The table below looks at the statistics for Performance Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Performance Testing over the 3 months to 11 December 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
11 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Performance Testing
Rank 56 53 57
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +4
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 2 5 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.32% 0.78% 0.98%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.42% 1.06% 1.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 5
Median daily rate £275 £500 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-45.00% +23.45%
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £350 £363
% change year-on-year
+11.42% -3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £55.00 £26.88
% change year-on-year
-40.90% +104.65%
Performance Testing
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Hertfordshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
480 470 556
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 76.31% 73.78% 77.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 273 245 338
Median daily rate £450 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £300 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £588 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £387
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 28 21
Median hourly rate £45.00 £22.25 £27.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+102.24% -19.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £12.35 £11.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.50 £41.00 £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £33.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +32.00%

Performance Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 Hertfordshire

Performance Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Performance Testing across the Hertfordshire region.

Performance Testing Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Performance Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Performance Testing across the Hertfordshire region.

Performance Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 11 December 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for Performance Testing.

1 5 (83.33%) Java
2 4 (66.67%) SQL
2 4 (66.67%) Oracle
2 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (66.67%) Open Source
2 4 (66.67%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (50.00%) Presales
3 3 (50.00%) Office 365
3 3 (50.00%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (50.00%) Mobile Payment
3 3 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (50.00%) Security Architecture
3 3 (50.00%) Network Architecture
3 3 (50.00%) High Availability
3 3 (50.00%) Finance
3 3 (50.00%) VMware
3 3 (50.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (50.00%) BMC
3 3 (50.00%) MySQL
3 3 (50.00%) PKI
3 3 (50.00%) SCCM
3 3 (50.00%) SharePoint
3 3 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (50.00%) WebLogic
3 3 (50.00%) PRINCE2
3 3 (50.00%) Windows
3 3 (50.00%) Solaris
3 3 (50.00%) Linux

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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 3 (50.00%) SharePoint
1 3 (50.00%) WebLogic
2 1 (16.67%) Confluence
2 1 (16.67%) NServiceBus
Cloud Services
1 3 (50.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (50.00%) MySQL
1 3 (50.00%) OLTP
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (16.67%) Oracle Database
3 1 (16.67%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) JMeter
2 1 (16.67%) Cucumber
2 1 (16.67%) JBehave
2 1 (16.67%) Jenkins
2 1 (16.67%) JIRA
2 1 (16.67%) LoadRunner
2 1 (16.67%) Selenium
2 1 (16.67%) SoapUI
2 1 (16.67%) WebDriver
2 1 (16.67%) Zephyr
General
1 3 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (33.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Architect
1 3 (50.00%) Infrastructure Architect
1 3 (50.00%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
1 3 (50.00%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (16.67%) .NET Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Automation Test Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Performance Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Performance Test Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Senior .NET Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Test Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) Middleware
1 3 (50.00%) SAML
2 1 (16.67%) .NET
2 1 (16.67%) .NET Framework
2 1 (16.67%) Entity Framework
2 1 (16.67%) Gherkin
2 1 (16.67%) MSMQ
2 1 (16.67%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Enterprise Software
1 3 (50.00%) Mobile Payment
1 3 (50.00%) PKI
2 1 (16.67%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Linux
1 3 (50.00%) Solaris
1 3 (50.00%) Windows
1 3 (50.00%) Windows 7
1 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (66.67%) Open Source
1 4 (66.67%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (50.00%) Benchmarking
2 3 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (50.00%) High Availability
2 3 (50.00%) Network Architecture
2 3 (50.00%) Presales
2 3 (50.00%) PRINCE
2 3 (50.00%) PRINCE2
2 3 (50.00%) RAD
2 3 (50.00%) Security Architecture
3 2 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (16.67%) ATDD
4 1 (16.67%) Automation Testing
4 1 (16.67%) BDD
4 1 (16.67%) Functional Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
4 1 (16.67%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) Java
2 4 (66.67%) SQL
3 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
3 1 (16.67%) PHP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) QA
2 1 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft App-V
1 3 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (50.00%) OpenView
1 3 (50.00%) SCCM
1 3 (50.00%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Oracle
2 3 (50.00%) BMC
2 3 (50.00%) IBM
2 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (50.00%) Sun
2 3 (50.00%) VMware
3 1 (16.67%) Citrix