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 27 September 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Performance Testing
Rank 334 290 337
Rank change year-on-year
-44 +47
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 310 416 304
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.62% 0.80% 0.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.75% 0.99% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 197 276 219
Median daily rate £424 £377 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.47% +2.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £307 £300 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 3
Median hourly rate £46.00 £40.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.00% +14.28%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.00 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+15.00% +14.28%
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
41492 42194 40271
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 83.40% 81.13% 77.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 27669 28069 25578
Median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £595 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1048 1167 1122
Median hourly rate £31.50 £32.00 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.56% +36.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £48.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +28.15%

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 27 September 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
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 27 September 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 -78 122 £475 +15.85% 25
South East +42 75 £400 +6.66% 15
East of England +6 25 £325 -17.72% 14
North West -23 23 £383 +9.28% 5
Yorkshire +3 19 £400 +14.28% 4
South West +3 16 £350 +9.80% 4
North East -16 13 £273 +21.11% 2
East Midlands -2 8 £375 -1.57% 1
Midlands -4 5 £525 +5.00%
West Midlands -41 5 £400 -1.23% 1
Performance Testing
UK

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 September 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.

1 279 (49.73%) Agile Software Development
2 190 (33.87%) Java
3 177 (31.55%) QA
4 170 (30.30%) Selenium
5 132 (23.53%) Jenkins
6 129 (22.99%) JMeter
7 128 (22.82%) Scrum
8 125 (22.28%) SQL
9 124 (22.10%) JIRA
10 119 (21.21%) Test Automation
11 108 (19.25%) Web Services
12 105 (18.72%) Continuous Integration
12 105 (18.72%) Cucumber
13 98 (17.47%) Regression Testing
14 94 (16.76%) Finance
14 94 (16.76%) Linux
15 92 (16.40%) Non-Functional Testing
16 88 (15.69%) Git (software)
17 85 (15.15%) Continuous Improvement
18 83 (14.80%) Test Strategy
18 83 (14.80%) Automation Testing
18 83 (14.80%) Oracle
19 80 (14.26%) LoadRunner
19 80 (14.26%) Functional Testing
20 75 (13.37%) BDD
21 74 (13.19%) Test Scripting
22 71 (12.66%) SoapUI
23 69 (12.30%) JUnit
23 69 (12.30%) Windows
24 68 (12.12%) HTML

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 66 (11.76%) Confluence
2 25 (4.46%) IIS
3 23 (4.10%) WebLogic
4 19 (3.39%) Apache
5 18 (3.21%) SharePoint
5 18 (3.21%) Tomcat
6 13 (2.32%) JBoss
6 13 (2.32%) WebSphere
7 6 (1.07%) Cloud Foundry
8 5 (0.89%) Oracle Service Bus
9 4 (0.71%) FileNet
10 3 (0.53%) nginx
10 3 (0.53%) SAS
10 3 (0.53%) SharePoint 2010
10 3 (0.53%) SharePoint 2013
10 3 (0.53%) WebSphere Application Server
11 2 (0.36%) Apache Spark
11 2 (0.36%) CICS
11 2 (0.36%) MQSeries
11 2 (0.36%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 19 (3.39%) MS Excel
2 7 (1.25%) MS Office
3 6 (1.07%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (0.89%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.53%) Mingle
6 2 (0.36%) MS Project
7 1 (0.18%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (1.60%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (0.89%) Oracle EBS R12
3 4 (0.71%) Hyperion Planning
4 3 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.53%) ENOVIA
4 3 (0.53%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.18%) BusinessWorks
6 1 (0.18%) FLEXCUBE
6 1 (0.18%) Oracle Retail
6 1 (0.18%) Primavera
6 1 (0.18%) SAP SD
6 1 (0.18%) Temenos T24
6 1 (0.18%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 33 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (4.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 26 (4.63%) PaaS
3 21 (3.74%) Cloud Computing
4 9 (1.60%) AWS CloudFormation
4 9 (1.60%) Office 365
5 8 (1.43%) Amazon Kinesis
5 8 (1.43%) AWS Lambda
5 8 (1.43%) GitHub
5 8 (1.43%) IaaS
5 8 (1.43%) SaaS
6 6 (1.07%) SuccessFactors
7 3 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (0.53%) Amazon S3
7 3 (0.53%) Force.com
8 2 (0.36%) CloudBees
8 2 (0.36%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 29 (5.17%) HTTP
2 12 (2.14%) SAN
3 10 (1.78%) Firewall
3 10 (1.78%) LAN
4 8 (1.43%) VPN
4 8 (1.43%) WAN
5 5 (0.89%) SSL
6 4 (0.71%) FCoE
6 4 (0.71%) Fibre Channel
6 4 (0.71%) iSCSI
6 4 (0.71%) TCP/IP
7 3 (0.53%) DMZ
7 3 (0.53%) DNS
7 3 (0.53%) HTTPS
7 3 (0.53%) Internet
8 2 (0.36%) EIGRP
8 2 (0.36%) FTP
8 2 (0.36%) Intrusion Detection
8 2 (0.36%) Kerberos
8 2 (0.36%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (8.56%) SQL Server
2 21 (3.74%) Oracle Database
3 20 (3.57%) MySQL
4 17 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
4 17 (3.03%) MongoDB
5 10 (1.78%) DB2
5 10 (1.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 8 (1.43%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 7 (1.25%) Oracle Reports
7 7 (1.25%) Relational Database
7 7 (1.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 6 (1.07%) OLTP
8 6 (1.07%) Oracle Database 11g
8 6 (1.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 5 (0.89%) Big Data
9 5 (0.89%) NoSQL
9 5 (0.89%) Oracle Database 10g
9 5 (0.89%) Oracle Discoverer
9 5 (0.89%) SQL Server 2014
10 4 (0.71%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 170 (30.30%) Selenium
2 132 (23.53%) Jenkins
3 129 (22.99%) JMeter
4 124 (22.10%) JIRA
5 105 (18.72%) Cucumber
6 88 (15.69%) Git (software)
7 80 (14.26%) LoadRunner
8 71 (12.66%) SoapUI
9 69 (12.30%) JUnit
10 59 (10.52%) Maven
11 43 (7.66%) WebDriver
12 39 (6.95%) Gradle
13 34 (6.06%) Subversion
14 31 (5.53%) Gatling
14 31 (5.53%) SpecFlow
15 28 (4.99%) Visual Studio
16 26 (4.63%) Ant
17 25 (4.46%) Appium
18 24 (4.28%) NUnit
19 21 (3.74%) HP UFT
General
1 94 (16.76%) Finance
2 32 (5.70%) Banking
3 23 (4.10%) Retail
4 15 (2.67%) Publishing
5 14 (2.50%) Telecoms
6 9 (1.60%) Investment Banking
7 7 (1.25%) Games
7 7 (1.25%) Manufacturing
8 6 (1.07%) Pharmaceutical
9 5 (0.89%) Advertising
10 3 (0.53%) Automotive
10 3 (0.53%) Front Office
11 2 (0.36%) Billing
11 2 (0.36%) Legal
11 2 (0.36%) Local Government
11 2 (0.36%) Marketing
11 2 (0.36%) Multimedia
11 2 (0.36%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.18%) Back Office
12 1 (0.18%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 139 (24.78%) Tester
2 112 (19.96%) Analyst
3 107 (19.07%) Test Analyst
4 73 (13.01%) Test Engineer
5 61 (10.87%) Developer
6 53 (9.45%) Performance Tester
7 51 (9.09%) Automation Tester
8 50 (8.91%) Test Manager
9 38 (6.77%) Architect
10 31 (5.53%) Automation Test Analyst
11 29 (5.17%) Test Automation Engineer
12 23 (4.10%) QA Engineer
12 23 (4.10%) Test Leader
13 22 (3.92%) Java Developer
14 20 (3.57%) Developer in Test
14 20 (3.57%) Performance Analyst
14 20 (3.57%) Performance Test Analyst
15 19 (3.39%) QA Analyst
16 18 (3.21%) Build Engineer
16 18 (3.21%) Performance Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 108 (19.25%) Web Services
2 68 (12.12%) HTML
3 45 (8.02%) XML
4 41 (7.31%) HTML5
5 40 (7.13%) Node.js
5 40 (7.13%) REST
6 38 (6.77%) RESTful
7 37 (6.60%) SOAP
8 34 (6.06%) CSS
9 33 (5.88%) Gherkin
10 32 (5.70%) JSON
11 30 (5.35%) Spring
12 29 (5.17%) AngularJS
13 26 (4.63%) .NET
14 22 (3.92%) Middleware
15 21 (3.74%) Java EE
16 20 (3.57%) CSS3
16 20 (3.57%) JMS
17 19 (3.39%) Hibernate
18 17 (3.03%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 48 (8.56%) Computer Science
2 32 (5.70%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (3.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 17 (3.03%) Management Information System
5 15 (2.67%) Data Centre
5 15 (2.67%) Performance Metrics
6 7 (1.25%) Data Structures
6 7 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
6 7 (1.25%) Mobile App
7 6 (1.07%) Mobile Payment
7 6 (1.07%) PKI
8 5 (0.89%) Data Integration
8 5 (0.89%) User Experience
9 4 (0.71%) Client/Server
9 4 (0.71%) Device Driver
9 4 (0.71%) Private Cloud
9 4 (0.71%) Public Cloud
9 4 (0.71%) Statistics
10 3 (0.53%) PMI
10 3 (0.53%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 94 (16.76%) Linux
2 69 (12.30%) Windows
3 47 (8.38%) Unix
4 19 (3.39%) Solaris
5 11 (1.96%) AIX
6 9 (1.60%) Android
7 7 (1.25%) Apple iOS
8 6 (1.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (0.89%) CentOS
9 5 (0.89%) Windows 7
10 4 (0.71%) Windows Server
10 4 (0.71%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (0.53%) Oracle Linux
12 2 (0.36%) Data ONTAP
12 2 (0.36%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.18%) SUSE
13 1 (0.18%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 279 (49.73%) Agile Software Development
2 128 (22.82%) Scrum
3 119 (21.21%) Test Automation
4 105 (18.72%) Continuous Integration
5 98 (17.47%) Regression Testing
6 92 (16.40%) Non-Functional Testing
7 85 (15.15%) Continuous Improvement
8 83 (14.80%) Automation Testing
8 83 (14.80%) Test Strategy
9 80 (14.26%) Functional Testing
10 75 (13.37%) BDD
11 74 (13.19%) Test Scripting
12 68 (12.12%) Integration Testing
12 68 (12.12%) TDD
13 65 (11.59%) User Acceptance Testing
14 60 (10.70%) User Stories
15 59 (10.52%) Automated Testing
16 55 (9.80%) Kanban
17 52 (9.27%) Test Planning
18 50 (8.91%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 190 (33.87%) Java
2 125 (22.28%) SQL
3 63 (11.23%) JavaScript
4 49 (8.73%) Python
5 33 (5.88%) C#
6 32 (5.70%) Groovy
7 25 (4.46%) Ruby
8 17 (3.03%) Perl
9 13 (2.32%) Scala
10 10 (1.78%) C
11 9 (1.60%) T-SQL
11 9 (1.60%) VB
12 7 (1.25%) Bash Shell
12 7 (1.25%) PowerShell
12 7 (1.25%) Shell Script
13 5 (0.89%) C++
13 5 (0.89%) PHP
13 5 (0.89%) PL/SQL
14 3 (0.53%) ABAP
14 3 (0.53%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 60 (10.70%) Degree
2 49 (8.73%) ISTQB
3 48 (8.56%) Security Cleared
4 46 (8.20%) ISEB
5 33 (5.88%) SC Cleared
6 15 (2.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 11 (1.96%) BPSS Clearance
8 8 (1.43%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (1.43%) DV Cleared
8 8 (1.43%) Microsoft Certification
9 7 (1.25%) CCNA
9 7 (1.25%) PMI Certification
10 5 (0.89%) ITIL Certification
10 5 (0.89%) MCSD
10 5 (0.89%) MCTS
11 4 (0.71%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 4 (0.71%) PMP
12 3 (0.53%) MCSE
13 2 (0.36%) CISSP
13 2 (0.36%) MCAD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 177 (31.55%) QA
2 14 (2.50%) SDET
3 9 (1.60%) Data Quality
4 6 (1.07%) Disclosure Scotland
5 4 (0.71%) SLA
5 4 (0.71%) WAI
5 4 (0.71%) WCAG
6 3 (0.53%) EMIR
6 3 (0.53%) GxP
6 3 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.36%) COBIT
7 2 (0.36%) Dodd-Frank
7 2 (0.36%) ISO 9000
7 2 (0.36%) MiFID
7 2 (0.36%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 23 (4.10%) Docker
2 20 (3.57%) Active Directory
3 17 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (1.43%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (1.07%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (0.53%) VirtualBox
7 2 (0.36%) HDFS
7 2 (0.36%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.36%) NFS
7 2 (0.36%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 1 (0.18%) Apache Flume
8 1 (0.18%) iptables
8 1 (0.18%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.18%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 36 (6.42%) HP Quality Center
2 22 (3.92%) Ansible
2 22 (3.92%) Opscode Chef
2 22 (3.92%) Puppet
3 14 (2.50%) HP SiteScope
4 7 (1.25%) Control-M
4 7 (1.25%) Oracle Identity Management
5 6 (1.07%) OpenView
5 6 (1.07%) Tivoli
6 5 (0.89%) Perfmon
7 4 (0.71%) Graphite
7 4 (0.71%) SCCM
8 3 (0.53%) CA Single Sign-On
9 2 (0.36%) CA Service Virtualization
9 2 (0.36%) EMC NetWorker
9 2 (0.36%) vRealize
10 1 (0.18%) CFEngine
10 1 (0.18%) HAProxy
10 1 (0.18%) ITRS Geneos
10 1 (0.18%) Oozie
Vendors
1 83 (14.80%) Oracle
2 45 (8.02%) HP
2 45 (8.02%) Microsoft
3 39 (6.95%) VMware
4 35 (6.24%) IBM
5 33 (5.88%) Atlassian
6 32 (5.70%) SAP
7 20 (3.57%) Rally
8 19 (3.39%) Citrix
9 18 (3.21%) Perforce
10 17 (3.03%) Talend
11 15 (2.67%) SOASTA, Inc
12 11 (1.96%) AppDynamics
13 7 (1.25%) CA
13 7 (1.25%) ForgeRock
13 7 (1.25%) Siebel
14 6 (1.07%) BMC
14 6 (1.07%) Dell
14 6 (1.07%) Sun
14 6 (1.07%) Veritas
Middlesex
Plan-net
Rate: Competitive rate
Posted: Yesterday
Newbury, Berkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Spectrum IT
Rate: £350 - £380 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Stott & May
Rate: £500 - £540 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Opilio Recruitment
Posted: 5 days ago
Peterborough
BGL Group
Rate: Competitive + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 15 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
BGL Group
Rate: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 21 days ago
Hertfordshire
Partnerships in Care
Rate: £40,000 + Excellent benefits
Posted: 25 days ago
Borehamwood, Hertfordshire
Partnerships in Care
Rate: £28,000 to £30,000 + Excellent benefits
Posted: 25 days ago