Period
to 19 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 19 November 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 > South West
6 months to
19 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 173 164 173
Rank change year-on-year -9 +9 +11
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 48 32 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.77% 0.57% 0.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.89% 0.69% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 16 22
South West median daily rate £400 £389 £353
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.89% +10.28% +3.30%
10th Percentile £309 £300 £313
90th Percentile £440 £448 £600
England median daily rate £450 £446 £413
% change year-on-year +0.90% +8.12% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
South West median hourly rate £42.50 - -
England median hourly rate £38.75 - £39.25

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 West with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 5,381 4,646 4,719
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 85.86% 83.46% 82.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,386 2,935 3,156
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £275 £250 £235
90th Percentile £575 £554 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 220 189 281
South West median hourly rate £41.53 £35.00 £29.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.66% +18.24% -22.61%
10th Percentile £15.23 £11.95 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.08 £50.70 £47.50
England median hourly rate £22.00 £23.32 £23.00
% change year-on-year -5.66% +1.39% +4.55%

Performance Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for Performance Testing in the South West

Performance Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Performance Testing in the South West

Performance Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Performance Testing in the South West over the 6 months to 19 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Performance Testing in the South West

Performance Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Performance Testing in the South West

Performance Testing
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 6 months to 19 November 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
Bristol +4 19 £393 +5.51% 8
Wiltshire -16 19 £405 +26.56%
Gloucestershire - 5 - - 2
Somerset -6 2 £398 -1.24% 3
Devon +1 1 - -
Performance Testing
England

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 South West region with a requirement for Performance Testing.

1 32 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (62.50%) Test Automation
3 16 (33.33%) JMeter
4 14 (29.17%) Performance Engineering
5 13 (27.08%) Web Services
6 12 (25.00%) SOAP
6 12 (25.00%) Linux
6 12 (25.00%) Middleware
7 10 (20.83%) Python
7 10 (20.83%) Java
7 10 (20.83%) DevOps
7 10 (20.83%) Waterfall
7 10 (20.83%) REST
7 10 (20.83%) Jenkins
8 9 (18.75%) Non-Functional Testing
8 9 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
8 9 (18.75%) Selenium
8 9 (18.75%) JIRA
9 8 (16.67%) Regression Testing
9 8 (16.67%) XML
9 8 (16.67%) TDD
9 8 (16.67%) RESTful
9 8 (16.67%) Process Improvement
9 8 (16.67%) Test Strategy
9 8 (16.67%) SoapUI
9 8 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
10 7 (14.58%) SDLC
10 7 (14.58%) Security Testing
10 7 (14.58%) Continuous Integration
10 7 (14.58%) C++

Performance Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 (10.42%) Apache Spark
2 3 (6.25%) Tomcat
3 2 (4.17%) JBoss
3 2 (4.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (2.08%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (2.08%) Apache
4 1 (2.08%) Confluence
4 1 (2.08%) Mule
Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.08%) SAP Hybris
1 1 (2.08%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (4.17%) SaaS
3 1 (2.08%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.08%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 1 (2.08%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (2.08%) Amazon S3
3 1 (2.08%) BrowserStack
3 1 (2.08%) Route 53
3 1 (2.08%) Sauce Labs
3 1 (2.08%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.17%) HTTP
2 1 (2.08%) OpenVPN
2 1 (2.08%) SSH
2 1 (2.08%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (14.58%) MySQL
2 5 (10.42%) MariaDB
3 4 (8.33%) Big Data
4 3 (6.25%) Apache Accumulo
4 3 (6.25%) Hadoop
5 2 (4.17%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (4.17%) MongoDB
5 2 (4.17%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (4.17%) SQL Server
6 1 (2.08%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 16 (33.33%) JMeter
2 10 (20.83%) Jenkins
3 9 (18.75%) JIRA
3 9 (18.75%) Selenium
4 8 (16.67%) SoapUI
5 6 (12.50%) Git (software)
6 5 (10.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 4 (8.33%) Cucumber
7 4 (8.33%) Eclipse
7 4 (8.33%) LoadRunner
8 3 (6.25%) WATIR
9 2 (4.17%) Ant
9 2 (4.17%) CruiseControl
9 2 (4.17%) Fiddler
9 2 (4.17%) JUnit
9 2 (4.17%) Maven
9 2 (4.17%) PhpStorm
10 1 (2.08%) Gatling
10 1 (2.08%) HP UFT
10 1 (2.08%) NeoLoad
General
1 2 (4.17%) Banking
1 2 (4.17%) Finance
1 2 (4.17%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (27.08%) Test Leader
2 10 (20.83%) Performance Test Leader
3 9 (18.75%) Developer
4 7 (14.58%) Test Engineer
4 7 (14.58%) Tester
5 6 (12.50%) PHP Developer
6 5 (10.42%) Test Manager
7 3 (6.25%) Architect
7 3 (6.25%) Performance Tester
7 3 (6.25%) Software Tester
7 3 (6.25%) Test Automation Engineer
8 2 (4.17%) Analyst
8 2 (4.17%) Java Developer
8 2 (4.17%) Performance Specialist
8 2 (4.17%) Performance Test Specialist
8 2 (4.17%) Test Analyst
8 2 (4.17%) Test Architect
8 2 (4.17%) Test Specialist
9 1 (2.08%) Integration Architect
9 1 (2.08%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (27.08%) Web Services
2 12 (25.00%) Middleware
2 12 (25.00%) SOAP
3 10 (20.83%) REST
4 8 (16.67%) RESTful
4 8 (16.67%) XML
5 6 (12.50%) CSS
5 6 (12.50%) JSON
5 6 (12.50%) XSD
6 3 (6.25%) Taurus
7 2 (4.17%) Hibernate
7 2 (4.17%) J2EE
7 2 (4.17%) Java EE
7 2 (4.17%) JMS
7 2 (4.17%) jQuery
7 2 (4.17%) Spring
7 2 (4.17%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 1 (2.08%) .NET
8 1 (2.08%) Elastic Stack
8 1 (2.08%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (12.50%) DataPower
3 3 (6.25%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (4.17%) Algorithms
4 2 (4.17%) Computer Science
4 2 (4.17%) Data Structures
4 2 (4.17%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (4.17%) N-Tier
4 2 (4.17%) Replication
4 2 (4.17%) User Experience
4 2 (4.17%) Virtual Team
5 1 (2.08%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 12 (25.00%) Linux
2 5 (10.42%) Windows
3 2 (4.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (4.17%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (62.50%) Test Automation
3 14 (29.17%) Performance Engineering
4 10 (20.83%) DevOps
4 10 (20.83%) Waterfall
5 9 (18.75%) Non-Functional Testing
6 8 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
6 8 (16.67%) Process Improvement
6 8 (16.67%) Regression Testing
6 8 (16.67%) TDD
6 8 (16.67%) Test Strategy
7 7 (14.58%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (14.58%) SDLC
7 7 (14.58%) Security Testing
8 6 (12.50%) Functional Testing
8 6 (12.50%) Scenario Testing
9 5 (10.42%) Integration Testing
9 5 (10.42%) Threat Modelling
10 4 (8.33%) Manual Testing
10 4 (8.33%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 10 (20.83%) Java
1 10 (20.83%) Python
2 7 (14.58%) C++
3 6 (12.50%) PHP
3 6 (12.50%) VB
4 5 (10.42%) SQL
5 4 (8.33%) Bash Shell
5 4 (8.33%) Ruby
6 3 (6.25%) C
6 3 (6.25%) Perl
7 1 (2.08%) C#
7 1 (2.08%) JavaScript
7 1 (2.08%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (10.42%) ISEB
1 5 (10.42%) ISTQB
1 5 (10.42%) Security Cleared
2 3 (6.25%) DV Cleared
3 2 (4.17%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (4.17%) Degree
4 1 (2.08%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.17%) PCI DSS
1 2 (4.17%) QA
2 1 (2.08%) HL7
System Software
1 6 (12.50%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (10.42%) CA Service Virtualization
2 3 (6.25%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (6.25%) Puppet
3 2 (4.17%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (4.17%) HP SiteScope
4 1 (2.08%) Ansible
4 1 (2.08%) Kubernetes
4 1 (2.08%) Terraform
Vendors
1 5 (10.42%) CA
1 5 (10.42%) Micro Focus
2 4 (8.33%) Microsoft
3 3 (6.25%) CA Agile Central
3 3 (6.25%) Oracle
4 2 (4.17%) Dynatrace
4 2 (4.17%) hybris
4 2 (4.17%) Perforce
4 2 (4.17%) Red Hat
4 2 (4.17%) VMware
5 1 (2.08%) Adobe
5 1 (2.08%) AppDynamics
5 1 (2.08%) HP
5 1 (2.08%) SAP