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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Performance Testing over the 3 months to 3 May 2016 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
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Performance Testing
Rank 358 379 300
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -79
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 277 227 350
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.54% 0.45% 0.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.67% 0.57% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 180 132 219
Median daily rate £418 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.37% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £261 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £536 £543 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £320 £350
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 2
Median hourly rate £38.50 £35.00 £96.15
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -63.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £35.00 £49.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £35.00 £143.23
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.50 £32.00 £155.00
% change year-on-year
+20.31% -79.35%
Performance Testing
UK

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
41638 40050 39311
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 81.70% 79.08% 77.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 27840 25369 24942
Median daily rate £445 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.22% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 923 1170 1165
Median hourly rate £32.50 £29.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.06% -3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.69 £12.40 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.91 £47.83 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £31.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+16.12% -1.58%

Performance Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the 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 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 3 May 2016.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Performance Testing across the England region over the 3 months to 3 May 2016.

Performance Testing Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Performance Testing
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 3 months to 3 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
London +13 125 £425 -5.55% 32
South East +5 58 £415 +29.68% 16
South West +27 31 £400 +7.74% 7
North West -4 21 £375 +10.29% 7
East of England -3 10 £450 +20.00% 9
Yorkshire -9 10 £400 +81.81% 6
North East -32 10 £323 -24.83%
West Midlands -6 7 £550 +41.93% 3
Midlands -4 3 £500 -
East Midlands 0 2 £425 +41.66% 1
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Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 May 2016, 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 England region with a requirement for Performance Testing.

1 209 (41.06%) Agile Software Development
2 134 (26.33%) SQL
3 127 (24.95%) Java
4 109 (21.41%) LoadRunner
5 97 (19.06%) Non-Functional Testing
6 96 (18.86%) Selenium
7 92 (18.07%) QA
8 90 (17.68%) Linux
9 89 (17.49%) User Acceptance Testing
10 80 (15.72%) Test Strategy
11 76 (14.93%) JMeter
11 76 (14.93%) Finance
12 70 (13.75%) Windows
13 67 (13.16%) Scrum
13 67 (13.16%) Test Management
13 67 (13.16%) Test Scripting
14 65 (12.77%) Automation Testing
15 64 (12.57%) Functional Testing
16 63 (12.38%) Cucumber
17 62 (12.18%) JIRA
17 62 (12.18%) Oracle
17 62 (12.18%) HP
18 61 (11.98%) Regression Testing
18 61 (11.98%) Software Testing
18 61 (11.98%) Test Automation
19 60 (11.79%) Security Cleared
19 60 (11.79%) HP Quality Center
20 58 (11.39%) BDD
20 58 (11.39%) Continuous Integration
21 57 (11.20%) ISTQB

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in 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 28 (5.50%) Confluence
2 17 (3.34%) WebLogic
3 15 (2.95%) JBoss
4 14 (2.75%) Apache
4 14 (2.75%) IIS
5 9 (1.77%) Tomcat
6 7 (1.38%) WebSphere
7 6 (1.18%) Node.js
8 4 (0.79%) Jetty
9 3 (0.59%) Drupal
9 3 (0.59%) Oracle Service Bus
9 3 (0.59%) SharePoint
10 2 (0.39%) Apache Pig
10 2 (0.39%) Apache Solr
10 2 (0.39%) Apache Spark
10 2 (0.39%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.39%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.20%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (0.20%) Moodle
11 1 (0.20%) WildFly
Applications
1 29 (5.70%) MS Excel
2 9 (1.77%) Photoshop
3 6 (1.18%) MS Office
4 5 (0.98%) MS Project
4 5 (0.98%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.79%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.59%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 7 (1.38%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (0.79%) Oracle BPM
3 3 (0.59%) SAP BPC
3 3 (0.59%) SAP HR
4 2 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.20%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.20%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.20%) Hyperion Planning
5 1 (0.20%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (0.20%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.20%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (0.20%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.20%) Oracle iProcurement
5 1 (0.20%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.20%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.20%) Primavera
5 1 (0.20%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.20%) SAP IS-U
5 1 (0.20%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 20 (3.93%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (2.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (2.36%) GitHub
4 8 (1.57%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (1.18%) Amazon S3
6 4 (0.79%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (0.59%) IaaS
8 2 (0.39%) Amazon CloudSearch
8 2 (0.39%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (0.39%) AWS OpsWorks
8 2 (0.39%) PaaS
8 2 (0.39%) SaaS
8 2 (0.39%) SuccessFactors
9 1 (0.20%) Force.com
9 1 (0.20%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 33 (6.48%) HTTP
2 18 (3.54%) SAN
3 13 (2.55%) VPN
4 11 (2.16%) Internet
5 10 (1.96%) Firewall
5 10 (1.96%) TCP/IP
6 9 (1.77%) LAN
7 8 (1.57%) FCoE
7 8 (1.57%) Fibre Channel
7 8 (1.57%) iSCSI
8 7 (1.38%) LDAP
9 6 (1.18%) HTTPS
9 6 (1.18%) tcpdump
9 6 (1.18%) WAN
10 5 (0.98%) DNS
10 5 (0.98%) SMTP
11 4 (0.79%) SSL
12 3 (0.59%) Extranet
12 3 (0.59%) FTP
12 3 (0.59%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (11.20%) SQL Server
2 21 (4.13%) Relational Database
3 16 (3.14%) MySQL
3 16 (3.14%) Oracle Database
4 9 (1.77%) NoSQL
5 8 (1.57%) Data Warehouse
5 8 (1.57%) MongoDB
6 7 (1.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (1.18%) RDBMS
7 6 (1.18%) VoltDB
8 5 (0.98%) Oracle Reports
9 4 (0.79%) GIS
9 4 (0.79%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (0.79%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (0.59%) Big Data
10 3 (0.59%) Hadoop
10 3 (0.59%) Oracle Database 11g
10 3 (0.59%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (0.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 3 (0.59%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 109 (21.41%) LoadRunner
2 96 (18.86%) Selenium
3 76 (14.93%) JMeter
4 63 (12.38%) Cucumber
5 62 (12.18%) JIRA
6 45 (8.84%) Jenkins
7 41 (8.06%) HP UFT
8 40 (7.86%) SoapUI
9 36 (7.07%) WebDriver
10 32 (6.29%) Git (software)
11 29 (5.70%) JUnit
12 24 (4.72%) Visual Studio
13 23 (4.52%) Maven
14 20 (3.93%) Gatling
15 19 (3.73%) Team Foundation Server
16 17 (3.34%) SpecFlow
17 14 (2.75%) Subversion
18 12 (2.36%) Gradle
19 11 (2.16%) Ant
20 9 (1.77%) IntelliJ
General
1 76 (14.93%) Finance
2 40 (7.86%) Banking
3 24 (4.72%) Retail
4 12 (2.36%) Telecoms
5 11 (2.16%) Investment Banking
6 8 (1.57%) Billing
6 8 (1.57%) Front Office
6 8 (1.57%) Games
7 3 (0.59%) Advertising
7 3 (0.59%) Legal
7 3 (0.59%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (0.59%) Publishing
7 3 (0.59%) Retail Banking
7 3 (0.59%) Spanish Language
8 2 (0.39%) Law
8 2 (0.39%) Local Government
8 2 (0.39%) Portuguese Language
9 1 (0.20%) Back Office
9 1 (0.20%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 140 (27.50%) Analyst
2 132 (25.93%) Test Analyst
3 97 (19.06%) Tester
4 68 (13.36%) Test Manager
5 57 (11.20%) Developer
6 43 (8.45%) Performance Tester
7 42 (8.25%) Performance Analyst
8 39 (7.66%) Performance Test Analyst
9 36 (7.07%) Test Engineer
10 32 (6.29%) Automation Tester
11 29 (5.70%) Architect
12 28 (5.50%) Automation Test Analyst
13 21 (4.13%) Java Developer
14 18 (3.54%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
15 17 (3.34%) Test Specialist
16 16 (3.14%) Performance Engineer
17 15 (2.95%) Consultant
17 15 (2.95%) Test Automation Engineer
18 14 (2.75%) Test Leader
19 12 (2.36%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (11.20%) Web Services
2 43 (8.45%) HTML
3 41 (8.06%) .NET
3 41 (8.06%) XML
4 30 (5.89%) SOAP
5 24 (4.72%) CSS
6 17 (3.34%) JMS
6 17 (3.34%) REST
7 16 (3.14%) JSON
8 15 (2.95%) Ajax
9 14 (2.75%) Java EE
10 13 (2.55%) Gherkin
11 12 (2.36%) HTML5
11 12 (2.36%) Spring
12 10 (1.96%) Apache Flex
12 10 (1.96%) Flash
12 10 (1.96%) Middleware
13 9 (1.77%) Hibernate
14 8 (1.57%) CSS3
15 7 (1.38%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 23 (4.52%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (4.32%) N-Tier
3 19 (3.73%) Management Information System
4 15 (2.95%) Data Centre
4 15 (2.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 12 (2.36%) Computer Science
6 8 (1.57%) Client/Server
6 8 (1.57%) Device Driver
6 8 (1.57%) IVR
6 8 (1.57%) Performance Metrics
6 8 (1.57%) Smartcard
7 7 (1.38%) Data Structures
8 6 (1.18%) Mobile App
9 5 (0.98%) User Experience
10 4 (0.79%) Biometrics
10 4 (0.79%) Mainframe
10 4 (0.79%) NHS
10 4 (0.79%) Public Cloud
10 4 (0.79%) Social Media
10 4 (0.79%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 90 (17.68%) Linux
2 70 (13.75%) Windows
3 51 (10.02%) Unix
4 12 (2.36%) AIX
5 10 (1.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (1.96%) Solaris
6 7 (1.38%) CentOS
7 4 (0.79%) Windows 7
8 3 (0.59%) VMS
9 1 (0.20%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.20%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 209 (41.06%) Agile Software Development
2 97 (19.06%) Non-Functional Testing
3 89 (17.49%) User Acceptance Testing
4 80 (15.72%) Test Strategy
5 67 (13.16%) Scrum
5 67 (13.16%) Test Management
5 67 (13.16%) Test Scripting
6 65 (12.77%) Automation Testing
7 64 (12.57%) Functional Testing
8 61 (11.98%) Regression Testing
8 61 (11.98%) Software Testing
8 61 (11.98%) Test Automation
9 58 (11.39%) BDD
9 58 (11.39%) Continuous Integration
10 55 (10.81%) Integration Testing
10 55 (10.81%) TDD
11 48 (9.43%) Waterfall
12 43 (8.45%) SDLC
13 40 (7.86%) Defect Management
14 33 (6.48%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 134 (26.33%) SQL
2 127 (24.95%) Java
3 50 (9.82%) C#
4 46 (9.04%) JavaScript
5 33 (6.48%) Python
6 22 (4.32%) Ruby
7 21 (4.13%) Perl
8 17 (3.34%) Bash Shell
9 15 (2.95%) VB
10 14 (2.75%) C
10 14 (2.75%) Groovy
11 13 (2.55%) C++
12 12 (2.36%) ActionScript
12 12 (2.36%) PL/SQL
13 11 (2.16%) VBA
14 10 (1.96%) ActionScript 3.0
14 10 (1.96%) Shell Script
15 6 (1.18%) PHP
16 5 (0.98%) TypeScript
17 4 (0.79%) Scala
Qualifications
1 60 (11.79%) Security Cleared
2 57 (11.20%) ISTQB
3 53 (10.41%) ISEB
4 42 (8.25%) SC Cleared
5 38 (7.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 28 (5.50%) Degree
7 10 (1.96%) DV Cleared
7 10 (1.96%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 7 (1.38%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (1.38%) ISEB Practitioner
9 5 (0.98%) CCNA
10 3 (0.59%) BPSS Clearance
10 3 (0.59%) CCNP
10 3 (0.59%) HND
11 2 (0.39%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Certification
12 1 (0.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 92 (18.07%) QA
2 3 (0.59%) Dodd-Frank
2 3 (0.59%) EMIR
2 3 (0.59%) GxP
2 3 (0.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (0.59%) SDET
3 2 (0.39%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.39%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.20%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.20%) MiFID
4 1 (0.20%) SLA
4 1 (0.20%) WAI
4 1 (0.20%) WCAG
System Software
1 25 (4.91%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (1.38%) Docker
3 6 (1.18%) Active Directory
4 5 (0.98%) vSphere
5 4 (0.79%) Varnish
6 3 (0.59%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.39%) HDFS
7 2 (0.39%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (0.39%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 1 (0.20%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 1 (0.20%) NFS
Systems Management
1 60 (11.79%) HP Quality Center
2 19 (3.73%) Puppet
3 16 (3.14%) Opscode Chef
4 10 (1.96%) Ansible
5 9 (1.77%) HP SiteScope
6 5 (0.98%) Nagios
7 4 (0.79%) Capistrano
8 2 (0.39%) Oozie
8 2 (0.39%) Salt
8 2 (0.39%) SCCM
8 2 (0.39%) SCSM
8 2 (0.39%) SELinux
8 2 (0.39%) vRealize
9 1 (0.20%) CA Wily
9 1 (0.20%) Cacti
9 1 (0.20%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 1 (0.20%) nmon
9 1 (0.20%) SCOM
9 1 (0.20%) SCVMM
9 1 (0.20%) yum
Vendors
1 62 (12.18%) HP
1 62 (12.18%) Oracle
2 46 (9.04%) Microsoft
3 39 (7.66%) VMware
4 30 (5.89%) Citrix
5 24 (4.72%) SAP
6 18 (3.54%) Atlassian
7 17 (3.34%) IBM
8 15 (2.95%) SOASTA, Inc
9 10 (1.96%) Rally
9 10 (1.96%) Veritas
10 8 (1.57%) EMC
11 7 (1.38%) Telerik
12 6 (1.18%) Cisco
13 5 (0.98%) Curam
14 4 (0.79%) Calypso
14 4 (0.79%) Compaq
14 4 (0.79%) Red Hat
14 4 (0.79%) Talend
14 4 (0.79%) webMethods
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