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 17 September 2014 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Testing
Rank 299 289 295
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +6
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 317 301 326
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.62% 0.62% 0.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.83% 0.84% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 228 207 200
Average daily rate
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£366 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.43% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £505 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £329
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 0
Average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £36.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-4.10% -8.75%
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
38289 35908 38956
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.49% 74.49% 72.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 24309 22565 22981
Average daily rate £413 £401 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.99% +0.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1079 1022 1423
Average hourly rate £23.50 £29.00 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.96% -7.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £45.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

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 17 September 2014.

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 17 September 2014. 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 -2 141 £394 -7.35% 20
South East -27 43 £330 +2.48% 20
North East -5 29 £335 - 4
Yorkshire -5 27 £315 +9.56% 8
North West +13 22 £323 -8.25% 12
East of England -12 20 £403 +0.62% 2
South West -13 17 £363 +11.53% 6
East Midlands +6 12 £325 +16.59%
West Midlands -16 2 £450 +114.28% 3
Performance Testing
UK

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, 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.

1 215 (32.38%) Agile Software Development
2 201 (30.27%) SQL
3 169 (25.45%) LoadRunner
4 165 (24.85%) Java
5 135 (20.33%) Oracle
6 132 (19.88%) Test Scripting
7 130 (19.58%) Selenium
8 122 (18.37%) Linux
8 122 (18.37%) QA
9 120 (18.07%) UNIX
10 119 (17.92%) Finance
11 112 (16.87%) Windows
12 105 (15.81%) HP
13 98 (14.76%) Scrum
14 96 (14.46%) JMeter
15 90 (13.55%) HP Quality Center
16 89 (13.40%) .NET
17 87 (13.10%) ISTQB
18 84 (12.65%) Test Strategy
19 82 (12.35%) C#
19 82 (12.35%) Web Services
20 78 (11.75%) Software Testing
20 78 (11.75%) User Acceptance Testing
21 77 (11.60%) Security Cleared
22 74 (11.14%) HTTP
23 68 (10.24%) ISEB
24 66 (9.94%) JavaScript
24 66 (9.94%) QuickTest Pro
25 64 (9.64%) SC Cleared
26 61 (9.19%) SQL Server

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, 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 58 (8.73%) Apache
2 56 (8.43%) Tomcat
3 39 (5.87%) WebLogic
4 19 (2.86%) WebSphere
5 11 (1.66%) Tuxedo
6 10 (1.51%) IIS
6 10 (1.51%) CMS
6 10 (1.51%) IBM HTTP Server
6 10 (1.51%) Moodle
7 9 (1.36%) SharePoint
8 8 (1.20%) WebSphere Application Server
8 8 (1.20%) Jetty
9 7 (1.05%) nginx
9 7 (1.05%) WebLogic Integration
10 5 (0.75%) SAS
11 4 (0.60%) Oracle Application Server
11 4 (0.60%) OpenStack
11 4 (0.60%) Confluence
12 3 (0.45%) Adobe CQ
12 3 (0.45%) MQSeries
Applications
1 31 (4.67%) MS Excel
2 8 (1.20%) MS Visio
2 8 (1.20%) MS Office
3 4 (0.60%) MS Project
3 4 (0.60%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 22 (3.31%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (0.90%) BASE24
3 5 (0.75%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (0.45%) Markit EDM
5 3 (0.45%) Oracle Applications
5 3 (0.45%) SAP FI
6 2 (0.30%) Oracle Financials
6 2 (0.30%) SAP IS-U
6 2 (0.30%) SAP CO
6 2 (0.30%) RMDS
6 2 (0.30%) SAP CRM
6 2 (0.30%) SAP FI/CO
6 2 (0.30%) SAP BPC
7 1 (0.15%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.15%) SAP FI-CA
7 1 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.15%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 21 (3.16%) SaaS
2 5 (0.75%) Amazon EC2
2 5 (0.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (0.75%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (0.60%) Amazon ELB
3 4 (0.60%) Route 53
3 4 (0.60%) Amazon S3
3 4 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (0.45%) PaaS
4 3 (0.45%) GitHub
5 1 (0.15%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 74 (11.14%) HTTP
2 53 (7.98%) TCP/IP
3 40 (6.02%) DNS
4 27 (4.07%) HTTPS
5 23 (3.46%) Internet
6 18 (2.71%) Ethernet
7 16 (2.41%) Firewall
8 15 (2.26%) OpenLDAP
9 14 (2.11%) SSL
10 13 (1.96%) FTP
10 13 (1.96%) WAN
10 13 (1.96%) LAN
11 11 (1.66%) Wireshark
12 10 (1.51%) SAN
12 10 (1.51%) SSH
13 9 (1.36%) DHCP
14 8 (1.20%) DVB
15 7 (1.05%) tcpdump
15 7 (1.05%) VLAN
16 6 (0.90%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (9.19%) SQL Server
2 60 (9.04%) Oracle Database
3 43 (6.48%) MySQL
4 34 (5.12%) Relational Database
5 27 (4.07%) PostgreSQL
6 24 (3.61%) Data Warehouse
7 19 (2.86%) Oracle Database 11g
8 16 (2.41%) Redis
9 14 (2.11%) Oracle Reports
9 14 (2.11%) RDBMS
10 10 (1.51%) Oracle BI EE
11 9 (1.36%) Oracle ODI
12 8 (1.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 8 (1.20%) SQL Server 2008
13 7 (1.05%) Big Data
13 7 (1.05%) MongoDB
13 7 (1.05%) NoSQL
13 7 (1.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 7 (1.05%) MS Access
14 6 (0.90%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 169 (25.45%) LoadRunner
2 130 (19.58%) Selenium
3 96 (14.46%) JMeter
4 66 (9.94%) QuickTest Pro
5 56 (8.43%) WebDriver
6 48 (7.23%) Git (software)
7 37 (5.57%) Cucumber
8 34 (5.12%) Jenkins
9 33 (4.97%) JIRA
9 33 (4.97%) Subversion
9 33 (4.97%) Visual Studio
10 27 (4.07%) JUnit
11 25 (3.77%) Team Foundation Server
12 24 (3.61%) Maven
13 21 (3.16%) SoapUI
14 20 (3.01%) FitNesse
15 15 (2.26%) WATIR
16 14 (2.11%) Eclipse
16 14 (2.11%) Facilita Forecast
17 13 (1.96%) NUnit
General
1 119 (17.92%) Finance
2 45 (6.78%) Banking
3 30 (4.52%) Retail
4 26 (3.92%) Investment Banking
5 22 (3.31%) Telecoms
6 15 (2.26%) Games
7 13 (1.96%) Marketing
7 13 (1.96%) Front Office
8 12 (1.81%) Electronics
9 8 (1.20%) Manufacturing
10 6 (0.90%) Publishing
11 4 (0.60%) Legal
12 3 (0.45%) Retail Banking
13 2 (0.30%) Law
13 2 (0.30%) Advertising
13 2 (0.30%) Dutch Language
13 2 (0.30%) French Language
14 1 (0.15%) Avionics
14 1 (0.15%) Billing
14 1 (0.15%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 159 (23.95%) Tester
2 128 (19.28%) Analyst
3 108 (16.27%) Test Analyst
4 93 (14.01%) Developer
5 77 (11.60%) Performance Tester
6 51 (7.68%) Test Engineer
7 50 (7.53%) Test Manager
8 45 (6.78%) Performance Analyst
9 43 (6.48%) Performance Test Analyst
10 42 (6.33%) Performance Engineer
11 37 (5.57%) Test Leader
12 35 (5.27%) Architect
13 27 (4.07%) Consultant
14 26 (3.92%) Performance Test Engineer
15 22 (3.31%) Java Developer
16 21 (3.16%) Automation Tester
16 21 (3.16%) Technical Architect
17 16 (2.41%) Performance Manager
18 15 (2.26%) Performance Test Manager
19 14 (2.11%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 89 (13.40%) .NET
2 82 (12.35%) Web Services
3 55 (8.28%) HTML
4 52 (7.83%) SOAP
5 42 (6.33%) ASP.NET
5 42 (6.33%) XML
6 32 (4.82%) JSP
6 32 (4.82%) REST
7 27 (4.07%) Spring
8 26 (3.92%) JSON
9 24 (3.61%) Middleware
10 21 (3.16%) Ajax
11 19 (2.86%) J2EE
12 17 (2.56%) CSS
13 12 (1.81%) jQuery
14 11 (1.66%) JDBC
15 10 (1.51%) Symfony
15 10 (1.51%) MooTools
15 10 (1.51%) YAML
15 10 (1.51%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 60 (9.04%) Open Source
2 45 (6.78%) Analytical Skills
3 33 (4.97%) User Experience
4 29 (4.37%) Client/Server
5 27 (4.07%) Computer Science
6 16 (2.41%) Enterprise Software
7 13 (1.96%) Mobile App
7 13 (1.96%) Data Integration
7 13 (1.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 13 (1.96%) N-Tier
8 10 (1.51%) Clustering
8 10 (1.51%) E-Learning
8 10 (1.51%) Fixed Income
8 10 (1.51%) Reference Data
8 10 (1.51%) iPhone
8 10 (1.51%) Video on Demand
9 8 (1.20%) PMI
9 8 (1.20%) IPTV
9 8 (1.20%) Market Risk
10 7 (1.05%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 122 (18.37%) Linux
2 120 (18.07%) UNIX
3 112 (16.87%) Windows
4 24 (3.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 21 (3.16%) Solaris
5 21 (3.16%) AIX
5 21 (3.16%) Windows Server 2003
6 20 (3.01%) Windows 2000
6 20 (3.01%) Windows XP
6 20 (3.01%) Windows Server 2008
7 17 (2.56%) CentOS
8 15 (2.26%) Android
8 15 (2.26%) SUSE
9 13 (1.96%) Apple iOS
10 11 (1.66%) HPUX
11 10 (1.51%) Windows 7
12 6 (0.90%) Oracle Linux
13 4 (0.60%) Ubuntu
14 3 (0.45%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 215 (32.38%) Agile Software Development
2 132 (19.88%) Test Scripting
3 98 (14.76%) Scrum
4 84 (12.65%) Test Strategy
5 78 (11.75%) Software Testing
5 78 (11.75%) User Acceptance Testing
6 61 (9.19%) TDD
7 58 (8.73%) Automated Testing
8 56 (8.43%) Test Automation
9 47 (7.08%) Test Management
10 46 (6.93%) Load Testing
11 44 (6.63%) Regression Testing
12 43 (6.48%) Integration Testing
13 42 (6.33%) System Testing
14 41 (6.17%) BDD
15 38 (5.72%) Disaster Recovery
16 37 (5.57%) Continuous Integration
17 34 (5.12%) Security Testing
17 34 (5.12%) Waterfall
17 34 (5.12%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 201 (30.27%) SQL
2 165 (24.85%) Java
3 82 (12.35%) C#
4 66 (9.94%) JavaScript
5 42 (6.33%) PHP
6 39 (5.87%) Shell Script
7 34 (5.12%) C++
8 33 (4.97%) PL/SQL
8 33 (4.97%) VB
9 32 (4.82%) Perl
10 31 (4.67%) C
11 28 (4.22%) Bash Shell
12 26 (3.92%) Ruby
13 21 (3.16%) Python
14 12 (1.81%) VB6
15 11 (1.66%) PHP5
16 10 (1.51%) sed
17 8 (1.20%) Tcl
17 8 (1.20%) Jython
18 7 (1.05%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 87 (13.10%) ISTQB
2 77 (11.60%) Security Cleared
3 68 (10.24%) ISEB
4 64 (9.64%) SC Cleared
5 58 (8.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 48 (7.23%) Degree
7 12 (1.81%) ISEB Practitioner
8 11 (1.66%) DV Cleared
9 10 (1.51%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 9 (1.36%) PMI Certification
11 6 (0.90%) BC Cleared
12 2 (0.30%) Cisco Certification
12 2 (0.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 2 (0.30%) Sun Certification
12 2 (0.30%) CTC Cleared
13 1 (0.15%) Chartered Engineer
13 1 (0.15%) PMP
13 1 (0.15%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 122 (18.37%) QA
2 7 (1.05%) SLA
3 1 (0.15%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.15%) DO-160
3 1 (0.15%) Solvency II
System Software
1 14 (2.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (1.66%) Active Directory
3 10 (1.51%) Oracle RAC
4 8 (1.20%) VMware ESX
5 4 (0.60%) KVM
5 4 (0.60%) RHEV
6 3 (0.45%) vSphere
6 3 (0.45%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 90 (13.55%) HP Quality Center
2 25 (3.77%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 22 (3.31%) Puppet
4 11 (1.66%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (0.90%) Salt
6 5 (0.75%) SCOM
6 5 (0.75%) Vagrant
6 5 (0.75%) Cisco IPCC
7 4 (0.60%) Nagios
8 3 (0.45%) nmon
9 2 (0.30%) OpenView
9 2 (0.30%) CA SiteMinder
9 2 (0.30%) Nessus
9 2 (0.30%) WebInspect
9 2 (0.30%) Cobbler
9 2 (0.30%) Capistrano
9 2 (0.30%) ZABBIX
10 1 (0.15%) Ansible
10 1 (0.15%) CA Wily
10 1 (0.15%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 135 (20.33%) Oracle
2 105 (15.81%) HP
3 47 (7.08%) Microsoft
4 42 (6.33%) Red Hat
5 29 (4.37%) SAP
6 20 (3.01%) VMware
7 18 (2.71%) IBM
7 18 (2.71%) Citrix
8 15 (2.26%) JBoss
9 9 (1.36%) hybris
9 9 (1.36%) TIBCO
10 7 (1.05%) Atlassian
10 7 (1.05%) Sun
11 6 (0.90%) Sybase
11 6 (0.90%) Akamai
12 5 (0.75%) SaltStack
12 5 (0.75%) SolarWinds
12 5 (0.75%) Verint
12 5 (0.75%) Genesys
12 5 (0.75%) Empirix
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
West Yorkshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £300.00 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Calibre Search Ltd
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450.00 - £545.00 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Surrey
Stott & May
Rate: From £0 to £0 per day £competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
iKonnect
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Hertfordshire
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
High Wycombe
The People Network
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
City of London
esynergy Solutions - UK
Rate: £200 - £300 per annum + benefits
Posted: 20 days ago