The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Wiltshire 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
South West / Wiltshire
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 55 61 49
Rank change year-on-year +6 -12  
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 8 7 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire 1.23% 1.06% 1.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.44% 1.37% 1.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 2
Median daily rate £350 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.66% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £288 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £448 £390
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £340
% change year-on-year -6.25% +17.64%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £27.50 -
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 Wiltshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Wiltshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 557 510 498
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wiltshire 85.30% 77.16% 79.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 349 347 357
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £277 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £650 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 9 21
Median hourly rate £39.50 £38.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.59% +83.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £27.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.70 £50.00 £36.40
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 Wiltshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Wiltshire 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 Wiltshire

Performance Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wiltshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Performance Testing in Wiltshire

Performance Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wiltshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Performance Testing in Wiltshire

Performance Testing
Contract Job Locations in Wiltshire

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 Wiltshire 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
Swindon +8 7 £358 -4.66% 2
Corsham -4 1 £350 -29.29%
Performance Testing
South West

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 Wiltshire region with a requirement for Performance Testing.

1 10 (50.00%) Java
1 10 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (45.00%) Test Automation
3 8 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
3 8 (40.00%) Windows
3 8 (40.00%) Linux
4 7 (35.00%) Oracle
4 7 (35.00%) Red Hat
4 7 (35.00%) JIRA
4 7 (35.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (35.00%) DevOps
4 7 (35.00%) Windows Server
5 6 (30.00%) Ansible
5 6 (30.00%) Docker
5 6 (30.00%) logstash
5 6 (30.00%) Elastic Stack
5 6 (30.00%) Web Operations
5 6 (30.00%) Kibana
5 6 (30.00%) Elasticsearch
5 6 (30.00%) Icinga
5 6 (30.00%) Microservices
5 6 (30.00%) Amazon Linux
5 6 (30.00%) Amazon AWS
5 6 (30.00%) Confluence
5 6 (30.00%) WebCenter
5 6 (30.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 6 (30.00%) Database Tuning
5 6 (30.00%) Git (software)
5 6 (30.00%) Atlassian
5 6 (30.00%) Web Development

Performance Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Wiltshire 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 6 (30.00%) Confluence
1 6 (30.00%) Elasticsearch
Business Applications
1 2 (10.00%) SAP ERP
1 2 (10.00%) SAP IS-U
1 2 (10.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 2 (10.00%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 7 (35.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (30.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.00%) HTTP
2 1 (5.00%) PuTTY
2 1 (5.00%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 7 (35.00%) JIRA
2 6 (30.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 6 (30.00%) Git (software)
3 5 (25.00%) LoadRunner
3 5 (25.00%) Selenium
4 3 (15.00%) Jenkins
4 3 (15.00%) WebDriver
5 2 (10.00%) Cucumber
5 2 (10.00%) SoapUI
6 1 (5.00%) Ant
6 1 (5.00%) Eclipse
6 1 (5.00%) HP UFT
6 1 (5.00%) JMeter
6 1 (5.00%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (5.00%) Robot Framework
6 1 (5.00%) SpecFlow
6 1 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (5.00%) TeamCity
6 1 (5.00%) TestNG
6 1 (5.00%) Toad
General
1 5 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (10.00%) Billing
3 1 (5.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (35.00%) Analyst
2 6 (30.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 6 (30.00%) Java Engineer
2 6 (30.00%) Linux DevOps Engineer
2 6 (30.00%) Linux Engineer
2 6 (30.00%) Linux/Unix DevOps
2 6 (30.00%) Test Analyst
2 6 (30.00%) WebOps Engineer
3 5 (25.00%) Tester
4 2 (10.00%) Automation Tester
4 2 (10.00%) Consultant
4 2 (10.00%) Performance Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Performance Test Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Performance Tester
4 2 (10.00%) SAP Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) SAP Consultant
4 2 (10.00%) SAP ISU Consultant
4 2 (10.00%) SAP PM Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) SAP Test Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (30.00%) Elastic Stack
1 6 (30.00%) WebCenter
2 4 (20.00%) Web Services
3 2 (10.00%) REST
3 2 (10.00%) SOAP
4 1 (5.00%) .NET
4 1 (5.00%) Gherkin
4 1 (5.00%) Spring
Operating Systems
1 8 (40.00%) Linux
1 8 (40.00%) Windows
2 7 (35.00%) Windows Server
3 6 (30.00%) Amazon Linux
4 1 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (45.00%) Test Automation
3 8 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (35.00%) DevOps
5 6 (30.00%) Database Tuning
5 6 (30.00%) Microservices
5 6 (30.00%) Web Development
5 6 (30.00%) Web Operations
6 4 (20.00%) Test Strategy
7 3 (15.00%) BDD
7 3 (15.00%) Test Scripting
8 2 (10.00%) ERP
8 2 (10.00%) Integration Testing
8 2 (10.00%) Performance Metrics
8 2 (10.00%) Regression Testing
9 1 (5.00%) API Testing
9 1 (5.00%) Defect Tracking
9 1 (5.00%) Exploratory Testing
9 1 (5.00%) Smoke Testing
9 1 (5.00%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (5.00%) ABAP
2 1 (5.00%) F#
2 1 (5.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (10.00%) ISEB
1 2 (10.00%) ISTQB
1 2 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (5.00%) ISEB Practitioner
2 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) QA
System Software
1 6 (30.00%) Active Directory
1 6 (30.00%) Docker
2 1 (5.00%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (5.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (30.00%) Ansible
1 6 (30.00%) Icinga
1 6 (30.00%) Kibana
1 6 (30.00%) logstash
2 1 (5.00%) vRealize
Vendors
1 7 (35.00%) Oracle
1 7 (35.00%) Red Hat
2 6 (30.00%) Atlassian
3 4 (20.00%) SAP
4 2 (10.00%) HP
5 1 (5.00%) Microsoft
5 1 (5.00%) VMware