Period
to 20 August 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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 59 42 45
Rank change year-on-year -17 +3 +17
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 3 6 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 0.58% 1.32% 1.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.67% 1.75% 1.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 6
Southampton median daily rate £375 £315 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.05% -25.88% +54.55%
10th Percentile £324 £260 £406
90th Percentile £416 £379 £438
Hampshire median daily rate £363 £370 £400
% change year-on-year -2.03% -7.50% +33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Southampton median hourly rate - - -
Hampshire median hourly rate - - £40.25

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 449 342 377
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 86.85% 75.33% 77.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 315 210 260
Southampton median daily rate £450 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +6.67% +1.35%
10th Percentile £306 £250 £225
90th Percentile £575 £591 £514
Hampshire median daily rate £425 £400 £399
% change year-on-year +6.25% +0.31% +6.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 11 25
Southampton median hourly rate £19.76 £13.80 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +43.21% -1.43% -6.67%
10th Percentile £12.23 £11.60 £12.50
90th Percentile £48.01 £22.50 £20.10
Hampshire median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - -6.67% +66.67%

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 20 August 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%) Test Strategy
1 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
1 2 (66.67%) Problem-Solving
2 1 (33.33%) nginx
2 1 (33.33%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (33.33%) Amazon S3
2 1 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (33.33%) Bash Shell
2 1 (33.33%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (33.33%) NoSQL
2 1 (33.33%) High Availability
2 1 (33.33%) Tableau
2 1 (33.33%) Redis
2 1 (33.33%) Amazon ELB
2 1 (33.33%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (33.33%) Relational Database
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (33.33%) Docker
2 1 (33.33%) DevOps
2 1 (33.33%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (33.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 1 (33.33%) AWS CloudTrail
2 1 (33.33%) Defect Management
2 1 (33.33%) Packer
2 1 (33.33%) Terraform
2 1 (33.33%) Grafana
2 1 (33.33%) AppVeyor
2 1 (33.33%) Prometheus
2 1 (33.33%) Amazon Aurora
2 1 (33.33%) Decision-Making

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (33.33%) IIS
1 1 (33.33%) nginx
1 1 (33.33%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (33.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
1 1 (33.33%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (33.33%) Amazon ELB
1 1 (33.33%) Amazon S3
1 1 (33.33%) AWS CloudFormation
1 1 (33.33%) AWS CloudTrail
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) DNS
1 1 (33.33%) Firewall
1 1 (33.33%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Amazon Aurora
1 1 (33.33%) Amazon RDS
1 1 (33.33%) Apache Cassandra
1 1 (33.33%) NoSQL
1 1 (33.33%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (33.33%) RDBMS
1 1 (33.33%) Redis
1 1 (33.33%) Relational Database
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) AppVeyor
1 1 (33.33%) JIRA
1 1 (33.33%) LoadRunner
1 1 (33.33%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Test Leader
2 1 (33.33%) DevOps Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Lead Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Test Leader
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
1 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web API
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
1 1 (33.33%) Unix
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Problem-Solving
1 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
1 2 (66.67%) Test Strategy
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (33.33%) CRM
2 1 (33.33%) Decision-Making
2 1 (33.33%) Defect Management
2 1 (33.33%) DevOps
2 1 (33.33%) High Availability
2 1 (33.33%) Information Security
2 1 (33.33%) Release Management
2 1 (33.33%) Security Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) Bash Shell
1 1 (33.33%) Korn
1 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
1 1 (33.33%) Python
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Grafana
1 1 (33.33%) Packer
1 1 (33.33%) Prometheus
1 1 (33.33%) Terraform
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Tableau