Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 20 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 157 188 142
Rank change year-on-year +31 -46 +27
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 30 23 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.62% 0.38% 0.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.75% 0.45% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 10 25
West Midlands median daily rate £315 £360 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% -8.86% +21.54%
10th Percentile £208 £269 £318
90th Percentile £417 £519 £435
England median daily rate £450 £413 £375
% change year-on-year +9.09% +10.00% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - £32.50 -
England median hourly rate - £39.25 £41.00
% change year-on-year - -4.27% +23.31%

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 the West Midlands with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 3985 5084 3929
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 82.99% 83.00% 79.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 2539 3044 2252
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £244 £250 £236
90th Percentile £550 £550 £531
England median daily rate £450 £425 £423
% change year-on-year +5.88% +0.59% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 142 135 179
West Midlands median hourly rate £25.00 £18.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.89% -10.00% -1.23%
10th Percentile £11.75 £10.75 £11.20
90th Percentile £48.63 £39.50 £43.75
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.42 £22.50
% change year-on-year -1.72% +8.53% +18.42%

Performance Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Performance Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Performance Testing in the West Midlands

Performance Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Performance Testing in the West Midlands

Performance Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Performance Testing in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Performance Testing in the West Midlands

Performance Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Performance Testing in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Performance Testing in the West Midlands

Performance Testing
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 6 months to 20 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
Birmingham +12 9 £385 -3.14% 1
Coventry +18 7 £295 +7.27% 1
Herefordshire - 5 £215 -
Shropshire +19 3 - -
Warwickshire -1 1 £325 - 1
Performance Testing
England

For the 6 months to 20 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Performance Testing.

1 19 (63.33%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (46.67%) Test Automation
3 12 (40.00%) SQL
4 10 (33.33%) JIRA
4 10 (33.33%) QA
4 10 (33.33%) Acceptance Criteria
5 9 (30.00%) SDLC
5 9 (30.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 9 (30.00%) HTML
6 8 (26.67%) Retail
6 8 (26.67%) Waterfall
6 8 (26.67%) SpecFlow
7 7 (23.33%) Gherkin
7 7 (23.33%) JMeter
7 7 (23.33%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (20.00%) JIRA Agile
8 6 (20.00%) E-Commerce
8 6 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
9 5 (16.67%) SoapUI
9 5 (16.67%) BDD
9 5 (16.67%) Selenium
9 5 (16.67%) Integration Testing
9 5 (16.67%) C#
9 5 (16.67%) Management Information System
9 5 (16.67%) Google
9 5 (16.67%) Google Cloud Platform
9 5 (16.67%) Scenario Testing
10 4 (13.33%) Exploratory Testing
10 4 (13.33%) Traceability Matrix
10 4 (13.33%) BPSS Clearance

Performance Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 1 (3.33%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 5 (16.67%) Google Cloud Platform
2 3 (10.00%) SaaS
3 1 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.33%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 10 (33.33%) JIRA
2 8 (26.67%) SpecFlow
3 7 (23.33%) JMeter
4 6 (20.00%) JIRA Agile
5 5 (16.67%) Selenium
5 5 (16.67%) SoapUI
6 2 (6.67%) Cucumber
6 2 (6.67%) Git (software)
6 2 (6.67%) Jenkins
6 2 (6.67%) LoadUI
6 2 (6.67%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (3.33%) Burp Suite
7 1 (3.33%) JUnit
7 1 (3.33%) LoadRunner
7 1 (3.33%) RSpec
7 1 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (3.33%) WebDriver
General
1 8 (26.67%) Retail
2 4 (13.33%) Manufacturing
3 3 (10.00%) Finance
4 1 (3.33%) Banking
4 1 (3.33%) Games
4 1 (3.33%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (46.67%) Analyst
2 7 (23.33%) QA Analyst
2 7 (23.33%) Test Analyst
3 6 (20.00%) Developer
4 3 (10.00%) Senior Developer
4 3 (10.00%) Senior Software Developer
4 3 (10.00%) Software Developer
4 3 (10.00%) Test Leader
4 3 (10.00%) Tester
5 2 (6.67%) ABAP Consultant
5 2 (6.67%) Consultant
5 2 (6.67%) HR Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Integration Developer
5 2 (6.67%) Lead Developer
5 2 (6.67%) SAP Consultant
5 2 (6.67%) SAP PI Consultant
5 2 (6.67%) Test Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Implementation Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) QA Test Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (30.00%) HTML
2 7 (23.33%) Gherkin
3 4 (13.33%) SOAP
3 4 (13.33%) Web Services
4 3 (10.00%) .NET
4 3 (10.00%) Ajax
4 3 (10.00%) CSS
4 3 (10.00%) CSS3
4 3 (10.00%) HTML5
4 3 (10.00%) REST
4 3 (10.00%) WCF
5 2 (6.67%) Middleware
5 2 (6.67%) SAP PI
5 2 (6.67%) XSLT
6 1 (3.33%) RESTful
6 1 (3.33%) Spring
6 1 (3.33%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 7 (23.33%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (16.67%) Management Information System
3 3 (10.00%) User Experience
3 3 (10.00%) Virtual Team
4 2 (6.67%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.33%) Android
1 1 (3.33%) Apple iOS
1 1 (3.33%) Linux
1 1 (3.33%) Unix
1 1 (3.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (63.33%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (46.67%) Test Automation
3 10 (33.33%) Acceptance Criteria
4 9 (30.00%) SDLC
4 9 (30.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 8 (26.67%) Waterfall
6 6 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 6 (20.00%) E-Commerce
7 5 (16.67%) BDD
7 5 (16.67%) Integration Testing
7 5 (16.67%) Scenario Testing
8 4 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (13.33%) Exploratory Testing
8 4 (13.33%) Mentoring
8 4 (13.33%) System Integration Testing
8 4 (13.33%) System Testing
8 4 (13.33%) TDD
8 4 (13.33%) Traceability Matrix
8 4 (13.33%) Unit Testing
9 3 (10.00%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 12 (40.00%) SQL
2 5 (16.67%) C#
3 4 (13.33%) Java
4 3 (10.00%) JavaScript
5 2 (6.67%) ABAP
5 2 (6.67%) Ruby
5 2 (6.67%) Scala
6 1 (3.33%) Apple Swift
6 1 (3.33%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 4 (13.33%) BPSS Clearance
2 3 (10.00%) Degree
3 2 (6.67%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (33.33%) QA
2 2 (6.67%) WCAG
3 1 (3.33%) WAI
Vendors
1 5 (16.67%) Google
2 4 (13.33%) SAP
3 2 (6.67%) Oracle
3 2 (6.67%) WSO2
4 1 (3.33%) Atlassian
4 1 (3.33%) Microsoft