The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the South East region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Tester
Rank 224 211 235
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +24
Contract jobs requiring a Performance Tester 14 19 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.15% 0.22% 0.041%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.24% 0.044%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 13 3
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£338 £352 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.01% +75.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £164
10% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £400 £320
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £351 £330
% change year-on-year
-0.94% +6.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £39.25 -
Job Titles Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
8433 7851 9010
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.92% 92.74% 91.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 4584 4045 4124
Average daily rate £350 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
- +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 410 547 641
Average hourly rate £16.14 £17.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.05% -10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.75 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Performance Tester
England

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 25 July 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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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
Hampshire -16 11 £325 +0.46%
Berkshire +2 1 - -
East Sussex - 1 £350 -
Surrey - - - -
Performance Tester
England

Performance Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 20 (86.96%) Security Cleared
2 19 (82.61%) SC Cleared
3 18 (78.26%) ISTQB
4 16 (69.57%) HP
4 16 (69.57%) Oracle
5 15 (65.22%) HP Quality Center
5 15 (65.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 13 (56.52%) Performance Testing
6 13 (56.52%) LoadRunner
7 12 (52.17%) UNIX
8 11 (47.83%) SQL
8 11 (47.83%) QuickTest Pro
8 11 (47.83%) Software Testing
9 10 (43.48%) Windows
10 9 (39.13%) ASP.NET
10 9 (39.13%) JSP
10 9 (39.13%) Windows XP
10 9 (39.13%) HTTP
10 9 (39.13%) TCP/IP
10 9 (39.13%) DNS
10 9 (39.13%) HTTPS
10 9 (39.13%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 9 (39.13%) VB
10 9 (39.13%) .NET
10 9 (39.13%) HTML
10 9 (39.13%) Windows Server 2003
10 9 (39.13%) JavaScript
10 9 (39.13%) Windows 2000
10 9 (39.13%) Oracle EBS
10 9 (39.13%) Windows Server 2008

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

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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.

Business Applications
1 9 (39.13%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (26.09%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 9 (39.13%) HTTP
1 9 (39.13%) TCP/IP
1 9 (39.13%) DNS
1 9 (39.13%) HTTPS
2 8 (34.78%) SAN
Development Applications
1 13 (56.52%) LoadRunner
2 11 (47.83%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (8.70%) Selenium
4 1 (4.35%) Rational Performance Tester
4 1 (4.35%) WebDriver
4 1 (4.35%) Facilita Forecast
General
1 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (39.13%) HTML
1 9 (39.13%) .NET
1 9 (39.13%) ASP.NET
1 9 (39.13%) JSP
2 2 (8.70%) JPA
Operating Systems
1 12 (52.17%) UNIX
2 10 (43.48%) Windows
3 9 (39.13%) Windows 2000
3 9 (39.13%) Windows XP
3 9 (39.13%) Windows Server 2003
3 9 (39.13%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (4.35%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (56.52%) Performance Testing
2 11 (47.83%) Software Testing
3 6 (26.09%) CRM
4 3 (13.04%) Automated Testing
5 2 (8.70%) Test Scripting
5 2 (8.70%) Manual Testing
5 2 (8.70%) Performance Engineering
6 1 (4.35%) Kanban
6 1 (4.35%) Non-Functional Testing
6 1 (4.35%) Automation Testing
6 1 (4.35%) Knowledge Management
6 1 (4.35%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 11 (47.83%) SQL
2 9 (39.13%) VB
2 9 (39.13%) JavaScript
3 8 (34.78%) C#
3 8 (34.78%) Java
4 1 (4.35%) C
4 1 (4.35%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 20 (86.96%) Security Cleared
2 19 (82.61%) SC Cleared
3 18 (78.26%) ISTQB
4 15 (65.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 7 (30.43%) DV Cleared
6 6 (26.09%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 3 (13.04%) ISEB
8 2 (8.70%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (8.70%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) QA
Systems Management
1 15 (65.22%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (39.13%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 16 (69.57%) Oracle
1 16 (69.57%) HP