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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Testing
Rank 299 326 295
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -31
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 379 274 340
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.65% 0.52% 0.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.88% 0.70% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 261 177 194
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£375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £509 £521
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 2
Average hourly rate £32.50 £37.50 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% -16.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £37.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -16.66%

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
42997 38902 39217
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.67% 74.17% 71.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 27643 24141 22845
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 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1190 1157 1447
Average hourly rate £24.00 £26.00 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.38 £29.00 £26.90
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +7.80%

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 24 October 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
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 24 October 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Performance Testing within the UK over the 3 months to 24 October 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 +52 344 £375 -6.25% 86
London +31 166 £430 +1.77% 39
South East -12 45 £330 -8.46% 13
City of London +27 43 £425 +6.25% 15
Yorkshire +3 34 £325 +4.83% 9
West Yorkshire -3 28 £350 +12.90% 3
North West +14 26 £390 +10.95% 8
North East -13 26 £330 - 1
Scotland -19 20 £370 +5.71%
Tyne and Wear -21 20 £335 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -24 20 £335 - 1
East of England -8 17 £387 +3.16% 4
Leeds +4 16 £550 +51.72% 3
South West -27 13 £363 -1.69% 4
Surrey -4 12 £400 +6.66% 7
Hampshire -11 12 £275 -35.29%
Lancashire -12 10 £417 - 1
Cheshire +13 9 £395 +1.28% 1
East Midlands +4 8 £300 +13.20% 2
Buckinghamshire -1 8 £363 +31.81% 4
South Wales -6 8 £325 +18.18% 1
Wales -16 8 £325 +18.18% 1
Hertfordshire -20 8 £405 +8.00% 2
Oxfordshire - 7 £315 -
Manchester +3 6 £313 -0.15% 5
Southampton -6 6 £250 -55.55%
West Midlands -14 6 £425 +102.38% 4
Durham - 6 £250 -
Bristol - 6 £363 - 2
Darlington - 6 £250 -

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 October 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.

1 224 (28.54%) Agile Software Development
2 221 (28.15%) SQL
3 188 (23.95%) Java
4 158 (20.13%) LoadRunner
5 145 (18.47%) Test Scripting
6 144 (18.34%) Oracle
7 143 (18.22%) Finance
8 140 (17.83%) Linux
9 137 (17.45%) QA
10 131 (16.69%) Selenium
11 127 (16.18%) UNIX
12 125 (15.92%) Windows
13 115 (14.65%) HP
14 114 (14.52%) .NET
15 108 (13.76%) Scrum
16 103 (13.12%) User Acceptance Testing
17 97 (12.36%) HP Quality Center
18 96 (12.23%) Web Services
19 93 (11.85%) JMeter
19 93 (11.85%) Test Strategy
20 86 (10.96%) Security Cleared
21 84 (10.70%) C#
22 82 (10.45%) ISTQB
23 80 (10.19%) Software Testing
24 77 (9.81%) HTTP
24 77 (9.81%) Test Automation
25 75 (9.55%) Test Management
25 75 (9.55%) ISEB
26 74 (9.43%) Oracle Database
27 70 (8.92%) SC Cleared

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 (7.90%) Apache
2 50 (6.37%) Tomcat
3 42 (5.35%) WebLogic
4 19 (2.42%) WebSphere
5 18 (2.29%) JBoss
6 16 (2.04%) CMS
7 14 (1.78%) Tuxedo
8 12 (1.53%) IIS
9 11 (1.40%) Moodle
10 9 (1.15%) IBM HTTP Server
10 9 (1.15%) FileNet
11 8 (1.02%) SharePoint
12 7 (0.89%) WebLogic Integration
12 7 (0.89%) WebSphere Application Server
12 7 (0.89%) Oracle Application Server
12 7 (0.89%) Confluence
13 6 (0.76%) nginx
14 5 (0.64%) SAS
15 4 (0.51%) Adobe CQ
15 4 (0.51%) Jetty
Applications
1 32 (4.08%) MS Excel
2 16 (2.04%) MS Office
3 8 (1.02%) MS Project
4 7 (0.89%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.51%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 18 (2.29%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (0.76%) BASE24
3 5 (0.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 4 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.51%) SAP CRM
4 4 (0.51%) SAP FI
5 3 (0.38%) SAP FI/CO
5 3 (0.38%) SAP CO
6 2 (0.25%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.25%) SAP ECC
6 2 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.25%) SAP ERP
6 2 (0.25%) Google Analytics
6 2 (0.25%) SAP BPC
7 1 (0.13%) Markit EDM
7 1 (0.13%) IntelliMatch
7 1 (0.13%) SAP FI-CA
7 1 (0.13%) SAP IS-U
7 1 (0.13%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.13%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 34 (4.33%) SaaS
2 7 (0.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (0.51%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (0.38%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.25%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.25%) PaaS
6 2 (0.25%) Route 53
6 2 (0.25%) GitHub
6 2 (0.25%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.13%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 77 (9.81%) HTTP
2 49 (6.24%) TCP/IP
3 44 (5.61%) DNS
4 22 (2.80%) HTTPS
5 21 (2.68%) SAN
6 20 (2.55%) Internet
7 19 (2.42%) Firewall
8 18 (2.29%) Ethernet
9 17 (2.17%) LAN
9 17 (2.17%) WAN
10 16 (2.04%) Wireshark
11 15 (1.91%) OpenLDAP
12 14 (1.78%) DHCP
12 14 (1.78%) SSL
13 11 (1.40%) FTP
13 11 (1.40%) SSH
14 9 (1.15%) tcpdump
15 8 (1.02%) VLAN
15 8 (1.02%) DVB
16 7 (0.89%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (9.43%) Oracle Database
2 66 (8.41%) SQL Server
3 47 (5.99%) MySQL
4 33 (4.20%) Relational Database
5 26 (3.31%) Oracle Database 11g
6 22 (2.80%) PostgreSQL
6 22 (2.80%) Data Warehouse
7 19 (2.42%) RDBMS
8 15 (1.91%) SQL Server 2008
8 15 (1.91%) Redis
9 14 (1.78%) Oracle BI EE
10 13 (1.66%) Oracle ODI
11 9 (1.15%) NoSQL
11 9 (1.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 9 (1.15%) Oracle Reports
12 8 (1.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 7 (0.89%) MS Access
13 7 (0.89%) MongoDB
14 6 (0.76%) DB2
15 5 (0.64%) Base SAS
Development Applications
1 158 (20.13%) LoadRunner
2 131 (16.69%) Selenium
3 93 (11.85%) JMeter
4 57 (7.26%) Git (software)
5 55 (7.01%) WebDriver
6 53 (6.75%) Jenkins
7 51 (6.50%) Cucumber
8 48 (6.11%) QuickTest Pro
9 46 (5.86%) Subversion
10 42 (5.35%) JIRA
11 35 (4.46%) JUnit
11 35 (4.46%) Visual Studio
12 31 (3.95%) Team Foundation Server
13 25 (3.18%) Maven
14 19 (2.42%) Eclipse
15 18 (2.29%) SoapUI
16 17 (2.17%) Ant
16 17 (2.17%) FitNesse
17 14 (1.78%) WATIR
17 14 (1.78%) Mockito
General
1 143 (18.22%) Finance
2 56 (7.13%) Banking
3 28 (3.57%) Investment Banking
4 26 (3.31%) Retail
5 21 (2.68%) Telecoms
6 19 (2.42%) Games
7 17 (2.17%) Marketing
8 14 (1.78%) Law
9 13 (1.66%) Manufacturing
10 12 (1.53%) Electronics
11 10 (1.27%) Front Office
12 8 (1.02%) Publishing
13 5 (0.64%) Automotive
14 4 (0.51%) Financial Institution
14 4 (0.51%) Legal
15 3 (0.38%) Dutch Language
15 3 (0.38%) French Language
15 3 (0.38%) Retail Banking
16 1 (0.13%) Corporate Banking
16 1 (0.13%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 145 (18.47%) Analyst
2 140 (17.83%) Tester
3 128 (16.31%) Developer
4 121 (15.41%) Test Analyst
5 78 (9.94%) Test Manager
6 64 (8.15%) Performance Tester
7 52 (6.62%) Test Engineer
8 46 (5.86%) Architect
8 46 (5.86%) Performance Engineer
9 41 (5.22%) Performance Analyst
10 39 (4.97%) Performance Test Analyst
11 32 (4.08%) Consultant
12 30 (3.82%) Test Leader
13 28 (3.57%) Java Developer
14 27 (3.44%) Technical Architect
15 24 (3.06%) Performance Test Engineer
16 19 (2.42%) Performance Manager
17 18 (2.29%) Performance Test Manager
18 17 (2.17%) Head of Testing
18 17 (2.17%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 114 (14.52%) .NET
2 96 (12.23%) Web Services
3 58 (7.39%) HTML
4 55 (7.01%) SOAP
5 53 (6.75%) ASP.NET
6 47 (5.99%) XML
7 34 (4.33%) Middleware
7 34 (4.33%) REST
8 31 (3.95%) JSP
9 29 (3.69%) CSS
9 29 (3.69%) Spring
10 27 (3.44%) JSON
11 22 (2.80%) Ajax
12 18 (2.29%) jQuery
12 18 (2.29%) J2EE
13 14 (1.78%) ODBC
14 12 (1.53%) RESTful
15 11 (1.40%) JDBC
15 11 (1.40%) Regular Expression
16 10 (1.27%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 64 (8.15%) Analytical Skills
2 62 (7.90%) Open Source
3 37 (4.71%) User Experience
4 29 (3.69%) Computer Science
5 28 (3.57%) Client/Server
6 20 (2.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 13 (1.66%) N-Tier
7 13 (1.66%) Data Structures
7 13 (1.66%) Enterprise Software
8 12 (1.53%) Mobile App
8 12 (1.53%) Fat Client
8 12 (1.53%) Data Integration
8 12 (1.53%) Thin Client
8 12 (1.53%) Management Information System
9 11 (1.40%) Reference Data
10 10 (1.27%) iPhone
10 10 (1.27%) Smart Meter
10 10 (1.27%) Statistics
10 10 (1.27%) E-Learning
10 10 (1.27%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 140 (17.83%) Linux
2 127 (16.18%) UNIX
3 125 (15.92%) Windows
4 31 (3.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 23 (2.93%) AIX
6 21 (2.68%) Solaris
7 18 (2.29%) Windows XP
8 17 (2.17%) CentOS
8 17 (2.17%) Windows Server 2003
9 16 (2.04%) Android
10 15 (1.91%) Windows Server 2008
10 15 (1.91%) Windows 2000
11 14 (1.78%) HPUX
11 14 (1.78%) Apple iOS
12 13 (1.66%) SUSE
13 9 (1.15%) Windows 7
14 6 (0.76%) Oracle Linux
15 4 (0.51%) Windows Server 2012
15 4 (0.51%) Ubuntu
16 1 (0.13%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 224 (28.54%) Agile Software Development
2 145 (18.47%) Test Scripting
3 108 (13.76%) Scrum
4 103 (13.12%) User Acceptance Testing
5 93 (11.85%) Test Strategy
6 80 (10.19%) Software Testing
7 77 (9.81%) Test Automation
8 75 (9.55%) Test Management
9 70 (8.92%) TDD
10 63 (8.03%) Regression Testing
11 57 (7.26%) Automated Testing
12 55 (7.01%) Integration Testing
13 50 (6.37%) System Testing
13 50 (6.37%) BDD
14 44 (5.61%) Waterfall
15 40 (5.10%) Performance Engineering
16 38 (4.84%) Configuration Management
17 37 (4.71%) Disaster Recovery
18 35 (4.46%) Performance Analysis
19 34 (4.33%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 221 (28.15%) SQL
2 188 (23.95%) Java
3 84 (10.70%) C#
4 64 (8.15%) JavaScript
5 54 (6.88%) Shell Script
6 46 (5.86%) Perl
6 46 (5.86%) PL/SQL
7 42 (5.35%) C++
8 40 (5.10%) PHP
9 35 (4.46%) Python
10 34 (4.33%) VB
11 32 (4.08%) C
12 31 (3.95%) Ruby
13 29 (3.69%) Bash Shell
14 15 (1.91%) VB6
15 11 (1.40%) sed
15 11 (1.40%) VB.NET
16 10 (1.27%) PHP5
16 10 (1.27%) Groovy
17 9 (1.15%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 86 (10.96%) Security Cleared
2 82 (10.45%) ISTQB
3 75 (9.55%) ISEB
4 70 (8.92%) SC Cleared
5 57 (7.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 50 (6.37%) Degree
7 15 (1.91%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 13 (1.66%) ISEB Practitioner
9 9 (1.15%) DV Cleared
10 7 (0.89%) PMI Certification
11 6 (0.76%) Cisco Certification
12 4 (0.51%) CCNA
12 4 (0.51%) BC Cleared
13 3 (0.38%) CTC Cleared
14 2 (0.25%) IBM Certification
14 2 (0.25%) Oracle Certification
14 2 (0.25%) Sun Certification
15 1 (0.13%) PMP
15 1 (0.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 1 (0.13%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 137 (17.45%) QA
2 8 (1.02%) SLA
3 2 (0.25%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.13%) DO-160
4 1 (0.13%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.13%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 28 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (2.17%) VMware ESX
3 14 (1.78%) Oracle RAC
4 11 (1.40%) Active Directory
4 11 (1.40%) KVM
5 9 (1.15%) VMware ESXi
6 7 (0.89%) RHEV
7 4 (0.51%) vSphere
7 4 (0.51%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.13%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.13%) Firmware
8 1 (0.13%) Oracle RMAN
8 1 (0.13%) Docker
Systems Management
1 97 (12.36%) HP Quality Center
2 21 (2.68%) Puppet
2 21 (2.68%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 14 (1.78%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (0.64%) Salt
4 5 (0.64%) Nagios
4 5 (0.64%) SCOM
4 5 (0.64%) HP SiteScope
5 4 (0.51%) Cobbler
5 4 (0.51%) Cisco IPCC
6 3 (0.38%) CA SiteMinder
6 3 (0.38%) Red Hat Spacewalk
6 3 (0.38%) Ansible
6 3 (0.38%) Vagrant
7 2 (0.25%) nmon
7 2 (0.25%) Capistrano
7 2 (0.25%) Nessus
7 2 (0.25%) WebInspect
7 2 (0.25%) HP Data Protector
7 2 (0.25%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 144 (18.34%) Oracle
2 115 (14.65%) HP
3 54 (6.88%) Microsoft
4 45 (5.73%) Red Hat
5 35 (4.46%) VMware
6 32 (4.08%) SAP
7 29 (3.69%) IBM
8 24 (3.06%) Citrix
9 12 (1.53%) TIBCO
10 6 (0.76%) Adobe
10 6 (0.76%) Sun
10 6 (0.76%) Atlassian
11 5 (0.64%) SolarWinds
11 5 (0.64%) Akamai
12 4 (0.51%) Verint
12 4 (0.51%) SaltStack
12 4 (0.51%) Capita
12 4 (0.51%) Aquila
12 4 (0.51%) AppSense
12 4 (0.51%) Telerik
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