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 28 November 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Testing
Rank 287 350 295
Rank change year-on-year
+63 -55
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 380 251 310
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.66% 0.48% 0.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.89% 0.66% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 258 158 176
Average daily rate
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£373 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 4
Average hourly rate £26.88 £37.50 £41.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.33% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.38 £36.80 £27.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.38 £41.70 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.88 £37.50 £41.25
% change year-on-year
-28.33% -9.09%

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
42487 38184 36396
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.65% 73.77% 71.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 27602 23709 21229
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £273 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1181 1158 1464
Average hourly rate £25.00 £25.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.96% -15.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £29.75
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -7.56%

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 28 November 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 28 November 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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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 +56 345 £370 -1.33% 55
London +74 185 £390 -4.87% 24
City of London +50 50 £375 -9.09% 7
South East -19 46 £321 -14.33% 14
Yorkshire -6 28 £330 +10.00% 7
North West +16 22 £409 +20.22% 2
West Yorkshire -2 22 £375 +36.36% 2
Scotland -16 22 £370 +5.71% 2
North East - 22 £333 -
Tyne and Wear - 20 £335 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 20 £335 -
Surrey +12 19 £335 -10.66% 10
East of England +1 17 £398 +6.16% 4
Leeds -12 14 £550 +100.00% 2
South West -25 11 £363 -21.83% 2
Lancashire - 11 £420 - 1
Hampshire -23 10 £300 -33.33% 2
Hertfordshire -4 9 £405 +8.00%
Buckinghamshire -11 9 £363 - 2
West Midlands -10 8 £325 +52.94% 1
Guildford -9 7 £325 -10.34%
South Wales -12 7 £425 +58.87%
Wales -21 7 £425 +58.87%
Cheshire +9 6 £410 +20.58%
Glasgow -5 6 £300 -5.51% 1
Edinburgh -23 6 £325 -12.75% 1
Bristol - 5 £363 - 1
Newport - 5 £425 -
Havant +2 4 £275 -42.10%
East Midlands -1 4 £300 +22.44% 1

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 November 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.

1 215 (28.82%) Agile Software Development
2 214 (28.69%) SQL
3 182 (24.40%) Java
4 142 (19.03%) Finance
5 140 (18.77%) Test Scripting
6 130 (17.43%) QA
7 128 (17.16%) Oracle
8 127 (17.02%) Selenium
9 125 (16.76%) Linux
10 124 (16.62%) LoadRunner
11 116 (15.55%) Windows
12 115 (15.42%) UNIX
13 102 (13.67%) JMeter
14 99 (13.27%) User Acceptance Testing
15 96 (12.87%) .NET
16 95 (12.73%) HP
16 95 (12.73%) Scrum
17 94 (12.60%) HP Quality Center
18 91 (12.20%) Web Services
19 84 (11.26%) C#
20 81 (10.86%) Test Strategy
20 81 (10.86%) Security Cleared
21 79 (10.59%) Test Automation
22 76 (10.19%) ISTQB
23 72 (9.65%) TDD
23 72 (9.65%) ISEB
23 72 (9.65%) Oracle Database
24 71 (9.52%) Test Management
25 67 (8.98%) SQL Server
26 65 (8.71%) Software Testing

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 60 (8.04%) Apache
2 49 (6.57%) Tomcat
3 34 (4.56%) WebLogic
4 21 (2.82%) JBoss
5 20 (2.68%) WebSphere
6 16 (2.14%) CMS
7 14 (1.88%) Tuxedo
8 9 (1.21%) FileNet
9 8 (1.07%) SharePoint
9 8 (1.07%) IBM HTTP Server
10 7 (0.94%) Confluence
10 7 (0.94%) WebLogic Integration
10 7 (0.94%) IIS
11 6 (0.80%) WebSphere Application Server
11 6 (0.80%) Oracle Application Server
11 6 (0.80%) Node.js
11 6 (0.80%) nginx
12 5 (0.67%) SAS
13 4 (0.54%) Moodle
13 4 (0.54%) Jetty
Applications
1 38 (5.09%) MS Excel
2 22 (2.95%) MS Office
3 8 (1.07%) MS Project
4 4 (0.54%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.27%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (1.34%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (0.80%) BASE24
3 5 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.54%) SAP CRM
5 3 (0.40%) Google Analytics
5 3 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.27%) SAP FI
6 2 (0.27%) SAP ERP
6 2 (0.27%) SAP ECC
6 2 (0.27%) Hyperion Planning
7 1 (0.13%) IntelliMatch
7 1 (0.13%) SAP HCM
7 1 (0.13%) SAP FI-CA
7 1 (0.13%) Markit EDM
7 1 (0.13%) SAP CO
7 1 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.13%) SAP FI/CO
7 1 (0.13%) SAP HR
7 1 (0.13%) SAP APO
7 1 (0.13%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 19 (2.55%) SaaS
2 7 (0.94%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (0.54%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.40%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.27%) PaaS
5 2 (0.27%) Amazon S3
5 2 (0.27%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.27%) Route 53
5 2 (0.27%) Amazon ELB
5 2 (0.27%) GitHub
6 1 (0.13%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 52 (6.97%) HTTP
2 32 (4.29%) TCP/IP
3 31 (4.16%) DNS
4 25 (3.35%) SAN
5 19 (2.55%) Internet
6 17 (2.28%) Firewall
7 15 (2.01%) OpenLDAP
8 13 (1.74%) LAN
8 13 (1.74%) WAN
9 11 (1.47%) Wireshark
9 11 (1.47%) HTTPS
10 10 (1.34%) DHCP
11 9 (1.21%) SSL
11 9 (1.21%) FTP
12 8 (1.07%) Ethernet
12 8 (1.07%) tcpdump
12 8 (1.07%) NAS
13 5 (0.67%) Wi-Fi
13 5 (0.67%) VPN
14 4 (0.54%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (9.65%) Oracle Database
2 67 (8.98%) SQL Server
3 39 (5.23%) MySQL
4 28 (3.75%) Relational Database
5 21 (2.82%) Oracle Database 11g
6 20 (2.68%) PostgreSQL
7 19 (2.55%) Data Warehouse
8 18 (2.41%) SQL Server 2008
9 16 (2.14%) RDBMS
10 15 (2.01%) Redis
11 12 (1.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 12 (1.61%) Oracle BI EE
12 11 (1.47%) Oracle ODI
12 11 (1.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 9 (1.21%) NoSQL
14 7 (0.94%) MongoDB
14 7 (0.94%) MS Access
15 6 (0.80%) Oracle Reports
16 5 (0.67%) Base SAS
17 4 (0.54%) BODI
Development Applications
1 127 (17.02%) Selenium
2 124 (16.62%) LoadRunner
3 102 (13.67%) JMeter
4 52 (6.97%) Cucumber
4 52 (6.97%) WebDriver
4 52 (6.97%) Git (software)
5 51 (6.84%) Jenkins
6 49 (6.57%) Subversion
7 45 (6.03%) JIRA
8 41 (5.50%) QuickTest Pro
9 35 (4.69%) Visual Studio
10 34 (4.56%) Team Foundation Server
11 30 (4.02%) Maven
11 30 (4.02%) JUnit
12 21 (2.82%) Ant
13 19 (2.55%) Eclipse
14 17 (2.28%) SoapUI
15 15 (2.01%) Mockito
16 12 (1.61%) WATIR
16 12 (1.61%) FitNesse
General
1 142 (19.03%) Finance
2 60 (8.04%) Banking
3 29 (3.89%) Investment Banking
4 24 (3.22%) Retail
5 22 (2.95%) Telecoms
6 20 (2.68%) Games
7 15 (2.01%) Law
7 15 (2.01%) Marketing
8 10 (1.34%) Front Office
8 10 (1.34%) Manufacturing
9 6 (0.80%) Electronics
9 6 (0.80%) Publishing
10 4 (0.54%) Financial Institution
10 4 (0.54%) Legal
11 3 (0.40%) Automotive
11 3 (0.40%) Dutch Language
11 3 (0.40%) French Language
11 3 (0.40%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.13%) Avionics
12 1 (0.13%) Billing
Job Titles
1 143 (19.17%) Tester
2 136 (18.23%) Analyst
3 117 (15.68%) Test Analyst
4 109 (14.61%) Developer
5 76 (10.19%) Test Manager
6 69 (9.25%) Performance Tester
7 49 (6.57%) Test Engineer
8 45 (6.03%) Architect
9 38 (5.09%) Performance Analyst
10 33 (4.42%) Performance Test Analyst
11 30 (4.02%) Consultant
12 27 (3.62%) Test Leader
12 27 (3.62%) Technical Architect
13 26 (3.49%) Java Developer
14 25 (3.35%) Performance Engineer
15 21 (2.82%) Performance Test Engineer
16 17 (2.28%) Head of Testing
17 16 (2.14%) Project Manager
18 15 (2.01%) Senior Analyst
18 15 (2.01%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 96 (12.87%) .NET
2 91 (12.20%) Web Services
3 58 (7.77%) HTML
4 45 (6.03%) SOAP
5 39 (5.23%) XML
6 34 (4.56%) ASP.NET
7 30 (4.02%) REST
8 28 (3.75%) Spring
8 28 (3.75%) CSS
9 25 (3.35%) Middleware
10 24 (3.22%) JSP
11 21 (2.82%) JSON
12 20 (2.68%) Ajax
13 18 (2.41%) jQuery
14 16 (2.14%) J2EE
15 14 (1.88%) HTML5
16 13 (1.74%) ODBC
17 12 (1.61%) RESTful
18 9 (1.21%) Hibernate
18 9 (1.21%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 59 (7.91%) Analytical Skills
2 58 (7.77%) Open Source
3 34 (4.56%) User Experience
4 25 (3.35%) Computer Science
5 23 (3.08%) Client/Server
6 17 (2.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 14 (1.88%) Mobile App
8 13 (1.74%) Enterprise Software
9 12 (1.61%) Management Information System
9 12 (1.61%) Data Structures
10 11 (1.47%) Reference Data
10 11 (1.47%) Data Integration
10 11 (1.47%) N-Tier
11 10 (1.34%) Mainframe
11 10 (1.34%) Fixed Income
11 10 (1.34%) Smart Meter
12 9 (1.21%) Mathematics
13 8 (1.07%) Thin Client
13 8 (1.07%) Spread Betting
13 8 (1.07%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 125 (16.76%) Linux
2 116 (15.55%) Windows
3 115 (15.42%) UNIX
4 22 (2.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 21 (2.82%) Solaris
6 19 (2.55%) AIX
7 14 (1.88%) Apple iOS
8 13 (1.74%) HPUX
8 13 (1.74%) Windows Server 2003
9 12 (1.61%) SUSE
9 12 (1.61%) Android
10 11 (1.47%) Windows XP
11 10 (1.34%) Windows Server 2012
12 9 (1.21%) CentOS
13 8 (1.07%) Windows 2000
13 8 (1.07%) Windows Server 2008
14 6 (0.80%) Oracle Linux
14 6 (0.80%) Windows 7
15 3 (0.40%) Ubuntu
16 1 (0.13%) webOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 215 (28.82%) Agile Software Development
2 140 (18.77%) Test Scripting
3 99 (13.27%) User Acceptance Testing
4 95 (12.73%) Scrum
5 81 (10.86%) Test Strategy
6 79 (10.59%) Test Automation
7 72 (9.65%) TDD
8 71 (9.52%) Test Management
9 65 (8.71%) Software Testing
10 61 (8.18%) Regression Testing
11 55 (7.37%) BDD
12 53 (7.10%) Automated Testing
13 49 (6.57%) Waterfall
14 48 (6.43%) Integration Testing
15 44 (5.90%) System Testing
16 42 (5.63%) Configuration Management
17 36 (4.83%) Disaster Recovery
18 33 (4.42%) Performance Tuning
19 32 (4.29%) Validation
19 32 (4.29%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 214 (28.69%) SQL
2 182 (24.40%) Java
3 84 (11.26%) C#
4 59 (7.91%) JavaScript
5 50 (6.70%) Shell Script
6 47 (6.30%) Perl
7 43 (5.76%) Python
8 41 (5.50%) PL/SQL
9 34 (4.56%) C++
10 33 (4.42%) PHP
11 32 (4.29%) Ruby
11 32 (4.29%) VB
12 29 (3.89%) C
13 22 (2.95%) Bash Shell
14 15 (2.01%) Groovy
14 15 (2.01%) VB6
14 15 (2.01%) T-SQL
15 11 (1.47%) VB.NET
16 8 (1.07%) PHP5
17 7 (0.94%) Jython
Qualifications
1 81 (10.86%) Security Cleared
2 76 (10.19%) ISTQB
3 72 (9.65%) ISEB
4 64 (8.58%) SC Cleared
5 45 (6.03%) Degree
6 43 (5.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 15 (2.01%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 12 (1.61%) ISEB Practitioner
9 8 (1.07%) Cisco Certification
10 6 (0.80%) CCNA
10 6 (0.80%) PMI Certification
11 5 (0.67%) DV Cleared
12 3 (0.40%) BC Cleared
12 3 (0.40%) CTC Cleared
13 2 (0.27%) Oracle Certification
13 2 (0.27%) Sun Certification
13 2 (0.27%) IBM Certification
14 1 (0.13%) ITIL Certification
14 1 (0.13%) OCP
14 1 (0.13%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 130 (17.43%) QA
2 5 (0.67%) SLA
3 2 (0.27%) 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 34 (4.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (2.41%) VMware ESX
3 16 (2.14%) VMware ESXi
4 14 (1.88%) KVM
5 10 (1.34%) Oracle RAC
6 9 (1.21%) Active Directory
7 8 (1.07%) vSphere
8 6 (0.80%) RHEV
9 2 (0.27%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.13%) Docker
10 1 (0.13%) Oracle RMAN
10 1 (0.13%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 94 (12.60%) HP Quality Center
2 17 (2.28%) Puppet
3 14 (1.88%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 12 (1.61%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (0.67%) HP SiteScope
5 5 (0.67%) SCOM
5 5 (0.67%) Cobbler
6 4 (0.54%) Cisco IPCC
6 4 (0.54%) Red Hat Spacewalk
6 4 (0.54%) Ansible
7 3 (0.40%) Vagrant
7 3 (0.40%) Nagios
7 3 (0.40%) CA SiteMinder
8 2 (0.27%) Nessus
8 2 (0.27%) WebInspect
8 2 (0.27%) HP Data Protector
8 2 (0.27%) Salt
9 1 (0.13%) CA LISA
9 1 (0.13%) HP UCMDB
9 1 (0.13%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 128 (17.16%) Oracle
2 95 (12.73%) HP
3 62 (8.31%) Microsoft
4 43 (5.76%) VMware
5 35 (4.69%) Red Hat
6 28 (3.75%) IBM
7 27 (3.62%) SAP
8 17 (2.28%) Citrix
9 12 (1.61%) TIBCO
10 7 (0.94%) Atlassian
11 6 (0.80%) Adobe
11 6 (0.80%) Sun
12 5 (0.67%) Verint
12 5 (0.67%) SolarWinds
12 5 (0.67%) Genesys
13 4 (0.54%) EMC
13 4 (0.54%) Empirix
13 4 (0.54%) Siemens
13 4 (0.54%) Aquila
13 4 (0.54%) Telerik
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
The People Network
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Surrey
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £320 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bromley, Kent
Hays London City Projects
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
West London
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Talent International
Rate: £360.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
Spectrum IT
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Sutton, Surrey
Reed Business Information Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day direct - no agency margin.
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Creation Recruitment
Rate: £200-£375 p/day
Posted: 14 days ago