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 23 June 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.

Performance Testing
London / City of London
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 155 150 164
Rank change year-on-year -5 +14  
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 11 14 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.33% 0.41% 0.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.38% 0.48% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 12 33
Median daily rate £456 £394 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.87% -17.10%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £350 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £499 £615
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £340
% change year-on-year -6.25% +17.64%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.00 £38.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year -71.42% +26.22%  

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 2907 2906 4704
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 88.09% 85.87% 80.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 2235 2375 3702
Median daily rate £500 £475 £473
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +0.52%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £335 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £383
% change year-on-year +3.75% +4.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 25 56
Median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -22.44%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £12.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £31.50 £55.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

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 23 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Performance Testing in the City of London.

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

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 14 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (60.00%) BDD
3 11 (55.00%) Java
4 10 (50.00%) TDD
4 10 (50.00%) Selenium
5 9 (45.00%) E-Commerce
6 8 (40.00%) Test Automation
7 6 (30.00%) Cucumber
7 6 (30.00%) SOAP
7 6 (30.00%) Scrum
7 6 (30.00%) API Testing
8 5 (25.00%) User Stories
8 5 (25.00%) SDET
8 5 (25.00%) Games
8 5 (25.00%) Advertising
8 5 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (25.00%) SQL
8 5 (25.00%) Kanban
8 5 (25.00%) Security Testing
8 5 (25.00%) QA
9 4 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (20.00%) Git (software)
9 4 (20.00%) RESTful
9 4 (20.00%) WebDriver
9 4 (20.00%) JavaScript
9 4 (20.00%) C++
9 4 (20.00%) Appium
9 4 (20.00%) Mobile App
9 4 (20.00%) Calabash
9 4 (20.00%) Greenfield Project

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 2 (10.00%) Tomcat
2 1 (5.00%) Apache
2 1 (5.00%) CMS
2 1 (5.00%) Confluence
2 1 (5.00%) IIS
2 1 (5.00%) JBoss
2 1 (5.00%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (5.00%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) HTTP
1 1 (5.00%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (10.00%) MongoDB
2 2 (10.00%) NoSQL
3 1 (5.00%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (5.00%) MySQL
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database
3 1 (5.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (50.00%) Selenium
2 6 (30.00%) Cucumber
3 4 (20.00%) Appium
3 4 (20.00%) Calabash
3 4 (20.00%) Git (software)
3 4 (20.00%) WebDriver
4 3 (15.00%) Xcode
5 2 (10.00%) Jenkins
5 2 (10.00%) JIRA
5 2 (10.00%) JMeter
6 1 (5.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (5.00%) Bitbucket
6 1 (5.00%) Fiddler
6 1 (5.00%) Hudson
6 1 (5.00%) Mercurial
6 1 (5.00%) NuGet
6 1 (5.00%) SilkPerformer
6 1 (5.00%) SoapUI
6 1 (5.00%) SpecFlow
6 1 (5.00%) TeamCity
General
1 5 (25.00%) Advertising
1 5 (25.00%) Games
2 2 (10.00%) Banking
2 2 (10.00%) Front Office
3 1 (5.00%) Retail
3 1 (5.00%) Retail Banking
3 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (30.00%) Developer
1 6 (30.00%) Software Test Engineer
1 6 (30.00%) Test Engineer
2 5 (25.00%) Software Engineer
3 4 (20.00%) Development Engineer
3 4 (20.00%) Java Engineer
3 4 (20.00%) Software Development Engineer
3 4 (20.00%) Test Development Engineer
4 3 (15.00%) C++ Developer
4 3 (15.00%) Java Software Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) .NET Developer
5 2 (10.00%) Mobile Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) QA Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Test Automation Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Tester
6 1 (5.00%) DevOps Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Full Stack Developer
6 1 (5.00%) IT Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) JavaScript Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Senior Performance Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (30.00%) SOAP
2 4 (20.00%) RESTful
3 2 (10.00%) .NET
3 2 (10.00%) HTML
3 2 (10.00%) REST
3 2 (10.00%) Web Services
4 1 (5.00%) Ajax
4 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET
4 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (5.00%) CSS
4 1 (5.00%) CSS3
4 1 (5.00%) Gherkin
4 1 (5.00%) HTML5
4 1 (5.00%) jQuery
4 1 (5.00%) JSON
4 1 (5.00%) Middleware
4 1 (5.00%) Node.js
4 1 (5.00%) ODBC
4 1 (5.00%) React
4 1 (5.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Greenfield Project
1 4 (20.00%) Mobile App
2 3 (15.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (5.00%) Client/Server
3 1 (5.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.00%) Android
1 3 (15.00%) Apple iOS
1 3 (15.00%) Linux
1 3 (15.00%) Unix
2 1 (5.00%) Solaris
2 1 (5.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (60.00%) BDD
3 10 (50.00%) TDD
4 9 (45.00%) E-Commerce
5 8 (40.00%) Test Automation
6 6 (30.00%) API Testing
6 6 (30.00%) Scrum
7 5 (25.00%) Kanban
7 5 (25.00%) SDET
7 5 (25.00%) Security Testing
7 5 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (25.00%) User Stories
8 4 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (15.00%) Manual Testing
9 3 (15.00%) Multithreaded Programming
9 3 (15.00%) Multithreading
9 3 (15.00%) Regression Testing
9 3 (15.00%) Release Management
9 3 (15.00%) User Acceptance Testing
10 2 (10.00%) Continuous Deployment
Programming Languages
1 11 (55.00%) Java
2 5 (25.00%) SQL
3 4 (20.00%) C++
3 4 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 3 (15.00%) Apple Swift
4 3 (15.00%) Objective-C
5 2 (10.00%) Bash Shell
5 2 (10.00%) C#
6 1 (5.00%) Groovy
6 1 (5.00%) Python
6 1 (5.00%) Ruby
6 1 (5.00%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (5.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (25.00%) QA
2 2 (10.00%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) Ganglia
1 1 (5.00%) Grafana
1 1 (5.00%) Graphite
1 1 (5.00%) HP SiteScope
1 1 (5.00%) Nagios
1 1 (5.00%) nmon
1 1 (5.00%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 1 (5.00%) AppDynamics
1 1 (5.00%) Dynatrace
1 1 (5.00%) HP
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle
1 1 (5.00%) SOASTA, Inc
1 1 (5.00%) Solace
1 1 (5.00%) Talarian
1 1 (5.00%) TIBCO
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IntaPeople
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
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Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago