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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Tester
Rank 241 220 223
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Performance Tester 17 8 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.17% 0.094% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.10% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 5 6
Average daily rate
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£350 £370 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% +16.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £320 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £375 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £370 £308
% change year-on-year
-10.81% +20.32%
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
8981 7849 7624
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.31% 91.97% 92.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 4988 4174 3698
Average daily rate £375 £360 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -0.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 464 442 656
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.25 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.63% -15.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.25 £11.11
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £35.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 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
Surrey +3 8 £325 -13.33%
Buckinghamshire -16 2 £500 +37.93%
Berkshire - - - - 1
Performance Tester
England

Performance Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 14 (63.64%) LoadRunner
2 11 (50.00%) JMeter
3 10 (45.45%) SQL
3 10 (45.45%) Test Scripting
4 9 (40.91%) Performance Testing
5 7 (31.82%) SC Cleared
5 7 (31.82%) Security Cleared
5 7 (31.82%) HP
6 6 (27.27%) MS Office
6 6 (27.27%) JavaScript
6 6 (27.27%) QuickTest Pro
7 5 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (18.18%) JIRA
8 4 (18.18%) Load Testing
8 4 (18.18%) Selenium
8 4 (18.18%) NeoLoad
9 3 (13.64%) Security Testing
9 3 (13.64%) ISTQB
9 3 (13.64%) ISEB
9 3 (13.64%) HTML
9 3 (13.64%) Java
9 3 (13.64%) VBScript
9 3 (13.64%) VB
10 2 (9.09%) CSS
10 2 (9.09%) Data Management
10 2 (9.09%) GWT
10 2 (9.09%) nginx
10 2 (9.09%) WebDriver
10 2 (9.09%) Mentoring
10 2 (9.09%) User Experience

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (9.09%) nginx
Applications
1 6 (27.27%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) MySQL
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.55%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 14 (63.64%) LoadRunner
2 11 (50.00%) JMeter
3 6 (27.27%) QuickTest Pro
4 4 (18.18%) NeoLoad
4 4 (18.18%) JIRA
4 4 (18.18%) Selenium
5 2 (9.09%) WebDriver
6 1 (4.55%) Facilita Forecast
6 1 (4.55%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (4.55%) Finance
1 1 (4.55%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.64%) HTML
2 2 (9.09%) CSS
2 2 (9.09%) GWT
3 1 (4.55%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) User Experience
2 1 (4.55%) BBC
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.55%) Windows
1 1 (4.55%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (45.45%) Test Scripting
2 9 (40.91%) Performance Testing
3 5 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (18.18%) Load Testing
5 3 (13.64%) Security Testing
6 2 (9.09%) Mentoring
6 2 (9.09%) Data Management
7 1 (4.55%) Automated Testing
7 1 (4.55%) Software Testing
7 1 (4.55%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (4.55%) Stress Testing
7 1 (4.55%) Validation
7 1 (4.55%) Scrum
7 1 (4.55%) Kanban
7 1 (4.55%) Data Validation
7 1 (4.55%) V-Model
7 1 (4.55%) Test Automation
7 1 (4.55%) Waterfall
7 1 (4.55%) Root Cause Analysis
7 1 (4.55%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 10 (45.45%) SQL
2 6 (27.27%) JavaScript
3 3 (13.64%) VBScript
3 3 (13.64%) VB
3 3 (13.64%) Java
4 1 (4.55%) Python
4 1 (4.55%) Shell Script
4 1 (4.55%) PHP
4 1 (4.55%) PL/SQL
4 1 (4.55%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (31.82%) SC Cleared
1 7 (31.82%) Security Cleared
2 3 (13.64%) ISEB
2 3 (13.64%) ISTQB
3 1 (4.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (31.82%) HP
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle