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 27 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Performance Testing
Rank 398 371 291
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -80
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 238 252 339
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.48% 0.51% 0.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.58% 0.64% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 145 222
Median daily rate £418 £395 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.69% +5.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £269 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 1
Median hourly rate £38.50 £35.00 £37.29
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.14%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.50 £32.00 £37.29
% change year-on-year
+20.31% -14.18%
Performance Testing
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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
41115 39220 37496
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 82.13% 79.37% 78.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 27556 25280 24056
Median daily rate £450 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.43% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 923 1120 1132
Median hourly rate £27.50 £28.69 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.14% +0.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.83 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -

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 27 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 27 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 27 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 -4 106 £425 -5.55% 30
South East -16 48 £415 +29.68% 17
South West +12 27 £400 +11.49% 8
North West -18 14 £400 +18.51% 6
East of England +3 13 £425 +6.25% 2
North East -39 11 £325 -6.88% 1
Yorkshire -6 10 £390 +20.00% 8
West Midlands -14 7 £500 +28.20% 2
Midlands -2 1 £550 -
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Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 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.

1 211 (43.06%) Agile Software Development
2 136 (27.76%) Java
3 114 (23.27%) SQL
4 108 (22.04%) LoadRunner
5 102 (20.82%) Selenium
6 96 (19.59%) QA
7 95 (19.39%) Linux
7 95 (19.39%) Non-Functional Testing
8 85 (17.35%) Test Strategy
8 85 (17.35%) JMeter
9 84 (17.14%) Finance
9 84 (17.14%) User Acceptance Testing
10 73 (14.90%) JIRA
11 70 (14.29%) Cucumber
11 70 (14.29%) Automation Testing
12 69 (14.08%) Functional Testing
12 69 (14.08%) Oracle
13 67 (13.67%) Scrum
14 66 (13.47%) Regression Testing
15 65 (13.27%) Windows
15 65 (13.27%) Test Management
16 63 (12.86%) Integration Testing
16 63 (12.86%) HP
16 63 (12.86%) Security Cleared
17 60 (12.24%) Test Scripting
18 59 (12.04%) BDD
19 58 (11.84%) Web Services
20 55 (11.22%) ISTQB
20 55 (11.22%) Test Automation
21 54 (11.02%) TDD

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 30 (6.12%) Confluence
2 17 (3.47%) WebLogic
3 14 (2.86%) IIS
4 12 (2.45%) Apache
4 12 (2.45%) JBoss
5 8 (1.63%) Tomcat
5 8 (1.63%) WebSphere
6 5 (1.02%) Node.js
6 5 (1.02%) SharePoint
7 3 (0.61%) Drupal
7 3 (0.61%) Jetty
7 3 (0.61%) Oracle Service Bus
8 2 (0.41%) Apache Pig
8 2 (0.41%) Apache Solr
8 2 (0.41%) Apache Spark
8 2 (0.41%) CICS
8 2 (0.41%) nginx
8 2 (0.41%) OpenStack
8 2 (0.41%) SAS
8 2 (0.41%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 29 (5.92%) MS Excel
2 8 (1.63%) Photoshop
3 6 (1.22%) MS PowerPoint
3 6 (1.22%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.02%) MS Office
4 5 (1.02%) MS Project
5 2 (0.41%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 7 (1.43%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (0.82%) Hyperion Planning
2 4 (0.82%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.41%) ENOVIA
4 1 (0.20%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.20%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (0.20%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.20%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (0.20%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.20%) Oracle iProcurement
4 1 (0.20%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.20%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.20%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.20%) Primavera
4 1 (0.20%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.20%) SAP IS-U
4 1 (0.20%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 20 (4.08%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (2.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (1.43%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (1.02%) Amazon S3
4 5 (1.02%) GitHub
5 4 (0.82%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (0.82%) SuccessFactors
6 3 (0.61%) IaaS
6 3 (0.61%) SaaS
7 2 (0.41%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (0.41%) AWS OpsWorks
7 2 (0.41%) PaaS
8 1 (0.20%) Amazon CloudSearch
8 1 (0.20%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 34 (6.94%) HTTP
2 19 (3.88%) SAN
3 13 (2.65%) VPN
4 12 (2.45%) Internet
5 11 (2.24%) LAN
6 10 (2.04%) Firewall
7 9 (1.84%) TCP/IP
8 8 (1.63%) FCoE
8 8 (1.63%) Fibre Channel
8 8 (1.63%) iSCSI
8 8 (1.63%) WAN
9 6 (1.22%) tcpdump
10 5 (1.02%) DNS
10 5 (1.02%) HTTPS
10 5 (1.02%) SMTP
11 4 (0.82%) LDAP
11 4 (0.82%) SSL
12 3 (0.61%) Extranet
12 3 (0.61%) FTP
12 3 (0.61%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (8.78%) SQL Server
2 19 (3.88%) Oracle Database
3 14 (2.86%) MySQL
4 13 (2.65%) Relational Database
5 11 (2.24%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (1.43%) MongoDB
6 7 (1.43%) NoSQL
6 7 (1.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (1.22%) Oracle Reports
7 6 (1.22%) RDBMS
7 6 (1.22%) VoltDB
8 5 (1.02%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (0.82%) Essbase
9 4 (0.82%) Oracle Database 11g
9 4 (0.82%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (0.61%) Big Data
10 3 (0.61%) Hadoop
10 3 (0.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 3 (0.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (0.61%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 108 (22.04%) LoadRunner
2 102 (20.82%) Selenium
3 85 (17.35%) JMeter
4 73 (14.90%) JIRA
5 70 (14.29%) Cucumber
6 42 (8.57%) SoapUI
7 41 (8.37%) Jenkins
8 40 (8.16%) Git (software)
9 38 (7.76%) WebDriver
10 30 (6.12%) HP UFT
10 30 (6.12%) JUnit
11 24 (4.90%) Visual Studio
12 22 (4.49%) Maven
13 20 (4.08%) Gatling
13 20 (4.08%) Subversion
13 20 (4.08%) Team Foundation Server
14 15 (3.06%) Ant
14 15 (3.06%) Gradle
14 15 (3.06%) SpecFlow
15 11 (2.24%) Hudson
General
1 84 (17.14%) Finance
2 43 (8.78%) Banking
3 26 (5.31%) Retail
4 13 (2.65%) Telecoms
5 11 (2.24%) Investment Banking
6 10 (2.04%) Games
7 8 (1.63%) Front Office
8 7 (1.43%) Billing
9 6 (1.22%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.82%) Advertising
10 4 (0.82%) Legal
10 4 (0.82%) Pharmaceutical
10 4 (0.82%) Publishing
11 3 (0.61%) Local Government
11 3 (0.61%) Retail Banking
11 3 (0.61%) Spanish Language
12 2 (0.41%) Law
12 2 (0.41%) Portuguese Language
13 1 (0.20%) Back Office
13 1 (0.20%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 117 (23.88%) Analyst
2 109 (22.24%) Test Analyst
3 96 (19.59%) Tester
4 72 (14.69%) Test Manager
5 50 (10.20%) Developer
6 41 (8.37%) Test Engineer
7 38 (7.76%) Performance Analyst
8 36 (7.35%) Performance Tester
9 35 (7.14%) Performance Test Analyst
10 34 (6.94%) Automation Tester
11 30 (6.12%) Architect
12 27 (5.51%) Automation Test Analyst
13 22 (4.49%) Java Developer
14 19 (3.88%) Test Specialist
15 18 (3.67%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
16 17 (3.47%) Test Automation Engineer
17 16 (3.27%) Consultant
17 16 (3.27%) Performance Engineer
18 13 (2.65%) Performance Manager
18 13 (2.65%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (11.84%) Web Services
2 46 (9.39%) XML
3 43 (8.78%) HTML
4 35 (7.14%) .NET
5 29 (5.92%) SOAP
6 22 (4.49%) CSS
7 21 (4.29%) JSON
8 18 (3.67%) JMS
8 18 (3.67%) REST
9 16 (3.27%) Ajax
9 16 (3.27%) Java EE
10 14 (2.86%) Spring
11 12 (2.45%) HTML5
12 11 (2.24%) Gherkin
12 11 (2.24%) Hibernate
12 11 (2.24%) Middleware
13 9 (1.84%) WebSphere MQ
14 8 (1.63%) Apache Flex
14 8 (1.63%) Flash
15 7 (1.43%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 22 (4.49%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (3.47%) Data Centre
2 17 (3.47%) N-Tier
3 16 (3.27%) Management Information System
4 13 (2.65%) Computer Science
4 13 (2.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 11 (2.24%) Performance Metrics
6 8 (1.63%) Data Structures
6 8 (1.63%) Device Driver
7 7 (1.43%) Client/Server
8 6 (1.22%) IVR
8 6 (1.22%) Smartcard
9 5 (1.02%) Mobile App
9 5 (1.02%) User Experience
10 4 (0.82%) Biometrics
10 4 (0.82%) Public Cloud
10 4 (0.82%) Social Media
10 4 (0.82%) Statistics
11 3 (0.61%) Mainframe
11 3 (0.61%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 95 (19.39%) Linux
2 65 (13.27%) Windows
3 49 (10.00%) Unix
4 12 (2.45%) AIX
5 10 (2.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (2.04%) Solaris
6 7 (1.43%) CentOS
7 3 (0.61%) Windows 7
7 3 (0.61%) Windows Server
8 2 (0.41%) VMS
9 1 (0.20%) Data ONTAP
9 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.20%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 211 (43.06%) Agile Software Development
2 95 (19.39%) Non-Functional Testing
3 85 (17.35%) Test Strategy
4 84 (17.14%) User Acceptance Testing
5 70 (14.29%) Automation Testing
6 69 (14.08%) Functional Testing
7 67 (13.67%) Scrum
8 66 (13.47%) Regression Testing
9 65 (13.27%) Test Management
10 63 (12.86%) Integration Testing
11 60 (12.24%) Test Scripting
12 59 (12.04%) BDD
13 55 (11.22%) Test Automation
14 54 (11.02%) TDD
15 52 (10.61%) Continuous Integration
16 48 (9.80%) SDLC
16 48 (9.80%) Waterfall
17 47 (9.59%) Software Testing
18 38 (7.76%) Defect Management
18 38 (7.76%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 136 (27.76%) Java
2 114 (23.27%) SQL
3 46 (9.39%) C#
4 42 (8.57%) JavaScript
5 33 (6.73%) Python
6 21 (4.29%) Perl
6 21 (4.29%) Ruby
7 17 (3.47%) Bash Shell
8 16 (3.27%) VB
9 14 (2.86%) C
9 14 (2.86%) Groovy
10 11 (2.24%) PL/SQL
10 11 (2.24%) Shell Script
11 10 (2.04%) ActionScript
11 10 (2.04%) VBA
12 8 (1.63%) ActionScript 3.0
13 6 (1.22%) C++
14 5 (1.02%) PHP
14 5 (1.02%) Scala
15 4 (0.82%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 63 (12.86%) Security Cleared
2 55 (11.22%) ISTQB
3 47 (9.59%) ISEB
4 44 (8.98%) SC Cleared
5 34 (6.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 26 (5.31%) Degree
7 10 (2.04%) DV Cleared
7 10 (2.04%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 7 (1.43%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (1.43%) ISEB Practitioner
9 5 (1.02%) BPSS Clearance
9 5 (1.02%) CCNA
10 3 (0.61%) CCNP
11 2 (0.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 1 (0.20%) CISSP
12 1 (0.20%) HND
12 1 (0.20%) MCAD
12 1 (0.20%) MCSD
12 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Certification
12 1 (0.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 96 (19.59%) QA
2 4 (0.82%) EMIR
3 3 (0.61%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.61%) Dodd-Frank
3 3 (0.61%) GxP
3 3 (0.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (0.61%) SDET
4 2 (0.41%) MiFID
4 2 (0.41%) SLA
5 1 (0.20%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.20%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.20%) WAI
5 1 (0.20%) WCAG
System Software
1 21 (4.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (1.43%) Active Directory
2 7 (1.43%) Docker
3 4 (0.82%) vSphere
4 3 (0.61%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.61%) Oracle RAC
4 3 (0.61%) Varnish
5 2 (0.41%) HDFS
5 2 (0.41%) NFS
5 2 (0.41%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (0.20%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 48 (9.80%) HP Quality Center
2 18 (3.67%) Puppet
3 15 (3.06%) Opscode Chef
4 10 (2.04%) HP SiteScope
5 8 (1.63%) Ansible
6 5 (1.02%) Nagios
7 4 (0.82%) Capistrano
8 2 (0.41%) Oozie
8 2 (0.41%) Salt
8 2 (0.41%) SCCM
8 2 (0.41%) SCSM
8 2 (0.41%) SELinux
8 2 (0.41%) vRealize
9 1 (0.20%) CA Service Virtualization
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
Vendors
1 69 (14.08%) Oracle
2 63 (12.86%) HP
3 41 (8.37%) Microsoft
4 39 (7.96%) VMware
5 23 (4.69%) Citrix
5 23 (4.69%) SAP
6 20 (4.08%) Atlassian
6 20 (4.08%) IBM
7 14 (2.86%) SOASTA, Inc
8 11 (2.24%) Rally
9 10 (2.04%) Veritas
10 9 (1.84%) EMC
11 6 (1.22%) Telerik
12 5 (1.02%) Cisco
12 5 (1.02%) Curam
12 5 (1.02%) Siebel
13 4 (0.82%) Calypso
13 4 (0.82%) Compaq
13 4 (0.82%) Hyperion
13 4 (0.82%) Red Hat
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