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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Performance Testing over the 3 months to 4 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Performance Testing
Rank 309 338 273
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -65
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 126 86 150
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.55% 0.38% 0.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.66% 0.48% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 59 118
Median daily rate £425 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £338 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £550 £558
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £320 £350
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.50 £33.50 £108.65
% change year-on-year
+14.92% -69.16%
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
19083 18085 18812
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 83.73% 80.78% 80.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 13912 12637 13366
Median daily rate £475 £450 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £310 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £601 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 162 257 230
Median hourly rate £22.00 £20.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.31% -8.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £65.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -1.61%

Performance Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the London region citing Performance Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 4 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Performance Testing within the London region over the 3 months to 4 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +40 16 £404 -10.27% 8
Croydon -5 9 £375 -25.00%
Brentford +7 2 - - 1
Bromley - 1 £303 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 - -
Docklands, London - 1 £400 -
Wimbledon - 1 £450 -
Performance Testing
England

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 4 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Performance Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for Performance Testing.

1 100 (44.25%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (28.32%) SQL
3 62 (27.43%) LoadRunner
4 52 (23.01%) Java
4 52 (23.01%) Non-Functional Testing
5 49 (21.68%) User Acceptance Testing
6 44 (19.47%) Scrum
7 41 (18.14%) JMeter
7 41 (18.14%) Linux
8 40 (17.70%) Finance
8 40 (17.70%) JIRA
9 39 (17.26%) Selenium
9 39 (17.26%) Functional Testing
10 38 (16.81%) Automation Testing
10 38 (16.81%) QA
11 36 (15.93%) Test Strategy
12 34 (15.04%) Cucumber
12 34 (15.04%) Banking
12 34 (15.04%) HP
13 32 (14.16%) Unix
13 32 (14.16%) Test Scripting
14 30 (13.27%) XML
14 30 (13.27%) Integration Testing
14 30 (13.27%) Test Management
15 29 (12.83%) Windows
16 28 (12.39%) Web Services
16 28 (12.39%) C#
17 27 (11.95%) TDD
17 27 (11.95%) Continuous Integration
18 26 (11.50%) BDD

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 14 (6.19%) Confluence
2 6 (2.65%) JBoss
3 4 (1.77%) Apache
3 4 (1.77%) Jetty
4 3 (1.33%) Node.js
4 3 (1.33%) WebLogic
5 2 (0.88%) nginx
5 2 (0.88%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.88%) Tomcat
5 2 (0.88%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.44%) CICS
6 1 (0.44%) Drupal
6 1 (0.44%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.44%) IIS
6 1 (0.44%) Moodle
6 1 (0.44%) MS Project Server
6 1 (0.44%) SAS
Applications
1 9 (3.98%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.33%) MS Project
3 2 (0.88%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.88%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.44%) Mingle
4 1 (0.44%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.44%) Oracle BPM
1 1 (0.44%) Primavera
1 1 (0.44%) SAP BPC
1 1 (0.44%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 11 (4.87%) GitHub
2 7 (3.10%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (1.77%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.88%) Amazon CloudSearch
4 2 (0.88%) Amazon S3
4 2 (0.88%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (0.88%) AWS OpsWorks
5 1 (0.44%) IaaS
5 1 (0.44%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (8.41%) HTTP
2 9 (3.98%) TCP/IP
3 7 (3.10%) Internet
4 5 (2.21%) LDAP
4 5 (2.21%) SMTP
4 5 (2.21%) VPN
5 4 (1.77%) Firewall
6 3 (1.33%) Extranet
6 3 (1.33%) Intranet
6 3 (1.33%) SAN
7 2 (0.88%) BGP
7 2 (0.88%) FTP
7 2 (0.88%) LAN
7 2 (0.88%) NAS
7 2 (0.88%) tcpdump
7 2 (0.88%) WAN
7 2 (0.88%) WebEx
8 1 (0.44%) Broadband
8 1 (0.44%) Reverse Proxy
8 1 (0.44%) SNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (11.50%) SQL Server
2 10 (4.42%) Relational Database
3 8 (3.54%) MySQL
4 7 (3.10%) MongoDB
5 5 (2.21%) NoSQL
5 5 (2.21%) Oracle Database
6 4 (1.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (1.33%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.88%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 2 (0.88%) MS Access
8 2 (0.88%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (0.88%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (0.88%) RavenDB
8 2 (0.88%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.88%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (0.88%) VoltDB
9 1 (0.44%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (0.44%) Biml
9 1 (0.44%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.44%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 62 (27.43%) LoadRunner
2 41 (18.14%) JMeter
3 40 (17.70%) JIRA
4 39 (17.26%) Selenium
5 34 (15.04%) Cucumber
6 26 (11.50%) Jenkins
7 23 (10.18%) Git (software)
8 20 (8.85%) Gatling
9 16 (7.08%) Visual Studio
10 14 (6.19%) HP UFT
10 14 (6.19%) SoapUI
11 13 (5.75%) SpecFlow
12 12 (5.31%) Subversion
12 12 (5.31%) Team Foundation Server
13 11 (4.87%) WebDriver
14 10 (4.42%) JUnit
15 9 (3.98%) IntelliJ
15 9 (3.98%) Maven
16 6 (2.65%) Capybara
16 6 (2.65%) Eclipse
General
1 40 (17.70%) Finance
2 34 (15.04%) Banking
3 12 (5.31%) Retail
4 11 (4.87%) Investment Banking
5 8 (3.54%) Front Office
6 7 (3.10%) Games
7 3 (1.33%) Advertising
7 3 (1.33%) Billing
7 3 (1.33%) Legal
7 3 (1.33%) Retail Banking
7 3 (1.33%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.88%) Law
8 2 (0.88%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.44%) Back Office
9 1 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.44%) Portuguese Language
9 1 (0.44%) Publishing
9 1 (0.44%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 54 (23.89%) Analyst
2 52 (23.01%) Tester
3 50 (22.12%) Test Analyst
4 31 (13.72%) Test Manager
5 24 (10.62%) Developer
6 21 (9.29%) Performance Analyst
7 20 (8.85%) Performance Tester
8 19 (8.41%) Performance Test Analyst
9 17 (7.52%) Automation Tester
10 10 (4.42%) Automation Test Analyst
10 10 (4.42%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
11 9 (3.98%) Architect
11 9 (3.98%) Test Engineer
12 8 (3.54%) Java Developer
12 8 (3.54%) Performance Engineer
12 8 (3.54%) Test Leader
13 7 (3.10%) Consultant
13 7 (3.10%) DevOps Engineer
14 6 (2.65%) C++ Developer
14 6 (2.65%) Release Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (13.27%) XML
2 28 (12.39%) Web Services
3 21 (9.29%) .NET
4 14 (6.19%) SOAP
5 12 (5.31%) Gherkin
6 11 (4.87%) JSON
7 9 (3.98%) HTML
8 8 (3.54%) Middleware
9 5 (2.21%) JMS
9 5 (2.21%) JMX
9 5 (2.21%) JSP
9 5 (2.21%) REST
9 5 (2.21%) Swing
10 4 (1.77%) Ajax
10 4 (1.77%) RabbitMQ
10 4 (1.77%) XML Messaging
11 3 (1.33%) CSS
11 3 (1.33%) ZeroMQ
12 2 (0.88%) AngularJS
12 2 (0.88%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 13 (5.75%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (4.42%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 10 (4.42%) Management Information System
3 8 (3.54%) IVR
3 8 (3.54%) Smartcard
4 4 (1.77%) Statistics
5 3 (1.33%) Biometrics
5 3 (1.33%) Client/Server
5 3 (1.33%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.33%) Derivative
5 3 (1.33%) Online Games
5 3 (1.33%) Visualisation
6 2 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (0.88%) iPad
6 2 (0.88%) Learning Management System
6 2 (0.88%) Mobile App
6 2 (0.88%) N-Tier
6 2 (0.88%) Social Media
6 2 (0.88%) Tandem
6 2 (0.88%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 41 (18.14%) Linux
2 32 (14.16%) Unix
3 29 (12.83%) Windows
4 5 (2.21%) CentOS
4 5 (2.21%) Solaris
5 4 (1.77%) Windows 7
6 3 (1.33%) VMS
7 2 (0.88%) AIX
7 2 (0.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.44%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.44%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.44%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (44.25%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (23.01%) Non-Functional Testing
3 49 (21.68%) User Acceptance Testing
4 44 (19.47%) Scrum
5 39 (17.26%) Functional Testing
6 38 (16.81%) Automation Testing
7 36 (15.93%) Test Strategy
8 32 (14.16%) Test Scripting
9 30 (13.27%) Integration Testing
9 30 (13.27%) Test Management
10 27 (11.95%) Continuous Integration
10 27 (11.95%) TDD
11 26 (11.50%) BDD
12 25 (11.06%) Regression Testing
13 22 (9.73%) Test Automation
14 20 (8.85%) Defect Management
14 20 (8.85%) Manual Testing
14 20 (8.85%) SDLC
15 19 (8.41%) Waterfall
16 18 (7.96%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 64 (28.32%) SQL
2 52 (23.01%) Java
3 28 (12.39%) C#
4 20 (8.85%) JavaScript
5 18 (7.96%) Python
6 15 (6.64%) Ruby
7 10 (4.42%) C++
8 9 (3.98%) Perl
9 8 (3.54%) PL/SQL
10 6 (2.65%) Bash Shell
10 6 (2.65%) C
10 6 (2.65%) Shell Script
10 6 (2.65%) VBA
11 5 (2.21%) Groovy
12 4 (1.77%) VB
13 3 (1.33%) PHP
13 3 (1.33%) PowerShell
14 2 (0.88%) ActionScript 2.0
14 2 (0.88%) Go
14 2 (0.88%) Scala
Qualifications
1 25 (11.06%) Security Cleared
2 20 (8.85%) SC Cleared
3 18 (7.96%) ISEB
4 17 (7.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 16 (7.08%) ISTQB
6 4 (1.77%) Degree
6 4 (1.77%) ISEB Practitioner
7 2 (0.88%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.44%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.44%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (0.44%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (16.81%) QA
2 3 (1.33%) Dodd-Frank
2 3 (1.33%) EMIR
2 3 (1.33%) GxP
2 3 (1.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (0.88%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.44%) MiFID
System Software
1 11 (4.87%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (3.10%) Docker
3 5 (2.21%) Active Directory
3 5 (2.21%) vSphere
4 2 (0.88%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.88%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (0.88%) Varnish
4 2 (0.88%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 20 (8.85%) HP Quality Center
2 14 (6.19%) Opscode Chef
2 14 (6.19%) Puppet
3 8 (3.54%) Ansible
4 4 (1.77%) Capistrano
4 4 (1.77%) Nagios
5 2 (0.88%) Salt
5 2 (0.88%) SCCM
6 1 (0.44%) Oracle Identity Management
6 1 (0.44%) SCOM
6 1 (0.44%) SCSM
6 1 (0.44%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.44%) yum
Vendors
1 34 (15.04%) HP
2 23 (10.18%) VMware
3 21 (9.29%) Microsoft
4 18 (7.96%) Oracle
5 16 (7.08%) SOASTA, Inc
6 15 (6.64%) SAP
7 11 (4.87%) Citrix
8 9 (3.98%) Atlassian
9 7 (3.10%) IBM
10 4 (1.77%) Calypso
10 4 (1.77%) Rally
11 3 (1.33%) Cisco
11 3 (1.33%) Compaq
11 3 (1.33%) EMC
11 3 (1.33%) Perforce
11 3 (1.33%) Terracotta
11 3 (1.33%) webMethods
12 2 (0.88%) Capita
12 2 (0.88%) Google
12 2 (0.88%) Guidewire
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