The table below looks at the statistics for the Performance Tester role in IT contracts advertised for the Tyne and Wear 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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Tester
Rank 47 - 31
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Performance Tester 2 0 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 0.47% - 3.00%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.51% - 3.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 9
Average daily rate
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£393 - £395
90% offered a daily rate of more than £367 - £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £419 - £427
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £31.00 -
Performance Tester
North East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Tyne and Wear 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
Tyne and Wear
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
394 185 346
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 92.92% 89.81% 94.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 254 79 159
Average daily rate £350 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £225 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 15 23
Average hourly rate £13.50 £15.50 £13.11
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.90% +18.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.25 £18.90 £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%

Performance Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

Performance Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

Performance Tester
Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

Performance Tester Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

Performance Tester
Contract Job Locations in Tyne and Wear

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 Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 28 August 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
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Job
Vacancies
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 £393 -
Performance Tester
North East

Performance Tester
Top 15 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Tyne and Wear 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 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 2 (100.00%) Regression Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 2 (100.00%) QuickTest Pro
1 2 (100.00%) QA
1 2 (100.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (50.00%) Facilita Forecast
2 1 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (50.00%) Problem Management
2 1 (50.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) LoadRunner
2 1 (50.00%) ISTQB

Performance Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Tyne and Wear 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.

Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (50.00%) LoadRunner
2 1 (50.00%) Facilita Forecast
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 2 (100.00%) Regression Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (50.00%) Problem Management
2 1 (50.00%) Performance Testing
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
1 1 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) HP Quality Center