The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Performance Test Analyst featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 7 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Performance Test Analyst
Rank 602 607 609
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Performance Test Analyst 28 37 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.056% 0.067% 0.039%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.059% 0.070% 0.042%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 19 12
Median daily rate £413 £323 £319
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.90% +1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £427 £442 £445
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £323 £300
% change year-on-year
+27.90% +7.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
47154 52548 52697
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.59% 94.79% 93.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 30883 33471 33311
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £580 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1660 2050 2167
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £43.00 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.85
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.25%

Performance Test Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Performance Test Analyst in the job title.

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 7 December 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 22 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Performance Test Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 7 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +10 23 £379 +17.44%
East Midlands +6 9 £388 +19.23%
Northamptonshire -8 8 £388 +19.23%
Northampton - 8 £388 -
London +3 7 £404 +4.87%
West Midlands -19 3 £275 -
South Wales - 3 £413 -
Cardiff - 3 £413 -
Wales - 3 £413 -
South East +28 2 - -
Coventry - 2 - -
Buckinghamshire - 2 - -
Croydon - 2 £383 -
South West +13 1 £325 -5.79%
Midlands - 1 - -
Warwickshire - 1 £275 -
Belfast - 1 £425 -
Warwick - 1 £275 -
Swindon - 1 £325 -
Wiltshire - 1 £325 -
Northern Ireland - 1 £425 -
County Antrim - 1 £425 -

Performance Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 7 December 2016, Performance Test Analyst contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Performance Test Analyst in the job title.

1 33 (61.11%) Performance Testing
2 21 (38.89%) Test Scripting
2 21 (38.89%) LoadRunner
3 19 (35.19%) Test Strategy
4 18 (33.33%) Java
5 17 (31.48%) Agile Software Development
6 16 (29.63%) SQL
7 15 (27.78%) Oracle
7 15 (27.78%) Unix
7 15 (27.78%) JMeter
8 11 (20.37%) Finance
8 11 (20.37%) Windows
8 11 (20.37%) HP
9 10 (18.52%) Linux
9 10 (18.52%) Performance Monitoring
9 10 (18.52%) Test Planning
10 9 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
10 9 (16.67%) IBM
10 9 (16.67%) Web Services
10 9 (16.67%) Load Testing
11 8 (14.81%) Selenium
11 8 (14.81%) Banking
11 8 (14.81%) HP Quality Center
11 8 (14.81%) SoapUI
12 7 (12.96%) Performance Engineering
12 7 (12.96%) Tivoli
12 7 (12.96%) Tivoli Monitoring
12 7 (12.96%) C
12 7 (12.96%) Security Cleared
12 7 (12.96%) V-Model

Performance Test Analyst Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (7.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 2 (3.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.85%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.26%) HTTP
2 4 (7.41%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.85%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.56%) Oracle Database
1 3 (5.56%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (3.70%) PowerCenter
3 1 (1.85%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (1.85%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
3 1 (1.85%) Cognos Query Studio
3 1 (1.85%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.85%) QlikView
3 1 (1.85%) SAP BW
3 1 (1.85%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 21 (38.89%) LoadRunner
2 15 (27.78%) JMeter
3 8 (14.81%) Selenium
3 8 (14.81%) SoapUI
4 5 (9.26%) Fiddler
4 5 (9.26%) HP UFT
4 5 (9.26%) JIRA
5 4 (7.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 4 (7.41%) Rational Performance Tester
5 4 (7.41%) Visual Studio
6 3 (5.56%) Jenkins
6 3 (5.56%) NeoLoad
7 2 (3.70%) Git (software)
7 2 (3.70%) Maven
7 2 (3.70%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (3.70%) The Grinder
7 2 (3.70%) WinRunner
8 1 (1.85%) SilkPerformer
8 1 (1.85%) Toad
8 1 (1.85%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 11 (20.37%) Finance
2 8 (14.81%) Banking
3 2 (3.70%) Billing
3 2 (3.70%) Law
4 1 (1.85%) Automotive
4 1 (1.85%) Front Office
4 1 (1.85%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.85%) Retail
4 1 (1.85%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (16.67%) Web Services
2 6 (11.11%) .NET
3 3 (5.56%) Middleware
3 3 (5.56%) SOAP
4 2 (3.70%) J2EE
4 2 (3.70%) XML
5 1 (1.85%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.70%) iPad
1 2 (3.70%) Performance Metrics
2 1 (1.85%) Data Centre
2 1 (1.85%) EPoS
2 1 (1.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 15 (27.78%) Unix
2 11 (20.37%) Windows
3 10 (18.52%) Linux
4 1 (1.85%) Android
4 1 (1.85%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (61.11%) Performance Testing
2 21 (38.89%) Test Scripting
3 19 (35.19%) Test Strategy
4 17 (31.48%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (18.52%) Performance Monitoring
5 10 (18.52%) Test Planning
6 9 (16.67%) Load Testing
6 9 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
7 7 (12.96%) Performance Engineering
7 7 (12.96%) Stress Testing
7 7 (12.96%) V-Model
8 6 (11.11%) Waterfall
9 5 (9.26%) Defect Management
9 5 (9.26%) Test Automation
10 4 (7.41%) Capacity Planning
10 4 (7.41%) Data Analysis
10 4 (7.41%) ETL
10 4 (7.41%) Process Improvement
10 4 (7.41%) Re-Platforming
10 4 (7.41%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 18 (33.33%) Java
2 16 (29.63%) SQL
3 7 (12.96%) C
4 4 (7.41%) Perl
5 3 (5.56%) C#
6 2 (3.70%) Groovy
6 2 (3.70%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.85%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.85%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.85%) Python
Qualifications
1 7 (12.96%) Security Cleared
2 6 (11.11%) SC Cleared
3 5 (9.26%) DV Cleared
4 4 (7.41%) ISEB
5 1 (1.85%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.41%) QA
2 1 (1.85%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 8 (14.81%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (12.96%) Tivoli
2 7 (12.96%) Tivoli Monitoring
3 3 (5.56%) Ganglia
3 3 (5.56%) HP SiteScope
3 3 (5.56%) nmon
4 1 (1.85%) Graphite
Vendors
1 15 (27.78%) Oracle
2 11 (20.37%) HP
3 9 (16.67%) IBM
4 4 (7.41%) AppDynamics
4 4 (7.41%) Microsoft
5 3 (5.56%) Guidewire
5 3 (5.56%) Siebel
6 2 (3.70%) Informatica
6 2 (3.70%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (1.85%) Blue Coat
7 1 (1.85%) Citrix
7 1 (1.85%) Cognos
7 1 (1.85%) SAP