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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Performance Tester
Rank 608 597 544
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -53
Contract jobs requiring a Performance Tester 34 36 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.064% 0.064% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.068% 0.068% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 21 57
Median daily rate £413 £363 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.79% +0.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £300 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £460 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £355 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.67% +9.23%
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
50257 53100 51246
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 94.78% 94.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 32789 33386 31524
Median daily rate £425 £400 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £563 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £399 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.83% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1493 2035 2075
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.00 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.45 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.11% -2.18%

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 25 June 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 28 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 25 June 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
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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 0 31 £425 +15.25% 4
London +16 16 £435 +5.45% 2
Yorkshire +7 6 £400 +6.66% 1
South West +5 3 £325 -
South Yorkshire +1 3 £438 +16.66%
West Yorkshire +1 3 £390 - 1
Scotland -12 3 £330 -14.83%
Leeds - 3 £390 - 1
South East 0 2 £425 +19.29%
Edinburgh -8 2 £260 -32.90%
Sheffield -10 2 £400 +6.66%
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 - -
Bournemouth - 2 - -
Dorset - 2 - -
Tyne and Wear - 2 - -
North East - 2 - -
City of London +34 1 £450 - 1
Oxfordshire +9 1 £438 -4.89%
Hampshire +3 1 £413 +13.79%
Swindon -2 1 £325 -
Lancashire -3 1 - -
Wiltshire -9 1 £325 -
North West -12 1 - - 1
West Midlands - 1 - -
Preston - 1 - -
Brentford - 1 £200 -
Coventry - 1 - -
Glasgow - 1 £400 -

Performance Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 43 (53.75%) LoadRunner
1 43 (53.75%) Performance Testing
2 23 (28.75%) JMeter
3 20 (25.00%) Java
3 20 (25.00%) SQL
4 18 (22.50%) Agile Software Development
5 17 (21.25%) Test Scripting
5 17 (21.25%) Non-Functional Testing
6 14 (17.50%) Visual Studio
6 14 (17.50%) HP
7 13 (16.25%) Selenium
8 12 (15.00%) Unix
8 12 (15.00%) SoapUI
9 10 (12.50%) Oracle
10 9 (11.25%) Load Testing
10 9 (11.25%) Retail
10 9 (11.25%) Automated Testing
10 9 (11.25%) Test Strategy
10 9 (11.25%) Security Cleared
11 8 (10.00%) SC Cleared
11 8 (10.00%) Finance
12 7 (8.75%) HTTP
12 7 (8.75%) SOAP
12 7 (8.75%) C#
12 7 (8.75%) QA
12 7 (8.75%) JIRA
12 7 (8.75%) HP Quality Center
13 6 (7.50%) Git (software)
13 6 (7.50%) Performance Monitoring
13 6 (7.50%) ISTQB

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 3 (3.75%) WebLogic
2 1 (1.25%) JBoss
2 1 (1.25%) SAS
Business Applications
1 1 (1.25%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.25%) Oracle Retail
1 1 (1.25%) SAP CO
1 1 (1.25%) SAP FI
1 1 (1.25%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.50%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 7 (8.75%) HTTP
2 4 (5.00%) FTP
3 2 (2.50%) SMTP
4 1 (1.25%) Internet
4 1 (1.25%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.25%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.75%) Relational Database
2 2 (2.50%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.25%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 43 (53.75%) LoadRunner
2 23 (28.75%) JMeter
3 14 (17.50%) Visual Studio
4 13 (16.25%) Selenium
5 12 (15.00%) SoapUI
6 7 (8.75%) JIRA
7 6 (7.50%) Git (software)
7 6 (7.50%) Maven
8 5 (6.25%) HP UFT
8 5 (6.25%) LoadUI
9 4 (5.00%) Cucumber
9 4 (5.00%) Facilita Forecast
9 4 (5.00%) Jenkins
9 4 (5.00%) WebDriver
10 3 (3.75%) Appium
10 3 (3.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 3 (3.75%) eggPlant
10 3 (3.75%) Gatling
11 2 (2.50%) Rational Performance Tester
11 2 (2.50%) SilkPerformer
General
1 9 (11.25%) Retail
2 8 (10.00%) Finance
3 4 (5.00%) Banking
4 2 (2.50%) Games
5 1 (1.25%) Billing
5 1 (1.25%) Front Office
5 1 (1.25%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.25%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.75%) SOAP
2 6 (7.50%) HTML
3 5 (6.25%) Middleware
3 5 (6.25%) Web Services
4 3 (3.75%) .NET
5 2 (2.50%) ActiveMQ
5 2 (2.50%) AngularJS
5 2 (2.50%) Hibernate
5 2 (2.50%) Spring
5 2 (2.50%) XML
6 1 (1.25%) Java EE
6 1 (1.25%) JSON
6 1 (1.25%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.00%) Performance Metrics
2 3 (3.75%) Client/Server
2 3 (3.75%) Data Structures
2 3 (3.75%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.50%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.25%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.25%) EPoS
4 1 (1.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (1.25%) User Experience
4 1 (1.25%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 12 (15.00%) Unix
2 6 (7.50%) Windows
3 5 (6.25%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (53.75%) Performance Testing
2 18 (22.50%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (21.25%) Non-Functional Testing
3 17 (21.25%) Test Scripting
4 9 (11.25%) Automated Testing
4 9 (11.25%) Load Testing
4 9 (11.25%) Test Strategy
5 6 (7.50%) Performance Monitoring
5 6 (7.50%) Software Testing
6 5 (6.25%) API Testing
6 5 (6.25%) Defect Tracking
6 5 (6.25%) Open Source
7 4 (5.00%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (5.00%) Regression Testing
8 3 (3.75%) Configuration Management
8 3 (3.75%) Defect Management
8 3 (3.75%) Knowledge Management
8 3 (3.75%) Manual Testing
8 3 (3.75%) Problem Management
9 2 (2.50%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 20 (25.00%) Java
1 20 (25.00%) SQL
2 7 (8.75%) C#
3 6 (7.50%) VB
4 4 (5.00%) ActionScript
4 4 (5.00%) ActionScript 2.0
4 4 (5.00%) Shell Script
5 3 (3.75%) C
5 3 (3.75%) JavaScript
5 3 (3.75%) Ruby
5 3 (3.75%) Scala
6 2 (2.50%) CoffeeScript
6 2 (2.50%) Perl
6 2 (2.50%) Python
6 2 (2.50%) VBA
6 2 (2.50%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 9 (11.25%) Security Cleared
2 8 (10.00%) SC Cleared
3 6 (7.50%) ISTQB
4 4 (5.00%) ISEB
4 4 (5.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (2.50%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.25%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.25%) Degree
6 1 (1.25%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.75%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.25%) Hyper-V
1 1 (1.25%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 7 (8.75%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (5.00%) HP SiteScope
3 2 (2.50%) Control-M
3 2 (2.50%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 14 (17.50%) HP
2 10 (12.50%) Oracle
3 4 (5.00%) IBM
3 4 (5.00%) SAP
4 2 (2.50%) AppDynamics
4 2 (2.50%) Dynatrace
4 2 (2.50%) New Relic
5 1 (1.25%) Citrix
5 1 (1.25%) Guidewire
5 1 (1.25%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.25%) Siebel
5 1 (1.25%) SOASTA, Inc
5 1 (1.25%) VMware
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