The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Swindon 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 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Performance Testing
Wiltshire / Swindon
Rank 31 38 40
Rank change year-on-year +7 +2  
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 12 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Swindon 3.47% 1.55% 1.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.36% 1.99% 1.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 3
Median daily rate £325 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.33% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £310
% change year-on-year - +29.03%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £50.00 £27.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +81.81% -  
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 Swindon with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Swindon
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 275 251 321
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Swindon 79.48% 77.71% 80.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 186 175 230
Median daily rate £418 £400 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.37% -11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £283 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £563 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 8
Median hourly rate £55.00 £13.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +323.07% -23.52%  
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 Swindon

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Swindon 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 Swindon

Performance Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Swindon

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Performance Testing in Swindon

Performance Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Swindon

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Performance Testing in Swindon.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Performance Testing in Swindon

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Swindon

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

1 16 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (57.69%) Java
3 11 (42.31%) Selenium
4 9 (34.62%) Continuous Integration
5 8 (30.77%) Git (software)
5 8 (30.77%) JIRA
5 8 (30.77%) Web Services
5 8 (30.77%) Windows
5 8 (30.77%) Linux
5 8 (30.77%) Finance
5 8 (30.77%) Microservices
6 7 (26.92%) Amazon Linux
6 7 (26.92%) Elasticsearch
6 7 (26.92%) Ansible
6 7 (26.92%) Docker
6 7 (26.92%) logstash
6 7 (26.92%) DevOps
6 7 (26.92%) Kibana
6 7 (26.92%) Icinga
6 7 (26.92%) Microsoft Azure
6 7 (26.92%) Amazon AWS
6 7 (26.92%) WebDriver
6 7 (26.92%) Confluence
6 7 (26.92%) WebCenter
6 7 (26.92%) Elastic Stack
6 7 (26.92%) Web Operations
6 7 (26.92%) Windows Server
6 7 (26.92%) Database Tuning
6 7 (26.92%) Active Directory
6 7 (26.92%) Red Hat

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon 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 7 (26.92%) Confluence
1 7 (26.92%) Elasticsearch
Business Applications
1 2 (7.69%) SAP IS-U
1 2 (7.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (26.92%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (26.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.85%) GitHub
Development Applications
1 11 (42.31%) Selenium
2 8 (30.77%) Git (software)
2 8 (30.77%) JIRA
3 7 (26.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 7 (26.92%) WebDriver
4 3 (11.54%) Cucumber
4 3 (11.54%) Jenkins
4 3 (11.54%) JMeter
5 2 (7.69%) Fiddler
5 2 (7.69%) GitLab
5 2 (7.69%) Maven
5 2 (7.69%) SilkPerformer
6 1 (3.85%) Ant
6 1 (3.85%) Bitbucket
6 1 (3.85%) Robot Framework
6 1 (3.85%) SoapUI
6 1 (3.85%) SpecFlow
General
1 8 (30.77%) Finance
2 4 (15.38%) Banking
3 2 (7.69%) Billing
4 1 (3.85%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 7 (26.92%) DevOps Engineer
1 7 (26.92%) Java Engineer
1 7 (26.92%) Linux DevOps Engineer
1 7 (26.92%) Linux Engineer
1 7 (26.92%) Linux/Unix DevOps
1 7 (26.92%) Tester
1 7 (26.92%) WebOps Engineer
2 6 (23.08%) Test Leader
3 5 (19.23%) Performance Test Leader
4 4 (15.38%) Automation Tester
5 3 (11.54%) Analyst
5 3 (11.54%) Test Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) Consultant
6 2 (7.69%) SAP Consultant
6 2 (7.69%) SAP ISU Consultant
7 1 (3.85%) Automation Test Analyst
7 1 (3.85%) Performance Test Analyst
7 1 (3.85%) Performance Test Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) Quality Analyst
7 1 (3.85%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (30.77%) Web Services
2 7 (26.92%) Elastic Stack
2 7 (26.92%) WebCenter
3 6 (23.08%) REST
4 5 (19.23%) SOAP
5 2 (7.69%) Spring
Operating Systems
1 8 (30.77%) Linux
1 8 (30.77%) Windows
2 7 (26.92%) Amazon Linux
2 7 (26.92%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (34.62%) Continuous Integration
3 8 (30.77%) Microservices
4 7 (26.92%) Database Tuning
4 7 (26.92%) DevOps
4 7 (26.92%) Web Development
4 7 (26.92%) Web Operations
5 6 (23.08%) BDD
5 6 (23.08%) Test Scripting
6 5 (19.23%) ITIL
6 5 (19.23%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (15.38%) Garbage Collection
7 4 (15.38%) PRINCE2
8 2 (7.69%) API Testing
8 2 (7.69%) Manual Testing
8 2 (7.69%) Performance Metrics
8 2 (7.69%) TDD
9 1 (3.85%) Load Testing
9 1 (3.85%) Test Automation
9 1 (3.85%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (57.69%) Java
2 1 (3.85%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 5 (19.23%) ISEB
1 5 (19.23%) ISTQB
2 4 (15.38%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (3.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.69%) QA
2 1 (3.85%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 7 (26.92%) Active Directory
1 7 (26.92%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (26.92%) Ansible
1 7 (26.92%) Icinga
1 7 (26.92%) Kibana
1 7 (26.92%) logstash
Vendors
1 7 (26.92%) Atlassian
1 7 (26.92%) Oracle
1 7 (26.92%) Red Hat
2 2 (7.69%) SAP
3 1 (3.85%) Google
3 1 (3.85%) Murex