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 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Performance Testing
Rank 360 289 252
Rank change year-on-year
-71 -37
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 212 282 284
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.46% 0.63% 0.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.60% 0.83% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 165 167
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £251 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £480 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-12.85% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 3
Average hourly rate £36.00 £90.00 £135.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-60.00% -33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.20 £38.00 £65.54
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.20 £142.00 £179.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £155.00 £135.00
% change year-on-year
-76.77% +14.81%
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
35314 33935 29852
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 76.35% 75.53% 73.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 22438 20877 18206
Average daily rate £425 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 961 1028 1078
Average hourly rate £29.00 £27.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.45% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.31 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -11.29%

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 6 March 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 6 March 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 -42 94 £425 +13.33% 42
South East +1 53 £283 -27.09% 21
South West -18 15 £375 +17.18% 3
Yorkshire -25 13 £220 -32.30% 6
West Midlands +6 11 £310 -1.58% 4
North West -18 11 £325 -23.52% 8
East of England +11 7 £475 +15.08% 6
North East +11 4 £400 -
East Midlands -9 3 £300 -17.24% 4
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Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 6 March 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.

1 166 (30.51%) Agile Software Development
2 155 (28.49%) SQL
3 127 (23.35%) Java
4 99 (18.20%) Finance
5 98 (18.01%) Windows
6 92 (16.91%) Linux
7 90 (16.54%) Selenium
8 89 (16.36%) QA
9 88 (16.18%) LoadRunner
10 87 (15.99%) Test Scripting
11 83 (15.26%) Oracle
12 81 (14.89%) User Acceptance Testing
13 78 (14.34%) ISEB
14 71 (13.05%) JMeter
15 70 (12.87%) UNIX
16 68 (12.50%) Test Automation
17 67 (12.32%) HP Quality Center
18 66 (12.13%) Test Management
18 66 (12.13%) Security Cleared
19 64 (11.76%) Web Services
20 63 (11.58%) HP
21 62 (11.40%) .NET
21 62 (11.40%) Scrum
22 58 (10.66%) Test Strategy
23 57 (10.48%) Regression Testing
24 55 (10.11%) TDD
25 53 (9.74%) Shell Script
26 48 (8.82%) ISTQB
27 47 (8.64%) Jenkins
28 46 (8.46%) Analytical Skills

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 31 (5.70%) Apache
2 22 (4.04%) JBoss
3 16 (2.94%) Tomcat
4 15 (2.76%) WebSphere
5 14 (2.57%) Tuxedo
5 14 (2.57%) IIS
6 12 (2.21%) CMS
7 11 (2.02%) Jetty
7 11 (2.02%) Confluence
8 10 (1.84%) SharePoint
9 7 (1.29%) WebLogic
9 7 (1.29%) nginx
10 6 (1.10%) Node.js
11 5 (0.92%) Sitecore CMS
11 5 (0.92%) FileNet
12 4 (0.74%) Moodle
13 3 (0.55%) SAS
13 3 (0.55%) MQSeries
14 2 (0.37%) WebSphere Application Server
14 2 (0.37%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 27 (4.96%) MS Excel
2 20 (3.68%) MS Office
3 6 (1.10%) MS Project
4 1 (0.18%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 9 (1.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.55%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.55%) Google Analytics
3 2 (0.37%) TRIRIGA
3 2 (0.37%) IntelliMatch
3 2 (0.37%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (0.37%) Oracle Assets
3 2 (0.37%) SAP ERP
3 2 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.37%) Hyperion Planning
3 2 (0.37%) SAP ECC
3 2 (0.37%) Oracle General Ledger
3 2 (0.37%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (0.37%) SAP CRM
3 2 (0.37%) BASE24
4 1 (0.18%) SAP PM
4 1 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.18%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.18%) SAP APO
4 1 (0.18%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 11 (2.02%) SaaS
2 9 (1.65%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (0.74%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (0.55%) Amazon S3
4 3 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (0.55%) GitHub
5 2 (0.37%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.37%) Route 53
6 1 (0.18%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (0.18%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 34 (6.25%) HTTP
2 26 (4.78%) SAN
3 22 (4.04%) TCP/IP
4 14 (2.57%) WAN
5 13 (2.39%) LAN
5 13 (2.39%) DNS
6 10 (1.84%) NAS
7 9 (1.65%) Internet
7 9 (1.65%) Firewall
8 7 (1.29%) HTTPS
9 6 (1.10%) Ethernet
9 6 (1.10%) Wi-Fi
10 5 (0.92%) iSCSI
11 4 (0.74%) FCoE
11 4 (0.74%) Fibre Channel
11 4 (0.74%) SSH
12 3 (0.55%) Reverse Proxy
12 3 (0.55%) FTP
13 2 (0.37%) GSM
13 2 (0.37%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (6.62%) Oracle Database
2 31 (5.70%) MySQL
2 31 (5.70%) SQL Server
3 18 (3.31%) Relational Database
4 15 (2.76%) MongoDB
5 13 (2.39%) Data Warehouse
6 12 (2.21%) RDBMS
7 11 (2.02%) Oracle Database 11g
7 11 (2.02%) SQL Server 2008
8 10 (1.84%) PostgreSQL
8 10 (1.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 10 (1.84%) DB2
9 9 (1.65%) Oracle BI EE
10 8 (1.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 6 (1.10%) KDB
11 6 (1.10%) NoSQL
11 6 (1.10%) Oracle ODI
12 4 (0.74%) Oracle Reports
13 3 (0.55%) Apache Cassandra
14 2 (0.37%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 90 (16.54%) Selenium
2 88 (16.18%) LoadRunner
3 71 (13.05%) JMeter
4 47 (8.64%) Jenkins
5 45 (8.27%) Cucumber
5 45 (8.27%) JIRA
6 41 (7.54%) Git (software)
7 28 (5.15%) Subversion
8 27 (4.96%) WebDriver
9 23 (4.23%) NeoLoad
10 22 (4.04%) Maven
10 22 (4.04%) Team Foundation Server
11 21 (3.86%) QuickTest Pro
12 19 (3.49%) Visual Studio
12 19 (3.49%) SoapUI
13 18 (3.31%) IntelliJ
14 15 (2.76%) VisualVM
15 14 (2.57%) JUnit
16 13 (2.39%) Ant
16 13 (2.39%) SpecFlow
General
1 99 (18.20%) Finance
2 46 (8.46%) Banking
3 23 (4.23%) Telecoms
4 21 (3.86%) Investment Banking
5 13 (2.39%) Retail
5 13 (2.39%) Law
6 12 (2.21%) Games
7 7 (1.29%) Marketing
8 6 (1.10%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.55%) Spanish Language
9 3 (0.55%) Online Betting
9 3 (0.55%) Publishing
10 2 (0.37%) Advertising
10 2 (0.37%) Automotive
10 2 (0.37%) Front Office
11 1 (0.18%) Back Office
11 1 (0.18%) Electronics
11 1 (0.18%) Legal
Job Titles
1 107 (19.67%) Analyst
2 100 (18.38%) Tester
3 98 (18.01%) Test Analyst
4 81 (14.89%) Developer
5 58 (10.66%) Test Manager
6 52 (9.56%) Performance Tester
7 32 (5.88%) Test Engineer
8 23 (4.23%) Test Leader
9 21 (3.86%) Architect
10 20 (3.68%) Automation Tester
11 19 (3.49%) Consultant
11 19 (3.49%) Performance Analyst
12 16 (2.94%) Performance Test Analyst
12 16 (2.94%) Java Developer
12 16 (2.94%) Head of Testing
13 14 (2.57%) QA Engineer
14 13 (2.39%) Technical Leader
14 13 (2.39%) Senior Tester
14 13 (2.39%) Performance Test Leader
15 12 (2.21%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (11.76%) Web Services
2 62 (11.40%) .NET
3 43 (7.90%) XML
4 41 (7.54%) HTML
5 33 (6.07%) SOAP
6 23 (4.23%) ASP.NET
7 21 (3.86%) CSS
7 21 (3.86%) JSON
8 15 (2.76%) Spring
9 14 (2.57%) HTML5
10 13 (2.39%) REST
11 11 (2.02%) J2EE
12 10 (1.84%) Ajax
12 10 (1.84%) XML Messaging
12 10 (1.84%) Hibernate
12 10 (1.84%) jQuery
12 10 (1.84%) RESTful
13 9 (1.65%) WCF
13 9 (1.65%) JDBC
14 8 (1.47%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 46 (8.46%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (4.60%) Open Source
3 18 (3.31%) Computer Science
4 15 (2.76%) Client/Server
5 14 (2.57%) User Experience
6 12 (2.21%) Mobile App
7 11 (2.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 8 (1.47%) Management Information System
8 8 (1.47%) Clustering
8 8 (1.47%) Smart Meter
9 6 (1.10%) Mathematics
9 6 (1.10%) Video on Demand
10 5 (0.92%) iPad
10 5 (0.92%) Visualisation
10 5 (0.92%) Mainframe
10 5 (0.92%) Online Games
10 5 (0.92%) Robotics
11 4 (0.74%) Device Driver
11 4 (0.74%) Algorithms
12 3 (0.55%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 98 (18.01%) Windows
2 92 (16.91%) Linux
3 70 (12.87%) UNIX
4 17 (3.13%) Apple iOS
5 14 (2.57%) Android
6 12 (2.21%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (1.84%) Windows Server 2003
7 10 (1.84%) CentOS
8 8 (1.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (1.47%) AIX
9 6 (1.10%) Windows 7
10 4 (0.74%) Solaris
10 4 (0.74%) Windows XP
11 3 (0.55%) webOS
12 1 (0.18%) zOS
12 1 (0.18%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 166 (30.51%) Agile Software Development
2 87 (15.99%) Test Scripting
3 81 (14.89%) User Acceptance Testing
4 68 (12.50%) Test Automation
5 66 (12.13%) Test Management
6 62 (11.40%) Scrum
7 58 (10.66%) Test Strategy
8 57 (10.48%) Regression Testing
9 55 (10.11%) TDD
10 46 (8.46%) Software Testing
11 35 (6.43%) BDD
11 35 (6.43%) Integration Testing
12 33 (6.07%) Waterfall
13 31 (5.70%) Load Testing
13 31 (5.70%) Configuration Management
14 27 (4.96%) System Testing
15 26 (4.78%) Migration
16 25 (4.60%) Automated Testing
16 25 (4.60%) ITIL
17 23 (4.23%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 155 (28.49%) SQL
2 127 (23.35%) Java
3 53 (9.74%) Shell Script
4 45 (8.27%) JavaScript
4 45 (8.27%) C#
5 42 (7.72%) Perl
6 36 (6.62%) C
7 35 (6.43%) Python
8 34 (6.25%) PL/SQL
9 26 (4.78%) Ruby
10 24 (4.41%) C++
11 20 (3.68%) Bash Shell
12 18 (3.31%) VB
13 15 (2.76%) Groovy
14 14 (2.57%) VB6
15 13 (2.39%) Scala
16 12 (2.21%) T-SQL
16 12 (2.21%) PHP
17 5 (0.92%) VB.NET
18 4 (0.74%) VBA
Qualifications
1 78 (14.34%) ISEB
2 66 (12.13%) Security Cleared
3 48 (8.82%) ISTQB
4 45 (8.27%) SC Cleared
5 33 (6.07%) Degree
6 25 (4.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 9 (1.65%) DV Cleared
8 8 (1.47%) CCNA
8 8 (1.47%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (0.74%) BC Cleared
10 3 (0.55%) VCP4
10 3 (0.55%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (0.55%) ISEB Practitioner
11 2 (0.37%) Oracle Certification
11 2 (0.37%) CTC Cleared
12 1 (0.18%) Sun Certification
12 1 (0.18%) OCP
12 1 (0.18%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 89 (16.36%) QA
2 3 (0.55%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 1 (0.18%) GCP
3 1 (0.18%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.18%) Solvency II
System Software
1 30 (5.51%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (3.13%) VMware ESXi
3 10 (1.84%) KVM
3 10 (1.84%) vSphere
4 9 (1.65%) VMware ESX
5 7 (1.29%) Active Directory
6 6 (1.10%) Docker
7 2 (0.37%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.18%) Oracle RMAN
8 1 (0.18%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.18%) Firmware
8 1 (0.18%) NFS
Systems Management
1 67 (12.32%) HP Quality Center
2 11 (2.02%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (1.84%) Puppet
4 6 (1.10%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 6 (1.10%) Ansible
5 5 (0.92%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 5 (0.92%) Cobbler
6 2 (0.37%) nmon
6 2 (0.37%) CA Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.18%) CA Endevor
7 1 (0.18%) SCCM
7 1 (0.18%) HAProxy
7 1 (0.18%) Salt
7 1 (0.18%) Vagrant
7 1 (0.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.18%) MAINVIEW
7 1 (0.18%) Nagios
Vendors
1 83 (15.26%) Oracle
2 63 (11.58%) HP
3 44 (8.09%) Microsoft
4 38 (6.99%) VMware
5 24 (4.41%) IBM
6 22 (4.04%) SAP
7 9 (1.65%) TIBCO
8 8 (1.47%) 3PAR
9 7 (1.29%) Akamai
9 7 (1.29%) Citrix
10 6 (1.10%) Atlassian
11 5 (0.92%) Sitecore
11 5 (0.92%) Remedy
11 5 (0.92%) EMC
11 5 (0.92%) Red Hat
11 5 (0.92%) Apple
11 5 (0.92%) Perforce
12 4 (0.74%) Veritas
12 4 (0.74%) Telerik
13 3 (0.55%) Google
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