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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Performance Test Lead
Rank 618 606 568
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -38
Contract jobs requiring a Performance Test Leader 13 6 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.022% 0.011% 0.032%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.024% 0.012% 0.035%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 8
Average daily rate
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£390 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £334 £350 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £350 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
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
55134 51382 48884
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.80% 92.32% 92.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 35199 31088 29037
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2028 1976 2121
Average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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 31 August 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 16 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 31 August 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 -25 10 £400 +14.28% 2
London +6 5 £380 - 1
Hampshire -8 2 - -
North West -29 2 £400 -
South East -29 2 - -
South Wales - 2 £344 -
Wales - 2 £344 -
Manchester - 2 £400 -
Cardiff - 2 £344 -
Hammersmith - 2 £475 -
Scotland -11 1 - -
City of London - 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 £415 -
Chesterfield - 1 £415 -
Edinburgh - 1 - -
Derbyshire - 1 £415 -

Performance Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 22 (88.00%) Performance Testing
2 7 (28.00%) LoadRunner
3 6 (24.00%) Java
3 6 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (24.00%) QA
4 5 (20.00%) Perl
4 5 (20.00%) SAN
4 5 (20.00%) Finance
4 5 (20.00%) Scrum
4 5 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
5 4 (16.00%) JMeter
5 4 (16.00%) IBM
5 4 (16.00%) Automated Testing
6 3 (12.00%) Games
6 3 (12.00%) Computer Science
6 3 (12.00%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (12.00%) Test Automation
6 3 (12.00%) SC Cleared
6 3 (12.00%) Security Cleared
6 3 (12.00%) UNIX
6 3 (12.00%) SQL
6 3 (12.00%) Oracle
6 3 (12.00%) ISEB
6 3 (12.00%) Low Latency
6 3 (12.00%) Green Hat
6 3 (12.00%) Software-Defined Networking
6 3 (12.00%) Mentoring
6 3 (12.00%) Coaching
6 3 (12.00%) Continuous Delivery
6 3 (12.00%) Software Delivery

Performance Test Leader
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 3 (12.00%) OpenStack
2 1 (4.00%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (4.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (12.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (20.00%) SAN
2 3 (12.00%) Software-Defined Networking
3 2 (8.00%) HTTP
3 2 (8.00%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (28.00%) LoadRunner
2 4 (16.00%) JMeter
3 2 (8.00%) Rational Performance Tester
3 2 (8.00%) Rational Functional Tester
3 2 (8.00%) SoapUI
4 1 (4.00%) Jenkins
4 1 (4.00%) Selenium
General
1 5 (20.00%) Finance
2 3 (12.00%) Games
3 2 (8.00%) Banking
3 2 (8.00%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.00%) HTML
1 2 (8.00%) Web Services
2 1 (4.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (8.00%) Wiki
2 2 (8.00%) Private Cloud
3 1 (4.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.00%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 3 (12.00%) UNIX
2 2 (8.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (88.00%) Performance Testing
2 6 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (20.00%) Scrum
3 5 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 4 (16.00%) Automated Testing
5 3 (12.00%) Low Latency
5 3 (12.00%) Mentoring
5 3 (12.00%) Coaching
5 3 (12.00%) Continuous Delivery
5 3 (12.00%) Software Delivery
5 3 (12.00%) Test Automation
6 2 (8.00%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (8.00%) SDLC
6 2 (8.00%) Network Design
6 2 (8.00%) Integration Testing
6 2 (8.00%) Test Scripting
6 2 (8.00%) ITIL
6 2 (8.00%) Data Modelling
6 2 (8.00%) Benchmarking
7 1 (4.00%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 6 (24.00%) Java
2 5 (20.00%) Perl
3 3 (12.00%) SQL
4 2 (8.00%) BeanShell
4 2 (8.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (12.00%) ISEB
1 3 (12.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (12.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (24.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (8.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (4.00%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 4 (16.00%) IBM
2 3 (12.00%) Oracle
2 3 (12.00%) Green Hat
3 2 (8.00%) HP
4 1 (4.00%) Microsoft
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