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 26 January 2015 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Performance Testing
Rank 159 175 168
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -7
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 33 27 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.65% 0.45% 0.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.83% 0.58% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 14 20
Average daily rate
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£380 £355 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.04% -25.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £266 £314
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £503
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.75 £25.00 £86.25
% change year-on-year
+47.00% -71.01%
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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
3988 4651 4352
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 78.71% 77.43% 75.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 3120 3413 3332
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 50 77
Average hourly rate £20.45 £23.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.00% -32.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.40 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £77.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £27.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-6.48% -14.28%

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 26 January 2015.

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 26 January 2015, 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 26 (34.21%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (28.95%) Selenium
3 21 (27.63%) SQL
4 17 (22.37%) Jenkins
5 15 (19.74%) Windows
6 14 (18.42%) Perl
7 13 (17.11%) C#
7 13 (17.11%) .NET
7 13 (17.11%) Linux
7 13 (17.11%) UNIX
7 13 (17.11%) Git (software)
8 12 (15.79%) Test Scripting
8 12 (15.79%) WebDriver
8 12 (15.79%) Apache
8 12 (15.79%) Shell Script
8 12 (15.79%) JMeter
9 11 (14.47%) Java
9 11 (14.47%) Cucumber
9 11 (14.47%) Continuous Integration
10 10 (13.16%) Test Automation
10 10 (13.16%) Waterfall
10 10 (13.16%) User Acceptance Testing
10 10 (13.16%) Banking
11 9 (11.84%) V-Model
12 8 (10.53%) BDD
12 8 (10.53%) Test Management
12 8 (10.53%) Investment Banking
12 8 (10.53%) Finance
12 8 (10.53%) Python
12 8 (10.53%) SQL Server

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

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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 12 (15.79%) Apache
2 7 (9.21%) JBoss
3 5 (6.58%) IIS
4 2 (2.63%) MS Exchange
4 2 (2.63%) WebSphere
4 2 (2.63%) Apache Solr
5 1 (1.32%) Node.js
5 1 (1.32%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.32%) Drupal
5 1 (1.32%) FileNet
5 1 (1.32%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.32%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (5.26%) MS Office
2 3 (3.95%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (1.32%) IntelliMatch
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.95%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.32%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 7 (9.21%) DNS
2 6 (7.89%) HTTP
3 5 (6.58%) Wi-Fi
4 4 (5.26%) HTTPS
5 3 (3.95%) TCP/IP
5 3 (3.95%) LAN
5 3 (3.95%) WAN
6 2 (2.63%) SAN
6 2 (2.63%) Firewall
6 2 (2.63%) Wireshark
6 2 (2.63%) tcpdump
7 1 (1.32%) VLAN
7 1 (1.32%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.53%) SQL Server
2 6 (7.89%) MySQL
3 3 (3.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (3.95%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (2.63%) Oracle Database
4 2 (2.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (2.63%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (2.63%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.32%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.32%) KDB
5 1 (1.32%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.32%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (1.32%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.32%) Redis
5 1 (1.32%) Voldemort
Development Applications
1 22 (28.95%) Selenium
2 17 (22.37%) Jenkins
3 13 (17.11%) Git (software)
4 12 (15.79%) WebDriver
4 12 (15.79%) JMeter
5 11 (14.47%) Cucumber
6 7 (9.21%) SpecFlow
6 7 (9.21%) Mercurial
6 7 (9.21%) LoadRunner
7 6 (7.89%) Ant
7 6 (7.89%) Subversion
7 6 (7.89%) Maven
7 6 (7.89%) JProfiler
7 6 (7.89%) VisualVM
7 6 (7.89%) Gradle
8 5 (6.58%) Team Foundation Server
8 5 (6.58%) TeamCity
8 5 (6.58%) JIRA
9 4 (5.26%) Fiddler
9 4 (5.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 10 (13.16%) Banking
2 8 (10.53%) Finance
2 8 (10.53%) Investment Banking
3 6 (7.89%) Front Office
4 5 (6.58%) Law
4 5 (6.58%) Retail
5 2 (2.63%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.63%) Games
5 2 (2.63%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.32%) Marketing
6 1 (1.32%) Legal
6 1 (1.32%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 22 (28.95%) Analyst
2 16 (21.05%) Test Analyst
3 8 (10.53%) Tester
4 7 (9.21%) Test Manager
5 5 (6.58%) Project Manager
5 5 (6.58%) Business Analyst
5 5 (6.58%) Systems Engineer
5 5 (6.58%) Credit Analyst
5 5 (6.58%) Credit Risk Business Analyst
5 5 (6.58%) Risk Analyst
5 5 (6.58%) Risk Manager
5 5 (6.58%) Credit Risk Analyst
5 5 (6.58%) Credit Risk Project Manager
6 4 (5.26%) Head of Testing
6 4 (5.26%) Market Analyst
6 4 (5.26%) Business Project Manager
6 4 (5.26%) Business Manager
6 4 (5.26%) Performance Tester
6 4 (5.26%) Release Manager
6 4 (5.26%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (17.11%) .NET
2 6 (7.89%) XML
3 5 (6.58%) LAMP
4 4 (5.26%) .NET Framework
4 4 (5.26%) JSON
4 4 (5.26%) Web Services
4 4 (5.26%) RESTful
5 3 (3.95%) HTML
6 2 (2.63%) Spring
7 1 (1.32%) Struts2
7 1 (1.32%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (1.32%) HTML5
7 1 (1.32%) REST
7 1 (1.32%) KnockoutJS
7 1 (1.32%) Gherkin
7 1 (1.32%) AngularJS
7 1 (1.32%) Middleware
7 1 (1.32%) ASP.NET
7 1 (1.32%) SOAP
7 1 (1.32%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.89%) Credit Risk
1 6 (7.89%) Open Source
2 4 (5.26%) Video on Demand
2 4 (5.26%) Market Risk
2 4 (5.26%) Computer Science
3 3 (3.95%) Client/Server
4 2 (2.63%) Spread Betting
4 2 (2.63%) iPad
4 2 (2.63%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.63%) iPhone
4 2 (2.63%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.32%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.32%) User Experience
5 1 (1.32%) Reference Data
5 1 (1.32%) DTV
5 1 (1.32%) Fixed Income
5 1 (1.32%) Credit Derivative
5 1 (1.32%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 15 (19.74%) Windows
2 13 (17.11%) Linux
2 13 (17.11%) UNIX
3 5 (6.58%) CentOS
3 5 (6.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.32%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.32%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (34.21%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (15.79%) Test Scripting
3 11 (14.47%) Continuous Integration
4 10 (13.16%) Test Automation
4 10 (13.16%) Waterfall
4 10 (13.16%) User Acceptance Testing
5 9 (11.84%) V-Model
6 8 (10.53%) Test Management
6 8 (10.53%) BDD
7 7 (9.21%) Performance Tuning
7 7 (9.21%) Software Testing
7 7 (9.21%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (9.21%) Configuration Management
8 6 (7.89%) Scrum
8 6 (7.89%) Load Balancing
9 5 (6.58%) TDD
9 5 (6.58%) System Testing
9 5 (6.58%) Kanban
9 5 (6.58%) Performance Monitoring
9 5 (6.58%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 21 (27.63%) SQL
2 14 (18.42%) Perl
3 13 (17.11%) C#
4 12 (15.79%) Shell Script
5 11 (14.47%) Java
6 8 (10.53%) Python
7 7 (9.21%) Ruby
7 7 (9.21%) Groovy
7 7 (9.21%) C++
8 6 (7.89%) C
9 3 (3.95%) PL/SQL
9 3 (3.95%) T-SQL
10 2 (2.63%) VB
10 2 (2.63%) JavaScript
10 2 (2.63%) Scala
10 2 (2.63%) Bash Shell
11 1 (1.32%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (7.89%) ISEB
2 4 (5.26%) Security Cleared
2 4 (5.26%) ISTQB
2 4 (5.26%) Degree
3 2 (2.63%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.63%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.32%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.58%) QA
System Software
1 5 (6.58%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (7.89%) Puppet
2 5 (6.58%) Red Hat Spacewalk
2 5 (6.58%) Cobbler
2 5 (6.58%) Ansible
3 3 (3.95%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (1.32%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 8 (10.53%) Microsoft
2 7 (9.21%) Oracle
2 7 (9.21%) VMware
3 5 (6.58%) EMC
4 3 (3.95%) HP
5 2 (2.63%) IBM
5 2 (2.63%) NetApp
5 2 (2.63%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (2.63%) Intershop
5 2 (2.63%) Demandware
5 2 (2.63%) Interwoven
6 1 (1.32%) Informatica
6 1 (1.32%) JDA
6 1 (1.32%) SAP
6 1 (1.32%) Sun
6 1 (1.32%) SunGard
6 1 (1.32%) SOASTA, Inc
6 1 (1.32%) AppDynamics
6 1 (1.32%) RedPrairie
City of London
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
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