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 31 March 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Performance Test Analyst
Rank 568 563 524
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -39
Contract jobs requiring a Performance Test Analyst 21 25 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.038% 0.047% 0.056%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.041% 0.051% 0.060%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 8 12
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£450 £390 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £272 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £505 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £339 £325
% change year-on-year
+18.08% +4.23%
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
50807 49213 43153
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.46% 92.36% 92.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 30874 29577 24780
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1991 2026 2213
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.70 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.76% -2.85%

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 31 March 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 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 31 March 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 -5 21 £450 +2.85% 6
London +7 8 £600 +14.28% 1
East of England +15 4 £313 - 1
Essex +8 3 £250 - 1
Brentwood - 3 £250 - 1
Paddington - 1 - -
Gloucester - - - -
Rotherham - - - -
York - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
City of London - - - -
South West - - - - 1
West Midlands - - - -

Performance Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 21 (60.00%) SQL
2 17 (48.57%) LoadRunner
3 16 (45.71%) Performance Testing
4 13 (37.14%) Oracle
5 12 (34.29%) Security Cleared
6 11 (31.43%) Test Scripting
6 11 (31.43%) JMeter
7 10 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (28.57%) .NET
7 10 (28.57%) Java
8 9 (25.71%) JIRA
8 9 (25.71%) HP Quality Center
9 8 (22.86%) Performance Engineering
9 8 (22.86%) Linux
9 8 (22.86%) HP
10 7 (20.00%) Stress Testing
10 7 (20.00%) Finance
10 7 (20.00%) Test Strategy
11 6 (17.14%) Test Automation
11 6 (17.14%) Capacity Planning
11 6 (17.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 6 (17.14%) SC Cleared
11 6 (17.14%) DV Cleared
11 6 (17.14%) V-Model
11 6 (17.14%) Windows
12 5 (14.29%) SOAP
12 5 (14.29%) C#
13 4 (11.43%) IIS
13 4 (11.43%) Web Services
13 4 (11.43%) ISEB

Performance Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 4 (11.43%) IIS
2 2 (5.71%) Apache
3 1 (2.86%) Confluence
3 1 (2.86%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (5.71%) MS Office
2 1 (2.86%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (11.43%) HTTP
2 2 (5.71%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.71%) VoltDB
2 1 (2.86%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.86%) DB2
2 1 (2.86%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 17 (48.57%) LoadRunner
2 11 (31.43%) JMeter
3 9 (25.71%) JIRA
4 6 (17.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 4 (11.43%) JProfiler
6 3 (8.57%) NeoLoad
6 3 (8.57%) VisualVM
7 2 (5.71%) SoapUI
7 2 (5.71%) Visual Studio
8 1 (2.86%) TestDirector
8 1 (2.86%) Rational Performance Tester
8 1 (2.86%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (20.00%) Finance
2 2 (5.71%) Retail
3 1 (2.86%) Back Office
3 1 (2.86%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (28.57%) .NET
2 5 (14.29%) SOAP
3 4 (11.43%) Web Services
4 3 (8.57%) HTML
5 2 (5.71%) XML
5 2 (5.71%) XML Messaging
6 1 (2.86%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.43%) N-Tier
2 3 (8.57%) Hedge funds
3 1 (2.86%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.86%) Mathematics
3 1 (2.86%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.86%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 8 (22.86%) Linux
2 6 (17.14%) Windows
3 3 (8.57%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (45.71%) Performance Testing
2 11 (31.43%) Test Scripting
3 10 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (22.86%) Performance Engineering
5 7 (20.00%) Test Strategy
5 7 (20.00%) Stress Testing
6 6 (17.14%) V-Model
6 6 (17.14%) Test Automation
6 6 (17.14%) Capacity Planning
7 3 (8.57%) Load Testing
7 3 (8.57%) Performance Analysis
8 2 (5.71%) Software Testing
8 2 (5.71%) Use Case
8 2 (5.71%) Scrum
8 2 (5.71%) Test Management
9 1 (2.86%) Security Testing
9 1 (2.86%) Performance Management
9 1 (2.86%) TDD
9 1 (2.86%) Business Analysis
9 1 (2.86%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 21 (60.00%) SQL
2 10 (28.57%) Java
3 5 (14.29%) C#
4 3 (8.57%) Perl
4 3 (8.57%) PL/SQL
5 2 (5.71%) Shell Script
5 2 (5.71%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.86%) C
Qualifications
1 12 (34.29%) Security Cleared
2 6 (17.14%) SC Cleared
2 6 (17.14%) DV Cleared
3 4 (11.43%) ISEB
4 3 (8.57%) ISTQB
5 2 (5.71%) Degree
6 1 (2.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Systems Management
1 9 (25.71%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.86%) nmon
Vendors
1 13 (37.14%) Oracle
2 8 (22.86%) HP
3 3 (8.57%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.86%) Remedy
4 1 (2.86%) ATG
4 1 (2.86%) Splunk
4 1 (2.86%) SAP
4 1 (2.86%) Siebel
4 1 (2.86%) IBM
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