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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Tester
Rank 391 400 367
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -33
Contract jobs requiring a Performance Tester 18 24 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.078% 0.099% 0.065%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.085% 0.11% 0.070%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 17 7
Average daily rate
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£378 £356 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.96% +4.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £300 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £424 £422 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £370 £308
% change year-on-year
-12.16% +20.32%
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
21269 22575 19948
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.25% 93.08% 93.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 15335 15541 13354
Average daily rate £435 £438 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.57% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £275 £265
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 397 386 546
Average hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% -2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.18 £39.60 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -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
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 19 December 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 £380 +4.82%
Performance Tester
England

Performance Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 30 (71.43%) Performance Testing
2 18 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (40.48%) LoadRunner
4 16 (38.10%) Java
4 16 (38.10%) Web Services
5 15 (35.71%) SQL
6 14 (33.33%) JMeter
7 13 (30.95%) Visual Studio
7 13 (30.95%) Windows
8 12 (28.57%) Test Scripting
9 9 (21.43%) HTML
9 9 (21.43%) Microsoft
9 9 (21.43%) HP
9 9 (21.43%) JavaScript
10 8 (19.05%) C#
10 8 (19.05%) UNIX
10 8 (19.05%) Disaster Recovery
11 7 (16.67%) Test Management
11 7 (16.67%) Waterfall
12 6 (14.29%) Load Testing
12 6 (14.29%) HTML5
12 6 (14.29%) Enterprise Software
12 6 (14.29%) SOASTA, Inc
12 6 (14.29%) WebLogic
12 6 (14.29%) Linux
12 6 (14.29%) JBoss
12 6 (14.29%) Tomcat
13 5 (11.90%) Oracle
13 5 (11.90%) Red Hat
13 5 (11.90%) HTTP

Performance Tester
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 (14.29%) WebLogic
1 6 (14.29%) JBoss
1 6 (14.29%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (2.38%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.38%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.76%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.90%) HTTP
2 2 (4.76%) tcpdump
2 2 (4.76%) Wireshark
3 1 (2.38%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.90%) Oracle Database
2 4 (9.52%) MySQL
3 3 (7.14%) SQL Server
4 2 (4.76%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 17 (40.48%) LoadRunner
2 14 (33.33%) JMeter
3 13 (30.95%) Visual Studio
4 5 (11.90%) WebLOAD
5 4 (9.52%) Selenium
5 4 (9.52%) QuickTest Pro
6 3 (7.14%) Visual Studio Team System
7 2 (4.76%) Cucumber
7 2 (4.76%) NeoLoad
7 2 (4.76%) Jenkins
7 2 (4.76%) Maven
7 2 (4.76%) WinRunner
7 2 (4.76%) Eclipse
7 2 (4.76%) IntelliJ
8 1 (2.38%) Selenium IDE
8 1 (2.38%) Rational Performance Tester
8 1 (2.38%) WebDriver
8 1 (2.38%) SoapUI
General
1 2 (4.76%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (38.10%) Web Services
2 9 (21.43%) HTML
3 6 (14.29%) HTML5
4 4 (9.52%) .NET
4 4 (9.52%) J2EE
5 1 (2.38%) JMS
5 1 (2.38%) SOAP
5 1 (2.38%) XMPP
5 1 (2.38%) RESTful
5 1 (2.38%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 6 (14.29%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (7.14%) NHS
2 3 (7.14%) User Experience
3 2 (4.76%) Open Source
3 2 (4.76%) Video on Demand
3 2 (4.76%) Over-the-Top Content
3 2 (4.76%) Mobile App
3 2 (4.76%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.38%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.38%) IPTV
4 1 (2.38%) Data Structures
4 1 (2.38%) Algorithms
4 1 (2.38%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 13 (30.95%) Windows
2 8 (19.05%) UNIX
3 6 (14.29%) Linux
4 5 (11.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (71.43%) Performance Testing
2 18 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (28.57%) Test Scripting
4 8 (19.05%) Disaster Recovery
5 7 (16.67%) Test Management
5 7 (16.67%) Waterfall
6 6 (14.29%) Load Testing
7 5 (11.90%) Statistical Analysis
8 4 (9.52%) Low Latency
8 4 (9.52%) Test Strategy
8 4 (9.52%) Non-Functional Testing
8 4 (9.52%) Software Testing
9 3 (7.14%) Scrum
9 3 (7.14%) Load Balancing
9 3 (7.14%) Performance Engineering
9 3 (7.14%) Mentoring
9 3 (7.14%) Test Automation
9 3 (7.14%) Capacity Planning
10 2 (4.76%) BDD
10 2 (4.76%) Stress Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (38.10%) Java
2 15 (35.71%) SQL
3 9 (21.43%) JavaScript
4 8 (19.05%) C#
5 3 (7.14%) Shell Script
6 1 (2.38%) C
6 1 (2.38%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (7.14%) ISEB
2 2 (4.76%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.38%) Degree
3 1 (2.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (2.38%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.38%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.14%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (11.90%) SCOM
Vendors
1 9 (21.43%) Microsoft
1 9 (21.43%) HP
2 6 (14.29%) SOASTA, Inc
3 5 (11.90%) Oracle
3 5 (11.90%) Red Hat
3 5 (11.90%) SolarWinds
4 3 (7.14%) VMware
5 2 (4.76%) Compuware
6 1 (2.38%) Capita
6 1 (2.38%) AppDynamics
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