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 20 January 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Performance Testing
UK
Rank 314 379 346
Rank change year-on-year
+65 -33
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 307 255 283
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.69% 0.50% 0.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.83% 0.61% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 194 175 175
Median daily rate £403 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.33% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £475 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £350 £344
% change year-on-year
+10.71% +1.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 3
Median hourly rate - £60.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +100.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £60.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +100.00%

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
36783 41524 39970
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.18% 81.75% 78.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 24390 26922 25816
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 937 1204 1054
Median hourly rate £34.00 £38.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% +52.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £55.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

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 20 January 2017.

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 20 January 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
England +75 282 £410 +9.33% 63
London +9 92 £425 +1.19% 26
South East +32 49 £408 +2.00% 12
South West +37 36 £340 +6.25% 6
East Midlands +15 24 £425 +6.25% 3
West Midlands 0 23 £288 -10.15% 5
Wiltshire +25 22 £325 +4.83%
Yorkshire +12 22 £490 +43.06% 3
Swindon +24 20 £325 +4.83%
Leeds +19 20 £494 +45.22% 3
West Yorkshire +17 20 £494 +45.22% 3
Scotland +26 18 £395 +21.53% 1
East of England +12 16 £325 +18.18% 2
Northamptonshire -3 16 £425 +36.00%
North West +9 15 £313 -10.71% 5
Northampton -1 14 £425 -15.00%
City of London -7 12 £450 +16.12% 3
Manchester 0 11 £363 +3.57% 4
West Sussex - 11 £403 - 1
Surrey +22 10 £275 -34.52% 3
Essex +3 9 £325 +18.18%
Oxfordshire - 9 £500 - 1
Staffordshire -3 8 £275 -14.06%
Edinburgh +16 7 £398 -11.66% 1
Berkshire +12 7 £440 +17.33% 2
Nottinghamshire +12 7 £500 +17.64% 1
Southend-on-Sea +7 7 £338 -
Oxford - 7 £500 - 1
West Lothian - 7 £413 -
Gloucestershire +9 6 £475 -

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 January 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 with a requirement for Performance Testing.

1 355 (52.36%) Agile Software Development
2 258 (38.05%) Selenium
3 244 (35.99%) Java
4 210 (30.97%) QA
5 157 (23.16%) Test Automation
6 147 (21.68%) Scrum
7 139 (20.50%) JMeter
8 129 (19.03%) Test Scripting
9 126 (18.58%) JIRA
10 123 (18.14%) Continuous Integration
11 119 (17.55%) BDD
12 116 (17.11%) Jenkins
13 109 (16.08%) Cucumber
14 106 (15.63%) Finance
14 106 (15.63%) SQL
15 104 (15.34%) Web Services
16 100 (14.75%) Automation Testing
17 95 (14.01%) User Stories
18 92 (13.57%) LoadRunner
19 91 (13.42%) JavaScript
20 89 (13.13%) Oracle
21 87 (12.83%) Linux
22 85 (12.54%) Git (software)
23 84 (12.39%) Regression Testing
23 84 (12.39%) Automated Testing
24 82 (12.09%) HTML
25 80 (11.80%) Unit Testing
26 73 (10.77%) Continuous Improvement
27 72 (10.62%) TDD
28 71 (10.47%) SoapUI

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 58 (8.55%) Confluence
2 18 (2.65%) Tomcat
3 17 (2.51%) Apache
4 16 (2.36%) SharePoint
5 11 (1.62%) Elasticsearch
5 11 (1.62%) JBoss
6 9 (1.33%) WebLogic
7 8 (1.18%) IIS
7 8 (1.18%) WebSphere
8 6 (0.88%) Cloud Foundry
8 6 (0.88%) Drupal
9 5 (0.74%) CMS
10 4 (0.59%) FileNet
10 4 (0.59%) MQSeries
10 4 (0.59%) nginx
10 4 (0.59%) SharePoint 2010
10 4 (0.59%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (0.29%) NetWeaver
11 2 (0.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 1 (0.15%) Commerce Server
Applications
1 30 (4.42%) MS Excel
2 10 (1.47%) MS Office
3 5 (0.74%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.29%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.15%) Mingle
5 1 (0.15%) MS Project
5 1 (0.15%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (0.74%) Oracle Applications
2 4 (0.59%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (0.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.29%) FLEXCUBE
3 2 (0.29%) SAP ERP
3 2 (0.29%) Temenos T24
3 2 (0.29%) VisionPLUS
4 1 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.15%) Eloqua
4 1 (0.15%) Infor M3
4 1 (0.15%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.15%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.15%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 38 (5.60%) Amazon AWS
2 29 (4.28%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (3.39%) PaaS
4 13 (1.92%) Cloud Computing
4 13 (1.92%) GitHub
5 12 (1.77%) AWS CloudFormation
6 11 (1.62%) Amazon Kinesis
6 11 (1.62%) AWS Lambda
7 10 (1.47%) Office 365
8 8 (1.18%) SaaS
9 7 (1.03%) IaaS
10 3 (0.44%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 2 (0.29%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 2 (0.29%) CloudBees
11 2 (0.29%) OpenShift
12 1 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
12 1 (0.15%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 22 (3.24%) HTTP
2 11 (1.62%) OpenLDAP
3 7 (1.03%) Firewall
3 7 (1.03%) Internet
3 7 (1.03%) LDAP
4 4 (0.59%) DMZ
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%) Reverse Proxy
6 2 (0.29%) Software-Defined Networking
6 2 (0.29%) SSL
6 2 (0.29%) Wireshark
7 1 (0.15%) Ethernet
7 1 (0.15%) Gigabit Ethernet
7 1 (0.15%) Multicast
7 1 (0.15%) tcpdump
7 1 (0.15%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (7.96%) SQL Server
2 24 (3.54%) MongoDB
3 22 (3.24%) Oracle Database
4 15 (2.21%) Data Warehouse
5 14 (2.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 12 (1.77%) DB2
6 12 (1.77%) NoSQL
6 12 (1.77%) PostgreSQL
7 11 (1.62%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 11 (1.62%) MySQL
7 11 (1.62%) Redis
8 10 (1.47%) DB2 UDB
8 10 (1.47%) Relational Database
9 9 (1.33%) Apache Cassandra
9 9 (1.33%) Big Data
10 8 (1.18%) HBase
10 8 (1.18%) Oracle BI EE
10 8 (1.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 7 (1.03%) Oracle Reports
11 7 (1.03%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 258 (38.05%) Selenium
2 139 (20.50%) JMeter
3 126 (18.58%) JIRA
4 116 (17.11%) Jenkins
5 109 (16.08%) Cucumber
6 92 (13.57%) LoadRunner
7 85 (12.54%) Git (software)
8 71 (10.47%) SoapUI
9 56 (8.26%) WebDriver
10 45 (6.64%) JUnit
11 39 (5.75%) SpecFlow
12 37 (5.46%) Visual Studio
13 36 (5.31%) Maven
14 28 (4.13%) NeoLoad
15 23 (3.39%) NUnit
16 22 (3.24%) Subversion
17 21 (3.10%) Gatling
17 21 (3.10%) Team Foundation Server
18 19 (2.80%) Ant
18 19 (2.80%) Gradle
General
1 106 (15.63%) Finance
2 46 (6.78%) Banking
3 20 (2.95%) Retail
4 18 (2.65%) Publishing
5 14 (2.06%) Investment Banking
6 7 (1.03%) Automotive
6 7 (1.03%) Games
6 7 (1.03%) Telecoms
7 6 (0.88%) Advertising
8 5 (0.74%) Front Office
8 5 (0.74%) Marketing
9 4 (0.59%) Legal
10 3 (0.44%) Billing
10 3 (0.44%) Corporate Banking
10 3 (0.44%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.44%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.44%) Multimedia
10 3 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (0.44%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.29%) Law
Job Titles
1 180 (26.55%) Tester
2 125 (18.44%) Analyst
3 112 (16.52%) Test Analyst
4 89 (13.13%) Developer
5 71 (10.47%) Test Engineer
6 68 (10.03%) Performance Tester
7 64 (9.44%) Automation Tester
8 45 (6.64%) Architect
9 38 (5.60%) Test Leader
10 36 (5.31%) Test Manager
11 33 (4.87%) Performance Analyst
11 33 (4.87%) QA Engineer
12 30 (4.42%) Performance Test Analyst
13 28 (4.13%) QA Analyst
14 27 (3.98%) Java Developer
15 26 (3.83%) QA Tester
16 25 (3.69%) Test Automation Engineer
17 23 (3.39%) Selenium Tester
18 21 (3.10%) Selenium Automation Tester
19 20 (2.95%) QA Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 104 (15.34%) Web Services
2 82 (12.09%) HTML
3 63 (9.29%) RESTful
4 56 (8.26%) REST
5 53 (7.82%) SOAP
6 52 (7.67%) CSS
7 51 (7.52%) Gherkin
8 49 (7.23%) XML
9 48 (7.08%) .NET
10 47 (6.93%) HTML5
11 44 (6.49%) Node.js
12 43 (6.34%) AngularJS
13 35 (5.16%) Spring
14 34 (5.01%) J2EE
15 29 (4.28%) CSS3
16 25 (3.69%) JSON
17 24 (3.54%) jQuery
18 17 (2.51%) Middleware
19 16 (2.36%) Hibernate
19 16 (2.36%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 41 (6.05%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (2.95%) Computer Science
3 17 (2.51%) Mobile App
4 12 (1.77%) Enterprise Software
4 12 (1.77%) Management Information System
5 10 (1.47%) NHS
6 9 (1.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 8 (1.18%) Data Centre
8 6 (0.88%) Data Integration
8 6 (0.88%) Mobile Payment
8 6 (0.88%) PKI
8 6 (0.88%) User Experience
9 5 (0.74%) Mainframe
9 5 (0.74%) Statistics
10 4 (0.59%) iPad
10 4 (0.59%) PMI
11 3 (0.44%) Client/Server
11 3 (0.44%) Data Conversion
11 3 (0.44%) Inversion of Control
11 3 (0.44%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 87 (12.83%) Linux
2 49 (7.23%) Windows
3 38 (5.60%) Unix
4 17 (2.51%) Solaris
5 12 (1.77%) Android
5 12 (1.77%) Apple iOS
6 9 (1.33%) Windows Server
7 8 (1.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (1.03%) Amazon Linux
9 5 (0.74%) Ubuntu
9 5 (0.74%) Windows 7
10 4 (0.59%) AIX
10 4 (0.59%) Oracle Linux
10 4 (0.59%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (0.44%) CentOS
11 3 (0.44%) SUSE
12 2 (0.29%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.15%) Data ONTAP
13 1 (0.15%) Windows 10
13 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 355 (52.36%) Agile Software Development
2 157 (23.16%) Test Automation
3 147 (21.68%) Scrum
4 129 (19.03%) Test Scripting
5 123 (18.14%) Continuous Integration
6 119 (17.55%) BDD
7 100 (14.75%) Automation Testing
8 95 (14.01%) User Stories
9 84 (12.39%) Automated Testing
9 84 (12.39%) Regression Testing
10 80 (11.80%) Unit Testing
11 73 (10.77%) Continuous Improvement
12 72 (10.62%) TDD
13 69 (10.18%) Security Testing
14 68 (10.03%) Integration Testing
15 67 (9.88%) Kanban
15 67 (9.88%) User Acceptance Testing
16 66 (9.73%) Non-Functional Testing
17 65 (9.59%) Software Engineering
18 64 (9.44%) Exploratory Testing
Programming Languages
1 244 (35.99%) Java
2 106 (15.63%) SQL
3 91 (13.42%) JavaScript
4 48 (7.08%) C#
5 43 (6.34%) Python
6 39 (5.75%) Groovy
7 31 (4.57%) Scala
8 23 (3.39%) C
9 22 (3.24%) Ruby
10 16 (2.36%) PHP
11 15 (2.21%) Perl
12 14 (2.06%) T-SQL
13 9 (1.33%) Bash Shell
14 8 (1.18%) PL/SQL
14 8 (1.18%) PowerShell
15 4 (0.59%) ABAP
15 4 (0.59%) C++
16 3 (0.44%) Shell Script
16 3 (0.44%) VB
17 2 (0.29%) VB6
Qualifications
1 59 (8.70%) ISEB
2 53 (7.82%) ISTQB
3 52 (7.67%) Degree
4 50 (7.37%) Security Cleared
5 28 (4.13%) SC Cleared
6 18 (2.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 15 (2.21%) BPSS Clearance
8 12 (1.77%) DV Cleared
8 12 (1.77%) ITIL Certification
9 9 (1.33%) PMI Certification
10 8 (1.18%) Microsoft Certification
11 5 (0.74%) CCNA
11 5 (0.74%) Cisco Certification
11 5 (0.74%) PMP
12 4 (0.59%) MCSD
12 4 (0.59%) MCSE
12 4 (0.59%) MCTS
13 2 (0.29%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 1 (0.15%) CTC Cleared
14 1 (0.15%) HP ASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 210 (30.97%) QA
2 14 (2.06%) SDET
3 10 (1.47%) Data Quality
4 9 (1.33%) Disclosure Scotland
5 8 (1.18%) WCAG
6 7 (1.03%) WAI
7 4 (0.59%) ISO 9000
8 2 (0.29%) SLA
9 1 (0.15%) GxP
System Software
1 35 (5.16%) Docker
2 21 (3.10%) Active Directory
3 12 (1.77%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (1.03%) Microsoft App-V
5 5 (0.74%) Virtual Machines
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
8 1 (0.15%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 25 (3.69%) HP Quality Center
2 24 (3.54%) Ansible
3 17 (2.51%) Tivoli
4 16 (2.36%) HP SiteScope
4 16 (2.36%) OpenView
4 16 (2.36%) Opscode Chef
5 14 (2.06%) Puppet
6 11 (1.62%) Kibana
6 11 (1.62%) logstash
6 11 (1.62%) Tivoli Monitoring
7 7 (1.03%) Graphite
7 7 (1.03%) Icinga
7 7 (1.03%) Nagios
8 5 (0.74%) Ganglia
8 5 (0.74%) Grafana
8 5 (0.74%) nmon
9 4 (0.59%) CA Single Sign-On
9 4 (0.59%) Control-M
9 4 (0.59%) Perfmon
9 4 (0.59%) rkt
Vendors
1 89 (13.13%) Oracle
2 59 (8.70%) HP
3 53 (7.82%) Microsoft
4 32 (4.72%) Atlassian
5 26 (3.83%) IBM
6 23 (3.39%) AppDynamics
7 20 (2.95%) SAP
8 16 (2.36%) VMware
9 15 (2.21%) Red Hat
10 13 (1.92%) Perforce
11 11 (1.62%) Splunk
12 10 (1.47%) Citrix
13 9 (1.33%) CA Agile Central
14 8 (1.18%) SOASTA, Inc
14 8 (1.18%) Tableau
15 7 (1.03%) BMC
16 6 (0.88%) CA
16 6 (0.88%) Salesforce.com
16 6 (0.88%) Sun
17 5 (0.74%) Sybase
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