The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Tester
Rank 516 494 498
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Performance Tester 64 75 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.15% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.16% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 49 59
Average daily rate
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£366 £352 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.15% -10.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £225 £172
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £352 £330
% change year-on-year
-1.17% +6.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £39.25 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £39.25 -
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
49763 47179 53563
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.42% 92.54% 92.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 30243 27592 29833
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £568
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1973 2142 2712
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £19.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -7.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.48 £17.23 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-4.32% -6.89%

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 23 July 2014.

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 29 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 23 July 2014. 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 -4 57 £373 +6.07% 5
London +19 25 £381 +22.98% 3
South East -10 14 £338 -4.01%
Hampshire -16 11 £325 +0.46%
Yorkshire -1 9 £351 +0.28%
City of London +34 7 £400 +36.75%
West Yorkshire -7 5 £375 +50.00%
Scotland -28 5 £255 -34.61%
North West -1 4 £375 -
Leeds -3 4 £375 +50.00%
Reading +9 1 - -
Berkshire +2 1 - -
East Sussex - 1 £350 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £360 - 2
Brighton - 1 £350 -
Tyne and Wear - 1 £360 - 2
North East - 1 £360 - 2
East Midlands - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
Chesterfield - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Preston - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Lancashire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
Derbyshire - - - -
Teddington - - - -

Performance Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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.

1 118 (68.60%) Performance Testing
2 88 (51.16%) LoadRunner
3 60 (34.88%) HP
4 51 (29.65%) SQL
5 48 (27.91%) Oracle
6 45 (26.16%) UNIX
7 44 (25.58%) Test Scripting
8 39 (22.67%) HP Quality Center
8 39 (22.67%) ISTQB
9 38 (22.09%) Java
10 36 (20.93%) Security Cleared
11 32 (18.60%) SC Cleared
11 32 (18.60%) Web Services
12 29 (16.86%) JMeter
13 28 (16.28%) Linux
14 27 (15.70%) Windows
15 25 (14.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 21 (12.21%) Oracle Database
16 21 (12.21%) Finance
16 21 (12.21%) Agile Software Development
17 19 (11.05%) C#
17 19 (11.05%) HTTP
17 19 (11.05%) Load Testing
18 17 (9.88%) HTML
18 17 (9.88%) Banking
19 16 (9.30%) QuickTest Pro
19 16 (9.30%) Visual Studio
19 16 (9.30%) Stress Testing
19 16 (9.30%) Waterfall
20 15 (8.72%) Test Strategy

Performance Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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 7 (4.07%) WebLogic
2 6 (3.49%) Apache
2 6 (3.49%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.16%) Adobe CQ
4 1 (0.58%) Lotus Domino
4 1 (0.58%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.58%) Moodle
Applications
1 3 (1.74%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 9 (5.23%) Oracle EBS
1 9 (5.23%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (1.16%) SAP IS-U
3 1 (0.58%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (0.58%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 19 (11.05%) HTTP
2 11 (6.40%) SAN
3 9 (5.23%) Wireshark
3 9 (5.23%) TCP/IP
3 9 (5.23%) DNS
3 9 (5.23%) HTTPS
4 2 (1.16%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (12.21%) Oracle Database
2 7 (4.07%) SQL Server
3 5 (2.91%) Oracle Reports
3 5 (2.91%) Relational Database
4 4 (2.33%) MySQL
4 4 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (1.74%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (1.16%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.58%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 88 (51.16%) LoadRunner
2 29 (16.86%) JMeter
3 16 (9.30%) Visual Studio
3 16 (9.30%) QuickTest Pro
4 12 (6.98%) Rational Performance Tester
5 6 (3.49%) Selenium
5 6 (3.49%) NeoLoad
6 5 (2.91%) SoapUI
6 5 (2.91%) WebDriver
7 4 (2.33%) Facilita Forecast
8 3 (1.74%) Cucumber
8 3 (1.74%) JIRA
8 3 (1.74%) Fiddler
8 3 (1.74%) Visual Studio Team System
9 2 (1.16%) FitNesse
9 2 (1.16%) JProfiler
10 1 (0.58%) Git (software)
10 1 (0.58%) WebLOAD
10 1 (0.58%) SilkPerformer
10 1 (0.58%) JUnit
General
1 21 (12.21%) Finance
2 17 (9.88%) Banking
3 3 (1.74%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.16%) Legal
4 2 (1.16%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.58%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (18.60%) Web Services
2 17 (9.88%) HTML
3 12 (6.98%) .NET
4 9 (5.23%) ASP.NET
4 9 (5.23%) JSP
4 9 (5.23%) Middleware
5 4 (2.33%) Ajax
5 4 (2.33%) SOAP
6 3 (1.74%) WCF
7 2 (1.16%) JPA
7 2 (1.16%) ODBC
8 1 (0.58%) WSDL
8 1 (0.58%) JRockit
8 1 (0.58%) XML
8 1 (0.58%) J2EE
8 1 (0.58%) Apache CXF
8 1 (0.58%) REST
8 1 (0.58%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 12 (6.98%) Computer Science
2 8 (4.65%) Social Network
2 8 (4.65%) Open Source
2 8 (4.65%) Statistics
3 7 (4.07%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (2.91%) Video on Demand
5 3 (1.74%) NHS
5 3 (1.74%) IPTV
6 2 (1.16%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.16%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.16%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.58%) E-Learning
7 1 (0.58%) VLE
7 1 (0.58%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 45 (26.16%) UNIX
2 28 (16.28%) Linux
3 27 (15.70%) Windows
4 9 (5.23%) Windows 2000
4 9 (5.23%) Windows XP
4 9 (5.23%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (5.23%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (4.07%) Solaris
6 5 (2.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (1.74%) AIX
8 1 (0.58%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 118 (68.60%) Performance Testing
2 44 (25.58%) Test Scripting
3 21 (12.21%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (11.05%) Load Testing
5 16 (9.30%) Stress Testing
5 16 (9.30%) Waterfall
6 15 (8.72%) Test Strategy
6 15 (8.72%) Software Testing
7 13 (7.56%) Test Automation
7 13 (7.56%) Test Management
8 10 (5.81%) Disaster Recovery
8 10 (5.81%) CRM
9 9 (5.23%) SOA
9 9 (5.23%) Data Analysis
9 9 (5.23%) Performance Tuning
10 6 (3.49%) Automated Testing
10 6 (3.49%) Scrum
11 5 (2.91%) Statistical Analysis
11 5 (2.91%) Load Balancing
11 5 (2.91%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 51 (29.65%) SQL
2 38 (22.09%) Java
3 19 (11.05%) C#
4 13 (7.56%) VB
5 12 (6.98%) JavaScript
6 7 (4.07%) C
7 6 (3.49%) C++
8 2 (1.16%) Perl
8 2 (1.16%) Python
9 1 (0.58%) AWK
9 1 (0.58%) PHP
9 1 (0.58%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 39 (22.67%) ISTQB
2 36 (20.93%) Security Cleared
3 32 (18.60%) SC Cleared
4 25 (14.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 15 (8.72%) ISEB
6 12 (6.98%) DV Cleared
7 9 (5.23%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 5 (2.91%) Degree
9 2 (1.16%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (1.16%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.49%) QA
2 3 (1.74%) ISO 9002
System Software
1 5 (2.91%) vSphere
2 4 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.16%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 39 (22.67%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (5.23%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 5 (2.91%) SCOM
Vendors
1 60 (34.88%) HP
2 48 (27.91%) Oracle
3 14 (8.14%) Microsoft
4 11 (6.40%) Citrix
5 9 (5.23%) IBM
6 6 (3.49%) SAP
6 6 (3.49%) JBoss
7 5 (2.91%) SolarWinds
7 5 (2.91%) Red Hat
7 5 (2.91%) VMware
8 3 (1.74%) Capita
8 3 (1.74%) Green Hat
9 2 (1.16%) SOASTA, Inc
9 2 (1.16%) Adobe
10 1 (0.58%) hybris
10 1 (0.58%) Endeca
10 1 (0.58%) Cognos
10 1 (0.58%) Informatica
10 1 (0.58%) NetApp