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 3 months to 28 June 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 289 325 314
Rank change year-on-year +36 -11  
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 135 109 121
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.65% 0.50% 0.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.75% 0.59% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 77 83
Median daily rate £475 £420 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.09% -1.17%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £317 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £589 £525 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £395 £350
% change year-on-year -1.26% +12.85%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.00 £38.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year -71.42% +26.22%  

Performance Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 17998 18524 18927
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 86.68% 85.33% 82.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 50303 52350 47249
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 502 404 591
Median hourly rate £25.75 £21.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.61% -4.54%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.75 £46.88 £58.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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 3 months to 28 June 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 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -2 12 £450 +9.09% 11
Croydon -12 3 £450 +16.12%
Osterley - 3 £500 -
Docklands, London -1 1 - -
Performance Testing
England

For the 6 months to 28 June 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.

1 106 (46.70%) Agile Software Development
2 80 (35.24%) Test Automation
3 74 (32.60%) Java
4 70 (30.84%) SQL
5 66 (29.07%) Selenium
6 56 (24.67%) QA
6 56 (24.67%) Linux
7 52 (22.91%) BDD
8 46 (20.26%) TDD
9 43 (18.94%) JIRA
10 42 (18.50%) Scrum
11 41 (18.06%) Finance
11 41 (18.06%) JMeter
12 40 (17.62%) Cucumber
13 38 (16.74%) Test Strategy
14 37 (16.30%) Continuous Integration
15 36 (15.86%) LoadRunner
16 34 (14.98%) Test Scripting
17 32 (14.10%) Non-Functional Testing
17 32 (14.10%) DevOps
18 30 (13.22%) Git (software)
19 28 (12.33%) JavaScript
20 27 (11.89%) E-Commerce
20 27 (11.89%) Regression Testing
21 26 (11.45%) Jenkins
22 25 (11.01%) Kanban
23 24 (10.57%) User Acceptance Testing
24 23 (10.13%) HP
24 23 (10.13%) HTML
24 23 (10.13%) Banking

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 13 (5.73%) Tomcat
2 10 (4.41%) CMS
3 8 (3.52%) Elasticsearch
4 7 (3.08%) nginx
5 6 (2.64%) Apache
6 5 (2.20%) IIS
6 5 (2.20%) JBoss
6 5 (2.20%) MQSeries
7 3 (1.32%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 3 (1.32%) Confluence
7 3 (1.32%) Drupal
7 3 (1.32%) Sitecore CMS
7 3 (1.32%) Umbraco
8 2 (0.88%) Cloud Foundry
8 2 (0.88%) SharePoint
8 2 (0.88%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.44%) Mule
9 1 (0.44%) NetWeaver
9 1 (0.44%) Skype for Business
9 1 (0.44%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (0.88%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (0.88%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (0.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 2 (0.88%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.32%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (0.88%) SAP CRM
2 2 (0.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.44%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.44%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.44%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.44%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 22 (9.69%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (6.61%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (2.20%) SaaS
4 4 (1.76%) GitHub
5 3 (1.32%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (1.32%) Heroku
6 2 (0.88%) BrowserStack
6 2 (0.88%) PaaS
7 1 (0.44%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (0.44%) CloudBees
7 1 (0.44%) IaaS
7 1 (0.44%) Office 365
7 1 (0.44%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 15 (6.61%) HTTP
2 6 (2.64%) LDAP
3 4 (1.76%) Firewall
4 2 (0.88%) Internet
4 2 (0.88%) Intranet
5 1 (0.44%) SAN
5 1 (0.44%) Skype
5 1 (0.44%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (7.93%) SQL Server
2 13 (5.73%) MySQL
2 13 (5.73%) NoSQL
3 12 (5.29%) Apache Cassandra
4 8 (3.52%) MongoDB
5 7 (3.08%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (3.08%) PostgreSQL
5 7 (3.08%) Relational Database
6 6 (2.64%) Oracle Database
7 5 (2.20%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 5 (2.20%) HBase
8 4 (1.76%) DB2
8 4 (1.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (1.32%) BusinessObjects
9 3 (1.32%) Hazelcast
9 3 (1.32%) InterSystems Cache
9 3 (1.32%) Oracle BI EE
10 2 (0.88%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (0.88%) SQL Server 2014
10 2 (0.88%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 66 (29.07%) Selenium
2 43 (18.94%) JIRA
3 41 (18.06%) JMeter
4 40 (17.62%) Cucumber
5 36 (15.86%) LoadRunner
6 30 (13.22%) Git (software)
7 26 (11.45%) Jenkins
8 23 (10.13%) Gatling
9 18 (7.93%) WebDriver
10 16 (7.05%) SoapUI
11 11 (4.85%) Appium
12 10 (4.41%) Subversion
13 9 (3.96%) Bitbucket
13 9 (3.96%) Calabash
13 9 (3.96%) LoadUI
13 9 (3.96%) Protractor
14 8 (3.52%) Visual Studio
15 7 (3.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 7 (3.08%) JUnit
16 6 (2.64%) Fiddler
General
1 41 (18.06%) Finance
2 23 (10.13%) Banking
3 10 (4.41%) Investment Banking
3 10 (4.41%) Retail
4 9 (3.96%) Games
5 8 (3.52%) Front Office
6 5 (2.20%) Advertising
6 5 (2.20%) Financial Institution
6 5 (2.20%) Marketing
6 5 (2.20%) Retail Banking
7 2 (0.88%) Law
7 2 (0.88%) Publishing
7 2 (0.88%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.44%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (0.44%) Electronics
8 1 (0.44%) Legal
8 1 (0.44%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 47 (20.70%) Developer
2 43 (18.94%) Tester
3 37 (16.30%) Analyst
4 29 (12.78%) Test Analyst
5 19 (8.37%) Test Engineer
6 18 (7.93%) Performance Tester
7 14 (6.17%) Test Leader
8 12 (5.29%) C++ Developer
8 12 (5.29%) Performance Engineer
8 12 (5.29%) QA Engineer
9 11 (4.85%) Software Engineer
10 10 (4.41%) Automation Tester
10 10 (4.41%) Software Test Engineer
10 10 (4.41%) Test Manager
11 9 (3.96%) Java Developer
11 9 (3.96%) Java Engineer
11 9 (3.96%) Performance Analyst
11 9 (3.96%) Performance Test Analyst
11 9 (3.96%) QA Tester
12 8 (3.52%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (10.13%) HTML
2 20 (8.81%) RESTful
3 19 (8.37%) Web Services
4 16 (7.05%) Middleware
5 14 (6.17%) Gherkin
6 13 (5.73%) .NET
6 13 (5.73%) JSON
6 13 (5.73%) SOAP
7 12 (5.29%) XML
8 11 (4.85%) Elastic Stack
9 10 (4.41%) Node.js
9 10 (4.41%) REST
10 9 (3.96%) HTML5
11 8 (3.52%) CSS
12 7 (3.08%) jQuery
12 7 (3.08%) Kafka
12 7 (3.08%) Spring
13 6 (2.64%) Ajax
13 6 (2.64%) ODBC
14 5 (2.20%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 20 (8.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 10 (4.41%) Computer Science
2 10 (4.41%) Mobile App
3 9 (3.96%) Client/Server
4 7 (3.08%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (2.20%) Virtual Team
6 4 (1.76%) Greenfield Project
7 3 (1.32%) User Experience
8 2 (0.88%) Data Structures
8 2 (0.88%) Reference Data
9 1 (0.44%) Data Centre
9 1 (0.44%) iPad
9 1 (0.44%) Mobile Banking
9 1 (0.44%) Mobile Computing
9 1 (0.44%) PDA
9 1 (0.44%) PMI
9 1 (0.44%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 56 (24.67%) Linux
2 22 (9.69%) Unix
3 14 (6.17%) Windows
4 7 (3.08%) Ubuntu
5 6 (2.64%) Android
5 6 (2.64%) Solaris
6 5 (2.20%) Apple iOS
7 3 (1.32%) SUSE
8 2 (0.88%) Amazon Linux
8 2 (0.88%) Windows 10
8 2 (0.88%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.44%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (46.70%) Agile Software Development
2 80 (35.24%) Test Automation
3 52 (22.91%) BDD
4 46 (20.26%) TDD
5 42 (18.50%) Scrum
6 38 (16.74%) Test Strategy
7 37 (16.30%) Continuous Integration
8 34 (14.98%) Test Scripting
9 32 (14.10%) DevOps
9 32 (14.10%) Non-Functional Testing
10 27 (11.89%) E-Commerce
10 27 (11.89%) Regression Testing
11 25 (11.01%) Kanban
12 24 (10.57%) User Acceptance Testing
13 22 (9.69%) Unit Testing
14 21 (9.25%) Software Engineering
15 20 (8.81%) Functional Testing
16 19 (8.37%) Defect Management
17 18 (7.93%) Scenario Testing
17 18 (7.93%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 74 (32.60%) Java
2 70 (30.84%) SQL
3 28 (12.33%) JavaScript
4 22 (9.69%) Python
5 20 (8.81%) C#
6 19 (8.37%) Ruby
7 17 (7.49%) C++
8 16 (7.05%) Scala
9 13 (5.73%) Bash Shell
10 7 (3.08%) Groovy
10 7 (3.08%) PHP
11 6 (2.64%) Shell Script
12 5 (2.20%) Perl
12 5 (2.20%) T-SQL
13 4 (1.76%) PowerShell
14 3 (1.32%) Apple Swift
14 3 (1.32%) C
14 3 (1.32%) Objective-C
15 2 (0.88%) ES6
Qualifications
1 16 (7.05%) Degree
2 11 (4.85%) ISTQB
3 10 (4.41%) Security Cleared
4 7 (3.08%) Computer Science Degree
4 7 (3.08%) ISEB
5 6 (2.64%) SC Cleared
6 3 (1.32%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.88%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 2 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (0.88%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.44%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.44%) PMP
8 1 (0.44%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (24.67%) QA
2 4 (1.76%) SLA
3 2 (0.88%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.88%) PMO
4 1 (0.44%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.44%) EMIR
4 1 (0.44%) MiFID
System Software
1 7 (3.08%) Docker
2 4 (1.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.32%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.88%) iptables
Systems Management
1 13 (5.73%) Grafana
1 13 (5.73%) HP SiteScope
2 10 (4.41%) Graphite
3 9 (3.96%) Nagios
3 9 (3.96%) ZABBIX
4 7 (3.08%) logstash
5 6 (2.64%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (1.76%) Kibana
6 4 (1.76%) Terraform
7 3 (1.32%) Ansible
7 3 (1.32%) HAProxy
8 2 (0.88%) Ganglia
8 2 (0.88%) Kubernetes
8 2 (0.88%) nmon
8 2 (0.88%) Perfmon
8 2 (0.88%) Puppet
8 2 (0.88%) Tivoli
8 2 (0.88%) Tivoli Monitoring
9 1 (0.44%) BMC PATROL
9 1 (0.44%) OpenView
Vendors
1 23 (10.13%) HP
2 18 (7.93%) Oracle
3 13 (5.73%) SAP
3 13 (5.73%) TIBCO
4 12 (5.29%) AppDynamics
5 10 (4.41%) Dynatrace
5 10 (4.41%) SOASTA, Inc
6 9 (3.96%) Microsoft
7 8 (3.52%) IBM
7 8 (3.52%) Solace
7 8 (3.52%) Splunk
7 8 (3.52%) Talarian
8 6 (2.64%) VMware
9 5 (2.20%) Informatica
9 5 (2.20%) New Relic
10 4 (1.76%) Murex
11 3 (1.32%) BMC
11 3 (1.32%) Hyperion
11 3 (1.32%) MicroStrategy
11 3 (1.32%) Perforce
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