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 3 months to 27 June 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 321 395 346
Rank change year-on-year +74 -49  
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 319 279 339
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.68% 0.52% 0.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.80% 0.62% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 196 184 184
Median daily rate £420 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £498 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -6.25% +14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 16
Median hourly rate £11.00 £38.50 £30.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -71.42% +26.22%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.00 £38.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year -71.42% +26.22%  

Performance Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 39792 44999 44543
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 84.45% 83.35% 80.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 25913 29844 28605
Median daily rate £450 £438 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1055 1094 1232
Median hourly rate £32.50 £28.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.07% +1.81%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.58 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £48.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Performance Testing
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Performance Testing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 27 June 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 30 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 3 months to 27 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +41 273 £420 +5.00% 73
London +27 135 £475 +13.09% 31
Scotland +45 35 £418 +27.61% 2
South East -5 33 £367 -8.37% 14
Edinburgh +32 20 £650 +105.17%
East of England -1 19 £356 -25.00% 4
North West +25 18 £381 +12.96% 3
South West +1 18 £361 -9.75% 5
North East +75 16 £325 - 1
Yorkshire +35 16 £420 +7.69% 10
West Yorkshire +25 15 £410 +41.37% 10
City of London -1 13 £450 +9.09% 10
Tyne and Wear +75 12 £320 -1.53% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne +75 12 £320 -1.53% 1
Berkshire +35 12 £338 -32.50% 3
Leeds +24 12 £420 +50.00% 9
West Midlands +23 10 £215 -57.00% 1
Hampshire +4 10 £404 -0.61% 4
Wiltshire +3 10 £338 -10.00% 2
Manchester +18 9 £406 +35.41% 2
Swindon +8 9 £325 -13.33% 2
Hertfordshire -8 8 £288 -39.47% 1
Cheshire +27 7 £363 -
Glasgow +5 6 £370 +5.71% 2
West Lothian - 6 £415 -
Livingston - 6 £415 -
Cambridgeshire +6 5 £280 -34.11% 2
East Midlands -2 5 £388 -17.98% 4
Herefordshire - 5 £215 -
Surrey +10 4 £365 +1.38% 6

For the 6 months to 27 June 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.

1 286 (45.61%) Agile Software Development
2 268 (42.74%) Test Automation
3 204 (32.54%) Java
4 177 (28.23%) Selenium
5 156 (24.88%) QA
6 145 (23.13%) SQL
7 122 (19.46%) Test Strategy
8 121 (19.30%) Finance
9 116 (18.50%) LoadRunner
10 114 (18.18%) Scrum
11 112 (17.86%) BDD
12 102 (16.27%) JIRA
13 97 (15.47%) Continuous Integration
14 96 (15.31%) Linux
15 94 (14.99%) Test Scripting
16 89 (14.19%) User Acceptance Testing
17 87 (13.88%) Regression Testing
18 86 (13.72%) JMeter
18 86 (13.72%) Web Services
19 83 (13.24%) Oracle
19 83 (13.24%) HP
20 80 (12.76%) TDD
21 79 (12.60%) Cucumber
22 78 (12.44%) SoapUI
23 76 (12.12%) Integration Testing
24 75 (11.96%) Non-Functional Testing
24 75 (11.96%) Defect Management
25 70 (11.16%) Unit Testing
25 70 (11.16%) Software Engineering
26 67 (10.69%) JavaScript

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 24 (3.83%) Confluence
2 22 (3.51%) Tomcat
3 17 (2.71%) Elasticsearch
4 16 (2.55%) Apache
5 14 (2.23%) CMS
6 9 (1.44%) IIS
7 8 (1.28%) JBoss
8 7 (1.12%) nginx
8 7 (1.12%) SharePoint
9 5 (0.80%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 5 (0.80%) MQSeries
9 5 (0.80%) Sitecore CMS
10 4 (0.64%) Umbraco
11 3 (0.48%) Drupal
12 2 (0.32%) Cloud Foundry
12 2 (0.32%) GlassFish
12 2 (0.32%) Mule
12 2 (0.32%) NetWeaver
12 2 (0.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 2 (0.32%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (1.28%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.48%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.32%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 17 (2.71%) Unit4 Business World
2 8 (1.28%) Oracle Applications
2 8 (1.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.64%) OpenText Process Suite
3 4 (0.64%) Oracle EBS R12
4 3 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.48%) Oracle ERP
5 2 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.32%) SAP CRM
5 2 (0.32%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.32%) SAP EWM
5 2 (0.32%) SAP IS-U
5 2 (0.32%) SAP PM
6 1 (0.16%) iTrent
6 1 (0.16%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.16%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.16%) SAP BPC
6 1 (0.16%) SAP S/4HANA
6 1 (0.16%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 44 (7.02%) Amazon AWS
2 38 (6.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (1.12%) GitHub
3 7 (1.12%) Google Cloud Platform
4 6 (0.96%) BrowserStack
4 6 (0.96%) SaaS
5 5 (0.80%) PaaS
6 4 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.48%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (0.48%) Heroku
8 2 (0.32%) Sauce Labs
9 1 (0.16%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.16%) Amazon SQS
9 1 (0.16%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 1 (0.16%) CloudBees
9 1 (0.16%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.16%) IaaS
9 1 (0.16%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 24 (3.83%) HTTP
2 15 (2.39%) Internet
3 10 (1.59%) PuTTY
3 10 (1.59%) WinSCP
4 6 (0.96%) LDAP
5 5 (0.80%) Firewall
6 4 (0.64%) IP Telephony
6 4 (0.64%) Network Security
7 3 (0.48%) DNS
7 3 (0.48%) SMS
8 2 (0.32%) Broadband
8 2 (0.32%) FTP
8 2 (0.32%) Intranet
8 2 (0.32%) OpenLDAP
8 2 (0.32%) RFID
8 2 (0.32%) SAN
8 2 (0.32%) Skype
9 1 (0.16%) BIG-IP
9 1 (0.16%) DHCP
9 1 (0.16%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (9.25%) SQL Server
2 29 (4.63%) Oracle Database
3 18 (2.87%) MySQL
3 18 (2.87%) NoSQL
4 16 (2.55%) MongoDB
5 15 (2.39%) Relational Database
5 15 (2.39%) SQL Server 2012
6 14 (2.23%) Data Warehouse
7 12 (1.91%) Oracle Database 11g
7 12 (1.91%) SQL Server 2008
8 11 (1.75%) Apache Cassandra
8 11 (1.75%) Oracle Reports
9 10 (1.59%) Oracle Database 10g
9 10 (1.59%) SQL Server 2005
10 9 (1.44%) PostgreSQL
10 9 (1.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 8 (1.28%) BusinessObjects
11 8 (1.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 6 (0.96%) SQL Server 2014
13 5 (0.80%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 177 (28.23%) Selenium
2 116 (18.50%) LoadRunner
3 102 (16.27%) JIRA
4 86 (13.72%) JMeter
5 79 (12.60%) Cucumber
6 78 (12.44%) SoapUI
7 66 (10.53%) Jenkins
8 52 (8.29%) Git (software)
9 47 (7.50%) WebDriver
10 35 (5.58%) Gatling
10 35 (5.58%) Team Foundation Server
10 35 (5.58%) Visual Studio
11 26 (4.15%) SpecFlow
12 24 (3.83%) HP UFT
12 24 (3.83%) TeamCity
13 20 (3.19%) Ant
14 18 (2.87%) JUnit
15 15 (2.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 15 (2.39%) Subversion
16 14 (2.23%) Maven
General
1 121 (19.30%) Finance
2 44 (7.02%) Banking
3 29 (4.63%) Retail
4 15 (2.39%) Games
5 12 (1.91%) Local Government
6 10 (1.59%) Investment Banking
7 9 (1.44%) Telecoms
8 8 (1.28%) Advertising
8 8 (1.28%) Front Office
8 8 (1.28%) Marketing
9 7 (1.12%) Retail Banking
10 6 (0.96%) Law
11 5 (0.80%) Financial Institution
12 4 (0.64%) Back Office
12 4 (0.64%) Legal
13 3 (0.48%) Publishing
14 2 (0.32%) General Ledger
14 2 (0.32%) German Language
14 2 (0.32%) Manufacturing
14 2 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 136 (21.69%) Tester
2 116 (18.50%) Analyst
3 92 (14.67%) Test Analyst
4 81 (12.92%) Developer
5 55 (8.77%) Performance Tester
6 53 (8.45%) Automation Tester
6 53 (8.45%) Test Manager
7 47 (7.50%) Test Engineer
8 45 (7.18%) Consultant
9 39 (6.22%) Test Leader
10 30 (4.78%) Performance Analyst
11 28 (4.47%) Performance Test Analyst
12 23 (3.67%) Performance Engineer
12 23 (3.67%) QA Engineer
13 20 (3.19%) Java Engineer
14 19 (3.03%) Automation Test Analyst
14 19 (3.03%) Java Developer
14 19 (3.03%) QA Analyst
14 19 (3.03%) QA Tester
15 17 (2.71%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (13.72%) Web Services
2 61 (9.73%) RESTful
3 56 (8.93%) HTML
4 53 (8.45%) Gherkin
5 42 (6.70%) XML
6 39 (6.22%) .NET
7 35 (5.58%) SOAP
8 25 (3.99%) CSS
9 22 (3.51%) REST
10 21 (3.35%) Elastic Stack
10 21 (3.35%) JSON
10 21 (3.35%) Middleware
11 18 (2.87%) J2EE
12 14 (2.23%) Ajax
13 13 (2.07%) Node.js
14 12 (1.91%) HTML5
15 10 (1.59%) Spring
16 9 (1.44%) jQuery
16 9 (1.44%) SAP Basis
17 8 (1.28%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 32 (5.10%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (3.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 17 (2.71%) Mobile App
4 14 (2.23%) Computer Science
5 12 (1.91%) User Experience
6 10 (1.59%) Client/Server
6 10 (1.59%) Data Centre
6 10 (1.59%) Virtual Team
7 9 (1.44%) N-Tier
8 6 (0.96%) Greenfield Project
9 4 (0.64%) Cyber Kill Chain
9 4 (0.64%) iPad
9 4 (0.64%) Management Information System
9 4 (0.64%) Reference Data
9 4 (0.64%) W3C
10 3 (0.48%) Data Structures
10 3 (0.48%) PMI
11 2 (0.32%) NHS
11 2 (0.32%) Replication
12 1 (0.16%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 96 (15.31%) Linux
2 50 (7.97%) Windows
3 41 (6.54%) Unix
4 22 (3.51%) Windows Server
5 13 (2.07%) Android
5 13 (2.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 10 (1.59%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (1.44%) Ubuntu
8 8 (1.28%) Amazon Linux
8 8 (1.28%) Apple iOS
8 8 (1.28%) Solaris
9 7 (1.12%) SUSE
10 4 (0.64%) VMS
10 4 (0.64%) Windows 7
10 4 (0.64%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (0.64%) Windows XP
11 3 (0.48%) Windows 10
12 2 (0.32%) CentOS
13 1 (0.16%) AIX
13 1 (0.16%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 286 (45.61%) Agile Software Development
2 268 (42.74%) Test Automation
3 122 (19.46%) Test Strategy
4 114 (18.18%) Scrum
5 112 (17.86%) BDD
6 97 (15.47%) Continuous Integration
7 94 (14.99%) Test Scripting
8 89 (14.19%) User Acceptance Testing
9 87 (13.88%) Regression Testing
10 80 (12.76%) TDD
11 76 (12.12%) Integration Testing
12 75 (11.96%) Defect Management
12 75 (11.96%) Non-Functional Testing
13 70 (11.16%) Software Engineering
13 70 (11.16%) Unit Testing
14 67 (10.69%) API Testing
14 67 (10.69%) SDLC
15 65 (10.37%) Exploratory Testing
16 64 (10.21%) DevOps
17 59 (9.41%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 204 (32.54%) Java
2 145 (23.13%) SQL
3 67 (10.69%) JavaScript
4 52 (8.29%) Scala
5 47 (7.50%) C#
6 37 (5.90%) Groovy
7 36 (5.74%) Python
8 25 (3.99%) Ruby
9 18 (2.87%) Bash Shell
10 17 (2.71%) C++
11 15 (2.39%) T-SQL
12 14 (2.23%) Perl
13 12 (1.91%) C
13 12 (1.91%) PowerShell
14 11 (1.75%) PHP
15 10 (1.59%) F#
16 8 (1.28%) Shell Script
17 5 (0.80%) ABAP
17 5 (0.80%) PL/SQL
17 5 (0.80%) VB
Qualifications
1 45 (7.18%) ISTQB
2 44 (7.02%) ISEB
3 36 (5.74%) Security Cleared
4 35 (5.58%) Degree
5 25 (3.99%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 20 (3.19%) SC Cleared
7 12 (1.91%) BPSS Clearance
8 11 (1.75%) ISEB Practitioner
9 9 (1.44%) Computer Science Degree
10 8 (1.28%) DV Cleared
11 5 (0.80%) PMI Certification
12 3 (0.48%) Microsoft Certification
13 2 (0.32%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 2 (0.32%) ITIL Certification
13 2 (0.32%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 2 (0.32%) PMP
14 1 (0.16%) CCNA
14 1 (0.16%) Cisco Certification
14 1 (0.16%) EMCIE
14 1 (0.16%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 156 (24.88%) QA
2 5 (0.80%) PCI DSS
2 5 (0.80%) SLA
2 5 (0.80%) WCAG
3 4 (0.64%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.32%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.32%) GxP
4 2 (0.32%) ISO 9000
4 2 (0.32%) PMO
5 1 (0.16%) EMIR
5 1 (0.16%) MiFID
System Software
1 21 (3.35%) Docker
2 14 (2.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (2.07%) Virtual Machines
4 10 (1.59%) vSphere
5 9 (1.44%) Active Directory
6 4 (0.64%) VirtualBox
7 2 (0.32%) iptables
Systems Management
1 25 (3.99%) HP Quality Center
1 25 (3.99%) HP SiteScope
2 17 (2.71%) Grafana
3 16 (2.55%) logstash
4 13 (2.07%) Kibana
4 13 (2.07%) OpenView
5 10 (1.59%) Ansible
5 10 (1.59%) Graphite
5 10 (1.59%) Nagios
5 10 (1.59%) vRealize
6 9 (1.44%) Ganglia
6 9 (1.44%) nmon
6 9 (1.44%) ZABBIX
7 8 (1.28%) Tivoli
7 8 (1.28%) Tivoli Monitoring
8 6 (0.96%) Icinga
8 6 (0.96%) Opscode Chef
9 5 (0.80%) Puppet
10 4 (0.64%) rkt
10 4 (0.64%) Terraform
Vendors
1 83 (13.24%) HP
1 83 (13.24%) Oracle
2 49 (7.81%) Microsoft
3 44 (7.02%) SAP
4 27 (4.31%) VMware
5 25 (3.99%) AppDynamics
6 22 (3.51%) Red Hat
7 21 (3.35%) Atlassian
8 16 (2.55%) IBM
9 15 (2.39%) SOASTA, Inc
10 14 (2.23%) Splunk
11 13 (2.07%) TIBCO
12 11 (1.75%) Dynatrace
13 10 (1.59%) Informatica
14 8 (1.28%) Solace
14 8 (1.28%) Talarian
15 7 (1.12%) Google
15 7 (1.12%) OpenText
16 6 (0.96%) Citrix
16 6 (0.96%) Tableau
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Verticality Ltd
Rate: Rate £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Berkshire
Yoh
Rate: £350 - £400 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Volt
Rate: £400.00 - £420.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
IntaPeople
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Hampshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
JM
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Southampton
Spectrum IT
Posted: 18 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
IBS Consulting
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 13 days ago