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 24 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Performance Tester
Rank 388 373 379
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Performance Tester 20 40 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.090% 0.17% 0.086%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.097% 0.18% 0.093%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 27 14
Average daily rate
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£331 £425 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.05% +20.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £223 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
- -7.14%
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
20567 21903 20424
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.35% 92.65% 92.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 14117 15218 13827
Average daily rate £450 £425 £445
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -4.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 366 381 411
Average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £39.51 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -

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 24 April 2015.

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 24 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
City of London +5 4 £300 -33.33%
Paddington - 1 - -
Performance Tester
England

Performance Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 26 (66.67%) Performance Testing
2 23 (58.97%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (51.28%) JMeter
4 19 (48.72%) LoadRunner
5 15 (38.46%) Java
6 14 (35.90%) Web Services
7 13 (33.33%) SQL
7 13 (33.33%) Security Cleared
8 10 (25.64%) DV Cleared
8 10 (25.64%) JavaScript
9 9 (23.08%) C#
9 9 (23.08%) HP
9 9 (23.08%) NeoLoad
10 8 (20.51%) JIRA
11 7 (17.95%) Waterfall
11 7 (17.95%) HTML5
11 7 (17.95%) Windows
11 7 (17.95%) HTML
12 6 (15.38%) .NET
12 6 (15.38%) Visual Studio
12 6 (15.38%) Linux
12 6 (15.38%) Enterprise Software
12 6 (15.38%) WebLOAD
13 5 (12.82%) Visualisation
13 5 (12.82%) Bash Shell
13 5 (12.82%) Selenium
13 5 (12.82%) Analytical Skills
13 5 (12.82%) MS Excel
13 5 (12.82%) Mainframe
14 4 (10.26%) Shell Script

Performance Tester
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 4 (10.26%) IIS
2 3 (7.69%) WebLogic
2 3 (7.69%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.56%) Confluence
3 1 (2.56%) Apache
3 1 (2.56%) Tomcat
3 1 (2.56%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (12.82%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.56%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.69%) TCP/IP
1 3 (7.69%) DNS
2 2 (5.13%) Network Security
3 1 (2.56%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.69%) Oracle Database 11g
1 3 (7.69%) Oracle Database
1 3 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.13%) DB2
3 1 (2.56%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.56%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 20 (51.28%) JMeter
2 19 (48.72%) LoadRunner
3 9 (23.08%) NeoLoad
4 8 (20.51%) JIRA
5 6 (15.38%) Visual Studio
5 6 (15.38%) WebLOAD
6 5 (12.82%) Selenium
7 3 (7.69%) WinRunner
8 2 (5.13%) QuickTest Pro
9 1 (2.56%) Visual Studio Team System
9 1 (2.56%) Rational Performance Tester
9 1 (2.56%) JProfiler
9 1 (2.56%) Cucumber
General
1 4 (10.26%) Finance
2 3 (7.69%) Retail
3 2 (5.13%) Games
3 2 (5.13%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.56%) Legal
4 1 (2.56%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (35.90%) Web Services
2 7 (17.95%) HTML5
2 7 (17.95%) HTML
3 6 (15.38%) .NET
4 4 (10.26%) ASP.NET
5 3 (7.69%) WCF
5 3 (7.69%) WPF
5 3 (7.69%) SOAP
5 3 (7.69%) WinForms
6 1 (2.56%) JMS
6 1 (2.56%) XML
6 1 (2.56%) JSON
6 1 (2.56%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.38%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (12.82%) Visualisation
2 5 (12.82%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (12.82%) Mainframe
3 2 (5.13%) iPad
4 1 (2.56%) Online Games
4 1 (2.56%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.56%) Open Source
4 1 (2.56%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.56%) User Experience
4 1 (2.56%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.56%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 7 (17.95%) Windows
2 6 (15.38%) Linux
3 1 (2.56%) Android
3 1 (2.56%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.56%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (66.67%) Performance Testing
2 23 (58.97%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (17.95%) Waterfall
4 4 (10.26%) Test Strategy
4 4 (10.26%) Stress Testing
5 3 (7.69%) Test Scripting
5 3 (7.69%) Test Automation
5 3 (7.69%) Test Planning
5 3 (7.69%) Server Monitoring
5 3 (7.69%) Scrum
5 3 (7.69%) Requirements Management
6 2 (5.13%) Asset Management
6 2 (5.13%) Automated Testing
6 2 (5.13%) TDD
6 2 (5.13%) Migration
6 2 (5.13%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (5.13%) Performance Engineering
6 2 (5.13%) Non-Functional Testing
6 2 (5.13%) BDD
6 2 (5.13%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (38.46%) Java
2 13 (33.33%) SQL
3 10 (25.64%) JavaScript
4 9 (23.08%) C#
5 5 (12.82%) Bash Shell
6 4 (10.26%) Shell Script
7 3 (7.69%) Perl
7 3 (7.69%) C
Qualifications
1 13 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 10 (25.64%) DV Cleared
3 3 (7.69%) ISEB
4 2 (5.13%) CTC Cleared
4 2 (5.13%) ISTQB
5 1 (2.56%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.56%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.56%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.56%) nmon
Vendors
1 9 (23.08%) HP
2 4 (10.26%) Oracle
3 2 (5.13%) Citrix
3 2 (5.13%) SAP
4 1 (2.56%) Splunk
4 1 (2.56%) IBM
4 1 (2.56%) Remedy