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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Performance Testing
Rank 307 311 290
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -21
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 101 104 118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.48% 0.49% 0.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.57% 0.61% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 68 69
Average daily rate £440 £384 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.65% +2.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £300 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £566 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £335 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.94% -4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 £36.00 £155.00
% change year-on-year
+66.66% -76.77%
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
17658 17038 17712
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 83.38% 80.34% 80.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 12589 12189 12162
Average daily rate £475 £450 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £310 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 215 200 245
Average hourly rate £22.00 £21.50 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.32% -10.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.39 £47.50 £70.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 11 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Performance Testing within the London region over the 3 months to 11 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +25 13 £425 +7.25% 6
Croydon - 5 £393 - 2
Osterley - 2 £431 -
Docklands, London - 1 £475 -
Westminster - 1 - -
Canary Wharf - 1 £475 -
Hammersmith - 1 - - 1
Performance Testing
England

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 98 (35.51%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (23.91%) Non-Functional Testing
3 65 (23.55%) LoadRunner
4 57 (20.65%) SQL
5 54 (19.57%) QA
6 52 (18.84%) Test Scripting
6 52 (18.84%) Java
7 50 (18.12%) TDD
7 50 (18.12%) User Acceptance Testing
8 44 (15.94%) Finance
9 41 (14.86%) Test Strategy
10 40 (14.49%) BDD
11 39 (14.13%) Linux
12 36 (13.04%) Scrum
13 35 (12.68%) C#
13 35 (12.68%) HP
13 35 (12.68%) Continuous Integration
13 35 (12.68%) Security Cleared
14 33 (11.96%) Test Automation
14 33 (11.96%) Jenkins
15 32 (11.59%) Selenium
16 30 (10.87%) SC Cleared
16 30 (10.87%) JMeter
16 30 (10.87%) Automation Testing
17 29 (10.51%) Unit Testing
18 28 (10.14%) Regression Testing
18 28 (10.14%) Unix
19 27 (9.78%) .NET
19 27 (9.78%) SQL Server
19 27 (9.78%) Git (software)

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 13 (4.71%) Confluence
2 12 (4.35%) Apache
3 10 (3.62%) Elasticsearch
4 7 (2.54%) OpenStack
5 6 (2.17%) Jetty
6 5 (1.81%) JBoss
7 4 (1.45%) Node.js
7 4 (1.45%) Tomcat
8 3 (1.09%) MS Project Server
9 2 (0.72%) IIS
9 2 (0.72%) SAS
10 1 (0.36%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 1 (0.36%) CMS
10 1 (0.36%) nginx
10 1 (0.36%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (2.54%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.45%) MS Project
3 2 (0.72%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.72%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.72%) Primavera
2 1 (0.36%) BASE24
2 1 (0.36%) SAP BPC
2 1 (0.36%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.36%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 14 (5.07%) GitHub
2 11 (3.99%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.09%) IaaS
3 3 (1.09%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.72%) Amazon CloudSearch
4 2 (0.72%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.36%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.36%) AWS OpsWorks
5 1 (0.36%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (5.43%) Internet
2 12 (4.35%) HTTP
3 10 (3.62%) LDAP
4 7 (2.54%) TCP/IP
5 4 (1.45%) SMTP
5 4 (1.45%) Wireshark
6 3 (1.09%) DNS
6 3 (1.09%) Extranet
6 3 (1.09%) Intranet
6 3 (1.09%) Software-Defined Networking
7 2 (0.72%) SAN
7 2 (0.72%) VPN
8 1 (0.36%) BGP
8 1 (0.36%) Broadband
8 1 (0.36%) GPRS
8 1 (0.36%) GSM
8 1 (0.36%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.36%) LAN
8 1 (0.36%) RTP
8 1 (0.36%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (9.78%) SQL Server
2 11 (3.99%) Relational Database
3 9 (3.26%) Apache Cassandra
3 9 (3.26%) Big Data
4 8 (2.90%) MongoDB
5 7 (2.54%) MySQL
5 7 (2.54%) NoSQL
6 5 (1.81%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (1.09%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (0.72%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 2 (0.72%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.72%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.72%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.72%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.36%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (0.36%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.36%) DataStage
9 1 (0.36%) MarkLogic
9 1 (0.36%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.36%) Triplestore
Development Applications
1 65 (23.55%) LoadRunner
2 33 (11.96%) Jenkins
3 32 (11.59%) Selenium
4 30 (10.87%) JMeter
5 27 (9.78%) Git (software)
6 25 (9.06%) JIRA
7 22 (7.97%) Cucumber
7 22 (7.97%) IntelliJ
8 18 (6.52%) JUnit
8 18 (6.52%) Team Foundation Server
9 16 (5.80%) Maven
9 16 (5.80%) SoapUI
10 15 (5.43%) Gradle
10 15 (5.43%) WebDriver
11 14 (5.07%) Gatling
11 14 (5.07%) HP UFT
12 13 (4.71%) SpecFlow
13 10 (3.62%) FxCop
13 10 (3.62%) Hudson
13 10 (3.62%) NCover
General
1 44 (15.94%) Finance
2 22 (7.97%) Banking
3 9 (3.26%) Telecoms
4 8 (2.90%) Games
5 7 (2.54%) Front Office
5 7 (2.54%) Investment Banking
6 6 (2.17%) Retail
7 5 (1.81%) Billing
8 4 (1.45%) Manufacturing
8 4 (1.45%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (1.09%) Advertising
9 3 (1.09%) Law
10 1 (0.36%) Back Office
10 1 (0.36%) Legal
10 1 (0.36%) Portuguese Language
10 1 (0.36%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.36%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 70 (25.36%) Tester
2 59 (21.38%) Analyst
3 55 (19.93%) Test Analyst
4 47 (17.03%) Developer
5 34 (12.32%) Performance Tester
5 34 (12.32%) Test Manager
6 22 (7.97%) Performance Analyst
6 22 (7.97%) Test Leader
7 20 (7.25%) Performance Test Analyst
8 16 (5.80%) Java Developer
9 14 (5.07%) C++ Developer
9 14 (5.07%) Test Engineer
10 13 (4.71%) Non-Functional Tester
11 11 (3.99%) Automation Analyst
12 10 (3.62%) Automation Test Analyst
12 10 (3.62%) Automation Tester
12 10 (3.62%) Consultant
13 9 (3.26%) Performance Manager
13 9 (3.26%) Performance Test Manager
13 9 (3.26%) Technical Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (9.78%) .NET
2 25 (9.06%) XML
3 21 (7.61%) SOAP
4 20 (7.25%) Web Services
5 16 (5.80%) Middleware
6 12 (4.35%) ASP.NET
6 12 (4.35%) Gherkin
6 12 (4.35%) Guice
7 11 (3.99%) ASP.NET MVC
7 11 (3.99%) JSON
7 11 (3.99%) Kafka
7 11 (3.99%) Spring
7 11 (3.99%) WCF
8 10 (3.62%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 10 (3.62%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 10 (3.62%) Unity DI Container
8 10 (3.62%) WinForms
8 10 (3.62%) WPF
9 9 (3.26%) Guava
9 9 (3.26%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 15 (5.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 11 (3.99%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (3.62%) Computer Science
4 9 (3.26%) Cryptography
5 7 (2.54%) Management Information System
6 6 (2.17%) Private Cloud
7 5 (1.81%) Data Centre
7 5 (1.81%) IVR
7 5 (1.81%) Mobile App
7 5 (1.81%) Smartcard
7 5 (1.81%) User Experience
8 4 (1.45%) Derivative
8 4 (1.45%) Social Media
8 4 (1.45%) Statistics
8 4 (1.45%) Visualisation
9 3 (1.09%) Biometrics
9 3 (1.09%) Client/Server
9 3 (1.09%) New Media
9 3 (1.09%) Online Games
9 3 (1.09%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 39 (14.13%) Linux
2 28 (10.14%) Unix
3 24 (8.70%) Windows
4 4 (1.45%) CentOS
5 3 (1.09%) Android
5 3 (1.09%) Apple iOS
5 3 (1.09%) VMS
5 3 (1.09%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.72%) Solaris
7 1 (0.36%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (35.51%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (23.91%) Non-Functional Testing
3 52 (18.84%) Test Scripting
4 50 (18.12%) TDD
4 50 (18.12%) User Acceptance Testing
5 41 (14.86%) Test Strategy
6 40 (14.49%) BDD
7 36 (13.04%) Scrum
8 35 (12.68%) Continuous Integration
9 33 (11.96%) Test Automation
10 30 (10.87%) Automation Testing
11 29 (10.51%) Unit Testing
12 28 (10.14%) Regression Testing
13 26 (9.42%) Functional Testing
14 25 (9.06%) E-Commerce
15 24 (8.70%) Test Management
16 22 (7.97%) Manual Testing
17 21 (7.61%) Disaster Recovery
17 21 (7.61%) Multithreading
17 21 (7.61%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 57 (20.65%) SQL
2 52 (18.84%) Java
3 35 (12.68%) C#
4 19 (6.88%) C++
5 16 (5.80%) JavaScript
6 11 (3.99%) Ruby
7 10 (3.62%) Python
8 7 (2.54%) C
8 7 (2.54%) Groovy
9 5 (1.81%) PL/SQL
10 4 (1.45%) Bash Shell
11 3 (1.09%) Perl
11 3 (1.09%) PHP
11 3 (1.09%) VBA
12 2 (0.72%) Go
12 2 (0.72%) Scala
13 1 (0.36%) MATLAB
13 1 (0.36%) PHP 5
13 1 (0.36%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.36%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 35 (12.68%) Security Cleared
2 30 (10.87%) SC Cleared
3 20 (7.25%) ISEB
4 19 (6.88%) ISTQB
5 14 (5.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 10 (3.62%) Degree
7 4 (1.45%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (1.09%) DV Cleared
8 3 (1.09%) ISEB Practitioner
9 2 (0.72%) BC Cleared
9 2 (0.72%) CTC Cleared
10 1 (0.36%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 1 (0.36%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (19.57%) QA
2 5 (1.81%) GxP
2 5 (1.81%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (0.72%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.36%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.36%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.36%) EMIR
4 1 (0.36%) FATCA
4 1 (0.36%) MiFID
4 1 (0.36%) SDET
System Software
1 15 (5.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (1.81%) Docker
2 5 (1.81%) vSphere
3 3 (1.09%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.72%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.72%) NFS
4 2 (0.72%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 9 (3.26%) HP Quality Center
1 9 (3.26%) Opscode Chef
1 9 (3.26%) Puppet
2 7 (2.54%) Ansible
3 3 (1.09%) Nessus
4 2 (0.72%) EMC NetWorker
4 2 (0.72%) SCCM
5 1 (0.36%) Capistrano
5 1 (0.36%) Iperf
5 1 (0.36%) Nagios
5 1 (0.36%) Salt
5 1 (0.36%) SCOM
5 1 (0.36%) SCSM
5 1 (0.36%) SCVMM
5 1 (0.36%) yum
Vendors
1 35 (12.68%) HP
2 26 (9.42%) Microsoft
3 20 (7.25%) SAP
4 16 (5.80%) Oracle
5 15 (5.43%) VMware
6 12 (4.35%) Google
7 11 (3.99%) Citrix
8 10 (3.62%) Atlassian
8 10 (3.62%) IBM
8 10 (3.62%) SOASTA, Inc
8 10 (3.62%) Sybase
9 7 (2.54%) Rally
10 3 (1.09%) Cisco
10 3 (1.09%) Compaq
10 3 (1.09%) EMC
10 3 (1.09%) Perforce
10 3 (1.09%) Terracotta
10 3 (1.09%) webMethods
11 2 (0.72%) Calypso
11 2 (0.72%) NetApp
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