Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 195 219 216
Rank change year-on-year +24 -3 -4
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 51 29 56
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.72% 0.44% 0.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.82% 0.50% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 26 47
City of London median daily rate £513 £463 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.81% +8.82% +13.33%
10th Percentile £363 £356 £254
90th Percentile £625 £763 £643
Central London median daily rate £513 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +13.89% +5.88% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London 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 6257 5765 7677
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 88.28% 87.41% 83.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 4969 4616 6106
City of London median daily rate £513 £475 £465
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.89% +2.15% +3.33%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £288
90th Percentile £688 £664 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £455
% change year-on-year +5.26% +4.40% +1.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 53 74
City of London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £21.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -5.33% +11.18%
10th Percentile £13.34 £13.75 £10.91
90th Percentile £30.90 £54.03 £45.15
Central London median hourly rate £20.25 £19.46 £21.00
% change year-on-year +4.06% -7.33% +16.73%

Performance Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Performance Testing as a percentage 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

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 6 months to 20 November 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 20 November 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 41 (80.39%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (50.98%) Java
3 24 (47.06%) Test Automation
4 20 (39.22%) Cucumber
4 20 (39.22%) BDD
4 20 (39.22%) JIRA
5 19 (37.25%) User Acceptance Testing
6 16 (31.37%) SQL
7 15 (29.41%) Scrum
8 14 (27.45%) TDD
9 13 (25.49%) QA
9 13 (25.49%) Web Services
9 13 (25.49%) Python
9 13 (25.49%) Multithreading
9 13 (25.49%) Multithreaded Programming
10 12 (23.53%) REST
10 12 (23.53%) Big Data
10 12 (23.53%) C++
10 12 (23.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 12 (23.53%) Selenium
10 12 (23.53%) JSON
11 11 (21.57%) Banking
11 11 (21.57%) Ruby
11 11 (21.57%) Regression Testing
11 11 (21.57%) Test Strategy
12 10 (19.61%) Functional Testing
12 10 (19.61%) DevOps
12 10 (19.61%) Appium
12 10 (19.61%) Front Office
13 9 (17.65%) LoadRunner

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 9 (17.65%) Confluence
2 5 (9.80%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.96%) Apache
3 1 (1.96%) IIS
3 1 (1.96%) JBoss
3 1 (1.96%) nginx
3 1 (1.96%) Oracle Service Bus
Cloud Services
1 9 (17.65%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (7.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (5.88%) BlazeMeter
3 3 (5.88%) SaaS
4 2 (3.92%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.84%) HTTP
2 2 (3.92%) SMS
3 1 (1.96%) Firewall
3 1 (1.96%) LDAP
3 1 (1.96%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (23.53%) Big Data
2 7 (13.73%) MongoDB
3 5 (9.80%) Hadoop
3 5 (9.80%) HBase
3 5 (9.80%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (7.84%) NoSQL
5 3 (5.88%) Relational Database
6 2 (3.92%) SQL Server
7 1 (1.96%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (1.96%) MySQL
7 1 (1.96%) Qlik Sense
7 1 (1.96%) QlikView
7 1 (1.96%) Redis
Development Applications
1 20 (39.22%) Cucumber
1 20 (39.22%) JIRA
2 12 (23.53%) Selenium
3 10 (19.61%) Appium
4 9 (17.65%) LoadRunner
5 8 (15.69%) Git (software)
5 8 (15.69%) Jenkins
6 7 (13.73%) JMeter
7 6 (11.76%) WebDriver
8 4 (7.84%) Calabash
9 3 (5.88%) JBehave
9 3 (5.88%) LoadUI
9 3 (5.88%) SpecFlow
9 3 (5.88%) TeamCity
10 2 (3.92%) Capybara
10 2 (3.92%) Gatling
10 2 (3.92%) Protractor
10 2 (3.92%) RubyGems
10 2 (3.92%) Visual Studio
10 2 (3.92%) Zephyr
General
1 11 (21.57%) Banking
2 10 (19.61%) Front Office
3 8 (15.69%) Finance
4 2 (3.92%) Advertising
4 2 (3.92%) Investment Banking
4 2 (3.92%) Retail
4 2 (3.92%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.96%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 28 (54.90%) Developer
2 11 (21.57%) C++ Developer
3 8 (15.69%) Developer in Test
4 7 (13.73%) Software Developer
5 6 (11.76%) Analyst
5 6 (11.76%) Java Developer
5 6 (11.76%) Test Engineer
5 6 (11.76%) Tester
6 4 (7.84%) Automation Analyst
7 3 (5.88%) Automation Tester
7 3 (5.88%) Hadoop Developer
7 3 (5.88%) Java Hadoop Developer
7 3 (5.88%) Software Test Engineer
8 2 (3.92%) Java Engineer
8 2 (3.92%) Performance Engineer
8 2 (3.92%) Performance Tester
8 2 (3.92%) QA Tester
8 2 (3.92%) Software Engineer
8 2 (3.92%) Test Analyst
8 2 (3.92%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (25.49%) Web Services
2 12 (23.53%) JSON
2 12 (23.53%) REST
3 7 (13.73%) HTML
3 7 (13.73%) Middleware
3 7 (13.73%) RESTful
4 6 (11.76%) Hibernate
4 6 (11.76%) JPA
5 5 (9.80%) Gherkin
5 5 (9.80%) Guice
5 5 (9.80%) JSON Schema
5 5 (9.80%) Kafka
5 5 (9.80%) Samza
6 4 (7.84%) AngularJS
6 4 (7.84%) HTML5
6 4 (7.84%) XML
7 3 (5.88%) Node.js
7 3 (5.88%) SOAP
8 2 (3.92%) Dropwizard
8 2 (3.92%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (23.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 9 (17.65%) Mobile App
3 8 (15.69%) Computer Science
4 5 (9.80%) User Experience
5 4 (7.84%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (7.84%) Mobile Banking
5 4 (7.84%) PDA
6 2 (3.92%) Algorithms
6 2 (3.92%) Data Structures
6 2 (3.92%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.96%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.96%) DataPower
7 1 (1.96%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.96%) Fintech
7 1 (1.96%) Mainframe
7 1 (1.96%) N-Tier
7 1 (1.96%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 7 (13.73%) Linux
2 3 (5.88%) Unix
3 2 (3.92%) Android
3 2 (3.92%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.96%) Solaris
4 1 (1.96%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (80.39%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (47.06%) Test Automation
3 20 (39.22%) BDD
4 19 (37.25%) User Acceptance Testing
5 15 (29.41%) Scrum
6 14 (27.45%) TDD
7 13 (25.49%) Multithreaded Programming
7 13 (25.49%) Multithreading
8 11 (21.57%) Regression Testing
8 11 (21.57%) Test Strategy
9 10 (19.61%) DevOps
9 10 (19.61%) Functional Testing
10 8 (15.69%) Kanban
10 8 (15.69%) SDET
11 6 (11.76%) Data Validation
11 6 (11.76%) Mathematics
11 6 (11.76%) Microservices
11 6 (11.76%) Pair Programming
11 6 (11.76%) Physics
11 6 (11.76%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 26 (50.98%) Java
2 16 (31.37%) SQL
3 13 (25.49%) Python
4 12 (23.53%) C++
5 11 (21.57%) Ruby
6 7 (13.73%) Groovy
7 3 (5.88%) C#
7 3 (5.88%) JavaScript
8 2 (3.92%) Perl
8 2 (3.92%) Scala
9 1 (1.96%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.96%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 9 (17.65%) Degree
2 2 (3.92%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.96%) CFA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (25.49%) QA
2 2 (3.92%) MiFID
3 1 (1.96%) ISO 20022
3 1 (1.96%) ISO 8583
3 1 (1.96%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (13.73%) Docker
2 1 (1.96%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (1.96%) Ansible
1 1 (1.96%) Grafana
1 1 (1.96%) Graphite
1 1 (1.96%) HP SiteScope
1 1 (1.96%) Kubernetes
1 1 (1.96%) Nagios
1 1 (1.96%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (1.96%) Terraform
1 1 (1.96%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 6 (11.76%) HP
2 2 (3.92%) Oracle
2 2 (3.92%) Solace
2 2 (3.92%) TIBCO
3 1 (1.96%) Dynatrace
3 1 (1.96%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.96%) MuleSoft
3 1 (1.96%) Neustar
3 1 (1.96%) SOASTA, Inc
3 1 (1.96%) Talarian