The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Test Engineer
Rank 573 541 586
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +45
Contract jobs requiring a Performance Test Engineer 14 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.025% 0.006% 0.003%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.027% 0.007% 0.004%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 0 1
Average daily rate £400 - £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 - -
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
51949 44129 56219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.27% 92.47% 92.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 31578 25274 30920
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
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2083 2186 2628
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.87 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.04% -8.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%

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
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Performance Test Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Performance Test Engineer Daily Rate Histogram 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 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 Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 18 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 -80 10 £400 -
London -19 5 £400 -
Scotland - 4 £400 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 3 £375 -
North East - 3 £375 -
Tyne and Wear - 3 £375 -
West Lothian - - - -
Livingston - - - -

Performance Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 12 (66.67%) Performance Testing
2 9 (50.00%) LoadRunner
3 7 (38.89%) SQL
4 6 (33.33%) UNIX
4 6 (33.33%) Java
5 5 (27.78%) Linux
5 5 (27.78%) HP
5 5 (27.78%) Test Scripting
6 4 (22.22%) Problem Management
6 4 (22.22%) Test Strategy
6 4 (22.22%) Regression Testing
6 4 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (22.22%) Configuration Management
6 4 (22.22%) Oracle
6 4 (22.22%) Relational Database
7 3 (16.67%) Facilita Forecast
7 3 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
7 3 (16.67%) Security Cleared
7 3 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
7 3 (16.67%) Automated Testing
7 3 (16.67%) Software Testing
7 3 (16.67%) Load Balancing
7 3 (16.67%) QA
8 2 (11.11%) ISTQB
8 2 (11.11%) VMware
8 2 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
8 2 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (11.11%) Oracle Database
8 2 (11.11%) SOASTA, Inc

Performance Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (5.56%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) Internet
1 1 (5.56%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (22.22%) Relational Database
2 2 (11.11%) Oracle Database
3 1 (5.56%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 9 (50.00%) LoadRunner
2 3 (16.67%) Facilita Forecast
3 2 (11.11%) JMeter
3 2 (11.11%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (5.56%) JUnit
4 1 (5.56%) Visual Studio
4 1 (5.56%) JProfiler
General
1 2 (11.11%) Banking
1 2 (11.11%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Retail
2 1 (5.56%) Financial Institution
2 1 (5.56%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) J2EE
1 1 (5.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 6 (33.33%) UNIX
2 5 (27.78%) Linux
3 2 (11.11%) Windows
4 1 (5.56%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (66.67%) Performance Testing
2 5 (27.78%) Test Scripting
3 4 (22.22%) Problem Management
3 4 (22.22%) Test Strategy
3 4 (22.22%) Regression Testing
3 4 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (22.22%) Configuration Management
4 3 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
4 3 (16.67%) Automated Testing
4 3 (16.67%) Software Testing
4 3 (16.67%) Load Balancing
5 1 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (5.56%) OO
5 1 (5.56%) E-Commerce
5 1 (5.56%) SOA
5 1 (5.56%) Capacity Management
5 1 (5.56%) Waterfall
5 1 (5.56%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 7 (38.89%) SQL
2 6 (33.33%) Java
3 1 (5.56%) JavaScript
3 1 (5.56%) C
3 1 (5.56%) C#
3 1 (5.56%) Scala
Qualifications
1 3 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 2 (11.11%) ISTQB
3 1 (5.56%) Degree
3 1 (5.56%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.56%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (16.67%) QA
System Software
1 2 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (11.11%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (27.78%) HP
2 4 (22.22%) Oracle
3 2 (11.11%) VMware
3 2 (11.11%) SOASTA, Inc