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 August 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 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Performance Tester
Rank 588 593 580
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -13
Contract jobs requiring a Performance Tester 46 71 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.086% 0.12% 0.097%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.091% 0.13% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 48 38
Median daily rate £405 £360 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -2.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £229 £255 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £318 £350
% change year-on-year
+25.98% -9.28%
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
50506 55381 53413
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 94.92% 94.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 32907 35226 32261
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1614 2075 2087
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.25 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.34% +1.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.88 £11.00 £10.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £39.37
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

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 August 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 29 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 August 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 +7 42 £413 +3.12% 5
London +10 28 £425 +4.93% 3
City of London +36 4 £450 +11.11% 2
Glasgow +14 3 £400 -4.76%
Scotland +12 3 £400 -4.76%
South East +5 3 £413 +17.85% 1
West Midlands -29 3 - -
Shropshire - 3 - -
Telford - 3 - -
South West +8 2 - -
Yorkshire +3 2 £403 +7.33% 1
South Yorkshire -1 2 £403 +7.33%
Sheffield -4 2 £403 +7.33%
Tyne and Wear -21 2 £273 -
North East -23 2 £273 -
Newcastle upon Tyne -27 2 £273 -
Bournemouth - 2 - -
Dorset - 2 - -
East of England +22 1 - -
Hampshire +6 1 £413 -
East Midlands -3 1 £375 -1.96%
Oxfordshire - 1 £438 -
Berkshire - 1 £375 - 1
Cambridgeshire - 1 - -
Brentford - 1 £200 -
County Antrim - 1 £425 -
Belfast - 1 £425 -
Peterborough - 1 - -
Northern Ireland - 1 £425 -

Performance Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 45 (56.96%) Performance Testing
2 34 (43.04%) LoadRunner
3 31 (39.24%) JMeter
4 24 (30.38%) Agile Software Development
5 23 (29.11%) Java
6 17 (21.52%) Test Scripting
6 17 (21.52%) Non-Functional Testing
7 15 (18.99%) Git (software)
7 15 (18.99%) JIRA
8 14 (17.72%) Maven
8 14 (17.72%) QA
8 14 (17.72%) Unix
9 12 (15.19%) SQL
10 11 (13.92%) Finance
10 11 (13.92%) Open Source
10 11 (13.92%) SoapUI
11 10 (12.66%) Test Strategy
11 10 (12.66%) Load Testing
11 10 (12.66%) Oracle
11 10 (12.66%) ISEB
12 9 (11.39%) HP
12 9 (11.39%) Banking
12 9 (11.39%) Selenium
12 9 (11.39%) Performance Monitoring
13 8 (10.13%) Software Testing
13 8 (10.13%) Continuous Integration
13 8 (10.13%) Web Services
14 7 (8.86%) Linux
14 7 (8.86%) Spring
14 7 (8.86%) HP SiteScope

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 5 (6.33%) Apache Solr
1 5 (6.33%) Tomcat
2 2 (2.53%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.27%) Confluence
3 1 (1.27%) JBoss
Business Applications
1 1 (1.27%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.27%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.53%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.59%) Internet
2 2 (2.53%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.33%) MySQL
2 2 (2.53%) Oracle Database
2 2 (2.53%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.27%) Data Mining
3 1 (1.27%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 34 (43.04%) LoadRunner
2 31 (39.24%) JMeter
3 15 (18.99%) Git (software)
3 15 (18.99%) JIRA
4 14 (17.72%) Maven
5 11 (13.92%) SoapUI
6 9 (11.39%) Selenium
7 7 (8.86%) Jenkins
8 6 (7.59%) JUnit
8 6 (7.59%) NeoLoad
8 6 (7.59%) Visual Studio
9 4 (5.06%) Cucumber
9 4 (5.06%) Gatling
10 3 (3.80%) Appium
10 3 (3.80%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 3 (3.80%) LoadUI
10 3 (3.80%) Rational Performance Tester
10 3 (3.80%) WebDriver
11 2 (2.53%) HP UFT
11 2 (2.53%) SilkPerformer
General
1 11 (13.92%) Finance
2 9 (11.39%) Banking
3 5 (6.33%) Retail
4 3 (3.80%) Investment Banking
5 2 (2.53%) Front Office
5 2 (2.53%) Games
5 2 (2.53%) Legal
6 1 (1.27%) Corporate Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (10.13%) Web Services
2 7 (8.86%) Spring
3 5 (6.33%) Drools
3 5 (6.33%) RESTful
4 2 (2.53%) .NET
4 2 (2.53%) ActiveMQ
4 2 (2.53%) AngularJS
4 2 (2.53%) Hibernate
4 2 (2.53%) HTML
4 2 (2.53%) JSON
4 2 (2.53%) XML
5 1 (1.27%) Gherkin
5 1 (1.27%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.06%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (5.06%) Performance Metrics
2 3 (3.80%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (3.80%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.53%) Client/Server
3 2 (2.53%) Data Structures
3 2 (2.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (1.27%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.27%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 14 (17.72%) Unix
2 7 (8.86%) Linux
3 5 (6.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (56.96%) Performance Testing
2 24 (30.38%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (21.52%) Non-Functional Testing
3 17 (21.52%) Test Scripting
4 11 (13.92%) Open Source
5 10 (12.66%) Load Testing
5 10 (12.66%) Test Strategy
6 9 (11.39%) Performance Monitoring
7 8 (10.13%) Continuous Integration
7 8 (10.13%) Software Testing
8 6 (7.59%) Automated Testing
8 6 (7.59%) Defect Tracking
8 6 (7.59%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (6.33%) Automation Testing
9 5 (6.33%) Cybersecurity
9 5 (6.33%) Regression Testing
9 5 (6.33%) Security Testing
10 4 (5.06%) Change Management
10 4 (5.06%) Test Automation
10 4 (5.06%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 23 (29.11%) Java
2 12 (15.19%) SQL
3 6 (7.59%) C
4 4 (5.06%) C#
4 4 (5.06%) JavaScript
5 3 (3.80%) Scala
6 2 (2.53%) CoffeeScript
6 2 (2.53%) Python
6 2 (2.53%) Ruby
6 2 (2.53%) VB
6 2 (2.53%) VBA
6 2 (2.53%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 10 (12.66%) ISEB
2 6 (7.59%) Degree
2 6 (7.59%) ISTQB
2 6 (7.59%) SC Cleared
2 6 (7.59%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.53%) DV Cleared
3 2 (2.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.27%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.27%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (17.72%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (8.86%) HP SiteScope
2 5 (6.33%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (3.80%) Graphite
4 2 (2.53%) Control-M
4 2 (2.53%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 10 (12.66%) Oracle
2 9 (11.39%) HP
3 6 (7.59%) AppDynamics
4 4 (5.06%) IBM
5 3 (3.80%) Dynatrace
5 3 (3.80%) hybris
5 3 (3.80%) Siebel
6 2 (2.53%) New Relic
6 2 (2.53%) SOASTA, Inc
6 2 (2.53%) VMware
7 1 (1.27%) Guidewire
7 1 (1.27%) Microsoft