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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Testing
Rank 154 184 177
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -7
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 52 27 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.89% 0.38% 0.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.15% 0.49% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 16 17
Average daily rate
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£375 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £325 £355
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £333
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +2.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.88 £37.50 £41.25
% change year-on-year
-28.33% -9.09%
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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
4529 5467 4844
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 77.78% 76.90% 75.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 3520 4052 3657
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £609 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.20% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 70 68
Average hourly rate £18.00 £21.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.27% -30.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.10 £12.20 £16.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.80 £52.82 £53.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +3.44%

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 21 November 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 21 November 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 30 (34.09%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (30.68%) SQL
3 21 (23.86%) Selenium
4 18 (20.45%) User Acceptance Testing
5 16 (18.18%) Windows
5 16 (18.18%) Test Scripting
5 16 (18.18%) Banking
5 16 (18.18%) Jenkins
6 15 (17.05%) C#
7 14 (15.91%) Java
7 14 (15.91%) SQL Server
7 14 (15.91%) Finance
8 13 (14.77%) .NET
8 13 (14.77%) Investment Banking
9 12 (13.64%) System Testing
9 12 (13.64%) Git (software)
9 12 (13.64%) Perl
9 12 (13.64%) JMeter
9 12 (13.64%) Shell Script
10 11 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
10 11 (12.50%) UNIX
10 11 (12.50%) Linux
10 11 (12.50%) Apache
10 11 (12.50%) Microsoft
10 11 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
10 11 (12.50%) Cucumber
11 10 (11.36%) QA
12 9 (10.23%) Team Foundation Server
12 9 (10.23%) Migration
12 9 (10.23%) Disaster Recovery

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 11 (12.50%) Apache
2 7 (7.95%) JBoss
3 5 (5.68%) SAS
4 3 (3.41%) Tomcat
5 2 (2.27%) WebLogic
5 2 (2.27%) MS Exchange
6 1 (1.14%) IIS
6 1 (1.14%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.14%) Drupal
6 1 (1.14%) Apache Solr
6 1 (1.14%) Moodle
6 1 (1.14%) Node.js
Applications
1 8 (9.09%) MS Excel
2 5 (5.68%) MS Office
3 1 (1.14%) MS Project
3 1 (1.14%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.14%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (6.82%) BASE24
2 1 (1.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.14%) IntelliMatch
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.82%) DNS
2 4 (4.55%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (2.27%) SAN
3 2 (2.27%) Wireshark
3 2 (2.27%) tcpdump
3 2 (2.27%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.14%) Firewall
4 1 (1.14%) SSH
4 1 (1.14%) VLAN
4 1 (1.14%) HTTPS
4 1 (1.14%) Broadband
4 1 (1.14%) Ethernet
4 1 (1.14%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (15.91%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.68%) Base SAS
2 5 (5.68%) MySQL
3 4 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (3.41%) Oracle Database
4 3 (3.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (2.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (2.27%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (1.14%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (1.14%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (1.14%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.14%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.14%) Voldemort
Development Applications
1 21 (23.86%) Selenium
2 16 (18.18%) Jenkins
3 12 (13.64%) Git (software)
3 12 (13.64%) JMeter
4 11 (12.50%) Cucumber
5 9 (10.23%) Team Foundation Server
5 9 (10.23%) LoadRunner
6 8 (9.09%) WebDriver
7 7 (7.95%) Mercurial
7 7 (7.95%) NUnit
8 6 (6.82%) Subversion
8 6 (6.82%) Maven
8 6 (6.82%) Ant
8 6 (6.82%) Visual Studio
8 6 (6.82%) JProfiler
8 6 (6.82%) Gradle
8 6 (6.82%) VisualVM
9 5 (5.68%) JIRA
10 4 (4.55%) FitNesse
10 4 (4.55%) TeamCity
General
1 16 (18.18%) Banking
2 14 (15.91%) Finance
3 13 (14.77%) Investment Banking
4 7 (7.95%) Front Office
5 5 (5.68%) Law
6 4 (4.55%) Retail
7 2 (2.27%) Manufacturing
7 2 (2.27%) Telecoms
7 2 (2.27%) Games
8 1 (1.14%) Publishing
8 1 (1.14%) Legal
8 1 (1.14%) Back Office
8 1 (1.14%) Electronics
8 1 (1.14%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 24 (27.27%) Analyst
2 18 (20.45%) Tester
3 17 (19.32%) Test Analyst
4 8 (9.09%) Performance Tester
5 6 (6.82%) Service Manager
5 6 (6.82%) Quality Manager
6 5 (5.68%) Consultant
6 5 (5.68%) Test Manager
6 5 (5.68%) Developer
6 5 (5.68%) Project Manager
6 5 (5.68%) Business Analyst
6 5 (5.68%) Release Manager
6 5 (5.68%) Test Engineer
6 5 (5.68%) Credit Analyst
6 5 (5.68%) Credit Risk Business Analyst
6 5 (5.68%) Risk Analyst
6 5 (5.68%) Risk Manager
6 5 (5.68%) Credit Risk Analyst
6 5 (5.68%) Credit Risk Project Manager
7 4 (4.55%) Market Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (14.77%) .NET
2 6 (6.82%) Web Services
3 4 (4.55%) LAMP
3 4 (4.55%) HTML
4 3 (3.41%) XML
5 2 (2.27%) Java EE
5 2 (2.27%) Spring
5 2 (2.27%) Middleware
5 2 (2.27%) JMX
5 2 (2.27%) REST
6 1 (1.14%) Regular Expression
6 1 (1.14%) KnockoutJS
6 1 (1.14%) AngularJS
6 1 (1.14%) Hibernate
6 1 (1.14%) ActiveMQ
6 1 (1.14%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.14%) JSON
6 1 (1.14%) FIX Protocol
6 1 (1.14%) WCF
6 1 (1.14%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.95%) Client/Server
2 6 (6.82%) Fixed Income
2 6 (6.82%) Tandem
2 6 (6.82%) Credit Risk
3 5 (5.68%) APACS
3 5 (5.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 5 (5.68%) EMV
4 4 (4.55%) Market Risk
4 4 (4.55%) Open Source
5 3 (3.41%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.27%) Spread Betting
6 2 (2.27%) iPhone
6 2 (2.27%) iPad
6 2 (2.27%) Mobile App
6 2 (2.27%) User Experience
6 2 (2.27%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.14%) Learning Management System
7 1 (1.14%) Video on Demand
7 1 (1.14%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 16 (18.18%) Windows
2 11 (12.50%) Linux
2 11 (12.50%) UNIX
3 6 (6.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (5.68%) CentOS
5 3 (3.41%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (2.27%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.14%) Android
7 1 (1.14%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (34.09%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (20.45%) User Acceptance Testing
3 16 (18.18%) Test Scripting
4 12 (13.64%) System Testing
5 11 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
5 11 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
6 9 (10.23%) Migration
6 9 (10.23%) Disaster Recovery
6 9 (10.23%) Test Strategy
7 8 (9.09%) Test Management
7 8 (9.09%) Kanban
7 8 (9.09%) Software Testing
7 8 (9.09%) Incident Management
8 7 (7.95%) Project Management
8 7 (7.95%) Scrum
8 7 (7.95%) TDD
8 7 (7.95%) Test Automation
9 6 (6.82%) Waterfall
9 6 (6.82%) Performance Tuning
9 6 (6.82%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (30.68%) SQL
2 15 (17.05%) C#
3 14 (15.91%) Java
4 12 (13.64%) Perl
4 12 (13.64%) Shell Script
5 7 (7.95%) Groovy
6 6 (6.82%) Python
7 5 (5.68%) Ruby
8 4 (4.55%) PL/SQL
8 4 (4.55%) JavaScript
9 3 (3.41%) C++
9 3 (3.41%) T-SQL
10 2 (2.27%) VB
10 2 (2.27%) Bash Shell
11 1 (1.14%) sed
11 1 (1.14%) Scala
11 1 (1.14%) C
11 1 (1.14%) PHP
Qualifications
1 7 (7.95%) ISEB
2 5 (5.68%) ISTQB
3 3 (3.41%) Degree
4 2 (2.27%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.27%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.14%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (11.36%) QA
2 1 (1.14%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (6.82%) Puppet
2 4 (4.55%) Red Hat Spacewalk
2 4 (4.55%) Cobbler
2 4 (4.55%) Ansible
3 2 (2.27%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (1.14%) Capistrano
4 1 (1.14%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (1.14%) Nagios
4 1 (1.14%) SCOM
4 1 (1.14%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 11 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 8 (9.09%) Oracle
3 6 (6.82%) VMware
4 4 (4.55%) EMC
5 3 (3.41%) HP
6 2 (2.27%) Demandware
6 2 (2.27%) Interwoven
6 2 (2.27%) Intershop
6 2 (2.27%) NetApp
6 2 (2.27%) Red Hat
6 2 (2.27%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (1.14%) TIBCO
7 1 (1.14%) SolarWinds
7 1 (1.14%) RedPrairie
7 1 (1.14%) Informatica
7 1 (1.14%) JDA
7 1 (1.14%) SAP
7 1 (1.14%) IBM
7 1 (1.14%) Sun
7 1 (1.14%) SunGard