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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Performance Testing
Rank 367 277 286
Rank change year-on-year
-90 +9
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 226 349 264
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.45% 0.69% 0.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.58% 0.92% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 221 177
Average daily rate
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£393 £388 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.29% +9.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £255 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £500 £526
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £350 £337
% change year-on-year
-7.85% +3.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 1
Average hourly rate £35.00 £96.15 £48.18
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-63.59% +99.55%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £155.00 £40.09
% change year-on-year
-78.38% +286.63%
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
38727 37841 32389
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 76.63% 75.25% 74.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 24549 23975 19814
Average daily rate £423 £405 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.32% -1.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1124 1098 1003
Average hourly rate £29.00 £30.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.25 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £51.00 £54.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -4.68%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 -65 86 £450 +5.88% 37
South East -1 52 £320 -6.90% 11
Yorkshire -37 23 £218 -27.50% 6
North West -18 18 £340 -15.00% 7
East of England +22 17 £375 -10.44% 3
East Midlands 0 8 £300 -16.37% 3
West Midlands -13 8 £349 +7.30% 4
North East -8 6 £429 +29.81%
South West -23 4 £384 +5.86% 1
Midlands +2 1 - -
Performance Testing
UK

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 148 (31.49%) Agile Software Development
2 125 (26.60%) SQL
3 114 (24.26%) Java
4 91 (19.36%) LoadRunner
5 90 (19.15%) Finance
6 87 (18.51%) Windows
7 81 (17.23%) Selenium
8 79 (16.81%) Linux
9 75 (15.96%) JMeter
10 74 (15.74%) Test Scripting
11 72 (15.32%) QA
12 70 (14.89%) Oracle
13 68 (14.47%) ISEB
14 66 (14.04%) User Acceptance Testing
15 65 (13.83%) Test Automation
16 64 (13.62%) HP
17 62 (13.19%) HP Quality Center
18 58 (12.34%) Web Services
18 58 (12.34%) Security Cleared
19 51 (10.85%) UNIX
20 50 (10.64%) Microsoft
21 48 (10.21%) XML
21 48 (10.21%) .NET
21 48 (10.21%) Regression Testing
22 47 (10.00%) Scrum
23 45 (9.57%) ISTQB
24 44 (9.36%) Perl
24 44 (9.36%) Test Strategy
25 43 (9.15%) Test Management
26 42 (8.94%) JavaScript

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 26 (5.53%) Apache
2 23 (4.89%) WebSphere
3 22 (4.68%) JBoss
4 21 (4.47%) IIS
5 15 (3.19%) Tomcat
6 11 (2.34%) Jetty
7 9 (1.91%) WebLogic
7 9 (1.91%) Confluence
8 7 (1.49%) WebSphere Application Server
9 6 (1.28%) nginx
9 6 (1.28%) SharePoint
10 5 (1.06%) FileNet
11 4 (0.85%) Sitecore CMS
11 4 (0.85%) CMS
12 3 (0.64%) SAS
12 3 (0.64%) MQSeries
12 3 (0.64%) Moodle
12 3 (0.64%) Node.js
13 2 (0.43%) Lync
13 2 (0.43%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 26 (5.53%) MS Excel
2 13 (2.77%) MS Office
3 3 (0.64%) MS Project
4 1 (0.21%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.21%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 5 (1.06%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.85%) Oracle General Ledger
2 4 (0.85%) Oracle Payables
3 3 (0.64%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.64%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.43%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.43%) Hyperion Planning
4 2 (0.43%) Oracle Assets
4 2 (0.43%) TRIRIGA
4 2 (0.43%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.43%) BASE24
5 1 (0.21%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.21%) SAP APO
5 1 (0.21%) Primavera
5 1 (0.21%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.21%) SAP PP
5 1 (0.21%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.21%) SAP PM
5 1 (0.21%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 12 (2.55%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (1.28%) SaaS
3 4 (0.85%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (0.85%) Amazon S3
4 3 (0.64%) Route 53
4 3 (0.64%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (0.43%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 2 (0.43%) GitHub
5 2 (0.43%) Google Compute Engine
6 1 (0.21%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.21%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 33 (7.02%) SAN
2 23 (4.89%) HTTP
3 16 (3.40%) TCP/IP
4 12 (2.55%) WAN
5 11 (2.34%) LAN
5 11 (2.34%) NAS
6 10 (2.13%) DNS
6 10 (2.13%) Firewall
7 8 (1.70%) HTTPS
8 5 (1.06%) Internet
8 5 (1.06%) Ethernet
8 5 (1.06%) iSCSI
9 4 (0.85%) FCoE
9 4 (0.85%) Fibre Channel
9 4 (0.85%) FTP
10 3 (0.64%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (0.64%) Kerberos
10 3 (0.64%) SSH
11 2 (0.43%) OpenLDAP
11 2 (0.43%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (8.51%) SQL Server
2 24 (5.11%) MySQL
3 15 (3.19%) Relational Database
4 14 (2.98%) MongoDB
4 14 (2.98%) Oracle Database
5 13 (2.77%) DB2
6 10 (2.13%) SQL Server 2008
6 10 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
6 10 (2.13%) PostgreSQL
7 9 (1.91%) RDBMS
8 8 (1.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 7 (1.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 6 (1.28%) KDB
11 5 (1.06%) Oracle Database 11g
12 4 (0.85%) Oracle Reports
13 3 (0.64%) Crystal Reports
13 3 (0.64%) Redis
13 3 (0.64%) NoSQL
14 2 (0.43%) Apache Cassandra
14 2 (0.43%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 91 (19.36%) LoadRunner
2 81 (17.23%) Selenium
3 75 (15.96%) JMeter
4 38 (8.09%) JIRA
4 38 (8.09%) Git (software)
5 33 (7.02%) Cucumber
6 26 (5.53%) QuickTest Pro
6 26 (5.53%) WebDriver
6 26 (5.53%) Jenkins
6 26 (5.53%) NeoLoad
7 20 (4.26%) SoapUI
8 19 (4.04%) Maven
9 17 (3.62%) Subversion
9 17 (3.62%) Team Foundation Server
10 14 (2.98%) Appium
10 14 (2.98%) Visual Studio
10 14 (2.98%) IntelliJ
11 13 (2.77%) JUnit
11 13 (2.77%) SpecFlow
11 13 (2.77%) VisualVM
General
1 90 (19.15%) Finance
2 36 (7.66%) Banking
3 22 (4.68%) Telecoms
4 17 (3.62%) Investment Banking
5 15 (3.19%) Retail
6 9 (1.91%) Games
7 5 (1.06%) Manufacturing
8 4 (0.85%) Front Office
8 4 (0.85%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (0.64%) Back Office
9 3 (0.64%) Legal
9 3 (0.64%) Online Betting
9 3 (0.64%) Spanish Language
10 2 (0.43%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.43%) Corporate Banking
10 2 (0.43%) Marketing
10 2 (0.43%) General Ledger
10 2 (0.43%) Advertising
11 1 (0.21%) Electronics
11 1 (0.21%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 109 (23.19%) Analyst
2 101 (21.49%) Test Analyst
3 92 (19.57%) Tester
4 57 (12.13%) Developer
5 53 (11.28%) Test Manager
6 46 (9.79%) Performance Tester
7 31 (6.60%) Test Leader
8 24 (5.11%) Test Engineer
9 23 (4.89%) Performance Analyst
10 20 (4.26%) Performance Test Analyst
11 19 (4.04%) Consultant
12 18 (3.83%) Architect
13 17 (3.62%) Performance Test Leader
14 16 (3.40%) Automation Tester
15 13 (2.77%) QA Engineer
16 11 (2.34%) Software Engineer
17 10 (2.13%) Virtualisation Engineer
17 10 (2.13%) Test Consultant
18 9 (1.91%) Technical Architect
19 8 (1.70%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (12.34%) Web Services
2 48 (10.21%) XML
2 48 (10.21%) .NET
3 41 (8.72%) HTML
4 31 (6.60%) SOAP
5 22 (4.68%) CSS
6 18 (3.83%) JSON
7 15 (3.19%) ASP.NET
7 15 (3.19%) HTML5
8 14 (2.98%) XML Messaging
9 12 (2.55%) J2EE
10 10 (2.13%) Middleware
11 9 (1.91%) Hibernate
12 8 (1.70%) OAuth
12 8 (1.70%) RESTful
12 8 (1.70%) GWT
12 8 (1.70%) Spring
13 7 (1.49%) JDBC
13 7 (1.49%) RabbitMQ
13 7 (1.49%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 42 (8.94%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (4.04%) Open Source
3 15 (3.19%) Mobile App
4 12 (2.55%) Computer Science
4 12 (2.55%) Client/Server
5 9 (1.91%) Clustering
6 8 (1.70%) Mathematics
6 8 (1.70%) Management Information System
7 7 (1.49%) N-Tier
8 6 (1.28%) Visualisation
8 6 (1.28%) Video on Demand
8 6 (1.28%) Mainframe
9 5 (1.06%) Online Games
9 5 (1.06%) Robotics
9 5 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (1.06%) User Experience
10 4 (0.85%) Algorithms
10 4 (0.85%) iPad
10 4 (0.85%) Hedge funds
10 4 (0.85%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 87 (18.51%) Windows
2 79 (16.81%) Linux
3 51 (10.85%) UNIX
4 21 (4.47%) Apple iOS
5 16 (3.40%) Android
6 12 (2.55%) Windows Server 2012
7 11 (2.34%) Windows Server 2003
8 9 (1.91%) Solaris
8 9 (1.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 8 (1.70%) CentOS
10 7 (1.49%) AIX
11 5 (1.06%) Windows 7
12 4 (0.85%) webOS
13 2 (0.43%) HPUX
13 2 (0.43%) SUSE
14 1 (0.21%) Windows XP
14 1 (0.21%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.21%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 148 (31.49%) Agile Software Development
2 74 (15.74%) Test Scripting
3 66 (14.04%) User Acceptance Testing
4 65 (13.83%) Test Automation
5 48 (10.21%) Regression Testing
6 47 (10.00%) Scrum
7 44 (9.36%) Test Strategy
8 43 (9.15%) Test Management
9 40 (8.51%) Load Testing
9 40 (8.51%) TDD
10 35 (7.45%) Software Testing
11 32 (6.81%) BDD
11 32 (6.81%) Waterfall
12 31 (6.60%) Integration Testing
13 27 (5.74%) Configuration Management
14 24 (5.11%) E-Commerce
14 24 (5.11%) Migration
15 23 (4.89%) System Testing
16 22 (4.68%) Security Testing
16 22 (4.68%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 125 (26.60%) SQL
2 114 (24.26%) Java
3 44 (9.36%) Perl
4 42 (8.94%) JavaScript
4 42 (8.94%) C#
5 30 (6.38%) Python
6 28 (5.96%) Shell Script
7 22 (4.68%) C
8 21 (4.47%) Ruby
9 17 (3.62%) Bash Shell
10 15 (3.19%) C++
10 15 (3.19%) Groovy
11 13 (2.77%) PHP
11 13 (2.77%) PL/SQL
11 13 (2.77%) Scala
12 10 (2.13%) T-SQL
13 5 (1.06%) VB
14 4 (0.85%) VBA
15 3 (0.64%) FoxPro (VFP)
16 2 (0.43%) sed
Qualifications
1 68 (14.47%) ISEB
2 58 (12.34%) Security Cleared
3 45 (9.57%) ISTQB
4 39 (8.30%) SC Cleared
5 22 (4.68%) Degree
6 15 (3.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 9 (1.91%) Cisco Certification
7 9 (1.91%) CCNA
8 8 (1.70%) DV Cleared
9 4 (0.85%) ISEB Practitioner
10 3 (0.64%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (0.64%) BC Cleared
11 2 (0.43%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 1 (0.21%) CCA
12 1 (0.21%) CTC Cleared
12 1 (0.21%) GNVQ
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 72 (15.32%) QA
2 3 (0.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (0.64%) GxP
3 2 (0.43%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 1 (0.21%) GCP
System Software
1 27 (5.74%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (3.62%) VMware ESXi
3 11 (2.34%) Active Directory
3 11 (2.34%) KVM
3 11 (2.34%) vSphere
4 9 (1.91%) Docker
5 8 (1.70%) VMware ESX
6 3 (0.64%) vCloud
7 2 (0.43%) LXC
7 2 (0.43%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.21%) Firmware
8 1 (0.21%) NFS
Systems Management
1 62 (13.19%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (2.13%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (1.91%) Puppet
4 6 (1.28%) Ansible
5 3 (0.64%) Vagrant
5 3 (0.64%) HAProxy
5 3 (0.64%) Salt
5 3 (0.64%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 3 (0.64%) Cobbler
6 2 (0.43%) Oracle Identity Management
6 2 (0.43%) OpenAM
6 2 (0.43%) nmon
6 2 (0.43%) OpenView
6 2 (0.43%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.21%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.21%) MAINVIEW
7 1 (0.21%) SCCM
7 1 (0.21%) CA Endevor
7 1 (0.21%) CA LISA
7 1 (0.21%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 70 (14.89%) Oracle
2 64 (13.62%) HP
3 50 (10.64%) Microsoft
4 36 (7.66%) VMware
5 29 (6.17%) IBM
6 24 (5.11%) SAP
7 12 (2.55%) TIBCO
8 9 (1.91%) Citrix
9 8 (1.70%) 3PAR
10 7 (1.49%) Akamai
11 6 (1.28%) Atlassian
11 6 (1.28%) Apple
12 5 (1.06%) Red Hat
12 5 (1.06%) Remedy
12 5 (1.06%) Perforce
12 5 (1.06%) Solace
13 4 (0.85%) Sitecore
13 4 (0.85%) Google
13 4 (0.85%) Veritas
14 3 (0.64%) EMC
West London
PCR
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Complete Tech Limited
Rate: From £150 to £200 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Vertical IT
Rate: MARKET RATE + COMPETITIVE
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Complete Tech Limited
Rate: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Feltham, Middlesex
LA International
Rate: £350 - £380 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Complete Tech Limited
Rate: From £450 to £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: Market related
Posted: 6 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £35 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
South East London
London & Partners
Rate: From £30,000 to £32,000 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago
North West England
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £345 per day + competitive
Posted: 16 days ago