The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the City of London region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Tester
Rank 198 219 211
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Performance Tester 7 2 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.12% 0.028% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.030% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 9
Average daily rate
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£400 £293 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.75% -38.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £362 £227 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £359 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £351 £330
% change year-on-year
-0.94% +6.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £39.25 -
Job Titles Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5428 6572 7202
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.03% 92.50% 92.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 3959 4830 5240
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
- +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 169 170
Average hourly rate £18.46 £20.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.70% -2.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.66 £51.00 £41.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Performance Tester
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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
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Performance Tester across the City of London region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014.

Performance Tester Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

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

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 15 (68.18%) LoadRunner
2 13 (59.09%) Performance Testing
3 12 (54.55%) Load Testing
4 11 (50.00%) Stress Testing
4 11 (50.00%) ISTQB
5 10 (45.45%) Computer Science
5 10 (45.45%) HP
5 10 (45.45%) ISEB
6 8 (36.36%) Finance
6 8 (36.36%) Social Network
6 8 (36.36%) Rational Performance Tester
7 6 (27.27%) SC Cleared
7 6 (27.27%) Security Cleared
7 6 (27.27%) JMeter
8 5 (22.73%) Visual Studio
8 5 (22.73%) Banking
9 4 (18.18%) Web Services
9 4 (18.18%) Microsoft
9 4 (18.18%) SQL
10 3 (13.64%) Middleware
10 3 (13.64%) Linux
10 3 (13.64%) Java
10 3 (13.64%) Oracle
10 3 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
10 3 (13.64%) Test Scripting
10 3 (13.64%) Oracle Database
11 2 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
11 2 (9.09%) Waterfall
11 2 (9.09%) Statistics
11 2 (9.09%) C#

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

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 (4.55%) WebLogic
1 1 (4.55%) Apache
1 1 (4.55%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.64%) Oracle Database
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.55%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 15 (68.18%) LoadRunner
2 8 (36.36%) Rational Performance Tester
3 6 (27.27%) JMeter
4 5 (22.73%) Visual Studio
5 1 (4.55%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (4.55%) JUnit
5 1 (4.55%) Selenium
5 1 (4.55%) Fiddler
5 1 (4.55%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (4.55%) Git (software)
5 1 (4.55%) WebDriver
5 1 (4.55%) Hudson
5 1 (4.55%) SoapUI
5 1 (4.55%) Jenkins
General
1 8 (36.36%) Finance
2 5 (22.73%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (18.18%) Web Services
2 3 (13.64%) Middleware
3 1 (4.55%) Apache CXF
3 1 (4.55%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (45.45%) Computer Science
2 8 (36.36%) Social Network
3 2 (9.09%) Statistics
4 1 (4.55%) NHS
4 1 (4.55%) Open Source
4 1 (4.55%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.64%) Linux
2 2 (9.09%) UNIX
2 2 (9.09%) Windows
3 1 (4.55%) Solaris
3 1 (4.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (59.09%) Performance Testing
2 12 (54.55%) Load Testing
3 11 (50.00%) Stress Testing
4 3 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (13.64%) Test Scripting
5 2 (9.09%) Waterfall
6 1 (4.55%) Automated Testing
6 1 (4.55%) Statistical Analysis
6 1 (4.55%) OOP
6 1 (4.55%) SOA
6 1 (4.55%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (4.55%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (18.18%) SQL
2 3 (13.64%) Java
3 2 (9.09%) C#
4 1 (4.55%) C++
4 1 (4.55%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.55%) VB
Qualifications
1 11 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 10 (45.45%) ISEB
3 6 (27.27%) SC Cleared
3 6 (27.27%) Security Cleared
4 1 (4.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Systems Management
1 2 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (4.55%) SCOM
Vendors
1 10 (45.45%) HP
2 4 (18.18%) Microsoft
3 3 (13.64%) Oracle
4 1 (4.55%) JBoss
4 1 (4.55%) Red Hat
4 1 (4.55%) SolarWinds
4 1 (4.55%) Green Hat