The table below looks at the statistics for the Performance Tester role in IT contracts advertised for the North East 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 3 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Performance Tester
Rank 54 57 -
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -
Contract jobs requiring a Performance Tester 1 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 0.17% 0.20% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.22% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£325 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £370 £260
% change year-on-year
-16.21% +42.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the North East 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
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
543 448 307
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 92.35% 90.14% 92.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 310 249 107
Average daily rate £350 £275 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £175 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £440 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 39 47
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £34.00 £37.50
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 the North East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Performance Tester in the job title across the North East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Performance Tester Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

Performance Tester
Daily Rate Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Performance Tester across the North East region.

Performance Tester Daily Rate Trend in the North East

Performance Tester
Top 27 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 3 (100.00%) QuickTest Pro
1 3 (100.00%) LoadRunner
1 3 (100.00%) QA
1 3 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Facilita Forecast
2 2 (66.67%) Data Structures
2 2 (66.67%) Test Strategy
2 2 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 2 (66.67%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (66.67%) Problem Management
2 2 (66.67%) Performance Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 2 (66.67%) Regression Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Configuration Management
3 1 (33.33%) Manufacturing
3 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio
3 1 (33.33%) UNIX
3 1 (33.33%) Windows
3 1 (33.33%) Linux
3 1 (33.33%) HP
3 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) BC Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) VCP4
3 1 (33.33%) Degree
3 1 (33.33%) Performance Metrics
3 1 (33.33%) Performance Monitoring

Performance Tester
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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.

Development Applications
1 3 (100.00%) QuickTest Pro
1 3 (100.00%) LoadRunner
1 3 (100.00%) Facilita Forecast
2 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (33.33%) Manufacturing
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Data Structures
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) UNIX
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Software Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Problem Management
2 2 (66.67%) Performance Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 2 (66.67%) Test Strategy
2 2 (66.67%) Configuration Management
2 2 (66.67%) Regression Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Performance Monitoring
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) VCP4
2 1 (33.33%) Degree
2 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (66.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) HP