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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Performance Testing over the 3 months to 28 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Performance Testing
Rank 386 355 280
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -75
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 245 285 350
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.50% 0.57% 0.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.60% 0.71% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 165 171 229
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £275 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+12.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 0
Median hourly rate £38.50 £35.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.50 £30.50 -
% change year-on-year
+26.22% -
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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
40710 39911 37758
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 82.40% 79.72% 78.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 27348 26219 24080
Median daily rate £450 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.43% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 934 1059 1123
Median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £27.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.21 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

Performance Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing Performance Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 June 2016.

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 28 June 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Performance Testing within the England region over the 3 months to 28 June 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -17 109 £420 -1.17% 24
South East -19 50 £400 +14.28% 14
South West +12 21 £400 +16.78% 5
East of England +19 19 £475 +18.75% 2
North East -50 13 £325 +6.55% 1
North West -18 12 £338 - 8
Yorkshire -6 11 £390 -6.02% 8
West Midlands -36 7 £500 +28.20% 2
East Midlands -8 2 £473 +33.09% 3
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Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Performance Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Performance Testing.

1 235 (45.81%) Agile Software Development
2 148 (28.85%) Java
3 131 (25.54%) SQL
4 110 (21.44%) QA
5 109 (21.25%) LoadRunner
6 104 (20.27%) Selenium
7 103 (20.08%) JMeter
7 103 (20.08%) Non-Functional Testing
8 97 (18.91%) Linux
9 91 (17.74%) Finance
9 91 (17.74%) JIRA
10 85 (16.57%) Test Strategy
11 81 (15.79%) User Acceptance Testing
12 78 (15.20%) Oracle
13 75 (14.62%) Regression Testing
13 75 (14.62%) Scrum
13 75 (14.62%) Integration Testing
14 73 (14.23%) Functional Testing
15 71 (13.84%) Cucumber
16 67 (13.06%) Web Services
17 64 (12.48%) HP
18 63 (12.28%) Windows
19 62 (12.09%) Test Management
20 61 (11.89%) Automation Testing
21 59 (11.50%) Continuous Integration
22 58 (11.31%) BDD
23 57 (11.11%) Jenkins
23 57 (11.11%) Test Scripting
24 56 (10.92%) SDLC
25 55 (10.72%) TDD

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 41 (7.99%) Confluence
2 18 (3.51%) IIS
2 18 (3.51%) WebLogic
3 14 (2.73%) Apache
4 13 (2.53%) JBoss
5 12 (2.34%) Tomcat
6 10 (1.95%) WebSphere
7 7 (1.36%) SharePoint
8 5 (0.97%) Oracle Service Bus
9 3 (0.58%) Drupal
9 3 (0.58%) SAS
10 2 (0.39%) Apache Pig
10 2 (0.39%) Apache Solr
10 2 (0.39%) Apache Spark
10 2 (0.39%) CICS
10 2 (0.39%) nginx
10 2 (0.39%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.39%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 2 (0.39%) WebSphere Application Server
11 1 (0.19%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 28 (5.46%) MS Excel
2 7 (1.36%) MS Visio
2 7 (1.36%) Photoshop
3 5 (0.97%) MS Office
3 5 (0.97%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (0.78%) MS Project
5 2 (0.39%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 7 (1.36%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (0.78%) Hyperion Planning
2 4 (0.78%) Oracle BPM
3 3 (0.58%) ENOVIA
3 3 (0.58%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.19%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.19%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (0.19%) Primavera
5 1 (0.19%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.19%) SAP IS-U
5 1 (0.19%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 27 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (3.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (1.17%) Cloud Computing
3 6 (1.17%) SuccessFactors
4 4 (0.78%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (0.78%) Amazon S3
4 4 (0.78%) GitHub
4 4 (0.78%) PaaS
5 3 (0.58%) SaaS
6 2 (0.39%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (0.39%) AWS OpsWorks
6 2 (0.39%) Force.com
6 2 (0.39%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (6.24%) HTTP
2 19 (3.70%) SAN
3 14 (2.73%) LAN
4 13 (2.53%) VPN
5 11 (2.14%) WAN
6 10 (1.95%) Firewall
7 9 (1.75%) Internet
8 8 (1.56%) FCoE
8 8 (1.56%) Fibre Channel
8 8 (1.56%) iSCSI
9 6 (1.17%) tcpdump
10 5 (0.97%) DNS
10 5 (0.97%) TCP/IP
11 4 (0.78%) HTTPS
11 4 (0.78%) SMTP
11 4 (0.78%) SSL
12 3 (0.58%) EIGRP
13 2 (0.39%) BGP
13 2 (0.39%) FTP
13 2 (0.39%) SNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (9.55%) SQL Server
2 23 (4.48%) Oracle Database
3 15 (2.92%) MySQL
4 13 (2.53%) Relational Database
5 11 (2.14%) Data Warehouse
6 8 (1.56%) Oracle Reports
6 8 (1.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (1.17%) RDBMS
7 6 (1.17%) SQL Server 2008
7 6 (1.17%) VoltDB
8 5 (0.97%) DB2
8 5 (0.97%) MongoDB
8 5 (0.97%) NoSQL
9 4 (0.78%) Essbase
9 4 (0.78%) SQL Server 2012
9 4 (0.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 4 (0.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (0.58%) Big Data
10 3 (0.58%) Hadoop
10 3 (0.58%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 109 (21.25%) LoadRunner
2 104 (20.27%) Selenium
3 103 (20.08%) JMeter
4 91 (17.74%) JIRA
5 71 (13.84%) Cucumber
6 57 (11.11%) Jenkins
7 51 (9.94%) SoapUI
8 44 (8.58%) JUnit
9 43 (8.38%) Git (software)
10 41 (7.99%) Maven
11 37 (7.21%) WebDriver
12 28 (5.46%) HP UFT
13 24 (4.68%) Subversion
14 23 (4.48%) Visual Studio
15 22 (4.29%) Gradle
16 21 (4.09%) Ant
17 20 (3.90%) Gatling
17 20 (3.90%) Team Foundation Server
18 15 (2.92%) Hudson
18 15 (2.92%) SpecFlow
General
1 91 (17.74%) Finance
2 39 (7.60%) Banking
3 28 (5.46%) Retail
4 15 (2.92%) Telecoms
5 11 (2.14%) Investment Banking
6 9 (1.75%) Billing
6 9 (1.75%) Games
7 8 (1.56%) Front Office
7 8 (1.56%) Publishing
8 7 (1.36%) Manufacturing
9 5 (0.97%) Pharmaceutical
10 4 (0.78%) Legal
11 3 (0.58%) Spanish Language
12 2 (0.39%) Advertising
12 2 (0.39%) Local Government
12 2 (0.39%) Multimedia
12 2 (0.39%) Portuguese Language
12 2 (0.39%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.19%) Back Office
13 1 (0.19%) Law
Job Titles
1 129 (25.15%) Analyst
2 121 (23.59%) Test Analyst
3 100 (19.49%) Tester
4 72 (14.04%) Test Manager
5 54 (10.53%) Developer
6 43 (8.38%) Test Engineer
7 41 (7.99%) Performance Tester
8 38 (7.41%) Performance Analyst
9 35 (6.82%) Performance Test Analyst
10 34 (6.63%) Automation Tester
11 32 (6.24%) Architect
12 29 (5.65%) Automation Test Analyst
13 24 (4.68%) Java Developer
14 20 (3.90%) Test Automation Engineer
15 19 (3.70%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
15 19 (3.70%) Test Specialist
16 18 (3.51%) Performance Engineer
17 17 (3.31%) Test Leader
18 15 (2.92%) Consultant
18 15 (2.92%) Performance Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (13.06%) Web Services
2 46 (8.97%) XML
3 42 (8.19%) HTML
4 35 (6.82%) .NET
5 33 (6.43%) SOAP
6 23 (4.48%) CSS
6 23 (4.48%) JSON
7 22 (4.29%) REST
8 20 (3.90%) Java EE
8 20 (3.90%) JMS
9 18 (3.51%) Spring
10 17 (3.31%) Ajax
11 15 (2.92%) Hibernate
12 12 (2.34%) Gherkin
12 12 (2.34%) HTML5
12 12 (2.34%) WebSphere MQ
13 9 (1.75%) Middleware
14 7 (1.36%) Apache Flex
14 7 (1.36%) Flash
14 7 (1.36%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 25 (4.87%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (4.48%) Computer Science
3 19 (3.70%) Data Centre
4 16 (3.12%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 13 (2.53%) Management Information System
5 13 (2.53%) N-Tier
6 12 (2.34%) Performance Metrics
7 8 (1.56%) Data Structures
7 8 (1.56%) Device Driver
8 6 (1.17%) Mobile App
8 6 (1.17%) Public Cloud
9 5 (0.97%) Client/Server
9 5 (0.97%) iPad
9 5 (0.97%) IVR
9 5 (0.97%) Smartcard
10 4 (0.78%) Biometrics
10 4 (0.78%) Social Media
10 4 (0.78%) Statistics
10 4 (0.78%) User Experience
11 3 (0.58%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 97 (18.91%) Linux
2 63 (12.28%) Windows
3 49 (9.55%) Unix
4 12 (2.34%) AIX
5 11 (2.14%) Solaris
6 10 (1.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (0.97%) CentOS
8 2 (0.39%) Android
8 2 (0.39%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.19%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.19%) Data ONTAP
9 1 (0.19%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.19%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 235 (45.81%) Agile Software Development
2 103 (20.08%) Non-Functional Testing
3 85 (16.57%) Test Strategy
4 81 (15.79%) User Acceptance Testing
5 75 (14.62%) Integration Testing
5 75 (14.62%) Regression Testing
5 75 (14.62%) Scrum
6 73 (14.23%) Functional Testing
7 62 (12.09%) Test Management
8 61 (11.89%) Automation Testing
9 59 (11.50%) Continuous Integration
10 58 (11.31%) BDD
11 57 (11.11%) Test Scripting
12 56 (10.92%) SDLC
13 55 (10.72%) TDD
14 54 (10.53%) Test Automation
15 51 (9.94%) Waterfall
16 49 (9.55%) Software Testing
17 47 (9.16%) Stakeholder Management
18 41 (7.99%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 148 (28.85%) Java
2 131 (25.54%) SQL
3 48 (9.36%) C#
4 41 (7.99%) JavaScript
5 34 (6.63%) Python
6 21 (4.09%) Perl
7 20 (3.90%) Ruby
8 16 (3.12%) C
8 16 (3.12%) VB
9 15 (2.92%) Groovy
10 14 (2.73%) Bash Shell
11 11 (2.14%) VBA
12 10 (1.95%) Shell Script
13 9 (1.75%) ActionScript
13 9 (1.75%) PL/SQL
14 7 (1.36%) ActionScript 3.0
14 7 (1.36%) C++
15 6 (1.17%) PHP
16 5 (0.97%) PowerShell
16 5 (0.97%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 54 (10.53%) Security Cleared
2 52 (10.14%) ISEB
3 51 (9.94%) ISTQB
4 38 (7.41%) SC Cleared
5 34 (6.63%) Degree
6 26 (5.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 9 (1.75%) DV Cleared
8 7 (1.36%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (1.36%) ISEB Practitioner
8 7 (1.36%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 5 (0.97%) CCNA
10 4 (0.78%) BPSS Clearance
11 3 (0.58%) CCNP
12 2 (0.39%) CISSP
12 2 (0.39%) MCAD
12 2 (0.39%) MCSD
12 2 (0.39%) MCTS
12 2 (0.39%) Microsoft Certification
13 1 (0.19%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 110 (21.44%) QA
2 4 (0.78%) Data Quality
2 4 (0.78%) SDET
2 4 (0.78%) SLA
3 3 (0.58%) EMIR
3 3 (0.58%) GxP
3 3 (0.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.39%) COBIT
4 2 (0.39%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.39%) Dodd-Frank
4 2 (0.39%) MiFID
4 2 (0.39%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.19%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.19%) WAI
5 1 (0.19%) WCAG
System Software
1 19 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (1.56%) Docker
3 7 (1.36%) Active Directory
4 3 (0.58%) Oracle RAC
4 3 (0.58%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.39%) HDFS
5 2 (0.39%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.39%) NFS
5 2 (0.39%) Varnish
5 2 (0.39%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (0.19%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (0.19%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 45 (8.77%) HP Quality Center
2 17 (3.31%) Puppet
3 13 (2.53%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (1.75%) HP SiteScope
5 7 (1.36%) Ansible
6 4 (0.78%) Nagios
7 3 (0.58%) Capistrano
7 3 (0.58%) Oracle Identity Management
8 2 (0.39%) CA Service Virtualization
8 2 (0.39%) Control-M
8 2 (0.39%) Oozie
8 2 (0.39%) Perfmon
8 2 (0.39%) Salt
8 2 (0.39%) SELinux
8 2 (0.39%) vRealize
9 1 (0.19%) EMC NetWorker
9 1 (0.19%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 1 (0.19%) MIIS
9 1 (0.19%) SCCM
9 1 (0.19%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 78 (15.20%) Oracle
2 64 (12.48%) HP
3 40 (7.80%) Microsoft
4 37 (7.21%) VMware
5 25 (4.87%) SAP
6 24 (4.68%) Citrix
7 23 (4.48%) IBM
8 21 (4.09%) Atlassian
9 14 (2.73%) SOASTA, Inc
10 13 (2.53%) Rally
11 12 (2.34%) Talend
12 10 (1.95%) Veritas
13 7 (1.36%) EMC
14 6 (1.17%) Siebel
15 5 (0.97%) Curam
16 4 (0.78%) Adobe
16 4 (0.78%) CA
16 4 (0.78%) Calypso
16 4 (0.78%) Compaq
16 4 (0.78%) Hyperion
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