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 6 May 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Performance Testing
Rank 354 274 295
Rank change year-on-year
-80 +21
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 284 378 284
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.51% 0.70% 0.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.67% 0.94% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 245 182
Average daily rate
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£388 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £263 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £350 £337
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +3.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 2 1
Average hourly rate £33.50 £108.65 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-69.16% +239.51%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £108.65 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-69.16% +239.51%

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
42640 40307 34513
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.39% 74.95% 73.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 26680 25279 20562
Average daily rate £413 £400 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -2.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1247 1176 1030
Average hourly rate £29.00 £28.99 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.03% -9.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.85 £50.00 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 6 May 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 6 May 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 -72 242 £400 +3.89% 71
London -62 95 £450 +5.88% 32
South East +1 55 £320 -3.39% 13
Hampshire -3 24 £275 -15.38% 6
Yorkshire -22 24 £240 -22.58% 5
City of London +2 20 £450 +28.57% 7
Scotland -10 20 £288 -20.13% 4
Wales +14 19 £275 -4.34% 3
North West -15 19 £340 -6.20% 4
Surrey +18 18 £400 +16.36% 2
West Yorkshire -16 18 £300 -3.22% 4
East of England +10 17 £375 -11.76% 4
Manchester -5 14 £330 -34.00% 2
South Wales +12 13 £238 -17.39% 1
Cardiff +18 11 £256 -10.86% 1
Bradford -13 11 £200 -35.48%
East Midlands -17 9 £300 -16.37% 3
Cambridgeshire +9 8 £425 -15.00%
Berkshire -2 8 £450 +100.00% 3
Winchester - 8 £265 - 3
Essex +8 7 £375 -21.05%
Newcastle upon Tyne -10 7 £349 +14.34% 1
Tyne and Wear -13 7 £349 +14.34% 1
West Midlands -16 7 £388 +19.23% 4
North East -16 7 £349 +14.34% 1
Leeds -21 7 £415 +18.57% 4
Dundee - 6 - -
South West -15 5 £375 +1.69% 5
Stirling - 5 £425 -
Lancashire 0 4 £451 +38.91%

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 May 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.

1 184 (34.26%) Agile Software Development
2 144 (26.82%) SQL
3 130 (24.21%) Java
4 103 (19.18%) Finance
5 102 (18.99%) LoadRunner
6 92 (17.13%) Windows
6 92 (17.13%) Linux
7 90 (16.76%) QA
8 88 (16.39%) Selenium
9 85 (15.83%) Oracle
10 84 (15.64%) Test Scripting
11 80 (14.90%) JMeter
12 74 (13.78%) ISEB
13 71 (13.22%) Web Services
13 71 (13.22%) User Acceptance Testing
13 71 (13.22%) Test Automation
14 67 (12.48%) HP Quality Center
14 67 (12.48%) HP
15 66 (12.29%) Security Cleared
16 62 (11.55%) UNIX
17 60 (11.17%) XML
18 56 (10.43%) Scrum
19 55 (10.24%) .NET
20 52 (9.68%) Microsoft
20 52 (9.68%) Regression Testing
20 52 (9.68%) Test Strategy
21 51 (9.50%) HTML
21 51 (9.50%) Test Management
22 50 (9.31%) C#
23 49 (9.12%) JavaScript

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 26 (4.84%) Apache
2 25 (4.66%) WebSphere
3 20 (3.72%) Tomcat
3 20 (3.72%) IIS
3 20 (3.72%) JBoss
4 14 (2.61%) WebLogic
5 11 (2.05%) Jetty
6 9 (1.68%) Confluence
7 8 (1.49%) nginx
7 8 (1.49%) WebSphere Application Server
8 7 (1.30%) SharePoint
8 7 (1.30%) FileNet
9 6 (1.12%) GlassFish
9 6 (1.12%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 5 (0.93%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 4 (0.74%) Sitecore CMS
11 4 (0.74%) CMS
12 3 (0.56%) ArcGIS
12 3 (0.56%) ArcSDE
12 3 (0.56%) MQSeries
Applications
1 22 (4.10%) MS Excel
2 7 (1.30%) MS Office
3 4 (0.74%) MS Project
4 2 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.19%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.19%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 7 (1.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.74%) Oracle General Ledger
2 4 (0.74%) Oracle Payables
3 3 (0.56%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.56%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.37%) BASE24
4 2 (0.37%) Agresso
4 2 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.37%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.37%) Oracle Assets
4 2 (0.37%) TRIRIGA
4 2 (0.37%) Hyperion Planning
5 1 (0.19%) IntelliMatch
5 1 (0.19%) SAP EWM
5 1 (0.19%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (0.19%) SAP HCM
5 1 (0.19%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.19%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.19%) SAP APO
5 1 (0.19%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 14 (2.61%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (1.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (1.12%) SaaS
3 6 (1.12%) Amazon EC2
3 6 (1.12%) Amazon S3
4 5 (0.93%) Route 53
5 4 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (0.74%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 3 (0.56%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.37%) Google Compute Engine
7 2 (0.37%) GitHub
8 1 (0.19%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.19%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 28 (5.21%) HTTP
2 26 (4.84%) SAN
3 18 (3.35%) TCP/IP
4 13 (2.42%) WAN
5 12 (2.23%) LAN
6 11 (2.05%) DNS
7 10 (1.86%) Firewall
8 9 (1.68%) Internet
9 8 (1.49%) iSCSI
10 7 (1.30%) FCoE
10 7 (1.30%) Fibre Channel
10 7 (1.30%) HTTPS
11 5 (0.93%) Ethernet
12 4 (0.74%) FTP
12 4 (0.74%) NAS
12 4 (0.74%) Intrusion Detection
13 3 (0.56%) Wi-Fi
13 3 (0.56%) SSH
13 3 (0.56%) Kerberos
14 2 (0.37%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (9.12%) SQL Server
2 34 (6.33%) MySQL
3 24 (4.47%) Relational Database
4 16 (2.98%) MongoDB
4 16 (2.98%) RDBMS
5 15 (2.79%) Oracle Database
6 13 (2.42%) DB2
7 12 (2.23%) Data Warehouse
8 9 (1.68%) PostgreSQL
8 9 (1.68%) Oracle Database 11g
9 6 (1.12%) KDB
10 5 (0.93%) Oracle Database 10g
10 5 (0.93%) SQL Server 2008
10 5 (0.93%) NoSQL
10 5 (0.93%) Redis
11 4 (0.74%) SimpleDB
11 4 (0.74%) Couchbase
11 4 (0.74%) Amazon RDS
12 3 (0.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 3 (0.56%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 102 (18.99%) LoadRunner
2 88 (16.39%) Selenium
3 80 (14.90%) JMeter
4 43 (8.01%) Git (software)
5 42 (7.82%) JIRA
6 38 (7.08%) Cucumber
7 29 (5.40%) WebDriver
8 26 (4.84%) QuickTest Pro
9 25 (4.66%) SoapUI
9 25 (4.66%) Jenkins
10 24 (4.47%) NeoLoad
10 24 (4.47%) Visual Studio
11 21 (3.91%) Maven
12 20 (3.72%) Team Foundation Server
13 19 (3.54%) Subversion
14 15 (2.79%) JUnit
15 14 (2.61%) IntelliJ
15 14 (2.61%) Appium
16 12 (2.23%) SpecFlow
16 12 (2.23%) WebLOAD
General
1 103 (19.18%) Finance
2 35 (6.52%) Banking
3 30 (5.59%) Telecoms
4 20 (3.72%) Retail
5 12 (2.23%) Investment Banking
6 9 (1.68%) Games
7 4 (0.74%) Manufacturing
7 4 (0.74%) Advertising
7 4 (0.74%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (0.56%) Back Office
8 3 (0.56%) Legal
8 3 (0.56%) Retail Banking
8 3 (0.56%) Spanish Language
8 3 (0.56%) Online Betting
9 2 (0.37%) Corporate Banking
9 2 (0.37%) Marketing
9 2 (0.37%) Publishing
9 2 (0.37%) General Ledger
9 2 (0.37%) Front Office
10 1 (0.19%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 117 (21.79%) Analyst
2 113 (21.04%) Tester
3 111 (20.67%) Test Analyst
4 65 (12.10%) Developer
5 62 (11.55%) Performance Tester
6 57 (10.61%) Test Manager
7 41 (7.64%) Test Leader
8 35 (6.52%) Test Engineer
9 22 (4.10%) Consultant
10 20 (3.72%) Performance Test Analyst
10 20 (3.72%) Performance Analyst
11 19 (3.54%) Performance Test Leader
12 17 (3.17%) Architect
13 16 (2.98%) Automation Tester
14 15 (2.79%) Software Engineer
15 14 (2.61%) QA Engineer
16 13 (2.42%) Test Specialist
17 12 (2.23%) Senior Tester
18 11 (2.05%) Java Developer
18 11 (2.05%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (13.22%) Web Services
2 60 (11.17%) XML
3 55 (10.24%) .NET
4 51 (9.50%) HTML
5 39 (7.26%) SOAP
6 31 (5.77%) CSS
7 21 (3.91%) ASP.NET
8 18 (3.35%) JSON
9 16 (2.98%) XML Messaging
10 15 (2.79%) HTML5
11 14 (2.61%) OAuth
12 13 (2.42%) Hibernate
12 13 (2.42%) J2EE
13 12 (2.23%) JDBC
13 12 (2.23%) Spring
14 11 (2.05%) .NET Framework
14 11 (2.05%) ASP.NET MVC
14 11 (2.05%) Middleware
15 10 (1.86%) JSP
15 10 (1.86%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 41 (7.64%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (3.35%) Open Source
3 16 (2.98%) Mobile App
4 14 (2.61%) Computer Science
5 13 (2.42%) Device Driver
6 12 (2.23%) Client/Server
7 8 (1.49%) Management Information System
7 8 (1.49%) Mathematics
8 7 (1.30%) Video on Demand
8 7 (1.30%) Visualisation
8 7 (1.30%) N-Tier
8 7 (1.30%) Clustering
9 6 (1.12%) Mainframe
9 6 (1.12%) GIS
10 5 (0.93%) Robotics
10 5 (0.93%) Online Games
10 5 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (0.93%) User Experience
11 4 (0.74%) Algorithms
11 4 (0.74%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 92 (17.13%) Windows
1 92 (17.13%) Linux
2 62 (11.55%) UNIX
3 21 (3.91%) Apple iOS
4 16 (2.98%) Android
5 10 (1.86%) AIX
6 9 (1.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (1.68%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (1.49%) CentOS
7 8 (1.49%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (1.30%) Ubuntu
9 6 (1.12%) Solaris
10 5 (0.93%) Windows 7
11 4 (0.74%) webOS
12 2 (0.37%) HPUX
12 2 (0.37%) SUSE
13 1 (0.19%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.19%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (0.19%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 184 (34.26%) Agile Software Development
2 84 (15.64%) Test Scripting
3 71 (13.22%) User Acceptance Testing
3 71 (13.22%) Test Automation
4 56 (10.43%) Scrum
5 52 (9.68%) Regression Testing
5 52 (9.68%) Test Strategy
6 51 (9.50%) Test Management
7 44 (8.19%) Load Testing
7 44 (8.19%) TDD
8 40 (7.45%) Software Testing
8 40 (7.45%) Waterfall
9 38 (7.08%) Integration Testing
10 34 (6.33%) BDD
10 34 (6.33%) Test Planning
11 28 (5.21%) Software Engineering
12 27 (5.03%) Automated Testing
12 27 (5.03%) E-Commerce
13 26 (4.84%) SOA
13 26 (4.84%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 144 (26.82%) SQL
2 130 (24.21%) Java
3 50 (9.31%) C#
4 49 (9.12%) JavaScript
5 42 (7.82%) Perl
6 32 (5.96%) C
7 27 (5.03%) Shell Script
8 23 (4.28%) Python
9 21 (3.91%) Ruby
10 20 (3.72%) C++
11 19 (3.54%) PL/SQL
12 17 (3.17%) Groovy
13 15 (2.79%) Bash Shell
14 14 (2.61%) PHP
15 13 (2.42%) Scala
16 5 (0.93%) Jython
16 5 (0.93%) T-SQL
16 5 (0.93%) VB
17 3 (0.56%) VBScript
17 3 (0.56%) FoxPro (VFP)
Qualifications
1 74 (13.78%) ISEB
2 66 (12.29%) Security Cleared
3 46 (8.57%) ISTQB
4 44 (8.19%) SC Cleared
5 27 (5.03%) Degree
6 16 (2.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 8 (1.49%) DV Cleared
8 4 (0.74%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (0.74%) CCNA
8 4 (0.74%) ISEB Practitioner
9 3 (0.56%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (0.56%) BC Cleared
10 2 (0.37%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 1 (0.19%) CTC Cleared
11 1 (0.19%) GNVQ
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 90 (16.76%) QA
2 3 (0.56%) GxP
2 3 (0.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (0.37%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 1 (0.19%) GCP
System Software
1 25 (4.66%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (2.42%) Active Directory
3 10 (1.86%) VMware ESXi
4 9 (1.68%) Docker
5 6 (1.12%) VMware ESX
6 5 (0.93%) vSphere
7 4 (0.74%) KVM
8 3 (0.56%) vCloud
9 2 (0.37%) LXC
9 2 (0.37%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.19%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.19%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.19%) Firmware
10 1 (0.19%) Hyper-V
10 1 (0.19%) NFS
Systems Management
1 67 (12.48%) HP Quality Center
2 12 (2.23%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (2.05%) Puppet
4 8 (1.49%) Ansible
5 5 (0.93%) HAProxy
5 5 (0.93%) Salt
6 3 (0.56%) Red Hat Spacewalk
6 3 (0.56%) Cobbler
6 3 (0.56%) Vagrant
7 2 (0.37%) CA LISA
7 2 (0.37%) Oracle Identity Management
7 2 (0.37%) OpenView
7 2 (0.37%) Tivoli
7 2 (0.37%) OpenAM
7 2 (0.37%) nmon
8 1 (0.19%) ITRS Geneos
8 1 (0.19%) logstash
8 1 (0.19%) Kibana
8 1 (0.19%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 85 (15.83%) Oracle
2 67 (12.48%) HP
3 52 (9.68%) Microsoft
4 33 (6.15%) VMware
5 31 (5.77%) IBM
6 29 (5.40%) SAP
7 13 (2.42%) TIBCO
8 10 (1.86%) Citrix
9 7 (1.30%) Veritas
9 7 (1.30%) Akamai
10 6 (1.12%) 3PAR
10 6 (1.12%) Atlassian
10 6 (1.12%) Apple
11 5 (0.93%) Red Hat
11 5 (0.93%) Perforce
11 5 (0.93%) Remedy
11 5 (0.93%) hybris
11 5 (0.93%) Solace
12 4 (0.74%) Sitecore
12 4 (0.74%) Google
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