The table below looks at the statistics 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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Tester
Rank 144 - 128
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Performance Tester 1 0 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.030% - 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.032% - 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 5
Average daily rate
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£400 - £345
UK excluding London average daily rate £343 £330 £313
% change year-on-year
+3.78% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £31.00 -
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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 West 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 West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3094 2129 2892
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.47% 92.65% 93.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 2009 1383 1674
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 169 173 250
Average hourly rate £20.00 £15.00 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.99
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £35.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 29 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 2 (66.67%) Performance Testing
1 2 (66.67%) LoadRunner
2 1 (33.33%) Project Management
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle
2 1 (33.33%) WebLogic
2 1 (33.33%) Web Services
2 1 (33.33%) SOA
2 1 (33.33%) HTTP
2 1 (33.33%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (33.33%) Load Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) Talend Open Studio
2 1 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (33.33%) Open Source
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle Service Bus
2 1 (33.33%) F5
2 1 (33.33%) Talend
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database
2 1 (33.33%) LoadUI
2 1 (33.33%) Firewall
2 1 (33.33%) JMeter
2 1 (33.33%) Kofax
2 1 (33.33%) KANA
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) BIG-IP
2 1 (33.33%) Ajax
2 1 (33.33%) Load Balancing
2 1 (33.33%) QA
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database 11g

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

For the 6 months to 1 October 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (33.33%) WebLogic
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle Service Bus
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) HTTP
1 1 (33.33%) Firewall
1 1 (33.33%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) LoadRunner
2 1 (33.33%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (33.33%) Talend Open Studio
2 1 (33.33%) LoadUI
2 1 (33.33%) JMeter
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) Web Services
1 1 (33.33%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Open Source
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Performance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Project Management
2 1 (33.33%) SOA
2 1 (33.33%) Load Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Load Balancing
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle
1 1 (33.33%) F5
1 1 (33.33%) Talend
1 1 (33.33%) Kofax
1 1 (33.33%) KANA