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 3 September 2015 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Performance Testing
Rank 261 297 274
Rank change year-on-year
+36 -23
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 487 366 385
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.83% 0.65% 0.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.07% 0.85% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 311 243 265
Average daily rate
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£375 £363 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £493
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.78% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 6
Average hourly rate £30.50 £35.00 £29.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.85% +18.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.88 £32.20 £29.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £37.00 £51.92
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £35.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-12.85% +20.68%

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
45639 42994 39933
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 78.18% 76.05% 74.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 29767 26678 24521
Average daily rate £425 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1242 1170 1122
Average hourly rate £31.44 £25.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.76% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.17 £55.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.98 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.48% -11.55%

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 3 September 2015.

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 3 September 2015.

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 3 September 2015. 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 +32 418 £375 +1.86% 95
London +25 192 £405 -1.81% 33
North West +12 65 £350 +8.10% 7
South East +4 63 £375 +13.63% 19
Scotland -3 41 £350 +3.22% 5
City of London -2 29 £425 +7.93% 4
Manchester -3 24 £360 +11.62% 3
West Midlands +29 23 £395 -12.22% 8
Wales +6 23 £388 +19.23% 5
East of England +9 21 £370 -7.50% 15
Lancashire +3 21 £335 -20.41% 1
South West -11 20 £305 -15.86% 5
South Wales +6 19 £388 +19.23% 4
Hampshire -6 18 £343 +37.00% 9
Berkshire +13 17 £375 - 1
Cardiff +5 17 £375 +66.66% 3
Yorkshire -32 17 £350 +7.69% 5
Edinburgh -4 16 £420 - 2
Blackpool -16 14 £356 -15.36%
West Yorkshire -29 14 £350 - 4
Staffordshire - 14 £395 - 4
Surrey +3 10 £440 +10.00% 4
Hertfordshire +10 9 £370 -4.36% 11
Bradford -13 9 £350 +14.75%
Dundee - 9 £300 - 1
West Sussex -8 8 £350 -12.50% 3
Buckinghamshire -11 8 £375 +7.14%
Cheshire -15 8 £350 +2.94% 2
North East -33 8 £250 -28.57%
Erskine +14 7 £330 +17.02%

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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.

1 207 (26.34%) SQL
2 190 (24.17%) Agile Software Development
3 182 (23.16%) Finance
4 177 (22.52%) Java
5 155 (19.72%) LoadRunner
6 146 (18.58%) QA
7 129 (16.41%) Oracle
8 127 (16.16%) Test Scripting
9 123 (15.65%) Selenium
10 120 (15.27%) SQL Server
11 117 (14.89%) Windows
12 112 (14.25%) Linux
13 108 (13.74%) JMeter
13 108 (13.74%) Test Strategy
14 106 (13.49%) UNIX
15 103 (13.10%) HP
16 100 (12.72%) C#
16 100 (12.72%) Test Automation
17 94 (11.96%) ISEB
18 93 (11.83%) Security Cleared
19 91 (11.58%) User Acceptance Testing
19 91 (11.58%) Non-Functional Testing
19 91 (11.58%) Regression Testing
20 88 (11.20%) .NET
21 87 (11.07%) HP Quality Center
22 86 (10.94%) XML
23 84 (10.69%) Web Services
24 83 (10.56%) ISTQB
25 80 (10.18%) HTML
26 74 (9.41%) VMware

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 27 (3.44%) WebSphere
2 21 (2.67%) JBoss
2 21 (2.67%) Apache
3 15 (1.91%) Tomcat
3 15 (1.91%) WebLogic
3 15 (1.91%) CMS
3 15 (1.91%) OpenStack
4 14 (1.78%) WebSphere Application Server
5 12 (1.53%) IIS
5 12 (1.53%) SharePoint
6 9 (1.15%) nginx
7 4 (0.51%) Confluence
7 4 (0.51%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 4 (0.51%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (0.38%) Jetty
8 3 (0.38%) Umbraco
8 3 (0.38%) Drupal
8 3 (0.38%) LiveLink
9 2 (0.25%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.25%) Commerce Server
Applications
1 21 (2.67%) MS Excel
2 13 (1.65%) MS Office
3 9 (1.15%) Photoshop
4 4 (0.51%) MS Project
5 3 (0.38%) PowerPivot
6 2 (0.25%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.25%) Fireworks
6 2 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (1.53%) SAP IS-U
2 7 (0.89%) Oracle Retail
3 6 (0.76%) Agresso
3 6 (0.76%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 5 (0.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (0.38%) Primavera
5 3 (0.38%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.38%) Hyperion Planning
6 2 (0.25%) Oracle General Ledger
6 2 (0.25%) Oracle Payables
6 2 (0.25%) SAP Business One
6 2 (0.25%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.25%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.13%) Loan IQ
7 1 (0.13%) SAP CRM
7 1 (0.13%) BASE24
7 1 (0.13%) SAP PLM
7 1 (0.13%) Cerner Millennium
Cloud Services
1 29 (3.69%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (1.27%) GitHub
3 9 (1.15%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (0.89%) Route 53
4 7 (0.89%) Amazon EC2
4 7 (0.89%) Amazon S3
5 6 (0.76%) SaaS
5 6 (0.76%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 3 (0.38%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.25%) Google Compute Engine
7 2 (0.25%) IaaS
8 1 (0.13%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.13%) Office 365
8 1 (0.13%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 36 (4.58%) SAN
2 23 (2.93%) HTTP
3 15 (1.91%) Internet
4 14 (1.78%) Wireshark
5 13 (1.65%) Firewall
6 10 (1.27%) DNS
6 10 (1.27%) LDAP
6 10 (1.27%) NAS
7 9 (1.15%) Fibre Channel
8 8 (1.02%) HTTPS
8 8 (1.02%) Wi-Fi
9 6 (0.76%) Intrusion Detection
9 6 (0.76%) VLAN
9 6 (0.76%) TCP/IP
10 5 (0.64%) Software-Defined Networking
11 4 (0.51%) DHCP
11 4 (0.51%) FTP
12 3 (0.38%) Kerberos
12 3 (0.38%) IPv4
12 3 (0.38%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 120 (15.27%) SQL Server
2 48 (6.11%) Relational Database
3 39 (4.96%) MySQL
4 31 (3.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 24 (3.05%) Oracle Database
6 18 (2.29%) Data Warehouse
7 17 (2.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 14 (1.78%) Big Data
9 13 (1.65%) RDBMS
10 11 (1.40%) SQL Server 2008
11 10 (1.27%) Hadoop
11 10 (1.27%) SQL Server 2005
12 9 (1.15%) MongoDB
13 7 (0.89%) NoSQL
13 7 (0.89%) Oracle Reports
13 7 (0.89%) DB2
14 6 (0.76%) SimpleDB
14 6 (0.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 6 (0.76%) SQL Server 2012
14 6 (0.76%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 155 (19.72%) LoadRunner
2 123 (15.65%) Selenium
3 108 (13.74%) JMeter
4 64 (8.14%) SoapUI
5 59 (7.51%) Cucumber
6 57 (7.25%) JIRA
7 53 (6.74%) WebDriver
8 43 (5.47%) Jenkins
9 41 (5.22%) HP UFT
10 37 (4.71%) Git (software)
11 34 (4.33%) JUnit
12 30 (3.82%) Visual Studio
13 28 (3.56%) Team Foundation Server
13 28 (3.56%) Maven
14 18 (2.29%) Eclipse
14 18 (2.29%) Facilita Forecast
15 15 (1.91%) Subversion
16 14 (1.78%) IntelliJ
16 14 (1.78%) NUnit
16 14 (1.78%) Appium
General
1 182 (23.16%) Finance
2 56 (7.12%) Banking
3 43 (5.47%) Telecoms
4 31 (3.94%) Retail
5 19 (2.42%) Investment Banking
6 13 (1.65%) Manufacturing
7 12 (1.53%) Pharmaceutical
8 11 (1.40%) Back Office
9 7 (0.89%) Games
9 7 (0.89%) Retail Banking
9 7 (0.89%) Marketing
10 6 (0.76%) Front Office
11 5 (0.64%) Electronics
11 5 (0.64%) Publishing
11 5 (0.64%) Private Banking
12 4 (0.51%) Corporate Banking
12 4 (0.51%) Billing
13 3 (0.38%) Legal
14 2 (0.25%) General Ledger
14 2 (0.25%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 177 (22.52%) Analyst
2 169 (21.50%) Test Analyst
3 126 (16.03%) Tester
4 99 (12.60%) Test Manager
5 91 (11.58%) Developer
6 65 (8.27%) Test Leader
7 57 (7.25%) Test Engineer
8 55 (7.00%) Performance Analyst
9 53 (6.74%) Performance Test Analyst
10 48 (6.11%) Architect
11 42 (5.34%) Performance Tester
12 41 (5.22%) Consultant
13 28 (3.56%) Performance Manager
14 27 (3.44%) Performance Test Manager
15 23 (2.93%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
16 22 (2.80%) Performance Test Leader
17 21 (2.67%) QA Engineer
18 20 (2.54%) Senior Manager
18 20 (2.54%) Senior Analyst
19 19 (2.42%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 88 (11.20%) .NET
2 86 (10.94%) XML
3 84 (10.69%) Web Services
4 80 (10.18%) HTML
5 70 (8.91%) SOAP
6 50 (6.36%) CSS
7 38 (4.83%) ASP.NET
7 38 (4.83%) Middleware
8 31 (3.94%) HTML5
9 28 (3.56%) CSS3
10 22 (2.80%) WinForms
10 22 (2.80%) WPF
11 20 (2.54%) ASP.NET MVC
11 20 (2.54%) J2EE
12 18 (2.29%) REST
13 17 (2.16%) ASP.NET MVC 4
14 15 (1.91%) .NET Framework
15 13 (1.65%) JSP
16 12 (1.53%) WCF
16 12 (1.53%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 58 (7.38%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (3.94%) Computer Science
3 21 (2.67%) N-Tier
4 20 (2.54%) Mobile App
5 18 (2.29%) Data Structures
6 17 (2.16%) Enterprise Software
7 15 (1.91%) Performance Metrics
8 14 (1.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 13 (1.65%) Device Driver
10 12 (1.53%) Replication
11 11 (1.40%) Client/Server
11 11 (1.40%) EMC VNX
12 10 (1.27%) User Experience
13 8 (1.02%) Hybrid Cloud
13 8 (1.02%) Mainframe
13 8 (1.02%) NHS
14 7 (0.89%) W3C
14 7 (0.89%) EMC VMAX
15 6 (0.76%) Private Cloud
15 6 (0.76%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 117 (14.89%) Windows
2 112 (14.25%) Linux
3 106 (13.49%) UNIX
4 22 (2.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 14 (1.78%) Apple iOS
6 13 (1.65%) Windows Server 2003
7 12 (1.53%) AIX
7 12 (1.53%) Android
8 8 (1.02%) Solaris
9 6 (0.76%) Data ONTAP
10 5 (0.64%) CentOS
10 5 (0.64%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.25%) Oracle Linux
11 2 (0.25%) HPUX
11 2 (0.25%) SUSE
12 1 (0.13%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.13%) VME
12 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.13%) webOS
12 1 (0.13%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 190 (24.17%) Agile Software Development
2 127 (16.16%) Test Scripting
3 108 (13.74%) Test Strategy
4 100 (12.72%) Test Automation
5 91 (11.58%) User Acceptance Testing
5 91 (11.58%) Regression Testing
5 91 (11.58%) Non-Functional Testing
6 73 (9.29%) Scrum
6 73 (9.29%) Test Management
7 67 (8.52%) Automated Testing
8 66 (8.40%) TDD
9 64 (8.14%) Integration Testing
10 62 (7.89%) Software Testing
11 61 (7.76%) Continuous Integration
12 55 (7.00%) SOA
13 54 (6.87%) Test Planning
14 49 (6.23%) E-Commerce
14 49 (6.23%) Migration
14 49 (6.23%) BDD
15 45 (5.73%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 207 (26.34%) SQL
2 177 (22.52%) Java
3 100 (12.72%) C#
4 69 (8.78%) JavaScript
5 34 (4.33%) C++
6 27 (3.44%) Ruby
7 25 (3.18%) C
7 25 (3.18%) T-SQL
8 24 (3.05%) Python
9 23 (2.93%) Perl
10 21 (2.67%) VBScript
10 21 (2.67%) VB
11 19 (2.42%) PHP
12 13 (1.65%) PL/SQL
13 12 (1.53%) Shell Script
14 11 (1.40%) PowerShell
15 10 (1.27%) Bash Shell
15 10 (1.27%) BeanShell
16 8 (1.02%) Groovy
16 8 (1.02%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 94 (11.96%) ISEB
2 93 (11.83%) Security Cleared
3 83 (10.56%) ISTQB
4 60 (7.63%) SC Cleared
5 39 (4.96%) Degree
6 30 (3.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 15 (1.91%) ISEB Practitioner
8 13 (1.65%) DV Cleared
8 13 (1.65%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 6 (0.76%) IBM Certification
10 5 (0.64%) BC Cleared
11 4 (0.51%) CCNA
11 4 (0.51%) Cisco Certification
12 2 (0.25%) Sun Certification
13 1 (0.13%) ITIL Certification
13 1 (0.13%) GNVQ
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 146 (18.58%) QA
2 11 (1.40%) GxP
2 11 (1.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.13%) HL7
3 1 (0.13%) Data Quality
System Software
1 50 (6.36%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (1.91%) Active Directory
3 10 (1.27%) Hyper-V
4 9 (1.15%) NFS
5 8 (1.02%) vSphere
6 7 (0.89%) Docker
7 6 (0.76%) SRDF
7 6 (0.76%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 5 (0.64%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (0.51%) KVM
10 3 (0.38%) vCloud
10 3 (0.38%) XenDesktop
10 3 (0.38%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (0.25%) LXC
12 1 (0.13%) NET24-XPNET
12 1 (0.13%) HDFS
12 1 (0.13%) GPFS
12 1 (0.13%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 1 (0.13%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 87 (11.07%) HP Quality Center
2 12 (1.53%) Nessus
3 11 (1.40%) Puppet
3 11 (1.40%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (1.15%) Ansible
5 7 (0.89%) HAProxy
5 7 (0.89%) Salt
6 6 (0.76%) EMC VPLEX
6 6 (0.76%) SnapMirror
6 6 (0.76%) SnapVault
6 6 (0.76%) NetBackup
7 5 (0.64%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 5 (0.64%) WMI
8 3 (0.38%) Vagrant
9 2 (0.25%) OpenAM
9 2 (0.25%) nmon
9 2 (0.25%) Kibana
9 2 (0.25%) logstash
9 2 (0.25%) EMC NetWorker
9 2 (0.25%) OpenView
Vendors
1 129 (16.41%) Oracle
2 103 (13.10%) HP
3 74 (9.41%) VMware
4 72 (9.16%) SAP
5 67 (8.52%) Microsoft
6 41 (5.22%) IBM
7 18 (2.29%) Sybase
8 11 (1.40%) EMC
8 11 (1.40%) SOASTA, Inc
9 10 (1.27%) Dell
9 10 (1.27%) Red Hat
10 9 (1.15%) Cisco
11 8 (1.02%) Citrix
11 8 (1.02%) TIBCO
11 8 (1.02%) NetApp
11 8 (1.02%) Brocade
12 7 (0.89%) hybris
12 7 (0.89%) Curam
12 7 (0.89%) Green Hat
12 7 (0.89%) Symantec
Cheshire
Proactive Appointments
Rate: £450 - 500 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Computer People
Rate: £300.00 - £310.00 per day + contract
Posted: Yesterday
Dundee
Real Staffing
Rate: £25 - £30 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £300 - £400 per annum + Depends on level
Posted: Yesterday
London
eCom Recruitment
Rate: From £50,000 to £70,000 per annum Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
Intapeople
Rate: £320 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Staffordshire
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
City, London
Energon Global
Rate: £500.00 - £700.00 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Hammersmith
InfoURGE Technologies
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
Stoke on Trent
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 13 days ago
Stoke on Trent
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £450 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 13 days ago
London
Energon Global
Rate: £500 - £800 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
London
Energon Global
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 24 days ago
Luton
Interquest - IQ Public Sector
Rate: £370 - £420 per day
Posted: 24 days ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £400 - £465 per day
Posted: 27 days ago