Period
to 24 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hampshire 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 24 September 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
South East > Hampshire
6 months to
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 142 134 146
Rank change year-on-year -8 +12 -6
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 29 23 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 0.79% 0.66% 0.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.95% 0.79% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 18 14
Hampshire median daily rate £381 £388 £406
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.81% -4.62% +35.42%
10th Percentile £231 £301 £334
90th Percentile £438 £488 £611
South East median daily rate £400 £413 £400
% change year-on-year -3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Hampshire median hourly rate - - £40.25
South East median hourly rate £35.00 £11.00 £42.00
% change year-on-year +218.18% -73.81% +20.00%

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 Hampshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Hampshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 3,044 2,896 3,167
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 83.42% 82.62% 81.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,834 1,757 2,020
Hampshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £291 £250 £256
90th Percentile £575 £542 £550
South East median daily rate £434 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +4.49% +3.75% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 147 139 172
Hampshire median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £38.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.67% -3.23% +61.46%
10th Percentile £12.39 £11.10 £12.50
90th Percentile £54.48 £48.09 £57.50
South East median hourly rate £26.00 £20.75 £22.50
% change year-on-year +25.30% -7.78% -

Performance Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Hampshire

Job postings citing Performance Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Hampshire.

Job vacancy trend for Performance Testing in Hampshire

Performance Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Performance Testing in Hampshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Performance Testing in Hampshire

Performance Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Hampshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Performance Testing in Hampshire over the 6 months to 24 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Performance Testing in Hampshire

Performance Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Performance Testing in Hampshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Performance Testing in Hampshire

Performance Testing
Contract Job Locations in Hampshire

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 Hampshire region over the 6 months to 24 September 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
Andover -1 10 £372 +6.91%
Southampton -32 3 £375 +15.38%
Farnborough - 3 - -
Gosport - 3 £413 -
New Milton - 2 £150 -
Fareham +2 1 £425 -10.53%
Performance Testing
South East

For the 6 months to 24 September 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 Hampshire region with a requirement for Performance Testing.

1 17 (58.62%) LoadRunner
2 16 (55.17%) Security Cleared
2 16 (55.17%) Test Strategy
3 15 (51.72%) SC Cleared
3 15 (51.72%) SQL Server
4 14 (48.28%) Java
4 14 (48.28%) Oracle
4 14 (48.28%) HP
5 13 (44.83%) Windows
5 13 (44.83%) Test Automation
6 12 (41.38%) Selenium
6 12 (41.38%) .NET
7 11 (37.93%) Linux
7 11 (37.93%) Web Services
7 11 (37.93%) Software AG
7 11 (37.93%) webMethods
7 11 (37.93%) HP UFT
7 11 (37.93%) Oracle APEX
7 11 (37.93%) F#
7 11 (37.93%) SpecFlow
7 11 (37.93%) SoapUI
7 11 (37.93%) SQL Server 2012
7 11 (37.93%) API Testing
7 11 (37.93%) SQL Server 2016
7 11 (37.93%) Windows Server
8 9 (31.03%) HP ALM
8 9 (31.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 9 (31.03%) Team Foundation Server
8 9 (31.03%) TestNG
8 9 (31.03%) ISEB

Performance Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hampshire 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 4 (13.79%) IIS
2 3 (10.34%) SharePoint
2 3 (10.34%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (3.45%) nginx
3 1 (3.45%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (10.34%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (10.34%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (20.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.45%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 1 (3.45%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (3.45%) Amazon ELB
2 1 (3.45%) Amazon S3
2 1 (3.45%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (3.45%) AWS CloudTrail
Communications & Networking
1 6 (20.69%) PuTTY
1 6 (20.69%) WinSCP
2 4 (13.79%) DNS
2 4 (13.79%) Firewall
3 3 (10.34%) Internet
3 3 (10.34%) Kerberos
3 3 (10.34%) SAN
3 3 (10.34%) SSL
3 3 (10.34%) Wireshark
4 1 (3.45%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (51.72%) SQL Server
2 11 (37.93%) SQL Server 2012
2 11 (37.93%) SQL Server 2016
3 6 (20.69%) Oracle Database
3 6 (20.69%) Oracle Database 10g
3 6 (20.69%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (6.90%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (3.45%) Amazon Aurora
5 1 (3.45%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (3.45%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (3.45%) NoSQL
5 1 (3.45%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (3.45%) RDBMS
5 1 (3.45%) Redis
5 1 (3.45%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 17 (58.62%) LoadRunner
2 12 (41.38%) Selenium
3 11 (37.93%) HP UFT
3 11 (37.93%) Oracle APEX
3 11 (37.93%) SoapUI
3 11 (37.93%) SpecFlow
4 9 (31.03%) Ant
4 9 (31.03%) Eclipse
4 9 (31.03%) Team Foundation Server
4 9 (31.03%) TestNG
5 3 (10.34%) Fiddler
5 3 (10.34%) Visual Studio
6 2 (6.90%) Toad
7 1 (3.45%) AppVeyor
7 1 (3.45%) JIRA
7 1 (3.45%) JMeter
7 1 (3.45%) NeoLoad
General
1 1 (3.45%) Finance
1 1 (3.45%) Retail
1 1 (3.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (37.93%) Tester
2 7 (24.14%) Test Leader
3 6 (20.69%) Performance Test Leader
4 5 (17.24%) Automation Tester
5 4 (13.79%) Test Specialist
6 3 (10.34%) Administrator
6 3 (10.34%) Analyst
6 3 (10.34%) Performance Tester
6 3 (10.34%) SharePoint Administrator
6 3 (10.34%) Technical Specialist
6 3 (10.34%) Test Analyst
6 3 (10.34%) Test Engineer
7 2 (6.90%) Lead Tester
7 2 (6.90%) Performance Analyst
7 2 (6.90%) Performance Test Analyst
7 2 (6.90%) QA Automation Tester
7 2 (6.90%) QA Tester
7 2 (6.90%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
7 2 (6.90%) Test Automation Engineer
7 2 (6.90%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (41.38%) .NET
2 11 (37.93%) Web Services
3 1 (3.45%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.45%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 13 (44.83%) Windows
2 11 (37.93%) Linux
2 11 (37.93%) Windows Server
3 6 (20.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (20.69%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (3.45%) Unix
4 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (55.17%) Test Strategy
2 13 (44.83%) Test Automation
3 11 (37.93%) API Testing
4 8 (27.59%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (27.59%) Problem-Solving
5 7 (24.14%) DevOps
5 7 (24.14%) Scrum
6 6 (20.69%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (20.69%) Defect Tracking
6 6 (20.69%) System Integration Testing
7 5 (17.24%) Continuous Deployment
8 4 (13.79%) Collaborative Working
8 4 (13.79%) CRM
8 4 (13.79%) Decision-Making
8 4 (13.79%) Kanban
8 4 (13.79%) Non-Functional Testing
8 4 (13.79%) Web Testing
9 3 (10.34%) Migration
9 3 (10.34%) Penetration Testing
9 3 (10.34%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (48.28%) Java
2 11 (37.93%) F#
3 5 (17.24%) C#
3 5 (17.24%) SQL
4 4 (13.79%) PowerShell
5 3 (10.34%) VB
6 1 (3.45%) Bash Shell
6 1 (3.45%) Korn
6 1 (3.45%) Python
Qualifications
1 16 (55.17%) Security Cleared
2 15 (51.72%) SC Cleared
3 9 (31.03%) ISEB
3 9 (31.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (20.69%) ISEB Practitioner
5 3 (10.34%) ISTQB
5 3 (10.34%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (3.45%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (17.24%) QA
System Software
1 6 (20.69%) vSphere
2 1 (3.45%) Docker
Systems Management
1 9 (31.03%) HP ALM
2 1 (3.45%) Grafana
2 1 (3.45%) Packer
2 1 (3.45%) Prometheus
2 1 (3.45%) Terraform
Vendors
1 14 (48.28%) HP
1 14 (48.28%) Oracle
2 11 (37.93%) Software AG
2 11 (37.93%) webMethods
3 9 (31.03%) Microsoft
4 6 (20.69%) Red Hat
4 6 (20.69%) VMware
5 3 (10.34%) Trend Micro
6 1 (3.45%) Tableau