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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Testing
Rank 204 175 206
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +31
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 46 62 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.47% 0.74% 0.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.67% 1.05% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 38 24
Average daily rate £344 £350 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.78% +9.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £275 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £500 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £337 £409
% change year-on-year
+3.85% -17.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £48.18 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £96.15 £40.09 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+139.82% +29.32%
Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
6857 5921 6979
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 70.79% 70.75% 65.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 3812 3079 3326
Average daily rate £375 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £513 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 278 256 361
Average hourly rate £27.00 £29.75 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.24% +8.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.35 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £51.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire +7 21 £325 +0.07%
Surrey -5 8 £344 -31.25% 10
West Sussex +1 5 £388 -
Berkshire -17 5 £225 -48.54% 1
Oxfordshire - 3 £350 - 3
Buckinghamshire -24 2 £225 -30.76%
Middlesex -6 1 £503 -
East Sussex - - - -
Performance Testing
England

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (38.55%) LoadRunner
2 28 (33.73%) HP Quality Center
3 22 (26.51%) Test Scripting
3 22 (26.51%) HP
4 21 (25.30%) Windows
4 21 (25.30%) .NET
4 21 (25.30%) Security Cleared
5 20 (24.10%) SC Cleared
5 20 (24.10%) UNIX
6 19 (22.89%) Oracle
7 18 (21.69%) SQL
7 18 (21.69%) Test Strategy
8 17 (20.48%) JavaScript
8 17 (20.48%) QuickTest Pro
9 16 (19.28%) Software Testing
9 16 (19.28%) ISTQB
10 15 (18.07%) Test Automation
10 15 (18.07%) HTML
11 14 (16.87%) User Acceptance Testing
12 13 (15.66%) Windows Server 2008
12 13 (15.66%) C#
12 13 (15.66%) JSP
12 13 (15.66%) DNS
12 13 (15.66%) HTTPS
12 13 (15.66%) Windows XP
12 13 (15.66%) HTTP
12 13 (15.66%) TCP/IP
12 13 (15.66%) Windows Server 2003
13 12 (14.46%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 12 (14.46%) Windows 2000

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (2.41%) WebSphere
1 2 (2.41%) WebLogic
1 2 (2.41%) Apache
2 1 (1.20%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.20%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (1.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (1.20%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 2 (2.41%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (13.25%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.20%) Agresso
2 1 (1.20%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.20%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (15.66%) DNS
1 13 (15.66%) HTTPS
1 13 (15.66%) HTTP
1 13 (15.66%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.41%) IP Telephony
2 2 (2.41%) Firewall
2 2 (2.41%) SAN
3 1 (1.20%) LAN
3 1 (1.20%) WAN
3 1 (1.20%) FTP
3 1 (1.20%) Internet
3 1 (1.20%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.82%) SQL Server
1 4 (4.82%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (3.61%) MySQL
2 3 (3.61%) Big Data
3 2 (2.41%) DB2
Development Applications
1 32 (38.55%) LoadRunner
2 17 (20.48%) QuickTest Pro
3 11 (13.25%) Selenium
4 5 (6.02%) Rational Performance Tester
4 5 (6.02%) Jenkins
5 4 (4.82%) JMeter
6 3 (3.61%) TestComplete
6 3 (3.61%) TeamCity
6 3 (3.61%) MSBuild
6 3 (3.61%) CruiseControl
7 2 (2.41%) Introscope
8 1 (1.20%) Toad
8 1 (1.20%) ClearCase
8 1 (1.20%) JUnit
8 1 (1.20%) ClearQuest
8 1 (1.20%) Bugzilla
8 1 (1.20%) Visual Studio Team System
8 1 (1.20%) WatiN
8 1 (1.20%) PHPUnit
8 1 (1.20%) FogBugz
General
1 11 (13.25%) Finance
2 3 (3.61%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.41%) Retail
4 1 (1.20%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.20%) Military
4 1 (1.20%) Automotive
4 1 (1.20%) Advertising
4 1 (1.20%) Banking
Job Titles
1 22 (26.51%) Tester
2 16 (19.28%) Analyst
2 16 (19.28%) Test Analyst
2 16 (19.28%) Performance Tester
3 12 (14.46%) Test Manager
4 10 (12.05%) Test Engineer
5 9 (10.84%) Performance Test Analyst
5 9 (10.84%) Performance Analyst
5 9 (10.84%) Performance Test Leader
6 8 (9.64%) Test Leader
7 7 (8.43%) Developer
8 6 (7.23%) Performance Manager
8 6 (7.23%) Consultant
9 5 (6.02%) Automation Engineer
9 5 (6.02%) Performance Test Manager
10 4 (4.82%) Non-Functional Tester
10 4 (4.82%) Performance Engineer
11 3 (3.61%) SAP Tester
11 3 (3.61%) DevOps Engineer
12 2 (2.41%) Performance Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (25.30%) .NET
2 15 (18.07%) HTML
3 13 (15.66%) JSP
4 12 (14.46%) ASP.NET
5 8 (9.64%) Web Services
6 3 (3.61%) SOAP
7 2 (2.41%) WCF
7 2 (2.41%) JSF
7 2 (2.41%) JPA
7 2 (2.41%) Middleware
7 2 (2.41%) XML
7 2 (2.41%) CSS
8 1 (1.20%) JMS
8 1 (1.20%) J2EE
8 1 (1.20%) JDBC
8 1 (1.20%) EJB
8 1 (1.20%) ODBC
8 1 (1.20%) WinForms
8 1 (1.20%) LAMP
8 1 (1.20%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 2 (2.41%) IVR
2 1 (1.20%) Client/Server
2 1 (1.20%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.20%) FMCG
2 1 (1.20%) Statistics
2 1 (1.20%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 21 (25.30%) Windows
2 20 (24.10%) UNIX
3 13 (15.66%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (15.66%) Windows XP
3 13 (15.66%) Windows Server 2003
4 12 (14.46%) Windows 2000
5 6 (7.23%) Linux
6 3 (3.61%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.20%) AIX
7 1 (1.20%) Solaris
7 1 (1.20%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.20%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (26.51%) Test Scripting
2 18 (21.69%) Test Strategy
3 16 (19.28%) Software Testing
4 15 (18.07%) Test Automation
5 14 (16.87%) User Acceptance Testing
6 12 (14.46%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (13.25%) Test Management
8 10 (12.05%) Load Testing
9 8 (9.64%) System Testing
10 7 (8.43%) Scrum
10 7 (8.43%) Knowledge Management
11 6 (7.23%) Automated Testing
11 6 (7.23%) Integration Testing
12 5 (6.02%) Migration
12 5 (6.02%) Regression Testing
12 5 (6.02%) Manual Testing
12 5 (6.02%) Automation Testing
12 5 (6.02%) Performance Engineering
13 4 (4.82%) Performance Tuning
13 4 (4.82%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (21.69%) SQL
2 17 (20.48%) JavaScript
3 13 (15.66%) C#
4 10 (12.05%) Java
5 5 (6.02%) Python
6 4 (4.82%) VB
6 4 (4.82%) C++
6 4 (4.82%) C
7 3 (3.61%) PHP
8 2 (2.41%) Shell Script
8 2 (2.41%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.20%) Perl
Qualifications
1 21 (25.30%) Security Cleared
2 20 (24.10%) SC Cleared
3 16 (19.28%) ISTQB
4 10 (12.05%) ISEB
5 3 (3.61%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (1.20%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (1.20%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (14.46%) QA
2 1 (1.20%) GxP
2 1 (1.20%) SLA
2 1 (1.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (2.41%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.20%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 28 (33.73%) HP Quality Center
2 12 (14.46%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 2 (2.41%) nmon
3 2 (2.41%) SCCM
3 2 (2.41%) Cisco IPCC
4 1 (1.20%) SCOM
4 1 (1.20%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 22 (26.51%) HP
2 19 (22.89%) Oracle
3 5 (6.02%) SAP
4 4 (4.82%) IBM
5 2 (2.41%) Verint
5 2 (2.41%) BT
5 2 (2.41%) Microsoft
5 2 (2.41%) Genesys
5 2 (2.41%) Empirix
5 2 (2.41%) Siemens
5 2 (2.41%) Mercator
5 2 (2.41%) Siebel
6 1 (1.20%) Citrix
6 1 (1.20%) Adobe
6 1 (1.20%) VMware
6 1 (1.20%) Telerik
6 1 (1.20%) Zend
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