Period
to 19 October 2017

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 6 months to 19 October 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
6 months to
19 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 91 84 89
Rank change year-on-year -7 +5 +7
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 2 15 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 0.17% 1.11% 1.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.21% 1.33% 2.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 11 21
Wales median daily rate £353 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.00% - +10.70%
10th Percentile £346 £331 £275
90th Percentile £364 £475 £475
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Wales median hourly rate - - £15.75
UK median hourly rate £11.00 £46.00 £31.25
% change year-on-year -76.09% +47.20% -10.71%

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 Wales with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Wales
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 964 1125 1384
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 83.75% 83.15% 81.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 658 783 986
Wales median daily rate £388 £400 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.13% +9.59% +0.34%
10th Percentile £188 £213 £244
90th Percentile £539 £571 £488
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 50 61
Wales median hourly rate £24.00 £16.84 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.54% +20.27% -20.00%
10th Percentile £13.00 £10.43 £9.75
90th Percentile £58.75 £64.60 £36.00
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £23.72 £22.00
% change year-on-year +5.42% +7.80% +12.82%

Performance Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

Job postings citing Performance Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Wales.

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
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 6 months to 19 October 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
South Wales -5 2 £353 -6.00%
Performance Testing
UK

For the 6 months to 19 October 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 2 (100.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (50.00%) Defect Management
2 1 (50.00%) Acceptance Criteria
2 1 (50.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) SAP
2 1 (50.00%) ISEB
2 1 (50.00%) JMeter
2 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (50.00%) Scrum
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Banking
2 1 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) SaaS

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 1 (50.00%) SaaS
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) JMeter
General
1 1 (50.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) UAT Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) UAT Test Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (50.00%) Acceptance Criteria
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Defect Management
2 1 (50.00%) Scrum
2 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) C#
1 1 (50.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) ISEB
1 1 (50.00%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) SAP