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 21 February 2017 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Performance Testing
UK
Rank 312 369 378
Rank change year-on-year
+57 +9
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 308 271 262
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.68% 0.53% 0.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.82% 0.64% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 183 166 152
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 3
Median hourly rate £50.00 £60.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +66.66%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £60.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +66.66%

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
37463 42318 40948
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.62% 82.71% 79.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 24877 27655 25965
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £297 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 969 1164 1085
Median hourly rate £35.00 £38.75 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% +49.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £57.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.62% +45.45%

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 21 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Performance Testing within the UK over the 3 months to 21 February 2017. 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 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 +57 283 £409 +2.12% 79
London -20 81 £425 -3.95% 37
South East +29 54 £409 +2.12% 13
South West +27 38 £355 +12.69% 5
East Midlands +26 27 £425 +70.00% 5
Yorkshire +21 25 £390 +4.00% 6
West Yorkshire +28 22 £470 -10.47% 3
Wiltshire +20 21 £315 +1.61%
Leeds +15 21 £480 -8.57% 3
Northamptonshire +15 20 £425 -15.00%
Swindon +23 19 £325 +4.83%
West Midlands +1 19 £300 -6.25% 3
Scotland +23 18 £388 +13.97% 2
Northampton +9 18 £425 -15.00%
East of England +8 17 £325 -23.52% 4
Berkshire +21 14 £375 - 3
North West +12 13 £288 -26.28% 5
Surrey +17 12 £525 +23.52% 2
West Sussex -2 10 £403 +23.84%
City of London -6 10 £473 +11.17% 6
Essex +1 9 £325 +18.18%
Milton Keynes +12 8 £388 -8.82%
Manchester +9 8 £275 -38.88% 1
Buckinghamshire +9 8 £388 -8.82% 1
Glasgow +6 8 £350 - 1
Tyne and Wear -8 8 £313 +17.92% 1
North East -10 8 £313 +17.92% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -12 8 £313 +17.92% 1
Edinburgh +16 7 £400 +14.28% 1
Southend-on-Sea 0 7 £338 -

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, 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.

1 324 (51.02%) Agile Software Development
2 240 (37.80%) Selenium
3 234 (36.85%) Java
4 185 (29.13%) QA
5 137 (21.57%) Scrum
6 135 (21.26%) Test Scripting
7 128 (20.16%) JMeter
8 122 (19.21%) Test Automation
9 116 (18.27%) JIRA
10 102 (16.06%) SQL
11 100 (15.75%) Continuous Integration
11 100 (15.75%) BDD
12 97 (15.28%) Finance
13 93 (14.65%) LoadRunner
14 90 (14.17%) Web Services
15 89 (14.02%) Cucumber
16 86 (13.54%) Jenkins
16 86 (13.54%) Automation Testing
17 84 (13.23%) Automated Testing
18 83 (13.07%) Oracle
19 82 (12.91%) JavaScript
19 82 (12.91%) Linux
20 77 (12.13%) User Stories
21 76 (11.97%) Unit Testing
22 75 (11.81%) Regression Testing
23 73 (11.50%) SoapUI
24 71 (11.18%) Security Testing
25 69 (10.87%) Test Strategy
25 69 (10.87%) Defect Management
26 68 (10.71%) User Acceptance Testing

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 44 (6.93%) Confluence
2 18 (2.83%) Apache
2 18 (2.83%) Tomcat
3 14 (2.20%) SharePoint
4 13 (2.05%) Elasticsearch
5 8 (1.26%) CMS
5 8 (1.26%) JBoss
6 6 (0.94%) Drupal
7 4 (0.63%) IIS
7 4 (0.63%) SharePoint 2010
7 4 (0.63%) SharePoint 2013
7 4 (0.63%) WebSphere
8 3 (0.47%) NetWeaver
8 3 (0.47%) nginx
8 3 (0.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 3 (0.47%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.31%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 2 (0.31%) GlassFish
9 2 (0.31%) MQSeries
10 1 (0.16%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 29 (4.57%) MS Excel
2 7 (1.10%) MS Office
3 4 (0.63%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.16%) MS Project
4 1 (0.16%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.16%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (0.94%) Oracle Applications
1 6 (0.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.47%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.47%) SAP IS-U
3 2 (0.31%) FLEXCUBE
3 2 (0.31%) Temenos T24
3 2 (0.31%) VisionPLUS
4 1 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.16%) Eloqua
4 1 (0.16%) Infor M3
4 1 (0.16%) Primavera
4 1 (0.16%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.16%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.16%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.16%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 36 (5.67%) Amazon AWS
2 28 (4.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (2.20%) PaaS
4 8 (1.26%) AWS CloudFormation
4 8 (1.26%) GitHub
5 7 (1.10%) Amazon Kinesis
5 7 (1.10%) AWS Lambda
5 7 (1.10%) Office 365
6 6 (0.94%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (0.79%) IaaS
7 5 (0.79%) SaaS
8 3 (0.47%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 2 (0.31%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 2 (0.31%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.16%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 19 (2.99%) HTTP
2 11 (1.73%) OpenLDAP
3 8 (1.26%) Internet
4 7 (1.10%) LDAP
5 4 (0.63%) DMZ
6 3 (0.47%) Firewall
7 2 (0.31%) FTP
7 2 (0.31%) Reverse Proxy
7 2 (0.31%) SAN
7 2 (0.31%) Software-Defined Networking
7 2 (0.31%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.31%) Wireshark
8 1 (0.16%) Ethernet
8 1 (0.16%) Gigabit Ethernet
8 1 (0.16%) Intrusion Detection
8 1 (0.16%) IPv4
8 1 (0.16%) Multicast
8 1 (0.16%) SSL
8 1 (0.16%) tcpdump
8 1 (0.16%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (7.56%) SQL Server
2 26 (4.09%) Oracle Database
3 19 (2.99%) MongoDB
4 13 (2.05%) PostgreSQL
5 12 (1.89%) Relational Database
5 12 (1.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 11 (1.73%) DB2
6 11 (1.73%) MySQL
6 11 (1.73%) Redis
7 10 (1.57%) Data Warehouse
7 10 (1.57%) DB2 UDB
7 10 (1.57%) NoSQL
8 9 (1.42%) Apache Cassandra
9 8 (1.26%) HBase
9 8 (1.26%) Oracle BI EE
10 7 (1.10%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 7 (1.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 6 (0.94%) Big Data
11 6 (0.94%) Oracle Database 11g
11 6 (0.94%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 240 (37.80%) Selenium
2 128 (20.16%) JMeter
3 116 (18.27%) JIRA
4 93 (14.65%) LoadRunner
5 89 (14.02%) Cucumber
6 86 (13.54%) Jenkins
7 73 (11.50%) SoapUI
8 62 (9.76%) Git (software)
9 59 (9.29%) WebDriver
10 37 (5.83%) Visual Studio
11 33 (5.20%) JUnit
12 29 (4.57%) Maven
13 23 (3.62%) HP UFT
14 22 (3.46%) NeoLoad
15 21 (3.31%) Team Foundation Server
16 19 (2.99%) SpecFlow
17 18 (2.83%) Ant
17 18 (2.83%) Subversion
18 17 (2.68%) Gatling
19 11 (1.73%) TeamCity
General
1 97 (15.28%) Finance
2 42 (6.61%) Banking
3 22 (3.46%) Retail
4 11 (1.73%) Investment Banking
5 9 (1.42%) Publishing
6 8 (1.26%) Marketing
7 7 (1.10%) Games
7 7 (1.10%) Telecoms
8 5 (0.79%) Billing
9 4 (0.63%) Advertising
9 4 (0.63%) Automotive
9 4 (0.63%) Front Office
9 4 (0.63%) Law
9 4 (0.63%) Legal
9 4 (0.63%) Retail Banking
10 3 (0.47%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.47%) Multimedia
10 3 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.31%) Corporate Banking
11 2 (0.31%) German Language
Job Titles
1 174 (27.40%) Tester
2 117 (18.43%) Analyst
3 106 (16.69%) Test Analyst
4 76 (11.97%) Developer
5 69 (10.87%) Performance Tester
6 56 (8.82%) Automation Tester
7 53 (8.35%) Test Engineer
8 47 (7.40%) Test Manager
9 38 (5.98%) Performance Analyst
10 37 (5.83%) Test Leader
11 35 (5.51%) Performance Test Analyst
12 32 (5.04%) QA Engineer
13 31 (4.88%) Architect
14 26 (4.09%) QA Tester
15 25 (3.94%) Consultant
16 22 (3.46%) Selenium Tester
17 21 (3.31%) Java Developer
18 20 (3.15%) QA Analyst
19 19 (2.99%) Selenium Automation Tester
20 18 (2.83%) Java Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (14.17%) Web Services
2 65 (10.24%) HTML
3 59 (9.29%) RESTful
4 52 (8.19%) REST
5 51 (8.03%) Gherkin
6 50 (7.87%) SOAP
7 44 (6.93%) CSS
8 40 (6.30%) .NET
8 40 (6.30%) XML
9 33 (5.20%) HTML5
9 33 (5.20%) J2EE
10 32 (5.04%) AngularJS
11 28 (4.41%) Node.js
11 28 (4.41%) Spring
12 21 (3.31%) jQuery
13 19 (2.99%) CSS3
14 17 (2.68%) Elastic Stack
15 16 (2.52%) JSON
15 16 (2.52%) JSP
16 13 (2.05%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 38 (5.98%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (2.99%) Mobile App
3 10 (1.57%) Computer Science
3 10 (1.57%) NHS
4 9 (1.42%) Data Centre
5 8 (1.26%) Enterprise Software
6 7 (1.10%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 6 (0.94%) User Experience
8 5 (0.79%) Mainframe
8 5 (0.79%) Management Information System
9 4 (0.63%) iPad
10 3 (0.47%) Client/Server
10 3 (0.47%) Mobile Payment
10 3 (0.47%) PMI
10 3 (0.47%) Reference Data
10 3 (0.47%) Streaming Video
10 3 (0.47%) Video Editing
11 2 (0.31%) Equities
11 2 (0.31%) Learning Management System
11 2 (0.31%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 82 (12.91%) Linux
2 45 (7.09%) Windows
3 44 (6.93%) Unix
4 12 (1.89%) Android
4 12 (1.89%) Apple iOS
5 11 (1.73%) Solaris
6 9 (1.42%) Amazon Linux
6 9 (1.42%) Windows Server
7 7 (1.10%) Ubuntu
8 6 (0.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (0.63%) Windows 7
10 3 (0.47%) AIX
10 3 (0.47%) CentOS
10 3 (0.47%) SUSE
10 3 (0.47%) Windows 10
11 2 (0.31%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.16%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.16%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.16%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 324 (51.02%) Agile Software Development
2 137 (21.57%) Scrum
3 135 (21.26%) Test Scripting
4 122 (19.21%) Test Automation
5 100 (15.75%) BDD
5 100 (15.75%) Continuous Integration
6 86 (13.54%) Automation Testing
7 84 (13.23%) Automated Testing
8 77 (12.13%) User Stories
9 76 (11.97%) Unit Testing
10 75 (11.81%) Regression Testing
11 71 (11.18%) Security Testing
12 69 (10.87%) Defect Management
12 69 (10.87%) Test Strategy
13 68 (10.71%) User Acceptance Testing
14 67 (10.55%) Software Engineering
15 66 (10.39%) Integration Testing
16 65 (10.24%) Kanban
17 64 (10.08%) Non-Functional Testing
18 63 (9.92%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 234 (36.85%) Java
2 102 (16.06%) SQL
3 82 (12.91%) JavaScript
4 44 (6.93%) C#
5 40 (6.30%) Groovy
6 38 (5.98%) Python
7 35 (5.51%) Scala
8 27 (4.25%) C
9 18 (2.83%) PHP
10 16 (2.52%) Perl
10 16 (2.52%) Ruby
11 15 (2.36%) T-SQL
12 14 (2.20%) Bash Shell
13 10 (1.57%) PL/SQL
14 9 (1.42%) PowerShell
15 5 (0.79%) VB
16 3 (0.47%) ABAP
16 3 (0.47%) C++
16 3 (0.47%) ES6
17 2 (0.31%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 49 (7.72%) Security Cleared
2 48 (7.56%) ISEB
3 47 (7.40%) ISTQB
4 33 (5.20%) Degree
5 27 (4.25%) SC Cleared
6 19 (2.99%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 11 (1.73%) BPSS Clearance
7 11 (1.73%) DV Cleared
8 10 (1.57%) ITIL Certification
9 7 (1.10%) Microsoft Certification
9 7 (1.10%) PMI Certification
10 5 (0.79%) CCNA
10 5 (0.79%) Cisco Certification
11 4 (0.63%) MCSD
11 4 (0.63%) MCSE
11 4 (0.63%) MCTS
11 4 (0.63%) PMP
12 2 (0.31%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 1 (0.16%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 1 (0.16%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 185 (29.13%) QA
2 10 (1.57%) SDET
3 8 (1.26%) Data Quality
3 8 (1.26%) Disclosure Scotland
3 8 (1.26%) WCAG
4 7 (1.10%) WAI
5 4 (0.63%) ISO 9000
6 2 (0.31%) SLA
7 1 (0.16%) GxP
7 1 (0.16%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 35 (5.51%) Docker
2 18 (2.83%) Active Directory
3 7 (1.10%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.63%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (0.47%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.16%) iptables
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.16%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.16%) vSphere
6 1 (0.16%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 23 (3.62%) HP Quality Center
2 19 (2.99%) Tivoli
3 18 (2.83%) Ansible
3 18 (2.83%) HP SiteScope
3 18 (2.83%) OpenView
4 17 (2.68%) Tivoli Monitoring
5 13 (2.05%) Kibana
5 13 (2.05%) logstash
6 11 (1.73%) Puppet
7 9 (1.42%) Ganglia
7 9 (1.42%) nmon
7 9 (1.42%) Opscode Chef
8 8 (1.26%) Grafana
9 7 (1.10%) Icinga
9 7 (1.10%) Nagios
10 6 (0.94%) rkt
11 4 (0.63%) CA Single Sign-On
11 4 (0.63%) Graphite
11 4 (0.63%) Perfmon
12 3 (0.47%) Control-M
Vendors
1 83 (13.07%) Oracle
2 67 (10.55%) HP
3 47 (7.40%) Microsoft
4 29 (4.57%) Atlassian
5 24 (3.78%) AppDynamics
5 24 (3.78%) IBM
6 18 (2.83%) SAP
7 17 (2.68%) Red Hat
8 14 (2.20%) Splunk
9 13 (2.05%) Citrix
10 12 (1.89%) VMware
11 9 (1.42%) Salesforce.com
12 8 (1.26%) Informatica
13 7 (1.10%) Tableau
14 6 (0.94%) Nimble Storage
14 6 (0.94%) Perforce
14 6 (0.94%) SOASTA, Inc
15 5 (0.79%) CA
15 5 (0.79%) CA Agile Central
15 5 (0.79%) Google
London
onezeero.
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Arrows Group Ltd
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Salt
Rate: £400.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £425.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Andover, Hampshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Buckinghamshire
Verticality Ltd
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Newcastle, County Down
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 5 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Spring Technology
Rate: £250.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Kent
itecopeople
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Kent
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
Reed Business Information Ltd
Rate: Up to £450 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Hereford
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £250 - £260 per day
Posted: 18 days ago