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 19 August 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
19 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Test Analyst
Rank 564 538 559
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +21
Contract jobs requiring a Performance Test Analyst 30 39 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.053% 0.073% 0.066%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.058% 0.079% 0.071%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 29 20
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£333 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £234 £270 £161
10% offered a daily rate of more than £404 £410 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £361 £350
% change year-on-year
-9.84% +3.00%
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
52003 49259 54721
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.39% 92.60% 92.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 31467 29159 30637
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £341
% change year-on-year
- +2.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2008 2125 2736
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £39.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -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 19 August 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 30 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 19 August 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 -32 24 £338 -3.57% 4
South East -2 8 - -
London +23 7 £400 +6.66% 3
East Midlands - 5 £288 -
Hampshire -10 3 - -
Scotland -23 3 £350 -12.50% 1
Derbyshire - 3 £325 -
Gosport - 3 - -
City of London +17 2 £336 -5.61%
Berkshire +8 2 - -
North West -6 2 - -
Glasgow - 2 £350 -
Chesterfield - 2 - -
Reading - 2 - -
Edinburgh -18 1 - - 1
South West - 1 £350 -
Tyne and Wear - - - -
North East - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
East of England - - - -
Bracknell - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Luton - - - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - -
Warrington - - - -
York - - - - 1
Bedfordshire - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - - 1
Oxfordshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - - 1

Performance Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 August 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 46 (79.31%) LoadRunner
2 42 (72.41%) Performance Testing
3 24 (41.38%) HP
4 22 (37.93%) Test Scripting
5 18 (31.03%) Security Cleared
5 18 (31.03%) HP Quality Center
6 16 (27.59%) Oracle
6 16 (27.59%) UNIX
7 14 (24.14%) Windows
7 14 (24.14%) JMeter
8 13 (22.41%) ISTQB
8 13 (22.41%) Load Testing
8 13 (22.41%) SQL
8 13 (22.41%) HTTP
8 13 (22.41%) QuickTest Pro
9 12 (20.69%) SC Cleared
9 12 (20.69%) Test Strategy
10 11 (18.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 10 (17.24%) Finance
12 9 (15.52%) Oracle EBS
12 9 (15.52%) Knowledge Management
12 9 (15.52%) Software Testing
12 9 (15.52%) Stress Testing
12 9 (15.52%) TCP/IP
12 9 (15.52%) HTML
13 8 (13.79%) C#
13 8 (13.79%) JavaScript
13 8 (13.79%) .NET
13 8 (13.79%) ASP.NET
13 8 (13.79%) JSP

Performance Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 August 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 4 (6.90%) WebLogic
2 2 (3.45%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.45%) MS Exchange
2 2 (3.45%) Adobe CQ
3 1 (1.72%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 2 (3.45%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 9 (15.52%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (3.45%) SAP SRM
3 1 (1.72%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 13 (22.41%) HTTP
2 9 (15.52%) TCP/IP
3 8 (13.79%) DNS
3 8 (13.79%) HTTPS
4 3 (5.17%) SAN
5 1 (1.72%) PuTTY
5 1 (1.72%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.45%) Oracle Reports
1 2 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (3.45%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.72%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.72%) SQLPlus
2 1 (1.72%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 46 (79.31%) LoadRunner
2 14 (24.14%) JMeter
3 13 (22.41%) QuickTest Pro
4 3 (5.17%) Visual Studio
5 2 (3.45%) JUnit
5 2 (3.45%) JIRA
5 2 (3.45%) Visual Studio Team System
5 2 (3.45%) Git (software)
5 2 (3.45%) Zephyr
5 2 (3.45%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.72%) RubyMine
6 1 (1.72%) Facilita Forecast
6 1 (1.72%) LoadUI
6 1 (1.72%) SilkPerformer
6 1 (1.72%) SoapUI
6 1 (1.72%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (1.72%) Toad
General
1 10 (17.24%) Finance
2 3 (5.17%) Banking
3 2 (3.45%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.72%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (15.52%) HTML
2 8 (13.79%) .NET
2 8 (13.79%) ASP.NET
2 8 (13.79%) JSP
3 4 (6.90%) J2EE
3 4 (6.90%) Web Services
4 3 (5.17%) Ajax
4 3 (5.17%) SOAP
5 2 (3.45%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.45%) Mainframe
2 1 (1.72%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.72%) Statistics
2 1 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (1.72%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 16 (27.59%) UNIX
2 14 (24.14%) Windows
3 8 (13.79%) Windows 2000
3 8 (13.79%) Windows XP
3 8 (13.79%) Windows Server 2003
3 8 (13.79%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (10.34%) Linux
5 2 (3.45%) AIX
6 1 (1.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (72.41%) Performance Testing
2 22 (37.93%) Test Scripting
3 13 (22.41%) Load Testing
4 12 (20.69%) Test Strategy
5 9 (15.52%) Stress Testing
5 9 (15.52%) Knowledge Management
5 9 (15.52%) Software Testing
6 8 (13.79%) Test Automation
7 7 (12.07%) Test Management
8 5 (8.62%) Analytics
8 5 (8.62%) Volume Testing
8 5 (8.62%) Scalability Testing
9 4 (6.90%) Quantitative Analysis
10 3 (5.17%) Agile Software Development
10 3 (5.17%) Regression Testing
11 2 (3.45%) ERP
11 2 (3.45%) Benchmarking
11 2 (3.45%) Unit Testing
11 2 (3.45%) Automation Testing
11 2 (3.45%) Performance Engineering
Programming Languages
1 13 (22.41%) SQL
2 8 (13.79%) C#
2 8 (13.79%) JavaScript
3 6 (10.34%) Java
4 5 (8.62%) PowerShell
5 3 (5.17%) VB
6 2 (3.45%) C
7 1 (1.72%) C++
7 1 (1.72%) VBA
7 1 (1.72%) Ruby
7 1 (1.72%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 18 (31.03%) Security Cleared
2 13 (22.41%) ISTQB
3 12 (20.69%) SC Cleared
4 11 (18.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (6.90%) ISEB
6 1 (1.72%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (1.72%) BC Cleared
6 1 (1.72%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.90%) QA
2 1 (1.72%) SLA
Systems Management
1 18 (31.03%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (13.79%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 4 (6.90%) OpenView
Vendors
1 24 (41.38%) HP
2 16 (27.59%) Oracle
3 6 (10.34%) SAP
4 4 (6.90%) Microsoft
5 3 (5.17%) Citrix
5 3 (5.17%) IBM
6 2 (3.45%) VMware
6 2 (3.45%) Adobe
7 1 (1.72%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.72%) Siebel
7 1 (1.72%) Business Objects
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