The table below looks at the statistics for the Performance Tester role in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Performance Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Tester
Rank 193 229 221
Rank change year-on-year
+36 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Performance Tester 7 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.12% 0.027% 0.077%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.029% 0.083%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 6
Average daily rate
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£400 £348 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.10% -33.80%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £31.00 -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5419 6815 7234
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 91.99% 92.61% 92.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 3910 4995 5252
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 150 173
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.69 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £35.00 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

Performance Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Performance Tester in the job title across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Performance Tester Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Performance Tester
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Performance Tester across the City of London region.

Performance Tester Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Performance Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region that cited Performance Tester in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Performance Tester in their job title.

1 12 (66.67%) LoadRunner
1 12 (66.67%) Load Testing
2 11 (61.11%) Stress Testing
3 10 (55.56%) Computer Science
3 10 (55.56%) Performance Testing
3 10 (55.56%) ISEB
3 10 (55.56%) ISTQB
4 8 (44.44%) HP
4 8 (44.44%) Social Network
4 8 (44.44%) Rational Performance Tester
5 6 (33.33%) JMeter
6 5 (27.78%) Finance
6 5 (27.78%) Visual Studio
7 4 (22.22%) Microsoft
7 4 (22.22%) Banking
7 4 (22.22%) SC Cleared
7 4 (22.22%) Security Cleared
8 3 (16.67%) Test Scripting
8 3 (16.67%) Web Services
8 3 (16.67%) Windows
8 3 (16.67%) Java
9 2 (11.11%) C#
9 2 (11.11%) SQL
9 2 (11.11%) Linux
9 2 (11.11%) UNIX
9 2 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
10 1 (5.56%) SCOM
10 1 (5.56%) Test Management
10 1 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (5.56%) Git (software)

Performance Tester
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region that cited Performance Tester in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Performance Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.56%) Tomcat
1 1 (5.56%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 12 (66.67%) LoadRunner
2 8 (44.44%) Rational Performance Tester
3 6 (33.33%) JMeter
4 5 (27.78%) Visual Studio
5 1 (5.56%) Git (software)
5 1 (5.56%) Hudson
5 1 (5.56%) Jenkins
5 1 (5.56%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (5.56%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 5 (27.78%) Finance
2 4 (22.22%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (16.67%) Web Services
2 1 (5.56%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (55.56%) Computer Science
2 8 (44.44%) Social Network
3 1 (5.56%) Mobile App
3 1 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (5.56%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 3 (16.67%) Windows
2 2 (11.11%) Linux
2 2 (11.11%) UNIX
3 1 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (66.67%) Load Testing
2 11 (61.11%) Stress Testing
3 10 (55.56%) Performance Testing
4 3 (16.67%) Test Scripting
5 2 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (5.56%) Test Management
6 1 (5.56%) Waterfall
6 1 (5.56%) OOP
6 1 (5.56%) Automated Testing
6 1 (5.56%) Statistical Analysis
6 1 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 3 (16.67%) Java
2 2 (11.11%) C#
2 2 (11.11%) SQL
3 1 (5.56%) VB
3 1 (5.56%) C++
3 1 (5.56%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 10 (55.56%) ISEB
1 10 (55.56%) ISTQB
2 4 (22.22%) SC Cleared
2 4 (22.22%) Security Cleared
3 1 (5.56%) Degree
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) SCOM
Vendors
1 8 (44.44%) HP
2 4 (22.22%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.56%) SolarWinds
3 1 (5.56%) JBoss
3 1 (5.56%) Oracle
3 1 (5.56%) Red Hat
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