The table below looks at the statistics for Performance Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Performance Testing over the 3 months to 1 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Testing
Rank 165 165 165
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 40 57 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.68% 0.78% 0.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.90% 1.02% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 40 40
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£419 £406 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.07% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £318 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £505 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -5.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £29.00 £38.25
% change year-on-year
+20.68% -24.18%
Performance Testing
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4453 5577 5872
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 75.30% 75.96% 75.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 3299 4161 4372
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 70 87
Average hourly rate £22.44 £22.50 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.27% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £14.80 £15.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £57.50 £50.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-11.66% -3.22%

Performance Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Performance Testing across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Performance Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Performance Testing
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Performance Testing across the City of London region.

Performance Testing Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Performance Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Performance Testing across the City of London region over the 3 months to 1 September 2014.

Performance Testing Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Performance Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Performance Testing across the City of London region.

Performance Testing Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Performance Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Performance Testing.

1 31 (38.27%) SQL
2 22 (27.16%) Selenium
3 19 (23.46%) ISEB
4 18 (22.22%) Finance
4 18 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
5 17 (20.99%) QA
5 17 (20.99%) Agile Software Development
5 17 (20.99%) Java
5 17 (20.99%) SQL Server
6 15 (18.52%) Degree
6 15 (18.52%) Load Testing
6 15 (18.52%) Test Scripting
7 14 (17.28%) Web Services
8 12 (14.81%) Linux
8 12 (14.81%) LoadRunner
8 12 (14.81%) Continuous Integration
8 12 (14.81%) System Testing
8 12 (14.81%) Banking
8 12 (14.81%) Test Strategy
9 11 (13.58%) Oracle
9 11 (13.58%) E-Commerce
10 10 (12.35%) C#
10 10 (12.35%) Microsoft
10 10 (12.35%) Computer Science
11 9 (11.11%) Security Testing
11 9 (11.11%) Scrum
11 9 (11.11%) Retail
11 9 (11.11%) ISTQB
11 9 (11.11%) Investment Banking
11 9 (11.11%) Automated Testing

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Performance Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Performance Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (7.41%) Apache
2 5 (6.17%) Tomcat
2 5 (6.17%) SAS
3 4 (4.94%) Moodle
4 3 (3.70%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.23%) Orchard CMS
5 1 (1.23%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.23%) CMS
5 1 (1.23%) Drupal
5 1 (1.23%) Umbraco
5 1 (1.23%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (1.23%) nginx
Applications
1 6 (7.41%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.47%) MS Visio
2 2 (2.47%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (2.47%) MS Project
2 2 (2.47%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (7.41%) BASE24
2 1 (1.23%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (1.23%) SAP CO
2 1 (1.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.23%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.23%) Markit EDM
2 1 (1.23%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (1.23%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.23%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (1.23%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 9 (11.11%) Internet
2 4 (4.94%) DNS
2 4 (4.94%) Ethernet
2 4 (4.94%) SSH
3 3 (3.70%) TCP/IP
4 2 (2.47%) Wireshark
4 2 (2.47%) tcpdump
4 2 (2.47%) HTTP
5 1 (1.23%) LDAP
5 1 (1.23%) LAN
5 1 (1.23%) WAN
5 1 (1.23%) HTTPS
5 1 (1.23%) SSL
5 1 (1.23%) Firewall
5 1 (1.23%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (20.99%) SQL Server
2 9 (11.11%) Relational Database
3 6 (7.41%) MySQL
4 5 (6.17%) Base SAS
5 3 (3.70%) Oracle Database
6 2 (2.47%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (2.47%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (2.47%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (1.23%) KDB
7 1 (1.23%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (1.23%) QlikView
7 1 (1.23%) RDBMS
7 1 (1.23%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (1.23%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (1.23%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 22 (27.16%) Selenium
2 12 (14.81%) LoadRunner
3 9 (11.11%) JMeter
3 9 (11.11%) Cucumber
4 8 (9.88%) SoapUI
5 6 (7.41%) Git (software)
6 5 (6.17%) FitNesse
7 4 (4.94%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (4.94%) QuickTest Pro
7 4 (4.94%) Rational Performance Tester
7 4 (4.94%) NUnit
7 4 (4.94%) Visual Studio
8 3 (3.70%) WebDriver
8 3 (3.70%) JIRA
8 3 (3.70%) Jenkins
9 2 (2.47%) Ant
9 2 (2.47%) Maven
10 1 (1.23%) ClearQuest
10 1 (1.23%) JUnit
10 1 (1.23%) Toad
General
1 18 (22.22%) Finance
2 12 (14.81%) Banking
3 9 (11.11%) Retail
3 9 (11.11%) Investment Banking
4 8 (9.88%) Telecoms
5 4 (4.94%) Front Office
6 3 (3.70%) Publishing
7 2 (2.47%) Games
8 1 (1.23%) Back Office
8 1 (1.23%) Law
8 1 (1.23%) Legal
8 1 (1.23%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 23 (28.40%) Tester
2 18 (22.22%) Analyst
3 11 (13.58%) Performance Tester
3 11 (13.58%) Test Leader
4 10 (12.35%) Test Analyst
5 9 (11.11%) Consultant
6 6 (7.41%) Developer
7 4 (4.94%) Test Manager
7 4 (4.94%) Architect
7 4 (4.94%) Risk Manager
7 4 (4.94%) Test Consultant
8 3 (3.70%) Credit Risk Analyst
8 3 (3.70%) Market Analyst
8 3 (3.70%) Business Manager
8 3 (3.70%) Credit Risk Business Analyst
8 3 (3.70%) Credit Risk Project Manager
8 3 (3.70%) Performance Test Leader
8 3 (3.70%) Risk Analyst
8 3 (3.70%) Business Project Manager
8 3 (3.70%) Technical Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (17.28%) Web Services
2 9 (11.11%) .NET
3 4 (4.94%) Regular Expression
4 3 (3.70%) HTML
4 3 (3.70%) REST
4 3 (3.70%) Middleware
5 2 (2.47%) JMX
5 2 (2.47%) XML
5 2 (2.47%) JMS
5 2 (2.47%) FIX Protocol
6 1 (1.23%) Apache Flex
6 1 (1.23%) WCF
6 1 (1.23%) WF
6 1 (1.23%) Silverlight
6 1 (1.23%) HTML5
6 1 (1.23%) AppFabric
6 1 (1.23%) Rendezvous
6 1 (1.23%) Gherkin
6 1 (1.23%) Play Framework
6 1 (1.23%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.35%) Computer Science
2 6 (7.41%) Tandem
2 6 (7.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 6 (7.41%) Fixed Income
3 5 (6.17%) APACS
3 5 (6.17%) EMV
4 4 (4.94%) E-Learning
4 4 (4.94%) Client/Server
4 4 (4.94%) Learning Management System
4 4 (4.94%) Open Source
4 4 (4.94%) Social Network
4 4 (4.94%) Credit Risk
4 4 (4.94%) Market Risk
5 2 (2.47%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.47%) Spread Betting
6 1 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.23%) RIA
6 1 (1.23%) iPhone
6 1 (1.23%) iPad
6 1 (1.23%) Credit Derivative
Operating Systems
1 12 (14.81%) Linux
2 9 (11.11%) Windows
3 6 (7.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (6.17%) UNIX
4 5 (6.17%) CentOS
5 3 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (2.47%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.23%) Solaris
7 1 (1.23%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
2 17 (20.99%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (18.52%) Load Testing
3 15 (18.52%) Test Scripting
4 12 (14.81%) Continuous Integration
4 12 (14.81%) System Testing
4 12 (14.81%) Test Strategy
5 11 (13.58%) E-Commerce
6 9 (11.11%) Project Management
6 9 (11.11%) Quality Management
6 9 (11.11%) Security Testing
6 9 (11.11%) Scrum
6 9 (11.11%) Automated Testing
7 8 (9.88%) Web Testing
7 8 (9.88%) Stakeholder Management
7 8 (9.88%) DevOps
8 7 (8.64%) Migration
8 7 (8.64%) TDD
8 7 (8.64%) Test Management
8 7 (8.64%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 31 (38.27%) SQL
2 17 (20.99%) Java
3 10 (12.35%) C#
4 6 (7.41%) JavaScript
4 6 (7.41%) Perl
4 6 (7.41%) Shell Script
5 5 (6.17%) PHP
6 4 (4.94%) PL/SQL
6 4 (4.94%) C++
6 4 (4.94%) Bash Shell
6 4 (4.94%) sed
7 3 (3.70%) Python
8 2 (2.47%) C
8 2 (2.47%) Ruby
9 1 (1.23%) Groovy
9 1 (1.23%) Scala
9 1 (1.23%) MATLAB
9 1 (1.23%) Objective-C
9 1 (1.23%) VB
9 1 (1.23%) VBA
Qualifications
1 19 (23.46%) ISEB
2 15 (18.52%) Degree
3 9 (11.11%) ISTQB
4 7 (8.64%) SC Cleared
4 7 (8.64%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.23%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (20.99%) QA
2 2 (2.47%) SLA
3 1 (1.23%) Basel III
3 1 (1.23%) EMIR
3 1 (1.23%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 1 (1.23%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.23%) Oracle RAC
1 1 (1.23%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (3.70%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.47%) Puppet
3 1 (1.23%) Red Hat Spacewalk
3 1 (1.23%) Cobbler
3 1 (1.23%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.23%) Ansible
3 1 (1.23%) Capistrano
3 1 (1.23%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (1.23%) Nagios
3 1 (1.23%) SCOM
Vendors
1 11 (13.58%) Oracle
2 10 (12.35%) Microsoft
3 8 (9.88%) hybris
4 6 (7.41%) HP
5 5 (6.17%) Red Hat
6 2 (2.47%) IBM
6 2 (2.47%) TIBCO
7 1 (1.23%) MKS
7 1 (1.23%) VMware
7 1 (1.23%) Brady
7 1 (1.23%) Intershop
7 1 (1.23%) EPiServer
7 1 (1.23%) Sitecore
7 1 (1.23%) SolarWinds
7 1 (1.23%) EMC
7 1 (1.23%) Hyperion
7 1 (1.23%) Informatica
7 1 (1.23%) JDA
7 1 (1.23%) Murex
7 1 (1.23%) Calypso
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £200 - £300 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Rate: £500 to £550 p/day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Talent International
Rate: £250 - £325 per day
Posted: 6 days ago