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 18 September 2014 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Testing
Rank 303 290 294
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +4
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 361 342 376
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.63% 0.66% 0.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.85% 0.89% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 249 240 221
Average daily rate
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£363 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £519 £487 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 3
Average hourly rate £35.00 £36.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.10% -8.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.20 £29.00 £37.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £45.80 £41.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £36.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-4.10% -8.75%

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
42685 38525 41504
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.19% 74.10% 72.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 26682 23752 24020
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1176 1101 1519
Average hourly rate £23.83 £27.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.35% -11.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.51 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £50.00 £45.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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 18 September 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 18 September 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 -13 321 £370 -7.50% 83
London -7 145 £413 -2.94% 23
South East -27 43 £330 +2.48% 23
City of London +19 39 £375 -6.25% 6
Scotland -18 31 £350 - 3
North East -12 29 £335 - 4
Yorkshire -3 27 £315 -3.07% 7
North West +10 22 £323 -8.25% 12
West Yorkshire -6 22 £350 +45.83% 4
Newcastle upon Tyne -12 22 £360 - 2
Tyne and Wear -17 22 £360 - 3
East of England -20 20 £403 +0.62% 4
Hampshire -10 18 £275 -14.59% 1
South West -25 17 £363 +11.53% 6
East Midlands +6 12 £325 +16.59%
Leeds +2 12 £431 +21.05% 3
Glasgow -14 12 £350 +3.70% 2
Cheshire +16 9 £320 -17.94% 2
Cambridgeshire +5 9 £436 -3.22%
Bristol - 8 £363 - 1
Cambridge +1 7 £375 -
Manchester -2 7 £323 +3.03% 8
Southampton -3 7 £250 -18.03% 1
Oxfordshire -6 7 £315 -42.72%
Edinburgh -7 7 - - 1
Darlington - 7 £250 - 1
Durham - 7 £250 - 1
Wales -15 6 £325 -13.33% 3
Buckinghamshire -16 6 £350 +9.37% 6
Lancashire -16 6 £421 - 1

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 September 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.

1 227 (30.15%) Agile Software Development
2 218 (28.95%) SQL
3 190 (25.23%) LoadRunner
4 182 (24.17%) Java
5 150 (19.92%) Oracle
6 147 (19.52%) Test Scripting
7 137 (18.19%) Linux
8 136 (18.06%) UNIX
9 134 (17.80%) Selenium
10 132 (17.53%) HP
10 132 (17.53%) Finance
11 131 (17.40%) QA
12 125 (16.60%) Windows
13 107 (14.21%) Scrum
14 105 (13.94%) HP Quality Center
15 101 (13.41%) ISTQB
16 98 (13.01%) .NET
17 97 (12.88%) JMeter
18 96 (12.75%) Security Cleared
19 94 (12.48%) Software Testing
20 93 (12.35%) User Acceptance Testing
21 91 (12.08%) Web Services
22 88 (11.69%) Test Strategy
23 85 (11.29%) C#
24 83 (11.02%) HTTP
25 80 (10.62%) SC Cleared
26 73 (9.69%) QuickTest Pro
27 72 (9.56%) ISEB
28 71 (9.43%) SQL Server
29 69 (9.16%) JavaScript

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 62 (8.23%) Apache
2 56 (7.44%) Tomcat
3 44 (5.84%) WebLogic
4 21 (2.79%) WebSphere
5 11 (1.46%) IIS
5 11 (1.46%) Tuxedo
5 11 (1.46%) CMS
6 10 (1.33%) IBM HTTP Server
6 10 (1.33%) Moodle
7 9 (1.20%) FileNet
8 8 (1.06%) WebSphere Application Server
8 8 (1.06%) SharePoint
9 7 (0.93%) WebLogic Integration
9 7 (0.93%) Jetty
9 7 (0.93%) nginx
10 6 (0.80%) Oracle Application Server
11 5 (0.66%) SAS
12 4 (0.53%) OpenStack
12 4 (0.53%) Adobe CQ
12 4 (0.53%) Confluence
Applications
1 31 (4.12%) MS Excel
2 9 (1.20%) MS Office
3 8 (1.06%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.53%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (0.53%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 24 (3.19%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (0.80%) BASE24
3 5 (0.66%) SAP FI
4 4 (0.53%) SAP FI/CO
4 4 (0.53%) SAP CO
4 4 (0.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 4 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.53%) Oracle Applications
5 3 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.40%) Markit EDM
6 2 (0.27%) Oracle Financials
6 2 (0.27%) SAP BPC
6 2 (0.27%) SAP CRM
6 2 (0.27%) SAP IS-U
6 2 (0.27%) RMDS
7 1 (0.13%) SAP MM
7 1 (0.13%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.13%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.13%) SAP FI-CA
Cloud Services
1 28 (3.72%) SaaS
2 7 (0.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (0.66%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (0.66%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (0.53%) Amazon S3
4 4 (0.53%) Route 53
4 4 (0.53%) Amazon ELB
5 3 (0.40%) GitHub
5 3 (0.40%) PaaS
6 1 (0.13%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 83 (11.02%) HTTP
2 54 (7.17%) TCP/IP
3 49 (6.51%) DNS
4 28 (3.72%) HTTPS
5 22 (2.92%) Internet
6 18 (2.39%) SAN
6 18 (2.39%) Firewall
6 18 (2.39%) Ethernet
7 17 (2.26%) WAN
7 17 (2.26%) DHCP
7 17 (2.26%) LAN
7 17 (2.26%) Wireshark
8 15 (1.99%) OpenLDAP
8 15 (1.99%) SSL
9 13 (1.73%) FTP
10 10 (1.33%) SSH
11 8 (1.06%) DVB
11 8 (1.06%) tcpdump
12 7 (0.93%) VLAN
12 7 (0.93%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (9.43%) SQL Server
2 68 (9.03%) Oracle Database
3 45 (5.98%) MySQL
4 39 (5.18%) Relational Database
5 26 (3.45%) PostgreSQL
6 24 (3.19%) Oracle Database 11g
7 23 (3.05%) Data Warehouse
8 17 (2.26%) RDBMS
9 15 (1.99%) Redis
10 14 (1.86%) Oracle Reports
11 11 (1.46%) SQL Server 2008
12 10 (1.33%) Oracle BI EE
13 9 (1.20%) Oracle ODI
14 7 (0.93%) NoSQL
14 7 (0.93%) Big Data
14 7 (0.93%) MS Access
14 7 (0.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 7 (0.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 6 (0.80%) QlikView
15 6 (0.80%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 190 (25.23%) LoadRunner
2 134 (17.80%) Selenium
3 97 (12.88%) JMeter
4 73 (9.69%) QuickTest Pro
5 60 (7.97%) WebDriver
6 49 (6.51%) Git (software)
7 39 (5.18%) JIRA
8 37 (4.91%) Subversion
9 36 (4.78%) Cucumber
10 34 (4.52%) Jenkins
11 33 (4.38%) Visual Studio
12 29 (3.85%) JUnit
13 26 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
14 25 (3.32%) Maven
15 21 (2.79%) SoapUI
16 19 (2.52%) FitNesse
17 18 (2.39%) Eclipse
17 18 (2.39%) Facilita Forecast
18 15 (1.99%) WATIR
18 15 (1.99%) Rational Performance Tester
General
1 132 (17.53%) Finance
2 49 (6.51%) Banking
3 31 (4.12%) Retail
4 26 (3.45%) Investment Banking
5 21 (2.79%) Telecoms
6 16 (2.12%) Games
7 14 (1.86%) Marketing
8 13 (1.73%) Front Office
9 12 (1.59%) Electronics
10 10 (1.33%) Manufacturing
11 6 (0.80%) Publishing
12 4 (0.53%) Legal
12 4 (0.53%) Retail Banking
12 4 (0.53%) Automotive
12 4 (0.53%) Financial Institution
13 3 (0.40%) Advertising
13 3 (0.40%) Dutch Language
13 3 (0.40%) French Language
14 2 (0.27%) Law
15 1 (0.13%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 169 (22.44%) Tester
2 144 (19.12%) Analyst
3 122 (16.20%) Test Analyst
4 106 (14.08%) Developer
5 83 (11.02%) Performance Tester
6 69 (9.16%) Test Manager
7 54 (7.17%) Test Engineer
8 53 (7.04%) Performance Engineer
9 50 (6.64%) Performance Analyst
10 48 (6.37%) Performance Test Analyst
11 43 (5.71%) Architect
12 37 (4.91%) Test Leader
13 34 (4.52%) Consultant
14 29 (3.85%) Technical Architect
14 29 (3.85%) Performance Test Engineer
15 25 (3.32%) Java Developer
16 21 (2.79%) Automation Tester
17 19 (2.52%) Performance Manager
18 18 (2.39%) Performance Test Manager
19 16 (2.12%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 98 (13.01%) .NET
2 91 (12.08%) Web Services
3 58 (7.70%) HTML
4 55 (7.30%) SOAP
5 50 (6.64%) ASP.NET
6 44 (5.84%) XML
7 36 (4.78%) JSP
7 36 (4.78%) Middleware
8 33 (4.38%) REST
9 30 (3.98%) Spring
10 28 (3.72%) JSON
11 22 (2.92%) CSS
12 21 (2.79%) Ajax
13 19 (2.52%) J2EE
14 14 (1.86%) jQuery
15 12 (1.59%) JDBC
16 10 (1.33%) ODBC
16 10 (1.33%) MooTools
16 10 (1.33%) YAML
16 10 (1.33%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 61 (8.10%) Open Source
2 53 (7.04%) Analytical Skills
3 34 (4.52%) User Experience
4 29 (3.85%) Client/Server
5 28 (3.72%) Computer Science
6 16 (2.12%) Enterprise Software
7 15 (1.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 13 (1.73%) N-Tier
8 13 (1.73%) Thin Client
8 13 (1.73%) Mobile App
8 13 (1.73%) Data Integration
8 13 (1.73%) Fat Client
9 11 (1.46%) Management Information System
10 10 (1.33%) Fixed Income
10 10 (1.33%) Clustering
10 10 (1.33%) E-Learning
10 10 (1.33%) Reference Data
10 10 (1.33%) iPhone
10 10 (1.33%) Video on Demand
11 9 (1.20%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 137 (18.19%) Linux
2 136 (18.06%) UNIX
3 125 (16.60%) Windows
4 26 (3.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 23 (3.05%) Solaris
5 23 (3.05%) AIX
6 22 (2.92%) Windows Server 2003
7 21 (2.79%) Windows 2000
7 21 (2.79%) Windows XP
7 21 (2.79%) Windows Server 2008
8 17 (2.26%) CentOS
9 15 (1.99%) Android
9 15 (1.99%) SUSE
10 13 (1.73%) HPUX
10 13 (1.73%) Apple iOS
11 10 (1.33%) Windows 7
12 7 (0.93%) Oracle Linux
13 4 (0.53%) Ubuntu
14 3 (0.40%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 227 (30.15%) Agile Software Development
2 147 (19.52%) Test Scripting
3 107 (14.21%) Scrum
4 94 (12.48%) Software Testing
5 93 (12.35%) User Acceptance Testing
6 88 (11.69%) Test Strategy
7 66 (8.76%) Test Automation
7 66 (8.76%) Automated Testing
8 62 (8.23%) TDD
9 51 (6.77%) Regression Testing
10 50 (6.64%) Test Management
11 48 (6.37%) Load Testing
12 46 (6.11%) System Testing
13 45 (5.98%) Integration Testing
14 42 (5.58%) BDD
15 41 (5.44%) Waterfall
15 41 (5.44%) Disaster Recovery
16 38 (5.05%) Continuous Integration
16 38 (5.05%) Security Testing
17 36 (4.78%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 218 (28.95%) SQL
2 182 (24.17%) Java
3 85 (11.29%) C#
4 69 (9.16%) JavaScript
5 42 (5.58%) PHP
6 41 (5.44%) Shell Script
7 37 (4.91%) PL/SQL
7 37 (4.91%) C++
8 35 (4.65%) Perl
9 33 (4.38%) VB
10 32 (4.25%) C
11 29 (3.85%) Bash Shell
12 27 (3.59%) Ruby
13 23 (3.05%) Python
14 12 (1.59%) VB6
15 11 (1.46%) PHP5
16 10 (1.33%) Jython
16 10 (1.33%) sed
17 9 (1.20%) Groovy
18 8 (1.06%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 101 (13.41%) ISTQB
2 96 (12.75%) Security Cleared
3 80 (10.62%) SC Cleared
4 72 (9.56%) ISEB
5 69 (9.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 52 (6.91%) Degree
7 15 (1.99%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 12 (1.59%) DV Cleared
8 12 (1.59%) ISEB Practitioner
9 9 (1.20%) PMI Certification
10 7 (0.93%) BC Cleared
11 2 (0.27%) CTC Cleared
11 2 (0.27%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (0.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 2 (0.27%) Sun Certification
12 1 (0.13%) PMP
12 1 (0.13%) IBM Certification
12 1 (0.13%) HND
12 1 (0.13%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 131 (17.40%) QA
2 8 (1.06%) SLA
3 1 (0.13%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.13%) DO-160
3 1 (0.13%) Solvency II
System Software
1 23 (3.05%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (2.26%) VMware ESX
3 12 (1.59%) Oracle RAC
4 11 (1.46%) Active Directory
5 6 (0.80%) Microsoft App-V
5 6 (0.80%) KVM
5 6 (0.80%) RHEV
6 4 (0.53%) vSphere
6 4 (0.53%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.13%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 105 (13.94%) HP Quality Center
2 26 (3.45%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 22 (2.92%) Puppet
4 11 (1.46%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (0.80%) Salt
6 5 (0.66%) Vagrant
6 5 (0.66%) Cisco IPCC
6 5 (0.66%) SCOM
7 4 (0.53%) Nagios
8 3 (0.40%) HP SiteScope
8 3 (0.40%) nmon
9 2 (0.27%) Capistrano
9 2 (0.27%) Cobbler
9 2 (0.27%) CA SiteMinder
9 2 (0.27%) OpenView
9 2 (0.27%) HP Data Protector
9 2 (0.27%) ZABBIX
9 2 (0.27%) Nessus
9 2 (0.27%) WebInspect
10 1 (0.13%) HP UCMDB
Vendors
1 150 (19.92%) Oracle
2 132 (17.53%) HP
3 48 (6.37%) Microsoft
4 44 (5.84%) Red Hat
5 32 (4.25%) IBM
6 31 (4.12%) SAP
7 29 (3.85%) VMware
8 26 (3.45%) Citrix
9 14 (1.86%) JBoss
10 10 (1.33%) TIBCO
11 8 (1.06%) hybris
12 7 (0.93%) Atlassian
12 7 (0.93%) Sun
13 6 (0.80%) Sybase
13 6 (0.80%) Akamai
13 6 (0.80%) AppSense
14 5 (0.66%) SolarWinds
14 5 (0.66%) Verint
14 5 (0.66%) SaltStack
14 5 (0.66%) Genesys
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