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 28 April 2015 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
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Performance Test Lead
Rank 563 557 507
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -50
Contract jobs requiring a Performance Test Leader 14 15 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.028% 0.030% 0.009%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.030% 0.033% 0.010%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 9 2
Average daily rate
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£413 £425 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £342 £357 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £560 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £406 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +16.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 - -
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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 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
46718 45896 39925
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.36% 92.42% 92.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 28865 28541 23423
Average daily rate £400 £396 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.01% -1.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £233 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1833 1844 2043
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.70 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.57% -

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
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Performance Test Leader across the England region over the 3 months to 28 April 2015.

Performance Test Leader Daily Rate Histogram 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 28 April 2015. 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
South East -16 5 £265 -34.76% 1
London -2 4 £413 -25.00% 1
North West -17 3 £400 -18.23%
North East -5 2 £475 -
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Performance Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, 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 17 (85.00%) Performance Testing
2 5 (25.00%) Perl
2 5 (25.00%) SAN
2 5 (25.00%) LoadRunner
3 4 (20.00%) Java
3 4 (20.00%) Load Testing
4 3 (15.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 3 (15.00%) SQL
4 3 (15.00%) Oracle
4 3 (15.00%) WebLogic
4 3 (15.00%) JMeter
4 3 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (10.00%) Retail
5 2 (10.00%) Validation
5 2 (10.00%) UNIX
5 2 (10.00%) Linux
5 2 (10.00%) VBA
5 2 (10.00%) C#
5 2 (10.00%) PL/SQL
5 2 (10.00%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (10.00%) Oracle Database
5 2 (10.00%) NeoLoad
5 2 (10.00%) Performance Engineering
5 2 (10.00%) JSF
5 2 (10.00%) Technical Architecture
5 2 (10.00%) ISEB
6 1 (5.00%) Mathematics
6 1 (5.00%) Computer Science
6 1 (5.00%) QA
6 1 (5.00%) Selenium

Performance Test Leader
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, 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 3 (15.00%) WebLogic
2 2 (10.00%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (5.00%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (5.00%) FileNet
3 1 (5.00%) WebSphere
3 1 (5.00%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (25.00%) SAN
2 1 (5.00%) Software-Defined Networking
2 1 (5.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (5.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (25.00%) LoadRunner
2 3 (15.00%) JMeter
3 2 (10.00%) NeoLoad
4 1 (5.00%) Visual Studio
4 1 (5.00%) Selenium
4 1 (5.00%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (10.00%) Retail
2 1 (5.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) JSF
2 1 (5.00%) .NET
2 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.00%) Mathematics
1 1 (5.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (5.00%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.00%) UNIX
1 2 (10.00%) Linux
2 1 (5.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (85.00%) Performance Testing
2 4 (20.00%) Load Testing
3 3 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (15.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 2 (10.00%) Performance Engineering
4 2 (10.00%) Validation
4 2 (10.00%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (5.00%) Scrum
5 1 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (5.00%) HOOD
5 1 (5.00%) MVC
5 1 (5.00%) Stress Testing
5 1 (5.00%) Test Automation
5 1 (5.00%) Enterprise Content Management
5 1 (5.00%) Mentoring
5 1 (5.00%) Coaching
5 1 (5.00%) Continuous Delivery
5 1 (5.00%) Software Delivery
5 1 (5.00%) Low Latency
5 1 (5.00%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (25.00%) Perl
2 4 (20.00%) Java
3 3 (15.00%) SQL
4 2 (10.00%) VBA
4 2 (10.00%) C#
4 2 (10.00%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (10.00%) ISEB
2 1 (5.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (5.00%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 3 (15.00%) Oracle
2 1 (5.00%) IBM
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.00%) HP
2 1 (5.00%) Apple
2 1 (5.00%) ATG