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 1 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Testing
Rank 287 271 279
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +8
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 335 331 349
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.65% 0.68% 0.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.88% 0.92% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 231 221 216
Average daily rate
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£372 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.12% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -5.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
Average hourly rate £35.00 £51.92 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.58% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £29.00 £38.25
% change year-on-year
+20.68% -24.18%
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
38146 35947 38014
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.57% 73.71% 71.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 24140 22555 22504
Average daily rate £413 £405 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.85% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1087 990 1367
Average hourly rate £24.00 £30.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.75 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-11.66% -3.22%

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 1 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 1 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 -14 151 £425 - 29
South East -35 52 £330 +2.00% 13
Yorkshire -3 32 £325 +41.30% 8
South West -26 23 £363 +11.53% 5
North West +15 22 £324 -7.89% 8
East of England -14 18 £396 -1.09% 2
North East -6 16 £350 - 2
East Midlands +3 13 £338 +21.07%
West Midlands - 2 £450 - 2
Performance Testing
UK

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 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.

1 187 (28.42%) SQL
2 169 (25.68%) LoadRunner
3 161 (24.47%) Java
4 131 (19.91%) Test Scripting
5 128 (19.45%) Selenium
6 126 (19.15%) Oracle
7 124 (18.84%) Linux
8 121 (18.39%) Finance
9 113 (17.17%) QA
10 111 (16.87%) UNIX
11 108 (16.41%) Windows
11 108 (16.41%) HP
12 98 (14.89%) JMeter
13 96 (14.59%) Agile Software Development
14 94 (14.29%) Scrum
15 91 (13.83%) Test Strategy
16 87 (13.22%) HP Quality Center
17 86 (13.07%) ISTQB
18 82 (12.46%) Web Services
18 82 (12.46%) .NET
19 78 (11.85%) C#
20 76 (11.55%) Security Cleared
21 72 (10.94%) Software Testing
21 72 (10.94%) User Acceptance Testing
22 70 (10.64%) HTTP
23 69 (10.49%) ISEB
23 69 (10.49%) Open Source
24 65 (9.88%) JavaScript
25 64 (9.73%) SC Cleared
26 63 (9.57%) QuickTest Pro

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 60 (9.12%) Apache
2 58 (8.81%) Tomcat
3 43 (6.53%) WebLogic
4 19 (2.89%) WebSphere
5 11 (1.67%) Moodle
6 10 (1.52%) Jetty
7 9 (1.37%) WebLogic Integration
7 9 (1.37%) IIS
8 8 (1.22%) SharePoint
8 8 (1.22%) CMS
8 8 (1.22%) IBM HTTP Server
9 7 (1.06%) WebSphere Application Server
9 7 (1.06%) nginx
10 6 (0.91%) OpenStack
11 5 (0.76%) Confluence
11 5 (0.76%) SAS
12 4 (0.61%) Adobe CQ
12 4 (0.61%) Oracle Application Server
13 3 (0.46%) MQSeries
14 2 (0.30%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 28 (4.26%) MS Excel
2 10 (1.52%) MS Visio
3 9 (1.37%) MS Office
4 4 (0.61%) MS Project
4 4 (0.61%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 21 (3.19%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (0.91%) BASE24
2 6 (0.91%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.46%) Oracle Applications
4 3 (0.46%) SAP FI
5 2 (0.30%) SAP CRM
5 2 (0.30%) SAP FI/CO
5 2 (0.30%) SAP CO
5 2 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.30%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (0.30%) RMDS
5 2 (0.30%) SAP IS-U
5 2 (0.30%) SAP BPC
5 2 (0.30%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.15%) SAP FI-CA
6 1 (0.15%) VisionPLUS
6 1 (0.15%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 20 (3.04%) SaaS
2 6 (0.91%) Route 53
2 6 (0.91%) Amazon EC2
2 6 (0.91%) Amazon S3
2 6 (0.91%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (0.91%) Amazon ELB
3 4 (0.61%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (0.46%) PaaS
5 2 (0.30%) GitHub
6 1 (0.15%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 70 (10.64%) HTTP
2 51 (7.75%) TCP/IP
3 41 (6.23%) DNS
4 27 (4.10%) HTTPS
5 21 (3.19%) Internet
6 20 (3.04%) Ethernet
7 19 (2.89%) Firewall
8 15 (2.28%) OpenLDAP
8 15 (2.28%) WAN
8 15 (2.28%) LAN
9 14 (2.13%) FTP
10 13 (1.98%) SSL
11 12 (1.82%) DHCP
12 11 (1.67%) SAN
13 10 (1.52%) Wireshark
13 10 (1.52%) SSH
14 9 (1.37%) VLAN
15 8 (1.22%) DVB
16 7 (1.06%) IP Telephony
17 6 (0.91%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (9.27%) SQL Server
2 52 (7.90%) Oracle Database
3 40 (6.08%) MySQL
4 36 (5.47%) Relational Database
5 27 (4.10%) PostgreSQL
6 26 (3.95%) Data Warehouse
7 23 (3.50%) Oracle Database 11g
8 18 (2.74%) Redis
9 14 (2.13%) RDBMS
9 14 (2.13%) Oracle Reports
10 12 (1.82%) Big Data
11 10 (1.52%) NoSQL
12 9 (1.37%) MS Access
13 8 (1.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 8 (1.22%) SQL Server 2008
14 7 (1.06%) Oracle BI EE
14 7 (1.06%) MongoDB
14 7 (1.06%) Oracle ODI
14 7 (1.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 5 (0.76%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 169 (25.68%) LoadRunner
2 128 (19.45%) Selenium
3 98 (14.89%) JMeter
4 63 (9.57%) QuickTest Pro
5 52 (7.90%) WebDriver
6 46 (6.99%) Git (software)
7 38 (5.78%) Cucumber
8 30 (4.56%) Jenkins
9 29 (4.41%) JUnit
9 29 (4.41%) Visual Studio
10 28 (4.26%) Subversion
11 26 (3.95%) Maven
11 26 (3.95%) JIRA
12 24 (3.65%) SoapUI
13 21 (3.19%) FitNesse
14 19 (2.89%) Team Foundation Server
15 16 (2.43%) WATIR
16 13 (1.98%) Ant
17 12 (1.82%) Eclipse
17 12 (1.82%) Introscope
General
1 121 (18.39%) Finance
2 43 (6.53%) Banking
3 29 (4.41%) Retail
4 24 (3.65%) Investment Banking
5 21 (3.19%) Telecoms
6 14 (2.13%) Games
7 13 (1.98%) Front Office
7 13 (1.98%) Marketing
8 12 (1.82%) Electronics
9 6 (0.91%) Publishing
9 6 (0.91%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.61%) Legal
11 3 (0.46%) Dutch Language
11 3 (0.46%) French Language
11 3 (0.46%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.30%) Law
12 2 (0.30%) Advertising
13 1 (0.15%) Billing
13 1 (0.15%) Automotive
13 1 (0.15%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 163 (24.77%) Tester
2 122 (18.54%) Analyst
3 102 (15.50%) Test Analyst
4 88 (13.37%) Developer
5 79 (12.01%) Performance Tester
6 59 (8.97%) Test Manager
7 48 (7.29%) Test Engineer
8 42 (6.38%) Test Leader
9 41 (6.23%) Performance Analyst
10 40 (6.08%) Performance Engineer
11 39 (5.93%) Performance Test Analyst
12 33 (5.02%) Architect
13 30 (4.56%) Consultant
14 24 (3.65%) Performance Test Engineer
15 20 (3.04%) Java Developer
16 19 (2.89%) Technical Architect
16 19 (2.89%) Automation Tester
17 17 (2.58%) Performance Manager
18 16 (2.43%) Performance Test Manager
19 14 (2.13%) Non-Functional Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (12.46%) .NET
1 82 (12.46%) Web Services
2 54 (8.21%) HTML
3 47 (7.14%) SOAP
4 41 (6.23%) XML
5 39 (5.93%) ASP.NET
6 31 (4.71%) JSP
6 31 (4.71%) REST
7 25 (3.80%) Middleware
8 24 (3.65%) Spring
8 24 (3.65%) JSON
9 20 (3.04%) Ajax
10 18 (2.74%) J2EE
11 16 (2.43%) CSS
12 13 (1.98%) JDBC
13 12 (1.82%) JMS
14 10 (1.52%) Regular Expression
15 9 (1.37%) jQuery
15 9 (1.37%) MooTools
15 9 (1.37%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 69 (10.49%) Open Source
2 31 (4.71%) Computer Science
3 27 (4.10%) Client/Server
4 16 (2.43%) N-Tier
5 14 (2.13%) Enterprise Software
6 13 (1.98%) Data Integration
6 13 (1.98%) Clustering
7 12 (1.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 12 (1.82%) Mobile App
8 11 (1.67%) Video on Demand
8 11 (1.67%) E-Learning
9 10 (1.52%) Fixed Income
9 10 (1.52%) Reference Data
10 9 (1.37%) iPhone
11 8 (1.22%) Market Risk
11 8 (1.22%) IPTV
12 7 (1.06%) VLE
12 7 (1.06%) IVR
12 7 (1.06%) Mathematics
12 7 (1.06%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 124 (18.84%) Linux
2 111 (16.87%) UNIX
3 108 (16.41%) Windows
4 25 (3.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 22 (3.34%) Solaris
6 21 (3.19%) AIX
6 21 (3.19%) Windows Server 2003
7 20 (3.04%) Windows 2000
7 20 (3.04%) Windows XP
7 20 (3.04%) Windows Server 2008
8 19 (2.89%) CentOS
9 16 (2.43%) SUSE
10 14 (2.13%) HPUX
10 14 (2.13%) Android
11 13 (1.98%) Apple iOS
12 11 (1.67%) Windows 7
13 6 (0.91%) Oracle Linux
14 4 (0.61%) Ubuntu
15 3 (0.46%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 131 (19.91%) Test Scripting
2 96 (14.59%) Agile Software Development
3 94 (14.29%) Scrum
4 91 (13.83%) Test Strategy
5 72 (10.94%) User Acceptance Testing
5 72 (10.94%) Software Testing
6 58 (8.81%) Test Automation
7 57 (8.66%) Automated Testing
8 55 (8.36%) TDD
9 50 (7.60%) Test Management
10 45 (6.84%) Load Testing
11 44 (6.69%) Integration Testing
11 44 (6.69%) System Testing
12 40 (6.08%) Performance Tuning
13 39 (5.93%) Security Testing
13 39 (5.93%) Waterfall
14 38 (5.78%) Disaster Recovery
15 37 (5.62%) Regression Testing
15 37 (5.62%) BDD
16 33 (5.02%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 187 (28.42%) SQL
2 161 (24.47%) Java
3 78 (11.85%) C#
4 65 (9.88%) JavaScript
5 42 (6.38%) PHP
6 33 (5.02%) Perl
6 33 (5.02%) C++
7 28 (4.26%) Shell Script
8 25 (3.80%) Ruby
8 25 (3.80%) Bash Shell
9 24 (3.65%) VB
9 24 (3.65%) Python
10 23 (3.50%) PL/SQL
11 20 (3.04%) C
12 11 (1.67%) PHP5
13 10 (1.52%) Tcl
13 10 (1.52%) sed
14 9 (1.37%) FoxPro (VFP)
15 7 (1.06%) Jython
15 7 (1.06%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 86 (13.07%) ISTQB
2 76 (11.55%) Security Cleared
3 69 (10.49%) ISEB
4 64 (9.73%) SC Cleared
5 56 (8.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 52 (7.90%) Degree
7 14 (2.13%) ISEB Practitioner
8 12 (1.82%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 11 (1.67%) DV Cleared
10 9 (1.37%) PMI Certification
11 5 (0.76%) BC Cleared
12 2 (0.30%) CTC Cleared
12 2 (0.30%) Cisco Certification
12 2 (0.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 2 (0.30%) Sun Certification
12 2 (0.30%) PMP
13 1 (0.15%) HND
13 1 (0.15%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 113 (17.17%) QA
2 7 (1.06%) SLA
3 2 (0.30%) ISO 9002
4 1 (0.15%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.15%) DO-160
4 1 (0.15%) Basel III
4 1 (0.15%) EMIR
4 1 (0.15%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 16 (2.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (1.67%) Active Directory
2 11 (1.67%) Oracle RAC
3 9 (1.37%) VMware ESX
4 5 (0.76%) vSphere
5 4 (0.61%) KVM
5 4 (0.61%) RHEV
6 3 (0.46%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 87 (13.22%) HP Quality Center
2 25 (3.80%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 23 (3.50%) Puppet
4 10 (1.52%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (1.06%) Vagrant
5 7 (1.06%) Cisco IPCC
6 6 (0.91%) Salt
7 5 (0.76%) SCOM
8 4 (0.61%) Nagios
9 3 (0.46%) nmon
10 2 (0.30%) OpenView
10 2 (0.30%) ZABBIX
10 2 (0.30%) Nessus
10 2 (0.30%) WebInspect
10 2 (0.30%) Capistrano
10 2 (0.30%) Cobbler
11 1 (0.15%) HP SiteScope
11 1 (0.15%) Red Hat Spacewalk
11 1 (0.15%) CA Wily
11 1 (0.15%) CA SiteMinder
Vendors
1 126 (19.15%) Oracle
2 108 (16.41%) HP
3 47 (7.14%) Microsoft
4 45 (6.84%) Red Hat
5 30 (4.56%) SAP
6 21 (3.19%) Citrix
6 21 (3.19%) VMware
7 16 (2.43%) IBM
8 14 (2.13%) JBoss
9 12 (1.82%) TIBCO
10 10 (1.52%) hybris
11 7 (1.06%) Atlassian
11 7 (1.06%) Verint
11 7 (1.06%) Genesys
11 7 (1.06%) Siemens
11 7 (1.06%) Empirix
12 6 (0.91%) Sun
12 6 (0.91%) Akamai
12 6 (0.91%) RightScale
13 5 (0.76%) SolarWinds
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Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
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Rate: £250 - £325 per day
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