year +8.11% -20.71% +51.35%

Performance Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Southampton

Job postings citing Performance Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Southampton.

Job vacancy trend for Performance Testing in Southampton

Performance Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Performance Testing in Southampton

For the 6 months to 22 February 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Performance Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Southampton region with a requirement for Performance Testing.

1 2 (66.67%) Regression Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Scrum
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) TDD
1 2 (66.67%) Retail
1 2 (66.67%) Selenium
1 2 (66.67%) SoapUI
1 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
1 2 (66.67%) BDD
2 1 (33.33%) Cucumber
2 1 (33.33%) Jenkins
2 1 (33.33%) DevOps
2 1 (33.33%) Test Planning
2 1 (33.33%) Operational Acceptance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) System Integration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) SDLC
2 1 (33.33%) API Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Defect Management
2 1 (33.33%) Gatling
2 1 (33.33%) Exploratory Testing
2 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (33.33%) Kanban
2 1 (33.33%) Groovy
2 1 (33.33%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 1 (33.33%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Maven
2 1 (33.33%) Software Testing

Performance Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Southampton 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%) Cloud Computing
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Selenium
1 2 (66.67%) SoapUI
2 1 (33.33%) Cucumber
2 1 (33.33%) Gatling
2 1 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 1 (33.33%) Jenkins
2 1 (33.33%) JMeter
2 1 (33.33%) LoadRunner
2 1 (33.33%) Maven
General
1 2 (66.67%) Retail
2 1 (33.33%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Automation Tester
1 1 (33.33%) Defect Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Software Test Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Test Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Tester
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) BDD
1 2 (66.67%) Regression Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Scrum
1 2 (66.67%) TDD
1 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 1 (33.33%) API Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (33.33%) Defect Management
2 1 (33.33%) DevOps
2 1 (33.33%) Exploratory Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Kanban
2 1 (33.33%) Operational Acceptance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) SDLC
2 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
2 1 (33.33%) System Integration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Test Planning
2 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) C#
1 1 (33.33%) Groovy
1 1 (33.33%) Java
1 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
1 1 (33.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) SLA
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) HP
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft