The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Performance Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 6 December 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
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Performance Tester
Rank 592 593 568
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -25
Contract jobs requiring a Performance Tester 46 56 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.090% 0.10% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.095% 0.11% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 45 41
Median daily rate £390 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.64% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £296 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £455 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £323
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +16.27%
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
48175 51856 52713
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.64% 94.80% 93.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 31544 33013 33319
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £580 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1684 2028 2169
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £43.00 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.88
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.08%

Performance Tester
Jobs Demand Trend

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

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 6 December 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Performance Tester within the UK over the 3 months to 6 December 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 -13 34 £375 - 2
London -18 17 £439 +4.46%
Scotland - 7 £405 -
Wales - 5 £388 -
South Wales - 5 £388 -
Cardiff - 5 £388 -
West Yorkshire +12 4 £300 -11.11% 1
Leeds +11 4 £300 -11.11% 1
Yorkshire +7 4 £300 -11.11% 1
East of England - 4 £325 -
South East +8 3 £375 -11.76% 1
City of London +2 3 £500 +53.84%
Newcastle upon Tyne -33 3 £363 +26.08%
Tyne and Wear -36 3 £363 +26.08%
North East -38 3 £363 +26.08%
East Midlands - 3 £365 -
Glasgow - 3 £390 -
West Lothian - 3 £425 -
Suffolk - 3 £356 -
Livingston - 3 £425 -
Surbiton - 2 £425 -
Edinburgh - 2 £413 -
Hampshire +16 1 - -
West Sussex +9 1 - -
Berkshire +8 1 £375 - 1
Southampton +6 1 - -
Northampton - 1 - -
Felixstowe - 1 - -
Cambridge - 1 £300 -
Brighton - 1 - -

Performance Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 December 2016, Performance Tester 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 Tester in the job title.

1 67 (72.83%) Performance Testing
2 48 (52.17%) JMeter
3 42 (45.65%) LoadRunner
4 33 (35.87%) Agile Software Development
5 30 (32.61%) Java
6 23 (25.00%) Test Scripting
7 21 (22.83%) Finance
8 20 (21.74%) HP
9 17 (18.48%) ISEB
10 16 (17.39%) Git (software)
11 15 (16.30%) Non-Functional Testing
11 15 (16.30%) NeoLoad
11 15 (16.30%) Performance Monitoring
12 13 (14.13%) Continuous Integration
12 13 (14.13%) Selenium
12 13 (14.13%) Maven
12 13 (14.13%) Oracle
12 13 (14.13%) Unix
13 12 (13.04%) HP SiteScope
13 12 (13.04%) Jenkins
13 12 (13.04%) Open Source
14 11 (11.96%) Linux
14 11 (11.96%) JIRA
14 11 (11.96%) QA
15 10 (10.87%) Load Testing
15 10 (10.87%) Software Testing
15 10 (10.87%) Degree
15 10 (10.87%) Waterfall
15 10 (10.87%) SoapUI
15 10 (10.87%) Test Planning

Performance Tester 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 7 (7.61%) Tomcat
2 6 (6.52%) JBoss
3 5 (5.43%) Apache Solr
4 2 (2.17%) Apache
5 1 (1.09%) Confluence
5 1 (1.09%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 2 (2.17%) Cognos TM1
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.43%) Internet
2 3 (3.26%) HTTP
3 1 (1.09%) LDAP
3 1 (1.09%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.52%) Oracle Database
2 5 (5.43%) MySQL
3 4 (4.35%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (2.17%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.09%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.09%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.09%) Redis
5 1 (1.09%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.09%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 48 (52.17%) JMeter
2 42 (45.65%) LoadRunner
3 16 (17.39%) Git (software)
4 15 (16.30%) NeoLoad
5 13 (14.13%) Maven
5 13 (14.13%) Selenium
6 12 (13.04%) Jenkins
7 11 (11.96%) JIRA
8 10 (10.87%) SoapUI
9 7 (7.61%) JUnit
9 7 (7.61%) WebLOAD
10 6 (6.52%) LoadUI
11 4 (4.35%) Cucumber
11 4 (4.35%) Rational Performance Tester
12 3 (3.26%) Visual Studio
13 2 (2.17%) Burp Suite
13 2 (2.17%) Gatling
13 2 (2.17%) The Grinder
14 1 (1.09%) TestNG
14 1 (1.09%) Zephyr
General
1 21 (22.83%) Finance
2 9 (9.78%) Banking
3 5 (5.43%) Retail
4 4 (4.35%) Investment Banking
5 2 (2.17%) Legal
6 1 (1.09%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (1.09%) Front Office
6 1 (1.09%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (8.70%) Spring
2 7 (7.61%) J2EE
2 7 (7.61%) Web Services
3 6 (6.52%) .NET
3 6 (6.52%) RESTful
4 5 (5.43%) Drools
5 3 (3.26%) SOAP
6 2 (2.17%) Gherkin
7 1 (1.09%) ActiveMQ
7 1 (1.09%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (1.09%) jQuery
7 1 (1.09%) JSON
7 1 (1.09%) LAPP Stack
7 1 (1.09%) REST
7 1 (1.09%) Symfony
7 1 (1.09%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (4.35%) Computer Science
1 4 (4.35%) Enterprise Software
1 4 (4.35%) Statistics
2 2 (2.17%) Performance Metrics
3 1 (1.09%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 13 (14.13%) Unix
2 11 (11.96%) Linux
3 2 (2.17%) Windows
4 1 (1.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (72.83%) Performance Testing
2 33 (35.87%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 15 (16.30%) Non-Functional Testing
4 15 (16.30%) Performance Monitoring
5 13 (14.13%) Continuous Integration
6 12 (13.04%) Open Source
7 10 (10.87%) Load Testing
7 10 (10.87%) Software Testing
7 10 (10.87%) Test Planning
7 10 (10.87%) Waterfall
8 9 (9.78%) Test Strategy
9 8 (8.70%) CRM
9 8 (8.70%) SOA
9 8 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (6.52%) Automation Testing
10 6 (6.52%) E-Commerce
10 6 (6.52%) Test Management
11 5 (5.43%) Performance Engineering
11 5 (5.43%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 30 (32.61%) Java
2 9 (9.78%) SQL
3 8 (8.70%) C
4 6 (6.52%) C#
5 1 (1.09%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.09%) Groovy
5 1 (1.09%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.09%) PHP
5 1 (1.09%) Python
5 1 (1.09%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.09%) VB
Qualifications
1 17 (18.48%) ISEB
2 10 (10.87%) Degree
3 9 (9.78%) ISTQB
4 7 (7.61%) SC Cleared
4 7 (7.61%) Security Cleared
5 2 (2.17%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.09%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (1.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (11.96%) QA
2 2 (2.17%) WAI
2 2 (2.17%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 12 (13.04%) HP SiteScope
2 7 (7.61%) HP Quality Center
3 6 (6.52%) Graphite
3 6 (6.52%) OpenView
4 3 (3.26%) Perfmon
5 1 (1.09%) BMC PATROL
5 1 (1.09%) Control-M
5 1 (1.09%) Ganglia
5 1 (1.09%) Grafana
5 1 (1.09%) nmon
5 1 (1.09%) Tivoli
5 1 (1.09%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 20 (21.74%) HP
2 13 (14.13%) Oracle
3 10 (10.87%) AppDynamics
4 5 (5.43%) Siebel
5 4 (4.35%) Microsoft
6 3 (3.26%) hybris
6 3 (3.26%) IBM
7 2 (2.17%) Cognos
7 2 (2.17%) Dynatrace
7 2 (2.17%) Hyperion
7 2 (2.17%) SAP
8 1 (1.09%) BMC
8 1 (1.09%) Guidewire
8 1 (1.09%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.09%) SOASTA, Inc
8 1 (1.09%) VMware
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The Bridge Ltd
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