The table below looks at the statistics for Performance Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East 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 202 197 169
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -28
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 55 40 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.55% 0.47% 0.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.76% 0.66% 1.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 24 35
Average daily rate
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£323 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.00% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £253 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £491 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Average hourly rate £23.75 - £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 - £45.00
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the South East region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
7239 6065 5843
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 73.02% 71.15% 69.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 4100 3254 2911
Average daily rate £378 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 254 237 356
Average hourly rate £21.58 £22.41 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% -10.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.30 £44.55 £43.28
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 the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Performance Testing across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Performance Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Performance Testing
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Performance Testing across the South East region.

Performance Testing Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Performance Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Performance Testing across the South East region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Performance Testing Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Performance Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Performance Testing across the South East region.

Performance Testing Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Performance Testing
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East 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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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
Surrey +16 22 £320 -14.66% 5
Buckinghamshire -7 14 £381 -4.68%
Hampshire -20 9 £275 -16.98% 3
Berkshire -9 6 £310 -8.55% 4
Middlesex - - - -
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Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 32 (32.32%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (31.31%) Selenium
3 29 (29.29%) LoadRunner
4 28 (28.28%) Java
4 28 (28.28%) Test Automation
5 26 (26.26%) HP
5 26 (26.26%) ISEB
6 22 (22.22%) Finance
6 22 (22.22%) QA
7 20 (20.20%) Test Scripting
7 20 (20.20%) SQL
8 19 (19.19%) HP Quality Center
9 18 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
9 18 (18.18%) Scrum
10 16 (16.16%) ISTQB
11 14 (14.14%) JMeter
12 13 (13.13%) Test Management
12 13 (13.13%) Security Cleared
13 12 (12.12%) SC Cleared
13 12 (12.12%) Test Strategy
13 12 (12.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 11 (11.11%) JIRA
14 11 (11.11%) C#
14 11 (11.11%) Windows
15 10 (10.10%) System Testing
16 9 (9.09%) Automated Testing
16 9 (9.09%) Software Testing
16 9 (9.09%) Regression Testing
17 8 (8.08%) Telecoms
17 8 (8.08%) QuickTest Pro

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 2 (2.02%) nginx
1 2 (2.02%) Confluence
2 1 (1.01%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.01%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.01%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (4.04%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.02%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (2.02%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (2.02%) Hyperion Planning
2 1 (1.01%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (1.01%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.01%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.07%) SAN
2 3 (3.03%) HTTP
2 3 (3.03%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.02%) Firewall
3 2 (2.02%) LAN
3 2 (2.02%) WAN
3 2 (2.02%) HTTPS
4 1 (1.01%) 4G
4 1 (1.01%) FCoE
4 1 (1.01%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (1.01%) iSCSI
4 1 (1.01%) SSL
4 1 (1.01%) IPv6
4 1 (1.01%) GPRS
4 1 (1.01%) GSM
4 1 (1.01%) UMTS
4 1 (1.01%) DNS
4 1 (1.01%) Ethernet
4 1 (1.01%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (1.01%) DAB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.02%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (2.02%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.01%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.01%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.01%) InterSystems Cache
2 1 (1.01%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 31 (31.31%) Selenium
2 29 (29.29%) LoadRunner
3 14 (14.14%) JMeter
4 11 (11.11%) JIRA
5 8 (8.08%) QuickTest Pro
5 8 (8.08%) WebDriver
5 8 (8.08%) Cucumber
6 7 (7.07%) Visual Studio
7 3 (3.03%) Jenkins
7 3 (3.03%) Calabash
7 3 (3.03%) Appium
7 3 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (3.03%) IntelliJ
7 3 (3.03%) JUnit
7 3 (3.03%) Xcode
8 2 (2.02%) Subversion
8 2 (2.02%) Eclipse
8 2 (2.02%) SpecFlow
8 2 (2.02%) SoapUI
8 2 (2.02%) NeoLoad
General
1 22 (22.22%) Finance
2 8 (8.08%) Telecoms
3 4 (4.04%) Banking
4 1 (1.01%) Retail
4 1 (1.01%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 24 (24.24%) Tester
2 20 (20.20%) Analyst
2 20 (20.20%) Test Analyst
3 13 (13.13%) Test Manager
4 11 (11.11%) Test Leader
5 9 (9.09%) Consultant
5 9 (9.09%) Performance Tester
6 8 (8.08%) Automation Tester
7 7 (7.07%) Test Engineer
8 6 (6.06%) Test Consultant
8 6 (6.06%) Software Test Analyst
9 5 (5.05%) Performance Analyst
9 5 (5.05%) Performance Test Analyst
9 5 (5.05%) Developer
10 4 (4.04%) Senior Tester
10 4 (4.04%) Test Specialist
10 4 (4.04%) Wintel Engineer
11 3 (3.03%) Senior Software Tester
11 3 (3.03%) Software Tester
11 3 (3.03%) Senior Performance Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (8.08%) .NET
2 7 (7.07%) Web Services
3 5 (5.05%) RESTful
3 5 (5.05%) HTML
4 4 (4.04%) SOAP
5 3 (3.03%) ASP.NET
5 3 (3.03%) CSS
5 3 (3.03%) XML
6 2 (2.02%) JSP
6 2 (2.02%) GWT
7 1 (1.01%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 1 (1.01%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (1.01%) REST
7 1 (1.01%) JPA
7 1 (1.01%) WCF
7 1 (1.01%) WPF
7 1 (1.01%) WebSphere Message Broker
7 1 (1.01%) WAP
7 1 (1.01%) J2EE
7 1 (1.01%) WML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.07%) Smart Meter
2 6 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (3.03%) Performance Metrics
3 3 (3.03%) Robotics
3 3 (3.03%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.02%) GIS
4 2 (2.02%) Clustering
4 2 (2.02%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.02%) User Experience
5 1 (1.01%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.01%) Open Source
5 1 (1.01%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.01%) Statistics
5 1 (1.01%) BBC
5 1 (1.01%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 11 (11.11%) Windows
2 7 (7.07%) Apple iOS
3 6 (6.06%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (4.04%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (3.03%) Android
5 3 (3.03%) UNIX
6 2 (2.02%) Linux
6 2 (2.02%) Windows 2000
6 2 (2.02%) Windows XP
6 2 (2.02%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.01%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (32.32%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (28.28%) Test Automation
3 20 (20.20%) Test Scripting
4 18 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
4 18 (18.18%) Scrum
5 13 (13.13%) Test Management
6 12 (12.12%) Test Strategy
7 10 (10.10%) System Testing
8 9 (9.09%) Automated Testing
8 9 (9.09%) Software Testing
8 9 (9.09%) Regression Testing
9 8 (8.08%) BDD
9 8 (8.08%) Automation Testing
10 7 (7.07%) Load Testing
11 6 (6.06%) Migration
11 6 (6.06%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 5 (5.05%) Test Planning
12 5 (5.05%) Change Control
12 5 (5.05%) Integration Testing
12 5 (5.05%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 28 (28.28%) Java
2 20 (20.20%) SQL
3 11 (11.11%) C#
4 7 (7.07%) C
4 7 (7.07%) JavaScript
5 5 (5.05%) VB
6 4 (4.04%) Shell Script
6 4 (4.04%) VBScript
7 3 (3.03%) T-SQL
7 3 (3.03%) C++
8 2 (2.02%) Perl
8 2 (2.02%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.01%) Python
9 1 (1.01%) VBA
9 1 (1.01%) PHP
9 1 (1.01%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 26 (26.26%) ISEB
2 16 (16.16%) ISTQB
3 13 (13.13%) Security Cleared
4 12 (12.12%) SC Cleared
4 12 (12.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (2.02%) Degree
6 1 (1.01%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (1.01%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (1.01%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (22.22%) QA
2 1 (1.01%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.02%) VMware ESX
2 2 (2.02%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.02%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 19 (19.19%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.02%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 2 (2.02%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 26 (26.26%) HP
2 8 (8.08%) Oracle
3 6 (6.06%) Microsoft
4 4 (4.04%) Apple
4 4 (4.04%) VMware
5 2 (2.02%) IBM
5 2 (2.02%) Hyperion
5 2 (2.02%) Citrix
5 2 (2.02%) 3PAR
6 1 (1.01%) Planview
6 1 (1.01%) Aquila
6 1 (1.01%) Veritas
6 1 (1.01%) Cisco
6 1 (1.01%) SAP
6 1 (1.01%) TOWER Software
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