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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Testing
Rank 196 155 197
Rank change year-on-year
-41 +42
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 52 77 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.56% 0.88% 0.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.77% 1.23% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 51 28
Average daily rate
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£330 £322 £339
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.48% -4.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £300 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £500 £441
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -5.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £29.00 £38.25
% change year-on-year
+20.68% -24.18%
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
6767 6276 6920
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 72.84% 71.75% 70.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 3811 3439 3310
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 268 246 324
Average hourly rate £21.50 £27.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.81% -15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.84 £12.54
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -3.22%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 -16 23 £250 -22.36% 4
Oxfordshire +1 7 £315 -42.72%
Buckinghamshire -13 6 £350 +9.37% 2
Surrey -8 5 £400 +14.28% 4
East Sussex - 5 £400 -
Berkshire -6 2 - - 2
Middlesex - 2 £445 -
West Sussex -2 1 £400 -27.27% 1
Kent -7 1 £375 +25.00%
Performance Testing
England

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 49 (56.32%) LoadRunner
2 37 (42.53%) HP
3 27 (31.03%) Software Testing
3 27 (31.03%) ISTQB
3 27 (31.03%) HP Quality Center
4 26 (29.89%) UNIX
5 25 (28.74%) QuickTest Pro
6 24 (27.59%) Security Cleared
7 23 (26.44%) Test Scripting
7 23 (26.44%) Selenium
7 23 (26.44%) Test Automation
7 23 (26.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 23 (26.44%) Windows
7 23 (26.44%) SQL
7 23 (26.44%) Oracle
8 22 (25.29%) .NET
9 20 (22.99%) HTTP
9 20 (22.99%) HTTPS
9 20 (22.99%) SC Cleared
10 18 (20.69%) TCP/IP
10 18 (20.69%) ASP.NET
11 17 (19.54%) JSP
11 17 (19.54%) JavaScript
11 17 (19.54%) HTML
11 17 (19.54%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 17 (19.54%) Windows 2000
11 17 (19.54%) Windows XP
11 17 (19.54%) Windows Server 2003
11 17 (19.54%) Oracle EBS
11 17 (19.54%) Windows Server 2008

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

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 3 (3.45%) WebLogic
2 2 (2.30%) ColdFusion
3 1 (1.15%) NetWeaver
3 1 (1.15%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.15%) Confluence
3 1 (1.15%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (2.30%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.15%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 17 (19.54%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (2.30%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (1.15%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (1.15%) SAP CO
3 1 (1.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (1.15%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (1.15%) SAP FI
Communications & Networking
1 20 (22.99%) HTTP
1 20 (22.99%) HTTPS
2 18 (20.69%) TCP/IP
3 16 (18.39%) DNS
4 5 (5.75%) SAN
5 3 (3.45%) FTP
6 2 (2.30%) Internet
7 1 (1.15%) DAB
7 1 (1.15%) Firewall
7 1 (1.15%) Wireless
7 1 (1.15%) 2G
7 1 (1.15%) ZigBee
7 1 (1.15%) iSCSI
7 1 (1.15%) LTE
7 1 (1.15%) FCoE
7 1 (1.15%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (1.15%) 4G
7 1 (1.15%) SSL
7 1 (1.15%) IPv6
7 1 (1.15%) GPRS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.60%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (2.30%) MySQL
2 2 (2.30%) DB2
2 2 (2.30%) Big Data
3 1 (1.15%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.15%) SAP BW
3 1 (1.15%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.15%) InterSystems Cache
Development Applications
1 49 (56.32%) LoadRunner
2 25 (28.74%) QuickTest Pro
3 23 (26.44%) Selenium
4 12 (13.79%) JMeter
5 9 (10.34%) Visual Studio
6 7 (8.05%) WebDriver
7 6 (6.90%) JIRA
8 5 (5.75%) Rational Performance Tester
8 5 (5.75%) Jenkins
9 4 (4.60%) Cucumber
9 4 (4.60%) Introscope
9 4 (4.60%) JUnit
10 3 (3.45%) Toad
10 3 (3.45%) Git (software)
10 3 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (3.45%) Zephyr
10 3 (3.45%) JProfiler
11 2 (2.30%) SoapUI
11 2 (2.30%) SpecFlow
12 1 (1.15%) PHPUnit
General
1 12 (13.79%) Finance
2 7 (8.05%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.30%) Electronics
3 2 (2.30%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.15%) Retail
4 1 (1.15%) Billing
4 1 (1.15%) Marketing
4 1 (1.15%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.15%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 27 (31.03%) Tester
2 22 (25.29%) Analyst
2 22 (25.29%) Test Analyst
3 13 (14.94%) Performance Tester
4 12 (13.79%) Performance Analyst
4 12 (13.79%) Performance Test Analyst
5 11 (12.64%) Test Engineer
6 9 (10.34%) Test Leader
7 7 (8.05%) Performance Engineer
7 7 (8.05%) Test Specialist
8 6 (6.90%) Test Manager
9 5 (5.75%) Performance Test Specialist
10 4 (4.60%) Automation Tester
10 4 (4.60%) Performance Test Manager
10 4 (4.60%) Performance Test Engineer
10 4 (4.60%) Performance Manager
11 3 (3.45%) Test Consultant
11 3 (3.45%) Consultant
12 2 (2.30%) Senior Analyst
12 2 (2.30%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (25.29%) .NET
2 18 (20.69%) ASP.NET
3 17 (19.54%) HTML
3 17 (19.54%) JSP
4 10 (11.49%) Web Services
5 6 (6.90%) SOAP
6 4 (4.60%) RESTful
7 3 (3.45%) JPA
7 3 (3.45%) XML
7 3 (3.45%) ODBC
7 3 (3.45%) Middleware
7 3 (3.45%) JDBC
8 1 (1.15%) DHTML
8 1 (1.15%) CSS
8 1 (1.15%) WML
8 1 (1.15%) J2EE
8 1 (1.15%) JSF
8 1 (1.15%) Ajax
8 1 (1.15%) JSON
8 1 (1.15%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.45%) Management Information System
2 2 (2.30%) Statistics
2 2 (2.30%) Smart Meter
2 2 (2.30%) Mobile App
2 2 (2.30%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.15%) Open Source
3 1 (1.15%) Device Driver
3 1 (1.15%) DTV
3 1 (1.15%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 26 (29.89%) UNIX
2 23 (26.44%) Windows
3 17 (19.54%) Windows 2000
3 17 (19.54%) Windows XP
3 17 (19.54%) Windows Server 2003
3 17 (19.54%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (9.20%) Linux
5 3 (3.45%) Solaris
6 1 (1.15%) AIX
6 1 (1.15%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (31.03%) Software Testing
2 23 (26.44%) Test Scripting
2 23 (26.44%) Test Automation
3 14 (16.09%) Test Strategy
3 14 (16.09%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (13.79%) Scrum
5 9 (10.34%) Load Testing
6 8 (9.20%) User Acceptance Testing
6 8 (9.20%) Automated Testing
6 8 (9.20%) Knowledge Management
6 8 (9.20%) BDD
7 7 (8.05%) Regression Testing
8 5 (5.75%) Functional Testing
9 4 (4.60%) Manual Testing
9 4 (4.60%) System Testing
9 4 (4.60%) Test Management
10 3 (3.45%) Performance Engineering
10 3 (3.45%) PRINCE2
10 3 (3.45%) Risk Assessment
10 3 (3.45%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 23 (26.44%) SQL
2 17 (19.54%) JavaScript
3 16 (18.39%) Java
4 14 (16.09%) C#
5 10 (11.49%) VB
6 7 (8.05%) C++
7 6 (6.90%) C
8 5 (5.75%) T-SQL
8 5 (5.75%) Shell Script
9 4 (4.60%) VBScript
10 2 (2.30%) Perl
11 1 (1.15%) PHP
11 1 (1.15%) Bash Shell
11 1 (1.15%) VBA
Qualifications
1 27 (31.03%) ISTQB
2 24 (27.59%) Security Cleared
3 23 (26.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 20 (22.99%) SC Cleared
5 13 (14.94%) ISEB
6 5 (5.75%) DV Cleared
7 2 (2.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (2.30%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (1.15%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (1.15%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (1.15%) Degree
8 1 (1.15%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (13.79%) QA
2 1 (1.15%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.15%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.15%) VMware ESX
1 1 (1.15%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (1.15%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 27 (31.03%) HP Quality Center
2 17 (19.54%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 3 (3.45%) nmon
4 1 (1.15%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 37 (42.53%) HP
2 23 (26.44%) Oracle
3 5 (5.75%) Microsoft
4 3 (3.45%) SAP
5 2 (2.30%) VMware
6 1 (1.15%) Aquila
6 1 (1.15%) Citrix
6 1 (1.15%) Veritas
6 1 (1.15%) Cisco
6 1 (1.15%) IBM
Southampton, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: 250 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £300.00 - £330.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Sutton, Surrey
Reed Business Information Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day direct - no agency margin.
Posted: 24 days ago