The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Wales 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
UK / Wales
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 56 57 72
Rank change year-on-year +1 +15  
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 5 1 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 0.80% 0.18% 1.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.94% 0.23% 1.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 5
Median daily rate £275 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.42% +16.66%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £340
% change year-on-year -6.25% +17.64%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £15.75
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 Wales with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Wales
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 532 438 722
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 85.53% 78.64% 82.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 374 310 491
Median daily rate £380 £400 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +9.58%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £529 £468
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 23 29
Median hourly rate £36.50 £32.25 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.17% +115.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.36 £12.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £72.50 £21.75
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 Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Wales 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 Wales

Performance Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Performance Testing in Wales

Performance Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for Performance Testing in Wales

Performance Testing
Contract Job Locations in Wales

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 Wales 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
South Wales +4 5 £275 -21.42%
Performance Testing
UK

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 Wales region with a requirement for Performance Testing.

1 4 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (37.50%) Java
2 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
2 3 (37.50%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (37.50%) Test Scripting
3 2 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (25.00%) PCI DSS
3 2 (25.00%) Release Management
3 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (25.00%) TDD
3 2 (25.00%) VMware
3 2 (25.00%) SQL
3 2 (25.00%) GIS
3 2 (25.00%) HP
3 2 (25.00%) Data Security
3 2 (25.00%) RESTful
3 2 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (25.00%) Resource Management
3 2 (25.00%) Data Architecture
3 2 (25.00%) PaaS
3 2 (25.00%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (25.00%) BDD
3 2 (25.00%) RabbitMQ
3 2 (25.00%) Trend Analysis
3 2 (25.00%) Kafka
3 2 (25.00%) GitHub
3 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (25.00%) Event-Driven Architecture
3 2 (25.00%) Jenkins

Performance Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Wales 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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (25.00%) GitHub
1 2 (25.00%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
2 2 (25.00%) GIS
2 2 (25.00%) Relational Database
2 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2014
2 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (12.50%) Selenium
2 1 (12.50%) SpecFlow
2 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio
2 1 (12.50%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Architect
1 2 (25.00%) DBA
1 2 (25.00%) SQL DBA
1 2 (25.00%) Technical Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Automation Tester
2 1 (12.50%) Coordinator
2 1 (12.50%) Java Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Java Technical Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Test Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Test Coordinator
2 1 (12.50%) Test Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) Kafka
1 2 (25.00%) RabbitMQ
1 2 (25.00%) RESTful
1 2 (25.00%) Swagger
2 1 (12.50%) .NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (37.50%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (37.50%) Test Scripting
3 2 (25.00%) BDD
3 2 (25.00%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (25.00%) Coaching
3 2 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (25.00%) Data Architecture
3 2 (25.00%) Data Security
3 2 (25.00%) Event-Driven Architecture
3 2 (25.00%) Microservices
3 2 (25.00%) Mobile First
3 2 (25.00%) Release Management
3 2 (25.00%) Resource Management
3 2 (25.00%) Service Design
3 2 (25.00%) TDD
3 2 (25.00%) Trend Analysis
3 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Defect Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) Java
2 2 (25.00%) SQL
3 1 (12.50%) C#
3 1 (12.50%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) ISEB
1 1 (12.50%) ISTQB
1 1 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
1 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) PCI DSS
2 1 (12.50%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) HP
1 2 (25.00%) VMware