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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Test Lead
Rank 584 558 542
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -16
Contract jobs requiring a Performance Test Leader 6 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.011% 0.010% 0.008%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.012% 0.011% 0.009%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 1
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£338 £275 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.72% -15.38%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £323
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +16.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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 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
48343 44497 46623
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 90.69% 92.87% 93.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 30757 27460 26825
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1984 1944 2328
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-0.24% -7.42%

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 24 October 2014. 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
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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
London - 4 £294 -
Yorkshire -4 1 £350 +48.93%
South East -18 1 - - 1
West Midlands - - - -
East of England - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
Performance Test Leader
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Performance Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 10 (90.91%) Performance Testing
2 6 (54.55%) LoadRunner
3 5 (45.45%) Test Strategy
4 3 (27.27%) Performance Monitoring
4 3 (27.27%) HP
4 3 (27.27%) ISEB
4 3 (27.27%) Oracle
4 3 (27.27%) C
5 2 (18.18%) Tomcat
5 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
5 2 (18.18%) MS Visio
5 2 (18.18%) TCP/IP
5 2 (18.18%) SLA
5 2 (18.18%) IBM
5 2 (18.18%) WebLogic
5 2 (18.18%) MS Project
5 2 (18.18%) MS Office
5 2 (18.18%) Finance
5 2 (18.18%) Publishing
5 2 (18.18%) Subversion
5 2 (18.18%) SilkPerformer
5 2 (18.18%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (18.18%) Degree
5 2 (18.18%) JIRA
5 2 (18.18%) Computer Science
5 2 (18.18%) QA
5 2 (18.18%) Selenium
5 2 (18.18%) Load Testing
5 2 (18.18%) Regression Testing
5 2 (18.18%) Test Management

Performance Test Leader
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 2 (18.18%) WebLogic
1 2 (18.18%) Tomcat
2 1 (9.09%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (18.18%) MS Project
1 2 (18.18%) MS Office
1 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
1 2 (18.18%) MS Visio
1 2 (18.18%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 6 (54.55%) LoadRunner
2 2 (18.18%) Subversion
2 2 (18.18%) SilkPerformer
2 2 (18.18%) JIRA
2 2 (18.18%) Selenium
3 1 (9.09%) Introscope
3 1 (9.09%) JMeter
General
1 2 (18.18%) Finance
1 2 (18.18%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) .NET
1 1 (9.09%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Computer Science
2 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (9.09%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) UNIX
1 1 (9.09%) Windows
1 1 (9.09%) AIX
1 1 (9.09%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (90.91%) Performance Testing
2 5 (45.45%) Test Strategy
3 3 (27.27%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (18.18%) Load Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Test Management
4 2 (18.18%) Regression Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Statistical Analysis
5 1 (9.09%) Business Development
5 1 (9.09%) Release Management
5 1 (9.09%) Test Scripting
5 1 (9.09%) Security Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Test Planning
5 1 (9.09%) Mentoring
5 1 (9.09%) Coaching
5 1 (9.09%) Automation Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 3 (27.27%) C
2 1 (9.09%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) ISEB
2 2 (18.18%) Degree
3 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
3 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
3 1 (9.09%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 1 (9.09%) ISEB Practitioner
3 1 (9.09%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) SLA
1 2 (18.18%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (9.09%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) Oracle
1 3 (27.27%) HP
2 2 (18.18%) IBM