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 5 May 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Performance Testing
Rank 214 197 169
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -28
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 55 46 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.55% 0.49% 0.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.74% 0.68% 1.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 25 44
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£320 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.18% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £225 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £496 £423 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £350 £333
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 1
Average hourly rate £35.00 - £48.18
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £108.65 £40.09
% change year-on-year
-69.16% +171.00%
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
7464 6742 5950
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 75.01% 72.15% 71.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 4204 3768 3122
Average daily rate £393 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 277 261 256
Average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £12.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £55.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.33 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-1.07% -5.23%

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 5 May 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 5 May 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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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 24 £275 -15.38% 4
Surrey +14 18 £400 +16.36% 3
Berkshire -3 8 £450 +100.00% 2
Buckinghamshire -9 4 £325 +8.33%
Oxfordshire -20 1 £460 +15.00%
Performance Testing
England

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 32 (29.09%) ISEB
1 32 (29.09%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (28.18%) SQL
3 28 (25.45%) Java
4 27 (24.55%) SC Cleared
4 27 (24.55%) Security Cleared
5 26 (23.64%) LoadRunner
6 24 (21.82%) HP
7 22 (20.00%) Finance
7 22 (20.00%) Test Automation
7 22 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
8 21 (19.09%) XML
8 21 (19.09%) Windows
8 21 (19.09%) Linux
9 20 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
10 19 (17.27%) SAN
11 18 (16.36%) Perl
11 18 (16.36%) Test Management
12 16 (14.55%) UNIX
12 16 (14.55%) Shell Script
12 16 (14.55%) XML Messaging
13 15 (13.64%) JMeter
13 15 (13.64%) Selenium
14 14 (12.73%) Software Testing
15 13 (11.82%) Scrum
15 13 (11.82%) Oracle
16 12 (10.91%) ISTQB
16 12 (10.91%) Test Scripting
16 12 (10.91%) Load Testing
16 12 (10.91%) Apple iOS

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

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 5 (4.55%) WebSphere
2 4 (3.64%) Apache
2 4 (3.64%) IIS
3 2 (1.82%) JBoss
3 2 (1.82%) WebLogic
3 2 (1.82%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.82%) nginx
4 1 (0.91%) SAS
4 1 (0.91%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 3 (2.73%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.91%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.82%) Hyperion Planning
1 2 (1.82%) Oracle General Ledger
1 2 (1.82%) Oracle EBS R12
1 2 (1.82%) Oracle Payables
1 2 (1.82%) Oracle Assets
1 2 (1.82%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.91%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.91%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.91%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.91%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 19 (17.27%) SAN
2 8 (7.27%) iSCSI
3 7 (6.36%) FCoE
3 7 (6.36%) Fibre Channel
4 6 (5.45%) TCP/IP
5 3 (2.73%) HTTP
5 3 (2.73%) Ethernet
6 2 (1.82%) LDAP
6 2 (1.82%) Kerberos
6 2 (1.82%) OpenLDAP
7 1 (0.91%) Internet
7 1 (0.91%) DVB
7 1 (0.91%) Firewall
7 1 (0.91%) VLAN
7 1 (0.91%) DNS
7 1 (0.91%) LAN
7 1 (0.91%) WAN
7 1 (0.91%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.45%) MySQL
1 6 (5.45%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.73%) DB2
2 3 (2.73%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (1.82%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.82%) Data Mining
3 2 (1.82%) Oracle BI EE
3 2 (1.82%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.82%) VoltDB
4 1 (0.91%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.91%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 26 (23.64%) LoadRunner
2 15 (13.64%) JMeter
2 15 (13.64%) Selenium
3 10 (9.09%) JIRA
4 9 (8.18%) Cucumber
5 8 (7.27%) Appium
6 5 (4.55%) Zephyr
6 5 (4.55%) WebDriver
6 5 (4.55%) Calabash
6 5 (4.55%) Git (software)
6 5 (4.55%) Xcode
6 5 (4.55%) IntelliJ
7 4 (3.64%) QuickTest Pro
8 3 (2.73%) JUnit
8 3 (2.73%) Subversion
8 3 (2.73%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (2.73%) SoapUI
8 3 (2.73%) Jenkins
8 3 (2.73%) NeoLoad
9 2 (1.82%) Ant
General
1 22 (20.00%) Finance
2 11 (10.00%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.73%) Banking
3 3 (2.73%) Spanish Language
4 1 (0.91%) Retail
4 1 (0.91%) Marketing
4 1 (0.91%) Electronics
4 1 (0.91%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 27 (24.55%) Analyst
1 27 (24.55%) Test Analyst
2 23 (20.91%) Tester
3 14 (12.73%) Test Manager
4 12 (10.91%) Developer
5 11 (10.00%) Performance Tester
6 10 (9.09%) Consultant
6 10 (9.09%) Test Leader
7 9 (8.18%) Automation Tester
8 6 (5.45%) Performance Test Leader
8 6 (5.45%) Test Consultant
9 5 (4.55%) Test Specialist
9 5 (4.55%) Test Engineer
9 5 (4.55%) Performance Test Analyst
9 5 (4.55%) Performance Analyst
10 4 (3.64%) Wintel Engineer
10 4 (3.64%) Mobile Tester
10 4 (3.64%) Server Engineer
10 4 (3.64%) Senior Tester
11 3 (2.73%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (19.09%) XML
2 16 (14.55%) XML Messaging
3 8 (7.27%) HTML
3 8 (7.27%) SOAP
4 7 (6.36%) .NET
5 6 (5.45%) Web Services
5 6 (5.45%) CSS
6 2 (1.82%) XHTML
6 2 (1.82%) JMS
6 2 (1.82%) SAML
6 2 (1.82%) EJB
6 2 (1.82%) Middleware
6 2 (1.82%) Ajax
6 2 (1.82%) WCF
6 2 (1.82%) GWT
6 2 (1.82%) OAuth
6 2 (1.82%) RESTful
6 2 (1.82%) XACML
6 2 (1.82%) OpenID
6 2 (1.82%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.36%) Device Driver
1 7 (6.36%) Clustering
2 5 (4.55%) Robotics
3 4 (3.64%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.73%) Mathematics
4 3 (2.73%) Mobile App
4 3 (2.73%) Smart Meter
4 3 (2.73%) GIS
5 2 (1.82%) SecurID
6 1 (0.91%) IPTV
6 1 (0.91%) STB
6 1 (0.91%) BBC
6 1 (0.91%) MPEG
6 1 (0.91%) DTV
6 1 (0.91%) Open Source
6 1 (0.91%) Inversion of Control
6 1 (0.91%) Video on Demand
6 1 (0.91%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.91%) User Experience
6 1 (0.91%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 21 (19.09%) Windows
1 21 (19.09%) Linux
2 16 (14.55%) UNIX
3 12 (10.91%) Apple iOS
4 8 (7.27%) Android
5 7 (6.36%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (6.36%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (6.36%) AIX
6 2 (1.82%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (29.09%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (20.00%) Test Automation
3 20 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
4 18 (16.36%) Test Management
5 14 (12.73%) Software Testing
6 13 (11.82%) Scrum
7 12 (10.91%) Load Testing
7 12 (10.91%) Test Scripting
8 10 (9.09%) Migration
9 9 (8.18%) Software Engineering
9 9 (8.18%) System Testing
10 8 (7.27%) Change Control
10 8 (7.27%) Test Strategy
10 8 (7.27%) Penetration Testing
10 8 (7.27%) Regression Testing
11 6 (5.45%) BDD
11 6 (5.45%) Integration Testing
11 6 (5.45%) Mentoring
12 5 (4.55%) Mobile Development
12 5 (4.55%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 31 (28.18%) SQL
2 28 (25.45%) Java
3 18 (16.36%) Perl
4 16 (14.55%) Shell Script
5 7 (6.36%) JavaScript
6 6 (5.45%) PL/SQL
7 5 (4.55%) C
8 4 (3.64%) C#
8 4 (3.64%) Python
9 2 (1.82%) Ruby
9 2 (1.82%) PHP
10 1 (0.91%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.91%) VB
10 1 (0.91%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 32 (29.09%) ISEB
2 27 (24.55%) SC Cleared
2 27 (24.55%) Security Cleared
3 12 (10.91%) ISTQB
4 6 (5.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (3.64%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (9.09%) QA
2 1 (0.91%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 1 (0.91%) GCP
System Software
1 8 (7.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (2.73%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.91%) Firmware
3 1 (0.91%) VMware ESX
3 1 (0.91%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.91%) NFS
Systems Management
1 22 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.82%) Oracle Identity Management
2 2 (1.82%) OpenAM
Vendors
1 24 (21.82%) HP
2 13 (11.82%) Oracle
3 8 (7.27%) IBM
3 8 (7.27%) VMware
4 7 (6.36%) Veritas
5 6 (5.45%) Microsoft
5 6 (5.45%) 3PAR
6 4 (3.64%) Apple
7 2 (1.82%) SAP
7 2 (1.82%) ForgeRock
7 2 (1.82%) Citrix
7 2 (1.82%) Hyperion
8 1 (0.91%) Planview
8 1 (0.91%) Coverity
8 1 (0.91%) Symantec
8 1 (0.91%) TOWER Software