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 29 March 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
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 48 59 57
Rank change year-on-year +11 -2  
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 12 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire 1.88% 0.77% 0.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.35% 0.99% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 3
Median daily rate £338 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £310
% change year-on-year - +29.03%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £50.00 £27.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +81.81% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £38.50 £36.25
% change year-on-year +29.87% +6.20%  

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 511 505 583
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wiltshire 79.97% 77.34% 82.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 351 344 399
Median daily rate £400 £375 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -11.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £563 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 18 9
Median hourly rate £40.50 £40.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.25% +135.29%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £12.90 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.50 £46.50 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.14% +28.33%  

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 29 March 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 +5 11 £325 -13.33%
Corsham - 1 £350 -
Performance Testing
South West

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 17 (54.84%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (51.61%) Java
3 12 (38.71%) Windows
3 12 (38.71%) Selenium
4 10 (32.26%) Continuous Integration
5 9 (29.03%) Microservices
5 9 (29.03%) Linux
5 9 (29.03%) Web Services
6 8 (25.81%) Red Hat
6 8 (25.81%) Oracle
6 8 (25.81%) Finance
6 8 (25.81%) DevOps
6 8 (25.81%) BDD
6 8 (25.81%) JIRA
6 8 (25.81%) Git (software)
6 8 (25.81%) Microsoft Azure
6 8 (25.81%) Windows Server
7 7 (22.58%) Elastic Stack
7 7 (22.58%) Web Operations
7 7 (22.58%) Amazon AWS
7 7 (22.58%) Confluence
7 7 (22.58%) WebCenter
7 7 (22.58%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 7 (22.58%) Database Tuning
7 7 (22.58%) Atlassian
7 7 (22.58%) Elasticsearch
7 7 (22.58%) Ansible
7 7 (22.58%) Docker
7 7 (22.58%) logstash
7 7 (22.58%) Kibana

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 7 (22.58%) Confluence
1 7 (22.58%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (3.23%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (6.45%) SAP IS-U
1 2 (6.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (25.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (22.58%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (3.23%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.23%) PuTTY
1 1 (3.23%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.23%) Oracle Database
1 1 (3.23%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (3.23%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (3.23%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (3.23%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 12 (38.71%) Selenium
2 8 (25.81%) Git (software)
2 8 (25.81%) JIRA
3 7 (22.58%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 6 (19.35%) WebDriver
5 5 (16.13%) Jenkins
6 4 (12.90%) Cucumber
7 3 (9.68%) GitLab
7 3 (9.68%) JMeter
7 3 (9.68%) Maven
8 2 (6.45%) Ant
8 2 (6.45%) Fiddler
8 2 (6.45%) SilkPerformer
8 2 (6.45%) SoapUI
8 2 (6.45%) SpecFlow
9 1 (3.23%) Bitbucket
9 1 (3.23%) Robot Framework
9 1 (3.23%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (3.23%) TeamCity
9 1 (3.23%) TestNG
General
1 8 (25.81%) Finance
2 4 (12.90%) Banking
3 3 (9.68%) Multimedia
4 2 (6.45%) Billing
5 1 (3.23%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 9 (29.03%) Tester
2 7 (22.58%) DevOps Engineer
2 7 (22.58%) Java Engineer
2 7 (22.58%) Linux DevOps Engineer
2 7 (22.58%) Linux Engineer
2 7 (22.58%) Linux/Unix DevOps
2 7 (22.58%) WebOps Engineer
3 6 (19.35%) Test Leader
4 5 (16.13%) Analyst
4 5 (16.13%) Performance Test Leader
5 4 (12.90%) Automation Tester
5 4 (12.90%) Test Analyst
6 3 (9.68%) Consultant
7 2 (6.45%) QA Analyst
7 2 (6.45%) Quality Analyst
7 2 (6.45%) SAP Consultant
7 2 (6.45%) SAP ISU Consultant
8 1 (3.23%) Performance Analyst
8 1 (3.23%) Performance Test Engineer
8 1 (3.23%) Test Automation Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (29.03%) Web Services
2 7 (22.58%) Elastic Stack
2 7 (22.58%) WebCenter
3 6 (19.35%) REST
4 4 (12.90%) SOAP
5 3 (9.68%) Spring
6 1 (3.23%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.68%) Streaming Video
1 3 (9.68%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 12 (38.71%) Windows
2 9 (29.03%) Linux
3 8 (25.81%) Windows Server
4 7 (22.58%) Amazon Linux
5 1 (3.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (54.84%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (32.26%) Continuous Integration
3 9 (29.03%) Microservices
4 8 (25.81%) BDD
4 8 (25.81%) DevOps
5 7 (22.58%) Database Tuning
5 7 (22.58%) Web Development
5 7 (22.58%) Web Operations
6 6 (19.35%) Test Scripting
7 5 (16.13%) ITIL
7 5 (16.13%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (12.90%) API Testing
8 4 (12.90%) Garbage Collection
8 4 (12.90%) PRINCE2
8 4 (12.90%) SDLC
9 3 (9.68%) Scrum
9 3 (9.68%) Test Automation
10 2 (6.45%) Integration Testing
10 2 (6.45%) Process Management
10 2 (6.45%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 16 (51.61%) Java
2 1 (3.23%) ABAP
2 1 (3.23%) F#
2 1 (3.23%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (19.35%) ISEB
2 5 (16.13%) ISTQB
3 4 (12.90%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (6.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (3.23%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (19.35%) QA
2 1 (3.23%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 7 (22.58%) Active Directory
1 7 (22.58%) Docker
2 1 (3.23%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (3.23%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (22.58%) Ansible
1 7 (22.58%) Icinga
1 7 (22.58%) Kibana
1 7 (22.58%) logstash
2 1 (3.23%) vRealize
Vendors
1 8 (25.81%) Oracle
1 8 (25.81%) Red Hat
2 7 (22.58%) Atlassian
3 2 (6.45%) Google
3 2 (6.45%) SAP
4 1 (3.23%) HP
4 1 (3.23%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.23%) Murex
4 1 (3.23%) VMware