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 25 August 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
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Performance Testing
Rank 363 290 318
Rank change year-on-year
-73 +28
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 286 405 332
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.57% 0.76% 0.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.68% 0.95% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 195 267 220
Median daily rate £425 £375 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £523 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £361 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.80% +3.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Median hourly rate £46.00 £32.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.53% -7.14%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.00 £30.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+50.81% -12.85%
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
41809 42609 40117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 83.03% 80.40% 78.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 27858 28200 25340
Median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.01% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1000 1145 1121
Median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £22.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +32.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £52.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £32.54 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-7.80% +30.16%

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 25 August 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Performance Testing within the England region over the 3 months to 25 August 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 -66 126 £450 +11.11% 31
South East +14 68 £400 +6.66% 11
East of England +23 23 £419 +13.17% 7
North West -35 21 £400 +14.28% 7
Yorkshire -1 14 £400 +14.28% 9
South West +1 12 £350 +12.90% 5
North East -19 8 £273 -0.90% 2
East Midlands +1 6 £424 +18.20% 4
West Midlands -47 5 £500 +29.87% 1
Midlands -9 4 £525 +5.00%
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Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 August 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.

1 242 (46.27%) Agile Software Development
2 168 (32.12%) Java
3 145 (27.72%) QA
4 137 (26.20%) Selenium
5 124 (23.71%) SQL
6 112 (21.41%) JMeter
7 106 (20.27%) Jenkins
8 104 (19.89%) JIRA
9 103 (19.69%) Scrum
9 103 (19.69%) Linux
10 97 (18.55%) Regression Testing
11 96 (18.36%) Test Automation
12 95 (18.16%) Non-Functional Testing
13 93 (17.78%) Cucumber
14 91 (17.40%) Finance
15 88 (16.83%) Web Services
16 87 (16.63%) LoadRunner
17 83 (15.87%) Oracle
17 83 (15.87%) Continuous Integration
18 81 (15.49%) Test Strategy
19 73 (13.96%) Functional Testing
20 70 (13.38%) Continuous Improvement
20 70 (13.38%) Automation Testing
20 70 (13.38%) Git (software)
21 68 (13.00%) Windows
22 66 (12.62%) User Acceptance Testing
23 64 (12.24%) Integration Testing
23 64 (12.24%) TDD
24 62 (11.85%) BDD
25 60 (11.47%) JUnit

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 54 (10.33%) Confluence
2 25 (4.78%) WebLogic
3 22 (4.21%) IIS
4 19 (3.63%) Apache
5 18 (3.44%) Tomcat
6 15 (2.87%) WebSphere
7 14 (2.68%) JBoss
8 13 (2.49%) SharePoint
9 6 (1.15%) Cloud Foundry
9 6 (1.15%) Oracle Service Bus
10 4 (0.76%) FileNet
11 3 (0.57%) Apache Spark
11 3 (0.57%) SAS
11 3 (0.57%) WebSphere Application Server
12 2 (0.38%) Apache Pig
12 2 (0.38%) CICS
12 2 (0.38%) Commerce Server
12 2 (0.38%) MQSeries
12 2 (0.38%) nginx
12 2 (0.38%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 18 (3.44%) MS Excel
2 5 (0.96%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.76%) MS Office
3 4 (0.76%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.57%) Mingle
5 2 (0.38%) MS Project
6 1 (0.19%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (1.34%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (0.96%) Oracle EBS R12
3 4 (0.76%) Hyperion Planning
4 3 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.57%) ENOVIA
5 2 (0.38%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.19%) BusinessWorks
6 1 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.19%) Oracle Retail
6 1 (0.19%) Primavera
6 1 (0.19%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 28 (5.35%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (4.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (3.25%) PaaS
4 16 (3.06%) Cloud Computing
5 8 (1.53%) GitHub
6 6 (1.15%) SaaS
6 6 (1.15%) SuccessFactors
7 4 (0.76%) Amazon Kinesis
7 4 (0.76%) AWS CloudFormation
7 4 (0.76%) AWS Lambda
7 4 (0.76%) IaaS
8 3 (0.57%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (0.57%) Amazon S3
8 3 (0.57%) Force.com
8 3 (0.57%) Office 365
9 2 (0.38%) CloudBees
9 2 (0.38%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 27 (5.16%) HTTP
2 17 (3.25%) SAN
3 11 (2.10%) LAN
4 9 (1.72%) Firewall
4 9 (1.72%) VPN
5 8 (1.53%) FCoE
5 8 (1.53%) Fibre Channel
5 8 (1.53%) iSCSI
5 8 (1.53%) WAN
6 5 (0.96%) Internet
6 5 (0.96%) SSL
7 4 (0.76%) DNS
8 3 (0.57%) EIGRP
8 3 (0.57%) HTTPS
8 3 (0.57%) TCP/IP
9 2 (0.38%) Intrusion Detection
9 2 (0.38%) Kerberos
9 2 (0.38%) NAS
9 2 (0.38%) SNA
9 2 (0.38%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (8.22%) SQL Server
2 22 (4.21%) Oracle Database
3 20 (3.82%) MySQL
4 17 (3.25%) Data Warehouse
5 13 (2.49%) MongoDB
6 12 (2.29%) Relational Database
7 9 (1.72%) DB2
8 8 (1.53%) NoSQL
8 8 (1.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 7 (1.34%) Oracle Reports
9 7 (1.34%) RDBMS
10 6 (1.15%) Oracle Database 11g
11 5 (0.96%) Big Data
11 5 (0.96%) SQL Server 2014
11 5 (0.96%) Star Schema
12 4 (0.76%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 4 (0.76%) Hadoop
12 4 (0.76%) OLTP
12 4 (0.76%) SQL Server 2008
12 4 (0.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 137 (26.20%) Selenium
2 112 (21.41%) JMeter
3 106 (20.27%) Jenkins
4 104 (19.89%) JIRA
5 93 (17.78%) Cucumber
6 87 (16.63%) LoadRunner
7 70 (13.38%) Git (software)
8 60 (11.47%) JUnit
9 59 (11.28%) SoapUI
10 53 (10.13%) Maven
11 37 (7.07%) WebDriver
12 32 (6.12%) Gradle
13 31 (5.93%) Subversion
14 28 (5.35%) SpecFlow
15 24 (4.59%) Ant
15 24 (4.59%) Gatling
16 22 (4.21%) Appium
17 21 (4.02%) Visual Studio
18 20 (3.82%) HP UFT
19 18 (3.44%) NUnit
General
1 91 (17.40%) Finance
2 38 (7.27%) Banking
3 23 (4.40%) Retail
4 15 (2.87%) Telecoms
5 14 (2.68%) Publishing
6 11 (2.10%) Investment Banking
7 8 (1.53%) Manufacturing
8 7 (1.34%) Games
9 6 (1.15%) Front Office
9 6 (1.15%) Pharmaceutical
10 5 (0.96%) Advertising
11 4 (0.76%) Billing
12 3 (0.57%) Automotive
13 2 (0.38%) Legal
13 2 (0.38%) Local Government
13 2 (0.38%) Marketing
13 2 (0.38%) Multimedia
13 2 (0.38%) Retail Banking
14 1 (0.19%) Corporate Banking
14 1 (0.19%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 117 (22.37%) Tester
2 107 (20.46%) Analyst
3 103 (19.69%) Test Analyst
4 69 (13.19%) Test Engineer
5 57 (10.90%) Test Manager
6 56 (10.71%) Developer
7 45 (8.60%) Automation Tester
8 42 (8.03%) Performance Tester
9 39 (7.46%) Architect
10 28 (5.35%) Automation Test Analyst
10 28 (5.35%) Test Automation Engineer
11 26 (4.97%) Java Developer
11 26 (4.97%) Performance Analyst
11 26 (4.97%) Performance Test Analyst
12 19 (3.63%) Test Leader
13 17 (3.25%) Performance Engineer
14 16 (3.06%) Developer in Test
14 16 (3.06%) QA Analyst
14 16 (3.06%) QA Engineer
14 16 (3.06%) Test Automation Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 88 (16.83%) Web Services
2 59 (11.28%) HTML
3 44 (8.41%) XML
4 36 (6.88%) SOAP
5 34 (6.50%) JSON
6 33 (6.31%) REST
7 32 (6.12%) HTML5
8 31 (5.93%) Node.js
9 28 (5.35%) .NET
9 28 (5.35%) CSS
10 25 (4.78%) Spring
11 23 (4.40%) RESTful
12 21 (4.02%) Gherkin
13 19 (3.63%) Java EE
13 19 (3.63%) Middleware
14 18 (3.44%) AngularJS
14 18 (3.44%) JMS
15 16 (3.06%) Hibernate
16 14 (2.68%) Ajax
17 13 (2.49%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 43 (8.22%) Computer Science
2 26 (4.97%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (3.44%) Management Information System
4 17 (3.25%) Data Centre
5 16 (3.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 15 (2.87%) Performance Metrics
7 8 (1.53%) Device Driver
8 7 (1.34%) Data Structures
8 7 (1.34%) Enterprise Software
9 6 (1.15%) User Experience
10 5 (0.96%) Data Integration
11 4 (0.76%) Client/Server
11 4 (0.76%) iPad
11 4 (0.76%) IVR
11 4 (0.76%) Mobile App
11 4 (0.76%) Mobile Payment
11 4 (0.76%) PKI
11 4 (0.76%) Public Cloud
11 4 (0.76%) Smartcard
11 4 (0.76%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 103 (19.69%) Linux
2 68 (13.00%) Windows
3 48 (9.18%) Unix
4 15 (2.87%) Solaris
5 13 (2.49%) AIX
6 8 (1.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (1.34%) Android
8 6 (1.15%) Apple iOS
9 4 (0.76%) CentOS
9 4 (0.76%) Windows Server
10 3 (0.57%) Oracle Linux
10 3 (0.57%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.38%) Data ONTAP
11 2 (0.38%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.38%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.19%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 242 (46.27%) Agile Software Development
2 103 (19.69%) Scrum
3 97 (18.55%) Regression Testing
4 96 (18.36%) Test Automation
5 95 (18.16%) Non-Functional Testing
6 83 (15.87%) Continuous Integration
7 81 (15.49%) Test Strategy
8 73 (13.96%) Functional Testing
9 70 (13.38%) Automation Testing
9 70 (13.38%) Continuous Improvement
10 66 (12.62%) User Acceptance Testing
11 64 (12.24%) Integration Testing
11 64 (12.24%) TDD
12 62 (11.85%) BDD
13 55 (10.52%) Test Scripting
14 52 (9.94%) Test Management
15 49 (9.37%) Defect Tracking
16 48 (9.18%) Test Planning
17 43 (8.22%) SDLC
17 43 (8.22%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 168 (32.12%) Java
2 124 (23.71%) SQL
3 54 (10.33%) JavaScript
4 45 (8.60%) Python
5 37 (7.07%) C#
6 21 (4.02%) Groovy
6 21 (4.02%) Ruby
7 20 (3.82%) Perl
8 10 (1.91%) VB
9 8 (1.53%) C
9 8 (1.53%) Shell Script
9 8 (1.53%) T-SQL
10 7 (1.34%) Bash Shell
10 7 (1.34%) C++
10 7 (1.34%) PL/SQL
11 5 (0.96%) Scala
12 4 (0.76%) PHP
12 4 (0.76%) PowerShell
12 4 (0.76%) VBA
13 3 (0.57%) R
Qualifications
1 57 (10.90%) Degree
2 51 (9.75%) Security Cleared
3 47 (8.99%) ISTQB
4 44 (8.41%) ISEB
5 35 (6.69%) SC Cleared
6 15 (2.87%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 8 (1.53%) BPSS Clearance
7 8 (1.53%) DV Cleared
8 6 (1.15%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (1.15%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 5 (0.96%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (0.76%) CCNA
10 4 (0.76%) PMI Certification
11 3 (0.57%) CCNP
11 3 (0.57%) ISEB Practitioner
12 2 (0.38%) CISSP
12 2 (0.38%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (0.38%) MCAD
12 2 (0.38%) MCSD
12 2 (0.38%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 145 (27.72%) QA
2 12 (2.29%) SDET
3 9 (1.72%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.76%) SLA
5 3 (0.57%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (0.57%) EMIR
5 3 (0.57%) GxP
5 3 (0.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.38%) COBIT
6 2 (0.38%) Dodd-Frank
6 2 (0.38%) MiFID
6 2 (0.38%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.19%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.19%) WAI
7 1 (0.19%) WCAG
System Software
1 20 (3.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (3.06%) Docker
3 15 (2.87%) Active Directory
4 5 (0.96%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (0.76%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (0.57%) HDFS
6 3 (0.57%) NFS
6 3 (0.57%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (0.38%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.38%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 2 (0.38%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.19%) Apache Flume
8 1 (0.19%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 34 (6.50%) HP Quality Center
2 18 (3.44%) Puppet
3 17 (3.25%) Opscode Chef
4 16 (3.06%) Ansible
5 14 (2.68%) HP SiteScope
6 7 (1.34%) Oracle Identity Management
7 5 (0.96%) Control-M
8 4 (0.76%) OpenView
8 4 (0.76%) Tivoli
9 3 (0.57%) Graphite
10 2 (0.38%) CA Service Virtualization
10 2 (0.38%) EMC NetWorker
10 2 (0.38%) Oozie
10 2 (0.38%) Perfmon
10 2 (0.38%) SCCM
10 2 (0.38%) vRealize
11 1 (0.19%) CFEngine
11 1 (0.19%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 1 (0.19%) MIIS
11 1 (0.19%) SCSM
Vendors
1 83 (15.87%) Oracle
2 45 (8.60%) HP
3 40 (7.65%) VMware
4 39 (7.46%) Microsoft
5 34 (6.50%) IBM
6 28 (5.35%) SAP
7 23 (4.40%) Atlassian
8 17 (3.25%) Citrix
8 17 (3.25%) Talend
9 16 (3.06%) Rally
9 16 (3.06%) SOASTA, Inc
10 13 (2.49%) Perforce
11 10 (1.91%) Veritas
12 8 (1.53%) AppDynamics
13 7 (1.34%) ForgeRock
13 7 (1.34%) Siebel
14 4 (0.76%) BMC
14 4 (0.76%) CA
14 4 (0.76%) NetApp
14 4 (0.76%) Red Hat
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