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 3 May 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
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Performance Testing
Rank 358 383 288
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -95
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 323 271 395
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.58% 0.49% 0.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.71% 0.62% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 206 151 252
Median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £240 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £520 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £320 £350
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 11 3
Median hourly rate £38.50 £32.00 £155.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.31% -79.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £30.50 £60.83
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £35.00 £175.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.50 £32.00 £155.00
% change year-on-year
+20.31% -79.35%

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
45374 44011 42946
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.60% 78.86% 77.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 29986 27420 26807
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 £300 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1055 1279 1235
Median hourly rate £35.00 £29.82 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.37% -0.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £12.35 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £47.83 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £31.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+16.12% -1.58%

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 3 May 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
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 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Performance Testing within the UK over the 3 months to 3 May 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 +21 277 £418 +4.37% 81
London +13 125 £425 -5.55% 32
South East +5 58 £415 +29.68% 16
South West +27 31 £400 +7.74% 7
Scotland -15 23 £310 +3.33% 2
North West -4 21 £375 +10.29% 7
Hampshire -2 19 £425 +54.54% 3
City of London +32 16 £404 -10.27% 6
Surrey -7 15 £445 +11.94% 3
Glasgow +12 12 £349 -22.50%
Wiltshire +10 12 £375 +7.14% 1
Swindon +14 11 £375 +7.14% 1
East of England -3 10 £450 +20.00% 9
Yorkshire -9 10 £400 +81.81% 6
North East -32 10 £323 -24.83%
Winchester -3 9 £400 +50.94% 1
Croydon -5 9 £375 -25.00% 1
Tyne and Wear -31 9 £319 -25.70%
Newcastle upon Tyne -36 9 £319 -25.70%
Gloucestershire +9 8 £400 +16.78% 3
Edinburgh -6 8 £260 -9.56% 2
South Wales -8 8 £413 +73.68%
Manchester -10 8 £418 +26.51% 6
Wales -11 8 £413 +50.00%
Hertfordshire +17 7 £475 +11.76% 2
Southampton +17 7 £425 +57.40% 2
West Yorkshire +2 7 £450 +60.71% 6
Leeds -4 7 £450 +8.43% 6
West Midlands -6 7 £550 +41.93% 3
Cheshire -7 7 £320 -30.81% 1

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 May 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.

1 237 (41.07%) Agile Software Development
2 157 (27.21%) Java
3 150 (26.00%) SQL
4 124 (21.49%) LoadRunner
5 115 (19.93%) Non-Functional Testing
6 107 (18.54%) Selenium
7 102 (17.68%) Linux
8 96 (16.64%) QA
9 93 (16.12%) User Acceptance Testing
10 91 (15.77%) JMeter
11 90 (15.60%) Finance
11 90 (15.60%) Test Strategy
12 87 (15.08%) Test Scripting
13 78 (13.52%) Windows
14 75 (13.00%) Scrum
15 74 (12.82%) Oracle
15 74 (12.82%) JIRA
16 73 (12.65%) BDD
17 72 (12.48%) Continuous Integration
18 71 (12.31%) Test Management
18 71 (12.31%) Security Cleared
19 69 (11.96%) Test Automation
19 69 (11.96%) Cucumber
20 68 (11.79%) Functional Testing
20 68 (11.79%) HP
21 67 (11.61%) Web Services
21 67 (11.61%) TDD
22 66 (11.44%) Software Testing
23 65 (11.27%) Automation Testing
24 64 (11.09%) HP Quality Center

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 28 (4.85%) Confluence
2 22 (3.81%) JBoss
3 20 (3.47%) WebLogic
4 16 (2.77%) Apache
5 14 (2.43%) IIS
6 13 (2.25%) OpenStack
6 13 (2.25%) WebSphere
7 11 (1.91%) Tomcat
8 6 (1.04%) Jetty
8 6 (1.04%) MQSeries
8 6 (1.04%) Node.js
9 5 (0.87%) Oracle Service Bus
10 4 (0.69%) SharePoint
11 3 (0.52%) Drupal
11 3 (0.52%) nginx
12 2 (0.35%) Apache Pig
12 2 (0.35%) Apache Solr
12 2 (0.35%) Apache Spark
12 2 (0.35%) BizTalk Server
12 2 (0.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 29 (5.03%) MS Excel
2 9 (1.56%) Photoshop
3 7 (1.21%) MS Office
4 5 (0.87%) MS Project
4 5 (0.87%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.69%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.52%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 7 (1.21%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (0.69%) Oracle BPM
3 3 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.52%) SAP BPC
3 3 (0.52%) SAP CO
3 3 (0.52%) SAP FI
3 3 (0.52%) SAP FI/CO
3 3 (0.52%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.17%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.17%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.17%) Hyperion Planning
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle iProcurement
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.17%) Primavera
4 1 (0.17%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.17%) SAP IS-U
4 1 (0.17%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 32 (5.55%) Amazon AWS
2 24 (4.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (2.25%) IaaS
4 12 (2.08%) GitHub
4 12 (2.08%) PaaS
4 12 (2.08%) SaaS
5 8 (1.39%) Amazon S3
5 8 (1.39%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (1.04%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.35%) Amazon CloudSearch
7 2 (0.35%) Amazon ELB
7 2 (0.35%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (0.35%) AWS OpsWorks
7 2 (0.35%) Route 53
7 2 (0.35%) SuccessFactors
8 1 (0.17%) Force.com
8 1 (0.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 36 (6.24%) HTTP
2 19 (3.29%) SAN
3 14 (2.43%) VPN
4 13 (2.25%) Firewall
5 11 (1.91%) Internet
5 11 (1.91%) TCP/IP
6 10 (1.73%) LAN
7 8 (1.39%) DNS
7 8 (1.39%) FCoE
7 8 (1.39%) Fibre Channel
7 8 (1.39%) iSCSI
8 7 (1.21%) LDAP
8 7 (1.21%) WAN
9 6 (1.04%) HTTPS
9 6 (1.04%) tcpdump
10 5 (0.87%) SMTP
11 4 (0.69%) SSL
12 3 (0.52%) DHCP
12 3 (0.52%) Extranet
12 3 (0.52%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (10.92%) SQL Server
2 26 (4.51%) Relational Database
3 19 (3.29%) Oracle Database
4 17 (2.95%) MySQL
5 11 (1.91%) RDBMS
6 10 (1.73%) Data Warehouse
7 9 (1.56%) NoSQL
8 8 (1.39%) MongoDB
9 7 (1.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 6 (1.04%) Oracle Database 11g
10 6 (1.04%) VoltDB
11 5 (0.87%) Big Data
11 5 (0.87%) Oracle Reports
11 5 (0.87%) SQL Server 2008
12 4 (0.69%) GIS
12 4 (0.69%) SQL Server 2012
13 3 (0.52%) Data Mining
13 3 (0.52%) Hadoop
13 3 (0.52%) PostgreSQL
13 3 (0.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 124 (21.49%) LoadRunner
2 107 (18.54%) Selenium
3 91 (15.77%) JMeter
4 74 (12.82%) JIRA
5 69 (11.96%) Cucumber
6 60 (10.40%) Jenkins
7 45 (7.80%) SoapUI
8 42 (7.28%) Git (software)
8 42 (7.28%) HP UFT
9 41 (7.11%) WebDriver
10 38 (6.59%) Visual Studio
11 35 (6.07%) JUnit
11 35 (6.07%) Maven
12 22 (3.81%) Gradle
13 21 (3.64%) Ant
14 20 (3.47%) Gatling
14 20 (3.47%) Team Foundation Server
15 18 (3.12%) SpecFlow
16 14 (2.43%) Subversion
17 12 (2.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 90 (15.60%) Finance
2 48 (8.32%) Banking
3 25 (4.33%) Retail
4 12 (2.08%) Telecoms
5 11 (1.91%) Investment Banking
6 8 (1.39%) Billing
6 8 (1.39%) Front Office
6 8 (1.39%) Games
7 4 (0.69%) Retail Banking
8 3 (0.52%) Advertising
8 3 (0.52%) Legal
8 3 (0.52%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (0.52%) Publishing
8 3 (0.52%) Spanish Language
9 2 (0.35%) Back Office
9 2 (0.35%) Law
9 2 (0.35%) Local Government
9 2 (0.35%) Portuguese Language
10 1 (0.17%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 160 (27.73%) Analyst
2 152 (26.34%) Test Analyst
3 104 (18.02%) Tester
4 72 (12.48%) Test Manager
5 65 (11.27%) Developer
6 48 (8.32%) Performance Analyst
6 48 (8.32%) Performance Tester
7 45 (7.80%) Performance Test Analyst
8 38 (6.59%) Test Engineer
9 32 (5.55%) Automation Tester
10 31 (5.37%) Architect
11 30 (5.20%) Automation Test Analyst
12 21 (3.64%) Consultant
12 21 (3.64%) Java Developer
13 20 (3.47%) Test Specialist
14 18 (3.12%) DevOps Engineer
14 18 (3.12%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
14 18 (3.12%) Test Leader
15 17 (2.95%) Performance Engineer
16 16 (2.77%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (11.61%) Web Services
2 55 (9.53%) XML
3 54 (9.36%) .NET
4 51 (8.84%) HTML
5 37 (6.41%) SOAP
6 25 (4.33%) CSS
7 19 (3.29%) REST
8 17 (2.95%) Gherkin
8 17 (2.95%) Java EE
8 17 (2.95%) JMS
9 16 (2.77%) JSON
10 15 (2.60%) Ajax
11 12 (2.08%) HTML5
11 12 (2.08%) Spring
12 11 (1.91%) jQuery
12 11 (1.91%) Middleware
13 10 (1.73%) Apache Flex
13 10 (1.73%) Flash
14 9 (1.56%) Hibernate
15 8 (1.39%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 24 (4.16%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (3.81%) N-Tier
3 19 (3.29%) Management Information System
4 15 (2.60%) Data Centre
4 15 (2.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 12 (2.08%) Computer Science
5 12 (2.08%) Enterprise Software
6 10 (1.73%) Performance Metrics
7 8 (1.39%) Client/Server
7 8 (1.39%) Device Driver
7 8 (1.39%) IVR
7 8 (1.39%) Smartcard
8 7 (1.21%) Data Structures
9 6 (1.04%) Mainframe
9 6 (1.04%) Mobile App
10 5 (0.87%) Private Cloud
10 5 (0.87%) User Experience
11 4 (0.69%) Biometrics
11 4 (0.69%) Public Cloud
11 4 (0.69%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 102 (17.68%) Linux
2 78 (13.52%) Windows
3 52 (9.01%) Unix
4 13 (2.25%) AIX
5 11 (1.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 11 (1.91%) Solaris
6 9 (1.56%) CentOS
7 8 (1.39%) Windows Server
8 7 (1.21%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (0.69%) Windows 7
10 3 (0.52%) VMS
11 1 (0.17%) HPUX
11 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.17%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 237 (41.07%) Agile Software Development
2 115 (19.93%) Non-Functional Testing
3 93 (16.12%) User Acceptance Testing
4 90 (15.60%) Test Strategy
5 87 (15.08%) Test Scripting
6 75 (13.00%) Scrum
7 73 (12.65%) BDD
8 72 (12.48%) Continuous Integration
9 71 (12.31%) Test Management
10 69 (11.96%) Test Automation
11 68 (11.79%) Functional Testing
12 67 (11.61%) TDD
13 66 (11.44%) Software Testing
14 65 (11.27%) Automation Testing
15 64 (11.09%) Regression Testing
16 57 (9.88%) Integration Testing
17 51 (8.84%) Security Testing
18 50 (8.67%) SDLC
18 50 (8.67%) Waterfall
19 45 (7.80%) Defect Management
Programming Languages
1 157 (27.21%) Java
2 150 (26.00%) SQL
3 59 (10.23%) C#
4 52 (9.01%) JavaScript
5 33 (5.72%) Python
6 24 (4.16%) C
6 24 (4.16%) Ruby
7 21 (3.64%) Perl
8 19 (3.29%) Shell Script
9 18 (3.12%) C++
10 17 (2.95%) Bash Shell
11 15 (2.60%) VB
12 14 (2.43%) Groovy
12 14 (2.43%) PL/SQL
13 12 (2.08%) ActionScript
14 11 (1.91%) PowerShell
14 11 (1.91%) VBA
15 10 (1.73%) ActionScript 3.0
16 8 (1.39%) VBScript
17 7 (1.21%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 71 (12.31%) Security Cleared
2 60 (10.40%) ISTQB
3 57 (9.88%) ISEB
4 53 (9.19%) SC Cleared
5 40 (6.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 36 (6.24%) Degree
7 13 (2.25%) DV Cleared
8 10 (1.73%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 7 (1.21%) Cisco Certification
9 7 (1.21%) ISEB Practitioner
10 5 (0.87%) CCNA
11 3 (0.52%) BPSS Clearance
11 3 (0.52%) CCNP
11 3 (0.52%) HND
12 2 (0.35%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Certification
13 1 (0.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 96 (16.64%) QA
2 4 (0.69%) WCAG
3 3 (0.52%) Dodd-Frank
3 3 (0.52%) EMIR
3 3 (0.52%) GxP
3 3 (0.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (0.52%) SDET
4 2 (0.35%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.35%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.17%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.17%) MiFID
5 1 (0.17%) SLA
5 1 (0.17%) WAI
System Software
1 43 (7.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (1.21%) Docker
3 6 (1.04%) Active Directory
4 5 (0.87%) vSphere
5 4 (0.69%) Varnish
6 3 (0.52%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.52%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (0.35%) HDFS
7 2 (0.35%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 1 (0.17%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 1 (0.17%) KVM
8 1 (0.17%) NFS
8 1 (0.17%) RHEV
8 1 (0.17%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 64 (11.09%) HP Quality Center
2 30 (5.20%) Puppet
3 25 (4.33%) Opscode Chef
4 19 (3.29%) Ansible
5 9 (1.56%) HP SiteScope
6 5 (0.87%) Nagios
7 4 (0.69%) Capistrano
8 3 (0.52%) SELinux
9 2 (0.35%) Oozie
9 2 (0.35%) Salt
9 2 (0.35%) SCCM
9 2 (0.35%) SCSM
9 2 (0.35%) vRealize
10 1 (0.17%) CA Wily
10 1 (0.17%) Cacti
10 1 (0.17%) CFEngine
10 1 (0.17%) Red Hat Satellite
10 1 (0.17%) SCOM
10 1 (0.17%) SCVMM
10 1 (0.17%) yum
Vendors
1 74 (12.82%) Oracle
2 68 (11.79%) HP
3 57 (9.88%) VMware
4 51 (8.84%) Microsoft
5 33 (5.72%) Atlassian
6 31 (5.37%) Citrix
7 29 (5.03%) SAP
8 18 (3.12%) IBM
9 15 (2.60%) SOASTA, Inc
10 10 (1.73%) Rally
10 10 (1.73%) Veritas
11 8 (1.39%) EMC
12 7 (1.21%) Red Hat
12 7 (1.21%) Telerik
13 6 (1.04%) Cisco
14 5 (0.87%) Curam
15 4 (0.69%) Calypso
15 4 (0.69%) Compaq
15 4 (0.69%) Talend
15 4 (0.69%) webMethods
London
Venturi
Rate: £400 - £435 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Colston Consulting
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £400 - £450 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Southampton
TDA Group
Posted: 6 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
IBM Client Innovation Centre (Thames Valley)
Rate: From £45,671 to £60,774 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
North West London
MegaNexus Limited
Rate: From £100 to £200 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Southampton
Spectrum IT
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
London
Spectrum IT
Rate: £200 - £220 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 22 days ago
London
NCC Group
Rate: Up to £450 Per Day Maximum
Posted: 26 days ago