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 7 December 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Performance Testing
Rank 145 142 161
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +19
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 17 21 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.53% 0.61% 0.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.61% 0.72% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 16 27
Median daily rate £480 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.36% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £393 £306 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+12.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £55.00 £26.88
% change year-on-year
-40.90% +104.65%
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
2786 2911 4624
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 87.06% 84.13% 80.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 2207 2334 3614
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £308 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 23 52
Median hourly rate £27.50 £25.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +38.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £18.70 £10.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.60 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +40.00%

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 7 December 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 7 December 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 13 (41.94%) Banking
2 10 (32.26%) SQL
2 10 (32.26%) Selenium
3 9 (29.03%) Cucumber
3 9 (29.03%) JavaScript
3 9 (29.03%) ISEB
3 9 (29.03%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (25.81%) Investment Banking
4 8 (25.81%) C#
4 8 (25.81%) HTML
4 8 (25.81%) SQL Server
4 8 (25.81%) QA
5 7 (22.58%) Test Automation
5 7 (22.58%) HTML5
5 7 (22.58%) Jenkins
5 7 (22.58%) Exploratory Testing
6 6 (19.35%) REST
6 6 (19.35%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (19.35%) ISTQB
6 6 (19.35%) CSS
6 6 (19.35%) Finance
7 5 (16.13%) WinForms
7 5 (16.13%) Maven
7 5 (16.13%) Degree
7 5 (16.13%) WPF
7 5 (16.13%) jQuery
7 5 (16.13%) CSS3
7 5 (16.13%) Apache Cassandra
7 5 (16.13%) HBase
7 5 (16.13%) Git (software)

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 1 (3.23%) CMS
1 1 (3.23%) Confluence
1 1 (3.23%) Drupal
1 1 (3.23%) SAS
1 1 (3.23%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (3.23%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.23%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.23%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.23%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (25.81%) SQL Server
2 5 (16.13%) Apache Cassandra
2 5 (16.13%) HBase
3 1 (3.23%) Data Mart
3 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 10 (32.26%) Selenium
2 9 (29.03%) Cucumber
3 7 (22.58%) Jenkins
4 5 (16.13%) Git (software)
4 5 (16.13%) Maven
4 5 (16.13%) NeoLoad
5 4 (12.90%) JMeter
5 4 (12.90%) SpecFlow
5 4 (12.90%) WebDriver
6 3 (9.68%) JIRA
7 2 (6.45%) LoadRunner
7 2 (6.45%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (6.45%) Visual Studio
8 1 (3.23%) Appium
8 1 (3.23%) Hudson
8 1 (3.23%) PhantomJS
8 1 (3.23%) TestNG
General
1 13 (41.94%) Banking
2 8 (25.81%) Investment Banking
3 6 (19.35%) Finance
4 2 (6.45%) Advertising
5 1 (3.23%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (3.23%) Games
5 1 (3.23%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 11 (35.48%) Tester
2 8 (25.81%) Developer
3 6 (19.35%) Performance Tester
4 5 (16.13%) Digital Developer
5 3 (9.68%) QA Leader
5 3 (9.68%) Test Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Automation Tester
6 2 (6.45%) Performance Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) QA Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) QA Specialist
6 2 (6.45%) Test Automation Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) Automation Analyst
7 1 (3.23%) Developer in Test
7 1 (3.23%) QA Automation Analyst
7 1 (3.23%) QA Tester
7 1 (3.23%) Senior Tester
7 1 (3.23%) Software Development Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) Software Test Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) Systems Tester
7 1 (3.23%) Test Automation Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (25.81%) HTML
2 7 (22.58%) HTML5
3 6 (19.35%) CSS
3 6 (19.35%) REST
4 5 (16.13%) AngularJS
4 5 (16.13%) CSS3
4 5 (16.13%) jQuery
4 5 (16.13%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 5 (16.13%) WinForms
4 5 (16.13%) WPF
5 3 (9.68%) Web Services
5 3 (9.68%) XML
6 2 (6.45%) .NET
6 2 (6.45%) Gherkin
6 2 (6.45%) JSON
6 2 (6.45%) Node.js
6 2 (6.45%) SOAP
7 1 (3.23%) Express
7 1 (3.23%) React
7 1 (3.23%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.68%) Computer Science
2 2 (6.45%) IVR
2 2 (6.45%) Management Information System
2 2 (6.45%) Smartcard
3 1 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.23%) EMC VMAX
3 1 (3.23%) EMC VNX
3 1 (3.23%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.23%) Android
1 1 (3.23%) Data ONTAP
1 1 (3.23%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (29.03%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (22.58%) Exploratory Testing
2 7 (22.58%) Test Automation
3 6 (19.35%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (16.13%) CQRS
4 5 (16.13%) Microservices
4 5 (16.13%) Performance Tuning
5 4 (12.90%) API Testing
5 4 (12.90%) Open Source
5 4 (12.90%) Scrum
5 4 (12.90%) TDD
5 4 (12.90%) Test Scripting
6 3 (9.68%) Automated Testing
6 3 (9.68%) Automation Testing
6 3 (9.68%) BDD
6 3 (9.68%) Migration
6 3 (9.68%) Performance Engineering
6 3 (9.68%) Performance Monitoring
6 3 (9.68%) Process Improvement
6 3 (9.68%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (32.26%) SQL
2 9 (29.03%) JavaScript
3 8 (25.81%) C#
4 4 (12.90%) Java
5 1 (3.23%) Go
5 1 (3.23%) Korn
5 1 (3.23%) R
5 1 (3.23%) Ruby
5 1 (3.23%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (29.03%) ISEB
2 6 (19.35%) ISTQB
3 5 (16.13%) Degree
4 2 (6.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (25.81%) QA
2 1 (3.23%) Data Quality
2 1 (3.23%) SDET
System Software
1 1 (3.23%) Docker
1 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 5 (16.13%) AppDynamics
2 3 (9.68%) Microsoft
3 2 (6.45%) Oracle
4 1 (3.23%) Brocade
4 1 (3.23%) EMC
4 1 (3.23%) Google
4 1 (3.23%) IBM
4 1 (3.23%) Murex
4 1 (3.23%) NetApp
4 1 (3.23%) Sybase