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 27 July 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
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Performance Tester
Rank 625 610 551
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -59
Contract jobs requiring a Performance Tester 35 64 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.065% 0.11% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.068% 0.12% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 40 42
Median daily rate £400 £376 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.31% +3.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £214 £255 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £451 £424
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £300 £345
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -13.04%
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
51171 54063 51068
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.77% 94.76% 94.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 33246 34265 30949
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1562 2016 2062
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.60 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +0.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.58 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.10
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.37%

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 27 July 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 27 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 27 July 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 -30 33 £403 +0.62% 3
London -6 17 £425 +4.93% 1
Yorkshire +2 6 £400 +6.66% 1
South East -2 3 £413 +17.85%
South Yorkshire -8 3 £403 +7.33%
Sheffield -10 3 £403 +7.33%
West Yorkshire - 3 £390 - 1
Leeds - 3 £390 - 1
Glasgow +11 2 £400 -4.76%
Scotland +5 2 £400 -0.92%
South West +4 2 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne -46 2 £273 -
North East -46 2 £273 -
Tyne and Wear -48 2 £273 -
Bournemouth - 2 - -
Dorset - 2 - -
City of London +50 1 £450 +11.11%
Oxfordshire +9 1 £438 -4.89%
Hampshire +4 1 £413 -
East Midlands -2 1 £375 -1.96% 1
Lancashire -9 1 - -
North West -12 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 - -
Berkshire - 1 £375 -
Preston - 1 - -
Coventry - 1 - -
Brentford - 1 £200 -

Performance Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 44 (56.41%) Performance Testing
2 38 (48.72%) LoadRunner
3 25 (32.05%) JMeter
4 20 (25.64%) Java
4 20 (25.64%) Non-Functional Testing
5 17 (21.79%) SQL
5 17 (21.79%) Agile Software Development
6 16 (20.51%) Unix
7 13 (16.67%) QA
7 13 (16.67%) Test Scripting
7 13 (16.67%) SoapUI
8 11 (14.10%) Selenium
8 11 (14.10%) Visual Studio
9 10 (12.82%) Oracle
9 10 (12.82%) SC Cleared
9 10 (12.82%) Security Cleared
10 9 (11.54%) Load Testing
10 9 (11.54%) JIRA
10 9 (11.54%) Retail
10 9 (11.54%) Linux
10 9 (11.54%) Test Strategy
11 8 (10.26%) Performance Monitoring
11 8 (10.26%) Automated Testing
12 7 (8.97%) Software Testing
12 7 (8.97%) Git (software)
12 7 (8.97%) HP
12 7 (8.97%) Windows
12 7 (8.97%) Web Services
12 7 (8.97%) Finance
12 7 (8.97%) Defect Tracking

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 3 (3.85%) WebLogic
2 1 (1.28%) Confluence
2 1 (1.28%) JBoss
Business Applications
1 1 (1.28%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.28%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.56%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.13%) FTP
1 4 (5.13%) HTTP
2 3 (3.85%) Internet
3 2 (2.56%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.85%) Relational Database
2 2 (2.56%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.28%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 38 (48.72%) LoadRunner
2 25 (32.05%) JMeter
3 13 (16.67%) SoapUI
4 11 (14.10%) Selenium
4 11 (14.10%) Visual Studio
5 9 (11.54%) JIRA
6 7 (8.97%) Git (software)
6 7 (8.97%) LoadUI
7 6 (7.69%) Maven
8 4 (5.13%) Cucumber
8 4 (5.13%) Facilita Forecast
8 4 (5.13%) HP UFT
8 4 (5.13%) Jenkins
9 3 (3.85%) Appium
9 3 (3.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 3 (3.85%) Gatling
9 3 (3.85%) WebDriver
10 2 (2.56%) Rational Performance Tester
10 2 (2.56%) SilkPerformer
10 2 (2.56%) The Grinder
General
1 9 (11.54%) Retail
2 7 (8.97%) Finance
3 5 (6.41%) Banking
4 2 (2.56%) Front Office
4 2 (2.56%) Games
4 2 (2.56%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.56%) Legal
5 1 (1.28%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.97%) Web Services
2 5 (6.41%) Middleware
2 5 (6.41%) SOAP
3 3 (3.85%) HTML
4 2 (2.56%) .NET
4 2 (2.56%) ActiveMQ
4 2 (2.56%) AngularJS
4 2 (2.56%) Hibernate
4 2 (2.56%) JSON
4 2 (2.56%) Spring
4 2 (2.56%) XML
5 1 (1.28%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.69%) Performance Metrics
2 3 (3.85%) Client/Server
2 3 (3.85%) Data Structures
2 3 (3.85%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (2.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (1.28%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.28%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.28%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 16 (20.51%) Unix
2 9 (11.54%) Linux
3 7 (8.97%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (56.41%) Performance Testing
2 20 (25.64%) Non-Functional Testing
3 17 (21.79%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (16.67%) Test Scripting
5 9 (11.54%) Load Testing
5 9 (11.54%) Test Strategy
6 8 (10.26%) Automated Testing
6 8 (10.26%) Performance Monitoring
7 7 (8.97%) Defect Tracking
7 7 (8.97%) Software Testing
8 6 (7.69%) Open Source
9 5 (6.41%) API Testing
9 5 (6.41%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (6.41%) Regression Testing
10 3 (3.85%) Automation Testing
10 3 (3.85%) Configuration Management
10 3 (3.85%) Cybersecurity
10 3 (3.85%) Manual Testing
10 3 (3.85%) Scrum
10 3 (3.85%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (25.64%) Java
2 17 (21.79%) SQL
3 6 (7.69%) C#
4 4 (5.13%) ActionScript
4 4 (5.13%) ActionScript 2.0
4 4 (5.13%) JavaScript
4 4 (5.13%) Shell Script
4 4 (5.13%) VB
5 3 (3.85%) Scala
6 2 (2.56%) C
6 2 (2.56%) CoffeeScript
6 2 (2.56%) Python
6 2 (2.56%) Ruby
6 2 (2.56%) VBA
6 2 (2.56%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 10 (12.82%) SC Cleared
1 10 (12.82%) Security Cleared
2 4 (5.13%) ISTQB
3 3 (3.85%) DV Cleared
3 3 (3.85%) ISEB
3 3 (3.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (2.56%) Degree
5 1 (1.28%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.28%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (16.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (7.69%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (6.41%) HP SiteScope
3 2 (2.56%) Control-M
3 2 (2.56%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 10 (12.82%) Oracle
2 7 (8.97%) HP
3 4 (5.13%) IBM
4 3 (3.85%) Dynatrace
5 2 (2.56%) AppDynamics
5 2 (2.56%) New Relic
5 2 (2.56%) Siebel
5 2 (2.56%) VMware
6 1 (1.28%) Guidewire
6 1 (1.28%) SOASTA, Inc