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 30 April 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Performance Tester
Rank 419 407 393
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Performance Tester 13 20 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.056% 0.089% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.060% 0.094% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 10 28
Average daily rate £363 £331 £431
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.43% -23.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £361 £298 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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
21805 21262 22113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 94.73% 94.80% 94.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 15767 14589 15407
Average daily rate £463 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 252 391 398
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% +8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £55.00 £38.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

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
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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 25 (78.13%) LoadRunner
2 20 (62.50%) Performance Testing
3 13 (40.63%) Non-Functional Testing
4 12 (37.50%) JMeter
5 9 (28.13%) SQL
5 9 (28.13%) Unix
5 9 (28.13%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (28.13%) Security Cleared
6 8 (25.00%) SC Cleared
7 7 (21.88%) Test Scripting
7 7 (21.88%) SAP
8 6 (18.75%) Load Testing
8 6 (18.75%) Open Source
9 5 (15.63%) SoapUI
9 5 (15.63%) SOASTA, Inc
9 5 (15.63%) LoadUI
9 5 (15.63%) Gatling
9 5 (15.63%) Scrum
9 5 (15.63%) VMware
9 5 (15.63%) Windows
9 5 (15.63%) HTTP
9 5 (15.63%) Middleware
9 5 (15.63%) HP
10 4 (12.50%) Citrix
10 4 (12.50%) FTP
10 4 (12.50%) Shell Script
10 4 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
10 4 (12.50%) Eclipse
10 4 (12.50%) IntelliJ
10 4 (12.50%) SOAP

Performance Tester
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 1 (3.13%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (3.13%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 4 (12.50%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (15.63%) HTTP
2 4 (12.50%) FTP
3 3 (9.38%) SMTP
4 1 (3.13%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.50%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 25 (78.13%) LoadRunner
2 12 (37.50%) JMeter
3 5 (15.63%) Gatling
3 5 (15.63%) LoadUI
3 5 (15.63%) SoapUI
4 4 (12.50%) Eclipse
4 4 (12.50%) IntelliJ
4 4 (12.50%) Jenkins
4 4 (12.50%) Maven
4 4 (12.50%) Selenium
5 3 (9.38%) Visual Studio
6 2 (6.25%) HP UFT
6 2 (6.25%) JIRA
6 2 (6.25%) Rational Performance Tester
7 1 (3.13%) Cucumber
7 1 (3.13%) Git (software)
7 1 (3.13%) Subversion
7 1 (3.13%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 3 (9.38%) Retail
2 2 (6.25%) Finance
3 1 (3.13%) Banking
3 1 (3.13%) Billing
3 1 (3.13%) Front Office
3 1 (3.13%) Games
3 1 (3.13%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (15.63%) Middleware
2 4 (12.50%) .NET
2 4 (12.50%) SOAP
3 2 (6.25%) HTML
4 1 (3.13%) JSON
4 1 (3.13%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 9 (28.13%) Unix
2 5 (15.63%) Windows
3 1 (3.13%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (62.50%) Performance Testing
2 13 (40.63%) Non-Functional Testing
3 9 (28.13%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (21.88%) Test Scripting
5 6 (18.75%) Load Testing
5 6 (18.75%) Open Source
6 5 (15.63%) Scrum
7 4 (12.50%) API Testing
7 4 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (12.50%) High Availability
7 4 (12.50%) Load Balancing
7 4 (12.50%) Low Latency
7 4 (12.50%) Open Source Development
7 4 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
8 3 (9.38%) Test Management
8 3 (9.38%) Test Strategy
8 3 (9.38%) User Acceptance Testing
9 2 (6.25%) Automation Testing
9 2 (6.25%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (28.13%) SQL
2 4 (12.50%) ActionScript
2 4 (12.50%) ActionScript 2.0
2 4 (12.50%) Shell Script
3 2 (6.25%) Java
4 1 (3.13%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 9 (28.13%) Security Cleared
2 8 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.13%) ISEB
3 1 (3.13%) ISTQB
System Software
1 4 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (3.13%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (21.88%) SAP
2 5 (15.63%) HP
2 5 (15.63%) SOASTA, Inc
2 5 (15.63%) VMware
3 4 (12.50%) Citrix
4 2 (6.25%) IBM
5 1 (3.13%) Microsoft
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