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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Performance Testing
Rank 402 297 296
Rank change year-on-year
-105 -1
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 234 384 346
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.47% 0.74% 0.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.57% 0.93% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 164 243 230
Median daily rate £413 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Median hourly rate £46.00 £40.00 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.00% +26.98%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+50.81% -3.17%
Performance Testing
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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
41371 41437 38972
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 83.06% 80.09% 78.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 27588 27456 24607
Median daily rate £450 £420 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 949 1091 1124
Median hourly rate £28.50 £27.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.63% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £52.17 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 -50 113 £425 +6.25% 25
South East -17 48 £400 +6.66% 17
East of England +29 22 £425 +14.86% 9
North West -43 13 £338 -3.57% 9
North East -35 10 £310 +1.63% 1
Yorkshire -9 9 £395 -4.81% 6
West Midlands -38 7 £500 +29.87% 2
East Midlands +3 5 £473 +30.52% 2
South West -17 5 £325 -9.97% 4
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Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 232 (44.62%) Agile Software Development
2 165 (31.73%) Java
3 135 (25.96%) QA
4 129 (24.81%) SQL
5 128 (24.62%) Selenium
6 108 (20.77%) Non-Functional Testing
7 107 (20.58%) JMeter
8 104 (20.00%) Linux
9 103 (19.81%) JIRA
10 101 (19.42%) Regression Testing
11 96 (18.46%) LoadRunner
12 92 (17.69%) Finance
13 88 (16.92%) Oracle
14 87 (16.73%) Cucumber
15 85 (16.35%) Jenkins
16 84 (16.15%) Test Strategy
17 83 (15.96%) Scrum
18 82 (15.77%) Web Services
19 81 (15.58%) Functional Testing
20 78 (15.00%) Test Automation
21 77 (14.81%) User Acceptance Testing
22 75 (14.42%) Integration Testing
23 68 (13.08%) Continuous Integration
23 68 (13.08%) Windows
24 66 (12.69%) Automation Testing
25 62 (11.92%) Continuous Improvement
25 62 (11.92%) Test Management
26 58 (11.15%) TDD
26 58 (11.15%) Security Cleared
26 58 (11.15%) BDD

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 49 (9.42%) Confluence
2 22 (4.23%) IIS
2 22 (4.23%) WebLogic
3 17 (3.27%) Apache
4 16 (3.08%) JBoss
5 15 (2.88%) Tomcat
6 13 (2.50%) WebSphere
7 8 (1.54%) SharePoint
8 6 (1.15%) Oracle Service Bus
9 3 (0.58%) Drupal
9 3 (0.58%) SAS
10 2 (0.38%) Apache Pig
10 2 (0.38%) Apache Solr
10 2 (0.38%) Apache Spark
10 2 (0.38%) CICS
10 2 (0.38%) Commerce Server
10 2 (0.38%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.38%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 2 (0.38%) WebSphere Application Server
11 1 (0.19%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 24 (4.62%) MS Excel
2 5 (0.96%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.77%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.58%) Mingle
4 3 (0.58%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.38%) MS Project
6 1 (0.19%) MS Office
6 1 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (1.54%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (0.96%) Oracle EBS R12
3 4 (0.77%) Hyperion Planning
4 3 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.58%) ENOVIA
4 3 (0.58%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.19%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.19%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (0.19%) Primavera
5 1 (0.19%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.19%) SAP SD
5 1 (0.19%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 30 (5.77%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (4.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (1.73%) Cloud Computing
4 7 (1.35%) PaaS
5 6 (1.15%) SuccessFactors
6 4 (0.77%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (0.77%) Amazon S3
6 4 (0.77%) GitHub
7 3 (0.58%) Force.com
7 3 (0.58%) SaaS
8 2 (0.38%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (0.38%) AWS OpsWorks
8 2 (0.38%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (5.19%) HTTP
2 18 (3.46%) SAN
3 14 (2.69%) LAN
4 12 (2.31%) VPN
5 11 (2.12%) WAN
6 10 (1.92%) Firewall
7 8 (1.54%) FCoE
7 8 (1.54%) Fibre Channel
7 8 (1.54%) iSCSI
8 6 (1.15%) Internet
8 6 (1.15%) tcpdump
9 5 (0.96%) DNS
10 4 (0.77%) HTTPS
10 4 (0.77%) SSL
10 4 (0.77%) TCP/IP
11 3 (0.58%) EIGRP
11 3 (0.58%) SMTP
12 2 (0.38%) FTP
12 2 (0.38%) Kerberos
12 2 (0.38%) SNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (8.27%) SQL Server
2 28 (5.38%) Oracle Database
3 17 (3.27%) MySQL
4 13 (2.50%) Data Warehouse
5 12 (2.31%) Relational Database
6 10 (1.92%) Oracle Reports
7 8 (1.54%) DB2
8 7 (1.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 6 (1.15%) RDBMS
9 6 (1.15%) VoltDB
10 5 (0.96%) NoSQL
10 5 (0.96%) Oracle Database 11g
10 5 (0.96%) Star Schema
11 4 (0.77%) Essbase
11 4 (0.77%) MongoDB
11 4 (0.77%) SQL Server 2008
11 4 (0.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 4 (0.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 3 (0.58%) Big Data
12 3 (0.58%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 128 (24.62%) Selenium
2 107 (20.58%) JMeter
3 103 (19.81%) JIRA
4 96 (18.46%) LoadRunner
5 87 (16.73%) Cucumber
6 85 (16.35%) Jenkins
7 57 (10.96%) SoapUI
8 56 (10.77%) JUnit
9 53 (10.19%) Git (software)
10 48 (9.23%) Maven
11 35 (6.73%) WebDriver
12 29 (5.58%) Subversion
13 25 (4.81%) Gradle
14 24 (4.62%) Ant
15 22 (4.23%) Gatling
15 22 (4.23%) HP UFT
16 21 (4.04%) Visual Studio
17 20 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
18 17 (3.27%) Talend Open Studio
19 16 (3.08%) SpecFlow
General
1 92 (17.69%) Finance
2 40 (7.69%) Banking
3 28 (5.38%) Retail
4 14 (2.69%) Publishing
4 14 (2.69%) Telecoms
5 11 (2.12%) Investment Banking
6 9 (1.73%) Front Office
6 9 (1.73%) Games
7 7 (1.35%) Billing
7 7 (1.35%) Manufacturing
8 6 (1.15%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (0.58%) Advertising
9 3 (0.58%) Legal
9 3 (0.58%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.38%) Local Government
10 2 (0.38%) Marketing
10 2 (0.38%) Multimedia
10 2 (0.38%) Spanish Language
11 1 (0.19%) Back Office
11 1 (0.19%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 120 (23.08%) Analyst
2 112 (21.54%) Tester
3 111 (21.35%) Test Analyst
4 67 (12.88%) Test Manager
5 58 (11.15%) Test Engineer
6 51 (9.81%) Developer
7 42 (8.08%) Performance Tester
8 38 (7.31%) Automation Tester
9 35 (6.73%) Architect
10 32 (6.15%) Performance Analyst
11 29 (5.58%) Performance Test Analyst
12 27 (5.19%) Automation Test Analyst
13 24 (4.62%) Java Developer
14 20 (3.85%) Test Automation Engineer
14 20 (3.85%) Test Leader
15 18 (3.46%) Performance Engineer
16 17 (3.27%) Consultant
16 17 (3.27%) QA Analyst
16 17 (3.27%) QA Engineer
16 17 (3.27%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (15.77%) Web Services
2 52 (10.00%) HTML
3 41 (7.88%) XML
4 34 (6.54%) SOAP
5 33 (6.35%) .NET
6 29 (5.58%) REST
7 28 (5.38%) JSON
8 23 (4.42%) HTML5
9 22 (4.23%) Java EE
10 21 (4.04%) CSS
11 20 (3.85%) JMS
11 20 (3.85%) Spring
12 17 (3.27%) Gherkin
12 17 (3.27%) Node.js
13 16 (3.08%) Ajax
13 16 (3.08%) Hibernate
14 15 (2.88%) Middleware
15 14 (2.69%) RESTful
16 13 (2.50%) WebSphere MQ
17 9 (1.73%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 36 (6.92%) Computer Science
2 27 (5.19%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (3.65%) Data Centre
4 17 (3.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 16 (3.08%) Management Information System
5 16 (3.08%) Performance Metrics
6 8 (1.54%) Data Structures
6 8 (1.54%) Device Driver
7 6 (1.15%) Public Cloud
8 5 (0.96%) Client/Server
8 5 (0.96%) iPad
8 5 (0.96%) Mobile App
8 5 (0.96%) N-Tier
9 4 (0.77%) IVR
9 4 (0.77%) Smartcard
9 4 (0.77%) Statistics
9 4 (0.77%) User Experience
10 3 (0.58%) Derivative
10 3 (0.58%) Social Media
10 3 (0.58%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 104 (20.00%) Linux
2 68 (13.08%) Windows
3 49 (9.42%) Unix
4 16 (3.08%) Solaris
5 14 (2.69%) AIX
6 9 (1.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (0.96%) Android
8 4 (0.77%) Apple iOS
8 4 (0.77%) CentOS
9 2 (0.38%) Windows Server
10 1 (0.19%) Data ONTAP
10 1 (0.19%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (0.19%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.19%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 232 (44.62%) Agile Software Development
2 108 (20.77%) Non-Functional Testing
3 101 (19.42%) Regression Testing
4 84 (16.15%) Test Strategy
5 83 (15.96%) Scrum
6 81 (15.58%) Functional Testing
7 78 (15.00%) Test Automation
8 77 (14.81%) User Acceptance Testing
9 75 (14.42%) Integration Testing
10 68 (13.08%) Continuous Integration
11 66 (12.69%) Automation Testing
12 62 (11.92%) Continuous Improvement
12 62 (11.92%) Test Management
13 58 (11.15%) BDD
13 58 (11.15%) TDD
14 55 (10.58%) Test Scripting
15 52 (10.00%) SDLC
16 49 (9.42%) Stakeholder Management
17 48 (9.23%) Defect Tracking
17 48 (9.23%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 165 (31.73%) Java
2 129 (24.81%) SQL
3 51 (9.81%) JavaScript
4 43 (8.27%) C#
5 42 (8.08%) Python
6 24 (4.62%) Perl
7 22 (4.23%) Ruby
8 20 (3.85%) Groovy
9 15 (2.88%) VB
10 14 (2.69%) Shell Script
11 13 (2.50%) C
12 12 (2.31%) Bash Shell
13 11 (2.12%) VBA
14 8 (1.54%) PL/SQL
15 7 (1.35%) C++
15 7 (1.35%) Scala
16 6 (1.15%) PowerShell
16 6 (1.15%) T-SQL
17 5 (0.96%) ActionScript
17 5 (0.96%) PHP
Qualifications
1 58 (11.15%) Security Cleared
2 49 (9.42%) ISTQB
3 44 (8.46%) ISEB
4 42 (8.08%) Degree
4 42 (8.08%) SC Cleared
5 16 (3.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 7 (1.35%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (1.35%) DV Cleared
7 6 (1.15%) BPSS Clearance
7 6 (1.15%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 5 (0.96%) CCNA
9 3 (0.58%) CCNP
9 3 (0.58%) ISEB Practitioner
10 2 (0.38%) CISSP
10 2 (0.38%) MCAD
10 2 (0.38%) MCSD
10 2 (0.38%) MCTS
10 2 (0.38%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.19%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.19%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 135 (25.96%) QA
2 10 (1.92%) SDET
3 7 (1.35%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.77%) SLA
5 3 (0.58%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (0.58%) EMIR
5 3 (0.58%) GxP
5 3 (0.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.38%) COBIT
6 2 (0.38%) Dodd-Frank
6 2 (0.38%) MiFID
6 2 (0.38%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.19%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.19%) WAI
7 1 (0.19%) WCAG
System Software
1 18 (3.46%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (2.12%) Docker
3 10 (1.92%) Active Directory
4 4 (0.77%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (0.58%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (0.38%) HDFS
6 2 (0.38%) NFS
6 2 (0.38%) Varnish
6 2 (0.38%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (0.19%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 38 (7.31%) HP Quality Center
2 18 (3.46%) Puppet
3 15 (2.88%) Opscode Chef
4 12 (2.31%) HP SiteScope
5 9 (1.73%) Ansible
6 6 (1.15%) Oracle Identity Management
7 4 (0.77%) Control-M
7 4 (0.77%) Nagios
8 3 (0.58%) Capistrano
9 2 (0.38%) CA Service Virtualization
9 2 (0.38%) Oozie
9 2 (0.38%) Perfmon
9 2 (0.38%) Salt
9 2 (0.38%) SELinux
9 2 (0.38%) vRealize
10 1 (0.19%) CFEngine
10 1 (0.19%) Cobbler
10 1 (0.19%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 1 (0.19%) Red Hat Satellite
10 1 (0.19%) SCSM
Vendors
1 88 (16.92%) Oracle
2 52 (10.00%) HP
3 38 (7.31%) VMware
4 33 (6.35%) Microsoft
5 31 (5.96%) IBM
6 26 (5.00%) SAP
7 23 (4.42%) Atlassian
8 20 (3.85%) Citrix
9 17 (3.27%) Talend
10 16 (3.08%) SOASTA, Inc
11 15 (2.88%) Rally
12 10 (1.92%) Veritas
13 8 (1.54%) Siebel
14 6 (1.15%) EMC
14 6 (1.15%) ForgeRock
15 5 (0.96%) Perforce
16 4 (0.77%) CA
16 4 (0.77%) Calypso
16 4 (0.77%) Curam
16 4 (0.77%) Guidewire
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