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 24 January 2017 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
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Performance Testing
England / South East
Rank 192 218 192
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -26
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 44 31 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.60% 0.38% 0.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.75% 0.47% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 23 34
Median daily rate £420 £408 £319
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.06% +27.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £450 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.71% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Median hourly rate - £60.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £60.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
- +81.81%

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
5871 6558 7112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 80.38% 79.95% 78.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 3475 3950 3902
Median daily rate £425 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 207 287 240
Median hourly rate £38.50 £45.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.44% +80.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £60.88 £47.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

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 24 January 2017.

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 24 January 2017. 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 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
Surrey +24 10 £275 -34.52% 4
West Sussex - 9 £403 - 1
Berkshire +14 8 £440 +13.54% 3
Oxfordshire - 7 £500 - 2
Buckinghamshire +3 4 £290 -31.76% 3
Hampshire -2 3 £488 +34.48% 4
Kent -11 1 - -
East Sussex - 1 - - 1
Performance Testing
England

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 January 2017, 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 72 (54.14%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (36.84%) Selenium
3 45 (33.83%) QA
4 44 (33.08%) Test Automation
5 43 (32.33%) Java
6 38 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
7 37 (27.82%) Scrum
7 37 (27.82%) Jenkins
8 36 (27.07%) User Stories
8 36 (27.07%) JIRA
9 35 (26.32%) Web Services
10 33 (24.81%) Git (software)
11 31 (23.31%) Unit Testing
12 30 (22.56%) Confluence
13 29 (21.80%) RESTful
13 29 (21.80%) Continuous Improvement
14 26 (19.55%) TDD
14 26 (19.55%) Continuous Delivery
15 25 (18.80%) SoapUI
15 25 (18.80%) Regression Testing
15 25 (18.80%) Kanban
16 23 (17.29%) Security Testing
16 23 (17.29%) AngularJS
17 22 (16.54%) Software Engineering
18 21 (15.79%) Project Management
18 21 (15.79%) Node.js
18 21 (15.79%) Defect Management
19 20 (15.04%) JMeter
19 20 (15.04%) Automated Testing
20 19 (14.29%) Finance

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 30 (22.56%) Confluence
2 6 (4.51%) IIS
2 6 (4.51%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.26%) JBoss
4 1 (0.75%) Apache
4 1 (0.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.75%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (3.76%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (3.76%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (2.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.75%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 16 (12.03%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (10.53%) PaaS
3 13 (9.77%) Cloud Computing
4 11 (8.27%) AWS CloudFormation
5 10 (7.52%) Amazon Kinesis
5 10 (7.52%) AWS Lambda
6 3 (2.26%) Microsoft Azure
7 2 (1.50%) SaaS
8 1 (0.75%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.76%) LDAP
2 1 (0.75%) HTTP
2 1 (0.75%) Software-Defined Networking
2 1 (0.75%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.75%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (8.27%) SQL Server
2 10 (7.52%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 10 (7.52%) MongoDB
3 8 (6.02%) Oracle BI EE
4 6 (4.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (3.76%) Oracle Database
6 4 (3.01%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.50%) Big Data
7 2 (1.50%) Oracle Database 12c
7 2 (1.50%) Oracle9i Database
8 1 (0.75%) IBM InfoSphere
8 1 (0.75%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.75%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.75%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.75%) VoltDB
Development Applications
1 49 (36.84%) Selenium
2 37 (27.82%) Jenkins
3 36 (27.07%) JIRA
4 33 (24.81%) Git (software)
5 25 (18.80%) SoapUI
6 20 (15.04%) JMeter
7 19 (14.29%) Gradle
8 16 (12.03%) SpecFlow
8 16 (12.03%) WebDriver
9 15 (11.28%) Cucumber
9 15 (11.28%) Gatling
10 14 (10.53%) TeamCity
11 13 (9.77%) MSBuild
11 13 (9.77%) NUnit
12 12 (9.02%) LoadRunner
13 11 (8.27%) Visual Studio
14 10 (7.52%) Team Foundation Server
15 8 (6.02%) CMake
15 8 (6.02%) JUnit
16 7 (5.26%) NeoLoad
General
1 19 (14.29%) Finance
2 4 (3.01%) Retail
3 3 (2.26%) Publishing
4 2 (1.50%) Banking
4 2 (1.50%) Legal
4 2 (1.50%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.75%) Billing
5 1 (0.75%) Electronics
5 1 (0.75%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.75%) Marketing
5 1 (0.75%) Military
Job Titles
1 27 (20.30%) Analyst
2 26 (19.55%) Tester
3 25 (18.80%) Developer
4 23 (17.29%) Test Analyst
5 13 (9.77%) Build Engineer
6 11 (8.27%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 10 (7.52%) Automation Tester
8 9 (6.77%) Automation Test Analyst
8 9 (6.77%) Test Leader
9 8 (6.02%) Build Automation Engineer
9 8 (6.02%) Performance Tester
9 8 (6.02%) Test Engineer
10 7 (5.26%) Administrator
10 7 (5.26%) OBIEE Administrator
10 7 (5.26%) Report Developer
10 7 (5.26%) Test Automation Engineer
10 7 (5.26%) Test Manager
11 6 (4.51%) Automation Engineer
11 6 (4.51%) QA Engineer
12 5 (3.76%) Analytics Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (26.32%) Web Services
2 29 (21.80%) RESTful
3 23 (17.29%) AngularJS
4 21 (15.79%) Node.js
5 15 (11.28%) CSS
5 15 (11.28%) CSS3
5 15 (11.28%) HTML
5 15 (11.28%) HTML5
5 15 (11.28%) LESS
5 15 (11.28%) Sass
6 12 (9.02%) Gherkin
7 9 (6.77%) Spring
8 8 (6.02%) Java EE
8 8 (6.02%) REST
8 8 (6.02%) XML
9 6 (4.51%) Ajax
9 6 (4.51%) Hibernate
9 6 (4.51%) JMS
9 6 (4.51%) React
9 6 (4.51%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.52%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (5.26%) Computer Science
3 6 (4.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 5 (3.76%) Mobile App
5 4 (3.01%) PMI
6 3 (2.26%) NHS
7 1 (0.75%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.75%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.75%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 5 (3.76%) Linux
2 2 (1.50%) Android
2 2 (1.50%) Apple iOS
2 2 (1.50%) Solaris
2 2 (1.50%) Windows
3 1 (0.75%) Oracle Linux
3 1 (0.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (0.75%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (54.14%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (33.08%) Test Automation
3 38 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
4 37 (27.82%) Scrum
5 36 (27.07%) User Stories
6 31 (23.31%) Unit Testing
7 29 (21.80%) Continuous Improvement
8 26 (19.55%) Continuous Delivery
8 26 (19.55%) TDD
9 25 (18.80%) Kanban
9 25 (18.80%) Regression Testing
10 23 (17.29%) Security Testing
11 22 (16.54%) Software Engineering
12 21 (15.79%) Defect Management
12 21 (15.79%) Project Management
13 20 (15.04%) Automated Testing
14 19 (14.29%) BDD
15 18 (13.53%) Functional Testing
15 18 (13.53%) Usability Testing
16 16 (12.03%) Exploratory Testing
Programming Languages
1 43 (32.33%) Java
2 18 (13.53%) SQL
3 17 (12.78%) Groovy
4 15 (11.28%) Python
5 13 (9.77%) JavaScript
6 11 (8.27%) Scala
7 7 (5.26%) C#
8 6 (4.51%) T-SQL
9 5 (3.76%) C
10 4 (3.01%) ABAP
10 4 (3.01%) PL/SQL
11 2 (1.50%) Ruby
12 1 (0.75%) C++
Qualifications
1 13 (9.77%) Degree
2 10 (7.52%) Security Cleared
3 9 (6.77%) ISTQB
4 8 (6.02%) ISEB
5 6 (4.51%) SC Cleared
6 5 (3.76%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (3.01%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (3.01%) PMI Certification
8 3 (2.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.75%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (33.83%) QA
2 5 (3.76%) Data Quality
3 4 (3.01%) SDET
4 3 (2.26%) WAI
4 3 (2.26%) WCAG
5 1 (0.75%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.75%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 13 (9.77%) Docker
2 3 (2.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.50%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.50%) VirtualBox
4 1 (0.75%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.75%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 14 (10.53%) Ansible
2 13 (9.77%) Opscode Chef
3 12 (9.02%) Puppet
4 5 (3.76%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (1.50%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (0.75%) Data Guard
6 1 (0.75%) Grafana
6 1 (0.75%) Graphite
6 1 (0.75%) HP SiteScope
6 1 (0.75%) Perfmon
6 1 (0.75%) Terraform
Vendors
1 17 (12.78%) Atlassian
2 16 (12.03%) HP
3 14 (10.53%) Oracle
4 13 (9.77%) Perforce
5 9 (6.77%) Microsoft
6 8 (6.02%) Tableau
7 6 (4.51%) CA Agile Central
8 5 (3.76%) Nimble Storage
9 4 (3.01%) VMware
10 3 (2.26%) Red Hat
10 3 (2.26%) SAP
11 2 (1.50%) IBM
12 1 (0.75%) Adobe
12 1 (0.75%) AppDynamics
12 1 (0.75%) Dynatrace
12 1 (0.75%) Google
12 1 (0.75%) Salesforce.com
12 1 (0.75%) Sonatype
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