Period
to 15 December 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 15 December 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
15 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 150 167 156
Rank change year-on-year +17 -11 +23
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 55 34 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.12% 0.67% 0.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.31% 0.79% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 18 21
East of England median daily rate £400 £413 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +37.50% -24.53%
10th Percentile £294 £299 £255
90th Percentile £525 £537 £438
England median daily rate £453 £450 £420
% change year-on-year +0.63% +7.14% +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
East of England median hourly rate £37.50 - -
England median hourly rate £38.75 £33.00 £39.25
% change year-on-year +17.42% -15.92% -19.07%

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 4,203 4,294 3,975
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 85.55% 84.78% 82.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,487 2,490 2,287
East of England median daily rate £448 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.29% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £250 £250 £220
90th Percentile £588 £581 £542
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 205 244 316
East of England median hourly rate £18.00 £36.50 £31.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.68% +14.96% +27.00%
10th Percentile £11.17 £12.33 £12.25
90th Percentile £50.30 £50.69 £47.50
England median hourly rate £22.20 £25.00 £23.10
% change year-on-year -11.22% +8.25% +4.98%

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 15 December 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 15 December 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 +17 39 £400 -11.11% 3
Cambridgeshire +17 6 £295 -13.24% 2
Hertfordshire -15 6 £375 -6.25% 4
Bedfordshire +9 2 £413 - 2
Norfolk +12 1 £435 -
Suffolk -7 1 £500 -4.76%
Performance Testing
England

For the 6 months to 15 December 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 38 (69.09%) Test Automation
2 34 (61.82%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (50.91%) JMeter
4 24 (43.64%) JIRA
4 24 (43.64%) SoapUI
4 24 (43.64%) User Stories
5 23 (41.82%) Test Scripting
5 23 (41.82%) LoadRunner
6 22 (40.00%) Selenium
7 21 (38.18%) QA
7 21 (38.18%) SQL
7 21 (38.18%) Oracle
8 20 (36.36%) Scrum
8 20 (36.36%) Confluence
9 19 (34.55%) ISEB
10 18 (32.73%) User Acceptance Testing
10 18 (32.73%) ISTQB
10 18 (32.73%) Integration Testing
10 18 (32.73%) Acceptance Criteria
11 17 (30.91%) Regression Testing
12 16 (29.09%) Software Testing
12 16 (29.09%) TDD
12 16 (29.09%) Test Strategy
12 16 (29.09%) Functional Testing
13 15 (27.27%) Kanban
13 15 (27.27%) ETL
14 14 (25.45%) Data Integration
14 14 (25.45%) BDD
14 14 (25.45%) Pentaho
15 13 (23.64%) Data Engineering

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 20 (36.36%) Confluence
2 4 (7.27%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.82%) Apache Pig
3 1 (1.82%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.82%) JBoss
3 1 (1.82%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (1.82%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (3.64%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (1.82%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.82%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.82%) IaaS
1 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.82%) PaaS
1 1 (1.82%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (23.64%) Internet
2 1 (1.82%) 3GPP
2 1 (1.82%) LTE
2 1 (1.82%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (25.45%) Pentaho
2 10 (18.18%) Impala
3 3 (5.45%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (5.45%) MySQL
4 2 (3.64%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (3.64%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.82%) Apache Hive
5 1 (1.82%) Big Data
5 1 (1.82%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.82%) HBase
5 1 (1.82%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 28 (50.91%) JMeter
2 24 (43.64%) JIRA
2 24 (43.64%) SoapUI
3 23 (41.82%) LoadRunner
4 22 (40.00%) Selenium
5 10 (18.18%) Bitbucket
6 8 (14.55%) Zephyr
7 6 (10.91%) Jenkins
8 4 (7.27%) Toad
9 3 (5.45%) HP UFT
10 2 (3.64%) Gatling
10 2 (3.64%) Git (software)
10 2 (3.64%) Subversion
11 1 (1.82%) Appium
11 1 (1.82%) CA Gen
11 1 (1.82%) Cucumber
11 1 (1.82%) Maven
11 1 (1.82%) NeoLoad
11 1 (1.82%) Sahi
11 1 (1.82%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (12.73%) Finance
2 3 (5.45%) Electronics
2 3 (5.45%) Manufacturing
2 3 (5.45%) Marketing
2 3 (5.45%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.64%) Back Office
4 1 (1.82%) Banking
4 1 (1.82%) Local Government
4 1 (1.82%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (34.55%) Analyst
1 19 (34.55%) Test Analyst
2 15 (27.27%) Tester
3 8 (14.55%) QA Tester
4 6 (10.91%) Performance Tester
5 5 (9.09%) Test Manager
6 4 (7.27%) QA Analyst
6 4 (7.27%) QA Test Analyst
6 4 (7.27%) Test Leader
7 3 (5.45%) Web Tester
8 2 (3.64%) Delivery Manager
8 2 (3.64%) Developer
8 2 (3.64%) Performance Analyst
8 2 (3.64%) Performance Engineer
8 2 (3.64%) Performance Test Analyst
8 2 (3.64%) SAP Manager
8 2 (3.64%) SAP Test Manager
8 2 (3.64%) Site Reliability Engineer
8 2 (3.64%) Software QA Tester
8 2 (3.64%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (18.18%) SOAP
1 10 (18.18%) XML
2 9 (16.36%) Web Services
3 3 (5.45%) .NET
3 3 (5.45%) Gherkin
3 3 (5.45%) JSON
3 3 (5.45%) REST
3 3 (5.45%) RESTful
3 3 (5.45%) Spring
3 3 (5.45%) WSDL
4 1 (1.82%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (23.64%) Client/Server
2 3 (5.45%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.45%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (3.64%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.82%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.82%) Enterprise Cloud
4 1 (1.82%) Fintech
4 1 (1.82%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 11 (20.00%) Linux
2 8 (14.55%) Unix
3 6 (10.91%) Windows
4 1 (1.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.82%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.82%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.82%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.82%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (69.09%) Test Automation
2 34 (61.82%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (43.64%) User Stories
4 23 (41.82%) Test Scripting
5 20 (36.36%) Scrum
6 18 (32.73%) Acceptance Criteria
6 18 (32.73%) Integration Testing
6 18 (32.73%) User Acceptance Testing
7 17 (30.91%) Regression Testing
8 16 (29.09%) Functional Testing
8 16 (29.09%) Software Testing
8 16 (29.09%) TDD
8 16 (29.09%) Test Strategy
9 15 (27.27%) ETL
9 15 (27.27%) Kanban
10 14 (25.45%) BDD
10 14 (25.45%) Data Integration
11 13 (23.64%) Data Engineering
12 12 (21.82%) Coaching
12 12 (21.82%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 21 (38.18%) SQL
2 13 (23.64%) Java
3 3 (5.45%) Groovy
3 3 (5.45%) Java 8
3 3 (5.45%) Scala
4 1 (1.82%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.82%) C
4 1 (1.82%) C#
4 1 (1.82%) PL/SQL
4 1 (1.82%) Python
4 1 (1.82%) Ruby
4 1 (1.82%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 19 (34.55%) ISEB
2 18 (32.73%) ISTQB
3 4 (7.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (7.27%) Security Cleared
4 3 (5.45%) SC Cleared
5 2 (3.64%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.82%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (1.82%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (38.18%) QA
2 12 (21.82%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (3.64%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.82%) Apache Flume
2 1 (1.82%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 3 (5.45%) Ansible
1 3 (5.45%) Terraform
2 2 (3.64%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (3.64%) Nagios
3 1 (1.82%) Ganglia
3 1 (1.82%) Grafana
3 1 (1.82%) Hadoop YARN
3 1 (1.82%) Puppet
Vendors
1 21 (38.18%) Oracle
2 5 (9.09%) Dynatrace
2 5 (9.09%) SAP
3 4 (7.27%) Splunk
3 4 (7.27%) webMethods
4 3 (5.45%) Atlassian
4 3 (5.45%) HP
4 3 (5.45%) Informatica
5 2 (3.64%) New Relic
5 2 (3.64%) ServiceNow
6 1 (1.82%) Ab Initio
6 1 (1.82%) AppDynamics
6 1 (1.82%) CA Agile Central
6 1 (1.82%) Cognos
6 1 (1.82%) Keysight
6 1 (1.82%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.82%) Talend
6 1 (1.82%) Xamarin