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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Performance Testing
Rank 185 209 150
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -59
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 76 42 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.80% 0.46% 1.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.03% 0.61% 1.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 21 56
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £213 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 £31.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.98% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £31.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-3.17% +8.62%
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 South East region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
7350 6861 6112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 77.10% 74.60% 72.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 4415 3767 3293
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £245 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £512 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 238 250 270
Average hourly rate £23.75 £25.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.82 £13.00 £12.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

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 31 July 2015.

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 31 July 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
Hampshire +4 29 £310 -4.61% 6
Berkshire +12 14 £375 +100.00% 3
Oxfordshire -12 12 £300 -25.00% 1
Surrey +6 11 £450 - 8
Buckinghamshire +3 9 £375 +7.14% 1
West Sussex -2 6 £300 -25.00%
Middlesex +4 3 £375 -15.73%
East Sussex -8 1 - - 2
Performance Testing
England

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 46 (36.22%) SQL
2 34 (26.77%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (25.20%) Finance
4 31 (24.41%) XML
5 30 (23.62%) User Acceptance Testing
6 28 (22.05%) LoadRunner
7 26 (20.47%) ISEB
7 26 (20.47%) Security Cleared
8 25 (19.69%) Selenium
8 25 (19.69%) Test Automation
9 24 (18.90%) SC Cleared
10 23 (18.11%) HP Quality Center
10 23 (18.11%) Oracle
10 23 (18.11%) UNIX
11 22 (17.32%) Java
11 22 (17.32%) Test Management
12 21 (16.54%) Test Strategy
13 19 (14.96%) Software Testing
13 19 (14.96%) C#
14 18 (14.17%) HP
14 18 (14.17%) ISTQB
14 18 (14.17%) XML Messaging
15 17 (13.39%) Linux
16 16 (12.60%) JMeter
17 15 (11.81%) Migration
17 15 (11.81%) Perl
17 15 (11.81%) Shell Script
17 15 (11.81%) WebDriver
17 15 (11.81%) Test Planning
18 14 (11.02%) Non-Functional Testing

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 6 (4.72%) WebSphere
2 4 (3.15%) IIS
3 3 (2.36%) Apache
4 2 (1.57%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.57%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.57%) JBoss
4 2 (1.57%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (1.57%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.79%) SAS
5 1 (0.79%) Commerce Server
5 1 (0.79%) nginx
5 1 (0.79%) OpenStack
Applications
1 6 (4.72%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.79%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.79%) MS Project
2 1 (0.79%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.57%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.57%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (1.57%) Hyperion Planning
1 2 (1.57%) Oracle General Ledger
1 2 (1.57%) Oracle EBS R12
1 2 (1.57%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (1.57%) Oracle Payables
1 2 (1.57%) Oracle Assets
2 1 (0.79%) Primavera
2 1 (0.79%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (0.79%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.79%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.79%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (10.24%) SAN
2 5 (3.94%) iSCSI
2 5 (3.94%) TCP/IP
2 5 (3.94%) Fibre Channel
3 4 (3.15%) FCoE
4 3 (2.36%) HTTP
5 2 (1.57%) Kerberos
5 2 (1.57%) LDAP
5 2 (1.57%) Ethernet
5 2 (1.57%) OpenLDAP
5 2 (1.57%) VLAN
6 1 (0.79%) Wireshark
6 1 (0.79%) SIGTRAN
6 1 (0.79%) NAS
6 1 (0.79%) Internet
6 1 (0.79%) DVB
6 1 (0.79%) SS7
6 1 (0.79%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.79%) FTP
6 1 (0.79%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (8.66%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.94%) Oracle Database
2 5 (3.94%) MySQL
3 4 (3.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (3.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (3.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (2.36%) DB2
4 3 (2.36%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (1.57%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.57%) Data Mining
5 2 (1.57%) VoltDB
5 2 (1.57%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.79%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.79%) Big Data
6 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 28 (22.05%) LoadRunner
2 25 (19.69%) Selenium
3 16 (12.60%) JMeter
4 15 (11.81%) WebDriver
5 11 (8.66%) SoapUI
6 10 (7.87%) JIRA
7 9 (7.09%) Cucumber
8 5 (3.94%) Appium
8 5 (3.94%) Visual Studio
9 4 (3.15%) HP UFT
9 4 (3.15%) Zephyr
9 4 (3.15%) NeoLoad
10 3 (2.36%) Jenkins
10 3 (2.36%) Subversion
10 3 (2.36%) Git (software)
11 2 (1.57%) Team Foundation Server
11 2 (1.57%) WebLOAD
11 2 (1.57%) Maven
11 2 (1.57%) MSI
11 2 (1.57%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 32 (25.20%) Finance
2 12 (9.45%) Telecoms
3 8 (6.30%) Banking
4 5 (3.94%) Retail
5 3 (2.36%) Retail Banking
5 3 (2.36%) Private Banking
6 2 (1.57%) Marketing
7 1 (0.79%) Italian Language
7 1 (0.79%) Electronics
7 1 (0.79%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 28 (22.05%) Analyst
2 27 (21.26%) Test Analyst
3 19 (14.96%) Test Leader
4 15 (11.81%) Tester
5 14 (11.02%) Test Manager
6 13 (10.24%) Developer
7 8 (6.30%) Test Engineer
8 7 (5.51%) Performance Test Leader
9 6 (4.72%) Performance Tester
9 6 (4.72%) Consultant
10 5 (3.94%) Performance Analyst
11 4 (3.15%) Performance Test Analyst
11 4 (3.15%) DBA
11 4 (3.15%) Architect
11 4 (3.15%) SQL DBA
12 3 (2.36%) Team Leader
12 3 (2.36%) Software Engineer
12 3 (2.36%) Test Specialist
12 3 (2.36%) Test Consultant
12 3 (2.36%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (24.41%) XML
2 18 (14.17%) XML Messaging
3 11 (8.66%) SOAP
4 10 (7.87%) .NET
5 9 (7.09%) HTML
5 9 (7.09%) Web Services
6 6 (4.72%) CSS
7 3 (2.36%) EJB
7 3 (2.36%) JMS
7 3 (2.36%) Ajax
8 2 (1.57%) JSTL
8 2 (1.57%) OAuth
8 2 (1.57%) RESTful
8 2 (1.57%) XACML
8 2 (1.57%) OpenID
8 2 (1.57%) WCF
8 2 (1.57%) WPF
8 2 (1.57%) REST
8 2 (1.57%) SailPoint
8 2 (1.57%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 5 (3.94%) GIS
1 5 (3.94%) Mobile App
2 4 (3.15%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (3.15%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.15%) Data Structures
2 4 (3.15%) Device Driver
2 4 (3.15%) Replication
3 3 (2.36%) Clustering
4 2 (1.57%) Mathematics
4 2 (1.57%) W3C
4 2 (1.57%) SecurID
4 2 (1.57%) User Experience
5 1 (0.79%) IPTV
5 1 (0.79%) Online Banking
5 1 (0.79%) FlexPod
5 1 (0.79%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (0.79%) EMC VNX
5 1 (0.79%) EMC VMAX
5 1 (0.79%) Biometrics
5 1 (0.79%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 23 (18.11%) UNIX
2 17 (13.39%) Linux
3 14 (11.02%) Windows
4 5 (3.94%) AIX
4 5 (3.94%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (3.94%) Android
4 5 (3.94%) Apple iOS
5 3 (2.36%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.57%) Solaris
7 1 (0.79%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (26.77%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (23.62%) User Acceptance Testing
3 25 (19.69%) Test Automation
4 22 (17.32%) Test Management
5 21 (16.54%) Test Strategy
6 19 (14.96%) Software Testing
7 15 (11.81%) Migration
7 15 (11.81%) Test Planning
8 14 (11.02%) Non-Functional Testing
9 12 (9.45%) Test Scripting
10 11 (8.66%) Data Migration
11 10 (7.87%) Penetration Testing
11 10 (7.87%) Automated Testing
12 9 (7.09%) Scrum
12 9 (7.09%) BDD
13 8 (6.30%) Integration Testing
13 8 (6.30%) Regression Testing
13 8 (6.30%) Operational Acceptance Testing
14 7 (5.51%) Knowledge Management
14 7 (5.51%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 46 (36.22%) SQL
2 22 (17.32%) Java
3 19 (14.96%) C#
4 15 (11.81%) Perl
4 15 (11.81%) Shell Script
5 10 (7.87%) VBScript
6 8 (6.30%) PL/SQL
7 7 (5.51%) VB
8 6 (4.72%) C
9 5 (3.94%) JavaScript
9 5 (3.94%) T-SQL
10 4 (3.15%) COBOL
11 3 (2.36%) Python
12 2 (1.57%) REXX
12 2 (1.57%) Tcl
12 2 (1.57%) Ruby
12 2 (1.57%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.79%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.79%) PHP
Qualifications
1 26 (20.47%) ISEB
1 26 (20.47%) Security Cleared
2 24 (18.90%) SC Cleared
3 18 (14.17%) ISTQB
4 8 (6.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (3.15%) Degree
6 2 (1.57%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.57%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (0.79%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (7.87%) QA
2 1 (0.79%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 1 (0.79%) GCP
2 1 (0.79%) GxP
2 1 (0.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 7 (5.51%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.57%) NFS
2 2 (1.57%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.79%) Firmware
3 1 (0.79%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.79%) SRDF
3 1 (0.79%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 23 (18.11%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.57%) Oracle Identity Management
2 2 (1.57%) OpenAM
2 2 (1.57%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 2 (1.57%) WMI
3 1 (0.79%) NetBackup
3 1 (0.79%) EMC VPLEX
3 1 (0.79%) SnapMirror
3 1 (0.79%) SnapVault
Vendors
1 23 (18.11%) Oracle
2 18 (14.17%) HP
3 11 (8.66%) Microsoft
4 9 (7.09%) IBM
4 9 (7.09%) SAP
5 7 (5.51%) VMware
6 4 (3.15%) Veritas
7 3 (2.36%) Citrix
8 2 (1.57%) Hyperion
8 2 (1.57%) Symantec
8 2 (1.57%) 3PAR
8 2 (1.57%) ForgeRock
9 1 (0.79%) Brocade
9 1 (0.79%) PlateSpin
9 1 (0.79%) Fujitsu
9 1 (0.79%) Planview
9 1 (0.79%) Veeam
9 1 (0.79%) Coverity
9 1 (0.79%) Terracotta
9 1 (0.79%) Remedy
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