The table below looks at the statistics for the Performance Test Leader 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 Leader 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 Lead
Rank 594 558 586
Rank change year-on-year
-36 +28
Contract jobs requiring a Performance Test Leader 7 17 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.013% 0.032% 0.029%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.014% 0.034% 0.031%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 8 13
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£350 £375 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +20.96%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £250
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +50.00%
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 Leader
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Performance Test Leader Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Performance Test Leader
Daily Rate Trend

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

Performance Test Leader Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Performance Test Leader
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Performance Test Leader Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Performance Test Leader
Top 17 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 Leader 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 -33 6 £350 -19.07% 1
London +16 3 - -
West Yorkshire -2 1 £350 +48.93% 1
Yorkshire -3 1 £350 +48.93% 1
South East -6 1 - -
West Midlands - - - -
Ealing - - - -
East of England - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Coventry - - - -
Leeds - - - - 1
Nottingham - - - -
Reading - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -

Performance Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills

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

1 16 (84.21%) Performance Testing
2 13 (68.42%) LoadRunner
3 10 (52.63%) Test Strategy
4 7 (36.84%) Oracle
5 6 (31.58%) UNIX
5 6 (31.58%) HP
6 5 (26.32%) Test Scripting
7 4 (21.05%) Test Management
7 4 (21.05%) Finance
7 4 (21.05%) Web Services
7 4 (21.05%) SQL
8 3 (15.79%) Windows
8 3 (15.79%) ISEB
8 3 (15.79%) HTTP
8 3 (15.79%) TCP/IP
8 3 (15.79%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (15.79%) IBM
8 3 (15.79%) Performance Tuning
9 2 (10.53%) Performance Monitoring
9 2 (10.53%) PuTTY
9 2 (10.53%) Load Testing
9 2 (10.53%) ISTQB
9 2 (10.53%) Security Cleared
9 2 (10.53%) Publishing
9 2 (10.53%) Validation
9 2 (10.53%) VMware
9 2 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (10.53%) Banking
9 2 (10.53%) Data Analysis
9 2 (10.53%) Software Testing

Performance Test Leader
Top Related IT Skills by Category

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

Application Platforms
1 2 (10.53%) Tomcat
1 2 (10.53%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (10.53%) MS PowerPoint
1 2 (10.53%) MS Excel
1 2 (10.53%) MS Visio
1 2 (10.53%) MS Project
1 2 (10.53%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.79%) HTTP
1 3 (15.79%) TCP/IP
2 2 (10.53%) PuTTY
2 2 (10.53%) FTP
3 1 (5.26%) DNS
3 1 (5.26%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 13 (68.42%) LoadRunner
2 2 (10.53%) Toad
3 1 (5.26%) Introscope
3 1 (5.26%) JMeter
3 1 (5.26%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (5.26%) Rational Performance Tester
General
1 4 (21.05%) Finance
2 2 (10.53%) Publishing
2 2 (10.53%) Banking
3 1 (5.26%) Front Office
3 1 (5.26%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (21.05%) Web Services
2 2 (10.53%) SOAP
2 2 (10.53%) .NET
3 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET
3 1 (5.26%) JSP
3 1 (5.26%) HTML
3 1 (5.26%) J2EE
Operating Systems
1 6 (31.58%) UNIX
2 3 (15.79%) Windows
3 1 (5.26%) Windows XP
3 1 (5.26%) Windows 2000
3 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (84.21%) Performance Testing
2 10 (52.63%) Test Strategy
3 5 (26.32%) Test Scripting
4 4 (21.05%) Test Management
5 3 (15.79%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (10.53%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (10.53%) Load Testing
6 2 (10.53%) Validation
6 2 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (10.53%) Data Analysis
6 2 (10.53%) Software Testing
7 1 (5.26%) Statistical Analysis
7 1 (5.26%) Knowledge Management
7 1 (5.26%) Migration
7 1 (5.26%) Test Automation
7 1 (5.26%) Investment Management
7 1 (5.26%) Business Development
7 1 (5.26%) Release Management
7 1 (5.26%) Security Testing
7 1 (5.26%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 4 (21.05%) SQL
2 2 (10.53%) C
3 1 (5.26%) JavaScript
3 1 (5.26%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (15.79%) ISEB
2 2 (10.53%) ISTQB
2 2 (10.53%) Security Cleared
3 1 (5.26%) ISEB Practitioner
3 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.26%) Degree
3 1 (5.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (5.26%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) SLA
2 1 (5.26%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (15.79%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (10.53%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (5.26%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 7 (36.84%) Oracle
2 6 (31.58%) HP
3 3 (15.79%) IBM
4 2 (10.53%) VMware