The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the England region.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Testing
Rank 263 268 277
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +9
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 346 328 339
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.70% 0.70% 0.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.94% 0.96% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 230 223 217
Average daily rate
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£375 £380 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.31% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £502 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £31.50 £48.84 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.49% +14.90%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £29.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+8.62% -27.50%
Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
36743 34175 37676
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.41% 73.35% 71.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 23166 21189 22136
Average daily rate £408 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.21% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1090 995 1360
Average hourly rate £23.63 £32.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.15% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.44 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.20 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
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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 28 July 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 28 July 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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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 +20 165 £413 -2.94% 34
South East -61 45 £350 +7.69% 13
Yorkshire -1 37 £335 +34.00% 3
East of England -14 22 £375 -6.25% 6
South West -19 22 £375 -6.25% 7
North East -3 17 £358 -
North West 0 16 £323 -3.37% 4
East Midlands -1 12 £350 +26.12% 1
West Midlands -7 2 £275 - 3
Midlands - - - - 1
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Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

1 199 (28.84%) SQL
2 181 (26.23%) LoadRunner
3 152 (22.03%) Java
4 149 (21.59%) Oracle
5 135 (19.57%) Linux
6 128 (18.55%) Test Scripting
7 126 (18.26%) Finance
8 120 (17.39%) HP
8 120 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
9 119 (17.25%) UNIX
10 109 (15.80%) QA
11 108 (15.65%) HP Quality Center
12 107 (15.51%) Windows
13 102 (14.78%) Selenium
14 99 (14.35%) Test Strategy
15 96 (13.91%) ISTQB
16 91 (13.19%) Scrum
17 85 (12.32%) JMeter
18 83 (12.03%) User Acceptance Testing
19 82 (11.88%) Web Services
20 79 (11.45%) Security Cleared
21 76 (11.01%) .NET
22 74 (10.72%) ISEB
22 74 (10.72%) Software Testing
23 69 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
24 68 (9.86%) C#
25 67 (9.71%) Test Automation
26 66 (9.57%) SQL Server
27 65 (9.42%) QuickTest Pro
27 65 (9.42%) Oracle Database

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 63 (9.13%) Apache
2 57 (8.26%) Tomcat
3 42 (6.09%) WebLogic
4 19 (2.75%) WebSphere
5 13 (1.88%) Jetty
5 13 (1.88%) Moodle
6 9 (1.30%) WebLogic Integration
7 8 (1.16%) IIS
7 8 (1.16%) nginx
7 8 (1.16%) Node.js
8 7 (1.01%) OpenStack
8 7 (1.01%) SharePoint
8 7 (1.01%) CMS
9 6 (0.87%) WebSphere Application Server
9 6 (0.87%) IBM HTTP Server
9 6 (0.87%) Confluence
10 5 (0.72%) SAS
11 4 (0.58%) Oracle Application Server
11 4 (0.58%) Adobe CQ
12 3 (0.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 28 (4.06%) MS Excel
2 16 (2.32%) MS Visio
3 13 (1.88%) MS Office
4 7 (1.01%) MS Project
4 7 (1.01%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 22 (3.19%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (1.01%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.87%) BASE24
4 4 (0.58%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (0.43%) RMDS
5 3 (0.43%) Oracle Applications
5 3 (0.43%) SAP CRM
5 3 (0.43%) SAP FI
6 2 (0.29%) SAP FI/CO
6 2 (0.29%) SAP CO
6 2 (0.29%) Oracle Financials
6 2 (0.29%) SAP IS-U
6 2 (0.29%) SAP BPC
6 2 (0.29%) Markit EDM
7 1 (0.14%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.14%) SAP FI-CA
7 1 (0.14%) VisionPLUS
7 1 (0.14%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 17 (2.46%) SaaS
2 7 (1.01%) Route 53
2 7 (1.01%) Amazon EC2
2 7 (1.01%) Amazon S3
2 7 (1.01%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (1.01%) Amazon ELB
3 4 (0.58%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.29%) PaaS
6 1 (0.14%) GitHub
6 1 (0.14%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 64 (9.28%) HTTP
2 49 (7.10%) TCP/IP
3 38 (5.51%) DNS
4 28 (4.06%) HTTPS
5 22 (3.19%) Ethernet
5 22 (3.19%) Firewall
6 19 (2.75%) Internet
6 19 (2.75%) LAN
7 18 (2.61%) WAN
8 16 (2.32%) FTP
9 15 (2.17%) OpenLDAP
10 13 (1.88%) DHCP
11 12 (1.74%) SSL
12 11 (1.59%) SAN
12 11 (1.59%) VLAN
13 10 (1.45%) IP Telephony
13 10 (1.45%) SSH
14 7 (1.01%) DVB
15 6 (0.87%) VPN
16 5 (0.72%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (9.57%) SQL Server
2 65 (9.42%) Oracle Database
3 38 (5.51%) Relational Database
4 34 (4.93%) MySQL
5 28 (4.06%) Data Warehouse
6 27 (3.91%) PostgreSQL
6 27 (3.91%) Oracle Database 11g
7 24 (3.48%) Redis
8 20 (2.90%) Big Data
9 14 (2.03%) NoSQL
10 13 (1.88%) MongoDB
10 13 (1.88%) Oracle Reports
11 11 (1.59%) RDBMS
12 9 (1.30%) MS Access
12 9 (1.30%) Hadoop
13 8 (1.16%) SQL Server 2008
13 8 (1.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 7 (1.01%) Oracle BI EE
15 6 (0.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 6 (0.87%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 181 (26.23%) LoadRunner
2 102 (14.78%) Selenium
3 85 (12.32%) JMeter
4 65 (9.42%) QuickTest Pro
5 41 (5.94%) WebDriver
6 35 (5.07%) Git (software)
7 32 (4.64%) Cucumber
8 29 (4.20%) SoapUI
9 27 (3.91%) JUnit
10 26 (3.77%) Jenkins
11 25 (3.62%) Visual Studio
11 25 (3.62%) JIRA
12 23 (3.33%) Maven
13 21 (3.04%) FitNesse
14 20 (2.90%) Team Foundation Server
15 19 (2.75%) Subversion
16 13 (1.88%) WATIR
17 12 (1.74%) JProfiler
18 11 (1.59%) Rational Performance Tester
18 11 (1.59%) Ant
General
1 126 (18.26%) Finance
2 50 (7.25%) Banking
3 28 (4.06%) Retail
4 22 (3.19%) Telecoms
5 21 (3.04%) Investment Banking
6 12 (1.74%) Electronics
6 12 (1.74%) Marketing
7 11 (1.59%) Front Office
8 8 (1.16%) Games
9 5 (0.72%) Manufacturing
9 5 (0.72%) Publishing
10 4 (0.58%) Legal
10 4 (0.58%) Advertising
10 4 (0.58%) Back Office
11 3 (0.43%) Retail Banking
11 3 (0.43%) Billing
11 3 (0.43%) Dutch Language
11 3 (0.43%) French Language
12 2 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.29%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 173 (25.07%) Tester
2 112 (16.23%) Analyst
3 94 (13.62%) Test Analyst
3 94 (13.62%) Performance Tester
4 84 (12.17%) Developer
5 71 (10.29%) Test Manager
6 54 (7.83%) Test Engineer
7 47 (6.81%) Architect
8 43 (6.23%) Performance Engineer
9 38 (5.51%) Test Leader
10 36 (5.22%) Performance Analyst
10 36 (5.22%) Performance Test Analyst
11 31 (4.49%) Consultant
12 26 (3.77%) Performance Test Engineer
13 22 (3.19%) Performance Manager
14 21 (3.04%) Non-Functional Tester
14 21 (3.04%) Technical Architect
15 20 (2.90%) Java Developer
15 20 (2.90%) Performance Test Manager
16 16 (2.32%) Performance Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (11.88%) Web Services
2 76 (11.01%) .NET
3 55 (7.97%) HTML
4 47 (6.81%) XML
5 43 (6.23%) SOAP
6 37 (5.36%) ASP.NET
7 30 (4.35%) JSP
8 29 (4.20%) Middleware
9 25 (3.62%) JSON
9 25 (3.62%) REST
10 19 (2.75%) Spring
11 18 (2.61%) J2EE
12 16 (2.32%) CSS
13 15 (2.17%) Ajax
14 13 (1.88%) JDBC
14 13 (1.88%) RabbitMQ
15 11 (1.59%) JMS
16 10 (1.45%) Regular Expression
17 9 (1.30%) Android SDK
17 9 (1.30%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 64 (9.28%) Open Source
2 33 (4.78%) Computer Science
3 27 (3.91%) Client/Server
4 19 (2.75%) Mobile App
5 17 (2.46%) Video on Demand
5 17 (2.46%) N-Tier
6 15 (2.17%) Data Integration
7 14 (2.03%) Enterprise Software
8 13 (1.88%) E-Learning
8 13 (1.88%) IVR
8 13 (1.88%) IPTV
9 12 (1.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 11 (1.59%) Clustering
11 10 (1.45%) Reference Data
12 9 (1.30%) VLE
12 9 (1.30%) Fixed Income
12 9 (1.30%) Management Information System
13 7 (1.01%) NHS
13 7 (1.01%) Online Games
14 6 (0.87%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 135 (19.57%) Linux
2 119 (17.25%) UNIX
3 107 (15.51%) Windows
4 27 (3.91%) Solaris
5 24 (3.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 22 (3.19%) Windows Server 2003
7 21 (3.04%) Windows 2000
7 21 (3.04%) Windows XP
7 21 (3.04%) Windows Server 2008
8 19 (2.75%) CentOS
8 19 (2.75%) Android
9 18 (2.61%) AIX
10 15 (2.17%) SUSE
11 14 (2.03%) HPUX
11 14 (2.03%) Windows 7
12 13 (1.88%) Apple iOS
13 5 (0.72%) Oracle Linux
14 3 (0.43%) Windows Server 2012
15 2 (0.29%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 128 (18.55%) Test Scripting
2 120 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
3 99 (14.35%) Test Strategy
4 91 (13.19%) Scrum
5 83 (12.03%) User Acceptance Testing
6 74 (10.72%) Software Testing
7 67 (9.71%) Test Automation
8 54 (7.83%) Automated Testing
9 53 (7.68%) Test Management
10 50 (7.25%) Waterfall
11 49 (7.10%) System Testing
11 49 (7.10%) TDD
12 48 (6.96%) Integration Testing
12 48 (6.96%) Load Testing
13 45 (6.52%) Disaster Recovery
14 41 (5.94%) SOA
14 41 (5.94%) Performance Tuning
15 39 (5.65%) Data Modelling
16 37 (5.36%) Security Testing
17 36 (5.22%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 199 (28.84%) SQL
2 152 (22.03%) Java
3 68 (9.86%) C#
4 64 (9.28%) JavaScript
5 41 (5.94%) PHP
6 31 (4.49%) Perl
7 27 (3.91%) Ruby
8 26 (3.77%) Shell Script
9 23 (3.33%) PL/SQL
10 22 (3.19%) Python
10 22 (3.19%) VB
11 21 (3.04%) Bash Shell
12 20 (2.90%) C++
13 19 (2.75%) C
14 12 (1.74%) Tcl
15 10 (1.45%) sed
16 9 (1.30%) FoxPro (VFP)
17 7 (1.01%) PHP5
18 6 (0.87%) Groovy
18 6 (0.87%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 96 (13.91%) ISTQB
2 79 (11.45%) Security Cleared
3 74 (10.72%) ISEB
4 69 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 63 (9.13%) SC Cleared
6 59 (8.55%) Degree
7 15 (2.17%) DV Cleared
7 15 (2.17%) ISEB Practitioner
8 11 (1.59%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 8 (1.16%) PMI Certification
10 5 (0.72%) BC Cleared
11 3 (0.43%) Cisco Certification
12 2 (0.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 2 (0.29%) Sun Certification
12 2 (0.29%) PMP
13 1 (0.14%) HND
13 1 (0.14%) CCNP
13 1 (0.14%) CTC Cleared
13 1 (0.14%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 109 (15.80%) QA
2 7 (1.01%) SLA
3 5 (0.72%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.29%) ISO 9002
5 1 (0.14%) GxP
5 1 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.14%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.14%) DO-160
5 1 (0.14%) Basel III
5 1 (0.14%) EMIR
5 1 (0.14%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 20 (2.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (1.59%) vSphere
2 11 (1.59%) Oracle RAC
3 10 (1.45%) Active Directory
4 8 (1.16%) VMware ESX
5 4 (0.58%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (0.58%) KVM
5 4 (0.58%) RHEV
6 1 (0.14%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 108 (15.65%) HP Quality Center
2 28 (4.06%) Puppet
3 26 (3.77%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 13 (1.88%) Opscode Chef
5 10 (1.45%) Cisco IPCC
5 10 (1.45%) Vagrant
6 5 (0.72%) SCOM
7 4 (0.58%) HP SiteScope
7 4 (0.58%) Salt
8 3 (0.43%) nmon
8 3 (0.43%) Oracle EDQ
8 3 (0.43%) Nagios
8 3 (0.43%) Cobbler
9 2 (0.29%) Capistrano
9 2 (0.29%) OpenView
10 1 (0.14%) Tivoli
10 1 (0.14%) Tivoli Monitoring
10 1 (0.14%) Oracle Statspack
10 1 (0.14%) Data Guard
10 1 (0.14%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 149 (21.59%) Oracle
2 120 (17.39%) HP
3 58 (8.41%) Microsoft
4 46 (6.67%) Red Hat
5 32 (4.64%) SAP
6 26 (3.77%) VMware
7 20 (2.90%) Citrix
8 16 (2.32%) IBM
9 15 (2.17%) JBoss
10 13 (1.88%) TIBCO
11 10 (1.45%) Siemens
11 10 (1.45%) Empirix
11 10 (1.45%) Genesys
11 10 (1.45%) hybris
11 10 (1.45%) Verint
12 8 (1.16%) Rackspace
12 8 (1.16%) Akamai
12 8 (1.16%) Yahoo!
13 7 (1.01%) RightScale
14 6 (0.87%) Atlassian
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