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 3 months to 24 June 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 114 110 132
Rank change year-on-year -4 +22  
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 19 19 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.83% 0.75% 0.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.98% 0.94% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 4
Median daily rate £356 £475 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.00% +18.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £357 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £485 £478
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £340
% change year-on-year -6.25% +17.64%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.00 £38.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year -71.42% +26.22%  

Performance Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next 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 and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1938 2028 2440
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 84.26% 80.03% 79.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 1121 1169 1452
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £260 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 136 152 179
Median hourly rate £35.00 £27.62 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.71% -16.30%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £16.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.50 £47.50 £49.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Performance Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England citing Performance Testing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 24 June 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 3 months to 24 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hertfordshire -4 8 £288 -39.47% 1
Cambridgeshire +5 5 £280 -34.11% 1
Bedfordshire - 4 £480 - 1
Essex -16 1 - -
Norfolk - 1 - -
Performance Testing
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 16 (44.44%) Test Automation
2 15 (41.67%) QA
3 14 (38.89%) Selenium
3 14 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (36.11%) JMeter
5 12 (33.33%) JIRA
6 9 (25.00%) XML
6 9 (25.00%) LoadRunner
6 9 (25.00%) Test Strategy
7 8 (22.22%) Data Centre
7 8 (22.22%) SDLC
7 8 (22.22%) ISEB
7 8 (22.22%) Configuration Management
7 8 (22.22%) Software Testing
8 7 (19.44%) ISTQB
8 7 (19.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 7 (19.44%) Programme Delivery
9 6 (16.67%) Test Management
10 5 (13.89%) Security Testing
10 5 (13.89%) Security Cleared
10 5 (13.89%) Stakeholder Management
11 4 (11.11%) Regression Testing
11 4 (11.11%) VMware
11 4 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (11.11%) Internet
11 4 (11.11%) Symantec
11 4 (11.11%) Sophos
11 4 (11.11%) Windows XP
11 4 (11.11%) Windows
11 4 (11.11%) Python

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 1 (2.78%) JBoss
1 1 (2.78%) WildFly
Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.78%) iTrent
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.33%) BrowserStack
2 1 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (11.11%) Internet
1 4 (11.11%) Network Security
2 1 (2.78%) DHCP
2 1 (2.78%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.78%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (2.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 14 (38.89%) Selenium
2 13 (36.11%) JMeter
3 12 (33.33%) JIRA
4 9 (25.00%) LoadRunner
5 3 (8.33%) Appium
5 3 (8.33%) Cucumber
5 3 (8.33%) Git (software)
6 2 (5.56%) HP UFT
6 2 (5.56%) TeamCity
7 1 (2.78%) FitNesse
7 1 (2.78%) Gatling
7 1 (2.78%) Jenkins
7 1 (2.78%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (2.78%) SoapUI
7 1 (2.78%) SpecFlow
7 1 (2.78%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (2.78%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (8.33%) Finance
1 3 (8.33%) Retail
2 2 (5.56%) Law
3 1 (2.78%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 12 (33.33%) Tester
2 8 (22.22%) Performance Tester
3 7 (19.44%) Test Manager
4 5 (13.89%) Consultant
4 5 (13.89%) Security Consultant
4 5 (13.89%) Security Engineer
5 4 (11.11%) Automation Tester
6 3 (8.33%) Audio Visual Engineer
6 3 (8.33%) Implementation Manager
7 2 (5.56%) Analyst
7 2 (5.56%) Automation Consultant
7 2 (5.56%) Automation Engineer
7 2 (5.56%) Implementation Project Manager
7 2 (5.56%) Performance Manager
7 2 (5.56%) Performance Test Manager
7 2 (5.56%) Project Implementation Manager
7 2 (5.56%) SAP Implementation Manager
7 2 (5.56%) SAP Implementation Project Manager
7 2 (5.56%) SAP Manager
7 2 (5.56%) SAP Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (25.00%) XML
2 4 (11.11%) Web Services
3 2 (5.56%) Oracle Fusion
3 2 (5.56%) RESTful
4 1 (2.78%) CSS
4 1 (2.78%) HTML
4 1 (2.78%) J2EE
4 1 (2.78%) JSON
4 1 (2.78%) SOAP
4 1 (2.78%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 8 (22.22%) Data Centre
2 4 (11.11%) Cyber Kill Chain
3 2 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.56%) Reference Data
4 1 (2.78%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.78%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 4 (11.11%) VMS
1 4 (11.11%) Windows
1 4 (11.11%) Windows 7
1 4 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
1 4 (11.11%) Windows XP
2 1 (2.78%) Linux
2 1 (2.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (2.78%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (44.44%) Test Automation
2 14 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (25.00%) Test Strategy
4 8 (22.22%) Configuration Management
4 8 (22.22%) SDLC
4 8 (22.22%) Software Testing
5 7 (19.44%) Programme Delivery
6 6 (16.67%) Test Management
7 5 (13.89%) Security Testing
7 5 (13.89%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (11.11%) Migration
8 4 (11.11%) Non-Functional Testing
8 4 (11.11%) Regression Testing
8 4 (11.11%) Usability Testing
8 4 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (8.33%) BDD
9 3 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
9 3 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (8.33%) Cross-Browser Testing
9 3 (8.33%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 4 (11.11%) Perl
1 4 (11.11%) PowerShell
1 4 (11.11%) Python
2 3 (8.33%) C#
2 3 (8.33%) JavaScript
2 3 (8.33%) SQL
3 2 (5.56%) C
4 1 (2.78%) Bash Shell
4 1 (2.78%) Groovy
4 1 (2.78%) Java
4 1 (2.78%) Shell Script
4 1 (2.78%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (22.22%) ISEB
2 7 (19.44%) ISTQB
2 7 (19.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (13.89%) Security Cleared
4 4 (11.11%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.78%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (41.67%) QA
2 2 (5.56%) Data Quality
3 1 (2.78%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (2.78%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 4 (11.11%) VirtualBox
1 4 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (5.56%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.78%) Grafana
2 1 (2.78%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (11.11%) Palo Alto
1 4 (11.11%) Sophos
1 4 (11.11%) Symantec
1 4 (11.11%) VMware
2 2 (5.56%) Informatica
2 2 (5.56%) Oracle
2 2 (5.56%) SAP
3 1 (2.78%) Dynatrace
3 1 (2.78%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.78%) MikroTik
3 1 (2.78%) Red Hat
3 1 (2.78%) Splunk
3 1 (2.78%) WSO2