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 15 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
15 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Testing
Rank 282 269 292
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +23
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 146 162 128
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.60% 0.64% 0.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.77% 0.83% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 120 86
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£406 £425 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% +9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £325 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £501 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £48.84 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £29.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+20.68% -27.50%
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
19044 19484 19942
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 77.80% 77.49% 75.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 13392 13619 13449
Average daily rate £450 £450 £428
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
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 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 234 241 371
Average hourly rate £21.62 £22.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.72% -32.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.97 £15.53
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £52.50 £48.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

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 15 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 15 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 +13 41 £375 -11.76% 11
Docklands, London - - - -
Ealing - - - -
Paddington - - - -
Clapham - - - -
Hammersmith - - - -
Harrow - - - -
Hayes - - - -
Hounslow - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Teddington - - - -
Performance Testing
England

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 15 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.

1 112 (35.11%) Agile Software Development
2 110 (34.48%) SQL
3 82 (25.71%) Java
4 65 (20.38%) QA
5 64 (20.06%) Selenium
6 63 (19.75%) Linux
7 57 (17.87%) LoadRunner
8 54 (16.93%) Finance
9 52 (16.30%) Windows
9 52 (16.30%) Oracle
10 50 (15.67%) .NET
10 50 (15.67%) Test Scripting
11 47 (14.73%) User Acceptance Testing
12 45 (14.11%) C#
13 40 (12.54%) Web Services
14 38 (11.91%) Banking
15 35 (10.97%) Test Strategy
16 34 (10.66%) Scrum
16 34 (10.66%) JMeter
16 34 (10.66%) SQL Server
17 33 (10.34%) Degree
18 32 (10.03%) Microsoft
19 31 (9.72%) Continuous Integration
19 31 (9.72%) TDD
20 29 (9.09%) Automated Testing
21 27 (8.46%) Disaster Recovery
21 27 (8.46%) UNIX
22 26 (8.15%) JavaScript
22 26 (8.15%) HP
22 26 (8.15%) Investment Banking

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 15 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 (5.64%) Apache
2 15 (4.70%) Tomcat
3 12 (3.76%) WebLogic
4 11 (3.45%) WebSphere
5 10 (3.13%) Moodle
6 8 (2.51%) WebSphere Application Server
6 8 (2.51%) IBM HTTP Server
7 6 (1.88%) SharePoint
8 5 (1.57%) SAS
9 4 (1.25%) IIS
9 4 (1.25%) Jetty
10 3 (0.94%) nginx
11 2 (0.63%) Adobe CQ
11 2 (0.63%) Confluence
11 2 (0.63%) Drupal
11 2 (0.63%) MQSeries
11 2 (0.63%) CMS
11 2 (0.63%) Documentum
12 1 (0.31%) Orchard CMS
12 1 (0.31%) Umbraco
Applications
1 23 (7.21%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.94%) MS Visio
2 3 (0.94%) MS Project
2 3 (0.94%) MS Office
3 2 (0.63%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (1.88%) BASE24
2 5 (1.57%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.94%) Markit EDM
4 2 (0.63%) RMDS
4 2 (0.63%) SAP BPC
5 1 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.31%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.31%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.31%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.31%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.31%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.31%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.31%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 19 (5.96%) SaaS
2 5 (1.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.25%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (0.94%) 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 22 (6.90%) TCP/IP
2 19 (5.96%) HTTP
3 13 (4.08%) SSL
3 13 (4.08%) Internet
4 11 (3.45%) DNS
4 11 (3.45%) Wireshark
5 10 (3.13%) SSH
5 10 (3.13%) Ethernet
6 7 (2.19%) tcpdump
7 6 (1.88%) Firewall
8 5 (1.57%) LDAP
9 4 (1.25%) LAN
9 4 (1.25%) WAN
9 4 (1.25%) HTTPS
10 2 (0.63%) SNMP
10 2 (0.63%) Reverse Proxy
11 1 (0.31%) Network Security
11 1 (0.31%) 4G
11 1 (0.31%) UMTS
11 1 (0.31%) GPRS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (10.66%) SQL Server
2 23 (7.21%) Relational Database
3 21 (6.58%) Oracle Database
4 20 (6.27%) MySQL
5 10 (3.13%) PostgreSQL
6 8 (2.51%) Oracle Database 11g
7 7 (2.19%) RDBMS
7 7 (2.19%) MongoDB
8 6 (1.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 5 (1.57%) SQL Server 2005
9 5 (1.57%) Base SAS
10 3 (0.94%) KDB
10 3 (0.94%) SQL Server 2008
10 3 (0.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (0.94%) QlikView
10 3 (0.94%) Data Warehouse
11 2 (0.63%) Oracle Reports
11 2 (0.63%) Big Data
12 1 (0.31%) JasperReports
12 1 (0.31%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 64 (20.06%) Selenium
2 57 (17.87%) LoadRunner
3 34 (10.66%) JMeter
4 26 (8.15%) Cucumber
5 25 (7.84%) WebDriver
6 24 (7.52%) JIRA
7 23 (7.21%) Jenkins
8 22 (6.90%) Visual Studio
9 20 (6.27%) FitNesse
10 19 (5.96%) Git (software)
11 14 (4.39%) Team Foundation Server
11 14 (4.39%) Maven
11 14 (4.39%) SoapUI
12 12 (3.76%) QuickTest Pro
13 11 (3.45%) NUnit
13 11 (3.45%) Subversion
13 11 (3.45%) JUnit
14 8 (2.51%) Introscope
15 7 (2.19%) Rational Performance Tester
16 6 (1.88%) Fiddler
General
1 54 (16.93%) Finance
2 38 (11.91%) Banking
3 26 (8.15%) Investment Banking
4 25 (7.84%) Retail
5 15 (4.70%) Games
6 13 (4.08%) Front Office
7 11 (3.45%) Telecoms
8 5 (1.57%) Publishing
9 3 (0.94%) Legal
10 2 (0.63%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.63%) Law
10 2 (0.63%) 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 71 (22.26%) Tester
2 61 (19.12%) Analyst
3 56 (17.55%) Developer
4 43 (13.48%) Test Analyst
5 36 (11.29%) Performance Tester
6 29 (9.09%) Test Manager
7 19 (5.96%) Test Engineer
7 19 (5.96%) Test Leader
8 17 (5.33%) Performance Engineer
9 16 (5.02%) Consultant
10 15 (4.70%) Performance Analyst
11 14 (4.39%) Automation Tester
11 14 (4.39%) Java Developer
12 13 (4.08%) Performance Test Analyst
13 12 (3.76%) Project Manager
14 10 (3.13%) DBA
15 9 (2.82%) Quality Manager
15 9 (2.82%) Service Manager
15 9 (2.82%) Risk Manager
15 9 (2.82%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (15.67%) .NET
2 40 (12.54%) Web Services
3 20 (6.27%) ASP.NET
4 19 (5.96%) HTML
5 18 (5.64%) XML
6 13 (4.08%) REST
7 11 (3.45%) SOAP
7 11 (3.45%) Middleware
8 10 (3.13%) Regular Expression
9 9 (2.82%) JSON
10 8 (2.51%) Spring
10 8 (2.51%) JMX
10 8 (2.51%) CSS
11 7 (2.19%) J2EE
11 7 (2.19%) JMS
11 7 (2.19%) Worklight
12 6 (1.88%) Hibernate
13 5 (1.57%) FIX Protocol
13 5 (1.57%) XSLT
13 5 (1.57%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 23 (7.21%) Client/Server
2 22 (6.90%) Computer Science
3 19 (5.96%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (4.39%) Open Source
5 13 (4.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 11 (3.45%) User Experience
6 11 (3.45%) Mobile App
7 10 (3.13%) Fixed Income
7 10 (3.13%) E-Learning
8 9 (2.82%) Market Risk
8 9 (2.82%) iPhone
9 8 (2.51%) Enterprise Software
9 8 (2.51%) PMI
10 7 (2.19%) Spread Betting
11 6 (1.88%) Online Games
11 6 (1.88%) VLE
11 6 (1.88%) Tandem
12 5 (1.57%) APACS
12 5 (1.57%) EMV
12 5 (1.57%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 63 (19.75%) Linux
2 52 (16.30%) Windows
3 27 (8.46%) UNIX
4 17 (5.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 13 (4.08%) Android
5 13 (4.08%) CentOS
6 12 (3.76%) Apple iOS
7 10 (3.13%) AIX
8 8 (2.51%) SUSE
9 6 (1.88%) Solaris
10 5 (1.57%) Windows 7
11 3 (0.94%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (0.94%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.31%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (35.11%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (15.67%) Test Scripting
3 47 (14.73%) User Acceptance Testing
4 35 (10.97%) Test Strategy
5 34 (10.66%) Scrum
6 31 (9.72%) TDD
6 31 (9.72%) Continuous Integration
7 29 (9.09%) Automated Testing
8 27 (8.46%) Disaster Recovery
9 26 (8.15%) System Testing
10 25 (7.84%) Test Management
11 24 (7.52%) Load Testing
12 23 (7.21%) Performance Tuning
13 22 (6.90%) Integration Testing
14 21 (6.58%) E-Commerce
14 21 (6.58%) Performance Engineering
15 20 (6.27%) Test Automation
15 20 (6.27%) Waterfall
16 19 (5.96%) Automation Testing
16 19 (5.96%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 110 (34.48%) SQL
2 82 (25.71%) Java
3 45 (14.11%) C#
4 26 (8.15%) JavaScript
5 25 (7.84%) Bash Shell
6 21 (6.58%) Shell Script
7 19 (5.96%) PL/SQL
8 16 (5.02%) Perl
9 12 (3.76%) PHP
9 12 (3.76%) C++
10 10 (3.13%) Ruby
10 10 (3.13%) sed
11 8 (2.51%) Jython
11 8 (2.51%) Python
12 6 (1.88%) Groovy
13 4 (1.25%) C
14 2 (0.63%) VB
14 2 (0.63%) VBA
14 2 (0.63%) MATLAB
14 2 (0.63%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 33 (10.34%) Degree
2 22 (6.90%) ISEB
3 16 (5.02%) ISTQB
3 16 (5.02%) Security Cleared
4 15 (4.70%) SC Cleared
5 9 (2.82%) PMI Certification
6 8 (2.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (0.94%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.31%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (0.31%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.31%) Sun Certification
8 1 (0.31%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (20.38%) QA
2 5 (1.57%) SLA
3 1 (0.31%) Basel III
3 1 (0.31%) Solvency II
3 1 (0.31%) EMIR
3 1 (0.31%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 10 (3.13%) Active Directory
2 9 (2.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.25%) vSphere
3 4 (1.25%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (0.63%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (0.63%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 17 (5.33%) Puppet
1 17 (5.33%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (2.82%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (1.88%) Salt
4 5 (1.57%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 5 (1.57%) SCOM
5 4 (1.25%) Nagios
6 2 (0.63%) Nessus
6 2 (0.63%) ZABBIX
6 2 (0.63%) Capistrano
7 1 (0.31%) CA LISA
7 1 (0.31%) Ansible
7 1 (0.31%) Red Hat Spacewalk
7 1 (0.31%) Cobbler
7 1 (0.31%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 52 (16.30%) Oracle
2 32 (10.03%) Microsoft
3 26 (8.15%) HP
4 16 (5.02%) Red Hat
5 12 (3.76%) JBoss
5 12 (3.76%) IBM
6 11 (3.45%) SAP
7 10 (3.13%) VMware
8 8 (2.51%) hybris
9 6 (1.88%) Akamai
9 6 (1.88%) Citrix
10 5 (1.57%) SolarWinds
10 5 (1.57%) SaltStack
11 4 (1.25%) Green Hat
11 4 (1.25%) SOASTA, Inc
12 3 (0.94%) Hyperion
12 3 (0.94%) Siebel
12 3 (0.94%) Adobe
12 3 (0.94%) Aquila
12 3 (0.94%) Salesforce.com
London
Salmon Limited
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 4 days ago
London
iKonnect
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £650.00 - £750.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
esynergy Solutions - UK
Rate: £200 - £300 per annum + benefits
Posted: 18 days ago