Period
to 25 June 2019

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 25 June 2019 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
25 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 377 358 363
Rank change year-on-year -19 +5 +66
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 535 629 560
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.64% 0.69% 0.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.74% 0.79% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 332 404 332
England median daily rate £427 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.47% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £315 £300 £275
90th Percentile £588 £575 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
England median hourly rate £23.00 - £30.50
UK median hourly rate £35.00 - £30.50

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 72,676 79,604 72,400
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 87.37% 86.78% 85.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 48,273 52,866 47,627
England median daily rate £475 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £306 £300 £275
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,949 2,169 1,910
England median hourly rate £25.43 £22.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.57% -12.00% -
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £11.43
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £51.28
UK median hourly rate £25.38 £21.53 £25.00
% change year-on-year +17.91% -13.90% -

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 25 June 2019.

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 25 June 2019. 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 -32 203 £475 +5.56% 10
North of England +27 109 £410 +2.50% 8
South East -19 95 £415 +3.75% 5
South West -8 59 £423 +12.67% 4
North West +26 57 £420 -1.18% 3
Midlands +16 39 £413 +11.49% 1
East of England -4 29 £465 -7.00% 1
West Midlands +2 28 £425 +70.00% 1
Yorkshire -11 26 £385 +2.67% 2
North East - 26 £419 - 3
East Midlands +34 11 £355 -29.00%
Performance Testing
UK

For the 6 months to 25 June 2019, 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.

1 315 (58.88%) Agile Software Development
2 304 (56.82%) Test Automation
3 183 (34.21%) Selenium
4 163 (30.47%) Java
5 150 (28.04%) JMeter
6 145 (27.10%) QA
7 135 (25.23%) SQL
8 132 (24.67%) Scrum
9 124 (23.18%) JIRA
10 119 (22.24%) DevOps
11 107 (20.00%) TDD
12 104 (19.44%) Jenkins
13 100 (18.69%) BDD
14 98 (18.32%) LoadRunner
15 94 (17.57%) Test Strategy
16 90 (16.82%) C#
16 90 (16.82%) Test Scripting
17 85 (15.89%) Continuous Integration
18 84 (15.70%) Non-Functional Testing
19 82 (15.33%) Microsoft Azure
20 81 (15.14%) ISEB
21 78 (14.58%) Functional Testing
22 76 (14.21%) Problem-Solving
23 73 (13.64%) Web Services
24 70 (13.08%) Integration Testing
25 68 (12.71%) Analytical Skills
26 66 (12.34%) SDLC
26 66 (12.34%) Oracle
27 65 (12.15%) Finance
27 65 (12.15%) ISTQB

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 (8.97%) Confluence
2 35 (6.54%) Apache Spark
3 15 (2.80%) SharePoint
4 8 (1.50%) Elasticsearch
5 7 (1.31%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (1.31%) Exchange Server 2013
5 7 (1.31%) MS Exchange
6 5 (0.93%) CMS
6 5 (0.93%) IIS
7 4 (0.75%) Apache
7 4 (0.75%) ColdFusion
7 4 (0.75%) Jetty
8 3 (0.56%) Cloud Foundry
8 3 (0.56%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (0.56%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.37%) JBoss
9 2 (0.37%) Sitecore CMS
9 2 (0.37%) Umbraco
10 1 (0.19%) MTS
10 1 (0.19%) nginx
Applications
1 23 (4.30%) Microsoft Excel
2 14 (2.62%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (0.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.75%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.19%) FileZilla
6 1 (0.19%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.19%) Notepad++
Business Applications
1 15 (2.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.56%) Magento
2 3 (0.56%) SAP FI
3 2 (0.37%) Distributed Ledger
4 1 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.19%) SAP HCM
4 1 (0.19%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 82 (15.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 51 (9.53%) Amazon AWS
3 20 (3.74%) Office 365
4 19 (3.55%) GitHub
5 12 (2.24%) Cloud Computing
6 11 (2.06%) SaaS
7 10 (1.87%) PaaS
8 9 (1.68%) Dynamics 365
8 9 (1.68%) Sauce Labs
9 8 (1.50%) BlazeMeter
9 8 (1.50%) BrowserStack
9 8 (1.50%) Serverless
9 8 (1.50%) SuccessFactors
10 7 (1.31%) Akamai
10 7 (1.31%) Power Platform
11 6 (1.12%) IaaS
12 5 (0.93%) Azure ExpressRoute
12 5 (0.93%) Azure Functions
12 5 (0.93%) Google Cloud Platform
13 4 (0.75%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 18 (3.36%) HTTP
2 15 (2.80%) Firewall
3 14 (2.62%) Internet
4 10 (1.87%) DNS
5 5 (0.93%) FTP
5 5 (0.93%) Wireshark
6 3 (0.56%) Intranet
6 3 (0.56%) Kerberos
6 3 (0.56%) SSL
7 1 (0.19%) Extranet
7 1 (0.19%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.19%) ISDN
7 1 (0.19%) Remote Desktop
7 1 (0.19%) SMTP
7 1 (0.19%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (5.23%) SQL Server
2 25 (4.67%) Big Data
3 24 (4.49%) Impala
3 24 (4.49%) NoSQL
4 19 (3.55%) Apache Hive
5 17 (3.18%) Hadoop
6 16 (2.99%) MySQL
7 14 (2.62%) Data Warehouse
8 12 (2.24%) HBase
9 11 (2.06%) Blockchain
9 11 (2.06%) Relational Database
10 10 (1.87%) PostgreSQL
11 9 (1.68%) BusinessObjects
11 9 (1.68%) Oracle OWB
11 9 (1.68%) Pentaho
12 8 (1.50%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 8 (1.50%) Oracle Database
13 7 (1.31%) Power BI
13 7 (1.31%) RDBMS
14 6 (1.12%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 183 (34.21%) Selenium
2 150 (28.04%) JMeter
3 124 (23.18%) JIRA
4 104 (19.44%) Jenkins
5 98 (18.32%) LoadRunner
6 65 (12.15%) Cucumber
7 63 (11.78%) Git (software)
7 63 (11.78%) WebDriver
8 51 (9.53%) Visual Studio
9 40 (7.48%) SoapUI
10 37 (6.92%) SpecFlow
11 27 (5.05%) Appium
12 26 (4.86%) Gatling
13 20 (3.74%) Rational Performance Tester
13 20 (3.74%) TeamCity
14 18 (3.36%) Visual Studio Team System
15 16 (2.99%) Team Foundation Server
16 14 (2.62%) JUnit
16 14 (2.62%) NeoLoad
17 13 (2.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 65 (12.15%) Finance
2 12 (2.24%) Retail
3 10 (1.87%) Banking
4 9 (1.68%) Retail Banking
5 6 (1.12%) Back Office
5 6 (1.12%) Front Office
5 6 (1.12%) Legal
6 5 (0.93%) Manufacturing
7 4 (0.75%) Law
8 3 (0.56%) Financial Institution
8 3 (0.56%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.37%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.37%) Electronics
9 2 (0.37%) Games
9 2 (0.37%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.37%) Marketing
9 2 (0.37%) Military
10 1 (0.19%) Advertising
10 1 (0.19%) Automotive
10 1 (0.19%) Billing
Job Titles
1 139 (25.98%) Tester
2 88 (16.45%) Analyst
3 80 (14.95%) Test Analyst
4 79 (14.77%) Developer
5 64 (11.96%) Test Engineer
6 56 (10.47%) Automation Tester
7 47 (8.79%) Performance Tester
8 38 (7.10%) Test Manager
9 35 (6.54%) Java Developer
10 28 (5.23%) Automation Test Analyst
11 25 (4.67%) Test Leader
12 22 (4.11%) Performance Engineer
12 22 (4.11%) QA Tester
13 21 (3.93%) Cloud Engineer
14 20 (3.74%) Test Automation Engineer
15 19 (3.55%) Data Engineer
15 19 (3.55%) Developer in Test
16 18 (3.36%) Big Data Engineer
16 18 (3.36%) QA Engineer
17 17 (3.18%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (13.64%) Web Services
2 56 (10.47%) .NET
3 55 (10.28%) REST
4 45 (8.41%) RESTful
5 42 (7.85%) SOAP
6 38 (7.10%) Gherkin
6 38 (7.10%) Spring
7 28 (5.23%) HTML
8 23 (4.30%) CSS
9 17 (3.18%) JSON
9 17 (3.18%) XML
10 13 (2.43%) Kafka
11 9 (1.68%) AngularJS
11 9 (1.68%) Node.js
12 8 (1.50%) .NET Core
12 8 (1.50%) Boost C++ Libraries
12 8 (1.50%) HTML5
12 8 (1.50%) Pthreads
12 8 (1.50%) STL
12 8 (1.50%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 68 (12.71%) Analytical Skills
2 32 (5.98%) Mobile App
3 16 (2.99%) Self-Motivation
4 12 (2.24%) Hybrid Cloud
5 11 (2.06%) Enterprise Software
6 10 (1.87%) Client/Server
7 9 (1.68%) Cyberthreat
7 9 (1.68%) Public Cloud
8 8 (1.50%) Linux Command Line
8 8 (1.50%) User Experience
9 7 (1.31%) Blackberry
9 7 (1.31%) Management Information System
10 6 (1.12%) iPad
10 6 (1.12%) Mainframe
10 6 (1.12%) Private Cloud
11 5 (0.93%) Data Structures
11 5 (0.93%) Derivative
11 5 (0.93%) Smartphone
12 4 (0.75%) Algorithms
12 4 (0.75%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 63 (11.78%) Windows
2 53 (9.91%) Linux
3 33 (6.17%) Unix
4 24 (4.49%) Apple iOS
5 21 (3.93%) Android
6 12 (2.24%) Windows 10
7 10 (1.87%) Windows Server
8 6 (1.12%) Mac OS
9 5 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.37%) AIX
11 1 (0.19%) CentOS
11 1 (0.19%) Debian
11 1 (0.19%) MVS
11 1 (0.19%) Solaris
11 1 (0.19%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.19%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 315 (58.88%) Agile Software Development
2 304 (56.82%) Test Automation
3 132 (24.67%) Scrum
4 119 (22.24%) DevOps
5 107 (20.00%) TDD
6 100 (18.69%) BDD
7 94 (17.57%) Test Strategy
8 90 (16.82%) Test Scripting
9 85 (15.89%) Continuous Integration
10 84 (15.70%) Non-Functional Testing
11 78 (14.58%) Functional Testing
12 76 (14.21%) Problem-Solving
13 70 (13.08%) Integration Testing
14 66 (12.34%) SDLC
15 64 (11.96%) Acceptance Criteria
16 63 (11.78%) Regression Testing
17 62 (11.59%) Software Testing
18 59 (11.03%) Microservices
18 59 (11.03%) User Acceptance Testing
19 56 (10.47%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 163 (30.47%) Java
2 135 (25.23%) SQL
3 90 (16.82%) C#
4 55 (10.28%) Python
5 37 (6.92%) JavaScript
6 27 (5.05%) Java 8
7 24 (4.49%) Scala
8 23 (4.30%) Ruby
9 15 (2.80%) C++
9 15 (2.80%) PL/SQL
10 14 (2.62%) Groovy
10 14 (2.62%) Perl
10 14 (2.62%) PHP
10 14 (2.62%) PowerShell
11 10 (1.87%) C
12 8 (1.50%) Kotlin
12 8 (1.50%) R
13 5 (0.93%) Bash Shell
14 4 (0.75%) Apple Swift
14 4 (0.75%) Java 9
Qualifications
1 81 (15.14%) ISEB
2 65 (12.15%) ISTQB
3 37 (6.92%) Security Cleared
4 33 (6.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 28 (5.23%) SC Cleared
6 25 (4.67%) Degree
7 20 (3.74%) PMI Certification
8 18 (3.36%) PMP
9 10 (1.87%) BPSS Clearance
10 6 (1.12%) ISEB Practitioner
11 5 (0.93%) Computer Science Degree
11 5 (0.93%) DBS Check
12 4 (0.75%) DV Cleared
13 3 (0.56%) MCSE
13 3 (0.56%) Microsoft Certification
14 2 (0.37%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 2 (0.37%) Master's Degree
15 1 (0.19%) CSQA
15 1 (0.19%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 145 (27.10%) QA
2 6 (1.12%) SLA
3 5 (0.93%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.75%) GDPR
5 3 (0.56%) PMO
6 2 (0.37%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.19%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.19%) GAMP
7 1 (0.19%) GxP
7 1 (0.19%) HL7
7 1 (0.19%) NIST
7 1 (0.19%) WCAG
System Software
1 31 (5.79%) Docker
2 8 (1.50%) HDFS
3 4 (0.75%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (0.37%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.37%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.37%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.19%) Time Sharing Option
5 1 (0.19%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.19%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.19%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 27 (5.05%) Ansible
2 21 (3.93%) Terraform
3 16 (2.99%) HP Quality Center
4 13 (2.43%) HP ALM
5 12 (2.24%) CA Service Virtualization
5 12 (2.24%) Kubernetes
6 9 (1.68%) Kibana
6 9 (1.68%) Microsoft Intune
7 8 (1.50%) Hadoop YARN
7 8 (1.50%) Puppet
8 7 (1.31%) AirWatch
9 6 (1.12%) Grafana
10 5 (0.93%) Nagios
11 4 (0.75%) Graphite
11 4 (0.75%) logstash
11 4 (0.75%) Opscode Chef
11 4 (0.75%) StatsD
12 3 (0.56%) EnCase
12 3 (0.56%) SCCM
13 2 (0.37%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 66 (12.34%) Oracle
2 59 (11.03%) Microsoft
3 45 (8.41%) HP
4 26 (4.86%) IBM
5 19 (3.55%) Cloudera
5 19 (3.55%) Informatica
6 18 (3.36%) SAP
7 16 (2.99%) Micro Focus
8 15 (2.80%) CA
9 14 (2.62%) Atlassian
10 8 (1.50%) Telerik
11 7 (1.31%) Google
11 7 (1.31%) MuleSoft
11 7 (1.31%) New Relic
11 7 (1.31%) Tableau
12 5 (0.93%) CA Agile Central
12 5 (0.93%) Cypress Semiconductor
12 5 (0.93%) Red Hat
13 3 (0.56%) Netezza
13 3 (0.56%) Trend Micro