The table below looks at the statistics for Performance Testing skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Performance Testing over the 3 months to 8 December 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Performance Testing
Rank 320 357 313
Rank change year-on-year
+37 -44
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 332 320 361
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.67% 0.58% 0.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.81% 0.71% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 213 214 242
Median daily rate £405 £375 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.00% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £281 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £516 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+12.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 2
Median hourly rate £32.50 £55.00 £26.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.90% +104.65%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £55.00 £26.88
% change year-on-year
-40.90% +104.65%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
41059 44815 43569
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.50% 81.16% 77.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 27372 29040 28392
Median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1078 1342 1199
Median hourly rate £30.00 £31.44 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.58% +25.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +40.00%

Performance Testing
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs 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 UK

Performance Testing
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Performance Testing within the UK.

Performance Testing Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Performance Testing
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Performance Testing within the UK over the 3 months to 8 December 2016.

Performance Testing Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Performance Testing
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Performance Testing within the UK.

Performance Testing Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Performance Testing
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 8 December 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
England +31 304 £413 +10.00% 58
London -34 106 £425 +6.25% 21
South East +76 65 £450 +20.00% 11
Yorkshire +4 26 £491 +35.05% 3
South West +23 25 £330 -10.81% 5
West Yorkshire +20 25 £493 +45.92% 3
Leeds +17 25 £493 +45.92% 3
East Midlands +3 21 £425 +6.25% 3
Berkshire +27 19 £450 +40.62% 3
West Midlands -5 19 £289 -29.57% 3
Scotland +12 16 £400 +25.00% 2
City of London -11 16 £480 +16.36% 1
West Sussex +26 15 £280 -13.84%
North West -12 15 £425 +21.42% 5
Wiltshire +9 14 £325 -14.24% 1
Northamptonshire -3 14 £425 +36.00%
Northampton +3 13 £419 +4.68%
Oxfordshire - 13 £480 -
East of England +4 12 £300 -25.00% 6
North East -26 12 £325 +4.83% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -27 12 £325 +3.58% 1
Tyne and Wear -27 12 £325 +4.83% 1
Oxford - 11 £463 -
Swindon +10 10 £355 -6.33% 1
Cardiff - 10 £400 -
South Wales - 10 £400 -
Wales - 10 £400 -
Surrey +13 7 £418 -10.93% 1
Manchester -22 7 £425 +21.42% 2
Edinburgh - 7 £400 - 1

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 December 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 with a requirement for Performance Testing.

1 348 (50.58%) Agile Software Development
2 245 (35.61%) Java
3 242 (35.17%) Selenium
4 221 (32.12%) QA
5 168 (24.42%) Test Automation
6 149 (21.66%) Scrum
7 146 (21.22%) JMeter
8 145 (21.08%) Jenkins
9 133 (19.33%) JIRA
10 125 (18.17%) Test Scripting
11 124 (18.02%) Continuous Integration
12 115 (16.72%) SQL
13 114 (16.57%) BDD
14 113 (16.42%) Cucumber
15 111 (16.13%) Web Services
16 107 (15.55%) Finance
17 100 (14.53%) Regression Testing
18 97 (14.10%) JavaScript
18 97 (14.10%) Automation Testing
19 90 (13.08%) HTML
20 89 (12.94%) LoadRunner
20 89 (12.94%) User Stories
21 88 (12.79%) Git (software)
21 88 (12.79%) Automated Testing
22 86 (12.50%) SoapUI
22 86 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
23 83 (12.06%) Linux
24 79 (11.48%) Test Strategy
24 79 (11.48%) Non-Functional Testing
25 77 (11.19%) User Acceptance Testing

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills 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 68 (9.88%) Confluence
2 21 (3.05%) Apache
2 21 (3.05%) Tomcat
3 16 (2.33%) JBoss
4 15 (2.18%) SharePoint
5 13 (1.89%) WebLogic
6 11 (1.60%) IIS
6 11 (1.60%) WebSphere
7 6 (0.87%) Cloud Foundry
7 6 (0.87%) Drupal
8 5 (0.73%) CMS
9 4 (0.58%) FileNet
9 4 (0.58%) MQSeries
9 4 (0.58%) nginx
9 4 (0.58%) SharePoint 2010
9 4 (0.58%) SharePoint 2013
10 3 (0.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 2 (0.29%) Elasticsearch
12 1 (0.15%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 1 (0.15%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 20 (2.91%) MS Excel
2 9 (1.31%) MS Office
3 5 (0.73%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.44%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.29%) Mingle
6 1 (0.15%) MS Project
6 1 (0.15%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (1.45%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (0.58%) Oracle EBS R12
3 3 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.44%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.29%) FLEXCUBE
4 2 (0.29%) Temenos T24
4 2 (0.29%) VisionPLUS
5 1 (0.15%) ENOVIA
5 1 (0.15%) Infor M3
5 1 (0.15%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.15%) SAP IS-U
5 1 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.15%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 40 (5.81%) Amazon AWS
2 28 (4.07%) Microsoft Azure
3 27 (3.92%) PaaS
4 18 (2.62%) Cloud Computing
5 12 (1.74%) AWS CloudFormation
5 12 (1.74%) GitHub
6 11 (1.60%) Amazon Kinesis
6 11 (1.60%) AWS Lambda
7 10 (1.45%) Office 365
8 7 (1.02%) IaaS
8 7 (1.02%) SaaS
9 2 (0.29%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 2 (0.29%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 2 (0.29%) CloudBees
9 2 (0.29%) Force.com
9 2 (0.29%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.15%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 28 (4.07%) HTTP
2 9 (1.31%) OpenLDAP
3 7 (1.02%) Firewall
3 7 (1.02%) LDAP
4 4 (0.58%) DMZ
4 4 (0.58%) Internet
5 3 (0.44%) DNS
5 3 (0.44%) SAN
5 3 (0.44%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.29%) FTP
6 2 (0.29%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (0.29%) Kerberos
6 2 (0.29%) LAN
6 2 (0.29%) Reverse Proxy
6 2 (0.29%) Software-Defined Networking
6 2 (0.29%) SSL
6 2 (0.29%) WAN
6 2 (0.29%) Wireshark
7 1 (0.15%) tcpdump
7 1 (0.15%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (6.98%) SQL Server
2 23 (3.34%) Oracle Database
3 22 (3.20%) MongoDB
4 16 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
5 15 (2.18%) MySQL
6 13 (1.89%) DB2
7 12 (1.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 11 (1.60%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 11 (1.60%) NoSQL
8 11 (1.60%) PostgreSQL
9 9 (1.31%) Redis
9 9 (1.31%) Relational Database
9 9 (1.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 8 (1.16%) Oracle Reports
11 7 (1.02%) Apache Cassandra
11 7 (1.02%) Oracle BI EE
11 7 (1.02%) Oracle Database 10g
11 7 (1.02%) RDBMS
11 7 (1.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 6 (0.87%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 242 (35.17%) Selenium
2 146 (21.22%) JMeter
3 145 (21.08%) Jenkins
4 133 (19.33%) JIRA
5 113 (16.42%) Cucumber
6 89 (12.94%) LoadRunner
7 88 (12.79%) Git (software)
8 86 (12.50%) SoapUI
9 60 (8.72%) JUnit
10 49 (7.12%) Maven
11 44 (6.40%) WebDriver
12 42 (6.10%) SpecFlow
13 26 (3.78%) Appium
13 26 (3.78%) Gradle
14 25 (3.63%) NUnit
14 25 (3.63%) Visual Studio
15 23 (3.34%) NeoLoad
15 23 (3.34%) Subversion
15 23 (3.34%) TeamCity
16 21 (3.05%) Gatling
General
1 107 (15.55%) Finance
2 47 (6.83%) Banking
3 26 (3.78%) Publishing
4 23 (3.34%) Retail
5 14 (2.03%) Investment Banking
6 11 (1.60%) Telecoms
7 10 (1.45%) Games
8 7 (1.02%) Automotive
9 6 (0.87%) Marketing
9 6 (0.87%) Pharmaceutical
10 5 (0.73%) Advertising
10 5 (0.73%) Billing
10 5 (0.73%) Manufacturing
11 4 (0.58%) Front Office
11 4 (0.58%) Multimedia
11 4 (0.58%) Retail Banking
12 3 (0.44%) Corporate Banking
12 3 (0.44%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.44%) Legal
13 2 (0.29%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 184 (26.74%) Tester
2 150 (21.80%) Analyst
3 136 (19.77%) Test Analyst
4 76 (11.05%) Developer
5 75 (10.90%) Test Engineer
6 68 (9.88%) Performance Tester
7 64 (9.30%) Automation Tester
8 46 (6.69%) Test Manager
9 42 (6.10%) Architect
9 42 (6.10%) Test Leader
10 36 (5.23%) Performance Analyst
11 33 (4.80%) Performance Test Analyst
11 33 (4.80%) QA Analyst
12 26 (3.78%) QA Tester
13 25 (3.63%) Java Developer
13 25 (3.63%) Test Automation Engineer
14 24 (3.49%) QA Test Analyst
15 23 (3.34%) Automation Test Analyst
15 23 (3.34%) QA Engineer
16 22 (3.20%) Selenium Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 111 (16.13%) Web Services
2 90 (13.08%) HTML
3 60 (8.72%) RESTful
4 54 (7.85%) CSS
5 53 (7.70%) HTML5
5 53 (7.70%) SOAP
6 52 (7.56%) Gherkin
6 52 (7.56%) Node.js
7 47 (6.83%) REST
8 41 (5.96%) XML
9 40 (5.81%) AngularJS
10 39 (5.67%) .NET
11 31 (4.51%) Spring
12 30 (4.36%) CSS3
12 30 (4.36%) J2EE
13 25 (3.63%) JSON
14 21 (3.05%) Middleware
15 19 (2.76%) jQuery
16 16 (2.33%) LESS
16 16 (2.33%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 40 (5.81%) Analytical Skills
2 38 (5.52%) Computer Science
3 16 (2.33%) Management Information System
3 16 (2.33%) Mobile App
4 11 (1.60%) Enterprise Software
5 9 (1.31%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 8 (1.16%) NHS
7 7 (1.02%) Data Centre
7 7 (1.02%) Performance Metrics
8 6 (0.87%) Data Integration
8 6 (0.87%) Mobile Payment
8 6 (0.87%) PKI
8 6 (0.87%) Statistics
9 5 (0.73%) iPad
9 5 (0.73%) User Experience
10 4 (0.58%) Streaming Video
11 3 (0.44%) Mathematics
11 3 (0.44%) PMI
11 3 (0.44%) Smart Meter
11 3 (0.44%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 83 (12.06%) Linux
2 54 (7.85%) Windows
3 40 (5.81%) Unix
4 23 (3.34%) Solaris
5 20 (2.91%) Android
6 19 (2.76%) Apple iOS
7 8 (1.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (0.87%) AIX
9 4 (0.58%) Oracle Linux
9 4 (0.58%) Windows 7
9 4 (0.58%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (0.44%) CentOS
10 3 (0.44%) SUSE
11 2 (0.29%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.29%) Windows Server
11 2 (0.29%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.15%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 348 (50.58%) Agile Software Development
2 168 (24.42%) Test Automation
3 149 (21.66%) Scrum
4 125 (18.17%) Test Scripting
5 124 (18.02%) Continuous Integration
6 114 (16.57%) BDD
7 100 (14.53%) Regression Testing
8 97 (14.10%) Automation Testing
9 89 (12.94%) User Stories
10 88 (12.79%) Automated Testing
11 86 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
12 79 (11.48%) Non-Functional Testing
12 79 (11.48%) Test Strategy
13 77 (11.19%) User Acceptance Testing
14 74 (10.76%) Functional Testing
14 74 (10.76%) Kanban
15 72 (10.47%) TDD
16 69 (10.03%) Exploratory Testing
17 68 (9.88%) Security Testing
17 68 (9.88%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 245 (35.61%) Java
2 115 (16.72%) SQL
3 97 (14.10%) JavaScript
4 53 (7.70%) Python
5 44 (6.40%) C#
6 38 (5.52%) Groovy
7 29 (4.22%) Ruby
8 28 (4.07%) Scala
9 21 (3.05%) C
10 15 (2.18%) Perl
10 15 (2.18%) PHP
11 9 (1.31%) T-SQL
12 8 (1.16%) Shell Script
13 7 (1.02%) Bash Shell
13 7 (1.02%) PL/SQL
14 6 (0.87%) C++
14 6 (0.87%) PowerShell
15 3 (0.44%) ABAP
16 2 (0.29%) COBOL
16 2 (0.29%) ECMAScript
Qualifications
1 66 (9.59%) ISEB
2 65 (9.45%) Degree
3 56 (8.14%) ISTQB
4 52 (7.56%) Security Cleared
5 33 (4.80%) SC Cleared
6 14 (2.03%) BPSS Clearance
7 12 (1.74%) ITIL Certification
8 10 (1.45%) DV Cleared
8 10 (1.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 8 (1.16%) PMI Certification
10 7 (1.02%) Microsoft Certification
11 5 (0.73%) PMP
12 4 (0.58%) CCNA
12 4 (0.58%) Cisco Certification
12 4 (0.58%) MCSD
12 4 (0.58%) MCSE
12 4 (0.58%) MCTS
13 1 (0.15%) CISSP
13 1 (0.15%) HP ASE
13 1 (0.15%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 221 (32.12%) QA
2 17 (2.47%) SDET
3 12 (1.74%) Disclosure Scotland
4 11 (1.60%) Data Quality
5 8 (1.16%) WCAG
6 7 (1.02%) WAI
7 3 (0.44%) SLA
8 2 (0.29%) GxP
8 2 (0.29%) ISO 9000
9 1 (0.15%) COBIT
9 1 (0.15%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 30 (4.36%) Docker
2 16 (2.33%) Active Directory
3 10 (1.45%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (1.02%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (0.87%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (0.44%) VirtualBox
7 2 (0.29%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.15%) Apache Flume
8 1 (0.15%) HDFS
8 1 (0.15%) iptables
8 1 (0.15%) NFS
8 1 (0.15%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.15%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 29 (4.22%) HP Quality Center
2 22 (3.20%) Ansible
2 22 (3.20%) Opscode Chef
3 20 (2.91%) HP SiteScope
3 20 (2.91%) Puppet
4 16 (2.33%) OpenView
5 15 (2.18%) Tivoli
6 9 (1.31%) Tivoli Monitoring
7 7 (1.02%) Control-M
7 7 (1.02%) Graphite
8 6 (0.87%) Nagios
8 6 (0.87%) Perfmon
9 5 (0.73%) Oracle Identity Management
10 4 (0.58%) CA Single Sign-On
10 4 (0.58%) Ganglia
10 4 (0.58%) nmon
10 4 (0.58%) SCCM
11 3 (0.44%) Grafana
12 2 (0.29%) logstash
12 2 (0.29%) rkt
Vendors
1 74 (10.76%) Oracle
2 58 (8.43%) HP
3 48 (6.98%) Microsoft
4 31 (4.51%) IBM
5 28 (4.07%) Atlassian
6 21 (3.05%) SAP
7 20 (2.91%) AppDynamics
8 18 (2.62%) Perforce
9 15 (2.18%) VMware
10 13 (1.89%) Talend
11 10 (1.45%) CA Agile Central
12 9 (1.31%) Citrix
13 8 (1.16%) Salesforce.com
13 8 (1.16%) Splunk
14 7 (1.02%) BMC
15 6 (0.87%) CA
15 6 (0.87%) Dell
15 6 (0.87%) Guidewire
15 6 (0.87%) Siebel
15 6 (0.87%) Sun
Suffolk
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £200 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Networkers
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Somerset
X4 Group
Rate: Market related
Posted: Yesterday
London
Opilio Recruitment
Rate: From £42,000 to £47,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago