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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Performance Tester
Rank 557 561 520
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -41
Contract jobs requiring a Performance Tester 68 55 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.099% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.11% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 37 50
Average daily rate
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£350 £372 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.78% +9.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £299 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £309 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
-11.78% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
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
54347 51343 48877
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.79% 92.32% 92.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 34673 31061 29030
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
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 2003 1976 2120
Average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 -12 49 £376 +0.60% 8
London +17 23 £410 +5.80% 2
Wales - 16 £255 -
Cardiff - 15 £255 -
South Wales - 15 £255 -
South East -22 8 £350 -9.67% 2
North West -27 7 £350 -6.66% 1
Surrey - 4 £405 -
Lancashire - 4 - -
East Sussex -3 3 £318 -9.28%
Blackpool - 3 - -
Scotland -7 2 £420 +64.70% 1
South West -9 2 £256 -35.93%
North East -25 2 - -
Tyne and Wear -25 2 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne -27 2 - -
Yorkshire -31 2 £375 +20.96%
East Midlands - 2 £383 - 1
Woking - 2 £405 -
Derbyshire - 2 £383 -
Chesterfield - 2 £383 -
East of England +2 1 £273 -19.85% 1
West Midlands 0 1 £450 - 1
Brighton 0 1 £350 -
Glasgow 0 1 £420 +64.70% 1
City of London -2 1 £405 +1.25% 1
Cheshire -9 1 £350 +6.87% 1
Hampshire -13 1 - - 1
Sheffield -17 1 £375 +6.83%
South Yorkshire -17 1 £375 +6.83%

Performance Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 54 (60.00%) LoadRunner
2 40 (44.44%) Performance Testing
3 29 (32.22%) UNIX
4 27 (30.00%) JMeter
5 24 (26.67%) Test Scripting
6 23 (25.56%) HP
7 20 (22.22%) SQL
8 19 (21.11%) Java
9 18 (20.00%) Oracle
9 18 (20.00%) Linux
9 18 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
10 16 (17.78%) Web Services
11 15 (16.67%) HP UFT
12 14 (15.56%) Security Cleared
12 14 (15.56%) SoapUI
12 14 (15.56%) Finance
13 13 (14.44%) Windows
13 13 (14.44%) Stress Testing
14 12 (13.33%) Software Testing
14 12 (13.33%) Test Strategy
15 11 (12.22%) QA
15 11 (12.22%) SOA
15 11 (12.22%) HTML
15 11 (12.22%) API Testing
16 10 (11.11%) Performance Monitoring
16 10 (11.11%) Performance Metrics
16 10 (11.11%) Non-Functional Testing
17 9 (10.00%) Facilita Forecast
17 9 (10.00%) LoadUI
17 9 (10.00%) Data Structures

Performance Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 6 (6.67%) WebLogic
2 4 (4.44%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.22%) WebSphere
3 2 (2.22%) JBoss
4 1 (1.11%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (1.11%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.11%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.44%) HTTP
2 2 (2.22%) Network Security
3 1 (1.11%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (8.89%) Relational Database
2 6 (6.67%) SQL Server
3 3 (3.33%) SAP BW
3 3 (3.33%) Oracle Database
4 2 (2.22%) SAP HANA
5 1 (1.11%) DB2
5 1 (1.11%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 54 (60.00%) LoadRunner
2 27 (30.00%) JMeter
3 15 (16.67%) HP UFT
4 14 (15.56%) SoapUI
5 9 (10.00%) Facilita Forecast
5 9 (10.00%) LoadUI
5 9 (10.00%) Visual Studio
6 6 (6.67%) Selenium
7 5 (5.56%) NeoLoad
8 3 (3.33%) Eclipse
9 2 (2.22%) Subversion
9 2 (2.22%) Maven
9 2 (2.22%) Rational Performance Tester
9 2 (2.22%) Cucumber
10 1 (1.11%) WebLOAD
10 1 (1.11%) eggPlant
10 1 (1.11%) JIRA
10 1 (1.11%) IntelliJ
10 1 (1.11%) JUnit
General
1 14 (15.56%) Finance
2 4 (4.44%) Banking
2 4 (4.44%) Retail
3 2 (2.22%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.11%) Billing
4 1 (1.11%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.11%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (17.78%) Web Services
2 11 (12.22%) HTML
3 2 (2.22%) .NET
3 2 (2.22%) SOAP
4 1 (1.11%) ODBC
4 1 (1.11%) Flash
4 1 (1.11%) Middleware
4 1 (1.11%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (1.11%) HTML5
4 1 (1.11%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.11%) Performance Metrics
2 9 (10.00%) Data Structures
3 7 (7.78%) Client/Server
4 5 (5.56%) Mainframe
4 5 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.22%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.22%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.11%) Mathematics
6 1 (1.11%) Physics
6 1 (1.11%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.11%) iSeries
6 1 (1.11%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 29 (32.22%) UNIX
2 18 (20.00%) Linux
3 13 (14.44%) Windows
4 1 (1.11%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (44.44%) Performance Testing
2 24 (26.67%) Test Scripting
3 18 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (14.44%) Stress Testing
5 12 (13.33%) Software Testing
5 12 (13.33%) Test Strategy
6 11 (12.22%) API Testing
6 11 (12.22%) SOA
7 10 (11.11%) Non-Functional Testing
7 10 (11.11%) Performance Monitoring
8 9 (10.00%) Configuration Management
8 9 (10.00%) Regression Testing
8 9 (10.00%) Problem Management
9 8 (8.89%) Load Testing
10 6 (6.67%) Root Cause Analysis
10 6 (6.67%) Waterfall
11 4 (4.44%) Performance Tuning
11 4 (4.44%) Operational Acceptance Testing
11 4 (4.44%) Data Modelling
11 4 (4.44%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 20 (22.22%) SQL
2 19 (21.11%) Java
3 7 (7.78%) VB
4 6 (6.67%) C#
5 4 (4.44%) BeanShell
6 3 (3.33%) JavaScript
7 2 (2.22%) Ruby
7 2 (2.22%) C
8 1 (1.11%) Scala
8 1 (1.11%) VBScript
8 1 (1.11%) C++
Qualifications
1 14 (15.56%) Security Cleared
2 9 (10.00%) SC Cleared
3 7 (7.78%) ISTQB
4 6 (6.67%) DV Cleared
4 6 (6.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (5.56%) ISEB
6 1 (1.11%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (12.22%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (6.67%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.11%) CA Wily
2 1 (1.11%) Nessus
Vendors
1 23 (25.56%) HP
2 18 (20.00%) Oracle
3 7 (7.78%) Citrix
4 5 (5.56%) SAP
5 3 (3.33%) IBM
6 2 (2.22%) Microsoft
6 2 (2.22%) Remedy
7 1 (1.11%) VMware
7 1 (1.11%) Green Hat
7 1 (1.11%) SOASTA, Inc
7 1 (1.11%) Siebel
7 1 (1.11%) TIBCO
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