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 30 October 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Test Engineer
Rank 591 568 -
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -
Contract jobs requiring a Performance Test Engineer 10 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.017% 0.004% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.019% 0.004% -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 0
Average daily rate
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£400 £374 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.02% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £310 -
% change year-on-year
+20.96% -
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
52738 47909 50224
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.71% 92.70% 93.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 33149 28976 28331
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2128 2109 2472
Average hourly rate £16.16 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.94% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.00 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -5.71%

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 30 October 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 14 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 30 October 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 -24 10 £400 +7.02% 4
London +4 5 £438 -
City of London - 3 £438 -
South East - - - - 1
Edinburgh - - - -
Leatherhead - - - -
Scotland - - - -
Reading - - - -
York - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - - 1
Surrey - - - -
Yorkshire - - - - 1

Performance Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 23 (88.46%) LoadRunner
1 23 (88.46%) Performance Testing
2 18 (69.23%) Test Scripting
3 15 (57.69%) ISTQB
4 14 (53.85%) Regression Testing
4 14 (53.85%) HP Quality Center
5 13 (50.00%) Problem Management
6 12 (46.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 11 (42.31%) Test Strategy
8 10 (38.46%) Software Testing
8 10 (38.46%) Configuration Management
8 10 (38.46%) Facilita Forecast
9 9 (34.62%) HP
9 9 (34.62%) Security Cleared
10 8 (30.77%) QuickTest Pro
11 7 (26.92%) Automated Testing
11 7 (26.92%) SC Cleared
11 7 (26.92%) QA
11 7 (26.92%) Data Structures
12 6 (23.08%) Waterfall
12 6 (23.08%) Finance
12 6 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
13 4 (15.38%) ISEB
13 4 (15.38%) Oracle
13 4 (15.38%) Test Automation
13 4 (15.38%) NeoLoad
14 3 (11.54%) Root Cause Analysis
14 3 (11.54%) BDD
14 3 (11.54%) BC Cleared
14 3 (11.54%) V-Model

Performance Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 (3.85%) Documentum
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) SAP BPC
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.69%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.69%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 23 (88.46%) LoadRunner
2 10 (38.46%) Facilita Forecast
3 8 (30.77%) QuickTest Pro
4 4 (15.38%) NeoLoad
5 2 (7.69%) Subversion
5 2 (7.69%) Rational DOORS
5 2 (7.69%) Rational Rhapsody
5 2 (7.69%) eggPlant
6 1 (3.85%) SoapUI
6 1 (3.85%) Fiddler
6 1 (3.85%) LoadUI
6 1 (3.85%) JConsole
6 1 (3.85%) VisualVM
General
1 6 (23.08%) Finance
2 3 (11.54%) Banking
3 1 (3.85%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) RESTful
1 1 (3.85%) Web Services
1 1 (3.85%) .NET
1 1 (3.85%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (26.92%) Data Structures
2 1 (3.85%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.85%) Mobile Payment
2 1 (3.85%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 3 (11.54%) Solaris
1 3 (11.54%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (88.46%) Performance Testing
2 18 (69.23%) Test Scripting
3 14 (53.85%) Regression Testing
4 13 (50.00%) Problem Management
5 11 (42.31%) Test Strategy
6 10 (38.46%) Software Testing
6 10 (38.46%) Configuration Management
7 7 (26.92%) Automated Testing
8 6 (23.08%) Waterfall
8 6 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (15.38%) Test Automation
10 3 (11.54%) Root Cause Analysis
10 3 (11.54%) BDD
10 3 (11.54%) V-Model
10 3 (11.54%) SOA
10 3 (11.54%) TDD
11 2 (7.69%) Validation
11 2 (7.69%) UML
11 2 (7.69%) Test Management
12 1 (3.85%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 3 (11.54%) SQL
2 2 (7.69%) Python
3 1 (3.85%) C#
3 1 (3.85%) Java
Qualifications
1 15 (57.69%) ISTQB
2 12 (46.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 9 (34.62%) Security Cleared
4 7 (26.92%) SC Cleared
5 4 (15.38%) ISEB
6 3 (11.54%) BC Cleared
7 1 (3.85%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (26.92%) QA
Systems Management
1 14 (53.85%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (34.62%) HP
2 4 (15.38%) Oracle
3 1 (3.85%) Citrix
3 1 (3.85%) SAP
3 1 (3.85%) Siebel