Period
to 25 May 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 25 May 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
25 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 135 214 221
Rank change year-on-year +79 +7 -13
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 20 28 33
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.63% 0.43% 0.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.73% 0.48% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 17 22
Median daily rate £500 £454 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.13% +0.89% +2.86%
10th Percentile £351 £390 £401
90th Percentile £700 £700 £573
Central London median daily rate £475 £538 £450
% change year-on-year -11.73% +19.58% +2.86%
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 2,753 5,792 6,184
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 87.23% 89.53% 88.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,959 4,448 4,882
Median daily rate £513 £525 £502
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.38% +4.69% +0.30%
10th Percentile £331 £348 £327
90th Percentile £675 £675 £688
Central London median daily rate £500 £525 £500
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 60 98
Median hourly rate £27.50 £21.32 £18.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.97% +13.12% +0.80%
10th Percentile £12.42 £11.25 £12.29
90th Percentile £52.25 £56.50 £38.48
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.34 £20.00
% change year-on-year +64.01% +6.70% +17.92%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Performance Testing in the City of London over the 6 months to 25 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram 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 25 May 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 9 (45.00%) Finance
1 9 (45.00%) JIRA
2 7 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (30.00%) Security Cleared
3 6 (30.00%) Defect Management
4 5 (25.00%) Postman
4 5 (25.00%) Confluence
4 5 (25.00%) JMeter
4 5 (25.00%) LoadRunner
4 5 (25.00%) SQL
4 5 (25.00%) Java
5 4 (20.00%) Windows
5 4 (20.00%) Python
5 4 (20.00%) Jenkins
5 4 (20.00%) DevOps
5 4 (20.00%) Test Automation
5 4 (20.00%) Azure
5 4 (20.00%) QA
5 4 (20.00%) Risk Analysis
5 4 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (15.00%) Selenium
6 3 (15.00%) CTC Cleared
6 3 (15.00%) PowerShell
6 3 (15.00%) Computer Science
6 3 (15.00%) Functional Programming
6 3 (15.00%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (15.00%) Scala
6 3 (15.00%) Hadoop
6 3 (15.00%) R
6 3 (15.00%) HBase

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:

Application Platforms
1 5 (25.00%) Confluence
2 3 (15.00%) Apache Spark
3 1 (5.00%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 1 (5.00%) Anypoint
3 1 (5.00%) Drupal
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Cognos TM1
1 1 (5.00%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (5.00%) Eloqua
1 1 (5.00%) SAP Business ByDesign
Cloud Services
1 4 (20.00%) Azure
2 3 (15.00%) BlazeMeter
3 1 (5.00%) Adobe Analytics
3 1 (5.00%) AWS
3 1 (5.00%) AWS Lambda
3 1 (5.00%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (5.00%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.00%) Hadoop
1 3 (15.00%) HBase
2 2 (10.00%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 9 (45.00%) JIRA
2 5 (25.00%) JMeter
2 5 (25.00%) LoadRunner
2 5 (25.00%) Postman
3 4 (20.00%) Jenkins
4 3 (15.00%) Selenium
4 3 (15.00%) Travis CI
5 1 (5.00%) Cucumber
5 1 (5.00%) FitNesse
5 1 (5.00%) WebDriver
General
1 9 (45.00%) Finance
2 3 (15.00%) Retail Banking
3 2 (10.00%) Retail
4 1 (5.00%) Marketing
4 1 (5.00%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 8 (40.00%) Analyst
2 7 (35.00%) Test Analyst
3 4 (20.00%) Developer
4 3 (15.00%) Hadoop Developer
4 3 (15.00%) Java Developer
4 3 (15.00%) Java Hadoop Developer
5 2 (10.00%) Automation Test Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Integration Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Integration Test Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Windows Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Platform Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Release Manager
6 1 (5.00%) Server Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Support Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Technical Manager
6 1 (5.00%) Test Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Test Manager
6 1 (5.00%) VMware Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.00%) PySpark
1 3 (15.00%) Spring
2 1 (5.00%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) Linux Command Line
2 2 (10.00%) Fat Client
2 2 (10.00%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 4 (20.00%) Windows
2 3 (15.00%) Unix
2 3 (15.00%) Windows 10
2 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2016
3 2 (10.00%) Windows Server
4 1 (5.00%) Linux
4 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (30.00%) Defect Management
3 4 (20.00%) DevOps
3 4 (20.00%) Risk Analysis
3 4 (20.00%) Test Automation
3 4 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (15.00%) Computer Science
4 3 (15.00%) Functional Programming
4 3 (15.00%) OOP
4 3 (15.00%) Performance Optimisation
4 3 (15.00%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (15.00%) TDD
5 2 (10.00%) Analytics
5 2 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (10.00%) E-Commerce
5 2 (10.00%) Functional Testing
5 2 (10.00%) Release Management
5 2 (10.00%) System Integration Testing
5 2 (10.00%) Technical Analysis
6 1 (5.00%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (25.00%) Java
1 5 (25.00%) SQL
2 4 (20.00%) Python
3 3 (15.00%) PowerShell
3 3 (15.00%) R
3 3 (15.00%) Scala
4 2 (10.00%) XPath
5 1 (5.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 6 (30.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (15.00%) CTC Cleared
3 2 (10.00%) ISTQB
3 2 (10.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (5.00%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (5.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (20.00%) QA
System Software
1 3 (15.00%) HDFS
2 2 (10.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (10.00%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (5.00%) Docker
3 1 (5.00%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.00%) vSphere
3 1 (5.00%) XenApp
3 1 (5.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (15.00%) Hadoop YARN
2 1 (5.00%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (5.00%) Tivoli
2 1 (5.00%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 3 (15.00%) Citrix
1 3 (15.00%) Oracle
2 2 (10.00%) HP
2 2 (10.00%) IBM
2 2 (10.00%) VMware
3 1 (5.00%) Adobe
3 1 (5.00%) Cognos
3 1 (5.00%) Dell
3 1 (5.00%) EMC
3 1 (5.00%) Hitachi
3 1 (5.00%) HubSpot
3 1 (5.00%) Ivanti
3 1 (5.00%) McAfee
3 1 (5.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.00%) MuleSoft
3 1 (5.00%) SAP
3 1 (5.00%) Talend