Period
to 19 June 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 19 June 2018 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
England > East of England
6 months to
19 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 153 156 165
Rank change year-on-year +3 +9 +6
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 38 37 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.86% 0.83% 0.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.02% 0.98% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 15 11
East of England median daily rate £500 £325 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +53.85% -31.58% +18.75%
10th Percentile £288 £265 £363
90th Percentile £610 £486 £488
England median daily rate £425 £403 £400
% change year-on-year +5.59% +0.63% +5.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
East of England median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £10.00 £30.50 £38.50
% change year-on-year -67.21% -20.78% +10.00%

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 East of England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
East of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 3,731 3,774 4,033
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 84.55% 85.02% 81.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,101 2,234 2,353
East of England median daily rate £433 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.76% +3.03% +3.77%
10th Percentile £240 £230 £248
90th Percentile £588 £575 £575
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 236 262 292
East of England median hourly rate £17.41 £31.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -44.73% +26.00% +8.70%
10th Percentile £11.51 £12.50 £14.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.73 £50.78
England median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -12.00% - +19.05%

Performance Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing Performance Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

Job vacancy trend for Performance Testing in the East of England

Performance Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Performance Testing in the East of England

Performance Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Performance Testing in the East of England over the 6 months to 19 June 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Performance Testing in the East of England

Performance Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Performance Testing in the East of England

Performance Testing
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Performance Testing within the East of England region over the 6 months to 19 June 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Essex +19 14 £500 +53.85% 1
Hertfordshire 0 13 £500 +53.85%
Cambridgeshire +2 11 £500 +72.41% 5
Norfolk - 3 £300 -
Performance Testing
England

For the 6 months to 19 June 2018, 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 East of England region with a requirement for Performance Testing.

1 24 (63.16%) Test Automation
2 23 (60.53%) SQL
2 23 (60.53%) JMeter
2 23 (60.53%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (44.74%) Selenium
4 16 (42.11%) Linux
5 13 (34.21%) Java
5 13 (34.21%) Oracle
5 13 (34.21%) LoadRunner
5 13 (34.21%) QA
6 12 (31.58%) Regression Testing
6 12 (31.58%) BDD
6 12 (31.58%) Functional Testing
7 11 (28.95%) Analytical Skills
7 11 (28.95%) User Acceptance Testing
7 11 (28.95%) JIRA
8 10 (26.32%) ISTQB
8 10 (26.32%) TDD
8 10 (26.32%) E-Commerce
8 10 (26.32%) .NET
8 10 (26.32%) Test Strategy
9 9 (23.68%) Jenkins
9 9 (23.68%) SoapUI
9 9 (23.68%) Internet
9 9 (23.68%) Integration Testing
9 9 (23.68%) Continuous Integration
10 8 (21.05%) Software Testing
10 8 (21.05%) Scrum
10 8 (21.05%) Client/Server
10 8 (21.05%) ISEB

Performance Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 7 (18.42%) Confluence
2 4 (10.53%) Apache Solr
2 4 (10.53%) JBoss
2 4 (10.53%) Tomcat
2 4 (10.53%) WebSphere
2 4 (10.53%) WebSphere Application Server
3 3 (7.89%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (7.89%) nginx
3 3 (7.89%) OpenStack
4 1 (2.63%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (7.89%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (10.53%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.89%) Google Cloud Platform
1 3 (7.89%) Stackdriver
2 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (23.68%) Internet
2 4 (10.53%) HTTP
3 3 (7.89%) DNS
3 3 (7.89%) Firewall
3 3 (7.89%) HTTPS
3 3 (7.89%) SSL
3 3 (7.89%) TCP/IP
3 3 (7.89%) Wireless
4 2 (5.26%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.16%) Impala
1 5 (13.16%) MongoDB
1 5 (13.16%) Pentaho
1 5 (13.16%) SQL Server
2 4 (10.53%) DB2
2 4 (10.53%) DbVisualizer
2 4 (10.53%) MySQL
3 3 (7.89%) Big Data
4 2 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (5.26%) SQL Server 2016
4 2 (5.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (2.63%) EDMS
5 1 (2.63%) NoSQL
5 1 (2.63%) RavenDB
5 1 (2.63%) Relational Database
5 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 23 (60.53%) JMeter
2 17 (44.74%) Selenium
3 13 (34.21%) LoadRunner
4 11 (28.95%) JIRA
5 9 (23.68%) Jenkins
5 9 (23.68%) SoapUI
6 6 (15.79%) Git (software)
7 5 (13.16%) Cucumber
7 5 (13.16%) The Grinder
8 4 (10.53%) Firebug
8 4 (10.53%) HP UFT
9 3 (7.89%) Artifactory
9 3 (7.89%) Bitbucket
9 3 (7.89%) Protractor
9 3 (7.89%) Sonatype Nexus
9 3 (7.89%) TestRail
9 3 (7.89%) WebDriver
9 3 (7.89%) Zephyr
10 2 (5.26%) Hudson
10 2 (5.26%) QF-Test
General
1 3 (7.89%) Back Office
1 3 (7.89%) Finance
1 3 (7.89%) Legal
2 2 (5.26%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.63%) Brand Awareness
3 1 (2.63%) Law
3 1 (2.63%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.63%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (2.63%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 12 (31.58%) Analyst
1 12 (31.58%) Tester
2 7 (18.42%) Test Analyst
3 6 (15.79%) Performance Analyst
4 4 (10.53%) Automation Tester
5 3 (7.89%) Agile Test Manager
5 3 (7.89%) DevOps Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) Performance Tester
5 3 (7.89%) Selenium Automation Tester
5 3 (7.89%) Selenium Tester
5 3 (7.89%) Senior Tester
5 3 (7.89%) Test Manager
6 2 (5.26%) Agile Tester
6 2 (5.26%) Consultant
6 2 (5.26%) Java Automation Tester
6 2 (5.26%) Performance Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Performance Test Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) QA Tester
6 2 (5.26%) Senior QA Tester
6 2 (5.26%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (26.32%) .NET
2 8 (21.05%) XML
3 6 (15.79%) Web Services
4 3 (7.89%) CSS
4 3 (7.89%) Elastic Stack
4 3 (7.89%) HTML
4 3 (7.89%) Node.js
4 3 (7.89%) SOAP
5 2 (5.26%) Java SE
5 2 (5.26%) Spring
6 1 (2.63%) ASP.NET
6 1 (2.63%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (2.63%) CGI
6 1 (2.63%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 11 (28.95%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (21.05%) Client/Server
3 3 (7.89%) Linux Command Line
3 3 (7.89%) Mobile App
3 3 (7.89%) Replication
4 1 (2.63%) Animation
4 1 (2.63%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.63%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 16 (42.11%) Linux
2 4 (10.53%) AIX
2 4 (10.53%) Windows
3 3 (7.89%) CentOS
4 2 (5.26%) Windows 10
5 1 (2.63%) Solaris
5 1 (2.63%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (63.16%) Test Automation
2 23 (60.53%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (31.58%) BDD
3 12 (31.58%) Functional Testing
3 12 (31.58%) Regression Testing
4 11 (28.95%) User Acceptance Testing
5 10 (26.32%) E-Commerce
5 10 (26.32%) TDD
5 10 (26.32%) Test Strategy
6 9 (23.68%) Continuous Integration
6 9 (23.68%) Integration Testing
7 8 (21.05%) Mentoring
7 8 (21.05%) Problem-Solving
7 8 (21.05%) Scrum
7 8 (21.05%) Software Testing
8 7 (18.42%) Kanban
8 7 (18.42%) Scenario Testing
9 6 (15.79%) Configuration Management
9 6 (15.79%) ETL
9 6 (15.79%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 23 (60.53%) SQL
2 13 (34.21%) Java
3 7 (18.42%) Perl
3 7 (18.42%) PHP
4 4 (10.53%) AWK
4 4 (10.53%) JavaScript
4 4 (10.53%) Ruby
5 3 (7.89%) Bash Shell
5 3 (7.89%) C
5 3 (7.89%) PL/SQL
5 3 (7.89%) Python
6 2 (5.26%) Java 8
6 2 (5.26%) T-SQL
7 1 (2.63%) C#
Qualifications
1 10 (26.32%) ISTQB
2 8 (21.05%) ISEB
3 2 (5.26%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.63%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (2.63%) DBS Check
4 1 (2.63%) Degree
4 1 (2.63%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (2.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (2.63%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (34.21%) QA
2 3 (7.89%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 5 (13.16%) Ansible
1 5 (13.16%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (13.16%) Puppet
2 4 (10.53%) Grafana
2 4 (10.53%) HP ALM
3 3 (7.89%) HAProxy
3 3 (7.89%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (7.89%) Kibana
3 3 (7.89%) logstash
Vendors
1 13 (34.21%) Oracle
2 7 (18.42%) New Relic
3 5 (13.16%) HP
4 4 (10.53%) AppDynamics
4 4 (10.53%) CA Agile Central
4 4 (10.53%) Dynatrace
4 4 (10.53%) hybris
4 4 (10.53%) IBM
4 4 (10.53%) Intershop
5 3 (7.89%) F5
5 3 (7.89%) Google
5 3 (7.89%) Percona
5 3 (7.89%) SolarWinds
5 3 (7.89%) Splunk
6 1 (2.63%) Atlassian
6 1 (2.63%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (2.63%) SOASTA, Inc