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 30 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Performance Testing Consultant
Rank 575 568 535
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -33
Contract jobs requiring a Performance Test Consultant 3 7 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.006% 0.013% 0.017%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.006% 0.014% 0.019%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 1
Average daily rate
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£375 £255 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+47.05% -21.53%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £230 £325
% change year-on-year
+41.30% -29.23%
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
50025 48432 42510
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.45% 92.39% 92.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 30372 29064 24408
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 1969 2003 2177
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.83 £17.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
-1.02% -0.87%

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
Top 5 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 30 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 -20 3 £375 +47.05%
City of London +20 1 £425 +28.78%
London +4 1 £425 +34.81%
Edinburgh - - - -
Scotland - - - -

Performance Test Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 3 (75.00%) Performance Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) JIRA
2 2 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (50.00%) JMeter
2 2 (50.00%) HP
2 2 (50.00%) Scrum
3 1 (25.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (25.00%) Mentoring
3 1 (25.00%) LoadRunner
3 1 (25.00%) Apple
3 1 (25.00%) Remedy
3 1 (25.00%) Finance
3 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (25.00%) SQL
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle
3 1 (25.00%) DB2
3 1 (25.00%) IIS
3 1 (25.00%) Web Services
3 1 (25.00%) Apache
3 1 (25.00%) IBM
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (25.00%) Open Source
3 1 (25.00%) Confluence
3 1 (25.00%) JProfiler
3 1 (25.00%) Apple iOS
3 1 (25.00%) Splunk
3 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (25.00%) Enterprise Software

Performance Test Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 (25.00%) IIS
1 1 (25.00%) Apache
1 1 (25.00%) Confluence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) DB2
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database
1 1 (25.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) JMeter
1 2 (50.00%) JIRA
2 1 (25.00%) Rational Performance Tester
2 1 (25.00%) JProfiler
2 1 (25.00%) LoadRunner
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (25.00%) Open Source
1 1 (25.00%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Performance Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Scrum
2 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Load Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Stress Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Web Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Test Management
3 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (25.00%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (25.00%) nmon
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) HP
2 1 (25.00%) Apple
2 1 (25.00%) Remedy
2 1 (25.00%) Telerik
2 1 (25.00%) Splunk
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle
2 1 (25.00%) IBM