Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 21 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
UK > England
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 340 396 337
Rank change year-on-year +56 -59 +5
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 685 581 731
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.72% 0.60% 0.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.85% 0.71% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 454 371 509
England median daily rate £450 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +10.00% +1.35%
10th Percentile £300 £288 £278
90th Percentile £613 £556 £538
UK median daily rate £425 £405 £375
% change year-on-year +4.94% +8.00% +3.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 4
England median hourly rate £33.00 £39.25 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.92% -4.27% +23.31%
10th Percentile £31.50 £32.73 £33.88
90th Percentile £34.50 £44.78 £52.85
UK median hourly rate £33.00 £39.25 £30.50
% change year-on-year -15.92% +28.69% -3.17%

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 England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 80294 81883 85035
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 84.66% 84.16% 81.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 54019 54581 56048
England median daily rate £450 £425 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +0.47% +5.75%
10th Percentile £288 £265 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1877 2118 2511
England median hourly rate £23.75 £24.42 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.74% +8.53% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.39 £11.50 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -2.08% +6.67% +18.42%

Performance Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Performance Testing in England

Performance Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Performance Testing in England

Performance Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Performance Testing in England over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Performance Testing in England

Performance Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Performance Testing in England

Performance Testing
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 6 months to 21 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
London +92 385 £513 +13.89% 35
South East -12 129 £400 - 12
North of England +37 67 £331 -9.25% 13
Midlands +10 38 £325 -18.75% 13
North West +25 36 £290 -24.18% 4
East of England -10 34 £413 +26.92% 5
South West -8 32 £389 +10.28% 6
West Midlands +29 30 £315 -12.50% 7
Yorkshire +10 19 £420 +5.00% 8
North East +57 12 £350 +12.90% 1
East Midlands -12 8 £375 - 6
Performance Testing
UK

For the 6 months to 21 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 England region with a requirement for Performance Testing.

1 417 (60.88%) Agile Software Development
2 289 (42.19%) Test Automation
3 262 (38.25%) Java
4 191 (27.88%) SQL
5 174 (25.40%) TDD
5 174 (25.40%) BDD
6 168 (24.53%) Selenium
7 158 (23.07%) JMeter
8 148 (21.61%) QA
9 142 (20.73%) JIRA
10 124 (18.10%) Cucumber
11 119 (17.37%) Linux
12 118 (17.23%) Web Services
13 114 (16.64%) LoadRunner
13 114 (16.64%) User Acceptance Testing
13 114 (16.64%) Continuous Integration
14 108 (15.77%) Regression Testing
15 104 (15.18%) Jenkins
16 100 (14.60%) Scrum
17 93 (13.58%) Git (software)
17 93 (13.58%) DevOps
18 87 (12.70%) Finance
19 86 (12.55%) Test Strategy
20 84 (12.26%) C#
21 82 (11.97%) JavaScript
22 80 (11.68%) Multithreading
23 79 (11.53%) Test Scripting
24 77 (11.24%) E-Commerce
25 76 (11.09%) HTML
26 73 (10.66%) Oracle

Performance Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 48 (7.01%) Confluence
2 36 (5.26%) Tomcat
3 14 (2.04%) JBoss
4 12 (1.75%) Apache
4 12 (1.75%) IIS
4 12 (1.75%) nginx
5 11 (1.61%) CMS
6 9 (1.31%) MQSeries
7 8 (1.17%) Elasticsearch
7 8 (1.17%) WebSphere
8 6 (0.88%) SharePoint
9 4 (0.58%) Commerce Server
9 4 (0.58%) Drupal
10 3 (0.44%) Apache Spark
11 2 (0.29%) Apache Pig
11 2 (0.29%) Apache Solr
11 2 (0.29%) Sitecore CMS
11 2 (0.29%) WebLogic
11 2 (0.29%) WebSphere Application Server
12 1 (0.15%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 18 (2.63%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.44%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.29%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (0.88%) Oracle Retail
2 4 (0.58%) BusinessWorks
3 3 (0.44%) OpenText Process Suite
4 2 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.29%) SAP CRM
4 2 (0.29%) SAP IS-U
4 2 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.29%) Temenos T24
5 1 (0.15%) iTrent
5 1 (0.15%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.15%) MIS ActiveH
5 1 (0.15%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.15%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.15%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 61 (8.91%) Amazon AWS
2 58 (8.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (2.92%) SaaS
4 16 (2.34%) BlazeMeter
5 10 (1.46%) PaaS
6 9 (1.31%) AWS CloudFormation
6 9 (1.31%) BrowserStack
6 9 (1.31%) IaaS
7 7 (1.02%) Google Cloud Platform
8 6 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
8 6 (0.88%) GitHub
8 6 (0.88%) OpenShift
9 4 (0.58%) Amazon EMR
10 2 (0.29%) npm
10 2 (0.29%) Slack
11 1 (0.15%) FinancialForce
11 1 (0.15%) Force.com
11 1 (0.15%) IBM Cloud
11 1 (0.15%) Office 365
11 1 (0.15%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 27 (3.94%) HTTP
2 16 (2.34%) PuTTY
2 16 (2.34%) WinSCP
3 8 (1.17%) DNS
3 8 (1.17%) SMS
4 6 (0.88%) Internet
5 5 (0.73%) LDAP
5 5 (0.73%) SSL
5 5 (0.73%) TCP/IP
6 4 (0.58%) Firewall
6 4 (0.58%) FTP
6 4 (0.58%) IP Telephony
6 4 (0.58%) Network Security
7 3 (0.44%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (0.29%) Broadband
8 2 (0.29%) DHCP
8 2 (0.29%) Intranet
8 2 (0.29%) Wireless
9 1 (0.15%) Extranet
9 1 (0.15%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (9.64%) SQL Server
2 50 (7.30%) Big Data
3 45 (6.57%) NoSQL
4 40 (5.84%) Hadoop
5 32 (4.67%) PostgreSQL
6 26 (3.80%) MongoDB
7 25 (3.65%) Oracle Database
8 22 (3.21%) HBase
9 19 (2.77%) Oracle Database 11g
10 17 (2.48%) Relational Database
11 16 (2.34%) MySQL
12 15 (2.19%) Oracle Database 10g
12 15 (2.19%) SQL Server 2012
13 12 (1.75%) Apache Cassandra
13 12 (1.75%) SQL Server 2016
14 11 (1.61%) Oracle Reports
15 9 (1.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 7 (1.02%) Data Warehouse
16 7 (1.02%) DB2
16 7 (1.02%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 168 (24.53%) Selenium
2 158 (23.07%) JMeter
3 142 (20.73%) JIRA
4 124 (18.10%) Cucumber
5 114 (16.64%) LoadRunner
6 104 (15.18%) Jenkins
7 93 (13.58%) Git (software)
8 63 (9.20%) SoapUI
9 58 (8.47%) SpecFlow
10 42 (6.13%) Gatling
11 34 (4.96%) WebDriver
12 32 (4.67%) JUnit
13 31 (4.53%) TestNG
14 29 (4.23%) HP UFT
15 27 (3.94%) Maven
16 26 (3.80%) Ant
17 24 (3.50%) Team Foundation Server
17 24 (3.50%) TeamCity
18 22 (3.21%) Appium
19 21 (3.07%) Visual Studio
General
1 87 (12.70%) Finance
2 72 (10.51%) Banking
3 42 (6.13%) Front Office
4 41 (5.99%) Retail
5 23 (3.36%) Investment Banking
6 18 (2.63%) Games
7 15 (2.19%) Telecoms
8 14 (2.04%) Manufacturing
9 9 (1.31%) Financial Institution
9 9 (1.31%) Retail Banking
10 8 (1.17%) Back Office
11 5 (0.73%) Publishing
12 4 (0.58%) Legal
13 3 (0.44%) Advertising
13 3 (0.44%) Marketing
14 2 (0.29%) Billing
14 2 (0.29%) Electronics
14 2 (0.29%) Law
14 2 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
15 1 (0.15%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 202 (29.49%) Developer
2 116 (16.93%) Tester
3 111 (16.20%) Analyst
4 89 (12.99%) Test Analyst
5 56 (8.18%) Java Developer
6 55 (8.03%) Test Engineer
7 48 (7.01%) Performance Tester
8 46 (6.72%) C++ Developer
9 45 (6.57%) Automation Tester
10 41 (5.99%) Senior Developer
11 30 (4.38%) Test Manager
12 27 (3.94%) Consultant
12 27 (3.94%) Test Leader
13 25 (3.65%) .NET Developer
14 23 (3.36%) QA Engineer
14 23 (3.36%) Test Automation Engineer
15 22 (3.21%) Performance Analyst
16 21 (3.07%) Performance Engineer
16 21 (3.07%) Performance Test Analyst
17 20 (2.92%) Automation Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 118 (17.23%) Web Services
2 76 (11.09%) HTML
3 71 (10.36%) REST
4 70 (10.22%) .NET
5 62 (9.05%) JSON
6 60 (8.76%) RESTful
7 49 (7.15%) Middleware
8 47 (6.86%) CSS
9 43 (6.28%) Spring
10 40 (5.84%) AngularJS
11 37 (5.40%) Gherkin
11 37 (5.40%) Node.js
12 34 (4.96%) SOAP
13 31 (4.53%) Hibernate
14 28 (4.09%) Kafka
15 27 (3.94%) HTML5
15 27 (3.94%) JPA
16 25 (3.65%) jQuery
16 25 (3.65%) React
17 24 (3.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 60 (8.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 38 (5.55%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (3.65%) User Experience
4 24 (3.50%) Mobile App
5 21 (3.07%) Data Structures
6 17 (2.48%) Enterprise Software
7 14 (2.04%) Data Centre
8 13 (1.90%) Computer Science
9 12 (1.75%) Algorithms
9 12 (1.75%) Virtual Team
10 11 (1.61%) Management Information System
11 9 (1.31%) Client/Server
12 8 (1.17%) Fintech
12 8 (1.17%) N-Tier
13 5 (0.73%) Fixed Income
13 5 (0.73%) PDA
14 4 (0.58%) Mobile Banking
14 4 (0.58%) W3C
15 3 (0.44%) EPoS
15 3 (0.44%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 119 (17.37%) Linux
2 42 (6.13%) Windows
3 34 (4.96%) Unix
4 21 (3.07%) Solaris
5 19 (2.77%) Windows Server
6 18 (2.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 15 (2.19%) Windows Server 2012
8 10 (1.46%) Apple iOS
9 9 (1.31%) Android
10 6 (0.88%) AIX
11 4 (0.58%) Oracle Linux
11 4 (0.58%) Ubuntu
12 3 (0.44%) CentOS
12 3 (0.44%) Windows 10
13 2 (0.29%) Amazon Linux
14 1 (0.15%) CoreOS
14 1 (0.15%) webOS
14 1 (0.15%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 417 (60.88%) Agile Software Development
2 289 (42.19%) Test Automation
3 174 (25.40%) BDD
3 174 (25.40%) TDD
4 114 (16.64%) Continuous Integration
4 114 (16.64%) User Acceptance Testing
5 108 (15.77%) Regression Testing
6 100 (14.60%) Scrum
7 93 (13.58%) DevOps
8 86 (12.55%) Test Strategy
9 80 (11.68%) Multithreading
10 79 (11.53%) Test Scripting
11 77 (11.24%) E-Commerce
12 71 (10.36%) SDLC
13 67 (9.78%) Multithreaded Programming
14 66 (9.64%) Microservices
15 60 (8.76%) Non-Functional Testing
16 57 (8.32%) Functional Testing
17 53 (7.74%) API Testing
18 48 (7.01%) Scenario Testing
Programming Languages
1 262 (38.25%) Java
2 191 (27.88%) SQL
3 84 (12.26%) C#
4 82 (11.97%) JavaScript
5 59 (8.61%) Python
6 56 (8.18%) C++
7 47 (6.86%) Ruby
8 40 (5.84%) Groovy
9 37 (5.40%) Scala
10 24 (3.50%) Bash Shell
11 21 (3.07%) PowerShell
12 19 (2.77%) F#
13 13 (1.90%) PHP
14 10 (1.46%) ES6
14 10 (1.46%) Perl
14 10 (1.46%) Shell Script
15 9 (1.31%) C
15 9 (1.31%) VBScript
16 8 (1.17%) T-SQL
17 7 (1.02%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 58 (8.47%) Security Cleared
2 45 (6.57%) SC Cleared
3 38 (5.55%) ISEB
4 31 (4.53%) Degree
5 16 (2.34%) ISTQB
5 16 (2.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 15 (2.19%) ISEB Practitioner
7 9 (1.31%) BPSS Clearance
8 8 (1.17%) ITIL Certification
9 6 (0.88%) Computer Science Degree
9 6 (0.88%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (0.58%) DV Cleared
10 4 (0.58%) MCSA
10 4 (0.58%) MCSE
11 2 (0.29%) CCNA
11 2 (0.29%) CFA
11 2 (0.29%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (0.29%) PMI Certification
12 1 (0.15%) CTC Cleared
12 1 (0.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 148 (21.61%) QA
2 10 (1.46%) MiFID
2 10 (1.46%) WCAG
3 7 (1.02%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.44%) GAMP
4 3 (0.44%) WAI
5 2 (0.29%) SLA
6 1 (0.15%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.15%) EMIR
6 1 (0.15%) ISO 20022
6 1 (0.15%) ISO 8583
6 1 (0.15%) PMO
6 1 (0.15%) PSD2
System Software
1 45 (6.57%) Docker
2 14 (2.04%) vSphere
3 8 (1.17%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (0.73%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.29%) Active Directory
5 2 (0.29%) Apache Flume
5 2 (0.29%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 20 (2.92%) HP Quality Center
2 19 (2.77%) Ansible
3 16 (2.34%) Grafana
4 15 (2.19%) Opscode Chef
5 12 (1.75%) HP SiteScope
6 11 (1.61%) Nagios
7 10 (1.46%) Graphite
8 9 (1.31%) Kibana
9 8 (1.17%) logstash
10 7 (1.02%) Kubernetes
11 6 (0.88%) Puppet
12 4 (0.58%) Ganglia
12 4 (0.58%) StatsD
12 4 (0.58%) ZABBIX
13 3 (0.44%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 3 (0.44%) Terraform
13 3 (0.44%) vRealize
14 2 (0.29%) Icinga
14 2 (0.29%) Oozie
14 2 (0.29%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 73 (10.66%) Oracle
2 72 (10.51%) HP
3 41 (5.99%) Microsoft
3 41 (5.99%) TIBCO
4 28 (4.09%) Solace
5 25 (3.65%) AppDynamics
6 23 (3.36%) Talarian
7 20 (2.92%) SAP
8 17 (2.48%) Red Hat
8 17 (2.48%) VMware
9 16 (2.34%) Dynatrace
10 12 (1.75%) Atlassian
10 12 (1.75%) webMethods
11 11 (1.61%) Software AG
12 9 (1.31%) IBM
13 8 (1.17%) New Relic
13 8 (1.17%) Splunk
14 7 (1.02%) Google
14 7 (1.02%) Salesforce.com
15 6 (0.88%) ATG