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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Testing
Rank 163 174 185
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +11
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 40 51 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.68% 0.71% 0.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.89% 0.93% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 36 37
Average daily rate
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£375 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £279 £324
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £29.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+20.68% -27.50%
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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
4486 5485 6015
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 75.96% 76.61% 75.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 3366 4051 4450
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £315 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 69 92
Average hourly rate £21.75 £22.25 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.24% -19.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.46 £13.97 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £53.75 £50.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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 16 September 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 16 September 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 35 (40.23%) SQL
2 30 (34.48%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (28.74%) Selenium
4 21 (24.14%) User Acceptance Testing
5 19 (21.84%) QA
5 19 (21.84%) ISEB
5 19 (21.84%) SQL Server
6 17 (19.54%) Finance
6 17 (19.54%) Test Scripting
7 16 (18.39%) Java
8 15 (17.24%) Continuous Integration
8 15 (17.24%) Load Testing
9 13 (14.94%) System Testing
9 13 (14.94%) Degree
9 13 (14.94%) Banking
9 13 (14.94%) Web Services
9 13 (14.94%) Test Strategy
10 12 (13.79%) LoadRunner
10 12 (13.79%) Linux
11 11 (12.64%) C#
11 11 (12.64%) .NET
11 11 (12.64%) Oracle
11 11 (12.64%) E-Commerce
11 11 (12.64%) Microsoft
12 10 (11.49%) Retail
12 10 (11.49%) Investment Banking
12 10 (11.49%) Project Management
13 9 (10.34%) Internet
13 9 (10.34%) Quality Management
13 9 (10.34%) Disaster Recovery

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

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 6 (6.90%) Apache
2 5 (5.75%) Tomcat
2 5 (5.75%) SAS
3 4 (4.60%) Moodle
4 3 (3.45%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.15%) Orchard CMS
5 1 (1.15%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.15%) CMS
5 1 (1.15%) Drupal
5 1 (1.15%) Umbraco
5 1 (1.15%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (1.15%) nginx
Applications
1 9 (10.34%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.30%) MS Visio
2 2 (2.30%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (2.30%) MS Project
2 2 (2.30%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (6.90%) BASE24
2 1 (1.15%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (1.15%) SAP CO
2 1 (1.15%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.15%) Markit EDM
2 1 (1.15%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (1.15%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.15%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (1.15%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 9 (10.34%) Internet
2 4 (4.60%) DNS
2 4 (4.60%) Ethernet
2 4 (4.60%) SSH
3 3 (3.45%) TCP/IP
4 2 (2.30%) Wireshark
4 2 (2.30%) tcpdump
4 2 (2.30%) HTTP
5 1 (1.15%) LDAP
5 1 (1.15%) LAN
5 1 (1.15%) WAN
5 1 (1.15%) HTTPS
5 1 (1.15%) SSL
5 1 (1.15%) Firewall
5 1 (1.15%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (21.84%) SQL Server
2 9 (10.34%) Relational Database
3 6 (6.90%) MySQL
4 5 (5.75%) Base SAS
5 3 (3.45%) Oracle Database
6 2 (2.30%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (2.30%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (2.30%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.15%) RDBMS
7 1 (1.15%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (1.15%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (1.15%) QlikView
7 1 (1.15%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (1.15%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 25 (28.74%) Selenium
2 12 (13.79%) LoadRunner
3 9 (10.34%) JMeter
4 8 (9.20%) Cucumber
4 8 (9.20%) SoapUI
5 7 (8.05%) NUnit
5 7 (8.05%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (6.90%) JIRA
6 6 (6.90%) Visual Studio
6 6 (6.90%) Git (software)
6 6 (6.90%) WebDriver
7 5 (5.75%) FitNesse
8 4 (4.60%) Rational Performance Tester
8 4 (4.60%) Jenkins
9 3 (3.45%) Hudson
9 3 (3.45%) Selenium IDE
9 3 (3.45%) QuickTest Pro
9 3 (3.45%) Mercurial
10 1 (1.15%) Visual Studio Team System
10 1 (1.15%) WATIR
General
1 17 (19.54%) Finance
2 13 (14.94%) Banking
3 10 (11.49%) Retail
3 10 (11.49%) Investment Banking
4 8 (9.20%) Telecoms
5 5 (5.75%) Front Office
6 3 (3.45%) Publishing
7 2 (2.30%) Games
8 1 (1.15%) Back Office
8 1 (1.15%) Law
8 1 (1.15%) Legal
8 1 (1.15%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 24 (27.59%) Tester
2 22 (25.29%) Analyst
3 13 (14.94%) Test Analyst
4 11 (12.64%) Performance Tester
4 11 (12.64%) Test Leader
5 8 (9.20%) Consultant
6 6 (6.90%) Developer
6 6 (6.90%) Quality Manager
6 6 (6.90%) Service Manager
7 5 (5.75%) Test Manager
7 5 (5.75%) Risk Manager
8 4 (4.60%) Risk Analyst
8 4 (4.60%) Business Project Manager
8 4 (4.60%) Business Manager
8 4 (4.60%) Credit Risk Analyst
8 4 (4.60%) Market Analyst
8 4 (4.60%) Credit Risk Project Manager
8 4 (4.60%) Credit Risk Business Analyst
8 4 (4.60%) Project Manager
8 4 (4.60%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (14.94%) Web Services
2 11 (12.64%) .NET
3 4 (4.60%) Regular Expression
4 3 (3.45%) HTML
4 3 (3.45%) REST
4 3 (3.45%) Middleware
5 2 (2.30%) JMX
5 2 (2.30%) XML
5 2 (2.30%) Spring
5 2 (2.30%) Java EE
6 1 (1.15%) FIX Protocol
6 1 (1.15%) Apache Flex
6 1 (1.15%) WCF
6 1 (1.15%) WF
6 1 (1.15%) Silverlight
6 1 (1.15%) Struts2
6 1 (1.15%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (1.15%) HTML5
6 1 (1.15%) AppFabric
6 1 (1.15%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.20%) Computer Science
2 7 (8.05%) Client/Server
3 6 (6.90%) Fixed Income
3 6 (6.90%) Tandem
4 5 (5.75%) Credit Risk
4 5 (5.75%) Market Risk
4 5 (5.75%) APACS
4 5 (5.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 5 (5.75%) EMV
5 4 (4.60%) E-Learning
5 4 (4.60%) Social Network
5 4 (4.60%) Learning Management System
6 3 (3.45%) Open Source
7 2 (2.30%) iPad
7 2 (2.30%) Mobile App
7 2 (2.30%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (2.30%) Spread Betting
7 2 (2.30%) iPhone
8 1 (1.15%) RIA
8 1 (1.15%) Credit Derivative
Operating Systems
1 12 (13.79%) Linux
2 9 (10.34%) Windows
3 6 (6.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (5.75%) CentOS
5 4 (4.60%) UNIX
6 3 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (2.30%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.15%) Solaris
8 1 (1.15%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (34.48%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (24.14%) User Acceptance Testing
3 17 (19.54%) Test Scripting
4 15 (17.24%) Continuous Integration
4 15 (17.24%) Load Testing
5 13 (14.94%) System Testing
5 13 (14.94%) Test Strategy
6 11 (12.64%) E-Commerce
7 10 (11.49%) Project Management
8 9 (10.34%) Quality Management
8 9 (10.34%) Stakeholder Management
8 9 (10.34%) Scrum
8 9 (10.34%) Disaster Recovery
8 9 (10.34%) Automated Testing
8 9 (10.34%) Security Testing
8 9 (10.34%) Test Planning
9 8 (9.20%) DevOps
9 8 (9.20%) Migration
9 8 (9.20%) Web Testing
9 8 (9.20%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 35 (40.23%) SQL
2 16 (18.39%) Java
3 11 (12.64%) C#
4 6 (6.90%) JavaScript
4 6 (6.90%) Perl
4 6 (6.90%) Shell Script
5 5 (5.75%) PHP
6 4 (4.60%) PL/SQL
6 4 (4.60%) Bash Shell
6 4 (4.60%) sed
7 3 (3.45%) Python
7 3 (3.45%) C++
8 2 (2.30%) VB
8 2 (2.30%) Ruby
9 1 (1.15%) Groovy
9 1 (1.15%) Scala
9 1 (1.15%) MATLAB
9 1 (1.15%) Objective-C
9 1 (1.15%) VBA
Qualifications
1 19 (21.84%) ISEB
2 13 (14.94%) Degree
3 9 (10.34%) ISTQB
4 7 (8.05%) SC Cleared
4 7 (8.05%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.15%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (21.84%) QA
2 2 (2.30%) SLA
3 1 (1.15%) Basel III
3 1 (1.15%) EMIR
3 1 (1.15%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 1 (1.15%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.15%) Oracle RAC
1 1 (1.15%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (3.45%) HP Quality Center
1 3 (3.45%) Puppet
2 1 (1.15%) Red Hat Spacewalk
2 1 (1.15%) Cobbler
2 1 (1.15%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.15%) Ansible
2 1 (1.15%) Capistrano
2 1 (1.15%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (1.15%) Nagios
2 1 (1.15%) SCOM
Vendors
1 11 (12.64%) Oracle
1 11 (12.64%) Microsoft
2 8 (9.20%) hybris
3 6 (6.90%) HP
4 5 (5.75%) Red Hat
5 2 (2.30%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (2.30%) Intershop
5 2 (2.30%) IBM
5 2 (2.30%) Demandware
6 1 (1.15%) RedPrairie
6 1 (1.15%) EPiServer
6 1 (1.15%) Sitecore
6 1 (1.15%) SolarWinds
6 1 (1.15%) TIBCO
6 1 (1.15%) MKS
6 1 (1.15%) VMware
6 1 (1.15%) Brady
6 1 (1.15%) EMC
6 1 (1.15%) Hyperion
6 1 (1.15%) Informatica
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Rate: £200 - £300 per annum + benefits
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