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 22 May 2015 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Performance Tester
Rank 580 494 498
Rank change year-on-year
-86 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Performance Tester 27 88 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.050% 0.17% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.054% 0.18% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 59 27
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£363 £360 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.69% +2.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £218 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £335 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.20% -4.28%
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
50008 48637 43579
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.32% 92.39% 92.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 30924 30184 25017
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1983 2005 2160
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £40.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

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 22 May 2015.

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 22 May 2015. 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 -79 22 £350 +0.71% 5
London -21 11 £369 -18.05% 1
South East -23 4 £363 +11.53% 2
Wales - 3 £388 -
South West +6 2 £325 -10.34%
City of London 0 2 £338 -28.00%
Scotland -13 2 £388 -3.12%
Bradford -13 2 - -
West Yorkshire -32 2 - -
Yorkshire -38 2 - -
Swindon +11 1 - -
Surrey +5 1 - -
Wiltshire +2 1 - -
Edinburgh -4 1 £388 -3.12%
Berkshire -6 1 £400 +77.77%
West Midlands -10 1 £368 +145.00%
Hampshire -13 1 £363 +11.53%
North West -20 1 - - 2
West Wales - 1 £500 -
North East - 1 £325 -
Tyne and Wear - 1 £325 -
Birmingham - 1 £368 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £320 - 2
Gloucestershire - 1 £325 -
Manchester - 1 - -
Milton Keynes - 1 £320 - 2
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £325 -
Reading - 1 £400 -
Southampton - 1 £363 -
Swansea - 1 £500 -

Performance Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 55 (63.22%) Performance Testing
2 42 (48.28%) LoadRunner
3 35 (40.23%) JMeter
4 28 (32.18%) Agile Software Development
5 26 (29.89%) Security Cleared
6 25 (28.74%) HP
7 19 (21.84%) Load Testing
8 17 (19.54%) Web Services
9 16 (18.39%) Java
10 14 (16.09%) SQL
10 14 (16.09%) Oracle
11 13 (14.94%) SC Cleared
12 12 (13.79%) Finance
12 12 (13.79%) NeoLoad
13 11 (12.64%) Windows
13 11 (12.64%) DV Cleared
13 11 (12.64%) Automated Testing
14 10 (11.49%) Apache
14 10 (11.49%) SQL Server
14 10 (11.49%) Waterfall
15 9 (10.34%) Automation Testing
15 9 (10.34%) C#
15 9 (10.34%) HTML
15 9 (10.34%) Linux
15 9 (10.34%) JIRA
16 8 (9.20%) Stress Testing
16 8 (9.20%) C
16 8 (9.20%) JavaScript
17 7 (8.05%) Perl
17 7 (8.05%) Visual Studio

Performance Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 10 (11.49%) Apache
2 4 (4.60%) SharePoint
2 4 (4.60%) IIS
3 3 (3.45%) WebLogic
4 2 (2.30%) WebSphere
4 2 (2.30%) nginx
5 1 (1.15%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.15%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (1.15%) Confluence
Applications
1 5 (5.75%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.15%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.90%) HTTP
2 4 (4.60%) TCP/IP
3 3 (3.45%) DNS
4 2 (2.30%) Network Security
5 1 (1.15%) FTP
5 1 (1.15%) AMQP
5 1 (1.15%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (11.49%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.45%) DB2
2 3 (3.45%) MySQL
2 3 (3.45%) Oracle Database 11g
2 3 (3.45%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.30%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 42 (48.28%) LoadRunner
2 35 (40.23%) JMeter
3 12 (13.79%) NeoLoad
4 9 (10.34%) JIRA
5 7 (8.05%) Visual Studio
5 7 (8.05%) Selenium
6 6 (6.90%) QuickTest Pro
7 2 (2.30%) JConsole
7 2 (2.30%) VisualVM
7 2 (2.30%) LoadUI
7 2 (2.30%) SoapUI
7 2 (2.30%) WebLOAD
7 2 (2.30%) WinRunner
8 1 (1.15%) Toad
8 1 (1.15%) Visual Studio Team System
8 1 (1.15%) Rational Performance Tester
8 1 (1.15%) JProfiler
8 1 (1.15%) Cucumber
8 1 (1.15%) Facilita Forecast
General
1 12 (13.79%) Finance
2 5 (5.75%) Retail
3 4 (4.60%) Banking
4 2 (2.30%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.15%) Games
5 1 (1.15%) Legal
5 1 (1.15%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.15%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (19.54%) Web Services
2 9 (10.34%) HTML
3 7 (8.05%) SOAP
4 6 (6.90%) .NET
5 4 (4.60%) ODBC
5 4 (4.60%) ASP.NET
6 3 (3.45%) WCF
6 3 (3.45%) WPF
6 3 (3.45%) WinForms
7 2 (2.30%) HTML5
7 2 (2.30%) GWT
7 2 (2.30%) JMS
7 2 (2.30%) CSS
8 1 (1.15%) XML
8 1 (1.15%) EJB
8 1 (1.15%) JavaBeans
8 1 (1.15%) RESTful
8 1 (1.15%) JSON
8 1 (1.15%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.05%) Mainframe
1 7 (8.05%) Enterprise Software
1 7 (8.05%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (5.75%) Visualisation
3 2 (2.30%) User Experience
3 2 (2.30%) Open Source
3 2 (2.30%) iPad
3 2 (2.30%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.15%) NHS
4 1 (1.15%) BBC
4 1 (1.15%) Online Games
4 1 (1.15%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.15%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.15%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 11 (12.64%) Windows
2 9 (10.34%) Linux
3 4 (4.60%) UNIX
4 1 (1.15%) AIX
4 1 (1.15%) Android
4 1 (1.15%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (63.22%) Performance Testing
2 28 (32.18%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (21.84%) Load Testing
4 11 (12.64%) Automated Testing
5 10 (11.49%) Waterfall
6 9 (10.34%) Automation Testing
7 8 (9.20%) Stress Testing
8 7 (8.05%) Functional Testing
9 5 (5.75%) Test Automation
10 4 (4.60%) TDD
10 4 (4.60%) Test Scripting
11 3 (3.45%) Migration
11 3 (3.45%) Requirements Management
11 3 (3.45%) Scrum
11 3 (3.45%) Test Strategy
11 3 (3.45%) Performance Tuning
11 3 (3.45%) Server Monitoring
11 3 (3.45%) Test Planning
11 3 (3.45%) Mentoring
12 2 (2.30%) Performance Engineering
Programming Languages
1 16 (18.39%) Java
2 14 (16.09%) SQL
3 9 (10.34%) C#
4 8 (9.20%) C
4 8 (9.20%) JavaScript
5 7 (8.05%) Perl
6 5 (5.75%) Bash Shell
7 3 (3.45%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.15%) PHP
8 1 (1.15%) Scala
Qualifications
1 26 (29.89%) Security Cleared
2 13 (14.94%) SC Cleared
3 11 (12.64%) DV Cleared
4 7 (8.05%) ISEB
5 5 (5.75%) ISTQB
6 2 (2.30%) Degree
6 2 (2.30%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.90%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (4.60%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.15%) nmon
Vendors
1 25 (28.74%) HP
2 14 (16.09%) Oracle
3 5 (5.75%) Citrix
4 4 (4.60%) SAP
5 3 (3.45%) IBM
6 2 (2.30%) Telerik
7 1 (1.15%) Remedy
7 1 (1.15%) VMware
7 1 (1.15%) Splunk
7 1 (1.15%) Green Hat
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