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 6 May 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Performance Testing
Rank 316 254 271
Rank change year-on-year
-62 +17
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 95 151 115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.42% 0.66% 0.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.54% 0.84% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 119 85
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£450 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £341 £263 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £555 £590
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £350 £337
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +3.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £108.65 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-69.16% +239.51%
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
17596 17989 16489
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 78.25% 78.24% 77.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 12335 12851 11441
Average daily rate £450 £438 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 247 234 227
Average hourly rate £20.31 £22.50 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.73% -19.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £13.97
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £50.00 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 6 May 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 6 May 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 +2 20 £450 +28.57% 7
Brentford -1 4 £450 -2.70% 1
Croydon - 1 £500 -
Feltham - 1 £365 -
Canary Wharf - 1 £600 -
Paddington - 1 - -
Hammersmith - 1 £475 -
Performance Testing
England

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 77 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (28.28%) Java
3 54 (27.27%) SQL
4 43 (21.72%) Linux
5 41 (20.71%) Windows
6 37 (18.69%) Finance
7 36 (18.18%) Selenium
8 35 (17.68%) QA
8 35 (17.68%) LoadRunner
9 33 (16.67%) Oracle
9 33 (16.67%) JMeter
9 33 (16.67%) Test Scripting
10 30 (15.15%) Web Services
10 30 (15.15%) User Acceptance Testing
10 30 (15.15%) Test Automation
10 30 (15.15%) Test Strategy
11 27 (13.64%) TDD
12 26 (13.13%) Regression Testing
12 26 (13.13%) .NET
13 25 (12.63%) C#
13 25 (12.63%) JIRA
14 22 (11.11%) HTML
14 22 (11.11%) Git (software)
15 21 (10.61%) JavaScript
15 21 (10.61%) Scrum
15 21 (10.61%) Banking
16 20 (10.10%) Perl
16 20 (10.10%) SAP
16 20 (10.10%) Waterfall
16 20 (10.10%) Cucumber

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 15 (7.58%) Apache
2 14 (7.07%) JBoss
3 11 (5.56%) IIS
4 10 (5.05%) WebSphere
4 10 (5.05%) Jetty
5 9 (4.55%) Confluence
6 7 (3.54%) Tomcat
7 5 (2.53%) FileNet
8 4 (2.02%) CMS
8 4 (2.02%) Sitecore CMS
8 4 (2.02%) SharePoint
9 3 (1.52%) WebLogic
9 3 (1.52%) Moodle
10 2 (1.01%) MQSeries
10 2 (1.01%) SAS
11 1 (0.51%) CICS
11 1 (0.51%) Tuxedo
11 1 (0.51%) WebSphere Application Server
11 1 (0.51%) nginx
11 1 (0.51%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 14 (7.07%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.02%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.01%) BASE24
1 2 (1.01%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.51%) SAP HCM
2 1 (0.51%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (0.51%) IntelliMatch
2 1 (0.51%) SAP HR
2 1 (0.51%) SAP APO
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.54%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.02%) SaaS
3 2 (1.01%) GitHub
4 1 (0.51%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.51%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.51%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.51%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 11 (5.56%) HTTP
2 10 (5.05%) LAN
2 10 (5.05%) WAN
3 9 (4.55%) TCP/IP
4 6 (3.03%) DNS
4 6 (3.03%) Firewall
5 4 (2.02%) HTTPS
5 4 (2.02%) SAN
5 4 (2.02%) NAS
6 3 (1.52%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (1.52%) SSH
7 2 (1.01%) Ethernet
8 1 (0.51%) VPN
8 1 (0.51%) ATM
8 1 (0.51%) Broadband
8 1 (0.51%) GPRS
8 1 (0.51%) GSM
8 1 (0.51%) Reverse Proxy
8 1 (0.51%) DMZ
8 1 (0.51%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (9.09%) MySQL
2 15 (7.58%) SQL Server
3 8 (4.04%) DB2
3 8 (4.04%) PostgreSQL
3 8 (4.04%) MongoDB
3 8 (4.04%) Relational Database
4 6 (3.03%) KDB
4 6 (3.03%) RDBMS
5 5 (2.53%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (2.53%) Oracle Database
6 4 (2.02%) Oracle Database 11g
7 3 (1.52%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (1.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (1.01%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (1.01%) DataStage
8 2 (1.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.51%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (0.51%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.51%) HBase
Development Applications
1 36 (18.18%) Selenium
2 35 (17.68%) LoadRunner
3 33 (16.67%) JMeter
4 25 (12.63%) JIRA
5 22 (11.11%) Git (software)
6 20 (10.10%) Cucumber
7 16 (8.08%) NeoLoad
8 15 (7.58%) Jenkins
8 15 (7.58%) WebDriver
9 12 (6.06%) Visual Studio
10 11 (5.56%) Maven
11 9 (4.55%) Subversion
12 8 (4.04%) QuickTest Pro
12 8 (4.04%) WebLOAD
12 8 (4.04%) Gradle
12 8 (4.04%) SoapUI
12 8 (4.04%) SpecFlow
12 8 (4.04%) VisualVM
13 6 (3.03%) JProfiler
14 5 (2.53%) Mockito
General
1 37 (18.69%) Finance
2 21 (10.61%) Banking
3 12 (6.06%) Retail
4 11 (5.56%) Investment Banking
5 8 (4.04%) Games
5 8 (4.04%) Telecoms
6 4 (2.02%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (1.52%) Online Betting
8 2 (1.01%) Retail Banking
8 2 (1.01%) Corporate Banking
8 2 (1.01%) Front Office
8 2 (1.01%) Back Office
8 2 (1.01%) Publishing
8 2 (1.01%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.51%) Advertising
9 1 (0.51%) Law
9 1 (0.51%) Legal
9 1 (0.51%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 38 (19.19%) Tester
2 32 (16.16%) Developer
3 31 (15.66%) Analyst
4 28 (14.14%) Test Analyst
5 25 (12.63%) Performance Tester
6 23 (11.62%) Test Manager
7 12 (6.06%) Architect
8 11 (5.56%) Test Engineer
9 9 (4.55%) Consultant
10 7 (3.54%) Performance Analyst
10 7 (3.54%) Performance Test Analyst
11 6 (3.03%) Test Leader
11 6 (3.03%) Scala Developer
11 6 (3.03%) Java Developer
12 5 (2.53%) C++ Developer
12 5 (2.53%) Technical Architect
12 5 (2.53%) QA Engineer
12 5 (2.53%) SAP Manager
13 4 (2.02%) SAP Test Manager
13 4 (2.02%) Virtualisation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (15.15%) Web Services
2 26 (13.13%) .NET
3 22 (11.11%) HTML
4 14 (7.07%) XML
5 12 (6.06%) JSON
6 11 (5.56%) HTML5
7 10 (5.05%) ASP.NET
8 8 (4.04%) SOAP
9 7 (3.54%) Middleware
9 7 (3.54%) Hibernate
9 7 (3.54%) RabbitMQ
9 7 (3.54%) Gherkin
10 6 (3.03%) Akka
10 6 (3.03%) Sensu
10 6 (3.03%) GWT
10 6 (3.03%) OAuth
11 5 (2.53%) RESTful
11 5 (2.53%) Sinatra
11 5 (2.53%) Spring
11 5 (2.53%) Grails
Miscellaneous
1 19 (9.60%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (6.06%) Client/Server
3 11 (5.56%) Mobile App
3 11 (5.56%) Open Source
4 8 (4.04%) Computer Science
5 6 (3.03%) Video on Demand
5 6 (3.03%) Visualisation
6 5 (2.53%) Online Games
7 4 (2.02%) iPad
7 4 (2.02%) User Experience
7 4 (2.02%) Algorithms
7 4 (2.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 4 (2.02%) Mainframe
7 4 (2.02%) Management Information System
7 4 (2.02%) Handset
8 2 (1.01%) EMV
8 2 (1.01%) NHS
8 2 (1.01%) Blackberry
8 2 (1.01%) IPTV
8 2 (1.01%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 43 (21.72%) Linux
2 41 (20.71%) Windows
3 19 (9.60%) UNIX
4 8 (4.04%) Apple iOS
4 8 (4.04%) Android
5 7 (3.54%) CentOS
6 5 (2.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (2.53%) Windows 7
7 4 (2.02%) webOS
8 2 (1.01%) AIX
9 1 (0.51%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.51%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.51%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (16.67%) Test Scripting
3 30 (15.15%) Test Automation
3 30 (15.15%) Test Strategy
3 30 (15.15%) User Acceptance Testing
4 27 (13.64%) TDD
5 26 (13.13%) Regression Testing
6 21 (10.61%) Scrum
7 20 (10.10%) Waterfall
8 17 (8.59%) BDD
8 17 (8.59%) Test Management
9 14 (7.07%) Load Testing
9 14 (7.07%) Multithreading
10 13 (6.57%) Validation
11 12 (6.06%) Integration Testing
12 11 (5.56%) Automated Testing
12 11 (5.56%) Configuration Management
12 11 (5.56%) V-Model
13 10 (5.05%) Continuous Integration
13 10 (5.05%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 56 (28.28%) Java
2 54 (27.27%) SQL
3 25 (12.63%) C#
4 21 (10.61%) JavaScript
5 20 (10.10%) Perl
6 18 (9.09%) Ruby
7 16 (8.08%) Python
8 14 (7.07%) C
9 13 (6.57%) C++
10 11 (5.56%) Shell Script
10 11 (5.56%) Bash Shell
11 10 (5.05%) Groovy
11 10 (5.05%) PHP
12 8 (4.04%) Scala
13 6 (3.03%) PL/SQL
14 3 (1.52%) COBOL
15 2 (1.01%) JCL
15 2 (1.01%) VB.NET
15 2 (1.01%) VBScript
15 2 (1.01%) sed
Qualifications
1 17 (8.59%) ISEB
2 15 (7.58%) Security Cleared
3 14 (7.07%) ISTQB
4 8 (4.04%) Degree
4 8 (4.04%) DV Cleared
5 6 (3.03%) SC Cleared
6 4 (2.02%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (2.02%) CCNA
7 3 (1.52%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (1.01%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.51%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.51%) CTC Cleared
9 1 (0.51%) GNVQ
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (17.68%) QA
2 3 (1.52%) GxP
2 3 (1.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 11 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (4.55%) VMware ESXi
3 7 (3.54%) Docker
3 7 (3.54%) Active Directory
4 5 (2.53%) VMware ESX
4 5 (2.53%) vSphere
5 4 (2.02%) KVM
6 2 (1.01%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.51%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 19 (9.60%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (3.03%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (2.02%) Puppet
3 4 (2.02%) Ansible
4 3 (1.52%) Red Hat Spacewalk
4 3 (1.52%) Cobbler
5 2 (1.01%) nmon
6 1 (0.51%) ITRS Geneos
6 1 (0.51%) logstash
6 1 (0.51%) Salt
6 1 (0.51%) Kibana
6 1 (0.51%) HAProxy
6 1 (0.51%) CA Endevor
6 1 (0.51%) Data Guard
6 1 (0.51%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 33 (16.67%) Oracle
2 20 (10.10%) SAP
3 18 (9.09%) HP
4 17 (8.59%) Microsoft
5 15 (7.58%) VMware
6 14 (7.07%) IBM
7 8 (4.04%) TIBCO
8 7 (3.54%) Akamai
9 6 (3.03%) Atlassian
9 6 (3.03%) Citrix
10 5 (2.53%) Remedy
10 5 (2.53%) Perforce
10 5 (2.53%) Solace
11 4 (2.02%) Sitecore
11 4 (2.02%) Red Hat
12 3 (1.52%) Sybase
12 3 (1.52%) EMC
12 3 (1.52%) Splunk
12 3 (1.52%) Talarian
13 2 (1.01%) Google
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