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 3 months to 27 March 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Performance Testing
UK / England
Rank 313 353 384
Rank change year-on-year +40 +31  
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 281 275 227
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.68% 0.56% 0.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.81% 0.68% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 177 128
Median daily rate £413 £400 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +5.96%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £315 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £528 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £310
% change year-on-year - +29.03%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 2
Median hourly rate £50.00 £38.50 £36.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.87% +6.20%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £38.50 £36.25
% change year-on-year +29.87% +6.20%  

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 England with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 34518 40706 39240
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 83.29% 82.96% 79.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 22895 27022 24711
Median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +2.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £585
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 862 1004 1154
Median hourly rate £36.50 £37.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.35% +34.54%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £55.00 £48.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -5.84% +27.48%  

Performance Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 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 3 months to 27 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 27 March 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
London +7 96 £425 - 42
South East +23 68 £425 +6.25% 6
South West +14 32 £431 +15.00% 6
Yorkshire +25 21 £375 -16.66% 6
West Midlands +22 18 £350 -17.15% 1
East Midlands +4 14 £415 +66.00% 1
North East +2 13 £350 +32.07% 1
East of England -3 10 £363 -19.44% 9
North West +8 7 £300 -25.00% 8
Performance Testing
UK

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 284 (48.80%) Agile Software Development
2 224 (38.49%) Selenium
3 202 (34.71%) Java
4 163 (28.01%) QA
5 128 (21.99%) Scrum
6 119 (20.45%) Test Scripting
7 114 (19.59%) Test Automation
8 107 (18.38%) SQL
9 105 (18.04%) JMeter
9 105 (18.04%) JIRA
10 97 (16.67%) BDD
10 97 (16.67%) Test Strategy
11 91 (15.64%) Finance
12 87 (14.95%) Oracle
13 83 (14.26%) Web Services
14 82 (14.09%) Linux
14 82 (14.09%) LoadRunner
15 79 (13.57%) JavaScript
16 78 (13.40%) Automated Testing
17 77 (13.23%) Continuous Integration
17 77 (13.23%) Regression Testing
18 76 (13.06%) Unit Testing
19 74 (12.71%) Cucumber
19 74 (12.71%) Jenkins
20 72 (12.37%) SoapUI
20 72 (12.37%) Software Engineering
21 71 (12.20%) Security Testing
22 69 (11.86%) API Testing
23 68 (11.68%) Automation Testing
23 68 (11.68%) Integration Testing

Performance Testing
Top Related 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 32 (5.50%) Confluence
2 16 (2.75%) Apache
2 16 (2.75%) Tomcat
3 14 (2.41%) Elasticsearch
4 9 (1.55%) SharePoint
5 7 (1.20%) CMS
6 6 (1.03%) Drupal
7 5 (0.86%) JBoss
8 4 (0.69%) IIS
9 3 (0.52%) Sitecore CMS
9 3 (0.52%) WebSphere
10 2 (0.34%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 2 (0.34%) MQSeries
10 2 (0.34%) NetWeaver
10 2 (0.34%) nginx
10 2 (0.34%) Umbraco
11 1 (0.17%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 1 (0.17%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.17%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 33 (5.67%) MS Excel
2 5 (0.86%) MS Office
3 2 (0.34%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (1.55%) Oracle Applications
2 8 (1.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.52%) SAP IS-U
4 2 (0.34%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.17%) Eloqua
5 1 (0.17%) FLEXCUBE
5 1 (0.17%) Infor M3
5 1 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.17%) Primavera
5 1 (0.17%) SAP BPC
5 1 (0.17%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.17%) SAP S/4HANA
5 1 (0.17%) Temenos T24
5 1 (0.17%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 41 (7.04%) Amazon AWS
2 35 (6.01%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (1.37%) GitHub
4 5 (0.86%) PaaS
5 3 (0.52%) Amazon Kinesis
5 3 (0.52%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (0.52%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 3 (0.52%) AWS Lambda
5 3 (0.52%) SaaS
6 2 (0.34%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 2 (0.34%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (0.34%) IaaS
7 1 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.17%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (3.09%) HTTP
2 11 (1.89%) OpenLDAP
3 8 (1.37%) Internet
4 7 (1.20%) LDAP
5 6 (1.03%) PuTTY
5 6 (1.03%) WinSCP
6 4 (0.69%) SAN
7 2 (0.34%) Reverse Proxy
7 2 (0.34%) Software-Defined Networking
7 2 (0.34%) Wireshark
8 1 (0.17%) BIG-IP
8 1 (0.17%) DMZ
8 1 (0.17%) Ethernet
8 1 (0.17%) FTP
8 1 (0.17%) Gigabit Ethernet
8 1 (0.17%) IPv4
8 1 (0.17%) Multicast
8 1 (0.17%) SDH
8 1 (0.17%) tcpdump
8 1 (0.17%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (8.76%) SQL Server
2 26 (4.47%) Oracle Database
3 18 (3.09%) Relational Database
4 16 (2.75%) MongoDB
5 13 (2.23%) PostgreSQL
6 11 (1.89%) NoSQL
6 11 (1.89%) Redis
7 10 (1.72%) Data Warehouse
7 10 (1.72%) DB2
7 10 (1.72%) DB2 UDB
7 10 (1.72%) SQL Server 2012
8 9 (1.55%) Apache Cassandra
8 9 (1.55%) HBase
8 9 (1.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 8 (1.37%) MySQL
9 8 (1.37%) Oracle BI EE
9 8 (1.37%) Oracle Database 10g
9 8 (1.37%) Oracle Database 11g
10 7 (1.20%) Oracle Reports
10 7 (1.20%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 224 (38.49%) Selenium
2 105 (18.04%) JIRA
2 105 (18.04%) JMeter
3 82 (14.09%) LoadRunner
4 74 (12.71%) Cucumber
4 74 (12.71%) Jenkins
5 72 (12.37%) SoapUI
6 62 (10.65%) WebDriver
7 47 (8.08%) Git (software)
8 33 (5.67%) Visual Studio
9 31 (5.33%) Team Foundation Server
10 26 (4.47%) Maven
11 25 (4.30%) HP UFT
12 24 (4.12%) Ant
13 23 (3.95%) JUnit
14 22 (3.78%) NeoLoad
15 19 (3.26%) Subversion
15 19 (3.26%) TeamCity
16 17 (2.92%) Eclipse
16 17 (2.92%) SpecFlow
General
1 91 (15.64%) Finance
2 47 (8.08%) Banking
3 23 (3.95%) Retail
4 10 (1.72%) Investment Banking
5 8 (1.37%) Advertising
5 8 (1.37%) Marketing
5 8 (1.37%) Publishing
6 7 (1.20%) Games
7 6 (1.03%) Legal
8 5 (0.86%) Billing
8 5 (0.86%) Front Office
8 5 (0.86%) Retail Banking
9 4 (0.69%) Automotive
9 4 (0.69%) Law
9 4 (0.69%) Telecoms
10 3 (0.52%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.52%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.52%) Multimedia
10 3 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.34%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 156 (26.80%) Tester
2 104 (17.87%) Analyst
3 95 (16.32%) Test Analyst
4 67 (11.51%) Developer
5 61 (10.48%) Automation Tester
6 52 (8.93%) Test Manager
7 48 (8.25%) Performance Tester
8 47 (8.08%) Test Engineer
9 34 (5.84%) Test Leader
10 32 (5.50%) Performance Analyst
10 32 (5.50%) QA Tester
11 29 (4.98%) Performance Test Analyst
11 29 (4.98%) QA Engineer
12 26 (4.47%) Selenium Tester
13 25 (4.30%) Consultant
14 24 (4.12%) Architect
15 21 (3.61%) Java Engineer
16 20 (3.44%) Selenium Automation Tester
17 19 (3.26%) Java Automation Tester
17 19 (3.26%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (14.26%) Web Services
2 60 (10.31%) HTML
3 53 (9.11%) RESTful
4 49 (8.42%) Gherkin
5 46 (7.90%) SOAP
6 45 (7.73%) .NET
7 43 (7.39%) REST
8 42 (7.22%) XML
9 38 (6.53%) CSS
10 24 (4.12%) HTML5
11 22 (3.78%) jQuery
12 20 (3.44%) Spring
13 18 (3.09%) AngularJS
13 18 (3.09%) Elastic Stack
14 16 (2.75%) Node.js
15 14 (2.41%) J2EE
15 14 (2.41%) JSON
15 14 (2.41%) JSP
16 13 (2.23%) Struts
17 11 (1.89%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 27 (4.64%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (3.09%) Mobile App
3 9 (1.55%) NHS
3 9 (1.55%) Virtual Team
4 8 (1.37%) Data Centre
4 8 (1.37%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 6 (1.03%) User Experience
6 5 (0.86%) Computer Science
6 5 (0.86%) iPad
6 5 (0.86%) Reference Data
7 4 (0.69%) PMI
8 3 (0.52%) Client/Server
8 3 (0.52%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (0.52%) Mainframe
8 3 (0.52%) Streaming Video
8 3 (0.52%) Video Editing
9 2 (0.34%) Equities
9 2 (0.34%) Learning Management System
9 2 (0.34%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.17%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 82 (14.09%) Linux
2 42 (7.22%) Unix
3 37 (6.36%) Windows
4 16 (2.75%) Windows Server
5 11 (1.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (1.55%) Amazon Linux
6 9 (1.55%) Apple iOS
7 8 (1.37%) Android
7 8 (1.37%) Solaris
7 8 (1.37%) Ubuntu
8 7 (1.20%) SUSE
9 6 (1.03%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.34%) CentOS
10 2 (0.34%) Windows 10
10 2 (0.34%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.34%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.34%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.17%) AIX
11 1 (0.17%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.17%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 284 (48.80%) Agile Software Development
2 128 (21.99%) Scrum
3 119 (20.45%) Test Scripting
4 114 (19.59%) Test Automation
5 97 (16.67%) BDD
5 97 (16.67%) Test Strategy
6 78 (13.40%) Automated Testing
7 77 (13.23%) Continuous Integration
7 77 (13.23%) Regression Testing
8 76 (13.06%) Unit Testing
9 72 (12.37%) Software Engineering
10 71 (12.20%) Security Testing
11 69 (11.86%) API Testing
12 68 (11.68%) Automation Testing
12 68 (11.68%) Integration Testing
13 66 (11.34%) Defect Management
13 66 (11.34%) User Acceptance Testing
14 63 (10.82%) Continuous Improvement
14 63 (10.82%) Kanban
15 58 (9.97%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 202 (34.71%) Java
2 107 (18.38%) SQL
3 79 (13.57%) JavaScript
4 54 (9.28%) C#
5 40 (6.87%) Scala
6 32 (5.50%) Groovy
7 29 (4.98%) Python
8 21 (3.61%) C
9 17 (2.92%) PHP
10 16 (2.75%) T-SQL
11 15 (2.58%) Ruby
12 13 (2.23%) Perl
13 11 (1.89%) Bash Shell
14 9 (1.55%) PL/SQL
15 8 (1.37%) PowerShell
16 7 (1.20%) VB
17 6 (1.03%) F#
18 4 (0.69%) ABAP
19 3 (0.52%) C++
19 3 (0.52%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 48 (8.25%) ISTQB
2 47 (8.08%) Security Cleared
3 35 (6.01%) ISEB
4 27 (4.64%) SC Cleared
5 26 (4.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 25 (4.30%) Degree
7 11 (1.89%) BPSS Clearance
8 9 (1.55%) DV Cleared
9 7 (1.20%) ISEB Practitioner
9 7 (1.20%) ITIL Certification
9 7 (1.20%) PMI Certification
10 5 (0.86%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (0.52%) CCNA
11 3 (0.52%) Cisco Certification
11 3 (0.52%) PMP
12 2 (0.34%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 1 (0.17%) EMCIE
13 1 (0.17%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 1 (0.17%) MCSD
13 1 (0.17%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 163 (28.01%) QA
2 11 (1.89%) SDET
3 9 (1.55%) Data Quality
4 5 (0.86%) Disclosure Scotland
5 4 (0.69%) SLA
5 4 (0.69%) WCAG
6 3 (0.52%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.52%) WAI
7 2 (0.34%) ISO 9000
8 1 (0.17%) GxP
System Software
1 27 (4.64%) Docker
2 13 (2.23%) Active Directory
3 7 (1.20%) Virtual Machines
4 6 (1.03%) vSphere
5 5 (0.86%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 22 (3.78%) HP Quality Center
2 18 (3.09%) Tivoli
2 18 (3.09%) Tivoli Monitoring
3 13 (2.23%) Kibana
3 13 (2.23%) logstash
4 10 (1.72%) Ganglia
4 10 (1.72%) nmon
5 9 (1.55%) Ansible
6 8 (1.37%) Grafana
7 7 (1.20%) HP SiteScope
7 7 (1.20%) Icinga
7 7 (1.20%) Nagios
8 6 (1.03%) rkt
8 6 (1.03%) vRealize
9 5 (0.86%) Graphite
10 4 (0.69%) Puppet
11 2 (0.34%) BMC PATROL
11 2 (0.34%) OpenView
11 2 (0.34%) Opscode Chef
11 2 (0.34%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 87 (14.95%) Oracle
2 50 (8.59%) HP
3 49 (8.42%) Microsoft
4 30 (5.15%) SAP
5 23 (3.95%) AppDynamics
5 23 (3.95%) IBM
6 22 (3.78%) Atlassian
7 21 (3.61%) Red Hat
8 15 (2.58%) Splunk
9 14 (2.41%) VMware
10 12 (2.06%) Informatica
11 9 (1.55%) Citrix
11 9 (1.55%) Salesforce.com
11 9 (1.55%) Tableau
12 8 (1.37%) SOASTA, Inc
13 7 (1.20%) Sybase
14 6 (1.03%) Nimble Storage
15 5 (0.86%) Google
15 5 (0.86%) Murex
16 4 (0.69%) Adobe
City, London
JM
Rate: £425 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £380 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 8 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
IT Executive Ltd
Rate: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 6 days ago
Chester
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Icore Tech
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Icore Tech
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
IBS Consulting
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 10 days ago
Sudbury, Suffolk
Icore Tech
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Sudbury, Suffolk
Icore Tech
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago