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 28 August 2015 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Performance Testing
Rank 166 166 169
Rank change year-on-year
0 +3
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 32 36 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.60% 0.62% 0.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.74% 0.80% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 21 40
Average daily rate
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£425 £425 £406
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £350 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £650 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £35.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-12.85% +20.68%
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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
4311 4496 5647
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 80.22% 77.33% 77.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 3403 3332 4200
Average daily rate £475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £320 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 40 71
Average hourly rate £21.38 £22.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £16.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.75 £36.50 £58.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%

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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 2015, 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 22 (37.29%) Test Scripting
2 21 (35.59%) Java
3 19 (32.20%) SQL
4 18 (30.51%) Agile Software Development
5 17 (28.81%) Finance
5 17 (28.81%) QA
6 14 (23.73%) Selenium
6 14 (23.73%) Banking
7 13 (22.03%) Oracle
7 13 (22.03%) UNIX
8 12 (20.34%) Linux
8 12 (20.34%) SQL Server
9 11 (18.64%) Windows
9 11 (18.64%) SOAP
9 11 (18.64%) Investment Banking
9 11 (18.64%) Automated Testing
9 11 (18.64%) JMeter
10 10 (16.95%) Web Services
11 9 (15.25%) JavaScript
11 9 (15.25%) E-Commerce
11 9 (15.25%) HP
11 9 (15.25%) Test Strategy
11 9 (15.25%) Non-Functional Testing
12 8 (13.56%) Cucumber
12 8 (13.56%) Middleware
12 8 (13.56%) LoadRunner
12 8 (13.56%) MySQL
12 8 (13.56%) XML
13 7 (11.86%) HTML
13 7 (11.86%) Retail

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 2 (3.39%) CMS
1 2 (3.39%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.69%) Tuxedo
2 1 (1.69%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.69%) Apache
2 1 (1.69%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (1.69%) OpenStack
2 1 (1.69%) Apache Pig
2 1 (1.69%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (1.69%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (1.69%) Apache Spark
2 1 (1.69%) IPython
Applications
1 2 (3.39%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (6.78%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.69%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.69%) SaaS
1 1 (1.69%) Office 365
1 1 (1.69%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 6 (10.17%) LDAP
2 1 (1.69%) Broadband
2 1 (1.69%) HTTP
2 1 (1.69%) Kerberos
2 1 (1.69%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.69%) DNS
2 1 (1.69%) SSL
2 1 (1.69%) Intranet
2 1 (1.69%) RTSP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (20.34%) SQL Server
2 8 (13.56%) MySQL
3 3 (5.08%) Oracle Database
4 2 (3.39%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.69%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (1.69%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.69%) Apache Hive
5 1 (1.69%) HBase
5 1 (1.69%) Big Data
5 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.69%) Sqoop
5 1 (1.69%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.69%) HCatalog
5 1 (1.69%) Impala
5 1 (1.69%) DataStax
5 1 (1.69%) IBM BigInsights
Development Applications
1 14 (23.73%) Selenium
2 11 (18.64%) JMeter
3 8 (13.56%) LoadRunner
3 8 (13.56%) Cucumber
4 7 (11.86%) WebDriver
5 5 (8.47%) JIRA
6 4 (6.78%) Maven
6 4 (6.78%) SoapUI
6 4 (6.78%) Jenkins
7 3 (5.08%) HP UFT
7 3 (5.08%) JUnit
8 2 (3.39%) Visual Studio
8 2 (3.39%) Subversion
8 2 (3.39%) Facilita Forecast
9 1 (1.69%) Appium
9 1 (1.69%) RStudio
9 1 (1.69%) Calabash
9 1 (1.69%) eggPlant
9 1 (1.69%) Behat
9 1 (1.69%) Bitbucket
General
1 17 (28.81%) Finance
2 14 (23.73%) Banking
3 11 (18.64%) Investment Banking
4 7 (11.86%) Retail
5 4 (6.78%) Front Office
6 3 (5.08%) Telecoms
6 3 (5.08%) Corporate Banking
7 2 (3.39%) Retail Banking
8 1 (1.69%) Back Office
8 1 (1.69%) Billing
Job Titles
1 11 (18.64%) Architect
2 9 (15.25%) Analyst
3 8 (13.56%) Test Analyst
4 6 (10.17%) Tester
4 6 (10.17%) Developer
4 6 (10.17%) Test Manager
4 6 (10.17%) Test Leader
5 5 (8.47%) Test Engineer
6 4 (6.78%) Senior Test Analyst
6 4 (6.78%) Senior Analyst
6 4 (6.78%) Consultant
6 4 (6.78%) C++ Developer
7 3 (5.08%) Test Architect
7 3 (5.08%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (5.08%) Test Specialist
7 3 (5.08%) webMethods Consultant
7 3 (5.08%) Performance Analyst
7 3 (5.08%) Performance Test Analyst
8 2 (3.39%) Performance Test Manager
8 2 (3.39%) Performance Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (18.64%) SOAP
2 10 (16.95%) Web Services
3 8 (13.56%) XML
3 8 (13.56%) Middleware
4 7 (11.86%) HTML
5 5 (8.47%) JSP
5 5 (8.47%) Servlets
5 5 (8.47%) SPML
5 5 (8.47%) SailPoint
6 4 (6.78%) .NET
7 3 (5.08%) REST
7 3 (5.08%) Gherkin
8 2 (3.39%) FIX Protocol
8 2 (3.39%) RESTful
8 2 (3.39%) Swing
9 1 (1.69%) J2EE
9 1 (1.69%) CSS
9 1 (1.69%) JDBC
9 1 (1.69%) LAMP
9 1 (1.69%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.86%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 2 (3.39%) IPTV
3 2 (3.39%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.39%) Video on Demand
4 1 (1.69%) SWIFT
4 1 (1.69%) New Media
4 1 (1.69%) User Experience
4 1 (1.69%) EFT
4 1 (1.69%) Fixed Income
4 1 (1.69%) Equities
4 1 (1.69%) Private Cloud
4 1 (1.69%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 13 (22.03%) UNIX
2 12 (20.34%) Linux
3 11 (18.64%) Windows
4 5 (8.47%) AIX
5 1 (1.69%) Android
5 1 (1.69%) CentOS
5 1 (1.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.69%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (37.29%) Test Scripting
2 18 (30.51%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (18.64%) Automated Testing
4 9 (15.25%) E-Commerce
4 9 (15.25%) Test Strategy
4 9 (15.25%) Non-Functional Testing
5 7 (11.86%) Test Automation
5 7 (11.86%) BDD
5 7 (11.86%) Performance Engineering
6 6 (10.17%) Integration Testing
6 6 (10.17%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (10.17%) Project Management
7 5 (8.47%) ETL
7 5 (8.47%) Project Planning
7 5 (8.47%) TDD
7 5 (8.47%) Usability Testing
7 5 (8.47%) Resource Management
7 5 (8.47%) Test Management
7 5 (8.47%) Manual Testing
7 5 (8.47%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 21 (35.59%) Java
2 19 (32.20%) SQL
3 9 (15.25%) JavaScript
4 6 (10.17%) C#
5 5 (8.47%) BeanShell
6 4 (6.78%) C++
6 4 (6.78%) PL/SQL
7 3 (5.08%) PHP
7 3 (5.08%) Ruby
8 2 (3.39%) Groovy
8 2 (3.39%) Python
9 1 (1.69%) Assembly Language
9 1 (1.69%) Jython
9 1 (1.69%) R
9 1 (1.69%) Spark SQL
9 1 (1.69%) Scala
9 1 (1.69%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.69%) C
9 1 (1.69%) VBScript
9 1 (1.69%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 4 (6.78%) ISEB
1 4 (6.78%) ISTQB
2 3 (5.08%) Degree
3 1 (1.69%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.69%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (28.81%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.69%) NFS
1 1 (1.69%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (1.69%) Apache ZooKeeper
1 1 (1.69%) Docker
1 1 (1.69%) HDFS
1 1 (1.69%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 3 (5.08%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.69%) Puppet
2 1 (1.69%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.69%) Ansible
2 1 (1.69%) logstash
2 1 (1.69%) Kibana
2 1 (1.69%) Chukwa
2 1 (1.69%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 13 (22.03%) Oracle
2 9 (15.25%) HP
3 5 (8.47%) Sun
3 5 (8.47%) Sybase
3 5 (8.47%) SAP
4 4 (6.78%) Microsoft
5 3 (5.08%) Software AG
5 3 (5.08%) IBM
5 3 (5.08%) webMethods
6 2 (3.39%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (3.39%) TIBCO
6 2 (3.39%) Green Hat
6 2 (3.39%) Talarian
7 1 (1.69%) SOASTA, Inc
7 1 (1.69%) VMware
7 1 (1.69%) Netezza
7 1 (1.69%) Tableau
7 1 (1.69%) Talend
7 1 (1.69%) Hortonworks
7 1 (1.69%) Cloudera
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