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 13 February 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.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Performance Tester
Rank 391 383 379
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Performance Tester 17 23 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.081% 0.11% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.086% 0.12% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 13 16
Average daily rate £420 £375 £381
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -1.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £300 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £498 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £366 £320 £370
% change year-on-year
+14.45% -13.51%
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
19750 19818 20801
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 94.67% 94.52% 94.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 13971 14054 14059
Average daily rate £450 £445 £435
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.12% +2.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 303 331 405
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.70 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.41% -6.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.76 £37.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 13 February 2016.

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 13 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Croydon - 2 £393 -
Osterley - 2 £431 -
City of London +44 1 £403 +34.16%
Performance Tester
England

Performance Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 13 February 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 34 (69.39%) Performance Testing
2 29 (59.18%) LoadRunner
3 20 (40.82%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (36.73%) Security Cleared
5 16 (32.65%) JMeter
6 15 (30.61%) Test Scripting
7 13 (26.53%) Non-Functional Testing
8 12 (24.49%) SC Cleared
9 10 (20.41%) HP
10 9 (18.37%) SAP
10 9 (18.37%) Operational Acceptance Testing
11 8 (16.33%) SQL
12 7 (14.29%) SOAP
12 7 (14.29%) Windows
12 7 (14.29%) Open Source
12 7 (14.29%) Load Testing
12 7 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
13 6 (12.24%) User Acceptance Testing
13 6 (12.24%) Waterfall
13 6 (12.24%) Enterprise Software
13 6 (12.24%) Web Services
13 6 (12.24%) Unix
13 6 (12.24%) Mainframe
13 6 (12.24%) IBM
14 5 (10.20%) HTTP
14 5 (10.20%) Eclipse
14 5 (10.20%) IntelliJ
14 5 (10.20%) Disaster Recovery
14 5 (10.20%) VMware
14 5 (10.20%) Low Latency

Performance Tester
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 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 (2.04%) Apache
1 1 (2.04%) Confluence
1 1 (2.04%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (2.04%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.16%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.20%) HTTP
2 3 (6.12%) SMTP
3 1 (2.04%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.16%) Relational Database
2 2 (4.08%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.04%) MySQL
3 1 (2.04%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.04%) Triplestore
Development Applications
1 29 (59.18%) LoadRunner
2 16 (32.65%) JMeter
3 5 (10.20%) Eclipse
3 5 (10.20%) Gatling
3 5 (10.20%) IntelliJ
3 5 (10.20%) Jenkins
3 5 (10.20%) Rational Performance Tester
3 5 (10.20%) Selenium
4 4 (8.16%) Maven
4 4 (8.16%) SoapUI
5 3 (6.12%) LoadUI
5 3 (6.12%) Visual Studio
6 2 (4.08%) Git (software)
6 2 (4.08%) HP UFT
6 2 (4.08%) JIRA
7 1 (2.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (2.04%) Cucumber
7 1 (2.04%) Gerrit
7 1 (2.04%) Mercurial
7 1 (2.04%) WATIR
General
1 2 (4.08%) Finance
1 2 (4.08%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.04%) Billing
2 1 (2.04%) Games
2 1 (2.04%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (14.29%) SOAP
2 6 (12.24%) Web Services
3 4 (8.16%) .NET
4 3 (6.12%) Middleware
5 2 (4.08%) HTML
6 1 (2.04%) ASP.NET
6 1 (2.04%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.24%) Enterprise Software
1 6 (12.24%) Mainframe
2 1 (2.04%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.04%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.04%) Hedge funds
2 1 (2.04%) Mathematics
2 1 (2.04%) Ontologies
2 1 (2.04%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 7 (14.29%) Windows
2 6 (12.24%) Unix
3 3 (6.12%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (69.39%) Performance Testing
2 20 (40.82%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (30.61%) Test Scripting
4 13 (26.53%) Non-Functional Testing
5 9 (18.37%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 7 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (14.29%) Load Testing
6 7 (14.29%) Open Source
7 6 (12.24%) User Acceptance Testing
7 6 (12.24%) Waterfall
8 5 (10.20%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (10.20%) High Availability
8 5 (10.20%) Low Latency
9 4 (8.16%) Manual Testing
9 4 (8.16%) Performance Tuning
9 4 (8.16%) Scrum
9 4 (8.16%) System Integration Testing
9 4 (8.16%) TDD
9 4 (8.16%) Test Management
9 4 (8.16%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 8 (16.33%) SQL
2 4 (8.16%) C
2 4 (8.16%) Java
3 2 (4.08%) C#
4 1 (2.04%) C++
4 1 (2.04%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.04%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 18 (36.73%) Security Cleared
2 12 (24.49%) SC Cleared
3 5 (10.20%) DV Cleared
4 2 (4.08%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (4.08%) ISEB
4 2 (4.08%) ISTQB
5 1 (2.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.12%) QA
System Software
1 5 (10.20%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.04%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (20.41%) HP
2 9 (18.37%) SAP
3 6 (12.24%) IBM
4 5 (10.20%) SOASTA, Inc
4 5 (10.20%) VMware
5 4 (8.16%) Citrix
6 2 (4.08%) Microsoft
7 1 (2.04%) Sonatype