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 27 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
Wiltshire / Swindon
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 30 38 36
Rank change year-on-year +8 -2  
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 9 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Swindon 2.67% 1.73% 0.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.16% 2.32% 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 2
Median daily rate £325 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.33% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £280 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £390 £390
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -6.25% +14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £27.50 -
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 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 285 259 292
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Swindon 84.57% 74.64% 79.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 179 180 220
Median daily rate £400 £415 £412
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.61% +0.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £310 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £563 £564
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 15
Median hourly rate £13.86 £38.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -64.00% +140.62%  
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 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Performance Testing in Swindon.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Performance Testing in Swindon

For the 6 months to 27 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 Swindon region with a requirement for Performance Testing.

1 10 (47.62%) Test Automation
2 9 (42.86%) Java
2 9 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (33.33%) Windows
3 7 (33.33%) Linux
3 7 (33.33%) JIRA
3 7 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (28.57%) Database Tuning
4 6 (28.57%) Git (software)
4 6 (28.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 6 (28.57%) Web Development
4 6 (28.57%) Atlassian
4 6 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (28.57%) Confluence
4 6 (28.57%) WebCenter
4 6 (28.57%) Elasticsearch
4 6 (28.57%) Ansible
4 6 (28.57%) Docker
4 6 (28.57%) logstash
4 6 (28.57%) DevOps
4 6 (28.57%) Kibana
4 6 (28.57%) Active Directory
4 6 (28.57%) LoadRunner
4 6 (28.57%) Red Hat
4 6 (28.57%) Oracle
4 6 (28.57%) Finance
4 6 (28.57%) Icinga
4 6 (28.57%) Microservices
4 6 (28.57%) Amazon Linux

Performance Testing
Co-occurring 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 6 (28.57%) Confluence
1 6 (28.57%) Elasticsearch
Business Applications
1 2 (9.52%) SAP ERP
1 2 (9.52%) SAP IS-U
1 2 (9.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 2 (9.52%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 6 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (23.81%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 7 (33.33%) JIRA
2 6 (28.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 6 (28.57%) Git (software)
2 6 (28.57%) LoadRunner
3 4 (19.05%) Selenium
4 3 (14.29%) WebDriver
5 2 (9.52%) Cucumber
5 2 (9.52%) Jenkins
6 1 (4.76%) JMeter
6 1 (4.76%) Robot Framework
6 1 (4.76%) SoapUI
General
1 6 (28.57%) Finance
2 2 (9.52%) Billing
3 1 (4.76%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (33.33%) Analyst
1 7 (33.33%) Test Analyst
2 6 (28.57%) DevOps Engineer
2 6 (28.57%) Java Engineer
2 6 (28.57%) Linux DevOps Engineer
2 6 (28.57%) Linux Engineer
2 6 (28.57%) Linux/Unix DevOps
2 6 (28.57%) WebOps Engineer
3 5 (23.81%) Tester
4 3 (14.29%) Performance Analyst
4 3 (14.29%) Performance Test Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Consultant
5 2 (9.52%) Performance Test Leader
5 2 (9.52%) Performance Tester
5 2 (9.52%) SAP Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) SAP Consultant
5 2 (9.52%) SAP ISU Consultant
5 2 (9.52%) SAP PM Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) SAP Test Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (28.57%) Elastic Stack
1 6 (28.57%) WebCenter
2 3 (14.29%) Web Services
3 2 (9.52%) REST
3 2 (9.52%) SOAP
4 1 (4.76%) Gherkin
4 1 (4.76%) Spring
Operating Systems
1 7 (33.33%) Linux
1 7 (33.33%) Windows
2 6 (28.57%) Amazon Linux
2 6 (28.57%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (47.62%) Test Automation
2 9 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (28.57%) Database Tuning
4 6 (28.57%) DevOps
4 6 (28.57%) Microservices
4 6 (28.57%) Web Development
4 6 (28.57%) Web Operations
5 5 (23.81%) Test Strategy
6 3 (14.29%) Performance Metrics
7 2 (9.52%) BDD
7 2 (9.52%) ERP
7 2 (9.52%) Test Scripting
8 1 (4.76%) ITIL
8 1 (4.76%) Load Testing
8 1 (4.76%) PRINCE2
8 1 (4.76%) Project Management
8 1 (4.76%) Regression Testing
8 1 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (4.76%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 9 (42.86%) Java
2 1 (4.76%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 2 (9.52%) ISTQB
2 1 (4.76%) ISEB
2 1 (4.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) QA
System Software
1 6 (28.57%) Active Directory
1 6 (28.57%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (28.57%) Ansible
1 6 (28.57%) Icinga
1 6 (28.57%) Kibana
1 6 (28.57%) logstash
Vendors
1 6 (28.57%) Atlassian
1 6 (28.57%) Oracle
1 6 (28.57%) Red Hat
2 4 (19.05%) SAP
3 1 (4.76%) HP