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 25 May 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
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Performance Test Lead
Rank 632 617 609
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Performance Test Leader 9 21 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.017% 0.039% 0.032%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.018% 0.041% 0.034%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 10 10
Median daily rate £409 £388 £406
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.48% -4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £347 £262 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £474 £550 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £409 £320 £235
% change year-on-year
+27.73% +36.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Median hourly rate - £35.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £35.00 -

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
50897 51337 49774
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.77% 94.72% 94.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 33216 31650 30786
Median daily rate £425 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1482 2063 2112
Median hourly rate £18.00 £16.72 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.65% -1.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £41.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -3.03%

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
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 25 May 2016.

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 13 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 25 May 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 -29 5 £418 +4.37%
Scotland -12 3 £338 -9.75%
South East -12 3 £400 +60.00%
Hampshire 0 2 £400 +50.94%
Manchester -6 2 £418 +4.37%
North West -11 2 £418 +4.37%
Southampton - 2 £400 -
Glasgow - 2 £360 -
Wales - 1 £500 -
Edinburgh - 1 £317 -
Kent - 1 £463 -
Bridgend - 1 £500 -
South Wales - 1 £500 -

Performance Test Leader Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 8 (53.33%) Performance Testing
1 8 (53.33%) LoadRunner
2 6 (40.00%) Test Strategy
3 5 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
3 5 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (26.67%) HP
4 4 (26.67%) JMeter
4 4 (26.67%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 4 (26.67%) Retail
4 4 (26.67%) Test Scripting
5 3 (20.00%) Finance
5 3 (20.00%) ISEB
5 3 (20.00%) C
5 3 (20.00%) Java
6 2 (13.33%) VB
6 2 (13.33%) .NET
6 2 (13.33%) Web Services
6 2 (13.33%) ITIL
6 2 (13.33%) PRINCE2
6 2 (13.33%) MS Visio
6 2 (13.33%) ISO 9001
6 2 (13.33%) IBM
6 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
6 2 (13.33%) SDLC
6 2 (13.33%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (13.33%) Performance Metrics
6 2 (13.33%) Rational Performance Tester
6 2 (13.33%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (13.33%) QA
7 1 (6.67%) Usability Testing

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 1 (6.67%) JBoss
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 8 (53.33%) LoadRunner
2 4 (26.67%) JMeter
3 2 (13.33%) Rational Performance Tester
4 1 (6.67%) LoadUI
4 1 (6.67%) SoapUI
4 1 (6.67%) The Grinder
4 1 (6.67%) WinRunner
General
1 4 (26.67%) Retail
2 3 (20.00%) Finance
3 1 (6.67%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) .NET
1 2 (13.33%) Web Services
2 1 (6.67%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Enterprise Software
1 2 (13.33%) Performance Metrics
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (53.33%) Performance Testing
2 6 (40.00%) Test Strategy
3 5 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
3 5 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (26.67%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 4 (26.67%) Test Scripting
5 2 (13.33%) ITIL
5 2 (13.33%) PRINCE2
5 2 (13.33%) SDLC
6 1 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (6.67%) Black-Box Testing
6 1 (6.67%) Continuous Delivery
6 1 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (6.67%) High Availability
6 1 (6.67%) Load Testing
6 1 (6.67%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (6.67%) Security Testing
6 1 (6.67%) System Testing
6 1 (6.67%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (20.00%) C
1 3 (20.00%) Java
2 2 (13.33%) VB
3 1 (6.67%) JavaScript
3 1 (6.67%) Python
3 1 (6.67%) SQL
3 1 (6.67%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) ISEB
2 1 (6.67%) ISTQB
2 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
2 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) ISO 9001
1 2 (13.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (26.67%) HP
2 2 (13.33%) IBM
2 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (6.67%) Capita
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle
3 1 (6.67%) SAP