The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Performance Test Leader featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 28 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Performance Test Lead
Rank 638 637 612
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -25
Contract jobs requiring a Performance Test Leader 13 9 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.024% 0.016% 0.011%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.025% 0.017% 0.012%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 4 0
Median daily rate £388 £400 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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 54095 51865
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.76% 94.76% 94.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 33263 34303 31438
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1565 2020 2092
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.60 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +0.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.80 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.46 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.14
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.12%

Performance Test Leader
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Performance Test Leader in the job title.

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 15 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Performance Test Leader within the UK over the 3 months to 28 July 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -14 10 £405 +1.25% 3
South East +13 4 £419 - 1
Hampshire +4 4 £419 -
London +4 3 £375 -13.04% 1
Scotland - 3 £317 -
Edinburgh - 2 £317 -
Yorkshire - 2 £403 -
Croydon - 2 £358 -
Sheffield - 2 £403 -
South Yorkshire - 2 £403 -
North West +3 1 - - 1
Manchester -3 1 - - 1
Havant - 1 - -
Southampton - 1 £425 -
Glasgow - 1 £360 -

Performance Test Leader Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 2016, Performance Test Leader contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Performance Test Leader in the job title.

1 18 (90.00%) Performance Testing
2 11 (55.00%) LoadRunner
3 9 (45.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 7 (35.00%) JMeter
5 6 (30.00%) HP
6 5 (25.00%) Finance
6 5 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
7 4 (20.00%) C
7 4 (20.00%) .NET
7 4 (20.00%) Web Services
7 4 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (20.00%) Test Scripting
8 3 (15.00%) QA
8 3 (15.00%) Test Strategy
8 3 (15.00%) Rational Performance Tester
8 3 (15.00%) ITIL
8 3 (15.00%) PRINCE2
8 3 (15.00%) MS Visio
8 3 (15.00%) ISO 9001
8 3 (15.00%) IBM
8 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
8 3 (15.00%) VB
8 3 (15.00%) Java
8 3 (15.00%) ISEB
8 3 (15.00%) SDLC
9 2 (10.00%) Performance Monitoring
9 2 (10.00%) Performance Metrics
9 2 (10.00%) Continuous Delivery
9 2 (10.00%) TestDirector
9 2 (10.00%) Middleware

Performance Test Leader Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (10.00%) JBoss
Applications
1 3 (15.00%) MS Visio
Development Applications
1 11 (55.00%) LoadRunner
2 7 (35.00%) JMeter
3 3 (15.00%) Rational Performance Tester
4 2 (10.00%) SoapUI
4 2 (10.00%) TestDirector
5 1 (5.00%) LoadUI
General
1 5 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Banking
2 1 (5.00%) Billing
2 1 (5.00%) Retail
2 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (20.00%) .NET
1 4 (20.00%) Web Services
2 2 (10.00%) Middleware
2 2 (10.00%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Enterprise Software
1 2 (10.00%) Performance Metrics
1 2 (10.00%) Smart Meter
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (90.00%) Performance Testing
2 9 (45.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 4 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (20.00%) Test Scripting
4 3 (15.00%) ITIL
4 3 (15.00%) PRINCE2
4 3 (15.00%) SDLC
4 3 (15.00%) Test Strategy
5 2 (10.00%) Continuous Delivery
5 2 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (10.00%) High Availability
5 2 (10.00%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (10.00%) Security Testing
5 2 (10.00%) SOA
5 2 (10.00%) System Testing
5 2 (10.00%) Usability Testing
6 1 (5.00%) Regression Testing
6 1 (5.00%) Server Monitoring
6 1 (5.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 1 (5.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 4 (20.00%) C
2 3 (15.00%) Java
2 3 (15.00%) VB
3 2 (10.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (10.00%) Python
3 2 (10.00%) SQL
4 1 (5.00%) C#
4 1 (5.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (15.00%) ISEB
2 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.00%) ISO 9001
1 3 (15.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (30.00%) HP
2 3 (15.00%) IBM
2 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (10.00%) Oracle
4 1 (5.00%) Capita
4 1 (5.00%) Guidewire