Period
to 18 November 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 18 November 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
18 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 315 306 396
Rank change year-on-year -9 +90 -86
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 359 380 233
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.79% 0.82% 0.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.90% 0.93% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 257 276 167
London median daily rate £488 £513 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.88% +13.89% +12.50%
10th Percentile £375 £350 £338
90th Percentile £650 £625 £585
England median daily rate £450 £446 £415
% change year-on-year +0.90% +7.47% +10.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
London median hourly rate £16.50 - -
England median hourly rate £38.75 - £39.25

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 39,975 40,998 39,453
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 87.59% 88.07% 87.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 28,839 29,752 28,296
London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £303
90th Percentile £675 £669 £640
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 466 389 419
London median hourly rate £23.07 £22.50 £21.78
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.51% +3.31% +8.90%
10th Percentile £13.22 £13.31 £12.23
90th Percentile £55.04 £50.40 £50.03
England median hourly rate £22.00 £23.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year -6.38% +2.17% +4.55%

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 18 November 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 18 November 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 55 £465 -10.36% 9
West London +14 23 £625 +38.89% 11
South London -3 17 £463 -13.95% 6
East London -17 10 £563 +18.42% 3
Performance Testing
England

For the 6 months to 18 November 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.

1 197 (54.87%) Agile Software Development
2 179 (49.86%) Test Automation
3 159 (44.29%) Java
4 122 (33.98%) Jenkins
5 104 (28.97%) JMeter
6 102 (28.41%) JIRA
7 98 (27.30%) Selenium
8 93 (25.91%) QA
9 86 (23.96%) BDD
10 83 (23.12%) Docker
10 83 (23.12%) Microservices
11 77 (21.45%) TDD
12 71 (19.78%) Scrum
13 68 (18.94%) C#
13 68 (18.94%) Continuous Integration
14 67 (18.66%) Web Services
15 65 (18.11%) LoadRunner
15 65 (18.11%) Amazon AWS
16 60 (16.71%) Confluence
17 58 (16.16%) Test Strategy
17 58 (16.16%) RESTful
17 58 (16.16%) JavaScript
17 58 (16.16%) DevOps
18 57 (15.88%) Open Source
19 56 (15.60%) Non-Functional Testing
20 54 (15.04%) Test Scripting
21 53 (14.76%) Cucumber
21 53 (14.76%) Unix
22 52 (14.48%) REST
23 49 (13.65%) JSON

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 60 (16.71%) Confluence
2 23 (6.41%) Elasticsearch
3 14 (3.90%) Apache
4 10 (2.79%) Apache Solr
5 6 (1.67%) SharePoint
6 5 (1.39%) SharePoint 2010
6 5 (1.39%) SharePoint 2013
6 5 (1.39%) Tomcat
6 5 (1.39%) WebSphere
7 4 (1.11%) Cloud Foundry
7 4 (1.11%) SAS
8 3 (0.84%) Apache Spark
8 3 (0.84%) CMS
8 3 (0.84%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.28%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 1 (0.28%) GlassFish
9 1 (0.28%) IIS
9 1 (0.28%) MQSeries
9 1 (0.28%) Oracle Application Server
9 1 (0.28%) WebLogic
Applications
1 15 (4.18%) MS Visio
2 14 (3.90%) Microsoft Excel
2 14 (3.90%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (3.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 14 (3.90%) HiPortfolio
2 4 (1.11%) Fredhopper
3 2 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.56%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.28%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.28%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.28%) thinkFolio
4 1 (0.28%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 65 (18.11%) Amazon AWS
2 42 (11.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 26 (7.24%) GitHub
4 22 (6.13%) BlazeMeter
5 14 (3.90%) IaaS
6 10 (2.79%) SaaS
7 9 (2.51%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 9 (2.51%) Office 365
8 7 (1.95%) Slack
9 6 (1.67%) PaaS
10 4 (1.11%) Amazon EC2
10 4 (1.11%) Dynamics 365
10 4 (1.11%) Serverless
11 2 (0.56%) BrowserStack
11 2 (0.56%) IBM Cloud
12 1 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
12 1 (0.28%) Google Cloud Platform
12 1 (0.28%) Sauce Labs
12 1 (0.28%) SuccessFactors
12 1 (0.28%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 19 (5.29%) HTTP
2 7 (1.95%) Firewall
3 5 (1.39%) DMZ
3 5 (1.39%) DNS
3 5 (1.39%) HTTPS
3 5 (1.39%) Reverse Proxy
3 5 (1.39%) SSL
4 4 (1.11%) DOCSIS
5 3 (0.84%) SAN
5 3 (0.84%) SMS
6 1 (0.28%) BGP
6 1 (0.28%) DHCP
6 1 (0.28%) LAN
6 1 (0.28%) MPLS
6 1 (0.28%) OSPF
6 1 (0.28%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (0.28%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.28%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (7.52%) Hadoop
2 26 (7.24%) Big Data
3 24 (6.69%) PostgreSQL
4 23 (6.41%) HBase
5 20 (5.57%) MongoDB
6 17 (4.74%) SQL Server
7 15 (4.18%) Apache Cassandra
8 13 (3.62%) Oracle Reports
9 11 (3.06%) MySQL
10 10 (2.79%) Amazon Redshift
10 10 (2.79%) Relational Database
11 8 (2.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 6 (1.67%) SQL Server 2012
13 5 (1.39%) Data Warehouse
13 5 (1.39%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 5 (1.39%) NoSQL
13 5 (1.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 5 (1.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 4 (1.11%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 4 (1.11%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 122 (33.98%) Jenkins
2 104 (28.97%) JMeter
3 102 (28.41%) JIRA
4 98 (27.30%) Selenium
5 65 (18.11%) LoadRunner
6 53 (14.76%) Cucumber
7 40 (11.14%) Visual Studio
8 39 (10.86%) Gatling
8 39 (10.86%) Git (software)
9 34 (9.47%) TeamCity
10 27 (7.52%) SoapUI
11 26 (7.24%) WebDriver
12 23 (6.41%) SpecFlow
13 22 (6.13%) JUnit
14 19 (5.29%) Appium
15 16 (4.46%) The Grinder
15 16 (4.46%) Zephyr
16 12 (3.34%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 12 (3.34%) Maven
16 12 (3.34%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 49 (13.65%) Finance
2 27 (7.52%) Banking
3 14 (3.90%) Back Office
4 10 (2.79%) Retail
5 6 (1.67%) Investment Banking
6 4 (1.11%) Financial Institution
6 4 (1.11%) Front Office
6 4 (1.11%) Games
7 3 (0.84%) Advertising
8 2 (0.56%) Marketing
8 2 (0.56%) Publishing
9 1 (0.28%) Law
9 1 (0.28%) Legal
9 1 (0.28%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 85 (23.68%) Tester
2 82 (22.84%) Developer
3 55 (15.32%) Java Developer
4 47 (13.09%) Performance Tester
5 41 (11.42%) Analyst
6 38 (10.58%) Test Engineer
7 26 (7.24%) Test Analyst
8 25 (6.96%) Test Manager
9 23 (6.41%) Automation Tester
10 19 (5.29%) Performance Engineer
10 19 (5.29%) Performance Test Engineer
11 16 (4.46%) Architect
11 16 (4.46%) Technical Analyst
11 16 (4.46%) Test Automation Engineer
12 15 (4.18%) Senior Developer
13 14 (3.90%) Business Analyst
13 14 (3.90%) Senior Java Developer
13 14 (3.90%) Technical Business Analyst
14 13 (3.62%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
14 13 (3.62%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (18.66%) Web Services
2 58 (16.16%) RESTful
3 52 (14.48%) REST
4 49 (13.65%) JSON
5 39 (10.86%) Kafka
6 32 (8.91%) .NET
7 29 (8.08%) JPA
8 28 (7.80%) Hibernate
8 28 (7.80%) JSON Schema
9 23 (6.41%) Samza
10 20 (5.57%) Node.js
11 18 (5.01%) Guice
11 18 (5.01%) Spring
12 14 (3.90%) HTML
13 13 (3.62%) SOAP
13 13 (3.62%) Spring Boot
14 12 (3.34%) AngularJS
15 11 (3.06%) Gherkin
15 11 (3.06%) Lambda Expressions
16 10 (2.79%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 28 (7.80%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (7.24%) Linux Command Line
3 18 (5.01%) Data Centre
3 18 (5.01%) Mobile App
4 8 (2.23%) Self-Motivation
5 7 (1.95%) Computer Science
6 5 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (1.39%) Equities
6 5 (1.39%) Fintech
7 4 (1.11%) Data Structures
7 4 (1.11%) Digital TV
7 4 (1.11%) Fixed Income
7 4 (1.11%) User Experience
8 3 (0.84%) Algorithms
8 3 (0.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 2 (0.56%) Blog
9 2 (0.56%) Mainframe
9 2 (0.56%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.56%) Public Cloud
9 2 (0.56%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 53 (14.76%) Unix
2 26 (7.24%) Linux
3 21 (5.85%) Windows
4 15 (4.18%) Solaris
5 8 (2.23%) Apple iOS
6 7 (1.95%) Android
7 4 (1.11%) Windows 10
8 2 (0.56%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.56%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.28%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.28%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 197 (54.87%) Agile Software Development
2 179 (49.86%) Test Automation
3 86 (23.96%) BDD
4 83 (23.12%) Microservices
5 77 (21.45%) TDD
6 71 (19.78%) Scrum
7 68 (18.94%) Continuous Integration
8 58 (16.16%) DevOps
8 58 (16.16%) Test Strategy
9 57 (15.88%) Open Source
10 56 (15.60%) Non-Functional Testing
11 54 (15.04%) Test Scripting
12 39 (10.86%) Problem-Solving
13 37 (10.31%) Pair Programming
14 35 (9.75%) Load Testing
15 34 (9.47%) Continuous Delivery
15 34 (9.47%) Regression Testing
16 30 (8.36%) Functional Testing
16 30 (8.36%) Scenario Testing
17 27 (7.52%) Acceptance Criteria
Programming Languages
1 159 (44.29%) Java
2 68 (18.94%) C#
3 58 (16.16%) JavaScript
4 46 (12.81%) SQL
5 45 (12.53%) Java 8
6 44 (12.26%) Python
7 30 (8.36%) Groovy
8 21 (5.85%) Shell Script
9 20 (5.57%) C++
10 19 (5.29%) Ruby
10 19 (5.29%) Scala
11 15 (4.18%) Korn
12 12 (3.34%) C
13 10 (2.79%) TypeScript
14 9 (2.51%) Bash Shell
14 9 (2.51%) PowerShell
15 8 (2.23%) Perl
16 7 (1.95%) Go
17 6 (1.67%) Kotlin
18 3 (0.84%) BeanShell
Qualifications
1 34 (9.47%) ISTQB
2 21 (5.85%) ISEB
3 16 (4.46%) Degree
4 13 (3.62%) Security Cleared
5 12 (3.34%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 11 (3.06%) SC Cleared
7 8 (2.23%) CCNA
7 8 (2.23%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (1.39%) Computer Science Degree
8 5 (1.39%) ISEB Practitioner
9 4 (1.11%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (1.11%) PMI Certification
9 4 (1.11%) PMP
10 3 (0.84%) BPSS Clearance
10 3 (0.84%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (0.84%) MCSD
10 3 (0.84%) MCSE
10 3 (0.84%) MCTS
10 3 (0.84%) TOGAF Certification
11 1 (0.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 93 (25.91%) QA
2 6 (1.67%) PMO
3 2 (0.56%) MiFID
4 1 (0.28%) Data Quality
System Software
1 83 (23.12%) Docker
2 11 (3.06%) Active Directory
3 8 (2.23%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (1.95%) vSphere
5 5 (1.39%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.28%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.28%) IAG
6 1 (0.28%) NFS
6 1 (0.28%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 28 (7.80%) Kubernetes
2 18 (5.01%) Prometheus
3 15 (4.18%) Oracle ZFS
4 11 (3.06%) HP ALM
4 11 (3.06%) Terraform
5 10 (2.79%) Ansible
6 9 (2.51%) HP Quality Center
6 9 (2.51%) Opscode Chef
6 9 (2.51%) Puppet
7 5 (1.39%) CA Single Sign-On
7 5 (1.39%) Single Sign-On
8 4 (1.11%) Mesos
9 3 (0.84%) Grafana
9 3 (0.84%) Kibana
9 3 (0.84%) logstash
10 2 (0.56%) HP Fortify
11 1 (0.28%) Business Desktop Deployment
11 1 (0.28%) Perfmon
11 1 (0.28%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 25 (6.96%) Oracle
2 24 (6.69%) HP
3 23 (6.41%) Microsoft
4 22 (6.13%) AppDynamics
5 18 (5.01%) SOASTA, Inc
6 11 (3.06%) Dynatrace
7 9 (2.51%) New Relic
7 9 (2.51%) VMware
8 7 (1.95%) CA
9 5 (1.39%) Citrix
9 5 (1.39%) CyberArk
9 5 (1.39%) SaltStack
9 5 (1.39%) Splunk
10 4 (1.11%) Atlassian
10 4 (1.11%) CA Agile Central
10 4 (1.11%) MuleSoft
11 3 (0.84%) IBM
11 3 (0.84%) SAP
11 3 (0.84%) Sybase
12 2 (0.56%) Google