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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Performance Testing
Rank 139 167 175
Rank change year-on-year
+28 +8
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 13 23 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.41% 0.46% 0.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.49% 0.56% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 14 18
Average daily rate £425 £390 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.97% +11.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £350 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £578 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £346
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +1.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 £36.75 £90.00
% change year-on-year
+63.26% -59.16%
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
2632 4072 4650
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 83.90% 80.89% 79.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 2087 3166 3367
Average daily rate £475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £320 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £615 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 38 50
Average hourly rate £24.00 £22.25 £27.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.86% -18.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.60 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £45.50 £77.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 5 February 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 5 February 2016, 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 16 (42.11%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (34.21%) Test Scripting
3 11 (28.95%) SQL
4 10 (26.32%) Microsoft
4 10 (26.32%) Non-Functional Testing
5 9 (23.68%) Automation Testing
6 8 (21.05%) TDD
7 7 (18.42%) Finance
7 7 (18.42%) HP
7 7 (18.42%) LoadRunner
7 7 (18.42%) Web Services
7 7 (18.42%) SQL Server
7 7 (18.42%) Functional Testing
8 6 (15.79%) Gherkin
8 6 (15.79%) User Acceptance Testing
8 6 (15.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 6 (15.79%) Linux
9 5 (13.16%) ISEB
9 5 (13.16%) Windows
9 5 (13.16%) LDAP
9 5 (13.16%) C#
9 5 (13.16%) XML
9 5 (13.16%) .NET
9 5 (13.16%) Test Management
9 5 (13.16%) System Testing
9 5 (13.16%) Team Foundation Server
9 5 (13.16%) Cucumber
9 5 (13.16%) BDD
10 4 (10.53%) ATDD
10 4 (10.53%) SpecFlow

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

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 3 (7.89%) MS Project Server
1 3 (7.89%) OpenStack
2 2 (5.26%) Node.js
3 1 (2.63%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (10.53%) MS Project
2 2 (5.26%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.63%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.89%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (7.89%) GitHub
2 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.63%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (13.16%) LDAP
2 3 (7.89%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (18.42%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.26%) NoSQL
2 2 (5.26%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.63%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 7 (18.42%) LoadRunner
2 5 (13.16%) Cucumber
2 5 (13.16%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (10.53%) SpecFlow
3 4 (10.53%) Visual Studio
4 3 (7.89%) JMeter
4 3 (7.89%) Selenium
5 2 (5.26%) Git (software)
5 2 (5.26%) GitLab
5 2 (5.26%) HP UFT
5 2 (5.26%) SoapUI
5 2 (5.26%) Vagrant
6 1 (2.63%) Hudson
6 1 (2.63%) JIRA
6 1 (2.63%) Maven
6 1 (2.63%) Subversion
6 1 (2.63%) TestDirector
General
1 7 (18.42%) Finance
2 4 (10.53%) Billing
2 4 (10.53%) Telecoms
3 3 (7.89%) Front Office
4 2 (5.26%) Advertising
4 2 (5.26%) Banking
5 1 (2.63%) Games
5 1 (2.63%) Law
5 1 (2.63%) Legal
Job Titles
1 8 (21.05%) Analyst
1 8 (21.05%) Test Analyst
2 7 (18.42%) Tester
3 6 (15.79%) Developer
3 6 (15.79%) Test Manager
4 4 (10.53%) Performance Manager
4 4 (10.53%) Performance Test Manager
4 4 (10.53%) Performance Tester
5 3 (7.89%) Automation Analyst
5 3 (7.89%) Automation Test Analyst
5 3 (7.89%) Billing Project Manager
5 3 (7.89%) C++ Developer
5 3 (7.89%) IT Manager
5 3 (7.89%) IT Project Manager
5 3 (7.89%) Senior Billing Project Manager
5 3 (7.89%) Senior IT Manager
5 3 (7.89%) Senior IT Project Manager
5 3 (7.89%) Senior Project Manager
5 3 (7.89%) Transformation Manager
5 3 (7.89%) Transformation Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (18.42%) Web Services
2 6 (15.79%) Gherkin
3 5 (13.16%) .NET
3 5 (13.16%) XML
4 3 (7.89%) Middleware
5 2 (5.26%) REST
5 2 (5.26%) SOAP
5 2 (5.26%) ZeroMQ
6 1 (2.63%) HTML
6 1 (2.63%) JSP
6 1 (2.63%) RESTful
6 1 (2.63%) WCF
6 1 (2.63%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.53%) IVR
1 4 (10.53%) Management Information System
1 4 (10.53%) Smartcard
2 3 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.89%) Private Cloud
3 1 (2.63%) Biometrics
3 1 (2.63%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.63%) Data Extraction
3 1 (2.63%) New Media
3 1 (2.63%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (15.79%) Linux
2 5 (13.16%) Windows
3 2 (5.26%) CentOS
3 2 (5.26%) VMS
4 1 (2.63%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (42.11%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (34.21%) Test Scripting
3 10 (26.32%) Non-Functional Testing
4 9 (23.68%) Automation Testing
5 8 (21.05%) TDD
6 7 (18.42%) Functional Testing
7 6 (15.79%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (13.16%) BDD
8 5 (13.16%) System Testing
8 5 (13.16%) Test Management
9 4 (10.53%) ATDD
9 4 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (10.53%) Data Analysis
9 4 (10.53%) Defect Tracking
9 4 (10.53%) Migration
9 4 (10.53%) Open Source
9 4 (10.53%) Scrum
9 4 (10.53%) Test Strategy
10 3 (7.89%) Load Balancing
10 3 (7.89%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (28.95%) SQL
2 5 (13.16%) C#
3 3 (7.89%) C++
3 3 (7.89%) JavaScript
4 2 (5.26%) Bash Shell
4 2 (5.26%) Groovy
4 2 (5.26%) Java
4 2 (5.26%) Perl
4 2 (5.26%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (15.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 5 (13.16%) ISEB
3 2 (5.26%) Degree
3 2 (5.26%) SC Cleared
3 2 (5.26%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.63%) DV Cleared
4 1 (2.63%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (2.63%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.26%) QA
2 1 (2.63%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (7.89%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (7.89%) vSphere
2 2 (5.26%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.26%) Docker
3 1 (2.63%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (5.26%) Ansible
1 2 (5.26%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (5.26%) Puppet
2 1 (2.63%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.63%) SCCM
2 1 (2.63%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 10 (26.32%) Microsoft
2 7 (18.42%) HP
3 3 (7.89%) VMware
4 2 (5.26%) Cisco
4 2 (5.26%) SAP
5 1 (2.63%) Compaq
5 1 (2.63%) IBM
5 1 (2.63%) Splunk
5 1 (2.63%) Terracotta
5 1 (2.63%) webMethods
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