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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Performance Testing
Rank 330 303 258
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -45
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 273 290 318
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.54% 0.60% 0.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.71% 0.80% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 163 153 165
Average daily rate
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£363 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £477 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 4
Average hourly rate £36.75 £25.00 £86.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+47.00% -71.01%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.15 £25.00 £27.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.35 £25.00 £173.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.75 £25.00 £86.25
% change year-on-year
+47.00% -71.01%

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
38219 36146 32687
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 75.29% 74.26% 71.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 24558 22025 19397
Average daily rate £423 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.62% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £271 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1002 1117 1319
Average hourly rate £25.00 £26.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.66% -11.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £27.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-6.48% -14.28%

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 26 January 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
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 26 January 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -14 243 £363 - 93
London +18 122 £384 +2.33% 54
South East -4 58 £308 -12.14% 14
City of London +16 33 £380 +7.04% 19
Scotland -16 29 £310 -16.21% 4
South West -19 19 £363 -9.37% 3
Surrey +16 18 £323 - 6
Hampshire -15 17 £275 +14.58% 2
Edinburgh -16 14 £310 -18.42% 3
North West -15 13 £420 +23.52% 4
Berkshire -2 11 £350 +6.87% 3
West Midlands +5 10 £310 +26.53% 4
Buckinghamshire -14 9 £363 -11.58%
East of England +1 8 £475 +18.75% 4
Glasgow 0 7 £425 +28.30%
Milton Keynes 0 7 £385 -8.33%
Yorkshire -23 7 £313 -3.84% 9
Lancashire - 7 £423 - 1
Bristol -2 6 £363 +20.83%
Gloucestershire -14 6 £325 -36.27% 1
Havant -1 5 £275 -42.10%
Manchester -11 5 £345 +1.47% 3
Swindon -12 4 £375 -11.76% 1
Wiltshire -12 4 £375 -18.47% 1
West Yorkshire -24 4 £325 +3.17% 6
Guildford - 4 £315 -
Leatherhead - 4 £650 -
East Midlands +8 3 - - 1
Hertfordshire +5 3 £475 +18.75%
Leeds -14 3 £425 +32.81% 5

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 January 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.

1 205 (31.44%) Agile Software Development
2 181 (27.76%) SQL
3 163 (25.00%) Java
4 125 (19.17%) Selenium
5 121 (18.56%) Finance
6 113 (17.33%) Windows
7 107 (16.41%) QA
8 104 (15.95%) LoadRunner
8 104 (15.95%) Linux
9 102 (15.64%) Test Scripting
10 96 (14.72%) UNIX
11 95 (14.57%) Oracle
12 89 (13.65%) JMeter
13 85 (13.04%) .NET
13 85 (13.04%) User Acceptance Testing
14 84 (12.88%) Scrum
15 83 (12.73%) Web Services
16 79 (12.12%) HP
17 77 (11.81%) Test Automation
18 75 (11.50%) Test Management
19 74 (11.35%) HP Quality Center
20 72 (11.04%) ISEB
21 68 (10.43%) C#
21 68 (10.43%) Security Cleared
22 67 (10.28%) Test Strategy
22 67 (10.28%) TDD
23 62 (9.51%) Regression Testing
24 59 (9.05%) Git (software)
25 57 (8.74%) Cucumber
26 55 (8.44%) Software Testing

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 33 (5.06%) Apache
2 26 (3.99%) Tomcat
3 19 (2.91%) JBoss
4 18 (2.76%) WebSphere
5 16 (2.45%) CMS
6 14 (2.15%) Tuxedo
7 11 (1.69%) WebLogic
8 10 (1.53%) IIS
9 8 (1.23%) SharePoint
9 8 (1.23%) Jetty
9 8 (1.23%) nginx
9 8 (1.23%) Confluence
10 6 (0.92%) Node.js
10 6 (0.92%) FileNet
11 5 (0.77%) IBM HTTP Server
11 5 (0.77%) Sitecore CMS
11 5 (0.77%) GlassFish
12 3 (0.46%) Oracle Application Server
12 3 (0.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 3 (0.46%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 28 (4.29%) MS Excel
2 17 (2.61%) MS Office
3 6 (0.92%) MS Project
4 1 (0.15%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 9 (1.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.46%) Google Analytics
3 2 (0.31%) SAP ERP
3 2 (0.31%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.31%) SAP CRM
3 2 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.31%) Hyperion Planning
3 2 (0.31%) SAP ECC
3 2 (0.31%) TRIRIGA
4 1 (0.15%) IntelliMatch
4 1 (0.15%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.15%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.15%) SAP APO
4 1 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.15%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 13 (1.99%) SaaS
2 9 (1.38%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (1.23%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (1.07%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (0.61%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (0.61%) GitHub
6 3 (0.46%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.31%) Amazon ELB
7 2 (0.31%) PaaS
7 2 (0.31%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 52 (7.98%) HTTP
2 28 (4.29%) SAN
3 23 (3.53%) TCP/IP
4 21 (3.22%) DNS
5 17 (2.61%) WAN
6 16 (2.45%) LAN
7 14 (2.15%) Firewall
8 12 (1.84%) Internet
9 10 (1.53%) Wireshark
10 9 (1.38%) NAS
11 8 (1.23%) tcpdump
12 7 (1.07%) HTTPS
13 6 (0.92%) DHCP
13 6 (0.92%) Wi-Fi
14 5 (0.77%) Ethernet
15 4 (0.61%) Reverse Proxy
15 4 (0.61%) iSCSI
15 4 (0.61%) FCoE
15 4 (0.61%) Fibre Channel
16 3 (0.46%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (7.82%) SQL Server
2 48 (7.36%) Oracle Database
3 41 (6.29%) MySQL
4 25 (3.83%) Relational Database
5 18 (2.76%) RDBMS
6 17 (2.61%) Oracle Database 11g
7 16 (2.45%) MongoDB
8 14 (2.15%) SQL Server 2008
8 14 (2.15%) Data Warehouse
9 11 (1.69%) Oracle BI EE
10 10 (1.53%) Oracle ODI
10 10 (1.53%) PostgreSQL
10 10 (1.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 9 (1.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 9 (1.38%) NoSQL
12 6 (0.92%) KDB
13 4 (0.61%) Oracle Database 10g
13 4 (0.61%) DB2
14 3 (0.46%) BODI
14 3 (0.46%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 125 (19.17%) Selenium
2 104 (15.95%) LoadRunner
3 89 (13.65%) JMeter
4 59 (9.05%) Git (software)
5 57 (8.74%) Cucumber
6 52 (7.98%) Jenkins
7 47 (7.21%) WebDriver
8 46 (7.06%) JIRA
9 44 (6.75%) Subversion
10 34 (5.21%) Maven
11 30 (4.60%) QuickTest Pro
12 28 (4.29%) JUnit
13 25 (3.83%) Team Foundation Server
14 24 (3.68%) Visual Studio
15 20 (3.07%) IntelliJ
16 18 (2.76%) SoapUI
17 17 (2.61%) Ant
18 16 (2.45%) Mockito
19 15 (2.30%) SpecFlow
19 15 (2.30%) NeoLoad
General
1 121 (18.56%) Finance
2 50 (7.67%) Banking
3 24 (3.68%) Investment Banking
4 23 (3.53%) Telecoms
5 18 (2.76%) Games
6 17 (2.61%) Retail
7 15 (2.30%) Law
8 12 (1.84%) Marketing
9 8 (1.23%) Manufacturing
10 6 (0.92%) Front Office
11 5 (0.77%) Publishing
12 3 (0.46%) Retail Banking
12 3 (0.46%) Spanish Language
13 2 (0.31%) Electronics
13 2 (0.31%) Automotive
14 1 (0.15%) Advertising
14 1 (0.15%) Legal
14 1 (0.15%) Dutch Language
14 1 (0.15%) French Language
14 1 (0.15%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 125 (19.17%) Analyst
2 123 (18.87%) Tester
3 110 (16.87%) Test Analyst
4 103 (15.80%) Developer
5 66 (10.12%) Test Manager
6 63 (9.66%) Performance Tester
7 32 (4.91%) Test Engineer
8 31 (4.75%) Test Leader
9 30 (4.60%) Performance Analyst
10 26 (3.99%) Architect
11 25 (3.83%) Performance Test Analyst
12 23 (3.53%) Java Developer
13 22 (3.37%) Automation Tester
14 21 (3.22%) Consultant
15 17 (2.61%) Head of Testing
16 15 (2.30%) QA Engineer
17 14 (2.15%) Test Consultant
17 14 (2.15%) Senior Tester
18 13 (1.99%) Performance Engineer
18 13 (1.99%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (13.04%) .NET
2 83 (12.73%) Web Services
3 54 (8.28%) HTML
4 46 (7.06%) XML
5 45 (6.90%) SOAP
6 29 (4.45%) JSON
7 28 (4.29%) Spring
8 27 (4.14%) CSS
9 26 (3.99%) ASP.NET
10 22 (3.37%) REST
11 17 (2.61%) Ajax
11 17 (2.61%) jQuery
12 16 (2.45%) ODBC
13 15 (2.30%) JDBC
13 15 (2.30%) RESTful
13 15 (2.30%) .NET Framework
14 14 (2.15%) Middleware
14 14 (2.15%) HTML5
15 13 (1.99%) Hibernate
15 13 (1.99%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 47 (7.21%) Analytical Skills
2 39 (5.98%) Open Source
3 23 (3.53%) User Experience
4 20 (3.07%) Computer Science
5 16 (2.45%) Client/Server
6 14 (2.15%) Mobile App
7 11 (1.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 9 (1.38%) Smart Meter
9 8 (1.23%) Mainframe
9 8 (1.23%) Clustering
9 8 (1.23%) Spread Betting
10 7 (1.07%) Credit Risk
11 6 (0.92%) Management Information System
11 6 (0.92%) iPhone
11 6 (0.92%) Video on Demand
12 5 (0.77%) iPad
12 5 (0.77%) Performance Metrics
12 5 (0.77%) Data Structures
12 5 (0.77%) Robotics
12 5 (0.77%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 113 (17.33%) Windows
2 104 (15.95%) Linux
3 96 (14.72%) UNIX
4 18 (2.76%) Apple iOS
5 14 (2.15%) AIX
6 13 (1.99%) Android
7 12 (1.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 11 (1.69%) Windows Server 2012
9 10 (1.53%) CentOS
9 10 (1.53%) Solaris
10 9 (1.38%) Windows Server 2003
11 7 (1.07%) Ubuntu
12 5 (0.77%) Windows XP
13 3 (0.46%) HPUX
13 3 (0.46%) Windows 7
13 3 (0.46%) webOS
13 3 (0.46%) Oracle Linux
14 2 (0.31%) SUSE
15 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2008
15 1 (0.15%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 205 (31.44%) Agile Software Development
2 102 (15.64%) Test Scripting
3 85 (13.04%) User Acceptance Testing
4 84 (12.88%) Scrum
5 77 (11.81%) Test Automation
6 75 (11.50%) Test Management
7 67 (10.28%) Test Strategy
7 67 (10.28%) TDD
8 62 (9.51%) Regression Testing
9 55 (8.44%) Software Testing
10 54 (8.28%) BDD
11 43 (6.60%) Waterfall
12 40 (6.13%) Integration Testing
13 37 (5.67%) Automated Testing
13 37 (5.67%) Configuration Management
14 31 (4.75%) Migration
15 27 (4.14%) System Testing
16 26 (3.99%) Continuous Integration
16 26 (3.99%) MVC
16 26 (3.99%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 181 (27.76%) SQL
2 163 (25.00%) Java
3 68 (10.43%) C#
4 54 (8.28%) JavaScript
5 51 (7.82%) Perl
6 50 (7.67%) Shell Script
7 43 (6.60%) C
8 41 (6.29%) C++
8 41 (6.29%) Python
9 36 (5.52%) Ruby
10 33 (5.06%) PL/SQL
11 21 (3.22%) Bash Shell
12 20 (3.07%) Groovy
12 20 (3.07%) VB
13 14 (2.15%) PHP
13 14 (2.15%) VB6
14 12 (1.84%) Scala
15 11 (1.69%) T-SQL
16 9 (1.38%) VB.NET
17 6 (0.92%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 72 (11.04%) ISEB
2 68 (10.43%) Security Cleared
3 48 (7.36%) SC Cleared
4 47 (7.21%) ISTQB
5 39 (5.98%) Degree
6 28 (4.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 7 (1.07%) CCNA
7 7 (1.07%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (0.92%) DV Cleared
9 4 (0.61%) BC Cleared
10 3 (0.46%) CTC Cleared
10 3 (0.46%) ISEB Practitioner
11 2 (0.31%) Oracle Certification
11 2 (0.31%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.31%) PMI Certification
11 2 (0.31%) IBM Certification
12 1 (0.15%) Sun Certification
12 1 (0.15%) OCP
12 1 (0.15%) CCA
12 1 (0.15%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 107 (16.41%) QA
2 3 (0.46%) SLA
3 1 (0.15%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 1 (0.15%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.15%) Solvency II
System Software
1 36 (5.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (2.61%) VMware ESXi
3 13 (1.99%) VMware ESX
4 12 (1.84%) KVM
5 9 (1.38%) vSphere
5 9 (1.38%) Active Directory
6 6 (0.92%) Oracle RAC
7 5 (0.77%) Docker
8 3 (0.46%) RHEV
9 1 (0.15%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.15%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.15%) Firmware
9 1 (0.15%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.15%) Oracle RMAN
9 1 (0.15%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 74 (11.35%) HP Quality Center
2 15 (2.30%) Puppet
3 11 (1.69%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (1.07%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 5 (0.77%) Ansible
5 5 (0.77%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 5 (0.77%) Cobbler
6 4 (0.61%) HP SiteScope
7 3 (0.46%) CA SiteMinder
8 2 (0.31%) Nessus
8 2 (0.31%) WebInspect
8 2 (0.31%) Salt
8 2 (0.31%) Nagios
8 2 (0.31%) Vagrant
9 1 (0.15%) HP UCMDB
9 1 (0.15%) CA Endevor
9 1 (0.15%) SCCM
9 1 (0.15%) HP Data Protector
9 1 (0.15%) ZABBIX
9 1 (0.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 95 (14.57%) Oracle
2 79 (12.12%) HP
3 47 (7.21%) Microsoft
4 44 (6.75%) VMware
5 26 (3.99%) IBM
6 23 (3.53%) SAP
7 13 (1.99%) Citrix
8 9 (1.38%) Red Hat
9 8 (1.23%) TIBCO
10 6 (0.92%) Apple
10 6 (0.92%) Akamai
10 6 (0.92%) 3PAR
11 5 (0.77%) Atlassian
11 5 (0.77%) Sitecore
11 5 (0.77%) EMC
12 4 (0.61%) Veritas
12 4 (0.61%) Dell
12 4 (0.61%) Sun
13 3 (0.46%) Adobe
13 3 (0.46%) Hyperion
Glastonbury, Somerset
Reed Professional Services
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Sutton, Surrey
Reed Business Information Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day direct - no agency margin
Posted: 4 days ago
Nottingham
Real Staffing
Rate: £250 - £325 per day + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: Market related
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £425 - 450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Advanced Resource Managers
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 6 days ago
Edinburgh
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £250 - £280 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: Market related
Posted: 10 days ago
Bedfordshire
DP Connect
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 12 days ago
Coventry
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 16 days ago