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 22 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Testing
Rank 253 272 276
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +4
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 399 353 388
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.75% 0.69% 0.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.01% 0.95% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 258 251 235
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 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 5
Average hourly rate £31.50 £38.92 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.05% +6.62%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £29.00 £33.25
% change year-on-year
+8.62% -12.78%
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
39338 37094 40713
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.11% 72.94% 70.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 24409 22472 23326
Average daily rate £400 £405 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1122 1062 1420
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 £47.50 £45.55 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -

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 22 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 22 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
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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 0 341 £375 - 71
London +23 162 £425 - 35
South East -45 46 £350 +7.69% 13
City of London +8 38 £363 -14.70% 4
Scotland +4 37 £350 -6.66% 3
Yorkshire -1 37 £325 +31.31% 4
West Yorkshire +4 33 £350 +52.17% 4
Leeds +9 26 £380 +52.00% 2
South West -14 22 £375 -11.76% 5
East of England -7 21 £375 -6.25% 4
Hampshire -26 19 £325 - 2
North East -6 17 £360 - 1
Glasgow +14 14 £350 +7.69% 1
North West -4 14 £323 -3.37% 2
East Midlands -3 12 £350 +23.34% 1
Tyne and Wear -5 12 £360 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -6 12 £360 - 1
Bristol - 12 £363 -
Cambridgeshire -1 11 £375 -11.76% 2
Cambridge +6 9 £325 - 1
South Wales -9 8 £339 +15.81% 3
Gosport -12 8 £325 -
Wales -16 8 £339 +25.46% 3
Buckinghamshire -18 8 £350 +9.37% 3
Milton Keynes 0 7 £340 -9.33% 1
Berkshire -6 7 £188 -59.45% 1
Cardiff -6 7 £339 +15.81% 3
Cheshire - 7 £340 -
Stirling - 7 £513 - 1
Hertfordshire +7 6 £333 -16.87%

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 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.

1 218 (27.11%) SQL
1 218 (27.11%) LoadRunner
2 172 (21.39%) Oracle
3 168 (20.90%) Java
4 160 (19.90%) HP
5 155 (19.28%) Test Scripting
6 151 (18.78%) Linux
7 140 (17.41%) Finance
8 138 (17.16%) UNIX
8 138 (17.16%) HP Quality Center
9 127 (15.80%) Agile Software Development
10 122 (15.17%) QA
11 118 (14.68%) Windows
12 114 (14.18%) ISTQB
13 109 (13.56%) Security Cleared
14 107 (13.31%) Test Strategy
15 104 (12.94%) User Acceptance Testing
15 104 (12.94%) Selenium
16 101 (12.56%) Scrum
17 99 (12.31%) Software Testing
18 97 (12.06%) Web Services
19 86 (10.70%) JMeter
19 86 (10.70%) SC Cleared
20 85 (10.57%) ISEB
21 83 (10.32%) .NET
21 83 (10.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
22 81 (10.07%) Test Automation
23 80 (9.95%) SQL Server
24 75 (9.33%) HTTP
25 73 (9.08%) QuickTest Pro

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 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 66 (8.21%) Apache
2 56 (6.97%) Tomcat
3 47 (5.85%) WebLogic
4 20 (2.49%) WebSphere
5 13 (1.62%) Moodle
5 13 (1.62%) Jetty
6 10 (1.24%) IIS
7 9 (1.12%) WebLogic Integration
8 8 (1.00%) FileNet
8 8 (1.00%) nginx
8 8 (1.00%) Node.js
9 7 (0.87%) OpenStack
9 7 (0.87%) Oracle Application Server
9 7 (0.87%) CMS
9 7 (0.87%) SharePoint
10 6 (0.75%) Confluence
11 5 (0.62%) Adobe CQ
11 5 (0.62%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 5 (0.62%) Oracle Workflow
11 5 (0.62%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 31 (3.86%) MS Excel
2 18 (2.24%) MS Visio
3 16 (1.99%) MS Office
4 9 (1.12%) MS PowerPoint
5 7 (0.87%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 24 (2.99%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (0.87%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.75%) BASE24
3 6 (0.75%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (0.62%) SAP FI
5 4 (0.50%) Oracle Applications
5 4 (0.50%) SAP FI/CO
5 4 (0.50%) SAP CO
6 3 (0.37%) SAP SRM
6 3 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 3 (0.37%) RMDS
6 3 (0.37%) SAP CRM
7 2 (0.25%) Oracle Financials
7 2 (0.25%) SAP IS-U
7 2 (0.25%) SAP BPC
7 2 (0.25%) Markit EDM
8 1 (0.12%) Oracle EBS R12
8 1 (0.12%) SAP FI-CA
8 1 (0.12%) VisionPLUS
8 1 (0.12%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 23 (2.86%) SaaS
2 7 (0.87%) Route 53
2 7 (0.87%) Amazon ELB
2 7 (0.87%) Amazon EC2
2 7 (0.87%) Amazon S3
2 7 (0.87%) Amazon AWS
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 75 (9.33%) HTTP
2 51 (6.34%) TCP/IP
3 48 (5.97%) DNS
4 29 (3.61%) HTTPS
5 25 (3.11%) Firewall
5 25 (3.11%) LAN
6 23 (2.86%) WAN
7 22 (2.74%) DHCP
7 22 (2.74%) Ethernet
8 20 (2.49%) SAN
9 18 (2.24%) Internet
10 17 (2.11%) FTP
11 15 (1.87%) OpenLDAP
12 14 (1.74%) Wireshark
13 12 (1.49%) SSL
14 11 (1.37%) VLAN
15 10 (1.24%) IP Telephony
15 10 (1.24%) SSH
16 9 (1.12%) VPN
17 7 (0.87%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 80 (9.95%) SQL Server
2 71 (8.83%) Oracle Database
3 42 (5.22%) Relational Database
4 34 (4.23%) 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 14 (1.74%) NoSQL
11 13 (1.62%) MongoDB
11 13 (1.62%) Oracle Reports
12 12 (1.49%) RDBMS
12 12 (1.49%) SQL Server 2008
13 9 (1.12%) Hadoop
13 9 (1.12%) MS Access
14 8 (1.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 7 (0.87%) Oracle BI EE
15 7 (0.87%) DB2
16 6 (0.75%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 218 (27.11%) LoadRunner
2 104 (12.94%) Selenium
3 86 (10.70%) JMeter
4 73 (9.08%) QuickTest Pro
5 42 (5.22%) WebDriver
6 32 (3.98%) Git (software)
7 31 (3.86%) Cucumber
7 31 (3.86%) SoapUI
7 31 (3.86%) JIRA
8 27 (3.36%) JUnit
9 26 (3.23%) Visual Studio
9 26 (3.23%) Jenkins
10 21 (2.61%) FitNesse
10 21 (2.61%) Maven
11 20 (2.49%) Subversion
11 20 (2.49%) Team Foundation Server
12 15 (1.87%) Rational Performance Tester
13 14 (1.74%) Facilita Forecast
14 13 (1.62%) WATIR
15 12 (1.49%) JProfiler
General
1 140 (17.41%) Finance
2 53 (6.59%) Banking
3 28 (3.48%) Retail
4 21 (2.61%) Telecoms
4 21 (2.61%) Investment Banking
5 14 (1.74%) Front Office
6 11 (1.37%) Marketing
6 11 (1.37%) Electronics
7 8 (1.00%) Games
8 6 (0.75%) Manufacturing
9 5 (0.62%) Advertising
9 5 (0.62%) Financial Institution
10 4 (0.50%) Back Office
10 4 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
10 4 (0.50%) Legal
10 4 (0.50%) Publishing
11 3 (0.37%) Dutch Language
11 3 (0.37%) French Language
11 3 (0.37%) Retail Banking
11 3 (0.37%) Billing
Job Titles
1 207 (25.75%) Tester
2 129 (16.04%) Analyst
3 118 (14.68%) Performance Tester
4 109 (13.56%) Test Analyst
5 95 (11.82%) Developer
6 89 (11.07%) Test Manager
7 57 (7.09%) Test Engineer
8 56 (6.97%) Architect
9 54 (6.72%) Performance Engineer
10 44 (5.47%) Performance Test Analyst
10 44 (5.47%) Performance Analyst
11 39 (4.85%) Test Leader
12 38 (4.73%) Consultant
13 29 (3.61%) Performance Test Engineer
14 28 (3.48%) Technical Architect
15 26 (3.23%) Java Developer
16 23 (2.86%) Performance Manager
17 22 (2.74%) Non-Functional Tester
18 21 (2.61%) Performance Test Manager
19 17 (2.11%) Performance Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 97 (12.06%) Web Services
2 83 (10.32%) .NET
3 57 (7.09%) HTML
4 47 (5.85%) XML
4 47 (5.85%) SOAP
5 45 (5.60%) ASP.NET
6 43 (5.35%) Middleware
7 32 (3.98%) JSP
8 24 (2.99%) JSON
9 23 (2.86%) REST
10 19 (2.36%) CSS
11 18 (2.24%) Spring
12 16 (1.99%) J2EE
12 16 (1.99%) Ajax
13 13 (1.62%) RabbitMQ
13 13 (1.62%) JDBC
14 11 (1.37%) WCF
14 11 (1.37%) JMS
15 10 (1.24%) Regular Expression
16 9 (1.12%) Android SDK
Miscellaneous
1 67 (8.33%) Open Source
2 34 (4.23%) Computer Science
3 27 (3.36%) Client/Server
4 18 (2.24%) Mobile App
5 17 (2.11%) Video on Demand
6 16 (1.99%) N-Tier
7 15 (1.87%) Fat Client
7 15 (1.87%) Data Integration
7 15 (1.87%) Thin Client
8 14 (1.74%) Management Information System
8 14 (1.74%) Enterprise Software
9 13 (1.62%) IPTV
9 13 (1.62%) E-Learning
9 13 (1.62%) IVR
10 12 (1.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 10 (1.24%) Clustering
11 10 (1.24%) Reference Data
12 9 (1.12%) Fixed Income
12 9 (1.12%) VLE
13 8 (1.00%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 151 (18.78%) Linux
2 138 (17.16%) UNIX
3 118 (14.68%) Windows
4 29 (3.61%) Solaris
5 27 (3.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 23 (2.86%) Windows Server 2003
7 22 (2.74%) Windows XP
7 22 (2.74%) Windows 2000
7 22 (2.74%) Windows Server 2008
8 20 (2.49%) AIX
9 19 (2.36%) CentOS
10 17 (2.11%) Android
10 17 (2.11%) HPUX
11 14 (1.74%) SUSE
11 14 (1.74%) Windows 7
12 11 (1.37%) Apple iOS
13 5 (0.62%) Oracle Linux
14 3 (0.37%) Windows Server 2012
15 2 (0.25%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 155 (19.28%) Test Scripting
2 127 (15.80%) Agile Software Development
3 107 (13.31%) Test Strategy
4 104 (12.94%) User Acceptance Testing
5 101 (12.56%) Scrum
6 99 (12.31%) Software Testing
7 81 (10.07%) Test Automation
8 63 (7.84%) Automated Testing
9 62 (7.71%) Test Management
10 59 (7.34%) Integration Testing
11 57 (7.09%) Waterfall
12 53 (6.59%) System Testing
13 52 (6.47%) Load Testing
14 49 (6.09%) TDD
15 48 (5.97%) Disaster Recovery
15 48 (5.97%) SOA
16 45 (5.60%) Performance Tuning
17 40 (4.98%) Security Testing
17 40 (4.98%) Data Modelling
18 39 (4.85%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 218 (27.11%) SQL
2 168 (20.90%) Java
3 70 (8.71%) C#
4 66 (8.21%) JavaScript
5 40 (4.98%) PHP
6 32 (3.98%) Perl
7 26 (3.23%) Ruby
8 25 (3.11%) Shell Script
9 24 (2.99%) PL/SQL
10 22 (2.74%) Python
10 22 (2.74%) C
10 22 (2.74%) C++
10 22 (2.74%) VB
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 7 (0.87%) Groovy
17 6 (0.75%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 114 (14.18%) ISTQB
2 109 (13.56%) Security Cleared
3 86 (10.70%) SC Cleared
4 85 (10.57%) ISEB
5 83 (10.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 62 (7.71%) Degree
7 19 (2.36%) DV Cleared
8 16 (1.99%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 15 (1.87%) ISEB Practitioner
10 7 (0.87%) PMI Certification
11 6 (0.75%) BC Cleared
12 4 (0.50%) Cisco Certification
13 2 (0.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 2 (0.25%) Sun Certification
13 2 (0.25%) CCNP
13 2 (0.25%) PMP
14 1 (0.12%) CTC Cleared
14 1 (0.12%) Chartered Engineer
14 1 (0.12%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 122 (15.17%) QA
2 7 (0.87%) Data Quality
3 6 (0.75%) SLA
4 3 (0.37%) ISO 9002
4 3 (0.37%) GxP
4 3 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.12%) EMIR
5 1 (0.12%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.12%) DO-160
5 1 (0.12%) Basel III
5 1 (0.12%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 31 (3.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (2.11%) VMware ESX
3 13 (1.62%) vSphere
3 13 (1.62%) Oracle RAC
4 12 (1.49%) Active Directory
5 7 (0.87%) KVM
5 7 (0.87%) RHEV
6 6 (0.75%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (0.50%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.12%) HDFS
8 1 (0.12%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 138 (17.16%) HP Quality Center
2 28 (3.48%) Puppet
3 27 (3.36%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 13 (1.62%) Opscode Chef
5 10 (1.24%) Cisco IPCC
5 10 (1.24%) Vagrant
6 5 (0.62%) Oracle EDQ
6 5 (0.62%) SCOM
7 4 (0.50%) Salt
7 4 (0.50%) HP SiteScope
8 3 (0.37%) nmon
8 3 (0.37%) Cobbler
8 3 (0.37%) HP Data Protector
8 3 (0.37%) Nagios
9 2 (0.25%) OpenView
9 2 (0.25%) Capistrano
10 1 (0.12%) CA LISA
10 1 (0.12%) Oracle Statspack
10 1 (0.12%) ZABBIX
10 1 (0.12%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 172 (21.39%) Oracle
2 160 (19.90%) HP
3 64 (7.96%) Microsoft
4 49 (6.09%) Red Hat
5 39 (4.85%) SAP
6 38 (4.73%) VMware
7 36 (4.48%) Citrix
8 34 (4.23%) IBM
9 16 (1.99%) JBoss
10 13 (1.62%) TIBCO
11 10 (1.24%) Genesys
11 10 (1.24%) Siemens
11 10 (1.24%) Empirix
11 10 (1.24%) hybris
11 10 (1.24%) Verint
12 8 (1.00%) Siebel
12 8 (1.00%) Sybase
12 8 (1.00%) Yahoo!
12 8 (1.00%) Akamai
12 8 (1.00%) Rackspace
Southampton, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £1 per day + Market rates
Posted: 3 hours ago
Somerset
People Source Consulting
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Opilio Recruitment
Rate: £40k - 50k per year
Posted: 4 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 5 days ago
Suffolk
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £450 - 475 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £200 - £250 Per Day
Posted: 6 days ago
Peterborough
Hudson - London
Rate: £446 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Edinburgh
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
East Sussex
Interquest - Sand Resources
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
City of London
Huxley Associates
Posted: 24 days ago