The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the London region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Testing
Rank 251 275 268
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -7
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 164 150 147
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.70% 0.62% 0.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.91% 0.81% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 117 98
Average daily rate
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£406 £425 £414
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% +2.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £323 £312
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £344 £365
% change year-on-year
+1.81% -5.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £48.84 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £29.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+8.62% -27.50%
Processes & Methodologies Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
18052 18537 19452
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 76.79% 76.38% 73.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 12606 12858 12936
Average daily rate £442 £450 £445
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.77% +1.12%
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 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 222 252 380
Average hourly rate £20.50 £27.50 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.45% -5.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £15.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £51.30 £46.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -1.58%
Performance Testing
England

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 July 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 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -5 37 £361 -9.68% 5
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 £245 - 2
Teddington - - - - 1
Ealing - - - -
Clapham - - - -
Hammersmith - - - -
Chessington - - - -
Harrow - - - -
Hayes - - - -
Hounslow - - - -
Performance Testing
England

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 119 (36.73%) SQL
2 85 (26.23%) Agile Software Development
3 79 (24.38%) Java
4 70 (21.60%) Linux
5 69 (21.30%) LoadRunner
6 66 (20.37%) Oracle
7 64 (19.75%) QA
8 63 (19.44%) Finance
9 56 (17.28%) Selenium
10 51 (15.74%) Test Scripting
11 49 (15.12%) User Acceptance Testing
12 47 (14.51%) Web Services
13 42 (12.96%) Banking
14 41 (12.65%) UNIX
15 40 (12.35%) Windows
16 39 (12.04%) Microsoft
16 39 (12.04%) Degree
17 38 (11.73%) Test Strategy
18 37 (11.42%) .NET
19 36 (11.11%) HP
19 36 (11.11%) Scrum
20 34 (10.49%) SQL Server
20 34 (10.49%) Automated Testing
21 33 (10.19%) C#
21 33 (10.19%) Oracle Database
22 31 (9.57%) TDD
23 29 (8.95%) Waterfall
24 28 (8.64%) ISEB
24 28 (8.64%) Disaster Recovery
24 28 (8.64%) JMeter

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 22 (6.79%) Apache
2 17 (5.25%) Tomcat
3 13 (4.01%) Moodle
4 12 (3.70%) WebLogic
5 9 (2.78%) WebSphere
6 8 (2.47%) Node.js
7 6 (1.85%) Confluence
7 6 (1.85%) Jetty
7 6 (1.85%) IBM HTTP Server
7 6 (1.85%) WebSphere Application Server
8 5 (1.54%) SAS
8 5 (1.54%) SharePoint
9 3 (0.93%) Adobe CQ
9 3 (0.93%) IIS
10 2 (0.62%) WordPress
10 2 (0.62%) CMS
10 2 (0.62%) Documentum
10 2 (0.62%) MQSeries
11 1 (0.31%) Drupal
11 1 (0.31%) Umbraco
Applications
1 16 (4.94%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.23%) MS Project
3 3 (0.93%) MS Office
3 3 (0.93%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.62%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (2.16%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.85%) BASE24
3 4 (1.23%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.93%) RMDS
5 2 (0.62%) Markit EDM
5 2 (0.62%) SAP BPC
6 1 (0.31%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.31%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.31%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.31%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.31%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.31%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.31%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 16 (4.94%) SaaS
2 4 (1.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.31%) Trello
4 1 (0.31%) GitHub
4 1 (0.31%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (5.56%) HTTP
2 13 (4.01%) TCP/IP
3 11 (3.40%) SSL
4 10 (3.09%) SSH
4 10 (3.09%) Ethernet
4 10 (3.09%) Internet
5 5 (1.54%) LDAP
5 5 (1.54%) Firewall
6 4 (1.23%) Wireshark
6 4 (1.23%) LAN
6 4 (1.23%) WAN
6 4 (1.23%) HTTPS
6 4 (1.23%) DNS
7 1 (0.31%) ATM
7 1 (0.31%) GPRS
7 1 (0.31%) GSM
7 1 (0.31%) UMTS
7 1 (0.31%) SNMP
7 1 (0.31%) IPv6
7 1 (0.31%) DAB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (10.49%) SQL Server
2 33 (10.19%) Oracle Database
3 27 (8.33%) Relational Database
4 17 (5.25%) MySQL
5 13 (4.01%) MongoDB
6 12 (3.70%) PostgreSQL
7 11 (3.40%) Big Data
7 11 (3.40%) Oracle Database 11g
8 10 (3.09%) NoSQL
9 9 (2.78%) Redis
9 9 (2.78%) Hadoop
10 6 (1.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 6 (1.85%) RDBMS
11 5 (1.54%) SQL Server 2005
11 5 (1.54%) Base SAS
12 4 (1.23%) KDB
12 4 (1.23%) Data Warehouse
13 3 (0.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 2 (0.62%) SQL Server 2008
14 2 (0.62%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 69 (21.30%) LoadRunner
2 56 (17.28%) Selenium
3 28 (8.64%) JMeter
4 25 (7.72%) Cucumber
5 21 (6.48%) FitNesse
6 19 (5.86%) Git (software)
6 19 (5.86%) JIRA
7 18 (5.56%) Visual Studio
8 17 (5.25%) SoapUI
9 16 (4.94%) WebDriver
10 14 (4.32%) Team Foundation Server
11 12 (3.70%) Maven
11 12 (3.70%) QuickTest Pro
11 12 (3.70%) Jenkins
12 11 (3.40%) JUnit
13 10 (3.09%) Subversion
14 7 (2.16%) NUnit
15 6 (1.85%) Rational Performance Tester
15 6 (1.85%) Introscope
15 6 (1.85%) Ant
General
1 63 (19.44%) Finance
2 42 (12.96%) Banking
3 21 (6.48%) Retail
3 21 (6.48%) Investment Banking
4 10 (3.09%) Telecoms
4 10 (3.09%) Front Office
5 8 (2.47%) Games
6 5 (1.54%) Publishing
7 4 (1.23%) Back Office
8 3 (0.93%) Legal
8 3 (0.93%) Advertising
8 3 (0.93%) Marketing
9 2 (0.62%) Billing
10 1 (0.31%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.31%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.31%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.31%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 77 (23.77%) Tester
2 55 (16.98%) Developer
3 54 (16.67%) Analyst
4 43 (13.27%) Performance Tester
5 42 (12.96%) Test Analyst
6 28 (8.64%) Test Manager
7 21 (6.48%) Test Engineer
8 19 (5.86%) Performance Engineer
8 19 (5.86%) Architect
8 19 (5.86%) Test Leader
9 16 (4.94%) Consultant
10 14 (4.32%) Java Developer
11 12 (3.70%) Automation Tester
11 12 (3.70%) DBA
12 11 (3.40%) Non-Functional Tester
12 11 (3.40%) QA Analyst
13 9 (2.78%) Project Manager
13 9 (2.78%) Senior Tester
13 9 (2.78%) Performance Test Engineer
14 8 (2.47%) Android Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (14.51%) Web Services
2 37 (11.42%) .NET
3 25 (7.72%) XML
4 19 (5.86%) HTML
5 15 (4.63%) ASP.NET
5 15 (4.63%) JSON
6 14 (4.32%) SOAP
6 14 (4.32%) Middleware
7 13 (4.01%) REST
7 13 (4.01%) RabbitMQ
8 10 (3.09%) Regular Expression
9 8 (2.47%) Ruby on Rails
9 8 (2.47%) JMS
9 8 (2.47%) COM
9 8 (2.47%) CSS
9 8 (2.47%) J2EE
9 8 (2.47%) Android SDK
10 7 (2.16%) Spring
11 6 (1.85%) Hibernate
11 6 (1.85%) JMX
Miscellaneous
1 24 (7.41%) Computer Science
2 21 (6.48%) Client/Server
3 17 (5.25%) Mobile App
4 13 (4.01%) E-Learning
5 12 (3.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 11 (3.40%) Open Source
6 11 (3.40%) Video on Demand
7 10 (3.09%) Enterprise Software
8 9 (2.78%) Fixed Income
8 9 (2.78%) VLE
9 7 (2.16%) IPTV
9 7 (2.16%) Online Games
10 6 (1.85%) iPhone
10 6 (1.85%) Tandem
10 6 (1.85%) PMI
11 5 (1.54%) N-Tier
11 5 (1.54%) EMV
11 5 (1.54%) Replication
11 5 (1.54%) APACS
11 5 (1.54%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 70 (21.60%) Linux
2 41 (12.65%) UNIX
3 40 (12.35%) Windows
4 17 (5.25%) Android
5 16 (4.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 13 (4.01%) Solaris
7 12 (3.70%) Apple iOS
7 12 (3.70%) CentOS
8 8 (2.47%) AIX
9 6 (1.85%) SUSE
10 4 (1.23%) Windows 7
11 3 (0.93%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (0.62%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.31%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.31%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (26.23%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (15.74%) Test Scripting
3 49 (15.12%) User Acceptance Testing
4 38 (11.73%) Test Strategy
5 36 (11.11%) Scrum
6 34 (10.49%) Automated Testing
7 31 (9.57%) TDD
8 29 (8.95%) Waterfall
9 28 (8.64%) Disaster Recovery
10 26 (8.02%) Test Management
11 25 (7.72%) Test Automation
12 24 (7.41%) Continuous Integration
12 24 (7.41%) Integration Testing
13 23 (7.10%) Load Testing
13 23 (7.10%) System Testing
13 23 (7.10%) E-Commerce
13 23 (7.10%) SOA
14 22 (6.79%) Automation Testing
15 20 (6.17%) Software Testing
15 20 (6.17%) Performance Engineering
Programming Languages
1 119 (36.73%) SQL
2 79 (24.38%) Java
3 33 (10.19%) C#
4 27 (8.33%) JavaScript
5 20 (6.17%) Bash Shell
5 20 (6.17%) PL/SQL
5 20 (6.17%) Shell Script
6 15 (4.63%) Ruby
7 14 (4.32%) PHP
8 13 (4.01%) Perl
9 10 (3.09%) sed
10 6 (1.85%) Jython
11 5 (1.54%) C
11 5 (1.54%) Python
11 5 (1.54%) Groovy
12 4 (1.23%) C++
13 2 (0.62%) MATLAB
13 2 (0.62%) VBA
13 2 (0.62%) VB
14 1 (0.31%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 39 (12.04%) Degree
2 28 (8.64%) ISEB
3 23 (7.10%) ISTQB
4 18 (5.56%) Security Cleared
4 18 (5.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 16 (4.94%) SC Cleared
6 8 (2.47%) PMI Certification
7 4 (1.23%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.62%) ISEB Practitioner
8 2 (0.62%) PMP
9 1 (0.31%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.31%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (19.75%) QA
2 4 (1.23%) SLA
3 1 (0.31%) EMIR
3 1 (0.31%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.31%) Basel III
System Software
1 12 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (3.40%) vSphere
3 9 (2.78%) Active Directory
4 4 (1.23%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.31%) HDFS
5 1 (0.31%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.31%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 24 (7.41%) HP Quality Center
2 19 (5.86%) Puppet
3 14 (4.32%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (1.54%) Salt
4 5 (1.54%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 5 (1.54%) SCOM
5 4 (1.23%) HP SiteScope
6 3 (0.93%) Nagios
7 2 (0.62%) Capistrano
8 1 (0.31%) CA LISA
8 1 (0.31%) Data Guard
8 1 (0.31%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 66 (20.37%) Oracle
2 39 (12.04%) Microsoft
3 36 (11.11%) HP
4 16 (4.94%) Red Hat
5 14 (4.32%) JBoss
6 13 (4.01%) VMware
6 13 (4.01%) SAP
7 11 (3.40%) IBM
8 8 (2.47%) Akamai
8 8 (2.47%) hybris
8 8 (2.47%) Yahoo!
8 8 (2.47%) Rackspace
9 5 (1.54%) Green Hat
9 5 (1.54%) Citrix
9 5 (1.54%) SolarWinds
10 4 (1.23%) TIBCO
10 4 (1.23%) Adobe
10 4 (1.23%) SaltStack
11 3 (0.93%) SOASTA, Inc
11 3 (0.93%) Siebel
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