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 27 May 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Performance Testing
Rank 357 268 299
Rank change year-on-year
-89 +31
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 290 390 274
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.53% 0.74% 0.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.68% 0.98% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 261 174
Average daily rate
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£388 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 1 1
Average hourly rate £32.00 £37.29 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.18% +16.53%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £37.29 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.18% +16.53%

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
42560 39708 34604
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.14% 75.30% 74.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 26984 25126 20661
Average daily rate £413 £400 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1224 1175 1047
Average hourly rate £29.00 £28.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.75 £13.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 27 May 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
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 27 May 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 -89 253 £395 +5.33% 80
London -38 103 £450 +5.88% 35
South East -5 50 £320 -1.53% 20
City of London -12 28 £500 +42.85% 5
Yorkshire -33 25 £325 +18.18% 2
Scotland -6 24 £288 -19.01% 7
West Yorkshire -24 23 £338 +22.72% 1
Hampshire +13 22 £288 -11.53% 5
North West -18 20 £338 -10.00% 8
East of England +1 18 £400 +1.58% 5
Surrey +13 13 £400 +18.51% 5
Manchester +6 13 £328 -34.50% 5
Bradford -13 12 £230 -16.36%
Wales -3 10 £250 -25.92% 1
West Midlands -9 10 £390 +30.00% 3
Leeds -24 10 £415 +50.90% 1
Winchester - 10 £294 - 2
Cambridgeshire 0 9 £475 +26.66%
East Midlands -15 8 £360 -4.63% 1
South West -11 7 £359 -4.33% 5
Tyne and Wear -18 7 £349 -3.71%
Newcastle upon Tyne -18 7 £349 -3.71%
North East -20 7 £349 -3.71%
Lancashire +10 6 £394 +21.38%
Edinburgh +1 6 £275 -31.25% 3
Buckinghamshire 0 6 £325 +8.33%
Berkshire -2 6 £450 +114.28% 4
Dundee - 6 - -
West Wales - 6 £413 -
Solihull +7 5 £390 -

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

1 191 (33.63%) Agile Software Development
2 162 (28.52%) SQL
3 125 (22.01%) Java
4 110 (19.37%) Finance
5 104 (18.31%) Linux
6 102 (17.96%) QA
7 101 (17.78%) Windows
7 101 (17.78%) Oracle
7 101 (17.78%) LoadRunner
8 92 (16.20%) Selenium
9 87 (15.32%) Test Scripting
10 75 (13.20%) User Acceptance Testing
10 75 (13.20%) UNIX
11 73 (12.85%) ISEB
12 72 (12.68%) Web Services
12 72 (12.68%) XML
13 71 (12.50%) HP
14 70 (12.32%) HP Quality Center
15 69 (12.15%) Scrum
16 68 (11.97%) JMeter
17 67 (11.80%) Test Automation
18 65 (11.44%) SQL Server
18 65 (11.44%) Security Cleared
19 63 (11.09%) Test Strategy
20 62 (10.92%) SDLC
21 58 (10.21%) Regression Testing
22 57 (10.04%) C#
23 56 (9.86%) Test Management
24 55 (9.68%) .NET
25 52 (9.15%) Microsoft

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 28 (4.93%) Apache
2 25 (4.40%) WebSphere
3 23 (4.05%) Tomcat
4 20 (3.52%) IIS
5 17 (2.99%) JBoss
6 14 (2.46%) WebLogic
7 13 (2.29%) CMS
8 12 (2.11%) nginx
9 11 (1.94%) Confluence
9 11 (1.94%) Jetty
10 9 (1.58%) SharePoint
11 8 (1.41%) WebSphere Application Server
11 8 (1.41%) GlassFish
11 8 (1.41%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 7 (1.23%) FileNet
13 5 (0.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 4 (0.70%) SAS
15 3 (0.53%) ArcGIS
15 3 (0.53%) MQSeries
15 3 (0.53%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 21 (3.70%) MS Excel
2 14 (2.46%) MS Office
3 5 (0.88%) MS Project
4 2 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.18%) PowerPivot
5 1 (0.18%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.18%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 9 (1.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.06%) SAP IS-U
3 4 (0.70%) Oracle General Ledger
3 4 (0.70%) Oracle Retail
3 4 (0.70%) Oracle Payables
4 3 (0.53%) Agresso
4 3 (0.53%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.53%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.35%) BASE24
5 2 (0.35%) Oracle Assets
5 2 (0.35%) TRIRIGA
5 2 (0.35%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.18%) SAP EWM
6 1 (0.18%) IntelliMatch
6 1 (0.18%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.18%) SAP PM
6 1 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.18%) Loan IQ
Cloud Services
1 18 (3.17%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (1.58%) Amazon EC2
2 9 (1.58%) Amazon S3
3 8 (1.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (1.41%) Route 53
4 7 (1.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 5 (0.88%) SaaS
6 3 (0.53%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.35%) GitHub
7 2 (0.35%) Google Compute Engine
8 1 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.18%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 29 (5.11%) SAN
2 28 (4.93%) HTTP
3 17 (2.99%) TCP/IP
4 13 (2.29%) WAN
5 12 (2.11%) Internet
5 12 (2.11%) LAN
6 10 (1.76%) DNS
7 8 (1.41%) iSCSI
8 7 (1.23%) FCoE
8 7 (1.23%) Fibre Channel
8 7 (1.23%) Firewall
8 7 (1.23%) Intrusion Detection
8 7 (1.23%) HTTPS
9 5 (0.88%) Ethernet
10 4 (0.70%) FTP
10 4 (0.70%) LDAP
10 4 (0.70%) NAS
11 3 (0.53%) SSH
11 3 (0.53%) Kerberos
12 2 (0.35%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (11.44%) SQL Server
2 43 (7.57%) MySQL
3 29 (5.11%) Relational Database
4 21 (3.70%) RDBMS
5 19 (3.35%) MongoDB
6 16 (2.82%) Oracle Database
7 14 (2.46%) DB2
8 13 (2.29%) Data Warehouse
9 10 (1.76%) PostgreSQL
10 9 (1.58%) NoSQL
10 9 (1.58%) Oracle Database 11g
11 8 (1.41%) Redis
11 8 (1.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 7 (1.23%) Couchbase
12 7 (1.23%) Amazon RDS
12 7 (1.23%) SimpleDB
12 7 (1.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 6 (1.06%) KDB
13 6 (1.06%) SQL Server 2008
14 5 (0.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 101 (17.78%) LoadRunner
2 92 (16.20%) Selenium
3 68 (11.97%) JMeter
4 44 (7.75%) JIRA
4 44 (7.75%) Cucumber
5 40 (7.04%) Git (software)
6 37 (6.51%) WebDriver
7 29 (5.11%) Visual Studio
8 26 (4.58%) QuickTest Pro
9 25 (4.40%) SoapUI
10 23 (4.05%) Jenkins
11 22 (3.87%) JUnit
12 20 (3.52%) Team Foundation Server
13 19 (3.35%) NeoLoad
14 17 (2.99%) Maven
15 14 (2.46%) IntelliJ
15 14 (2.46%) Appium
16 12 (2.11%) Subversion
17 11 (1.94%) SpecFlow
18 8 (1.41%) Calabash
General
1 110 (19.37%) Finance
2 44 (7.75%) Banking
3 29 (5.11%) Telecoms
4 25 (4.40%) Retail
5 16 (2.82%) Investment Banking
6 6 (1.06%) Games
7 5 (0.88%) Pharmaceutical
8 4 (0.70%) Front Office
8 4 (0.70%) Back Office
8 4 (0.70%) Legal
8 4 (0.70%) Manufacturing
8 4 (0.70%) Advertising
8 4 (0.70%) Retail Banking
9 3 (0.53%) Corporate Banking
9 3 (0.53%) Spanish Language
9 3 (0.53%) Online Betting
10 2 (0.35%) Marketing
10 2 (0.35%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.18%) Automotive
11 1 (0.18%) Law
Job Titles
1 128 (22.54%) Analyst
2 120 (21.13%) Test Analyst
3 109 (19.19%) Tester
4 66 (11.62%) Developer
5 65 (11.44%) Test Manager
6 54 (9.51%) Performance Tester
7 47 (8.27%) Test Leader
8 30 (5.28%) Test Engineer
9 24 (4.23%) Consultant
10 21 (3.70%) Architect
10 21 (3.70%) Performance Analyst
11 20 (3.52%) Performance Test Analyst
11 20 (3.52%) Software Engineer
11 20 (3.52%) Performance Test Leader
12 16 (2.82%) Automation Tester
12 16 (2.82%) QA Engineer
13 13 (2.29%) Test Specialist
14 12 (2.11%) Test Consultant
15 11 (1.94%) Performance Manager
15 11 (1.94%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (12.68%) Web Services
1 72 (12.68%) XML
2 55 (9.68%) .NET
3 48 (8.45%) HTML
4 42 (7.39%) SOAP
5 31 (5.46%) CSS
6 20 (3.52%) ASP.NET
7 18 (3.17%) JSON
8 16 (2.82%) XML Messaging
9 14 (2.46%) Hibernate
9 14 (2.46%) J2EE
9 14 (2.46%) Spring
9 14 (2.46%) OAuth
10 12 (2.11%) Java EE
10 12 (2.11%) JDBC
10 12 (2.11%) JAXB
10 12 (2.11%) Middleware
11 11 (1.94%) JSP
11 11 (1.94%) ASP.NET MVC
11 11 (1.94%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 49 (8.63%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (4.05%) Computer Science
3 14 (2.46%) Mobile App
4 13 (2.29%) Device Driver
5 11 (1.94%) Client/Server
6 10 (1.76%) Enterprise Software
7 8 (1.41%) Mainframe
7 8 (1.41%) Management Information System
8 7 (1.23%) N-Tier
8 7 (1.23%) Clustering
8 7 (1.23%) User Experience
8 7 (1.23%) Video on Demand
8 7 (1.23%) Visualisation
8 7 (1.23%) Data Centre
9 6 (1.06%) Mathematics
9 6 (1.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 6 (1.06%) NHS
9 6 (1.06%) W3C
9 6 (1.06%) GIS
10 5 (0.88%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 104 (18.31%) Linux
2 101 (17.78%) Windows
3 75 (13.20%) UNIX
4 20 (3.52%) Apple iOS
5 15 (2.64%) Android
6 12 (2.11%) Windows Server 2003
7 11 (1.94%) AIX
8 9 (1.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (1.23%) Ubuntu
9 7 (1.23%) CentOS
9 7 (1.23%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (1.06%) Solaris
11 5 (0.88%) Windows 7
12 3 (0.53%) webOS
13 2 (0.35%) HPUX
13 2 (0.35%) SUSE
14 1 (0.18%) Windows XP
14 1 (0.18%) zOS
14 1 (0.18%) Oracle Linux
14 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 191 (33.63%) Agile Software Development
2 87 (15.32%) Test Scripting
3 75 (13.20%) User Acceptance Testing
4 69 (12.15%) Scrum
5 67 (11.80%) Test Automation
6 63 (11.09%) Test Strategy
7 62 (10.92%) SDLC
8 58 (10.21%) Regression Testing
9 56 (9.86%) Test Management
10 50 (8.80%) TDD
11 48 (8.45%) Integration Testing
12 45 (7.92%) Load Testing
13 43 (7.57%) Software Testing
14 37 (6.51%) Test Planning
15 35 (6.16%) Non-Functional Testing
15 35 (6.16%) Automated Testing
15 35 (6.16%) Waterfall
16 34 (5.99%) BDD
16 34 (5.99%) Operational Acceptance Testing
16 34 (5.99%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 162 (28.52%) SQL
2 125 (22.01%) Java
3 57 (10.04%) C#
4 46 (8.10%) JavaScript
5 40 (7.04%) Perl
6 33 (5.81%) C
7 21 (3.70%) PL/SQL
7 21 (3.70%) C++
7 21 (3.70%) Python
7 21 (3.70%) Shell Script
8 19 (3.35%) Ruby
9 18 (3.17%) Bash Shell
10 17 (2.99%) PHP
11 15 (2.64%) Groovy
12 14 (2.46%) Scala
13 8 (1.41%) T-SQL
13 8 (1.41%) VBScript
14 6 (1.06%) PowerShell
15 5 (0.88%) Jython
15 5 (0.88%) VB
Qualifications
1 73 (12.85%) ISEB
2 65 (11.44%) Security Cleared
3 43 (7.57%) ISTQB
4 42 (7.39%) SC Cleared
5 36 (6.34%) Degree
6 15 (2.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 7 (1.23%) DV Cleared
8 6 (1.06%) ISEB Practitioner
9 4 (0.70%) CCNA
9 4 (0.70%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (0.70%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 3 (0.53%) BC Cleared
11 2 (0.35%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.18%) CTC Cleared
12 1 (0.18%) GNVQ
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 102 (17.96%) QA
2 4 (0.70%) GxP
2 4 (0.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (0.35%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 1 (0.18%) GCP
System Software
1 23 (4.05%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (1.94%) Active Directory
3 9 (1.58%) Docker
4 7 (1.23%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (1.06%) vSphere
6 4 (0.70%) KVM
7 3 (0.53%) vCloud
7 3 (0.53%) VMware ESX
8 2 (0.35%) VMware Workstation
8 2 (0.35%) LXC
9 1 (0.18%) NFS
9 1 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.18%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.18%) Firmware
9 1 (0.18%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 70 (12.32%) HP Quality Center
2 15 (2.64%) Opscode Chef
3 13 (2.29%) Puppet
4 10 (1.76%) Ansible
5 8 (1.41%) HAProxy
5 8 (1.41%) Salt
6 3 (0.53%) Vagrant
6 3 (0.53%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 3 (0.53%) WMI
7 2 (0.35%) OpenView
7 2 (0.35%) Tivoli
7 2 (0.35%) Oracle Identity Management
7 2 (0.35%) Red Hat Spacewalk
7 2 (0.35%) Cobbler
7 2 (0.35%) CA LISA
7 2 (0.35%) OpenAM
7 2 (0.35%) nmon
8 1 (0.18%) ITRS Geneos
8 1 (0.18%) Kibana
8 1 (0.18%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 101 (17.78%) Oracle
2 71 (12.50%) HP
3 52 (9.15%) Microsoft
4 46 (8.10%) SAP
5 37 (6.51%) IBM
6 31 (5.46%) VMware
7 14 (2.46%) TIBCO
8 8 (1.41%) hybris
9 7 (1.23%) Akamai
9 7 (1.23%) Atlassian
9 7 (1.23%) Veritas
9 7 (1.23%) Citrix
10 6 (1.06%) 3PAR
10 6 (1.06%) Solace
11 5 (0.88%) Sybase
11 5 (0.88%) Red Hat
11 5 (0.88%) Apple
11 5 (0.88%) Remedy
11 5 (0.88%) Perforce
12 4 (0.70%) Sun
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