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 28 March 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
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 325 351 380
Rank change year-on-year +26 +29  
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 307 314 283
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.68% 0.59% 0.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.82% 0.71% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 181 192 162
Median daily rate £405 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £301 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £310
% change year-on-year - +29.03%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 2
Median hourly rate £50.00 £38.50 £36.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.87% +6.20%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £38.50 £36.25
% change year-on-year +29.87% +6.20%  

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 37483 44400 43069
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 83.14% 82.87% 79.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 24787 29149 26680
Median daily rate £450 £425 £419
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 946 1114 1248
Median hourly rate £35.75 £37.50 £28.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.66% +30.70%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £55.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -6.49% +27.48%  

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 28 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 28 March 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 +31 280 £413 +3.12% 83
London -7 92 £425 - 43
South East +23 68 £425 +6.25% 8
South West +8 33 £425 +13.33% 6
Surrey +22 26 £525 +25.00%
Yorkshire +24 22 £375 -16.66% 7
West Yorkshire +18 19 £375 -28.57% 6
West Midlands +20 18 £350 -17.15% 2
Scotland +20 18 £388 +25.00% 1
Leeds +14 17 £375 -28.57% 6
East Midlands 0 14 £415 +66.00% 1
Wiltshire +7 13 £338 -10.00%
Tyne and Wear 0 13 £350 +32.07% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -3 13 £350 +32.07% 1
North East -3 13 £350 +32.07% 1
Kent +24 12 £413 +8.19%
Swindon +8 12 £325 -13.33%
Northamptonshire - 12 £425 -
Northampton - 12 £425 -
Berkshire +28 10 £301 -22.25% 1
East of England +1 10 £363 -19.44% 6
City of London -14 10 £448 +13.29% 12
Edinburgh +19 9 £400 +29.03%
Sunbury-on-Thames - 9 £590 -
North West +10 8 £320 -20.00% 8
Glasgow +5 7 £350 +16.66% 1
Buckinghamshire -1 7 £399 -6.17% 3
Milton Keynes -3 7 £399 -6.17% 2
Manchester +6 6 £300 -30.83% 7
Gloucestershire +1 6 £475 +79.24% 1

Performance Testing
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 March 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.

1 318 (49.38%) Agile Software Development
2 243 (37.73%) Selenium
3 233 (36.18%) Java
4 181 (28.11%) QA
5 136 (21.12%) Test Scripting
6 135 (20.96%) Scrum
7 124 (19.25%) Test Automation
8 120 (18.63%) JMeter
9 116 (18.01%) SQL
10 114 (17.70%) JIRA
11 111 (17.24%) Test Strategy
12 109 (16.93%) Finance
12 109 (16.93%) LoadRunner
13 108 (16.77%) BDD
14 96 (14.91%) Oracle
15 91 (14.13%) Linux
16 86 (13.35%) Web Services
17 84 (13.04%) JavaScript
17 84 (13.04%) Unit Testing
18 83 (12.89%) Continuous Integration
18 83 (12.89%) Cucumber
19 82 (12.73%) Automated Testing
20 81 (12.58%) SoapUI
21 79 (12.27%) Regression Testing
22 78 (12.11%) Software Engineering
23 76 (11.80%) Jenkins
24 75 (11.65%) Integration Testing
24 75 (11.65%) User Acceptance Testing
25 73 (11.34%) Security Testing
25 73 (11.34%) HP

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 34 (5.28%) Confluence
2 16 (2.48%) Apache
2 16 (2.48%) Tomcat
3 14 (2.17%) Elasticsearch
4 10 (1.55%) JBoss
5 9 (1.40%) CMS
5 9 (1.40%) SharePoint
6 6 (0.93%) Drupal
7 4 (0.62%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 4 (0.62%) IIS
8 3 (0.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 3 (0.47%) Sitecore CMS
8 3 (0.47%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.31%) GlassFish
9 2 (0.31%) MQSeries
9 2 (0.31%) NetWeaver
9 2 (0.31%) nginx
9 2 (0.31%) Umbraco
10 1 (0.16%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.16%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 34 (5.28%) MS Excel
2 5 (0.78%) MS Office
3 2 (0.31%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (1.40%) Oracle Applications
2 8 (1.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.47%) SAP IS-U
4 2 (0.31%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.16%) Eloqua
5 1 (0.16%) FLEXCUBE
5 1 (0.16%) Infor M3
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.16%) Primavera
5 1 (0.16%) SAP BPC
5 1 (0.16%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.16%) SAP S/4HANA
5 1 (0.16%) Temenos T24
5 1 (0.16%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 41 (6.37%) Amazon AWS
2 37 (5.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (1.24%) GitHub
4 5 (0.78%) PaaS
5 4 (0.62%) SaaS
6 3 (0.47%) Amazon Kinesis
6 3 (0.47%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (0.47%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 3 (0.47%) AWS Lambda
7 2 (0.31%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 2 (0.31%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.31%) IaaS
8 1 (0.16%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.16%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.16%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (2.95%) HTTP
2 12 (1.86%) Internet
3 11 (1.71%) OpenLDAP
4 7 (1.09%) LDAP
4 7 (1.09%) PuTTY
4 7 (1.09%) WinSCP
5 4 (0.62%) SAN
6 2 (0.31%) Reverse Proxy
6 2 (0.31%) Software-Defined Networking
6 2 (0.31%) Wireshark
7 1 (0.16%) BIG-IP
7 1 (0.16%) DMZ
7 1 (0.16%) Ethernet
7 1 (0.16%) FTP
7 1 (0.16%) Gigabit Ethernet
7 1 (0.16%) IPv4
7 1 (0.16%) Multicast
7 1 (0.16%) SDH
7 1 (0.16%) tcpdump
7 1 (0.16%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (8.70%) SQL Server
2 34 (5.28%) Oracle Database
3 19 (2.95%) Relational Database
4 17 (2.64%) MongoDB
5 14 (2.17%) PostgreSQL
6 12 (1.86%) NoSQL
6 12 (1.86%) SQL Server 2012
7 11 (1.71%) Data Warehouse
7 11 (1.71%) Oracle Database 11g
7 11 (1.71%) Oracle Reports
7 11 (1.71%) Redis
8 10 (1.55%) DB2
8 10 (1.55%) DB2 UDB
8 10 (1.55%) MySQL
9 9 (1.40%) Apache Cassandra
9 9 (1.40%) HBase
9 9 (1.40%) Oracle Database 10g
9 9 (1.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 8 (1.24%) Oracle BI EE
10 8 (1.24%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 243 (37.73%) Selenium
2 120 (18.63%) JMeter
3 114 (17.70%) JIRA
4 109 (16.93%) LoadRunner
5 83 (12.89%) Cucumber
6 81 (12.58%) SoapUI
7 76 (11.80%) Jenkins
8 65 (10.09%) WebDriver
9 48 (7.45%) Git (software)
10 36 (5.59%) Visual Studio
11 32 (4.97%) HP UFT
11 32 (4.97%) Team Foundation Server
12 26 (4.04%) Maven
13 25 (3.88%) Ant
14 23 (3.57%) JUnit
15 22 (3.42%) NeoLoad
16 21 (3.26%) TeamCity
17 20 (3.11%) SpecFlow
18 19 (2.95%) Subversion
19 18 (2.80%) Eclipse
General
1 109 (16.93%) Finance
2 49 (7.61%) Banking
3 25 (3.88%) Retail
4 10 (1.55%) Investment Banking
5 9 (1.40%) Games
5 9 (1.40%) Marketing
5 9 (1.40%) Publishing
6 8 (1.24%) Advertising
7 6 (0.93%) Legal
7 6 (0.93%) Retail Banking
7 6 (0.93%) Telecoms
8 5 (0.78%) Billing
8 5 (0.78%) Front Office
9 4 (0.62%) Automotive
9 4 (0.62%) Law
10 3 (0.47%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.47%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.47%) Multimedia
10 3 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.31%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 178 (27.64%) Tester
2 121 (18.79%) Analyst
3 110 (17.08%) Test Analyst
4 72 (11.18%) Developer
5 64 (9.94%) Performance Tester
6 63 (9.78%) Automation Tester
7 54 (8.39%) Test Manager
8 53 (8.23%) Test Engineer
9 39 (6.06%) Performance Analyst
10 38 (5.90%) Test Leader
11 36 (5.59%) Performance Test Analyst
12 32 (4.97%) QA Tester
13 31 (4.81%) QA Engineer
14 26 (4.04%) Selenium Tester
15 25 (3.88%) Architect
15 25 (3.88%) Consultant
16 22 (3.42%) Java Engineer
17 21 (3.26%) Java Developer
18 20 (3.11%) QA Analyst
18 20 (3.11%) Selenium Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (13.35%) Web Services
2 63 (9.78%) HTML
3 54 (8.39%) RESTful
4 52 (8.07%) SOAP
5 51 (7.92%) Gherkin
6 49 (7.61%) .NET
7 45 (6.99%) REST
8 44 (6.83%) XML
9 41 (6.37%) CSS
10 31 (4.81%) J2EE
11 24 (3.73%) HTML5
12 22 (3.42%) jQuery
13 20 (3.11%) Spring
14 19 (2.95%) AngularJS
15 18 (2.80%) Elastic Stack
16 17 (2.64%) Node.js
17 16 (2.48%) JSON
17 16 (2.48%) JSP
18 13 (2.02%) Struts
19 11 (1.71%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 31 (4.81%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (2.95%) Mobile App
3 9 (1.40%) NHS
3 9 (1.40%) Virtual Team
4 8 (1.24%) Data Centre
4 8 (1.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 6 (0.93%) Computer Science
5 6 (0.93%) User Experience
6 5 (0.78%) iPad
6 5 (0.78%) Reference Data
7 4 (0.62%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (0.62%) PMI
8 3 (0.47%) Client/Server
8 3 (0.47%) Mainframe
8 3 (0.47%) Streaming Video
8 3 (0.47%) Video Editing
9 2 (0.31%) Equities
9 2 (0.31%) Learning Management System
9 2 (0.31%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.16%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 91 (14.13%) Linux
2 43 (6.68%) Windows
3 42 (6.52%) Unix
4 17 (2.64%) Windows Server
5 14 (2.17%) Apple iOS
6 13 (2.02%) Android
7 12 (1.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 9 (1.40%) Amazon Linux
9 8 (1.24%) Solaris
9 8 (1.24%) Ubuntu
9 8 (1.24%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (1.09%) SUSE
11 3 (0.47%) Windows 10
11 3 (0.47%) Windows 7
12 2 (0.31%) CentOS
12 2 (0.31%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (0.31%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.16%) AIX
13 1 (0.16%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (0.16%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 318 (49.38%) Agile Software Development
2 136 (21.12%) Test Scripting
3 135 (20.96%) Scrum
4 124 (19.25%) Test Automation
5 111 (17.24%) Test Strategy
6 108 (16.77%) BDD
7 84 (13.04%) Unit Testing
8 83 (12.89%) Continuous Integration
9 82 (12.73%) Automated Testing
10 79 (12.27%) Regression Testing
11 78 (12.11%) Software Engineering
12 75 (11.65%) Integration Testing
12 75 (11.65%) User Acceptance Testing
13 73 (11.34%) API Testing
13 73 (11.34%) Security Testing
14 71 (11.02%) Defect Management
15 69 (10.71%) Automation Testing
16 66 (10.25%) Non-Functional Testing
17 65 (10.09%) Continuous Improvement
18 64 (9.94%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 233 (36.18%) Java
2 116 (18.01%) SQL
3 84 (13.04%) JavaScript
4 57 (8.85%) C#
5 42 (6.52%) Scala
6 39 (6.06%) Groovy
7 29 (4.50%) Python
8 24 (3.73%) C
9 17 (2.64%) PHP
10 16 (2.48%) T-SQL
11 15 (2.33%) Ruby
12 13 (2.02%) Bash Shell
12 13 (2.02%) Perl
13 12 (1.86%) PL/SQL
14 8 (1.24%) PowerShell
15 7 (1.09%) F#
15 7 (1.09%) VB
16 4 (0.62%) ABAP
16 4 (0.62%) Objective-C
17 3 (0.47%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 54 (8.39%) ISTQB
2 51 (7.92%) ISEB
3 48 (7.45%) Security Cleared
4 31 (4.81%) Degree
5 28 (4.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 28 (4.35%) SC Cleared
6 12 (1.86%) BPSS Clearance
7 9 (1.40%) DV Cleared
8 8 (1.24%) ISEB Practitioner
9 7 (1.09%) ITIL Certification
9 7 (1.09%) PMI Certification
10 5 (0.78%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (0.47%) CCNA
11 3 (0.47%) Cisco Certification
11 3 (0.47%) PMP
12 2 (0.31%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 1 (0.16%) EMCIE
13 1 (0.16%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 1 (0.16%) MCSD
13 1 (0.16%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 181 (28.11%) QA
2 11 (1.71%) SDET
3 9 (1.40%) Data Quality
4 6 (0.93%) Disclosure Scotland
5 4 (0.62%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.62%) SLA
5 4 (0.62%) WCAG
6 3 (0.47%) WAI
7 2 (0.31%) ISO 9000
8 1 (0.16%) GxP
System Software
1 27 (4.19%) Docker
2 13 (2.02%) Active Directory
3 8 (1.24%) Virtual Machines
4 7 (1.09%) vSphere
5 5 (0.78%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.16%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.16%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 26 (4.04%) HP Quality Center
2 20 (3.11%) HP SiteScope
3 18 (2.80%) Tivoli
3 18 (2.80%) Tivoli Monitoring
4 15 (2.33%) OpenView
5 13 (2.02%) Kibana
5 13 (2.02%) logstash
6 10 (1.55%) Ganglia
6 10 (1.55%) nmon
7 9 (1.40%) Ansible
8 8 (1.24%) Grafana
9 7 (1.09%) Icinga
9 7 (1.09%) Nagios
9 7 (1.09%) vRealize
10 6 (0.93%) rkt
11 5 (0.78%) Graphite
12 4 (0.62%) Puppet
13 2 (0.31%) Opscode Chef
13 2 (0.31%) ZABBIX
13 2 (0.31%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 96 (14.91%) Oracle
2 73 (11.34%) HP
3 53 (8.23%) Microsoft
4 30 (4.66%) SAP
5 23 (3.57%) AppDynamics
5 23 (3.57%) Atlassian
5 23 (3.57%) IBM
6 22 (3.42%) Red Hat
7 16 (2.48%) VMware
8 15 (2.33%) Splunk
9 12 (1.86%) Informatica
10 10 (1.55%) Citrix
11 9 (1.40%) Salesforce.com
11 9 (1.40%) Tableau
12 8 (1.24%) SOASTA, Inc
13 7 (1.09%) Sybase
14 6 (0.93%) Adobe
14 6 (0.93%) Nimble Storage
15 5 (0.78%) Google
15 5 (0.78%) Murex
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
IT Executive Ltd
Rate: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
North West London
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Rate: Up to £250 per day £250 a day initial 3 month contract
Posted: 7 hours ago
West End
Capita Defence & Security Resourcing
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
JM
Rate: £425 - £450 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £380 - £400 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
IT Executive Ltd
Rate: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 6 days ago
Chester
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Icore Tech
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Icore Tech
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
IBS Consulting
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 11 days ago