The table below looks at the statistics for the Performance Tester role in IT contracts advertised for the South 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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Performance Tester
Rank 255 228 217
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Performance Tester 5 17 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.053% 0.19% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.058% 0.20% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 13
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£335 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.07% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £282 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £325 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £39.25
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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 South 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
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
8665 8425 7733
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 92.55% 92.61% 92.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 4978 4622 3958
Average daily rate £375 £350 £352
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -0.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £215 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 424 420 585
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £43.00 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.71%

Performance Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Performance Tester Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Performance Tester
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Performance Tester Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Performance Tester
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Performance Tester across the South East region.

Performance Tester Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Performance Tester
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 1 July 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
East Sussex - 2 £325 -
Berkshire -1 1 £400 +77.77%
Buckinghamshire - 1 £320 -
Surrey - 1 - - 1
Performance Tester
England

Performance Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South 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 14 (82.35%) LoadRunner
2 11 (64.71%) HP
2 11 (64.71%) SC Cleared
2 11 (64.71%) Security Cleared
3 10 (58.82%) JMeter
4 9 (52.94%) Load Testing
4 9 (52.94%) Apache
5 8 (47.06%) Automated Testing
6 7 (41.18%) Functional Testing
7 6 (35.29%) Performance Testing
8 4 (23.53%) SQL
9 2 (11.76%) Oracle
9 2 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (11.76%) Citrix
9 2 (11.76%) HP UFT
9 2 (11.76%) UNIX
9 2 (11.76%) Finance
10 1 (5.88%) Test Management
10 1 (5.88%) Test Scripting
10 1 (5.88%) Continuous Integration
10 1 (5.88%) Performance Management
10 1 (5.88%) Non-Functional Testing
10 1 (5.88%) Performance Tuning
10 1 (5.88%) JVM Tuning
10 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
10 1 (5.88%) Garbage Collection
10 1 (5.88%) SDLC
10 1 (5.88%) RESTful
10 1 (5.88%) HP Quality Center
10 1 (5.88%) Benchmarking

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

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South 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.

Application Platforms
1 9 (52.94%) Apache
2 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.88%) WebSphere
2 1 (5.88%) WebSphere Application Server
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) MySQL
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.88%) DB2
Development Applications
1 14 (82.35%) LoadRunner
2 10 (58.82%) JMeter
3 2 (11.76%) HP UFT
4 1 (5.88%) Selenium
General
1 2 (11.76%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Banking
2 1 (5.88%) Retail
2 1 (5.88%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) EJB
1 1 (5.88%) SOAP
1 1 (5.88%) Web Services
1 1 (5.88%) JMS
1 1 (5.88%) JavaBeans
1 1 (5.88%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Mainframe
1 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.76%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (52.94%) Load Testing
2 8 (47.06%) Automated Testing
3 7 (41.18%) Functional Testing
4 6 (35.29%) Performance Testing
5 2 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (5.88%) TDD
6 1 (5.88%) ETL
6 1 (5.88%) Benchmarking
6 1 (5.88%) Test Management
6 1 (5.88%) Test Scripting
6 1 (5.88%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (5.88%) Performance Management
6 1 (5.88%) Use Case
6 1 (5.88%) Non-Functional Testing
6 1 (5.88%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (5.88%) JVM Tuning
6 1 (5.88%) Garbage Collection
6 1 (5.88%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 4 (23.53%) SQL
2 1 (5.88%) VBScript
2 1 (5.88%) VB
2 1 (5.88%) C
2 1 (5.88%) Java
Qualifications
1 11 (64.71%) SC Cleared
1 11 (64.71%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (64.71%) HP
2 2 (11.76%) Citrix
2 2 (11.76%) Oracle
3 1 (5.88%) SAP
3 1 (5.88%) IBM
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