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 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 / South East
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 210 218 198
Rank change year-on-year +8 -20  
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 33 51 62
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.43% 0.57% 0.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.51% 0.69% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 40 36
Median daily rate £367 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.37% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £320 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £450 £532
UK excluding London median daily rate £383 £395 £350
% change year-on-year -3.16% +12.85%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 5
Median hourly rate £11.00 £40.25 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -72.67% +15.00%  
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 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 6409 7357 7524
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 82.94% 81.95% 80.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 3744 4499 4351
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 236 269 254
Median hourly rate £29.92 £32.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.50% +28.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.50 £47.79
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.75 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +21.92% -5.00%  

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 28 June 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 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
Berkshire +31 12 £338 -32.50% 3
Hampshire +2 10 £404 +0.93% 4
Surrey +11 4 £365 +1.38% 6
East Sussex -3 2 £363 +3.57%
Kent - 2 £321 -
West Sussex +9 1 £420 +32.28%
Oxfordshire -23 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 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 South East region with a requirement for Performance Testing.

1 46 (45.54%) Test Automation
2 36 (35.64%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (29.70%) Oracle
4 29 (28.71%) SQL
4 29 (28.71%) HP
4 29 (28.71%) Selenium
5 27 (26.73%) Stakeholder Management
6 26 (25.74%) Test Strategy
6 26 (25.74%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 25 (24.75%) LoadRunner
8 24 (23.76%) Project Management
9 21 (20.79%) Finance
10 20 (19.80%) Test Management
11 18 (17.82%) Microsoft
12 17 (16.83%) Test Scripting
12 17 (16.83%) User Acceptance Testing
13 16 (15.84%) Regression Testing
13 16 (15.84%) C#
13 16 (15.84%) Visual Studio
13 16 (15.84%) Test Planning
14 15 (14.85%) SQL Server
14 15 (14.85%) ISEB
15 14 (13.86%) E-Commerce
15 14 (13.86%) Java
15 14 (13.86%) Team Foundation Server
15 14 (13.86%) QA
15 14 (13.86%) Software Testing
15 14 (13.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 14 (13.86%) System Integration Testing
15 14 (13.86%) SDLC

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 (4.95%) SharePoint
2 4 (3.96%) IIS
3 2 (1.98%) JBoss
4 1 (0.99%) Alfresco
4 1 (0.99%) Apache
4 1 (0.99%) CMS
4 1 (0.99%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.99%) Mule
4 1 (0.99%) Mule ESB
4 1 (0.99%) NetWeaver
4 1 (0.99%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (0.99%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (4.95%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (5.94%) Oracle Applications
2 4 (3.96%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (2.97%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (1.98%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.99%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 10 (9.90%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (6.93%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.96%) IP Telephony
1 4 (3.96%) PuTTY
1 4 (3.96%) WinSCP
2 2 (1.98%) FTP
3 1 (0.99%) DNS
3 1 (0.99%) HTTP
3 1 (0.99%) Skype
3 1 (0.99%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (14.85%) SQL Server
2 7 (6.93%) Oracle Database
3 5 (4.95%) Oracle Reports
3 5 (4.95%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (3.96%) Oracle Database 10g
4 4 (3.96%) Oracle Database 11g
4 4 (3.96%) SAP HANA
4 4 (3.96%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (3.96%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (2.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.98%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (1.98%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.98%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.99%) MySQL
7 1 (0.99%) Oracle BI EE
7 1 (0.99%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.99%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 29 (28.71%) Selenium
2 25 (24.75%) LoadRunner
3 16 (15.84%) Visual Studio
4 14 (13.86%) Team Foundation Server
5 13 (12.87%) JIRA
6 12 (11.88%) HP UFT
6 12 (11.88%) SoapUI
7 8 (7.92%) JMeter
7 8 (7.92%) TeamCity
8 7 (6.93%) NeoLoad
8 7 (6.93%) WebDriver
9 6 (5.94%) Ant
9 6 (5.94%) Jenkins
10 4 (3.96%) Eclipse
10 4 (3.96%) Gatling
10 4 (3.96%) Git (software)
10 4 (3.96%) Protractor
10 4 (3.96%) SpecFlow
10 4 (3.96%) TestNG
10 4 (3.96%) Toad
General
1 21 (20.79%) Finance
2 6 (5.94%) Banking
2 6 (5.94%) Retail
3 4 (3.96%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.97%) Advertising
4 3 (2.97%) Back Office
5 2 (1.98%) Law
6 1 (0.99%) Legal
Job Titles
1 25 (24.75%) Test Manager
2 21 (20.79%) Analyst
3 17 (16.83%) Tester
4 16 (15.84%) Test Analyst
5 9 (8.91%) Automation Test Analyst
6 8 (7.92%) Test Engineer
7 7 (6.93%) Automation Tester
7 7 (6.93%) Developer
7 7 (6.93%) Performance Tester
7 7 (6.93%) Test Automation Manager
8 6 (5.94%) Performance Manager
8 6 (5.94%) Performance Test Manager
9 4 (3.96%) E-Commerce Manager
9 4 (3.96%) Performance Analyst
9 4 (3.96%) Performance Test Analyst
9 4 (3.96%) SAP Engineer
9 4 (3.96%) Senior Analyst
9 4 (3.96%) Senior Test Analyst
9 4 (3.96%) Systems Integrator
9 4 (3.96%) Tableau Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (10.89%) .NET
2 10 (9.90%) Web Services
3 7 (6.93%) SAP Basis
4 6 (5.94%) SOAP
5 5 (4.95%) RESTful
6 3 (2.97%) ASP.NET Web API
6 3 (2.97%) Middleware
7 2 (1.98%) Oracle Fusion
7 2 (1.98%) REST
7 2 (1.98%) XML
8 1 (0.99%) HTML
8 1 (0.99%) JSON
8 1 (0.99%) LAMP
8 1 (0.99%) OAuth
8 1 (0.99%) React
Miscellaneous
1 5 (4.95%) Virtual Team
2 4 (3.96%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.96%) Management Information System
2 4 (3.96%) N-Tier
3 3 (2.97%) Mobile App
3 3 (2.97%) User Experience
4 2 (1.98%) PMI
5 1 (0.99%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.99%) Clustering
5 1 (0.99%) EMC VNX
5 1 (0.99%) iPad
5 1 (0.99%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (0.99%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 13 (12.87%) Linux
2 10 (9.90%) Windows
3 6 (5.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (5.94%) Windows Server
4 4 (3.96%) SUSE
4 4 (3.96%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (2.97%) Unix
6 2 (1.98%) CentOS
7 1 (0.99%) Debian
7 1 (0.99%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.99%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.99%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (45.54%) Test Automation
2 36 (35.64%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (26.73%) Stakeholder Management
4 26 (25.74%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 26 (25.74%) Test Strategy
5 24 (23.76%) Project Management
6 20 (19.80%) Test Management
7 17 (16.83%) Test Scripting
7 17 (16.83%) User Acceptance Testing
8 16 (15.84%) Regression Testing
8 16 (15.84%) Test Planning
9 14 (13.86%) E-Commerce
9 14 (13.86%) SDLC
9 14 (13.86%) Software Testing
9 14 (13.86%) System Integration Testing
10 13 (12.87%) Continuous Integration
10 13 (12.87%) Scrum
11 12 (11.88%) BDD
12 11 (10.89%) Functional Testing
12 11 (10.89%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 29 (28.71%) SQL
2 16 (15.84%) C#
3 14 (13.86%) Java
4 8 (7.92%) T-SQL
5 5 (4.95%) JavaScript
6 4 (3.96%) C
6 4 (3.96%) F#
7 3 (2.97%) PL/SQL
7 3 (2.97%) Python
7 3 (2.97%) VB
8 2 (1.98%) Groovy
8 2 (1.98%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.99%) ABAP
9 1 (0.99%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.99%) Perl
9 1 (0.99%) PHP
9 1 (0.99%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.99%) Ruby
9 1 (0.99%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 15 (14.85%) ISEB
2 14 (13.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 13 (12.87%) ISTQB
4 10 (9.90%) Security Cleared
5 7 (6.93%) Degree
6 6 (5.94%) SC Cleared
7 5 (4.95%) ISEB Practitioner
8 3 (2.97%) PMI Certification
9 2 (1.98%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (1.98%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.99%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.99%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (13.86%) QA
2 1 (0.99%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.99%) ISO 9000
2 1 (0.99%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (6.93%) Virtual Machines
2 6 (5.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (3.96%) vSphere
4 2 (1.98%) Docker
Systems Management
1 11 (10.89%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (3.96%) vRealize
3 2 (1.98%) Puppet
4 1 (0.99%) Ansible
4 1 (0.99%) Cobbler
4 1 (0.99%) HP Fortify
4 1 (0.99%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 30 (29.70%) Oracle
2 29 (28.71%) HP
3 18 (17.82%) Microsoft
4 13 (12.87%) SAP
5 9 (8.91%) VMware
6 7 (6.93%) Red Hat
7 5 (4.95%) Nimble Storage
7 5 (4.95%) Tableau
8 4 (3.96%) Citrix
8 4 (3.96%) Sybase
9 2 (1.98%) Cisco
9 2 (1.98%) Compaq
9 2 (1.98%) Informatica
9 2 (1.98%) OpenText
10 1 (0.99%) AppDynamics
10 1 (0.99%) EMC
10 1 (0.99%) Sitecore
10 1 (0.99%) Splunk
10 1 (0.99%) webMethods
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