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 December 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
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Tester
Rank 525 496 518
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +22
Contract jobs requiring a Performance Tester 63 74 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.14% 0.088%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.15% 0.095%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 46 26
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£350 £369 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.14% +14.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £405 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £370 £315
% change year-on-year
-12.16% +17.46%
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
50897 47816 46453
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.80% 92.47% 92.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 32377 28821 26228
Average daily rate £400 £400 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £229 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2048 2108 2666
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £18.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -6.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 December 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 17 December 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 -16 48 £350 - 6
London +3 18 £378 +5.96% 4
South East -19 17 £350 -6.66% 1
Scotland -28 14 £370 - 1
Surrey +3 8 £325 -13.33%
Yorkshire -10 8 £330 +6.45% 1
City of London +17 4 £380 +4.82% 1
North West -6 4 £200 -
West Yorkshire -13 4 £320 +3.22% 1
Edinburgh -24 4 £300 -24.52%
Glasgow -9 3 - -
Manchester - 3 £200 -
Milton Keynes -10 2 £500 +42.85%
Buckinghamshire -13 2 £500 +37.93%
Sheffield - 1 £335 -
Guildford - 1 £300 -
South Yorkshire - 1 £335 -
West Midlands - 1 £275 -
North East - - - -
Tyne and Wear - - - -
High Wycombe - - - -
Leatherhead - - - -
Leeds - - - - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - -
Reading - - - - 1
Berkshire - - - - 1
Birmingham - - - -
Cheadle - - - -
Cheshire - - - -

Performance Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 68 (61.82%) Performance Testing
2 47 (42.73%) LoadRunner
3 38 (34.55%) Java
4 37 (33.64%) Test Scripting
5 31 (28.18%) JMeter
6 30 (27.27%) SQL
7 29 (26.36%) Oracle
8 27 (24.55%) Web Services
8 27 (24.55%) HP
9 26 (23.64%) Agile Software Development
10 20 (18.18%) HTTP
11 18 (16.36%) HTML
12 16 (14.55%) JavaScript
12 16 (14.55%) Visual Studio
12 16 (14.55%) Windows
13 14 (12.73%) SOAP
13 14 (12.73%) UNIX
13 14 (12.73%) .NET
13 14 (12.73%) QuickTest Pro
13 14 (12.73%) Test Management
13 14 (12.73%) Oracle Database
14 13 (11.82%) User Experience
14 13 (11.82%) Security Cleared
14 13 (11.82%) Statistical Analysis
14 13 (11.82%) ODBC
14 13 (11.82%) Linux
15 12 (10.91%) C#
15 12 (10.91%) Load Testing
15 12 (10.91%) Automated Testing
16 11 (10.00%) QA

Performance Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 (7.27%) WebLogic
2 6 (5.45%) JBoss
2 6 (5.45%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.82%) nginx
4 1 (0.91%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 7 (6.36%) MS Office
2 1 (0.91%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.82%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.73%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (1.82%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 20 (18.18%) HTTP
2 6 (5.45%) Wireshark
3 4 (3.64%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.82%) SAN
4 2 (1.82%) tcpdump
5 1 (0.91%) PuTTY
5 1 (0.91%) AMQP
5 1 (0.91%) BIG-IP
5 1 (0.91%) DNS
5 1 (0.91%) FTP
5 1 (0.91%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (12.73%) Oracle Database
2 9 (8.18%) SQL Server
3 7 (6.36%) Oracle ODI
3 7 (6.36%) Oracle BI EE
3 7 (6.36%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (4.55%) MySQL
5 2 (1.82%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (1.82%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.91%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 47 (42.73%) LoadRunner
2 31 (28.18%) JMeter
3 16 (14.55%) Visual Studio
4 14 (12.73%) QuickTest Pro
5 8 (7.27%) Selenium
6 7 (6.36%) NeoLoad
7 5 (4.55%) WebLOAD
7 5 (4.55%) JIRA
8 4 (3.64%) Fiddler
8 4 (3.64%) Facilita Forecast
9 3 (2.73%) LoadUI
9 3 (2.73%) Visual Studio Team System
9 3 (2.73%) Rational Performance Tester
9 3 (2.73%) WebDriver
10 2 (1.82%) WinRunner
10 2 (1.82%) Eclipse
10 2 (1.82%) IntelliJ
10 2 (1.82%) Maven
10 2 (1.82%) Cucumber
10 2 (1.82%) Jenkins
General
1 5 (4.55%) Finance
2 2 (1.82%) Games
3 1 (0.91%) Electronics
3 1 (0.91%) Banking
3 1 (0.91%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (24.55%) Web Services
2 18 (16.36%) HTML
3 14 (12.73%) SOAP
3 14 (12.73%) .NET
4 13 (11.82%) ODBC
5 9 (8.18%) Ajax
6 6 (5.45%) HTML5
7 4 (3.64%) J2EE
8 2 (1.82%) CSS
8 2 (1.82%) GWT
8 2 (1.82%) REST
9 1 (0.91%) RESTful
9 1 (0.91%) JSF
9 1 (0.91%) XMPP
9 1 (0.91%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 13 (11.82%) User Experience
2 6 (5.45%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (3.64%) Data Structures
4 3 (2.73%) Client/Server
4 3 (2.73%) NHS
5 2 (1.82%) Statistics
5 2 (1.82%) Open Source
5 2 (1.82%) Video on Demand
5 2 (1.82%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.82%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.82%) Over-the-Top Content
6 1 (0.91%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.91%) Online Games
6 1 (0.91%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.91%) BBC
6 1 (0.91%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 16 (14.55%) Windows
2 14 (12.73%) UNIX
3 13 (11.82%) Linux
4 5 (4.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (61.82%) Performance Testing
2 37 (33.64%) Test Scripting
3 26 (23.64%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (12.73%) Test Management
5 13 (11.82%) Statistical Analysis
6 12 (10.91%) Load Testing
6 12 (10.91%) Automated Testing
7 10 (9.09%) Software Testing
8 8 (7.27%) Disaster Recovery
8 8 (7.27%) Waterfall
9 7 (6.36%) Test Strategy
9 7 (6.36%) Performance Management
9 7 (6.36%) Regression Testing
10 6 (5.45%) SOA
10 6 (5.45%) Test Automation
11 5 (4.55%) Performance Engineering
11 5 (4.55%) Mentoring
11 5 (4.55%) Non-Functional Testing
11 5 (4.55%) Technical Architecture
12 4 (3.64%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 38 (34.55%) Java
2 30 (27.27%) SQL
3 16 (14.55%) JavaScript
4 12 (10.91%) C#
5 7 (6.36%) VB.NET
6 5 (4.55%) VB
6 5 (4.55%) C
7 4 (3.64%) Perl
7 4 (3.64%) Shell Script
8 3 (2.73%) VBScript
9 1 (0.91%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.91%) Ruby
9 1 (0.91%) Python
9 1 (0.91%) PHP
9 1 (0.91%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.91%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (11.82%) Security Cleared
2 10 (9.09%) SC Cleared
3 8 (7.27%) ISTQB
4 6 (5.45%) ISEB
5 5 (4.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (1.82%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.82%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (0.91%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.91%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (0.91%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (10.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.82%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (5.45%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (4.55%) SCOM
3 2 (1.82%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 29 (26.36%) Oracle
2 27 (24.55%) HP
3 11 (10.00%) Microsoft
4 6 (5.45%) SOASTA, Inc
5 5 (4.55%) SolarWinds
5 5 (4.55%) IBM
5 5 (4.55%) Red Hat
6 4 (3.64%) VMware
7 3 (2.73%) Telerik
7 3 (2.73%) Google
8 2 (1.82%) Compuware
9 1 (0.91%) Talend
9 1 (0.91%) F5
9 1 (0.91%) AppDynamics
9 1 (0.91%) Kofax
9 1 (0.91%) KANA
9 1 (0.91%) Capita
9 1 (0.91%) SAP
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