Period
to 24 May 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 24 May 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
24 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 370 388 373
Rank change year-on-year +18 -15 +27
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 275 203 223
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.60% 0.51% 0.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.69% 0.59% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 182 136 146
London median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - -5.56%
10th Percentile £360 £305 £326
90th Percentile £673 £575 £538
England median daily rate £425 £409 £404
% change year-on-year +4.04% +1.18% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
London median hourly rate £10.00 - -
England median hourly rate £10.00 £30.50 £42.00
% change year-on-year -67.21% -27.38% +20.00%

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 39,812 34,121 37,253
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 87.30% 86.50% 86.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 28,800 24,477 26,970
London median daily rate £500 £475 £451
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.44% +0.11%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £675 £650 £650
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 557 382 400
London median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +19.05% +10.09%
10th Percentile £14.00 £12.53 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.20 £52.50 £51.77
England median hourly rate £22.00 £25.06 £23.00
% change year-on-year -12.21% +8.96% +9.52%

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 24 May 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 24 May 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 -29 45 £450 +2.86% 15
East London -4 15 £500 +18.69% 2
South London -40 10 £444 -1.39% 4
West London -40 5 £450 -0.28% 15
Performance Testing
England

For the 6 months to 24 May 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.

1 146 (53.09%) Agile Software Development
2 133 (48.36%) Test Automation
3 99 (36.00%) Java
4 88 (32.00%) BDD
5 84 (30.55%) Selenium
6 81 (29.45%) JIRA
7 77 (28.00%) TDD
8 74 (26.91%) JMeter
9 67 (24.36%) QA
10 62 (22.55%) Finance
11 61 (22.18%) Jenkins
12 59 (21.45%) Scrum
13 56 (20.36%) SQL
13 56 (20.36%) Cucumber
14 55 (20.00%) Microservices
15 54 (19.64%) Confluence
16 51 (18.55%) Web Services
17 49 (17.82%) Docker
17 49 (17.82%) Amazon AWS
18 48 (17.45%) Continuous Integration
19 47 (17.09%) DevOps
19 47 (17.09%) REST
19 47 (17.09%) LoadRunner
20 46 (16.73%) C#
21 43 (15.64%) Test Scripting
22 42 (15.27%) WebDriver
22 42 (15.27%) Functional Testing
23 39 (14.18%) Regression Testing
23 39 (14.18%) Banking
24 38 (13.82%) Non-Functional 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 54 (19.64%) Confluence
2 9 (3.27%) CMS
3 8 (2.91%) Tomcat
4 6 (2.18%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (1.45%) Apache
6 3 (1.09%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 3 (1.09%) Anypoint
6 3 (1.09%) Apache Solr
6 3 (1.09%) IIS
6 3 (1.09%) Sitecore CMS
6 3 (1.09%) Umbraco
7 2 (0.73%) EPiServer
7 2 (0.73%) Mule
7 2 (0.73%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.36%) JBoss
8 1 (0.36%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.36%) Oracle Spatial
8 1 (0.36%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.36%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.36%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 4 (1.45%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.09%) Chatbot
3 2 (0.73%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.09%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (0.36%) Magento
2 1 (0.36%) SAP SD
2 1 (0.36%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 49 (17.82%) Amazon AWS
2 31 (11.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (4.36%) BrowserStack
4 11 (4.00%) BlazeMeter
5 8 (2.91%) SaaS
5 8 (2.91%) Serverless
6 4 (1.45%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 4 (1.45%) GitHub
7 3 (1.09%) Office 365
7 3 (1.09%) Sauce Labs
7 3 (1.09%) Slack
7 3 (1.09%) SuccessFactors
8 2 (0.73%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.73%) IaaS
8 2 (0.73%) PaaS
9 1 (0.36%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.36%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.36%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (4.73%) SMS
2 4 (1.45%) HTTP
3 3 (1.09%) DNS
3 3 (1.09%) Firewall
3 3 (1.09%) Internet
4 2 (0.73%) HTTPS
4 2 (0.73%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.36%) Diameter Protocol
5 1 (0.36%) DVB
5 1 (0.36%) RTMP
5 1 (0.36%) RTSP
5 1 (0.36%) Skype
5 1 (0.36%) tcpdump
5 1 (0.36%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (10.18%) Big Data
2 27 (9.82%) Hadoop
3 20 (7.27%) PostgreSQL
4 17 (6.18%) HBase
5 14 (5.09%) MongoDB
6 8 (2.91%) Relational Database
7 7 (2.55%) Amazon Redshift
7 7 (2.55%) MySQL
8 6 (2.18%) Oracle Database
9 5 (1.82%) NoSQL
10 4 (1.45%) Apache Cassandra
10 4 (1.45%) RavenDB
10 4 (1.45%) SQL Server
11 3 (1.09%) Data Warehouse
11 3 (1.09%) Power BI
11 3 (1.09%) QlikView
12 2 (0.73%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 2 (0.73%) Oracle Database 11g
12 2 (0.73%) Pentaho
12 2 (0.73%) PowerPivot
Development Applications
1 84 (30.55%) Selenium
2 81 (29.45%) JIRA
3 74 (26.91%) JMeter
4 61 (22.18%) Jenkins
5 56 (20.36%) Cucumber
6 47 (17.09%) LoadRunner
7 42 (15.27%) WebDriver
8 29 (10.55%) Git (software)
9 21 (7.64%) SpecFlow
10 20 (7.27%) Gatling
11 18 (6.55%) Visual Studio
12 16 (5.82%) SoapUI
12 16 (5.82%) TeamCity
12 16 (5.82%) Zephyr
13 12 (4.36%) JUnit
13 12 (4.36%) Protractor
14 11 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
15 9 (3.27%) Jasmine
15 9 (3.27%) Mocha
16 8 (2.91%) Appium
General
1 62 (22.55%) Finance
2 39 (14.18%) Banking
3 8 (2.91%) Telecoms
4 6 (2.18%) Front Office
5 5 (1.82%) Back Office
6 3 (1.09%) Financial Institution
6 3 (1.09%) Law
6 3 (1.09%) Legal
7 2 (0.73%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.73%) Retail
8 1 (0.36%) Automotive
8 1 (0.36%) Billing
8 1 (0.36%) Brand Awareness
8 1 (0.36%) Electronics
8 1 (0.36%) Games
8 1 (0.36%) Marketing
8 1 (0.36%) Military
8 1 (0.36%) Publishing
8 1 (0.36%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.36%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 62 (22.55%) Developer
2 55 (20.00%) Tester
3 29 (10.55%) Test Leader
4 28 (10.18%) Automation Tester
5 26 (9.45%) Analyst
6 25 (9.09%) Java Developer
7 24 (8.73%) Test Engineer
8 22 (8.00%) Test Manager
9 21 (7.64%) Performance Tester
10 20 (7.27%) Test Analyst
11 19 (6.91%) Architect
11 19 (6.91%) Performance Test Leader
12 14 (5.09%) AWS Architect
13 13 (4.73%) QA Engineer
14 12 (4.36%) Performance Engineer
15 11 (4.00%) Automation Test Analyst
15 11 (4.00%) Senior Developer
15 11 (4.00%) Test Automation Engineer
16 9 (3.27%) C++ Developer
16 9 (3.27%) Test Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (18.55%) Web Services
2 47 (17.09%) REST
3 36 (13.09%) JSON
4 22 (8.00%) Hibernate
4 22 (8.00%) JPA
5 21 (7.64%) JSON Schema
6 20 (7.27%) RESTful
6 20 (7.27%) SOAP
7 18 (6.55%) Gherkin
7 18 (6.55%) Kafka
8 17 (6.18%) XML
9 16 (5.82%) Samza
10 15 (5.45%) Guice
11 14 (5.09%) .NET
12 12 (4.36%) HTML
12 12 (4.36%) Middleware
13 8 (2.91%) Lambda Expressions
14 7 (2.55%) Spring
15 6 (2.18%) JMS
15 6 (2.18%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 17 (6.18%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (3.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 9 (3.27%) Mobile App
4 8 (2.91%) Mainframe
4 8 (2.91%) User Experience
5 7 (2.55%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (2.18%) Data Structures
7 5 (1.82%) Algorithms
7 5 (1.82%) Equities
7 5 (1.82%) New Media
8 4 (1.45%) Client/Server
8 4 (1.45%) Data Centre
8 4 (1.45%) Self-Motivation
9 3 (1.09%) Computer Science
9 3 (1.09%) Greenfield Project
9 3 (1.09%) Hybrid Cloud
9 3 (1.09%) Linux Command Line
9 3 (1.09%) Tandem
10 2 (0.73%) Clustering
10 2 (0.73%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 27 (9.82%) Linux
2 20 (7.27%) Unix
3 9 (3.27%) Solaris
4 7 (2.55%) Android
4 7 (2.55%) Windows
5 6 (2.18%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.73%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.36%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 146 (53.09%) Agile Software Development
2 133 (48.36%) Test Automation
3 88 (32.00%) BDD
4 77 (28.00%) TDD
5 59 (21.45%) Scrum
6 55 (20.00%) Microservices
7 48 (17.45%) Continuous Integration
8 47 (17.09%) DevOps
9 43 (15.64%) Test Scripting
10 42 (15.27%) Functional Testing
11 39 (14.18%) Regression Testing
12 38 (13.82%) Non-Functional Testing
13 37 (13.45%) Scenario Testing
13 37 (13.45%) Test Strategy
14 35 (12.73%) E-Commerce
15 25 (9.09%) Open Source
15 25 (9.09%) Problem-Solving
15 25 (9.09%) Security Testing
16 24 (8.73%) User Acceptance Testing
17 23 (8.36%) Acceptance Criteria
Programming Languages
1 99 (36.00%) Java
2 56 (20.36%) SQL
3 46 (16.73%) C#
4 37 (13.45%) JavaScript
5 35 (12.73%) Groovy
6 25 (9.09%) Java 8
7 24 (8.73%) Python
8 15 (5.45%) C++
8 15 (5.45%) Ruby
9 10 (3.64%) TypeScript
10 8 (2.91%) Scala
11 6 (2.18%) C
11 6 (2.18%) R
12 4 (1.45%) PowerShell
12 4 (1.45%) Shell Script
13 3 (1.09%) PL/SQL
14 2 (0.73%) Kotlin
14 2 (0.73%) PHP
15 1 (0.36%) ES6
15 1 (0.36%) Perl
Qualifications
1 27 (9.82%) Security Cleared
2 22 (8.00%) SC Cleared
3 19 (6.91%) ISTQB
4 10 (3.64%) ISEB
5 7 (2.55%) Degree
5 7 (2.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (0.73%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (0.73%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (0.73%) MCSE
6 2 (0.73%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.36%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.36%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (24.36%) QA
2 3 (1.09%) PMO
3 1 (0.36%) GDPR
3 1 (0.36%) MiFID
3 1 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.36%) SLA
3 1 (0.36%) WCAG
System Software
1 49 (17.82%) Docker
2 4 (1.45%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.09%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 15 (5.45%) HP ALM
2 8 (2.91%) Kubernetes
2 8 (2.91%) Terraform
3 6 (2.18%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (1.45%) Business Desktop Deployment
5 3 (1.09%) Prometheus
6 2 (0.73%) Ansible
7 1 (0.36%) Automic
7 1 (0.36%) Kibana
7 1 (0.36%) Nagios
7 1 (0.36%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.36%) SCCM
Vendors
1 30 (10.91%) HP
2 15 (5.45%) Oracle
3 14 (5.09%) SAP
4 11 (4.00%) Microsoft
4 11 (4.00%) SOASTA, Inc
5 10 (3.64%) AppDynamics
6 9 (3.27%) Concur
6 9 (3.27%) Solace
6 9 (3.27%) Talarian
6 9 (3.27%) TIBCO
7 8 (2.91%) Atlassian
8 7 (2.55%) Citrix
8 7 (2.55%) Dynatrace
9 5 (1.82%) MuleSoft
10 4 (1.45%) Google
11 3 (1.09%) Adobe
11 3 (1.09%) IBM
11 3 (1.09%) New Relic
11 3 (1.09%) Sitecore
11 3 (1.09%) VMware