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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Performance Testing
Rank 220 212 201
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -11
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 36 56 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.42% 0.59% 0.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.53% 0.77% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 29 26
Average daily rate £400 £320 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -17.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £550 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £335 £370
% change year-on-year
+11.94% -9.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 0
Average hourly rate £60.00 £36.25 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+65.51% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 £36.00 £155.00
% change year-on-year
+66.66% -76.77%
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
6834 7291 6310
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 79.61% 77.42% 74.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 4208 4016 3367
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 289 236 265
Average hourly rate £45.00 £30.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £61.00 £47.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 14 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Performance Testing within the South East region over the 3 months to 14 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +8 12 £343 +24.54% 2
Berkshire +6 11 £375 +7.14% 1
Surrey -18 7 £415 +29.68% 4
Buckinghamshire +7 3 £425 +1.49%
East Sussex - 1 £363 -
Kent - 1 £300 - 1
West Sussex - 1 £325 - 1
Performance Testing
England

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 24 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (38.33%) Java
3 20 (33.33%) Selenium
4 19 (31.67%) JMeter
5 17 (28.33%) SC Cleared
5 17 (28.33%) Security Cleared
6 16 (26.67%) LoadRunner
7 15 (25.00%) ISEB
7 15 (25.00%) Regression Testing
8 14 (23.33%) HP
8 14 (23.33%) Functional Testing
9 13 (21.67%) Test Management
10 12 (20.00%) Test Automation
10 12 (20.00%) Test Strategy
10 12 (20.00%) SQL
10 12 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
11 11 (18.33%) HP UFT
11 11 (18.33%) QA
12 10 (16.67%) Load Testing
12 10 (16.67%) SoapUI
12 10 (16.67%) Linux
13 9 (15.00%) JUnit
13 9 (15.00%) HTML
13 9 (15.00%) Web Services
13 9 (15.00%) Cucumber
13 9 (15.00%) Test Scripting
13 9 (15.00%) Software Testing
13 9 (15.00%) ISTQB
14 8 (13.33%) Windows
14 8 (13.33%) SDLC

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

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 5 (8.33%) Confluence
2 3 (5.00%) IIS
2 3 (5.00%) WebLogic
3 2 (3.33%) Apache Solr
3 2 (3.33%) Drupal
3 2 (3.33%) JBoss
4 1 (1.67%) Apache
4 1 (1.67%) MTS
4 1 (1.67%) Oracle Coherence
4 1 (1.67%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.67%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.67%) WildFly
Applications
1 2 (3.33%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.67%) Fireworks
2 1 (1.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.67%) MS Office
2 1 (1.67%) MS Project
2 1 (1.67%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (1.67%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 6 (10.00%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.67%) HTTP
2 3 (5.00%) FCoE
2 3 (5.00%) Fibre Channel
2 3 (5.00%) FTP
2 3 (5.00%) HTTPS
2 3 (5.00%) iSCSI
2 3 (5.00%) SAN
3 1 (1.67%) Kerberos
3 1 (1.67%) LDAP
3 1 (1.67%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.67%) GIS
1 4 (6.67%) MySQL
2 3 (5.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (3.33%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.67%) Cognos Report Studio
4 1 (1.67%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.67%) VoltDB
Development Applications
1 20 (33.33%) Selenium
2 19 (31.67%) JMeter
3 16 (26.67%) LoadRunner
4 11 (18.33%) HP UFT
5 10 (16.67%) SoapUI
6 9 (15.00%) Cucumber
6 9 (15.00%) JUnit
7 7 (11.67%) JIRA
7 7 (11.67%) TestComplete
7 7 (11.67%) WebDriver
8 6 (10.00%) WATIR
9 4 (6.67%) Appium
9 4 (6.67%) Git (software)
9 4 (6.67%) Introscope
9 4 (6.67%) Jenkins
9 4 (6.67%) Zephyr
10 3 (5.00%) LoadUI
10 3 (5.00%) Rational Performance Tester
10 3 (5.00%) Toad
10 3 (5.00%) WebLOAD
General
1 6 (10.00%) Finance
1 6 (10.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.33%) Banking
2 2 (3.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (26.67%) Analyst
2 15 (25.00%) Test Analyst
2 15 (25.00%) Tester
3 10 (16.67%) Test Manager
4 9 (15.00%) Performance Tester
5 6 (10.00%) Performance Analyst
5 6 (10.00%) Performance Test Analyst
6 5 (8.33%) Developer
7 4 (6.67%) Performance Manager
7 4 (6.67%) Performance Test Manager
7 4 (6.67%) QA Engineer
8 3 (5.00%) Automation Tester
8 3 (5.00%) Integration Engineer
8 3 (5.00%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
8 3 (5.00%) Software Tester
8 3 (5.00%) Test Engineer
8 3 (5.00%) Test Specialist
8 3 (5.00%) Verification Engineer
9 2 (3.33%) Java Developer
9 2 (3.33%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (15.00%) HTML
1 9 (15.00%) Web Services
2 5 (8.33%) XML
3 4 (6.67%) Ajax
3 4 (6.67%) CSS
3 4 (6.67%) HTML5
4 3 (5.00%) Java EE
4 3 (5.00%) JDBC
4 3 (5.00%) jQuery
4 3 (5.00%) Middleware
4 3 (5.00%) ODBC
4 3 (5.00%) REST
4 3 (5.00%) SOAP
4 3 (5.00%) Spring
5 2 (3.33%) Hibernate
5 2 (3.33%) JMS
5 2 (3.33%) JSON
5 2 (3.33%) LAMP
5 2 (3.33%) RESTful
5 2 (3.33%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (6.67%) Data Centre
1 4 (6.67%) Mobile App
2 3 (5.00%) Management Information System
2 3 (5.00%) N-Tier
2 3 (5.00%) Smart Meter
3 2 (3.33%) Device Driver
3 2 (3.33%) EPoS
3 2 (3.33%) Social Media
3 2 (3.33%) User Experience
4 1 (1.67%) Biometrics
4 1 (1.67%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.67%) iPad
4 1 (1.67%) NHS
4 1 (1.67%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 10 (16.67%) Linux
2 8 (13.33%) Windows
3 7 (11.67%) Unix
4 3 (5.00%) AIX
4 3 (5.00%) Solaris
5 1 (1.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (25.00%) Regression Testing
3 14 (23.33%) Functional Testing
4 13 (21.67%) Test Management
5 12 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
5 12 (20.00%) Test Automation
5 12 (20.00%) Test Strategy
6 10 (16.67%) Load Testing
7 9 (15.00%) Software Testing
7 9 (15.00%) Test Scripting
8 8 (13.33%) SDLC
9 7 (11.67%) Continuous Integration
9 7 (11.67%) Project Management
9 7 (11.67%) Unit Testing
10 6 (10.00%) Automated Testing
10 6 (10.00%) Automation Testing
10 6 (10.00%) BDD
10 6 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
11 5 (8.33%) SysML
11 5 (8.33%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 23 (38.33%) Java
2 12 (20.00%) SQL
3 6 (10.00%) C
3 6 (10.00%) JavaScript
4 5 (8.33%) C#
5 4 (6.67%) C++
5 4 (6.67%) VB
6 3 (5.00%) Perl
6 3 (5.00%) Shell Script
7 2 (3.33%) Groovy
7 2 (3.33%) PHP
7 2 (3.33%) Ruby
8 1 (1.67%) XPath
Qualifications
1 17 (28.33%) SC Cleared
1 17 (28.33%) Security Cleared
2 15 (25.00%) ISEB
3 9 (15.00%) ISTQB
4 3 (5.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (3.33%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (1.67%) Degree
6 1 (1.67%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (1.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (1.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (18.33%) QA
2 1 (1.67%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.67%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.33%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 7 (11.67%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (5.00%) HP SiteScope
2 3 (5.00%) nmon
3 1 (1.67%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 14 (23.33%) HP
2 5 (8.33%) Telerik
3 4 (6.67%) Microsoft
3 4 (6.67%) Oracle
4 3 (5.00%) Veritas
4 3 (5.00%) VMware
5 2 (3.33%) Atlassian
5 2 (3.33%) Omniture
5 2 (3.33%) Zend
6 1 (1.67%) AppDynamics
6 1 (1.67%) CA
6 1 (1.67%) Cognos
6 1 (1.67%) Compaq
6 1 (1.67%) Dynatrace
6 1 (1.67%) IBM
6 1 (1.67%) Rally
6 1 (1.67%) Terracotta
6 1 (1.67%) TIBCO
6 1 (1.67%) webMethods
Reading, Berkshire
Venturi
Rate: £350.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
ComputerWorld Personnel Ltd
Rate: £28000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
Stott & May
Rate: £525 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago