Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 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
England > East of England
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 164 160 182
Rank change year-on-year -4 +22 +5
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 35 38 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.68% 0.78% 0.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.82% 0.96% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 24 26
East of England median daily rate £400 £325 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.08% -18.24% +1.60%
10th Percentile £280 £255 £325
90th Percentile £507 £475 £475
England median daily rate £450 £413 £375
% change year-on-year +9.09% +10.00% +0.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
East of England median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £33.00 £39.25 £41.00
% change year-on-year -15.92% -4.27% +23.31%

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 4269 3972 4677
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 82.73% 81.44% 78.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 2462 2303 2727
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £250 £224 £234
90th Percentile £575 £550 £550
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 260 323 400
East of England median hourly rate £31.50 £32.00 £23.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.56% +35.45% -1.56%
10th Percentile £11.52 £13.75 £11.50
90th Percentile £49.75 £47.50 £45.43
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +18.42%

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 24 November 2017.

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 24 November 2017. 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
Hertfordshire -3 15 £388 -18.42% 2
Cambridgeshire -17 10 £370 +2.07% 2
Essex -24 4 £450 +76.47%
Bedfordshire - 3 £470 -
Suffolk +5 2 £525 +40.00% 1
Norfolk - 1 - -
Performance Testing
England

For the 6 months to 24 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 East of England region with a requirement for Performance Testing.

1 26 (74.29%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (51.43%) JMeter
3 12 (34.29%) Oracle
3 12 (34.29%) Test Automation
4 11 (31.43%) QA
5 10 (28.57%) Selenium
6 9 (25.71%) SQL
7 8 (22.86%) BDD
7 8 (22.86%) Analytical Skills
8 7 (20.00%) Continuous Delivery
8 7 (20.00%) LoadRunner
8 7 (20.00%) Java
8 7 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (20.00%) Software Testing
9 6 (17.14%) Git (software)
9 6 (17.14%) JavaScript
9 6 (17.14%) C#
9 6 (17.14%) Linux
9 6 (17.14%) JBoss
9 6 (17.14%) AppDynamics
9 6 (17.14%) Dynatrace
9 6 (17.14%) Grafana
9 6 (17.14%) Performance Tuning
9 6 (17.14%) Performance Monitoring
9 6 (17.14%) Cucumber
9 6 (17.14%) The Grinder
10 5 (14.29%) BrowserStack
10 5 (14.29%) New Relic
10 5 (14.29%) Appium
10 5 (14.29%) Cross-Browser Testing

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 6 (17.14%) JBoss
2 5 (14.29%) Tomcat
3 1 (2.86%) Confluence
3 1 (2.86%) WebLogic
3 1 (2.86%) WildFly
Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (14.29%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (2.86%) iTrent
2 1 (2.86%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 5 (14.29%) BrowserStack
2 3 (8.57%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.86%) BlazeMeter
3 1 (2.86%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.86%) DHCP
1 1 (2.86%) DNS
1 1 (2.86%) Internet
1 1 (2.86%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (14.29%) DB2
1 5 (14.29%) DbVisualizer
2 2 (5.71%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.86%) Big Data
3 1 (2.86%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (2.86%) DTS
3 1 (2.86%) Hadoop
3 1 (2.86%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.86%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (2.86%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (2.86%) Oracle Exadata
3 1 (2.86%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 18 (51.43%) JMeter
2 10 (28.57%) Selenium
3 7 (20.00%) LoadRunner
4 6 (17.14%) Cucumber
4 6 (17.14%) Git (software)
4 6 (17.14%) The Grinder
5 5 (14.29%) Appium
5 5 (14.29%) TeamCity
6 4 (11.43%) JIRA
7 3 (8.57%) Jenkins
8 2 (5.71%) HP UFT
8 2 (5.71%) Octopus Deploy
8 2 (5.71%) SpecFlow
9 1 (2.86%) Artifactory
9 1 (2.86%) Gatling
9 1 (2.86%) Robot Framework
9 1 (2.86%) SoapUI
9 1 (2.86%) Zephyr
General
1 5 (14.29%) Games
1 5 (14.29%) Retail
2 1 (2.86%) Back Office
2 1 (2.86%) Finance
2 1 (2.86%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (25.71%) Consultant
2 8 (22.86%) Tester
3 7 (20.00%) Performance Consultant
4 4 (11.43%) Analyst
4 4 (11.43%) Automation Tester
4 4 (11.43%) Test Analyst
4 4 (11.43%) Test Manager
5 3 (8.57%) Performance Tester
6 2 (5.71%) Architect
6 2 (5.71%) Performance Test Consultant
6 2 (5.71%) Technical Manager
6 2 (5.71%) Test Architect
6 2 (5.71%) Test Consultant
7 1 (2.86%) Agile Tester
7 1 (2.86%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
7 1 (2.86%) LoadRunner Tester
7 1 (2.86%) QA Automation Engineer
7 1 (2.86%) Technical Implementation Manager
7 1 (2.86%) Test Programme Manager
7 1 (2.86%) UAT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.43%) Web Services
2 2 (5.71%) RESTful
2 2 (5.71%) WebdriverIO
2 2 (5.71%) XML
3 1 (2.86%) .NET
3 1 (2.86%) CSS
3 1 (2.86%) HTML
3 1 (2.86%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (2.86%) SOAP
3 1 (2.86%) Taurus
Miscellaneous
1 8 (22.86%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.71%) Reference Data
3 1 (2.86%) Analytical Mindset
3 1 (2.86%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.86%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.86%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (2.86%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (17.14%) Linux
2 5 (14.29%) AIX
3 1 (2.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (2.86%) Unix
3 1 (2.86%) Windows
3 1 (2.86%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (74.29%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (34.29%) Test Automation
3 8 (22.86%) BDD
4 7 (20.00%) Continuous Delivery
4 7 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (20.00%) Software Testing
5 6 (17.14%) Performance Monitoring
5 6 (17.14%) Performance Tuning
6 5 (14.29%) Cross-Browser Testing
6 5 (14.29%) E-Commerce
6 5 (14.29%) Functional Testing
6 5 (14.29%) Performance Improvement
6 5 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
6 5 (14.29%) Statistics
6 5 (14.29%) Test Management
7 4 (11.43%) Manual Testing
7 4 (11.43%) Regression Testing
7 4 (11.43%) Scenario Testing
7 4 (11.43%) Scrum
8 3 (8.57%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 9 (25.71%) SQL
2 7 (20.00%) Java
3 6 (17.14%) C#
3 6 (17.14%) JavaScript
4 5 (14.29%) AWK
4 5 (14.29%) Perl
4 5 (14.29%) PHP
5 2 (5.71%) Shell Script
6 1 (2.86%) Bash Shell
6 1 (2.86%) C
6 1 (2.86%) PL/SQL
6 1 (2.86%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (11.43%) ISEB
2 2 (5.71%) Degree
2 2 (5.71%) ISEB Practitioner
3 1 (2.86%) CCNA
3 1 (2.86%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.86%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (2.86%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (2.86%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (31.43%) QA
2 2 (5.71%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 6 (17.14%) Grafana
2 2 (5.71%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (2.86%) Puppet
3 1 (2.86%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 12 (34.29%) Oracle
2 6 (17.14%) AppDynamics
2 6 (17.14%) Dynatrace
3 5 (14.29%) New Relic
4 2 (5.71%) HP
4 2 (5.71%) WSO2
5 1 (2.86%) Atlassian
5 1 (2.86%) Google
5 1 (2.86%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.86%) MikroTik
5 1 (2.86%) Rackspace
5 1 (2.86%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.86%) SAP
5 1 (2.86%) Splunk