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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Performance Testing
Rank 333 291 330
Rank change year-on-year
-42 +39
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 349 474 348
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.66% 0.82% 0.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.79% 1.01% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 219 308 241
Median daily rate £415 £377 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.15% +3.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £539 £500 £524
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 3
Median hourly rate £46.00 £36.25 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.89% +3.57%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.00 £36.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+26.89% +3.57%

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
43985 46966 44712
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 83.15% 81.01% 77.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 29139 30711 27950
Median daily rate £440 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.52% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £593 £580 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1137 1301 1222
Median hourly rate £31.00 £32.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.50 £53.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +28.15%

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 25 September 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 25 September 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 -42 307 £424 +12.92% 67
London -65 121 £475 +15.85% 22
South East +41 73 £400 +6.66% 18
Scotland +17 26 £300 -27.71% 3
East of England +13 24 £325 -17.72% 12
North West -19 23 £383 +9.28% 5
Oxfordshire +10 22 £450 +50.00%
Yorkshire +7 20 £400 +14.28% 5
Oxford +1 20 £375 +25.00%
Berkshire +14 18 £425 +13.33% 8
City of London +6 18 £475 +5.55% 7
West Yorkshire +5 18 £400 +24.03% 5
Leeds +11 17 £400 +28.51% 5
South West +11 16 £350 +9.80% 2
Wales +18 14 £400 +3.22% 1
South Wales +19 13 £400 +3.22% 1
West Sussex +7 13 £388 +10.71% 1
Manchester -9 12 £325 -7.14% 4
North East -17 12 £273 +21.11% 2
Tyne and Wear -18 11 £310 - 2
Bracknell - 11 £500 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -19 10 £273 - 2
Edinburgh +14 9 £400 -4.76% 2
Gloucestershire - 9 £330 -
Suffolk +9 8 £375 +7.14%
East Midlands +1 8 £375 -1.57% 1
Worthing -10 8 £375 +7.14%
Lancashire +6 7 £440 +27.30%
Hampshire -1 7 £400 +6.66% 4
Croydon -9 7 £375 -28.57%

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 September 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.

1 302 (48.79%) Agile Software Development
2 202 (32.63%) Java
3 198 (31.99%) QA
4 185 (29.89%) Selenium
5 144 (23.26%) Test Automation
6 135 (21.81%) SQL
7 134 (21.65%) Jenkins
8 132 (21.32%) JMeter
8 132 (21.32%) JIRA
9 129 (20.84%) Scrum
10 116 (18.74%) Cucumber
11 115 (18.58%) Continuous Integration
12 108 (17.45%) Web Services
13 106 (17.12%) Finance
14 104 (16.80%) Non-Functional Testing
15 100 (16.16%) Regression Testing
16 98 (15.83%) BDD
17 97 (15.67%) Linux
18 96 (15.51%) LoadRunner
19 95 (15.35%) Test Strategy
20 90 (14.54%) Automation Testing
21 89 (14.38%) Git (software)
22 88 (14.22%) Oracle
23 85 (13.73%) Test Scripting
24 83 (13.41%) Continuous Improvement
25 80 (12.92%) TDD
26 78 (12.60%) Functional Testing
27 75 (12.12%) User Acceptance Testing
27 75 (12.12%) Windows
28 73 (11.79%) User Stories

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 65 (10.50%) Confluence
2 24 (3.88%) IIS
2 24 (3.88%) WebLogic
3 19 (3.07%) Apache
4 18 (2.91%) Tomcat
5 17 (2.75%) SharePoint
6 16 (2.58%) JBoss
7 14 (2.26%) WebSphere
8 6 (0.97%) Cloud Foundry
9 5 (0.81%) Oracle Service Bus
10 4 (0.65%) FileNet
11 3 (0.48%) nginx
11 3 (0.48%) SAS
11 3 (0.48%) SharePoint 2010
11 3 (0.48%) SharePoint 2013
11 3 (0.48%) WebSphere Application Server
12 2 (0.32%) Apache Spark
12 2 (0.32%) CICS
12 2 (0.32%) MQSeries
12 2 (0.32%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 21 (3.39%) MS Excel
2 7 (1.13%) MS Office
3 6 (0.97%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (0.81%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.48%) Mingle
6 2 (0.32%) MS Project
7 1 (0.16%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (1.45%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (0.81%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.81%) Oracle EBS R12
3 4 (0.65%) Hyperion Planning
4 3 (0.48%) ENOVIA
4 3 (0.48%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.16%) BusinessWorks
6 1 (0.16%) FLEXCUBE
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle Retail
6 1 (0.16%) Primavera
6 1 (0.16%) SAP SD
6 1 (0.16%) Temenos T24
6 1 (0.16%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 34 (5.49%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (4.36%) Microsoft Azure
2 27 (4.36%) PaaS
3 21 (3.39%) Cloud Computing
4 10 (1.62%) SaaS
5 9 (1.45%) AWS CloudFormation
5 9 (1.45%) IaaS
6 8 (1.29%) Amazon Kinesis
6 8 (1.29%) AWS Lambda
6 8 (1.29%) GitHub
6 8 (1.29%) Office 365
7 6 (0.97%) SuccessFactors
8 3 (0.48%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (0.48%) Amazon S3
8 3 (0.48%) Force.com
9 2 (0.32%) CloudBees
9 2 (0.32%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 31 (5.01%) HTTP
2 14 (2.26%) SAN
3 11 (1.78%) Firewall
3 11 (1.78%) LAN
4 9 (1.45%) VPN
4 9 (1.45%) WAN
5 5 (0.81%) SSL
6 4 (0.65%) DNS
6 4 (0.65%) FCoE
6 4 (0.65%) Fibre Channel
6 4 (0.65%) Internet
6 4 (0.65%) iSCSI
6 4 (0.65%) TCP/IP
7 3 (0.48%) DMZ
7 3 (0.48%) HTTPS
8 2 (0.32%) EIGRP
8 2 (0.32%) FTP
8 2 (0.32%) Intrusion Detection
8 2 (0.32%) Kerberos
8 2 (0.32%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (7.75%) SQL Server
2 22 (3.55%) Oracle Database
3 20 (3.23%) MySQL
4 18 (2.91%) Data Warehouse
5 17 (2.75%) MongoDB
6 10 (1.62%) DB2
6 10 (1.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 8 (1.29%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 7 (1.13%) Oracle Database 11g
8 7 (1.13%) Oracle Reports
8 7 (1.13%) Relational Database
8 7 (1.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 6 (0.97%) OLTP
9 6 (0.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 5 (0.81%) Big Data
10 5 (0.81%) NoSQL
10 5 (0.81%) Oracle Database 10g
10 5 (0.81%) Oracle Discoverer
10 5 (0.81%) SQL Server 2014
11 4 (0.65%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 185 (29.89%) Selenium
2 134 (21.65%) Jenkins
3 132 (21.32%) JIRA
3 132 (21.32%) JMeter
4 116 (18.74%) Cucumber
5 96 (15.51%) LoadRunner
6 89 (14.38%) Git (software)
7 72 (11.63%) SoapUI
8 68 (10.99%) JUnit
9 59 (9.53%) Maven
10 40 (6.46%) SpecFlow
10 40 (6.46%) WebDriver
11 39 (6.30%) Gradle
12 34 (5.49%) Subversion
13 30 (4.85%) Gatling
13 30 (4.85%) Visual Studio
14 26 (4.20%) Ant
15 25 (4.04%) Appium
16 24 (3.88%) NUnit
17 21 (3.39%) HP UFT
General
1 106 (17.12%) Finance
2 40 (6.46%) Banking
3 24 (3.88%) Retail
4 21 (3.39%) Publishing
5 13 (2.10%) Telecoms
6 12 (1.94%) Games
7 9 (1.45%) Investment Banking
8 7 (1.13%) Manufacturing
9 6 (0.97%) Pharmaceutical
10 5 (0.81%) Advertising
11 3 (0.48%) Automotive
11 3 (0.48%) Front Office
11 3 (0.48%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.32%) Billing
12 2 (0.32%) Legal
12 2 (0.32%) Local Government
12 2 (0.32%) Marketing
12 2 (0.32%) Multimedia
13 1 (0.16%) Back Office
13 1 (0.16%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 151 (24.39%) Tester
2 129 (20.84%) Analyst
3 119 (19.22%) Test Analyst
4 79 (12.76%) Test Engineer
5 63 (10.18%) Test Manager
6 61 (9.85%) Developer
7 57 (9.21%) Performance Tester
8 55 (8.89%) Automation Tester
9 38 (6.14%) Architect
10 33 (5.33%) QA Analyst
11 31 (5.01%) Automation Test Analyst
12 30 (4.85%) Test Automation Engineer
13 26 (4.20%) Test Leader
14 25 (4.04%) QA Engineer
15 23 (3.72%) Java Developer
15 23 (3.72%) QA Test Analyst
16 21 (3.39%) Developer in Test
16 21 (3.39%) Performance Analyst
16 21 (3.39%) Performance Test Analyst
17 18 (2.91%) Test Automation Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 108 (17.45%) Web Services
2 67 (10.82%) HTML
3 43 (6.95%) XML
4 40 (6.46%) HTML5
5 39 (6.30%) Node.js
5 39 (6.30%) REST
6 37 (5.98%) SOAP
7 36 (5.82%) RESTful
8 34 (5.49%) JSON
9 33 (5.33%) CSS
10 32 (5.17%) Gherkin
11 29 (4.68%) Spring
12 28 (4.52%) AngularJS
13 27 (4.36%) .NET
14 23 (3.72%) Middleware
15 21 (3.39%) Java EE
16 19 (3.07%) CSS3
16 19 (3.07%) JMS
17 18 (2.91%) Hibernate
18 16 (2.58%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 47 (7.59%) Computer Science
2 34 (5.49%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (2.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 17 (2.75%) Management Information System
3 17 (2.75%) Performance Metrics
4 15 (2.42%) Data Centre
5 11 (1.78%) Enterprise Software
6 7 (1.13%) Data Structures
7 6 (0.97%) Mobile App
7 6 (0.97%) Mobile Payment
7 6 (0.97%) PKI
8 5 (0.81%) Data Integration
8 5 (0.81%) Device Driver
8 5 (0.81%) Private Cloud
8 5 (0.81%) User Experience
9 4 (0.65%) Client/Server
9 4 (0.65%) Public Cloud
9 4 (0.65%) Statistics
10 3 (0.48%) IVR
10 3 (0.48%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 97 (15.67%) Linux
2 75 (12.12%) Windows
3 48 (7.75%) Unix
4 20 (3.23%) Solaris
5 14 (2.26%) Android
6 12 (1.94%) AIX
6 12 (1.94%) Apple iOS
7 7 (1.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (0.81%) CentOS
8 5 (0.81%) Windows 7
9 4 (0.65%) Windows Server
9 4 (0.65%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (0.48%) Oracle Linux
11 2 (0.32%) Data ONTAP
11 2 (0.32%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.16%) HPUX
12 1 (0.16%) SUSE
12 1 (0.16%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 302 (48.79%) Agile Software Development
2 144 (23.26%) Test Automation
3 129 (20.84%) Scrum
4 115 (18.58%) Continuous Integration
5 104 (16.80%) Non-Functional Testing
6 100 (16.16%) Regression Testing
7 98 (15.83%) BDD
8 95 (15.35%) Test Strategy
9 90 (14.54%) Automation Testing
10 85 (13.73%) Test Scripting
11 83 (13.41%) Continuous Improvement
12 80 (12.92%) TDD
13 78 (12.60%) Functional Testing
14 75 (12.12%) User Acceptance Testing
15 73 (11.79%) User Stories
16 70 (11.31%) Integration Testing
17 61 (9.85%) Automated Testing
18 58 (9.37%) Kanban
19 57 (9.21%) Test Management
20 56 (9.05%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 202 (32.63%) Java
2 135 (21.81%) SQL
3 65 (10.50%) JavaScript
4 56 (9.05%) Python
5 34 (5.49%) C#
6 30 (4.85%) Groovy
7 25 (4.04%) Ruby
8 17 (2.75%) Perl
9 16 (2.58%) C
10 12 (1.94%) Scala
11 10 (1.62%) Shell Script
11 10 (1.62%) T-SQL
11 10 (1.62%) VB
12 7 (1.13%) Bash Shell
12 7 (1.13%) PowerShell
13 6 (0.97%) C++
14 5 (0.81%) PHP
14 5 (0.81%) PL/SQL
15 3 (0.48%) ABAP
15 3 (0.48%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 66 (10.66%) Degree
2 60 (9.69%) ISTQB
3 56 (9.05%) ISEB
4 51 (8.24%) Security Cleared
5 34 (5.49%) SC Cleared
6 16 (2.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 11 (1.78%) BPSS Clearance
8 8 (1.29%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (1.29%) DV Cleared
8 8 (1.29%) Microsoft Certification
9 7 (1.13%) CCNA
9 7 (1.13%) PMI Certification
10 5 (0.81%) ITIL Certification
10 5 (0.81%) MCSD
10 5 (0.81%) MCTS
11 4 (0.65%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 4 (0.65%) PMP
12 3 (0.48%) MCSE
13 2 (0.32%) CISSP
13 2 (0.32%) MCAD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 198 (31.99%) QA
2 14 (2.26%) SDET
3 9 (1.45%) Data Quality
3 9 (1.45%) Disclosure Scotland
4 4 (0.65%) SLA
4 4 (0.65%) WAI
4 4 (0.65%) WCAG
5 3 (0.48%) EMIR
5 3 (0.48%) GxP
5 3 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.32%) COBIT
6 2 (0.32%) Dodd-Frank
6 2 (0.32%) ISO 9000
6 2 (0.32%) MiFID
6 2 (0.32%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 23 (3.72%) Docker
2 20 (3.23%) Active Directory
3 19 (3.07%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (1.29%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (0.97%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (0.48%) VirtualBox
7 2 (0.32%) HDFS
7 2 (0.32%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.32%) NFS
7 2 (0.32%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (0.32%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 1 (0.16%) Apache Flume
8 1 (0.16%) iptables
8 1 (0.16%) KVM
8 1 (0.16%) RHEV
8 1 (0.16%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.16%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 38 (6.14%) HP Quality Center
2 23 (3.72%) Ansible
2 23 (3.72%) Opscode Chef
2 23 (3.72%) Puppet
3 14 (2.26%) HP SiteScope
4 7 (1.13%) Control-M
4 7 (1.13%) OpenView
4 7 (1.13%) Oracle Identity Management
5 6 (0.97%) Tivoli
6 5 (0.81%) Perfmon
7 4 (0.65%) Graphite
7 4 (0.65%) SCCM
8 3 (0.48%) CA Single Sign-On
9 2 (0.32%) CA Service Virtualization
9 2 (0.32%) EMC NetWorker
9 2 (0.32%) vRealize
10 1 (0.16%) Grafana
10 1 (0.16%) HAProxy
10 1 (0.16%) ITRS Geneos
10 1 (0.16%) Terraform
Vendors
1 88 (14.22%) Oracle
2 54 (8.72%) HP
3 48 (7.75%) Microsoft
4 41 (6.62%) VMware
5 35 (5.65%) IBM
6 33 (5.33%) SAP
7 32 (5.17%) Atlassian
8 20 (3.23%) Citrix
9 19 (3.07%) Rally
10 18 (2.91%) Perforce
11 17 (2.75%) Talend
12 15 (2.42%) SOASTA, Inc
13 11 (1.78%) AppDynamics
14 7 (1.13%) BMC
14 7 (1.13%) CA
14 7 (1.13%) ForgeRock
14 7 (1.13%) Siebel
15 6 (0.97%) Dell
15 6 (0.97%) Sun
15 6 (0.97%) Veritas
Newbury, Berkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Blue Personnel
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
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Stott & May
Rate: £500 - £540 per day
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London
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Rate: £350 - £380 per day
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Rate: £299 - £351 per day
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South East
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Rate: £200.00 - £210 per day
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Rate: £300 - £450 per day
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Bracknell, Berkshire
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