Period
to 17 July 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 17 July 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
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 85 80 70
Rank change year-on-year -5 -10 +37
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 11 11 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 0.70% 0.88% 1.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.86% 1.08% 1.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 2 8
Hertfordshire median daily rate £456 £325 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +40.38% -31.58% +11.76%
10th Percentile £364 £278 £433
90th Percentile £500 £363 £499
East of England median daily rate £498 £413 £425
% change year-on-year +20.61% -2.94% -
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 1,275 1,014 1,101
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 81.37% 80.99% 79.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 720 515 591
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.61% +3.75% +3.23%
10th Percentile £208 £213 £250
90th Percentile £569 £588 £550
East of England median daily rate £435 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +2.35% +3.03% +6.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 65 47
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £17.32 £20.76 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.55% -30.82% +43.30%
10th Percentile £11.07 £11.31 £9.23
90th Percentile £46.25 £52.50 £53.00
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £31.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -43.55% +37.78% -

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 17 July 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 17 July 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
Hemel Hempstead -7 4 £394 +36.96%
Watford +2 3 £400 - 1
Performance Testing
East of England

For the 6 months to 17 July 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 7 (63.64%) SQL
1 7 (63.64%) Test Automation
2 5 (45.45%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (36.36%) New Relic
3 4 (36.36%) Test Strategy
3 4 (36.36%) Scenario Testing
3 4 (36.36%) Perl
3 4 (36.36%) PHP
3 4 (36.36%) Linux
3 4 (36.36%) JMeter
3 4 (36.36%) Validation
3 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (36.36%) QA
4 3 (27.27%) Ruby
4 3 (27.27%) Load Balancing
4 3 (27.27%) Google
4 3 (27.27%) Replication
4 3 (27.27%) Java
4 3 (27.27%) Wireless
4 3 (27.27%) Firewall
4 3 (27.27%) Configuration Management
4 3 (27.27%) Python
4 3 (27.27%) LoadRunner
4 3 (27.27%) HTTP
4 3 (27.27%) TCP/IP
4 3 (27.27%) DNS
4 3 (27.27%) HTTPS
4 3 (27.27%) SSL
4 3 (27.27%) Performance Measurement
4 3 (27.27%) Problem-Solving

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 3 (27.27%) Elasticsearch
1 3 (27.27%) nginx
1 3 (27.27%) OpenStack
2 1 (9.09%) Apache Solr
2 1 (9.09%) Confluence
2 1 (9.09%) JBoss
2 1 (9.09%) Tomcat
2 1 (9.09%) WebSphere
2 1 (9.09%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 3 (27.27%) Google Cloud Platform
1 3 (27.27%) Stackdriver
Communications & Networking
1 3 (27.27%) DNS
1 3 (27.27%) Firewall
1 3 (27.27%) HTTP
1 3 (27.27%) HTTPS
1 3 (27.27%) SSL
1 3 (27.27%) TCP/IP
1 3 (27.27%) Wireless
2 2 (18.18%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (27.27%) Big Data
1 3 (27.27%) MongoDB
2 2 (18.18%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 2 (18.18%) SQL Server 2016
2 2 (18.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (18.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (9.09%) DB2
3 1 (9.09%) DbVisualizer
3 1 (9.09%) EDMS
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (36.36%) JMeter
2 3 (27.27%) Artifactory
2 3 (27.27%) Git (software)
2 3 (27.27%) Jenkins
2 3 (27.27%) LoadRunner
2 3 (27.27%) Sonatype Nexus
3 2 (18.18%) The Grinder
4 1 (9.09%) Firebug
4 1 (9.09%) HP UFT
4 1 (9.09%) JIRA
General
1 2 (18.18%) Legal
1 2 (18.18%) Telecoms
2 1 (9.09%) Law
2 1 (9.09%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Tester
2 3 (27.27%) DevOps Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Performance Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Senior Tester
4 1 (9.09%) Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) DevOps Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) ETL Tester
4 1 (9.09%) Performance Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Performance Test Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Performance Tester
4 1 (9.09%) QA Tester
4 1 (9.09%) Salesforce Tester
4 1 (9.09%) Senior QA Tester
4 1 (9.09%) Software Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (27.27%) Elastic Stack
1 3 (27.27%) Node.js
2 1 (9.09%) .NET
2 1 (9.09%) SOAP
2 1 (9.09%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (45.45%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (27.27%) Replication
3 1 (9.09%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (36.36%) Linux
2 3 (27.27%) CentOS
3 1 (9.09%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) Test Automation
2 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (36.36%) Scenario Testing
2 4 (36.36%) Test Strategy
2 4 (36.36%) Validation
3 3 (27.27%) Break/Fix
3 3 (27.27%) Configuration Management
3 3 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (27.27%) Database Tuning
3 3 (27.27%) Deployment Automation
3 3 (27.27%) DevOps
3 3 (27.27%) Infrastructure Management
3 3 (27.27%) Load Balancing
3 3 (27.27%) Microservices
3 3 (27.27%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 3 (27.27%) Performance Measurement
3 3 (27.27%) Problem-Solving
3 3 (27.27%) Protective Monitoring
3 3 (27.27%) Release Automation
3 3 (27.27%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (63.64%) SQL
2 4 (36.36%) Perl
2 4 (36.36%) PHP
3 3 (27.27%) Bash Shell
3 3 (27.27%) Java
3 3 (27.27%) Python
3 3 (27.27%) Ruby
4 2 (18.18%) T-SQL
5 1 (9.09%) AWK
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (36.36%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (27.27%) Ansible
1 3 (27.27%) HAProxy
1 3 (27.27%) Kibana
1 3 (27.27%) logstash
1 3 (27.27%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (27.27%) Puppet
2 1 (9.09%) Grafana
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) New Relic
2 3 (27.27%) F5
2 3 (27.27%) Google
2 3 (27.27%) Percona
2 3 (27.27%) SolarWinds
2 3 (27.27%) Splunk
3 1 (9.09%) AppDynamics
3 1 (9.09%) Atlassian
3 1 (9.09%) Dynatrace
3 1 (9.09%) HP
3 1 (9.09%) hybris
3 1 (9.09%) IBM
3 1 (9.09%) Intershop
3 1 (9.09%) Oracle
3 1 (9.09%) Salesforce.com