Period
to 13 December 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 13 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
South East > Hampshire
6 months to
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 157 128 162
Rank change year-on-year -29 +34 -6
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 25 34 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 0.65% 0.96% 0.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.76% 1.16% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 23 7
Hampshire median daily rate £406 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% -6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £341 £291 £344
90th Percentile £538 £485 £638
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £410
% change year-on-year - -2.50% +9.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Hampshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £35.00 - £46.00

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 3,282 2,926 3,136
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 85.18% 82.56% 82.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,077 1,737 2,007
Hampshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £300 £240 £250
90th Percentile £575 £538 £556
South East median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +1.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 155 113 166
Hampshire median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £34.37
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +16.38% +21.66%
10th Percentile £11.85 £12.24 £11.97
90th Percentile £57.43 £48.75 £57.13
South East median hourly rate £25.12 £22.75 £24.23
% change year-on-year +10.42% -6.09% -3.10%

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 13 December 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 13 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
Andover -8 7 £400 -13.51% 2
Farnborough - 6 £475 -
Gosport - 3 £413 -
Havant - 3 - -
Southampton -24 2 £325 - 2
Performance Testing
South East

For the 6 months to 13 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 Hampshire region with a requirement for Performance Testing.

1 14 (56.00%) SQL
2 12 (48.00%) Firewall
3 11 (44.00%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (44.00%) SC Cleared
3 11 (44.00%) Security Cleared
4 10 (40.00%) Wireshark
4 10 (40.00%) QA
4 10 (40.00%) LoadRunner
5 9 (36.00%) Oracle
5 9 (36.00%) SQL Server
5 9 (36.00%) Test Scripting
5 9 (36.00%) Continuous Integration
5 9 (36.00%) Test Strategy
6 8 (32.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 8 (32.00%) Java
6 8 (32.00%) .NET
6 8 (32.00%) Microsoft
6 8 (32.00%) HP
6 8 (32.00%) Continuous Deployment
6 8 (32.00%) HP ALM
7 7 (28.00%) Problem-Solving
7 7 (28.00%) DNS
7 7 (28.00%) IIS
7 7 (28.00%) Scrum
7 7 (28.00%) PowerShell
7 7 (28.00%) Non-Functional Testing
8 6 (24.00%) SharePoint 2013
8 6 (24.00%) Oracle Database
8 6 (24.00%) Trend Micro
8 6 (24.00%) Fiddler

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 7 (28.00%) IIS
2 6 (24.00%) SharePoint
2 6 (24.00%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (4.00%) nginx
3 1 (4.00%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (24.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (20.00%) BlazeMeter
2 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (4.00%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 1 (4.00%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (4.00%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (4.00%) Amazon S3
3 1 (4.00%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (4.00%) AWS CloudTrail
Communications & Networking
1 12 (48.00%) Firewall
2 10 (40.00%) Wireshark
3 7 (28.00%) DNS
4 6 (24.00%) Internet
4 6 (24.00%) Kerberos
4 6 (24.00%) SSL
5 3 (12.00%) SAN
6 2 (8.00%) PuTTY
6 2 (8.00%) WinSCP
7 1 (4.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (36.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (24.00%) Oracle Database
2 6 (24.00%) Oracle Reports
3 5 (20.00%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (12.00%) Oracle Database 12c
5 2 (8.00%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (8.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (8.00%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (4.00%) Amazon Aurora
6 1 (4.00%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (4.00%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (4.00%) NoSQL
6 1 (4.00%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (4.00%) RDBMS
6 1 (4.00%) Redis
6 1 (4.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (40.00%) LoadRunner
2 8 (32.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (24.00%) Fiddler
3 6 (24.00%) Visual Studio
4 5 (20.00%) eggPlant
4 5 (20.00%) JMeter
4 5 (20.00%) NeoLoad
5 3 (12.00%) Selenium
6 2 (8.00%) HP UFT
6 2 (8.00%) Oracle APEX
6 2 (8.00%) SoapUI
6 2 (8.00%) SpecFlow
6 2 (8.00%) Toad
7 1 (4.00%) AppVeyor
7 1 (4.00%) JIRA
General
1 1 (4.00%) Finance
1 1 (4.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (40.00%) Tester
2 9 (36.00%) Performance Tester
3 6 (24.00%) Administrator
3 6 (24.00%) SharePoint Administrator
4 3 (12.00%) Analyst
4 3 (12.00%) Test Analyst
4 3 (12.00%) Test Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Consultant
5 2 (8.00%) Performance Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Performance Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Performance Test Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Performance Test Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Test Leader
6 1 (4.00%) Lead Tester
6 1 (4.00%) Performance Specialist
6 1 (4.00%) Performance Test Leader
6 1 (4.00%) Performance Test Specialist
6 1 (4.00%) Senior Performance Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (32.00%) .NET
2 5 (20.00%) Web Services
3 3 (12.00%) Middleware
4 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 6 (24.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.00%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 4 (16.00%) Unix
1 4 (16.00%) Windows
2 3 (12.00%) Linux
3 2 (8.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (8.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (44.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (36.00%) Continuous Integration
2 9 (36.00%) Test Scripting
2 9 (36.00%) Test Strategy
3 8 (32.00%) Continuous Deployment
4 7 (28.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 7 (28.00%) Problem-Solving
4 7 (28.00%) Scrum
5 6 (24.00%) Migration
5 6 (24.00%) Penetration Testing
5 6 (24.00%) Stress Testing
6 5 (20.00%) Load Balancing
6 5 (20.00%) Load Testing
6 5 (20.00%) Scenario Testing
6 5 (20.00%) Test Automation
7 4 (16.00%) CRM
7 4 (16.00%) Data Management
7 4 (16.00%) Performance Engineering
7 4 (16.00%) SDLC
8 3 (12.00%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 14 (56.00%) SQL
2 8 (32.00%) Java
3 7 (28.00%) PowerShell
4 5 (20.00%) C#
5 4 (16.00%) C
5 4 (16.00%) PL/SQL
6 3 (12.00%) VB
7 2 (8.00%) F#
8 1 (4.00%) Bash Shell
8 1 (4.00%) Korn
8 1 (4.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 11 (44.00%) SC Cleared
1 11 (44.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (24.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (20.00%) ISEB
4 4 (16.00%) ISTQB
5 3 (12.00%) Degree
5 3 (12.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 3 (12.00%) MCSE
5 3 (12.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (8.00%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (40.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (8.00%) vSphere
2 1 (4.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (32.00%) HP ALM
2 4 (16.00%) nmon
2 4 (16.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (4.00%) Grafana
3 1 (4.00%) Packer
3 1 (4.00%) Prometheus
3 1 (4.00%) Terraform
Vendors
1 9 (36.00%) Oracle
2 8 (32.00%) HP
2 8 (32.00%) Microsoft
3 6 (24.00%) Trend Micro
4 2 (8.00%) Red Hat
4 2 (8.00%) Software AG
4 2 (8.00%) VMware
4 2 (8.00%) webMethods
5 1 (4.00%) Tableau