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 16 April 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Testing
Rank 261 293 288
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -5
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 362 253 320
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.69% 0.58% 0.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.94% 0.79% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 229 167 184
Average daily rate £388 £370 £401
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.72% -7.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £337 £405
% change year-on-year
+3.78% -16.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 5
Average hourly rate £37.29 £48.18 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.60% +37.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.46 £48.18 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £131.46 £48.18 £57.23
UK excluding London average hourly rate £96.15 £40.09 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+139.82% +29.32%
Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
38680 32060 38909
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 73.86% 73.00% 69.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 24376 19605 22634
Average daily rate £405 £413 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.81% -0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £573 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £361 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.02% -2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1128 1017 1335
Average hourly rate £27.50 £32.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.06% +16.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.23 £13.55 £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £54.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +18.51%
Performance Testing
UK

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 16 April 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Performance Testing across the England region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

Performance Testing Hourly Rate Histogram 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London +2 167 £425 +0.59% 44
South East -27 45 £350 - 16
Yorkshire +2 43 £310 +3.33% 5
South West +11 36 £363 - 8
North West -6 20 £425 +21.42% 4
East of England -24 17 £419 +24.07% 4
East Midlands +1 12 £359 +2.50% 2
West Midlands -3 10 £325 -0.76% 2
North East -20 9 £297 -
Performance Testing
UK

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 16 April 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.

1 149 (26.47%) SQL
2 148 (26.29%) LoadRunner
3 116 (20.60%) UNIX
4 111 (19.72%) Finance
5 107 (19.01%) Agile Software Development
6 104 (18.47%) Java
6 104 (18.47%) Oracle
7 100 (17.76%) HP Quality Center
8 97 (17.23%) HP
9 90 (15.99%) Test Strategy
10 89 (15.81%) Selenium
11 82 (14.56%) User Acceptance Testing
11 82 (14.56%) Test Scripting
12 79 (14.03%) Windows
13 78 (13.85%) Scrum
14 77 (13.68%) Linux
15 73 (12.97%) QA
15 73 (12.97%) Test Automation
16 67 (11.90%) .NET
16 67 (11.90%) ISEB
17 63 (11.19%) ISTQB
18 61 (10.83%) Web Services
19 59 (10.48%) Security Cleared
20 58 (10.30%) JMeter
21 57 (10.12%) QuickTest Pro
21 57 (10.12%) Software Testing
22 56 (9.95%) C#
23 53 (9.41%) SQL Server
23 53 (9.41%) Microsoft
24 52 (9.24%) Test Management

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 28 (4.97%) Tomcat
2 26 (4.62%) WebLogic
3 24 (4.26%) Apache
4 17 (3.02%) WebSphere
5 13 (2.31%) Confluence
6 12 (2.13%) Jetty
6 12 (2.13%) SharePoint
7 10 (1.78%) CMS
8 8 (1.42%) Node.js
8 8 (1.42%) nginx
9 7 (1.24%) IIS
9 7 (1.24%) OpenStack
10 5 (0.89%) Oracle Workflow
10 5 (0.89%) WebSphere Application Server
10 5 (0.89%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 4 (0.71%) Moodle
11 4 (0.71%) Oracle Coherence
12 3 (0.53%) BizTalk Server
12 3 (0.53%) MS Exchange
12 3 (0.53%) WordPress
Applications
1 15 (2.66%) MS Excel
1 15 (2.66%) MS Office
2 13 (2.31%) MS Visio
3 7 (1.24%) MS Project
3 7 (1.24%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (1.78%) Oracle EBS
2 9 (1.60%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (1.07%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.36%) Markit EDM
4 2 (0.36%) RMDS
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.18%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.18%) Agresso
5 1 (0.18%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.18%) VisionPLUS
5 1 (0.18%) Summit
5 1 (0.18%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 9 (1.60%) Microsoft Azure
1 9 (1.60%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (1.42%) Amazon EC2
3 7 (1.24%) Amazon S3
3 7 (1.24%) Amazon ELB
3 7 (1.24%) Route 53
4 4 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.53%) SaaS
6 2 (0.36%) PaaS
7 1 (0.18%) IaaS
7 1 (0.18%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 43 (7.64%) HTTP
2 24 (4.26%) DNS
3 23 (4.09%) TCP/IP
4 22 (3.91%) Internet
5 14 (2.49%) Firewall
6 12 (2.13%) HTTPS
7 11 (1.95%) LAN
8 9 (1.60%) WAN
8 9 (1.60%) DHCP
9 8 (1.42%) FTP
10 7 (1.24%) IP Telephony
11 5 (0.89%) SAN
11 5 (0.89%) CHAP
11 5 (0.89%) Ethernet
11 5 (0.89%) VLAN
12 3 (0.53%) LTE
13 2 (0.36%) NAS
13 2 (0.36%) ATM
13 2 (0.36%) SSL
13 2 (0.36%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (9.41%) SQL Server
2 41 (7.28%) Oracle Database
3 28 (4.97%) Relational Database
4 24 (4.26%) Data Warehouse
5 23 (4.09%) Oracle Database 11g
6 20 (3.55%) Big Data
7 17 (3.02%) MySQL
8 14 (2.49%) MongoDB
9 13 (2.31%) DB2
9 13 (2.31%) NoSQL
10 11 (1.95%) Oracle ODI
11 10 (1.78%) SQL Server 2008
12 9 (1.60%) PostgreSQL
12 9 (1.60%) Hadoop
12 9 (1.60%) Redis
13 7 (1.24%) Oracle Reports
13 7 (1.24%) Oracle BI EE
14 6 (1.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 6 (1.07%) Data Mining
15 4 (0.71%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 148 (26.29%) LoadRunner
2 89 (15.81%) Selenium
3 58 (10.30%) JMeter
4 57 (10.12%) QuickTest Pro
5 34 (6.04%) JIRA
6 31 (5.51%) SoapUI
7 29 (5.15%) Cucumber
8 25 (4.44%) WebDriver
9 24 (4.26%) JUnit
10 23 (4.09%) Maven
11 19 (3.37%) Jenkins
12 18 (3.20%) Git (software)
13 14 (2.49%) Visual Studio
14 13 (2.31%) Rational Performance Tester
15 10 (1.78%) NeoLoad
15 10 (1.78%) JProfiler
15 10 (1.78%) Team Foundation Server
16 9 (1.60%) Toad
16 9 (1.60%) Hudson
17 7 (1.24%) Ant
General
1 111 (19.72%) Finance
2 38 (6.75%) Banking
3 21 (3.73%) Retail
4 17 (3.02%) Telecoms
5 11 (1.95%) Back Office
6 9 (1.60%) Games
7 8 (1.42%) Investment Banking
8 7 (1.24%) Front Office
8 7 (1.24%) Advertising
9 6 (1.07%) Marketing
10 5 (0.89%) Legal
11 4 (0.71%) Pharmaceutical
11 4 (0.71%) Manufacturing
11 4 (0.71%) Law
12 3 (0.53%) Billing
13 2 (0.36%) Retail Banking
13 2 (0.36%) Automotive
13 2 (0.36%) Financial Institution
14 1 (0.18%) Publishing
14 1 (0.18%) Military
Job Titles
1 162 (28.77%) Tester
2 96 (17.05%) Analyst
3 86 (15.28%) Test Analyst
4 85 (15.10%) Performance Tester
5 68 (12.08%) Test Manager
6 43 (7.64%) Developer
7 38 (6.75%) Architect
8 37 (6.57%) Test Leader
9 35 (6.22%) Test Engineer
10 25 (4.44%) Performance Test Analyst
10 25 (4.44%) Performance Analyst
11 20 (3.55%) Non-Functional Tester
12 18 (3.20%) Java Developer
13 17 (3.02%) Consultant
13 17 (3.02%) Senior Tester
13 17 (3.02%) Performance Test Leader
14 16 (2.84%) Automation Tester
15 14 (2.49%) DBA
16 12 (2.13%) Functional Tester
16 12 (2.13%) Performance Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (11.90%) .NET
2 61 (10.83%) Web Services
3 44 (7.82%) XML
4 39 (6.93%) SOAP
5 33 (5.86%) HTML
6 30 (5.33%) Middleware
7 16 (2.84%) ASP.NET
8 15 (2.66%) J2EE
8 15 (2.66%) JSP
8 15 (2.66%) Ajax
9 13 (2.31%) JSON
9 13 (2.31%) RabbitMQ
10 12 (2.13%) Spring
10 12 (2.13%) JDBC
10 12 (2.13%) COM
11 11 (1.95%) WCF
11 11 (1.95%) Java EE
12 9 (1.60%) .NET Framework
12 9 (1.60%) REST
13 8 (1.42%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 33 (5.86%) Open Source
2 15 (2.66%) Computer Science
2 15 (2.66%) Mobile App
3 14 (2.49%) Enterprise Software
4 13 (2.31%) Mainframe
4 13 (2.31%) Clustering
5 12 (2.13%) Video on Demand
6 11 (1.95%) Client/Server
7 10 (1.78%) IVR
8 8 (1.42%) IBM Mainframe
8 8 (1.42%) IPTV
9 7 (1.24%) SWIFT
10 6 (1.07%) Derivative
10 6 (1.07%) Statistics
10 6 (1.07%) N-Tier
10 6 (1.07%) Management Information System
11 5 (0.89%) RIA
11 5 (0.89%) Data Integration
12 4 (0.71%) Social Network
12 4 (0.71%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 116 (20.60%) UNIX
2 79 (14.03%) Windows
3 77 (13.68%) Linux
4 17 (3.02%) Solaris
5 14 (2.49%) Windows Server 2008
5 14 (2.49%) Windows XP
5 14 (2.49%) Windows Server 2003
6 13 (2.31%) Windows 7
7 11 (1.95%) Windows 2000
8 10 (1.78%) Android
9 8 (1.42%) CentOS
10 7 (1.24%) AIX
10 7 (1.24%) Apple iOS
10 7 (1.24%) Oracle Linux
11 5 (0.89%) HPUX
11 5 (0.89%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (0.36%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.36%) SUSE
13 1 (0.18%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (19.01%) Agile Software Development
2 90 (15.99%) Test Strategy
3 82 (14.56%) User Acceptance Testing
3 82 (14.56%) Test Scripting
4 78 (13.85%) Scrum
5 73 (12.97%) Test Automation
6 57 (10.12%) Software Testing
7 52 (9.24%) Test Management
8 50 (8.88%) Automated Testing
9 44 (7.82%) Load Testing
10 43 (7.64%) Performance Tuning
11 41 (7.28%) System Testing
12 37 (6.57%) Integration Testing
13 34 (6.04%) E-Commerce
14 33 (5.86%) Continuous Integration
15 32 (5.68%) Waterfall
15 32 (5.68%) Disaster Recovery
16 31 (5.51%) TDD
17 30 (5.33%) Configuration Management
18 27 (4.80%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 149 (26.47%) SQL
2 104 (18.47%) Java
3 56 (9.95%) C#
4 35 (6.22%) JavaScript
5 23 (4.09%) Ruby
6 18 (3.20%) C
7 17 (3.02%) Python
8 14 (2.49%) Perl
9 12 (2.13%) C++
10 9 (1.60%) PHP
11 8 (1.42%) PowerShell
11 8 (1.42%) VB
12 7 (1.24%) Shell Script
13 6 (1.07%) Groovy
14 5 (0.89%) Tcl
15 4 (0.71%) MATLAB
16 3 (0.53%) VBScript
16 3 (0.53%) VBA
16 3 (0.53%) PL/SQL
16 3 (0.53%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 67 (11.90%) ISEB
2 63 (11.19%) ISTQB
3 59 (10.48%) Security Cleared
4 44 (7.82%) Degree
5 40 (7.10%) SC Cleared
6 17 (3.02%) DV Cleared
7 10 (1.78%) ISEB Practitioner
8 4 (0.71%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (0.71%) MCSE
9 2 (0.36%) MCITP
9 2 (0.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (0.36%) CCNP
9 2 (0.36%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.36%) MCSA
9 2 (0.36%) HND
10 1 (0.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.18%) Sun Certification
10 1 (0.18%) PMP
10 1 (0.18%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.18%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 73 (12.97%) QA
2 7 (1.24%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (0.53%) GxP
4 2 (0.36%) ISO 9002
5 1 (0.18%) SLA
5 1 (0.18%) Basel III
5 1 (0.18%) EMIR
5 1 (0.18%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 17 (3.02%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (2.13%) vSphere
3 9 (1.60%) Active Directory
4 3 (0.53%) Oracle RAC
4 3 (0.53%) XenDesktop
5 2 (0.36%) UAG
5 2 (0.36%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.36%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.18%) KVM
Systems Management
1 100 (17.76%) HP Quality Center
2 26 (4.62%) Puppet
3 16 (2.84%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 12 (2.13%) Opscode Chef
5 10 (1.78%) Vagrant
6 7 (1.24%) Cisco IPCC
7 5 (0.89%) Nagios
7 5 (0.89%) SCOM
7 5 (0.89%) Ganglia
7 5 (0.89%) Oracle EDQ
8 4 (0.71%) nmon
8 4 (0.71%) Data Guard
8 4 (0.71%) SCCM
9 3 (0.53%) CA Wily
9 3 (0.53%) HP SiteScope
9 3 (0.53%) CFEngine
9 3 (0.53%) Cobbler
10 2 (0.36%) OpenView
11 1 (0.18%) MAINVIEW
11 1 (0.18%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 104 (18.47%) Oracle
2 97 (17.23%) HP
3 53 (9.41%) Microsoft
4 29 (5.15%) SAP
5 25 (4.44%) IBM
6 23 (4.09%) VMware
7 16 (2.84%) Citrix
8 10 (1.78%) hybris
9 9 (1.60%) Red Hat
9 9 (1.60%) Sybase
10 8 (1.42%) Rackspace
10 8 (1.42%) Green Hat
10 8 (1.42%) Yahoo!
11 7 (1.24%) Siemens
11 7 (1.24%) Genesys
11 7 (1.24%) Empirix
11 7 (1.24%) Siebel
11 7 (1.24%) RightScale
11 7 (1.24%) Verint
12 6 (1.07%) Atlassian
Northampton
Computer Futures
Posted: 4 hours ago
City of London
Interquest - Sand Resources
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Slough, Berkshire
Proteus Europe
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: 300-350
Posted: Yesterday
London
Certes Computing Ltd (Birmingham)
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £400 - £440 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Experis IT
Rate: £468.00 - £490.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Yorkshire
Experis IT
Rate: £300 - £390 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Eligo Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Clarity Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £425 - £501 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £380 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London Arena
HFG
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheshire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: 300-350
Posted: 5 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £700 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £900 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Networking People
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Networking People
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £600.00 - £700.00 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £600.00 - £700.00 per day
Posted: 16 days ago