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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Testing
Rank 293 271 265
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -6
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 329 333 358
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.66% 0.69% 0.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.88% 0.93% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 217 224 223
Average daily rate
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£365 £398 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.17% +6.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Average hourly rate £35.00 £48.84 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.33% -
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
37309 35800 38541
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.52% 73.75% 71.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 23546 22412 22771
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 £273 £265
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 1058 970 1387
Average hourly rate £22.50 £28.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.64% -13.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.75 £13.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.50 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -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 20 August 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 20 August 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 +4 147 £425 +1.19% 27
South East -33 48 £350 - 14
Yorkshire -5 37 £320 +11.30% 7
South West -18 23 £363 +9.43% 6
North West +6 22 £324 -7.89% 5
East of England -5 19 £391 -2.18% 5
North East -11 15 £350 - 3
East Midlands +7 11 £350 +25.56%
West Midlands - 1 - -
Performance Testing
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Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 20 August 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.

1 192 (28.44%) SQL
2 173 (25.63%) LoadRunner
3 154 (22.81%) Java
4 132 (19.56%) Test Scripting
5 130 (19.26%) Oracle
6 128 (18.96%) Linux
7 121 (17.93%) UNIX
8 116 (17.19%) Finance
8 116 (17.19%) Selenium
9 115 (17.04%) HP
10 112 (16.59%) QA
11 106 (15.70%) Agile Software Development
11 106 (15.70%) Windows
12 97 (14.37%) HP Quality Center
12 97 (14.37%) Test Strategy
13 94 (13.93%) JMeter
13 94 (13.93%) ISTQB
14 93 (13.78%) Scrum
15 81 (12.00%) Security Cleared
16 79 (11.70%) User Acceptance Testing
16 79 (11.70%) Web Services
17 77 (11.41%) .NET
18 76 (11.26%) Software Testing
19 74 (10.96%) ISEB
20 71 (10.52%) C#
21 70 (10.37%) HTTP
22 68 (10.07%) Open Source
23 67 (9.93%) SC Cleared
24 65 (9.63%) SQL Server
25 64 (9.48%) JavaScript

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 59 (8.74%) Apache
1 59 (8.74%) Tomcat
2 43 (6.37%) WebLogic
3 19 (2.81%) WebSphere
4 12 (1.78%) Jetty
5 11 (1.63%) Moodle
6 9 (1.33%) nginx
6 9 (1.33%) IIS
6 9 (1.33%) CMS
6 9 (1.33%) WebLogic Integration
7 8 (1.19%) SharePoint
7 8 (1.19%) OpenStack
8 6 (0.89%) WebSphere Application Server
8 6 (0.89%) IBM HTTP Server
8 6 (0.89%) Node.js
9 5 (0.74%) SAS
10 4 (0.59%) Oracle Application Server
10 4 (0.59%) Adobe CQ
10 4 (0.59%) Confluence
11 3 (0.44%) MQSeries
Applications
1 27 (4.00%) MS Excel
2 11 (1.63%) MS Visio
3 9 (1.33%) MS Office
4 4 (0.59%) MS Project
4 4 (0.59%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 22 (3.26%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (0.89%) BASE24
2 6 (0.89%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.44%) RMDS
4 3 (0.44%) Oracle Applications
4 3 (0.44%) SAP CRM
4 3 (0.44%) SAP FI
5 2 (0.30%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (0.30%) SAP FI/CO
5 2 (0.30%) SAP CO
5 2 (0.30%) SAP IS-U
5 2 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.30%) Markit EDM
5 2 (0.30%) SAP BPC
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 19 (2.81%) SaaS
2 8 (1.19%) Amazon ELB
2 8 (1.19%) Route 53
2 8 (1.19%) Amazon EC2
2 8 (1.19%) Amazon S3
2 8 (1.19%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (0.59%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.44%) PaaS
5 2 (0.30%) GitHub
6 1 (0.15%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 70 (10.37%) HTTP
2 49 (7.26%) TCP/IP
3 40 (5.93%) DNS
4 28 (4.15%) HTTPS
5 21 (3.11%) Firewall
5 21 (3.11%) Internet
6 20 (2.96%) Ethernet
7 16 (2.37%) LAN
8 15 (2.22%) OpenLDAP
8 15 (2.22%) WAN
8 15 (2.22%) FTP
9 14 (2.07%) DHCP
10 12 (1.78%) SSL
11 11 (1.63%) SAN
12 10 (1.48%) SSH
13 9 (1.33%) VLAN
14 8 (1.19%) DVB
14 8 (1.19%) IP Telephony
15 6 (0.89%) VPN
15 6 (0.89%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (9.63%) SQL Server
2 55 (8.15%) Oracle Database
3 41 (6.07%) Relational Database
4 36 (5.33%) MySQL
5 30 (4.44%) Data Warehouse
6 26 (3.85%) Oracle Database 11g
7 25 (3.70%) PostgreSQL
8 22 (3.26%) Redis
9 18 (2.67%) Big Data
10 14 (2.07%) RDBMS
10 14 (2.07%) NoSQL
11 13 (1.93%) Oracle Reports
12 11 (1.63%) MongoDB
13 9 (1.33%) MS Access
14 8 (1.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 8 (1.19%) Oracle ODI
14 8 (1.19%) SQL Server 2008
14 8 (1.19%) Oracle BI EE
15 7 (1.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 6 (0.89%) DB2
Development Applications
1 173 (25.63%) LoadRunner
2 116 (17.19%) Selenium
3 94 (13.93%) JMeter
4 63 (9.33%) QuickTest Pro
5 47 (6.96%) WebDriver
6 41 (6.07%) Git (software)
7 39 (5.78%) Cucumber
8 29 (4.30%) Jenkins
9 28 (4.15%) JUnit
9 28 (4.15%) Visual Studio
10 27 (4.00%) Maven
11 26 (3.85%) JIRA
12 24 (3.56%) Subversion
13 23 (3.41%) SoapUI
14 22 (3.26%) Team Foundation Server
15 21 (3.11%) FitNesse
16 14 (2.07%) WATIR
17 13 (1.93%) Ant
18 12 (1.78%) Mockito
19 11 (1.63%) Rational Performance Tester
General
1 116 (17.19%) Finance
2 42 (6.22%) Banking
3 28 (4.15%) Retail
4 22 (3.26%) Investment Banking
5 20 (2.96%) Telecoms
6 13 (1.93%) Marketing
7 12 (1.78%) Front Office
7 12 (1.78%) Electronics
8 8 (1.19%) Games
9 6 (0.89%) Publishing
10 5 (0.74%) Manufacturing
11 4 (0.59%) Back Office
12 3 (0.44%) Retail Banking
12 3 (0.44%) Dutch Language
12 3 (0.44%) French Language
12 3 (0.44%) Billing
12 3 (0.44%) Legal
13 2 (0.30%) Advertising
13 2 (0.30%) Law
14 1 (0.15%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 168 (24.89%) Tester
2 117 (17.33%) Analyst
3 99 (14.67%) Test Analyst
4 85 (12.59%) Developer
5 84 (12.44%) Performance Tester
6 68 (10.07%) Test Manager
7 49 (7.26%) Test Engineer
8 43 (6.37%) Test Leader
9 39 (5.78%) Performance Engineer
10 38 (5.63%) Architect
11 36 (5.33%) Performance Analyst
12 35 (5.19%) Performance Test Analyst
13 30 (4.44%) Consultant
14 23 (3.41%) Performance Test Engineer
15 20 (2.96%) Performance Manager
15 20 (2.96%) Java Developer
15 20 (2.96%) Technical Architect
16 19 (2.81%) Automation Tester
16 19 (2.81%) Performance Test Manager
17 16 (2.37%) Non-Functional Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (11.70%) Web Services
2 77 (11.41%) .NET
3 57 (8.44%) HTML
4 45 (6.67%) SOAP
5 44 (6.52%) XML
6 39 (5.78%) ASP.NET
7 32 (4.74%) JSP
8 29 (4.30%) REST
9 25 (3.70%) Middleware
10 23 (3.41%) JSON
11 22 (3.26%) Spring
12 19 (2.81%) Ajax
13 18 (2.67%) CSS
14 17 (2.52%) J2EE
15 13 (1.93%) JDBC
16 12 (1.78%) JMS
17 10 (1.48%) Regular Expression
18 9 (1.33%) RabbitMQ
18 9 (1.33%) WCF
19 8 (1.19%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 68 (10.07%) Open Source
2 32 (4.74%) Computer Science
3 27 (4.00%) Client/Server
4 16 (2.37%) N-Tier
4 16 (2.37%) Mobile App
5 15 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
5 15 (2.22%) Data Integration
6 14 (2.07%) Video on Demand
7 13 (1.93%) Clustering
7 13 (1.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 11 (1.63%) E-Learning
8 11 (1.63%) IVR
9 10 (1.48%) IPTV
9 10 (1.48%) Reference Data
10 9 (1.33%) Fixed Income
10 9 (1.33%) Management Information System
11 7 (1.04%) iPhone
11 7 (1.04%) Mathematics
11 7 (1.04%) VLE
11 7 (1.04%) MPEG
Operating Systems
1 128 (18.96%) Linux
2 121 (17.93%) UNIX
3 106 (15.70%) Windows
4 24 (3.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 22 (3.26%) Solaris
5 22 (3.26%) Windows Server 2003
6 21 (3.11%) Windows Server 2008
6 21 (3.11%) Windows 2000
6 21 (3.11%) Windows XP
7 20 (2.96%) AIX
7 20 (2.96%) CentOS
8 15 (2.22%) Android
8 15 (2.22%) SUSE
9 14 (2.07%) HPUX
10 13 (1.93%) Apple iOS
11 12 (1.78%) Windows 7
12 6 (0.89%) Oracle Linux
13 4 (0.59%) Ubuntu
14 3 (0.44%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (19.56%) Test Scripting
2 106 (15.70%) Agile Software Development
3 97 (14.37%) Test Strategy
4 93 (13.78%) Scrum
5 79 (11.70%) User Acceptance Testing
6 76 (11.26%) Software Testing
7 63 (9.33%) Test Automation
8 57 (8.44%) Automated Testing
9 56 (8.30%) Test Management
10 53 (7.85%) TDD
11 49 (7.26%) Integration Testing
12 48 (7.11%) Load Testing
13 45 (6.67%) System Testing
14 41 (6.07%) Disaster Recovery
15 40 (5.93%) Waterfall
16 39 (5.78%) Security Testing
17 38 (5.63%) Performance Tuning
18 37 (5.48%) Regression Testing
19 36 (5.33%) Data Modelling
20 34 (5.04%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 192 (28.44%) SQL
2 154 (22.81%) Java
3 71 (10.52%) C#
4 64 (9.48%) JavaScript
5 41 (6.07%) PHP
6 34 (5.04%) Perl
7 27 (4.00%) Ruby
7 27 (4.00%) Shell Script
8 26 (3.85%) C++
9 24 (3.56%) VB
10 22 (3.26%) PL/SQL
10 22 (3.26%) Bash Shell
11 20 (2.96%) Python
11 20 (2.96%) C
12 10 (1.48%) Tcl
12 10 (1.48%) sed
13 9 (1.33%) PHP5
13 9 (1.33%) FoxPro (VFP)
14 6 (0.89%) VBScript
14 6 (0.89%) Jython
Qualifications
1 94 (13.93%) ISTQB
2 81 (12.00%) Security Cleared
3 74 (10.96%) ISEB
4 67 (9.93%) SC Cleared
5 64 (9.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 56 (8.30%) Degree
7 15 (2.22%) ISEB Practitioner
8 12 (1.78%) DV Cleared
8 12 (1.78%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 8 (1.19%) PMI Certification
10 5 (0.74%) BC Cleared
11 3 (0.44%) Cisco Certification
12 2 (0.30%) PMP
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%) HND
13 1 (0.15%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 112 (16.59%) QA
2 8 (1.19%) SLA
3 2 (0.30%) ISO 9002
4 1 (0.15%) EMIR
4 1 (0.15%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.15%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.15%) DO-160
4 1 (0.15%) Basel III
System Software
1 17 (2.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (1.63%) Oracle RAC
3 10 (1.48%) Active Directory
4 8 (1.19%) VMware ESX
4 8 (1.19%) vSphere
5 4 (0.59%) RHEV
5 4 (0.59%) KVM
6 2 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 97 (14.37%) HP Quality Center
2 28 (4.15%) Puppet
3 26 (3.85%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 13 (1.93%) Opscode Chef
5 10 (1.48%) Vagrant
6 8 (1.19%) Cisco IPCC
7 6 (0.89%) Salt
8 5 (0.74%) SCOM
9 4 (0.59%) Nagios
10 3 (0.44%) nmon
11 2 (0.30%) OpenView
11 2 (0.30%) Nessus
11 2 (0.30%) HP SiteScope
11 2 (0.30%) Capistrano
11 2 (0.30%) Cobbler
11 2 (0.30%) ZABBIX
12 1 (0.15%) CA Wily
12 1 (0.15%) Data Guard
12 1 (0.15%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 130 (19.26%) Oracle
2 115 (17.04%) HP
3 50 (7.41%) Microsoft
4 47 (6.96%) Red Hat
5 32 (4.74%) SAP
6 23 (3.41%) VMware
7 21 (3.11%) Citrix
8 15 (2.22%) IBM
9 13 (1.93%) JBoss
9 13 (1.93%) TIBCO
10 10 (1.48%) hybris
11 8 (1.19%) Siemens
11 8 (1.19%) Genesys
11 8 (1.19%) Empirix
11 8 (1.19%) RightScale
11 8 (1.19%) Verint
12 7 (1.04%) Atlassian
13 6 (0.89%) Sun
13 6 (0.89%) Yahoo!
13 6 (0.89%) Rackspace
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