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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Performance Testing over the 3 months to 26 May 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
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Performance Testing
Rank 218 208 209
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +1
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 48 50 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.52% 0.54% 0.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.65% 0.68% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 22 19
Median daily rate £415 £320 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.68% -1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £272 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £481 £514 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £339 £350
% change year-on-year
+18.08% -3.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 0
Median hourly rate £38.50 £35.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.50 £32.00 £37.29
% change year-on-year
+20.31% -14.18%
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
7339 7317 6743
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 80.12% 78.59% 75.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 4510 4157 3755
Median daily rate £413 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.76% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £265 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 259 262 280
Median hourly rate £27.50 £30.00 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +13.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £47.50 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -

Performance Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East 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 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 26 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Performance Testing within the South East region over the 3 months to 26 May 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
Hampshire -4 17 £425 +47.82% 5
Surrey -10 9 £406 +1.56% 3
East Sussex +9 7 £350 -
Oxfordshire +12 6 £438 +45.83% 1
West Sussex - 6 £369 -
Berkshire -8 2 £500 +11.11% 4
Kent - 1 £463 - 1
Performance Testing
England

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 South East region with a requirement for Performance Testing.

1 44 (48.35%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (41.76%) Java
3 28 (30.77%) JMeter
4 27 (29.67%) Selenium
5 24 (26.37%) Linux
5 24 (26.37%) Continuous Integration
6 23 (25.27%) SoapUI
7 22 (24.18%) Regression Testing
8 20 (21.98%) SQL
8 20 (21.98%) JUnit
8 20 (21.98%) Test Automation
8 20 (21.98%) QA
8 20 (21.98%) Unit Testing
8 20 (21.98%) Jenkins
9 19 (20.88%) Functional Testing
9 19 (20.88%) Web Services
9 19 (20.88%) ISEB
10 17 (18.68%) HP
10 17 (18.68%) Finance
10 17 (18.68%) JIRA
10 17 (18.68%) Cucumber
10 17 (18.68%) BDD
11 16 (17.58%) SC Cleared
11 16 (17.58%) Security Cleared
11 16 (17.58%) ISTQB
12 15 (16.48%) Maven
12 15 (16.48%) TDD
12 15 (16.48%) Test Strategy
12 15 (16.48%) WebDriver
13 14 (15.38%) Confluence

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 14 (15.38%) Confluence
2 9 (9.89%) IIS
3 6 (6.59%) Apache
3 6 (6.59%) WebLogic
4 5 (5.49%) JBoss
5 3 (3.30%) Oracle Service Bus
6 2 (2.20%) Apache Pig
6 2 (2.20%) Apache Solr
6 2 (2.20%) Apache Spark
6 2 (2.20%) Drupal
6 2 (2.20%) OpenStack
6 2 (2.20%) Tomcat
7 1 (1.10%) MTS
7 1 (1.10%) Oracle Coherence
7 1 (1.10%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 1 (1.10%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (2.20%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.10%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.10%) MS Office
2 1 (1.10%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.10%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.10%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (8.79%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (6.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (3.30%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.10%) Force.com
4 1 (1.10%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 8 (8.79%) FCoE
1 8 (8.79%) Fibre Channel
1 8 (8.79%) iSCSI
1 8 (8.79%) SAN
2 4 (4.40%) tcpdump
3 2 (2.20%) HTTP
4 1 (1.10%) ATM
4 1 (1.10%) FTP
4 1 (1.10%) HTTPS
4 1 (1.10%) Internet
4 1 (1.10%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.49%) MySQL
1 5 (5.49%) Oracle Database
2 4 (4.40%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.40%) VoltDB
3 3 (3.30%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (3.30%) Hadoop
3 3 (3.30%) Star Schema
4 2 (2.20%) Apache Hive
4 2 (2.20%) Big Data
4 2 (2.20%) GIS
4 2 (2.20%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (2.20%) Sqoop
5 1 (1.10%) Cognos Report Studio
5 1 (1.10%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.10%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 28 (30.77%) JMeter
2 27 (29.67%) Selenium
3 23 (25.27%) SoapUI
4 20 (21.98%) Jenkins
4 20 (21.98%) JUnit
5 17 (18.68%) Cucumber
5 17 (18.68%) JIRA
6 15 (16.48%) Maven
6 15 (16.48%) WebDriver
7 12 (13.19%) Gradle
8 11 (12.09%) Ant
9 10 (10.99%) Hudson
9 10 (10.99%) LoadRunner
10 9 (9.89%) jMock
11 7 (7.69%) Git (software)
12 6 (6.59%) HP UFT
13 5 (5.49%) TestComplete
14 4 (4.40%) Talend Open Studio
15 3 (3.30%) PyUnit
15 3 (3.30%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 17 (18.68%) Finance
2 3 (3.30%) Banking
3 2 (2.20%) Publishing
3 2 (2.20%) Retail
3 2 (2.20%) Spanish Language
3 2 (2.20%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.10%) Local Government
4 1 (1.10%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 25 (27.47%) Analyst
2 24 (26.37%) Test Analyst
3 17 (18.68%) Tester
4 15 (16.48%) Developer
5 13 (14.29%) Java Developer
5 13 (14.29%) Test Manager
6 12 (13.19%) Automation Test Analyst
7 11 (12.09%) Test Engineer
8 10 (10.99%) Automation Tester
9 8 (8.79%) Analyst Developer
9 8 (8.79%) Java Analyst Developer
10 7 (7.69%) Developer in Test
10 7 (7.69%) Java Engineer
10 7 (7.69%) QA Engineer
10 7 (7.69%) Test Automation Developer
11 6 (6.59%) Architect
11 6 (6.59%) QA Analyst
11 6 (6.59%) Test Automation Engineer
11 6 (6.59%) Test Specialist
12 5 (5.49%) Performance Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (20.88%) Web Services
2 14 (15.38%) Java EE
3 13 (14.29%) JMS
4 11 (12.09%) Ajax
5 10 (10.99%) Hibernate
5 10 (10.99%) Spring
6 9 (9.89%) REST
6 9 (9.89%) WebSphere MQ
7 7 (7.69%) SOAP
8 6 (6.59%) HTML
8 6 (6.59%) XML
9 5 (5.49%) RESTful
10 4 (4.40%) CSS
11 3 (3.30%) HTML5
11 3 (3.30%) jQuery
12 2 (2.20%) .NET
12 2 (2.20%) Drush
12 2 (2.20%) JSON
12 2 (2.20%) LAMP
13 1 (1.10%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 12 (13.19%) Data Centre
2 8 (8.79%) Computer Science
2 8 (8.79%) Device Driver
3 7 (7.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 3 (3.30%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.30%) N-Tier
5 2 (2.20%) EPoS
5 2 (2.20%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.20%) Social Media
5 2 (2.20%) User Experience
6 1 (1.10%) Biometrics
6 1 (1.10%) Cryptography
6 1 (1.10%) iPad
6 1 (1.10%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.10%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 24 (26.37%) Linux
2 14 (15.38%) Windows
3 8 (8.79%) AIX
3 8 (8.79%) Unix
4 4 (4.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.10%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (48.35%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (26.37%) Continuous Integration
3 22 (24.18%) Regression Testing
4 20 (21.98%) Test Automation
4 20 (21.98%) Unit Testing
5 19 (20.88%) Functional Testing
6 17 (18.68%) BDD
7 15 (16.48%) TDD
7 15 (16.48%) Test Strategy
8 12 (13.19%) Continuous Improvement
8 12 (13.19%) Integration Testing
8 12 (13.19%) SDLC
8 12 (13.19%) Software Testing
8 12 (13.19%) Test Management
8 12 (13.19%) User Acceptance Testing
9 11 (12.09%) Software Engineering
10 10 (10.99%) Automation Testing
10 10 (10.99%) System Integration Testing
11 9 (9.89%) Compatibility Testing
11 9 (9.89%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 38 (41.76%) Java
2 20 (21.98%) SQL
3 11 (12.09%) C#
4 10 (10.99%) Groovy
5 8 (8.79%) Perl
6 5 (5.49%) JavaScript
6 5 (5.49%) Python
7 4 (4.40%) C
7 4 (4.40%) Shell Script
8 3 (3.30%) Bash Shell
9 2 (2.20%) PHP
9 2 (2.20%) Ruby
9 2 (2.20%) VB
10 1 (1.10%) Apex Code
10 1 (1.10%) C++
10 1 (1.10%) FoxPro (VFP)
10 1 (1.10%) PL/SQL
10 1 (1.10%) T-SQL
10 1 (1.10%) VB.NET
10 1 (1.10%) VBA
Qualifications
1 19 (20.88%) ISEB
2 16 (17.58%) ISTQB
2 16 (17.58%) SC Cleared
2 16 (17.58%) Security Cleared
3 9 (9.89%) Degree
4 6 (6.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (2.20%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (1.10%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (1.10%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (1.10%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (21.98%) QA
2 1 (1.10%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.10%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (10.99%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.20%) HDFS
2 2 (2.20%) Varnish
3 1 (1.10%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (1.10%) NFS
Systems Management
1 13 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (3.30%) Puppet
3 2 (2.20%) Ansible
3 2 (2.20%) Oozie
3 2 (2.20%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (2.20%) SELinux
4 1 (1.10%) CA Wily
4 1 (1.10%) Cacti
4 1 (1.10%) Cobbler
4 1 (1.10%) HP SiteScope
4 1 (1.10%) Nagios
4 1 (1.10%) nmon
4 1 (1.10%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 17 (18.68%) HP
2 12 (13.19%) Oracle
3 11 (12.09%) Atlassian
4 10 (10.99%) VMware
5 8 (8.79%) Rally
5 8 (8.79%) Veritas
6 5 (5.49%) Microsoft
7 4 (4.40%) Talend
8 3 (3.30%) Telerik
9 2 (2.20%) Omniture
9 2 (2.20%) Zend
10 1 (1.10%) Capita
10 1 (1.10%) Cognos
10 1 (1.10%) Compaq
10 1 (1.10%) IBM
10 1 (1.10%) Red Hat
10 1 (1.10%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (1.10%) SAP
10 1 (1.10%) TIBCO
10 1 (1.10%) webMethods
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