The table below looks at the statistics for Performance Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Performance Testing over the 3 months to 29 June 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
29 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Performance Testing
Rank 331 264 273
Rank change year-on-year
-67 +9
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 294 356 284
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.58% 0.73% 0.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.74% 0.96% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 178 235 192
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90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 1
Average hourly rate £35.00 - £48.84
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 - £32.00
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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 England region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
39482 37197 32867
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 77.55% 76.28% 75.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 25980 23750 20221
Average daily rate £415 £405 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.46% -2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1053 1112 1001
Average hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -11.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £13.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £46.00 £48.84
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
- -1.63%

Performance Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Performance Testing across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Performance Testing Jobs Demand Trend in England

Performance Testing
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Performance Testing Daily Rate Trend in England

Performance Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Performance Testing across the England region over the 3 months to 29 June 2015.

Performance Testing Daily Rate Histogram in England

Performance Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Performance Testing Hourly Rate Trend in England

Performance Testing
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Performance Testing within the England region over the 3 months to 29 June 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -54 127 £425 - 37
South East -6 65 £350 +7.69% 22
North West -5 24 £338 +1.50% 11
Yorkshire -42 19 £415 +33.87% 5
West Midlands +6 14 £390 +30.00%
South West -15 12 £343 -5.51% 1
East of England -9 11 £463 +23.33% 4
East Midlands -6 8 £355 -2.06% 1
North East -33 5 £305 -13.47% 1
Midlands 0 1 - -
South Coast - 1 - -
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Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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.

1 150 (29.01%) Agile Software Development
2 147 (28.43%) SQL
3 113 (21.86%) Java
4 106 (20.50%) LoadRunner
5 105 (20.31%) QA
6 100 (19.34%) Oracle
7 96 (18.57%) Finance
8 92 (17.79%) Selenium
9 85 (16.44%) Windows
10 82 (15.86%) Test Scripting
11 81 (15.67%) Linux
12 78 (15.09%) HP
13 77 (14.89%) ISEB
14 76 (14.70%) HP Quality Center
15 71 (13.73%) Security Cleared
15 71 (13.73%) User Acceptance Testing
16 68 (13.15%) JMeter
16 68 (13.15%) Test Automation
17 64 (12.38%) UNIX
18 63 (12.19%) Test Strategy
19 61 (11.80%) SQL Server
20 60 (11.61%) Web Services
21 59 (11.41%) XML
21 59 (11.41%) Regression Testing
22 58 (11.22%) C#
22 58 (11.22%) Scrum
23 54 (10.44%) .NET
24 53 (10.25%) SAP
24 53 (10.25%) ISTQB
24 53 (10.25%) Test Management

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 25 (4.84%) Apache
2 19 (3.68%) WebSphere
3 18 (3.48%) Tomcat
3 18 (3.48%) IIS
4 15 (2.90%) JBoss
5 12 (2.32%) CMS
6 11 (2.13%) Confluence
7 10 (1.93%) nginx
7 10 (1.93%) Jetty
7 10 (1.93%) WebLogic
8 9 (1.74%) SharePoint
9 7 (1.35%) WebSphere Application Server
10 4 (0.77%) SAS
10 4 (0.77%) OpenStack
11 3 (0.58%) MQSeries
11 3 (0.58%) GlassFish
12 2 (0.39%) Sitecore CMS
12 2 (0.39%) Moodle
12 2 (0.39%) CICS
12 2 (0.39%) Commerce Server
Applications
1 20 (3.87%) MS Excel
2 16 (3.09%) MS Office
3 4 (0.77%) Photoshop
4 3 (0.58%) PowerPivot
5 2 (0.39%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.19%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (1.16%) SAP IS-U
2 5 (0.97%) Oracle Retail
3 4 (0.77%) Oracle Payables
3 4 (0.77%) Oracle General Ledger
4 3 (0.58%) Hyperion Planning
4 3 (0.58%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.58%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.39%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.39%) BASE24
5 2 (0.39%) SAP Business One
5 2 (0.39%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.39%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 2 (0.39%) Oracle Assets
6 1 (0.19%) IntelliMatch
6 1 (0.19%) SAP EWM
6 1 (0.19%) Cerner Millennium
6 1 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 19 (3.68%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (1.74%) Amazon EC2
2 9 (1.74%) Amazon S3
3 8 (1.55%) SaaS
3 8 (1.55%) Route 53
4 7 (1.35%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 3 (0.58%) Google Cloud Platform
5 3 (0.58%) GitHub
5 3 (0.58%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (0.39%) Google Compute Engine
7 1 (0.19%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.19%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 32 (6.19%) SAN
2 21 (4.06%) HTTP
3 14 (2.71%) TCP/IP
4 11 (2.13%) Internet
5 9 (1.74%) Fibre Channel
6 8 (1.55%) Wireshark
6 8 (1.55%) iSCSI
6 8 (1.55%) DNS
7 7 (1.35%) FCoE
7 7 (1.35%) Intrusion Detection
8 6 (1.16%) NAS
8 6 (1.16%) LDAP
8 6 (1.16%) LAN
8 6 (1.16%) WAN
9 5 (0.97%) HTTPS
10 4 (0.77%) Firewall
11 3 (0.58%) VLAN
11 3 (0.58%) Kerberos
11 3 (0.58%) Ethernet
11 3 (0.58%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (11.80%) SQL Server
2 40 (7.74%) MySQL
3 25 (4.84%) Relational Database
4 16 (3.09%) MongoDB
5 15 (2.90%) RDBMS
6 14 (2.71%) DB2
7 13 (2.51%) Oracle Database
8 12 (2.32%) Data Warehouse
9 10 (1.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 10 (1.93%) SQL Server 2008
10 9 (1.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 8 (1.55%) NoSQL
11 8 (1.55%) PostgreSQL
12 7 (1.35%) SimpleDB
12 7 (1.35%) Redis
12 7 (1.35%) Couchbase
12 7 (1.35%) Amazon RDS
13 6 (1.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 4 (0.77%) Oracle Database 11g
14 4 (0.77%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 106 (20.50%) LoadRunner
2 92 (17.79%) Selenium
3 68 (13.15%) JMeter
4 46 (8.90%) Cucumber
5 45 (8.70%) WebDriver
6 42 (8.12%) JIRA
7 29 (5.61%) Git (software)
8 27 (5.22%) HP UFT
9 22 (4.26%) JUnit
9 22 (4.26%) SoapUI
9 22 (4.26%) Jenkins
10 21 (4.06%) Visual Studio
11 19 (3.68%) NeoLoad
12 14 (2.71%) Appium
12 14 (2.71%) Team Foundation Server
13 13 (2.51%) Maven
14 10 (1.93%) IntelliJ
15 8 (1.55%) Subversion
15 8 (1.55%) Rational Performance Tester
15 8 (1.55%) SpecFlow
General
1 96 (18.57%) Finance
2 41 (7.93%) Banking
3 27 (5.22%) Telecoms
4 25 (4.84%) Retail
5 17 (3.29%) Investment Banking
6 7 (1.35%) Games
6 7 (1.35%) Pharmaceutical
7 6 (1.16%) Manufacturing
8 5 (0.97%) Back Office
9 4 (0.77%) Front Office
9 4 (0.77%) Corporate Banking
9 4 (0.77%) Marketing
10 3 (0.58%) Online Betting
10 3 (0.58%) Legal
10 3 (0.58%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.39%) General Ledger
11 2 (0.39%) Advertising
11 2 (0.39%) Electronics
11 2 (0.39%) Spanish Language
12 1 (0.19%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 118 (22.82%) Analyst
2 110 (21.28%) Test Analyst
3 81 (15.67%) Tester
4 65 (12.57%) Test Manager
5 56 (10.83%) Developer
6 51 (9.86%) Test Leader
7 37 (7.16%) Performance Tester
8 28 (5.42%) Architect
9 26 (5.03%) Consultant
9 26 (5.03%) Test Engineer
10 24 (4.64%) Performance Analyst
11 23 (4.45%) Performance Test Analyst
12 19 (3.68%) Performance Test Leader
13 15 (2.90%) QA Engineer
13 15 (2.90%) Software Engineer
14 14 (2.71%) Performance Manager
15 13 (2.51%) Test Specialist
16 12 (2.32%) Senior Manager
16 12 (2.32%) Performance Test Manager
17 11 (2.13%) SAP Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (11.61%) Web Services
2 59 (11.41%) XML
3 54 (10.44%) .NET
4 47 (9.09%) HTML
5 38 (7.35%) SOAP
6 30 (5.80%) CSS
7 20 (3.87%) ASP.NET
8 18 (3.48%) XML Messaging
9 15 (2.90%) J2EE
9 15 (2.90%) JSON
10 12 (2.32%) HTML5
10 12 (2.32%) Middleware
10 12 (2.32%) CSS3
11 11 (2.13%) ASP.NET MVC
12 10 (1.93%) REST
13 9 (1.74%) Ajax
13 9 (1.74%) JSP
14 8 (1.55%) Hibernate
14 8 (1.55%) Spring
14 8 (1.55%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 45 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (3.87%) Computer Science
3 17 (3.29%) Mobile App
4 11 (2.13%) Client/Server
4 11 (2.13%) N-Tier
5 9 (1.74%) Mainframe
6 8 (1.55%) Clustering
6 8 (1.55%) Enterprise Software
7 7 (1.35%) Device Driver
8 6 (1.16%) Replication
8 6 (1.16%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 6 (1.16%) Mathematics
8 6 (1.16%) Performance Metrics
8 6 (1.16%) Visualisation
8 6 (1.16%) Video on Demand
8 6 (1.16%) User Experience
8 6 (1.16%) Data Centre
9 5 (0.97%) Data Structures
9 5 (0.97%) Online Games
9 5 (0.97%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 85 (16.44%) Windows
2 81 (15.67%) Linux
3 64 (12.38%) UNIX
4 16 (3.09%) Apple iOS
5 14 (2.71%) Android
6 13 (2.51%) AIX
7 10 (1.93%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (1.35%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (1.35%) CentOS
9 6 (1.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (1.16%) Solaris
10 5 (0.97%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.39%) webOS
11 2 (0.39%) Data ONTAP
11 2 (0.39%) HPUX
11 2 (0.39%) SUSE
12 1 (0.19%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.19%) zOS
12 1 (0.19%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 150 (29.01%) Agile Software Development
2 82 (15.86%) Test Scripting
3 71 (13.73%) User Acceptance Testing
4 68 (13.15%) Test Automation
5 63 (12.19%) Test Strategy
6 59 (11.41%) Regression Testing
7 58 (11.22%) Scrum
8 53 (10.25%) Test Management
9 46 (8.90%) TDD
9 46 (8.90%) Automated Testing
10 45 (8.70%) Integration Testing
11 44 (8.51%) Non-Functional Testing
12 42 (8.12%) SDLC
13 39 (7.54%) Operational Acceptance Testing
13 39 (7.54%) Load Testing
14 37 (7.16%) Software Testing
15 36 (6.96%) E-Commerce
16 34 (6.58%) Migration
17 33 (6.38%) Continuous Integration
17 33 (6.38%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 147 (28.43%) SQL
2 113 (21.86%) Java
3 58 (11.22%) C#
4 40 (7.74%) JavaScript
5 32 (6.19%) Perl
6 22 (4.26%) Python
6 22 (4.26%) Ruby
7 20 (3.87%) C
8 19 (3.68%) Shell Script
9 18 (3.48%) PHP
9 18 (3.48%) PL/SQL
10 16 (3.09%) Bash Shell
11 11 (2.13%) Groovy
11 11 (2.13%) Scala
12 10 (1.93%) T-SQL
13 7 (1.35%) C++
13 7 (1.35%) VB
14 6 (1.16%) COBOL
15 5 (0.97%) VBScript
16 4 (0.77%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 77 (14.89%) ISEB
2 71 (13.73%) Security Cleared
3 53 (10.25%) ISTQB
4 45 (8.70%) SC Cleared
5 27 (5.22%) Degree
6 22 (4.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 10 (1.93%) DV Cleared
7 10 (1.93%) ISEB Practitioner
8 6 (1.16%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 5 (0.97%) BC Cleared
10 4 (0.77%) CCNA
10 4 (0.77%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (0.39%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.39%) IBM Certification
12 1 (0.19%) Sun Certification
12 1 (0.19%) GNVQ
12 1 (0.19%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 105 (20.31%) QA
2 6 (1.16%) GxP
2 6 (1.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (0.39%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 1 (0.19%) GCP
4 1 (0.19%) Data Quality
System Software
1 21 (4.06%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (2.13%) Active Directory
3 8 (1.55%) Docker
4 5 (0.97%) vSphere
4 5 (0.97%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (0.77%) KVM
6 3 (0.58%) NFS
6 3 (0.58%) vCloud
6 3 (0.58%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.39%) SRDF
7 2 (0.39%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 2 (0.39%) LXC
8 1 (0.19%) Firmware
8 1 (0.19%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.19%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 76 (14.70%) HP Quality Center
2 15 (2.90%) Opscode Chef
3 12 (2.32%) Puppet
4 9 (1.74%) Ansible
5 8 (1.55%) HAProxy
5 8 (1.55%) Salt
6 7 (1.35%) Nessus
7 3 (0.58%) Vagrant
8 2 (0.39%) NetBackup
8 2 (0.39%) CA LISA
8 2 (0.39%) nmon
8 2 (0.39%) EMC VPLEX
8 2 (0.39%) SnapMirror
8 2 (0.39%) SnapVault
8 2 (0.39%) OpenAM
8 2 (0.39%) WMI
8 2 (0.39%) OpenView
8 2 (0.39%) Tivoli
8 2 (0.39%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 2 (0.39%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 100 (19.34%) Oracle
2 78 (15.09%) HP
3 53 (10.25%) SAP
4 42 (8.12%) Microsoft
5 34 (6.58%) IBM
6 27 (5.22%) VMware
7 9 (1.74%) TIBCO
8 8 (1.55%) Sybase
8 8 (1.55%) hybris
8 8 (1.55%) Splunk
9 7 (1.35%) Atlassian
9 7 (1.35%) Veritas
10 6 (1.16%) Sun
10 6 (1.16%) Akamai
10 6 (1.16%) 3PAR
11 5 (0.97%) Green Hat
11 5 (0.97%) Dell
11 5 (0.97%) Hyperion
11 5 (0.97%) webMethods
11 5 (0.97%) Perforce
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