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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Performance Testing
Rank 345 268 287
Rank change year-on-year
-77 +19
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 247 334 256
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.50% 0.70% 0.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.65% 0.93% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 220 168
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 0
Average hourly rate £35.00 £37.29 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.14% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £37.29 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.18% +16.53%
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
37734 36043 31566
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 76.70% 75.13% 74.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 24299 23133 19378
Average daily rate £418 £400 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.37% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1098 1110 988
Average hourly rate £27.50 £29.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.17% -10.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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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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 -57 103 £450 +5.88% 40
South East -4 50 £320 -1.53% 24
Yorkshire -29 22 £300 - 4
East of England +9 18 £400 -1.59% 8
North West -20 17 £340 -9.33% 8
West Midlands -9 10 £390 +30.00% 5
East Midlands -12 8 £360 -4.63%
South West -12 7 £359 -4.33% 7
North East -18 7 £349 -1.05%
Midlands 0 1 - -
Performance Testing
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Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 155 (32.56%) Agile Software Development
2 135 (28.36%) SQL
3 114 (23.95%) Java
4 93 (19.54%) QA
5 90 (18.91%) Selenium
5 90 (18.91%) LoadRunner
5 90 (18.91%) Finance
6 86 (18.07%) Oracle
7 82 (17.23%) Linux
8 79 (16.60%) Windows
9 75 (15.76%) Test Scripting
10 74 (15.55%) User Acceptance Testing
11 68 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
12 66 (13.87%) ISEB
13 65 (13.66%) HP
13 65 (13.66%) JMeter
14 64 (13.45%) Web Services
14 64 (13.45%) Test Automation
15 58 (12.18%) XML
16 57 (11.97%) Security Cleared
17 56 (11.76%) Scrum
18 52 (10.92%) UNIX
18 52 (10.92%) Test Strategy
19 50 (10.50%) Regression Testing
20 49 (10.29%) SQL Server
21 48 (10.08%) .NET
21 48 (10.08%) Test Management
22 47 (9.87%) C#
23 45 (9.45%) Microsoft
23 45 (9.45%) JIRA

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (5.46%) Apache
2 23 (4.83%) WebSphere
3 20 (4.20%) IIS
4 18 (3.78%) Tomcat
5 17 (3.57%) JBoss
6 11 (2.31%) nginx
6 11 (2.31%) Jetty
7 10 (2.10%) Confluence
8 9 (1.89%) CMS
8 9 (1.89%) WebLogic
9 7 (1.47%) WebSphere Application Server
9 7 (1.47%) SharePoint
10 5 (1.05%) FileNet
11 4 (0.84%) SAS
12 3 (0.63%) Sitecore CMS
12 3 (0.63%) Moodle
12 3 (0.63%) MQSeries
13 2 (0.42%) Oracle Coherence
13 2 (0.42%) GlassFish
13 2 (0.42%) WebLogic Integration
Applications
1 20 (4.20%) MS Excel
2 12 (2.52%) MS Office
3 2 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.21%) PowerPivot
4 1 (0.21%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.21%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 6 (1.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.05%) SAP IS-U
3 4 (0.84%) Oracle General Ledger
3 4 (0.84%) Oracle Retail
3 4 (0.84%) Oracle Payables
4 3 (0.63%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.63%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.42%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.42%) BASE24
5 2 (0.42%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.42%) TRIRIGA
5 2 (0.42%) Oracle Assets
6 1 (0.21%) IntelliMatch
6 1 (0.21%) SAP EWM
6 1 (0.21%) Hyperion Planning
6 1 (0.21%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.21%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.21%) Primavera
6 1 (0.21%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 16 (3.36%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (1.68%) Amazon EC2
2 8 (1.68%) Amazon S3
3 7 (1.47%) Route 53
4 6 (1.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 5 (1.05%) SaaS
6 3 (0.63%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.42%) GitHub
7 2 (0.42%) Google Compute Engine
8 1 (0.21%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Azure
8 1 (0.21%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 26 (5.46%) SAN
2 22 (4.62%) HTTP
3 15 (3.15%) TCP/IP
4 12 (2.52%) WAN
5 11 (2.31%) LAN
6 10 (2.10%) Internet
7 9 (1.89%) DNS
8 8 (1.68%) iSCSI
9 7 (1.47%) FCoE
9 7 (1.47%) Fibre Channel
9 7 (1.47%) Firewall
9 7 (1.47%) HTTPS
10 6 (1.26%) Intrusion Detection
11 5 (1.05%) Ethernet
12 4 (0.84%) LDAP
12 4 (0.84%) FTP
12 4 (0.84%) NAS
13 3 (0.63%) Kerberos
13 3 (0.63%) SSH
14 2 (0.42%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (10.29%) SQL Server
2 37 (7.77%) MySQL
3 23 (4.83%) Relational Database
4 18 (3.78%) MongoDB
5 15 (3.15%) RDBMS
6 14 (2.94%) DB2
7 11 (2.31%) Oracle Database
7 11 (2.31%) Data Warehouse
8 10 (2.10%) PostgreSQL
9 8 (1.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 8 (1.68%) NoSQL
10 7 (1.47%) Redis
10 7 (1.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 6 (1.26%) KDB
11 6 (1.26%) SimpleDB
11 6 (1.26%) SQL Server 2008
11 6 (1.26%) Amazon RDS
11 6 (1.26%) Couchbase
12 5 (1.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 4 (0.84%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 90 (18.91%) Selenium
1 90 (18.91%) LoadRunner
2 65 (13.66%) JMeter
3 45 (9.45%) JIRA
4 42 (8.82%) Cucumber
5 35 (7.35%) Git (software)
6 34 (7.14%) WebDriver
7 25 (5.25%) QuickTest Pro
8 22 (4.62%) SoapUI
8 22 (4.62%) Jenkins
9 20 (4.20%) NeoLoad
10 17 (3.57%) JUnit
11 15 (3.15%) Team Foundation Server
11 15 (3.15%) Visual Studio
12 14 (2.94%) Maven
12 14 (2.94%) IntelliJ
12 14 (2.94%) Appium
13 10 (2.10%) SpecFlow
14 9 (1.89%) Subversion
15 8 (1.68%) Calabash
General
1 90 (18.91%) Finance
2 36 (7.56%) Banking
3 24 (5.04%) Telecoms
4 23 (4.83%) Retail
5 15 (3.15%) Investment Banking
6 7 (1.47%) Games
7 5 (1.05%) Pharmaceutical
8 4 (0.84%) Manufacturing
8 4 (0.84%) Front Office
8 4 (0.84%) Back Office
9 3 (0.63%) Legal
9 3 (0.63%) Online Betting
9 3 (0.63%) Retail Banking
9 3 (0.63%) Corporate Banking
9 3 (0.63%) Spanish Language
10 2 (0.42%) Marketing
10 2 (0.42%) General Ledger
10 2 (0.42%) Advertising
11 1 (0.21%) Electronics
11 1 (0.21%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 106 (22.27%) Analyst
2 100 (21.01%) Test Analyst
3 87 (18.28%) Tester
4 61 (12.82%) Test Manager
5 53 (11.13%) Developer
6 41 (8.61%) Test Leader
7 40 (8.40%) Performance Tester
8 23 (4.83%) Consultant
9 21 (4.41%) Architect
9 21 (4.41%) Test Engineer
10 20 (4.20%) Performance Analyst
11 19 (3.99%) Performance Test Analyst
12 18 (3.78%) Performance Test Leader
13 16 (3.36%) Software Engineer
13 16 (3.36%) Automation Tester
14 15 (3.15%) QA Engineer
15 12 (2.52%) Test Specialist
16 11 (2.31%) Test Consultant
17 10 (2.10%) Performance Manager
18 9 (1.89%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (13.45%) Web Services
2 58 (12.18%) XML
3 48 (10.08%) .NET
4 40 (8.40%) HTML
5 38 (7.98%) SOAP
6 24 (5.04%) CSS
7 18 (3.78%) JSON
8 16 (3.36%) XML Messaging
9 14 (2.94%) J2EE
9 14 (2.94%) ASP.NET
10 11 (2.31%) Middleware
11 10 (2.10%) REST
12 9 (1.89%) HTML5
13 8 (1.68%) GWT
13 8 (1.68%) Spring
13 8 (1.68%) JDBC
13 8 (1.68%) Hibernate
13 8 (1.68%) OAuth
14 7 (1.47%) CSS3
14 7 (1.47%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 41 (8.61%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (3.57%) Computer Science
3 15 (3.15%) Mobile App
3 15 (3.15%) Open Source
4 12 (2.52%) Client/Server
5 8 (1.68%) Enterprise Software
6 7 (1.47%) Video on Demand
6 7 (1.47%) Device Driver
6 7 (1.47%) Management Information System
6 7 (1.47%) N-Tier
6 7 (1.47%) Clustering
6 7 (1.47%) Mathematics
7 6 (1.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 6 (1.26%) Mainframe
7 6 (1.26%) Visualisation
8 5 (1.05%) User Experience
8 5 (1.05%) Replication
8 5 (1.05%) Online Games
8 5 (1.05%) Robotics
9 4 (0.84%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 82 (17.23%) Linux
2 79 (16.60%) Windows
3 52 (10.92%) UNIX
4 20 (4.20%) Apple iOS
5 15 (3.15%) Android
6 12 (2.52%) AIX
7 10 (2.10%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (1.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (1.47%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (1.47%) CentOS
9 7 (1.47%) Solaris
10 5 (1.05%) Windows 7
11 3 (0.63%) webOS
12 2 (0.42%) HPUX
12 2 (0.42%) SUSE
13 1 (0.21%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.21%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.21%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 155 (32.56%) Agile Software Development
2 75 (15.76%) Test Scripting
3 74 (15.55%) User Acceptance Testing
4 64 (13.45%) Test Automation
5 56 (11.76%) Scrum
6 52 (10.92%) Test Strategy
7 50 (10.50%) Regression Testing
8 48 (10.08%) Test Management
9 44 (9.24%) TDD
10 40 (8.40%) Load Testing
11 39 (8.19%) Integration Testing
12 36 (7.56%) Software Testing
13 31 (6.51%) Automated Testing
14 30 (6.30%) Waterfall
15 29 (6.09%) BDD
16 28 (5.88%) Software Engineering
16 28 (5.88%) E-Commerce
17 26 (5.46%) Test Planning
18 25 (5.25%) Migration
19 24 (5.04%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 135 (28.36%) SQL
2 114 (23.95%) Java
3 47 (9.87%) C#
4 37 (7.77%) JavaScript
5 35 (7.35%) Perl
6 22 (4.62%) Shell Script
7 21 (4.41%) C
7 21 (4.41%) Python
8 20 (4.20%) Ruby
9 18 (3.78%) PHP
10 17 (3.57%) Bash Shell
11 16 (3.36%) PL/SQL
12 15 (3.15%) C++
13 13 (2.73%) Scala
14 10 (2.10%) Groovy
15 7 (1.47%) T-SQL
16 5 (1.05%) VBScript
16 5 (1.05%) VB
17 4 (0.84%) COBOL
18 3 (0.63%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 66 (13.87%) ISEB
2 57 (11.97%) Security Cleared
3 40 (8.40%) ISTQB
4 36 (7.56%) SC Cleared
5 26 (5.46%) Degree
6 16 (3.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 8 (1.68%) DV Cleared
8 4 (0.84%) ISEB Practitioner
8 4 (0.84%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (0.84%) CCNA
9 3 (0.63%) BC Cleared
9 3 (0.63%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.42%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 1 (0.21%) CTC Cleared
11 1 (0.21%) GNVQ
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 93 (19.54%) QA
2 4 (0.84%) GxP
2 4 (0.84%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (0.42%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 1 (0.21%) GCP
System Software
1 19 (3.99%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (2.10%) Active Directory
3 9 (1.89%) Docker
4 7 (1.47%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (1.05%) vSphere
6 4 (0.84%) KVM
7 3 (0.63%) vCloud
7 3 (0.63%) VMware ESX
8 2 (0.42%) VMware Workstation
8 2 (0.42%) LXC
9 1 (0.21%) Firmware
9 1 (0.21%) NFS
Systems Management
1 68 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
2 14 (2.94%) Opscode Chef
3 12 (2.52%) Puppet
4 9 (1.89%) Ansible
5 7 (1.47%) HAProxy
5 7 (1.47%) Salt
6 3 (0.63%) Vagrant
7 2 (0.42%) WMI
7 2 (0.42%) OpenView
7 2 (0.42%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 2 (0.42%) Tivoli
7 2 (0.42%) Cobbler
7 2 (0.42%) Red Hat Spacewalk
7 2 (0.42%) Oracle Identity Management
7 2 (0.42%) nmon
7 2 (0.42%) OpenAM
7 2 (0.42%) CA LISA
8 1 (0.21%) logstash
8 1 (0.21%) ITRS Geneos
8 1 (0.21%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 86 (18.07%) Oracle
2 65 (13.66%) HP
3 45 (9.45%) Microsoft
4 42 (8.82%) SAP
5 34 (7.14%) IBM
6 27 (5.67%) VMware
7 14 (2.94%) TIBCO
8 7 (1.47%) Akamai
8 7 (1.47%) hybris
8 7 (1.47%) Veritas
8 7 (1.47%) Citrix
8 7 (1.47%) Atlassian
9 6 (1.26%) Solace
9 6 (1.26%) 3PAR
10 5 (1.05%) Perforce
10 5 (1.05%) Remedy
10 5 (1.05%) Red Hat
10 5 (1.05%) Apple
10 5 (1.05%) Sybase
11 4 (0.84%) Google
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