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 24 August 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
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Performance Testing
Rank 355 283 295
Rank change year-on-year
-72 +12
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 330 471 378
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.61% 0.81% 0.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.73% 1.00% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 223 291 239
Median daily rate £419 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.66% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £362 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.49% +3.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 3
Median hourly rate £46.00 £30.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.81% -12.85%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.00 £30.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+50.81% -12.85%

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
45124 46910 43512
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.77% 80.26% 78.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 29802 30476 26956
Median daily rate £438 £423 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.55% +5.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1113 1272 1173
Median hourly rate £29.50 £30.01 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.69% +27.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £52.13 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.50 £32.50 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-6.15% +26.21%

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 24 August 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 24 August 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 -71 289 £425 +13.33% 80
London -46 128 £450 +11.11% 30
South East +18 67 £400 +6.66% 11
Scotland +2 28 £300 -14.28% 2
Oxfordshire +14 27 £444 +47.91%
East of England +23 24 £419 +13.17% 8
Oxford +6 21 £413 +37.50%
North West -27 21 £365 +4.28% 8
Croydon +2 15 £375 -31.81%
City of London +15 14 £438 +5.42% 10
Yorkshire -7 13 £400 +14.28% 7
Manchester -21 13 £300 -14.28% 6
Wales +8 12 £435 +16.00%
South West +2 12 £350 +8.10% 8
Edinburgh -3 12 £400 -4.76% 1
South Wales +14 11 £435 +14.09%
West Sussex +6 11 £350 -
Leeds +8 10 £356 -14.15% 7
West Yorkshire +4 10 £356 +1.78% 7
Hampshire -10 10 £400 +29.03%
Hertfordshire +8 9 £475 +28.37%
Berkshire +1 9 £425 +13.33% 5
North East -21 8 £273 -0.90% 2
Essex +11 6 £255 -49.00% 1
Glasgow +9 6 £300 -
Dorset +3 6 £338 +12.50%
East Midlands +1 6 £424 +18.20% 5
Bournemouth -3 6 £338 +12.50%
West Midlands -47 6 £500 +29.87% 1
Cambridgeshire +24 5 £413 +50.00% 2

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 August 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.

1 281 (46.22%) Agile Software Development
2 198 (32.57%) Java
3 166 (27.30%) QA
4 161 (26.48%) Selenium
5 138 (22.70%) SQL
6 131 (21.55%) Test Automation
7 125 (20.56%) JMeter
8 118 (19.41%) JIRA
9 117 (19.24%) Jenkins
10 116 (19.08%) Non-Functional Testing
10 116 (19.08%) Linux
11 107 (17.60%) LoadRunner
12 106 (17.43%) Scrum
13 105 (17.27%) Cucumber
14 103 (16.94%) Finance
14 103 (16.94%) Regression Testing
15 100 (16.45%) Continuous Integration
16 95 (15.63%) Test Strategy
17 93 (15.30%) Web Services
18 92 (15.13%) BDD
19 88 (14.47%) Oracle
20 85 (13.98%) TDD
21 79 (12.99%) User Acceptance Testing
21 79 (12.99%) Git (software)
22 76 (12.50%) Functional Testing
23 75 (12.34%) Automation Testing
23 75 (12.34%) Windows
24 70 (11.51%) Continuous Improvement
25 68 (11.18%) Integration Testing
26 67 (11.02%) Test Scripting

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 54 (8.88%) Confluence
2 26 (4.28%) WebLogic
3 23 (3.78%) JBoss
4 22 (3.62%) IIS
5 19 (3.13%) Apache
5 19 (3.13%) WebSphere
6 18 (2.96%) Tomcat
7 14 (2.30%) SharePoint
8 10 (1.64%) OpenStack
9 7 (1.15%) MQSeries
10 6 (0.99%) Cloud Foundry
10 6 (0.99%) Oracle Service Bus
11 4 (0.66%) FileNet
12 3 (0.49%) Apache Spark
12 3 (0.49%) SAS
12 3 (0.49%) WebSphere Application Server
13 2 (0.33%) Apache Pig
13 2 (0.33%) CICS
13 2 (0.33%) nginx
13 2 (0.33%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 20 (3.29%) MS Excel
2 5 (0.82%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.66%) MS Office
3 4 (0.66%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.49%) Mingle
5 2 (0.33%) MS Project
6 1 (0.16%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (1.15%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (0.99%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.82%) Oracle EBS R12
4 4 (0.66%) Hyperion Planning
5 3 (0.49%) ENOVIA
6 2 (0.33%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.16%) BusinessWorks
7 1 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.16%) Oracle Retail
7 1 (0.16%) Primavera
7 1 (0.16%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 37 (6.09%) Amazon AWS
2 32 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 26 (4.28%) PaaS
4 16 (2.63%) Cloud Computing
5 15 (2.47%) SaaS
6 13 (2.14%) IaaS
7 8 (1.32%) GitHub
8 6 (0.99%) SuccessFactors
9 4 (0.66%) Amazon Kinesis
9 4 (0.66%) AWS CloudFormation
9 4 (0.66%) AWS Lambda
10 3 (0.49%) Amazon EC2
10 3 (0.49%) Amazon S3
10 3 (0.49%) Force.com
10 3 (0.49%) Office 365
11 2 (0.33%) CloudBees
11 2 (0.33%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 27 (4.44%) HTTP
2 19 (3.13%) SAN
3 12 (1.97%) LAN
4 10 (1.64%) Firewall
4 10 (1.64%) VPN
5 9 (1.48%) WAN
6 8 (1.32%) FCoE
6 8 (1.32%) Fibre Channel
6 8 (1.32%) iSCSI
7 5 (0.82%) DNS
7 5 (0.82%) Internet
7 5 (0.82%) SSL
8 3 (0.49%) EIGRP
8 3 (0.49%) HTTPS
8 3 (0.49%) TCP/IP
8 3 (0.49%) tcpdump
9 2 (0.33%) Intrusion Detection
9 2 (0.33%) Kerberos
9 2 (0.33%) NAS
9 2 (0.33%) SNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (7.40%) SQL Server
2 23 (3.78%) Oracle Database
3 20 (3.29%) MySQL
4 18 (2.96%) Data Warehouse
5 13 (2.14%) MongoDB
5 13 (2.14%) Relational Database
6 9 (1.48%) DB2
7 8 (1.32%) NoSQL
7 8 (1.32%) RDBMS
7 8 (1.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 7 (1.15%) Oracle Database 11g
8 7 (1.15%) Oracle Reports
9 5 (0.82%) Big Data
9 5 (0.82%) SQL Server 2008
9 5 (0.82%) SQL Server 2014
9 5 (0.82%) Star Schema
10 4 (0.66%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 4 (0.66%) Hadoop
10 4 (0.66%) OLTP
10 4 (0.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 161 (26.48%) Selenium
2 125 (20.56%) JMeter
3 118 (19.41%) JIRA
4 117 (19.24%) Jenkins
5 107 (17.60%) LoadRunner
6 105 (17.27%) Cucumber
7 79 (12.99%) Git (software)
8 64 (10.53%) JUnit
9 62 (10.20%) Maven
9 62 (10.20%) SoapUI
10 41 (6.74%) Gradle
11 38 (6.25%) SpecFlow
11 38 (6.25%) WebDriver
12 33 (5.43%) Ant
13 31 (5.10%) Subversion
14 29 (4.77%) Visual Studio
15 25 (4.11%) Gatling
16 22 (3.62%) Appium
17 20 (3.29%) HP UFT
18 18 (2.96%) NUnit
General
1 103 (16.94%) Finance
2 49 (8.06%) Banking
3 25 (4.11%) Retail
4 21 (3.45%) Publishing
5 15 (2.47%) Telecoms
6 11 (1.81%) Games
6 11 (1.81%) Investment Banking
7 8 (1.32%) Manufacturing
8 6 (0.99%) Front Office
8 6 (0.99%) Pharmaceutical
9 5 (0.82%) Advertising
10 4 (0.66%) Billing
11 3 (0.49%) Automotive
11 3 (0.49%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.33%) Legal
12 2 (0.33%) Local Government
12 2 (0.33%) Marketing
12 2 (0.33%) Multimedia
13 1 (0.16%) Corporate Banking
13 1 (0.16%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 137 (22.53%) Analyst
2 128 (21.05%) Test Analyst
2 128 (21.05%) Tester
3 77 (12.66%) Test Engineer
4 69 (11.35%) Test Manager
5 60 (9.87%) Developer
6 49 (8.06%) Automation Tester
7 44 (7.24%) Performance Tester
8 38 (6.25%) Architect
9 31 (5.10%) Performance Analyst
9 31 (5.10%) Performance Test Analyst
10 30 (4.93%) Automation Test Analyst
10 30 (4.93%) Test Automation Engineer
11 28 (4.61%) Java Developer
11 28 (4.61%) QA Analyst
12 25 (4.11%) Test Leader
13 19 (3.13%) Performance Test Leader
13 19 (3.13%) QA Test Analyst
14 18 (2.96%) Performance Engineer
15 17 (2.80%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 93 (15.30%) Web Services
2 65 (10.69%) HTML
3 51 (8.39%) XML
4 41 (6.74%) SOAP
5 36 (5.92%) .NET
6 34 (5.59%) JSON
7 33 (5.43%) REST
8 32 (5.26%) HTML5
9 31 (5.10%) Node.js
10 29 (4.77%) CSS
11 25 (4.11%) Spring
12 23 (3.78%) RESTful
13 22 (3.62%) Java EE
14 20 (3.29%) Gherkin
15 19 (3.13%) Middleware
16 18 (2.96%) AngularJS
16 18 (2.96%) JMS
17 16 (2.63%) Hibernate
18 14 (2.30%) Ajax
19 13 (2.14%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 42 (6.91%) Computer Science
2 29 (4.77%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (2.96%) Data Centre
4 17 (2.80%) Management Information System
4 17 (2.80%) Performance Metrics
5 16 (2.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 11 (1.81%) Enterprise Software
7 9 (1.48%) Device Driver
8 7 (1.15%) Data Structures
9 6 (0.99%) User Experience
10 5 (0.82%) Data Integration
11 4 (0.66%) Client/Server
11 4 (0.66%) iPad
11 4 (0.66%) IVR
11 4 (0.66%) Mobile App
11 4 (0.66%) Mobile Payment
11 4 (0.66%) PKI
11 4 (0.66%) Private Cloud
11 4 (0.66%) Smartcard
11 4 (0.66%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 116 (19.08%) Linux
2 75 (12.34%) Windows
3 50 (8.22%) Unix
4 17 (2.80%) Solaris
5 15 (2.47%) AIX
6 11 (1.81%) Android
7 10 (1.64%) Apple iOS
7 10 (1.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (0.99%) Windows Server
9 4 (0.66%) CentOS
9 4 (0.66%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (0.49%) Oracle Linux
10 3 (0.49%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.33%) Data ONTAP
11 2 (0.33%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.16%) HPUX
12 1 (0.16%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 281 (46.22%) Agile Software Development
2 131 (21.55%) Test Automation
3 116 (19.08%) Non-Functional Testing
4 106 (17.43%) Scrum
5 103 (16.94%) Regression Testing
6 100 (16.45%) Continuous Integration
7 95 (15.63%) Test Strategy
8 92 (15.13%) BDD
9 85 (13.98%) TDD
10 79 (12.99%) User Acceptance Testing
11 76 (12.50%) Functional Testing
12 75 (12.34%) Automation Testing
13 70 (11.51%) Continuous Improvement
14 68 (11.18%) Integration Testing
15 67 (11.02%) Test Scripting
16 61 (10.03%) Test Management
17 56 (9.21%) Security Testing
18 53 (8.72%) Test Planning
19 50 (8.22%) Defect Tracking
20 48 (7.89%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 198 (32.57%) Java
2 138 (22.70%) SQL
3 61 (10.03%) JavaScript
4 52 (8.55%) Python
5 40 (6.58%) C#
6 22 (3.62%) Ruby
7 21 (3.45%) Groovy
8 20 (3.29%) Perl
9 19 (3.13%) Shell Script
10 17 (2.80%) C
11 10 (1.64%) VB
12 9 (1.48%) C++
12 9 (1.48%) T-SQL
13 7 (1.15%) Bash Shell
13 7 (1.15%) PL/SQL
14 6 (0.99%) PowerShell
14 6 (0.99%) Scala
15 5 (0.82%) VBA
16 4 (0.66%) PHP
17 3 (0.49%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 62 (10.20%) Degree
1 62 (10.20%) Security Cleared
2 56 (9.21%) ISTQB
3 51 (8.39%) ISEB
4 44 (7.24%) SC Cleared
5 16 (2.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 11 (1.81%) DV Cleared
7 9 (1.48%) BPSS Clearance
8 6 (0.99%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (0.99%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 5 (0.82%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (0.66%) CCNA
10 4 (0.66%) PMI Certification
11 3 (0.49%) CCNP
11 3 (0.49%) ISEB Practitioner
12 2 (0.33%) CISSP
12 2 (0.33%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (0.33%) MCAD
12 2 (0.33%) MCSD
12 2 (0.33%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 166 (27.30%) QA
2 12 (1.97%) SDET
3 9 (1.48%) Data Quality
4 6 (0.99%) Disclosure Scotland
5 4 (0.66%) SLA
6 3 (0.49%) EMIR
6 3 (0.49%) GxP
6 3 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.33%) COBIT
7 2 (0.33%) Dodd-Frank
7 2 (0.33%) MiFID
7 2 (0.33%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.16%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.16%) WAI
8 1 (0.16%) WCAG
System Software
1 32 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (2.80%) Docker
3 15 (2.47%) Active Directory
4 5 (0.82%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (0.66%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (0.66%) Oracle RAC
6 3 (0.49%) HDFS
6 3 (0.49%) NFS
7 2 (0.33%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.33%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 2 (0.33%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.16%) Apache Flume
8 1 (0.16%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 1 (0.16%) KVM
8 1 (0.16%) RHEV
8 1 (0.16%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 39 (6.41%) HP Quality Center
2 27 (4.44%) Puppet
3 26 (4.28%) Opscode Chef
4 25 (4.11%) Ansible
5 14 (2.30%) HP SiteScope
6 7 (1.15%) Oracle Identity Management
7 5 (0.82%) Control-M
8 4 (0.66%) OpenView
8 4 (0.66%) Tivoli
9 3 (0.49%) Graphite
10 2 (0.33%) CA Service Virtualization
10 2 (0.33%) EMC NetWorker
10 2 (0.33%) Oozie
10 2 (0.33%) Perfmon
10 2 (0.33%) SCCM
10 2 (0.33%) vRealize
11 1 (0.16%) Cacti
11 1 (0.16%) CFEngine
11 1 (0.16%) Cobbler
11 1 (0.16%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 88 (14.47%) Oracle
2 52 (8.55%) HP
2 52 (8.55%) VMware
3 44 (7.24%) Microsoft
4 37 (6.09%) Atlassian
5 35 (5.76%) IBM
6 29 (4.77%) SAP
7 18 (2.96%) Citrix
8 17 (2.80%) Talend
9 16 (2.63%) Rally
9 16 (2.63%) SOASTA, Inc
10 13 (2.14%) Perforce
11 10 (1.64%) Veritas
12 8 (1.32%) AppDynamics
13 7 (1.15%) ForgeRock
13 7 (1.15%) Siebel
14 5 (0.82%) Red Hat
14 5 (0.82%) Sun
15 4 (0.66%) Dell
15 4 (0.66%) EMC
Bracknell, Berkshire
Hydrogen
Posted: 3 hours ago
East Sussex
TEKsystems
Rate: £299 - £380 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Cheshire
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £360 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Ebury
Rate: £400.00 - £435.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Verticality Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Blackpool, Lancashire
LA International
Posted: 6 days ago