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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Performance Testing over the 3 months to 27 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Performance Testing
Rank 197 213 209
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -4
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 68 62 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.79% 0.63% 0.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.97% 0.80% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 43 29
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £339 £300 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £448 £405
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Median hourly rate £46.00 £32.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.53% -7.14%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.00 £30.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+50.81% -12.85%
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
7036 7773 7115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 81.79% 79.29% 76.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 4294 4755 3991
Median daily rate £424 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.87% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £520 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 262 258 263
Median hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.85% +72.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.00 £12.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.31 £50.00 £53.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £33.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +26.92%

Performance Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East region citing Performance Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 27 August 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Performance Testing within the South East region over the 3 months to 27 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Oxfordshire +19 27 £444 +47.91%
West Sussex +3 11 £350 - 1
Berkshire +3 10 £413 +10.00% 5
Hampshire -3 10 £400 +29.03%
Surrey -5 4 £381 -13.35% 2
East Sussex - 3 £351 - 1
M4 Corridor - 2 - -
Buckinghamshire +8 1 - - 2
Performance Testing
England

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Performance Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for Performance Testing.

1 68 (58.62%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (46.55%) Continuous Integration
2 54 (46.55%) Jenkins
3 49 (42.24%) Java
4 47 (40.52%) QA
5 42 (36.21%) JIRA
6 39 (33.62%) Confluence
6 39 (33.62%) Web Services
7 36 (31.03%) JUnit
8 35 (30.17%) SoapUI
9 34 (29.31%) Test Automation
10 33 (28.45%) Selenium
10 33 (28.45%) SQL
10 33 (28.45%) Continuous Improvement
11 32 (27.59%) Maven
12 30 (25.86%) Gradle
13 29 (25.00%) Scrum
14 28 (24.14%) Unit Testing
15 27 (23.28%) Degree
16 26 (22.41%) Regression Testing
17 24 (20.69%) JMeter
17 24 (20.69%) Computer Science
17 24 (20.69%) Kanban
17 24 (20.69%) Functional Testing
18 23 (19.83%) TDD
19 22 (18.97%) User Stories
20 20 (17.24%) API Testing
20 20 (17.24%) Groovy
20 20 (17.24%) Cucumber
21 19 (16.38%) BDD

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 39 (33.62%) Confluence
2 13 (11.21%) IIS
3 7 (6.03%) Apache
4 5 (4.31%) SharePoint
4 5 (4.31%) WebLogic
5 3 (2.59%) Oracle Service Bus
5 3 (2.59%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.72%) Apache Pig
6 2 (1.72%) Apache Spark
6 2 (1.72%) JBoss
6 2 (1.72%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 1 (0.86%) OpenStack
Applications
1 3 (2.59%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.86%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.86%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 19 (16.38%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (12.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (11.21%) Cloud Computing
3 13 (11.21%) PaaS
4 3 (2.59%) Amazon Kinesis
4 3 (2.59%) AWS CloudFormation
4 3 (2.59%) AWS Lambda
4 3 (2.59%) Force.com
5 1 (0.86%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 7 (6.03%) FCoE
1 7 (6.03%) Fibre Channel
1 7 (6.03%) iSCSI
1 7 (6.03%) SAN
2 2 (1.72%) HTTP
3 1 (0.86%) LDAP
3 1 (0.86%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (9.48%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.17%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (5.17%) Oracle Database
3 5 (4.31%) MongoDB
3 5 (4.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (2.59%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 3 (2.59%) Big Data
4 3 (2.59%) Hadoop
4 3 (2.59%) Star Schema
5 2 (1.72%) Apache Hive
5 2 (1.72%) MySQL
5 2 (1.72%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.72%) Sqoop
6 1 (0.86%) IBM InfoSphere
6 1 (0.86%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.86%) VoltDB
Development Applications
1 54 (46.55%) Jenkins
2 42 (36.21%) JIRA
3 36 (31.03%) JUnit
4 35 (30.17%) SoapUI
5 33 (28.45%) Selenium
6 32 (27.59%) Maven
7 30 (25.86%) Gradle
8 24 (20.69%) JMeter
9 20 (17.24%) Cucumber
10 19 (16.38%) Git (software)
11 18 (15.52%) SpecFlow
12 17 (14.66%) WebDriver
13 16 (13.79%) Talend Open Studio
14 15 (12.93%) Hudson
14 15 (12.93%) TeamCity
15 14 (12.07%) Ant
16 13 (11.21%) jMock
16 13 (11.21%) MSBuild
16 13 (11.21%) NUnit
17 8 (6.90%) CMake
General
1 17 (14.66%) Finance
2 7 (6.03%) Publishing
3 2 (1.72%) Banking
4 1 (0.86%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 38 (32.76%) Analyst
2 36 (31.03%) Test Analyst
3 19 (16.38%) Developer
3 19 (16.38%) Tester
4 18 (15.52%) Automation Test Analyst
5 16 (13.79%) Test Engineer
6 13 (11.21%) Build Engineer
7 12 (10.34%) Java Developer
7 12 (10.34%) Test Automation Engineer
8 11 (9.48%) Automation Tester
9 9 (7.76%) Architect
10 8 (6.90%) Agile Test Analyst
10 8 (6.90%) QA Analyst
10 8 (6.90%) QA Engineer
11 7 (6.03%) Analyst Developer
11 7 (6.03%) Developer in Test
11 7 (6.03%) Java Analyst Developer
11 7 (6.03%) Test Automation Developer
12 6 (5.17%) Performance Test Leader
12 6 (5.17%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (33.62%) Web Services
2 18 (15.52%) Java EE
3 17 (14.66%) JMS
4 16 (13.79%) SOAP
4 16 (13.79%) Spring
5 15 (12.93%) Hibernate
6 13 (11.21%) Ajax
6 13 (11.21%) REST
6 13 (11.21%) WebSphere MQ
7 12 (10.34%) RESTful
8 11 (9.48%) Node.js
9 10 (8.62%) AngularJS
10 8 (6.90%) HTML
11 7 (6.03%) CSS
11 7 (6.03%) Gherkin
12 6 (5.17%) .NET
12 6 (5.17%) XML
13 5 (4.31%) CSS3
13 5 (4.31%) LESS
13 5 (4.31%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 24 (20.69%) Computer Science
2 13 (11.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 10 (8.62%) Data Centre
4 7 (6.03%) Device Driver
5 5 (4.31%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (2.59%) PMI
6 3 (2.59%) Smart Meter
7 1 (0.86%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 19 (16.38%) Linux
2 14 (12.07%) Windows
3 7 (6.03%) AIX
4 3 (2.59%) Unix
5 1 (0.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (58.62%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (46.55%) Continuous Integration
3 34 (29.31%) Test Automation
4 33 (28.45%) Continuous Improvement
5 29 (25.00%) Scrum
6 28 (24.14%) Unit Testing
7 26 (22.41%) Regression Testing
8 24 (20.69%) Functional Testing
8 24 (20.69%) Kanban
9 23 (19.83%) TDD
10 22 (18.97%) User Stories
11 20 (17.24%) API Testing
12 19 (16.38%) BDD
13 18 (15.52%) Continuous Delivery
14 17 (14.66%) Project Management
14 17 (14.66%) Test Planning
15 16 (13.79%) Change Management
16 15 (12.93%) Process Improvement
16 15 (12.93%) Root Cause Analysis
16 15 (12.93%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 49 (42.24%) Java
2 33 (28.45%) SQL
3 20 (17.24%) Groovy
4 18 (15.52%) Python
5 12 (10.34%) C#
6 7 (6.03%) Perl
7 6 (5.17%) JavaScript
8 4 (3.45%) Scala
8 4 (3.45%) T-SQL
9 3 (2.59%) ABAP
9 3 (2.59%) Apex Code
9 3 (2.59%) Bash Shell
10 2 (1.72%) PL/SQL
10 2 (1.72%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.86%) C
11 1 (0.86%) C++
11 1 (0.86%) FoxPro (VFP)
11 1 (0.86%) Ruby
11 1 (0.86%) VB
11 1 (0.86%) VBA
Qualifications
1 27 (23.28%) Degree
2 15 (12.93%) ISEB
2 15 (12.93%) ISTQB
3 8 (6.90%) Security Cleared
4 7 (6.03%) SC Cleared
5 3 (2.59%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (2.59%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (2.59%) PMI Certification
6 2 (1.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.86%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (40.52%) QA
2 3 (2.59%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.72%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.86%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 13 (11.21%) Docker
2 8 (6.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.72%) HDFS
3 2 (1.72%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.72%) VirtualBox
4 1 (0.86%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (0.86%) NFS
Systems Management
1 14 (12.07%) Ansible
1 14 (12.07%) Opscode Chef
2 13 (11.21%) Puppet
3 8 (6.90%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (1.72%) Oozie
5 1 (0.86%) Cobbler
5 1 (0.86%) Red Hat Satellite
5 1 (0.86%) SELinux
Vendors
1 18 (15.52%) Atlassian
2 16 (13.79%) Talend
3 13 (11.21%) Perforce
3 13 (11.21%) Rally
4 11 (9.48%) Oracle
5 10 (8.62%) HP
6 8 (6.90%) Microsoft
6 8 (6.90%) VMware
7 7 (6.03%) Veritas
8 4 (3.45%) IBM
8 4 (3.45%) Tableau
9 3 (2.59%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (0.86%) Capita
10 1 (0.86%) Google
10 1 (0.86%) Red Hat
10 1 (0.86%) SAP
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