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 31 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Performance Tester
Rank 560 548 503
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -45
Contract jobs requiring a Performance Tester 60 63 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.12% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.12% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 40 50
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£353 £370 £351
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.72% +5.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £308 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £350 £352
% change year-on-year
-14.28% -0.46%
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
52581 50525 47327
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.47% 92.45% 92.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 33383 30630 27733
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 1941 1999 2141
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.56 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.65% -5.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -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 31 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 31 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 -35 46 £400 +6.95% 7
London -3 23 £405 +6.35% 5
Wales - 11 £255 - 1
Cardiff - 10 £255 - 1
South Wales - 10 £255 - 1
South East -15 8 £335 -0.74%
North West -23 7 £400 +6.66%
Lancashire - 5 - -
Blackpool - 4 - -
Surrey - 4 £450 -
East Sussex -5 2 £325 -7.14%
Scotland -13 2 £404 +58.33%
Newcastle upon Tyne -22 2 - -
North East -25 2 - -
Tyne and Wear -26 2 - -
Yorkshire -28 2 £375 +6.83%
East Midlands - 2 £383 - 2
Lytham St Annes - 2 - -
Derbyshire - 2 £383 -
Chesterfield - 2 £383 -
Glasgow +1 1 £420 +64.70%
Buckinghamshire 0 1 £320 -24.70%
Brighton -6 1 £350 -
Milton Keynes -6 1 £320 -24.70%
South Yorkshire -7 1 £375 +6.83%
South West -8 1 - -
Sheffield -10 1 £375 +6.83%
City of London -15 1 £405 +1.25% 3
Hampshire -16 1 - -
Merseyside - 1 £350 -

Performance Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 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 57 (54.29%) LoadRunner
2 56 (53.33%) Performance Testing
3 34 (32.38%) JMeter
4 27 (25.71%) HP
5 25 (23.81%) UNIX
6 22 (20.95%) SQL
7 21 (20.00%) Test Scripting
7 21 (20.00%) Security Cleared
8 19 (18.10%) Agile Software Development
8 19 (18.10%) Oracle
9 17 (16.19%) Java
9 17 (16.19%) Linux
10 16 (15.24%) Windows
10 16 (15.24%) Web Services
10 16 (15.24%) HP UFT
10 16 (15.24%) Stress Testing
11 15 (14.29%) Finance
12 14 (13.33%) Visual Studio
12 14 (13.33%) QA
13 13 (12.38%) Load Testing
13 13 (12.38%) SC Cleared
13 13 (12.38%) Software Testing
13 13 (12.38%) Test Strategy
14 11 (10.48%) SoapUI
14 11 (10.48%) NeoLoad
14 11 (10.48%) Performance Monitoring
15 10 (9.52%) Performance Metrics
15 10 (9.52%) API Testing
15 10 (9.52%) Facilita Forecast
15 10 (9.52%) SOA

Performance Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 8 (7.62%) WebLogic
2 5 (4.76%) Apache
2 5 (4.76%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.86%) IIS
4 2 (1.90%) JBoss
5 1 (0.95%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (0.95%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.95%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (2.86%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.90%) TCP/IP
1 2 (1.90%) DNS
1 2 (1.90%) Network Security
2 1 (0.95%) HTTP
2 1 (0.95%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (7.62%) Relational Database
2 7 (6.67%) SQL Server
3 5 (4.76%) Oracle Database
4 3 (2.86%) SAP BW
5 2 (1.90%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (1.90%) SAP HANA
5 2 (1.90%) DB2
6 1 (0.95%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 57 (54.29%) LoadRunner
2 34 (32.38%) JMeter
3 16 (15.24%) HP UFT
4 14 (13.33%) Visual Studio
5 11 (10.48%) SoapUI
5 11 (10.48%) NeoLoad
6 10 (9.52%) Facilita Forecast
7 8 (7.62%) LoadUI
8 7 (6.67%) JIRA
8 7 (6.67%) Selenium
9 2 (1.90%) Rational Performance Tester
9 2 (1.90%) Eclipse
9 2 (1.90%) Subversion
9 2 (1.90%) Maven
9 2 (1.90%) Cucumber
10 1 (0.95%) JUnit
10 1 (0.95%) JProfiler
10 1 (0.95%) Visual Studio Team System
10 1 (0.95%) eggPlant
General
1 15 (14.29%) Finance
2 6 (5.71%) Retail
3 4 (3.81%) Banking
4 3 (2.86%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.95%) Legal
5 1 (0.95%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.95%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.95%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (15.24%) Web Services
2 7 (6.67%) HTML
2 7 (6.67%) SOAP
3 5 (4.76%) .NET
4 3 (2.86%) ASP.NET
5 2 (1.90%) WinForms
5 2 (1.90%) WCF
5 2 (1.90%) WPF
6 1 (0.95%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (0.95%) RESTful
6 1 (0.95%) HTML5
6 1 (0.95%) REST
6 1 (0.95%) EJB
6 1 (0.95%) ODBC
6 1 (0.95%) Flash
6 1 (0.95%) JMS
6 1 (0.95%) JavaBeans
6 1 (0.95%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.52%) Performance Metrics
2 9 (8.57%) Data Structures
3 8 (7.62%) Client/Server
4 6 (5.71%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (4.76%) Mainframe
6 3 (2.86%) Visualisation
7 2 (1.90%) iPad
7 2 (1.90%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.90%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.95%) User Experience
8 1 (0.95%) New Media
8 1 (0.95%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.95%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.95%) Physics
8 1 (0.95%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 25 (23.81%) UNIX
2 17 (16.19%) Linux
3 16 (15.24%) Windows
4 1 (0.95%) Android
4 1 (0.95%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (53.33%) Performance Testing
2 21 (20.00%) Test Scripting
3 19 (18.10%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (15.24%) Stress Testing
5 13 (12.38%) Software Testing
5 13 (12.38%) Load Testing
5 13 (12.38%) Test Strategy
6 11 (10.48%) Performance Monitoring
7 10 (9.52%) API Testing
7 10 (9.52%) SOA
8 9 (8.57%) Configuration Management
8 9 (8.57%) Regression Testing
8 9 (8.57%) Problem Management
8 9 (8.57%) Automation Testing
9 8 (7.62%) Non-Functional Testing
10 7 (6.67%) Automated Testing
11 6 (5.71%) Waterfall
12 5 (4.76%) Test Planning
13 4 (3.81%) Operational Acceptance Testing
13 4 (3.81%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 22 (20.95%) SQL
2 17 (16.19%) Java
3 9 (8.57%) C#
4 7 (6.67%) VB
5 5 (4.76%) C
6 3 (2.86%) Perl
6 3 (2.86%) Bash Shell
7 2 (1.90%) Ruby
7 2 (1.90%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.95%) C++
8 1 (0.95%) VBScript
8 1 (0.95%) Scala
Qualifications
1 21 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 13 (12.38%) SC Cleared
3 9 (8.57%) DV Cleared
4 8 (7.62%) ISTQB
5 7 (6.67%) ISEB
6 6 (5.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (2.86%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (13.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (5.71%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.95%) CA Wily
2 1 (0.95%) nmon
2 1 (0.95%) Nessus
Vendors
1 27 (25.71%) HP
2 19 (18.10%) Oracle
3 7 (6.67%) SAP
4 6 (5.71%) Citrix
5 4 (3.81%) IBM
6 2 (1.90%) Remedy
7 1 (0.95%) Telerik
7 1 (0.95%) Splunk
7 1 (0.95%) Green Hat
7 1 (0.95%) Microsoft
7 1 (0.95%) Siebel
7 1 (0.95%) TIBCO
London
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £405.94 per day
Posted: 24 days ago