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 30 January 2015 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Performance Testing
Rank 184 198 150
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -48
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 54 37 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.58% 0.44% 0.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.77% 0.62% 1.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 23 39
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£310 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.42% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £228 £319
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £346 £325
% change year-on-year
-6.13% +6.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £37.50 - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.75 £25.00 £86.25
% change year-on-year
+47.00% -71.01%
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
6992 6009 5319
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 74.90% 72.21% 70.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 3852 3151 2609
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £520 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 226 255 331
Average hourly rate £26.50 £21.50 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.25% -20.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.53 £11.90 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £55.00 £43.28
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 2015. 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
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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
Surrey +11 16 £320 - 4
Hampshire -18 15 £275 +18.27% 2
Berkshire +2 11 £350 +1.08% 4
Buckinghamshire -7 9 £363 -13.69%
West Sussex -15 1 £288 -25.80% 2
East Sussex - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - - 1
Performance Testing
England

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 30 (29.13%) ISEB
1 30 (29.13%) Agile Software Development
1 30 (29.13%) Selenium
2 29 (28.16%) Test Automation
2 29 (28.16%) HP
2 29 (28.16%) Java
3 27 (26.21%) LoadRunner
4 26 (25.24%) Finance
5 23 (22.33%) HP Quality Center
6 20 (19.42%) QA
6 20 (19.42%) Test Management
7 19 (18.45%) User Acceptance Testing
7 19 (18.45%) SQL
8 17 (16.50%) Windows
9 16 (15.53%) Scrum
10 15 (14.56%) JMeter
10 15 (14.56%) Security Cleared
11 14 (13.59%) SC Cleared
11 14 (13.59%) Test Strategy
12 13 (12.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 13 (12.62%) Test Scripting
12 13 (12.62%) ISTQB
12 13 (12.62%) JIRA
12 13 (12.62%) SAN
13 12 (11.65%) Migration
13 12 (11.65%) Software Testing
14 11 (10.68%) System Testing
14 11 (10.68%) Regression Testing
15 10 (9.71%) Telecoms
15 10 (9.71%) Load Testing

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 (1.94%) Apache
1 2 (1.94%) Confluence
1 2 (1.94%) nginx
2 1 (0.97%) WebSphere
2 1 (0.97%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.97%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (1.94%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.97%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.94%) Hyperion Planning
2 1 (0.97%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.97%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (12.62%) SAN
2 4 (3.88%) FCoE
2 4 (3.88%) Fibre Channel
2 4 (3.88%) iSCSI
3 2 (1.94%) LAN
3 2 (1.94%) WAN
3 2 (1.94%) HTTP
3 2 (1.94%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.97%) Firewall
4 1 (0.97%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.97%) DNS
4 1 (0.97%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.97%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.94%) SQL Server
1 2 (1.94%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (0.97%) Relational Database
2 1 (0.97%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 30 (29.13%) Selenium
2 27 (26.21%) LoadRunner
3 15 (14.56%) JMeter
4 13 (12.62%) JIRA
5 10 (9.71%) Cucumber
6 6 (5.83%) QuickTest Pro
7 5 (4.85%) WebDriver
7 5 (4.85%) Calabash
7 5 (4.85%) Appium
7 5 (4.85%) Xcode
7 5 (4.85%) IntelliJ
8 4 (3.88%) JUnit
8 4 (3.88%) Visual Studio
8 4 (3.88%) Jenkins
9 2 (1.94%) Eclipse
9 2 (1.94%) Subversion
9 2 (1.94%) Zephyr
9 2 (1.94%) SpecFlow
9 2 (1.94%) NeoLoad
9 2 (1.94%) Git (software)
General
1 26 (25.24%) Finance
2 10 (9.71%) Telecoms
3 6 (5.83%) Banking
4 3 (2.91%) Spanish Language
5 1 (0.97%) Retail
Job Titles
1 23 (22.33%) Test Manager
2 22 (21.36%) Tester
3 20 (19.42%) Analyst
3 20 (19.42%) Test Analyst
4 12 (11.65%) Test Leader
5 11 (10.68%) Performance Tester
5 11 (10.68%) Consultant
6 10 (9.71%) Automation Tester
7 8 (7.77%) Test Consultant
8 7 (6.80%) Software Test Analyst
9 5 (4.85%) Wintel Engineer
9 5 (4.85%) Test Specialist
9 5 (4.85%) Developer
10 4 (3.88%) Performance Analyst
10 4 (3.88%) Mobile Tester
10 4 (3.88%) Performance Test Analyst
11 3 (2.91%) Senior Software Tester
11 3 (2.91%) Senior Performance Tester
11 3 (2.91%) Server Engineer
11 3 (2.91%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.80%) Web Services
1 7 (6.80%) .NET
2 5 (4.85%) RESTful
3 4 (3.88%) HTML
4 3 (2.91%) SOAP
5 2 (1.94%) CSS
5 2 (1.94%) XML
5 2 (1.94%) GWT
6 1 (0.97%) WCF
6 1 (0.97%) WPF
6 1 (0.97%) WebSphere Message Broker
6 1 (0.97%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 1 (0.97%) REST
6 1 (0.97%) XML Messaging
6 1 (0.97%) WinForms
6 1 (0.97%) WebSphere MQ
6 1 (0.97%) Middleware
6 1 (0.97%) JSP
6 1 (0.97%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.80%) Smart Meter
2 6 (5.83%) Clustering
3 5 (4.85%) Robotics
4 4 (3.88%) Device Driver
5 3 (2.91%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.91%) Performance Metrics
6 2 (1.94%) GIS
6 2 (1.94%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.94%) User Experience
6 2 (1.94%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.97%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.97%) BBC
7 1 (0.97%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 17 (16.50%) Windows
2 9 (8.74%) Apple iOS
2 9 (8.74%) Windows Server 2003
3 8 (7.77%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (4.85%) Android
4 5 (4.85%) Linux
5 4 (3.88%) AIX
6 1 (0.97%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.97%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.97%) Windows 2000
6 1 (0.97%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (29.13%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (28.16%) Test Automation
3 20 (19.42%) Test Management
4 19 (18.45%) User Acceptance Testing
5 16 (15.53%) Scrum
6 14 (13.59%) Test Strategy
7 13 (12.62%) Test Scripting
8 12 (11.65%) Migration
8 12 (11.65%) Software Testing
9 11 (10.68%) System Testing
9 11 (10.68%) Regression Testing
10 10 (9.71%) Load Testing
11 9 (8.74%) Change Control
12 8 (7.77%) Automated Testing
12 8 (7.77%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 7 (6.80%) BDD
13 7 (6.80%) Mentoring
14 6 (5.83%) Automation Testing
14 6 (5.83%) Waterfall
14 6 (5.83%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 29 (28.16%) Java
2 19 (18.45%) SQL
3 6 (5.83%) JavaScript
4 5 (4.85%) Shell Script
4 5 (4.85%) Perl
4 5 (4.85%) C
5 4 (3.88%) C#
6 2 (1.94%) C++
6 2 (1.94%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.97%) PHP
7 1 (0.97%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.97%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.97%) VBScript
7 1 (0.97%) VB
7 1 (0.97%) Python
Qualifications
1 30 (29.13%) ISEB
2 15 (14.56%) Security Cleared
3 14 (13.59%) SC Cleared
4 13 (12.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 13 (12.62%) ISTQB
5 3 (2.91%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (19.42%) QA
System Software
1 6 (5.83%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.97%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (0.97%) VMware ESX
2 1 (0.97%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 23 (22.33%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.94%) WebInspect
3 1 (0.97%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 29 (28.16%) HP
2 6 (5.83%) VMware
2 6 (5.83%) 3PAR
3 5 (4.85%) Oracle
4 4 (3.88%) Veritas
4 4 (3.88%) Apple
5 3 (2.91%) IBM
5 3 (2.91%) Microsoft
6 2 (1.94%) Hyperion
7 1 (0.97%) Planview
7 1 (0.97%) TOWER Software
7 1 (0.97%) Citrix
7 1 (0.97%) SAP
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