The table below looks at the statistics for the Performance Test Engineer 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 Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 20 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Test Engineer
Rank 588 568 594
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +26
Contract jobs requiring a Performance Test Engineer 13 7 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.023% 0.013% 0.015%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.025% 0.014% 0.016%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 6 9
Average daily rate
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£375 £328 £430
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.41% -23.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £236 £321
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £431 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £406 £430
% change year-on-year
-7.52% -5.69%
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
51170 49280 54602
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.36% 92.64% 92.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 30980 29240 30617
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 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1968 2111 2700
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 £39.08 £38.98 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.98%

Performance Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Performance Test Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Performance Test Engineer
Daily Rate Trend

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

Performance Test Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Performance Test Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Performance Test Engineer within the UK.

Performance Test Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Performance Test Engineer
Top 15 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 Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 20 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 -21 13 £375 +14.41% 6
London +11 3 £425 +70.00% 1
South East +2 3 - -
Scotland - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Leatherhead - - - -
Manchester - - - - 1
Reading - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - - 3
Surrey - - - -
Yorkshire - - - - 3
City of London - - - - 1
North West - - - - 1

Performance Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Performance Test Engineer 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 Engineer in their job title.

1 26 (86.67%) Performance Testing
2 25 (83.33%) LoadRunner
3 15 (50.00%) Test Scripting
4 13 (43.33%) Problem Management
4 13 (43.33%) ISTQB
4 13 (43.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 12 (40.00%) Security Cleared
5 12 (40.00%) Test Strategy
6 11 (36.67%) HP Quality Center
6 11 (36.67%) Software Testing
6 11 (36.67%) Configuration Management
6 11 (36.67%) HP
6 11 (36.67%) Regression Testing
7 9 (30.00%) Facilita Forecast
8 8 (26.67%) QA
8 8 (26.67%) Automated Testing
8 8 (26.67%) QuickTest Pro
8 8 (26.67%) SQL
8 8 (26.67%) Oracle
9 7 (23.33%) Linux
9 7 (23.33%) UNIX
9 7 (23.33%) Finance
9 7 (23.33%) SC Cleared
10 6 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
11 5 (16.67%) BC Cleared
12 4 (13.33%) Disaster Recovery
12 4 (13.33%) Java
12 4 (13.33%) Relational Database
13 3 (10.00%) Web Services
13 3 (10.00%) Windows

Performance Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

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

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.33%) Documentum
Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) SAP BPC
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.67%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.33%) Relational Database
2 3 (10.00%) Oracle Database
3 1 (3.33%) DB2
Development Applications
1 25 (83.33%) LoadRunner
2 9 (30.00%) Facilita Forecast
3 8 (26.67%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (6.67%) JMeter
5 1 (3.33%) Fiddler
5 1 (3.33%) JProfiler
5 1 (3.33%) SoapUI
5 1 (3.33%) NeoLoad
5 1 (3.33%) LoadUI
5 1 (3.33%) JConsole
5 1 (3.33%) VisualVM
General
1 7 (23.33%) Finance
2 3 (10.00%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.00%) Web Services
2 2 (6.67%) Ajax
3 1 (3.33%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.33%) Open Source
1 1 (3.33%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 7 (23.33%) UNIX
1 7 (23.33%) Linux
2 3 (10.00%) Windows
2 3 (10.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (86.67%) Performance Testing
2 15 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 13 (43.33%) Problem Management
4 12 (40.00%) Test Strategy
5 11 (36.67%) Configuration Management
5 11 (36.67%) Regression Testing
5 11 (36.67%) Software Testing
6 8 (26.67%) Automated Testing
7 6 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (13.33%) Disaster Recovery
9 3 (10.00%) SOA
9 3 (10.00%) Load Balancing
9 3 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
9 3 (10.00%) Waterfall
10 2 (6.67%) Performance Analysis
10 2 (6.67%) Capacity Planning
11 1 (3.33%) Test Management
11 1 (3.33%) RUP
11 1 (3.33%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 8 (26.67%) SQL
2 4 (13.33%) Java
3 1 (3.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 13 (43.33%) ISTQB
1 13 (43.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 12 (40.00%) Security Cleared
3 7 (23.33%) SC Cleared
4 5 (16.67%) BC Cleared
5 2 (6.67%) ISEB
6 1 (3.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (26.67%) QA
System Software
1 2 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (6.67%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (36.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (36.67%) HP
2 8 (26.67%) Oracle
3 2 (6.67%) Citrix
3 2 (6.67%) VMware
3 2 (6.67%) SOASTA, Inc
4 1 (3.33%) SAP
4 1 (3.33%) Siebel