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 2 March 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Performance Testing
Rank 328 283 277
Rank change year-on-year
-45 -6
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 286 332 292
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.54% 0.65% 0.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.72% 0.87% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 164 185 166
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 £270 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £544 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £368 £325
% change year-on-year
-15.64% +13.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 3
Average hourly rate £36.00 £155.00 £135.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-76.77% +14.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.20 £51.00 £65.54
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.20 £175.00 £179.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £155.00 £135.00
% change year-on-year
-76.77% +14.81%

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
39939 38252 32708
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 75.99% 74.83% 72.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 25139 23043 19449
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £568 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £399 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.34% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1061 1149 1173
Average hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.31 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £50.00 £50.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+5.45% -12.69%

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 2 March 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 2 March 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -55 232 £375 - 85
London -27 101 £420 +12.00% 35
South East +1 64 £300 -20.26% 22
Scotland -2 39 £310 -16.77% 5
Hampshire -7 26 £275 +7.84% 1
City of London -1 23 £413 +17.85% 7
Edinburgh -5 19 £310 -20.51% 1
Surrey +14 18 £320 -8.57% 6
South West -19 16 £375 +16.27% 3
Wales -11 14 £275 -4.34% 1
Yorkshire -23 13 £325 -13.33% 9
Berkshire +8 12 £350 -17.64% 9
North West -13 12 £325 -23.52% 5
Cardiff +8 11 £256 -8.88% 1
South Wales +5 11 £256 -10.86% 1
West Midlands +3 10 £310 -1.58% 4
Glasgow +9 9 £450 +33.33%
Manchester -9 8 £325 - 2
Buckinghamshire -3 7 £419 -3.73% 2
East of England +1 6 £475 +15.08% 6
Gloucestershire -2 6 £325 -
West Yorkshire -31 6 £413 +17.85% 3
Milton Keynes -7 5 £475 +9.19% 1
East Midlands -8 5 £300 -17.24% 1
Southampton -17 5 £275 +18.27%
Havant - 5 £275 -
North East +8 4 £400 -
Leatherhead +1 4 £650 +92.59%
Wiltshire -3 4 £375 -11.76%
Bristol -8 4 £363 +16.93% 2

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 March 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.

1 205 (31.11%) Agile Software Development
2 195 (29.59%) SQL
3 160 (24.28%) Java
4 118 (17.91%) Finance
5 117 (17.75%) Linux
6 115 (17.45%) Windows
7 109 (16.54%) Oracle
8 105 (15.93%) LoadRunner
9 102 (15.48%) Test Scripting
10 101 (15.33%) QA
10 101 (15.33%) Selenium
11 98 (14.87%) UNIX
12 85 (12.90%) User Acceptance Testing
13 84 (12.75%) ISEB
13 84 (12.75%) JMeter
14 83 (12.59%) Web Services
15 81 (12.29%) Scrum
16 79 (11.99%) .NET
17 76 (11.53%) Test Automation
18 74 (11.23%) Security Cleared
19 73 (11.08%) HP
20 70 (10.62%) Test Management
20 70 (10.62%) HP Quality Center
20 70 (10.62%) Test Strategy
21 62 (9.41%) Regression Testing
22 61 (9.26%) C#
22 61 (9.26%) TDD
23 55 (8.35%) Banking
23 55 (8.35%) Software Testing
23 55 (8.35%) Shell Script

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 33 (5.01%) Apache
2 22 (3.34%) Tomcat
2 22 (3.34%) JBoss
3 18 (2.73%) WebSphere
4 15 (2.28%) WebLogic
5 14 (2.12%) IIS
5 14 (2.12%) Tuxedo
5 14 (2.12%) CMS
6 13 (1.97%) Confluence
7 11 (1.67%) Jetty
7 11 (1.67%) SharePoint
8 8 (1.21%) nginx
9 7 (1.06%) GlassFish
10 6 (0.91%) FileNet
10 6 (0.91%) Node.js
11 5 (0.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 5 (0.76%) Sitecore CMS
11 5 (0.76%) WebSphere Application Server
11 5 (0.76%) Adobe CQ
12 4 (0.61%) Moodle
Applications
1 29 (4.40%) MS Excel
2 20 (3.03%) MS Office
3 8 (1.21%) MS Project
4 1 (0.15%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 10 (1.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.46%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.46%) Google Analytics
3 2 (0.30%) TRIRIGA
3 2 (0.30%) IntelliMatch
3 2 (0.30%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (0.30%) Oracle Assets
3 2 (0.30%) SAP ERP
3 2 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.30%) Hyperion Planning
3 2 (0.30%) SAP ECC
3 2 (0.30%) Oracle General Ledger
3 2 (0.30%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (0.30%) SAP CRM
3 2 (0.30%) BASE24
4 1 (0.15%) SAP PM
4 1 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.15%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.15%) SAP APO
4 1 (0.15%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 11 (1.67%) SaaS
2 9 (1.37%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (1.37%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (1.06%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (0.61%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (0.46%) Amazon S3
5 3 (0.46%) GitHub
6 2 (0.30%) Route 53
7 1 (0.15%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.15%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 46 (6.98%) HTTP
2 30 (4.55%) SAN
3 25 (3.79%) TCP/IP
4 19 (2.88%) DNS
5 17 (2.58%) WAN
6 16 (2.43%) LAN
7 12 (1.82%) Firewall
8 10 (1.52%) Internet
8 10 (1.52%) NAS
9 7 (1.06%) HTTPS
10 6 (0.91%) Ethernet
10 6 (0.91%) Wireshark
10 6 (0.91%) Wi-Fi
11 5 (0.76%) DHCP
11 5 (0.76%) iSCSI
12 4 (0.61%) FTP
12 4 (0.61%) SSH
12 4 (0.61%) Reverse Proxy
12 4 (0.61%) tcpdump
12 4 (0.61%) FCoE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (8.19%) SQL Server
2 48 (7.28%) Oracle Database
3 40 (6.07%) MySQL
4 26 (3.95%) Relational Database
5 19 (2.88%) Oracle Database 11g
5 19 (2.88%) RDBMS
6 16 (2.43%) MongoDB
7 14 (2.12%) SQL Server 2008
8 13 (1.97%) Data Warehouse
9 12 (1.82%) PostgreSQL
10 11 (1.67%) Oracle BI EE
11 10 (1.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 9 (1.37%) DB2
13 8 (1.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 8 (1.21%) NoSQL
13 8 (1.21%) Oracle ODI
14 6 (0.91%) KDB
14 6 (0.91%) Oracle Database 10g
15 5 (0.76%) Oracle Reports
16 3 (0.46%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 105 (15.93%) LoadRunner
2 101 (15.33%) Selenium
3 84 (12.75%) JMeter
4 51 (7.74%) Jenkins
5 50 (7.59%) Git (software)
5 50 (7.59%) Cucumber
5 50 (7.59%) JIRA
6 37 (5.61%) Subversion
7 32 (4.86%) WebDriver
8 30 (4.55%) Visual Studio
9 28 (4.25%) Maven
10 27 (4.10%) QuickTest Pro
11 26 (3.95%) Team Foundation Server
12 23 (3.49%) SoapUI
13 22 (3.34%) NeoLoad
13 22 (3.34%) JUnit
14 20 (3.03%) IntelliJ
15 15 (2.28%) Ant
15 15 (2.28%) VisualVM
16 13 (1.97%) SpecFlow
General
1 118 (17.91%) Finance
2 55 (8.35%) Banking
3 25 (3.79%) Telecoms
4 24 (3.64%) Investment Banking
5 18 (2.73%) Retail
6 16 (2.43%) Games
7 13 (1.97%) Law
8 9 (1.37%) Marketing
9 6 (0.91%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.61%) Front Office
11 3 (0.46%) Advertising
11 3 (0.46%) Publishing
11 3 (0.46%) Spanish Language
11 3 (0.46%) Online Betting
12 2 (0.30%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.30%) Automotive
13 1 (0.15%) Back Office
13 1 (0.15%) Electronics
13 1 (0.15%) Legal
Job Titles
1 133 (20.18%) Tester
1 133 (20.18%) Analyst
2 118 (17.91%) Test Analyst
3 98 (14.87%) Developer
4 81 (12.29%) Performance Tester
5 66 (10.02%) Test Manager
6 36 (5.46%) Test Engineer
7 27 (4.10%) Performance Analyst
7 27 (4.10%) Test Leader
8 23 (3.49%) Performance Test Analyst
8 23 (3.49%) Architect
9 22 (3.34%) Java Developer
10 21 (3.19%) Consultant
11 20 (3.03%) Automation Tester
12 16 (2.43%) Head of Testing
12 16 (2.43%) QA Engineer
13 15 (2.28%) Performance Test Leader
14 14 (2.12%) Test Consultant
15 13 (1.97%) Performance Engineer
15 13 (1.97%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (12.59%) Web Services
2 79 (11.99%) .NET
3 52 (7.89%) XML
3 52 (7.89%) HTML
4 43 (6.53%) SOAP
5 30 (4.55%) ASP.NET
5 30 (4.55%) CSS
6 24 (3.64%) Spring
6 24 (3.64%) JSON
7 16 (2.43%) jQuery
8 15 (2.28%) .NET Framework
8 15 (2.28%) Hibernate
8 15 (2.28%) JDBC
8 15 (2.28%) REST
9 14 (2.12%) HTML5
9 14 (2.12%) ODBC
9 14 (2.12%) Middleware
9 14 (2.12%) Ajax
10 13 (1.97%) OAuth
10 13 (1.97%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 49 (7.44%) Analytical Skills
2 32 (4.86%) Open Source
3 21 (3.19%) Computer Science
4 19 (2.88%) User Experience
5 18 (2.73%) Client/Server
6 13 (1.97%) Mobile App
7 11 (1.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 8 (1.21%) Clustering
9 7 (1.06%) Mainframe
9 7 (1.06%) GIS
9 7 (1.06%) Management Information System
9 7 (1.06%) Smart Meter
10 6 (0.91%) Visualisation
10 6 (0.91%) Video on Demand
10 6 (0.91%) iPad
10 6 (0.91%) Data Structures
11 5 (0.76%) Spread Betting
11 5 (0.76%) Robotics
11 5 (0.76%) Mathematics
11 5 (0.76%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 117 (17.75%) Linux
2 115 (17.45%) Windows
3 98 (14.87%) UNIX
4 18 (2.73%) Apple iOS
5 14 (2.12%) Android
6 13 (1.97%) Windows Server 2012
7 12 (1.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 12 (1.82%) AIX
8 10 (1.52%) Windows Server 2003
8 10 (1.52%) CentOS
9 8 (1.21%) Solaris
10 6 (0.91%) Windows 7
10 6 (0.91%) Ubuntu
11 4 (0.61%) Windows XP
12 3 (0.46%) HPUX
12 3 (0.46%) webOS
13 1 (0.15%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (0.15%) zOS
13 1 (0.15%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 205 (31.11%) Agile Software Development
2 102 (15.48%) Test Scripting
3 85 (12.90%) User Acceptance Testing
4 81 (12.29%) Scrum
5 76 (11.53%) Test Automation
6 70 (10.62%) Test Strategy
6 70 (10.62%) Test Management
7 62 (9.41%) Regression Testing
8 61 (9.26%) TDD
9 55 (8.35%) Software Testing
10 43 (6.53%) Integration Testing
10 43 (6.53%) Waterfall
11 41 (6.22%) BDD
12 37 (5.61%) Configuration Management
13 31 (4.70%) Automated Testing
13 31 (4.70%) Migration
13 31 (4.70%) Load Testing
14 29 (4.40%) Automation Testing
15 28 (4.25%) ITIL
16 27 (4.10%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 195 (29.59%) SQL
2 160 (24.28%) Java
3 61 (9.26%) C#
4 55 (8.35%) Shell Script
5 54 (8.19%) JavaScript
6 51 (7.74%) Perl
7 44 (6.68%) C
8 40 (6.07%) PL/SQL
9 37 (5.61%) Python
10 31 (4.70%) C++
11 29 (4.40%) Ruby
12 24 (3.64%) Bash Shell
13 20 (3.03%) Groovy
14 19 (2.88%) VB
15 14 (2.12%) VB6
16 13 (1.97%) Scala
16 13 (1.97%) PHP
17 12 (1.82%) T-SQL
18 8 (1.21%) VB.NET
19 6 (0.91%) Jython
Qualifications
1 84 (12.75%) ISEB
2 74 (11.23%) Security Cleared
3 52 (7.89%) SC Cleared
4 50 (7.59%) ISTQB
5 40 (6.07%) Degree
6 27 (4.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 9 (1.37%) DV Cleared
8 8 (1.21%) CCNA
8 8 (1.21%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (0.61%) BC Cleared
10 3 (0.46%) ISEB Practitioner
10 3 (0.46%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.30%) Oracle Certification
11 2 (0.30%) CTC Cleared
11 2 (0.30%) IBM Certification
12 1 (0.15%) Sun Certification
12 1 (0.15%) PMI Certification
12 1 (0.15%) OCP
12 1 (0.15%) CCA
12 1 (0.15%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 101 (15.33%) QA
2 2 (0.30%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 1 (0.15%) GCP
3 1 (0.15%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.15%) Solvency II
System Software
1 36 (5.46%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (2.58%) VMware ESXi
3 13 (1.97%) KVM
4 12 (1.82%) VMware ESX
5 10 (1.52%) vSphere
6 8 (1.21%) Active Directory
7 6 (0.91%) Docker
8 4 (0.61%) Oracle RAC
9 3 (0.46%) RHEV
10 2 (0.30%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.15%) Oracle RMAN
11 1 (0.15%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.15%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.15%) Firmware
11 1 (0.15%) NFS
11 1 (0.15%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 70 (10.62%) HP Quality Center
2 12 (1.82%) Opscode Chef
2 12 (1.82%) Puppet
3 6 (0.91%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 6 (0.91%) Ansible
4 5 (0.76%) Red Hat Spacewalk
4 5 (0.76%) Cobbler
5 4 (0.61%) HP SiteScope
6 2 (0.30%) CA Single Sign-On
6 2 (0.30%) WebInspect
6 2 (0.30%) nmon
7 1 (0.15%) Salt
7 1 (0.15%) CA Endevor
7 1 (0.15%) SCCM
7 1 (0.15%) HP Data Protector
7 1 (0.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.15%) BMC PATROL
7 1 (0.15%) MAINVIEW
7 1 (0.15%) Nagios
7 1 (0.15%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 109 (16.54%) Oracle
2 73 (11.08%) HP
3 51 (7.74%) Microsoft
4 45 (6.83%) VMware
5 30 (4.55%) IBM
6 22 (3.34%) SAP
7 11 (1.67%) Citrix
8 9 (1.37%) Red Hat
8 9 (1.37%) TIBCO
9 8 (1.21%) 3PAR
10 7 (1.06%) Akamai
11 6 (0.91%) Atlassian
11 6 (0.91%) Remedy
12 5 (0.76%) Apple
12 5 (0.76%) Perforce
12 5 (0.76%) Dell
12 5 (0.76%) EMC
12 5 (0.76%) Sitecore
13 4 (0.61%) Veritas
13 4 (0.61%) Telerik
Surrey
Salt
Rate: £300 - £350 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Scotland
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh
Interquest - IQ ERP
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 4 days ago
Surrey
Stott & May
Rate: From £0 to £1 per day £competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Redhill, Surrey
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Competitive Market rAtes
Posted: 6 days ago
Hampshire
LA International
Posted: 6 days ago
Brentwood
Ampersand Consulting
Rate: £240 - £260 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
Scotland
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 27 days ago