The table below looks at the statistics for Performance Testing skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Performance Testing over the 3 months to 30 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Performance Testing
Rank 395 335 286
Rank change year-on-year
-60 -49
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 273 348 411
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.51% 0.62% 0.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.62% 0.78% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 182 191 270
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.42% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 16 0
Median hourly rate £38.50 £30.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.22% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.50 £30.50 -
% change year-on-year
+26.22% -

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
44155 44688 42248
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.30% 79.64% 78.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 29326 28799 26498
Median daily rate £438 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £383 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.57% +2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1051 1198 1222
Median hourly rate £28.00 £28.69 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.40% +4.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.36 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

Performance Testing
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Performance Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 30 June 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
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 30 June 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Performance Testing within the UK over the 3 months to 30 June 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -31 242 £408 +8.66% 63
London -4 111 £425 - 27
South East -5 52 £400 +14.28% 9
Scotland -22 29 £338 +12.50% 2
Oxfordshire +22 19 £431 +43.75%
South West +15 19 £400 +16.78% 4
East of England +27 18 £475 +2.70% 2
Hampshire -6 14 £400 +33.33% 4
City of London +31 13 £425 -8.10% 10
Hertfordshire +20 12 £475 +11.76%
Edinburgh -9 12 £317 +10.19% 2
Oxford +5 11 £413 +37.50%
Yorkshire 0 11 £390 -6.02% 8
North West -23 11 £338 - 8
North East -51 10 £325 +6.55% 1
Winchester -8 9 £363 +20.83% 2
Croydon - 9 £400 - 1
Glasgow +6 8 £350 -
West Sussex - 8 £318 -
East Sussex +18 7 £350 -
Wiltshire -6 7 £375 +7.14% 2
West Midlands -27 7 £500 +28.20% 2
Newcastle upon Tyne -54 7 £325 +6.55% 1
Tyne and Wear -58 7 £325 +6.55% 1
Swindon 0 6 £375 +7.14% 1
Manchester -11 6 £300 -13.66% 5
West Yorkshire -17 6 £290 -30.12% 8
Watford - 6 - -
Essex +10 5 £255 -41.71%
South Yorkshire +5 5 £400 +6.66%

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Performance Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Performance Testing.

1 261 (44.39%) Agile Software Development
2 176 (29.93%) Java
3 148 (25.17%) SQL
4 125 (21.26%) QA
5 124 (21.09%) LoadRunner
5 124 (21.09%) Non-Functional Testing
6 119 (20.24%) JMeter
7 118 (20.07%) Selenium
8 111 (18.88%) Linux
9 106 (18.03%) Finance
10 105 (17.86%) JIRA
11 98 (16.67%) Test Strategy
12 90 (15.31%) User Acceptance Testing
13 87 (14.80%) Oracle
14 82 (13.95%) Scrum
15 78 (13.27%) Cucumber
16 77 (13.10%) Integration Testing
17 76 (12.93%) Functional Testing
17 76 (12.93%) Web Services
18 74 (12.59%) Regression Testing
19 73 (12.41%) BDD
19 73 (12.41%) Continuous Integration
19 73 (12.41%) Jenkins
20 71 (12.07%) Test Management
20 71 (12.07%) Test Automation
21 70 (11.90%) Windows
22 69 (11.73%) Test Scripting
23 68 (11.56%) HP
24 66 (11.22%) TDD
25 62 (10.54%) SDLC

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 42 (7.14%) Confluence
2 22 (3.74%) JBoss
3 21 (3.57%) WebLogic
4 18 (3.06%) IIS
5 16 (2.72%) Apache
5 16 (2.72%) WebSphere
6 14 (2.38%) Tomcat
7 13 (2.21%) OpenStack
8 8 (1.36%) SharePoint
9 7 (1.19%) Oracle Service Bus
10 5 (0.85%) MQSeries
11 4 (0.68%) nginx
12 3 (0.51%) Drupal
12 3 (0.51%) Jetty
12 3 (0.51%) SAS
13 2 (0.34%) Apache Solr
13 2 (0.34%) CICS
13 2 (0.34%) CMS
13 2 (0.34%) Oracle HTTP Server
13 2 (0.34%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 29 (4.93%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.02%) MS Office
2 6 (1.02%) Photoshop
3 5 (0.85%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (0.85%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.34%) Mingle
4 2 (0.34%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 7 (1.19%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.68%) Hyperion Planning
2 4 (0.68%) Oracle BPM
3 3 (0.51%) ENOVIA
3 3 (0.51%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.17%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.17%) Primavera
4 1 (0.17%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.17%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.17%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.17%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.17%) SAP IS-U
4 1 (0.17%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 39 (6.63%) Amazon AWS
2 30 (5.10%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (2.38%) PaaS
4 13 (2.21%) SaaS
5 12 (2.04%) IaaS
6 6 (1.02%) Amazon EC2
6 6 (1.02%) Amazon S3
6 6 (1.02%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (1.02%) SuccessFactors
7 4 (0.68%) GitHub
8 2 (0.34%) Amazon ELB
8 2 (0.34%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (0.34%) AWS OpsWorks
8 2 (0.34%) Force.com
8 2 (0.34%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 34 (5.78%) HTTP
2 21 (3.57%) SAN
3 15 (2.55%) LAN
4 14 (2.38%) VPN
5 13 (2.21%) Firewall
6 12 (2.04%) WAN
7 8 (1.36%) DNS
7 8 (1.36%) FCoE
7 8 (1.36%) Fibre Channel
7 8 (1.36%) Internet
7 8 (1.36%) iSCSI
8 6 (1.02%) TCP/IP
8 6 (1.02%) tcpdump
9 4 (0.68%) HTTPS
9 4 (0.68%) SMTP
9 4 (0.68%) SSL
10 3 (0.51%) DHCP
10 3 (0.51%) EIGRP
11 2 (0.34%) BGP
11 2 (0.34%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (8.67%) SQL Server
2 26 (4.42%) Oracle Database
3 16 (2.72%) MySQL
4 15 (2.55%) Relational Database
5 13 (2.21%) Data Warehouse
6 8 (1.36%) Oracle Reports
6 8 (1.36%) RDBMS
6 8 (1.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 7 (1.19%) SQL Server 2008
8 6 (1.02%) Oracle Database 11g
8 6 (1.02%) VoltDB
9 5 (0.85%) Big Data
9 5 (0.85%) DB2
9 5 (0.85%) MongoDB
9 5 (0.85%) NoSQL
10 4 (0.68%) Essbase
10 4 (0.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 4 (0.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 3 (0.51%) PostgreSQL
11 3 (0.51%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 124 (21.09%) LoadRunner
2 119 (20.24%) JMeter
3 118 (20.07%) Selenium
4 105 (17.86%) JIRA
5 78 (13.27%) Cucumber
6 73 (12.41%) Jenkins
7 53 (9.01%) Git (software)
7 53 (9.01%) Maven
7 53 (9.01%) SoapUI
8 51 (8.67%) JUnit
9 40 (6.80%) WebDriver
10 34 (5.78%) Visual Studio
11 32 (5.44%) Gradle
12 31 (5.27%) Ant
13 29 (4.93%) HP UFT
14 24 (4.08%) Subversion
15 20 (3.40%) Gatling
15 20 (3.40%) Team Foundation Server
16 17 (2.89%) Hudson
17 16 (2.72%) SpecFlow
General
1 106 (18.03%) Finance
2 51 (8.67%) Banking
3 30 (5.10%) Retail
4 15 (2.55%) Telecoms
5 11 (1.87%) Games
5 11 (1.87%) Investment Banking
6 9 (1.53%) Billing
6 9 (1.53%) Publishing
7 8 (1.36%) Front Office
8 7 (1.19%) Manufacturing
9 5 (0.85%) Pharmaceutical
10 4 (0.68%) Legal
10 4 (0.68%) Retail Banking
11 3 (0.51%) Spanish Language
12 2 (0.34%) Advertising
12 2 (0.34%) Back Office
12 2 (0.34%) Local Government
12 2 (0.34%) Multimedia
12 2 (0.34%) Portuguese Language
13 1 (0.17%) Law
Job Titles
1 150 (25.51%) Analyst
2 142 (24.15%) Test Analyst
3 107 (18.20%) Tester
4 80 (13.61%) Test Manager
5 59 (10.03%) Developer
6 48 (8.16%) Test Engineer
7 44 (7.48%) Performance Analyst
8 43 (7.31%) Performance Tester
9 41 (6.97%) Performance Test Analyst
10 34 (5.78%) Automation Tester
11 33 (5.61%) Architect
12 31 (5.27%) Automation Test Analyst
13 24 (4.08%) Java Developer
14 23 (3.91%) Test Leader
15 21 (3.57%) Test Automation Engineer
15 21 (3.57%) Test Specialist
16 19 (3.23%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
17 18 (3.06%) Consultant
17 18 (3.06%) Performance Engineer
18 16 (2.72%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (12.93%) Web Services
2 52 (8.84%) XML
3 51 (8.67%) HTML
4 46 (7.82%) .NET
5 37 (6.29%) SOAP
6 24 (4.08%) REST
7 23 (3.91%) CSS
7 23 (3.91%) Java EE
7 23 (3.91%) JSON
8 20 (3.40%) JMS
9 18 (3.06%) Spring
10 17 (2.89%) Ajax
11 16 (2.72%) Gherkin
12 15 (2.55%) Hibernate
12 15 (2.55%) HTML5
13 12 (2.04%) WebSphere MQ
14 11 (1.87%) jQuery
15 10 (1.70%) Middleware
16 7 (1.19%) AngularJS
16 7 (1.19%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 27 (4.59%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (4.25%) Computer Science
3 19 (3.23%) Data Centre
4 16 (2.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 14 (2.38%) Management Information System
5 14 (2.38%) Performance Metrics
6 12 (2.04%) N-Tier
7 9 (1.53%) Device Driver
8 8 (1.36%) Data Structures
8 8 (1.36%) Enterprise Software
9 6 (1.02%) Public Cloud
10 5 (0.85%) Client/Server
10 5 (0.85%) iPad
10 5 (0.85%) IVR
10 5 (0.85%) Mobile App
10 5 (0.85%) Private Cloud
10 5 (0.85%) Smartcard
11 4 (0.68%) Mainframe
11 4 (0.68%) Social Media
11 4 (0.68%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 111 (18.88%) Linux
2 70 (11.90%) Windows
3 46 (7.82%) Unix
4 13 (2.21%) AIX
5 12 (2.04%) Solaris
6 11 (1.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (1.19%) CentOS
8 5 (0.85%) Android
8 5 (0.85%) Windows Server
9 4 (0.68%) Apple iOS
10 3 (0.51%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.17%) Data ONTAP
11 1 (0.17%) HPUX
11 1 (0.17%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.17%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 261 (44.39%) Agile Software Development
2 124 (21.09%) Non-Functional Testing
3 98 (16.67%) Test Strategy
4 90 (15.31%) User Acceptance Testing
5 82 (13.95%) Scrum
6 77 (13.10%) Integration Testing
7 76 (12.93%) Functional Testing
8 74 (12.59%) Regression Testing
9 73 (12.41%) BDD
9 73 (12.41%) Continuous Integration
10 71 (12.07%) Test Automation
10 71 (12.07%) Test Management
11 69 (11.73%) Test Scripting
12 66 (11.22%) TDD
13 62 (10.54%) SDLC
14 61 (10.37%) Automation Testing
15 59 (10.03%) Security Testing
16 52 (8.84%) Waterfall
17 50 (8.50%) Stakeholder Management
18 49 (8.33%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 176 (29.93%) Java
2 148 (25.17%) SQL
3 53 (9.01%) C#
4 51 (8.67%) JavaScript
5 36 (6.12%) Python
6 26 (4.42%) C
7 21 (3.57%) Perl
7 21 (3.57%) Ruby
8 19 (3.23%) Shell Script
9 16 (2.72%) VB
10 15 (2.55%) Groovy
11 14 (2.38%) Bash Shell
12 11 (1.87%) PL/SQL
12 11 (1.87%) VBA
13 10 (1.70%) C++
14 8 (1.36%) ActionScript
14 8 (1.36%) PowerShell
15 6 (1.02%) ActionScript 3.0
15 6 (1.02%) PHP
16 5 (0.85%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 60 (10.20%) Security Cleared
2 57 (9.69%) ISTQB
3 53 (9.01%) ISEB
4 44 (7.48%) SC Cleared
5 41 (6.97%) Degree
6 23 (3.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 11 (1.87%) DV Cleared
8 7 (1.19%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (1.19%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 5 (0.85%) CCNA
10 4 (0.68%) BPSS Clearance
11 3 (0.51%) CCNP
11 3 (0.51%) ISEB Practitioner
12 2 (0.34%) CISSP
12 2 (0.34%) MCAD
12 2 (0.34%) MCSD
12 2 (0.34%) MCTS
12 2 (0.34%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 125 (21.26%) QA
2 5 (0.85%) Disclosure Scotland
2 5 (0.85%) SDET
3 4 (0.68%) Data Quality
3 4 (0.68%) SLA
4 3 (0.51%) EMIR
4 3 (0.51%) GxP
4 3 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (0.51%) WCAG
5 2 (0.34%) COBIT
5 2 (0.34%) Dodd-Frank
5 2 (0.34%) MiFID
5 2 (0.34%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.17%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.17%) WAI
System Software
1 33 (5.61%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (1.36%) Docker
3 7 (1.19%) Active Directory
4 4 (0.68%) Oracle RAC
5 3 (0.51%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.34%) HDFS
6 2 (0.34%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.34%) NFS
6 2 (0.34%) Varnish
6 2 (0.34%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (0.17%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 1 (0.17%) KVM
7 1 (0.17%) RHEV
7 1 (0.17%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.17%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 49 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
2 28 (4.76%) Puppet
3 22 (3.74%) Opscode Chef
4 16 (2.72%) Ansible
5 9 (1.53%) HP SiteScope
6 4 (0.68%) Nagios
7 3 (0.51%) Capistrano
7 3 (0.51%) Oracle Identity Management
7 3 (0.51%) SELinux
8 2 (0.34%) CA Service Virtualization
8 2 (0.34%) Control-M
8 2 (0.34%) Oozie
8 2 (0.34%) Perfmon
8 2 (0.34%) Salt
8 2 (0.34%) vRealize
9 1 (0.17%) EMC NetWorker
9 1 (0.17%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 1 (0.17%) MIIS
9 1 (0.17%) SCSM
9 1 (0.17%) yum
Vendors
1 87 (14.80%) Oracle
2 68 (11.56%) HP
3 51 (8.67%) VMware
4 42 (7.14%) Microsoft
5 37 (6.29%) Atlassian
6 28 (4.76%) SAP
7 25 (4.25%) Citrix
8 23 (3.91%) IBM
9 14 (2.38%) SOASTA, Inc
10 13 (2.21%) Rally
10 13 (2.21%) Talend
11 10 (1.70%) Veritas
12 7 (1.19%) EMC
12 7 (1.19%) Red Hat
13 6 (1.02%) Siebel
14 5 (0.85%) Curam
15 4 (0.68%) CA
15 4 (0.68%) Calypso
15 4 (0.68%) Hyperion
15 4 (0.68%) Telerik
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
Uniting Ambition
Rate: Market related
Posted: 21 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Talent International
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Cognitive Group Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Winchester
Spectrum IT
Rate: negotiable
Posted: 15 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
IBM Client Innovation Centre (Thames Valley)
Rate: From £45,671 to £60,774 per annum or more for exceptional candidates
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Salt
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday