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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Performance Testing
Rank 185 226 211
Rank change year-on-year
+41 -15
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 76 46 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.92% 0.47% 0.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.14% 0.59% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 28 27
Median daily rate £400 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £344 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £440 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 3
Median hourly rate £46.00 £40.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.00% +14.28%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.00 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+15.00% +14.28%
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
6689 7861 7146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 81.40% 79.64% 76.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 4129 4807 3976
Median daily rate £420 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £520 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 259 270 281
Median hourly rate £37.50 £37.09 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.10% +68.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £34.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +30.76%

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 1 October 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 1 October 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
Berkshire +23 24 £425 +13.33% 3
Oxfordshire +4 19 £450 +50.00% 2
West Sussex +4 13 £388 +10.71% 1
East Sussex - 7 £344 - 1
Surrey +5 6 £425 +4.29% 4
Hampshire +5 5 £513 +51.85% 2
Buckinghamshire +19 1 - - 1
M4 Corridor - 1 - -
Performance Testing
England

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 83 (65.35%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (51.97%) Jenkins
3 65 (51.18%) Continuous Integration
4 57 (44.88%) QA
4 57 (44.88%) Java
5 56 (44.09%) Web Services
6 54 (42.52%) JIRA
7 50 (39.37%) Confluence
8 44 (34.65%) SoapUI
9 43 (33.86%) Test Automation
9 43 (33.86%) Selenium
10 41 (32.28%) Continuous Improvement
11 39 (30.71%) JUnit
12 38 (29.92%) Scrum
13 37 (29.13%) User Stories
13 37 (29.13%) Gradle
14 35 (27.56%) Maven
15 34 (26.77%) Unit Testing
16 33 (25.98%) Kanban
17 30 (23.62%) TDD
18 29 (22.83%) SQL
18 29 (22.83%) Degree
18 29 (22.83%) Functional Testing
19 28 (22.05%) Continuous Delivery
19 28 (22.05%) Computer Science
19 28 (22.05%) Git (software)
19 28 (22.05%) JMeter
20 26 (20.47%) Regression Testing
20 26 (20.47%) Groovy
21 24 (18.90%) Amazon AWS

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 50 (39.37%) Confluence
2 16 (12.60%) IIS
3 6 (4.72%) Apache
4 5 (3.94%) SharePoint
5 3 (2.36%) JBoss
5 3 (2.36%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.57%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 2 (1.57%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.79%) Apache Pig
7 1 (0.79%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.79%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 2 (1.57%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 24 (18.90%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (14.96%) PaaS
3 18 (14.17%) Cloud Computing
4 14 (11.02%) Microsoft Azure
5 9 (7.09%) AWS CloudFormation
6 8 (6.30%) Amazon Kinesis
6 8 (6.30%) AWS Lambda
7 3 (2.36%) Force.com
8 1 (0.79%) GitHub
8 1 (0.79%) IaaS
8 1 (0.79%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.15%) FCoE
1 4 (3.15%) Fibre Channel
1 4 (3.15%) iSCSI
1 4 (3.15%) SAN
2 3 (2.36%) HTTP
3 1 (0.79%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.79%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (9.45%) SQL Server
2 8 (6.30%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 7 (5.51%) MongoDB
4 5 (3.94%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (3.94%) Oracle Database
5 4 (3.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (2.36%) Big Data
7 2 (1.57%) Hadoop
7 2 (1.57%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (1.57%) Star Schema
8 1 (0.79%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.79%) IBM InfoSphere
8 1 (0.79%) MySQL
8 1 (0.79%) Sqoop
8 1 (0.79%) VoltDB
Development Applications
1 66 (51.97%) Jenkins
2 54 (42.52%) JIRA
3 44 (34.65%) SoapUI
4 43 (33.86%) Selenium
5 39 (30.71%) JUnit
6 37 (29.13%) Gradle
7 35 (27.56%) Maven
8 28 (22.05%) Git (software)
8 28 (22.05%) JMeter
9 22 (17.32%) Cucumber
10 21 (16.54%) SpecFlow
10 21 (16.54%) TeamCity
11 20 (15.75%) WebDriver
12 18 (14.17%) Hudson
12 18 (14.17%) MSBuild
12 18 (14.17%) NUnit
13 16 (12.60%) Ant
13 16 (12.60%) jMock
13 16 (12.60%) Talend Open Studio
14 13 (10.24%) Gatling
General
1 19 (14.96%) Finance
2 7 (5.51%) Publishing
3 1 (0.79%) Banking
3 1 (0.79%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 44 (34.65%) Analyst
2 41 (32.28%) Test Analyst
3 27 (21.26%) Developer
4 21 (16.54%) Automation Test Analyst
5 19 (14.96%) Test Engineer
5 19 (14.96%) Tester
6 18 (14.17%) Build Engineer
7 14 (11.02%) Test Automation Engineer
8 12 (9.45%) Java Developer
9 10 (7.87%) Automation Tester
9 10 (7.87%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 10 (7.87%) QA Analyst
9 10 (7.87%) QA Engineer
10 8 (6.30%) Agile Test Analyst
10 8 (6.30%) Build Automation Engineer
11 7 (5.51%) Analyst Developer
11 7 (5.51%) Developer in Test
11 7 (5.51%) Java Analyst Developer
11 7 (5.51%) QA Test Analyst
11 7 (5.51%) Test Automation Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (44.09%) Web Services
2 21 (16.54%) AngularJS
2 21 (16.54%) Java EE
2 21 (16.54%) RESTful
3 20 (15.75%) Node.js
4 19 (14.96%) Spring
5 18 (14.17%) Hibernate
5 18 (14.17%) JMS
5 18 (14.17%) REST
6 17 (13.39%) SOAP
7 16 (12.60%) Ajax
7 16 (12.60%) HTML
7 16 (12.60%) WebSphere MQ
8 15 (11.81%) CSS
9 13 (10.24%) CSS3
9 13 (10.24%) HTML5
9 13 (10.24%) LESS
9 13 (10.24%) Sass
10 11 (8.66%) Gherkin
11 8 (6.30%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 28 (22.05%) Computer Science
2 16 (12.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 5 (3.94%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.94%) Data Centre
4 4 (3.15%) Device Driver
5 3 (2.36%) PMI
5 3 (2.36%) Smart Meter
6 1 (0.79%) Cryptography
6 1 (0.79%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.79%) NHS
6 1 (0.79%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 11 (8.66%) Linux
2 8 (6.30%) Windows
3 4 (3.15%) AIX
4 1 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.79%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (65.35%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (51.18%) Continuous Integration
3 43 (33.86%) Test Automation
4 41 (32.28%) Continuous Improvement
5 38 (29.92%) Scrum
6 37 (29.13%) User Stories
7 34 (26.77%) Unit Testing
8 33 (25.98%) Kanban
9 30 (23.62%) TDD
10 29 (22.83%) Functional Testing
11 28 (22.05%) Continuous Delivery
12 26 (20.47%) Regression Testing
13 23 (18.11%) API Testing
14 21 (16.54%) BDD
15 20 (15.75%) Software Engineering
16 19 (14.96%) Integration Testing
17 18 (14.17%) Microservices
18 17 (13.39%) Project Management
18 17 (13.39%) System Integration Testing
19 16 (12.60%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 57 (44.88%) Java
2 29 (22.83%) SQL
3 26 (20.47%) Groovy
4 21 (16.54%) Python
5 12 (9.45%) JavaScript
6 10 (7.87%) C#
7 7 (5.51%) Scala
8 4 (3.15%) Perl
8 4 (3.15%) T-SQL
9 3 (2.36%) ABAP
9 3 (2.36%) Apex Code
10 2 (1.57%) Bash Shell
10 2 (1.57%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.79%) C
11 1 (0.79%) C++
11 1 (0.79%) FoxPro (VFP)
11 1 (0.79%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.79%) VBA
Qualifications
1 29 (22.83%) Degree
2 19 (14.96%) ISTQB
3 17 (13.39%) ISEB
4 7 (5.51%) Security Cleared
5 6 (4.72%) SC Cleared
6 3 (2.36%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (2.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (2.36%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (2.36%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.79%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (44.88%) QA
2 3 (2.36%) Data Quality
2 3 (2.36%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.79%) SDET
System Software
1 18 (14.17%) Docker
2 4 (3.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.57%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.57%) VirtualBox
4 1 (0.79%) HDFS
4 1 (0.79%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 19 (14.96%) Ansible
2 18 (14.17%) Opscode Chef
3 17 (13.39%) Puppet
4 5 (3.94%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.79%) Grafana
5 1 (0.79%) Graphite
5 1 (0.79%) Oozie
5 1 (0.79%) Terraform
Vendors
1 23 (18.11%) Atlassian
2 18 (14.17%) Perforce
3 16 (12.60%) Rally
3 16 (12.60%) Talend
4 8 (6.30%) Oracle
5 7 (5.51%) Microsoft
6 6 (4.72%) HP
7 5 (3.94%) VMware
8 4 (3.15%) IBM
8 4 (3.15%) Salesforce.com
8 4 (3.15%) Tableau
8 4 (3.15%) Veritas
9 1 (0.79%) AppDynamics
9 1 (0.79%) Dynatrace
9 1 (0.79%) Google
9 1 (0.79%) SAP
9 1 (0.79%) Sonatype
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