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 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Performance Testing
Rank 205 200 168
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -32
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 51 38 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.51% 0.42% 0.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.68% 0.57% 1.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 20 34
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£290 £386 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.91% +10.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £238 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £453 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £361 £338
% change year-on-year
-10.03% +7.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £36.25 - £48.18
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £96.15 £48.18
% change year-on-year
-62.29% +99.55%
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
7455 6645 5693
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 75.20% 72.61% 71.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 4157 3629 2892
Average daily rate £395 £383 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.26% +2.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £513 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 265 271 287
Average hourly rate £33.00 £26.50 £26.98
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.52% -1.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.35 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £52.50 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -14.06%

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 March 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 March 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 21 £275 -14.06% 1
Surrey +3 16 £398 +15.63% 5
Berkshire +6 12 £550 +14.58% 4
Buckinghamshire -3 1 £350 - 4
East Sussex - - - - 1
Oxfordshire - - - - 1
West Sussex - - - - 1
Performance Testing
England

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 (32.41%) ISEB
2 31 (28.70%) Java
3 30 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
4 27 (25.00%) SQL
5 26 (24.07%) Finance
6 25 (23.15%) HP
7 24 (22.22%) Test Automation
7 24 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
8 23 (21.30%) SC Cleared
8 23 (21.30%) Security Cleared
8 23 (21.30%) User Acceptance Testing
9 22 (20.37%) Test Management
10 20 (18.52%) LoadRunner
10 20 (18.52%) Windows
11 16 (14.81%) XML
12 15 (13.89%) QA
12 15 (13.89%) Selenium
13 14 (12.96%) SAN
13 14 (12.96%) Migration
13 14 (12.96%) Scrum
14 13 (12.04%) Linux
14 13 (12.04%) ISTQB
14 13 (12.04%) Test Strategy
15 12 (11.11%) System Testing
15 12 (11.11%) Software Testing
15 12 (11.11%) Regression Testing
15 12 (11.11%) Shell Script
16 11 (10.19%) JMeter
16 11 (10.19%) XML Messaging
16 11 (10.19%) Test Scripting

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

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 4 (3.70%) WebSphere
2 3 (2.78%) Apache
3 2 (1.85%) IIS
3 2 (1.85%) nginx
4 1 (0.93%) JBoss
4 1 (0.93%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (0.93%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.93%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.93%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.93%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (2.78%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.93%) MS Project
2 1 (0.93%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.85%) Hyperion Planning
1 2 (1.85%) Oracle General Ledger
1 2 (1.85%) Oracle EBS R12
1 2 (1.85%) Oracle Payables
1 2 (1.85%) Oracle Assets
1 2 (1.85%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.93%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.93%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (12.96%) SAN
2 6 (5.56%) TCP/IP
3 5 (4.63%) iSCSI
4 4 (3.70%) FCoE
4 4 (3.70%) Fibre Channel
5 3 (2.78%) HTTP
5 3 (2.78%) Ethernet
6 1 (0.93%) FTP
6 1 (0.93%) LDAP
6 1 (0.93%) LAN
6 1 (0.93%) WAN
6 1 (0.93%) Kerberos
6 1 (0.93%) DNS
6 1 (0.93%) OpenLDAP
6 1 (0.93%) Internet
6 1 (0.93%) DVB
6 1 (0.93%) Firewall
6 1 (0.93%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.63%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.78%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (2.78%) MySQL
3 2 (1.85%) VoltDB
3 2 (1.85%) Oracle BI EE
3 2 (1.85%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.85%) DB2
4 1 (0.93%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.93%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 20 (18.52%) LoadRunner
2 15 (13.89%) Selenium
3 11 (10.19%) JIRA
3 11 (10.19%) JMeter
4 8 (7.41%) Cucumber
5 7 (6.48%) Appium
6 5 (4.63%) Calabash
6 5 (4.63%) Xcode
6 5 (4.63%) IntelliJ
7 4 (3.70%) QuickTest Pro
7 4 (3.70%) Git (software)
7 4 (3.70%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (3.70%) Zephyr
8 3 (2.78%) Jenkins
8 3 (2.78%) WebDriver
8 3 (2.78%) JUnit
9 2 (1.85%) Subversion
9 2 (1.85%) NeoLoad
9 2 (1.85%) SoapUI
10 1 (0.93%) Maven
General
1 26 (24.07%) Finance
2 9 (8.33%) Telecoms
3 5 (4.63%) Banking
4 3 (2.78%) Spanish Language
5 1 (0.93%) Retail
Job Titles
1 24 (22.22%) Analyst
1 24 (22.22%) Test Analyst
2 22 (20.37%) Test Manager
3 21 (19.44%) Tester
4 11 (10.19%) Developer
4 11 (10.19%) Performance Tester
5 9 (8.33%) Consultant
5 9 (8.33%) Automation Tester
6 6 (5.56%) Test Consultant
6 6 (5.56%) Test Leader
6 6 (5.56%) Test Engineer
7 5 (4.63%) Software Test Analyst
7 5 (4.63%) Wintel Engineer
8 4 (3.70%) Mobile Tester
8 4 (3.70%) Performance Test Analyst
8 4 (3.70%) Server Engineer
8 4 (3.70%) Performance Analyst
9 3 (2.78%) Test Specialist
9 3 (2.78%) Senior Tester
9 3 (2.78%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (14.81%) XML
2 11 (10.19%) XML Messaging
3 8 (7.41%) .NET
4 7 (6.48%) HTML
4 7 (6.48%) SOAP
5 6 (5.56%) Web Services
6 5 (4.63%) CSS
7 3 (2.78%) WCF
8 2 (1.85%) Ajax
8 2 (1.85%) RESTful
8 2 (1.85%) GWT
8 2 (1.85%) REST
8 2 (1.85%) Middleware
8 2 (1.85%) EJB
8 2 (1.85%) JMS
9 1 (0.93%) JavaBeans
9 1 (0.93%) SAML
9 1 (0.93%) WebSphere MQ
9 1 (0.93%) WinForms
9 1 (0.93%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.41%) Clustering
2 6 (5.56%) Smart Meter
2 6 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (4.63%) Robotics
4 4 (3.70%) Device Driver
5 2 (1.85%) GIS
5 2 (1.85%) Mathematics
5 2 (1.85%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.85%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.93%) User Experience
6 1 (0.93%) Open Source
6 1 (0.93%) Inversion of Control
6 1 (0.93%) Video on Demand
6 1 (0.93%) BBC
6 1 (0.93%) MPEG
6 1 (0.93%) STB
6 1 (0.93%) SecurID
6 1 (0.93%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 20 (18.52%) Windows
2 13 (12.04%) Linux
3 11 (10.19%) Apple iOS
4 10 (9.26%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (9.26%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (8.33%) UNIX
6 7 (6.48%) Android
7 4 (3.70%) AIX
8 1 (0.93%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (22.22%) Test Automation
3 23 (21.30%) User Acceptance Testing
4 22 (20.37%) Test Management
5 14 (12.96%) Migration
5 14 (12.96%) Scrum
6 13 (12.04%) Test Strategy
7 12 (11.11%) System Testing
7 12 (11.11%) Regression Testing
7 12 (11.11%) Software Testing
8 11 (10.19%) Load Testing
8 11 (10.19%) Test Scripting
8 11 (10.19%) Change Control
9 8 (7.41%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 7 (6.48%) Mentoring
10 7 (6.48%) Integration Testing
11 6 (5.56%) Penetration Testing
11 6 (5.56%) Software Engineering
11 6 (5.56%) Waterfall
12 5 (4.63%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 31 (28.70%) Java
2 27 (25.00%) SQL
3 12 (11.11%) Shell Script
4 8 (7.41%) JavaScript
5 7 (6.48%) Perl
6 5 (4.63%) C
6 5 (4.63%) PL/SQL
7 3 (2.78%) Python
7 3 (2.78%) C#
8 2 (1.85%) PHP
9 1 (0.93%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.93%) VB
9 1 (0.93%) Ruby
9 1 (0.93%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 35 (32.41%) ISEB
2 23 (21.30%) SC Cleared
2 23 (21.30%) Security Cleared
3 13 (12.04%) ISTQB
4 11 (10.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (3.70%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (13.89%) QA
2 1 (0.93%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 1 (0.93%) GCP
System Software
1 6 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.85%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.93%) Firmware
3 1 (0.93%) VMware ESX
3 1 (0.93%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.93%) NFS
Systems Management
1 24 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.93%) Oracle Identity Management
2 1 (0.93%) OpenAM
Vendors
1 25 (23.15%) HP
2 10 (9.26%) Oracle
3 8 (7.41%) 3PAR
4 6 (5.56%) VMware
4 6 (5.56%) Microsoft
5 5 (4.63%) IBM
6 4 (3.70%) Veritas
6 4 (3.70%) Apple
7 2 (1.85%) Planview
7 2 (1.85%) Hyperion
8 1 (0.93%) ForgeRock
8 1 (0.93%) Coverity
8 1 (0.93%) Citrix
8 1 (0.93%) Primavera
8 1 (0.93%) TOWER Software
8 1 (0.93%) SAP
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