The table below looks at the statistics 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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Performance Testing Consultant
Rank 604 574 543
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -31
Contract jobs requiring a Performance Test Consultant 3 8 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.006% 0.015% 0.013%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.006% 0.016% 0.014%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 3
Average daily rate
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£485 £300 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+61.53% -9.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £230 £326
10% offered a daily rate of more than £537 £365 £366
UK excluding London average daily rate £485 £265 £330
% change year-on-year
+83.01% -19.69%
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
50008 48637 43579
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.32% 92.39% 92.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 30924 30184 25017
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
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 1983 2005 2160
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £40.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

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 22 May 2015.

Performance Test Consultant Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Performance Test Consultant
Top 8 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 22 May 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -30 3 £485 +61.39% 1
North West -20 1 - -
South East - 1 £550 -
Leatherhead - 1 £550 -
Manchester - 1 - -
Nottinghamshire - 1 £420 -
Surrey - 1 £550 -
East Midlands - 1 £420 -

Performance Test Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 6 (85.71%) Performance Testing
2 4 (57.14%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (57.14%) JMeter
2 4 (57.14%) LoadRunner
3 3 (42.86%) HP
4 2 (28.57%) SQL
4 2 (28.57%) Oracle
4 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (28.57%) Scrum
4 2 (28.57%) JIRA
4 2 (28.57%) Load Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Relational Database
5 1 (14.29%) Mentoring
5 1 (14.29%) Perl
5 1 (14.29%) Stress Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Web Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Test Management
5 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
5 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
5 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
5 1 (14.29%) Rational Performance Tester
5 1 (14.29%) Open Source
5 1 (14.29%) Confluence
5 1 (14.29%) JProfiler
5 1 (14.29%) Apple iOS
5 1 (14.29%) Splunk
5 1 (14.29%) Test Strategy
5 1 (14.29%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database
5 1 (14.29%) nmon

Performance Test Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (14.29%) Confluence
1 1 (14.29%) IIS
1 1 (14.29%) Apache
Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) SAP CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) Relational Database
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (14.29%) DB2
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (14.29%) MySQL
2 1 (14.29%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 4 (57.14%) JMeter
1 4 (57.14%) LoadRunner
2 2 (28.57%) JIRA
3 1 (14.29%) Rational Performance Tester
3 1 (14.29%) JProfiler
General
1 1 (14.29%) Retail
1 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) XML Messaging
1 1 (14.29%) Web Services
1 1 (14.29%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Open Source
1 1 (14.29%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Apple iOS
1 1 (14.29%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) Performance Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (28.57%) Scrum
2 2 (28.57%) Load Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Mentoring
3 1 (14.29%) Stress Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Web Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Test Management
3 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
3 1 (14.29%) Test Strategy
3 1 (14.29%) SAP Implementation
3 1 (14.29%) Automated Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Regression Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (14.29%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
1 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
1 1 (14.29%) ISEB
Systems Management
1 4 (57.14%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (14.29%) nmon
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) HP
2 2 (28.57%) Oracle
3 1 (14.29%) Splunk
3 1 (14.29%) Telerik
3 1 (14.29%) SAP
3 1 (14.29%) IBM
3 1 (14.29%) Apple
3 1 (14.29%) Remedy