Period
to 18 September 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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 160 168 158
Rank change year-on-year +8 -10 +18
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 47 35 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.93% 0.72% 0.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.10% 0.85% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 14 20
East of England median daily rate £500 £425 £406
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.65% +4.62% +2.85%
10th Percentile £312 £272 £255
90th Percentile £585 £497 £480
England median daily rate £450 £425 £418
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.80% +11.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
East of England median hourly rate £37.50 - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £11.00 £40.25
% change year-on-year +218.18% -72.67% +15.00%

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 4,287 4,125 4,111
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 85.13% 85.21% 82.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,469 2,379 2,361
East of England median daily rate £435 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25% +3.90%
10th Percentile £240 £240 £225
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
England median daily rate £465 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 257 276 321
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £26.22 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.26% +4.88% +4.71%
10th Percentile £11.30 £12.00 £14.00
90th Percentile £47.80 £47.75 £46.07
England median hourly rate £21.00 £23.20 £23.50
% change year-on-year -9.46% -1.30% +6.82%

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 18 September 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 18 September 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 +25 29 £500 - 1
Cambridgeshire +7 11 £500 +21.21% 8
Hertfordshire -17 8 £500 +33.33% 5
Norfolk +18 1 £435 -
Suffolk -14 1 £500 -4.76%
Performance Testing
England

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 33 (70.21%) Test Automation
2 28 (59.57%) JMeter
3 26 (55.32%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (40.43%) SQL
5 17 (36.17%) Selenium
6 16 (34.04%) Java
6 16 (34.04%) JIRA
6 16 (34.04%) QA
7 15 (31.91%) Scrum
7 15 (31.91%) Confluence
8 14 (29.79%) BDD
8 14 (29.79%) SoapUI
8 14 (29.79%) TDD
8 14 (29.79%) Oracle
8 14 (29.79%) LoadRunner
9 13 (27.66%) ISEB
9 13 (27.66%) XML
9 13 (27.66%) User Stories
10 12 (25.53%) Integration Testing
10 12 (25.53%) ISTQB
11 11 (23.40%) Web Services
11 11 (23.40%) Test Scripting
12 10 (21.28%) Kanban
12 10 (21.28%) Jenkins
12 10 (21.28%) Functional Testing
12 10 (21.28%) Linux
12 10 (21.28%) Acceptance Criteria
13 9 (19.15%) .NET
13 9 (19.15%) Regression Testing
13 9 (19.15%) Software 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 15 (31.91%) Confluence
2 4 (8.51%) WebLogic
3 3 (6.38%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (6.38%) nginx
3 3 (6.38%) OpenStack
4 1 (2.13%) CMS
4 1 (2.13%) JBoss
4 1 (2.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (2.13%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.38%) Google Cloud Platform
1 3 (6.38%) Stackdriver
2 1 (2.13%) IaaS
2 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.13%) PaaS
2 1 (2.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (17.02%) Internet
2 4 (8.51%) HTTP
2 4 (8.51%) Wireless
3 3 (6.38%) DNS
3 3 (6.38%) Firewall
3 3 (6.38%) HTTPS
3 3 (6.38%) SSL
3 3 (6.38%) TCP/IP
4 2 (4.26%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (2.13%) 3GPP
5 1 (2.13%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (14.89%) Pentaho
2 5 (10.64%) Impala
3 4 (8.51%) MongoDB
4 3 (6.38%) Big Data
5 2 (4.26%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (4.26%) SQL Server
6 1 (2.13%) NoSQL
6 1 (2.13%) RavenDB
6 1 (2.13%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 28 (59.57%) JMeter
2 17 (36.17%) Selenium
3 16 (34.04%) JIRA
4 14 (29.79%) LoadRunner
4 14 (29.79%) SoapUI
5 10 (21.28%) Jenkins
6 7 (14.89%) Git (software)
7 5 (10.64%) Bitbucket
8 4 (8.51%) Toad
8 4 (8.51%) Zephyr
9 3 (6.38%) Artifactory
9 3 (6.38%) Cucumber
9 3 (6.38%) HP UFT
9 3 (6.38%) Sonatype Nexus
9 3 (6.38%) Subversion
10 2 (4.26%) Hudson
10 2 (4.26%) QF-Test
11 1 (2.13%) CA Gen
11 1 (2.13%) NeoLoad
11 1 (2.13%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 5 (10.64%) Finance
1 5 (10.64%) Telecoms
2 4 (8.51%) Manufacturing
3 3 (6.38%) Electronics
3 3 (6.38%) Marketing
4 2 (4.26%) Back Office
5 1 (2.13%) Brand Awareness
5 1 (2.13%) Legal
5 1 (2.13%) Publishing
5 1 (2.13%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (27.66%) Analyst
2 12 (25.53%) Test Analyst
2 12 (25.53%) Tester
3 7 (14.89%) Performance Tester
4 4 (8.51%) DevOps Engineer
4 4 (8.51%) Performance Analyst
4 4 (8.51%) Performance Test Analyst
4 4 (8.51%) QA Analyst
4 4 (8.51%) QA Test Analyst
5 3 (6.38%) Automation Tester
5 3 (6.38%) Test Engineer
5 3 (6.38%) Test Leader
5 3 (6.38%) Test Manager
5 3 (6.38%) Web Tester
6 2 (4.26%) Consultant
6 2 (4.26%) Performance Engineer
6 2 (4.26%) QA Tester
6 2 (4.26%) Selenium Tester
6 2 (4.26%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (4.26%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (27.66%) XML
2 11 (23.40%) Web Services
3 9 (19.15%) .NET
4 7 (14.89%) SOAP
5 5 (10.64%) Spring
6 4 (8.51%) JSON
7 3 (6.38%) CSS
7 3 (6.38%) Elastic Stack
7 3 (6.38%) Gherkin
7 3 (6.38%) HTML
7 3 (6.38%) Node.js
7 3 (6.38%) REST
7 3 (6.38%) RESTful
7 3 (6.38%) WSDL
8 2 (4.26%) Java SE
9 1 (2.13%) ASP.NET
9 1 (2.13%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1 (2.13%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.89%) Client/Server
2 6 (12.77%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (8.51%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (6.38%) Replication
5 2 (4.26%) Mobile App
6 1 (2.13%) Animation
6 1 (2.13%) Data Centre
6 1 (2.13%) Mainframe
6 1 (2.13%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 10 (21.28%) Linux
2 8 (17.02%) Windows
3 6 (12.77%) Unix
4 3 (6.38%) CentOS
5 1 (2.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (2.13%) Solaris
5 1 (2.13%) Windows 10
5 1 (2.13%) Windows 7
5 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (70.21%) Test Automation
2 26 (55.32%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (31.91%) Scrum
4 14 (29.79%) BDD
4 14 (29.79%) TDD
5 13 (27.66%) User Stories
6 12 (25.53%) Integration Testing
7 11 (23.40%) Test Scripting
8 10 (21.28%) Acceptance Criteria
8 10 (21.28%) Functional Testing
8 10 (21.28%) Kanban
9 9 (19.15%) Mentoring
9 9 (19.15%) Regression Testing
9 9 (19.15%) Software Testing
9 9 (19.15%) User Acceptance Testing
10 8 (17.02%) Continuous Integration
10 8 (17.02%) Test Strategy
11 7 (14.89%) Data Integration
11 7 (14.89%) Microservices
11 7 (14.89%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (40.43%) SQL
2 16 (34.04%) Java
3 5 (10.64%) Java 8
4 4 (8.51%) Bash Shell
4 4 (8.51%) JavaScript
4 4 (8.51%) Python
4 4 (8.51%) Ruby
5 3 (6.38%) Groovy
5 3 (6.38%) Perl
5 3 (6.38%) PHP
5 3 (6.38%) Scala
6 2 (4.26%) C
6 2 (4.26%) PL/SQL
7 1 (2.13%) C#
7 1 (2.13%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 13 (27.66%) ISEB
2 12 (25.53%) ISTQB
3 5 (10.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (6.38%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (6.38%) Security Cleared
5 2 (4.26%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (2.13%) DBS Check
6 1 (2.13%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (34.04%) QA
2 5 (10.64%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (2.13%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (12.77%) Ansible
2 4 (8.51%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (8.51%) Puppet
3 3 (6.38%) HAProxy
3 3 (6.38%) Kibana
3 3 (6.38%) logstash
3 3 (6.38%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (6.38%) Terraform
4 2 (4.26%) HP ALM
5 1 (2.13%) Grafana
5 1 (2.13%) Nagios
Vendors
1 14 (29.79%) Oracle
2 6 (12.77%) Splunk
3 5 (10.64%) New Relic
4 4 (8.51%) Atlassian
4 4 (8.51%) Dynatrace
4 4 (8.51%) HP
4 4 (8.51%) webMethods
5 3 (6.38%) CA Agile Central
5 3 (6.38%) F5
5 3 (6.38%) Google
5 3 (6.38%) Percona
5 3 (6.38%) SAP
5 3 (6.38%) SolarWinds
6 2 (4.26%) ServiceNow
7 1 (2.13%) AppDynamics
7 1 (2.13%) Informatica
7 1 (2.13%) Keysight
7 1 (2.13%) Red Hat