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 3 months to 26 March 2017 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Performance Testing
London / City of London
Rank 145 142 182
Rank change year-on-year -3 +40  
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 9 16 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.30% 0.48% 0.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.35% 0.55% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 12 10
Median daily rate £448 £395 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.29% -1.86%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £406 £300 £334
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £499 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £310
% change year-on-year - +29.03%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £38.50 £36.25
% change year-on-year +29.87% +6.20%  

Performance Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next 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 and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2561 2922 4205
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 85.54% 87.83% 82.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 2008 2335 3244
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £325 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 27 36
Median hourly rate £16.00 £20.89 £20.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.40% +2.17%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.20 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.35 £47.50 £92.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

Performance Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing Performance Testing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Performance Testing in the City of London

Performance Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Performance Testing in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Performance Testing in the City of London

Performance Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Performance Testing in the City of London over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Performance Testing in the City of London

Performance Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Performance Testing in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Performance Testing in the City of London

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, 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 across the City of London region with a requirement for Performance Testing.

1 13 (56.52%) Selenium
2 11 (47.83%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (43.48%) BDD
4 9 (39.13%) REST
4 9 (39.13%) HTML
4 9 (39.13%) JavaScript
5 8 (34.78%) SQL
5 8 (34.78%) Java
5 8 (34.78%) E-Commerce
5 8 (34.78%) TDD
5 8 (34.78%) C#
5 8 (34.78%) Cucumber
6 7 (30.43%) HTML5
6 7 (30.43%) WebDriver
6 7 (30.43%) QA
6 7 (30.43%) SQL Server
7 6 (26.09%) CSS
7 6 (26.09%) SOAP
7 6 (26.09%) Scrum
7 6 (26.09%) WinForms
7 6 (26.09%) Banking
7 6 (26.09%) WPF
7 6 (26.09%) Investment Banking
7 6 (26.09%) jQuery
7 6 (26.09%) Test Automation
7 6 (26.09%) Apache Cassandra
7 6 (26.09%) CQRS
7 6 (26.09%) AngularJS
7 6 (26.09%) HBase
7 6 (26.09%) Twitter Bootstrap

Performance Testing
Top Related 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 2 (8.70%) Confluence
2 1 (4.35%) CMS
2 1 (4.35%) Drupal
2 1 (4.35%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (4.35%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (4.35%) GitHub
1 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (30.43%) SQL Server
2 6 (26.09%) Apache Cassandra
2 6 (26.09%) HBase
3 1 (4.35%) MongoDB
3 1 (4.35%) NoSQL
3 1 (4.35%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 13 (56.52%) Selenium
2 8 (34.78%) Cucumber
3 7 (30.43%) WebDriver
4 4 (17.39%) Git (software)
4 4 (17.39%) Jenkins
5 3 (13.04%) Appium
5 3 (13.04%) Calabash
5 3 (13.04%) JIRA
5 3 (13.04%) JMeter
5 3 (13.04%) Xcode
6 2 (8.70%) Maven
6 2 (8.70%) SpecFlow
7 1 (4.35%) Geb
7 1 (4.35%) Hudson
7 1 (4.35%) NeoLoad
7 1 (4.35%) NuGet
7 1 (4.35%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (4.35%) PhantomJS
7 1 (4.35%) SoapUI
7 1 (4.35%) Zephyr
General
1 6 (26.09%) Banking
1 6 (26.09%) Investment Banking
2 4 (17.39%) Advertising
2 4 (17.39%) Games
3 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (34.78%) Developer
2 6 (26.09%) Test Engineer
3 5 (21.74%) Digital Developer
4 4 (17.39%) Software Test Engineer
4 4 (17.39%) Test Automation Engineer
4 4 (17.39%) Tester
5 3 (13.04%) Development Engineer
5 3 (13.04%) QA Engineer
5 3 (13.04%) Software Development Engineer
5 3 (13.04%) Software Engineer
5 3 (13.04%) Test Development Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) Automation Tester
6 2 (8.70%) Java Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) Mobile Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) Angular Developer
7 1 (4.35%) Developer in Test
7 1 (4.35%) Disaster Recovery Manager
7 1 (4.35%) JavaScript Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) QA Leader
7 1 (4.35%) QA Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (39.13%) HTML
1 9 (39.13%) REST
2 7 (30.43%) HTML5
3 6 (26.09%) AngularJS
3 6 (26.09%) CSS
3 6 (26.09%) jQuery
3 6 (26.09%) SOAP
3 6 (26.09%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 6 (26.09%) WinForms
3 6 (26.09%) WPF
4 5 (21.74%) CSS3
5 4 (17.39%) RESTful
6 2 (8.70%) Node.js
6 2 (8.70%) React
6 2 (8.70%) Web Services
7 1 (4.35%) .NET
7 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (4.35%) Express
7 1 (4.35%) JSON
7 1 (4.35%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) Mobile App
2 1 (4.35%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.04%) Android
1 3 (13.04%) Apple iOS
2 1 (4.35%) Linux
2 1 (4.35%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (47.83%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (43.48%) BDD
3 8 (34.78%) E-Commerce
3 8 (34.78%) TDD
4 6 (26.09%) API Testing
4 6 (26.09%) CQRS
4 6 (26.09%) Microservices
4 6 (26.09%) Scrum
4 6 (26.09%) Test Automation
5 5 (21.74%) Automated Testing
5 5 (21.74%) Performance Tuning
5 5 (21.74%) Security Testing
5 5 (21.74%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (17.39%) Kanban
6 4 (17.39%) Manual Testing
6 4 (17.39%) User Stories
7 3 (13.04%) Release Management
8 2 (8.70%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (8.70%) DevOps
9 1 (4.35%) Stress Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (39.13%) JavaScript
2 8 (34.78%) C#
2 8 (34.78%) Java
2 8 (34.78%) SQL
3 3 (13.04%) Apple Swift
3 3 (13.04%) Objective-C
4 1 (4.35%) Bash Shell
4 1 (4.35%) Go
Qualifications
1 2 (8.70%) ISEB
2 1 (4.35%) Degree
2 1 (4.35%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (30.43%) QA
2 1 (4.35%) SDET
2 1 (4.35%) SLA
Vendors
1 1 (4.35%) AppDynamics
1 1 (4.35%) Google
1 1 (4.35%) Microsoft