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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Testing
Rank 253 319 264
Rank change year-on-year
+66 -55
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 161 105 119
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.70% 0.43% 0.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.90% 0.56% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 63 64
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£400 £375 £433
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -13.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £242 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 - £45.00
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
17875 18829 16333
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 77.53% 77.63% 76.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 13142 13090 11224
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 209 231 320
Average hourly rate £20.50 £23.50 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.76% -12.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.50 £13.41
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £76.50 £53.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 +24 42 £380 +4.10% 8
Croydon -3 1 £285 -43.28%
Ealing - 1 £250 - 1
Paddington - - - -
Hammersmith - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
Hounslow - - - -
South Croydon - - - -
Docklands, London - - - -
Chessington - - - -
Performance Testing
England

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 99 (32.25%) Agile Software Development
2 87 (28.34%) SQL
3 75 (24.43%) Java
4 73 (23.78%) Windows
5 70 (22.80%) Linux
6 51 (16.61%) Selenium
7 49 (15.96%) QA
7 49 (15.96%) .NET
8 48 (15.64%) Test Scripting
9 46 (14.98%) JMeter
9 46 (14.98%) Finance
10 45 (14.66%) TDD
11 42 (13.68%) User Acceptance Testing
12 41 (13.36%) UNIX
12 41 (13.36%) LoadRunner
13 39 (12.70%) C#
14 36 (11.73%) Banking
14 36 (11.73%) Test Strategy
15 35 (11.40%) Oracle
15 35 (11.40%) Jenkins
16 33 (10.75%) Test Automation
17 32 (10.42%) Perl
18 31 (10.10%) Python
18 31 (10.10%) Microsoft
19 30 (9.77%) Scrum
19 30 (9.77%) Cucumber
20 29 (9.45%) BDD
20 29 (9.45%) VMware
20 29 (9.45%) Web Services
20 29 (9.45%) Analytical Skills

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 19 (6.19%) JBoss
2 18 (5.86%) Apache
3 12 (3.91%) WebSphere
4 10 (3.26%) WebLogic
5 9 (2.93%) Tomcat
6 6 (1.95%) Node.js
7 5 (1.63%) CMS
7 5 (1.63%) IBM HTTP Server
7 5 (1.63%) WebSphere Application Server
8 4 (1.30%) Confluence
8 4 (1.30%) nginx
8 4 (1.30%) IIS
9 3 (0.98%) FileNet
9 3 (0.98%) SAS
9 3 (0.98%) SharePoint
9 3 (0.98%) Jetty
10 2 (0.65%) Escenic
10 2 (0.65%) Sitecore CMS
10 2 (0.65%) Moodle
10 2 (0.65%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 16 (5.21%) MS Excel
2 14 (4.56%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (1.30%) BASE24
2 2 (0.65%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.33%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.33%) SAP APO
3 1 (0.33%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.33%) SAP HCM
3 1 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.33%) IntelliMatch
Cloud Services
1 13 (4.23%) SaaS
2 3 (0.98%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.65%) GitHub
3 2 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.65%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 17 (5.54%) TCP/IP
2 13 (4.23%) DNS
3 10 (3.26%) SAN
3 10 (3.26%) HTTP
4 9 (2.93%) Firewall
4 9 (2.93%) Wireshark
5 8 (2.61%) tcpdump
5 8 (2.61%) NAS
6 6 (1.95%) SSL
7 5 (1.63%) Wi-Fi
7 5 (1.63%) Internet
8 4 (1.30%) Reverse Proxy
8 4 (1.30%) LAN
8 4 (1.30%) WAN
9 3 (0.98%) HTTPS
10 2 (0.65%) SSH
10 2 (0.65%) ATM
10 2 (0.65%) LDAP
10 2 (0.65%) GSM
10 2 (0.65%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (8.47%) SQL Server
2 18 (5.86%) Oracle Database
3 16 (5.21%) MySQL
4 12 (3.91%) SQL Server 2008
5 10 (3.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 10 (3.26%) Oracle Database 11g
6 8 (2.61%) Relational Database
6 8 (2.61%) MongoDB
7 7 (2.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 6 (1.95%) KDB
9 4 (1.30%) RDBMS
10 3 (0.98%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (0.98%) Base SAS
11 2 (0.65%) Apache Cassandra
11 2 (0.65%) Hadoop
11 2 (0.65%) Crystal Reports
12 1 (0.33%) Oracle Reports
12 1 (0.33%) Data Warehouse
12 1 (0.33%) Oracle BI EE
12 1 (0.33%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 51 (16.61%) Selenium
2 46 (14.98%) JMeter
3 41 (13.36%) LoadRunner
4 35 (11.40%) Jenkins
5 30 (9.77%) Cucumber
6 28 (9.12%) Git (software)
7 25 (8.14%) JIRA
7 25 (8.14%) WebDriver
8 23 (7.49%) Subversion
9 20 (6.51%) Maven
10 18 (5.86%) Visual Studio
11 13 (4.23%) JUnit
12 12 (3.91%) Team Foundation Server
13 11 (3.58%) NeoLoad
14 10 (3.26%) Ant
14 10 (3.26%) QuickTest Pro
15 9 (2.93%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 9 (2.93%) Gradle
16 8 (2.61%) VisualVM
16 8 (2.61%) SoapUI
General
1 46 (14.98%) Finance
2 36 (11.73%) Banking
3 26 (8.47%) Investment Banking
4 17 (5.54%) Games
4 17 (5.54%) Retail
5 9 (2.93%) Telecoms
6 8 (2.61%) Front Office
6 8 (2.61%) Law
7 6 (1.95%) Manufacturing
8 5 (1.63%) Publishing
9 2 (0.65%) Marketing
10 1 (0.33%) Back Office
10 1 (0.33%) Electronics
10 1 (0.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 62 (20.20%) Developer
2 53 (17.26%) Tester
3 51 (16.61%) Analyst
4 42 (13.68%) Test Analyst
5 30 (9.77%) Performance Tester
6 21 (6.84%) Test Engineer
6 21 (6.84%) Test Manager
7 14 (4.56%) Performance Analyst
8 12 (3.91%) Java Developer
9 11 (3.58%) Project Manager
9 11 (3.58%) Performance Test Analyst
10 10 (3.26%) Test Leader
10 10 (3.26%) Architect
10 10 (3.26%) C++ Developer
10 10 (3.26%) Performance Engineer
11 9 (2.93%) QA Engineer
12 8 (2.61%) DBA
13 7 (2.28%) Oracle DBA
13 7 (2.28%) Performance Test Engineer
13 7 (2.28%) Performance Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (15.96%) .NET
2 29 (9.45%) Web Services
3 25 (8.14%) HTML
4 17 (5.54%) ASP.NET
5 15 (4.89%) XML
6 11 (3.58%) HTML5
7 10 (3.26%) Spring
7 10 (3.26%) REST
7 10 (3.26%) Middleware
8 8 (2.61%) RESTful
8 8 (2.61%) CSS
8 8 (2.61%) Hibernate
9 7 (2.28%) JSON
10 6 (1.95%) jQuery
10 6 (1.95%) FIX Protocol
10 6 (1.95%) J2EE
10 6 (1.95%) SOAP
11 5 (1.63%) LAMP
11 5 (1.63%) OAuth
11 5 (1.63%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 29 (9.45%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (4.89%) Open Source
2 15 (4.89%) Computer Science
3 13 (4.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 11 (3.58%) Client/Server
4 11 (3.58%) Mobile App
5 10 (3.26%) User Experience
6 8 (2.61%) Spread Betting
7 7 (2.28%) iPhone
7 7 (2.28%) Enterprise Software
8 6 (1.95%) Credit Risk
9 5 (1.63%) Fixed Income
9 5 (1.63%) PMI
10 4 (1.30%) Market Risk
10 4 (1.30%) Tandem
11 3 (0.98%) APACS
11 3 (0.98%) EMV
11 3 (0.98%) NHS
11 3 (0.98%) iPad
11 3 (0.98%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 73 (23.78%) Windows
2 70 (22.80%) Linux
3 41 (13.36%) UNIX
4 12 (3.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 12 (3.91%) Apple iOS
5 11 (3.58%) Android
6 9 (2.93%) AIX
7 7 (2.28%) CentOS
8 5 (1.63%) SUSE
9 2 (0.65%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.65%) webOS
9 2 (0.65%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.33%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (32.25%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (15.64%) Test Scripting
3 45 (14.66%) TDD
4 42 (13.68%) User Acceptance Testing
5 36 (11.73%) Test Strategy
6 33 (10.75%) Test Automation
7 30 (9.77%) Scrum
8 29 (9.45%) BDD
9 25 (8.14%) Regression Testing
10 24 (7.82%) Continuous Integration
10 24 (7.82%) Test Management
11 23 (7.49%) Waterfall
12 21 (6.84%) Multithreading
12 21 (6.84%) Performance Tuning
13 20 (6.51%) Configuration Management
14 19 (6.19%) Performance Engineering
15 18 (5.86%) ITIL
16 17 (5.54%) System Testing
17 16 (5.21%) Low Latency
18 15 (4.89%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 87 (28.34%) SQL
2 75 (24.43%) Java
3 39 (12.70%) C#
4 32 (10.42%) Perl
5 31 (10.10%) Python
6 27 (8.79%) C++
6 27 (8.79%) Shell Script
7 22 (7.17%) JavaScript
8 19 (6.19%) Ruby
9 16 (5.21%) Bash Shell
10 15 (4.89%) PL/SQL
11 13 (4.23%) Groovy
12 10 (3.26%) T-SQL
13 7 (2.28%) C
14 5 (1.63%) Jython
14 5 (1.63%) PHP
15 4 (1.30%) Clojure
16 3 (0.98%) VB
16 3 (0.98%) Scala
17 2 (0.65%) sed
Qualifications
1 26 (8.47%) Degree
2 18 (5.86%) ISEB
3 17 (5.54%) Security Cleared
4 14 (4.56%) SC Cleared
5 13 (4.23%) ISTQB
6 6 (1.95%) CCNA
6 6 (1.95%) PMI Certification
6 6 (1.95%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (0.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (0.65%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.65%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (0.33%) OCP
8 1 (0.33%) CCA
8 1 (0.33%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.33%) PMP
8 1 (0.33%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (15.96%) QA
2 2 (0.65%) SLA
3 1 (0.33%) Solvency II
System Software
1 23 (7.49%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (5.21%) VMware ESXi
3 10 (3.26%) VMware ESX
4 8 (2.61%) KVM
4 8 (2.61%) vSphere
5 7 (2.28%) Active Directory
6 2 (0.65%) Docker
6 2 (0.65%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.33%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 22 (7.17%) HP Quality Center
2 14 (4.56%) Puppet
3 7 (2.28%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (1.95%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 5 (1.63%) SCOM
5 5 (1.63%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 5 (1.63%) Cobbler
5 5 (1.63%) Ansible
6 2 (0.65%) Salt
6 2 (0.65%) Nessus
6 2 (0.65%) Nagios
7 1 (0.33%) ZABBIX
7 1 (0.33%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 35 (11.40%) Oracle
2 31 (10.10%) Microsoft
3 29 (9.45%) VMware
4 15 (4.89%) HP
5 10 (3.26%) TIBCO
6 9 (2.93%) IBM
7 8 (2.61%) Citrix
8 7 (2.28%) Red Hat
9 6 (1.95%) SAP
10 5 (1.63%) EMC
10 5 (1.63%) SolarWinds
11 3 (0.98%) Akamai
11 3 (0.98%) Aquila
11 3 (0.98%) SOASTA, Inc
11 3 (0.98%) AppDynamics
12 2 (0.65%) Atlassian
12 2 (0.65%) Google
12 2 (0.65%) Intershop
12 2 (0.65%) Demandware
12 2 (0.65%) Sitecore
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