Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 170 167 170
Rank change year-on-year -3 +3 +21
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 38 32 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.65% 0.58% 0.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.77% 0.70% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 17 28
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +23.55%
10th Percentile £289 £305 £313
90th Percentile £441 £438 £600
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
South West median hourly rate - - £27.50
England median hourly rate £35.00 £11.00 £40.25
% change year-on-year +218.18% -72.67% +15.00%

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 4,959 4,556 4,792
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 85.09% 83.17% 81.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,072 2,882 3,179
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £275 £256 £245
90th Percentile £575 £538 £550
England median daily rate £465 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 231 183 269
South West median hourly rate £41.85 £38.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.69% +10.00% -5.41%
10th Percentile £11.45 £12.79 £12.67
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £47.50
England median hourly rate £20.90 £23.14 £22.84
% change year-on-year -9.70% +1.31% +3.82%

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 22 September 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 22 September 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
Wiltshire 0 17 £418 +19.29% 1
Bristol -6 11 £350 +4.17% 6
Gloucestershire - 5 £288 - 1
Somerset -1 1 £475 +18.01% 5
Performance Testing
England

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 28 (73.68%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (71.05%) Test Automation
3 15 (39.47%) JMeter
4 14 (36.84%) JIRA
5 13 (34.21%) Selenium
5 13 (34.21%) Jenkins
6 11 (28.95%) DevOps
7 10 (26.32%) Performance Engineering
7 10 (26.32%) REST
7 10 (26.32%) Middleware
7 10 (26.32%) Java
7 10 (26.32%) Linux
8 9 (23.68%) Git (software)
9 8 (21.05%) Test Scripting
9 8 (21.05%) Python
10 7 (18.42%) Web Services
10 7 (18.42%) Cucumber
11 6 (15.79%) Security Cleared
11 6 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
11 6 (15.79%) SOAP
11 6 (15.79%) Waterfall
11 6 (15.79%) Gherkin
11 6 (15.79%) Scenario Testing
12 5 (13.16%) Sauce Labs
12 5 (13.16%) Problem-Solving
12 5 (13.16%) Non-Functional Testing
12 5 (13.16%) Process Improvement
12 5 (13.16%) SoapUI
12 5 (13.16%) Analytical Skills
12 5 (13.16%) Defect Tracking

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 (13.16%) Confluence
2 4 (10.53%) Apache Spark
3 1 (2.63%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 1 (2.63%) Apache
3 1 (2.63%) Mule
3 1 (2.63%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.63%) SAP Hybris
1 1 (2.63%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 5 (13.16%) Sauce Labs
2 3 (7.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.63%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.63%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 1 (2.63%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (2.63%) Amazon S3
3 1 (2.63%) BrowserStack
3 1 (2.63%) Route 53
3 1 (2.63%) SaaS
3 1 (2.63%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.26%) HTTP
2 1 (2.63%) OpenVPN
2 1 (2.63%) PuTTY
2 1 (2.63%) SMS
2 1 (2.63%) SSH
2 1 (2.63%) VPN
2 1 (2.63%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.16%) MySQL
2 4 (10.53%) Apache Accumulo
2 4 (10.53%) Hadoop
3 3 (7.89%) MariaDB
4 2 (5.26%) SQL Server
5 1 (2.63%) Oracle Database
5 1 (2.63%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (2.63%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (2.63%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (2.63%) Relational Database
5 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 15 (39.47%) JMeter
2 14 (36.84%) JIRA
3 13 (34.21%) Jenkins
3 13 (34.21%) Selenium
4 9 (23.68%) Git (software)
5 7 (18.42%) Cucumber
6 5 (13.16%) Eclipse
6 5 (13.16%) LoadRunner
6 5 (13.16%) SoapUI
7 4 (10.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 4 (10.53%) Bitbucket
7 4 (10.53%) JUnit
7 4 (10.53%) SonarQube
7 4 (10.53%) WATIR
8 3 (7.89%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (5.26%) Fiddler
9 2 (5.26%) HP UFT
9 2 (5.26%) JIRA Agile
9 2 (5.26%) SpecFlow
10 1 (2.63%) Oracle APEX
General
1 2 (5.26%) Retail
2 1 (2.63%) Banking
2 1 (2.63%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (31.58%) Test Leader
2 8 (21.05%) Performance Test Leader
3 6 (15.79%) Test Engineer
4 5 (13.16%) Developer
5 4 (10.53%) PHP Developer
5 4 (10.53%) Test Automation Engineer
5 4 (10.53%) Tester
6 3 (7.89%) Automation Test Lead
6 3 (7.89%) Test Specialist
7 2 (5.26%) Analyst
7 2 (5.26%) Performance Specialist
7 2 (5.26%) Performance Test Specialist
7 2 (5.26%) Performance Tester
7 2 (5.26%) Test Analyst
8 1 (2.63%) Architect
8 1 (2.63%) Integration Architect
8 1 (2.63%) Manual Tester
8 1 (2.63%) Senior Developer
8 1 (2.63%) Senior Tester
8 1 (2.63%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (26.32%) Middleware
1 10 (26.32%) REST
2 7 (18.42%) Web Services
3 6 (15.79%) Gherkin
3 6 (15.79%) SOAP
4 4 (10.53%) CSS
4 4 (10.53%) JSON
4 4 (10.53%) Spring
4 4 (10.53%) XML
4 4 (10.53%) XSD
5 3 (7.89%) HTML
5 3 (7.89%) RESTful
6 1 (2.63%) .NET
6 1 (2.63%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.16%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (10.53%) DataPower
2 4 (10.53%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 10 (26.32%) Linux
2 5 (13.16%) Windows
3 1 (2.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (2.63%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (73.68%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (71.05%) Test Automation
3 11 (28.95%) DevOps
4 10 (26.32%) Performance Engineering
5 8 (21.05%) Test Scripting
6 6 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (15.79%) Scenario Testing
6 6 (15.79%) Waterfall
7 5 (13.16%) Defect Tracking
7 5 (13.16%) Non-Functional Testing
7 5 (13.16%) Problem-Solving
7 5 (13.16%) Process Improvement
7 5 (13.16%) TDD
8 4 (10.53%) Configuration Management
8 4 (10.53%) Microservices
8 4 (10.53%) Migration
8 4 (10.53%) Regression Testing
8 4 (10.53%) Root Cause Analysis
8 4 (10.53%) Scrum
8 4 (10.53%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 10 (26.32%) Java
2 8 (21.05%) Python
3 5 (13.16%) Bash Shell
4 4 (10.53%) C
4 4 (10.53%) C++
4 4 (10.53%) Perl
4 4 (10.53%) PHP
4 4 (10.53%) Ruby
4 4 (10.53%) VB
5 3 (7.89%) SQL
6 1 (2.63%) F#
6 1 (2.63%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.63%) Shell Script
6 1 (2.63%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (15.79%) Security Cleared
2 5 (13.16%) ISTQB
3 4 (10.53%) DV Cleared
3 4 (10.53%) ISEB
4 2 (5.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (2.63%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (2.63%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (13.16%) QA
System Software
1 4 (10.53%) Docker
2 1 (2.63%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (10.53%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (10.53%) Puppet
2 3 (7.89%) CA Service Virtualization
3 2 (5.26%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (5.26%) HP SiteScope
4 1 (2.63%) Ansible
4 1 (2.63%) HP ALM
4 1 (2.63%) Kubernetes
4 1 (2.63%) Terraform
Vendors
1 5 (13.16%) Microsoft
2 4 (10.53%) CA Agile Central
3 3 (7.89%) CA
3 3 (7.89%) Dynatrace
3 3 (7.89%) Micro Focus
4 2 (5.26%) HP
4 2 (5.26%) hybris
4 2 (5.26%) Oracle
5 1 (2.63%) Adobe
5 1 (2.63%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.63%) SAP
5 1 (2.63%) Software AG
5 1 (2.63%) VMware
5 1 (2.63%) webMethods