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 May 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 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Performance Testing
Rank 139 173 164
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -9
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 15 27 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.45% 0.50% 0.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.53% 0.62% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 23 37
Median daily rate £400 £525 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.80% +50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £338 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £497 £570 £533
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.50 £32.00 £37.29
% change year-on-year
+20.31% -14.18%
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
2819 4359 4793
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 85.09% 80.32% 80.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 2311 3428 3599
Median daily rate £475 £470 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.06% +4.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 42 42
Median hourly rate £19.00 £25.00 £21.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.00% +14.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £12.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.50 £95.00 £53.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.75 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.65% +1.66%

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 May 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 May 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 19 (61.29%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (51.61%) SQL
3 12 (38.71%) Scrum
4 10 (32.26%) TDD
4 10 (32.26%) SQL Server
4 10 (32.26%) Web Services
4 10 (32.26%) XML
4 10 (32.26%) Microsoft
5 9 (29.03%) User Acceptance Testing
5 9 (29.03%) Cucumber
5 9 (29.03%) Defect Tracking
6 8 (25.81%) Test Scripting
6 8 (25.81%) Team Foundation Server
6 8 (25.81%) Automation Testing
6 8 (25.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 8 (25.81%) ISEB
6 8 (25.81%) .NET
6 8 (25.81%) C#
7 7 (22.58%) Visual Studio
7 7 (22.58%) Smartcard
7 7 (22.58%) Management Information System
7 7 (22.58%) Finance
7 7 (22.58%) Data Analysis
7 7 (22.58%) IVR
7 7 (22.58%) Test Management
7 7 (22.58%) SpecFlow
7 7 (22.58%) Gherkin
7 7 (22.58%) ATDD
8 6 (19.35%) Banking
9 5 (16.13%) VMware

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 2 (6.45%) Node.js
2 1 (3.23%) CICS
2 1 (3.23%) SAS
2 1 (3.23%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.23%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (9.68%) MS Excel
2 2 (6.45%) MS Project
3 1 (3.23%) MS Office
3 1 (3.23%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.45%) GitHub
2 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.45%) LDAP
2 1 (3.23%) SNA
2 1 (3.23%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (32.26%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.45%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (6.45%) MS Access
2 2 (6.45%) NoSQL
2 2 (6.45%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.23%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 9 (29.03%) Cucumber
2 8 (25.81%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (22.58%) SpecFlow
3 7 (22.58%) Visual Studio
4 5 (16.13%) LoadRunner
5 4 (12.90%) Git (software)
5 4 (12.90%) Selenium
6 2 (6.45%) Gatling
6 2 (6.45%) GitLab
6 2 (6.45%) Jenkins
6 2 (6.45%) JIRA
6 2 (6.45%) JMeter
6 2 (6.45%) Subversion
6 2 (6.45%) Vagrant
7 1 (3.23%) HP UFT
7 1 (3.23%) SoapUI
7 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 7 (22.58%) Finance
2 6 (19.35%) Banking
3 4 (12.90%) Advertising
4 2 (6.45%) Games
4 2 (6.45%) Legal
5 1 (3.23%) Billing
Job Titles
1 9 (29.03%) Analyst
1 9 (29.03%) Test Analyst
2 7 (22.58%) Test Engineer
3 4 (12.90%) Tester
4 3 (9.68%) Automation Test Analyst
4 3 (9.68%) Banking Analyst
4 3 (9.68%) Developer
4 3 (9.68%) Test Automation Developer
4 3 (9.68%) Test Manager
5 2 (6.45%) Analyst Developer
5 2 (6.45%) Architect
5 2 (6.45%) Developer Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) DevOps Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Operations Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Performance Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Performance Test Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Release Manager
5 2 (6.45%) Selenium Tester
5 2 (6.45%) Test Automation Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (32.26%) Web Services
1 10 (32.26%) XML
2 8 (25.81%) .NET
3 7 (22.58%) Gherkin
4 2 (6.45%) HTML
4 2 (6.45%) JSON
4 2 (6.45%) Middleware
4 2 (6.45%) SOAP
4 2 (6.45%) ZeroMQ
5 1 (3.23%) JSP
5 1 (3.23%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 7 (22.58%) IVR
1 7 (22.58%) Management Information System
1 7 (22.58%) Smartcard
2 2 (6.45%) Computer Science
2 2 (6.45%) Mathematics
3 1 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.23%) Biometrics
3 1 (3.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 5 (16.13%) Windows
2 4 (12.90%) Linux
3 3 (9.68%) Unix
4 2 (6.45%) CentOS
4 2 (6.45%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (61.29%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (38.71%) Scrum
3 10 (32.26%) TDD
4 9 (29.03%) Defect Tracking
4 9 (29.03%) User Acceptance Testing
5 8 (25.81%) Automation Testing
5 8 (25.81%) Test Scripting
6 7 (22.58%) ATDD
6 7 (22.58%) Data Analysis
6 7 (22.58%) Test Management
7 5 (16.13%) Integration Testing
7 5 (16.13%) Regression Testing
7 5 (16.13%) Test Automation
7 5 (16.13%) Validation
8 4 (12.90%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (12.90%) Functional Testing
8 4 (12.90%) Security Testing
8 4 (12.90%) System Testing
8 4 (12.90%) Test Strategy
8 4 (12.90%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 16 (51.61%) SQL
2 8 (25.81%) C#
3 5 (16.13%) Java
4 3 (9.68%) JavaScript
4 3 (9.68%) VBA
5 2 (6.45%) Bash Shell
5 2 (6.45%) Groovy
5 2 (6.45%) Perl
5 2 (6.45%) Python
6 1 (3.23%) R
6 1 (3.23%) T-SQL
6 1 (3.23%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 8 (25.81%) ISEB
1 8 (25.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (9.68%) Degree
3 1 (3.23%) DV Cleared
3 1 (3.23%) ISEB Practitioner
3 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.23%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.68%) QA
2 2 (6.45%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (12.90%) Docker
2 3 (9.68%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (9.68%) vSphere
3 2 (6.45%) Active Directory
4 1 (3.23%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (6.45%) Ansible
1 2 (6.45%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (6.45%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (6.45%) Puppet
2 1 (3.23%) SCCM
2 1 (3.23%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 10 (32.26%) Microsoft
2 5 (16.13%) VMware
3 3 (9.68%) HP
4 2 (6.45%) Cisco
4 2 (6.45%) Oracle
4 2 (6.45%) SOASTA, Inc
5 1 (3.23%) CA
5 1 (3.23%) Compaq
5 1 (3.23%) SAP
5 1 (3.23%) Terracotta
5 1 (3.23%) webMethods