Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 November 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
UK
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 322 375 321
Rank change year-on-year +53 -54 +15
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 765 648 832
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.75% 0.62% 0.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.89% 0.74% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 513 422 556
UK median daily rate £425 £405 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.94% +8.00% +2.74%
10th Percentile £300 £280 £275
90th Percentile £605 £550 £528
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £388 £362
% change year-on-year -3.23% +7.04% +3.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 9
UK median hourly rate - £39.25 £30.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +28.69% -3.17%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £39.25 £30.50
% change year-on-year - +28.69% -8.27%

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 with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 86424 87276 93513
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.51% 83.91% 81.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 57570 57725 60596
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £630 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2044 2323 2749
UK median hourly rate £23.63 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.56% +6.67% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.44 £11.26 £11.50
90th Percentile £49.75 £48.75 £47.71
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £24.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year -2.04% +3.16% +18.75%

Performance Testing
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Performance Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Performance Testing in the UK

Performance Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Performance Testing in the UK

Performance Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Performance Testing over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Performance Testing in the UK

Performance Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Performance Testing in the UK

Performance Testing
Top 17 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 6 months to 20 November 2017. 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
England +60 681 £450 +9.09% 85
London +87 381 £513 +13.89% 38
UK excluding London +10 372 £375 -3.23% 58
South East -5 129 £400 - 9
North of England +43 67 £331 -9.25% 13
Scotland +4 60 £415 +38.33% 7
Midlands +10 38 £325 -18.75% 12
North West +23 36 £290 -24.18% 3
East of England -21 34 £413 +26.92% 6
South West +12 32 £389 +10.28% 7
West Midlands +31 30 £315 -12.50% 6
Yorkshire +2 19 £420 +5.00% 9
North East +54 12 £350 +12.90% 1
Northern Ireland -42 9 £320 -24.71% 2
East Midlands -10 8 £375 - 6
Wales -10 2 £353 -11.88% 2
Channel Islands - 2 - -

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 with a requirement for Performance Testing.

1 473 (61.83%) Agile Software Development
2 316 (41.31%) Test Automation
3 315 (41.18%) Java
4 203 (26.54%) SQL
5 180 (23.53%) TDD
6 179 (23.40%) Selenium
6 179 (23.40%) BDD
7 162 (21.18%) JMeter
8 161 (21.05%) QA
9 152 (19.87%) JIRA
10 144 (18.82%) LoadRunner
11 134 (17.52%) Continuous Integration
12 130 (16.99%) User Acceptance Testing
13 129 (16.86%) Cucumber
14 127 (16.60%) Web Services
15 123 (16.08%) Linux
16 116 (15.16%) Regression Testing
16 116 (15.16%) Jenkins
17 106 (13.86%) DevOps
18 104 (13.59%) Non-Functional Testing
19 103 (13.46%) Finance
19 103 (13.46%) Scrum
20 102 (13.33%) HP
21 99 (12.94%) Test Strategy
22 98 (12.81%) Git (software)
23 96 (12.55%) JavaScript
24 90 (11.76%) Banking
25 89 (11.63%) Test Scripting
26 87 (11.37%) C#
27 82 (10.72%) HTML

Performance Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 47 (6.14%) Confluence
2 40 (5.23%) Tomcat
3 19 (2.48%) JBoss
4 12 (1.57%) Apache
4 12 (1.57%) IIS
4 12 (1.57%) nginx
5 11 (1.44%) CMS
5 11 (1.44%) SharePoint
6 9 (1.18%) MQSeries
6 9 (1.18%) WebSphere
7 8 (1.05%) Elasticsearch
8 5 (0.65%) Commerce Server
8 5 (0.65%) MS Exchange
9 4 (0.52%) Drupal
10 3 (0.39%) Apache Spark
11 2 (0.26%) Apache Pig
11 2 (0.26%) Apache Solr
11 2 (0.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 2 (0.26%) Sitecore CMS
11 2 (0.26%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 19 (2.48%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.52%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.52%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (0.78%) Oracle Retail
2 4 (0.52%) BusinessWorks
3 3 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.39%) OpenText Process Suite
4 2 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.26%) SAP CRM
4 2 (0.26%) SAP IS-U
4 2 (0.26%) Temenos T24
5 1 (0.13%) iTrent
5 1 (0.13%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.13%) MIS ActiveH
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.13%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 63 (8.24%) Amazon AWS
2 59 (7.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 24 (3.14%) SaaS
4 16 (2.09%) BlazeMeter
5 10 (1.31%) PaaS
6 9 (1.18%) AWS CloudFormation
6 9 (1.18%) BrowserStack
6 9 (1.18%) IaaS
7 7 (0.92%) Google Cloud Platform
8 6 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
8 6 (0.78%) GitHub
8 6 (0.78%) Office 365
8 6 (0.78%) OpenShift
9 4 (0.52%) Amazon EMR
10 2 (0.26%) npm
10 2 (0.26%) Slack
11 1 (0.13%) FinancialForce
11 1 (0.13%) Force.com
11 1 (0.13%) IBM Cloud
11 1 (0.13%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 32 (4.18%) HTTP
2 16 (2.09%) PuTTY
2 16 (2.09%) WinSCP
3 8 (1.05%) DNS
3 8 (1.05%) SMS
3 8 (1.05%) SSL
4 7 (0.92%) Firewall
4 7 (0.92%) Internet
4 7 (0.92%) TCP/IP
5 5 (0.65%) LDAP
5 5 (0.65%) S/MIME
5 5 (0.65%) Unified Communications
6 4 (0.52%) FTP
6 4 (0.52%) IP Telephony
6 4 (0.52%) Network Security
7 3 (0.39%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (0.26%) Broadband
8 2 (0.26%) DHCP
8 2 (0.26%) Intranet
8 2 (0.26%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (9.02%) SQL Server
2 50 (6.54%) Big Data
2 50 (6.54%) NoSQL
3 39 (5.10%) Hadoop
4 31 (4.05%) PostgreSQL
5 28 (3.66%) MongoDB
6 25 (3.27%) Oracle Database
7 21 (2.75%) HBase
8 19 (2.48%) Oracle Database 11g
9 17 (2.22%) Relational Database
10 16 (2.09%) MySQL
11 15 (1.96%) Oracle Database 10g
11 15 (1.96%) SQL Server 2012
12 12 (1.57%) Apache Cassandra
12 12 (1.57%) SQL Server 2016
13 11 (1.44%) Oracle Reports
14 10 (1.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 7 (0.92%) Data Warehouse
15 7 (0.92%) DB2
15 7 (0.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 179 (23.40%) Selenium
2 162 (21.18%) JMeter
3 152 (19.87%) JIRA
4 144 (18.82%) LoadRunner
5 129 (16.86%) Cucumber
6 116 (15.16%) Jenkins
7 98 (12.81%) Git (software)
8 64 (8.37%) SoapUI
9 60 (7.84%) SpecFlow
10 44 (5.75%) Gatling
11 34 (4.44%) JUnit
11 34 (4.44%) WebDriver
12 33 (4.31%) TestNG
13 29 (3.79%) HP UFT
13 29 (3.79%) TeamCity
14 27 (3.53%) Maven
15 26 (3.40%) Ant
16 24 (3.14%) Team Foundation Server
17 22 (2.88%) Appium
18 21 (2.75%) Visual Studio
General
1 103 (13.46%) Finance
2 90 (11.76%) Banking
3 42 (5.49%) Front Office
4 41 (5.36%) Retail
5 23 (3.01%) Investment Banking
6 18 (2.35%) Games
6 18 (2.35%) Telecoms
7 16 (2.09%) Manufacturing
8 9 (1.18%) Financial Institution
8 9 (1.18%) Retail Banking
9 8 (1.05%) Back Office
10 6 (0.78%) Legal
10 6 (0.78%) Publishing
11 5 (0.65%) Law
12 3 (0.39%) Advertising
12 3 (0.39%) Marketing
13 2 (0.26%) Automotive
13 2 (0.26%) Billing
13 2 (0.26%) Electronics
13 2 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 204 (26.67%) Developer
2 149 (19.48%) Tester
3 128 (16.73%) Analyst
4 104 (13.59%) Test Analyst
5 73 (9.54%) Performance Tester
6 57 (7.45%) Test Engineer
7 55 (7.19%) Java Developer
8 49 (6.41%) Automation Tester
9 46 (6.01%) C++ Developer
10 41 (5.36%) Senior Developer
11 33 (4.31%) Test Manager
12 29 (3.79%) Consultant
12 29 (3.79%) Test Leader
13 26 (3.40%) Test Automation Engineer
14 25 (3.27%) .NET Developer
15 24 (3.14%) Automation Test Analyst
15 24 (3.14%) Senior Tester
16 23 (3.01%) Performance Analyst
16 23 (3.01%) Performance Engineer
16 23 (3.01%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 127 (16.60%) Web Services
2 82 (10.72%) HTML
3 77 (10.07%) REST
4 72 (9.41%) .NET
5 63 (8.24%) JSON
6 61 (7.97%) RESTful
7 49 (6.41%) Middleware
8 48 (6.27%) CSS
9 43 (5.62%) AngularJS
10 42 (5.49%) Spring
11 39 (5.10%) SOAP
12 38 (4.97%) J2EE
12 38 (4.97%) Node.js
13 37 (4.84%) Gherkin
14 30 (3.92%) Hibernate
14 30 (3.92%) HTML5
15 27 (3.53%) JPA
15 27 (3.53%) Kafka
15 27 (3.53%) React
16 25 (3.27%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 66 (8.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 39 (5.10%) Analytical Skills
3 28 (3.66%) User Experience
4 24 (3.14%) Mobile App
5 21 (2.75%) Data Structures
6 18 (2.35%) Enterprise Software
7 14 (1.83%) Computer Science
7 14 (1.83%) Data Centre
8 12 (1.57%) Algorithms
8 12 (1.57%) Management Information System
9 11 (1.44%) Virtual Team
10 9 (1.18%) Client/Server
11 8 (1.05%) Fintech
11 8 (1.05%) N-Tier
12 5 (0.65%) Fixed Income
12 5 (0.65%) PDA
12 5 (0.65%) PKI
12 5 (0.65%) Wiki
13 4 (0.52%) Mobile Banking
13 4 (0.52%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 123 (16.08%) Linux
2 42 (5.49%) Windows
3 38 (4.97%) Unix
4 21 (2.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 21 (2.75%) Solaris
5 19 (2.48%) Windows Server
6 15 (1.96%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (1.31%) Apple iOS
8 9 (1.18%) Android
9 6 (0.78%) AIX
10 5 (0.65%) Oracle Linux
11 4 (0.52%) Ubuntu
12 3 (0.39%) CentOS
12 3 (0.39%) Windows 10
13 2 (0.26%) Amazon Linux
14 1 (0.13%) CoreOS
14 1 (0.13%) webOS
14 1 (0.13%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 473 (61.83%) Agile Software Development
2 316 (41.31%) Test Automation
3 180 (23.53%) TDD
4 179 (23.40%) BDD
5 134 (17.52%) Continuous Integration
6 130 (16.99%) User Acceptance Testing
7 116 (15.16%) Regression Testing
8 106 (13.86%) DevOps
9 104 (13.59%) Non-Functional Testing
10 103 (13.46%) Scrum
11 99 (12.94%) Test Strategy
12 89 (11.63%) Test Scripting
13 80 (10.46%) Multithreading
14 77 (10.07%) E-Commerce
14 77 (10.07%) SDLC
15 72 (9.41%) Functional Testing
16 67 (8.76%) Microservices
16 67 (8.76%) Multithreaded Programming
17 62 (8.10%) Waterfall
18 54 (7.06%) API Testing
Programming Languages
1 315 (41.18%) Java
2 203 (26.54%) SQL
3 96 (12.55%) JavaScript
4 87 (11.37%) C#
5 61 (7.97%) Python
6 56 (7.32%) C++
6 56 (7.32%) Ruby
7 40 (5.23%) Scala
8 39 (5.10%) Groovy
9 26 (3.40%) PowerShell
10 24 (3.14%) Bash Shell
11 21 (2.75%) F#
12 13 (1.70%) PHP
13 11 (1.44%) VBScript
14 10 (1.31%) ES6
14 10 (1.31%) Perl
14 10 (1.31%) Shell Script
15 9 (1.18%) C
15 9 (1.18%) T-SQL
16 7 (0.92%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 60 (7.84%) Security Cleared
2 48 (6.27%) SC Cleared
3 40 (5.23%) ISEB
4 32 (4.18%) Degree
5 23 (3.01%) ISTQB
6 16 (2.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 15 (1.96%) ISEB Practitioner
8 9 (1.18%) BPSS Clearance
9 8 (1.05%) ITIL Certification
10 6 (0.78%) Computer Science Degree
10 6 (0.78%) Microsoft Certification
11 4 (0.52%) DV Cleared
11 4 (0.52%) MCSA
11 4 (0.52%) MCSE
12 2 (0.26%) CCNA
12 2 (0.26%) CFA
12 2 (0.26%) Cisco Certification
12 2 (0.26%) PMI Certification
13 1 (0.13%) CTC Cleared
13 1 (0.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 161 (21.05%) QA
2 10 (1.31%) MiFID
2 10 (1.31%) WCAG
3 7 (0.92%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.39%) GAMP
4 3 (0.39%) WAI
5 2 (0.26%) SLA
6 1 (0.13%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.13%) EMIR
6 1 (0.13%) ISO 20022
6 1 (0.13%) ISO 8583
6 1 (0.13%) PMO
6 1 (0.13%) PSD2
System Software
1 44 (5.75%) Docker
2 14 (1.83%) vSphere
3 10 (1.31%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (1.05%) Virtual Machines
5 7 (0.92%) Active Directory
6 5 (0.65%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.26%) Apache Flume
7 2 (0.26%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 40 (5.23%) HP SiteScope
2 29 (3.79%) OpenView
3 24 (3.14%) Ansible
4 20 (2.61%) HP Quality Center
5 18 (2.35%) Grafana
6 15 (1.96%) Opscode Chef
7 11 (1.44%) Kibana
7 11 (1.44%) Nagios
7 11 (1.44%) Puppet
8 10 (1.31%) Graphite
9 8 (1.05%) logstash
10 7 (0.92%) Kubernetes
11 4 (0.52%) Ganglia
11 4 (0.52%) StatsD
11 4 (0.52%) ZABBIX
12 3 (0.39%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 3 (0.39%) Terraform
12 3 (0.39%) vRealize
13 2 (0.26%) Business Desktop Deployment
13 2 (0.26%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 102 (13.33%) HP
2 76 (9.93%) Oracle
3 47 (6.14%) Microsoft
4 41 (5.36%) TIBCO
5 28 (3.66%) Solace
6 25 (3.27%) AppDynamics
7 23 (3.01%) Talarian
8 22 (2.88%) VMware
9 20 (2.61%) SAP
10 17 (2.22%) Red Hat
11 16 (2.09%) Dynatrace
12 12 (1.57%) Atlassian
12 12 (1.57%) webMethods
13 11 (1.44%) Software AG
14 10 (1.31%) Splunk
15 9 (1.18%) IBM
16 8 (1.05%) New Relic
17 7 (0.92%) Google
17 7 (0.92%) Salesforce.com
18 6 (0.78%) ATG