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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Performance Tester
Rank 222 228 203
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -25
Contract jobs requiring a Performance Tester 16 7 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.17% 0.084% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.092% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 3 4
Average daily rate
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£380 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £270 £322
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £362 £378
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £370 £225
% change year-on-year
-13.51% +64.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Performance Tester
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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
8534 7613 6882
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.42% 91.48% 91.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 4596 3962 3299
Average daily rate £375 £363 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +0.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £223 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 406 449 609
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -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
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Performance Tester across the South East region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

Performance Tester Daily Rate Histogram 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 30 January 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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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
Surrey - 10 £325 -
Buckinghamshire - 2 £500 -
Berkshire - - - -
Performance Tester
England

Performance Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 17 (68.00%) LoadRunner
2 16 (64.00%) JMeter
3 12 (48.00%) HP
4 11 (44.00%) Performance Testing
4 11 (44.00%) SC Cleared
4 11 (44.00%) Security Cleared
5 10 (40.00%) SQL
6 9 (36.00%) Test Scripting
6 9 (36.00%) Load Testing
7 7 (28.00%) JavaScript
8 6 (24.00%) MS Office
9 5 (20.00%) Apache
9 5 (20.00%) QuickTest Pro
10 4 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (16.00%) JIRA
10 4 (16.00%) NeoLoad
11 3 (12.00%) Functional Testing
11 3 (12.00%) Selenium
11 3 (12.00%) Security Testing
11 3 (12.00%) Automated Testing
11 3 (12.00%) HTML
11 3 (12.00%) Java
12 2 (8.00%) VBScript
12 2 (8.00%) VB
12 2 (8.00%) CSS
12 2 (8.00%) ISEB
12 2 (8.00%) Data Management
12 2 (8.00%) GWT
12 2 (8.00%) ISTQB
12 2 (8.00%) nginx

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 5 (20.00%) Apache
2 2 (8.00%) nginx
Applications
1 6 (24.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.00%) Data Mining
1 1 (4.00%) MySQL
1 1 (4.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 17 (68.00%) LoadRunner
2 16 (64.00%) JMeter
3 5 (20.00%) QuickTest Pro
4 4 (16.00%) JIRA
4 4 (16.00%) NeoLoad
5 3 (12.00%) Selenium
6 1 (4.00%) WebDriver
6 1 (4.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (4.00%) Retail
1 1 (4.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.00%) HTML
2 2 (8.00%) CSS
2 2 (8.00%) GWT
3 1 (4.00%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.00%) User Experience
2 1 (4.00%) BBC
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.00%) Windows
1 1 (4.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (44.00%) Performance Testing
2 9 (36.00%) Test Scripting
2 9 (36.00%) Load Testing
3 4 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (12.00%) Functional Testing
4 3 (12.00%) Security Testing
4 3 (12.00%) Automated Testing
5 2 (8.00%) Data Management
5 2 (8.00%) Mentoring
6 1 (4.00%) Waterfall
6 1 (4.00%) Data Validation
6 1 (4.00%) V-Model
6 1 (4.00%) Test Automation
6 1 (4.00%) Performance Engineering
6 1 (4.00%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (4.00%) Web Application Development
6 1 (4.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (4.00%) Web Testing
6 1 (4.00%) Stress Testing
6 1 (4.00%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (40.00%) SQL
2 7 (28.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (12.00%) Java
4 2 (8.00%) VBScript
4 2 (8.00%) VB
5 1 (4.00%) Shell Script
5 1 (4.00%) Python
5 1 (4.00%) T-SQL
5 1 (4.00%) PHP
5 1 (4.00%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (44.00%) SC Cleared
1 11 (44.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (8.00%) ISEB
2 2 (8.00%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 12 (48.00%) HP
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle