The table below looks at the statistics for the Performance Tester role in IT contracts advertised for the 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 29 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Tester
Rank 390 423 386
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -37
Contract jobs requiring a Performance Tester 24 8 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.099% 0.032% 0.081%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.034% 0.087%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 7 10
Average daily rate
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£388 £355 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.15% -21.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £200 £186
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £385 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £31.00 -
Performance Tester
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the 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
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
22500 23238 24253
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.48% 92.90% 93.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 15318 15932 15951
Average daily rate £425 £438 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £268
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 423 451 618
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.13 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.49% -4.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £41.80 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%

Performance Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

Performance Tester Jobs Demand Trend in London

Performance Tester
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Performance Tester Daily Rate Trend in London

Performance Tester
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Performance Tester across the London region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

Performance Tester Daily Rate Histogram in London

Performance Tester
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Performance Tester Hourly Rate Trend in London

Performance Tester
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Performance Tester within the London region over the 3 months to 29 August 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
City of London +23 7 £400 +15.10% 1
Teddington - - - -
Performance Tester
England

Performance Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 34 (69.39%) Performance Testing
2 23 (46.94%) LoadRunner
3 19 (38.78%) SQL
4 18 (36.73%) HP
5 16 (32.65%) Load Testing
6 15 (30.61%) Visual Studio
7 14 (28.57%) Web Services
7 14 (28.57%) Windows
8 12 (24.49%) JMeter
8 12 (24.49%) ISTQB
8 12 (24.49%) Stress Testing
8 12 (24.49%) Computer Science
9 11 (22.45%) Test Scripting
9 11 (22.45%) Microsoft
9 11 (22.45%) Java
10 10 (20.41%) ISEB
10 10 (20.41%) UNIX
10 10 (20.41%) Disaster Recovery
11 9 (18.37%) Finance
12 8 (16.33%) Agile Software Development
12 8 (16.33%) Social Network
12 8 (16.33%) Rational Performance Tester
12 8 (16.33%) Test Management
13 7 (14.29%) Waterfall
13 7 (14.29%) Banking
13 7 (14.29%) Linux
14 6 (12.24%) JBoss
14 6 (12.24%) Tomcat
14 6 (12.24%) C#
14 6 (12.24%) WebLogic

Performance Tester
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 6 (12.24%) WebLogic
1 6 (12.24%) Tomcat
2 2 (4.08%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 2 (4.08%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.04%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.20%) HTTP
2 1 (2.04%) Wireshark
2 1 (2.04%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.24%) Oracle Database
2 4 (8.16%) Relational Database
3 3 (6.12%) SQL Server
4 2 (4.08%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 23 (46.94%) LoadRunner
2 15 (30.61%) Visual Studio
3 12 (24.49%) JMeter
4 8 (16.33%) Rational Performance Tester
5 3 (6.12%) WebDriver
5 3 (6.12%) Cucumber
5 3 (6.12%) Selenium
5 3 (6.12%) Visual Studio Team System
6 2 (4.08%) QuickTest Pro
6 2 (4.08%) FitNesse
6 2 (4.08%) Jenkins
7 1 (2.04%) Selenium IDE
7 1 (2.04%) Git (software)
7 1 (2.04%) Hudson
7 1 (2.04%) SoapUI
7 1 (2.04%) Maven
7 1 (2.04%) Eclipse
7 1 (2.04%) IntelliJ
General
1 9 (18.37%) Finance
2 7 (14.29%) Banking
3 2 (4.08%) Investment Banking
3 2 (4.08%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (28.57%) Web Services
2 3 (6.12%) Ajax
2 3 (6.12%) HTML
3 2 (4.08%) .NET
4 1 (2.04%) J2EE
4 1 (2.04%) SOAP
4 1 (2.04%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 12 (24.49%) Computer Science
2 8 (16.33%) Social Network
3 6 (12.24%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (6.12%) NHS
4 3 (6.12%) Video on Demand
5 2 (4.08%) Client/Server
5 2 (4.08%) Mobile App
5 2 (4.08%) Management Information System
6 1 (2.04%) IPTV
6 1 (2.04%) Open Source
6 1 (2.04%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 14 (28.57%) Windows
2 10 (20.41%) UNIX
3 7 (14.29%) Linux
4 5 (10.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (2.04%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (69.39%) Performance Testing
2 16 (32.65%) Load Testing
3 12 (24.49%) Stress Testing
4 11 (22.45%) Test Scripting
5 10 (20.41%) Disaster Recovery
6 8 (16.33%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (16.33%) Test Management
7 7 (14.29%) Waterfall
8 5 (10.20%) Statistical Analysis
9 4 (8.16%) Load Balancing
9 4 (8.16%) Performance Tuning
10 3 (6.12%) Test Strategy
10 3 (6.12%) Continuous Integration
11 2 (4.08%) Test Automation
11 2 (4.08%) Data Analysis
11 2 (4.08%) Scrum
11 2 (4.08%) Low Latency
12 1 (2.04%) Non-Functional Testing
12 1 (2.04%) High Availability
12 1 (2.04%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 19 (38.78%) SQL
2 11 (22.45%) Java
3 6 (12.24%) C#
4 3 (6.12%) JavaScript
5 2 (4.08%) C++
6 1 (2.04%) VB
6 1 (2.04%) C
Qualifications
1 12 (24.49%) ISTQB
2 10 (20.41%) ISEB
3 5 (10.20%) SC Cleared
3 5 (10.20%) Security Cleared
4 4 (8.16%) Degree
5 2 (4.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.04%) QA
System Software
1 4 (8.16%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (6.12%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (10.20%) SCOM
2 3 (6.12%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 18 (36.73%) HP
2 11 (22.45%) Microsoft
3 6 (12.24%) Oracle
3 6 (12.24%) JBoss
4 5 (10.20%) SolarWinds
4 5 (10.20%) Red Hat
4 5 (10.20%) VMware
5 3 (6.12%) SOASTA, Inc
6 2 (4.08%) Adobe
7 1 (2.04%) SAP
7 1 (2.04%) Capita
7 1 (2.04%) Citrix
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