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 18 September 2014 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Testing
Rank 204 177 199
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +22
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 43 66 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.46% 0.77% 0.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.63% 1.07% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 46 28
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£330 £322 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.48% -12.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £290 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £488 £508
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £36.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-4.10% -8.75%
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
6818 6171 7091
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 73.46% 71.56% 71.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 3853 3428 3388
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £260 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 266 250 313
Average hourly rate £21.50 £29.00 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.86% +3.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.43 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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 September 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 September 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
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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 -10 18 £275 -14.59% 1
Oxfordshire -6 7 £315 -42.72%
Buckinghamshire -16 6 £350 +9.37% 6
East Sussex - 5 £400 -
Surrey -5 3 £400 +6.66% 8
Middlesex - 2 £445 -
West Sussex -3 1 £400 +14.28% 4
Berkshire -11 1 - - 4
Kent - - - - 1
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England

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 50 (56.18%) LoadRunner
2 38 (42.70%) HP
3 30 (33.71%) Agile Software Development
4 28 (31.46%) Software Testing
4 28 (31.46%) ISTQB
4 28 (31.46%) HP Quality Center
5 25 (28.09%) QuickTest Pro
5 25 (28.09%) UNIX
5 25 (28.09%) Test Automation
5 25 (28.09%) Selenium
6 24 (26.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 24 (26.97%) SQL
6 24 (26.97%) Oracle
7 23 (25.84%) Windows
7 23 (25.84%) Test Scripting
7 23 (25.84%) Security Cleared
8 22 (24.72%) .NET
9 20 (22.47%) HTTP
9 20 (22.47%) HTTPS
10 19 (21.35%) SC Cleared
11 18 (20.22%) TCP/IP
11 18 (20.22%) Java
11 18 (20.22%) ASP.NET
12 17 (19.10%) JSP
12 17 (19.10%) JavaScript
12 17 (19.10%) HTML
12 17 (19.10%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 17 (19.10%) Windows 2000
12 17 (19.10%) Windows XP
12 17 (19.10%) Windows Server 2003

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

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 3 (3.37%) WebLogic
2 2 (2.25%) ColdFusion
2 2 (2.25%) Confluence
3 1 (1.12%) NetWeaver
3 1 (1.12%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.12%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (2.25%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.12%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 17 (19.10%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (2.25%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (1.12%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (1.12%) SAP CO
3 1 (1.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (1.12%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (1.12%) SAP FI
Communications & Networking
1 20 (22.47%) HTTP
1 20 (22.47%) HTTPS
2 18 (20.22%) TCP/IP
3 16 (17.98%) DNS
4 5 (5.62%) SAN
5 3 (3.37%) FTP
6 2 (2.25%) Internet
7 1 (1.12%) DAB
7 1 (1.12%) Firewall
7 1 (1.12%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (1.12%) Wireless
7 1 (1.12%) 2G
7 1 (1.12%) ZigBee
7 1 (1.12%) iSCSI
7 1 (1.12%) LTE
7 1 (1.12%) FCoE
7 1 (1.12%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (1.12%) 4G
7 1 (1.12%) SSL
7 1 (1.12%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.49%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (2.25%) MySQL
2 2 (2.25%) DB2
2 2 (2.25%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (2.25%) Big Data
3 1 (1.12%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.12%) InterSystems Cache
3 1 (1.12%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 50 (56.18%) LoadRunner
2 25 (28.09%) QuickTest Pro
2 25 (28.09%) Selenium
3 13 (14.61%) JMeter
4 9 (10.11%) Visual Studio
5 8 (8.99%) JIRA
5 8 (8.99%) WebDriver
6 6 (6.74%) Jenkins
7 5 (5.62%) Cucumber
7 5 (5.62%) Rational Performance Tester
7 5 (5.62%) JUnit
8 4 (4.49%) Introscope
9 3 (3.37%) Git (software)
9 3 (3.37%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (3.37%) Toad
9 3 (3.37%) Zephyr
9 3 (3.37%) JProfiler
10 2 (2.25%) SoapUI
10 2 (2.25%) SpecFlow
10 2 (2.25%) Eclipse
General
1 13 (14.61%) Finance
2 9 (10.11%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.25%) Electronics
3 2 (2.25%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.12%) Banking
4 1 (1.12%) Retail
4 1 (1.12%) Billing
4 1 (1.12%) Marketing
4 1 (1.12%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.12%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 27 (30.34%) Tester
2 23 (25.84%) Analyst
2 23 (25.84%) Test Analyst
3 12 (13.48%) Performance Tester
3 12 (13.48%) Performance Analyst
3 12 (13.48%) Performance Test Analyst
4 11 (12.36%) Test Engineer
5 9 (10.11%) Test Leader
6 7 (7.87%) Test Manager
6 7 (7.87%) Test Specialist
6 7 (7.87%) Performance Engineer
7 5 (5.62%) Performance Test Specialist
7 5 (5.62%) Automation Tester
8 4 (4.49%) Performance Test Engineer
8 4 (4.49%) Performance Test Manager
8 4 (4.49%) Performance Manager
8 4 (4.49%) Consultant
9 3 (3.37%) Test Consultant
10 2 (2.25%) QA Engineer
10 2 (2.25%) Systems Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (24.72%) .NET
2 18 (20.22%) ASP.NET
3 17 (19.10%) HTML
3 17 (19.10%) JSP
4 11 (12.36%) Web Services
5 6 (6.74%) SOAP
6 5 (5.62%) RESTful
7 3 (3.37%) JPA
7 3 (3.37%) XML
7 3 (3.37%) ODBC
7 3 (3.37%) Middleware
7 3 (3.37%) JDBC
8 1 (1.12%) DHTML
8 1 (1.12%) CSS
8 1 (1.12%) WML
8 1 (1.12%) J2EE
8 1 (1.12%) JSF
8 1 (1.12%) Ajax
8 1 (1.12%) JSON
8 1 (1.12%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.87%) User Experience
1 7 (7.87%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.37%) Management Information System
2 3 (3.37%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (2.25%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.25%) Statistics
3 2 (2.25%) Smart Meter
3 2 (2.25%) GIS
4 1 (1.12%) DTV
4 1 (1.12%) Device Driver
4 1 (1.12%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 25 (28.09%) UNIX
2 23 (25.84%) Windows
3 17 (19.10%) Windows 2000
3 17 (19.10%) Windows XP
3 17 (19.10%) Windows Server 2003
3 17 (19.10%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (8.99%) Linux
5 3 (3.37%) Solaris
6 1 (1.12%) AIX
6 1 (1.12%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (33.71%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (31.46%) Software Testing
3 25 (28.09%) Test Automation
4 23 (25.84%) Test Scripting
5 14 (15.73%) Test Strategy
6 13 (14.61%) Scrum
7 10 (11.24%) User Acceptance Testing
8 9 (10.11%) Load Testing
8 9 (10.11%) BDD
9 8 (8.99%) Knowledge Management
10 7 (7.87%) Automated Testing
10 7 (7.87%) Regression Testing
10 7 (7.87%) Functional Testing
11 5 (5.62%) Test Management
12 4 (4.49%) System Testing
12 4 (4.49%) Test Planning
12 4 (4.49%) Unit Testing
13 3 (3.37%) Security Testing
13 3 (3.37%) PRINCE2
13 3 (3.37%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 24 (26.97%) SQL
2 18 (20.22%) Java
3 17 (19.10%) JavaScript
4 15 (16.85%) C#
5 10 (11.24%) VB
6 7 (7.87%) C
6 7 (7.87%) C++
7 6 (6.74%) Shell Script
8 5 (5.62%) T-SQL
9 4 (4.49%) VBScript
10 2 (2.25%) Perl
10 2 (2.25%) Bash Shell
11 1 (1.12%) VBA
11 1 (1.12%) PHP
Qualifications
1 28 (31.46%) ISTQB
2 24 (26.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 23 (25.84%) Security Cleared
4 19 (21.35%) SC Cleared
5 15 (16.85%) ISEB
6 5 (5.62%) DV Cleared
7 2 (2.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (2.25%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (1.12%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (1.12%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (1.12%) Degree
8 1 (1.12%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (13.48%) QA
2 1 (1.12%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.12%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.12%) VMware ESX
1 1 (1.12%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (1.12%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 28 (31.46%) HP Quality Center
2 17 (19.10%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 3 (3.37%) nmon
4 2 (2.25%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 38 (42.70%) HP
2 24 (26.97%) Oracle
3 5 (5.62%) Microsoft
4 3 (3.37%) SAP
5 2 (2.25%) VMware
6 1 (1.12%) Aquila
6 1 (1.12%) Citrix
6 1 (1.12%) Veritas
6 1 (1.12%) Cisco
6 1 (1.12%) IBM
Surrey
Stott & May
Rate: From £0 to £0 per day £competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
High Wycombe
The People Network
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 15 days ago