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 5 August 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
5 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Performance Testing
Rank 275 292 275
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -17
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 394 345 333
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.75% 0.69% 0.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.96% 0.90% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 249 231 225
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £34.50 £48.84
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -29.35%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £34.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-11.59% +18.96%
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
40868 38382 35686
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 77.95% 76.47% 75.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 27032 24152 22151
Average daily rate £425 £410 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% -
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 £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1107 1116 1036
Average hourly rate £28.00 £23.00 £31.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.73% -27.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.78 £13.31
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £46.04 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £25.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+22.00% -19.35%

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 5 August 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 5 August 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 +17 175 £400 -1.53% 46
South East +17 72 £360 +2.85% 18
North West +22 56 £350 +8.52% 11
West Midlands +23 22 £380 +38.18% 5
Yorkshire -39 20 £375 +15.38% 5
South West -15 15 £293 -19.31% 10
East of England -7 13 £365 -2.66% 2
North East -27 7 £305 -14.68% 2
East Midlands -16 5 £362 +3.42% 5
Midlands - 3 £500 -
South Coast -1 1 - -
Performance Testing
UK

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 August 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.

1 178 (28.25%) SQL
2 155 (24.60%) Agile Software Development
3 138 (21.90%) Java
4 136 (21.59%) LoadRunner
5 127 (20.16%) QA
6 126 (20.00%) Finance
7 114 (18.10%) Oracle
8 113 (17.94%) Test Scripting
9 106 (16.83%) Selenium
10 92 (14.60%) UNIX
10 92 (14.60%) ISEB
11 91 (14.44%) Windows
12 90 (14.29%) Test Strategy
13 88 (13.97%) Linux
13 88 (13.97%) JMeter
14 86 (13.65%) SQL Server
14 86 (13.65%) HP
15 83 (13.17%) Test Automation
16 81 (12.86%) User Acceptance Testing
17 79 (12.54%) Security Cleared
18 77 (12.22%) HP Quality Center
19 76 (12.06%) Web Services
20 75 (11.90%) ISTQB
21 72 (11.43%) Non-Functional Testing
22 70 (11.11%) C#
23 69 (10.95%) Regression Testing
24 68 (10.79%) XML
25 67 (10.63%) Scrum
26 66 (10.48%) HTML
27 64 (10.16%) .NET

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 5 August 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 23 (3.65%) Apache
2 21 (3.33%) WebSphere
3 15 (2.38%) Tomcat
3 15 (2.38%) SharePoint
4 14 (2.22%) IIS
5 13 (2.06%) WebLogic
6 12 (1.90%) WebSphere Application Server
6 12 (1.90%) JBoss
7 11 (1.75%) CMS
8 10 (1.59%) nginx
9 9 (1.43%) OpenStack
10 7 (1.11%) Confluence
11 5 (0.79%) Jetty
12 4 (0.63%) SAS
13 2 (0.32%) BizTalk Server
13 2 (0.32%) Commerce Server
13 2 (0.32%) WebLogic Integration
13 2 (0.32%) MQSeries
13 2 (0.32%) GlassFish
13 2 (0.32%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 24 (3.81%) MS Excel
2 15 (2.38%) MS Office
3 7 (1.11%) Photoshop
4 3 (0.48%) PowerPivot
5 2 (0.32%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.16%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 8 (1.27%) SAP IS-U
2 7 (1.11%) Oracle Retail
3 6 (0.95%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 4 (0.63%) Oracle General Ledger
4 4 (0.63%) Oracle Payables
5 3 (0.48%) Hyperion Planning
5 3 (0.48%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.48%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.32%) BASE24
6 2 (0.32%) Oracle Financials
6 2 (0.32%) SAP Business One
6 2 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.32%) Primavera
6 2 (0.32%) Oracle EBS R12
6 2 (0.32%) Oracle Assets
7 1 (0.16%) IntelliMatch
7 1 (0.16%) SAP EWM
7 1 (0.16%) Loan IQ
Cloud Services
1 21 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (1.27%) SaaS
2 8 (1.27%) Amazon EC2
2 8 (1.27%) Amazon S3
2 8 (1.27%) Route 53
2 8 (1.27%) GitHub
3 7 (1.11%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 6 (0.95%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (0.48%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (0.32%) Google Compute Engine
7 1 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.16%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.16%) Office 365
7 1 (0.16%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 30 (4.76%) SAN
2 19 (3.02%) HTTP
3 11 (1.75%) Internet
3 11 (1.75%) NAS
4 10 (1.59%) Fibre Channel
4 10 (1.59%) Wireshark
5 8 (1.27%) Wi-Fi
5 8 (1.27%) TCP/IP
5 8 (1.27%) LDAP
6 7 (1.11%) Intrusion Detection
7 6 (0.95%) VLAN
7 6 (0.95%) DNS
7 6 (0.95%) HTTPS
8 5 (0.79%) iSCSI
9 4 (0.63%) FCoE
9 4 (0.63%) Firewall
9 4 (0.63%) Kerberos
10 3 (0.48%) FTP
11 2 (0.32%) OpenLDAP
11 2 (0.32%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 86 (13.65%) SQL Server
2 40 (6.35%) MySQL
2 40 (6.35%) Relational Database
3 15 (2.38%) Oracle Database
3 15 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
3 15 (2.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 14 (2.22%) RDBMS
5 11 (1.75%) DB2
5 11 (1.75%) Big Data
6 10 (1.59%) SQL Server 2008
6 10 (1.59%) Hadoop
6 10 (1.59%) MongoDB
7 9 (1.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 8 (1.27%) NoSQL
9 7 (1.11%) Redis
9 7 (1.11%) SimpleDB
9 7 (1.11%) SQL Server 2012
9 7 (1.11%) Couchbase
9 7 (1.11%) Amazon RDS
10 6 (0.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 136 (21.59%) LoadRunner
2 106 (16.83%) Selenium
3 88 (13.97%) JMeter
4 56 (8.89%) SoapUI
5 51 (8.10%) JIRA
6 49 (7.78%) Cucumber
7 48 (7.62%) WebDriver
8 38 (6.03%) HP UFT
8 38 (6.03%) Jenkins
9 29 (4.60%) Visual Studio
10 27 (4.29%) JUnit
10 27 (4.29%) Git (software)
11 22 (3.49%) Team Foundation Server
12 21 (3.33%) Maven
13 17 (2.70%) NeoLoad
13 17 (2.70%) Facilita Forecast
14 12 (1.90%) Appium
15 11 (1.75%) Eclipse
16 10 (1.59%) IntelliJ
16 10 (1.59%) Rational Performance Tester
General
1 126 (20.00%) Finance
2 47 (7.46%) Banking
3 35 (5.56%) Telecoms
4 32 (5.08%) Retail
5 18 (2.86%) Investment Banking
6 12 (1.90%) Pharmaceutical
7 11 (1.75%) Manufacturing
8 7 (1.11%) Retail Banking
9 5 (0.79%) Back Office
9 5 (0.79%) Marketing
9 5 (0.79%) Games
10 4 (0.63%) Front Office
10 4 (0.63%) Corporate Banking
10 4 (0.63%) Private Banking
11 3 (0.48%) Legal
12 2 (0.32%) Electronics
12 2 (0.32%) General Ledger
12 2 (0.32%) Advertising
12 2 (0.32%) Publishing
12 2 (0.32%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 154 (24.44%) Analyst
2 145 (23.02%) Test Analyst
3 106 (16.83%) Tester
4 70 (11.11%) Developer
5 67 (10.63%) Test Manager
6 54 (8.57%) Test Leader
7 42 (6.67%) Performance Analyst
8 41 (6.51%) Test Engineer
9 40 (6.35%) Performance Tester
9 40 (6.35%) Architect
9 40 (6.35%) Performance Test Analyst
10 34 (5.40%) Consultant
11 18 (2.86%) Performance Manager
12 17 (2.70%) Performance Test Leader
12 17 (2.70%) Performance Test Manager
13 16 (2.54%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
13 16 (2.54%) QA Engineer
14 15 (2.38%) Senior Analyst
14 15 (2.38%) Non-Functional Tester
15 14 (2.22%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (12.06%) Web Services
2 68 (10.79%) XML
3 66 (10.48%) HTML
4 64 (10.16%) .NET
4 64 (10.16%) SOAP
5 39 (6.19%) CSS
6 30 (4.76%) Middleware
7 25 (3.97%) ASP.NET
8 20 (3.17%) HTML5
9 19 (3.02%) CSS3
10 18 (2.86%) XML Messaging
11 15 (2.38%) J2EE
12 14 (2.22%) ASP.NET MVC
13 12 (1.90%) REST
14 11 (1.75%) ASP.NET MVC 4
14 11 (1.75%) JSP
15 9 (1.43%) Ajax
16 8 (1.27%) JSON
16 8 (1.27%) WCF
16 8 (1.27%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 47 (7.46%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (3.33%) Computer Science
3 19 (3.02%) N-Tier
3 19 (3.02%) Mobile App
4 16 (2.54%) Data Structures
5 15 (2.38%) Client/Server
6 14 (2.22%) Performance Metrics
7 11 (1.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 10 (1.59%) Replication
9 9 (1.43%) User Experience
10 8 (1.27%) Hybrid Cloud
11 7 (1.11%) EMC VNX
11 7 (1.11%) Enterprise Software
11 7 (1.11%) Mainframe
12 6 (0.95%) GIS
12 6 (0.95%) CLARiiON
12 6 (0.95%) NHS
12 6 (0.95%) W3C
12 6 (0.95%) Mathematics
12 6 (0.95%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 92 (14.60%) UNIX
2 91 (14.44%) Windows
3 88 (13.97%) Linux
4 14 (2.22%) Apple iOS
5 13 (2.06%) AIX
6 12 (1.90%) Android
7 8 (1.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (1.11%) CentOS
9 6 (0.95%) Solaris
9 6 (0.95%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (0.95%) Data ONTAP
10 3 (0.48%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.32%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.32%) SUSE
11 2 (0.32%) HPUX
12 1 (0.16%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.16%) zOS
12 1 (0.16%) webOS
12 1 (0.16%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 155 (24.60%) Agile Software Development
2 113 (17.94%) Test Scripting
3 90 (14.29%) Test Strategy
4 83 (13.17%) Test Automation
5 81 (12.86%) User Acceptance Testing
6 72 (11.43%) Non-Functional Testing
7 69 (10.95%) Regression Testing
8 67 (10.63%) Scrum
9 60 (9.52%) Automated Testing
10 59 (9.37%) TDD
11 57 (9.05%) Integration Testing
11 57 (9.05%) Test Management
12 54 (8.57%) Software Testing
13 48 (7.62%) Continuous Integration
14 43 (6.83%) Load Testing
14 43 (6.83%) E-Commerce
15 41 (6.51%) Security Testing
15 41 (6.51%) Test Planning
16 40 (6.35%) Operational Acceptance Testing
17 39 (6.19%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 178 (28.25%) SQL
2 138 (21.90%) Java
3 70 (11.11%) C#
4 50 (7.94%) JavaScript
5 30 (4.76%) Perl
6 26 (4.13%) Python
7 22 (3.49%) Ruby
8 19 (3.02%) VB
8 19 (3.02%) PHP
9 18 (2.86%) Shell Script
10 17 (2.70%) PL/SQL
11 14 (2.22%) C++
11 14 (2.22%) T-SQL
11 14 (2.22%) C
12 13 (2.06%) VBScript
12 13 (2.06%) Bash Shell
13 8 (1.27%) Groovy
14 7 (1.11%) ActionScript 3.0
14 7 (1.11%) ActionScript
15 6 (0.95%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 92 (14.60%) ISEB
2 79 (12.54%) Security Cleared
3 75 (11.90%) ISTQB
4 57 (9.05%) SC Cleared
5 31 (4.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 28 (4.44%) Degree
7 13 (2.06%) ISEB Practitioner
8 11 (1.75%) DV Cleared
9 10 (1.59%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 6 (0.95%) IBM Certification
11 5 (0.79%) CCNA
11 5 (0.79%) Cisco Certification
11 5 (0.79%) BC Cleared
12 2 (0.32%) Sun Certification
12 2 (0.32%) ITIL Certification
13 1 (0.16%) GNVQ
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 127 (20.16%) QA
2 11 (1.75%) GxP
2 11 (1.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (0.32%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 1 (0.16%) GCP
4 1 (0.16%) Data Quality
System Software
1 29 (4.60%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (1.75%) Active Directory
3 8 (1.27%) NFS
4 7 (1.11%) Docker
4 7 (1.11%) Hyper-V
5 6 (0.95%) SRDF
5 6 (0.95%) EMC RecoverPoint
5 6 (0.95%) vSphere
5 6 (0.95%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (0.79%) KVM
7 3 (0.48%) vCloud
8 2 (0.32%) LXC
8 2 (0.32%) NET24-XPNET
9 1 (0.16%) HDFS
9 1 (0.16%) GPFS
9 1 (0.16%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 1 (0.16%) Firmware
9 1 (0.16%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.16%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 77 (12.22%) HP Quality Center
2 14 (2.22%) Opscode Chef
3 13 (2.06%) Puppet
4 11 (1.75%) Ansible
5 9 (1.43%) Nessus
6 8 (1.27%) HAProxy
6 8 (1.27%) Salt
7 6 (0.95%) EMC VPLEX
7 6 (0.95%) SnapMirror
7 6 (0.95%) SnapVault
7 6 (0.95%) NetBackup
8 3 (0.48%) Vagrant
9 2 (0.32%) Oracle Identity Management
9 2 (0.32%) WMI
9 2 (0.32%) SCOM
9 2 (0.32%) OpenView
9 2 (0.32%) Tivoli
9 2 (0.32%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 2 (0.32%) logstash
9 2 (0.32%) OpenAM
Vendors
1 114 (18.10%) Oracle
2 86 (13.65%) HP
3 64 (10.16%) SAP
4 58 (9.21%) Microsoft
5 39 (6.19%) IBM
5 39 (6.19%) VMware
6 12 (1.90%) Sybase
7 9 (1.43%) Dell
7 9 (1.43%) TIBCO
8 8 (1.27%) Sun
8 8 (1.27%) hybris
8 8 (1.27%) Splunk
8 8 (1.27%) SOASTA, Inc
9 7 (1.11%) Green Hat
9 7 (1.11%) EMC
9 7 (1.11%) Symantec
10 6 (0.95%) Remedy
10 6 (0.95%) NetIQ
10 6 (0.95%) Hitachi
10 6 (0.95%) NetApp
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Rate: up to £350 depending on experience
Posted: 3 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
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Rate: £300 - £400 per day
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Bradford, West Yorkshire
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Bromley, Kent
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £300.00 - £450.00 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
TalentFlow
Rate: Up to £440 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: £45000
Posted: Yesterday
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £250.00 - £260.00 per day
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South West
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London
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Bromley
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Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per annum
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