The table below looks at the statistics for Performance Testing skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Performance Testing over the 3 months to 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Performance Testing
Rank 262 272 270
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -2
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 461 397 365
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.81% 0.73% 0.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.04% 0.95% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 272 257 255
Average daily rate
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£375 £373 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.53% -0.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £287 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 3
Average hourly rate £30.50 £31.50 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.17% +8.62%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £31.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-3.17% +8.62%

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
44294 41615 38269
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.78% 76.15% 74.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 28706 25700 23210
Average daily rate £418 £400 £403
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.37% -0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £560 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1194 1169 1103
Average hourly rate £30.00 £24.00 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -21.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.80 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.52 £26.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+17.38% -16.12%

Performance Testing
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Performance Testing within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 4 August 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Performance Testing within the UK over the 3 months to 4 August 2015.

Performance Testing Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Performance Testing
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 4 August 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
England 0 394 £375 - 100
London +11 175 £400 -3.03% 47
South East +4 72 £360 +2.85% 15
North West +13 56 £350 +8.52% 9
Scotland +3 41 £330 -5.71% 8
City of London -12 38 £425 +17.64% 13
Hampshire +2 27 £305 -6.15% 4
Manchester +5 23 £350 +8.52% 5
West Midlands +27 22 £380 +38.18% 5
Wales +8 21 £350 +3.32% 3
Yorkshire -41 20 £375 +16.27% 5
Lancashire +24 18 £331 -21.36% 1
Edinburgh +10 16 £313 - 4
Berkshire +7 15 £375 +100.00% 1
South West -12 15 £293 -19.31% 10
West Yorkshire -40 15 £363 +7.40% 4
South Wales +6 13 £388 +14.39% 3
East of England -18 13 £365 -2.66% 2
Cardiff +5 12 £388 +14.39% 1
Blackpool +13 11 £340 -19.13%
Winchester - 11 £300 -
Oxfordshire - 11 £300 -
Staffordshire - 11 £383 - 1
Leeds -35 10 £415 -7.77% 2
Surrey +2 9 £445 - 9
Buckinghamshire -2 9 £375 +7.14%
Oxford - 9 £300 -
Wiltshire +3 7 £450 -4.25% 5
Newcastle upon Tyne -21 7 £305 -15.27%
Tyne and Wear -25 7 £305 -15.27% 1

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 197 (26.62%) SQL
2 185 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 161 (21.76%) Finance
4 156 (21.08%) Java
5 144 (19.46%) LoadRunner
6 135 (18.24%) QA
7 130 (17.57%) Test Scripting
8 128 (17.30%) Oracle
9 117 (15.81%) Selenium
10 116 (15.68%) Windows
11 113 (15.27%) Linux
12 108 (14.59%) Test Strategy
13 107 (14.46%) UNIX
14 102 (13.78%) ISEB
15 98 (13.24%) HP
16 97 (13.11%) SQL Server
16 97 (13.11%) JMeter
17 91 (12.30%) Test Automation
18 90 (12.16%) Security Cleared
19 88 (11.89%) HP Quality Center
20 84 (11.35%) ISTQB
20 84 (11.35%) Web Services
21 83 (11.22%) User Acceptance Testing
22 82 (11.08%) Regression Testing
23 80 (10.81%) XML
24 77 (10.41%) C#
24 77 (10.41%) Scrum
24 77 (10.41%) Non-Functional Testing
25 72 (9.73%) SAP
26 70 (9.46%) Microsoft

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 24 (3.24%) Apache
1 24 (3.24%) WebSphere
2 18 (2.43%) JBoss
3 17 (2.30%) SharePoint
4 15 (2.03%) Tomcat
4 15 (2.03%) WebLogic
4 15 (2.03%) CMS
5 14 (1.89%) IIS
6 13 (1.76%) WebSphere Application Server
7 10 (1.35%) nginx
8 9 (1.22%) OpenStack
9 7 (0.95%) Confluence
10 6 (0.81%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 5 (0.68%) Jetty
12 4 (0.54%) GlassFish
12 4 (0.54%) SAS
13 3 (0.41%) FileNet
13 3 (0.41%) Drupal
13 3 (0.41%) Umbraco
14 2 (0.27%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 25 (3.38%) MS Excel
2 16 (2.16%) MS Office
3 7 (0.95%) Photoshop
4 6 (0.81%) MS Project
5 3 (0.41%) PowerPivot
6 2 (0.27%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (1.35%) SAP IS-U
2 7 (0.95%) Oracle Retail
3 6 (0.81%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 5 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (0.54%) Oracle General Ledger
5 4 (0.54%) Oracle Payables
6 3 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 3 (0.41%) Hyperion Planning
6 3 (0.41%) Agresso
6 3 (0.41%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (0.41%) Oracle Applications
7 2 (0.27%) Oracle Financials
7 2 (0.27%) Primavera
7 2 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.27%) BASE24
7 2 (0.27%) SAP Business One
7 2 (0.27%) Oracle EBS R12
7 2 (0.27%) Oracle Assets
8 1 (0.14%) IntelliMatch
8 1 (0.14%) SAP EWM
Cloud Services
1 22 (2.97%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (1.08%) SaaS
2 8 (1.08%) Amazon EC2
2 8 (1.08%) Amazon S3
2 8 (1.08%) Route 53
2 8 (1.08%) GitHub
3 7 (0.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (0.95%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 3 (0.41%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (0.27%) Google Compute Engine
6 1 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.14%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (0.14%) Office 365
6 1 (0.14%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 34 (4.59%) SAN
2 21 (2.84%) HTTP
3 13 (1.76%) Firewall
4 11 (1.49%) Internet
4 11 (1.49%) NAS
5 10 (1.35%) Wireshark
5 10 (1.35%) Fibre Channel
5 10 (1.35%) TCP/IP
6 9 (1.22%) DNS
7 8 (1.08%) LDAP
7 8 (1.08%) Wi-Fi
8 7 (0.95%) Intrusion Detection
9 6 (0.81%) HTTPS
9 6 (0.81%) VLAN
10 5 (0.68%) iSCSI
11 4 (0.54%) Kerberos
11 4 (0.54%) DHCP
11 4 (0.54%) FCoE
12 3 (0.41%) FTP
12 3 (0.41%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 97 (13.11%) SQL Server
2 43 (5.81%) MySQL
2 43 (5.81%) Relational Database
3 23 (3.11%) Oracle Database
4 17 (2.30%) Data Warehouse
5 16 (2.16%) RDBMS
5 16 (2.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 11 (1.49%) DB2
6 11 (1.49%) Big Data
7 10 (1.35%) SQL Server 2008
7 10 (1.35%) Hadoop
7 10 (1.35%) MongoDB
8 9 (1.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 8 (1.08%) NoSQL
10 7 (0.95%) Redis
10 7 (0.95%) SimpleDB
10 7 (0.95%) SQL Server 2012
10 7 (0.95%) Couchbase
10 7 (0.95%) Amazon RDS
11 6 (0.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 144 (19.46%) LoadRunner
2 117 (15.81%) Selenium
3 97 (13.11%) JMeter
4 61 (8.24%) SoapUI
5 58 (7.84%) Cucumber
6 55 (7.43%) JIRA
7 53 (7.16%) WebDriver
8 39 (5.27%) Jenkins
8 39 (5.27%) HP UFT
9 36 (4.86%) Visual Studio
10 28 (3.78%) JUnit
10 28 (3.78%) Team Foundation Server
11 27 (3.65%) Git (software)
12 25 (3.38%) Maven
13 17 (2.30%) NeoLoad
13 17 (2.30%) Facilita Forecast
14 16 (2.16%) Eclipse
15 14 (1.89%) Subversion
16 12 (1.62%) Appium
17 10 (1.35%) Rational Performance Tester
General
1 161 (21.76%) Finance
2 55 (7.43%) Banking
3 39 (5.27%) Telecoms
4 33 (4.46%) Retail
5 19 (2.57%) Investment Banking
6 12 (1.62%) Manufacturing
6 12 (1.62%) Pharmaceutical
7 7 (0.95%) Retail Banking
8 6 (0.81%) Marketing
9 5 (0.68%) Games
9 5 (0.68%) Back Office
10 4 (0.54%) Front Office
10 4 (0.54%) Legal
10 4 (0.54%) Corporate Banking
10 4 (0.54%) Private Banking
10 4 (0.54%) Advertising
11 3 (0.41%) Electronics
12 2 (0.27%) Publishing
12 2 (0.27%) General Ledger
12 2 (0.27%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 181 (24.46%) Analyst
2 172 (23.24%) Test Analyst
3 131 (17.70%) Tester
4 82 (11.08%) Test Manager
5 74 (10.00%) Developer
6 56 (7.57%) Test Leader
7 53 (7.16%) Performance Tester
7 53 (7.16%) Test Engineer
8 47 (6.35%) Architect
9 44 (5.95%) Performance Analyst
10 42 (5.68%) Performance Test Analyst
11 35 (4.73%) Consultant
12 21 (2.84%) Performance Manager
13 20 (2.70%) Senior Manager
13 20 (2.70%) Performance Test Manager
14 18 (2.43%) Performance Test Leader
14 18 (2.43%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
15 17 (2.30%) Software Engineer
15 17 (2.30%) Senior Analyst
15 17 (2.30%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (11.35%) Web Services
2 80 (10.81%) XML
3 69 (9.32%) SOAP
3 69 (9.32%) HTML
4 65 (8.78%) .NET
5 42 (5.68%) CSS
6 31 (4.19%) Middleware
7 25 (3.38%) ASP.NET
8 21 (2.84%) J2EE
8 21 (2.84%) HTML5
9 20 (2.70%) CSS3
10 19 (2.57%) XML Messaging
11 14 (1.89%) ASP.NET MVC
12 13 (1.76%) WPF
12 13 (1.76%) WinForms
12 13 (1.76%) JSP
12 13 (1.76%) REST
13 11 (1.49%) ASP.NET MVC 4
14 9 (1.22%) Spring
14 9 (1.22%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 54 (7.30%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (3.78%) Computer Science
3 19 (2.57%) N-Tier
3 19 (2.57%) Mobile App
4 16 (2.16%) Data Structures
5 15 (2.03%) Client/Server
6 14 (1.89%) Device Driver
6 14 (1.89%) Performance Metrics
7 13 (1.76%) Enterprise Software
8 12 (1.62%) User Experience
8 12 (1.62%) Replication
8 12 (1.62%) NHS
9 11 (1.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 9 (1.22%) W3C
11 8 (1.08%) EMC VNX
11 8 (1.08%) Hybrid Cloud
12 7 (0.95%) Mainframe
13 6 (0.81%) GIS
13 6 (0.81%) CLARiiON
13 6 (0.81%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 116 (15.68%) Windows
2 113 (15.27%) Linux
3 107 (14.46%) UNIX
4 18 (2.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 17 (2.30%) Apple iOS
6 15 (2.03%) Android
7 13 (1.76%) AIX
8 12 (1.62%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (0.95%) CentOS
10 6 (0.81%) Solaris
10 6 (0.81%) Data ONTAP
11 4 (0.54%) Windows Server 2008
12 3 (0.41%) Windows Server 2012
13 2 (0.27%) Oracle Linux
13 2 (0.27%) Windows 7
13 2 (0.27%) HPUX
13 2 (0.27%) SUSE
14 1 (0.14%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.14%) zOS
14 1 (0.14%) webOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 185 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 130 (17.57%) Test Scripting
3 108 (14.59%) Test Strategy
4 91 (12.30%) Test Automation
5 83 (11.22%) User Acceptance Testing
6 82 (11.08%) Regression Testing
7 77 (10.41%) Scrum
7 77 (10.41%) Non-Functional Testing
8 70 (9.46%) Test Management
9 67 (9.05%) Integration Testing
10 66 (8.92%) Automated Testing
11 63 (8.51%) TDD
12 60 (8.11%) Software Testing
13 55 (7.43%) Continuous Integration
14 53 (7.16%) Test Planning
15 48 (6.49%) Load Testing
16 46 (6.22%) Security Testing
17 45 (6.08%) Migration
18 44 (5.95%) SOA
18 44 (5.95%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 197 (26.62%) SQL
2 156 (21.08%) Java
3 77 (10.41%) C#
4 55 (7.43%) JavaScript
5 30 (4.05%) Perl
6 27 (3.65%) Ruby
7 26 (3.51%) C
7 26 (3.51%) Python
8 24 (3.24%) C++
9 20 (2.70%) PHP
9 20 (2.70%) PL/SQL
10 19 (2.57%) VBScript
10 19 (2.57%) VB
11 18 (2.43%) Shell Script
12 15 (2.03%) T-SQL
13 13 (1.76%) Bash Shell
14 10 (1.35%) Groovy
15 8 (1.08%) PowerShell
16 7 (0.95%) ActionScript 3.0
16 7 (0.95%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 102 (13.78%) ISEB
2 90 (12.16%) Security Cleared
3 84 (11.35%) ISTQB
4 62 (8.38%) SC Cleared
5 41 (5.54%) Degree
6 31 (4.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 16 (2.16%) ISEB Practitioner
8 12 (1.62%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 11 (1.49%) DV Cleared
10 6 (0.81%) IBM Certification
11 5 (0.68%) CCNA
11 5 (0.68%) Cisco Certification
11 5 (0.68%) BC Cleared
12 2 (0.27%) Sun Certification
12 2 (0.27%) ITIL Certification
13 1 (0.14%) GNVQ
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 135 (18.24%) QA
2 11 (1.49%) GxP
2 11 (1.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (0.27%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 1 (0.14%) GCP
4 1 (0.14%) HL7
4 1 (0.14%) Data Quality
System Software
1 47 (6.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (1.89%) Active Directory
3 10 (1.35%) Hyper-V
4 8 (1.08%) NFS
5 7 (0.95%) vSphere
5 7 (0.95%) Docker
6 6 (0.81%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (0.81%) SRDF
6 6 (0.81%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 5 (0.68%) KVM
8 3 (0.41%) vCloud
8 3 (0.41%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (0.41%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.27%) LXC
9 2 (0.27%) NET24-XPNET
10 1 (0.14%) Firmware
10 1 (0.14%) VMware ESX
10 1 (0.14%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.14%) HDFS
10 1 (0.14%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 88 (11.89%) HP Quality Center
2 14 (1.89%) Opscode Chef
3 13 (1.76%) Puppet
4 11 (1.49%) Ansible
5 9 (1.22%) Nessus
6 8 (1.08%) HAProxy
6 8 (1.08%) Salt
7 6 (0.81%) EMC VPLEX
7 6 (0.81%) SnapMirror
7 6 (0.81%) SnapVault
7 6 (0.81%) NetBackup
8 5 (0.68%) WMI
8 5 (0.68%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 3 (0.41%) Vagrant
10 2 (0.27%) CA Wily
10 2 (0.27%) Oracle Identity Management
10 2 (0.27%) OpenView
10 2 (0.27%) Tivoli
10 2 (0.27%) SCOM
10 2 (0.27%) logstash
Vendors
1 128 (17.30%) Oracle
2 98 (13.24%) HP
3 72 (9.73%) SAP
4 70 (9.46%) Microsoft
5 63 (8.51%) VMware
6 44 (5.95%) IBM
7 12 (1.62%) Sybase
8 11 (1.49%) Dell
9 9 (1.22%) Red Hat
9 9 (1.22%) TIBCO
10 8 (1.08%) EMC
10 8 (1.08%) Citrix
10 8 (1.08%) Sun
10 8 (1.08%) hybris
10 8 (1.08%) Splunk
10 8 (1.08%) SOASTA, Inc
11 7 (0.95%) Green Hat
11 7 (0.95%) Cisco
11 7 (0.95%) Symantec
12 6 (0.81%) Remedy
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Bromley, Kent
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £300.00 - £450.00 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
TalentFlow
Rate: Up to £440 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: £45000
Posted: Yesterday
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £250.00 - £260.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South West
Sanderson
Posted: Yesterday
London
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £350 - £500 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Nicoll Curtin
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Stirling
iKonnect
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Bromley
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per annum
Posted: 20 days ago
City of London
Venturi
Rate: £400.00 - £500 per day
Posted: 22 days ago
Chester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £250.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 23 days ago
Dundee
Real Staffing
Rate: £25 - £30 per hour
Posted: 25 days ago
Bromley
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £430.00 per day
Posted: 25 days ago