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 September 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Testing
Rank 265 286 292
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +6
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 150 144 137
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.61% 0.57% 0.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.79% 0.74% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 104 91
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£394 £425 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.35% +9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £332 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £576 £530 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £36.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-4.10% -8.75%
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
19067 19570 19492
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 77.68% 77.50% 75.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 13577 13700 13196
Average daily rate £450 £450 £435
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £367 £365
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +0.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 239 231 364
Average hourly rate £21.62 £20.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.46% -36.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.47 £13.00 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.45 £52.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £30.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-11.66% +3.44%

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 September 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 30 September 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 +32 40 £425 +6.25% 10
Docklands, London - - - -
Ealing - - - -
Paddington - - - -
Clapham - - - -
Hammersmith - - - -
Chessington - - - -
Harrow - - - -
Hayes - - - -
Hounslow - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Teddington - - - -
Performance Testing
England

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 September 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.

1 110 (33.85%) SQL
2 108 (33.23%) Agile Software Development
3 82 (25.23%) Java
4 75 (23.08%) Linux
5 63 (19.38%) QA
6 62 (19.08%) Selenium
7 60 (18.46%) Finance
8 58 (17.85%) Oracle
9 56 (17.23%) LoadRunner
10 55 (16.92%) Windows
11 52 (16.00%) .NET
12 51 (15.69%) User Acceptance Testing
13 50 (15.38%) Test Scripting
14 44 (13.54%) C#
15 41 (12.62%) Banking
16 37 (11.38%) JMeter
17 36 (11.08%) Scrum
18 35 (10.77%) Degree
18 35 (10.77%) Test Strategy
19 33 (10.15%) Web Services
20 32 (9.85%) TDD
21 29 (8.92%) Investment Banking
21 29 (8.92%) SQL Server
21 29 (8.92%) Microsoft
22 28 (8.62%) Shell Script
22 28 (8.62%) Bash Shell
23 27 (8.31%) WebDriver
23 27 (8.31%) Cucumber
23 27 (8.31%) Continuous Integration
23 27 (8.31%) Computer Science

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 18 (5.54%) Apache
2 14 (4.31%) Tomcat
3 12 (3.69%) WebLogic
4 11 (3.38%) WebSphere
5 10 (3.08%) Moodle
6 8 (2.46%) WebSphere Application Server
6 8 (2.46%) IBM HTTP Server
7 5 (1.54%) SAS
8 4 (1.23%) SharePoint
8 4 (1.23%) IIS
8 4 (1.23%) nginx
9 3 (0.92%) Jetty
10 2 (0.62%) Documentum
10 2 (0.62%) CMS
10 2 (0.62%) Drupal
10 2 (0.62%) Confluence
11 1 (0.31%) Orchard CMS
11 1 (0.31%) Adobe CQ
11 1 (0.31%) MQSeries
11 1 (0.31%) Umbraco
Applications
1 19 (5.85%) MS Excel
2 8 (2.46%) MS Office
3 3 (0.92%) MS Project
3 3 (0.92%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.62%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (1.85%) BASE24
2 3 (0.92%) Markit EDM
3 2 (0.62%) SAP BPC
3 2 (0.62%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.62%) RMDS
3 2 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.31%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.31%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.31%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.31%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.31%) IntelliMatch
4 1 (0.31%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.31%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 21 (6.46%) SaaS
2 5 (1.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.23%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (0.92%) GitHub
5 1 (0.31%) Trello
5 1 (0.31%) PaaS
5 1 (0.31%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.31%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (7.38%) TCP/IP
2 19 (5.85%) HTTP
3 13 (4.00%) SSL
4 12 (3.69%) DNS
4 12 (3.69%) Wireshark
5 10 (3.08%) SSH
5 10 (3.08%) Ethernet
6 9 (2.77%) Internet
7 8 (2.46%) tcpdump
8 7 (2.15%) Firewall
9 5 (1.54%) LDAP
10 4 (1.23%) WAN
10 4 (1.23%) LAN
10 4 (1.23%) HTTPS
11 3 (0.92%) Reverse Proxy
12 2 (0.62%) SNMP
12 2 (0.62%) ATM
13 1 (0.31%) GPRS
13 1 (0.31%) GSM
13 1 (0.31%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (8.92%) SQL Server
2 27 (8.31%) Oracle Database
3 20 (6.15%) MySQL
4 15 (4.62%) Relational Database
5 14 (4.31%) Oracle Database 11g
6 8 (2.46%) RDBMS
6 8 (2.46%) PostgreSQL
7 7 (2.15%) MongoDB
8 6 (1.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 5 (1.54%) SQL Server 2005
9 5 (1.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 5 (1.54%) SQL Server 2008
9 5 (1.54%) Base SAS
10 3 (0.92%) KDB
10 3 (0.92%) QlikView
11 2 (0.62%) Oracle Reports
11 2 (0.62%) Data Warehouse
11 2 (0.62%) Oracle BI EE
12 1 (0.31%) Apache Cassandra
12 1 (0.31%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 62 (19.08%) Selenium
2 56 (17.23%) LoadRunner
3 37 (11.38%) JMeter
4 27 (8.31%) WebDriver
4 27 (8.31%) Cucumber
5 26 (8.00%) JIRA
6 24 (7.38%) Jenkins
7 20 (6.15%) Git (software)
7 20 (6.15%) Visual Studio
8 18 (5.54%) FitNesse
9 14 (4.31%) Team Foundation Server
9 14 (4.31%) JUnit
9 14 (4.31%) Maven
10 13 (4.00%) Subversion
11 12 (3.69%) SoapUI
12 11 (3.38%) NUnit
12 11 (3.38%) Toad
13 10 (3.08%) QuickTest Pro
14 8 (2.46%) ClearQuest
14 8 (2.46%) Introscope
General
1 60 (18.46%) Finance
2 41 (12.62%) Banking
3 29 (8.92%) Investment Banking
4 21 (6.46%) Retail
5 18 (5.54%) Games
6 13 (4.00%) Front Office
7 6 (1.85%) Telecoms
8 5 (1.54%) Publishing
9 3 (0.92%) Legal
9 3 (0.92%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.62%) Law
10 2 (0.62%) Marketing
11 1 (0.31%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.31%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.31%) International Banking
11 1 (0.31%) Back Office
11 1 (0.31%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 65 (20.00%) Tester
1 65 (20.00%) Analyst
2 61 (18.77%) Developer
3 47 (14.46%) Test Analyst
4 34 (10.46%) Performance Tester
5 26 (8.00%) Test Manager
6 19 (5.85%) Test Engineer
7 18 (5.54%) Consultant
8 16 (4.92%) DBA
8 16 (4.92%) Performance Analyst
9 15 (4.62%) Performance Engineer
10 14 (4.31%) Java Developer
10 14 (4.31%) Performance Test Analyst
10 14 (4.31%) Test Leader
10 14 (4.31%) Automation Tester
11 12 (3.69%) Project Manager
12 9 (2.77%) Quality Manager
12 9 (2.77%) Service Manager
12 9 (2.77%) Performance Test Leader
12 9 (2.77%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (16.00%) .NET
2 33 (10.15%) Web Services
3 22 (6.77%) ASP.NET
4 19 (5.85%) HTML
5 18 (5.54%) XML
6 13 (4.00%) Middleware
7 12 (3.69%) REST
8 11 (3.38%) SOAP
9 10 (3.08%) Regular Expression
10 9 (2.77%) JSON
11 8 (2.46%) Spring
11 8 (2.46%) JMX
11 8 (2.46%) J2EE
11 8 (2.46%) CSS
12 7 (2.15%) JMS
12 7 (2.15%) Worklight
13 6 (1.85%) Hibernate
13 6 (1.85%) FIX Protocol
14 5 (1.54%) XSLT
15 4 (1.23%) Android SDK
Miscellaneous
1 27 (8.31%) Computer Science
2 23 (7.08%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (6.77%) Client/Server
4 17 (5.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 14 (4.31%) Open Source
6 12 (3.69%) User Experience
7 10 (3.08%) Fixed Income
7 10 (3.08%) E-Learning
8 9 (2.77%) iPhone
9 8 (2.46%) Spread Betting
9 8 (2.46%) Market Risk
9 8 (2.46%) PMI
9 8 (2.46%) Mobile App
9 8 (2.46%) Enterprise Software
10 6 (1.85%) VLE
10 6 (1.85%) Tandem
10 6 (1.85%) Online Games
11 5 (1.54%) APACS
11 5 (1.54%) EMV
12 4 (1.23%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 75 (23.08%) Linux
2 55 (16.92%) Windows
3 27 (8.31%) UNIX
4 17 (5.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 14 (4.31%) Android
6 13 (4.00%) CentOS
7 12 (3.69%) Apple iOS
8 10 (3.08%) AIX
9 8 (2.46%) SUSE
10 6 (1.85%) Solaris
11 5 (1.54%) Windows 7
12 3 (0.92%) Windows Server 2012
12 3 (0.92%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.31%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (33.23%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (15.69%) User Acceptance Testing
3 50 (15.38%) Test Scripting
4 36 (11.08%) Scrum
5 35 (10.77%) Test Strategy
6 32 (9.85%) TDD
7 27 (8.31%) Continuous Integration
8 25 (7.69%) System Testing
9 23 (7.08%) Test Management
9 23 (7.08%) Test Automation
9 23 (7.08%) Performance Engineering
9 23 (7.08%) Automated Testing
9 23 (7.08%) Disaster Recovery
10 21 (6.46%) Performance Tuning
11 20 (6.15%) Mentoring
11 20 (6.15%) Project Management
11 20 (6.15%) Integration Testing
12 19 (5.85%) Load Testing
12 19 (5.85%) Migration
12 19 (5.85%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 110 (33.85%) SQL
2 82 (25.23%) Java
3 44 (13.54%) C#
4 28 (8.62%) Shell Script
4 28 (8.62%) Bash Shell
5 26 (8.00%) PL/SQL
6 23 (7.08%) JavaScript
7 19 (5.85%) Perl
8 17 (5.23%) C++
9 12 (3.69%) PHP
10 11 (3.38%) Python
11 10 (3.08%) Ruby
11 10 (3.08%) sed
12 8 (2.46%) Jython
13 6 (1.85%) Groovy
14 5 (1.54%) C
15 3 (0.92%) Clojure
16 2 (0.62%) Scala
16 2 (0.62%) MATLAB
16 2 (0.62%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 35 (10.77%) Degree
2 22 (6.77%) Security Cleared
3 20 (6.15%) SC Cleared
4 18 (5.54%) ISEB
5 16 (4.92%) ISTQB
6 9 (2.77%) PMI Certification
7 8 (2.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (0.92%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.62%) Oracle Certification
10 1 (0.31%) Sun Certification
10 1 (0.31%) PMP
10 1 (0.31%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.31%) OCP
10 1 (0.31%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (19.38%) QA
2 5 (1.54%) SLA
3 1 (0.31%) Solvency II
System Software
1 10 (3.08%) Active Directory
2 8 (2.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.23%) VMware ESX
3 4 (1.23%) Oracle RAC
3 4 (1.23%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (0.92%) vSphere
5 1 (0.31%) Docker
Systems Management
1 19 (5.85%) HP Quality Center
2 17 (5.23%) Puppet
3 11 (3.38%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 10 (3.08%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (1.85%) Salt
6 5 (1.54%) SCOM
7 4 (1.23%) Nagios
8 2 (0.62%) Nessus
8 2 (0.62%) ZABBIX
8 2 (0.62%) Capistrano
9 1 (0.31%) CA LISA
9 1 (0.31%) Ansible
9 1 (0.31%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 1 (0.31%) Cobbler
9 1 (0.31%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 58 (17.85%) Oracle
2 29 (8.92%) Microsoft
3 24 (7.38%) HP
4 16 (4.92%) Red Hat
5 12 (3.69%) IBM
6 11 (3.38%) JBoss
7 10 (3.08%) VMware
8 9 (2.77%) SAP
9 6 (1.85%) Citrix
9 6 (1.85%) Akamai
10 5 (1.54%) SolarWinds
10 5 (1.54%) SaltStack
11 4 (1.23%) Green Hat
11 4 (1.23%) Hyperion
11 4 (1.23%) TIBCO
12 3 (0.92%) Salesforce.com
12 3 (0.92%) Aquila
12 3 (0.92%) Siebel
12 3 (0.92%) hybris
13 2 (0.62%) Demandware
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £350 - £400 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
X4 Group
Rate: £200 - 325 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Croydon, Surrey
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £250.00 - £320.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Hays London City Projects
Rate: £300.00 - £370.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Capita - ITPS
Rate: £425 - £475 per day
Posted: 7 days ago