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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Performance Tester
Rank 544 490 524
Rank change year-on-year
-54 +34
Contract jobs requiring a Performance Tester 49 109 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.088% 0.19% 0.082%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.095% 0.21% 0.089%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 69 24
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£325 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £213 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £414
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -
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
51645 52060 44962
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.40% 92.35% 92.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 31339 31560 25761
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £346
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2019 2073 2241
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -2.85%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 -52 38 £365 +1.74% 6
London -15 20 £331 -22.05% 4
South East -17 10 £450 +38.46% 1
Surrey +9 7 £450 -
City of London +7 3 £300 -33.33% 1
North West -15 2 £245 -42.35%
West Yorkshire -30 2 - -
Yorkshire -37 2 - -
Manchester - 2 £245 -
Berkshire +7 1 - - 1
Buckinghamshire +3 1 - -
Milton Keynes -5 1 - -
West Midlands -16 1 £368 +145.00%
East of England - - - -
Merseyside - - - -
Reading - - - -
Rickmansworth - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
Watford - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Cheadle - - - -
Dunstable - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Liverpool - - - -

Performance Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 66 (62.26%) Performance Testing
2 50 (47.17%) LoadRunner
3 46 (43.40%) JMeter
4 32 (30.19%) HP
5 31 (29.25%) Agile Software Development
6 28 (26.42%) Security Cleared
7 26 (24.53%) Java
8 23 (21.70%) Web Services
9 22 (20.75%) SQL
10 18 (16.98%) Oracle
10 18 (16.98%) Load Testing
11 17 (16.04%) HTML
12 16 (15.09%) SC Cleared
13 15 (14.15%) Automated Testing
13 15 (14.15%) JavaScript
14 13 (12.26%) NeoLoad
15 12 (11.32%) Finance
16 11 (10.38%) Linux
17 10 (9.43%) Apache
17 10 (9.43%) Windows
17 10 (9.43%) JIRA
18 9 (8.49%) C
18 9 (8.49%) SQL Server
18 9 (8.49%) Automation Testing
18 9 (8.49%) DV Cleared
18 9 (8.49%) Waterfall
19 8 (7.55%) .NET
19 8 (7.55%) C#
19 8 (7.55%) Perl
19 8 (7.55%) SOAP

Performance Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 (9.43%) Apache
2 4 (3.77%) IIS
3 3 (2.83%) WebLogic
4 2 (1.89%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.89%) WebSphere
4 2 (1.89%) nginx
5 1 (0.94%) Confluence
5 1 (0.94%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (0.94%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (4.72%) MS Office
1 5 (4.72%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.83%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 8 (7.55%) HTTP
2 5 (4.72%) TCP/IP
3 3 (2.83%) DNS
4 2 (1.89%) Wireshark
5 1 (0.94%) Network Security
5 1 (0.94%) AMQP
5 1 (0.94%) PuTTY
5 1 (0.94%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (8.49%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.83%) DB2
2 3 (2.83%) Oracle Database 11g
2 3 (2.83%) Oracle Database
2 3 (2.83%) MySQL
3 1 (0.94%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.94%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 50 (47.17%) LoadRunner
2 46 (43.40%) JMeter
3 13 (12.26%) NeoLoad
4 10 (9.43%) JIRA
5 8 (7.55%) Selenium
5 8 (7.55%) QuickTest Pro
6 7 (6.60%) Visual Studio
7 6 (5.66%) WebLOAD
8 4 (3.77%) VisualVM
9 3 (2.83%) LoadUI
9 3 (2.83%) JConsole
9 3 (2.83%) WinRunner
10 2 (1.89%) JProfiler
10 2 (1.89%) Fiddler
10 2 (1.89%) SoapUI
11 1 (0.94%) Visual Studio Team System
11 1 (0.94%) Rational Performance Tester
11 1 (0.94%) Cucumber
11 1 (0.94%) Facilita Forecast
11 1 (0.94%) Toad
General
1 12 (11.32%) Finance
2 4 (3.77%) Retail
3 2 (1.89%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.89%) Games
3 2 (1.89%) Banking
4 1 (0.94%) Legal
4 1 (0.94%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (21.70%) Web Services
2 17 (16.04%) HTML
3 8 (7.55%) .NET
3 8 (7.55%) SOAP
4 7 (6.60%) HTML5
5 6 (5.66%) ODBC
6 4 (3.77%) ASP.NET
7 3 (2.83%) WinForms
7 3 (2.83%) WCF
7 3 (2.83%) WPF
8 2 (1.89%) GWT
8 2 (1.89%) CSS
8 2 (1.89%) JMS
9 1 (0.94%) JavaBeans
9 1 (0.94%) XML
9 1 (0.94%) EJB
9 1 (0.94%) J2EE
9 1 (0.94%) RESTful
9 1 (0.94%) JSF
9 1 (0.94%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.66%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (4.72%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (4.72%) Visualisation
3 4 (3.77%) Mainframe
4 3 (2.83%) User Experience
5 2 (1.89%) iPad
6 1 (0.94%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.94%) Performance Metrics
6 1 (0.94%) BBC
6 1 (0.94%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.94%) Online Games
6 1 (0.94%) Open Source
6 1 (0.94%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.94%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 11 (10.38%) Linux
2 10 (9.43%) Windows
3 5 (4.72%) UNIX
4 1 (0.94%) AIX
4 1 (0.94%) Android
4 1 (0.94%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (62.26%) Performance Testing
2 31 (29.25%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (16.98%) Load Testing
4 15 (14.15%) Automated Testing
5 9 (8.49%) Waterfall
5 9 (8.49%) Automation Testing
6 8 (7.55%) Test Scripting
7 7 (6.60%) Stress Testing
7 7 (6.60%) Functional Testing
8 5 (4.72%) Test Automation
8 5 (4.72%) Software Testing
9 4 (3.77%) TDD
9 4 (3.77%) Non-Functional Testing
9 4 (3.77%) Test Strategy
9 4 (3.77%) Performance Engineering
9 4 (3.77%) Mentoring
10 3 (2.83%) Server Monitoring
10 3 (2.83%) Test Planning
10 3 (2.83%) Scrum
10 3 (2.83%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (24.53%) Java
2 22 (20.75%) SQL
3 15 (14.15%) JavaScript
4 9 (8.49%) C
5 8 (7.55%) C#
5 8 (7.55%) Perl
6 5 (4.72%) Shell Script
6 5 (4.72%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.94%) Scala
7 1 (0.94%) PHP
7 1 (0.94%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.94%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.94%) Python
Qualifications
1 28 (26.42%) Security Cleared
2 16 (15.09%) SC Cleared
3 9 (8.49%) DV Cleared
4 6 (5.66%) ISEB
5 5 (4.72%) ISTQB
6 3 (2.83%) CTC Cleared
7 2 (1.89%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.60%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (0.94%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (0.94%) nmon
Vendors
1 32 (30.19%) HP
2 18 (16.98%) Oracle
3 5 (4.72%) Telerik
4 3 (2.83%) Google
4 3 (2.83%) SAP
4 3 (2.83%) IBM
5 2 (1.89%) Citrix
6 1 (0.94%) Remedy
6 1 (0.94%) VMware
6 1 (0.94%) Compuware
6 1 (0.94%) Splunk
6 1 (0.94%) SOASTA, Inc
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