The first table below looks at the demand for the Performance Tester role in IT contracts advertised for the South West 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 17 April 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 West 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Tester
Rank 137 117 143
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +26
Contract jobs requiring a Performance Tester 6 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.18% 0.085% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.090% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 3
Average daily rate £363 - £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.42% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3068 2220 3364
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 92.24% 94.39% 92.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1857 1322 1960
Average daily rate £350 £343 £374
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.18% -8.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 188 151 243
Average hourly rate £19.31 £15.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.73% -40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -8.90%
Performance Tester
England

Performance Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Performance Tester Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Performance Tester
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Performance Tester Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Performance Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 6 (100.00%) Performance Testing
2 4 (66.67%) JMeter
2 4 (66.67%) LoadRunner
3 3 (50.00%) Citrix
3 3 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (50.00%) Open Source
4 2 (33.33%) Waterfall
4 2 (33.33%) Test Management
4 2 (33.33%) WCF
4 2 (33.33%) Test Automation
4 2 (33.33%) Load Testing
4 2 (33.33%) JIRA
4 2 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (33.33%) Capita
4 2 (33.33%) C#
4 2 (33.33%) C++
4 2 (33.33%) Java
4 2 (33.33%) SQL
4 2 (33.33%) .NET
4 2 (33.33%) MySQL
4 2 (33.33%) Oracle
4 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
4 2 (33.33%) SOAP
4 2 (33.33%) Python
4 2 (33.33%) ISO 9002
4 2 (33.33%) HP
4 2 (33.33%) SoapUI
5 1 (16.67%) LoadUI
5 1 (16.67%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (16.67%) Project Management

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) MySQL
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (66.67%) LoadRunner
1 4 (66.67%) JMeter
2 2 (33.33%) JIRA
2 2 (33.33%) SoapUI
3 1 (16.67%) LoadUI
3 1 (16.67%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) .NET
1 2 (33.33%) SOAP
1 2 (33.33%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Open Source
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Performance Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Load Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (33.33%) Test Management
2 2 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 2 (33.33%) Waterfall
3 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
3 1 (16.67%) Project Management
3 1 (16.67%) Stress Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) C#
1 2 (33.33%) C++
1 2 (33.33%) Java
1 2 (33.33%) SQL
1 2 (33.33%) Python
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) ISO 9002
2 1 (16.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Citrix
2 2 (33.33%) Capita
2 2 (33.33%) Oracle
2 2 (33.33%) HP