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 24 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Testing
Rank 244 265 270
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +5
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 166 145 143
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.70% 0.60% 0.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.92% 0.78% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 116 98
Average daily rate
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£413 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £312
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -10.00%
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
18140 18533 19452
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 76.93% 76.45% 73.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 12691 12878 12909
Average daily rate £442 £450 £445
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.72% +1.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
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 227 264 374
Average hourly rate £20.00 £27.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.27% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £14.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £52.50 £48.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
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 24 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 24 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 +8 38 £363 -14.70% 7
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 £245 - 3
Teddington - - - -
Ealing - - - -
Clapham - - - -
Hammersmith - - - -
Chessington - - - -
Harrow - - - -
Hayes - - - - 1
Hounslow - - - -
Performance Testing
England

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 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.

1 118 (36.31%) SQL
2 84 (25.85%) Agile Software Development
3 78 (24.00%) Java
4 71 (21.85%) LoadRunner
5 70 (21.54%) Linux
6 66 (20.31%) Oracle
6 66 (20.31%) Finance
7 64 (19.69%) QA
8 56 (17.23%) Selenium
9 51 (15.69%) Test Scripting
10 48 (14.77%) User Acceptance Testing
11 46 (14.15%) Web Services
12 42 (12.92%) UNIX
12 42 (12.92%) Banking
13 40 (12.31%) Test Strategy
14 39 (12.00%) Degree
14 39 (12.00%) Windows
14 39 (12.00%) Microsoft
15 37 (11.38%) HP
16 36 (11.08%) .NET
16 36 (11.08%) Scrum
17 34 (10.46%) SQL Server
17 34 (10.46%) Automated Testing
18 33 (10.15%) C#
18 33 (10.15%) Oracle Database
19 30 (9.23%) TDD
20 29 (8.92%) Waterfall
21 28 (8.62%) JMeter
21 28 (8.62%) ISEB
22 27 (8.31%) Disaster Recovery

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 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 (6.77%) Apache
2 17 (5.23%) Tomcat
3 13 (4.00%) Moodle
4 12 (3.69%) WebLogic
5 9 (2.77%) WebSphere
6 8 (2.46%) Node.js
7 6 (1.85%) Jetty
7 6 (1.85%) Confluence
7 6 (1.85%) WebSphere Application Server
7 6 (1.85%) IBM HTTP Server
8 5 (1.54%) SAS
8 5 (1.54%) SharePoint
9 3 (0.92%) Adobe CQ
9 3 (0.92%) IIS
10 2 (0.62%) WordPress
10 2 (0.62%) MQSeries
10 2 (0.62%) Documentum
10 2 (0.62%) CMS
11 1 (0.31%) Drupal
11 1 (0.31%) Orchard CMS
Applications
1 16 (4.92%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.23%) MS Project
3 3 (0.92%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.92%) MS Office
4 2 (0.62%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (2.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.85%) BASE24
3 4 (1.23%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.92%) RMDS
5 2 (0.62%) SAP BPC
5 2 (0.62%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.31%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.31%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.31%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.31%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.31%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.31%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.31%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 15 (4.62%) SaaS
2 4 (1.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.92%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.31%) Trello
4 1 (0.31%) GitHub
4 1 (0.31%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (5.23%) HTTP
2 13 (4.00%) TCP/IP
3 11 (3.38%) SSL
4 10 (3.08%) SSH
4 10 (3.08%) Ethernet
4 10 (3.08%) Internet
5 5 (1.54%) Firewall
5 5 (1.54%) LDAP
6 4 (1.23%) Wireshark
6 4 (1.23%) DNS
6 4 (1.23%) HTTPS
6 4 (1.23%) WAN
6 4 (1.23%) LAN
7 2 (0.62%) ATM
8 1 (0.31%) DAB
8 1 (0.31%) GPRS
8 1 (0.31%) GSM
8 1 (0.31%) UMTS
8 1 (0.31%) SNMP
8 1 (0.31%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (10.46%) SQL Server
2 33 (10.15%) Oracle Database
3 26 (8.00%) Relational Database
4 17 (5.23%) MySQL
5 13 (4.00%) MongoDB
6 12 (3.69%) PostgreSQL
7 11 (3.38%) Big Data
8 10 (3.08%) NoSQL
8 10 (3.08%) Oracle Database 11g
9 9 (2.77%) Hadoop
9 9 (2.77%) Redis
10 6 (1.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 5 (1.54%) 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 (0.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 2 (0.62%) SQL Server 2008
14 2 (0.62%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 71 (21.85%) LoadRunner
2 56 (17.23%) Selenium
3 28 (8.62%) JMeter
4 23 (7.08%) Cucumber
5 21 (6.46%) FitNesse
6 19 (5.85%) SoapUI
6 19 (5.85%) JIRA
7 18 (5.54%) Visual Studio
8 17 (5.23%) WebDriver
8 17 (5.23%) Git (software)
9 14 (4.31%) Team Foundation Server
10 12 (3.69%) QuickTest Pro
11 11 (3.38%) JUnit
11 11 (3.38%) Maven
11 11 (3.38%) Jenkins
12 9 (2.77%) Subversion
13 7 (2.15%) NUnit
14 6 (1.85%) TestNG
14 6 (1.85%) Rational Performance Tester
14 6 (1.85%) Ant
General
1 66 (20.31%) Finance
2 42 (12.92%) Banking
3 21 (6.46%) Investment Banking
3 21 (6.46%) Retail
4 10 (3.08%) Telecoms
4 10 (3.08%) Front Office
5 8 (2.46%) Games
6 4 (1.23%) Back Office
7 3 (0.92%) Legal
7 3 (0.92%) Advertising
7 3 (0.92%) Publishing
7 3 (0.92%) Marketing
8 2 (0.62%) Billing
8 2 (0.62%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.31%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.31%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.31%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.31%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 78 (24.00%) Tester
2 55 (16.92%) Analyst
3 53 (16.31%) Developer
4 45 (13.85%) Performance Tester
5 42 (12.92%) Test Analyst
6 28 (8.62%) Test Manager
7 20 (6.15%) Test Engineer
8 19 (5.85%) Performance Engineer
8 19 (5.85%) Architect
8 19 (5.85%) Test Leader
9 17 (5.23%) Consultant
10 14 (4.31%) Java Developer
11 12 (3.69%) Automation Tester
11 12 (3.69%) QA Analyst
11 12 (3.69%) DBA
12 11 (3.38%) Non-Functional Tester
13 9 (2.77%) Project Manager
13 9 (2.77%) Senior Tester
13 9 (2.77%) Performance Test Engineer
14 8 (2.46%) Android Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (14.15%) Web Services
2 36 (11.08%) .NET
3 23 (7.08%) XML
4 18 (5.54%) HTML
5 16 (4.92%) Middleware
6 14 (4.31%) JSON
6 14 (4.31%) ASP.NET
7 13 (4.00%) SOAP
7 13 (4.00%) RabbitMQ
8 11 (3.38%) REST
9 10 (3.08%) Regular Expression
10 8 (2.46%) Android SDK
10 8 (2.46%) Ruby on Rails
10 8 (2.46%) JMS
10 8 (2.46%) COM
10 8 (2.46%) J2EE
11 7 (2.15%) CSS
12 6 (1.85%) Spring
12 6 (1.85%) Hibernate
12 6 (1.85%) JMX
Miscellaneous
1 24 (7.38%) Computer Science
2 21 (6.46%) Client/Server
3 17 (5.23%) Mobile App
4 13 (4.00%) E-Learning
5 12 (3.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 11 (3.38%) Open Source
6 11 (3.38%) Video on Demand
7 10 (3.08%) Enterprise Software
8 9 (2.77%) Fixed Income
8 9 (2.77%) VLE
9 7 (2.15%) IPTV
9 7 (2.15%) Online Games
10 6 (1.85%) iPhone
10 6 (1.85%) PMI
10 6 (1.85%) Tandem
11 5 (1.54%) Management Information System
11 5 (1.54%) APACS
11 5 (1.54%) Replication
11 5 (1.54%) EMV
11 5 (1.54%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 70 (21.54%) Linux
2 42 (12.92%) UNIX
3 39 (12.00%) Windows
4 16 (4.92%) Android
4 16 (4.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 13 (4.00%) Solaris
6 12 (3.69%) CentOS
7 11 (3.38%) Apple iOS
8 8 (2.46%) AIX
9 6 (1.85%) SUSE
10 4 (1.23%) Windows 7
11 3 (0.92%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.31%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.31%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.31%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (25.85%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (15.69%) Test Scripting
3 48 (14.77%) User Acceptance Testing
4 40 (12.31%) Test Strategy
5 36 (11.08%) Scrum
6 34 (10.46%) Automated Testing
7 30 (9.23%) TDD
8 29 (8.92%) Waterfall
9 27 (8.31%) Disaster Recovery
10 26 (8.00%) Test Management
10 26 (8.00%) Test Automation
11 24 (7.38%) Continuous Integration
11 24 (7.38%) Integration Testing
11 24 (7.38%) E-Commerce
12 23 (7.08%) SOA
12 23 (7.08%) Load Testing
12 23 (7.08%) System Testing
13 21 (6.46%) Automation Testing
14 20 (6.15%) Software Testing
15 19 (5.85%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 118 (36.31%) SQL
2 78 (24.00%) Java
3 33 (10.15%) C#
4 26 (8.00%) JavaScript
5 20 (6.15%) Bash Shell
5 20 (6.15%) Shell Script
6 19 (5.85%) PL/SQL
7 15 (4.62%) Ruby
8 14 (4.31%) PHP
9 13 (4.00%) Perl
10 10 (3.08%) sed
11 6 (1.85%) Jython
12 5 (1.54%) Python
12 5 (1.54%) C
12 5 (1.54%) Groovy
13 4 (1.23%) C++
14 2 (0.62%) VBA
14 2 (0.62%) VB
14 2 (0.62%) MATLAB
15 1 (0.31%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 39 (12.00%) Degree
2 28 (8.62%) ISEB
3 23 (7.08%) ISTQB
4 19 (5.85%) Security Cleared
5 18 (5.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 17 (5.23%) SC Cleared
7 8 (2.46%) PMI Certification
8 4 (1.23%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.62%) ISEB Practitioner
9 2 (0.62%) PMP
10 1 (0.31%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.31%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (19.69%) QA
2 3 (0.92%) SLA
3 2 (0.62%) GxP
3 2 (0.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.31%) EMIR
4 1 (0.31%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.31%) Basel III
System Software
1 12 (3.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (3.38%) vSphere
3 9 (2.77%) Active Directory
4 3 (0.92%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.31%) HDFS
5 1 (0.31%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.31%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 25 (7.69%) HP Quality Center
2 18 (5.54%) Puppet
3 13 (4.00%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (1.54%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 5 (1.54%) SCOM
5 4 (1.23%) HP SiteScope
5 4 (1.23%) Salt
6 3 (0.92%) 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 (20.31%) Oracle
2 39 (12.00%) Microsoft
3 37 (11.38%) HP
4 16 (4.92%) Red Hat
5 15 (4.62%) SAP
6 14 (4.31%) JBoss
7 13 (4.00%) VMware
8 11 (3.38%) IBM
9 8 (2.46%) Rackspace
9 8 (2.46%) hybris
9 8 (2.46%) Akamai
9 8 (2.46%) Yahoo!
10 5 (1.54%) Green Hat
10 5 (1.54%) Citrix
10 5 (1.54%) SolarWinds
11 4 (1.23%) Adobe
11 4 (1.23%) TIBCO
11 4 (1.23%) SaltStack
12 3 (0.92%) SOASTA, Inc
12 3 (0.92%) Hyperion
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Posted: 2 days ago
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Rate: £55000 - £60000 per annum + (pro rata Fixed Term contract)
Posted: 2 days ago
London
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Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
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Rate: £40k - 50k per year
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Posted: 27 days ago