Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 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
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 84 81 88
Rank change year-on-year -3 +7 +3
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 15 12 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 0.96% 0.86% 0.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.20% 1.13% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 11
Hertfordshire median daily rate £388 £475 £376
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.42% +26.50% -7.28%
10th Percentile £288 £390 £350
90th Percentile £494 £570 £500
East of England median daily rate £425 £350 £400
% change year-on-year +21.43% -12.50% +3.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Hertfordshire median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate - - -

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 1252 1065 1234
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 80.00% 76.56% 75.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 631 612 624
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £213 £224 £225
90th Percentile £575 £538 £565
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 56 98
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £18.00 £29.75 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -39.50% +41.67% +30.43%
10th Percentile £13.00 £10.53 £8.93
90th Percentile £46.50 £53.75 £41.80
East of England median hourly rate £31.02 £31.48 £25.00
% change year-on-year -1.46% +25.90% +3.65%

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 18 November 2017.

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 18 November 2017. 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 9 - -
Hemel Hempstead 0 2 £344 -27.63%
Performance Testing
East of England

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for Performance Testing.

1 11 (73.33%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (66.67%) Oracle
3 7 (46.67%) JMeter
3 7 (46.67%) SQL
4 5 (33.33%) New Relic
4 5 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
4 5 (33.33%) Performance Monitoring
4 5 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (33.33%) Performance Improvement
4 5 (33.33%) DbVisualizer
4 5 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
4 5 (33.33%) Oracle Retail
4 5 (33.33%) Retail
4 5 (33.33%) Statistics
4 5 (33.33%) DB2
4 5 (33.33%) Java
4 5 (33.33%) Perl
4 5 (33.33%) PHP
4 5 (33.33%) AIX
4 5 (33.33%) Linux
4 5 (33.33%) JBoss
4 5 (33.33%) Tomcat
4 5 (33.33%) E-Commerce
4 5 (33.33%) Games
4 5 (33.33%) AWK
4 5 (33.33%) LoadRunner
4 5 (33.33%) Dynatrace
4 5 (33.33%) Grafana
4 5 (33.33%) The Grinder
4 5 (33.33%) AppDynamics

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 5 (33.33%) JBoss
1 5 (33.33%) Tomcat
2 1 (6.67%) Confluence
2 1 (6.67%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (33.33%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (6.67%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) DHCP
1 1 (6.67%) DNS
1 1 (6.67%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (33.33%) DB2
1 5 (33.33%) DbVisualizer
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database 12c
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 7 (46.67%) JMeter
2 5 (33.33%) LoadRunner
2 5 (33.33%) The Grinder
3 1 (6.67%) Jenkins
3 1 (6.67%) JIRA
General
1 5 (33.33%) Games
1 5 (33.33%) Retail
2 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (53.33%) Consultant
2 7 (46.67%) Performance Consultant
3 2 (13.33%) Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Performance Test Consultant
3 2 (13.33%) Test Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Test Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Oracle Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Performance Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Performance Test Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Performance Tester
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) Web Services
2 1 (6.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (33.33%) AIX
1 5 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (6.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (73.33%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (33.33%) Continuous Delivery
2 5 (33.33%) E-Commerce
2 5 (33.33%) Performance Improvement
2 5 (33.33%) Performance Monitoring
2 5 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
2 5 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
2 5 (33.33%) Statistics
3 2 (13.33%) Functional Testing
4 1 (6.67%) Data Extraction
4 1 (6.67%) Integration Testing
4 1 (6.67%) Migration
4 1 (6.67%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (6.67%) Scenario Testing
4 1 (6.67%) SOA
4 1 (6.67%) System Integration Testing
4 1 (6.67%) Test Management
4 1 (6.67%) Test Planning
4 1 (6.67%) Test Scripting
4 1 (6.67%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (46.67%) SQL
2 5 (33.33%) AWK
2 5 (33.33%) Java
2 5 (33.33%) Perl
2 5 (33.33%) PHP
3 1 (6.67%) C#
3 1 (6.67%) PL/SQL
3 1 (6.67%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) CCNA
1 1 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (6.67%) Degree
1 1 (6.67%) ISEB
1 1 (6.67%) ISTQB
1 1 (6.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 1 (6.67%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (33.33%) Grafana
Vendors
1 10 (66.67%) Oracle
2 5 (33.33%) AppDynamics
2 5 (33.33%) Dynatrace
2 5 (33.33%) New Relic
3 1 (6.67%) Atlassian
3 1 (6.67%) Google
3 1 (6.67%) MikroTik
3 1 (6.67%) Rackspace