Period
to 23 November 2017

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 6 months to 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 87 138 97
Rank change year-on-year +51 -41 -36
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 7 17 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 0.76% 0.72% 0.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.88% 0.85% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 8
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £320 £310 £299
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +3.77% -15.85%
10th Percentile £310 £235 £254
90th Percentile £330 £387 £341
North East median daily rate £350 £310 £288
% change year-on-year +12.90% +7.83% -14.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate - - -
North East median hourly rate - - -

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 Tyne and Wear with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Tyne and Wear
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 795 2011 1306
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 86.13% 85.28% 85.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 560 1459 873
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £400 £350 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -14.63% +9.33%
10th Percentile £257 £225 £263
90th Percentile £557 £525 £600
North East median daily rate £380 £350 £405
% change year-on-year +8.57% -13.58% +8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 78 51
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £23.50 £28.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.07% +47.37% +2.62%
10th Percentile £9.70 £13.70 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £36.00 £37.50
North East median hourly rate £23.50 £28.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year -16.07% +62.32% -8.73%

Performance Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Tyne and Wear

Job postings citing Performance Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear.

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
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 6 months to 23 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Newcastle upon Tyne +58 7 £320 +0.79% 1
Performance Testing
North East

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (100.00%) TDD
1 7 (100.00%) Ruby
1 7 (100.00%) BDD
2 6 (85.71%) Test Automation
2 6 (85.71%) Scala
2 6 (85.71%) RSpec
2 6 (85.71%) WebDriver
2 6 (85.71%) Jenkins
2 6 (85.71%) Penetration Testing
2 6 (85.71%) Cucumber
2 6 (85.71%) WCAG
2 6 (85.71%) Selenium
2 6 (85.71%) Web Testing
2 6 (85.71%) Continuous Integration
2 6 (85.71%) Java
2 6 (85.71%) JUnit
2 6 (85.71%) Games
2 6 (85.71%) Exploratory Testing
3 5 (71.43%) Scrum
3 5 (71.43%) Front End Development
4 2 (28.57%) QA
5 1 (14.29%) Pair Programming
5 1 (14.29%) Android
5 1 (14.29%) Git (software)
5 1 (14.29%) Apple iOS
5 1 (14.29%) Dependency Injection
5 1 (14.29%) MVVM
5 1 (14.29%) iOS Development
5 1 (14.29%) Docker

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:

Development Applications
1 6 (85.71%) Cucumber
1 6 (85.71%) Jenkins
1 6 (85.71%) JUnit
1 6 (85.71%) RSpec
1 6 (85.71%) Selenium
1 6 (85.71%) WebDriver
2 1 (14.29%) Git (software)
General
1 6 (85.71%) Games
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Test Engineer
2 4 (57.14%) Test Automation Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Developer
3 1 (14.29%) iOS Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Java Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) QA Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) QA Test Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) QA Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Quality Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Ruby Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Tester
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Android
1 1 (14.29%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (100.00%) BDD
1 7 (100.00%) TDD
2 6 (85.71%) Continuous Integration
2 6 (85.71%) Exploratory Testing
2 6 (85.71%) Penetration Testing
2 6 (85.71%) Test Automation
2 6 (85.71%) Web Testing
3 5 (71.43%) Front End Development
3 5 (71.43%) Scrum
4 1 (14.29%) Dependency Injection
4 1 (14.29%) iOS Development
4 1 (14.29%) MVVM
4 1 (14.29%) Pair Programming
4 1 (14.29%) QA Automation
4 1 (14.29%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 7 (100.00%) Ruby
2 6 (85.71%) Java
2 6 (85.71%) Scala
3 1 (14.29%) Apple Swift
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (85.71%) WCAG
2 2 (28.57%) QA
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Docker