The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the South East region.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Testing
Rank 204 143 186
Rank change year-on-year
-61 +43
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 45 83 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.49% 0.98% 0.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.67% 1.39% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 53 29
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £300 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £500 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £31.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £29.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+8.62% -27.50%
Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
6685 5980 6836
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 72.66% 70.40% 69.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 3664 3192 3249
Average daily rate £375 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 249 260 315
Average hourly rate £22.00 £27.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.89 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Performance Testing
England

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 28 July 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 28 July 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
Hampshire -25 20 £325 +0.46% 1
Berkshire -3 7 £188 -62.50% 1
Buckinghamshire -20 6 £350 +9.37% 5
Surrey -10 3 - - 3
Middlesex - 3 £445 -
East Sussex - 3 £375 - 1
Kent +1 1 £375 +25.00%
Oxfordshire -4 1 £400 -27.27%
West Sussex -8 1 £400 +33.33%
Performance Testing
England

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 41 (46.07%) LoadRunner
2 35 (39.33%) HP
3 31 (34.83%) HP Quality Center
4 29 (32.58%) ISTQB
5 28 (31.46%) Security Cleared
5 28 (31.46%) UNIX
6 27 (30.34%) QuickTest Pro
7 26 (29.21%) .NET
7 26 (29.21%) Software Testing
8 25 (28.09%) Oracle
8 25 (28.09%) SQL
8 25 (28.09%) Windows
9 24 (26.97%) SC Cleared
10 23 (25.84%) Test Scripting
10 23 (25.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 21 (23.60%) JavaScript
11 21 (23.60%) HTTP
11 21 (23.60%) HTTPS
12 20 (22.47%) Test Automation
13 19 (21.35%) TCP/IP
13 19 (21.35%) HTML
13 19 (21.35%) ASP.NET
14 18 (20.22%) JSP
14 18 (20.22%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
14 18 (20.22%) Windows 2000
14 18 (20.22%) Windows XP
14 18 (20.22%) Windows Server 2003
14 18 (20.22%) Oracle EBS
14 18 (20.22%) Windows Server 2008
15 17 (19.10%) DNS

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

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 4 (4.49%) WebLogic
2 2 (2.25%) ColdFusion
3 1 (1.12%) NetWeaver
3 1 (1.12%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.12%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (1.12%) Apache
3 1 (1.12%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (2.25%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.12%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.12%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 18 (20.22%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (2.25%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (1.12%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (1.12%) SAP CO
3 1 (1.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (1.12%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (1.12%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.12%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (23.60%) HTTP
1 21 (23.60%) HTTPS
2 19 (21.35%) TCP/IP
3 17 (19.10%) DNS
4 3 (3.37%) SAN
4 3 (3.37%) Internet
4 3 (3.37%) FTP
5 2 (2.25%) Firewall
6 1 (1.12%) Wireless
6 1 (1.12%) 2G
6 1 (1.12%) IP Telephony
6 1 (1.12%) ZigBee
6 1 (1.12%) LTE
6 1 (1.12%) 4G
6 1 (1.12%) DAB
6 1 (1.12%) SSL
6 1 (1.12%) IPv6
6 1 (1.12%) GPRS
6 1 (1.12%) GSM
6 1 (1.12%) 3GPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.49%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (2.25%) MySQL
2 2 (2.25%) DB2
2 2 (2.25%) Big Data
3 1 (1.12%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.12%) SAP BW
3 1 (1.12%) InterSystems Cache
Development Applications
1 41 (46.07%) LoadRunner
2 27 (30.34%) QuickTest Pro
3 10 (11.24%) Selenium
4 6 (6.74%) Jenkins
5 5 (5.62%) Rational Performance Tester
5 5 (5.62%) Visual Studio
5 5 (5.62%) JMeter
6 4 (4.49%) Introscope
6 4 (4.49%) JIRA
7 3 (3.37%) Git (software)
7 3 (3.37%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (3.37%) Toad
7 3 (3.37%) JUnit
7 3 (3.37%) Zephyr
7 3 (3.37%) WebDriver
7 3 (3.37%) JProfiler
8 2 (2.25%) SoapUI
8 2 (2.25%) MSBuild
8 2 (2.25%) TestComplete
8 2 (2.25%) CruiseControl
General
1 14 (15.73%) Finance
2 7 (7.87%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.25%) Electronics
3 2 (2.25%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.12%) Banking
4 1 (1.12%) Retail
4 1 (1.12%) Billing
4 1 (1.12%) Marketing
4 1 (1.12%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.12%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.12%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 27 (30.34%) Tester
2 20 (22.47%) Analyst
2 20 (22.47%) Test Analyst
3 15 (16.85%) Test Engineer
4 13 (14.61%) Performance Tester
5 11 (12.36%) Test Manager
5 11 (12.36%) Performance Analyst
5 11 (12.36%) Performance Test Analyst
6 9 (10.11%) Performance Engineer
7 8 (8.99%) Performance Manager
8 7 (7.87%) Performance Test Manager
9 5 (5.62%) Performance Test Leader
9 5 (5.62%) Performance Test Specialist
9 5 (5.62%) Performance Test Engineer
9 5 (5.62%) Test Specialist
10 4 (4.49%) Consultant
10 4 (4.49%) Developer
10 4 (4.49%) Test Leader
11 3 (3.37%) Automation Tester
11 3 (3.37%) Functional Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (29.21%) .NET
2 19 (21.35%) HTML
2 19 (21.35%) ASP.NET
3 18 (20.22%) JSP
4 7 (7.87%) SOAP
4 7 (7.87%) Web Services
5 3 (3.37%) XML
5 3 (3.37%) ODBC
5 3 (3.37%) JPA
5 3 (3.37%) JDBC
5 3 (3.37%) Middleware
6 2 (2.25%) CSS
7 1 (1.12%) DHTML
7 1 (1.12%) WML
7 1 (1.12%) J2EE
7 1 (1.12%) LAMP
7 1 (1.12%) WinForms
7 1 (1.12%) Spring
7 1 (1.12%) JSF
7 1 (1.12%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.37%) Management Information System
2 2 (2.25%) Smart Meter
2 2 (2.25%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.12%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.12%) Open Source
3 1 (1.12%) IVR
3 1 (1.12%) Statistics
3 1 (1.12%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.12%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 28 (31.46%) UNIX
2 25 (28.09%) Windows
3 18 (20.22%) Windows Server 2008
3 18 (20.22%) Windows 2000
3 18 (20.22%) Windows XP
3 18 (20.22%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (7.87%) Linux
5 3 (3.37%) Solaris
6 1 (1.12%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.12%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (29.21%) Software Testing
2 23 (25.84%) Test Scripting
3 20 (22.47%) Test Automation
4 15 (16.85%) Test Strategy
5 14 (15.73%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (11.24%) User Acceptance Testing
7 9 (10.11%) Knowledge Management
8 8 (8.99%) Load Testing
9 7 (7.87%) Test Management
9 7 (7.87%) System Testing
10 6 (6.74%) Scrum
11 5 (5.62%) Automated Testing
11 5 (5.62%) Functional Testing
11 5 (5.62%) Performance Engineering
12 4 (4.49%) Performance Tuning
12 4 (4.49%) Automation Testing
12 4 (4.49%) Regression Testing
13 3 (3.37%) Risk Assessment
13 3 (3.37%) PRINCE2
13 3 (3.37%) Stress Testing
Programming Languages
1 25 (28.09%) SQL
2 21 (23.60%) JavaScript
3 15 (16.85%) C#
3 15 (16.85%) Java
4 9 (10.11%) VB
5 5 (5.62%) Shell Script
5 5 (5.62%) C++
5 5 (5.62%) T-SQL
6 4 (4.49%) C
7 3 (3.37%) VBScript
8 2 (2.25%) PHP
8 2 (2.25%) Python
9 1 (1.12%) VBA
9 1 (1.12%) Perl
Qualifications
1 29 (32.58%) ISTQB
2 28 (31.46%) Security Cleared
3 24 (26.97%) SC Cleared
4 23 (25.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 12 (13.48%) ISEB
6 6 (6.74%) DV Cleared
7 2 (2.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (2.25%) ISEB Practitioner
7 2 (2.25%) Degree
8 1 (1.12%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (1.12%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (1.12%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (13.48%) QA
2 2 (2.25%) SLA
3 1 (1.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.12%) GxP
System Software
1 1 (1.12%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.12%) VMware ESX
1 1 (1.12%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 31 (34.83%) HP Quality Center
2 18 (20.22%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 3 (3.37%) nmon
4 1 (1.12%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 35 (39.33%) HP
2 25 (28.09%) Oracle
3 6 (6.74%) Microsoft
4 4 (4.49%) SAP
5 2 (2.25%) Mercator
6 1 (1.12%) BT
6 1 (1.12%) VMware
6 1 (1.12%) Aquila
6 1 (1.12%) Zend
6 1 (1.12%) Verint
6 1 (1.12%) Cisco
6 1 (1.12%) IBM
6 1 (1.12%) Citrix
6 1 (1.12%) Genesys
6 1 (1.12%) Empirix
6 1 (1.12%) Siemens
Southampton, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £1 per day + Market rates
Posted: 5 days ago
East Sussex
Interquest - Sand Resources
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 24 days ago