Period
to 20 February 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 20 February 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
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 327 413 338
Rank change year-on-year +86 -75 -7
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 321 185 270
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.68% 0.45% 0.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.79% 0.53% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 226 126 177
London median daily rate £488 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.71% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £363 £300 £307
90th Percentile £650 £588 £550
England median daily rate £427 £401 £395
% change year-on-year +6.48% +1.58% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
London median hourly rate £21.50 - -
England median hourly rate £21.50 £41.25 £55.00
% change year-on-year -47.88% -25.00% +54.93%

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 40,665 35,218 37,524
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 86.65% 85.84% 85.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 29,695 25,325 26,869
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £313 £313 £300
90th Percentile £675 £650 £644
England median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 467 419 459
London median hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £19.92
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +25.53% +5.66%
10th Percentile £13.65 £12.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.60 £52.75 £50.20
England median hourly rate £24.09 £25.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year -3.64% +6.38% +17.50%

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 20 February 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Performance Testing in London over the 6 months to 20 February 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 20 February 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 -8 52 £525 +10.53% 16
East London 0 11 £475 +13.77% 6
South London -37 8 £500 +30.72% 4
West London -42 3 £575 +63.70% 7
Performance Testing
England

For the 6 months to 20 February 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.

1 211 (65.73%) Agile Software Development
2 141 (43.93%) Test Automation
3 127 (39.56%) Java
4 111 (34.58%) BDD
5 101 (31.46%) TDD
6 91 (28.35%) Selenium
7 87 (27.10%) SQL
8 82 (25.55%) JMeter
9 79 (24.61%) QA
10 70 (21.81%) JIRA
10 70 (21.81%) Regression Testing
11 63 (19.63%) Cucumber
12 62 (19.31%) Linux
13 61 (19.00%) Multithreading
14 59 (18.38%) C#
15 57 (17.76%) Web Services
15 57 (17.76%) REST
16 56 (17.45%) Multithreaded Programming
17 53 (16.51%) Microservices
18 52 (16.20%) E-Commerce
19 50 (15.58%) Continuous Integration
19 50 (15.58%) User Acceptance Testing
20 49 (15.26%) Security Cleared
21 48 (14.95%) Jenkins
21 48 (14.95%) Finance
22 47 (14.64%) Scrum
23 46 (14.33%) Banking
24 45 (14.02%) Confluence
25 43 (13.40%) DevOps
25 43 (13.40%) JavaScript

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 45 (14.02%) Confluence
2 16 (4.98%) Tomcat
3 4 (1.25%) CMS
3 4 (1.25%) WebSphere
4 3 (0.93%) Apache Solr
4 3 (0.93%) MQSeries
5 2 (0.62%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (0.62%) EPiServer
5 2 (0.62%) IIS
5 2 (0.62%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.31%) Apache
6 1 (0.31%) Drupal
6 1 (0.31%) Mule
6 1 (0.31%) nginx
6 1 (0.31%) NServiceBus
6 1 (0.31%) Oracle Service Bus
6 1 (0.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.31%) Oracle Spatial
6 1 (0.31%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.31%) WebLogic
Applications
1 12 (3.74%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.62%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.62%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.31%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.31%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (0.31%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 31 (9.66%) Microsoft Azure
2 27 (8.41%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (4.36%) BrowserStack
4 11 (3.43%) BlazeMeter
5 8 (2.49%) SaaS
6 3 (0.93%) GitHub
7 2 (0.62%) IaaS
7 2 (0.62%) Office 365
7 2 (0.62%) PaaS
8 1 (0.31%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.31%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.31%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.31%) FinancialForce
8 1 (0.31%) Force.com
8 1 (0.31%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.31%) IBM Cloud
8 1 (0.31%) iPaaS
8 1 (0.31%) Sauce Labs
8 1 (0.31%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 13 (4.05%) HTTP
2 7 (2.18%) SMS
3 2 (0.62%) Internet
4 1 (0.31%) DNS
4 1 (0.31%) DVB
4 1 (0.31%) Extranet
4 1 (0.31%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.31%) Intranet
4 1 (0.31%) PuTTY
4 1 (0.31%) RTSP
4 1 (0.31%) Skype
4 1 (0.31%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.31%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.31%) WinSCP
4 1 (0.31%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (6.85%) Big Data
2 21 (6.54%) PostgreSQL
3 16 (4.98%) MongoDB
3 16 (4.98%) SQL Server
4 15 (4.67%) Hadoop
5 13 (4.05%) NoSQL
5 13 (4.05%) Relational Database
6 11 (3.43%) HBase
7 6 (1.87%) Oracle Database
8 5 (1.56%) Apache Cassandra
9 4 (1.25%) MySQL
9 4 (1.25%) Redis
10 3 (0.93%) SAP HANA
11 2 (0.62%) Oracle Database 11g
11 2 (0.62%) SAP BW
12 1 (0.31%) Data Warehouse
12 1 (0.31%) DataStage
12 1 (0.31%) DB2
12 1 (0.31%) Oracle Database 10g
12 1 (0.31%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 91 (28.35%) Selenium
2 82 (25.55%) JMeter
3 70 (21.81%) JIRA
4 63 (19.63%) Cucumber
5 48 (14.95%) Jenkins
6 40 (12.46%) Git (software)
7 37 (11.53%) WebDriver
8 35 (10.90%) LoadRunner
9 26 (8.10%) SpecFlow
10 22 (6.85%) TeamCity
11 20 (6.23%) Gatling
11 20 (6.23%) JUnit
12 19 (5.92%) Jasmine
13 17 (5.30%) TestNG
13 17 (5.30%) Visual Studio
14 14 (4.36%) Appium
14 14 (4.36%) Protractor
14 14 (4.36%) Zephyr
15 11 (3.43%) SoapUI
15 11 (3.43%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 48 (14.95%) Finance
2 46 (14.33%) Banking
3 32 (9.97%) Front Office
4 16 (4.98%) Investment Banking
5 11 (3.43%) Retail
6 4 (1.25%) Back Office
7 3 (0.93%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.62%) Advertising
8 2 (0.62%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.62%) Games
9 1 (0.31%) Automotive
9 1 (0.31%) Electronics
9 1 (0.31%) Legal
9 1 (0.31%) Marketing
9 1 (0.31%) Military
9 1 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.31%) Publishing
9 1 (0.31%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 114 (35.51%) Developer
2 60 (18.69%) Tester
3 39 (12.15%) C++ Developer
4 33 (10.28%) Automation Tester
5 31 (9.66%) Analyst
6 30 (9.35%) Test Engineer
7 25 (7.79%) Java Developer
8 24 (7.48%) Senior Developer
9 21 (6.54%) Performance Tester
10 20 (6.23%) Test Analyst
11 18 (5.61%) Selenium Automation Tester
11 18 (5.61%) Selenium Tester
12 17 (5.30%) Software Engineer
12 17 (5.30%) Test Manager
13 15 (4.67%) Test Leader
14 14 (4.36%) Performance Engineer
14 14 (4.36%) Test Automation Engineer
15 13 (4.05%) C# Developer
16 12 (3.74%) .NET Developer
16 12 (3.74%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (17.76%) REST
1 57 (17.76%) Web Services
2 37 (11.53%) Middleware
3 28 (8.72%) .NET
3 28 (8.72%) JSON
4 24 (7.48%) RESTful
5 23 (7.17%) HTML
6 22 (6.85%) SOAP
7 21 (6.54%) Gherkin
8 19 (5.92%) React
9 18 (5.61%) Hibernate
9 18 (5.61%) JPA
9 18 (5.61%) Node.js
10 16 (4.98%) AngularJS
10 16 (4.98%) Guice
10 16 (4.98%) JSON Schema
11 14 (4.36%) CSS
11 14 (4.36%) Dropwizard
12 13 (4.05%) Spring
12 13 (4.05%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 43 (13.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 23 (7.17%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (7.17%) Data Structures
3 18 (5.61%) Enterprise Software
4 14 (4.36%) Algorithms
5 13 (4.05%) Mobile App
6 11 (3.43%) User Experience
7 8 (2.49%) Mainframe
8 7 (2.18%) Fintech
9 6 (1.87%) Data Centre
10 5 (1.56%) Computer Science
10 5 (1.56%) Fixed Income
11 4 (1.25%) Equities
11 4 (1.25%) Tandem
12 3 (0.93%) Linux Command Line
12 3 (0.93%) Management Information System
12 3 (0.93%) Virtual Team
13 2 (0.62%) Enterprise Cloud
13 2 (0.62%) PDA
13 2 (0.62%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 62 (19.31%) Linux
2 26 (8.10%) Solaris
3 24 (7.48%) Unix
4 11 (3.43%) Android
4 11 (3.43%) Apple iOS
5 8 (2.49%) Windows
6 2 (0.62%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.62%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.31%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.31%) webOS
7 1 (0.31%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 211 (65.73%) Agile Software Development
2 141 (43.93%) Test Automation
3 111 (34.58%) BDD
4 101 (31.46%) TDD
5 70 (21.81%) Regression Testing
6 61 (19.00%) Multithreading
7 56 (17.45%) Multithreaded Programming
8 53 (16.51%) Microservices
9 52 (16.20%) E-Commerce
10 50 (15.58%) Continuous Integration
10 50 (15.58%) User Acceptance Testing
11 47 (14.64%) Scrum
12 43 (13.40%) DevOps
13 41 (12.77%) Test Scripting
14 34 (10.59%) Scenario Testing
15 33 (10.28%) SDLC
16 32 (9.97%) Load Testing
17 28 (8.72%) Software Engineering
18 27 (8.41%) Functional Testing
18 27 (8.41%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 127 (39.56%) Java
2 87 (27.10%) SQL
3 59 (18.38%) C#
4 43 (13.40%) JavaScript
5 41 (12.77%) C++
6 25 (7.79%) Python
7 24 (7.48%) Groovy
8 18 (5.61%) Ruby
9 11 (3.43%) PowerShell
10 10 (3.12%) ES6
11 7 (2.18%) Scala
12 6 (1.87%) R
13 5 (1.56%) Bash Shell
13 5 (1.56%) Shell Script
14 4 (1.25%) VBA
15 3 (0.93%) PL/SQL
16 2 (0.62%) C
16 2 (0.62%) PHP
16 2 (0.62%) TypeScript
17 1 (0.31%) Go
Qualifications
1 49 (15.26%) Security Cleared
2 36 (11.21%) SC Cleared
3 17 (5.30%) ISTQB
4 8 (2.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 7 (2.18%) ISEB
6 6 (1.87%) Degree
7 4 (1.25%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (0.93%) Computer Science Degree
8 3 (0.93%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.62%) MCSE
9 2 (0.62%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.31%) CFA
10 1 (0.31%) CTC Cleared
10 1 (0.31%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (0.31%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 79 (24.61%) QA
2 8 (2.49%) MiFID
3 1 (0.31%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.31%) GAMP
3 1 (0.31%) ISO 20022
3 1 (0.31%) ISO 8583
3 1 (0.31%) PMO
3 1 (0.31%) PSD2
3 1 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.31%) SLA
System Software
1 42 (13.08%) Docker
2 3 (0.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.62%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.31%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (3.12%) Kubernetes
2 7 (2.18%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (1.56%) Kibana
4 3 (0.93%) Ansible
4 3 (0.93%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 3 (0.93%) Prometheus
5 2 (0.62%) Grafana
5 2 (0.62%) logstash
6 1 (0.31%) BMC PATROL
6 1 (0.31%) Graphite
6 1 (0.31%) Nagios
6 1 (0.31%) OpenView
6 1 (0.31%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.31%) Puppet
6 1 (0.31%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.31%) Terraform
Vendors
1 33 (10.28%) TIBCO
2 30 (9.35%) Solace
3 25 (7.79%) HP
3 25 (7.79%) Talarian
4 14 (4.36%) Oracle
5 10 (3.12%) AppDynamics
5 10 (3.12%) Microsoft
5 10 (3.12%) SAP
6 8 (2.49%) Atlassian
7 6 (1.87%) Citrix
7 6 (1.87%) IBM
7 6 (1.87%) SOASTA, Inc
8 5 (1.56%) Concur
8 5 (1.56%) Dynatrace
8 5 (1.56%) Salesforce.com
8 5 (1.56%) Splunk
9 4 (1.25%) VMware
10 3 (0.93%) MuleSoft
11 2 (0.62%) Charles River
11 2 (0.62%) Google