Period
to 20 July 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 20 July 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
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 158 165 173
Rank change year-on-year +7 +8 +20
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 40 39 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.75% 0.71% 0.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.90% 0.85% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 21 22
South West median daily rate £363 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.38% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £287 £298 £256
90th Percentile £438 £513 £501
England median daily rate £425 £425 £409
% change year-on-year - +3.98% +9.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
South West median hourly rate - £50.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +81.82% -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £30.50 £38.50
% change year-on-year +14.75% -20.78% +10.00%

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 4,465 4,588 4,884
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 83.36% 83.33% 80.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,696 2,950 3,225
South West median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £269 £250 £252
90th Percentile £563 £538 £550
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 228 204 244
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.56% +11.43%
10th Percentile £12.60 £13.00 £12.83
90th Percentile £50.00 £52.50 £51.50
England median hourly rate £22.50 £24.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year -8.16% +4.26% +11.90%

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 20 July 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 20 July 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 -2 13 £344 -13.74% 9
Wiltshire +3 10 £425 +30.77%
Gloucestershire +4 6 £319 -29.17% 2
Dorset -5 6 £313 - 3
Devon +18 3 £375 -14.29%
Performance Testing
England

For the 6 months to 20 July 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 29 (72.50%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (55.00%) Test Automation
3 17 (42.50%) JIRA
4 15 (37.50%) JMeter
4 15 (37.50%) Jenkins
5 14 (35.00%) Selenium
6 13 (32.50%) Java
7 11 (27.50%) Linux
8 10 (25.00%) Git (software)
8 10 (25.00%) DevOps
9 9 (22.50%) Gherkin
9 9 (22.50%) Python
9 9 (22.50%) JavaScript
10 8 (20.00%) HTML
10 8 (20.00%) CSS
10 8 (20.00%) JSON
11 7 (17.50%) Scrum
11 7 (17.50%) TDD
11 7 (17.50%) Windows
11 7 (17.50%) Web Services
11 7 (17.50%) C#
11 7 (17.50%) Cucumber
11 7 (17.50%) REST
11 7 (17.50%) Analytical Skills
11 7 (17.50%) Microservices
12 6 (15.00%) SDLC
12 6 (15.00%) Scenario Testing
12 6 (15.00%) Problem-Solving
12 6 (15.00%) SoapUI
12 6 (15.00%) Bash Shell

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 4 (10.00%) Apache Spark
1 4 (10.00%) Confluence
2 2 (5.00%) Apache
2 2 (5.00%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 5 (12.50%) Sauce Labs
2 4 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (5.00%) GitHub
4 1 (2.50%) BrowserStack
4 1 (2.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (15.00%) DNS
2 4 (10.00%) Firewall
2 4 (10.00%) HTTP
3 2 (5.00%) DKIM
3 2 (5.00%) DMARC
3 2 (5.00%) FTP
3 2 (5.00%) HTTPS
3 2 (5.00%) Kerberos
3 2 (5.00%) SMTP
3 2 (5.00%) SSH
3 2 (5.00%) SSL
3 2 (5.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.50%) PuTTY
4 1 (2.50%) SMS
4 1 (2.50%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (15.00%) MySQL
2 4 (10.00%) Apache Accumulo
2 4 (10.00%) Hadoop
2 4 (10.00%) SQL Server
3 3 (7.50%) MariaDB
4 2 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (5.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (2.50%) Oracle Database
5 1 (2.50%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (2.50%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (2.50%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (2.50%) Relational Database
5 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 17 (42.50%) JIRA
2 15 (37.50%) Jenkins
2 15 (37.50%) JMeter
3 14 (35.00%) Selenium
4 10 (25.00%) Git (software)
5 7 (17.50%) Cucumber
6 6 (15.00%) SoapUI
7 5 (12.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 5 (12.50%) Bitbucket
7 5 (12.50%) Eclipse
7 5 (12.50%) JUnit
7 5 (12.50%) NUnit
7 5 (12.50%) SpecFlow
8 4 (10.00%) LoadRunner
8 4 (10.00%) SonarQube
8 4 (10.00%) WATIR
9 3 (7.50%) JIRA Agile
9 3 (7.50%) Visual Studio
10 2 (5.00%) Gatling
10 2 (5.00%) MSTest
General
1 4 (10.00%) Banking
2 2 (5.00%) Back Office
2 2 (5.00%) Finance
2 2 (5.00%) Front Office
3 1 (2.50%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.50%) Retail
3 1 (2.50%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (22.50%) Developer
2 7 (17.50%) Test Engineer
3 6 (15.00%) Test Automation Engineer
3 6 (15.00%) Test Leader
4 4 (10.00%) PHP Developer
4 4 (10.00%) Tester
5 3 (7.50%) Automation Test Lead
5 3 (7.50%) Lead DevOps
5 3 (7.50%) Performance Test Leader
6 2 (5.00%) Automation Tester
6 2 (5.00%) DevOps Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Lead DevOps Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Performance Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Performance Tester
6 2 (5.00%) QA Automation Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) QA Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Senior Test Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Test Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (22.50%) Gherkin
2 8 (20.00%) CSS
2 8 (20.00%) HTML
2 8 (20.00%) JSON
3 7 (17.50%) REST
3 7 (17.50%) Web Services
4 6 (15.00%) .NET
5 5 (12.50%) AngularJS
5 5 (12.50%) jQuery
5 5 (12.50%) SOAP
5 5 (12.50%) XML
6 4 (10.00%) Spring
7 3 (7.50%) .NET Core
7 3 (7.50%) JSON Schema
7 3 (7.50%) Middleware
7 3 (7.50%) Node.js
7 3 (7.50%) React
7 3 (7.50%) RESTful
7 3 (7.50%) XSD
8 2 (5.00%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.50%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (12.50%) Self-Motivation
3 4 (10.00%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (7.50%) DataPower
5 2 (5.00%) Clustering
5 2 (5.00%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (5.00%) User Experience
6 1 (2.50%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 11 (27.50%) Linux
2 7 (17.50%) Windows
3 3 (7.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (5.00%) Unix
5 1 (2.50%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (72.50%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (55.00%) Test Automation
3 10 (25.00%) DevOps
4 7 (17.50%) Microservices
4 7 (17.50%) Scrum
4 7 (17.50%) TDD
5 6 (15.00%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (15.00%) Migration
5 6 (15.00%) Performance Engineering
5 6 (15.00%) Problem-Solving
5 6 (15.00%) Scenario Testing
5 6 (15.00%) SDLC
6 5 (12.50%) Defect Tracking
6 5 (12.50%) Integration Testing
6 5 (12.50%) OO
6 5 (12.50%) Open Source
6 5 (12.50%) Test Scripting
7 4 (10.00%) Benchmarking
7 4 (10.00%) Configuration Management
7 4 (10.00%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (32.50%) Java
2 9 (22.50%) JavaScript
2 9 (22.50%) Python
3 7 (17.50%) C#
4 6 (15.00%) Bash Shell
4 6 (15.00%) Perl
5 5 (12.50%) SQL
6 4 (10.00%) PHP
6 4 (10.00%) Ruby
7 3 (7.50%) C
7 3 (7.50%) C++
7 3 (7.50%) VB
8 1 (2.50%) F#
8 1 (2.50%) Scala
8 1 (2.50%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (15.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (12.50%) ISTQB
3 4 (10.00%) DV Cleared
4 3 (7.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (5.00%) ISEB
6 1 (2.50%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (2.50%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (15.00%) QA
System Software
1 4 (10.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (7.50%) Docker
3 2 (5.00%) Sendmail
4 1 (2.50%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (10.00%) Nagios
1 4 (10.00%) Puppet
2 3 (7.50%) CA Service Virtualization
2 3 (7.50%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (5.00%) Netcool
3 2 (5.00%) Opsview
4 1 (2.50%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 4 (10.00%) CA Agile Central
1 4 (10.00%) Oracle
2 3 (7.50%) CA
2 3 (7.50%) Micro Focus
2 3 (7.50%) Red Hat
3 2 (5.00%) AppDynamics
3 2 (5.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (5.00%) Proofpoint
3 2 (5.00%) Splunk
4 1 (2.50%) Atlassian
4 1 (2.50%) Dynatrace
4 1 (2.50%) HP
4 1 (2.50%) Software AG
4 1 (2.50%) VMware
4 1 (2.50%) webMethods