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 28 August 2015 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Performance Testing
Rank 266 299 282
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -17
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 413 323 326
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.78% 0.64% 0.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.00% 0.84% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 276 218 217
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £292 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £507 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 2
Average hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £51.92
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -32.58%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £35.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-12.85% +20.68%
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
41497 38505 36269
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 78.08% 76.52% 75.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 27539 24264 22731
Average daily rate £425 £413 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £292 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1118 1078 1016
Average hourly rate £31.22 £23.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.73% -23.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.82 £12.50 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £46.30 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%

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 August 2015.

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 August 2015. 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 +51 191 £405 -4.70% 39
North West +7 62 £350 +8.10% 8
South East -9 60 £375 +7.14% 19
South West -8 24 £305 -15.86% 5
West Midlands +21 23 £395 -12.22% 10
East of England +4 19 £370 -6.47% 11
Yorkshire -47 17 £350 - 7
North East -31 7 £250 -28.57%
East Midlands -17 3 £359 +6.22% 3
Midlands - 3 £500 -
South Coast 0 1 - -
Performance Testing
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Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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.

1 185 (27.74%) SQL
2 162 (24.29%) Agile Software Development
3 148 (22.19%) Java
4 141 (21.14%) LoadRunner
4 141 (21.14%) QA
5 136 (20.39%) Finance
6 115 (17.24%) Test Scripting
7 114 (17.09%) Oracle
8 110 (16.49%) SQL Server
8 110 (16.49%) Selenium
9 96 (14.39%) JMeter
10 92 (13.79%) Test Automation
11 91 (13.64%) Test Strategy
12 90 (13.49%) HP
13 89 (13.34%) UNIX
14 88 (13.19%) C#
15 87 (13.04%) Windows
16 86 (12.89%) ISEB
17 85 (12.74%) .NET
17 85 (12.74%) User Acceptance Testing
18 83 (12.44%) Non-Functional Testing
19 82 (12.29%) Linux
20 81 (12.14%) Security Cleared
21 78 (11.69%) Regression Testing
22 77 (11.54%) HP Quality Center
23 75 (11.24%) Web Services
23 75 (11.24%) ISTQB
24 74 (11.09%) HTML
25 69 (10.34%) XML
26 68 (10.19%) SOAP

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 22 (3.30%) WebSphere
2 19 (2.85%) Apache
3 15 (2.25%) Tomcat
4 14 (2.10%) OpenStack
5 13 (1.95%) WebLogic
6 12 (1.80%) IIS
6 12 (1.80%) JBoss
6 12 (1.80%) SharePoint
6 12 (1.80%) WebSphere Application Server
7 11 (1.65%) CMS
8 9 (1.35%) nginx
9 4 (0.60%) Confluence
10 3 (0.45%) Elasticsearch
10 3 (0.45%) Jetty
10 3 (0.45%) LiveLink
11 2 (0.30%) GlassFish
11 2 (0.30%) SAS
11 2 (0.30%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (0.30%) Commerce Server
11 2 (0.30%) WebLogic Integration
Applications
1 21 (3.15%) MS Excel
2 12 (1.80%) MS Office
3 8 (1.20%) Photoshop
4 3 (0.45%) PowerPivot
5 2 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.30%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.15%) Fireworks
6 1 (0.15%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 9 (1.35%) SAP IS-U
2 7 (1.05%) Oracle Retail
3 6 (0.90%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 3 (0.45%) Hyperion Planning
4 3 (0.45%) Agresso
4 3 (0.45%) Primavera
4 3 (0.45%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.30%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.30%) Oracle General Ledger
5 2 (0.30%) Oracle Payables
5 2 (0.30%) SAP Business One
5 2 (0.30%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.15%) SAP PLM
6 1 (0.15%) Cerner Millennium
6 1 (0.15%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.15%) BASE24
6 1 (0.15%) Loan IQ
Cloud Services
1 25 (3.75%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (1.50%) GitHub
3 7 (1.05%) Route 53
3 7 (1.05%) SaaS
3 7 (1.05%) Amazon EC2
3 7 (1.05%) Amazon S3
4 6 (0.90%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (0.90%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 3 (0.45%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (0.30%) Google Compute Engine
6 2 (0.30%) IaaS
7 1 (0.15%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.15%) Office 365
7 1 (0.15%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 30 (4.50%) SAN
2 17 (2.55%) HTTP
3 14 (2.10%) Internet
4 13 (1.95%) Wireshark
5 10 (1.50%) NAS
6 9 (1.35%) Fibre Channel
6 9 (1.35%) LDAP
7 8 (1.20%) Wi-Fi
8 6 (0.90%) Intrusion Detection
8 6 (0.90%) VLAN
8 6 (0.90%) DNS
8 6 (0.90%) HTTPS
9 5 (0.75%) Software-Defined Networking
10 4 (0.60%) Firewall
10 4 (0.60%) TCP/IP
11 3 (0.45%) Kerberos
11 3 (0.45%) FCoE
11 3 (0.45%) iSCSI
12 2 (0.30%) OpenLDAP
12 2 (0.30%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 110 (16.49%) SQL Server
2 47 (7.05%) Relational Database
3 38 (5.70%) MySQL
4 29 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 18 (2.70%) Data Warehouse
5 18 (2.70%) Oracle Database
6 17 (2.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 13 (1.95%) RDBMS
7 13 (1.95%) Big Data
8 11 (1.65%) SQL Server 2008
9 10 (1.50%) SQL Server 2005
9 10 (1.50%) Hadoop
10 9 (1.35%) MongoDB
11 8 (1.20%) DB2
12 7 (1.05%) NoSQL
13 6 (0.90%) Redis
13 6 (0.90%) SimpleDB
13 6 (0.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 6 (0.90%) SQL Server 2012
13 6 (0.90%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 141 (21.14%) LoadRunner
2 110 (16.49%) Selenium
3 96 (14.39%) JMeter
4 60 (9.00%) SoapUI
5 50 (7.50%) JIRA
6 48 (7.20%) Cucumber
7 47 (7.05%) WebDriver
8 41 (6.15%) Jenkins
9 39 (5.85%) HP UFT
10 35 (5.25%) Git (software)
11 32 (4.80%) JUnit
12 26 (3.90%) Visual Studio
13 25 (3.75%) Team Foundation Server
14 24 (3.60%) Maven
15 18 (2.70%) Facilita Forecast
16 13 (1.95%) NeoLoad
16 13 (1.95%) Appium
16 13 (1.95%) Hudson
16 13 (1.95%) Eclipse
16 13 (1.95%) IntelliJ
General
1 136 (20.39%) Finance
2 45 (6.75%) Banking
3 36 (5.40%) Telecoms
4 30 (4.50%) Retail
5 17 (2.55%) Investment Banking
6 12 (1.80%) Manufacturing
6 12 (1.80%) Pharmaceutical
7 11 (1.65%) Back Office
8 7 (1.05%) Games
8 7 (1.05%) Retail Banking
9 6 (0.90%) Front Office
10 5 (0.75%) Publishing
10 5 (0.75%) Marketing
11 4 (0.60%) Corporate Banking
11 4 (0.60%) Private Banking
12 3 (0.45%) Billing
12 3 (0.45%) Electronics
13 2 (0.30%) Legal
13 2 (0.30%) General Ledger
13 2 (0.30%) French Language
Job Titles
1 150 (22.49%) Analyst
2 143 (21.44%) Test Analyst
3 107 (16.04%) Tester
4 81 (12.14%) Test Manager
5 80 (11.99%) Developer
6 64 (9.60%) Test Leader
7 49 (7.35%) Performance Analyst
8 47 (7.05%) Performance Test Analyst
9 43 (6.45%) Test Engineer
10 40 (6.00%) Architect
11 39 (5.85%) Consultant
12 35 (5.25%) Performance Tester
13 21 (3.15%) Performance Manager
14 20 (3.00%) QA Engineer
14 20 (3.00%) Performance Test Manager
14 20 (3.00%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
15 19 (2.85%) Performance Test Leader
16 18 (2.70%) Senior Analyst
17 17 (2.55%) Senior Test Analyst
17 17 (2.55%) Non-Functional Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (12.74%) .NET
2 75 (11.24%) Web Services
3 74 (11.09%) HTML
4 69 (10.34%) XML
5 68 (10.19%) SOAP
6 48 (7.20%) CSS
7 36 (5.40%) ASP.NET
8 34 (5.10%) Middleware
9 28 (4.20%) HTML5
10 26 (3.90%) CSS3
11 19 (2.85%) ASP.NET MVC
12 16 (2.40%) REST
12 16 (2.40%) ASP.NET MVC 4
13 15 (2.25%) .NET Framework
14 13 (1.95%) J2EE
15 12 (1.80%) JSP
15 12 (1.80%) WinForms
15 12 (1.80%) WPF
16 11 (1.65%) WCF
17 10 (1.50%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 49 (7.35%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (3.60%) Computer Science
3 21 (3.15%) N-Tier
4 19 (2.85%) Mobile App
5 18 (2.70%) Data Structures
6 15 (2.25%) Performance Metrics
7 13 (1.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 11 (1.65%) Client/Server
9 10 (1.50%) Replication
10 8 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
10 8 (1.20%) Hybrid Cloud
11 7 (1.05%) EMC VNX
11 7 (1.05%) EMC VMAX
11 7 (1.05%) User Experience
11 7 (1.05%) Mainframe
11 7 (1.05%) Management Information System
12 6 (0.90%) CLARiiON
12 6 (0.90%) FlexPod
13 5 (0.75%) Private Cloud
13 5 (0.75%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 89 (13.34%) UNIX
2 87 (13.04%) Windows
3 82 (12.29%) Linux
4 12 (1.80%) AIX
5 11 (1.65%) Apple iOS
6 9 (1.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (1.35%) Android
7 6 (0.90%) Solaris
7 6 (0.90%) Data ONTAP
8 5 (0.75%) CentOS
9 4 (0.60%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.30%) SUSE
10 2 (0.30%) HPUX
11 1 (0.15%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.15%) zOS
11 1 (0.15%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.15%) webOS
11 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 162 (24.29%) Agile Software Development
2 115 (17.24%) Test Scripting
3 92 (13.79%) Test Automation
4 91 (13.64%) Test Strategy
5 85 (12.74%) User Acceptance Testing
6 83 (12.44%) Non-Functional Testing
7 78 (11.69%) Regression Testing
8 66 (9.90%) Scrum
9 62 (9.30%) TDD
9 62 (9.30%) Automated Testing
10 60 (9.00%) Test Management
11 59 (8.85%) Integration Testing
12 57 (8.55%) Software Testing
13 53 (7.95%) Continuous Integration
14 49 (7.35%) SOA
15 48 (7.20%) E-Commerce
16 43 (6.45%) BDD
16 43 (6.45%) Test Planning
17 42 (6.30%) Operational Acceptance Testing
18 40 (6.00%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 185 (27.74%) SQL
2 148 (22.19%) Java
3 88 (13.19%) C#
4 62 (9.30%) JavaScript
5 24 (3.60%) T-SQL
5 24 (3.60%) Python
6 23 (3.45%) Perl
7 22 (3.30%) Ruby
8 21 (3.15%) C++
9 19 (2.85%) VB
10 18 (2.70%) PHP
11 13 (1.95%) C
12 12 (1.80%) PL/SQL
12 12 (1.80%) VBScript
13 10 (1.50%) Shell Script
13 10 (1.50%) Bash Shell
14 8 (1.20%) Groovy
14 8 (1.20%) ActionScript
15 7 (1.05%) ActionScript 3.0
16 6 (0.90%) BeanShell
Qualifications
1 86 (12.89%) ISEB
2 81 (12.14%) Security Cleared
3 75 (11.24%) ISTQB
4 55 (8.25%) SC Cleared
5 30 (4.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 29 (4.35%) Degree
7 13 (1.95%) DV Cleared
8 12 (1.80%) ISEB Practitioner
9 11 (1.65%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 6 (0.90%) IBM Certification
11 5 (0.75%) BC Cleared
12 4 (0.60%) CCNA
12 4 (0.60%) Cisco Certification
13 2 (0.30%) Sun Certification
14 1 (0.15%) ITIL Certification
14 1 (0.15%) GNVQ
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 141 (21.14%) QA
2 11 (1.65%) GxP
2 11 (1.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.15%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.15%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 29 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (1.65%) Active Directory
3 8 (1.20%) NFS
4 7 (1.05%) Hyper-V
4 7 (1.05%) Docker
5 6 (0.90%) SRDF
5 6 (0.90%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 5 (0.75%) vSphere
6 5 (0.75%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (0.60%) KVM
8 3 (0.45%) vCloud
9 2 (0.30%) LXC
10 1 (0.15%) NET24-XPNET
10 1 (0.15%) HDFS
10 1 (0.15%) GPFS
10 1 (0.15%) VMware ESX
10 1 (0.15%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 77 (11.54%) HP Quality Center
2 12 (1.80%) Nessus
3 11 (1.65%) Puppet
3 11 (1.65%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (1.35%) Ansible
5 7 (1.05%) HAProxy
5 7 (1.05%) Salt
6 6 (0.90%) EMC VPLEX
6 6 (0.90%) SnapMirror
6 6 (0.90%) SnapVault
6 6 (0.90%) NetBackup
7 3 (0.45%) Vagrant
8 2 (0.30%) CA LISA
8 2 (0.30%) Oracle Identity Management
8 2 (0.30%) WMI
8 2 (0.30%) OpenView
8 2 (0.30%) Tivoli
8 2 (0.30%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 2 (0.30%) SCOM
8 2 (0.30%) OpenAM
Vendors
1 114 (17.09%) Oracle
2 90 (13.49%) HP
3 64 (9.60%) SAP
4 60 (9.00%) Microsoft
5 43 (6.45%) VMware
6 35 (5.25%) IBM
7 17 (2.55%) Sybase
8 11 (1.65%) SOASTA, Inc
9 9 (1.35%) Dell
10 8 (1.20%) TIBCO
11 7 (1.05%) Sun
11 7 (1.05%) NetApp
11 7 (1.05%) Symantec
11 7 (1.05%) EMC
11 7 (1.05%) hybris
11 7 (1.05%) Green Hat
11 7 (1.05%) Brocade
12 6 (0.90%) NetIQ
12 6 (0.90%) PlateSpin
12 6 (0.90%) Fujitsu
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