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 29 July 2016 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
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Performance Testing
Rank 409 286 280
Rank change year-on-year
-123 -6
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 264 443 405
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.49% 0.78% 0.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.59% 0.97% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 182 259 261
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £511 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 1
Median hourly rate £46.00 £30.50 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.81% -3.17%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+50.81% -3.17%

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
44570 45659 42979
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.76% 79.96% 78.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 29477 29618 26643
Median daily rate £438 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1040 1201 1204
Median hourly rate £28.50 £28.60 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.33% +14.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.45 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.16 £52.17 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%

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 29 July 2016.

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 29 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -105 234 £413 +10.00% 74
London -50 113 £425 +6.25% 25
South East -17 48 £400 +6.66% 16
Scotland -10 26 £308 +2.80% 1
East of England +29 22 £425 +14.86% 10
Oxfordshire +13 19 £425 +41.66% 1
City of London +21 14 £375 -11.76% 8
Oxford 0 14 £400 +33.33%
North West -43 13 £338 -3.57% 9
Croydon - 13 £375 - 1
Edinburgh -5 11 £358 +30.32% 1
Hertfordshire +22 10 £475 +35.71% 4
North East -35 10 £310 +1.63% 1
Yorkshire -9 9 £395 -4.81% 6
West Sussex -3 8 £310 +3.33%
Manchester -17 8 £300 -14.28% 8
Hampshire -21 8 £381 +22.98% 1
Essex +7 7 £255 -49.00%
West Midlands -38 7 £500 +29.87% 1
Tyne and Wear -43 7 £310 +1.63% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -43 6 £310 +1.63% 1
East Midlands +3 5 £473 +30.52% 2
Merseyside +1 5 £365 +4.28%
Liverpool -1 5 £365 +4.28%
Berkshire -5 5 £413 +10.00% 4
South Yorkshire -7 5 £400 +6.66%
Sheffield -12 5 £400 +6.66%
South West -17 5 £325 -9.97% 4
Scottish Borders - 5 £350 -
Galashiels - 5 £350 -

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 2016, 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.

1 263 (44.13%) Agile Software Development
2 195 (32.72%) Java
3 147 (24.66%) SQL
4 145 (24.33%) QA
5 142 (23.83%) Selenium
6 130 (21.81%) Non-Functional Testing
7 120 (20.13%) JMeter
8 117 (19.63%) Linux
9 114 (19.13%) JIRA
10 113 (18.96%) LoadRunner
11 105 (17.62%) Finance
12 104 (17.45%) Regression Testing
13 99 (16.61%) Test Automation
14 97 (16.28%) Jenkins
14 97 (16.28%) Test Strategy
15 96 (16.11%) Oracle
16 91 (15.27%) Web Services
16 91 (15.27%) Scrum
17 89 (14.93%) Cucumber
18 88 (14.77%) User Acceptance Testing
19 83 (13.93%) Functional Testing
20 78 (13.09%) Continuous Integration
21 77 (12.92%) Integration Testing
22 76 (12.75%) Windows
23 74 (12.42%) BDD
24 71 (11.91%) Test Management
24 71 (11.91%) TDD
25 70 (11.74%) Test Scripting
26 69 (11.58%) Automation Testing
27 68 (11.41%) Security Cleared

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 49 (8.22%) Confluence
2 25 (4.19%) JBoss
2 25 (4.19%) WebLogic
3 22 (3.69%) IIS
4 17 (2.85%) Apache
4 17 (2.85%) WebSphere
5 15 (2.52%) Tomcat
6 11 (1.85%) OpenStack
7 9 (1.51%) SharePoint
8 8 (1.34%) Oracle Service Bus
9 5 (0.84%) MQSeries
10 3 (0.50%) Drupal
10 3 (0.50%) SAS
11 2 (0.34%) Apache Pig
11 2 (0.34%) Apache Solr
11 2 (0.34%) CICS
11 2 (0.34%) CMS
11 2 (0.34%) Commerce Server
11 2 (0.34%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 2 (0.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 25 (4.19%) MS Excel
2 5 (0.84%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.67%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.50%) Mingle
4 3 (0.50%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.34%) MS Project
6 1 (0.17%) MS Office
6 1 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (1.34%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (0.84%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.84%) Oracle EBS R12
3 4 (0.67%) Hyperion Planning
4 3 (0.50%) ENOVIA
4 3 (0.50%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.17%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.17%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (0.17%) Primavera
5 1 (0.17%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.17%) SAP SD
5 1 (0.17%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 40 (6.71%) Amazon AWS
2 31 (5.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (2.85%) PaaS
4 13 (2.18%) SaaS
5 12 (2.01%) IaaS
6 9 (1.51%) Cloud Computing
7 6 (1.01%) SuccessFactors
8 4 (0.67%) Amazon EC2
8 4 (0.67%) Amazon S3
8 4 (0.67%) GitHub
9 3 (0.50%) Force.com
10 2 (0.34%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (0.34%) AWS OpsWorks
Communications & Networking
1 28 (4.70%) HTTP
2 20 (3.36%) SAN
3 15 (2.52%) LAN
4 13 (2.18%) VPN
5 12 (2.01%) WAN
6 11 (1.85%) Firewall
7 8 (1.34%) FCoE
7 8 (1.34%) Fibre Channel
7 8 (1.34%) iSCSI
8 6 (1.01%) DNS
8 6 (1.01%) Internet
8 6 (1.01%) tcpdump
9 5 (0.84%) TCP/IP
10 4 (0.67%) HTTPS
10 4 (0.67%) SSL
11 3 (0.50%) EIGRP
11 3 (0.50%) SMTP
12 2 (0.34%) BGP
12 2 (0.34%) FTP
12 2 (0.34%) SNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (7.89%) SQL Server
2 31 (5.20%) Oracle Database
3 17 (2.85%) MySQL
4 14 (2.35%) Relational Database
5 13 (2.18%) Data Warehouse
6 10 (1.68%) Oracle Reports
7 8 (1.34%) DB2
7 8 (1.34%) Oracle Database 11g
7 8 (1.34%) RDBMS
8 7 (1.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 6 (1.01%) VoltDB
10 5 (0.84%) NoSQL
10 5 (0.84%) SQL Server 2008
10 5 (0.84%) Star Schema
11 4 (0.67%) Essbase
11 4 (0.67%) MongoDB
11 4 (0.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 4 (0.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 3 (0.50%) Big Data
12 3 (0.50%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 142 (23.83%) Selenium
2 120 (20.13%) JMeter
3 114 (19.13%) JIRA
4 113 (18.96%) LoadRunner
5 97 (16.28%) Jenkins
6 89 (14.93%) Cucumber
7 63 (10.57%) Git (software)
8 62 (10.40%) SoapUI
9 60 (10.07%) JUnit
10 58 (9.73%) Maven
11 37 (6.21%) WebDriver
12 35 (5.87%) Gradle
13 34 (5.70%) Ant
14 32 (5.37%) Visual Studio
15 29 (4.87%) Subversion
16 22 (3.69%) Gatling
16 22 (3.69%) HP UFT
17 21 (3.52%) Team Foundation Server
18 17 (2.85%) LoadUI
18 17 (2.85%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 105 (17.62%) Finance
2 51 (8.56%) Banking
3 29 (4.87%) Retail
4 14 (2.35%) Publishing
4 14 (2.35%) Telecoms
5 13 (2.18%) Games
6 11 (1.85%) Investment Banking
7 9 (1.51%) Front Office
8 7 (1.17%) Billing
8 7 (1.17%) Manufacturing
9 6 (1.01%) Pharmaceutical
10 4 (0.67%) Retail Banking
11 3 (0.50%) Advertising
11 3 (0.50%) Legal
12 2 (0.34%) Local Government
12 2 (0.34%) Marketing
12 2 (0.34%) Multimedia
12 2 (0.34%) Spanish Language
13 1 (0.17%) Online Betting
13 1 (0.17%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 139 (23.32%) Analyst
2 130 (21.81%) Test Analyst
3 122 (20.47%) Tester
4 80 (13.42%) Test Manager
5 64 (10.74%) Test Engineer
6 57 (9.56%) Developer
7 44 (7.38%) Performance Tester
8 40 (6.71%) Automation Tester
9 38 (6.38%) Performance Analyst
10 36 (6.04%) Architect
11 35 (5.87%) Performance Test Analyst
12 29 (4.87%) Automation Test Analyst
13 26 (4.36%) Test Leader
14 24 (4.03%) Java Developer
15 22 (3.69%) Test Automation Engineer
16 19 (3.19%) Test Specialist
17 18 (3.02%) Performance Engineer
17 18 (3.02%) Performance Test Leader
17 18 (3.02%) QA Analyst
18 17 (2.85%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 91 (15.27%) Web Services
2 59 (9.90%) HTML
3 49 (8.22%) XML
4 43 (7.21%) .NET
5 41 (6.88%) SOAP
6 31 (5.20%) REST
7 28 (4.70%) JSON
8 25 (4.19%) Java EE
9 23 (3.86%) HTML5
10 22 (3.69%) CSS
11 20 (3.36%) JMS
11 20 (3.36%) Spring
12 18 (3.02%) Gherkin
13 17 (2.85%) Node.js
14 16 (2.68%) Ajax
14 16 (2.68%) Hibernate
14 16 (2.68%) Middleware
15 14 (2.35%) RESTful
16 13 (2.18%) WebSphere MQ
17 10 (1.68%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 36 (6.04%) Computer Science
2 29 (4.87%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (3.19%) Data Centre
4 18 (3.02%) Performance Metrics
5 17 (2.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 16 (2.68%) Management Information System
7 9 (1.51%) Device Driver
8 8 (1.34%) Data Structures
8 8 (1.34%) Enterprise Software
9 6 (1.01%) Public Cloud
10 5 (0.84%) Client/Server
10 5 (0.84%) iPad
10 5 (0.84%) Mobile App
10 5 (0.84%) N-Tier
11 4 (0.67%) IVR
11 4 (0.67%) Smartcard
11 4 (0.67%) Statistics
11 4 (0.67%) User Experience
12 3 (0.50%) Social Media
12 3 (0.50%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 117 (19.63%) Linux
2 76 (12.75%) Windows
3 50 (8.39%) Unix
4 17 (2.85%) Solaris
5 15 (2.52%) AIX
6 10 (1.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 9 (1.51%) Android
8 8 (1.34%) Apple iOS
9 5 (0.84%) Windows Server
10 4 (0.67%) CentOS
11 3 (0.50%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.17%) Data ONTAP
12 1 (0.17%) HPUX
12 1 (0.17%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.17%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.17%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 263 (44.13%) Agile Software Development
2 130 (21.81%) Non-Functional Testing
3 104 (17.45%) Regression Testing
4 99 (16.61%) Test Automation
5 97 (16.28%) Test Strategy
6 91 (15.27%) Scrum
7 88 (14.77%) User Acceptance Testing
8 83 (13.93%) Functional Testing
9 78 (13.09%) Continuous Integration
10 77 (12.92%) Integration Testing
11 74 (12.42%) BDD
12 71 (11.91%) TDD
12 71 (11.91%) Test Management
13 70 (11.74%) Test Scripting
14 69 (11.58%) Automation Testing
15 62 (10.40%) Continuous Improvement
16 59 (9.90%) Security Testing
17 58 (9.73%) SDLC
18 54 (9.06%) Stakeholder Management
19 51 (8.56%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 195 (32.72%) Java
2 147 (24.66%) SQL
3 59 (9.90%) JavaScript
4 47 (7.89%) C#
4 47 (7.89%) Python
5 25 (4.19%) Shell Script
6 24 (4.03%) Perl
7 23 (3.86%) C
8 22 (3.69%) Ruby
9 20 (3.36%) Groovy
10 15 (2.52%) VB
11 12 (2.01%) Bash Shell
12 11 (1.85%) VBA
13 10 (1.68%) C++
13 10 (1.68%) PL/SQL
14 9 (1.51%) PowerShell
15 7 (1.17%) Scala
15 7 (1.17%) T-SQL
16 5 (0.84%) ActionScript
16 5 (0.84%) PHP
Qualifications
1 68 (11.41%) Security Cleared
2 55 (9.23%) ISTQB
3 51 (8.56%) SC Cleared
4 49 (8.22%) Degree
5 48 (8.05%) ISEB
6 16 (2.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 10 (1.68%) DV Cleared
8 7 (1.17%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (1.01%) BPSS Clearance
9 6 (1.01%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 5 (0.84%) CCNA
11 3 (0.50%) CCNP
11 3 (0.50%) ISEB Practitioner
12 2 (0.34%) CISSP
12 2 (0.34%) MCAD
12 2 (0.34%) MCSD
12 2 (0.34%) MCTS
12 2 (0.34%) Microsoft Certification
13 1 (0.17%) PMI Certification
13 1 (0.17%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 145 (24.33%) QA
2 10 (1.68%) SDET
3 7 (1.17%) Data Quality
4 5 (0.84%) Disclosure Scotland
5 4 (0.67%) SLA
6 3 (0.50%) EMIR
6 3 (0.50%) GxP
6 3 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.34%) COBIT
7 2 (0.34%) Dodd-Frank
7 2 (0.34%) MiFID
7 2 (0.34%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.17%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.17%) WAI
8 1 (0.17%) WCAG
System Software
1 32 (5.37%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (1.85%) Docker
3 10 (1.68%) Active Directory
4 4 (0.67%) Oracle RAC
4 4 (0.67%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.34%) HDFS
5 2 (0.34%) NFS
5 2 (0.34%) Varnish
5 2 (0.34%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (0.17%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (0.17%) KVM
6 1 (0.17%) RHEV
6 1 (0.17%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 42 (7.05%) HP Quality Center
2 27 (4.53%) Puppet
3 24 (4.03%) Opscode Chef
4 18 (3.02%) Ansible
5 12 (2.01%) HP SiteScope
6 6 (1.01%) Oracle Identity Management
7 4 (0.67%) Control-M
7 4 (0.67%) Nagios
8 3 (0.50%) Capistrano
8 3 (0.50%) SELinux
9 2 (0.34%) CA Service Virtualization
9 2 (0.34%) Oozie
9 2 (0.34%) Perfmon
9 2 (0.34%) Salt
9 2 (0.34%) vRealize
10 1 (0.17%) Cacti
10 1 (0.17%) EMC NetWorker
10 1 (0.17%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 1 (0.17%) MIIS
10 1 (0.17%) SCSM
Vendors
1 96 (16.11%) Oracle
2 59 (9.90%) HP
3 52 (8.72%) VMware
4 38 (6.38%) Atlassian
4 38 (6.38%) Microsoft
5 31 (5.20%) IBM
6 28 (4.70%) SAP
7 21 (3.52%) Citrix
8 17 (2.85%) Talend
9 16 (2.68%) SOASTA, Inc
10 15 (2.52%) Rally
11 10 (1.68%) Veritas
12 8 (1.34%) Siebel
13 6 (1.01%) EMC
13 6 (1.01%) ForgeRock
14 5 (0.84%) Perforce
15 4 (0.67%) CA
15 4 (0.67%) Calypso
15 4 (0.67%) Curam
15 4 (0.67%) Guidewire
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