The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Tyne and Wear 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 22 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
North East / Tyne and Wear
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 34 115 54
Rank change year-on-year +81 -61  
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 12 10 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 3.05% 0.71% 0.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.48% 0.81% 1.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 4
Median daily rate £320 £325 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.53% +6.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £299 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £365 £339
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £340
% change year-on-year -6.25% +17.64%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Tyne and Wear with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Tyne and Wear
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 345 1233 488
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Tyne and Wear 87.56% 87.82% 78.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 230 831 311
Median daily rate £380 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.92% -13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £553
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £383
% change year-on-year +3.75% +4.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 65 35
Median hourly rate £34.00 £28.00 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.42% +83.60%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £26.00 £11.94
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £36.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

Performance Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Tyne and Wear

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 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 Tyne and Wear

Performance Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Performance Testing in Tyne and Wear

Performance Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Tyne and Wear

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Performance Testing in Tyne and Wear over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Performance Testing in Tyne and Wear

Performance Testing
Contract Job Locations in Tyne and Wear

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 Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 22 June 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
Newcastle upon Tyne +81 12 £320 -1.53% 1
Performance Testing
North East

For the 6 months to 22 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 Tyne and Wear region with a requirement for Performance Testing.

1 25 (96.15%) Java
1 25 (96.15%) Agile Software Development
1 25 (96.15%) Selenium
1 25 (96.15%) Test Automation
1 25 (96.15%) Scala
1 25 (96.15%) Exploratory Testing
2 23 (88.46%) QA
3 20 (76.92%) Software Engineering
3 20 (76.92%) Usability Testing
3 20 (76.92%) Security Testing
3 20 (76.92%) Unit Testing
3 20 (76.92%) RESTful
3 20 (76.92%) Kanban
3 20 (76.92%) Groovy
3 20 (76.92%) Scrum
3 20 (76.92%) Web Services
3 20 (76.92%) User Stories
3 20 (76.92%) SoapUI
3 20 (76.92%) Continuous Improvement
3 20 (76.92%) Gherkin
3 20 (76.92%) Continuous Delivery
3 20 (76.92%) API Testing
3 20 (76.92%) Defect Management
4 13 (50.00%) BDD
4 13 (50.00%) Jenkins
5 12 (46.15%) Confluence
5 12 (46.15%) Atlassian
5 12 (46.15%) JIRA
6 7 (26.92%) BPSS Clearance
7 5 (19.23%) TDD

Performance Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Tyne and Wear 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 12 (46.15%) Confluence
Development Applications
1 25 (96.15%) Selenium
2 20 (76.92%) SoapUI
3 13 (50.00%) Jenkins
4 12 (46.15%) JIRA
5 5 (19.23%) Cucumber
5 5 (19.23%) JUnit
5 5 (19.23%) RSpec
5 5 (19.23%) WebDriver
6 1 (3.85%) Gatling
General
1 5 (19.23%) Games
2 1 (3.85%) Finance
Job Titles
1 20 (76.92%) Tester
2 17 (65.38%) Automation Tester
3 11 (42.31%) Java Automation Tester
4 9 (34.62%) Selenium Automation Tester
4 9 (34.62%) Selenium Tester
5 6 (23.08%) QA Tester
5 6 (23.08%) Test Engineer
6 3 (11.54%) QA Automation Tester
6 3 (11.54%) QA Engineer
6 3 (11.54%) QA Test Engineer
6 3 (11.54%) Quality Engineer
7 2 (7.69%) Test Automation Engineer
8 1 (3.85%) Agile Tester
8 1 (3.85%) Analyst
8 1 (3.85%) Architect
8 1 (3.85%) Performance Architect
8 1 (3.85%) Performance Engineer
8 1 (3.85%) Performance Test Architect
8 1 (3.85%) QA Test Analyst
8 1 (3.85%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (76.92%) Gherkin
1 20 (76.92%) RESTful
1 20 (76.92%) Web Services
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (96.15%) Agile Software Development
1 25 (96.15%) Exploratory Testing
1 25 (96.15%) Test Automation
2 20 (76.92%) API Testing
2 20 (76.92%) Continuous Delivery
2 20 (76.92%) Continuous Improvement
2 20 (76.92%) Defect Management
2 20 (76.92%) Kanban
2 20 (76.92%) Scrum
2 20 (76.92%) Security Testing
2 20 (76.92%) Software Engineering
2 20 (76.92%) Unit Testing
2 20 (76.92%) Usability Testing
2 20 (76.92%) User Stories
3 13 (50.00%) BDD
4 5 (19.23%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (19.23%) Penetration Testing
4 5 (19.23%) TDD
4 5 (19.23%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 25 (96.15%) Java
1 25 (96.15%) Scala
2 20 (76.92%) Groovy
3 5 (19.23%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 7 (26.92%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (88.46%) QA
2 5 (19.23%) WCAG
System Software
1 1 (3.85%) Docker
Vendors
1 12 (46.15%) Atlassian