The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Performance Testing
England / South East
Rank 173 212 213
Rank change year-on-year +39 +1  
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 68 56 51
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.87% 0.61% 0.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.06% 0.75% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 48 19
Median daily rate £425 £400 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +45.45%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £345 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £593 £504 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £310
% change year-on-year - +29.03%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 2
Median hourly rate - £40.25 £36.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +11.03%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £38.50 £36.25
% change year-on-year +29.87% +6.20%  

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 the South East with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 6400 7467 7755
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 81.51% 81.17% 79.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 3691 4586 4265
Median daily rate £425 £400 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +1.01%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 240 268 275
Median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.20% +21.21%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.75 £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £61.00 £47.79
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Performance Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing Performance Testing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Performance Testing in the South East

Performance Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Performance Testing in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for Performance Testing in the South East

Performance Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Performance Testing in the South East over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Performance Testing in the South East

Performance Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Performance Testing in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Performance Testing in the South East

Performance Testing
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 24 March 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
Surrey +19 25 £525 +25.00% 1
Kent +17 12 £413 +8.19%
Berkshire +28 11 £313 -19.35%
Buckinghamshire -2 7 £399 -6.17% 2
West Sussex +4 5 £403 +19.25%
Middlesex +5 4 £514 +28.43%
Hampshire -7 3 £306 -23.43%
East Sussex +5 1 - -
Performance Testing
England

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 South East region with a requirement for Performance Testing.

1 59 (43.07%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (37.96%) Selenium
3 35 (25.55%) Java
4 33 (24.09%) HP
5 31 (22.63%) QA
6 30 (21.90%) SQL
6 30 (21.90%) Project Management
7 27 (19.71%) Regression Testing
7 27 (19.71%) Oracle
8 26 (18.98%) JIRA
8 26 (18.98%) Test Strategy
9 25 (18.25%) Test Automation
9 25 (18.25%) LoadRunner
9 25 (18.25%) Stakeholder Management
9 25 (18.25%) Scrum
10 24 (17.52%) Finance
10 24 (17.52%) Operational Acceptance Testing
11 21 (15.33%) Defect Management
11 21 (15.33%) Test Management
11 21 (15.33%) User Acceptance Testing
12 20 (14.60%) Continuous Improvement
13 19 (13.87%) BDD
14 18 (13.14%) Continuous Integration
14 18 (13.14%) Unit Testing
14 18 (13.14%) TDD
14 18 (13.14%) JMeter
15 17 (12.41%) Test Scripting
16 16 (11.68%) Security Cleared
16 16 (11.68%) Amazon AWS
16 16 (11.68%) WebDriver

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 11 (8.03%) Confluence
2 8 (5.84%) SharePoint
3 4 (2.92%) JBoss
4 3 (2.19%) IIS
5 1 (0.73%) CMS
5 1 (0.73%) NetWeaver
5 1 (0.73%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 9 (6.57%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (5.11%) Oracle Applications
2 5 (3.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (1.46%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.73%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 16 (11.68%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (5.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.19%) Amazon Kinesis
3 3 (2.19%) AWS CloudFormation
3 3 (2.19%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (0.73%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.65%) LDAP
2 2 (1.46%) PuTTY
2 2 (1.46%) WinSCP
3 1 (0.73%) FTP
3 1 (0.73%) HTTP
3 1 (0.73%) Software-Defined Networking
3 1 (0.73%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (10.95%) SQL Server
2 8 (5.84%) Oracle BI EE
2 8 (5.84%) Oracle Database
3 5 (3.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (2.92%) SAP HANA
5 3 (2.19%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 3 (2.19%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (2.19%) MongoDB
5 3 (2.19%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (1.46%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (1.46%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (1.46%) Oracle Database 12c
6 2 (1.46%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (1.46%) Oracle9i Database
6 2 (1.46%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.46%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (1.46%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (1.46%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.73%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.73%) VoltDB
Development Applications
1 52 (37.96%) Selenium
2 26 (18.98%) JIRA
3 25 (18.25%) LoadRunner
4 18 (13.14%) JMeter
5 16 (11.68%) WebDriver
6 14 (10.22%) SoapUI
6 14 (10.22%) Visual Studio
7 13 (9.49%) Git (software)
7 13 (9.49%) Jenkins
7 13 (9.49%) Team Foundation Server
8 12 (8.76%) HP UFT
9 10 (7.30%) Cucumber
10 9 (6.57%) NeoLoad
11 6 (4.38%) TeamCity
12 5 (3.65%) Gatling
12 5 (3.65%) Subversion
13 4 (2.92%) Ant
13 4 (2.92%) Protractor
14 3 (2.19%) Burp Suite
14 3 (2.19%) Zephyr
General
1 24 (17.52%) Finance
2 7 (5.11%) Banking
3 6 (4.38%) Retail
4 3 (2.19%) Legal
4 3 (2.19%) Publishing
5 2 (1.46%) Advertising
5 2 (1.46%) Law
5 2 (1.46%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.73%) Billing
6 1 (0.73%) Electronics
6 1 (0.73%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.73%) Marketing
6 1 (0.73%) Military
Job Titles
1 27 (19.71%) Analyst
2 25 (18.25%) Test Manager
2 25 (18.25%) Tester
3 21 (15.33%) Test Analyst
4 17 (12.41%) Developer
5 10 (7.30%) Test Leader
6 9 (6.57%) Automation Test Analyst
7 8 (5.84%) Automation Tester
7 8 (5.84%) Performance Tester
8 7 (5.11%) Administrator
8 7 (5.11%) OBIEE Administrator
8 7 (5.11%) Tableau Developer
8 7 (5.11%) Test Automation Manager
9 6 (4.38%) Performance Manager
9 6 (4.38%) Performance Test Manager
9 6 (4.38%) Report Developer
9 6 (4.38%) Senior Analyst
9 6 (4.38%) Senior Test Analyst
10 5 (3.65%) Performance Analyst
10 5 (3.65%) Performance Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (9.49%) Web Services
2 11 (8.03%) RESTful
3 7 (5.11%) SAP Basis
3 7 (5.11%) XML
4 6 (4.38%) .NET
5 4 (2.92%) AngularJS
5 4 (2.92%) CSS
5 4 (2.92%) CSS3
5 4 (2.92%) Gherkin
5 4 (2.92%) HTML
5 4 (2.92%) HTML5
5 4 (2.92%) LESS
5 4 (2.92%) Node.js
5 4 (2.92%) Sass
5 4 (2.92%) SOAP
5 4 (2.92%) Spring
6 3 (2.19%) ASP.NET Web API
6 3 (2.19%) React
6 3 (2.19%) REST
7 2 (1.46%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 11 (8.03%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (3.65%) Mobile App
2 5 (3.65%) Virtual Team
3 3 (2.19%) NHS
3 3 (2.19%) PMI
4 1 (0.73%) Client/Server
4 1 (0.73%) Clustering
4 1 (0.73%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (0.73%) iPad
4 1 (0.73%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (0.73%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.73%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 11 (8.03%) Linux
2 6 (4.38%) Windows
3 4 (2.92%) SUSE
4 3 (2.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (2.19%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.46%) Android
5 2 (1.46%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.46%) Solaris
5 2 (1.46%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.73%) Oracle Linux
6 1 (0.73%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.73%) Unix
6 1 (0.73%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.73%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (43.07%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (21.90%) Project Management
3 27 (19.71%) Regression Testing
4 26 (18.98%) Test Strategy
5 25 (18.25%) Scrum
5 25 (18.25%) Stakeholder Management
5 25 (18.25%) Test Automation
6 24 (17.52%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 21 (15.33%) Defect Management
7 21 (15.33%) Test Management
7 21 (15.33%) User Acceptance Testing
8 20 (14.60%) Continuous Improvement
9 19 (13.87%) BDD
10 18 (13.14%) Continuous Integration
10 18 (13.14%) TDD
10 18 (13.14%) Unit Testing
11 17 (12.41%) Test Scripting
12 16 (11.68%) API Testing
13 15 (10.95%) E-Commerce
13 15 (10.95%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 35 (25.55%) Java
2 30 (21.90%) SQL
3 12 (8.76%) C#
4 10 (7.30%) JavaScript
5 8 (5.84%) C
5 8 (5.84%) T-SQL
6 7 (5.11%) PL/SQL
7 6 (4.38%) Groovy
8 4 (2.92%) Scala
9 3 (2.19%) Ruby
9 3 (2.19%) VB
10 2 (1.46%) ABAP
10 2 (1.46%) F#
10 2 (1.46%) Python
11 1 (0.73%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.73%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 16 (11.68%) Security Cleared
2 15 (10.95%) ISTQB
3 13 (9.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 10 (7.30%) Degree
4 10 (7.30%) SC Cleared
5 8 (5.84%) ISEB
6 4 (2.92%) PMI Certification
7 3 (2.19%) ISEB Practitioner
7 3 (2.19%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (1.46%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (1.46%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.73%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.73%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (22.63%) QA
2 4 (2.92%) SDET
3 3 (2.19%) Data Quality
3 3 (2.19%) WAI
3 3 (2.19%) WCAG
4 1 (0.73%) ISO 9000
4 1 (0.73%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (2.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.46%) Docker
2 2 (1.46%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (1.46%) vSphere
3 1 (0.73%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 13 (9.49%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.46%) Oracle RMAN
2 2 (1.46%) vRealize
3 1 (0.73%) Data Guard
3 1 (0.73%) HP Fortify
3 1 (0.73%) HP SiteScope
3 1 (0.73%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 33 (24.09%) HP
2 27 (19.71%) Oracle
3 14 (10.22%) Microsoft
4 13 (9.49%) SAP
5 8 (5.84%) Tableau
6 7 (5.11%) VMware
7 6 (4.38%) Nimble Storage
7 6 (4.38%) Red Hat
8 5 (3.65%) Atlassian
9 4 (2.92%) Sybase
10 3 (2.19%) Citrix
11 2 (1.46%) Compaq
11 2 (1.46%) Informatica
11 2 (1.46%) OpenText
12 1 (0.73%) Adobe
12 1 (0.73%) CA Agile Central
12 1 (0.73%) Sitecore
12 1 (0.73%) Splunk
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