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 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Testing
Rank 288 267 263
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -4
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 375 383 409
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.66% 0.73% 0.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.89% 0.99% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 244 264 245
Average daily rate
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£365 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £480 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -5.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 4
Average hourly rate £35.00 £29.50 £38.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.64% -22.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.20 £29.00 £31.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £51.92 £41.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £29.00 £38.25
% change year-on-year
+20.68% -24.18%

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
41951 38607 41075
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.17% 73.26% 70.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 26010 23715 23830
Average daily rate £410 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £273 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1162 1053 1463
Average hourly rate £23.50 £28.00 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.07% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.84 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -3.22%

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 29 August 2014.

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 29 August 2014. 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 -17 331 £375 -6.25% 66
London 0 146 £425 +0.59% 28
South East -41 52 £330 +2.48% 12
City of London -2 37 £419 +3.07% 10
Scotland -14 37 £350 -5.40% 3
Yorkshire -2 35 £350 +47.36% 6
West Yorkshire +2 30 £425 +86.81% 3
Hampshire -16 23 £250 -22.36% 4
North West +2 22 £324 -7.89% 8
South West -22 22 £363 +11.53% 5
Leeds +5 20 £470 +34.28% 2
East of England -15 18 £396 -1.09% 2
North East -9 15 £350 - 2
East Midlands +1 13 £338 +21.07%
Glasgow -12 13 £350 +3.70%
Cheshire +7 10 £340 -12.82%
Bristol - 10 £363 - 1
Cambridgeshire +1 9 £436 +2.47% 1
Tyne and Wear -16 9 £360 - 2
Newcastle upon Tyne -17 9 £360 - 1
Manchester -6 8 £323 +3.03% 7
Stirling - 8 £513 -
Oxfordshire +1 7 £315 -42.72%
Cambridge -4 7 £375 - 1
Edinburgh -19 7 - - 2
Southampton -8 6 £250 -16.66% 2
Buckinghamshire -13 6 £350 +9.37% 2
Gosport -17 6 £325 -
Nottinghamshire +21 5 £275 +19.56%
Nottingham +19 5 £275 +19.56%

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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.

1 206 (27.36%) SQL
2 198 (26.29%) LoadRunner
3 174 (23.11%) Java
4 147 (19.52%) Test Scripting
5 146 (19.39%) Oracle
6 144 (19.12%) HP
7 140 (18.59%) Linux
8 132 (17.53%) Finance
9 131 (17.40%) UNIX
10 127 (16.87%) Selenium
11 124 (16.47%) QA
12 117 (15.54%) Windows
13 108 (14.34%) HP Quality Center
14 104 (13.81%) Agile Software Development
15 103 (13.68%) ISTQB
16 102 (13.55%) Scrum
17 100 (13.28%) Test Strategy
18 98 (13.01%) JMeter
18 98 (13.01%) Security Cleared
19 93 (12.35%) Web Services
20 88 (11.69%) Software Testing
21 87 (11.55%) .NET
22 86 (11.42%) User Acceptance Testing
23 82 (10.89%) SC Cleared
24 79 (10.49%) HTTP
25 77 (10.23%) C#
26 75 (9.96%) SQL Server
27 73 (9.69%) ISEB
27 73 (9.69%) Open Source
28 71 (9.43%) QuickTest Pro

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 63 (8.37%) Apache
2 58 (7.70%) Tomcat
3 49 (6.51%) WebLogic
4 21 (2.79%) WebSphere
5 11 (1.46%) Moodle
6 10 (1.33%) Jetty
6 10 (1.33%) IIS
7 9 (1.20%) WebLogic Integration
7 9 (1.20%) FileNet
8 8 (1.06%) CMS
8 8 (1.06%) IBM HTTP Server
8 8 (1.06%) SharePoint
9 7 (0.93%) WebSphere Application Server
9 7 (0.93%) Oracle Application Server
9 7 (0.93%) nginx
10 6 (0.80%) OpenStack
10 6 (0.80%) Adobe CQ
11 5 (0.66%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 5 (0.66%) SAS
12 4 (0.53%) Confluence
Applications
1 29 (3.85%) MS Excel
2 10 (1.33%) MS Visio
2 10 (1.33%) MS Office
3 4 (0.53%) MS Project
3 4 (0.53%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 23 (3.05%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (0.80%) BASE24
2 6 (0.80%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.66%) SAP FI
4 4 (0.53%) SAP FI/CO
4 4 (0.53%) SAP CO
4 4 (0.53%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.53%) Oracle Applications
4 4 (0.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.27%) SAP IS-U
5 2 (0.27%) SAP BPC
5 2 (0.27%) Markit EDM
5 2 (0.27%) SAP CRM
5 2 (0.27%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (0.27%) RMDS
6 1 (0.13%) SAP SRM
6 1 (0.13%) SAP FI-CA
6 1 (0.13%) VisionPLUS
6 1 (0.13%) SAP MM
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 27 (3.59%) SaaS
2 6 (0.80%) Route 53
2 6 (0.80%) Amazon EC2
2 6 (0.80%) Amazon S3
2 6 (0.80%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (0.80%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (0.80%) Amazon ELB
3 4 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (0.40%) PaaS
5 2 (0.27%) GitHub
6 1 (0.13%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 79 (10.49%) HTTP
2 50 (6.64%) TCP/IP
3 49 (6.51%) DNS
4 28 (3.72%) HTTPS
5 22 (2.92%) Firewall
6 21 (2.79%) Internet
6 21 (2.79%) DHCP
7 20 (2.66%) Ethernet
7 20 (2.66%) LAN
7 20 (2.66%) SAN
7 20 (2.66%) WAN
8 15 (1.99%) Wireshark
8 15 (1.99%) OpenLDAP
9 14 (1.86%) SSL
9 14 (1.86%) FTP
10 10 (1.33%) SSH
11 9 (1.20%) VLAN
11 9 (1.20%) VPN
12 8 (1.06%) DVB
13 7 (0.93%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (9.96%) SQL Server
2 62 (8.23%) Oracle Database
3 45 (5.98%) Relational Database
4 41 (5.44%) MySQL
5 31 (4.12%) Oracle Database 11g
6 28 (3.72%) Data Warehouse
7 26 (3.45%) PostgreSQL
8 18 (2.39%) Redis
9 17 (2.26%) RDBMS
10 14 (1.86%) Oracle Reports
11 12 (1.59%) Big Data
11 12 (1.59%) SQL Server 2008
12 10 (1.33%) NoSQL
13 9 (1.20%) MS Access
14 8 (1.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 8 (1.06%) Oracle ODI
14 8 (1.06%) Oracle BI EE
15 7 (0.93%) MongoDB
15 7 (0.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 6 (0.80%) DB2
Development Applications
1 198 (26.29%) LoadRunner
2 127 (16.87%) Selenium
3 98 (13.01%) JMeter
4 71 (9.43%) QuickTest Pro
5 54 (7.17%) WebDriver
6 45 (5.98%) Git (software)
7 37 (4.91%) Cucumber
8 31 (4.12%) JIRA
9 30 (3.98%) Visual Studio
10 29 (3.85%) JUnit
10 29 (3.85%) Subversion
10 29 (3.85%) Jenkins
11 26 (3.45%) SoapUI
11 26 (3.45%) Maven
12 21 (2.79%) FitNesse
13 20 (2.66%) Team Foundation Server
14 15 (1.99%) WATIR
15 14 (1.86%) Eclipse
15 14 (1.86%) Facilita Forecast
16 13 (1.73%) Ant
General
1 132 (17.53%) Finance
2 45 (5.98%) Banking
3 30 (3.98%) Retail
4 23 (3.05%) Investment Banking
5 21 (2.79%) Telecoms
6 13 (1.73%) Games
6 13 (1.73%) Marketing
7 12 (1.59%) Electronics
7 12 (1.59%) Front Office
8 8 (1.06%) Manufacturing
9 6 (0.80%) Publishing
10 4 (0.53%) Legal
10 4 (0.53%) Retail Banking
10 4 (0.53%) Financial Institution
10 4 (0.53%) Automotive
10 4 (0.53%) Dutch Language
10 4 (0.53%) French Language
11 3 (0.40%) Advertising
12 2 (0.27%) Law
13 1 (0.13%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 184 (24.44%) Tester
2 132 (17.53%) Analyst
3 111 (14.74%) Test Analyst
4 99 (13.15%) Developer
5 92 (12.22%) Performance Tester
6 75 (9.96%) Test Manager
7 51 (6.77%) Test Engineer
7 51 (6.77%) Performance Engineer
8 45 (5.98%) Test Leader
9 44 (5.84%) Performance Analyst
10 43 (5.71%) Architect
11 42 (5.58%) Performance Test Analyst
12 35 (4.65%) Consultant
13 27 (3.59%) Technical Architect
13 27 (3.59%) Performance Test Engineer
14 23 (3.05%) Java Developer
15 19 (2.52%) Automation Tester
16 17 (2.26%) Performance Manager
17 16 (2.12%) Performance Test Manager
18 15 (1.99%) Performance Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 93 (12.35%) Web Services
2 87 (11.55%) .NET
3 57 (7.57%) HTML
4 48 (6.37%) SOAP
5 47 (6.24%) ASP.NET
6 41 (5.44%) XML
7 37 (4.91%) Middleware
8 34 (4.52%) JSP
9 31 (4.12%) REST
10 25 (3.32%) Spring
11 24 (3.19%) JSON
12 21 (2.79%) CSS
13 19 (2.52%) Ajax
14 18 (2.39%) J2EE
15 13 (1.73%) JDBC
16 12 (1.59%) JMS
17 11 (1.46%) WCF
18 10 (1.33%) jQuery
18 10 (1.33%) Regular Expression
19 8 (1.06%) MooTools
Miscellaneous
1 73 (9.69%) Open Source
2 33 (4.38%) Computer Science
3 27 (3.59%) Client/Server
4 16 (2.12%) N-Tier
5 15 (1.99%) Thin Client
5 15 (1.99%) Fat Client
5 15 (1.99%) Data Integration
6 14 (1.86%) Mobile App
6 14 (1.86%) Enterprise Software
7 13 (1.73%) Clustering
8 12 (1.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 12 (1.59%) Video on Demand
9 11 (1.46%) Management Information System
9 11 (1.46%) E-Learning
10 10 (1.33%) Fixed Income
10 10 (1.33%) Reference Data
11 9 (1.20%) IPTV
12 8 (1.06%) iPhone
13 7 (0.93%) Market Risk
13 7 (0.93%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 140 (18.59%) Linux
2 131 (17.40%) UNIX
3 117 (15.54%) Windows
4 28 (3.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 25 (3.32%) Solaris
6 24 (3.19%) AIX
7 22 (2.92%) Windows Server 2003
8 21 (2.79%) Windows 2000
8 21 (2.79%) Windows XP
8 21 (2.79%) Windows Server 2008
9 19 (2.52%) CentOS
10 17 (2.26%) HPUX
11 16 (2.12%) SUSE
12 14 (1.86%) Android
12 14 (1.86%) Apple iOS
13 11 (1.46%) Windows 7
14 7 (0.93%) Oracle Linux
15 4 (0.53%) Ubuntu
16 3 (0.40%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 147 (19.52%) Test Scripting
2 104 (13.81%) Agile Software Development
3 102 (13.55%) Scrum
4 100 (13.28%) Test Strategy
5 88 (11.69%) Software Testing
6 86 (11.42%) User Acceptance Testing
7 70 (9.30%) Test Automation
8 67 (8.90%) Automated Testing
9 53 (7.04%) TDD
9 53 (7.04%) Test Management
10 49 (6.51%) Load Testing
11 47 (6.24%) System Testing
12 46 (6.11%) Integration Testing
12 46 (6.11%) Waterfall
13 44 (5.84%) Security Testing
13 44 (5.84%) Regression Testing
14 43 (5.71%) Disaster Recovery
15 42 (5.58%) Performance Tuning
16 36 (4.78%) Performance Engineering
16 36 (4.78%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 206 (27.36%) SQL
2 174 (23.11%) Java
3 77 (10.23%) C#
4 67 (8.90%) JavaScript
5 41 (5.44%) PHP
6 36 (4.78%) Perl
7 31 (4.12%) C++
8 29 (3.85%) Shell Script
9 27 (3.59%) PL/SQL
10 26 (3.45%) Ruby
11 24 (3.19%) Python
11 24 (3.19%) Bash Shell
12 23 (3.05%) VB
13 22 (2.92%) C
14 10 (1.33%) sed
14 10 (1.33%) Tcl
14 10 (1.33%) PHP5
15 9 (1.20%) Groovy
15 9 (1.20%) FoxPro (VFP)
15 9 (1.20%) Jython
Qualifications
1 103 (13.68%) ISTQB
2 98 (13.01%) Security Cleared
3 82 (10.89%) SC Cleared
4 73 (9.69%) ISEB
5 69 (9.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 58 (7.70%) Degree
7 17 (2.26%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 14 (1.86%) ISEB Practitioner
9 13 (1.73%) DV Cleared
10 9 (1.20%) PMI Certification
11 6 (0.80%) BC Cleared
12 2 (0.27%) CTC Cleared
12 2 (0.27%) Cisco Certification
12 2 (0.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 2 (0.27%) Sun Certification
12 2 (0.27%) PMP
13 1 (0.13%) HND
13 1 (0.13%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 124 (16.47%) QA
2 8 (1.06%) SLA
3 3 (0.40%) ISO 9002
4 1 (0.13%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.13%) DO-160
4 1 (0.13%) Basel III
4 1 (0.13%) EMIR
4 1 (0.13%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 26 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (2.39%) VMware ESX
3 14 (1.86%) Oracle RAC
4 11 (1.46%) Active Directory
5 7 (0.93%) KVM
5 7 (0.93%) RHEV
6 6 (0.80%) Microsoft App-V
6 6 (0.80%) vSphere
7 3 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.13%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 108 (14.34%) HP Quality Center
2 26 (3.45%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 23 (3.05%) Puppet
4 10 (1.33%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (0.93%) Vagrant
5 7 (0.93%) Cisco IPCC
6 6 (0.80%) Salt
7 5 (0.66%) SCOM
8 4 (0.53%) Nagios
9 3 (0.40%) HP Data Protector
9 3 (0.40%) nmon
10 2 (0.27%) ZABBIX
10 2 (0.27%) Nessus
10 2 (0.27%) OpenView
10 2 (0.27%) Capistrano
10 2 (0.27%) Cobbler
11 1 (0.13%) HP SiteScope
11 1 (0.13%) HP UCMDB
11 1 (0.13%) Red Hat Spacewalk
11 1 (0.13%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 146 (19.39%) Oracle
2 144 (19.12%) HP
3 50 (6.64%) Microsoft
4 48 (6.37%) Red Hat
5 34 (4.52%) SAP
6 33 (4.38%) Citrix
7 31 (4.12%) VMware
7 31 (4.12%) IBM
8 14 (1.86%) JBoss
9 12 (1.59%) TIBCO
10 10 (1.33%) hybris
11 7 (0.93%) Verint
11 7 (0.93%) Atlassian
11 7 (0.93%) Siemens
11 7 (0.93%) Genesys
11 7 (0.93%) Empirix
12 6 (0.80%) Sun
12 6 (0.80%) AppSense
12 6 (0.80%) RightScale
12 6 (0.80%) Akamai
London
Stott & May
Rate: From £340 to £380 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £200 - £300 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Rate: £500 to £550 p/day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £250.00 - £270.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Vertical IT
Rate: £300 - £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
CLIENT SERVER
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: 3 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: 250 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Talent International
Rate: £250 - £325 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Dunfermline
Capita - ITPS
Rate: £160 - £200 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £300.00 - £330.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 40000-55000 Per Annum
Posted: 17 days ago
London
Interquest - IQ ERP
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
Surbiton
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £60000.00 per annum + package
Posted: 23 days ago
Sutton, Surrey
Reed Business Information Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day direct - no agency margin.
Posted: 24 days ago
Hertfordshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £325 - £350 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 25 days ago