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 29 June 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
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Performance Testing
Rank 317 307 251
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -56
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 111 125 171
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.51% 0.53% 0.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.61% 0.66% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 86 117
Median daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £274 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+12.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.50 £30.50 -
% change year-on-year
+26.22% -
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
18252 18961 18637
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 84.46% 81.15% 81.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 13341 13468 13184
Median daily rate £475 £450 £438
Median 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 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 147 244 230
Median hourly rate £21.64 £22.18 £20.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.43% +10.01%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £55.50 £53.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

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 29 June 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 29 June 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 +24 13 £413 -10.81% 9
Croydon - 10 £388 - 1
Brentford +2 4 £200 -55.55%
Bromley - 2 - -
Harrow - 1 £365 -
Docklands, London - 1 £400 -
Performance Testing
England

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 June 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.

1 111 (47.44%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (25.64%) SQL
2 60 (25.64%) LoadRunner
3 55 (23.50%) Java
4 54 (23.08%) Non-Functional Testing
5 50 (21.37%) Selenium
6 48 (20.51%) JIRA
7 47 (20.09%) JMeter
8 46 (19.66%) Functional Testing
9 45 (19.23%) QA
9 45 (19.23%) Scrum
10 42 (17.95%) Finance
11 41 (17.52%) Cucumber
12 40 (17.09%) Linux
13 39 (16.67%) HP
13 39 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
14 38 (16.24%) Integration Testing
15 36 (15.38%) Automation Testing
15 36 (15.38%) Test Strategy
16 35 (14.96%) Banking
17 31 (13.25%) Regression Testing
18 30 (12.82%) XML
18 30 (12.82%) Test Scripting
19 29 (12.39%) Test Management
20 27 (11.54%) Test Automation
20 27 (11.54%) Unix
21 26 (11.11%) System Testing
22 25 (10.68%) BDD
22 25 (10.68%) Web Services
22 25 (10.68%) C#

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 9 (3.85%) Confluence
2 5 (2.14%) Apache
2 5 (2.14%) JBoss
2 5 (2.14%) WebLogic
2 5 (2.14%) WebSphere
3 4 (1.71%) Tomcat
4 3 (1.28%) IIS
4 3 (1.28%) SAS
5 2 (0.85%) CICS
5 2 (0.85%) nginx
5 2 (0.85%) Oracle Service Bus
5 2 (0.85%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.43%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.43%) Drupal
6 1 (0.43%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.43%) Jetty
6 1 (0.43%) Moodle
6 1 (0.43%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 11 (4.70%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.85%) Mingle
2 2 (0.85%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (0.85%) MS Project
3 1 (0.43%) MS Office
3 1 (0.43%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.43%) BusinessWorks
1 1 (0.43%) Oracle BPM
1 1 (0.43%) Oracle Retail
1 1 (0.43%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.56%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.28%) GitHub
2 3 (1.28%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.85%) AWS CloudFormation
3 2 (0.85%) AWS OpsWorks
4 1 (0.43%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (8.12%) HTTP
2 5 (2.14%) VPN
3 4 (1.71%) Firewall
3 4 (1.71%) LAN
3 4 (1.71%) SAN
3 4 (1.71%) SMTP
3 4 (1.71%) TCP/IP
3 4 (1.71%) WAN
4 3 (1.28%) Internet
5 2 (0.85%) BGP
5 2 (0.85%) FTP
5 2 (0.85%) NAS
5 2 (0.85%) SNA
5 2 (0.85%) tcpdump
5 2 (0.85%) WebEx
6 1 (0.43%) Broadband
6 1 (0.43%) Reverse Proxy
6 1 (0.43%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (9.83%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.99%) MySQL
3 6 (2.56%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (2.56%) Oracle Database
4 4 (1.71%) DB2
4 4 (1.71%) Relational Database
4 4 (1.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (1.28%) MongoDB
5 3 (1.28%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.85%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (0.85%) MS Access
6 2 (0.85%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (0.85%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (0.85%) RavenDB
6 2 (0.85%) RDBMS
6 2 (0.85%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (0.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (0.85%) VoltDB
7 1 (0.43%) Biml
7 1 (0.43%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 60 (25.64%) LoadRunner
2 50 (21.37%) Selenium
3 48 (20.51%) JIRA
4 47 (20.09%) JMeter
5 41 (17.52%) Cucumber
6 24 (10.26%) Git (software)
7 18 (7.69%) Gatling
7 18 (7.69%) Jenkins
7 18 (7.69%) Subversion
8 14 (5.98%) HP UFT
8 14 (5.98%) SoapUI
9 13 (5.56%) JUnit
9 13 (5.56%) Visual Studio
9 13 (5.56%) WebDriver
10 12 (5.13%) Team Foundation Server
11 9 (3.85%) SpecFlow
12 7 (2.99%) FitNesse
12 7 (2.99%) Gerrit
12 7 (2.99%) NeoLoad
12 7 (2.99%) SonarQube
General
1 42 (17.95%) Finance
2 35 (14.96%) Banking
3 14 (5.98%) Retail
4 11 (4.70%) Investment Banking
5 8 (3.42%) Front Office
5 8 (3.42%) Games
6 7 (2.99%) Telecoms
7 5 (2.14%) Billing
8 4 (1.71%) Legal
9 3 (1.28%) Manufacturing
9 3 (1.28%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (1.28%) Publishing
10 2 (0.85%) Advertising
10 2 (0.85%) Multimedia
10 2 (0.85%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.43%) Law
11 1 (0.43%) Local Government
11 1 (0.43%) Marketing
11 1 (0.43%) Portuguese Language
11 1 (0.43%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 57 (24.36%) Tester
2 52 (22.22%) Analyst
3 49 (20.94%) Test Analyst
4 35 (14.96%) Test Manager
5 22 (9.40%) Automation Tester
6 21 (8.97%) Performance Analyst
7 19 (8.12%) Developer
7 19 (8.12%) Performance Test Analyst
8 18 (7.69%) Performance Tester
9 16 (6.84%) Test Engineer
10 12 (5.13%) Automation Test Analyst
11 10 (4.27%) Architect
11 10 (4.27%) Performance Engineer
11 10 (4.27%) Test Leader
12 9 (3.85%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
13 8 (3.42%) Agile Tester
13 8 (3.42%) Java Developer
14 7 (2.99%) SAP Manager
14 7 (2.99%) SAP Test Manager
15 6 (2.56%) Performance Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (12.82%) XML
2 25 (10.68%) Web Services
3 19 (8.12%) .NET
4 16 (6.84%) JSON
5 13 (5.56%) HTML
6 12 (5.13%) SOAP
7 10 (4.27%) Gherkin
8 6 (2.56%) CSS
8 6 (2.56%) Middleware
8 6 (2.56%) REST
9 5 (2.14%) HTML5
10 4 (1.71%) JMS
10 4 (1.71%) JMX
10 4 (1.71%) LAMP
11 3 (1.28%) JSP
11 3 (1.28%) Node.js
11 3 (1.28%) RabbitMQ
11 3 (1.28%) Swing
11 3 (1.28%) XHTML
11 3 (1.28%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 14 (5.98%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (3.42%) Management Information System
3 6 (2.56%) Computer Science
3 6 (2.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 5 (2.14%) IVR
4 5 (2.14%) Smartcard
5 4 (1.71%) Mobile App
5 4 (1.71%) Public Cloud
6 3 (1.28%) Derivative
6 3 (1.28%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.28%) iPad
6 3 (1.28%) Replication
6 3 (1.28%) Tandem
7 2 (0.85%) Biometrics
7 2 (0.85%) FMCG
7 2 (0.85%) Learning Management System
7 2 (0.85%) N-Tier
7 2 (0.85%) Streaming Media
7 2 (0.85%) Streaming Video
7 2 (0.85%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 40 (17.09%) Linux
2 27 (11.54%) Unix
3 22 (9.40%) Windows
4 7 (2.99%) Solaris
5 2 (0.85%) AIX
5 2 (0.85%) CentOS
5 2 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (0.85%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.43%) Android
6 1 (0.43%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.43%) Data ONTAP
6 1 (0.43%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.43%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (47.44%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (23.08%) Non-Functional Testing
3 46 (19.66%) Functional Testing
4 45 (19.23%) Scrum
5 39 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
6 38 (16.24%) Integration Testing
7 36 (15.38%) Automation Testing
7 36 (15.38%) Test Strategy
8 31 (13.25%) Regression Testing
9 30 (12.82%) Test Scripting
10 29 (12.39%) Test Management
11 27 (11.54%) Test Automation
12 26 (11.11%) System Testing
13 25 (10.68%) BDD
13 25 (10.68%) SDLC
13 25 (10.68%) Stakeholder Management
14 22 (9.40%) TDD
15 19 (8.12%) Defect Management
15 19 (8.12%) Waterfall
16 15 (6.41%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 60 (25.64%) SQL
2 55 (23.50%) Java
3 25 (10.68%) C#
4 21 (8.97%) JavaScript
5 14 (5.98%) Python
5 14 (5.98%) Ruby
6 8 (3.42%) C
6 8 (3.42%) Perl
7 6 (2.56%) Shell Script
8 5 (2.14%) C++
8 5 (2.14%) VBA
9 4 (1.71%) PL/SQL
9 4 (1.71%) PowerShell
9 4 (1.71%) VB
10 3 (1.28%) Bash Shell
10 3 (1.28%) T-SQL
11 2 (0.85%) ActionScript
11 2 (0.85%) ActionScript 2.0
11 2 (0.85%) R
11 2 (0.85%) Scala
Qualifications
1 20 (8.55%) Security Cleared
2 17 (7.26%) ISEB
3 16 (6.84%) SC Cleared
4 11 (4.70%) ISTQB
5 9 (3.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 6 (2.56%) Degree
7 3 (1.28%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.43%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.43%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (19.23%) QA
2 4 (1.71%) Data Quality
3 3 (1.28%) EMIR
3 3 (1.28%) GxP
3 3 (1.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.85%) COBIT
4 2 (0.85%) Dodd-Frank
4 2 (0.85%) MiFID
4 2 (0.85%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.85%) SDET
5 1 (0.43%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 6 (2.56%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.71%) Docker
3 2 (0.85%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (0.85%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 2 (0.85%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (0.85%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.43%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.43%) NFS
4 1 (0.43%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 22 (9.40%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (3.85%) Puppet
3 8 (3.42%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (1.28%) Ansible
4 3 (1.28%) Capistrano
4 3 (1.28%) Nagios
4 3 (1.28%) Oracle Identity Management
5 2 (0.85%) Control-M
5 2 (0.85%) Perfmon
5 2 (0.85%) Salt
6 1 (0.43%) CA Service Virtualization
6 1 (0.43%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.43%) SCCM
6 1 (0.43%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.43%) yum
Vendors
1 39 (16.67%) HP
2 24 (10.26%) Oracle
3 22 (9.40%) Microsoft
4 17 (7.26%) VMware
5 14 (5.98%) SOASTA, Inc
6 12 (5.13%) SAP
7 11 (4.70%) IBM
8 9 (3.85%) Citrix
9 4 (1.71%) Atlassian
9 4 (1.71%) Calypso
9 4 (1.71%) EMC
9 4 (1.71%) Guidewire
10 3 (1.28%) ForgeRock
10 3 (1.28%) NetApp
11 2 (0.85%) CA
11 2 (0.85%) Capita
11 2 (0.85%) Compaq
11 2 (0.85%) Maconomy
11 2 (0.85%) Red Hat
11 2 (0.85%) Veritas
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