Period
to 17 November 2017

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 6 months to 17 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 > South East
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 252 243 301
Rank change year-on-year -9 +58 -10
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 129 141 94
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.77% 0.84% 0.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.92% 1.02% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 90 81
South East median daily rate £406 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.56% +6.67% +13.64%
10th Percentile £300 £312 £300
90th Percentile £575 £531 £460
England median daily rate £446 £413 £375
% change year-on-year +8.12% +10.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
South East median hourly rate - £46.00 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +12.20% +23.31%
England median hourly rate - £39.25 £41.00
% change year-on-year - -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 the South East with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 13966 13858 15814
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 82.90% 82.60% 80.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 8365 8369 9417
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.56%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £255
90th Percentile £575 £563 £533
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 459 551 606
South East median hourly rate £23.00 £26.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.54% - +48.57%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £48.49
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.03 £22.50
% change year-on-year -0.12% +6.80% +18.42%

Performance Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Performance Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

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 6 months to 17 November 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 17 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
Thames Valley -41 45 £400 -11.11% 3
Hampshire +34 36 £370 -7.50% 3
Berkshire +1 25 £390 -13.33% 3
West Sussex -9 20 £343 -2.14%
Buckinghamshire -10 18 £300 +3.45%
Surrey -15 15 £575 +41.98%
Kent - 5 £321 - 1
East Sussex -3 4 £425 +23.73% 1
Middlesex +10 3 £400 -
Oxfordshire -38 2 £525 +16.67%
Performance Testing
England

For the 6 months to 17 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 South East region with a requirement for Performance Testing.

1 74 (57.36%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (51.16%) Test Automation
3 43 (33.33%) Java
4 41 (31.78%) Selenium
5 39 (30.23%) SQL
6 33 (25.58%) Scrum
6 33 (25.58%) TDD
7 32 (24.81%) LoadRunner
7 32 (24.81%) Jenkins
8 31 (24.03%) BDD
9 30 (23.26%) JIRA
9 30 (23.26%) Continuous Integration
10 29 (22.48%) QA
11 28 (21.71%) Git (software)
11 28 (21.71%) Oracle
11 28 (21.71%) Web Services
11 28 (21.71%) HP
11 28 (21.71%) SoapUI
12 26 (20.16%) SQL Server
12 26 (20.16%) .NET
12 26 (20.16%) Finance
13 23 (17.83%) JMeter
13 23 (17.83%) Test Strategy
13 23 (17.83%) SDLC
14 22 (17.05%) Microsoft
15 21 (16.28%) API Testing
16 20 (15.50%) DevOps
16 20 (15.50%) Linux
17 19 (14.73%) C#
17 19 (14.73%) ISEB

Performance Testing
Co-occurring 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 5 (3.88%) Apache
1 5 (3.88%) Confluence
2 4 (3.10%) IIS
3 3 (2.33%) Apache Spark
3 3 (2.33%) nginx
4 2 (1.55%) Apache Pig
4 2 (1.55%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.78%) JBoss
5 1 (0.78%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (3.10%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (3.10%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (0.78%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 17 (13.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (10.08%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (6.20%) AWS CloudFormation
3 8 (6.20%) IaaS
3 8 (6.20%) PaaS
4 7 (5.43%) BlazeMeter
5 6 (4.65%) OpenShift
6 3 (2.33%) Amazon EMR
6 3 (2.33%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (1.55%) Slack
8 1 (0.78%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.78%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (10.08%) PuTTY
1 13 (10.08%) WinSCP
2 4 (3.10%) FTP
2 4 (3.10%) IP Telephony
2 4 (3.10%) TCP/IP
3 3 (2.33%) DNS
3 3 (2.33%) Network Security
3 3 (2.33%) SSL
4 1 (0.78%) DHCP
4 1 (0.78%) Firewall
4 1 (0.78%) HTTP
4 1 (0.78%) LDAP
4 1 (0.78%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.78%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (20.16%) SQL Server
2 18 (13.95%) Big Data
2 18 (13.95%) Hadoop
3 14 (10.85%) Oracle Database
4 12 (9.30%) Oracle Database 10g
4 12 (9.30%) Oracle Database 11g
4 12 (9.30%) SQL Server 2012
5 10 (7.75%) SQL Server 2016
6 8 (6.20%) NoSQL
6 8 (6.20%) Oracle Reports
7 6 (4.65%) PostgreSQL
8 5 (3.88%) MongoDB
8 5 (3.88%) MySQL
8 5 (3.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (2.33%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 3 (2.33%) RDBMS
9 3 (2.33%) Relational Database
10 2 (1.55%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (1.55%) SQL Server 2005
10 2 (1.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 41 (31.78%) Selenium
2 32 (24.81%) Jenkins
2 32 (24.81%) LoadRunner
3 30 (23.26%) JIRA
4 28 (21.71%) Git (software)
4 28 (21.71%) SoapUI
5 23 (17.83%) JMeter
6 17 (13.18%) Team Foundation Server
7 16 (12.40%) SpecFlow
8 15 (11.63%) HP UFT
9 13 (10.08%) Ant
9 13 (10.08%) Eclipse
9 13 (10.08%) Oracle APEX
9 13 (10.08%) TestNG
10 12 (9.30%) Cucumber
10 12 (9.30%) Gatling
11 10 (7.75%) Visual Studio
12 6 (4.65%) Maven
13 4 (3.10%) ANTLR
13 4 (3.10%) Toad
General
1 26 (20.16%) Finance
2 12 (9.30%) Telecoms
3 8 (6.20%) Retail
4 7 (5.43%) Banking
5 4 (3.10%) Back Office
5 4 (3.10%) Financial Institution
5 4 (3.10%) Manufacturing
6 3 (2.33%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.78%) Advertising
7 1 (0.78%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (0.78%) Electronics
7 1 (0.78%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 25 (19.38%) Tester
2 23 (17.83%) Developer
3 18 (13.95%) Analyst
4 17 (13.18%) Test Analyst
4 17 (13.18%) Test Engineer
5 14 (10.85%) Architect
5 14 (10.85%) Test Architect
6 12 (9.30%) Performance Tester
7 8 (6.20%) .NET Developer
7 8 (6.20%) Cloud Engineer
7 8 (6.20%) DevOps Engineer
8 7 (5.43%) Java Developer
8 7 (5.43%) Senior .NET Developer
8 7 (5.43%) Senior Developer
8 7 (5.43%) Test Automation Engineer
8 7 (5.43%) Test Leader
9 6 (4.65%) Systems Integrator
9 6 (4.65%) Test Manager
10 5 (3.88%) HTML Developer
10 5 (3.88%) Performance Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (21.71%) Web Services
2 26 (20.16%) .NET
3 10 (7.75%) RESTful
4 9 (6.98%) HTML
4 9 (6.98%) JSON
4 9 (6.98%) Spring
5 8 (6.20%) ASP.NET
6 7 (5.43%) Gherkin
6 7 (5.43%) Taurus
7 5 (3.88%) ASP.NET Web API
7 5 (3.88%) CSS
7 5 (3.88%) SOAP
8 4 (3.10%) Apache Thrift
8 4 (3.10%) Middleware
8 4 (3.10%) MyBatis
8 4 (3.10%) REST
8 4 (3.10%) WinForms
9 3 (2.33%) jQuery
9 3 (2.33%) Sensu
9 3 (2.33%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.98%) Mobile App
2 8 (6.20%) Data Centre
3 6 (4.65%) Virtual Team
4 5 (3.88%) N-Tier
5 4 (3.10%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.55%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.55%) EMC VNX
6 2 (1.55%) FMCG
6 2 (1.55%) PMI
7 1 (0.78%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.78%) Cloud Native
7 1 (0.78%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.78%) NHS
7 1 (0.78%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 20 (15.50%) Linux
2 18 (13.95%) Windows
3 13 (10.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 12 (9.30%) Windows Server
5 11 (8.53%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (4.65%) Unix
7 3 (2.33%) CentOS
8 1 (0.78%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.78%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (57.36%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (51.16%) Test Automation
3 33 (25.58%) Scrum
3 33 (25.58%) TDD
4 31 (24.03%) BDD
5 30 (23.26%) Continuous Integration
6 23 (17.83%) SDLC
6 23 (17.83%) Test Strategy
7 21 (16.28%) API Testing
8 20 (15.50%) DevOps
9 19 (14.73%) Test Scripting
10 17 (13.18%) Functional Testing
10 17 (13.18%) Unit Testing
11 16 (12.40%) Non-Functional Testing
11 16 (12.40%) Security Testing
12 15 (11.63%) Continuous Improvement
12 15 (11.63%) System Integration Testing
13 14 (10.85%) ETL
13 14 (10.85%) Regression Testing
13 14 (10.85%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 43 (33.33%) Java
2 39 (30.23%) SQL
3 19 (14.73%) C#
4 15 (11.63%) Python
5 13 (10.08%) F#
6 10 (7.75%) JavaScript
7 8 (6.20%) Bash Shell
7 8 (6.20%) Groovy
7 8 (6.20%) PowerShell
8 7 (5.43%) T-SQL
9 6 (4.65%) Ruby
9 6 (4.65%) Scala
10 5 (3.88%) C
11 4 (3.10%) ABAP
12 2 (1.55%) HiveQL
12 2 (1.55%) Perl
12 2 (1.55%) PHP
12 2 (1.55%) TypeScript
13 1 (0.78%) Kotlin
13 1 (0.78%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (14.73%) ISEB
2 12 (9.30%) SC Cleared
2 12 (9.30%) Security Cleared
3 11 (8.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 10 (7.75%) Degree
4 10 (7.75%) ISEB Practitioner
5 4 (3.10%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (1.55%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.55%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.78%) AWS Certification
7 1 (0.78%) CCNA
7 1 (0.78%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.78%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (22.48%) QA
2 3 (2.33%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.55%) GAMP
3 2 (1.55%) WAI
3 2 (1.55%) WCAG
4 1 (0.78%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (8.53%) vSphere
2 5 (3.88%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (3.10%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (2.33%) Docker
5 2 (1.55%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 11 (8.53%) Ansible
2 9 (6.98%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (3.88%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (2.33%) Ganglia
4 3 (2.33%) Graphite
4 3 (2.33%) Nagios
4 3 (2.33%) StatsD
5 2 (1.55%) Cobbler
5 2 (1.55%) Data Guard
5 2 (1.55%) Oozie
5 2 (1.55%) Puppet
5 2 (1.55%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 2 (1.55%) vRealize
Vendors
1 28 (21.71%) HP
1 28 (21.71%) Oracle
2 22 (17.05%) Microsoft
3 13 (10.08%) VMware
4 11 (8.53%) Red Hat
5 10 (7.75%) webMethods
6 9 (6.98%) Software AG
7 5 (3.88%) Atlassian
8 4 (3.10%) AppDynamics
8 4 (3.10%) Tableau
8 4 (3.10%) TIBCO
9 3 (2.33%) SAP
10 2 (1.55%) Cisco
10 2 (1.55%) EMC
10 2 (1.55%) MapR
11 1 (0.78%) Citrix
11 1 (0.78%) Concur
11 1 (0.78%) IBM
11 1 (0.78%) ServiceNow
11 1 (0.78%) Sun