The table below looks at the statistics for Performance Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the London 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 August 2014 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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Testing
Rank 269 266 273
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +7
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 146 164 144
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.60% 0.65% 0.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.78% 0.85% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 121 95
Average daily rate
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£425 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £325 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £548 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £344 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.81% -1.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £48.84 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £29.00 £38.25
% change year-on-year
+20.68% -24.18%
Performance Testing
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 London region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
18703 19294 19476
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 77.04% 76.55% 74.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 13024 13514 13082
Average daily rate £450 £450 £430
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 223 235 362
Average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.88% -30.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £51.50 £48.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

Performance Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Performance Testing across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Performance Testing Jobs Demand Trend in London

Performance Testing
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Performance Testing Daily Rate Trend in London

Performance Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Performance Testing across the London region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

Performance Testing Daily Rate Histogram in London

Performance Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Performance Testing Hourly Rate Trend in London

Performance Testing
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014. 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
City of London +6 35 £419 - 6
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 £245 -
Teddington - - - -
Harrow - - - -
Hayes - - - -
Hounslow - - - -
Docklands, London - - - -
Ealing - - - -
Clapham - - - -
Hammersmith - - - -
Performance Testing
England

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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.

1 105 (34.88%) SQL
2 73 (24.25%) Java
3 66 (21.93%) Agile Software Development
4 63 (20.93%) QA
5 61 (20.27%) Linux
6 57 (18.94%) LoadRunner
7 56 (18.60%) Selenium
8 52 (17.28%) Oracle
9 51 (16.94%) Finance
9 51 (16.94%) Test Scripting
10 45 (14.95%) User Acceptance Testing
11 43 (14.29%) Web Services
12 41 (13.62%) Windows
13 40 (13.29%) .NET
14 37 (12.29%) C#
15 35 (11.63%) Degree
15 35 (11.63%) Banking
16 34 (11.30%) Test Strategy
16 34 (11.30%) UNIX
17 33 (10.96%) Scrum
17 33 (10.96%) SQL Server
18 32 (10.63%) Microsoft
18 32 (10.63%) Automated Testing
19 31 (10.30%) HP
19 31 (10.30%) JMeter
20 30 (9.97%) TDD
21 29 (9.63%) Cucumber
22 27 (8.97%) ISEB
22 27 (8.97%) Test Management
23 25 (8.31%) JavaScript

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 15 (4.98%) Apache
1 15 (4.98%) Tomcat
2 12 (3.99%) WebLogic
3 11 (3.65%) Moodle
4 9 (2.99%) WebSphere
5 6 (1.99%) IBM HTTP Server
5 6 (1.99%) WebSphere Application Server
6 5 (1.66%) SAS
6 5 (1.66%) SharePoint
7 4 (1.33%) Node.js
7 4 (1.33%) Confluence
7 4 (1.33%) Jetty
8 3 (1.00%) Adobe CQ
8 3 (1.00%) IIS
9 2 (0.66%) Documentum
9 2 (0.66%) MQSeries
10 1 (0.33%) Umbraco
10 1 (0.33%) Drupal
10 1 (0.33%) Orchard CMS
10 1 (0.33%) nginx
Applications
1 17 (5.65%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.00%) MS Visio
2 3 (1.00%) MS Project
3 2 (0.66%) MS Office
3 2 (0.66%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (1.99%) BASE24
1 6 (1.99%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.00%) RMDS
3 2 (0.66%) SAP BPC
3 2 (0.66%) Markit EDM
3 2 (0.66%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.33%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.33%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.33%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.33%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.33%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.33%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 17 (5.65%) SaaS
2 4 (1.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.00%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.66%) GitHub
5 1 (0.33%) Trello
5 1 (0.33%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (5.98%) HTTP
2 15 (4.98%) TCP/IP
3 11 (3.65%) SSL
4 10 (3.32%) Ethernet
4 10 (3.32%) Internet
4 10 (3.32%) SSH
5 6 (1.99%) Wireshark
6 5 (1.66%) LDAP
6 5 (1.66%) DNS
6 5 (1.66%) Firewall
7 4 (1.33%) LAN
7 4 (1.33%) WAN
7 4 (1.33%) HTTPS
8 2 (0.66%) SNMP
8 2 (0.66%) tcpdump
9 1 (0.33%) 4G
9 1 (0.33%) Network Security
9 1 (0.33%) UMTS
9 1 (0.33%) GPRS
9 1 (0.33%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (10.96%) SQL Server
2 25 (8.31%) Relational Database
3 23 (7.64%) Oracle Database
4 15 (4.98%) MySQL
5 10 (3.32%) PostgreSQL
5 10 (3.32%) Oracle Database 11g
6 9 (2.99%) MongoDB
7 7 (2.33%) RDBMS
8 6 (1.99%) NoSQL
8 6 (1.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 6 (1.99%) Big Data
9 5 (1.66%) SQL Server 2005
9 5 (1.66%) Redis
9 5 (1.66%) Base SAS
10 4 (1.33%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (1.33%) KDB
10 4 (1.33%) Hadoop
11 3 (1.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 2 (0.66%) SQL Server 2008
12 2 (0.66%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 57 (18.94%) LoadRunner
2 56 (18.60%) Selenium
3 31 (10.30%) JMeter
4 29 (9.63%) Cucumber
5 21 (6.98%) FitNesse
6 19 (6.31%) JIRA
7 18 (5.98%) Visual Studio
7 18 (5.98%) WebDriver
7 18 (5.98%) Git (software)
8 16 (5.32%) Jenkins
9 14 (4.65%) SoapUI
9 14 (4.65%) Team Foundation Server
10 13 (4.32%) Maven
11 11 (3.65%) QuickTest Pro
12 10 (3.32%) JUnit
12 10 (3.32%) Subversion
13 7 (2.33%) NUnit
14 6 (1.99%) Introscope
14 6 (1.99%) Ant
14 6 (1.99%) Rational Performance Tester
General
1 51 (16.94%) Finance
2 35 (11.63%) Banking
3 23 (7.64%) Investment Banking
4 22 (7.31%) Retail
5 12 (3.99%) Front Office
6 10 (3.32%) Telecoms
7 9 (2.99%) Games
8 5 (1.66%) Publishing
9 4 (1.33%) Back Office
10 2 (0.66%) Law
10 2 (0.66%) Legal
10 2 (0.66%) Marketing
10 2 (0.66%) Billing
11 1 (0.33%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.33%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.33%) International Banking
11 1 (0.33%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 68 (22.59%) Tester
2 54 (17.94%) Analyst
3 50 (16.61%) Developer
4 39 (12.96%) Test Analyst
5 34 (11.30%) Performance Tester
6 28 (9.30%) Test Manager
7 19 (6.31%) Test Leader
8 18 (5.98%) Performance Engineer
8 18 (5.98%) Test Engineer
9 17 (5.65%) Consultant
10 13 (4.32%) Automation Tester
10 13 (4.32%) Java Developer
11 12 (3.99%) Architect
12 11 (3.65%) Project Manager
12 11 (3.65%) DBA
13 10 (3.32%) QA Analyst
14 8 (2.66%) Senior Tester
14 8 (2.66%) Performance Test Engineer
14 8 (2.66%) Performance Analyst
15 7 (2.33%) Performance Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (14.29%) Web Services
2 40 (13.29%) .NET
3 21 (6.98%) XML
4 18 (5.98%) HTML
5 16 (5.32%) ASP.NET
6 13 (4.32%) REST
7 11 (3.65%) Middleware
8 10 (3.32%) SOAP
8 10 (3.32%) Regular Expression
9 8 (2.66%) JMS
9 8 (2.66%) JSON
10 7 (2.33%) Spring
10 7 (2.33%) RabbitMQ
10 7 (2.33%) CSS
11 6 (1.99%) Hibernate
11 6 (1.99%) JMX
11 6 (1.99%) J2EE
12 5 (1.66%) Gherkin
12 5 (1.66%) Worklight
12 5 (1.66%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 24 (7.97%) Computer Science
2 21 (6.98%) Client/Server
3 13 (4.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 12 (3.99%) Open Source
4 12 (3.99%) Mobile App
5 11 (3.65%) E-Learning
6 9 (2.99%) Enterprise Software
6 9 (2.99%) Fixed Income
7 7 (2.33%) Market Risk
7 7 (2.33%) iPhone
7 7 (2.33%) VLE
8 6 (1.99%) Tandem
8 6 (1.99%) PMI
8 6 (1.99%) Video on Demand
8 6 (1.99%) Online Games
9 5 (1.66%) N-Tier
9 5 (1.66%) EMV
9 5 (1.66%) Management Information System
9 5 (1.66%) APACS
10 4 (1.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 61 (20.27%) Linux
2 41 (13.62%) Windows
3 34 (11.30%) UNIX
4 16 (5.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 12 (3.99%) Apple iOS
5 12 (3.99%) CentOS
5 12 (3.99%) Android
6 8 (2.66%) AIX
7 6 (1.99%) SUSE
7 6 (1.99%) Solaris
8 4 (1.33%) Windows 7
9 3 (1.00%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (1.00%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (21.93%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (16.94%) Test Scripting
3 45 (14.95%) User Acceptance Testing
4 34 (11.30%) Test Strategy
5 33 (10.96%) Scrum
6 32 (10.63%) Automated Testing
7 30 (9.97%) TDD
8 27 (8.97%) Test Management
9 25 (8.31%) Disaster Recovery
10 24 (7.97%) System Testing
10 24 (7.97%) Continuous Integration
10 24 (7.97%) Integration Testing
11 23 (7.64%) Load Testing
12 21 (6.98%) Test Automation
12 21 (6.98%) E-Commerce
12 21 (6.98%) Performance Engineering
13 20 (6.64%) Automation Testing
13 20 (6.64%) Waterfall
14 18 (5.98%) Software Testing
14 18 (5.98%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 105 (34.88%) SQL
2 73 (24.25%) Java
3 37 (12.29%) C#
4 25 (8.31%) JavaScript
5 21 (6.98%) Bash Shell
5 21 (6.98%) Shell Script
6 19 (6.31%) PL/SQL
7 14 (4.65%) Perl
8 12 (3.99%) PHP
9 10 (3.32%) Ruby
9 10 (3.32%) sed
10 6 (1.99%) Jython
10 6 (1.99%) Python
11 5 (1.66%) Groovy
11 5 (1.66%) C
11 5 (1.66%) C++
12 2 (0.66%) MATLAB
12 2 (0.66%) VBA
12 2 (0.66%) VB
13 1 (0.33%) Scala
Qualifications
1 35 (11.63%) Degree
2 27 (8.97%) ISEB
3 17 (5.65%) Security Cleared
3 17 (5.65%) ISTQB
4 16 (5.32%) SC Cleared
5 11 (3.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 8 (2.66%) PMI Certification
7 3 (1.00%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.66%) PMP
9 1 (0.33%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.33%) CTC Cleared
9 1 (0.33%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.33%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (20.93%) QA
2 5 (1.66%) SLA
3 1 (0.33%) EMIR
3 1 (0.33%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.33%) Basel III
System Software
1 9 (2.99%) VMware Infrastructure
1 9 (2.99%) Active Directory
2 7 (2.33%) vSphere
3 4 (1.33%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.33%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 19 (6.31%) HP Quality Center
2 16 (5.32%) Puppet
3 11 (3.65%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (1.99%) Salt
5 5 (1.66%) SCOM
5 5 (1.66%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 4 (1.33%) Nagios
7 2 (0.66%) ZABBIX
7 2 (0.66%) Capistrano
7 2 (0.66%) Nessus
7 2 (0.66%) HP SiteScope
8 1 (0.33%) CA LISA
8 1 (0.33%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 52 (17.28%) Oracle
2 32 (10.63%) Microsoft
3 31 (10.30%) HP
4 16 (5.32%) Red Hat
5 13 (4.32%) SAP
6 12 (3.99%) JBoss
7 11 (3.65%) IBM
8 10 (3.32%) VMware
9 8 (2.66%) hybris
10 6 (1.99%) Akamai
11 5 (1.66%) SaltStack
11 5 (1.66%) SolarWinds
11 5 (1.66%) Citrix
12 4 (1.33%) Adobe
12 4 (1.33%) TIBCO
12 4 (1.33%) Yahoo!
12 4 (1.33%) Rackspace
12 4 (1.33%) Green Hat
12 4 (1.33%) SOASTA, Inc
13 3 (1.00%) Aquila
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