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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Performance Testing
Rank 355 379 338
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -41
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 234 207 244
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.50% 0.44% 0.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.62% 0.57% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 120 129
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £289 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £335 £370
% change year-on-year
+11.94% -9.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 2
Average hourly rate £60.00 £36.00 £90.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -60.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 £36.00 £155.00
% change year-on-year
+66.66% -76.77%
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
37890 36304 35043
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 81.52% 78.00% 77.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 25127 23515 21575
Average daily rate £430 £425 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.17% +4.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £287 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1065 983 1106
Average hourly rate £37.50 £27.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.72 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £46.33 £48.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.79 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+43.93% +1.05%

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 13 February 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
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 13 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +4 103 £439 +11.42% 31
South East -11 36 £400 +25.00% 10
North West +5 25 £383 -7.27% 15
West Midlands -8 19 £320 +3.22% 4
Yorkshire -4 14 £360 -34.54% 8
South West -7 13 £320 -14.66% 3
East of England +9 11 £425 -10.52% 6
East Midlands -1 6 £250 -
North East -21 3 £265 -33.75% 3
Midlands - 1 - -
Performance Testing
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Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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.

1 212 (36.49%) Agile Software Development
2 132 (22.72%) SQL
3 130 (22.38%) Java
4 129 (22.20%) QA
4 129 (22.20%) Non-Functional Testing
5 106 (18.24%) LoadRunner
6 104 (17.90%) Test Scripting
7 101 (17.38%) Selenium
8 89 (15.32%) Finance
9 86 (14.80%) User Acceptance Testing
9 86 (14.80%) Test Automation
10 85 (14.63%) ISEB
11 78 (13.43%) Software Testing
11 78 (13.43%) Security Cleared
11 78 (13.43%) Test Strategy
12 76 (13.08%) ISTQB
13 75 (12.91%) Functional Testing
14 74 (12.74%) JMeter
15 72 (12.39%) Regression Testing
16 68 (11.70%) TDD
17 67 (11.53%) SQL Server
18 66 (11.36%) Linux
18 66 (11.36%) BDD
19 63 (10.84%) JavaScript
19 63 (10.84%) C#
20 60 (10.33%) Oracle
20 60 (10.33%) HP
20 60 (10.33%) SC Cleared
21 59 (10.15%) Microsoft
22 58 (9.98%) .NET

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 22 (3.79%) Confluence
2 19 (3.27%) Apache
3 18 (3.10%) JBoss
4 12 (2.07%) Tomcat
5 10 (1.72%) Elasticsearch
6 8 (1.38%) WebSphere
7 7 (1.20%) IIS
7 7 (1.20%) OpenStack
7 7 (1.20%) WebLogic
8 6 (1.03%) Jetty
8 6 (1.03%) MQSeries
8 6 (1.03%) WebSphere Application Server
9 5 (0.86%) Node.js
9 5 (0.86%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
10 3 (0.52%) CMS
10 3 (0.52%) LiveLink
10 3 (0.52%) MS Project Server
11 2 (0.34%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (0.34%) Drupal
11 2 (0.34%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 19 (3.27%) MS Excel
2 9 (1.55%) Photoshop
3 7 (1.20%) MS Office
3 7 (1.20%) MS Project
4 5 (0.86%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.69%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.34%) Mingle
7 1 (0.17%) Fireworks
7 1 (0.17%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 9 (1.55%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (1.03%) BusinessWorks
3 4 (0.69%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.69%) Oracle BPM
3 4 (0.69%) SAP IS-U
4 3 (0.52%) BASE24
4 3 (0.52%) SAP BPC
4 3 (0.52%) SAP HR
4 3 (0.52%) Unit4 Business World
5 2 (0.34%) Primavera
6 1 (0.17%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle 11i
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle iProcurement
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.17%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.17%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 14 (2.41%) GitHub
2 13 (2.24%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (1.03%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (0.69%) IaaS
5 3 (0.52%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (0.34%) Amazon CloudSearch
6 2 (0.34%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.17%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.17%) AWS OpsWorks
7 1 (0.17%) Office 365
7 1 (0.17%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (5.51%) HTTP
2 18 (3.10%) Internet
3 11 (1.89%) LDAP
4 10 (1.72%) HTTPS
4 10 (1.72%) SAN
5 8 (1.38%) TCP/IP
6 5 (0.86%) DNS
6 5 (0.86%) Reverse Proxy
7 4 (0.69%) SMTP
8 3 (0.52%) 802.11
8 3 (0.52%) Extranet
8 3 (0.52%) Firewall
8 3 (0.52%) FTP
8 3 (0.52%) Intranet
8 3 (0.52%) iSCSI
8 3 (0.52%) LAN
8 3 (0.52%) WAN
8 3 (0.52%) Wireless
8 3 (0.52%) Wireless Security
8 3 (0.52%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (11.53%) SQL Server
2 21 (3.61%) Relational Database
3 17 (2.93%) MySQL
4 10 (1.72%) Big Data
4 10 (1.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 9 (1.55%) Apache Cassandra
5 9 (1.55%) Oracle Reports
6 8 (1.38%) Data Warehouse
6 8 (1.38%) MongoDB
6 8 (1.38%) NoSQL
6 8 (1.38%) Oracle Database
7 7 (1.20%) DB2
8 5 (0.86%) DataStage
8 5 (0.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (0.69%) GIS
9 4 (0.69%) OLTP
9 4 (0.69%) PostgreSQL
9 4 (0.69%) SQL Server 2005
9 4 (0.69%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (0.52%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 106 (18.24%) LoadRunner
2 101 (17.38%) Selenium
3 74 (12.74%) JMeter
4 50 (8.61%) JIRA
5 47 (8.09%) Cucumber
6 41 (7.06%) Git (software)
7 40 (6.88%) SoapUI
8 39 (6.71%) HP UFT
8 39 (6.71%) Jenkins
9 32 (5.51%) WebDriver
10 30 (5.16%) JUnit
11 29 (4.99%) SpecFlow
12 24 (4.13%) Team Foundation Server
13 21 (3.61%) IntelliJ
14 20 (3.44%) Maven
15 17 (2.93%) Gradle
15 17 (2.93%) Visual Studio
16 16 (2.75%) Mercurial
17 14 (2.41%) Gatling
18 13 (2.24%) LoadUI
General
1 89 (15.32%) Finance
2 34 (5.85%) Retail
3 31 (5.34%) Banking
4 26 (4.48%) Telecoms
5 12 (2.07%) Billing
6 10 (1.72%) Games
7 9 (1.55%) Legal
8 7 (1.20%) Front Office
8 7 (1.20%) Investment Banking
9 5 (0.86%) Manufacturing
9 5 (0.86%) Pharmaceutical
10 4 (0.69%) Back Office
11 3 (0.52%) Advertising
11 3 (0.52%) Law
12 2 (0.34%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.34%) Publishing
13 1 (0.17%) Dutch Language
13 1 (0.17%) Electronics
13 1 (0.17%) French Language
13 1 (0.17%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 155 (26.68%) Analyst
2 148 (25.47%) Test Analyst
3 124 (21.34%) Tester
4 79 (13.60%) Developer
5 71 (12.22%) Test Manager
6 61 (10.50%) Performance Tester
7 59 (10.15%) Performance Analyst
8 56 (9.64%) Performance Test Analyst
9 35 (6.02%) Test Leader
10 31 (5.34%) Test Engineer
11 26 (4.48%) Consultant
12 23 (3.96%) Automation Analyst
12 23 (3.96%) Java Developer
12 23 (3.96%) QA Engineer
13 22 (3.79%) Automation Test Analyst
14 18 (3.10%) Automation Tester
14 18 (3.10%) Senior Analyst
14 18 (3.10%) Senior Test Analyst
15 17 (2.93%) Architect
15 17 (2.93%) Non-Functional Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (9.98%) .NET
2 53 (9.12%) HTML
3 52 (8.95%) XML
4 46 (7.92%) Web Services
5 39 (6.71%) SOAP
6 36 (6.20%) CSS
7 23 (3.96%) Middleware
8 22 (3.79%) ASP.NET
8 22 (3.79%) HTML5
9 21 (3.61%) JSON
10 19 (3.27%) CSS3
10 19 (3.27%) jQuery
10 19 (3.27%) REST
10 19 (3.27%) Spring
11 16 (2.75%) Ajax
12 14 (2.41%) Gherkin
13 12 (2.07%) Guice
13 12 (2.07%) JDBC
14 11 (1.89%) ASP.NET MVC
14 11 (1.89%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 34 (5.85%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (4.65%) N-Tier
3 17 (2.93%) Management Information System
4 15 (2.58%) Computer Science
4 15 (2.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 14 (2.41%) Mainframe
6 12 (2.07%) Client/Server
7 11 (1.89%) Mobile App
8 10 (1.72%) Data Centre
9 9 (1.55%) Cryptography
9 9 (1.55%) Private Cloud
10 7 (1.20%) Performance Metrics
10 7 (1.20%) User Experience
11 6 (1.03%) Enterprise Software
11 6 (1.03%) Smart Meter
11 6 (1.03%) Social Media
12 5 (0.86%) IVR
12 5 (0.86%) Smartcard
12 5 (0.86%) Visualisation
13 4 (0.69%) Biometrics
Operating Systems
1 66 (11.36%) Linux
2 46 (7.92%) Windows
3 45 (7.75%) Unix
4 11 (1.89%) Solaris
5 7 (1.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (1.03%) Apple iOS
7 5 (0.86%) Android
8 4 (0.69%) CentOS
8 4 (0.69%) VME
9 3 (0.52%) AIX
9 3 (0.52%) VMS
9 3 (0.52%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.17%) Windows Server
10 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 212 (36.49%) Agile Software Development
2 129 (22.20%) Non-Functional Testing
3 104 (17.90%) Test Scripting
4 86 (14.80%) Test Automation
4 86 (14.80%) User Acceptance Testing
5 78 (13.43%) Software Testing
5 78 (13.43%) Test Strategy
6 75 (12.91%) Functional Testing
7 72 (12.39%) Regression Testing
8 68 (11.70%) TDD
9 66 (11.36%) BDD
10 56 (9.64%) Automation Testing
10 56 (9.64%) Test Management
11 55 (9.47%) Scrum
12 52 (8.95%) Continuous Integration
13 50 (8.61%) SOA
14 49 (8.43%) SDLC
15 46 (7.92%) Waterfall
16 41 (7.06%) Unit Testing
17 40 (6.88%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 132 (22.72%) SQL
2 130 (22.38%) Java
3 63 (10.84%) C#
3 63 (10.84%) JavaScript
4 30 (5.16%) C++
5 23 (3.96%) Ruby
6 19 (3.27%) Python
7 16 (2.75%) C
8 11 (1.89%) ActionScript
8 11 (1.89%) Perl
9 10 (1.72%) Bash Shell
9 10 (1.72%) Groovy
9 10 (1.72%) VB
10 9 (1.55%) ActionScript 3.0
10 9 (1.55%) COBOL
10 9 (1.55%) PL/SQL
11 8 (1.38%) PHP
11 8 (1.38%) T-SQL
12 7 (1.20%) TypeScript
13 6 (1.03%) VBA
Qualifications
1 85 (14.63%) ISEB
2 78 (13.43%) Security Cleared
3 76 (13.08%) ISTQB
4 60 (10.33%) SC Cleared
5 50 (8.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 22 (3.79%) Degree
7 9 (1.55%) DV Cleared
8 8 (1.38%) BPSS Clearance
9 7 (1.20%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 6 (1.03%) ISEB Practitioner
11 3 (0.52%) HND
12 2 (0.34%) BC Cleared
12 2 (0.34%) CTC Cleared
12 2 (0.34%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Certification
13 1 (0.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 129 (22.20%) QA
2 5 (0.86%) GxP
2 5 (0.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (0.52%) ISO 8583
3 3 (0.52%) ISO20022
4 2 (0.34%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.34%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.17%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.17%) EMIR
5 1 (0.17%) FATCA
5 1 (0.17%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.17%) ISO26262
5 1 (0.17%) MiFID
5 1 (0.17%) SDET
5 1 (0.17%) SLA
5 1 (0.17%) WCAG
System Software
1 22 (3.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (0.86%) Docker
2 5 (0.86%) vSphere
3 4 (0.69%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.69%) Varnish
4 3 (0.52%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.17%) NFS
Systems Management
1 41 (7.06%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (1.72%) HP SiteScope
3 9 (1.55%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (1.55%) Puppet
4 7 (1.20%) Ansible
5 3 (0.52%) nmon
6 2 (0.34%) SCCM
7 1 (0.17%) CA Wily
7 1 (0.17%) Capistrano
7 1 (0.17%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (0.17%) Iperf
7 1 (0.17%) Nagios
7 1 (0.17%) Nessus
7 1 (0.17%) Salt
7 1 (0.17%) SCOM
7 1 (0.17%) SCSM
7 1 (0.17%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.17%) yum
Vendors
1 60 (10.33%) HP
1 60 (10.33%) Oracle
2 59 (10.15%) Microsoft
3 33 (5.68%) SAP
4 26 (4.48%) VMware
5 25 (4.30%) IBM
6 21 (3.61%) Citrix
7 12 (2.07%) Atlassian
7 12 (2.07%) Google
8 11 (1.89%) Sybase
9 9 (1.55%) SOASTA, Inc
9 9 (1.55%) Telerik
10 8 (1.38%) EMC
10 8 (1.38%) Rally
11 7 (1.20%) Curam
11 7 (1.20%) TIBCO
12 6 (1.03%) Red Hat
13 4 (0.69%) Compaq
13 4 (0.69%) Micro Focus
13 4 (0.69%) webMethods
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