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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Performance Tester
Rank 545 483 489
Rank change year-on-year
-62 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Performance Tester 54 87 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.17% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.18% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 50 26
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£325 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £210 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £450 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £390 £325
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +20.00%
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
49598 47956 42731
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.44% 92.38% 92.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 30070 28704 24525
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £228 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1954 2000 2187
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.51
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.85 £17.00 £17.33
% change year-on-year
-0.86% -1.87%

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 27 March 2015.

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 28 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 27 March 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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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 -35 42 £378 -3.82% 4
London -8 21 £338 -15.62% 1
South East -22 12 £450 +16.88%
Surrey +13 9 £450 -
City of London +10 3 £300 -3.22%
West Midlands -5 2 £368 +162.50% 1
South West -7 2 £325 -18.75%
North West -14 2 £245 -42.35%
West Yorkshire -24 2 - - 1
Yorkshire -33 2 - - 1
Manchester - 2 £245 -
Buckinghamshire -3 1 - -
Milton Keynes -4 1 - -
Gloucestershire - 1 £325 -
Berkshire - 1 - -
East of England - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
Merseyside - - - -
Reading - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
Watford - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Cheadle - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Liverpool - - - -

Performance Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 70 (61.40%) Performance Testing
2 53 (46.49%) LoadRunner
3 48 (42.11%) JMeter
4 35 (30.70%) HP
5 29 (25.44%) Java
5 29 (25.44%) Agile Software Development
6 27 (23.68%) Security Cleared
7 23 (20.18%) SQL
7 23 (20.18%) Web Services
8 22 (19.30%) Oracle
9 20 (17.54%) Load Testing
10 18 (15.79%) HTML
11 17 (14.91%) JavaScript
11 17 (14.91%) SC Cleared
12 15 (13.16%) Automated Testing
12 15 (13.16%) NeoLoad
13 13 (11.40%) Test Scripting
14 12 (10.53%) JIRA
14 12 (10.53%) Linux
14 12 (10.53%) HTTP
15 11 (9.65%) SOAP
15 11 (9.65%) Finance
16 10 (8.77%) Windows
16 10 (8.77%) C
16 10 (8.77%) .NET
16 10 (8.77%) SQL Server
16 10 (8.77%) Apache
17 9 (7.89%) Perl
17 9 (7.89%) ODBC
17 9 (7.89%) Automation Testing

Performance Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 10 (8.77%) Apache
2 4 (3.51%) IIS
3 3 (2.63%) WebLogic
4 2 (1.75%) WebSphere
4 2 (1.75%) nginx
5 1 (0.88%) Confluence
5 1 (0.88%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (0.88%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.88%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (5.26%) MS Office
2 5 (4.39%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.63%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 12 (10.53%) HTTP
2 5 (4.39%) TCP/IP
3 3 (2.63%) DNS
3 3 (2.63%) Wireshark
4 1 (0.88%) AMQP
4 1 (0.88%) PuTTY
4 1 (0.88%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (8.77%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.51%) Oracle Database
2 4 (3.51%) MySQL
3 3 (2.63%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (2.63%) DB2
4 2 (1.75%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.75%) Oracle BI EE
4 2 (1.75%) Oracle ODI
5 1 (0.88%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.88%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 53 (46.49%) LoadRunner
2 48 (42.11%) JMeter
3 15 (13.16%) NeoLoad
4 12 (10.53%) JIRA
5 8 (7.02%) Selenium
5 8 (7.02%) QuickTest Pro
6 7 (6.14%) Visual Studio
7 6 (5.26%) WebLOAD
8 4 (3.51%) LoadUI
8 4 (3.51%) VisualVM
9 3 (2.63%) JConsole
9 3 (2.63%) Fiddler
9 3 (2.63%) WinRunner
10 2 (1.75%) SoapUI
10 2 (1.75%) Rational Performance Tester
10 2 (1.75%) JProfiler
11 1 (0.88%) Cucumber
11 1 (0.88%) Facilita Forecast
11 1 (0.88%) Toad
11 1 (0.88%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 11 (9.65%) Finance
2 4 (3.51%) Retail
3 2 (1.75%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.75%) Games
3 2 (1.75%) Banking
4 1 (0.88%) Legal
4 1 (0.88%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (20.18%) Web Services
2 18 (15.79%) HTML
3 11 (9.65%) SOAP
4 10 (8.77%) .NET
5 9 (7.89%) ODBC
6 7 (6.14%) HTML5
7 4 (3.51%) ASP.NET
8 3 (2.63%) J2EE
8 3 (2.63%) WinForms
8 3 (2.63%) WCF
8 3 (2.63%) WPF
9 2 (1.75%) GWT
9 2 (1.75%) JMS
9 2 (1.75%) CSS
9 2 (1.75%) Ajax
10 1 (0.88%) XMPP
10 1 (0.88%) JSON
10 1 (0.88%) XML
10 1 (0.88%) EJB
10 1 (0.88%) JavaBeans
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (4.39%) User Experience
2 5 (4.39%) Visualisation
3 3 (2.63%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (1.75%) Over-the-Top Content
4 2 (1.75%) Video on Demand
4 2 (1.75%) iPad
4 2 (1.75%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.88%) BBC
5 1 (0.88%) IPTV
5 1 (0.88%) Statistics
5 1 (0.88%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.88%) Online Games
5 1 (0.88%) Open Source
5 1 (0.88%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.88%) NHS
5 1 (0.88%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.88%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 12 (10.53%) Linux
2 10 (8.77%) Windows
3 7 (6.14%) UNIX
4 1 (0.88%) AIX
4 1 (0.88%) Android
4 1 (0.88%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (61.40%) Performance Testing
2 29 (25.44%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (17.54%) Load Testing
4 15 (13.16%) Automated Testing
5 13 (11.40%) Test Scripting
6 9 (7.89%) Automation Testing
7 7 (6.14%) Functional Testing
7 7 (6.14%) Waterfall
7 7 (6.14%) Stress Testing
8 6 (5.26%) Test Automation
9 5 (4.39%) Software Testing
9 5 (4.39%) Mentoring
10 4 (3.51%) Test Strategy
10 4 (3.51%) Performance Engineering
10 4 (3.51%) SOA
10 4 (3.51%) Test Management
10 4 (3.51%) Technical Architecture
11 3 (2.63%) Security Testing
11 3 (2.63%) Integration Testing
11 3 (2.63%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (25.44%) Java
2 23 (20.18%) SQL
3 17 (14.91%) JavaScript
4 10 (8.77%) C
5 9 (7.89%) Perl
6 7 (6.14%) C#
7 5 (4.39%) Shell Script
7 5 (4.39%) Bash Shell
8 2 (1.75%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.88%) Python
9 1 (0.88%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.88%) PHP
9 1 (0.88%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 27 (23.68%) Security Cleared
2 17 (14.91%) SC Cleared
3 7 (6.14%) DV Cleared
4 6 (5.26%) ISEB
5 5 (4.39%) ISTQB
6 3 (2.63%) CTC Cleared
7 2 (1.75%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.02%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (0.88%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (0.88%) HP SiteScope
1 1 (0.88%) nmon
Vendors
1 35 (30.70%) HP
2 22 (19.30%) Oracle
3 5 (4.39%) IBM
3 5 (4.39%) Telerik
4 3 (2.63%) Google
4 3 (2.63%) SOASTA, Inc
4 3 (2.63%) SAP
5 2 (1.75%) Compuware
6 1 (0.88%) Citrix
6 1 (0.88%) Remedy
6 1 (0.88%) VMware
6 1 (0.88%) Splunk
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