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 6 July 2015 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Performance Test Analyst
Rank 584 562 525
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -37
Contract jobs requiring a Performance Test Analyst 25 29 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.046% 0.055% 0.061%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.049% 0.059% 0.066%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 11 20
Average daily rate
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£338 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £350 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.53% -7.14%
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
50702 48981 45586
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.40% 92.56% 92.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 32009 29925 26397
Average daily rate £400 £395 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% -1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1910 1955 2127
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -10.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.29 £38.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

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 6 July 2015.

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 28 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 6 July 2015. 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 -15 22 £338 +3.84% 6
London +5 8 £365 +14.96% 3
North West - 4 £270 - 1
City of London -1 3 £438 +86.17%
Lancashire - 3 £270 - 1
Blackpool - 3 £270 - 1
Buckinghamshire +3 2 £320 -
Scotland +1 2 £388 - 1
West Midlands +1 2 £380 -
Milton Keynes 0 2 £320 -
South East -19 2 £320 -1.53%
Midlands - 2 - -
Cardiff +4 1 £300 -8.04%
Edinburgh +3 1 £388 - 1
Glasgow +2 1 - -
South Wales +2 1 £300 -8.04%
Derbyshire -1 1 £350 +7.69%
Wales -6 1 £300 -8.04%
South West -8 1 £400 +18.51%
East Midlands -11 1 £350 +21.73%
Warwickshire - 1 - -
Wiltshire - 1 £400 -
Manchester - 1 - -
Chesterfield - 1 £350 -
Solihull - 1 £380 -
Swindon - 1 £400 -
Warwick - 1 - -
South Coast - 1 - -

Performance Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, 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 27 (57.45%) Performance Testing
2 20 (42.55%) LoadRunner
3 19 (40.43%) SQL
4 17 (36.17%) Security Cleared
5 16 (34.04%) Test Scripting
6 14 (29.79%) HP Quality Center
6 14 (29.79%) Oracle
7 13 (27.66%) .NET
8 11 (23.40%) Finance
9 10 (21.28%) JMeter
9 10 (21.28%) Agile Software Development
9 10 (21.28%) Java
9 10 (21.28%) Windows
9 10 (21.28%) Linux
10 9 (19.15%) Stress Testing
10 9 (19.15%) SC Cleared
11 8 (17.02%) Test Automation
11 8 (17.02%) Test Strategy
11 8 (17.02%) JIRA
12 7 (14.89%) ISTQB
12 7 (14.89%) HP
12 7 (14.89%) IIS
12 7 (14.89%) SOAP
12 7 (14.89%) Capacity Planning
12 7 (14.89%) V-Model
12 7 (14.89%) DV Cleared
12 7 (14.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 7 (14.89%) Non-Functional Testing
12 7 (14.89%) Performance Engineering
13 6 (12.77%) Load Testing

Performance Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, 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 7 (14.89%) IIS
2 2 (4.26%) Apache
3 1 (2.13%) Tuxedo
3 1 (2.13%) Confluence
3 1 (2.13%) JBoss
3 1 (2.13%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (2.13%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.13%) Oracle 11i
1 1 (2.13%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (2.13%) SAP IS-U
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.51%) HTTP
2 2 (4.26%) TCP/IP
2 2 (4.26%) Wireshark
3 1 (2.13%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.38%) Oracle Database
2 2 (4.26%) VoltDB
3 1 (2.13%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.13%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.13%) DB2
3 1 (2.13%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 20 (42.55%) LoadRunner
2 10 (21.28%) JMeter
3 8 (17.02%) JIRA
4 7 (14.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 4 (8.51%) Rational Performance Tester
5 4 (8.51%) NeoLoad
6 3 (6.38%) Visual Studio
6 3 (6.38%) HP UFT
7 2 (4.26%) SoapUI
8 1 (2.13%) Facilita Forecast
8 1 (2.13%) LoadUI
8 1 (2.13%) JProfiler
8 1 (2.13%) WebLOAD
General
1 11 (23.40%) Finance
2 3 (6.38%) Banking
2 3 (6.38%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.26%) Retail
4 1 (2.13%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (27.66%) .NET
2 7 (14.89%) SOAP
3 2 (4.26%) XML
3 2 (4.26%) XML Messaging
4 1 (2.13%) Ajax
4 1 (2.13%) Apache Camel
4 1 (2.13%) Middleware
4 1 (2.13%) Web Services
4 1 (2.13%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.64%) N-Tier
2 4 (8.51%) Hedge funds
3 2 (4.26%) New Media
3 2 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.13%) Mathematics
4 1 (2.13%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.13%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 10 (21.28%) Windows
1 10 (21.28%) Linux
2 4 (8.51%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (57.45%) Performance Testing
2 16 (34.04%) Test Scripting
3 10 (21.28%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (19.15%) Stress Testing
5 8 (17.02%) Test Automation
5 8 (17.02%) Test Strategy
6 7 (14.89%) V-Model
6 7 (14.89%) Non-Functional Testing
6 7 (14.89%) Performance Engineering
6 7 (14.89%) Capacity Planning
7 6 (12.77%) Load Testing
8 3 (6.38%) Software Testing
8 3 (6.38%) Operational Acceptance Testing
8 3 (6.38%) Performance Analysis
9 2 (4.26%) Test Planning
9 2 (4.26%) Resilience Testing
9 2 (4.26%) Use Case
9 2 (4.26%) Disaster Recovery
9 2 (4.26%) Scrum
9 2 (4.26%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 19 (40.43%) SQL
2 10 (21.28%) Java
3 5 (10.64%) C#
4 3 (6.38%) Perl
4 3 (6.38%) PL/SQL
5 2 (4.26%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 17 (36.17%) Security Cleared
2 9 (19.15%) SC Cleared
3 7 (14.89%) DV Cleared
3 7 (14.89%) ISTQB
4 6 (12.77%) ISEB
5 2 (4.26%) Degree
6 1 (2.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.26%) QA
Systems Management
1 14 (29.79%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (4.26%) Nessus
3 1 (2.13%) nmon
Vendors
1 14 (29.79%) Oracle
2 7 (14.89%) HP
3 5 (10.64%) Microsoft
4 2 (4.26%) TIBCO
5 1 (2.13%) Remedy
5 1 (2.13%) ATG
5 1 (2.13%) Capita
5 1 (2.13%) Splunk
5 1 (2.13%) SAP
5 1 (2.13%) Siebel
5 1 (2.13%) IBM
5 1 (2.13%) Citrix
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