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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Performance Test Analyst
Rank 593 596 558
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -38
Contract jobs requiring a Performance Test Analyst 35 13 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.068% 0.025% 0.049%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.072% 0.027% 0.052%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 5 11
Average daily rate £350 £450 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £395 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £600 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £343 £500 £390
% change year-on-year
-31.50% +28.20%
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
48598 48731 45782
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.48% 94.46% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 31271 30416 27107
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1757 1902 2013
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.72 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% -4.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 8 February 2016.

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 27 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 8 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +11 35 £350 -22.22% 1
London +15 12 £400 -11.11% 1
Yorkshire -7 8 £341 -
Leeds - 7 £338 -
West Yorkshire - 7 £338 -
North West -19 5 £340 -32.00%
South East +5 4 £415 -
Manchester -14 4 £276 -53.95%
Surrey - 3 £420 -
Croydon - 3 £375 -
East of England - 3 £275 -
West Midlands - 2 £328 -
Essex - 2 £275 -
Brentwood - 2 £275 -
Redhill - 2 £420 -
Reigate - 2 £433 -
Warwickshire - 2 £328 -
Merseyside -3 1 £375 -6.25%
Liverpool -7 1 £375 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £275 -
South West - 1 £345 -
Bristol - 1 £345 -
Warwick - 1 £328 -
South Yorkshire - 1 £345 -
Hemel Hempstead - 1 - -
Sheffield - 1 £345 -
Hertfordshire - 1 - -

Performance Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 62 (75.61%) Performance Testing
2 45 (54.88%) LoadRunner
3 37 (45.12%) Non-Functional Testing
4 27 (32.93%) JMeter
5 24 (29.27%) SQL
6 21 (25.61%) Java
7 20 (24.39%) JavaScript
7 20 (24.39%) Test Scripting
8 19 (23.17%) Security Cleared
8 19 (23.17%) QA
9 17 (20.73%) HP
10 16 (19.51%) Agile Software Development
11 14 (17.07%) Selenium
12 13 (15.85%) Cucumber
13 12 (14.63%) SoapUI
13 12 (14.63%) ISTQB
13 12 (14.63%) Finance
13 12 (14.63%) Visual Studio
14 11 (13.41%) C#
14 11 (13.41%) JIRA
15 10 (12.20%) .NET
15 10 (12.20%) Oracle
15 10 (12.20%) ISEB
15 10 (12.20%) Test Strategy
16 9 (10.98%) Automation Testing
16 9 (10.98%) Retail
16 9 (10.98%) Software Testing
17 8 (9.76%) Ruby
17 8 (9.76%) SC Cleared
17 8 (9.76%) Load Testing

Performance Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 2 (2.44%) IIS
2 1 (1.22%) JBoss
2 1 (1.22%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (1.22%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.44%) Oracle 11i
2 1 (1.22%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.22%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 8 (9.76%) HTTP
2 3 (3.66%) Wireshark
3 2 (2.44%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.44%) VPN
4 1 (1.22%) FTP
4 1 (1.22%) HTTPS
4 1 (1.22%) SMTP
4 1 (1.22%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.32%) Oracle Database
1 6 (7.32%) SQL Server
1 6 (7.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.22%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.22%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 45 (54.88%) LoadRunner
2 27 (32.93%) JMeter
3 14 (17.07%) Selenium
4 13 (15.85%) Cucumber
5 12 (14.63%) SoapUI
5 12 (14.63%) Visual Studio
6 11 (13.41%) JIRA
7 7 (8.54%) Gatling
7 7 (8.54%) HP UFT
7 7 (8.54%) Maven
8 6 (7.32%) Git (software)
8 6 (7.32%) SilkPerformer
8 6 (7.32%) The Grinder
8 6 (7.32%) VisualVM
8 6 (7.32%) YourKit
9 5 (6.10%) SpecFlow
10 4 (4.88%) eggPlant
11 3 (3.66%) LoadUI
11 3 (3.66%) WebLOAD
12 2 (2.44%) Introscope
General
1 12 (14.63%) Finance
2 9 (10.98%) Retail
3 2 (2.44%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.22%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (12.20%) .NET
2 6 (7.32%) AngularJS
2 6 (7.32%) ASP.NET
2 6 (7.32%) Hibernate
2 6 (7.32%) Spring
2 6 (7.32%) Web Services
2 6 (7.32%) XML
3 4 (4.88%) SOAP
4 3 (3.66%) CSS
4 3 (3.66%) HTML
5 1 (1.22%) JDBC
5 1 (1.22%) Middleware
5 1 (1.22%) ODBC
5 1 (1.22%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.10%) N-Tier
2 4 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.44%) Hedge funds
4 1 (1.22%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.22%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 7 (8.54%) Unix
2 6 (7.32%) Linux
2 6 (7.32%) Windows
3 1 (1.22%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (75.61%) Performance Testing
2 37 (45.12%) Non-Functional Testing
3 20 (24.39%) Test Scripting
4 16 (19.51%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (12.20%) Test Strategy
6 9 (10.98%) Automation Testing
6 9 (10.98%) Software Testing
7 8 (9.76%) Load Testing
8 7 (8.54%) Defect Management
8 7 (8.54%) Root Cause Analysis
9 6 (7.32%) Functional Testing
9 6 (7.32%) Scrum
9 6 (7.32%) System Testing
10 5 (6.10%) Operational Acceptance Testing
10 5 (6.10%) SDLC
11 4 (4.88%) Disaster Recovery
11 4 (4.88%) Open Source
11 4 (4.88%) SOA
12 3 (3.66%) Benchmarking
12 3 (3.66%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 24 (29.27%) SQL
2 21 (25.61%) Java
3 20 (24.39%) JavaScript
4 11 (13.41%) C#
5 8 (9.76%) Ruby
6 7 (8.54%) Python
6 7 (8.54%) VBScript
7 6 (7.32%) CoffeeScript
7 6 (7.32%) Scala
7 6 (7.32%) T-SQL
7 6 (7.32%) VBA
8 5 (6.10%) C++
9 3 (3.66%) C
9 3 (3.66%) VB
10 2 (2.44%) BeanShell
10 2 (2.44%) Shell Script
11 1 (1.22%) Bash Shell
11 1 (1.22%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 19 (23.17%) Security Cleared
2 12 (14.63%) ISTQB
3 10 (12.20%) ISEB
4 8 (9.76%) SC Cleared
5 3 (3.66%) DV Cleared
6 2 (2.44%) BC Cleared
6 2 (2.44%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (2.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (23.17%) QA
2 1 (1.22%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (1.22%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (4.88%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (3.66%) Nessus
3 2 (2.44%) HP SiteScope
4 1 (1.22%) CA Wily
4 1 (1.22%) nmon
4 1 (1.22%) Puppet
Vendors
1 17 (20.73%) HP
2 10 (12.20%) Oracle
3 7 (8.54%) AppDynamics
3 7 (8.54%) Dynatrace
3 7 (8.54%) Microsoft
3 7 (8.54%) VMware
4 6 (7.32%) IBM
4 6 (7.32%) New Relic
5 4 (4.88%) Citrix
6 2 (2.44%) Capita
7 1 (1.22%) CA
7 1 (1.22%) SOASTA, Inc