The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category.

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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Testing
Rank 260 274 279
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +5
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 398 341 368
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.76% 0.68% 0.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.02% 0.93% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 259 242 216
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £385
% change year-on-year
- -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 7
Average hourly rate £31.50 £48.84 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.49% +39.52%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 - £32.50
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
39028 36522 40170
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.08% 72.85% 70.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 24228 22021 22957
Average daily rate £400 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £273 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1171 1067 1398
Average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £46.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.00 £31.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.90% +3.33%

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 11 July 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
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 11 July 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
(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 +11 349 £375 - 91
London +19 167 £425 - 37
South East -47 48 £325 - 19
City of London +14 42 £365 -14.11% 9
Yorkshire +5 39 £323 +29.00% 6
West Yorkshire +7 34 £325 +30.00% 6
Scotland +7 28 £350 -9.09%
Leeds +7 28 £375 +50.00% 3
South West -9 23 £375 -11.76% 5
Hampshire -26 21 £325 - 1
North East -1 18 £361 - 3
East of England -3 15 £375 -6.25% 9
North West -2 14 £323 -2.27% 6
East Midlands +2 13 £350 +20.68%
Tyne and Wear -8 13 £363 - 3
Newcastle upon Tyne -9 13 £363 - 3
Bristol - 12 £363 - 2
Berkshire -9 9 £210 -54.59% 3
Gosport -12 9 £325 -
Cambridgeshire -4 8 £375 -11.76% 3
South Wales -14 8 £339 +15.81%
Wales -17 8 £339 +25.46%
Glasgow +9 7 £350 +7.69%
Cambridge +1 7 £344 - 3
Cardiff -6 7 £339 +15.81%
Buckinghamshire -25 7 £340 +5.42% 1
Manchester +4 6 £323 -4.44% 3
Milton Keynes -4 6 £340 -12.25%
Wiltshire -4 6 £470 +10.58% 1
Cheshire - 6 £340 -

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 July 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.

1 231 (28.73%) LoadRunner
2 213 (26.49%) SQL
3 172 (21.39%) Oracle
4 168 (20.90%) Java
4 168 (20.90%) HP
5 151 (18.78%) Test Scripting
6 147 (18.28%) Linux
7 142 (17.66%) UNIX
8 137 (17.04%) HP Quality Center
9 135 (16.79%) Finance
10 127 (15.80%) Agile Software Development
11 117 (14.55%) QA
12 113 (14.05%) Windows
13 110 (13.68%) Security Cleared
14 108 (13.43%) Selenium
14 108 (13.43%) ISTQB
15 107 (13.31%) Software Testing
16 104 (12.94%) Test Strategy
17 103 (12.81%) User Acceptance Testing
18 100 (12.44%) Scrum
19 96 (11.94%) Web Services
20 87 (10.82%) .NET
20 87 (10.82%) Test Automation
21 84 (10.45%) SC Cleared
21 84 (10.45%) ISEB
22 83 (10.32%) JMeter
23 78 (9.70%) SQL Server
24 76 (9.45%) HTTP
24 76 (9.45%) QuickTest Pro
25 70 (8.71%) Oracle Database

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 61 (7.59%) Apache
2 53 (6.59%) Tomcat
3 44 (5.47%) WebLogic
4 21 (2.61%) WebSphere
5 14 (1.74%) Moodle
6 12 (1.49%) Jetty
7 9 (1.12%) IIS
7 9 (1.12%) WebLogic Integration
8 8 (1.00%) Node.js
8 8 (1.00%) nginx
9 7 (0.87%) OpenStack
9 7 (0.87%) FileNet
9 7 (0.87%) SharePoint
10 6 (0.75%) CMS
10 6 (0.75%) Oracle Application Server
10 6 (0.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 6 (0.75%) Confluence
11 5 (0.62%) Oracle Workflow
11 5 (0.62%) IBM HTTP Server
11 5 (0.62%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 25 (3.11%) MS Excel
2 18 (2.24%) MS Visio
3 16 (1.99%) MS Office
4 9 (1.12%) MS Project
5 7 (0.87%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 25 (3.11%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (0.87%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.75%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (0.75%) SAP FI
4 5 (0.62%) BASE24
5 4 (0.50%) SAP FI/CO
5 4 (0.50%) SAP CO
5 4 (0.50%) Oracle Applications
6 3 (0.37%) SAP CRM
6 3 (0.37%) SAP SRM
6 3 (0.37%) RMDS
6 3 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 2 (0.25%) SAP IS-U
7 2 (0.25%) SAP BPC
7 2 (0.25%) Markit EDM
7 2 (0.25%) Oracle Financials
8 1 (0.12%) Agresso
8 1 (0.12%) SAP MM
8 1 (0.12%) Oracle ERP
8 1 (0.12%) SAP FI-CA
Cloud Services
1 23 (2.86%) SaaS
2 7 (0.87%) Route 53
2 7 (0.87%) Amazon EC2
2 7 (0.87%) Amazon S3
2 7 (0.87%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (0.87%) Amazon ELB
3 6 (0.75%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.25%) PaaS
6 1 (0.12%) GitHub
6 1 (0.12%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 76 (9.45%) HTTP
2 52 (6.47%) TCP/IP
3 47 (5.85%) DNS
4 30 (3.73%) HTTPS
5 24 (2.99%) LAN
5 24 (2.99%) Firewall
6 22 (2.74%) WAN
6 22 (2.74%) Ethernet
7 21 (2.61%) DHCP
8 19 (2.36%) SAN
9 17 (2.11%) Internet
9 17 (2.11%) FTP
10 15 (1.87%) OpenLDAP
11 13 (1.62%) Wireshark
12 12 (1.49%) SSL
13 11 (1.37%) VLAN
14 10 (1.24%) IP Telephony
14 10 (1.24%) SSH
15 8 (1.00%) VPN
16 7 (0.87%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 78 (9.70%) SQL Server
2 70 (8.71%) Oracle Database
3 36 (4.48%) Relational Database
4 32 (3.98%) MySQL
5 30 (3.73%) Oracle Database 11g
6 28 (3.48%) Data Warehouse
7 27 (3.36%) PostgreSQL
8 24 (2.99%) Redis
9 20 (2.49%) Big Data
10 13 (1.62%) MongoDB
10 13 (1.62%) NoSQL
10 13 (1.62%) Oracle Reports
11 11 (1.37%) SQL Server 2008
12 10 (1.24%) RDBMS
13 9 (1.12%) MS Access
13 9 (1.12%) DB2
13 9 (1.12%) Hadoop
14 7 (0.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 7 (0.87%) Oracle BI EE
15 6 (0.75%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 231 (28.73%) LoadRunner
2 108 (13.43%) Selenium
3 83 (10.32%) JMeter
4 76 (9.45%) QuickTest Pro
5 42 (5.22%) WebDriver
6 31 (3.86%) Cucumber
6 31 (3.86%) SoapUI
7 30 (3.73%) JIRA
8 29 (3.61%) Git (software)
9 26 (3.23%) Visual Studio
10 25 (3.11%) JUnit
11 24 (2.99%) Jenkins
12 20 (2.49%) Team Foundation Server
12 20 (2.49%) FitNesse
13 19 (2.36%) Maven
14 17 (2.11%) Rational Performance Tester
15 15 (1.87%) Subversion
16 14 (1.74%) Facilita Forecast
17 13 (1.62%) WATIR
18 12 (1.49%) JProfiler
General
1 135 (16.79%) Finance
2 54 (6.72%) Banking
3 27 (3.36%) Retail
4 20 (2.49%) Telecoms
4 20 (2.49%) Investment Banking
5 14 (1.74%) Front Office
6 11 (1.37%) Electronics
7 10 (1.24%) Marketing
8 7 (0.87%) Games
9 6 (0.75%) Manufacturing
10 5 (0.62%) Advertising
11 4 (0.50%) Publishing
11 4 (0.50%) Legal
11 4 (0.50%) Back Office
11 4 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
12 3 (0.37%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.37%) Automotive
12 3 (0.37%) Retail Banking
12 3 (0.37%) Dutch Language
12 3 (0.37%) French Language
Job Titles
1 217 (26.99%) Tester
2 130 (16.17%) Analyst
3 124 (15.42%) Performance Tester
4 112 (13.93%) Test Analyst
5 90 (11.19%) Developer
6 88 (10.95%) Test Manager
7 57 (7.09%) Test Engineer
8 55 (6.84%) Architect
8 55 (6.84%) Performance Engineer
9 45 (5.60%) Performance Analyst
9 45 (5.60%) Performance Test Analyst
10 39 (4.85%) Consultant
11 38 (4.73%) Test Leader
12 30 (3.73%) Performance Test Engineer
13 27 (3.36%) Technical Architect
14 23 (2.86%) Performance Manager
14 23 (2.86%) Non-Functional Tester
15 22 (2.74%) Java Developer
16 21 (2.61%) Performance Test Manager
17 18 (2.24%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 96 (11.94%) Web Services
2 87 (10.82%) .NET
3 55 (6.84%) HTML
4 47 (5.85%) XML
4 47 (5.85%) SOAP
5 45 (5.60%) ASP.NET
6 41 (5.10%) Middleware
7 30 (3.73%) JSP
8 22 (2.74%) JSON
9 21 (2.61%) REST
10 16 (1.99%) CSS
11 15 (1.87%) J2EE
11 15 (1.87%) Spring
11 15 (1.87%) Ajax
12 14 (1.74%) JDBC
13 13 (1.62%) JMS
13 13 (1.62%) RabbitMQ
14 10 (1.24%) WCF
14 10 (1.24%) Regular Expression
15 9 (1.12%) Android SDK
Miscellaneous
1 65 (8.08%) Open Source
2 33 (4.10%) Computer Science
3 26 (3.23%) Client/Server
4 18 (2.24%) Mobile App
5 17 (2.11%) Video on Demand
6 16 (1.99%) N-Tier
7 14 (1.74%) Thin Client
7 14 (1.74%) Management Information System
7 14 (1.74%) E-Learning
7 14 (1.74%) Data Integration
7 14 (1.74%) Fat Client
8 13 (1.62%) IVR
8 13 (1.62%) IPTV
9 12 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
10 11 (1.37%) Clustering
11 10 (1.24%) VLE
11 10 (1.24%) Statistics
11 10 (1.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 10 (1.24%) Reference Data
12 7 (0.87%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 147 (18.28%) Linux
2 142 (17.66%) UNIX
3 113 (14.05%) Windows
4 27 (3.36%) Solaris
5 25 (3.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 24 (2.99%) Windows Server 2003
7 23 (2.86%) Windows 2000
7 23 (2.86%) Windows XP
7 23 (2.86%) Windows Server 2008
8 20 (2.49%) AIX
9 19 (2.36%) CentOS
10 17 (2.11%) HPUX
11 16 (1.99%) Android
12 14 (1.74%) SUSE
13 13 (1.62%) Windows 7
14 10 (1.24%) Apple iOS
15 4 (0.50%) Oracle Linux
16 3 (0.37%) Windows Server 2012
17 2 (0.25%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 151 (18.78%) Test Scripting
2 127 (15.80%) Agile Software Development
3 107 (13.31%) Software Testing
4 104 (12.94%) Test Strategy
5 103 (12.81%) User Acceptance Testing
6 100 (12.44%) Scrum
7 87 (10.82%) Test Automation
8 67 (8.33%) Test Management
8 67 (8.33%) Automated Testing
9 66 (8.21%) Integration Testing
10 54 (6.72%) Waterfall
11 53 (6.59%) Load Testing
11 53 (6.59%) SOA
12 52 (6.47%) System Testing
13 47 (5.85%) Disaster Recovery
14 46 (5.72%) Performance Tuning
15 43 (5.35%) Data Modelling
15 43 (5.35%) TDD
16 40 (4.98%) Configuration Management
16 40 (4.98%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 213 (26.49%) SQL
2 168 (20.90%) Java
3 67 (8.33%) C#
4 63 (7.84%) JavaScript
5 40 (4.98%) PHP
6 32 (3.98%) Perl
7 26 (3.23%) Ruby
8 25 (3.11%) Shell Script
9 23 (2.86%) C
9 23 (2.86%) Python
10 22 (2.74%) VB
10 22 (2.74%) C++
10 22 (2.74%) PL/SQL
11 20 (2.49%) Bash Shell
12 12 (1.49%) Tcl
13 10 (1.24%) sed
14 9 (1.12%) FoxPro (VFP)
15 8 (1.00%) PowerShell
16 6 (0.75%) PHP5
16 6 (0.75%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 110 (13.68%) Security Cleared
2 108 (13.43%) ISTQB
3 84 (10.45%) SC Cleared
3 84 (10.45%) ISEB
4 61 (7.59%) Degree
5 21 (2.61%) DV Cleared
6 16 (1.99%) ISEB Practitioner
7 6 (0.75%) PMI Certification
7 6 (0.75%) BC Cleared
8 4 (0.50%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (0.25%) Sun Certification
9 2 (0.25%) CCNP
10 1 (0.12%) HND
10 1 (0.12%) PMP
10 1 (0.12%) CTC Cleared
10 1 (0.12%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 117 (14.55%) QA
2 7 (0.87%) Data Quality
3 5 (0.62%) SLA
4 3 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (0.37%) ISO 9002
4 3 (0.37%) GxP
5 1 (0.12%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.12%) DO-160
5 1 (0.12%) Basel III
5 1 (0.12%) EMIR
5 1 (0.12%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 29 (3.61%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (1.87%) VMware ESX
3 13 (1.62%) vSphere
4 12 (1.49%) Oracle RAC
5 11 (1.37%) Active Directory
6 6 (0.75%) Microsoft App-V
6 6 (0.75%) KVM
6 6 (0.75%) RHEV
7 3 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.12%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.12%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 137 (17.04%) HP Quality Center
2 29 (3.61%) Puppet
3 28 (3.48%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 12 (1.49%) Opscode Chef
5 11 (1.37%) Vagrant
6 10 (1.24%) Cisco IPCC
7 5 (0.62%) Oracle EDQ
8 4 (0.50%) Salt
8 4 (0.50%) nmon
8 4 (0.50%) SCOM
8 4 (0.50%) Cobbler
9 3 (0.37%) HP SiteScope
9 3 (0.37%) Nagios
9 3 (0.37%) HP Data Protector
10 2 (0.25%) OpenView
10 2 (0.25%) Capistrano
11 1 (0.12%) CA Wily
11 1 (0.12%) CA LISA
11 1 (0.12%) Tivoli
11 1 (0.12%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 172 (21.39%) Oracle
2 168 (20.90%) HP
3 62 (7.71%) Microsoft
4 47 (5.85%) Red Hat
5 39 (4.85%) SAP
6 36 (4.48%) VMware
7 34 (4.23%) Citrix
7 34 (4.23%) IBM
8 19 (2.36%) JBoss
9 12 (1.49%) TIBCO
10 10 (1.24%) Siemens
10 10 (1.24%) Empirix
10 10 (1.24%) Genesys
10 10 (1.24%) hybris
10 10 (1.24%) Verint
11 8 (1.00%) Rackspace
11 8 (1.00%) Yahoo!
11 8 (1.00%) Siebel
11 8 (1.00%) Sybase
12 7 (0.87%) Green Hat
London
Eaglecliff
Rate: From £450 to £515 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Opilio Recruitment
Rate: £40k - 50k per year
Posted: 10 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Posted: Yesterday
Suffolk
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £450 - £475 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £330.00 - £370.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £330 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
LA International
Rate: £450 - £451 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
East Sussex
Interquest - Sand Resources
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
City of London
Huxley Associates
Posted: 14 days ago
Middlesex
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 21 days ago