The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London 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 3 months to 30 March 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
England / London
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 308 310 329
Rank change year-on-year +2 +19  
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 92 124 91
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.47% 0.55% 0.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.55% 0.65% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 75 61
Median daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £342 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £515 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £315
% change year-on-year - +26.98%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £38.50 £36.25
% change year-on-year +29.87% +6.20%  

Performance Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 16775 19211 17566
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 85.13% 85.14% 82.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 12076 13900 12358
Median daily rate £485 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.10% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £325 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 165 196 244
Median hourly rate £32.50 £22.12 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +46.95% +10.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.17 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.50 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -5.92% +26.66%  

Performance Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London citing Performance Testing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Performance Testing in London

Performance Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Performance Testing in London

Performance Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Performance Testing in London over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Performance Testing in London

Performance Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Performance Testing in London

Performance Testing
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 30 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +6 10 £448 +11.87% 11
Croydon 0 2 £416 +11.00%
Greenwich - 2 £418 -
Kingston Upon Thames -3 1 £365 -
Uxbridge - 1 £275 -
West End of London - 1 £575 - 2
Performance Testing
England

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 London region with a requirement for Performance Testing.

1 95 (47.26%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (35.32%) Selenium
3 51 (25.37%) QA
4 46 (22.89%) SQL
5 43 (21.39%) Java
6 39 (19.40%) Scrum
6 39 (19.40%) Test Automation
7 38 (18.91%) JavaScript
8 37 (18.41%) BDD
9 35 (17.41%) C#
9 35 (17.41%) HTML
9 35 (17.41%) Finance
9 35 (17.41%) JIRA
10 34 (16.92%) JMeter
10 34 (16.92%) Test Scripting
11 33 (16.42%) Linux
12 31 (15.42%) Cucumber
13 30 (14.93%) Test Strategy
14 28 (13.93%) LoadRunner
15 27 (13.43%) Jenkins
16 26 (12.94%) TDD
17 25 (12.44%) Banking
17 25 (12.44%) REST
18 24 (11.94%) Automation Testing
18 24 (11.94%) E-Commerce
19 23 (11.44%) Regression Testing
19 23 (11.44%) Functional Testing
20 22 (10.95%) WebDriver
20 22 (10.95%) Continuous Integration
20 22 (10.95%) Integration Testing

Performance Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 (3.48%) CMS
2 6 (2.99%) Drupal
3 5 (2.49%) Confluence
4 4 (1.99%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (1.49%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 3 (1.49%) Sitecore CMS
5 3 (1.49%) Umbraco
6 2 (1.00%) IIS
6 2 (1.00%) MQSeries
6 2 (1.00%) nginx
7 1 (0.50%) JBoss
7 1 (0.50%) NetWeaver
7 1 (0.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.50%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.50%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.50%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.50%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.50%) WordPress
Applications
1 8 (3.98%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.99%) MS Office
3 2 (1.00%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.50%) Eloqua
1 1 (0.50%) FLEXCUBE
1 1 (0.50%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (0.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.50%) Temenos T24
1 1 (0.50%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 10 (4.98%) Amazon AWS
1 10 (4.98%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (2.49%) PaaS
3 4 (1.99%) GitHub
4 3 (1.49%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 2 (1.00%) IaaS
5 2 (1.00%) SaaS
6 1 (0.50%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (7.96%) HTTP
2 4 (1.99%) Internet
3 2 (1.00%) Reverse Proxy
4 1 (0.50%) DMZ
4 1 (0.50%) SAN
4 1 (0.50%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (9.45%) SQL Server
2 10 (4.98%) Relational Database
3 9 (4.48%) Apache Cassandra
3 9 (4.48%) HBase
4 8 (3.98%) MongoDB
5 6 (2.99%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (2.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (2.49%) MySQL
7 4 (1.99%) NoSQL
7 4 (1.99%) Oracle Database
8 3 (1.49%) Big Data
8 3 (1.49%) RDBMS
8 3 (1.49%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (1.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (1.00%) BusinessObjects
9 2 (1.00%) Hadoop
9 2 (1.00%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (1.00%) PowerCenter
9 2 (1.00%) SQL Server 2014
9 2 (1.00%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 71 (35.32%) Selenium
2 35 (17.41%) JIRA
3 34 (16.92%) JMeter
4 31 (15.42%) Cucumber
5 28 (13.93%) LoadRunner
6 27 (13.43%) Jenkins
7 22 (10.95%) WebDriver
8 19 (9.45%) Git (software)
9 13 (6.47%) JUnit
10 12 (5.97%) SoapUI
11 11 (5.47%) NeoLoad
12 10 (4.98%) Visual Studio
13 9 (4.48%) HP UFT
13 9 (4.48%) Maven
13 9 (4.48%) TeamCity
14 8 (3.98%) SpecFlow
15 7 (3.48%) Mocha
16 6 (2.99%) Appium
16 6 (2.99%) Team Foundation Server
16 6 (2.99%) WebLOAD
General
1 35 (17.41%) Finance
2 25 (12.44%) Banking
3 16 (7.96%) Retail
4 10 (4.98%) Investment Banking
5 6 (2.99%) Retail Banking
6 5 (2.49%) Advertising
6 5 (2.49%) Front Office
6 5 (2.49%) Games
7 4 (1.99%) Marketing
8 3 (1.49%) Financial Institution
9 2 (1.00%) Billing
9 2 (1.00%) Corporate Banking
9 2 (1.00%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (1.00%) Publishing
10 1 (0.50%) Legal
10 1 (0.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 57 (28.36%) Tester
2 32 (15.92%) Developer
3 31 (15.42%) Analyst
3 31 (15.42%) Test Analyst
4 22 (10.95%) Test Engineer
5 18 (8.96%) Automation Tester
5 18 (8.96%) Performance Tester
6 14 (6.97%) QA Tester
7 12 (5.97%) QA Engineer
8 11 (5.47%) Test Manager
9 10 (4.98%) Test Leader
10 8 (3.98%) Digital Developer
10 8 (3.98%) Software Engineer
11 7 (3.48%) DevOps Engineer
11 7 (3.48%) Performance Analyst
11 7 (3.48%) Performance Test Analyst
11 7 (3.48%) QA Analyst
11 7 (3.48%) QA Test Analyst
11 7 (3.48%) Test Automation Engineer
12 6 (2.99%) Developer in Test
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (17.41%) HTML
2 25 (12.44%) REST
3 21 (10.45%) HTML5
4 18 (8.96%) .NET
5 16 (7.96%) SOAP
6 15 (7.46%) AngularJS
7 14 (6.97%) CSS
7 14 (6.97%) RESTful
8 11 (5.47%) Node.js
8 11 (5.47%) Web Services
9 10 (4.98%) jQuery
10 9 (4.48%) Gherkin
10 9 (4.48%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 9 (4.48%) WinForms
10 9 (4.48%) WPF
11 8 (3.98%) CSS3
11 8 (3.98%) Elastic Stack
11 8 (3.98%) XML
12 7 (3.48%) JSON
13 5 (2.49%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 10 (4.98%) Mobile App
2 9 (4.48%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (3.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 5 (2.49%) Computer Science
5 4 (1.99%) Data Centre
5 4 (1.99%) Virtual Team
6 2 (1.00%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.00%) Equities
6 2 (1.00%) iPad
6 2 (1.00%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.00%) Reference Data
6 2 (1.00%) User Experience
7 1 (0.50%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.50%) Derivative
7 1 (0.50%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.50%) Fintech
7 1 (0.50%) Fixed Income
7 1 (0.50%) PMI
7 1 (0.50%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 33 (16.42%) Linux
2 17 (8.46%) Unix
3 7 (3.48%) Ubuntu
4 6 (2.99%) Apple iOS
5 5 (2.49%) Android
5 5 (2.49%) Windows
6 4 (1.99%) Solaris
7 3 (1.49%) SUSE
8 2 (1.00%) Amazon Linux
8 2 (1.00%) CentOS
8 2 (1.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.00%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.50%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (47.26%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (19.40%) Scrum
2 39 (19.40%) Test Automation
3 37 (18.41%) BDD
4 34 (16.92%) Test Scripting
5 30 (14.93%) Test Strategy
6 26 (12.94%) TDD
7 24 (11.94%) Automation Testing
7 24 (11.94%) E-Commerce
8 23 (11.44%) Functional Testing
8 23 (11.44%) Regression Testing
9 22 (10.95%) Continuous Integration
9 22 (10.95%) Integration Testing
10 21 (10.45%) Kanban
11 20 (9.95%) Software Engineering
11 20 (9.95%) User Acceptance Testing
12 19 (9.45%) Automated Testing
12 19 (9.45%) DevOps
12 19 (9.45%) Microservices
12 19 (9.45%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 46 (22.89%) SQL
2 43 (21.39%) Java
3 38 (18.91%) JavaScript
4 35 (17.41%) C#
5 15 (7.46%) Python
6 12 (5.97%) Ruby
7 7 (3.48%) Bash Shell
8 6 (2.99%) PowerShell
8 6 (2.99%) Scala
8 6 (2.99%) T-SQL
9 5 (2.49%) Perl
9 5 (2.49%) PHP
10 3 (1.49%) Apple Swift
10 3 (1.49%) C
10 3 (1.49%) C++
10 3 (1.49%) ES6
10 3 (1.49%) Objective-C
11 2 (1.00%) Clojure
11 2 (1.00%) Groovy
12 1 (0.50%) Go
Qualifications
1 11 (5.47%) Degree
1 11 (5.47%) ISTQB
2 7 (3.48%) ISEB
2 7 (3.48%) Security Cleared
3 6 (2.99%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.49%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (1.49%) PMI Certification
5 2 (1.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.00%) PMP
6 1 (0.50%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.50%) CCNA
6 1 (0.50%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.50%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (0.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.50%) MCSD
6 1 (0.50%) MCSE
6 1 (0.50%) MCTS
6 1 (0.50%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (25.37%) QA
2 6 (2.99%) SDET
3 3 (1.49%) Data Quality
4 2 (1.00%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.50%) SLA
5 1 (0.50%) WCAG
System Software
1 8 (3.98%) Docker
2 6 (2.99%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (2.49%) Grafana
1 5 (2.49%) Graphite
1 5 (2.49%) HP SiteScope
2 4 (1.99%) Puppet
3 3 (1.49%) Kibana
3 3 (1.49%) logstash
3 3 (1.49%) rkt
4 2 (1.00%) Ansible
4 2 (1.00%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (1.00%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.00%) Tivoli
4 2 (1.00%) Tivoli Monitoring
4 2 (1.00%) ZABBIX
5 1 (0.50%) BMC PATROL
5 1 (0.50%) CA Service Virtualization
5 1 (0.50%) CA Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.50%) Ganglia
5 1 (0.50%) HAProxy
5 1 (0.50%) nmon
5 1 (0.50%) OpenView
Vendors
1 19 (9.45%) Oracle
2 16 (7.96%) Microsoft
3 11 (5.47%) AppDynamics
4 8 (3.98%) SAP
5 7 (3.48%) HP
6 6 (2.99%) Citrix
6 6 (2.99%) IBM
7 5 (2.49%) Informatica
8 4 (1.99%) Murex
8 4 (1.99%) Splunk
9 3 (1.49%) Adobe
9 3 (1.49%) Guidewire
9 3 (1.49%) Salesforce.com
9 3 (1.49%) Sitecore
9 3 (1.49%) Solace
9 3 (1.49%) Sybase
9 3 (1.49%) Talarian
9 3 (1.49%) TIBCO
9 3 (1.49%) VMware
10 2 (1.00%) BMC
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