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 31 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Performance Testing
Rank 356 285 277
Rank change year-on-year
-71 -8
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 228 317 268
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.46% 0.65% 0.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.60% 0.86% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 190 171
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£380 £388 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.93% +4.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £255 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £547
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £358 £338
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +5.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 1
Average hourly rate £36.25 £37.29 £48.18
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.78% -22.60%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £96.15 £48.18
% change year-on-year
-62.29% +99.55%
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
38097 36662 31165
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 76.51% 75.49% 73.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 24143 22914 19112
Average daily rate £425 £408 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.29% -0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £570 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1085 1077 1036
Average hourly rate £29.00 £27.00 £31.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.40% -14.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £49.50 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.20 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+9.81% -14.06%

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 31 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 31 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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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 -49 92 £425 +6.25% 37
South East -16 52 £290 -24.67% 15
Yorkshire -32 21 £240 -24.40% 6
North West -21 16 £335 -21.17% 2
East of England +11 13 £375 -10.44% 6
West Midlands -4 10 £388 +19.23% 2
South West -24 10 £378 +0.66% 2
North East +14 7 £429 -
East Midlands -10 5 £300 -16.37% 3
Performance Testing
UK

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 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.

1 161 (31.14%) Agile Software Development
2 132 (25.53%) Java
3 130 (25.15%) SQL
4 94 (18.18%) Finance
5 92 (17.79%) Windows
6 89 (17.21%) LoadRunner
7 86 (16.63%) QA
8 85 (16.44%) Selenium
9 84 (16.25%) Linux
10 81 (15.67%) Test Scripting
11 80 (15.47%) ISEB
12 75 (14.51%) JMeter
13 72 (13.93%) User Acceptance Testing
14 68 (13.15%) HP
14 68 (13.15%) Oracle
15 66 (12.77%) Web Services
15 66 (12.77%) Test Automation
16 65 (12.57%) HP Quality Center
16 65 (12.57%) Test Management
17 62 (11.99%) Security Cleared
18 57 (11.03%) Test Strategy
19 56 (10.83%) Regression Testing
19 56 (10.83%) Scrum
19 56 (10.83%) .NET
20 51 (9.86%) UNIX
20 51 (9.86%) ISTQB
21 50 (9.67%) Analytical Skills
22 49 (9.48%) TDD
23 47 (9.09%) Microsoft
24 46 (8.90%) JavaScript

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 30 (5.80%) Apache
2 26 (5.03%) JBoss
3 22 (4.26%) WebSphere
4 18 (3.48%) IIS
5 15 (2.90%) Tomcat
6 12 (2.32%) Confluence
7 11 (2.13%) Jetty
8 10 (1.93%) WebLogic
9 9 (1.74%) SharePoint
10 8 (1.55%) CMS
11 7 (1.35%) WebSphere Application Server
12 6 (1.16%) nginx
12 6 (1.16%) Node.js
13 5 (0.97%) Sitecore CMS
13 5 (0.97%) FileNet
14 4 (0.77%) Moodle
15 3 (0.58%) SAS
15 3 (0.58%) MQSeries
16 2 (0.39%) MS Exchange
16 2 (0.39%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 27 (5.22%) MS Excel
2 14 (2.71%) MS Office
3 6 (1.16%) MS Project
4 1 (0.19%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.19%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 5 (0.97%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.77%) Oracle General Ledger
2 4 (0.77%) Oracle Payables
3 3 (0.58%) Google Analytics
3 3 (0.58%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.39%) SAP CRM
4 2 (0.39%) BASE24
4 2 (0.39%) Hyperion Planning
4 2 (0.39%) SAP ECC
4 2 (0.39%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.39%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.39%) Oracle Assets
4 2 (0.39%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.39%) TRIRIGA
5 1 (0.19%) IntelliMatch
5 1 (0.19%) SAP EWM
5 1 (0.19%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.19%) SAP HCM
5 1 (0.19%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 9 (1.74%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (1.35%) SaaS
3 3 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (0.58%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (0.58%) Amazon S3
4 2 (0.39%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.39%) Route 53
4 2 (0.39%) GitHub
5 1 (0.19%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (0.19%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.19%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 29 (5.61%) SAN
2 28 (5.42%) HTTP
3 18 (3.48%) TCP/IP
4 13 (2.51%) WAN
5 12 (2.32%) LAN
5 12 (2.32%) NAS
6 11 (2.13%) DNS
7 9 (1.74%) Firewall
8 8 (1.55%) HTTPS
9 6 (1.16%) Ethernet
9 6 (1.16%) Internet
10 5 (0.97%) Wi-Fi
10 5 (0.97%) iSCSI
11 4 (0.77%) FCoE
11 4 (0.77%) Fibre Channel
11 4 (0.77%) SSH
11 4 (0.77%) FTP
12 2 (0.39%) Kerberos
12 2 (0.39%) GSM
12 2 (0.39%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (6.38%) SQL Server
2 27 (5.22%) MySQL
3 15 (2.90%) Oracle Database
3 15 (2.90%) Relational Database
4 14 (2.71%) MongoDB
5 13 (2.51%) DB2
6 12 (2.32%) Data Warehouse
7 11 (2.13%) PostgreSQL
8 10 (1.93%) RDBMS
9 9 (1.74%) SQL Server 2008
10 8 (1.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 6 (1.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 6 (1.16%) Oracle Database 11g
11 6 (1.16%) KDB
12 4 (0.77%) Oracle BI EE
12 4 (0.77%) NoSQL
12 4 (0.77%) Oracle Reports
13 2 (0.39%) Crystal Reports
13 2 (0.39%) MS Access
13 2 (0.39%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 89 (17.21%) LoadRunner
2 85 (16.44%) Selenium
3 75 (14.51%) JMeter
4 46 (8.90%) Cucumber
5 45 (8.70%) Jenkins
6 42 (8.12%) Git (software)
7 39 (7.54%) JIRA
8 28 (5.42%) NeoLoad
9 25 (4.84%) WebDriver
10 23 (4.45%) QuickTest Pro
11 22 (4.26%) Subversion
12 21 (4.06%) Maven
13 20 (3.87%) Team Foundation Server
13 20 (3.87%) SoapUI
14 15 (2.90%) VisualVM
14 15 (2.90%) IntelliJ
15 14 (2.71%) JUnit
15 14 (2.71%) Visual Studio
15 14 (2.71%) SpecFlow
16 13 (2.51%) Appium
General
1 94 (18.18%) Finance
2 39 (7.54%) Banking
3 22 (4.26%) Telecoms
4 15 (2.90%) Investment Banking
5 13 (2.51%) Law
6 12 (2.32%) Retail
7 9 (1.74%) Games
8 5 (0.97%) Marketing
8 5 (0.97%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.58%) Publishing
9 3 (0.58%) Back Office
9 3 (0.58%) Spanish Language
9 3 (0.58%) Online Betting
10 2 (0.39%) Front Office
10 2 (0.39%) Automotive
10 2 (0.39%) Advertising
10 2 (0.39%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.19%) Legal
11 1 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.19%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 104 (20.12%) Analyst
2 96 (18.57%) Tester
3 95 (18.38%) Test Analyst
4 69 (13.35%) Developer
5 62 (11.99%) Test Manager
6 49 (9.48%) Performance Tester
7 30 (5.80%) Test Engineer
8 24 (4.64%) Test Leader
9 18 (3.48%) Consultant
9 18 (3.48%) Performance Analyst
10 17 (3.29%) Architect
11 16 (3.09%) Automation Tester
11 16 (3.09%) Head of Testing
12 15 (2.90%) QA Engineer
12 15 (2.90%) Performance Test Analyst
13 12 (2.32%) Test Consultant
13 12 (2.32%) Software Engineer
14 11 (2.13%) Java Developer
14 11 (2.13%) Senior Tester
14 11 (2.13%) Virtualisation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (12.77%) Web Services
2 56 (10.83%) .NET
3 44 (8.51%) HTML
4 43 (8.32%) XML
5 31 (6.00%) SOAP
6 23 (4.45%) CSS
7 18 (3.48%) JSON
8 17 (3.29%) ASP.NET
9 16 (3.09%) HTML5
10 15 (2.90%) J2EE
11 11 (2.13%) RESTful
11 11 (2.13%) XML Messaging
11 11 (2.13%) Spring
12 10 (1.93%) Hibernate
12 10 (1.93%) jQuery
12 10 (1.93%) REST
13 9 (1.74%) Middleware
14 8 (1.55%) GWT
14 8 (1.55%) Ajax
14 8 (1.55%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 50 (9.67%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (4.26%) Open Source
3 14 (2.71%) Client/Server
4 13 (2.51%) Computer Science
5 11 (2.13%) Mobile App
6 9 (1.74%) Management Information System
6 9 (1.74%) Clustering
7 7 (1.35%) Mainframe
7 7 (1.35%) Mathematics
7 7 (1.35%) User Experience
8 6 (1.16%) Video on Demand
8 6 (1.16%) N-Tier
8 6 (1.16%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 6 (1.16%) Smart Meter
8 6 (1.16%) Visualisation
9 5 (0.97%) Online Games
9 5 (0.97%) Robotics
10 4 (0.77%) Device Driver
10 4 (0.77%) iPad
10 4 (0.77%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 92 (17.79%) Windows
2 84 (16.25%) Linux
3 51 (9.86%) UNIX
4 17 (3.29%) Apple iOS
5 13 (2.51%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (2.51%) Android
6 12 (2.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 12 (2.32%) Windows Server 2003
7 11 (2.13%) CentOS
8 8 (1.55%) AIX
9 6 (1.16%) Solaris
10 5 (0.97%) Windows 7
11 4 (0.77%) Windows XP
12 3 (0.58%) webOS
13 2 (0.39%) SUSE
13 2 (0.39%) HPUX
14 1 (0.19%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.19%) zOS
14 1 (0.19%) Windows 2000 Server
14 1 (0.19%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 161 (31.14%) Agile Software Development
2 81 (15.67%) Test Scripting
3 72 (13.93%) User Acceptance Testing
4 66 (12.77%) Test Automation
5 65 (12.57%) Test Management
6 57 (11.03%) Test Strategy
7 56 (10.83%) Scrum
7 56 (10.83%) Regression Testing
8 49 (9.48%) TDD
9 40 (7.74%) Software Testing
10 39 (7.54%) BDD
11 38 (7.35%) Integration Testing
12 35 (6.77%) Load Testing
12 35 (6.77%) Waterfall
13 30 (5.80%) Configuration Management
14 27 (5.22%) E-Commerce
15 26 (5.03%) Automated Testing
15 26 (5.03%) System Testing
16 25 (4.84%) Migration
17 21 (4.06%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 132 (25.53%) Java
2 130 (25.15%) SQL
3 46 (8.90%) JavaScript
4 45 (8.70%) Perl
5 42 (8.12%) C#
6 37 (7.16%) Python
7 33 (6.38%) Shell Script
8 26 (5.03%) Ruby
9 21 (4.06%) C
10 18 (3.48%) C++
10 18 (3.48%) Bash Shell
11 17 (3.29%) Groovy
12 14 (2.71%) PL/SQL
13 13 (2.51%) PHP
13 13 (2.51%) Scala
14 11 (2.13%) T-SQL
15 6 (1.16%) VB
16 4 (0.77%) VBA
17 3 (0.58%) sed
17 3 (0.58%) JCL
Qualifications
1 80 (15.47%) ISEB
2 62 (11.99%) Security Cleared
3 51 (9.86%) ISTQB
4 40 (7.74%) SC Cleared
5 25 (4.84%) Degree
6 24 (4.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 10 (1.93%) CCNA
7 10 (1.93%) Cisco Certification
8 9 (1.74%) DV Cleared
9 6 (1.16%) ISEB Practitioner
10 3 (0.58%) BC Cleared
10 3 (0.58%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.39%) CTC Cleared
11 2 (0.39%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 1 (0.19%) Sun Certification
12 1 (0.19%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 86 (16.63%) QA
2 3 (0.58%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 1 (0.19%) GCP
3 1 (0.19%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 29 (5.61%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (3.48%) VMware ESXi
3 12 (2.32%) KVM
4 11 (2.13%) vSphere
5 8 (1.55%) Active Directory
5 8 (1.55%) VMware ESX
6 7 (1.35%) Docker
7 2 (0.39%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.19%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.19%) Firmware
8 1 (0.19%) vCloud
8 1 (0.19%) NFS
Systems Management
1 65 (12.57%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (1.74%) Puppet
2 9 (1.74%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (1.35%) Ansible
4 5 (0.97%) Red Hat Spacewalk
4 5 (0.97%) Cobbler
5 2 (0.39%) HAProxy
5 2 (0.39%) nmon
5 2 (0.39%) Salt
6 1 (0.19%) Kibana
6 1 (0.19%) logstash
6 1 (0.19%) ITRS Geneos
6 1 (0.19%) OpenAM
6 1 (0.19%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.19%) Oracle Identity Management
6 1 (0.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.19%) MAINVIEW
6 1 (0.19%) Nagios
6 1 (0.19%) CA Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.19%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 68 (13.15%) Oracle
1 68 (13.15%) HP
2 47 (9.09%) Microsoft
3 38 (7.35%) VMware
4 27 (5.22%) IBM
5 22 (4.26%) SAP
6 10 (1.93%) TIBCO
7 8 (1.55%) 3PAR
8 7 (1.35%) Akamai
8 7 (1.35%) Citrix
9 6 (1.16%) Red Hat
9 6 (1.16%) Atlassian
10 5 (0.97%) Sitecore
10 5 (0.97%) Apple
10 5 (0.97%) Perforce
10 5 (0.97%) Remedy
10 5 (0.97%) EMC
11 4 (0.77%) Google
11 4 (0.77%) Veritas
12 3 (0.58%) hybris
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Posted: 11 hours ago
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Rate: £150 - £250 per day
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