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 28 May 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
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Performance Testing
Rank 397 380 275
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -105
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 278 290 390
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.51% 0.53% 0.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.62% 0.66% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 178 156 261
Median daily rate £408 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.16% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £322 £262 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 11 1
Median hourly rate £38.50 £32.00 £37.29
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.31% -14.18%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.50 £32.00 £37.29
% change year-on-year
+20.31% -14.18%

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
44683 43767 41024
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.94% 79.28% 77.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 29624 27730 25945
Median daily rate £438 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1039 1246 1211
Median hourly rate £28.50 £29.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.72% +3.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £12.35 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.71 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -

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 28 May 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
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 28 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Performance Testing within the UK over the 3 months to 28 May 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 -18 238 £418 +5.69% 79
London -9 106 £425 -5.55% 30
South East -2 48 £415 +29.68% 17
South West +13 27 £400 +11.49% 8
Scotland -20 21 £327 +13.79% 3
Hampshire -11 17 £425 +47.82% 5
City of London +25 15 £400 -20.00% 8
North West -9 14 £400 +18.51% 6
East of England +4 13 £425 +6.25% 2
North East -37 11 £325 -6.88% 1
Wiltshire +2 10 £375 +7.14% 3
Yorkshire -3 10 £390 +20.00% 8
Newcastle upon Tyne -44 10 £324 -7.24%
Tyne and Wear -46 10 £324 -7.24%
Swindon +9 9 £375 +7.14% 2
Glasgow +8 9 £349 -
Surrey -14 9 £406 +1.56% 3
Wales +12 8 £413 +65.00%
South Wales +8 8 £413 +175.00%
Winchester -8 8 £400 +36.17%
Southampton +19 7 £425 +57.40% 3
East Sussex +13 7 £350 -
Hertfordshire +9 7 £425 -
Bristol +5 7 £450 +18.09%
Edinburgh -1 7 £260 -5.45% 1
West Midlands -9 7 £500 +28.20% 2
West Yorkshire -14 7 £338 - 8
Oxfordshire +12 6 £438 +45.83% 1
Gloucestershire +9 6 £400 +16.78% 4
Croydon -4 6 £438 -12.50% 1

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 May 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.

1 239 (42.91%) Agile Software Development
2 166 (29.80%) Java
3 130 (23.34%) SQL
4 123 (22.08%) LoadRunner
5 114 (20.47%) Non-Functional Testing
6 113 (20.29%) Selenium
7 109 (19.57%) Linux
8 102 (18.31%) QA
9 101 (18.13%) JMeter
10 97 (17.41%) Test Strategy
11 96 (17.24%) Finance
12 91 (16.34%) User Acceptance Testing
13 85 (15.26%) JIRA
14 81 (14.54%) Oracle
15 78 (14.00%) Test Scripting
16 76 (13.64%) Cucumber
17 74 (13.29%) BDD
17 74 (13.29%) Security Cleared
17 74 (13.29%) Scrum
18 73 (13.11%) Functional Testing
19 71 (12.75%) Test Management
19 71 (12.75%) Windows
20 70 (12.57%) Automation Testing
21 69 (12.39%) HP
21 69 (12.39%) Regression Testing
22 67 (12.03%) Web Services
23 66 (11.85%) Continuous Integration
24 65 (11.67%) Test Automation
24 65 (11.67%) TDD
25 64 (11.49%) Integration Testing

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 30 (5.39%) Confluence
2 20 (3.59%) JBoss
2 20 (3.59%) WebLogic
3 14 (2.51%) Apache
3 14 (2.51%) IIS
3 14 (2.51%) WebSphere
4 13 (2.33%) OpenStack
5 10 (1.80%) Tomcat
6 6 (1.08%) SharePoint
7 5 (0.90%) Jetty
7 5 (0.90%) MQSeries
7 5 (0.90%) Node.js
7 5 (0.90%) Oracle Service Bus
8 4 (0.72%) nginx
9 3 (0.54%) Drupal
10 2 (0.36%) Apache Solr
10 2 (0.36%) CICS
10 2 (0.36%) CMS
10 2 (0.36%) SAS
10 2 (0.36%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 29 (5.21%) MS Excel
2 8 (1.44%) Photoshop
3 6 (1.08%) MS Office
3 6 (1.08%) MS PowerPoint
3 6 (1.08%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.90%) MS Project
5 2 (0.36%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 7 (1.26%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (0.72%) Hyperion Planning
2 4 (0.72%) Oracle BPM
3 3 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.36%) ENOVIA
5 1 (0.18%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle iProcurement
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (0.18%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.18%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.18%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.18%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.18%) SAP IS-U
5 1 (0.18%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 32 (5.75%) Amazon AWS
2 24 (4.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (2.33%) IaaS
3 13 (2.33%) SaaS
4 12 (2.15%) PaaS
5 7 (1.26%) Amazon S3
5 7 (1.26%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (1.08%) Amazon EC2
7 5 (0.90%) GitHub
8 4 (0.72%) SuccessFactors
9 2 (0.36%) Amazon ELB
9 2 (0.36%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (0.36%) AWS OpsWorks
9 2 (0.36%) Route 53
10 1 (0.18%) Amazon CloudSearch
10 1 (0.18%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 37 (6.64%) HTTP
2 21 (3.77%) SAN
3 14 (2.51%) VPN
4 13 (2.33%) Firewall
5 12 (2.15%) Internet
5 12 (2.15%) LAN
6 10 (1.80%) TCP/IP
7 9 (1.62%) WAN
8 8 (1.44%) DNS
8 8 (1.44%) FCoE
8 8 (1.44%) Fibre Channel
8 8 (1.44%) iSCSI
9 6 (1.08%) tcpdump
10 5 (0.90%) HTTPS
10 5 (0.90%) SMTP
11 4 (0.72%) LDAP
11 4 (0.72%) SSL
12 3 (0.54%) DHCP
12 3 (0.54%) EIGRP
12 3 (0.54%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (8.80%) SQL Server
2 22 (3.95%) Oracle Database
3 18 (3.23%) Relational Database
4 15 (2.69%) MySQL
5 13 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
6 11 (1.97%) RDBMS
7 7 (1.26%) MongoDB
7 7 (1.26%) NoSQL
7 7 (1.26%) Oracle Database 11g
7 7 (1.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 6 (1.08%) Oracle Reports
8 6 (1.08%) SQL Server 2008
8 6 (1.08%) VoltDB
9 5 (0.90%) Big Data
10 4 (0.72%) Essbase
10 4 (0.72%) SQL Server 2012
11 3 (0.54%) Hadoop
11 3 (0.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 3 (0.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 3 (0.54%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 123 (22.08%) LoadRunner
2 113 (20.29%) Selenium
3 101 (18.13%) JMeter
4 85 (15.26%) JIRA
5 76 (13.64%) Cucumber
6 56 (10.05%) Jenkins
7 50 (8.98%) Git (software)
8 47 (8.44%) SoapUI
9 43 (7.72%) WebDriver
10 38 (6.82%) Visual Studio
11 36 (6.46%) JUnit
12 34 (6.10%) Maven
13 30 (5.39%) HP UFT
14 25 (4.49%) Ant
14 25 (4.49%) Gradle
15 20 (3.59%) Gatling
15 20 (3.59%) Subversion
15 20 (3.59%) Team Foundation Server
16 16 (2.87%) SpecFlow
17 13 (2.33%) Hudson
General
1 96 (17.24%) Finance
2 51 (9.16%) Banking
3 27 (4.85%) Retail
4 13 (2.33%) Telecoms
5 11 (1.97%) Investment Banking
6 10 (1.80%) Games
7 8 (1.44%) Front Office
8 7 (1.26%) Billing
9 6 (1.08%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.72%) Advertising
10 4 (0.72%) Legal
10 4 (0.72%) Pharmaceutical
10 4 (0.72%) Publishing
10 4 (0.72%) Retail Banking
11 3 (0.54%) Local Government
11 3 (0.54%) Spanish Language
12 2 (0.36%) Back Office
12 2 (0.36%) Law
12 2 (0.36%) Portuguese Language
13 1 (0.18%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 136 (24.42%) Analyst
2 128 (22.98%) Test Analyst
3 101 (18.13%) Tester
4 78 (14.00%) Test Manager
5 57 (10.23%) Developer
6 44 (7.90%) Performance Analyst
7 43 (7.72%) Test Engineer
8 41 (7.36%) Performance Test Analyst
9 39 (7.00%) Performance Tester
10 34 (6.10%) Automation Tester
11 31 (5.57%) Architect
12 29 (5.21%) Automation Test Analyst
13 22 (3.95%) Java Developer
14 21 (3.77%) Consultant
14 21 (3.77%) Test Specialist
15 18 (3.23%) DevOps Engineer
15 18 (3.23%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
15 18 (3.23%) Test Automation Engineer
15 18 (3.23%) Test Leader
16 16 (2.87%) Performance Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (12.03%) Web Services
2 58 (10.41%) XML
3 51 (9.16%) HTML
4 47 (8.44%) .NET
5 36 (6.46%) SOAP
6 23 (4.13%) CSS
7 21 (3.77%) JSON
8 20 (3.59%) REST
9 19 (3.41%) Java EE
10 18 (3.23%) JMS
11 16 (2.87%) Ajax
12 15 (2.69%) Gherkin
13 14 (2.51%) Spring
14 12 (2.15%) HTML5
14 12 (2.15%) Middleware
15 11 (1.97%) Hibernate
15 11 (1.97%) jQuery
16 9 (1.62%) WebSphere MQ
17 8 (1.44%) Apache Flex
17 8 (1.44%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 23 (4.13%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (3.05%) Data Centre
2 17 (3.05%) N-Tier
3 16 (2.87%) Management Information System
4 13 (2.33%) Computer Science
4 13 (2.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 13 (2.33%) Performance Metrics
5 10 (1.80%) Enterprise Software
6 8 (1.44%) Data Structures
6 8 (1.44%) Device Driver
7 7 (1.26%) Client/Server
8 6 (1.08%) IVR
8 6 (1.08%) Private Cloud
8 6 (1.08%) Smartcard
9 5 (0.90%) Mainframe
9 5 (0.90%) Mobile App
9 5 (0.90%) User Experience
10 4 (0.72%) Biometrics
10 4 (0.72%) Social Media
10 4 (0.72%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 109 (19.57%) Linux
2 71 (12.75%) Windows
3 50 (8.98%) Unix
4 13 (2.33%) AIX
5 11 (1.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 11 (1.97%) Solaris
6 9 (1.62%) CentOS
6 9 (1.62%) Windows Server
7 6 (1.08%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (0.54%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.36%) VMS
10 1 (0.18%) Data ONTAP
10 1 (0.18%) HPUX
10 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.18%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 239 (42.91%) Agile Software Development
2 114 (20.47%) Non-Functional Testing
3 97 (17.41%) Test Strategy
4 91 (16.34%) User Acceptance Testing
5 78 (14.00%) Test Scripting
6 74 (13.29%) BDD
6 74 (13.29%) Scrum
7 73 (13.11%) Functional Testing
8 71 (12.75%) Test Management
9 70 (12.57%) Automation Testing
10 69 (12.39%) Regression Testing
11 66 (11.85%) Continuous Integration
12 65 (11.67%) TDD
12 65 (11.67%) Test Automation
13 64 (11.49%) Integration Testing
14 60 (10.77%) Security Testing
15 55 (9.87%) SDLC
16 52 (9.34%) Software Testing
17 50 (8.98%) Waterfall
18 47 (8.44%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 166 (29.80%) Java
2 130 (23.34%) SQL
3 53 (9.52%) C#
4 49 (8.80%) JavaScript
5 34 (6.10%) Python
6 25 (4.49%) C
7 23 (4.13%) Ruby
8 21 (3.77%) Perl
9 20 (3.59%) Shell Script
10 17 (3.05%) Bash Shell
11 16 (2.87%) VB
12 14 (2.51%) Groovy
13 13 (2.33%) PL/SQL
14 11 (1.97%) C++
15 10 (1.80%) ActionScript
15 10 (1.80%) PowerShell
15 10 (1.80%) VBA
16 8 (1.44%) ActionScript 3.0
16 8 (1.44%) VB.NET
17 7 (1.26%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 74 (13.29%) Security Cleared
2 58 (10.41%) ISTQB
3 55 (9.87%) SC Cleared
4 51 (9.16%) ISEB
5 36 (6.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 34 (6.10%) Degree
7 13 (2.33%) DV Cleared
8 10 (1.80%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 7 (1.26%) Cisco Certification
9 7 (1.26%) ISEB Practitioner
10 5 (0.90%) BPSS Clearance
10 5 (0.90%) CCNA
11 3 (0.54%) CCNP
12 2 (0.36%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 1 (0.18%) CISSP
13 1 (0.18%) MCAD
13 1 (0.18%) MCSD
13 1 (0.18%) MCTS
13 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Certification
13 1 (0.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 102 (18.31%) QA
2 4 (0.72%) EMIR
2 4 (0.72%) WCAG
3 3 (0.54%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.54%) Dodd-Frank
3 3 (0.54%) GxP
3 3 (0.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (0.54%) SDET
4 2 (0.36%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.36%) MiFID
4 2 (0.36%) SLA
5 1 (0.18%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.18%) WAI
System Software
1 38 (6.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (1.26%) Active Directory
2 7 (1.26%) Docker
3 4 (0.72%) Oracle RAC
3 4 (0.72%) vSphere
4 3 (0.54%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.54%) Varnish
5 2 (0.36%) HDFS
5 2 (0.36%) NFS
5 2 (0.36%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (0.18%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (0.18%) KVM
6 1 (0.18%) RHEV
6 1 (0.18%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 52 (9.34%) HP Quality Center
2 29 (5.21%) Puppet
3 24 (4.31%) Opscode Chef
4 17 (3.05%) Ansible
5 10 (1.80%) HP SiteScope
6 5 (0.90%) Nagios
7 4 (0.72%) Capistrano
8 3 (0.54%) SELinux
9 2 (0.36%) Oozie
9 2 (0.36%) Salt
9 2 (0.36%) SCCM
9 2 (0.36%) SCSM
9 2 (0.36%) vRealize
10 1 (0.18%) CA Wily
10 1 (0.18%) Cacti
10 1 (0.18%) Control-M
10 1 (0.18%) EMC NetWorker
10 1 (0.18%) MIIS
10 1 (0.18%) SCOM
10 1 (0.18%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 81 (14.54%) Oracle
2 69 (12.39%) HP
3 56 (10.05%) VMware
4 45 (8.08%) Microsoft
5 35 (6.28%) Atlassian
6 26 (4.67%) SAP
7 24 (4.31%) Citrix
8 20 (3.59%) IBM
9 14 (2.51%) SOASTA, Inc
10 11 (1.97%) Rally
11 10 (1.80%) Veritas
12 9 (1.62%) EMC
13 7 (1.26%) Red Hat
14 6 (1.08%) Telerik
15 5 (0.90%) Cisco
15 5 (0.90%) Curam
15 5 (0.90%) Siebel
16 4 (0.72%) Calypso
16 4 (0.72%) Compaq
16 4 (0.72%) webMethods
Bournemouth, Dorset
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
Recann
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
IBM Client Innovation Centre (Thames Valley)
Rate: From £45,671 to £60,774 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Connectus
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £400 - £435 per day
Posted: 25 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 17 days ago