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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Performance Testing
Rank 284 289 247
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -42
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 114 106 116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.54% 0.49% 0.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.69% 0.63% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 59 61
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£388 £375 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £222 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £553 £505 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £346 £325
% change year-on-year
-6.13% +6.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.75 £25.00 £86.25
% change year-on-year
+47.00% -71.01%
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
16509 16851 14875
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 78.15% 78.18% 76.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 11820 11613 10314
Average daily rate £450 £445 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.12% +4.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 184 235 295
Average hourly rate £22.00 £23.50 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.38% -12.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.04 £13.15 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £77.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 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
City of London +14 29 £370 +5.71% 17
Docklands, London - - - -
Ealing - - - -
Hammersmith - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
Chessington - - - -
Croydon - - - -
Sidcup - - - -
South Croydon - - - - 1
Performance Testing
England

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 95 (33.22%) Agile Software Development
2 89 (31.12%) SQL
3 75 (26.22%) Java
4 72 (25.17%) Windows
5 70 (24.48%) Linux
6 52 (18.18%) Selenium
7 50 (17.48%) .NET
8 47 (16.43%) Finance
9 46 (16.08%) JMeter
10 43 (15.03%) TDD
11 41 (14.34%) LoadRunner
12 40 (13.99%) C#
13 38 (13.29%) UNIX
13 38 (13.29%) QA
14 36 (12.59%) Test Scripting
15 35 (12.24%) User Acceptance Testing
15 35 (12.24%) Perl
15 35 (12.24%) Oracle
16 34 (11.89%) Banking
16 34 (11.89%) Test Automation
16 34 (11.89%) Jenkins
17 33 (11.54%) Python
18 32 (11.19%) Cucumber
19 31 (10.84%) Git (software)
19 31 (10.84%) Scrum
20 30 (10.49%) C++
20 30 (10.49%) BDD
21 29 (10.14%) Test Strategy
22 28 (9.79%) JIRA
22 28 (9.79%) Shell Script

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 18 (6.29%) Apache
2 16 (5.59%) JBoss
3 11 (3.85%) WebSphere
4 10 (3.50%) IIS
5 7 (2.45%) Tomcat
6 6 (2.10%) CMS
6 6 (2.10%) Jetty
6 6 (2.10%) Confluence
6 6 (2.10%) Node.js
7 5 (1.75%) WebLogic
7 5 (1.75%) FileNet
8 4 (1.40%) nginx
9 3 (1.05%) Moodle
9 3 (1.05%) Sitecore CMS
9 3 (1.05%) SharePoint
10 2 (0.70%) IBM HTTP Server
10 2 (0.70%) WebSphere Application Server
10 2 (0.70%) MS Exchange
10 2 (0.70%) GlassFish
10 2 (0.70%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 18 (6.29%) MS Excel
2 15 (5.24%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.70%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.35%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.35%) SAP HCM
2 1 (0.35%) SAP HR
2 1 (0.35%) SAP APO
2 1 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.35%) IntelliMatch
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.15%) SaaS
2 7 (2.45%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (1.40%) GitHub
4 2 (0.70%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.70%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.35%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 19 (6.64%) TCP/IP
2 17 (5.94%) HTTP
3 16 (5.59%) DNS
4 11 (3.85%) LAN
4 11 (3.85%) WAN
4 11 (3.85%) SAN
5 9 (3.15%) NAS
6 8 (2.80%) Firewall
6 8 (2.80%) Wireshark
6 8 (2.80%) tcpdump
7 6 (2.10%) HTTPS
8 5 (1.75%) Internet
8 5 (1.75%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (1.40%) Reverse Proxy
10 3 (1.05%) Ethernet
10 3 (1.05%) SSL
10 3 (1.05%) SSH
11 2 (0.70%) ATM
11 2 (0.70%) GSM
12 1 (0.35%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (7.34%) MySQL
1 21 (7.34%) SQL Server
2 14 (4.90%) Oracle Database
3 12 (4.20%) MongoDB
4 11 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
4 11 (3.85%) Oracle Database 11g
5 10 (3.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 9 (3.15%) Relational Database
7 7 (2.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 7 (2.45%) PostgreSQL
8 6 (2.10%) RDBMS
8 6 (2.10%) KDB
9 3 (1.05%) Apache Cassandra
9 3 (1.05%) DB2
10 2 (0.70%) Crystal Reports
10 2 (0.70%) Hadoop
10 2 (0.70%) NoSQL
11 1 (0.35%) Voldemort
11 1 (0.35%) Redis
11 1 (0.35%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 52 (18.18%) Selenium
2 46 (16.08%) JMeter
3 41 (14.34%) LoadRunner
4 34 (11.89%) Jenkins
5 32 (11.19%) Cucumber
6 31 (10.84%) Git (software)
7 28 (9.79%) JIRA
8 27 (9.44%) WebDriver
9 20 (6.99%) Subversion
9 20 (6.99%) Maven
10 15 (5.24%) NeoLoad
11 12 (4.20%) Visual Studio
12 11 (3.85%) Gradle
12 11 (3.85%) JUnit
13 10 (3.50%) Team Foundation Server
13 10 (3.50%) SpecFlow
14 9 (3.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 9 (3.15%) Ant
14 9 (3.15%) QuickTest Pro
14 9 (3.15%) Toad
General
1 47 (16.43%) Finance
2 34 (11.89%) Banking
3 24 (8.39%) Investment Banking
4 18 (6.29%) Games
5 11 (3.85%) Retail
6 8 (2.80%) Telecoms
6 8 (2.80%) Law
7 6 (2.10%) Front Office
7 6 (2.10%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.05%) Publishing
9 2 (0.70%) Marketing
10 1 (0.35%) Online Betting
10 1 (0.35%) Legal
10 1 (0.35%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 59 (20.63%) Developer
2 56 (19.58%) Analyst
3 45 (15.73%) Test Analyst
4 43 (15.03%) Tester
5 24 (8.39%) Performance Tester
6 16 (5.59%) Performance Analyst
6 16 (5.59%) Test Engineer
7 15 (5.24%) Test Manager
8 13 (4.55%) Performance Test Analyst
8 13 (4.55%) Architect
9 12 (4.20%) Java Developer
10 10 (3.50%) C++ Developer
11 8 (2.80%) Project Manager
11 8 (2.80%) QA Engineer
11 8 (2.80%) Performance Engineer
11 8 (2.80%) Virtualisation Engineer
11 8 (2.80%) Test Leader
11 8 (2.80%) Automation Tester
12 7 (2.45%) Head of Testing
12 7 (2.45%) Performance Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (17.48%) .NET
2 24 (8.39%) HTML
3 23 (8.04%) Web Services
4 17 (5.94%) XML
5 16 (5.59%) ASP.NET
6 11 (3.85%) HTML5
6 11 (3.85%) JSON
7 10 (3.50%) Spring
7 10 (3.50%) Hibernate
8 9 (3.15%) RESTful
9 7 (2.45%) Middleware
9 7 (2.45%) SOAP
10 6 (2.10%) J2EE
10 6 (2.10%) CSS
10 6 (2.10%) jQuery
10 6 (2.10%) FIX Protocol
10 6 (2.10%) .NET Framework
10 6 (2.10%) OAuth
10 6 (2.10%) Gherkin
11 5 (1.75%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 27 (9.44%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (6.29%) Open Source
3 14 (4.90%) Computer Science
4 12 (4.20%) Mobile App
5 11 (3.85%) Client/Server
5 11 (3.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 8 (2.80%) Spread Betting
7 6 (2.10%) Credit Risk
8 5 (1.75%) iPhone
8 5 (1.75%) iPad
8 5 (1.75%) Video on Demand
9 4 (1.40%) Algorithms
9 4 (1.40%) User Experience
9 4 (1.40%) Market Risk
9 4 (1.40%) Visualisation
10 3 (1.05%) Derivative
10 3 (1.05%) Online Games
10 3 (1.05%) Blackberry
10 3 (1.05%) VLE
10 3 (1.05%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 72 (25.17%) Windows
2 70 (24.48%) Linux
3 38 (13.29%) UNIX
4 8 (2.80%) CentOS
4 8 (2.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (2.45%) Apple iOS
5 7 (2.45%) Android
6 5 (1.75%) AIX
7 3 (1.05%) webOS
7 3 (1.05%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.70%) SUSE
9 1 (0.35%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.35%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (33.22%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (15.03%) TDD
3 36 (12.59%) Test Scripting
4 35 (12.24%) User Acceptance Testing
5 34 (11.89%) Test Automation
6 31 (10.84%) Scrum
7 30 (10.49%) BDD
8 29 (10.14%) Test Strategy
9 26 (9.09%) Regression Testing
10 22 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
10 22 (7.69%) Multithreading
10 22 (7.69%) Waterfall
11 20 (6.99%) Test Management
12 19 (6.64%) Configuration Management
12 19 (6.64%) Performance Tuning
13 18 (6.29%) ITIL
14 16 (5.59%) Low Latency
15 15 (5.24%) V-Model
16 14 (4.90%) Software Testing
17 13 (4.55%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 89 (31.12%) SQL
2 75 (26.22%) Java
3 40 (13.99%) C#
4 35 (12.24%) Perl
5 33 (11.54%) Python
6 30 (10.49%) C++
7 28 (9.79%) Shell Script
8 23 (8.04%) Ruby
8 23 (8.04%) JavaScript
9 19 (6.64%) Bash Shell
10 16 (5.59%) C
10 16 (5.59%) Groovy
11 12 (4.20%) PL/SQL
12 10 (3.50%) T-SQL
13 8 (2.80%) Scala
14 7 (2.45%) PHP
15 4 (1.40%) VB
15 4 (1.40%) Clojure
16 3 (1.05%) sed
17 2 (0.70%) Jython
Qualifications
1 26 (9.09%) Degree
2 20 (6.99%) Security Cleared
3 17 (5.94%) ISEB
4 13 (4.55%) ISTQB
5 11 (3.85%) SC Cleared
6 7 (2.45%) DV Cleared
6 7 (2.45%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (2.45%) CCNA
7 4 (1.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (0.70%) Oracle Certification
8 2 (0.70%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.70%) PMI Certification
8 2 (0.70%) CTC Cleared
9 1 (0.35%) CCA
9 1 (0.35%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (13.29%) QA
2 1 (0.35%) Solvency II
2 1 (0.35%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (8.04%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (5.59%) VMware ESXi
3 9 (3.15%) vSphere
3 9 (3.15%) VMware ESX
3 9 (3.15%) KVM
4 6 (2.10%) Active Directory
5 5 (1.75%) Docker
6 1 (0.35%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.35%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 19 (6.64%) HP Quality Center
2 12 (4.20%) Puppet
3 7 (2.45%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (2.10%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 5 (1.75%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 5 (1.75%) Cobbler
5 5 (1.75%) Ansible
6 2 (0.70%) Nessus
6 2 (0.70%) Nagios
7 1 (0.35%) ZABBIX
7 1 (0.35%) CA Endevor
7 1 (0.35%) Salt
Vendors
1 35 (12.24%) Oracle
2 28 (9.79%) VMware
3 24 (8.39%) Microsoft
4 17 (5.94%) HP
5 11 (3.85%) IBM
6 10 (3.50%) SAP
7 8 (2.80%) TIBCO
8 7 (2.45%) Citrix
9 6 (2.10%) Akamai
10 5 (1.75%) EMC
11 3 (1.05%) Sitecore
11 3 (1.05%) Atlassian
11 3 (1.05%) Red Hat
11 3 (1.05%) SOASTA, Inc
11 3 (1.05%) AppDynamics
12 2 (0.70%) Perforce
12 2 (0.70%) NetApp
12 2 (0.70%) Salesforce.com
12 2 (0.70%) Interwoven
12 2 (0.70%) Intershop
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