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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Performance Testing over the 3 months to 25 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Performance Testing
Rank 153 159 168
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +9
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 18 28 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.53% 0.59% 0.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.60% 0.71% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 21 27
Median daily rate £475 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £260 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £600 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.00 £36.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+26.89% +3.57%
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
2987 3959 4687
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 87.49% 84.07% 79.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 2388 3161 3517
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £315 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 36 52
Median hourly rate £20.00 £21.25 £21.62
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -1.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £37.50 £35.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +28.15%

Performance Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region citing Performance Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 25 September 2016.

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 25 September 2016, 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 City of London region with a requirement for Performance Testing.

1 15 (48.39%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (32.26%) Banking
2 10 (32.26%) Selenium
3 9 (29.03%) QA
3 9 (29.03%) Finance
3 9 (29.03%) SQL
3 9 (29.03%) Cucumber
4 8 (25.81%) Exploratory Testing
4 8 (25.81%) ISEB
4 8 (25.81%) Scrum
5 7 (22.58%) Degree
5 7 (22.58%) Test Automation
6 6 (19.35%) Test Scripting
6 6 (19.35%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (19.35%) ISTQB
6 6 (19.35%) TDD
6 6 (19.35%) SQL Server
6 6 (19.35%) Microsoft
6 6 (19.35%) Jenkins
7 5 (16.13%) Test Strategy
7 5 (16.13%) LoadRunner
7 5 (16.13%) JMeter
7 5 (16.13%) Java
7 5 (16.13%) XML
7 5 (16.13%) Git (software)
8 4 (12.90%) Test Management
8 4 (12.90%) Computer Science
8 4 (12.90%) JSON
8 4 (12.90%) Oracle
8 4 (12.90%) Web Services

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London 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 3 (9.68%) SAS
2 1 (3.23%) CICS
2 1 (3.23%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (6.45%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.23%) MS Office
2 1 (3.23%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) BusinessWorks
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.23%) SAN
1 1 (3.23%) SNA
1 1 (3.23%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (19.35%) SQL Server
2 3 (9.68%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.23%) Data Mart
3 1 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 10 (32.26%) Selenium
2 9 (29.03%) Cucumber
3 6 (19.35%) Jenkins
4 5 (16.13%) Git (software)
4 5 (16.13%) JMeter
4 5 (16.13%) LoadRunner
5 4 (12.90%) NeoLoad
5 4 (12.90%) SpecFlow
6 3 (9.68%) JIRA
6 3 (9.68%) Maven
6 3 (9.68%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (9.68%) Visual Studio
7 2 (6.45%) Gatling
7 2 (6.45%) Subversion
8 1 (3.23%) Appium
8 1 (3.23%) HP UFT
8 1 (3.23%) WebDriver
General
1 10 (32.26%) Banking
2 9 (29.03%) Finance
3 3 (9.68%) Advertising
4 2 (6.45%) Games
4 2 (6.45%) Investment Banking
4 2 (6.45%) Marketing
5 1 (3.23%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (3.23%) Legal
Job Titles
1 13 (41.94%) Tester
2 5 (16.13%) Performance Tester
2 5 (16.13%) Test Engineer
3 3 (9.68%) Performance Engineer
3 3 (9.68%) QA Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) Analyst
4 2 (6.45%) Automation Tester
4 2 (6.45%) Developer
4 2 (6.45%) Performance Test Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) QA Leader
4 2 (6.45%) QA Specialist
4 2 (6.45%) Quality Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) Selenium Tester
4 2 (6.45%) Test Manager
4 2 (6.45%) Web Tester
5 1 (3.23%) Agile Tester
5 1 (3.23%) ETL Tester
5 1 (3.23%) Murex MxML Developer
5 1 (3.23%) Test Automation Developer
5 1 (3.23%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (16.13%) XML
2 4 (12.90%) JSON
2 4 (12.90%) Web Services
3 3 (9.68%) .NET
3 3 (9.68%) Gherkin
4 1 (3.23%) .NET Framework
4 1 (3.23%) ActiveMQ
4 1 (3.23%) HTML
4 1 (3.23%) HTML5
4 1 (3.23%) Middleware
4 1 (3.23%) Murex MxML
4 1 (3.23%) Node.js
4 1 (3.23%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.90%) Computer Science
2 3 (9.68%) IVR
2 3 (9.68%) Management Information System
2 3 (9.68%) Smartcard
3 2 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.45%) Mathematics
4 1 (3.23%) DTCC
4 1 (3.23%) EMC VMAX
4 1 (3.23%) EMC VNX
4 1 (3.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (3.23%) PDA
4 1 (3.23%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 3 (9.68%) Linux
2 2 (6.45%) Unix
3 1 (3.23%) Android
3 1 (3.23%) Data ONTAP
3 1 (3.23%) Solaris
3 1 (3.23%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (48.39%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (25.81%) Exploratory Testing
2 8 (25.81%) Scrum
3 7 (22.58%) Test Automation
4 6 (19.35%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (19.35%) TDD
4 6 (19.35%) Test Scripting
5 5 (16.13%) Test Strategy
6 4 (12.90%) Automation Testing
6 4 (12.90%) Migration
6 4 (12.90%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (12.90%) Test Management
7 3 (9.68%) Automated Testing
7 3 (9.68%) Data Analysis
7 3 (9.68%) ETL
7 3 (9.68%) Performance Engineering
7 3 (9.68%) Performance Monitoring
7 3 (9.68%) SDLC
7 3 (9.68%) Test Planning
7 3 (9.68%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 9 (29.03%) SQL
2 5 (16.13%) Java
3 3 (9.68%) C#
3 3 (9.68%) JavaScript
3 3 (9.68%) R
3 3 (9.68%) T-SQL
4 1 (3.23%) Korn
4 1 (3.23%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 8 (25.81%) ISEB
2 7 (22.58%) Degree
3 6 (19.35%) ISTQB
4 3 (9.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (29.03%) QA
2 3 (9.68%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (6.45%) Docker
2 1 (3.23%) NFS
Systems Management
1 2 (6.45%) Graphite
1 2 (6.45%) HP SiteScope
2 1 (3.23%) Control-M
2 1 (3.23%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 6 (19.35%) Microsoft
2 4 (12.90%) AppDynamics
2 4 (12.90%) Oracle
3 2 (6.45%) IBM
3 2 (6.45%) SOASTA, Inc
3 2 (6.45%) VMware
4 1 (3.23%) Brocade
4 1 (3.23%) CA
4 1 (3.23%) EMC
4 1 (3.23%) Murex
4 1 (3.23%) NetApp
4 1 (3.23%) Sybase
4 1 (3.23%) TIBCO