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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Performance Testing
Rank 283 241 284
Rank change year-on-year
-42 +43
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 129 175 116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.55% 0.75% 0.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.70% 0.95% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 120 92
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£413 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £295 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £48.84
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 - £32.00
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
18421 18351 18406
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 78.78% 78.90% 78.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 13094 12989 12700
Average daily rate £450 £440 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% -2.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 227 230 281
Average hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.82 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £53.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.99 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+3.48% -4.95%

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 1 July 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 1 July 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 -12 38 £450 +23.28% 11
Brentford - 4 £465 -
Feltham -5 1 £365 -20.21%
Hendon - 1 - -
Hammersmith - 1 £475 -
Performance Testing
England

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 73 (33.03%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (29.41%) SQL
3 60 (27.15%) Java
4 56 (25.34%) QA
5 50 (22.62%) Finance
6 46 (20.81%) Oracle
7 43 (19.46%) Selenium
7 43 (19.46%) Test Scripting
8 39 (17.65%) Linux
9 37 (16.74%) Windows
10 36 (16.29%) SQL Server
10 36 (16.29%) Test Strategy
11 34 (15.38%) SAP
12 33 (14.93%) LoadRunner
12 33 (14.93%) Regression Testing
13 32 (14.48%) Banking
14 31 (14.03%) HP
14 31 (14.03%) C#
14 31 (14.03%) Test Automation
15 29 (13.12%) JIRA
16 28 (12.67%) User Acceptance Testing
16 28 (12.67%) HP Quality Center
16 28 (12.67%) Cucumber
16 28 (12.67%) .NET
16 28 (12.67%) Scrum
17 27 (12.22%) Web Services
17 27 (12.22%) Automated Testing
18 26 (11.76%) ISEB
19 25 (11.31%) MySQL
19 25 (11.31%) JMeter

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 12 (5.43%) CMS
2 9 (4.07%) Apache
2 9 (4.07%) Confluence
3 8 (3.62%) Jetty
3 8 (3.62%) IIS
3 8 (3.62%) JBoss
4 7 (3.17%) SharePoint
5 6 (2.71%) Tomcat
6 4 (1.81%) WebSphere
7 3 (1.36%) WebLogic
7 3 (1.36%) OpenStack
8 2 (0.90%) MQSeries
8 2 (0.90%) Moodle
8 2 (0.90%) SAS
8 2 (0.90%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.45%) nginx
9 1 (0.45%) SAP Portal
9 1 (0.45%) GlassFish
9 1 (0.45%) Tuxedo
9 1 (0.45%) CICS
Applications
1 14 (6.33%) MS Office
2 11 (4.98%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.90%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 5 (2.26%) Oracle Retail
2 2 (0.90%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 2 (0.90%) BASE24
2 2 (0.90%) SAP Business One
3 1 (0.45%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.45%) Hyperion Planning
3 1 (0.45%) Loan IQ
3 1 (0.45%) IntelliMatch
Cloud Services
1 9 (4.07%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (2.71%) SaaS
3 3 (1.36%) GitHub
4 2 (0.90%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.45%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.45%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.45%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 10 (4.52%) SAN
2 9 (4.07%) TCP/IP
3 8 (3.62%) HTTP
4 6 (2.71%) NAS
5 5 (2.26%) LAN
5 5 (2.26%) WAN
6 4 (1.81%) LDAP
6 4 (1.81%) DNS
6 4 (1.81%) Wireshark
7 2 (0.90%) Fibre Channel
7 2 (0.90%) HTTPS
7 2 (0.90%) VLAN
7 2 (0.90%) SSH
8 1 (0.45%) RTSP
8 1 (0.45%) DMZ
8 1 (0.45%) Firewall
8 1 (0.45%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.45%) SSL
8 1 (0.45%) VPN
8 1 (0.45%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (16.29%) SQL Server
2 25 (11.31%) MySQL
3 8 (3.62%) DB2
3 8 (3.62%) Relational Database
4 6 (2.71%) Oracle Database
4 6 (2.71%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (2.26%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (2.26%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (2.26%) MongoDB
6 4 (1.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (1.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (1.81%) Oracle Database 11g
6 4 (1.81%) RDBMS
7 3 (1.36%) Big Data
8 2 (0.90%) DataStage
8 2 (0.90%) Adabas
8 2 (0.90%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.45%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 43 (19.46%) Selenium
2 33 (14.93%) LoadRunner
3 29 (13.12%) JIRA
4 28 (12.67%) Cucumber
5 25 (11.31%) WebDriver
5 25 (11.31%) JMeter
6 15 (6.79%) Jenkins
7 14 (6.33%) JUnit
8 12 (5.43%) Visual Studio
8 12 (5.43%) Git (software)
9 10 (4.52%) NeoLoad
10 9 (4.07%) HP UFT
11 8 (3.62%) SoapUI
12 6 (2.71%) IntelliJ
12 6 (2.71%) Maven
12 6 (2.71%) Team Foundation Server
13 5 (2.26%) NUnit
13 5 (2.26%) FishEye
13 5 (2.26%) SpecFlow
13 5 (2.26%) VisualVM
General
1 50 (22.62%) Finance
2 32 (14.48%) Banking
3 17 (7.69%) Retail
3 17 (7.69%) Investment Banking
4 7 (3.17%) Pharmaceutical
5 6 (2.71%) Games
6 4 (1.81%) Corporate Banking
6 4 (1.81%) Front Office
6 4 (1.81%) Back Office
6 4 (1.81%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.36%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.36%) Online Betting
7 3 (1.36%) Retail Banking
8 2 (0.90%) Marketing
8 2 (0.90%) Advertising
9 1 (0.45%) Publishing
9 1 (0.45%) Law
9 1 (0.45%) Legal
9 1 (0.45%) Billing
Job Titles
1 41 (18.55%) Tester
2 38 (17.19%) Analyst
3 33 (14.93%) Test Analyst
4 28 (12.67%) Test Manager
5 27 (12.22%) Developer
6 20 (9.05%) Performance Tester
7 19 (8.60%) Architect
8 14 (6.33%) Test Leader
9 13 (5.88%) Consultant
10 12 (5.43%) Test Engineer
11 11 (4.98%) Performance Analyst
11 11 (4.98%) Performance Test Analyst
12 10 (4.52%) SAP Manager
13 9 (4.07%) SAP Test Manager
14 7 (3.17%) QA Engineer
14 7 (3.17%) Solutions Architect
15 6 (2.71%) Senior Analyst
15 6 (2.71%) Senior Test Analyst
16 5 (2.26%) QA Tester
16 5 (2.26%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (12.67%) .NET
2 27 (12.22%) Web Services
3 19 (8.60%) HTML
4 15 (6.79%) XML
5 14 (6.33%) ASP.NET
6 12 (5.43%) SOAP
7 10 (4.52%) Middleware
8 9 (4.07%) JSON
8 9 (4.07%) ASP.NET MVC
9 7 (3.17%) Gherkin
9 7 (3.17%) ASP.NET MVC 4
9 7 (3.17%) CSS
10 5 (2.26%) WinForms
10 5 (2.26%) Swing
10 5 (2.26%) WCF
10 5 (2.26%) WPF
10 5 (2.26%) RabbitMQ
11 4 (1.81%) GWT
11 4 (1.81%) OAuth
11 4 (1.81%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 19 (8.60%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (7.24%) Computer Science
3 10 (4.52%) Mobile App
3 10 (4.52%) Client/Server
4 6 (2.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 6 (2.71%) Mainframe
4 6 (2.71%) Visualisation
4 6 (2.71%) User Experience
5 5 (2.26%) Data Centre
5 5 (2.26%) Video on Demand
5 5 (2.26%) Online Games
6 4 (1.81%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.36%) Replication
7 3 (1.36%) Fixed Income
7 3 (1.36%) IPTV
7 3 (1.36%) iPad
7 3 (1.36%) EMC VNX
8 2 (0.90%) EMC VMAX
8 2 (0.90%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (0.90%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 39 (17.65%) Linux
2 37 (16.74%) Windows
3 22 (9.95%) UNIX
4 8 (3.62%) Apple iOS
5 7 (3.17%) Android
5 7 (3.17%) CentOS
6 5 (2.26%) AIX
6 5 (2.26%) Windows 7
7 3 (1.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.90%) webOS
8 2 (0.90%) Data ONTAP
9 1 (0.45%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (0.45%) Solaris
9 1 (0.45%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.45%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (33.03%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (19.46%) Test Scripting
3 36 (16.29%) Test Strategy
4 33 (14.93%) Regression Testing
5 31 (14.03%) Test Automation
6 28 (12.67%) Scrum
6 28 (12.67%) User Acceptance Testing
7 27 (12.22%) Automated Testing
8 25 (11.31%) TDD
9 22 (9.95%) Test Management
10 21 (9.50%) SDLC
11 20 (9.05%) Integration Testing
12 18 (8.14%) Continuous Integration
13 16 (7.24%) Non-Functional Testing
13 16 (7.24%) Migration
13 16 (7.24%) E-Commerce
14 15 (6.79%) Test Planning
14 15 (6.79%) BDD
14 15 (6.79%) Operational Acceptance Testing
15 13 (5.88%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 65 (29.41%) SQL
2 60 (27.15%) Java
3 31 (14.03%) C#
4 17 (7.69%) JavaScript
4 17 (7.69%) Ruby
5 15 (6.79%) PHP
6 12 (5.43%) Perl
7 11 (4.98%) Python
8 10 (4.52%) PL/SQL
8 10 (4.52%) C
8 10 (4.52%) Bash Shell
9 7 (3.17%) Groovy
10 6 (2.71%) Scala
10 6 (2.71%) C++
11 4 (1.81%) BeanShell
12 3 (1.36%) COBOL
12 3 (1.36%) T-SQL
12 3 (1.36%) VBScript
12 3 (1.36%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.90%) NATURAL
Qualifications
1 26 (11.76%) ISEB
2 22 (9.95%) ISTQB
3 20 (9.05%) Security Cleared
4 15 (6.79%) Degree
5 11 (4.98%) SC Cleared
6 7 (3.17%) DV Cleared
7 4 (1.81%) CCNA
7 4 (1.81%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (1.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (0.90%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.90%) IBM Certification
10 1 (0.45%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (0.45%) Sun Certification
10 1 (0.45%) CTC Cleared
10 1 (0.45%) GNVQ
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (25.34%) QA
2 5 (2.26%) GxP
2 5 (2.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.45%) Data Quality
System Software
1 10 (4.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (2.71%) Active Directory
2 6 (2.71%) Docker
3 5 (2.26%) vSphere
3 5 (2.26%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (1.81%) KVM
5 2 (0.90%) NFS
5 2 (0.90%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.90%) SRDF
5 2 (0.90%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 1 (0.45%) vCloud
6 1 (0.45%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.45%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 28 (12.67%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (3.17%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (1.81%) Nessus
4 3 (1.36%) Puppet
4 3 (1.36%) Ansible
5 2 (0.90%) nmon
5 2 (0.90%) EMC VPLEX
5 2 (0.90%) SnapMirror
5 2 (0.90%) SnapVault
5 2 (0.90%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.45%) ITRS Geneos
6 1 (0.45%) HAProxy
6 1 (0.45%) logstash
6 1 (0.45%) Salt
6 1 (0.45%) Kibana
6 1 (0.45%) Rundeck
6 1 (0.45%) Red Hat Spacewalk
6 1 (0.45%) Cobbler
6 1 (0.45%) CA Wily
6 1 (0.45%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 46 (20.81%) Oracle
2 34 (15.38%) SAP
3 31 (14.03%) HP
4 17 (7.69%) Microsoft
5 14 (6.33%) IBM
6 12 (5.43%) VMware
7 9 (4.07%) Sybase
8 5 (2.26%) Dell
8 5 (2.26%) Sun
8 5 (2.26%) Perforce
8 5 (2.26%) Atlassian
8 5 (2.26%) Akamai
8 5 (2.26%) Splunk
9 4 (1.81%) Remedy
9 4 (1.81%) Talarian
9 4 (1.81%) TIBCO
9 4 (1.81%) webMethods
10 3 (1.36%) Salesforce.com
10 3 (1.36%) Red Hat
10 3 (1.36%) EMC
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450.00 - £490.00 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Vertical IT
Rate: £350 - £380 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Triple Seven
Rate: £400 - £480 per day
Posted: 5 days ago