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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Testing
Rank 304 328 268
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -60
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 336 265 342
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.62% 0.52% 0.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.83% 0.70% 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 220 147 182
Average daily rate
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£375 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £242 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 6
Average hourly rate £30.00 - £45.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 - £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.80 - £162.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 - £45.00

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
40533 37796 34894
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.73% 73.83% 71.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 26554 23240 20514
Average daily rate £423 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.62% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £270 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1096 1172 1415
Average hourly rate £24.00 £26.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 24 December 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
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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 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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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 +40 305 £368 +3.44% 55
London +62 159 £400 +6.66% 21
South East -12 57 £323 -14.00% 10
City of London +24 44 £380 +3.40% 5
Scotland -24 23 £388 +4.72% 4
Surrey +16 22 £320 -14.66% 6
North West -3 22 £412 +21.10% 5
Yorkshire -17 20 £550 +76.00% 8
West Yorkshire -17 16 £550 +77.41% 4
South West -21 16 £363 -15.45% 3
East of England -2 15 £405 +8.00% 4
Buckinghamshire -11 14 £381 -4.68%
Leeds -11 13 £550 +86.44% 2
Lancashire - 12 £420 - 1
Hampshire -22 9 £275 -21.42% 2
Berkshire -11 8 £310 -11.55% 2
Guildford - 8 £315 -
West Midlands -5 7 £325 +32.65% 2
Milton Keynes -10 7 £385 -8.33%
Edinburgh -26 7 £325 -17.72% 2
Bristol - 7 £363 - 2
East Midlands +10 6 £300 -
Glasgow -4 6 £250 -24.52%
Manchester -15 6 £313 -8.08% 3
Hertfordshire +10 5 £450 +20.00%
Cheshire +7 4 £445 +30.88%
Havant +1 4 £275 -42.10%
Gloucestershire -13 4 £194 -57.41%
Essex - 4 £325 - 1
Nottinghamshire +2 3 £300 -

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 201 (29.69%) Agile Software Development
2 185 (27.33%) SQL
3 168 (24.82%) Java
4 127 (18.76%) Test Scripting
5 126 (18.61%) Finance
6 121 (17.87%) QA
7 119 (17.58%) Selenium
8 112 (16.54%) Windows
9 108 (15.95%) Linux
10 106 (15.66%) Oracle
11 103 (15.21%) UNIX
12 101 (14.92%) LoadRunner
13 96 (14.18%) User Acceptance Testing
14 89 (13.15%) JMeter
15 88 (13.00%) Web Services
16 87 (12.85%) Scrum
16 87 (12.85%) HP Quality Center
17 83 (12.26%) .NET
18 80 (11.82%) Test Strategy
19 79 (11.67%) Test Automation
20 76 (11.23%) HP
21 75 (11.08%) ISEB
22 73 (10.78%) C#
23 72 (10.64%) Test Management
24 71 (10.49%) TDD
25 68 (10.04%) Security Cleared
26 63 (9.31%) Regression Testing
27 61 (9.01%) ISTQB
28 58 (8.57%) Microsoft
28 58 (8.57%) Oracle Database

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 43 (6.35%) Apache
2 31 (4.58%) Tomcat
3 26 (3.84%) WebLogic
4 21 (3.10%) JBoss
4 21 (3.10%) WebSphere
5 17 (2.51%) CMS
6 14 (2.07%) Tuxedo
7 10 (1.48%) SharePoint
7 10 (1.48%) IIS
8 8 (1.18%) FileNet
8 8 (1.18%) nginx
9 7 (1.03%) IBM HTTP Server
10 6 (0.89%) Confluence
10 6 (0.89%) Node.js
11 5 (0.74%) Jetty
11 5 (0.74%) Oracle Application Server
11 5 (0.74%) WebSphere Application Server
12 4 (0.59%) Sitecore CMS
12 4 (0.59%) Adobe CQ
13 3 (0.44%) GlassFish
Applications
1 35 (5.17%) MS Excel
2 22 (3.25%) MS Office
3 6 (0.89%) MS Project
4 2 (0.30%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.30%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.15%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 9 (1.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.44%) Google Analytics
2 3 (0.44%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.44%) SAP CRM
2 3 (0.44%) BASE24
3 2 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.30%) SAP ERP
3 2 (0.30%) Hyperion Planning
3 2 (0.30%) SAP ECC
3 2 (0.30%) TRIRIGA
4 1 (0.15%) IntelliMatch
4 1 (0.15%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.15%) SAP HCM
4 1 (0.15%) SAP FI-CA
4 1 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.15%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.15%) SAP APO
4 1 (0.15%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.15%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 16 (2.36%) SaaS
2 7 (1.03%) Cloud Computing
3 6 (0.89%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.44%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.44%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.30%) Amazon S3
5 2 (0.30%) PaaS
5 2 (0.30%) Route 53
5 2 (0.30%) GitHub
5 2 (0.30%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 45 (6.65%) HTTP
2 24 (3.55%) TCP/IP
3 22 (3.25%) DNS
3 22 (3.25%) SAN
4 18 (2.66%) Firewall
5 16 (2.36%) Internet
6 12 (1.77%) WAN
7 11 (1.62%) LAN
7 11 (1.62%) Wireshark
8 8 (1.18%) NAS
8 8 (1.18%) tcpdump
9 7 (1.03%) DHCP
10 6 (0.89%) HTTPS
10 6 (0.89%) FTP
10 6 (0.89%) Wi-Fi
11 5 (0.74%) SSL
12 4 (0.59%) VPN
12 4 (0.59%) Ethernet
12 4 (0.59%) Reverse Proxy
13 3 (0.44%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (8.57%) Oracle Database
2 56 (8.27%) SQL Server
3 38 (5.61%) MySQL
4 28 (4.14%) Relational Database
5 18 (2.66%) Oracle Database 11g
6 17 (2.51%) SQL Server 2008
7 16 (2.36%) Data Warehouse
8 15 (2.22%) RDBMS
9 11 (1.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 11 (1.62%) Oracle BI EE
10 10 (1.48%) PostgreSQL
10 10 (1.48%) Oracle ODI
10 10 (1.48%) NoSQL
10 10 (1.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 9 (1.33%) MongoDB
12 6 (0.89%) KDB
13 4 (0.59%) Redis
14 3 (0.44%) SQL Server 2012
14 3 (0.44%) Apache Cassandra
14 3 (0.44%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 119 (17.58%) Selenium
2 101 (14.92%) LoadRunner
3 89 (13.15%) JMeter
4 53 (7.83%) Git (software)
5 52 (7.68%) Cucumber
5 52 (7.68%) Jenkins
6 47 (6.94%) WebDriver
6 47 (6.94%) JIRA
7 46 (6.79%) Subversion
8 34 (5.02%) QuickTest Pro
9 30 (4.43%) Maven
10 29 (4.28%) JUnit
10 29 (4.28%) Team Foundation Server
11 26 (3.84%) Visual Studio
12 20 (2.95%) Ant
13 19 (2.81%) Eclipse
14 16 (2.36%) SoapUI
15 15 (2.22%) Mockito
16 14 (2.07%) IntelliJ
17 13 (1.92%) SpecFlow
General
1 126 (18.61%) Finance
2 50 (7.39%) Banking
3 26 (3.84%) Investment Banking
4 23 (3.40%) Retail
5 21 (3.10%) Telecoms
6 17 (2.51%) Games
7 15 (2.22%) Law
8 14 (2.07%) Marketing
9 8 (1.18%) Front Office
9 8 (1.18%) Manufacturing
10 5 (0.74%) Publishing
11 3 (0.44%) Retail Banking
11 3 (0.44%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.44%) Electronics
11 3 (0.44%) Dutch Language
11 3 (0.44%) French Language
12 2 (0.30%) Legal
12 2 (0.30%) Automotive
13 1 (0.15%) Back Office
13 1 (0.15%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 132 (19.50%) Tester
2 123 (18.17%) Analyst
3 107 (15.81%) Test Analyst
4 103 (15.21%) Developer
5 69 (10.19%) Test Manager
6 64 (9.45%) Performance Tester
7 39 (5.76%) Test Engineer
8 33 (4.87%) Performance Analyst
9 31 (4.58%) Architect
10 29 (4.28%) Test Leader
11 28 (4.14%) Performance Test Analyst
12 25 (3.69%) Java Developer
13 22 (3.25%) Consultant
14 20 (2.95%) Automation Tester
15 18 (2.66%) Performance Engineer
16 17 (2.51%) Head of Testing
17 16 (2.36%) Senior Tester
18 14 (2.07%) Technical Leader
19 13 (1.92%) QA Engineer
19 13 (1.92%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 88 (13.00%) Web Services
2 83 (12.26%) .NET
3 53 (7.83%) HTML
4 44 (6.50%) SOAP
5 36 (5.32%) XML
6 28 (4.14%) REST
7 27 (3.99%) CSS
7 27 (3.99%) Spring
8 25 (3.69%) ASP.NET
9 22 (3.25%) JSON
10 21 (3.10%) Middleware
11 19 (2.81%) Ajax
12 16 (2.36%) jQuery
12 16 (2.36%) J2EE
12 16 (2.36%) JSP
13 15 (2.22%) HTML5
14 14 (2.07%) ODBC
14 14 (2.07%) RESTful
15 10 (1.48%) Hibernate
15 10 (1.48%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 54 (7.98%) Analytical Skills
2 45 (6.65%) Open Source
3 32 (4.73%) User Experience
4 20 (2.95%) Computer Science
5 16 (2.36%) Client/Server
6 13 (1.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 12 (1.77%) Mobile App
8 11 (1.62%) Data Structures
9 10 (1.48%) Enterprise Software
10 9 (1.33%) Management Information System
10 9 (1.33%) Mainframe
10 9 (1.33%) Mathematics
11 8 (1.18%) Spread Betting
11 8 (1.18%) iPhone
11 8 (1.18%) Smart Meter
12 7 (1.03%) Credit Risk
13 6 (0.89%) Clustering
13 6 (0.89%) N-Tier
14 5 (0.74%) Thin Client
14 5 (0.74%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 112 (16.54%) Windows
2 108 (15.95%) Linux
3 103 (15.21%) UNIX
4 20 (2.95%) Apple iOS
5 18 (2.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 16 (2.36%) AIX
7 15 (2.22%) Solaris
7 15 (2.22%) Android
8 9 (1.33%) CentOS
9 8 (1.18%) HPUX
10 7 (1.03%) SUSE
10 7 (1.03%) Windows Server 2012
11 6 (0.89%) Windows Server 2003
11 6 (0.89%) Windows XP
12 5 (0.74%) Oracle Linux
13 4 (0.59%) Windows 7
14 3 (0.44%) Ubuntu
15 2 (0.30%) Windows Server 2008
15 2 (0.30%) webOS
15 2 (0.30%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 201 (29.69%) Agile Software Development
2 127 (18.76%) Test Scripting
3 96 (14.18%) User Acceptance Testing
4 87 (12.85%) Scrum
5 80 (11.82%) Test Strategy
6 79 (11.67%) Test Automation
7 72 (10.64%) Test Management
8 71 (10.49%) TDD
9 63 (9.31%) Regression Testing
10 56 (8.27%) Software Testing
11 55 (8.12%) BDD
12 50 (7.39%) Integration Testing
13 46 (6.79%) Waterfall
14 41 (6.06%) Automated Testing
15 39 (5.76%) Configuration Management
16 37 (5.47%) System Testing
17 29 (4.28%) Manual Testing
17 29 (4.28%) Disaster Recovery
18 28 (4.14%) Continuous Integration
19 27 (3.99%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 185 (27.33%) SQL
2 168 (24.82%) Java
3 73 (10.78%) C#
4 54 (7.98%) JavaScript
5 48 (7.09%) Shell Script
6 47 (6.94%) Perl
7 41 (6.06%) Python
8 40 (5.91%) C++
9 36 (5.32%) C
9 36 (5.32%) PL/SQL
10 32 (4.73%) Ruby
11 24 (3.55%) VB
12 20 (2.95%) Bash Shell
13 16 (2.36%) PHP
14 15 (2.22%) Groovy
15 14 (2.07%) VB6
16 13 (1.92%) T-SQL
17 10 (1.48%) VB.NET
18 6 (0.89%) PHP5
18 6 (0.89%) Jython
Qualifications
1 75 (11.08%) ISEB
2 68 (10.04%) Security Cleared
3 61 (9.01%) ISTQB
4 55 (8.12%) SC Cleared
5 42 (6.20%) Degree
6 31 (4.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 10 (1.48%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 8 (1.18%) ISEB Practitioner
9 6 (0.89%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (0.89%) CCNA
10 5 (0.74%) PMI Certification
11 3 (0.44%) CTC Cleared
11 3 (0.44%) DV Cleared
12 2 (0.30%) IBM Certification
12 2 (0.30%) BC Cleared
12 2 (0.30%) Oracle Certification
12 2 (0.30%) Sun Certification
13 1 (0.15%) ITIL Certification
13 1 (0.15%) PMP
13 1 (0.15%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 121 (17.87%) QA
2 4 (0.59%) SLA
3 2 (0.30%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.15%) DO-160
4 1 (0.15%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.15%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 34 (5.02%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (2.66%) VMware ESXi
3 17 (2.51%) VMware ESX
4 13 (1.92%) KVM
5 10 (1.48%) Active Directory
6 8 (1.18%) vSphere
6 8 (1.18%) Oracle RAC
7 5 (0.74%) RHEV
8 2 (0.30%) Docker
9 1 (0.15%) Firmware
9 1 (0.15%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.15%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 87 (12.85%) HP Quality Center
2 15 (2.22%) Puppet
3 10 (1.48%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (1.18%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 5 (0.74%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 5 (0.74%) Cobbler
5 5 (0.74%) HP SiteScope
5 5 (0.74%) Ansible
6 4 (0.59%) SCOM
7 3 (0.44%) CA SiteMinder
8 2 (0.30%) Cisco IPCC
8 2 (0.30%) Nessus
8 2 (0.30%) WebInspect
8 2 (0.30%) HP Data Protector
8 2 (0.30%) Nagios
8 2 (0.30%) Vagrant
8 2 (0.30%) Salt
9 1 (0.15%) CA Wily
9 1 (0.15%) HP UCMDB
9 1 (0.15%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 106 (15.66%) Oracle
2 76 (11.23%) HP
3 58 (8.57%) Microsoft
4 45 (6.65%) VMware
5 28 (4.14%) IBM
6 22 (3.25%) SAP
7 18 (2.66%) Red Hat
8 16 (2.36%) Citrix
9 13 (1.92%) TIBCO
10 6 (0.89%) Apple
10 6 (0.89%) Sun
10 6 (0.89%) Atlassian
11 5 (0.74%) EMC
11 5 (0.74%) Adobe
12 4 (0.59%) Sitecore
12 4 (0.59%) SolarWinds
12 4 (0.59%) Telerik
13 3 (0.44%) Google
13 3 (0.44%) Akamai
13 3 (0.44%) Twitter
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