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 21 February 2017 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Performance Testing
England / South East
Rank 182 211 203
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -8
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 54 41 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.71% 0.48% 0.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.88% 0.59% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 36 29
Median daily rate £409 £400 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.12% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £517 £475 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 2
Median hourly rate - £60.00 £36.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +65.51%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £60.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +66.66%

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
6136 6947 7534
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 80.56% 80.95% 78.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 3621 4287 4122
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 234 272 248
Median hourly rate £30.00 £45.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £12.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.87 £61.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.62% +45.45%

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 21 February 2017.

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 21 February 2017. 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 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
Berkshire +21 14 £375 - 3
Surrey +17 12 £525 +23.52% 2
West Sussex -2 10 £403 +23.84%
Buckinghamshire +9 8 £388 -8.82% 1
Kent +6 5 £450 +50.00% 3
Hampshire +3 3 £488 +42.33% 4
East Sussex +4 1 - -
Oxfordshire - 1 £508 -
Performance Testing
England

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, 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 61 (47.66%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (35.16%) Selenium
3 41 (32.03%) Java
4 38 (29.69%) QA
5 32 (25.00%) Test Automation
6 30 (23.44%) JIRA
6 30 (23.44%) Scrum
7 26 (20.31%) Continuous Integration
8 25 (19.53%) Jenkins
8 25 (19.53%) Defect Management
9 24 (18.75%) User Stories
9 24 (18.75%) Unit Testing
9 24 (18.75%) Web Services
10 23 (17.97%) SQL
10 23 (17.97%) Project Management
10 23 (17.97%) Regression Testing
11 22 (17.19%) HP
11 22 (17.19%) Git (software)
12 21 (16.41%) JMeter
13 20 (15.63%) RESTful
13 20 (15.63%) TDD
13 20 (15.63%) Continuous Improvement
14 19 (14.84%) SoapUI
14 19 (14.84%) Confluence
14 19 (14.84%) Security Testing
15 18 (14.06%) Kanban
15 18 (14.06%) LoadRunner
15 18 (14.06%) BDD
16 16 (12.50%) Finance
16 16 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management

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 19 (14.84%) Confluence
2 7 (5.47%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.34%) IIS
3 3 (2.34%) JBoss
4 1 (0.78%) Apache
4 1 (0.78%) CMS
4 1 (0.78%) NetWeaver
4 1 (0.78%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (0.78%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (4.69%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (4.69%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (2.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.78%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 14 (10.94%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (6.25%) AWS CloudFormation
3 7 (5.47%) Amazon Kinesis
3 7 (5.47%) AWS Lambda
3 7 (5.47%) PaaS
4 6 (4.69%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (2.34%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (1.56%) SaaS
7 1 (0.78%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.91%) LDAP
2 2 (1.56%) HTTP
3 1 (0.78%) FTP
3 1 (0.78%) Software-Defined Networking
3 1 (0.78%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.78%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (8.59%) SQL Server
2 8 (6.25%) Oracle BI EE
3 7 (5.47%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 6 (4.69%) MongoDB
5 5 (3.91%) Oracle Database
6 4 (3.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (2.34%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (1.56%) Oracle Database 12c
8 2 (1.56%) Oracle9i Database
8 2 (1.56%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.78%) Big Data
9 1 (0.78%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.78%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (0.78%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2014
9 1 (0.78%) VoltDB
Development Applications
1 45 (35.16%) Selenium
2 30 (23.44%) JIRA
3 25 (19.53%) Jenkins
4 22 (17.19%) Git (software)
5 21 (16.41%) JMeter
6 19 (14.84%) SoapUI
7 18 (14.06%) LoadRunner
8 13 (10.16%) WebDriver
9 12 (9.38%) Cucumber
9 12 (9.38%) Visual Studio
10 11 (8.59%) Gatling
11 10 (7.81%) Gradle
11 10 (7.81%) Team Foundation Server
12 9 (7.03%) NeoLoad
13 7 (5.47%) SpecFlow
13 7 (5.47%) TeamCity
14 6 (4.69%) MSBuild
14 6 (4.69%) NUnit
15 5 (3.91%) HP UFT
15 5 (3.91%) JUnit
General
1 16 (12.50%) Finance
2 6 (4.69%) Retail
3 3 (2.34%) Banking
3 3 (2.34%) Publishing
4 2 (1.56%) Law
4 2 (1.56%) Legal
4 2 (1.56%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.78%) Billing
5 1 (0.78%) Electronics
5 1 (0.78%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.78%) Marketing
5 1 (0.78%) Military
Job Titles
1 26 (20.31%) Analyst
2 23 (17.97%) Tester
3 22 (17.19%) Developer
4 20 (15.63%) Test Analyst
5 13 (10.16%) Test Manager
6 9 (7.03%) Performance Tester
7 8 (6.25%) Test Leader
8 7 (5.47%) Administrator
8 7 (5.47%) Build Engineer
8 7 (5.47%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 7 (5.47%) OBIEE Administrator
8 7 (5.47%) Tableau Developer
9 6 (4.69%) Automation Test Analyst
9 6 (4.69%) Automation Tester
9 6 (4.69%) QA Analyst
9 6 (4.69%) QA Engineer
9 6 (4.69%) Report Developer
10 5 (3.91%) Performance Analyst
10 5 (3.91%) Performance Test Analyst
10 5 (3.91%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (18.75%) Web Services
2 20 (15.63%) RESTful
3 14 (10.94%) AngularJS
4 12 (9.38%) Node.js
5 10 (7.81%) CSS
5 10 (7.81%) CSS3
5 10 (7.81%) HTML
5 10 (7.81%) HTML5
5 10 (7.81%) LESS
5 10 (7.81%) Sass
6 8 (6.25%) Gherkin
7 7 (5.47%) React
7 7 (5.47%) REST
8 6 (4.69%) Spring
8 6 (4.69%) XML
9 5 (3.91%) .NET
9 5 (3.91%) SOAP
10 4 (3.13%) Java EE
11 3 (2.34%) Ajax
11 3 (2.34%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 11 (8.59%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (3.91%) Mobile App
3 4 (3.13%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.34%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 3 (2.34%) NHS
4 3 (2.34%) PMI
5 1 (0.78%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.78%) Clustering
5 1 (0.78%) iPad
5 1 (0.78%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (0.78%) Mobile Payment
5 1 (0.78%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 5 (3.91%) Linux
2 3 (2.34%) Windows
3 2 (1.56%) Android
3 2 (1.56%) Apple iOS
3 2 (1.56%) Solaris
4 1 (0.78%) Oracle Linux
4 1 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.78%) Ubuntu
4 1 (0.78%) Unix
4 1 (0.78%) Windows 10
4 1 (0.78%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (47.66%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 30 (23.44%) Scrum
4 26 (20.31%) Continuous Integration
5 25 (19.53%) Defect Management
6 24 (18.75%) Unit Testing
6 24 (18.75%) User Stories
7 23 (17.97%) Project Management
7 23 (17.97%) Regression Testing
8 20 (15.63%) Continuous Improvement
8 20 (15.63%) TDD
9 19 (14.84%) Security Testing
10 18 (14.06%) BDD
10 18 (14.06%) Kanban
11 16 (12.50%) Automated Testing
11 16 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
11 16 (12.50%) Test Scripting
11 16 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
12 15 (11.72%) Software Engineering
12 15 (11.72%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 41 (32.03%) Java
2 23 (17.97%) SQL
3 11 (8.59%) Groovy
3 11 (8.59%) JavaScript
4 8 (6.25%) C
4 8 (6.25%) Python
5 7 (5.47%) C#
5 7 (5.47%) Scala
5 7 (5.47%) T-SQL
6 6 (4.69%) PL/SQL
7 3 (2.34%) Ruby
8 2 (1.56%) ABAP
8 2 (1.56%) VB
9 1 (0.78%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 14 (10.94%) Security Cleared
2 11 (8.59%) ISTQB
3 9 (7.03%) Degree
3 9 (7.03%) SC Cleared
4 8 (6.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 7 (5.47%) ISEB
6 3 (2.34%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (2.34%) PMI Certification
7 2 (1.56%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (1.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.78%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (29.69%) QA
2 4 (3.13%) SDET
3 3 (2.34%) Data Quality
3 3 (2.34%) WAI
3 3 (2.34%) WCAG
4 1 (0.78%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.78%) ISO 9000
4 1 (0.78%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (6.25%) Docker
2 4 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.78%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.78%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (5.47%) Ansible
1 7 (5.47%) Puppet
2 6 (4.69%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (4.69%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.56%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (0.78%) Data Guard
4 1 (0.78%) Grafana
4 1 (0.78%) Graphite
4 1 (0.78%) HP Fortify
4 1 (0.78%) HP SiteScope
4 1 (0.78%) Perfmon
4 1 (0.78%) Terraform
Vendors
1 22 (17.19%) HP
2 14 (10.94%) Oracle
3 11 (8.59%) Microsoft
4 10 (7.81%) Atlassian
5 7 (5.47%) Tableau
6 6 (4.69%) Nimble Storage
6 6 (4.69%) Perforce
6 6 (4.69%) VMware
7 4 (3.13%) Red Hat
7 4 (3.13%) SAP
8 3 (2.34%) CA Agile Central
8 3 (2.34%) Citrix
9 2 (1.56%) Compaq
10 1 (0.78%) Adobe
10 1 (0.78%) AppDynamics
10 1 (0.78%) Dynatrace
10 1 (0.78%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (0.78%) Sitecore
10 1 (0.78%) Sonatype
10 1 (0.78%) Splunk
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