Period
to 23 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 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 23 October 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
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 95 82 79
Rank change year-on-year -13 -3 +16
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 6 20 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 0.37% 1.31% 1.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.46% 1.60% 1.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 7
Hertfordshire median daily rate £500 £388 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +29.03% -18.42% +26.50%
East of England median daily rate £500 £413 £375
% change year-on-year +21.21% +10.00% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Hertfordshire median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate £37.50 - -

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 Hertfordshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Hertfordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,311 1,252 1,100
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 81.63% 82.21% 78.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 778 628 608
Hertfordshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.90%
10th Percentile £209 £213 £213
90th Percentile £569 £575 £538
East of England median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 65 60
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £17.50 £16.81 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.14% -29.24% +13.08%
10th Percentile £11.18 £12.38 £11.02
90th Percentile £48.25 £45.60 £53.75
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £30.25 £27.00
% change year-on-year -42.15% +12.04% +12.50%

Performance Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Performance Testing in Hertfordshire

Performance Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Performance Testing in Hertfordshire

Performance Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Performance Testing in Hertfordshire over the 6 months to 23 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Performance Testing in Hertfordshire

Performance Testing
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

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 Hertfordshire region over the 6 months to 23 October 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
Watford -1 2 - -
Hemel Hempstead -6 2 £381 +10.91%
Welwyn Garden City -14 1 - -
Performance Testing
East of England

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for Performance Testing.

1 5 (83.33%) JMeter
2 3 (50.00%) Splunk
2 3 (50.00%) Jenkins
2 3 (50.00%) LoadRunner
2 3 (50.00%) Dynatrace
2 3 (50.00%) New Relic
2 3 (50.00%) DevOps
3 2 (33.33%) Site Reliability Engineering
3 2 (33.33%) HP
3 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (33.33%) JIRA
3 2 (33.33%) Infrastructure Management
3 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (33.33%) Bitbucket
3 2 (33.33%) ServiceNow
3 2 (33.33%) Confluence
3 2 (33.33%) Subversion
4 1 (16.67%) Ruby
4 1 (16.67%) Google
4 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
4 1 (16.67%) Validation
4 1 (16.67%) Replication
4 1 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (16.67%) Puppet
4 1 (16.67%) MongoDB
4 1 (16.67%) Node.js
4 1 (16.67%) F5
4 1 (16.67%) Test Strategy
4 1 (16.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (16.67%) OpenStack

Performance Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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 2 (33.33%) Confluence
2 1 (16.67%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (16.67%) nginx
2 1 (16.67%) OpenStack
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Google Cloud Platform
1 1 (16.67%) IaaS
1 1 (16.67%) PaaS
1 1 (16.67%) SaaS
1 1 (16.67%) Stackdriver
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) DNS
1 1 (16.67%) Firewall
1 1 (16.67%) HTTP
1 1 (16.67%) HTTPS
1 1 (16.67%) SSL
1 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
1 1 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (16.67%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) Big Data
1 1 (16.67%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 5 (83.33%) JMeter
2 3 (50.00%) Jenkins
2 3 (50.00%) LoadRunner
3 2 (33.33%) Bitbucket
3 2 (33.33%) JIRA
3 2 (33.33%) Subversion
4 1 (16.67%) Artifactory
4 1 (16.67%) Gatling
4 1 (16.67%) Git (software)
4 1 (16.67%) NeoLoad
4 1 (16.67%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 1 (16.67%) Retail
1 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) DevOps Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Site Reliability Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) DevOps Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Performance Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Performance Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Performance Test Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Performance Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Site Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Test Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Testing Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) .NET
1 1 (16.67%) Elastic Stack
1 1 (16.67%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (16.67%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) CentOS
1 1 (16.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) DevOps
2 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) Infrastructure Management
2 2 (33.33%) Site Reliability Engineering
3 1 (16.67%) Application Performance Monitoring
3 1 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (16.67%) Configuration Management
3 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (16.67%) Database Tuning
3 1 (16.67%) Defect Management
3 1 (16.67%) E-Commerce
3 1 (16.67%) Load Balancing
3 1 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Security Testing
3 1 (16.67%) SOA
3 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
3 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
3 1 (16.67%) Test Strategy
3 1 (16.67%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) Bash Shell
1 1 (16.67%) Perl
1 1 (16.67%) PHP
1 1 (16.67%) Python
1 1 (16.67%) Ruby
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) Ansible
1 1 (16.67%) HAProxy
1 1 (16.67%) Kibana
1 1 (16.67%) logstash
1 1 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (16.67%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Dynatrace
1 3 (50.00%) New Relic
1 3 (50.00%) Splunk
2 2 (33.33%) HP
2 2 (33.33%) ServiceNow
3 1 (16.67%) AppDynamics
3 1 (16.67%) F5
3 1 (16.67%) Google
3 1 (16.67%) Oracle
3 1 (16.67%) Percona
3 1 (16.67%) SolarWinds