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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Performance Testing
Rank 384 363 303
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -60
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 244 253 301
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.47% 0.50% 0.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.58% 0.64% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 146 159
Average daily rate £400 £371 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.74% +2.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £278 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £474
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £346
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +1.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 2
Average hourly rate £60.00 £36.75 £90.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+63.26% -59.16%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 £36.75 £90.00
% change year-on-year
+63.26% -59.16%

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
41710 39321 37141
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.10% 77.61% 76.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 27291 25151 22514
Average daily rate £425 £422 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.73% +5.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1208 1037 1128
Average hourly rate £39.31 £26.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.17% -5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £46.50 £52.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +9 222 £400 +6.66% 100
London -7 102 £434 +14.21% 38
South East -19 33 £400 +25.00% 16
North West -5 25 £390 -4.87% 11
West Midlands -6 18 £320 +3.22% 4
Manchester -5 16 £350 +1.44% 6
City of London +28 13 £425 +8.97% 11
Yorkshire -1 13 £345 -21.14% 11
Scotland -32 13 £330 +2.32% 3
Hampshire +2 12 £343 +24.54% 2
South West -4 12 £320 -14.66% 7
Staffordshire - 12 £320 - 2
West Yorkshire +4 11 £375 -14.28% 6
Berkshire +2 10 £388 +10.71% 3
Leeds -7 10 £375 -31.81% 6
East of England +3 8 £275 -42.10% 7
Edinburgh -24 8 £350 +12.90% 1
East Midlands -4 6 £250 - 4
Surrey -15 6 £415 +29.68% 8
Gloucestershire +5 5 £130 -60.00% 3
Essex -1 5 £275 -
Bristol -2 5 £320 -11.72% 2
Lancashire -3 5 £400 -5.32% 2
Blackpool -6 5 £400 -4.76% 1
Croydon - 5 £393 -
Stoke-on-Trent - 5 £320 - 2
Fareham 0 4 - -
Reading -10 4 £400 +14.28% 2
Erskine - 4 £325 -
Leicestershire - 4 £250 - 2

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

1 215 (33.81%) Agile Software Development
2 148 (23.27%) SQL
3 144 (22.64%) Non-Functional Testing
4 143 (22.48%) Java
5 134 (21.07%) QA
6 123 (19.34%) Test Scripting
7 122 (19.18%) LoadRunner
8 112 (17.61%) Finance
9 105 (16.51%) Selenium
10 92 (14.47%) User Acceptance Testing
11 88 (13.84%) Test Automation
11 88 (13.84%) Test Strategy
11 88 (13.84%) ISEB
12 83 (13.05%) Security Cleared
13 81 (12.74%) Functional Testing
14 80 (12.58%) SQL Server
14 80 (12.58%) JMeter
14 80 (12.58%) Software Testing
15 78 (12.26%) C#
15 78 (12.26%) ISTQB
16 73 (11.48%) Regression Testing
17 72 (11.32%) TDD
18 70 (11.01%) .NET
19 69 (10.85%) BDD
20 67 (10.53%) Automation Testing
21 66 (10.38%) Oracle
22 64 (10.06%) XML
22 64 (10.06%) Linux
23 63 (9.91%) HP
24 62 (9.75%) SOA

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 20 (3.14%) Apache
1 20 (3.14%) JBoss
2 19 (2.99%) Confluence
3 14 (2.20%) Tomcat
4 12 (1.89%) WebSphere
5 10 (1.57%) Elasticsearch
6 9 (1.42%) OpenStack
7 8 (1.26%) Jetty
8 6 (0.94%) IIS
8 6 (0.94%) MQSeries
8 6 (0.94%) WebLogic
8 6 (0.94%) WebSphere Application Server
9 5 (0.79%) Node.js
9 5 (0.79%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
10 3 (0.47%) CMS
10 3 (0.47%) LiveLink
10 3 (0.47%) MS Project Server
10 3 (0.47%) nginx
11 2 (0.31%) NetWeaver
11 2 (0.31%) SAS
Applications
1 12 (1.89%) MS Excel
2 8 (1.26%) MS Office
3 7 (1.10%) MS Project
3 7 (1.10%) Photoshop
4 4 (0.63%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.47%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.31%) Mingle
7 1 (0.16%) Fireworks
7 1 (0.16%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 8 (1.26%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (0.94%) BusinessWorks
3 4 (0.63%) BASE24
3 4 (0.63%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.63%) SAP IS-U
4 3 (0.47%) SAP BPC
4 3 (0.47%) SAP CO
4 3 (0.47%) SAP FI
4 3 (0.47%) SAP FI/CO
4 3 (0.47%) SAP HR
4 3 (0.47%) Unit4 Business World
5 2 (0.31%) Oracle BPM
5 2 (0.31%) Primavera
5 2 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle Cash Management
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle iProcurement
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 16 (2.52%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (2.36%) GitHub
3 6 (0.94%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (0.79%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (0.63%) Amazon S3
5 4 (0.63%) IaaS
6 2 (0.31%) Amazon CloudSearch
6 2 (0.31%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.31%) Amazon ELB
6 2 (0.31%) Route 53
7 1 (0.16%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.16%) AWS OpsWorks
7 1 (0.16%) Office 365
7 1 (0.16%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 33 (5.19%) HTTP
2 18 (2.83%) Internet
3 13 (2.04%) SAN
4 11 (1.73%) LDAP
5 10 (1.57%) HTTPS
6 8 (1.26%) TCP/IP
7 5 (0.79%) DNS
7 5 (0.79%) Reverse Proxy
7 5 (0.79%) Wireshark
8 4 (0.63%) SMTP
9 3 (0.47%) 802.11
9 3 (0.47%) Extranet
9 3 (0.47%) Firewall
9 3 (0.47%) FTP
9 3 (0.47%) Intranet
9 3 (0.47%) iSCSI
9 3 (0.47%) LAN
9 3 (0.47%) WAN
9 3 (0.47%) Wireless
9 3 (0.47%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 80 (12.58%) SQL Server
2 34 (5.35%) Relational Database
3 21 (3.30%) Data Warehouse
4 17 (2.67%) MySQL
5 16 (2.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 11 (1.73%) Big Data
7 10 (1.57%) Data Mart
7 10 (1.57%) RDBMS
8 9 (1.42%) Apache Cassandra
8 9 (1.42%) SQL Server 2005
8 9 (1.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 8 (1.26%) DB2
9 8 (1.26%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 8 (1.26%) MongoDB
10 7 (1.10%) NoSQL
11 6 (0.94%) DataStage
11 6 (0.94%) Oracle Reports
12 4 (0.63%) GIS
12 4 (0.63%) OLTP
12 4 (0.63%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 122 (19.18%) LoadRunner
2 105 (16.51%) Selenium
3 80 (12.58%) JMeter
4 56 (8.81%) Cucumber
5 52 (8.18%) JIRA
6 43 (6.76%) SoapUI
7 42 (6.60%) Jenkins
8 40 (6.29%) Git (software)
8 40 (6.29%) HP UFT
9 34 (5.35%) WebDriver
10 29 (4.56%) JUnit
11 28 (4.40%) SpecFlow
12 23 (3.62%) Team Foundation Server
12 23 (3.62%) Visual Studio
13 22 (3.46%) IntelliJ
13 22 (3.46%) Maven
14 17 (2.67%) Eclipse
15 16 (2.52%) Gradle
15 16 (2.52%) Mercurial
16 15 (2.36%) JBehave
General
1 112 (17.61%) Finance
2 40 (6.29%) Banking
3 36 (5.66%) Retail
4 27 (4.25%) Telecoms
5 12 (1.89%) Billing
6 10 (1.57%) Games
7 9 (1.42%) Back Office
7 9 (1.42%) Investment Banking
7 9 (1.42%) Legal
8 6 (0.94%) Front Office
8 6 (0.94%) Manufacturing
9 5 (0.79%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (0.47%) Advertising
10 3 (0.47%) Law
10 3 (0.47%) Publishing
10 3 (0.47%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.31%) Electronics
11 2 (0.31%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.31%) Marketing
11 2 (0.31%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 169 (26.57%) Analyst
2 167 (26.26%) Test Analyst
3 125 (19.65%) Tester
4 79 (12.42%) Developer
5 78 (12.26%) Test Manager
6 64 (10.06%) Performance Tester
7 62 (9.75%) Performance Analyst
7 62 (9.75%) Performance Test Analyst
8 38 (5.97%) Test Leader
9 35 (5.50%) Consultant
10 31 (4.87%) Test Engineer
11 28 (4.40%) Senior Analyst
11 28 (4.40%) Senior Test Analyst
12 23 (3.62%) Automation Analyst
12 23 (3.62%) QA Engineer
13 22 (3.46%) Automation Test Analyst
13 22 (3.46%) Java Developer
14 19 (2.99%) Performance Manager
14 19 (2.99%) Performance Test Manager
15 18 (2.83%) Non-Functional Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (11.01%) .NET
2 64 (10.06%) XML
3 51 (8.02%) HTML
4 50 (7.86%) Web Services
5 41 (6.45%) SOAP
6 34 (5.35%) CSS
7 24 (3.77%) ASP.NET
7 24 (3.77%) Middleware
8 21 (3.30%) HTML5
8 21 (3.30%) WinForms
8 21 (3.30%) WPF
9 20 (3.14%) JSON
10 19 (2.99%) CSS3
10 19 (2.99%) REST
10 19 (2.99%) Spring
11 18 (2.83%) jQuery
12 16 (2.52%) Gherkin
13 14 (2.20%) Ajax
14 12 (1.89%) Guice
14 12 (1.89%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 35 (5.50%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (3.93%) N-Tier
3 17 (2.67%) Enterprise Software
4 16 (2.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 15 (2.36%) Computer Science
5 15 (2.36%) Mainframe
5 15 (2.36%) Management Information System
6 12 (1.89%) Mobile App
7 11 (1.73%) Client/Server
7 11 (1.73%) Private Cloud
8 10 (1.57%) Data Centre
9 9 (1.42%) Cryptography
10 7 (1.10%) User Experience
11 6 (0.94%) Performance Metrics
11 6 (0.94%) Smart Meter
12 5 (0.79%) Social Media
12 5 (0.79%) Visualisation
13 4 (0.63%) Data Structures
13 4 (0.63%) EMC VNX
13 4 (0.63%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 64 (10.06%) Linux
2 60 (9.43%) Windows
3 47 (7.39%) Unix
4 15 (2.36%) Windows Server
5 11 (1.73%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (1.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (0.94%) Apple iOS
7 6 (0.94%) CentOS
7 6 (0.94%) Solaris
8 5 (0.79%) Android
9 4 (0.63%) VME
10 3 (0.47%) AIX
10 3 (0.47%) VMS
10 3 (0.47%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 215 (33.81%) Agile Software Development
2 144 (22.64%) Non-Functional Testing
3 123 (19.34%) Test Scripting
4 92 (14.47%) User Acceptance Testing
5 88 (13.84%) Test Automation
5 88 (13.84%) Test Strategy
6 81 (12.74%) Functional Testing
7 80 (12.58%) Software Testing
8 73 (11.48%) Regression Testing
9 72 (11.32%) TDD
10 69 (10.85%) BDD
11 67 (10.53%) Automation Testing
12 62 (9.75%) SOA
13 60 (9.43%) Scrum
14 59 (9.28%) Test Management
15 58 (9.12%) Continuous Integration
16 52 (8.18%) Unit Testing
17 47 (7.39%) SDLC
18 45 (7.08%) Load Testing
19 42 (6.60%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 148 (23.27%) SQL
2 143 (22.48%) Java
3 78 (12.26%) C#
4 62 (9.75%) JavaScript
5 37 (5.82%) C++
6 23 (3.62%) Ruby
7 21 (3.30%) C
8 17 (2.67%) Python
9 16 (2.52%) COBOL
10 12 (1.89%) PowerShell
11 11 (1.73%) T-SQL
11 11 (1.73%) VBScript
12 9 (1.42%) ActionScript
12 9 (1.42%) Groovy
12 9 (1.42%) Perl
12 9 (1.42%) PL/SQL
13 8 (1.26%) VB.NET
14 7 (1.10%) PHP
14 7 (1.10%) PL/1
14 7 (1.10%) VB
Qualifications
1 88 (13.84%) ISEB
2 83 (13.05%) Security Cleared
3 78 (12.26%) ISTQB
4 62 (9.75%) SC Cleared
5 50 (7.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 29 (4.56%) Degree
7 10 (1.57%) DV Cleared
8 8 (1.26%) BPSS Clearance
9 7 (1.10%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 6 (0.94%) ISEB Practitioner
11 3 (0.47%) HND
12 2 (0.31%) BC Cleared
12 2 (0.31%) CTC Cleared
12 2 (0.31%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Certification
13 1 (0.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 134 (21.07%) QA
2 5 (0.79%) GxP
2 5 (0.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (0.63%) WCAG
4 3 (0.47%) ISO 8583
4 3 (0.47%) ISO20022
5 2 (0.31%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.31%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.16%) Dodd-Frank
6 1 (0.16%) EMIR
6 1 (0.16%) FATCA
6 1 (0.16%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.16%) ISO26262
6 1 (0.16%) MiFID
6 1 (0.16%) SDET
6 1 (0.16%) SLA
System Software
1 32 (5.03%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (1.10%) vSphere
3 5 (0.79%) Docker
4 4 (0.63%) Active Directory
5 3 (0.47%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.47%) Varnish
6 2 (0.31%) NFS
7 1 (0.16%) NET24-XPNET
Systems Management
1 38 (5.97%) HP Quality Center
2 11 (1.73%) Puppet
3 9 (1.42%) HP SiteScope
3 9 (1.42%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (1.10%) Ansible
5 3 (0.47%) Nessus
5 3 (0.47%) nmon
6 2 (0.31%) EMC NetWorker
6 2 (0.31%) SCCM
7 1 (0.16%) CA Wily
7 1 (0.16%) Capistrano
7 1 (0.16%) Iperf
7 1 (0.16%) Nagios
7 1 (0.16%) Salt
7 1 (0.16%) SCOM
7 1 (0.16%) SCSM
7 1 (0.16%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.16%) yum
Vendors
1 66 (10.38%) Oracle
2 63 (9.91%) HP
3 60 (9.43%) Microsoft
4 40 (6.29%) VMware
5 37 (5.82%) SAP
6 29 (4.56%) IBM
7 21 (3.30%) Citrix
8 12 (1.89%) Google
9 11 (1.73%) Atlassian
9 11 (1.73%) Sybase
10 10 (1.57%) Red Hat
10 10 (1.57%) SOASTA, Inc
10 10 (1.57%) Telerik
11 9 (1.42%) EMC
12 8 (1.26%) MuleSoft
13 7 (1.10%) Curam
13 7 (1.10%) Rally
13 7 (1.10%) TIBCO
14 5 (0.79%) Cisco
15 4 (0.63%) Compaq
Newcastle upon Tyne
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Rate: £300 - £301 per annum + competitive
Posted: 15 hours ago
Glasgow
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Rate: £350 - £375 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
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Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
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London
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Rate: From £500 to £600 per day
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Posted: Yesterday
South West
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Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
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East London
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London
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Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £350.00 - £390.00 per annum
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Hertfordshire
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Rate: £375 - £425 per day
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Burgess Hill, West Sussex
Circle Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
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Rate: £250 - 450 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
East London
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Rate: competitive
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London
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OCC Computer Personnel
Rate: £420 - 460 per day + Benefits
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