The table below looks at the statistics for the Performance Test Leader role in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Performance Test Leader in their job title over the 3 months to 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Performance Test Lead
Rank 586 570 557
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -13
Contract jobs requiring a Performance Test Leader 5 12 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.011% 0.026% 0.018%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.011% 0.027% 0.019%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 9 5
Average daily rate £325 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% -5.88%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £425 £406
% change year-on-year
- +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Performance Test Leader
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the England 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
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
44757 43990 42263
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.65% 94.48% 94.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 29198 27793 25435
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1556 1772 1890
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.35 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Performance Test Leader
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Performance Test Leader Jobs Demand Trend in England

Performance Test Leader
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Performance Test Leader across the England region.

Performance Test Leader Daily Rate Trend in England

Performance Test Leader
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Performance Test Leader across the England region.

Performance Test Leader Hourly Rate Trend in England

Performance Test Leader
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Performance Test Leader within the England region over the 3 months to 14 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
North West -9 4 - -
London +3 1 £325 -18.75% 2
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UK

Performance Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Performance Test Leader 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 Test Leader in their job title.

1 6 (54.55%) Performance Testing
2 5 (45.45%) Stakeholder Management
2 5 (45.45%) QA
2 5 (45.45%) Test Strategy
3 4 (36.36%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 4 (36.36%) SC Cleared
3 4 (36.36%) Security Cleared
3 4 (36.36%) Retail
4 2 (18.18%) LoadRunner
4 2 (18.18%) Java
5 1 (9.09%) SQL
5 1 (9.09%) .NET
5 1 (9.09%) Oracle
5 1 (9.09%) IIS
5 1 (9.09%) SOAP
5 1 (9.09%) N-Tier
5 1 (9.09%) HTTPS
5 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
5 1 (9.09%) ISEB
5 1 (9.09%) WinRunner
5 1 (9.09%) Benchmarking
5 1 (9.09%) Finance
5 1 (9.09%) Games
5 1 (9.09%) Scrum
5 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (9.09%) Network Design
5 1 (9.09%) Automated Testing
5 1 (9.09%) ISTQB
5 1 (9.09%) Computer Science
5 1 (9.09%) Test Automation

Performance Test Leader
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Performance Test Leader 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 Test Leader in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (9.09%) IIS
1 1 (9.09%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) HTTPS
1 1 (9.09%) Software-Defined Networking
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) LoadRunner
2 1 (9.09%) The Grinder
2 1 (9.09%) WinRunner
General
1 4 (36.36%) Retail
2 1 (9.09%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) .NET
1 1 (9.09%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Computer Science
1 1 (9.09%) Hedge funds
1 1 (9.09%) N-Tier
1 1 (9.09%) Private Cloud
1 1 (9.09%) Wiki
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) Performance Testing
2 5 (45.45%) Stakeholder Management
2 5 (45.45%) Test Strategy
3 4 (36.36%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (9.09%) Analytics
4 1 (9.09%) Automated Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Benchmarking
4 1 (9.09%) Coaching
4 1 (9.09%) Continuous Delivery
4 1 (9.09%) Load Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Low Latency
4 1 (9.09%) Mentoring
4 1 (9.09%) Network Design
4 1 (9.09%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (9.09%) QA Automation
4 1 (9.09%) Scrum
4 1 (9.09%) Software Delivery
4 1 (9.09%) Test Management
4 1 (9.09%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) Java
2 1 (9.09%) C#
2 1 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (36.36%) SC Cleared
1 4 (36.36%) Security Cleared
2 1 (9.09%) ISEB
2 1 (9.09%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (45.45%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle
1 1 (9.09%) Rally