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 22 December 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Test Analyst
Rank 572 550 541
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Performance Test Analyst 14 26 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.026% 0.050% 0.043%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.028% 0.055% 0.046%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 14 12
Average daily rate
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£344 £395 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.97% +22.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £318 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £405 £386
UK excluding London average daily rate £319 £395 £320
% change year-on-year
-19.30% +23.43%
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
50176 47637 45728
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.03% 92.46% 92.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 32014 28679 25821
Average daily rate £400 £400 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2025 2106 2605
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.50 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 22 December 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 17 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 22 December 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 -38 8 £371 +14.00% 2
Scotland -5 5 £300 -25.00% 1
Edinburgh -18 4 £300 -25.00%
South East -22 3 £293 -4.87%
London +13 2 £421 +16.00%
North West -7 2 - - 1
Glasgow -1 1 £400 -
Yorkshire -8 1 - - 1
Paddington - - - -
East of England - - - -
Luton - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Reading - - - -
York - - - - 1
Bedfordshire - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - - 1

Performance Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 28 (58.33%) Performance Testing
2 27 (56.25%) LoadRunner
3 19 (39.58%) SQL
4 15 (31.25%) Oracle
4 15 (31.25%) Finance
5 13 (27.08%) Java
5 13 (27.08%) Test Scripting
6 12 (25.00%) .NET
6 12 (25.00%) HP
7 10 (20.83%) C#
7 10 (20.83%) Windows
7 10 (20.83%) TCP/IP
8 9 (18.75%) HP Quality Center
8 9 (18.75%) Low Latency
9 8 (16.67%) UNIX
9 8 (16.67%) JMeter
9 8 (16.67%) Security Cleared
9 8 (16.67%) Performance Analysis
10 7 (14.58%) C++
10 7 (14.58%) DNS
10 7 (14.58%) Games
10 7 (14.58%) Test Management
10 7 (14.58%) SC Cleared
10 7 (14.58%) Performance Tuning
11 6 (12.50%) Web Services
12 5 (10.42%) ISEB
12 5 (10.42%) Wireshark
12 5 (10.42%) Spread Betting
12 5 (10.42%) FIX Protocol
12 5 (10.42%) Load Testing

Performance Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 2 (4.17%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (8.33%) MS Office
2 1 (2.08%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.17%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (2.08%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 10 (20.83%) TCP/IP
2 7 (14.58%) DNS
3 5 (10.42%) Wireshark
3 5 (10.42%) tcpdump
4 4 (8.33%) HTTP
5 2 (4.17%) FTP
5 2 (4.17%) PuTTY
6 1 (2.08%) HTTPS
6 1 (2.08%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.17%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (2.08%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.08%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (2.08%) Oracle ODI
3 1 (2.08%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 27 (56.25%) LoadRunner
2 8 (16.67%) JMeter
3 4 (8.33%) Visual Studio
4 3 (6.25%) JProfiler
4 3 (6.25%) VisualVM
5 2 (4.17%) QuickTest Pro
5 2 (4.17%) NeoLoad
5 2 (4.17%) SoapUI
5 2 (4.17%) Toad
5 2 (4.17%) JIRA
6 1 (2.08%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (2.08%) TestDirector
6 1 (2.08%) RubyMine
General
1 15 (31.25%) Finance
2 7 (14.58%) Games
3 3 (6.25%) Banking
3 3 (6.25%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.08%) Legal
4 1 (2.08%) Back Office
4 1 (2.08%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (25.00%) .NET
2 6 (12.50%) Web Services
3 5 (10.42%) FIX Protocol
4 4 (8.33%) HTML
5 3 (6.25%) SOAP
6 1 (2.08%) ODBC
6 1 (2.08%) JSF
6 1 (2.08%) Ajax
6 1 (2.08%) J2EE
6 1 (2.08%) ASP.NET
6 1 (2.08%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.42%) Spread Betting
2 3 (6.25%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (6.25%) Derivative
2 3 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.17%) User Experience
3 2 (4.17%) Mainframe
4 1 (2.08%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.08%) Fixed Income
4 1 (2.08%) Credit Derivative
Operating Systems
1 10 (20.83%) Windows
2 8 (16.67%) UNIX
3 3 (6.25%) Linux
4 2 (4.17%) AIX
5 1 (2.08%) Windows 2000
5 1 (2.08%) Windows XP
5 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (58.33%) Performance Testing
2 13 (27.08%) Test Scripting
3 9 (18.75%) Low Latency
4 8 (16.67%) Performance Analysis
5 7 (14.58%) Performance Tuning
5 7 (14.58%) Test Management
6 5 (10.42%) Load Testing
7 4 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (8.33%) Knowledge Management
8 3 (6.25%) Software Testing
9 2 (4.17%) Security Testing
9 2 (4.17%) ETL
9 2 (4.17%) Benchmarking
9 2 (4.17%) Validation
9 2 (4.17%) Performance Management
9 2 (4.17%) Performance Improvement
9 2 (4.17%) Performance Engineering
10 1 (2.08%) Test Strategy
10 1 (2.08%) Automation Testing
10 1 (2.08%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 19 (39.58%) SQL
2 13 (27.08%) Java
3 10 (20.83%) C#
4 7 (14.58%) C++
5 4 (8.33%) C
6 2 (4.17%) JavaScript
7 1 (2.08%) VB
7 1 (2.08%) VB.NET
7 1 (2.08%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 8 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 7 (14.58%) SC Cleared
3 5 (10.42%) ISEB
4 3 (6.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (4.17%) ISTQB
6 1 (2.08%) Degree
6 1 (2.08%) DV Cleared
6 1 (2.08%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.33%) QA
2 1 (2.08%) SLA
Systems Management
1 9 (18.75%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.08%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 15 (31.25%) Oracle
2 12 (25.00%) HP
3 4 (8.33%) SAP
4 3 (6.25%) Siebel
4 3 (6.25%) IBM
4 3 (6.25%) VMware
5 2 (4.17%) Microsoft
6 1 (2.08%) Red Hat
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