Period
to 16 October 2018

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 16 October 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
UK > England
6 months to
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 336 349 398
Rank change year-on-year +13 +49 -64
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 721 643 563
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.76% 0.70% 0.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.89% 0.82% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 469 417 369
England median daily rate £450 £433 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.05% +6.79% +8.00%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £300
90th Percentile £600 £600 £551
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 2
England median hourly rate £35.00 £11.00 £41.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +218.18% -73.65% +11.33%
10th Percentile £20.00 £10.50 £37.23
90th Percentile £38.00 £11.50 £45.28
UK median hourly rate £30.00 £11.00 £41.75
% change year-on-year +172.73% -73.65% +33.60%

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 81,260 78,348 83,621
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 86.22% 85.90% 85.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 54,227 52,340 55,746
England median daily rate £470 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.44% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £300 £282 £263
90th Percentile £645 £630 £605
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,201 1,876 2,205
England median hourly rate £21.00 £24.99 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.97% +11.07% +3.52%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £48.00
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -16.00% +11.11% +3.45%

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 16 October 2018.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Performance Testing in England over the 6 months to 16 October 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 16 October 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
London -1 345 £475 -7.32% 59
North of England +12 119 £413 +15.79% 17
South East +8 119 £400 -3.32% 33
North West +8 58 £425 +30.77% 11
Midlands +7 56 £398 +17.78% 19
Yorkshire +11 54 £353 -16.07% 5
West Midlands -1 50 £375 +19.05% 13
East of England +8 46 £500 +21.21% 14
South West -11 39 £393 -1.88% 24
North East -4 7 £413 +17.86% 1
East Midlands -2 6 £500 +17.65% 6
Performance Testing
UK

For the 6 months to 16 October 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 England region with a requirement for Performance Testing.

1 400 (55.48%) Agile Software Development
2 392 (54.37%) Test Automation
3 283 (39.25%) Java
4 251 (34.81%) JMeter
5 247 (34.26%) Selenium
6 195 (27.05%) JIRA
7 179 (24.83%) QA
8 172 (23.86%) Jenkins
9 156 (21.64%) Scrum
10 146 (20.25%) BDD
11 127 (17.61%) LoadRunner
12 124 (17.20%) Continuous Integration
12 124 (17.20%) Confluence
12 124 (17.20%) Test Strategy
13 123 (17.06%) Web Services
14 117 (16.23%) TDD
14 117 (16.23%) Non-Functional Testing
15 116 (16.09%) Test Scripting
15 116 (16.09%) SQL
16 106 (14.70%) RESTful
16 106 (14.70%) Cucumber
16 106 (14.70%) Problem-Solving
17 103 (14.29%) Docker
18 102 (14.15%) SoapUI
19 99 (13.73%) DevOps
20 97 (13.45%) Microservices
20 97 (13.45%) C#
21 93 (12.90%) Amazon AWS
22 83 (11.51%) Python
23 82 (11.37%) Regression Testing

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
1 124 (17.20%) Confluence
2 19 (2.64%) Elasticsearch
2 19 (2.64%) SharePoint
3 16 (2.22%) Apache
4 15 (2.08%) Tomcat
5 13 (1.80%) Apache Spark
6 11 (1.53%) WebSphere
7 10 (1.39%) Apache Solr
7 10 (1.39%) WebLogic
8 9 (1.25%) SharePoint 2013
9 8 (1.11%) CMS
10 5 (0.69%) IIS
10 5 (0.69%) JBoss
10 5 (0.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 5 (0.69%) SharePoint 2010
11 4 (0.55%) SAS
12 3 (0.42%) Oracle Service Bus
12 3 (0.42%) Oracle Workflow
13 2 (0.28%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 2 (0.28%) OpenStack
Applications
1 21 (2.91%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (2.08%) Microsoft Excel
2 15 (2.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 15 (2.08%) MS Visio
3 6 (0.83%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 12 (1.66%) HiPortfolio
2 4 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.55%) Fredhopper
3 3 (0.42%) assyst
3 3 (0.42%) Maximo
4 2 (0.28%) Markit EDM
4 2 (0.28%) SAP S/4HANA
5 1 (0.14%) Magento
5 1 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.14%) SAP EWM
5 1 (0.14%) SAP Hybris
5 1 (0.14%) SAP Payroll
5 1 (0.14%) thinkFolio
5 1 (0.14%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 93 (12.90%) Amazon AWS
2 76 (10.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 37 (5.13%) GitHub
4 30 (4.16%) BlazeMeter
5 18 (2.50%) IaaS
5 18 (2.50%) SaaS
6 14 (1.94%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 12 (1.66%) Office 365
8 10 (1.39%) BrowserStack
8 10 (1.39%) PaaS
8 10 (1.39%) Slack
9 6 (0.83%) Google Cloud Platform
9 6 (0.83%) Sauce Labs
10 4 (0.55%) Amazon EC2
11 3 (0.42%) Dynamics 365
11 3 (0.42%) iPaaS
12 2 (0.28%) Amazon S3
13 1 (0.14%) AWS CloudTrail
13 1 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
13 1 (0.14%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 25 (3.47%) HTTP
2 14 (1.94%) Internet
3 12 (1.66%) Firewall
4 9 (1.25%) SMS
4 9 (1.25%) SSL
5 7 (0.97%) SAN
6 6 (0.83%) DNS
6 6 (0.83%) HTTPS
7 5 (0.69%) DMZ
7 5 (0.69%) PuTTY
7 5 (0.69%) Reverse Proxy
7 5 (0.69%) WinSCP
8 4 (0.55%) DOCSIS
8 4 (0.55%) Wireshark
9 3 (0.42%) BIG-IP
9 3 (0.42%) Kerberos
10 2 (0.28%) TCP/IP
10 2 (0.28%) VPN
10 2 (0.28%) Wireless
11 1 (0.14%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (6.10%) SQL Server
2 38 (5.27%) Hadoop
3 34 (4.72%) Big Data
4 33 (4.58%) PostgreSQL
5 27 (3.74%) MySQL
6 22 (3.05%) HBase
6 22 (3.05%) MongoDB
7 19 (2.64%) Relational Database
8 18 (2.50%) Apache Cassandra
9 16 (2.22%) SQL Server 2012
10 15 (2.08%) Oracle Reports
11 14 (1.94%) NoSQL
12 12 (1.66%) Oracle Database
13 11 (1.53%) Data Warehouse
14 10 (1.39%) Pentaho
14 10 (1.39%) SQL Server 2016
15 9 (1.25%) Amazon Redshift
16 8 (1.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 7 (0.97%) Impala
18 6 (0.83%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 251 (34.81%) JMeter
2 247 (34.26%) Selenium
3 195 (27.05%) JIRA
4 172 (23.86%) Jenkins
5 127 (17.61%) LoadRunner
6 106 (14.70%) Cucumber
7 102 (14.15%) SoapUI
8 68 (9.43%) Git (software)
9 64 (8.88%) WebDriver
10 62 (8.60%) Gatling
11 52 (7.21%) SpecFlow
12 45 (6.24%) Visual Studio
13 38 (5.27%) TeamCity
14 34 (4.72%) JUnit
15 26 (3.61%) The Grinder
15 26 (3.61%) Zephyr
16 22 (3.05%) Maven
16 22 (3.05%) NeoLoad
17 20 (2.77%) Team Foundation Server
18 19 (2.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 82 (11.37%) Finance
2 30 (4.16%) Retail
3 29 (4.02%) Banking
4 21 (2.91%) Marketing
4 21 (2.91%) Telecoms
5 16 (2.22%) Manufacturing
6 15 (2.08%) Electronics
7 13 (1.80%) Back Office
8 6 (0.83%) Front Office
8 6 (0.83%) Investment Banking
9 5 (0.69%) Financial Institution
10 4 (0.55%) Advertising
11 2 (0.28%) Games
11 2 (0.28%) Legal
11 2 (0.28%) Publishing
12 1 (0.14%) French Language
12 1 (0.14%) German Language
12 1 (0.14%) Law
12 1 (0.14%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 195 (27.05%) Tester
2 116 (16.09%) Analyst
3 113 (15.67%) Developer
4 93 (12.90%) Test Analyst
5 81 (11.23%) Performance Tester
6 66 (9.15%) Test Engineer
7 62 (8.60%) Automation Tester
8 53 (7.35%) Java Developer
8 53 (7.35%) Test Leader
9 43 (5.96%) Test Manager
10 32 (4.44%) Performance Test Leader
11 29 (4.02%) Test Automation Engineer
12 28 (3.88%) Architect
13 26 (3.61%) QA Tester
14 22 (3.05%) Automation Test Analyst
14 22 (3.05%) Performance Test Engineer
14 22 (3.05%) QA Engineer
15 20 (2.77%) Performance Engineer
16 19 (2.64%) Performance Analyst
16 19 (2.64%) Performance Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 123 (17.06%) Web Services
2 106 (14.70%) RESTful
3 70 (9.71%) REST
4 66 (9.15%) .NET
5 61 (8.46%) Gherkin
6 51 (7.07%) JSON
7 42 (5.83%) SOAP
8 40 (5.55%) Kafka
9 36 (4.99%) HTML
10 34 (4.72%) XML
11 33 (4.58%) Spring
12 31 (4.30%) CSS
13 29 (4.02%) JPA
14 28 (3.88%) Hibernate
15 26 (3.61%) JSON Schema
16 22 (3.05%) AngularJS
16 22 (3.05%) Samza
17 19 (2.64%) Node.js
18 17 (2.36%) Guice
19 16 (2.22%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 66 (9.15%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (3.33%) Linux Command Line
3 23 (3.19%) Data Centre
4 21 (2.91%) Mobile App
5 16 (2.22%) Self-Motivation
6 11 (1.53%) NHS
7 9 (1.25%) Client/Server
8 8 (1.11%) Data Structures
8 8 (1.11%) Enterprise Software
8 8 (1.11%) User Experience
9 7 (0.97%) Computer Science
9 7 (0.97%) Greenfield Project
9 7 (0.97%) N-Tier
10 6 (0.83%) Algorithms
11 5 (0.69%) DataPower
11 5 (0.69%) Fintech
11 5 (0.69%) Hybrid Cloud
11 5 (0.69%) Management Information System
11 5 (0.69%) New Media
11 5 (0.69%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 79 (10.96%) Linux
2 69 (9.57%) Unix
3 61 (8.46%) Windows
4 21 (2.91%) Windows Server
5 16 (2.22%) Solaris
6 8 (1.11%) Apple iOS
6 8 (1.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (0.97%) Android
7 7 (0.97%) Windows 10
7 7 (0.97%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (0.83%) Mac OS X
9 3 (0.42%) Windows 7
9 3 (0.42%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.28%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.14%) CentOS
11 1 (0.14%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.14%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 400 (55.48%) Agile Software Development
2 392 (54.37%) Test Automation
3 156 (21.64%) Scrum
4 146 (20.25%) BDD
5 124 (17.20%) Continuous Integration
5 124 (17.20%) Test Strategy
6 117 (16.23%) Non-Functional Testing
6 117 (16.23%) TDD
7 116 (16.09%) Test Scripting
8 106 (14.70%) Problem-Solving
9 99 (13.73%) DevOps
10 97 (13.45%) Microservices
11 82 (11.37%) Regression Testing
12 81 (11.23%) API Testing
13 80 (11.10%) Open Source
14 77 (10.68%) Integration Testing
15 75 (10.40%) Scenario Testing
16 73 (10.12%) Load Testing
17 71 (9.85%) Acceptance Criteria
18 70 (9.71%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 283 (39.25%) Java
2 116 (16.09%) SQL
3 97 (13.45%) C#
4 83 (11.51%) Python
5 67 (9.29%) JavaScript
6 55 (7.63%) Groovy
7 45 (6.24%) Java 8
8 44 (6.10%) Scala
9 31 (4.30%) Ruby
10 30 (4.16%) C++
11 23 (3.19%) Shell Script
12 19 (2.64%) PHP
13 18 (2.50%) C
14 17 (2.36%) Perl
15 16 (2.22%) Bash Shell
16 14 (1.94%) Korn
17 13 (1.80%) VB
18 11 (1.53%) PL/SQL
19 10 (1.39%) F#
20 9 (1.25%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 70 (9.71%) ISTQB
2 66 (9.15%) Security Cleared
3 57 (7.91%) ISEB
4 49 (6.80%) SC Cleared
5 21 (2.91%) BPSS Clearance
5 21 (2.91%) Degree
6 18 (2.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 16 (2.22%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 11 (1.53%) ISEB Practitioner
9 8 (1.11%) CCNA
9 8 (1.11%) Cisco Certification
10 7 (0.97%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (0.55%) DV Cleared
11 4 (0.55%) MCSE
11 4 (0.55%) Microsoft Certification
11 4 (0.55%) PMI Certification
11 4 (0.55%) PMP
12 3 (0.42%) MCSD
12 3 (0.42%) MCTS
12 3 (0.42%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 179 (24.83%) QA
2 14 (1.94%) PMO
3 6 (0.83%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.42%) MiFID
5 1 (0.14%) GDPR
5 1 (0.14%) HL7
System Software
1 103 (14.29%) Docker
2 13 (1.80%) Active Directory
3 12 (1.66%) vSphere
4 10 (1.39%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (0.97%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (0.28%) NFS
6 2 (0.28%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.14%) IAG
7 1 (0.14%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 30 (4.16%) Kubernetes
2 25 (3.47%) HP ALM
3 23 (3.19%) Ansible
4 22 (3.05%) HP Quality Center
5 21 (2.91%) Puppet
6 19 (2.64%) Opscode Chef
7 18 (2.50%) Grafana
8 17 (2.36%) Prometheus
9 15 (2.08%) Terraform
10 13 (1.80%) Oracle ZFS
11 9 (1.25%) ZABBIX
12 8 (1.11%) Single Sign-On
13 5 (0.69%) CA Single Sign-On
13 5 (0.69%) Kibana
14 4 (0.55%) Business Desktop Deployment
14 4 (0.55%) Graphite
14 4 (0.55%) logstash
14 4 (0.55%) Mesos
15 3 (0.42%) CA Service Virtualization
16 2 (0.28%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 64 (8.88%) Oracle
2 56 (7.77%) HP
3 43 (5.96%) Microsoft
4 32 (4.44%) Atlassian
5 29 (4.02%) AppDynamics
6 24 (3.33%) Dynatrace
6 24 (3.33%) SOASTA, Inc
7 22 (3.05%) SAP
8 17 (2.36%) webMethods
9 16 (2.22%) VMware
10 14 (1.94%) Splunk
11 13 (1.80%) New Relic
12 10 (1.39%) Google
12 10 (1.39%) Software AG
13 8 (1.11%) CA
13 8 (1.11%) Red Hat
14 7 (0.97%) CA Agile Central
15 6 (0.83%) IBM
16 5 (0.69%) Citrix
16 5 (0.69%) CyberArk