The table below looks at the statistics for the Performance Test Analyst role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Performance Test Analyst in their job title over the 3 months to 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Test Analyst
Rank 579 554 577
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +23
Contract jobs requiring a Performance Test Analyst 33 32 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.057% 0.061% 0.047%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.063% 0.065% 0.050%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 26 11
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£456 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.35% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £300 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £568 £410 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £260 £323 £301
% change year-on-year
-19.37% +7.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
52430 48925 53586
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.02% 92.73% 92.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 32042 29264 29965
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £231 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2056 2117 2633
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

Performance Test Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Performance Test Analyst in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Performance Test Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Performance Test Analyst
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Performance Test Analyst within the UK.

Performance Test Analyst Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Performance Test Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Performance Test Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Performance Test Analyst Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Performance Test Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Performance Test Analyst within the UK.

Performance Test Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Performance Test Analyst
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Performance Test Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 19 September 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
England 0 30 £513 +46.42% 2
London +19 12 £550 +46.66%
South East +3 6 - -
East Midlands - 5 £288 -
North West -4 4 - - 1
City of London +27 3 £456 +21.66%
Derbyshire - 3 £325 -
Reading +15 2 - -
Berkshire +7 2 - -
Scotland -17 2 £350 -13.58%
Glasgow - 2 £350 -
Chesterfield - 2 - -
Yorkshire -1 1 £260 -25.71% 1
Hampshire -14 1 - -
Gosport - 1 - -
East of England - 1 - -
Paddington - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
North East - - - -
South West - - - -
Tyne and Wear - - - -
Luton - - - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Bracknell - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Midlothian - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - - 1
Oxfordshire - - - -
Warrington - - - -

Performance Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Performance Test Analyst 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 Test Analyst in their job title.

1 48 (77.42%) Performance Testing
2 43 (69.35%) LoadRunner
3 22 (35.48%) HP
4 20 (32.26%) Windows
5 19 (30.65%) Test Scripting
6 18 (29.03%) Oracle
7 17 (27.42%) SQL
7 17 (27.42%) Security Cleared
7 17 (27.42%) HP Quality Center
8 16 (25.81%) Finance
8 16 (25.81%) .NET
9 15 (24.19%) UNIX
9 15 (24.19%) TCP/IP
10 14 (22.58%) C#
10 14 (22.58%) JMeter
11 12 (19.35%) Load Testing
11 12 (19.35%) Java
11 12 (19.35%) HTTP
11 12 (19.35%) DNS
11 12 (19.35%) QuickTest Pro
12 11 (17.74%) SC Cleared
12 11 (17.74%) Test Strategy
13 10 (16.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 10 (16.13%) ISTQB
14 8 (12.90%) Oracle EBS
14 8 (12.90%) Knowledge Management
14 8 (12.90%) Software Testing
14 8 (12.90%) HTML
14 8 (12.90%) Low Latency
15 7 (11.29%) Test Automation

Performance Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Performance Test Analyst 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 Test Analyst in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (6.45%) WebLogic
2 2 (3.23%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.61%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 2 (3.23%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (12.90%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.61%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 15 (24.19%) TCP/IP
2 12 (19.35%) HTTP
2 12 (19.35%) DNS
3 7 (11.29%) HTTPS
4 4 (6.45%) Wireshark
4 4 (6.45%) tcpdump
5 3 (4.84%) SAN
6 2 (3.23%) FTP
6 2 (3.23%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.84%) Oracle Database
1 3 (4.84%) Oracle Reports
1 3 (4.84%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (3.23%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.61%) Oracle ODI
3 1 (1.61%) SQLPlus
3 1 (1.61%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (1.61%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 43 (69.35%) LoadRunner
2 14 (22.58%) JMeter
3 12 (19.35%) QuickTest Pro
4 3 (4.84%) Visual Studio
5 2 (3.23%) JIRA
5 2 (3.23%) Visual Studio Team System
5 2 (3.23%) Toad
5 2 (3.23%) JUnit
5 2 (3.23%) Jenkins
5 2 (3.23%) Zephyr
5 2 (3.23%) Git (software)
6 1 (1.61%) SoapUI
6 1 (1.61%) RubyMine
6 1 (1.61%) Facilita Forecast
6 1 (1.61%) LoadUI
6 1 (1.61%) SilkPerformer
General
1 16 (25.81%) Finance
2 6 (9.68%) Games
3 3 (4.84%) Banking
4 2 (3.23%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.61%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.61%) Legal
5 1 (1.61%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (25.81%) .NET
2 8 (12.90%) HTML
3 7 (11.29%) ASP.NET
3 7 (11.29%) JSP
4 5 (8.06%) SOAP
4 5 (8.06%) Web Services
5 4 (6.45%) FIX Protocol
5 4 (6.45%) J2EE
6 2 (3.23%) Ajax
6 2 (3.23%) JPA
7 1 (1.61%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.68%) User Experience
2 4 (6.45%) Spread Betting
3 3 (4.84%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.84%) Derivative
4 2 (3.23%) Mainframe
4 2 (3.23%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.61%) Mobile Payment
5 1 (1.61%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.61%) Fixed Income
5 1 (1.61%) Credit Derivative
5 1 (1.61%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 20 (32.26%) Windows
2 15 (24.19%) UNIX
3 7 (11.29%) Windows 2000
3 7 (11.29%) Windows Server 2003
3 7 (11.29%) Windows XP
3 7 (11.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (9.68%) Linux
5 2 (3.23%) AIX
6 1 (1.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (77.42%) Performance Testing
2 19 (30.65%) Test Scripting
3 12 (19.35%) Load Testing
4 11 (17.74%) Test Strategy
5 8 (12.90%) Knowledge Management
5 8 (12.90%) Software Testing
5 8 (12.90%) Low Latency
6 7 (11.29%) Test Automation
6 7 (11.29%) Performance Analysis
6 7 (11.29%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (11.29%) Stress Testing
6 7 (11.29%) Test Management
7 6 (9.68%) Performance Tuning
8 5 (8.06%) Analytics
8 5 (8.06%) Volume Testing
8 5 (8.06%) Scalability Testing
9 4 (6.45%) Quantitative Analysis
10 3 (4.84%) Regression Testing
11 2 (3.23%) Validation
11 2 (3.23%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (27.42%) SQL
2 14 (22.58%) C#
3 12 (19.35%) Java
4 7 (11.29%) JavaScript
5 5 (8.06%) C++
5 5 (8.06%) PowerShell
6 3 (4.84%) C
6 3 (4.84%) VB
7 1 (1.61%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.61%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.61%) VBA
7 1 (1.61%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 17 (27.42%) Security Cleared
2 11 (17.74%) SC Cleared
3 10 (16.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 10 (16.13%) ISTQB
4 3 (4.84%) ISEB
5 1 (1.61%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (1.61%) BC Cleared
5 1 (1.61%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.06%) QA
2 1 (1.61%) SLA
Systems Management
1 17 (27.42%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (11.29%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 4 (6.45%) OpenView
Vendors
1 22 (35.48%) HP
2 18 (29.03%) Oracle
3 4 (6.45%) SAP
4 3 (4.84%) IBM
4 3 (4.84%) VMware
5 2 (3.23%) Microsoft
5 2 (3.23%) Siebel
6 1 (1.61%) Citrix
6 1 (1.61%) Red Hat
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