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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Performance Test Lead
Rank 555 560 529
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -31
Contract jobs requiring a Performance Test Leader 21 6 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.040% 0.012% 0.018%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.043% 0.013% 0.019%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 3 3
Average daily rate
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£425 £425 £230
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +84.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £395 £194
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £476 £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £230
% change year-on-year
- +84.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £135.00

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
48490 46430 41591
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.40% 92.38% 92.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 29830 27397 23746
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
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 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1842 1977 2253
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.74 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.55% -2.85%

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
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Performance Test Leader within the UK over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

Performance Test Leader Daily Rate Histogram 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 9 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 27 February 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 -14 10 £413 -2.94% 3
North West -13 2 £400 -18.23%
London -14 2 £400 - 1
Manchester -8 1 £400 -
South East -29 1 £475 +16.92% 1
Ealing - - - -
Reading - - - - 1
Berkshire - - - - 1
City of London - - - -

Performance Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 18 (69.23%) LoadRunner
2 15 (57.69%) Performance Testing
3 12 (46.15%) Stress Testing
4 11 (42.31%) Enterprise Content Management
4 11 (42.31%) CA Wily
4 11 (42.31%) Content Management
4 11 (42.31%) WebSphere
4 11 (42.31%) HP
4 11 (42.31%) WebSphere Application Server
5 6 (23.08%) FileNet
6 5 (19.23%) Load Testing
7 4 (15.38%) Banking
8 3 (11.54%) WebLogic
8 3 (11.54%) SQL
8 3 (11.54%) Linux
9 2 (7.69%) TCP/IP
9 2 (7.69%) VBA
9 2 (7.69%) UNIX
9 2 (7.69%) C
9 2 (7.69%) C#
9 2 (7.69%) Java
9 2 (7.69%) PL/SQL
9 2 (7.69%) Regression Testing
9 2 (7.69%) Finance
9 2 (7.69%) Validation
9 2 (7.69%) Project Management
9 2 (7.69%) Oracle
9 2 (7.69%) Subversion
9 2 (7.69%) JSF
9 2 (7.69%) Technical Architecture

Performance Test Leader
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 11 (42.31%) WebSphere Application Server
1 11 (42.31%) WebSphere
2 6 (23.08%) FileNet
3 3 (11.54%) WebLogic
4 2 (7.69%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (3.85%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.69%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.85%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.69%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 18 (69.23%) LoadRunner
2 2 (7.69%) Subversion
2 2 (7.69%) SilkPerformer
2 2 (7.69%) JIRA
2 2 (7.69%) Selenium
2 2 (7.69%) NeoLoad
3 1 (3.85%) JMeter
3 1 (3.85%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (15.38%) Banking
2 2 (7.69%) Finance
3 1 (3.85%) Retail
3 1 (3.85%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.69%) JSF
2 1 (3.85%) .NET
2 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.69%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.85%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 3 (11.54%) Linux
2 2 (7.69%) UNIX
3 1 (3.85%) Windows
3 1 (3.85%) AIX
3 1 (3.85%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (57.69%) Performance Testing
2 12 (46.15%) Stress Testing
3 11 (42.31%) Enterprise Content Management
3 11 (42.31%) Content Management
4 5 (19.23%) Load Testing
5 2 (7.69%) Performance Engineering
5 2 (7.69%) Validation
5 2 (7.69%) Project Management
5 2 (7.69%) Regression Testing
5 2 (7.69%) Technical Architecture
6 1 (3.85%) MVC
6 1 (3.85%) Workflow
6 1 (3.85%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (3.85%) Document Management
6 1 (3.85%) Systems Analysis
6 1 (3.85%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (3.85%) Test Planning
6 1 (3.85%) Test Strategy
6 1 (3.85%) Non-Functional Testing
6 1 (3.85%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (11.54%) SQL
2 2 (7.69%) VBA
2 2 (7.69%) C
2 2 (7.69%) C#
2 2 (7.69%) Java
2 2 (7.69%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (7.69%) Degree
2 1 (3.85%) ISEB
2 1 (3.85%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.69%) QA
Systems Management
1 11 (42.31%) CA Wily
2 2 (7.69%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (42.31%) HP
2 2 (7.69%) Oracle
3 1 (3.85%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.85%) Apple
3 1 (3.85%) ATG