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 22 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Performance Testing
Rank 204 200 173
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -27
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 50 40 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.54% 0.45% 0.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.71% 0.62% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 20 41
Average daily rate
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£320 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £210 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £514 £400 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Average hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £37.29 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.18% +16.53%
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
7059 6436 5756
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 75.65% 71.88% 70.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 3994 3588 3039
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 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 261 263 240
Average hourly rate £27.25 £27.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.92% -1.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £55.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 22 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 22 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 +4 22 £288 -11.53% 5
Surrey +11 13 £400 +18.51% 6
Buckinghamshire +3 6 £325 +8.33%
Berkshire -8 6 £450 +114.28% 5
Oxfordshire -18 4 £300 -25.00%
East Sussex - 1 - - 4
Performance Testing
England

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 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 35 (30.70%) SQL
2 34 (29.82%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (26.32%) ISEB
4 25 (21.93%) LoadRunner
4 25 (21.93%) HP
4 25 (21.93%) User Acceptance Testing
5 24 (21.05%) Security Cleared
6 23 (20.18%) Finance
6 23 (20.18%) XML
6 23 (20.18%) Windows
6 23 (20.18%) HP Quality Center
6 23 (20.18%) SC Cleared
7 22 (19.30%) Java
8 21 (18.42%) Linux
9 19 (16.67%) SAN
9 19 (16.67%) Test Management
10 18 (15.79%) Perl
10 18 (15.79%) Test Automation
11 17 (14.91%) UNIX
11 17 (14.91%) Selenium
12 16 (14.04%) XML Messaging
12 16 (14.04%) Shell Script
13 15 (13.16%) JMeter
14 14 (12.28%) Oracle
14 14 (12.28%) Scrum
14 14 (12.28%) Software Testing
15 13 (11.40%) Load Testing
15 13 (11.40%) Migration
16 12 (10.53%) Test Scripting
16 12 (10.53%) Apple iOS

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

For the 6 months to 22 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 (4.39%) Apache
2 4 (3.51%) IIS
2 4 (3.51%) WebSphere
3 3 (2.63%) nginx
4 2 (1.75%) JBoss
4 2 (1.75%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.75%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.88%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (0.88%) SAS
5 1 (0.88%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (5.26%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.88%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.75%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (1.75%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.75%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (1.75%) Oracle General Ledger
1 2 (1.75%) Oracle EBS R12
1 2 (1.75%) Oracle Payables
1 2 (1.75%) Oracle Assets
2 1 (0.88%) Hyperion Planning
2 1 (0.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.88%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.88%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 19 (16.67%) SAN
2 8 (7.02%) iSCSI
3 7 (6.14%) FCoE
3 7 (6.14%) Fibre Channel
4 5 (4.39%) TCP/IP
5 3 (2.63%) Ethernet
5 3 (2.63%) HTTP
6 2 (1.75%) Kerberos
6 2 (1.75%) LDAP
6 2 (1.75%) OpenLDAP
7 1 (0.88%) VLAN
7 1 (0.88%) LAN
7 1 (0.88%) WAN
7 1 (0.88%) FTP
7 1 (0.88%) Internet
7 1 (0.88%) Firewall
7 1 (0.88%) DVB
7 1 (0.88%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (8.77%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.26%) MySQL
3 4 (3.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (3.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (3.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (2.63%) Oracle Database
4 3 (2.63%) DB2
4 3 (2.63%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (1.75%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.75%) Data Mining
5 2 (1.75%) Oracle BI EE
5 2 (1.75%) VoltDB
6 1 (0.88%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 25 (21.93%) LoadRunner
2 17 (14.91%) Selenium
3 15 (13.16%) JMeter
4 11 (9.65%) JIRA
5 9 (7.89%) Cucumber
6 8 (7.02%) Appium
7 7 (6.14%) WebDriver
8 5 (4.39%) Zephyr
8 5 (4.39%) Git (software)
8 5 (4.39%) Calabash
8 5 (4.39%) Xcode
8 5 (4.39%) IntelliJ
9 4 (3.51%) QuickTest Pro
10 3 (2.63%) NeoLoad
10 3 (2.63%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (2.63%) Jenkins
10 3 (2.63%) SoapUI
10 3 (2.63%) Subversion
10 3 (2.63%) JUnit
11 2 (1.75%) MSI
General
1 23 (20.18%) Finance
2 11 (9.65%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.63%) Spanish Language
3 3 (2.63%) Banking
4 1 (0.88%) Marketing
4 1 (0.88%) Retail
4 1 (0.88%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.88%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 26 (22.81%) Analyst
2 25 (21.93%) Test Analyst
3 22 (19.30%) Tester
4 14 (12.28%) Test Manager
5 12 (10.53%) Test Leader
6 11 (9.65%) Performance Tester
7 9 (7.89%) Automation Tester
7 9 (7.89%) Developer
7 9 (7.89%) Consultant
8 6 (5.26%) Test Consultant
8 6 (5.26%) Performance Test Leader
9 5 (4.39%) Test Specialist
9 5 (4.39%) Performance Analyst
9 5 (4.39%) Test Engineer
10 4 (3.51%) DBA
10 4 (3.51%) SQL DBA
10 4 (3.51%) Server Engineer
10 4 (3.51%) Performance Test Analyst
10 4 (3.51%) Wintel Engineer
10 4 (3.51%) Mobile Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (20.18%) XML
2 16 (14.04%) XML Messaging
3 8 (7.02%) SOAP
3 8 (7.02%) HTML
3 8 (7.02%) .NET
4 7 (6.14%) Web Services
5 6 (5.26%) CSS
6 2 (1.75%) SAML
6 2 (1.75%) EJB
6 2 (1.75%) XSD
6 2 (1.75%) XHTML
6 2 (1.75%) JMS
6 2 (1.75%) WinForms
6 2 (1.75%) WCF
6 2 (1.75%) WPF
6 2 (1.75%) Ajax
6 2 (1.75%) GWT
6 2 (1.75%) REST
6 2 (1.75%) SailPoint
6 2 (1.75%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.14%) Clustering
1 7 (6.14%) Device Driver
2 5 (4.39%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (4.39%) Robotics
3 4 (3.51%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (2.63%) Mobile App
4 3 (2.63%) Mathematics
4 3 (2.63%) Replication
4 3 (2.63%) GIS
5 2 (1.75%) SecurID
5 2 (1.75%) Smart Meter
6 1 (0.88%) User Experience
6 1 (0.88%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.88%) Open Source
6 1 (0.88%) Inversion of Control
6 1 (0.88%) Video on Demand
6 1 (0.88%) IPTV
6 1 (0.88%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.88%) STB
6 1 (0.88%) BBC
Operating Systems
1 23 (20.18%) Windows
2 21 (18.42%) Linux
3 17 (14.91%) UNIX
4 12 (10.53%) Apple iOS
5 9 (7.89%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (7.02%) Android
7 7 (6.14%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (6.14%) AIX
8 2 (1.75%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (29.82%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (21.93%) User Acceptance Testing
3 19 (16.67%) Test Management
4 18 (15.79%) Test Automation
5 14 (12.28%) Scrum
5 14 (12.28%) Software Testing
6 13 (11.40%) Load Testing
6 13 (11.40%) Migration
7 12 (10.53%) Test Scripting
8 10 (8.77%) Test Strategy
9 9 (7.89%) System Testing
9 9 (7.89%) Software Engineering
10 8 (7.02%) Regression Testing
10 8 (7.02%) Penetration Testing
10 8 (7.02%) Change Control
11 7 (6.14%) BDD
12 6 (5.26%) Unit Testing
12 6 (5.26%) Integration Testing
12 6 (5.26%) Mentoring
13 5 (4.39%) Mobile Development
Programming Languages
1 35 (30.70%) SQL
2 22 (19.30%) Java
3 18 (15.79%) Perl
4 16 (14.04%) Shell Script
5 8 (7.02%) C#
6 7 (6.14%) JavaScript
7 5 (4.39%) PL/SQL
7 5 (4.39%) C
8 4 (3.51%) T-SQL
9 3 (2.63%) Python
10 2 (1.75%) REXX
10 2 (1.75%) Tcl
10 2 (1.75%) VBScript
10 2 (1.75%) PHP
10 2 (1.75%) Ruby
10 2 (1.75%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.88%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.88%) COBOL
11 1 (0.88%) VB
Qualifications
1 30 (26.32%) ISEB
2 24 (21.05%) Security Cleared
3 23 (20.18%) SC Cleared
4 10 (8.77%) ISTQB
5 6 (5.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (3.51%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (9.65%) QA
2 1 (0.88%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 1 (0.88%) GCP
System Software
1 10 (8.77%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (2.63%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.88%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.88%) VMware ESX
3 1 (0.88%) NFS
3 1 (0.88%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 23 (20.18%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.75%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 2 (1.75%) WMI
2 2 (1.75%) Oracle Identity Management
2 2 (1.75%) OpenAM
Vendors
1 25 (21.93%) HP
2 14 (12.28%) Oracle
3 10 (8.77%) VMware
4 8 (7.02%) IBM
4 8 (7.02%) Microsoft
5 7 (6.14%) Veritas
6 6 (5.26%) 3PAR
7 4 (3.51%) Apple
7 4 (3.51%) SAP
8 3 (2.63%) Citrix
9 2 (1.75%) ForgeRock
10 1 (0.88%) Coverity
10 1 (0.88%) Planview
10 1 (0.88%) TOWER Software
10 1 (0.88%) Symantec
10 1 (0.88%) Hyperion
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