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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Tester
Rank 545 506 505
Rank change year-on-year
-39 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Performance Tester 55 69 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.099% 0.13% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.14% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 50 53
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£372 £340 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.26% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £218 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
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
51265 49491 54504
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.21% 92.73% 92.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 31026 29372 30573
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1968 2145 2690
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.61 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.30% -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 27 August 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 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 27 August 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 -10 49 £374 +11.30% 2
London +13 24 £388 +9.15% 1
South East -15 11 £388 +15.04% 1
City of London +28 7 £400 +15.10%
Hampshire -8 6 - - 1
Yorkshire -5 4 £310 +3.33%
Scotland -33 4 £255 -36.25%
Glasgow - 4 £255 -
North West -3 3 £375 +19.80%
East Sussex - 3 £350 -
Brighton - 3 £350 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 £393 -
North East - 2 £393 -
Tyne and Wear - 2 £393 -
Reading +9 1 - -
Berkshire +8 1 - -
Buckinghamshire -4 1 £425 +6.25%
Milton Keynes -6 1 £425 +6.25%
West Yorkshire -8 1 £238 -32.14%
West Midlands - 1 - -
Northern Ireland - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
Lancashire - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
Surrey - - - -
Derbyshire - - - -
Teddington - - - -
Preston - - - -
County Londonderry - - - -
Chesterfield - - - -

Performance Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 92 (63.45%) Performance Testing
2 73 (50.34%) LoadRunner
3 51 (35.17%) HP
4 43 (29.66%) SQL
5 41 (28.28%) Oracle
6 40 (27.59%) Test Scripting
7 36 (24.83%) UNIX
8 35 (24.14%) Java
9 34 (23.45%) ISTQB
10 30 (20.69%) JMeter
10 30 (20.69%) Windows
10 30 (20.69%) Security Cleared
10 30 (20.69%) HP Quality Center
11 29 (20.00%) SC Cleared
12 28 (19.31%) Web Services
13 22 (15.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 21 (14.48%) C#
14 21 (14.48%) HTTP
15 19 (13.10%) Linux
15 19 (13.10%) QuickTest Pro
15 19 (13.10%) Load Testing
16 18 (12.41%) Visual Studio
17 17 (11.72%) HTML
18 16 (11.03%) Oracle Database
19 15 (10.34%) VB
19 15 (10.34%) Agile Software Development
20 14 (9.66%) Software Testing
20 14 (9.66%) Stress Testing
21 13 (8.97%) Test Management
21 13 (8.97%) Test Strategy

Performance Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 (5.52%) WebLogic
2 6 (4.14%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.38%) Adobe CQ
4 1 (0.69%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 2 (1.38%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.69%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 9 (6.21%) Oracle EBS
1 9 (6.21%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (1.38%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.69%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 21 (14.48%) HTTP
2 11 (7.59%) TCP/IP
2 11 (7.59%) SAN
3 10 (6.90%) DNS
4 9 (6.21%) HTTPS
5 6 (4.14%) Wireshark
6 2 (1.38%) CTI
7 1 (0.69%) Firewall
7 1 (0.69%) BIG-IP
7 1 (0.69%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (11.03%) Oracle Database
2 7 (4.83%) SQL Server
3 5 (3.45%) Oracle Reports
3 5 (3.45%) Relational Database
3 5 (3.45%) Oracle Database 11g
4 4 (2.76%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (2.76%) MySQL
5 1 (0.69%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.69%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (0.69%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 73 (50.34%) LoadRunner
2 30 (20.69%) JMeter
3 19 (13.10%) QuickTest Pro
4 18 (12.41%) Visual Studio
5 9 (6.21%) Rational Performance Tester
6 6 (4.14%) Selenium
6 6 (4.14%) NeoLoad
7 5 (3.45%) WebDriver
8 4 (2.76%) JIRA
8 4 (2.76%) SoapUI
9 3 (2.07%) Cucumber
9 3 (2.07%) Facilita Forecast
9 3 (2.07%) Visual Studio Team System
10 2 (1.38%) Jenkins
10 2 (1.38%) FitNesse
10 2 (1.38%) JProfiler
11 1 (0.69%) Talend Open Studio
11 1 (0.69%) Git (software)
11 1 (0.69%) Fiddler
11 1 (0.69%) Oracle Forms
General
1 10 (6.90%) Finance
2 9 (6.21%) Banking
3 2 (1.38%) Investment Banking
3 2 (1.38%) Legal
3 2 (1.38%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.69%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (19.31%) Web Services
2 17 (11.72%) HTML
3 13 (8.97%) .NET
4 9 (6.21%) ASP.NET
4 9 (6.21%) JSP
5 6 (4.14%) SOAP
5 6 (4.14%) Ajax
6 3 (2.07%) WCF
6 3 (2.07%) Middleware
6 3 (2.07%) ODBC
7 2 (1.38%) JPA
7 2 (1.38%) REST
8 1 (0.69%) Spring
8 1 (0.69%) WSDL
8 1 (0.69%) XML
8 1 (0.69%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.28%) Computer Science
2 8 (5.52%) Social Network
2 8 (5.52%) Open Source
3 7 (4.83%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (3.45%) Statistics
5 3 (2.07%) Video on Demand
5 3 (2.07%) Client/Server
5 3 (2.07%) NHS
6 2 (1.38%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.38%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.69%) IPTV
7 1 (0.69%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 36 (24.83%) UNIX
2 30 (20.69%) Windows
3 19 (13.10%) Linux
4 9 (6.21%) Windows 2000
4 9 (6.21%) Windows XP
4 9 (6.21%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (6.21%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (3.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (2.07%) AIX
7 1 (0.69%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (63.45%) Performance Testing
2 40 (27.59%) Test Scripting
3 19 (13.10%) Load Testing
4 15 (10.34%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (9.66%) Stress Testing
5 14 (9.66%) Software Testing
6 13 (8.97%) Test Strategy
6 13 (8.97%) Test Management
7 11 (7.59%) Test Automation
8 10 (6.90%) Waterfall
8 10 (6.90%) Disaster Recovery
8 10 (6.90%) CRM
9 8 (5.52%) Performance Tuning
10 7 (4.83%) Data Analysis
11 6 (4.14%) Automated Testing
11 6 (4.14%) Statistical Analysis
12 5 (3.45%) Load Balancing
13 4 (2.76%) Regression Testing
13 4 (2.76%) Non-Functional Testing
14 3 (2.07%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 43 (29.66%) SQL
2 35 (24.14%) Java
3 21 (14.48%) C#
4 15 (10.34%) VB
5 13 (8.97%) JavaScript
6 7 (4.83%) C
7 5 (3.45%) C++
8 3 (2.07%) VBScript
9 2 (1.38%) Perl
9 2 (1.38%) Python
10 1 (0.69%) AWK
10 1 (0.69%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 34 (23.45%) ISTQB
2 30 (20.69%) Security Cleared
3 29 (20.00%) SC Cleared
4 22 (15.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 13 (8.97%) ISEB
6 9 (6.21%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 9 (6.21%) DV Cleared
7 4 (2.76%) Degree
8 2 (1.38%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (1.38%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.14%) QA
2 3 (2.07%) ISO 9002
System Software
1 4 (2.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (2.07%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 30 (20.69%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (6.21%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 5 (3.45%) SCOM
Vendors
1 51 (35.17%) HP
2 41 (28.28%) Oracle
3 13 (8.97%) Microsoft
4 8 (5.52%) Citrix
5 6 (4.14%) JBoss
5 6 (4.14%) IBM
6 5 (3.45%) SAP
6 5 (3.45%) Red Hat
6 5 (3.45%) VMware
6 5 (3.45%) SolarWinds
7 3 (2.07%) Capita
7 3 (2.07%) SOASTA, Inc
8 2 (1.38%) Adobe
9 1 (0.69%) KANA
9 1 (0.69%) hybris
9 1 (0.69%) F5
9 1 (0.69%) Talend
9 1 (0.69%) Kofax
9 1 (0.69%) Endeca
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