The table below looks at the statistics for Performance Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Performance Testing over the 3 months to 16 January 2017 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
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Performance Testing
England / East of England
Rank 108 116 116
Rank change year-on-year
+8 0
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 15 8 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.70% 0.35% 0.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.89% 0.45% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 3
Median daily rate £313 £338 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.40% -28.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £275 £455
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £400 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £60.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-45.83% +100.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the East of England region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1694 1783 1977
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 79.46% 77.45% 77.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 990 1068 1219
Median daily rate £425 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 121 172 135
Median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +63.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £16.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £55.00 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £39.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +50.00%

Performance Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the East of England 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 East of England

Performance Testing
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Performance Testing across the East of England region.

Performance Testing Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

Performance Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Performance Testing across the East of England region over the 3 months to 16 January 2017.

Performance Testing Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Performance Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Performance Testing across the East of England region.

Performance Testing Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

Performance Testing
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Performance Testing within the East of England region over the 3 months to 16 January 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Essex +7 9 £325 +18.18%
Cambridgeshire - 3 £300 - 1
Suffolk - 2 £200 -
Bedfordshire - 1 - - 2
Performance Testing
England

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 16 January 2017, 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 East of England region with a requirement for Performance Testing.

1 20 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (44.44%) JMeter
2 16 (44.44%) QA
3 14 (38.89%) Selenium
4 10 (27.78%) LoadRunner
5 9 (25.00%) ISEB
5 9 (25.00%) Finance
5 9 (25.00%) ISTQB
5 9 (25.00%) JIRA
5 9 (25.00%) SDLC
6 8 (22.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 8 (22.22%) Configuration Management
6 8 (22.22%) Regression Testing
6 8 (22.22%) Windows
7 7 (19.44%) Solaris
7 7 (19.44%) Java
7 7 (19.44%) Oracle
7 7 (19.44%) Migration
8 6 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (16.67%) Validation
8 6 (16.67%) Software Testing
8 6 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
8 6 (16.67%) Test Strategy
9 5 (13.89%) Functional Testing
9 5 (13.89%) Virtual Machines
9 5 (13.89%) Test Management
9 5 (13.89%) Test Scripting
9 5 (13.89%) Degree
9 5 (13.89%) Security Cleared
9 5 (13.89%) Test Automation

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England 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 3 (8.33%) SharePoint
1 3 (8.33%) WebLogic
2 1 (2.78%) Apache Spark
Business Applications
1 4 (11.11%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.78%) 802.11
1 1 (2.78%) BGP
1 1 (2.78%) Ethernet
1 1 (2.78%) Gigabit Ethernet
1 1 (2.78%) IPv4
1 1 (2.78%) IPv6
1 1 (2.78%) Multicast
1 1 (2.78%) OSPF
1 1 (2.78%) SDH
1 1 (2.78%) SONET
1 1 (2.78%) VPLS
1 1 (2.78%) VRRP
1 1 (2.78%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.11%) Oracle Database
1 4 (11.11%) Oracle Database 10g
1 4 (11.11%) Oracle Database 11g
1 4 (11.11%) Oracle Discoverer
2 3 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (8.33%) MySQL
2 3 (8.33%) OLTP
3 2 (5.56%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.78%) Big Data
4 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (2.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 16 (44.44%) JMeter
2 14 (38.89%) Selenium
3 10 (27.78%) LoadRunner
4 9 (25.00%) JIRA
5 3 (8.33%) Cucumber
5 3 (8.33%) SoapUI
6 2 (5.56%) Appium
6 2 (5.56%) Jenkins
6 2 (5.56%) JUnit
6 2 (5.56%) NUnit
7 1 (2.78%) Capybara
7 1 (2.78%) Git (software)
7 1 (2.78%) JBehave
7 1 (2.78%) Mercurial
7 1 (2.78%) NeoLoad
7 1 (2.78%) SpecFlow
7 1 (2.78%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (2.78%) TestComplete
7 1 (2.78%) WebDriver
General
1 9 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (5.56%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.78%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 18 (50.00%) Tester
2 13 (36.11%) Performance Tester
3 7 (19.44%) Analyst
3 7 (19.44%) Test Analyst
4 4 (11.11%) Architect
4 4 (11.11%) HR Analyst
4 4 (11.11%) Oracle Analyst
4 4 (11.11%) Oracle HRMS Analyst
4 4 (11.11%) Oracle Payroll Analyst
4 4 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
4 4 (11.11%) Senior Oracle Analyst
4 4 (11.11%) Senior Test Analyst
4 4 (11.11%) Test Engineer
5 3 (8.33%) Automation Tester
5 3 (8.33%) Infrastructure Architect
5 3 (8.33%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
5 3 (8.33%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (5.56%) Network Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) Software Tester
7 1 (2.78%) Software Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (13.89%) XML
2 4 (11.11%) Middleware
3 3 (8.33%) SAML
4 2 (5.56%) .NET
5 1 (2.78%) 802.1X
5 1 (2.78%) CSS
5 1 (2.78%) CSS3
5 1 (2.78%) Gherkin
5 1 (2.78%) HTML
5 1 (2.78%) HTML5
5 1 (2.78%) Kafka
5 1 (2.78%) REST
5 1 (2.78%) SOAP
5 1 (2.78%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.33%) Enterprise Software
1 3 (8.33%) Mobile Payment
1 3 (8.33%) PKI
2 1 (2.78%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.78%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 8 (22.22%) Windows
2 7 (19.44%) Solaris
3 4 (11.11%) AIX
4 3 (8.33%) Linux
4 3 (8.33%) Windows 7
4 3 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (25.00%) SDLC
3 8 (22.22%) Configuration Management
3 8 (22.22%) Regression Testing
4 7 (19.44%) Migration
5 6 (16.67%) Software Testing
5 6 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (16.67%) Test Strategy
5 6 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
5 6 (16.67%) Validation
6 5 (13.89%) Functional Testing
6 5 (13.89%) Test Automation
6 5 (13.89%) Test Management
6 5 (13.89%) Test Scripting
7 4 (11.11%) Open Source
7 4 (11.11%) Release Management
7 4 (11.11%) Test Planning
7 4 (11.11%) Waterfall
8 3 (8.33%) Performance Tuning
8 3 (8.33%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 7 (19.44%) Java
2 5 (13.89%) SQL
3 2 (5.56%) C
3 2 (5.56%) C#
3 2 (5.56%) JavaScript
3 2 (5.56%) T-SQL
4 1 (2.78%) ECMAScript
4 1 (2.78%) Groovy
4 1 (2.78%) Python
4 1 (2.78%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 9 (25.00%) ISEB
1 9 (25.00%) ISTQB
2 8 (22.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (13.89%) Degree
3 5 (13.89%) Security Cleared
4 4 (11.11%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.78%) CCNA
5 1 (2.78%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (2.78%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (44.44%) QA
2 1 (2.78%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.78%) ISO 9000
2 1 (2.78%) SDET
System Software
1 5 (13.89%) Virtual Machines
2 3 (8.33%) Active Directory
2 3 (8.33%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.78%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 4 (11.11%) Control-M
2 3 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (8.33%) OpenView
2 3 (8.33%) SCCM
2 3 (8.33%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 7 (19.44%) Oracle
2 4 (11.11%) Dell
2 4 (11.11%) HP
2 4 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 3 (8.33%) BMC
3 3 (8.33%) IBM
3 3 (8.33%) Sun
3 3 (8.33%) VMware
4 2 (5.56%) NetApp
5 1 (2.78%) Cisco
5 1 (2.78%) Cloudera
5 1 (2.78%) Huawei
5 1 (2.78%) Juniper
5 1 (2.78%) Tellabs