Period
to 14 December 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 14 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
UK > England
6 months to
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 321 357 372
Rank change year-on-year +36 +15 -16
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 770 661 610
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.80% 0.70% 0.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.92% 0.81% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 477 438 393
England median daily rate £458 £450 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.67% +7.14% +12.00%
10th Percentile £335 £300 £281
90th Percentile £617 £613 £555
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 2
England median hourly rate £38.75 £33.00 £39.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.42% -15.92% -19.07%
10th Percentile £25.63 £31.50 £32.73
90th Percentile £47.50 £34.50 £44.78
UK median hourly rate £37.50 £33.00 £39.25
% change year-on-year +13.64% -15.92% -1.88%

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 83,301 81,780 81,943
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 86.79% 86.06% 85.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 55,889 55,114 54,414
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £300 £283 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £613
UK median daily rate £465 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,083 1,882 2,266
England median hourly rate £22.22 £25.00 £22.92
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.14% +9.06% +4.19%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.35 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.75 £50.00 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £24.02 £22.50
% change year-on-year -6.33% +6.76% +2.27%

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 14 December 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 14 December 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 14 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
London +17 371 £488 -4.88% 58
North of England +35 112 £413 +24.53% 37
South East -23 112 £406 +1.56% 29
Midlands +4 63 £395 +12.86% 8
East of England +19 58 £410 -0.61% 12
West Midlands +4 58 £395 +21.54% 3
North West +3 53 £425 +44.07% 19
South West -14 52 £400 +6.67% 17
Yorkshire +9 39 £400 -13.04% 13
North East +9 20 £390 +4.00% 5
East Midlands +2 4 £500 +21.21% 5
South Coast - 1 - -
Performance Testing
UK

For the 6 months to 14 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 England region with a requirement for Performance Testing.

1 460 (59.74%) Agile Software Development
2 418 (54.29%) Test Automation
3 290 (37.66%) Java
4 273 (35.45%) JMeter
5 251 (32.60%) Selenium
6 209 (27.14%) QA
7 208 (27.01%) JIRA
8 181 (23.51%) Scrum
9 177 (22.99%) Jenkins
10 172 (22.34%) BDD
11 145 (18.83%) Test Strategy
11 145 (18.83%) Test Scripting
12 142 (18.44%) Web Services
13 140 (18.18%) SQL
14 135 (17.53%) TDD
14 135 (17.53%) Non-Functional Testing
15 132 (17.14%) Continuous Integration
15 132 (17.14%) LoadRunner
16 128 (16.62%) Confluence
17 120 (15.58%) RESTful
18 118 (15.32%) Cucumber
19 116 (15.06%) SoapUI
20 113 (14.68%) C#
21 110 (14.29%) Docker
22 107 (13.90%) Integration Testing
23 105 (13.64%) Regression Testing
24 99 (12.86%) Microservices
25 95 (12.34%) DevOps
26 94 (12.21%) Problem-Solving
27 92 (11.95%) Finance

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
1 128 (16.62%) Confluence
2 29 (3.77%) Elasticsearch
3 25 (3.25%) SharePoint
4 15 (1.95%) Apache
5 14 (1.82%) Tomcat
6 12 (1.56%) Apache Spark
6 12 (1.56%) SharePoint 2013
7 10 (1.30%) Apache Solr
7 10 (1.30%) WebLogic
8 9 (1.17%) IIS
8 9 (1.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 8 (1.04%) CMS
9 8 (1.04%) WebSphere
10 6 (0.78%) JBoss
11 5 (0.65%) BizTalk Server
11 5 (0.65%) SharePoint 2010
12 4 (0.52%) Cloud Foundry
12 4 (0.52%) SAS
13 3 (0.39%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 3 (0.39%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 25 (3.25%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (2.60%) Microsoft Excel
3 18 (2.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 16 (2.08%) MS Visio
5 11 (1.43%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 14 (1.82%) HiPortfolio
2 7 (0.91%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.52%) Fredhopper
4 3 (0.39%) assyst
4 3 (0.39%) Maximo
5 2 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.26%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.26%) SAP S/4HANA
6 1 (0.13%) Cognos TM1
6 1 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.13%) Infor M3
6 1 (0.13%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.13%) SAP Hybris
6 1 (0.13%) SAP IS-U
6 1 (0.13%) thinkFolio
6 1 (0.13%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 88 (11.43%) Amazon AWS
2 72 (9.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 33 (4.29%) BlazeMeter
4 31 (4.03%) GitHub
5 20 (2.60%) BrowserStack
6 17 (2.21%) IaaS
7 14 (1.82%) Office 365
8 13 (1.69%) SaaS
9 10 (1.30%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 9 (1.17%) PaaS
11 7 (0.91%) Dynamics 365
12 6 (0.78%) Amazon EC2
12 6 (0.78%) Slack
13 4 (0.52%) Boomi
13 4 (0.52%) Serverless
14 3 (0.39%) Google Cloud Platform
15 2 (0.26%) Amazon S3
15 2 (0.26%) IBM Cloud
15 2 (0.26%) OneDrive
15 2 (0.26%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 26 (3.38%) HTTP
2 23 (2.99%) Internet
3 20 (2.60%) Firewall
4 12 (1.56%) DNS
5 11 (1.43%) SSL
5 11 (1.43%) Wireshark
6 6 (0.78%) Kerberos
6 6 (0.78%) SAN
7 5 (0.65%) DMZ
7 5 (0.65%) HTTPS
7 5 (0.65%) Reverse Proxy
8 4 (0.52%) DOCSIS
9 3 (0.39%) BIG-IP
9 3 (0.39%) TCP/IP
10 2 (0.26%) FTP
10 2 (0.26%) PuTTY
10 2 (0.26%) SMS
10 2 (0.26%) VPN
10 2 (0.26%) WinSCP
11 1 (0.13%) OpenVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 42 (5.45%) Big Data
3 36 (4.68%) Hadoop
4 35 (4.55%) PostgreSQL
5 29 (3.77%) MySQL
6 25 (3.25%) HBase
6 25 (3.25%) Oracle Reports
7 24 (3.12%) MongoDB
8 19 (2.47%) Apache Cassandra
9 18 (2.34%) Pentaho
9 18 (2.34%) Relational Database
10 16 (2.08%) Data Warehouse
10 16 (2.08%) NoSQL
11 15 (1.95%) Oracle Database
12 13 (1.69%) Impala
12 13 (1.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 11 (1.43%) Amazon Redshift
14 9 (1.17%) SQL Server 2012
15 8 (1.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 7 (0.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 273 (35.45%) JMeter
2 251 (32.60%) Selenium
3 208 (27.01%) JIRA
4 177 (22.99%) Jenkins
5 132 (17.14%) LoadRunner
6 118 (15.32%) Cucumber
7 116 (15.06%) SoapUI
8 79 (10.26%) WebDriver
9 69 (8.96%) Gatling
9 69 (8.96%) Git (software)
10 57 (7.40%) Visual Studio
11 41 (5.32%) SpecFlow
12 40 (5.19%) JUnit
13 38 (4.94%) TeamCity
14 36 (4.68%) Visual Studio Team System
15 32 (4.16%) Maven
16 27 (3.51%) NeoLoad
17 26 (3.38%) Zephyr
18 23 (2.99%) Team Foundation Server
19 21 (2.73%) The Grinder
General
1 92 (11.95%) Finance
2 37 (4.81%) Banking
3 22 (2.86%) Retail
4 19 (2.47%) Telecoms
5 18 (2.34%) Marketing
6 16 (2.08%) Back Office
6 16 (2.08%) Electronics
6 16 (2.08%) Manufacturing
7 6 (0.78%) Financial Institution
8 5 (0.65%) Advertising
8 5 (0.65%) Investment Banking
9 4 (0.52%) Front Office
9 4 (0.52%) Games
10 3 (0.39%) Publishing
11 1 (0.13%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.13%) Billing
11 1 (0.13%) Law
11 1 (0.13%) Legal
11 1 (0.13%) Military
11 1 (0.13%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 218 (28.31%) Tester
2 129 (16.75%) Analyst
3 121 (15.71%) Developer
4 105 (13.64%) Test Analyst
5 91 (11.82%) Performance Tester
6 76 (9.87%) Test Engineer
7 69 (8.96%) Automation Tester
8 64 (8.31%) Java Developer
9 53 (6.88%) Test Manager
10 46 (5.97%) Test Leader
11 40 (5.19%) QA Tester
12 30 (3.90%) Performance Test Engineer
13 29 (3.77%) Performance Engineer
14 27 (3.51%) QA Engineer
14 27 (3.51%) Test Automation Engineer
15 25 (3.25%) Performance Analyst
16 24 (3.12%) Performance Test Analyst
17 23 (2.99%) Architect
18 21 (2.73%) Automation Test Analyst
18 21 (2.73%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 142 (18.44%) Web Services
2 120 (15.58%) RESTful
3 77 (10.00%) .NET
4 73 (9.48%) REST
5 68 (8.83%) Gherkin
6 67 (8.70%) JSON
7 51 (6.62%) SOAP
8 42 (5.45%) XML
9 41 (5.32%) Kafka
10 33 (4.29%) CSS
10 33 (4.29%) Taurus
11 32 (4.16%) Hibernate
11 32 (4.16%) Spring
12 31 (4.03%) JPA
13 29 (3.77%) JSON Schema
14 26 (3.38%) Node.js
15 24 (3.12%) HTML
15 24 (3.12%) Samza
16 23 (2.99%) AngularJS
17 20 (2.60%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 75 (9.74%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (3.77%) Mobile App
3 26 (3.38%) Linux Command Line
4 24 (3.12%) Data Centre
5 19 (2.47%) Self-Motivation
6 17 (2.21%) Client/Server
7 10 (1.30%) Fintech
8 9 (1.17%) Enterprise Software
8 9 (1.17%) User Experience
9 8 (1.04%) Algorithms
9 8 (1.04%) Data Structures
10 7 (0.91%) NHS
10 7 (0.91%) N-Tier
11 6 (0.78%) DataPower
11 6 (0.78%) Fat Client
11 6 (0.78%) Greenfield Project
11 6 (0.78%) Management Information System
11 6 (0.78%) Thin Client
12 5 (0.65%) Mainframe
12 5 (0.65%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 77 (10.00%) Unix
2 74 (9.61%) Linux
3 54 (7.01%) Windows
4 17 (2.21%) Windows Server
5 16 (2.08%) Solaris
6 10 (1.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (0.91%) Android
7 7 (0.91%) Apple iOS
7 7 (0.91%) Windows 10
8 5 (0.65%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (0.39%) Windows 7
9 3 (0.39%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.26%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.13%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.13%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.13%) VMS
11 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.13%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 460 (59.74%) Agile Software Development
2 418 (54.29%) Test Automation
3 181 (23.51%) Scrum
4 172 (22.34%) BDD
5 145 (18.83%) Test Scripting
5 145 (18.83%) Test Strategy
6 135 (17.53%) Non-Functional Testing
6 135 (17.53%) TDD
7 132 (17.14%) Continuous Integration
8 107 (13.90%) Integration Testing
9 105 (13.64%) Regression Testing
10 99 (12.86%) Microservices
11 95 (12.34%) DevOps
12 94 (12.21%) Problem-Solving
13 88 (11.43%) Functional Testing
14 85 (11.04%) Defect Management
15 84 (10.91%) Open Source
16 78 (10.13%) API Testing
17 75 (9.74%) SDLC
18 71 (9.22%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 290 (37.66%) Java
2 140 (18.18%) SQL
3 113 (14.68%) C#
4 74 (9.61%) JavaScript
5 71 (9.22%) Python
6 49 (6.36%) Groovy
6 49 (6.36%) Java 8
7 38 (4.94%) Scala
8 25 (3.25%) Ruby
9 24 (3.12%) C++
10 21 (2.73%) Shell Script
11 20 (2.60%) C
12 17 (2.21%) PHP
12 17 (2.21%) PL/SQL
13 16 (2.08%) Korn
13 16 (2.08%) PowerShell
14 15 (1.95%) Bash Shell
14 15 (1.95%) Perl
15 13 (1.69%) VB
16 10 (1.30%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 76 (9.87%) ISTQB
2 70 (9.09%) ISEB
3 63 (8.18%) Security Cleared
4 53 (6.88%) SC Cleared
5 28 (3.64%) BPSS Clearance
5 28 (3.64%) Degree
6 18 (2.34%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 15 (1.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 9 (1.17%) Microsoft Certification
9 8 (1.04%) CCNA
9 8 (1.04%) Cisco Certification
10 7 (0.91%) ISEB Practitioner
10 7 (0.91%) MCSE
11 6 (0.78%) Computer Science Degree
11 6 (0.78%) DBS Check
11 6 (0.78%) ITIL Certification
12 5 (0.65%) PMI Certification
13 4 (0.52%) PMP
14 3 (0.39%) MCSD
14 3 (0.39%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 209 (27.14%) QA
2 16 (2.08%) Data Quality
3 9 (1.17%) PMO
4 3 (0.39%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (0.39%) MiFID
5 2 (0.26%) HL7
5 2 (0.26%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.13%) GAMP
6 1 (0.13%) SLA
System Software
1 110 (14.29%) Docker
2 13 (1.69%) Active Directory
3 12 (1.56%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (1.17%) vSphere
5 7 (0.91%) Virtual Servers
6 3 (0.39%) NFS
6 3 (0.39%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.13%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.13%) HDFS
7 1 (0.13%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.13%) IAG
7 1 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 32 (4.16%) Kubernetes
2 21 (2.73%) HP ALM
3 20 (2.60%) HP Quality Center
4 19 (2.47%) Grafana
4 19 (2.47%) Prometheus
4 19 (2.47%) Puppet
5 18 (2.34%) Opscode Chef
6 17 (2.21%) Terraform
7 16 (2.08%) Ansible
8 15 (1.95%) Oracle ZFS
9 9 (1.17%) ZABBIX
10 5 (0.65%) CA Single Sign-On
10 5 (0.65%) Graphite
10 5 (0.65%) nmon
10 5 (0.65%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 5 (0.65%) Single Sign-On
11 4 (0.52%) CA Service Virtualization
11 4 (0.52%) HP SiteScope
11 4 (0.52%) Mesos
12 3 (0.39%) logstash
Vendors
1 82 (10.65%) Oracle
2 68 (8.83%) Microsoft
3 46 (5.97%) HP
4 31 (4.03%) Atlassian
5 27 (3.51%) AppDynamics
6 23 (2.99%) SAP
7 21 (2.73%) VMware
8 19 (2.47%) Dynatrace
9 17 (2.21%) SOASTA, Inc
10 12 (1.56%) New Relic
11 11 (1.43%) CA
12 10 (1.30%) Red Hat
13 9 (1.17%) Splunk
14 8 (1.04%) CA Agile Central
14 8 (1.04%) IBM
14 8 (1.04%) Workday
15 6 (0.78%) Micro Focus
15 6 (0.78%) Trend Micro
15 6 (0.78%) webMethods
16 5 (0.65%) CyberArk