Period
to 22 September 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for Performance Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Performance Testing over the 6 months to 22 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Performance Testing
Central London > City of London
6 months to
22 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 114 196 223
Rank change year-on-year +82 +27 -23
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 6 30 34
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.34% 0.49% 0.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.38% 0.54% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 26 28
Median daily rate £525 £625 £454
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.00% +37.74% -11.46%
10th Percentile £513 £410 £420
90th Percentile £538 £738 £530
Central London median daily rate £481 £575 £450
% change year-on-year -16.30% +27.78% -12.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

Performance Testing is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,567 5,556 6,044
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 88.13% 90.11% 87.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,103 4,347 4,810
Median daily rate £513 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.38% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £316 £339 £327
90th Percentile £675 £675 £682
Central London median daily rate £510 £515 £500
% change year-on-year -0.97% +3.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 70 102
Median hourly rate £35.00 £18.33 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +90.94% -1.98% -
10th Percentile £14.60 £11.25 £13.02
90th Percentile £51.55 £53.75 £32.25
Median hourly rate £34.25 £19.48 £18.70
% change year-on-year +75.80% +4.18% -

Performance Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Performance Testing as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Performance Testing in the City of London

Performance Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Performance Testing in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for Performance Testing in the City of London

Performance Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Performance Testing in the City of London.

Hourly rate trend for Performance Testing in the City of London

For the 6 months to 22 September 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Performance Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Performance Testing.

1 3 (50.00%) Windows
1 3 (50.00%) Test Automation
1 3 (50.00%) Azure
2 2 (33.33%) Cross-Browser Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Virtual Desktop
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2016
2 2 (33.33%) Citrix
2 2 (33.33%) WebDriver
2 2 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (33.33%) Amazon RDS
2 2 (33.33%) Technical Analysis
2 2 (33.33%) Windows 10
2 2 (33.33%) Java
2 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 2 (33.33%) Thin Client
2 2 (33.33%) JMeter
2 2 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) QA
2 2 (33.33%) Selenium
2 2 (33.33%) Release Management
2 2 (33.33%) Fat Client
3 1 (16.67%) Test Management
3 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
3 1 (16.67%) Ivanti
3 1 (16.67%) Problem Management
3 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Validation
3 1 (16.67%) VMware

Performance Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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:

Cloud Services
1 3 (50.00%) Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) JMeter
1 2 (33.33%) Selenium
1 2 (33.33%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Test Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Windows Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Release Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Release Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Server Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Support Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Test Leader
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Fat Client
1 2 (33.33%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (33.33%) Windows 10
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2016
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (33.33%) Cross-Browser Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Release Management
2 2 (33.33%) Technical Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) Functional Testing
3 1 (16.67%) ITIL
3 1 (16.67%) Problem Management
3 1 (16.67%) Regression Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Task Automation
3 1 (16.67%) Test Management
3 1 (16.67%) Test Strategy
3 1 (16.67%) Validation
3 1 (16.67%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) Java
1 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) QA
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft App-V
1 2 (33.33%) Virtual Desktop
2 1 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) McAfee ePO
1 1 (16.67%) Tivoli
1 1 (16.67%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Citrix
2 1 (16.67%) EMC
2 1 (16.67%) Hitachi
2 1 (16.67%) IBM
2 1 (16.67%) Ivanti
2 1 (16.67%) McAfee
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) SAP
2 1 (16.67%) VMware