Period
to 17 February 2019

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 17 February 2019 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
17 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 171 158 150
Rank change year-on-year -13 -8 +37
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 57 38 61
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.91% 0.73% 1.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.06% 0.89% 1.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 24 31
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +5.63% +2.90%
10th Percentile £308 £313 £263
90th Percentile £470 £427 £513
England median daily rate £449 £438 £400
% change year-on-year +2.57% +9.38% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
South West median hourly rate £42.50 - £50.00
10th Percentile £35.75 - £47.50
90th Percentile £47.25 - £52.50
England median hourly rate £45.00 £21.50 £41.25
% change year-on-year +109.30% -47.88% -25.00%

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 5,381 4,264 4,567
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 85.45% 82.33% 83.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,429 2,657 3,032
South West median daily rate £434 £400 £377
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.44% +6.17% +0.47%
10th Percentile £288 £257 £235
90th Percentile £600 £575 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £435
% change year-on-year +5.56% +3.45% +2.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 237 174 285
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £30.75 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.08% -18.00% -4.15%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.77 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.53 £47.50
England median hourly rate £23.84 £24.00 £24.42
% change year-on-year -0.69% -1.72% +6.17%

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 17 February 2019.

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 17 February 2019. 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 -19 26 £400 +3.23%
Bristol +4 24 £415 -7.78% 5
Somerset 0 3 £320 -20.50%
Gloucestershire -9 2 - - 3
Devon -8 1 - -
Performance Testing
England

For the 6 months to 17 February 2019, 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 38 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 37 (64.91%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (45.61%) JMeter
4 21 (36.84%) Java
5 19 (33.33%) Selenium
6 17 (29.82%) Web Services
7 16 (28.07%) Scrum
8 14 (24.56%) SQL
8 14 (24.56%) RESTful
9 13 (22.81%) Problem-Solving
10 12 (21.05%) Continuous Integration
11 11 (19.30%) OO
11 11 (19.30%) Jenkins
11 11 (19.30%) Analytical Skills
12 10 (17.54%) Taurus
12 10 (17.54%) SaaS
12 10 (17.54%) Cucumber
12 10 (17.54%) SOAP
12 10 (17.54%) Regression Testing
12 10 (17.54%) Manual Testing
12 10 (17.54%) JIRA
13 9 (15.79%) Performance Engineering
14 8 (14.04%) Non-Functional Testing
14 8 (14.04%) WebDriver
14 8 (14.04%) Amazon AWS
14 8 (14.04%) Test Strategy
14 8 (14.04%) SDET
14 8 (14.04%) Microsoft
14 8 (14.04%) Integration Testing
15 7 (12.28%) Test Management

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 (8.77%) Tomcat
2 4 (7.02%) Apache Spark
2 4 (7.02%) JBoss
3 2 (3.51%) Confluence
3 2 (3.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (1.75%) Apache
4 1 (1.75%) Mule
Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.75%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 10 (17.54%) SaaS
2 8 (14.04%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (10.53%) GitHub
4 3 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (3.51%) Boomi
5 2 (3.51%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (1.75%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (1.75%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (1.75%) Amazon S3
6 1 (1.75%) Route 53
6 1 (1.75%) Sauce Labs
6 1 (1.75%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.51%) HTTP
2 1 (1.75%) OpenVPN
2 1 (1.75%) SSH
2 1 (1.75%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.02%) Apache Cassandra
1 4 (7.02%) Big Data
1 4 (7.02%) MySQL
1 4 (7.02%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (5.26%) MariaDB
3 2 (3.51%) MongoDB
3 2 (3.51%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (3.51%) Power BI
3 2 (3.51%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (3.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (3.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 26 (45.61%) JMeter
2 19 (33.33%) Selenium
3 11 (19.30%) Jenkins
4 10 (17.54%) Cucumber
4 10 (17.54%) JIRA
5 8 (14.04%) WebDriver
6 7 (12.28%) Eclipse
7 6 (10.53%) Hudson
7 6 (10.53%) SoapUI
8 5 (8.77%) LoadRunner
9 4 (7.02%) Ant
9 4 (7.02%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 4 (7.02%) CruiseControl
9 4 (7.02%) Git (software)
9 4 (7.02%) JUnit
9 4 (7.02%) Maven
10 3 (5.26%) PhpStorm
11 2 (3.51%) Fiddler
11 2 (3.51%) NeoLoad
11 2 (3.51%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 6 (10.53%) Finance
2 4 (7.02%) Banking
3 2 (3.51%) Retail
4 1 (1.75%) Billing
4 1 (1.75%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (33.33%) Tester
2 12 (21.05%) Automation Tester
2 12 (21.05%) Test Leader
3 9 (15.79%) Developer
4 7 (12.28%) Performance Test Leader
5 6 (10.53%) Test Manager
6 5 (8.77%) Analyst
6 5 (8.77%) Test Analyst
7 4 (7.02%) Java Developer
7 4 (7.02%) Test Engineer
8 3 (5.26%) Architect
8 3 (5.26%) Performance Tester
8 3 (5.26%) PHP Developer
8 3 (5.26%) Software Tester
9 2 (3.51%) Financial Analyst
9 2 (3.51%) Java Automation Tester
9 2 (3.51%) Performance Engineer
9 2 (3.51%) Selenium Automation Tester
9 2 (3.51%) Selenium Tester
9 2 (3.51%) Test Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (29.82%) Web Services
2 14 (24.56%) RESTful
3 10 (17.54%) SOAP
3 10 (17.54%) Taurus
4 6 (10.53%) Middleware
4 6 (10.53%) REST
5 4 (7.02%) Hibernate
5 4 (7.02%) J2EE
5 4 (7.02%) Java EE
5 4 (7.02%) JMS
5 4 (7.02%) Spring
5 4 (7.02%) XML
6 3 (5.26%) CSS
6 3 (5.26%) jQuery
6 3 (5.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 2 (3.51%) .NET
7 2 (3.51%) JSON
7 2 (3.51%) XSD
8 1 (1.75%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 11 (19.30%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.02%) Algorithms
2 4 (7.02%) Data Structures
2 4 (7.02%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (7.02%) N-Tier
3 2 (3.51%) DataPower
3 2 (3.51%) Replication
3 2 (3.51%) User Experience
3 2 (3.51%) Virtual Team
4 1 (1.75%) EPoS
4 1 (1.75%) Fintech
4 1 (1.75%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 6 (10.53%) Linux
2 2 (3.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (3.51%) Windows
2 2 (3.51%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 37 (64.91%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (28.07%) Scrum
4 13 (22.81%) Problem-Solving
5 12 (21.05%) Continuous Integration
6 11 (19.30%) OO
7 10 (17.54%) Manual Testing
7 10 (17.54%) Regression Testing
8 9 (15.79%) Performance Engineering
9 8 (14.04%) Integration Testing
9 8 (14.04%) Non-Functional Testing
9 8 (14.04%) SDET
9 8 (14.04%) Test Strategy
10 7 (12.28%) BDD
10 7 (12.28%) ETL
10 7 (12.28%) OOP
10 7 (12.28%) TDD
10 7 (12.28%) Test Management
11 6 (10.53%) High Availability
11 6 (10.53%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 21 (36.84%) Java
2 14 (24.56%) SQL
3 7 (12.28%) JavaScript
4 3 (5.26%) C++
4 3 (5.26%) PHP
4 3 (5.26%) Python
5 2 (3.51%) Shell Script
5 2 (3.51%) VB
6 1 (1.75%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.75%) C#
6 1 (1.75%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (10.53%) BPSS Clearance
2 5 (8.77%) ISEB
3 4 (7.02%) SC Cleared
3 4 (7.02%) Security Cleared
4 2 (3.51%) Degree
4 2 (3.51%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.75%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.77%) QA
2 3 (5.26%) HL7
3 2 (3.51%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.75%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (1.75%) PMO
4 1 (1.75%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (7.02%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (3.51%) CA Service Virtualization
1 2 (3.51%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (3.51%) HP SiteScope
2 1 (1.75%) Ansible
2 1 (1.75%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.75%) Terraform
Vendors
1 8 (14.04%) Microsoft
2 4 (7.02%) Perforce
3 3 (5.26%) Dynatrace
4 2 (3.51%) CA
4 2 (3.51%) Dell
4 2 (3.51%) Micro Focus
4 2 (3.51%) Oracle
4 2 (3.51%) Red Hat
4 2 (3.51%) VMware
5 1 (1.75%) AppDynamics
5 1 (1.75%) hybris
5 1 (1.75%) SAP