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 25 June 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
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 338 393 352
Rank change year-on-year +55 -41  
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 262 246 287
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.62% 0.50% 0.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.73% 0.60% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 161 165 173
Median daily rate £423 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.62% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £310 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £343
% change year-on-year -6.25% +16.78%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 5
Median hourly rate £11.00 £38.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -71.42% +10.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.00 £38.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year -71.42% +26.22%  

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 36004 40667 41211
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 84.73% 83.47% 80.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 23651 27315 26961
Median daily rate £450 £450 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.43%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 936 954 1137
Median hourly rate £32.50 £27.50 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.18% +5.76%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.53 £12.58 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £49.46 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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 25 June 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 3 months to 25 June 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 +23 129 £475 +13.09% 34
South East +22 32 £366 -9.96% 13
East of England -7 19 £356 -25.00% 3
North West +32 18 £381 +12.96% 3
South West -1 18 £361 -9.75% 5
North East +68 15 £325 - 2
Yorkshire +25 14 £420 +19.57% 9
West Midlands +27 9 £215 -57.00% 1
East Midlands -7 5 £388 -17.98% 3
Performance Testing
UK

For the 6 months to 25 June 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.

1 262 (46.95%) Agile Software Development
2 247 (44.27%) Test Automation
3 179 (32.08%) Java
4 174 (31.18%) Selenium
5 148 (26.52%) QA
6 135 (24.19%) SQL
7 112 (20.07%) Test Strategy
8 107 (19.18%) Scrum
9 104 (18.64%) LoadRunner
9 104 (18.64%) JIRA
10 100 (17.92%) BDD
11 95 (17.03%) Linux
12 89 (15.95%) Finance
13 88 (15.77%) Test Scripting
14 86 (15.41%) JMeter
15 85 (15.23%) Continuous Integration
16 81 (14.52%) Oracle
17 80 (14.34%) Web Services
18 73 (13.08%) SoapUI
19 72 (12.90%) TDD
20 71 (12.72%) Cucumber
21 69 (12.37%) Regression Testing
22 68 (12.19%) HP
23 66 (11.83%) Jenkins
23 66 (11.83%) Defect Management
24 64 (11.47%) Exploratory Testing
25 63 (11.29%) API Testing
25 63 (11.29%) JavaScript
25 63 (11.29%) User Acceptance Testing
26 61 (10.93%) Unit 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 23 (4.12%) Confluence
2 22 (3.94%) Tomcat
3 17 (3.05%) Elasticsearch
4 16 (2.87%) Apache
5 12 (2.15%) CMS
6 9 (1.61%) IIS
7 8 (1.43%) JBoss
8 7 (1.25%) nginx
8 7 (1.25%) SharePoint
9 5 (0.90%) MQSeries
9 5 (0.90%) Sitecore CMS
10 4 (0.72%) Umbraco
11 3 (0.54%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 3 (0.54%) Drupal
12 2 (0.36%) Cloud Foundry
12 2 (0.36%) Mule
12 2 (0.36%) NetWeaver
12 2 (0.36%) Skype for Business
12 2 (0.36%) WebSphere
13 1 (0.18%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 7 (1.25%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.54%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.36%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 8 (1.43%) Oracle Applications
1 8 (1.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.72%) Oracle EBS R12
3 3 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.54%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (0.36%) OpenText Process Suite
4 2 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.36%) SAP CRM
4 2 (0.36%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.36%) SAP IS-U
4 2 (0.36%) SAP PM
5 1 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.18%) iTrent
5 1 (0.18%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.18%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.18%) Primavera
5 1 (0.18%) SAP BPC
5 1 (0.18%) SAP S/4HANA
5 1 (0.18%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 44 (7.89%) Amazon AWS
2 35 (6.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (1.08%) BrowserStack
3 6 (1.08%) Google Cloud Platform
3 6 (1.08%) SaaS
4 5 (0.90%) GitHub
5 3 (0.54%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (0.54%) Heroku
5 3 (0.54%) PaaS
6 2 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.36%) Sauce Labs
7 1 (0.18%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.18%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (0.18%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 1 (0.18%) CloudBees
7 1 (0.18%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.18%) IaaS
7 1 (0.18%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 24 (4.30%) HTTP
2 13 (2.33%) Internet
3 10 (1.79%) PuTTY
3 10 (1.79%) WinSCP
4 6 (1.08%) LDAP
5 5 (0.90%) Firewall
6 4 (0.72%) IP Telephony
6 4 (0.72%) Network Security
7 3 (0.54%) DNS
7 3 (0.54%) SMS
8 2 (0.36%) FTP
8 2 (0.36%) Intranet
8 2 (0.36%) OpenLDAP
8 2 (0.36%) SAN
8 2 (0.36%) Skype
9 1 (0.18%) BIG-IP
9 1 (0.18%) Broadband
9 1 (0.18%) DHCP
9 1 (0.18%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (9.14%) SQL Server
2 27 (4.84%) Oracle Database
3 16 (2.87%) MySQL
3 16 (2.87%) NoSQL
4 14 (2.51%) Data Warehouse
4 14 (2.51%) MongoDB
5 13 (2.33%) SQL Server 2012
6 12 (2.15%) SQL Server 2008
7 11 (1.97%) Apache Cassandra
7 11 (1.97%) Oracle Reports
7 11 (1.97%) Relational Database
8 10 (1.79%) Oracle Database 10g
8 10 (1.79%) Oracle Database 11g
8 10 (1.79%) SQL Server 2005
9 9 (1.61%) PostgreSQL
9 9 (1.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 8 (1.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 6 (1.08%) BusinessObjects
12 5 (0.90%) DB2
12 5 (0.90%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 174 (31.18%) Selenium
2 104 (18.64%) JIRA
2 104 (18.64%) LoadRunner
3 86 (15.41%) JMeter
4 73 (13.08%) SoapUI
5 71 (12.72%) Cucumber
6 66 (11.83%) Jenkins
7 49 (8.78%) Git (software)
8 43 (7.71%) WebDriver
9 35 (6.27%) Gatling
9 35 (6.27%) Team Foundation Server
10 33 (5.91%) Visual Studio
11 22 (3.94%) HP UFT
11 22 (3.94%) SpecFlow
12 21 (3.76%) TeamCity
13 20 (3.58%) Ant
14 17 (3.05%) JUnit
15 15 (2.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 15 (2.69%) Subversion
16 14 (2.51%) Maven
General
1 89 (15.95%) Finance
2 40 (7.17%) Banking
3 25 (4.48%) Retail
4 14 (2.51%) Games
5 9 (1.61%) Investment Banking
6 8 (1.43%) Front Office
7 7 (1.25%) Advertising
7 7 (1.25%) Marketing
7 7 (1.25%) Telecoms
8 6 (1.08%) Law
8 6 (1.08%) Retail Banking
9 4 (0.72%) Back Office
9 4 (0.72%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.54%) Publishing
11 2 (0.36%) Billing
11 2 (0.36%) German Language
11 2 (0.36%) Legal
11 2 (0.36%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.18%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 130 (23.30%) Tester
2 109 (19.53%) Analyst
3 86 (15.41%) Test Analyst
4 72 (12.90%) Developer
5 53 (9.50%) Automation Tester
6 48 (8.60%) Performance Tester
7 45 (8.06%) Test Manager
8 42 (7.53%) Test Engineer
9 35 (6.27%) Test Leader
10 27 (4.84%) Performance Analyst
11 25 (4.48%) Consultant
11 25 (4.48%) Performance Test Analyst
12 22 (3.94%) Performance Engineer
12 22 (3.94%) QA Tester
13 21 (3.76%) QA Engineer
14 19 (3.41%) Java Engineer
15 18 (3.23%) Automation Test Analyst
15 18 (3.23%) QA Analyst
16 17 (3.05%) DevOps Engineer
17 16 (2.87%) Selenium Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (14.34%) Web Services
2 56 (10.04%) RESTful
3 51 (9.14%) HTML
4 50 (8.96%) Gherkin
5 37 (6.63%) XML
6 36 (6.45%) .NET
7 32 (5.73%) SOAP
8 23 (4.12%) CSS
9 21 (3.76%) Elastic Stack
9 21 (3.76%) Middleware
10 20 (3.58%) REST
11 19 (3.41%) JSON
12 12 (2.15%) Ajax
12 12 (2.15%) HTML5
12 12 (2.15%) Node.js
13 10 (1.79%) Spring
14 9 (1.61%) jQuery
14 9 (1.61%) SAP Basis
15 8 (1.43%) AngularJS
16 6 (1.08%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 28 (5.02%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (3.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 13 (2.33%) Mobile App
4 11 (1.97%) Client/Server
4 11 (1.97%) Computer Science
4 11 (1.97%) User Experience
5 10 (1.79%) Data Centre
5 10 (1.79%) Virtual Team
6 7 (1.25%) N-Tier
7 5 (0.90%) Greenfield Project
8 4 (0.72%) Cyber Kill Chain
8 4 (0.72%) iPad
8 4 (0.72%) Management Information System
8 4 (0.72%) Reference Data
9 3 (0.54%) Data Structures
9 3 (0.54%) PMI
10 2 (0.36%) NHS
10 2 (0.36%) W3C
11 1 (0.18%) Mainframe
11 1 (0.18%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 95 (17.03%) Linux
2 47 (8.42%) Windows
3 42 (7.53%) Unix
4 21 (3.76%) Windows Server
5 13 (2.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 10 (1.79%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (1.61%) Android
7 9 (1.61%) Ubuntu
8 8 (1.43%) Amazon Linux
8 8 (1.43%) Solaris
9 7 (1.25%) SUSE
10 4 (0.72%) Apple iOS
10 4 (0.72%) VMS
10 4 (0.72%) Windows 7
10 4 (0.72%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (0.72%) Windows XP
11 3 (0.54%) Windows 10
12 2 (0.36%) CentOS
13 1 (0.18%) AIX
13 1 (0.18%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 262 (46.95%) Agile Software Development
2 247 (44.27%) Test Automation
3 112 (20.07%) Test Strategy
4 107 (19.18%) Scrum
5 100 (17.92%) BDD
6 88 (15.77%) Test Scripting
7 85 (15.23%) Continuous Integration
8 72 (12.90%) TDD
9 69 (12.37%) Regression Testing
10 66 (11.83%) Defect Management
11 64 (11.47%) Exploratory Testing
12 63 (11.29%) API Testing
12 63 (11.29%) User Acceptance Testing
13 61 (10.93%) DevOps
13 61 (10.93%) Non-Functional Testing
13 61 (10.93%) Software Engineering
13 61 (10.93%) Unit Testing
14 56 (10.04%) E-Commerce
14 56 (10.04%) Kanban
15 53 (9.50%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 179 (32.08%) Java
2 135 (24.19%) SQL
3 63 (11.29%) JavaScript
4 49 (8.78%) Scala
5 44 (7.89%) C#
6 38 (6.81%) Python
7 33 (5.91%) Groovy
8 24 (4.30%) Ruby
9 17 (3.05%) C++
10 16 (2.87%) Bash Shell
11 15 (2.69%) T-SQL
12 14 (2.51%) C
12 14 (2.51%) Perl
13 12 (2.15%) PowerShell
14 11 (1.97%) PHP
15 10 (1.79%) F#
16 8 (1.43%) Shell Script
17 5 (0.90%) ABAP
17 5 (0.90%) PL/SQL
17 5 (0.90%) VB
Qualifications
1 45 (8.06%) ISTQB
2 44 (7.89%) ISEB
3 39 (6.99%) Security Cleared
4 28 (5.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 27 (4.84%) Degree
6 23 (4.12%) SC Cleared
7 11 (1.97%) ISEB Practitioner
8 10 (1.79%) BPSS Clearance
9 9 (1.61%) Computer Science Degree
10 8 (1.43%) DV Cleared
11 5 (0.90%) PMI Certification
12 3 (0.54%) Microsoft Certification
13 2 (0.36%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 2 (0.36%) ITIL Certification
13 2 (0.36%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 2 (0.36%) PMP
14 1 (0.18%) CCNA
14 1 (0.18%) Cisco Certification
14 1 (0.18%) EMCIE
14 1 (0.18%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 148 (26.52%) QA
2 5 (0.90%) SLA
2 5 (0.90%) WCAG
3 4 (0.72%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.54%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.36%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.36%) GxP
5 2 (0.36%) ISO 9000
5 2 (0.36%) PMO
System Software
1 21 (3.76%) Docker
2 14 (2.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (2.33%) Virtual Machines
4 10 (1.79%) vSphere
5 9 (1.61%) Active Directory
6 4 (0.72%) VirtualBox
7 2 (0.36%) iptables
Systems Management
1 21 (3.76%) HP Quality Center
2 17 (3.05%) Grafana
3 16 (2.87%) logstash
4 13 (2.33%) HP SiteScope
4 13 (2.33%) Kibana
5 10 (1.79%) Ansible
5 10 (1.79%) Graphite
5 10 (1.79%) Nagios
5 10 (1.79%) vRealize
6 9 (1.61%) Ganglia
6 9 (1.61%) nmon
6 9 (1.61%) Tivoli
6 9 (1.61%) Tivoli Monitoring
6 9 (1.61%) ZABBIX
7 6 (1.08%) Icinga
7 6 (1.08%) Opscode Chef
8 5 (0.90%) Puppet
9 4 (0.72%) rkt
9 4 (0.72%) Terraform
10 3 (0.54%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 81 (14.52%) Oracle
2 68 (12.19%) HP
3 46 (8.24%) Microsoft
4 43 (7.71%) SAP
5 25 (4.48%) VMware
6 24 (4.30%) AppDynamics
7 22 (3.94%) Red Hat
8 20 (3.58%) Atlassian
9 17 (3.05%) IBM
10 15 (2.69%) SOASTA, Inc
11 14 (2.51%) Splunk
12 13 (2.33%) TIBCO
13 11 (1.97%) Dynatrace
14 10 (1.79%) Informatica
15 8 (1.43%) Solace
15 8 (1.43%) Talarian
16 6 (1.08%) Citrix
16 6 (1.08%) Google
16 6 (1.08%) Tableau
17 5 (0.90%) Sitecore
London
Volt
Rate: £400.00 - £420.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
IntaPeople
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Surrey
JM
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton
Spectrum IT
Posted: 16 days ago
North East
Sanderson
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
London
IBS Consulting
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 11 days ago