The first table below looks at the demand for the Performance Test Consultant 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 Consultant in their job title over the 3 months to 23 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Testing Consultant
Rank 588 545 583
Rank change year-on-year
-43 +38
Contract jobs requiring a Performance Test Consultant 8 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.014% 0.012% 0.007%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.015% 0.013% 0.007%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 1
Average daily rate £278 £325 £440
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.53% -26.13%
UK excluding London average daily rate £243 £325 £440
% change year-on-year
-25.38% -26.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
51854 44815 56131
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.21% 92.45% 92.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 31590 25634 30843
Average daily rate £390 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £238 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 2065 2206 2587
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

Performance Test Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Performance Test Consultant in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Performance Test Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Performance Test Consultant
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Performance Test Consultant within the UK.

Performance Test Consultant Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Performance Test Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Performance Test Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 23 April 2014.

Performance Test Consultant Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Performance Test Consultant
Top 9 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 Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 23 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -48 8 £278 -14.53% 1
London -17 2 £315 -
Leeds - 2 - -
West Yorkshire - 2 - -
Yorkshire - 2 - -
City of London - 1 £330 -
Bradford - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -

Performance Test Consultant
Top 22 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Performance Test Consultant 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 Consultant in their job title.

1 8 (100.00%) Performance Testing
2 5 (62.50%) Stakeholder Management
2 5 (62.50%) LoadRunner
3 3 (37.50%) Test Scripting
4 2 (25.00%) Java
4 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (25.00%) Open Source
4 2 (25.00%) JProfiler
4 2 (25.00%) Test Strategy
5 1 (12.50%) Automation Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Performance Engineering
5 1 (12.50%) TDD
5 1 (12.50%) Degree
5 1 (12.50%) Selenium
5 1 (12.50%) SQL
5 1 (12.50%) SAP
5 1 (12.50%) C++
5 1 (12.50%) System Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Test Automation
5 1 (12.50%) WebDriver
5 1 (12.50%) Volume Testing

Performance Test Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Performance Test Consultant 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 Consultant in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Development Applications
1 5 (62.50%) LoadRunner
2 2 (25.00%) JProfiler
3 1 (12.50%) Selenium
3 1 (12.50%) WebDriver
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Open Source
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (100.00%) Performance Testing
2 5 (62.50%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (37.50%) Test Scripting
4 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (25.00%) Test Strategy
5 1 (12.50%) Automation Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Performance Engineering
5 1 (12.50%) TDD
5 1 (12.50%) System Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Test Automation
5 1 (12.50%) Volume Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) Java
2 1 (12.50%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) C++
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) SAP