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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Performance Tester
Rank 579 509 485
Rank change year-on-year
-70 -24
Contract jobs requiring a Performance Tester 34 83 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.061% 0.16% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.066% 0.17% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 58 44
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£350 £360 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £233 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £416 £458 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £39.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £39.25

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
51627 49001 45588
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.46% 92.58% 92.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 32558 29967 26404
Average daily rate £400 £395 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% -1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £238
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 1943 1955 2128
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -10.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.29 £38.59 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 -74 28 £355 -1.38% 5
London -27 12 £375 -14.28% 1
South East -25 6 £335 +3.07% 2
Wales - 5 £255 -
North West -14 4 - - 1
South Wales - 4 £255 -
Cardiff - 4 £255 -
Lancashire - 3 - - 1
Yorkshire -32 2 £375 +8.69%
Derbyshire - 2 £383 -
East Sussex - 2 £325 -
East Midlands - 2 £383 -
Lytham St Annes - 2 - -
Chesterfield - 2 £383 -
Blackpool - 2 - - 1
Berkshire +13 1 £400 +77.77% 1
Reading +7 1 £400 - 1
Edinburgh +2 1 £388 - 1
Buckinghamshire 0 1 £320 -24.70%
Milton Keynes 0 1 £320 -24.70%
Scotland -5 1 £388 +7.63% 1
Sheffield -6 1 £375 +6.83%
South West -9 1 - -
Hampshire -12 1 - -
South Yorkshire -14 1 £375 +6.83%
City of London -18 1 - - 1
Midlands - 1 - -
West Wales - 1 £500 -
Surrey - 1 - - 1
Wiltshire - 1 - -

Performance Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 51 (57.95%) Performance Testing
2 43 (48.86%) LoadRunner
3 30 (34.09%) JMeter
4 27 (30.68%) Security Cleared
5 25 (28.41%) HP
6 24 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
7 19 (21.59%) Load Testing
8 17 (19.32%) SQL
9 15 (17.05%) SC Cleared
10 14 (15.91%) Finance
11 13 (14.77%) Web Services
12 12 (13.64%) Windows
12 12 (13.64%) DV Cleared
12 12 (13.64%) NeoLoad
13 11 (12.50%) Stress Testing
13 11 (12.50%) Linux
13 11 (12.50%) Oracle
14 10 (11.36%) Apache
14 10 (11.36%) Visual Studio
14 10 (11.36%) HP UFT
14 10 (11.36%) Automated Testing
15 9 (10.23%) JIRA
15 9 (10.23%) Test Scripting
15 9 (10.23%) Waterfall
15 9 (10.23%) Java
15 9 (10.23%) Automation Testing
16 8 (9.09%) Non-Functional Testing
16 8 (9.09%) C#
16 8 (9.09%) QA
17 7 (7.95%) UNIX

Performance Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 (11.36%) Apache
2 4 (4.55%) SharePoint
2 4 (4.55%) IIS
3 3 (3.41%) WebLogic
4 2 (2.27%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.14%) Confluence
5 1 (1.14%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (1.14%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (5.68%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.41%) HTTP
1 3 (3.41%) TCP/IP
1 3 (3.41%) DNS
2 2 (2.27%) Network Security
3 1 (1.14%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.82%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.41%) DB2
2 3 (3.41%) Oracle Database 11g
2 3 (3.41%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.27%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.27%) MySQL
4 1 (1.14%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 43 (48.86%) LoadRunner
2 30 (34.09%) JMeter
3 12 (13.64%) NeoLoad
4 10 (11.36%) Visual Studio
4 10 (11.36%) HP UFT
5 9 (10.23%) JIRA
6 4 (4.55%) Selenium
6 4 (4.55%) Facilita Forecast
7 2 (2.27%) SoapUI
7 2 (2.27%) Rational Performance Tester
8 1 (1.14%) JProfiler
8 1 (1.14%) Visual Studio Team System
8 1 (1.14%) LoadUI
8 1 (1.14%) JConsole
8 1 (1.14%) VisualVM
General
1 14 (15.91%) Finance
2 6 (6.82%) Retail
3 4 (4.55%) Banking
4 3 (3.41%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.14%) Legal
5 1 (1.14%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.14%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.14%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (14.77%) Web Services
2 6 (6.82%) SOAP
3 5 (5.68%) .NET
4 4 (4.55%) ASP.NET
5 3 (3.41%) WinForms
5 3 (3.41%) WCF
5 3 (3.41%) WPF
6 2 (2.27%) HTML
6 2 (2.27%) ODBC
7 1 (1.14%) JMS
7 1 (1.14%) JavaBeans
7 1 (1.14%) XML
7 1 (1.14%) EJB
7 1 (1.14%) RESTful
7 1 (1.14%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.95%) Mainframe
1 7 (7.95%) Enterprise Software
1 7 (7.95%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (5.68%) Visualisation
3 4 (4.55%) Performance Metrics
4 3 (3.41%) Data Structures
5 2 (2.27%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.27%) iPad
5 2 (2.27%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.14%) NHS
6 1 (1.14%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.14%) New Media
6 1 (1.14%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.14%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 12 (13.64%) Windows
2 11 (12.50%) Linux
3 7 (7.95%) UNIX
4 1 (1.14%) Android
4 1 (1.14%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.14%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (57.95%) Performance Testing
2 24 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (21.59%) Load Testing
4 11 (12.50%) Stress Testing
5 10 (11.36%) Automated Testing
6 9 (10.23%) Test Scripting
6 9 (10.23%) Waterfall
6 9 (10.23%) Automation Testing
7 8 (9.09%) Non-Functional Testing
8 7 (7.95%) Functional Testing
9 6 (6.82%) Operational Acceptance Testing
9 6 (6.82%) Test Strategy
10 5 (5.68%) Software Testing
10 5 (5.68%) Performance Monitoring
10 5 (5.68%) Test Planning
11 4 (4.55%) Performance Tuning
12 3 (3.41%) Server Monitoring
12 3 (3.41%) Requirements Management
12 3 (3.41%) Problem Management
12 3 (3.41%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 17 (19.32%) SQL
2 9 (10.23%) Java
3 8 (9.09%) C#
4 6 (6.82%) C
5 5 (5.68%) Perl
5 5 (5.68%) Bash Shell
6 3 (3.41%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.14%) VBScript
7 1 (1.14%) VB
7 1 (1.14%) Scala
Qualifications
1 27 (30.68%) Security Cleared
2 15 (17.05%) SC Cleared
3 12 (13.64%) DV Cleared
4 5 (5.68%) ISEB
5 2 (2.27%) ISTQB
5 2 (2.27%) Degree
6 1 (1.14%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (9.09%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (5.68%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.14%) CA Wily
2 1 (1.14%) nmon
2 1 (1.14%) Nessus
Vendors
1 25 (28.41%) HP
2 11 (12.50%) Oracle
3 6 (6.82%) Citrix
4 5 (5.68%) SAP
5 3 (3.41%) IBM
6 2 (2.27%) Telerik
7 1 (1.14%) Splunk
7 1 (1.14%) Green Hat
7 1 (1.14%) TIBCO
7 1 (1.14%) Remedy
Reading, Berkshire
Skilliantech Limited
Rate: £30000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh
Vsolvit4u
Rate: £275 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 4 days ago
Blackpool, Lancashire
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 4 days ago
Woking, Surrey
City Test Limited
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago