The table below looks at the statistics for the Performance Tester 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 Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Performance Tester
Rank 582 548 515
Rank change year-on-year
-34 -33
Contract jobs requiring a Performance Tester 44 64 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.086% 0.12% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.091% 0.13% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 36 45
Average daily rate £400 £355 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.67% -4.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £273 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £454 £483 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £330 £370
% change year-on-year
+13.55% -10.74%
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
48618 48918 46871
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.51% 94.46% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 31219 30411 27715
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1735 1925 2068
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.84 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.95% -3.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Performance Tester
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Performance Tester Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Performance Tester
Daily Rate Trend

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

Performance Tester Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Performance Tester
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Performance Tester within the UK over the 3 months to 12 February 2016.

Performance Tester Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Performance Tester
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Performance Tester Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Performance Tester
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Performance Tester within the UK over the 3 months to 12 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -18 40 £400 +8.84% 6
London -2 17 £420 +12.00%
Berkshire +15 8 £400 +14.28% 1
South East +6 8 £400 -11.11% 1
Reading +2 7 £400 +14.28% 1
North West -14 7 £388 +76.13%
Manchester -14 4 £415 +88.63%
South West +6 2 £358 - 1
Lancashire +2 2 £375 -
Wiltshire -3 2 £358 -
Yorkshire -22 2 £341 +0.22% 3
Tyne and Wear - 2 £265 - 1
North East - 2 £265 - 1
Osterley - 2 £431 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 £265 - 1
Salisbury - 2 £358 -
Croydon - 2 £393 -
City of London +32 1 £403 +11.80%
West Midlands -13 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 £425 -
Merseyside - 1 £375 -
Leeds - 1 £338 - 2
Liverpool - 1 £375 -
Blackpool - 1 £400 -
Burnley - 1 £350 -
Chesterfield - 1 £425 -
Sheffield - 1 £345 -
Warwick - 1 - -
Derbyshire - 1 £425 -
South Yorkshire - 1 £345 -

Performance Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Performance Tester 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 Tester in their job title.

1 65 (61.90%) Performance Testing
2 61 (58.10%) LoadRunner
3 35 (33.33%) Test Scripting
4 32 (30.48%) JMeter
5 29 (27.62%) Security Cleared
6 26 (24.76%) Agile Software Development
7 25 (23.81%) Non-Functional Testing
8 23 (21.90%) HP
9 19 (18.10%) SC Cleared
10 18 (17.14%) SQL
11 16 (15.24%) SoapUI
12 14 (13.33%) Java
12 14 (13.33%) SAP
12 14 (13.33%) Windows
12 14 (13.33%) Selenium
13 13 (12.38%) Unix
14 12 (11.43%) Test Strategy
14 12 (11.43%) SOAP
14 12 (11.43%) Web Services
14 12 (11.43%) QA
15 10 (9.52%) Retail
15 10 (9.52%) Linux
15 10 (9.52%) LoadUI
16 9 (8.57%) Operational Acceptance Testing
16 9 (8.57%) Open Source
16 9 (8.57%) Visual Studio
16 9 (8.57%) ISEB
16 9 (8.57%) HTTP
16 9 (8.57%) Finance
16 9 (8.57%) Load Testing

Performance Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Performance Tester 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 Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (1.90%) WebLogic
2 1 (0.95%) Apache
2 1 (0.95%) Confluence
2 1 (0.95%) SAS
2 1 (0.95%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (1.90%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.95%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (2.86%) SAP CO
1 3 (2.86%) SAP FI
1 3 (2.86%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (0.95%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.81%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 9 (8.57%) HTTP
2 3 (2.86%) SMTP
3 1 (0.95%) FTP
3 1 (0.95%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.95%) RTP
3 1 (0.95%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.95%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.71%) Relational Database
2 2 (1.90%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.95%) DB2
3 1 (0.95%) GIS
3 1 (0.95%) MySQL
3 1 (0.95%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.95%) Triplestore
Development Applications
1 61 (58.10%) LoadRunner
2 32 (30.48%) JMeter
3 16 (15.24%) SoapUI
4 14 (13.33%) Selenium
5 10 (9.52%) LoadUI
6 9 (8.57%) Visual Studio
7 8 (7.62%) HP UFT
7 8 (7.62%) Rational Performance Tester
8 5 (4.76%) Eclipse
8 5 (4.76%) Gatling
8 5 (4.76%) IntelliJ
8 5 (4.76%) Jenkins
9 4 (3.81%) eggPlant
9 4 (3.81%) Maven
10 2 (1.90%) Cucumber
10 2 (1.90%) Facilita Forecast
10 2 (1.90%) Git (software)
10 2 (1.90%) JIRA
10 2 (1.90%) TestComplete
10 2 (1.90%) WebDriver
General
1 10 (9.52%) Retail
2 9 (8.57%) Finance
3 4 (3.81%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.90%) Billing
5 1 (0.95%) Banking
5 1 (0.95%) Games
5 1 (0.95%) Law
5 1 (0.95%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (11.43%) SOAP
1 12 (11.43%) Web Services
2 7 (6.67%) HTML
3 5 (4.76%) .NET
3 5 (4.76%) Middleware
4 2 (1.90%) XML
5 1 (0.95%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.95%) HTML5
5 1 (0.95%) J2EE
5 1 (0.95%) JDBC
5 1 (0.95%) JSON
5 1 (0.95%) ODBC
5 1 (0.95%) REST
5 1 (0.95%) RESTful
5 1 (0.95%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.71%) Enterprise Software
1 6 (5.71%) Mainframe
1 6 (5.71%) Performance Metrics
2 3 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (2.86%) Data Structures
2 3 (2.86%) EPoS
3 2 (1.90%) Driving Licence
3 2 (1.90%) User Experience
4 1 (0.95%) Client/Server
4 1 (0.95%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.95%) Hedge funds
4 1 (0.95%) iSeries
4 1 (0.95%) Mathematics
4 1 (0.95%) Ontologies
4 1 (0.95%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 14 (13.33%) Windows
2 13 (12.38%) Unix
3 10 (9.52%) Linux
4 1 (0.95%) Android
4 1 (0.95%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.95%) Solaris
4 1 (0.95%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (61.90%) Performance Testing
2 35 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 26 (24.76%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (23.81%) Non-Functional Testing
5 12 (11.43%) Test Strategy
6 9 (8.57%) Load Testing
6 9 (8.57%) Open Source
6 9 (8.57%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 8 (7.62%) Regression Testing
7 8 (7.62%) User Acceptance Testing
8 7 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (6.67%) Software Testing
9 6 (5.71%) Automated Testing
9 6 (5.71%) SDLC
9 6 (5.71%) Test Management
9 6 (5.71%) Waterfall
10 5 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
10 5 (4.76%) E-Commerce
10 5 (4.76%) Low Latency
10 5 (4.76%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 18 (17.14%) SQL
2 14 (13.33%) Java
3 6 (5.71%) C
4 5 (4.76%) C#
4 5 (4.76%) VB
5 4 (3.81%) Ruby
6 3 (2.86%) C++
6 3 (2.86%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.90%) Perl
8 1 (0.95%) BeanShell
8 1 (0.95%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 29 (27.62%) Security Cleared
2 19 (18.10%) SC Cleared
3 9 (8.57%) ISEB
4 6 (5.71%) DV Cleared
5 5 (4.76%) ISTQB
6 3 (2.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (1.90%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (11.43%) QA
2 1 (0.95%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.95%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.95%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (5.71%) HP Quality Center
1 6 (5.71%) HP SiteScope
2 1 (0.95%) nmon
Vendors
1 23 (21.90%) HP
2 14 (13.33%) SAP
3 8 (7.62%) IBM
4 6 (5.71%) Oracle
5 5 (4.76%) Citrix
5 5 (4.76%) Microsoft
5 5 (4.76%) SOASTA, Inc
5 5 (4.76%) VMware
6 2 (1.90%) Remedy
6 2 (1.90%) Wincor Nixdorf
7 1 (0.95%) Sonatype
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £0.00 per annum + Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Experis Ltd
Rate: £320.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago