Period
to 24 November 2017

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 November 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 308 395 306
Rank change year-on-year +87 -89 +8
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 379 233 337
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.80% 0.52% 0.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.93% 0.60% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 277 166 229
London median daily rate £513 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.89% +12.50% -3.03%
10th Percentile £350 £338 £300
90th Percentile £625 £588 £550
England median daily rate £450 £413 £375
% change year-on-year +9.09% +10.00% +0.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
London median hourly rate £33.00 - -
England median hourly rate £33.00 £39.25 £41.00
% change year-on-year -15.92% -4.27% +23.31%

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 40944 38874 39353
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 86.93% 86.19% 83.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 29776 27868 28102
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £313 £306 £288
90th Percentile £675 £644 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 374 407 470
London median hourly rate £22.50 £21.75 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.45% +8.75% +11.11%
10th Percentile £13.31 £12.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £56.30 £50.05 £50.00
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +18.42%

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 November 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 6 months to 24 November 2017. 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 +33 66 £519 +15.28% 7
South London -33 12 £525 +35.48% 1
East London -2 7 £475 - 3
West London -16 4 £400 -5.88% 3
North London -10 1 - - 1
Performance Testing
England

For the 6 months to 24 November 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.

1 245 (64.64%) Agile Software Development
2 162 (42.74%) Java
3 140 (36.94%) Test Automation
4 116 (30.61%) BDD
5 114 (30.08%) TDD
6 102 (26.91%) SQL
7 82 (21.64%) Selenium
8 79 (20.84%) JMeter
9 76 (20.05%) QA
10 75 (19.79%) Multithreading
11 74 (19.53%) Regression Testing
12 73 (19.26%) Web Services
12 73 (19.26%) JIRA
13 72 (19.00%) Linux
14 71 (18.73%) Cucumber
15 69 (18.21%) User Acceptance Testing
16 65 (17.15%) REST
17 63 (16.62%) DevOps
17 63 (16.62%) Multithreaded Programming
18 62 (16.36%) Microservices
19 59 (15.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
20 54 (14.25%) C++
21 53 (13.98%) E-Commerce
22 51 (13.46%) Banking
22 51 (13.46%) Continuous Integration
23 50 (13.19%) JSON
24 47 (12.40%) JavaScript
25 46 (12.14%) Jenkins
26 45 (11.87%) Git (software)
26 45 (11.87%) LoadRunner

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 40 (10.55%) Confluence
2 24 (6.33%) Tomcat
3 9 (2.37%) CMS
4 8 (2.11%) MQSeries
5 7 (1.85%) IIS
5 7 (1.85%) nginx
6 6 (1.58%) Apache
6 6 (1.58%) Elasticsearch
6 6 (1.58%) JBoss
7 4 (1.06%) Drupal
8 3 (0.79%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.53%) Apache Solr
9 2 (0.53%) SharePoint
9 2 (0.53%) Sitecore CMS
9 2 (0.53%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.26%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.26%) Oracle Service Bus
10 1 (0.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.26%) Skype for Business
10 1 (0.26%) WebLogic
Applications
1 11 (2.90%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (0.53%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (0.53%) SAP CRM
1 2 (0.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 2 (0.53%) Temenos T24
2 1 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.26%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.26%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.26%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.26%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (0.26%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 39 (10.29%) Amazon AWS
2 36 (9.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (3.96%) SaaS
4 4 (1.06%) BlazeMeter
4 4 (1.06%) BrowserStack
5 3 (0.79%) GitHub
6 2 (0.53%) npm
6 2 (0.53%) PaaS
7 1 (0.26%) Amazon EMR
7 1 (0.26%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (0.26%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.26%) FinancialForce
7 1 (0.26%) Force.com
7 1 (0.26%) IaaS
7 1 (0.26%) IBM Cloud
7 1 (0.26%) Office 365
7 1 (0.26%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 18 (4.75%) HTTP
2 4 (1.06%) SMS
3 3 (0.79%) LDAP
4 2 (0.53%) DNS
4 2 (0.53%) Internet
4 2 (0.53%) SSL
5 1 (0.26%) Extranet
5 1 (0.26%) Firewall
5 1 (0.26%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.26%) Intranet
5 1 (0.26%) Network Security
5 1 (0.26%) PuTTY
5 1 (0.26%) Skype
5 1 (0.26%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.26%) WAAS
5 1 (0.26%) WAN
5 1 (0.26%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.26%) WinSCP
5 1 (0.26%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (9.23%) NoSQL
2 33 (8.71%) Big Data
3 31 (8.18%) SQL Server
4 26 (6.86%) PostgreSQL
5 22 (5.80%) Hadoop
5 22 (5.80%) HBase
6 17 (4.49%) MongoDB
7 14 (3.69%) Relational Database
8 11 (2.90%) Apache Cassandra
9 10 (2.64%) MySQL
10 4 (1.06%) Oracle Database
10 4 (1.06%) Oracle Database 11g
10 4 (1.06%) RDBMS
10 4 (1.06%) Redis
11 2 (0.53%) QlikView
11 2 (0.53%) SAP BW
11 2 (0.53%) SAP HANA
11 2 (0.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 2 (0.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 1 (0.26%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 82 (21.64%) Selenium
2 79 (20.84%) JMeter
3 73 (19.26%) JIRA
4 71 (18.73%) Cucumber
5 46 (12.14%) Jenkins
6 45 (11.87%) Git (software)
6 45 (11.87%) LoadRunner
7 22 (5.80%) WebDriver
8 21 (5.54%) JUnit
9 20 (5.28%) SpecFlow
10 17 (4.49%) Gatling
10 17 (4.49%) TeamCity
11 16 (4.22%) NeoLoad
12 14 (3.69%) Appium
12 14 (3.69%) Jasmine
12 14 (3.69%) SoapUI
12 14 (3.69%) TestNG
13 13 (3.43%) NUnit
14 12 (3.17%) Maven
15 11 (2.90%) JBehave
General
1 51 (13.46%) Banking
2 42 (11.08%) Front Office
3 40 (10.55%) Finance
4 22 (5.80%) Investment Banking
5 15 (3.96%) Retail
6 6 (1.58%) Games
7 5 (1.32%) Financial Institution
7 5 (1.32%) Publishing
8 4 (1.06%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.53%) Advertising
9 2 (0.53%) Back Office
9 2 (0.53%) Law
9 2 (0.53%) Legal
9 2 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.26%) Electronics
10 1 (0.26%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.26%) Marketing
10 1 (0.26%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.26%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 158 (41.69%) Developer
2 56 (14.78%) Tester
3 45 (11.87%) C++ Developer
3 45 (11.87%) Java Developer
4 33 (8.71%) Analyst
5 31 (8.18%) Senior Developer
6 29 (7.65%) Automation Tester
7 28 (7.39%) Test Engineer
8 24 (6.33%) Test Analyst
9 19 (5.01%) Performance Tester
9 19 (5.01%) Test Manager
10 18 (4.75%) Software Engineer
11 16 (4.22%) .NET Developer
12 15 (3.96%) Java Engineer
13 14 (3.69%) Developer in Test
13 14 (3.69%) Performance Engineer
13 14 (3.69%) Software Developer
14 13 (3.43%) Azure Developer
14 13 (3.43%) Selenium Automation Tester
14 13 (3.43%) Selenium Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (19.26%) Web Services
2 65 (17.15%) REST
3 50 (13.19%) JSON
4 43 (11.35%) Middleware
5 42 (11.08%) RESTful
6 39 (10.29%) HTML
7 33 (8.71%) Node.js
8 31 (8.18%) .NET
8 31 (8.18%) AngularJS
9 28 (7.39%) Hibernate
9 28 (7.39%) Spring
10 26 (6.86%) CSS
10 26 (6.86%) JPA
10 26 (6.86%) Kafka
11 25 (6.60%) React
12 23 (6.07%) Guice
12 23 (6.07%) JSON Schema
13 21 (5.54%) HTML5
14 20 (5.28%) Gherkin
14 20 (5.28%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 59 (15.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 21 (5.54%) Data Structures
3 19 (5.01%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (4.22%) Enterprise Software
5 14 (3.69%) User Experience
6 12 (3.17%) Algorithms
6 12 (3.17%) Mobile App
7 11 (2.90%) Computer Science
8 7 (1.85%) Fintech
9 6 (1.58%) Client/Server
10 5 (1.32%) Data Centre
10 5 (1.32%) Fixed Income
10 5 (1.32%) PDA
11 4 (1.06%) Mobile Banking
12 3 (0.79%) Virtual Team
13 2 (0.53%) Clustering
13 2 (0.53%) Management Information System
13 2 (0.53%) RIA
13 2 (0.53%) Wiki
14 1 (0.26%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 72 (19.00%) Linux
2 20 (5.28%) Solaris
3 18 (4.75%) Unix
4 13 (3.43%) Windows
5 8 (2.11%) Android
6 7 (1.85%) Apple iOS
7 3 (0.79%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.53%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.26%) CoreOS
9 1 (0.26%) webOS
9 1 (0.26%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.26%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 245 (64.64%) Agile Software Development
2 140 (36.94%) Test Automation
3 116 (30.61%) BDD
4 114 (30.08%) TDD
5 75 (19.79%) Multithreading
6 74 (19.53%) Regression Testing
7 69 (18.21%) User Acceptance Testing
8 63 (16.62%) DevOps
8 63 (16.62%) Multithreaded Programming
9 62 (16.36%) Microservices
10 53 (13.98%) E-Commerce
11 51 (13.46%) Continuous Integration
12 43 (11.35%) Scrum
13 41 (10.82%) Test Strategy
14 36 (9.50%) Test Scripting
15 33 (8.71%) Pair Programming
16 32 (8.44%) MVC
16 32 (8.44%) SDLC
17 31 (8.18%) Load Testing
17 31 (8.18%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 162 (42.74%) Java
2 102 (26.91%) SQL
3 54 (14.25%) C++
4 47 (12.40%) JavaScript
5 41 (10.82%) C#
6 40 (10.55%) Python
7 31 (8.18%) Ruby
8 30 (7.92%) Groovy
9 16 (4.22%) Scala
10 14 (3.69%) Bash Shell
11 12 (3.17%) PowerShell
12 10 (2.64%) ES6
13 7 (1.85%) Shell Script
14 6 (1.58%) PHP
15 5 (1.32%) R
15 5 (1.32%) VBA
16 2 (0.53%) C
16 2 (0.53%) Go
16 2 (0.53%) Perl
17 1 (0.26%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 43 (11.35%) Security Cleared
2 31 (8.18%) SC Cleared
3 14 (3.69%) Degree
4 6 (1.58%) ISEB
4 6 (1.58%) ISTQB
4 6 (1.58%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (1.32%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (1.06%) DV Cleared
7 3 (0.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (0.53%) CFA
8 2 (0.53%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.26%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 76 (20.05%) QA
2 9 (2.37%) MiFID
3 2 (0.53%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.26%) EMIR
4 1 (0.26%) GAMP
4 1 (0.26%) ISO 20022
4 1 (0.26%) ISO 8583
4 1 (0.26%) PSD2
System Software
1 39 (10.29%) Docker
2 2 (0.53%) Varnish
2 2 (0.53%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.26%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (2.90%) HP SiteScope
2 9 (2.37%) Grafana
3 8 (2.11%) Kibana
4 7 (1.85%) Kubernetes
5 6 (1.58%) Ansible
5 6 (1.58%) Graphite
5 6 (1.58%) logstash
6 5 (1.32%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (1.06%) HP Quality Center
7 4 (1.06%) Nagios
8 3 (0.79%) Business Desktop Deployment
8 3 (0.79%) Puppet
8 3 (0.79%) Terraform
8 3 (0.79%) ZABBIX
9 2 (0.53%) Perfmon
9 2 (0.53%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 1 (0.26%) BMC PATROL
10 1 (0.26%) Ganglia
10 1 (0.26%) OpenView
10 1 (0.26%) StatsD
Vendors
1 36 (9.50%) TIBCO
2 29 (7.65%) HP
3 28 (7.39%) Solace
4 23 (6.07%) Talarian
5 18 (4.75%) Oracle
6 12 (3.17%) AppDynamics
7 11 (2.90%) Microsoft
8 9 (2.37%) Dynatrace
9 8 (2.11%) SAP
10 7 (1.85%) Splunk
11 6 (1.58%) Salesforce.com
12 5 (1.32%) IBM
13 3 (0.79%) Atlassian
13 3 (0.79%) New Relic
13 3 (0.79%) SOASTA, Inc
14 2 (0.53%) Charles River
14 2 (0.53%) JD Edwards
14 2 (0.53%) MuleSoft
14 2 (0.53%) Sitecore
15 1 (0.26%) Red Hat