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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Tester
Rank 565 530 542
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +12
Contract jobs requiring a Performance Tester 47 56 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.082% 0.11% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.090% 0.11% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 42 37
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£366 £321 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.09% +0.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £200 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £400 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £322 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.69% +7.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £31.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £31.00 -

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
52430 48925 53586
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.02% 92.73% 92.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 32042 29264 29965
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £231 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2056 2117 2633
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 19 September 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 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 19 September 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 0 44 £366 +15.35% 7
London +33 24 £381 +19.14% 1
City of London +34 7 £375 +17.18% 1
South East -3 5 £388 +15.04% 1
Tyne and Wear - 4 £348 - 4
North East - 4 £348 - 4
Newcastle upon Tyne - 4 £348 - 4
East Sussex - 3 £350 -
Brighton - 3 £350 -
Scotland -25 2 - - 1
Glasgow - 2 - - 1
North West -5 1 £400 +27.79%
Buckinghamshire -7 1 £425 +6.25% 1
Milton Keynes -9 1 £425 +6.25%
Hampshire -12 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 - -
Derbyshire - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
Northern Ireland - - - -
Lancashire - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
Surrey - - - -
Preston - - - -
Reading - - - -
Teddington - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
High Wycombe - - - - 1
County Londonderry - - - -
Chesterfield - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -

Performance Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 83 (65.35%) Performance Testing
2 64 (50.39%) LoadRunner
3 44 (34.65%) HP
4 41 (32.28%) Oracle
5 35 (27.56%) SQL
6 34 (26.77%) ISTQB
6 34 (26.77%) Test Scripting
7 32 (25.20%) Java
7 32 (25.20%) UNIX
8 31 (24.41%) Windows
9 30 (23.62%) Security Cleared
10 28 (22.05%) SC Cleared
10 28 (22.05%) HP Quality Center
11 23 (18.11%) QuickTest Pro
11 23 (18.11%) JMeter
12 22 (17.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 21 (16.54%) Agile Software Development
13 21 (16.54%) HTTP
14 20 (15.75%) Web Services
14 20 (15.75%) C#
15 19 (14.96%) Oracle Database
16 18 (14.17%) Visual Studio
16 18 (14.17%) Software Testing
16 18 (14.17%) Load Testing
17 16 (12.60%) Linux
17 16 (12.60%) HTML
18 15 (11.81%) VB
18 15 (11.81%) .NET
19 13 (10.24%) JavaScript
19 13 (10.24%) Microsoft

Performance Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 8 (6.30%) WebLogic
2 6 (4.72%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.79%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 2 (1.57%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.79%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 9 (7.09%) Oracle EBS
1 9 (7.09%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (1.57%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.57%) GitHub
2 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 21 (16.54%) HTTP
2 11 (8.66%) TCP/IP
2 11 (8.66%) SAN
3 10 (7.87%) DNS
4 9 (7.09%) HTTPS
5 6 (4.72%) Wireshark
6 2 (1.57%) tcpdump
6 2 (1.57%) CTI
7 1 (0.79%) Firewall
7 1 (0.79%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (14.96%) Oracle Database
2 6 (4.72%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (3.94%) Oracle Reports
3 5 (3.94%) Oracle Database 11g
4 4 (3.15%) Relational Database
4 4 (3.15%) SQL Server
5 3 (2.36%) Oracle BI EE
5 3 (2.36%) Oracle ODI
6 2 (1.57%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 64 (50.39%) LoadRunner
2 23 (18.11%) QuickTest Pro
2 23 (18.11%) JMeter
3 18 (14.17%) Visual Studio
4 10 (7.87%) Rational Performance Tester
5 6 (4.72%) Selenium
6 5 (3.94%) WebDriver
6 5 (3.94%) Facilita Forecast
7 3 (2.36%) Visual Studio Team System
7 3 (2.36%) Cucumber
7 3 (2.36%) Jenkins
8 2 (1.57%) LoadUI
8 2 (1.57%) NeoLoad
8 2 (1.57%) Maven
8 2 (1.57%) FitNesse
8 2 (1.57%) Eclipse
8 2 (1.57%) IntelliJ
9 1 (0.79%) Oracle Forms
9 1 (0.79%) JIRA
9 1 (0.79%) Fiddler
General
1 7 (5.51%) Banking
1 7 (5.51%) Finance
2 2 (1.57%) Legal
2 2 (1.57%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.79%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (15.75%) Web Services
2 16 (12.60%) HTML
3 15 (11.81%) .NET
4 9 (7.09%) ASP.NET
4 9 (7.09%) JSP
5 7 (5.51%) Ajax
6 6 (4.72%) SOAP
7 5 (3.94%) ODBC
8 3 (2.36%) Middleware
9 2 (1.57%) REST
9 2 (1.57%) JPA
10 1 (0.79%) WSDL
10 1 (0.79%) J2EE
10 1 (0.79%) XML
10 1 (0.79%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 12 (9.45%) Computer Science
2 8 (6.30%) Social Network
3 7 (5.51%) Enterprise Software
3 7 (5.51%) User Experience
4 6 (4.72%) Statistics
5 5 (3.94%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (2.36%) Client/Server
6 3 (2.36%) NHS
6 3 (2.36%) Open Source
7 2 (1.57%) Over-the-Top Content
7 2 (1.57%) Video on Demand
7 2 (1.57%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.79%) SWIFT
8 1 (0.79%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 32 (25.20%) UNIX
2 31 (24.41%) Windows
3 16 (12.60%) Linux
4 9 (7.09%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (7.09%) Windows XP
4 9 (7.09%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (7.09%) Windows 2000
5 5 (3.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (2.36%) AIX
7 1 (0.79%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (65.35%) Performance Testing
2 34 (26.77%) Test Scripting
3 21 (16.54%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (14.17%) Software Testing
4 18 (14.17%) Load Testing
5 13 (10.24%) Stress Testing
5 13 (10.24%) Test Management
6 10 (7.87%) Disaster Recovery
7 9 (7.09%) Statistical Analysis
7 9 (7.09%) CRM
8 7 (5.51%) Waterfall
9 6 (4.72%) Test Strategy
9 6 (4.72%) Performance Tuning
9 6 (4.72%) Test Automation
9 6 (4.72%) Regression Testing
9 6 (4.72%) Automated Testing
10 5 (3.94%) Load Balancing
11 4 (3.15%) Low Latency
11 4 (3.15%) Non-Functional Testing
11 4 (3.15%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 35 (27.56%) SQL
2 32 (25.20%) Java
3 20 (15.75%) C#
4 15 (11.81%) VB
5 13 (10.24%) JavaScript
6 6 (4.72%) C
7 3 (2.36%) VB.NET
7 3 (2.36%) VBScript
8 2 (1.57%) C++
9 1 (0.79%) Perl
9 1 (0.79%) AWK
9 1 (0.79%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 34 (26.77%) ISTQB
2 30 (23.62%) Security Cleared
3 28 (22.05%) SC Cleared
4 22 (17.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 13 (10.24%) ISEB
6 9 (7.09%) DV Cleared
6 9 (7.09%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 4 (3.15%) Degree
8 2 (1.57%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (1.57%) CCNA
9 1 (0.79%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.09%) QA
System Software
1 4 (3.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.57%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 28 (22.05%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (7.09%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 5 (3.94%) SCOM
4 1 (0.79%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 44 (34.65%) HP
2 41 (32.28%) Oracle
3 13 (10.24%) Microsoft
4 6 (4.72%) JBoss
5 5 (3.94%) Red Hat
5 5 (3.94%) SAP
5 5 (3.94%) VMware
5 5 (3.94%) SolarWinds
6 4 (3.15%) Citrix
6 4 (3.15%) IBM
7 3 (2.36%) SOASTA, Inc
8 1 (0.79%) Capita
8 1 (0.79%) Endeca
8 1 (0.79%) Kofax
8 1 (0.79%) KANA
8 1 (0.79%) hybris
8 1 (0.79%) F5
8 1 (0.79%) Talend
City, London
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West Yorkshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £300.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Swansea, West Glamorgan
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £500 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago