Period
to 21 August 2018

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 6 months to 21 August 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
England > London
6 months to
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 336 330 395
Rank change year-on-year -6 +65 -50
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 314 298 242
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.69% 0.70% 0.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.79% 0.79% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 219 212 173
London median daily rate £475 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.76% -
10th Percentile £362 £350 £325
90th Percentile £639 £588 £556
England median daily rate £433 £425 £416
% change year-on-year +1.88% +2.10% +11.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
London median hourly rate £16.50 - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £11.00 £38.50
% change year-on-year +218.18% -71.43% +10.00%

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 London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 39,888 37,554 39,269
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 87.71% 87.67% 86.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 28,833 26,846 28,461
London median daily rate £500 £500 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.11% +2.78%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £675 £656 £638
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 519 381 340
London median hourly rate £23.50 £24.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.08% +14.29% +5.00%
10th Percentile £14.00 £13.24 £11.25
90th Percentile £54.79 £50.00 £55.00
England median hourly rate £21.33 £24.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year -11.15% +2.13% +9.05%

Performance Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

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 6 months to 21 August 2018.

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 6 months to 21 August 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
Central London -34 45 £450 -5.26% 14
West London -15 19 £525 +5.00% 6
South London -35 18 £475 +5.56% 5
East London -13 11 £563 +32.35% 4
Performance Testing
England

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 London region with a requirement for Performance Testing.

1 165 (52.55%) Agile Software Development
2 158 (50.32%) Test Automation
3 124 (39.49%) Java
4 96 (30.57%) JMeter
5 94 (29.94%) BDD
6 93 (29.62%) Jenkins
7 89 (28.34%) Selenium
8 88 (28.03%) JIRA
9 76 (24.20%) TDD
9 76 (24.20%) Microservices
10 68 (21.66%) Scrum
11 67 (21.34%) QA
12 65 (20.70%) LoadRunner
12 65 (20.70%) Docker
13 61 (19.43%) Confluence
14 59 (18.79%) Web Services
15 58 (18.47%) Amazon AWS
16 56 (17.83%) Test Strategy
16 56 (17.83%) Finance
17 55 (17.52%) DevOps
18 51 (16.24%) Continuous Integration
19 50 (15.92%) Test Scripting
20 49 (15.61%) Non-Functional Testing
21 47 (14.97%) SQL
21 47 (14.97%) Cucumber
22 46 (14.65%) REST
22 46 (14.65%) C#
23 43 (13.69%) Functional Testing
23 43 (13.69%) Microsoft Azure
24 40 (12.74%) Hadoop

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 61 (19.43%) Confluence
2 13 (4.14%) Elasticsearch
3 8 (2.55%) Apache
3 8 (2.55%) CMS
3 8 (2.55%) Tomcat
4 7 (2.23%) Apache Solr
5 4 (1.27%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 3 (0.96%) Sitecore CMS
6 3 (0.96%) Umbraco
7 2 (0.64%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.32%) GlassFish
8 1 (0.32%) IIS
8 1 (0.32%) Jetty
8 1 (0.32%) Mule
8 1 (0.32%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.32%) Oracle Application Server
8 1 (0.32%) Oracle Service Bus
8 1 (0.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.32%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.32%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (1.59%) MS Visio
2 4 (1.27%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (1.27%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (0.96%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 4 (1.27%) HiPortfolio
2 2 (0.64%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.32%) Magento
3 1 (0.32%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.32%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.32%) Temenos T24
3 1 (0.32%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 58 (18.47%) Amazon AWS
2 43 (13.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (6.37%) BlazeMeter
4 18 (5.73%) GitHub
5 10 (3.18%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 10 (3.18%) SaaS
6 8 (2.55%) Slack
7 7 (2.23%) IaaS
8 5 (1.59%) Serverless
9 3 (0.96%) BrowserStack
9 3 (0.96%) Office 365
9 3 (0.96%) Sauce Labs
10 2 (0.64%) Google Cloud Platform
10 2 (0.64%) SuccessFactors
11 1 (0.32%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (3.82%) SMS
2 6 (1.91%) Firewall
3 4 (1.27%) DOCSIS
3 4 (1.27%) HTTP
4 3 (0.96%) HTTPS
4 3 (0.96%) Internet
5 2 (0.64%) DNS
5 2 (0.64%) Reverse Proxy
5 2 (0.64%) SAN
5 2 (0.64%) SSL
6 1 (0.32%) BGP
6 1 (0.32%) Diameter Protocol
6 1 (0.32%) MPLS
6 1 (0.32%) OSPF
6 1 (0.32%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.32%) tcpdump
6 1 (0.32%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (12.74%) Hadoop
2 35 (11.15%) Big Data
3 29 (9.24%) HBase
4 24 (7.64%) PostgreSQL
5 20 (6.37%) MongoDB
6 12 (3.82%) Apache Cassandra
7 10 (3.18%) Amazon Redshift
7 10 (3.18%) MySQL
7 10 (3.18%) Relational Database
8 7 (2.23%) SQL Server
9 5 (1.59%) NoSQL
9 5 (1.59%) Power BI
9 5 (1.59%) QlikView
10 4 (1.27%) Oracle Reports
11 3 (0.96%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 3 (0.96%) BusinessObjects
11 3 (0.96%) Data Warehouse
11 3 (0.96%) RavenDB
12 2 (0.64%) Couchbase
12 2 (0.64%) Impala
Development Applications
1 96 (30.57%) JMeter
2 93 (29.62%) Jenkins
3 89 (28.34%) Selenium
4 88 (28.03%) JIRA
5 65 (20.70%) LoadRunner
6 47 (14.97%) Cucumber
7 30 (9.55%) WebDriver
8 27 (8.60%) SoapUI
9 26 (8.28%) Visual Studio
10 23 (7.32%) Gatling
10 23 (7.32%) TeamCity
11 22 (7.01%) Git (software)
11 22 (7.01%) JUnit
12 18 (5.73%) SpecFlow
13 15 (4.78%) The Grinder
14 13 (4.14%) Zephyr
15 12 (3.82%) Appium
16 10 (3.18%) Maven
17 9 (2.87%) Visual Studio Team System
18 8 (2.55%) Bitbucket
General
1 56 (17.83%) Finance
2 33 (10.51%) Banking
3 6 (1.91%) Back Office
3 6 (1.91%) Investment Banking
3 6 (1.91%) Retail
3 6 (1.91%) Telecoms
4 5 (1.59%) Financial Institution
5 3 (0.96%) Front Office
5 3 (0.96%) Law
6 2 (0.64%) Games
6 2 (0.64%) Legal
7 1 (0.32%) Advertising
7 1 (0.32%) Billing
7 1 (0.32%) Brand Awareness
7 1 (0.32%) Marketing
7 1 (0.32%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 73 (23.25%) Developer
2 72 (22.93%) Tester
3 48 (15.29%) Java Developer
4 32 (10.19%) Performance Tester
5 29 (9.24%) Analyst
5 29 (9.24%) Test Leader
6 27 (8.60%) Automation Tester
6 27 (8.60%) Test Manager
7 24 (7.64%) Test Analyst
8 21 (6.69%) Architect
9 19 (6.05%) Test Engineer
10 18 (5.73%) Performance Test Leader
11 17 (5.41%) Senior Developer
12 14 (4.46%) AWS Architect
12 14 (4.46%) Senior Java Developer
13 12 (3.82%) QA Engineer
13 12 (3.82%) Senior Tester
13 12 (3.82%) Test Architect
14 11 (3.50%) Performance Engineer
15 10 (3.18%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (18.79%) Web Services
2 46 (14.65%) REST
3 38 (12.10%) JSON
4 36 (11.46%) RESTful
5 34 (10.83%) Kafka
6 31 (9.87%) JPA
7 30 (9.55%) Hibernate
7 30 (9.55%) JSON Schema
8 29 (9.24%) Samza
9 20 (6.37%) Guice
10 16 (5.10%) SOAP
11 15 (4.78%) .NET
12 14 (4.46%) Gherkin
13 11 (3.50%) HTML
13 11 (3.50%) Spring
13 11 (3.50%) XML
14 9 (2.87%) Spring Boot
15 8 (2.55%) Middleware
16 7 (2.23%) JMS
17 6 (1.91%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 16 (5.10%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (4.14%) Linux Command Line
3 11 (3.50%) Mobile App
4 9 (2.87%) Data Centre
5 6 (1.91%) Computer Science
5 6 (1.91%) Data Structures
5 6 (1.91%) New Media
5 6 (1.91%) Self-Motivation
6 5 (1.59%) Algorithms
6 5 (1.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 5 (1.59%) Greenfield Project
7 4 (1.27%) Client/Server
7 4 (1.27%) Digital TV
7 4 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (0.96%) Equities
8 3 (0.96%) Fintech
8 3 (0.96%) Fixed Income
8 3 (0.96%) User Experience
9 2 (0.64%) Hybrid Cloud
9 2 (0.64%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 32 (10.19%) Unix
2 25 (7.96%) Linux
3 15 (4.78%) Windows
4 7 (2.23%) Solaris
5 4 (1.27%) Android
5 4 (1.27%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.64%) Mac OS X
6 2 (0.64%) Windows 10
6 2 (0.64%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 165 (52.55%) Agile Software Development
2 158 (50.32%) Test Automation
3 94 (29.94%) BDD
4 76 (24.20%) Microservices
4 76 (24.20%) TDD
5 68 (21.66%) Scrum
6 56 (17.83%) Test Strategy
7 55 (17.52%) DevOps
8 51 (16.24%) Continuous Integration
9 50 (15.92%) Test Scripting
10 49 (15.61%) Non-Functional Testing
11 43 (13.69%) Functional Testing
12 35 (11.15%) Open Source
13 33 (10.51%) Digital Transformation Programme
13 33 (10.51%) Pair Programming
14 32 (10.19%) Problem-Solving
15 31 (9.87%) Regression Testing
16 30 (9.55%) E-Commerce
16 30 (9.55%) Stakeholder Management
17 28 (8.92%) Scenario Testing
Programming Languages
1 124 (39.49%) Java
2 47 (14.97%) SQL
3 46 (14.65%) C#
4 39 (12.42%) JavaScript
5 38 (12.10%) Groovy
6 36 (11.46%) Java 8
7 34 (10.83%) Python
8 17 (5.41%) C++
8 17 (5.41%) Ruby
9 16 (5.10%) Scala
10 11 (3.50%) C
11 10 (3.18%) Shell Script
12 7 (2.23%) Perl
12 7 (2.23%) TypeScript
13 5 (1.59%) Korn
14 4 (1.27%) Kotlin
14 4 (1.27%) PHP
14 4 (1.27%) PowerShell
15 3 (0.96%) Bash Shell
16 2 (0.64%) BeanShell
Qualifications
1 29 (9.24%) ISTQB
2 23 (7.32%) ISEB
3 16 (5.10%) Security Cleared
4 15 (4.78%) Degree
5 14 (4.46%) SC Cleared
6 5 (1.59%) CCNA
6 5 (1.59%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (1.27%) Computer Science Degree
7 4 (1.27%) ISEB Practitioner
7 4 (1.27%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 2 (0.64%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.32%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.32%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.32%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (21.34%) QA
2 6 (1.91%) PMO
3 3 (0.96%) MiFID
4 1 (0.32%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.32%) GCP
4 1 (0.32%) GDPR
4 1 (0.32%) WCAG
System Software
1 65 (20.70%) Docker
2 7 (2.23%) Active Directory
3 6 (1.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.91%) vSphere
4 4 (1.27%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.32%) IAG
Systems Management
1 17 (5.41%) Kubernetes
2 15 (4.78%) HP ALM
3 12 (3.82%) Terraform
4 9 (2.87%) Ansible
4 9 (2.87%) Prometheus
5 8 (2.55%) Opscode Chef
5 8 (2.55%) Puppet
6 7 (2.23%) HP Quality Center
7 5 (1.59%) Oracle ZFS
8 4 (1.27%) Business Desktop Deployment
8 4 (1.27%) Mesos
9 2 (0.64%) Grafana
9 2 (0.64%) HP Fortify
9 2 (0.64%) Kibana
9 2 (0.64%) logstash
10 1 (0.32%) Perfmon
10 1 (0.32%) SCCM
Vendors
1 24 (7.64%) HP
2 17 (5.41%) AppDynamics
3 16 (5.10%) SOASTA, Inc
4 15 (4.78%) Oracle
5 14 (4.46%) Microsoft
6 12 (3.82%) Dynatrace
7 8 (2.55%) New Relic
8 7 (2.23%) SAP
8 7 (2.23%) VMware
9 5 (1.59%) Atlassian
9 5 (1.59%) Concur
9 5 (1.59%) SaltStack
10 4 (1.27%) Adobe
11 3 (0.96%) Sitecore
11 3 (0.96%) TIBCO
12 2 (0.64%) CA Agile Central
12 2 (0.64%) CyberArk
12 2 (0.64%) hybris
12 2 (0.64%) Solace
12 2 (0.64%) Talarian