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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Performance Tester
Rank 364 362 350
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Performance Tester 26 28 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.12% 0.13% 0.087%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.14% 0.093%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 18 9
Average daily rate
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£375 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £246 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £432
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £370 £260
% change year-on-year
-18.91% +42.30%
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
19374 20076 18238
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.48% 93.05% 93.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 13538 13608 12452
Average daily rate £450 £425 £430
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -1.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £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 319 384 408
Average hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.08% -2.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £43.63 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.64% -2.85%

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 5 March 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 5 March 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 +11 5 £319 +19.15%
Performance Tester
England

Performance Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 28 (68.29%) Performance Testing
2 22 (53.66%) JMeter
2 22 (53.66%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (51.22%) LoadRunner
4 16 (39.02%) Java
5 14 (34.15%) SQL
6 13 (31.71%) Web Services
7 10 (24.39%) JavaScript
7 10 (24.39%) HP
7 10 (24.39%) Security Cleared
7 10 (24.39%) NeoLoad
8 8 (19.51%) JIRA
8 8 (19.51%) Windows
9 7 (17.07%) C#
9 7 (17.07%) HTML
9 7 (17.07%) DV Cleared
9 7 (17.07%) HTML5
10 6 (14.63%) WebLOAD
10 6 (14.63%) Visual Studio
10 6 (14.63%) Linux
11 5 (12.20%) MS Excel
11 5 (12.20%) .NET
11 5 (12.20%) Selenium
11 5 (12.20%) Visualisation
11 5 (12.20%) Bash Shell
11 5 (12.20%) Analytical Skills
12 4 (9.76%) SOASTA, Inc
12 4 (9.76%) Waterfall
12 4 (9.76%) Test Automation
12 4 (9.76%) Test Strategy

Performance Tester
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 (9.76%) IIS
2 3 (7.32%) WebLogic
3 1 (2.44%) Apache
3 1 (2.44%) Tomcat
3 1 (2.44%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.44%) WebSphere
3 1 (2.44%) Confluence
Applications
1 5 (12.20%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.44%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.44%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.32%) HTTP
1 3 (7.32%) TCP/IP
1 3 (7.32%) DNS
2 1 (2.44%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.32%) MySQL
1 3 (7.32%) Oracle Database 11g
1 3 (7.32%) Oracle Database
2 2 (4.88%) Relational Database
2 2 (4.88%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.88%) DB2
Development Applications
1 22 (53.66%) JMeter
2 21 (51.22%) LoadRunner
3 10 (24.39%) NeoLoad
4 8 (19.51%) JIRA
5 6 (14.63%) WebLOAD
5 6 (14.63%) Visual Studio
6 5 (12.20%) Selenium
7 3 (7.32%) WinRunner
8 2 (4.88%) Rational Performance Tester
8 2 (4.88%) QuickTest Pro
9 1 (2.44%) Maven
9 1 (2.44%) Eclipse
9 1 (2.44%) IntelliJ
9 1 (2.44%) JProfiler
9 1 (2.44%) Cucumber
9 1 (2.44%) Visual Studio Team System
9 1 (2.44%) Jenkins
General
1 3 (7.32%) Retail
2 2 (4.88%) Games
2 2 (4.88%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.88%) Finance
3 1 (2.44%) Legal
3 1 (2.44%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (31.71%) Web Services
2 7 (17.07%) HTML
2 7 (17.07%) HTML5
3 5 (12.20%) .NET
4 4 (9.76%) ASP.NET
5 3 (7.32%) WinForms
5 3 (7.32%) SOAP
5 3 (7.32%) J2EE
5 3 (7.32%) WCF
5 3 (7.32%) WPF
6 1 (2.44%) XML
6 1 (2.44%) JMS
6 1 (2.44%) XMPP
6 1 (2.44%) JSON
6 1 (2.44%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.20%) Visualisation
1 5 (12.20%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.32%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (4.88%) Over-the-Top Content
3 2 (4.88%) iPad
3 2 (4.88%) Mobile App
3 2 (4.88%) Open Source
3 2 (4.88%) Video on Demand
3 2 (4.88%) Mainframe
4 1 (2.44%) NHS
4 1 (2.44%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.44%) IPTV
4 1 (2.44%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.44%) Online Games
4 1 (2.44%) User Experience
4 1 (2.44%) Data Structures
4 1 (2.44%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 8 (19.51%) Windows
2 6 (14.63%) Linux
3 1 (2.44%) UNIX
3 1 (2.44%) AIX
3 1 (2.44%) Android
3 1 (2.44%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (68.29%) Performance Testing
2 22 (53.66%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (9.76%) Waterfall
3 4 (9.76%) Test Automation
3 4 (9.76%) Test Strategy
3 4 (9.76%) Test Scripting
3 4 (9.76%) Stress Testing
3 4 (9.76%) Scrum
4 3 (7.32%) Requirements Management
4 3 (7.32%) Non-Functional Testing
4 3 (7.32%) Test Planning
4 3 (7.32%) Mentoring
4 3 (7.32%) Performance Engineering
4 3 (7.32%) Server Monitoring
5 2 (4.88%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (4.88%) BDD
5 2 (4.88%) Load Testing
5 2 (4.88%) Test Management
5 2 (4.88%) Load Balancing
5 2 (4.88%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (39.02%) Java
2 14 (34.15%) SQL
3 10 (24.39%) JavaScript
4 7 (17.07%) C#
5 5 (12.20%) Bash Shell
6 4 (9.76%) Shell Script
7 3 (7.32%) C
7 3 (7.32%) Perl
8 1 (2.44%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 10 (24.39%) Security Cleared
2 7 (17.07%) DV Cleared
3 4 (9.76%) ISEB
4 2 (4.88%) CTC Cleared
4 2 (4.88%) ISTQB
5 1 (2.44%) Degree
5 1 (2.44%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.88%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.44%) nmon
Vendors
1 10 (24.39%) HP
2 4 (9.76%) SOASTA, Inc
2 4 (9.76%) Oracle
3 2 (4.88%) SAP
3 2 (4.88%) Compuware
4 1 (2.44%) VMware
4 1 (2.44%) Remedy
4 1 (2.44%) IBM
4 1 (2.44%) Splunk