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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Performance Tester
Rank 521 495 486
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Performance Tester 57 62 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.13% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.14% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 43 18
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£350 £370 £248
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.27% +49.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £300 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £420 £383
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £369 £205
% change year-on-year
-13.27% +80.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
46883 45043 41451
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.44% 92.47% 92.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 29475 26911 23492
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1817 2004 2424
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.48 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.57% -5.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -8.33%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 46 £350 - 6
London +5 19 £375 - 3
South East -15 16 £338 -3.57% 1
Scotland -22 11 £300 -18.91%
Surrey - 9 £325 -
City of London +13 4 £380 +26.66% 2
North West 0 4 £200 -52.94% 1
Edinburgh -17 4 £300 -25.46%
West Midlands +2 3 £275 +96.42%
Glasgow -10 3 - -
Yorkshire -11 3 £341 +4.76%
Manchester - 3 £200 - 1
Milton Keynes -4 2 £500 +42.85%
Buckinghamshire -9 2 £500 +42.85%
Birmingham - 1 - -
Guildford - 1 £300 -
South West - 1 - - 1
Tyne and Wear - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Liverpool - - - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - -
Reading - - - - 1
Berkshire - - - - 1
Cheadle - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
Merseyside - - - -
North East - - - -

Performance Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 61 (61.62%) Performance Testing
2 48 (48.48%) LoadRunner
3 37 (37.37%) JMeter
4 32 (32.32%) Java
5 29 (29.29%) HP
6 25 (25.25%) Oracle
6 25 (25.25%) Agile Software Development
7 23 (23.23%) Test Scripting
8 22 (22.22%) SQL
9 21 (21.21%) Web Services
10 20 (20.20%) HTTP
11 18 (18.18%) HTML
12 17 (17.17%) Security Cleared
13 15 (15.15%) JavaScript
13 15 (15.15%) ODBC
14 14 (14.14%) .NET
14 14 (14.14%) SOAP
15 12 (12.12%) QuickTest Pro
16 11 (11.11%) Automated Testing
17 10 (10.10%) Load Testing
17 10 (10.10%) Linux
17 10 (10.10%) Windows
17 10 (10.10%) SC Cleared
17 10 (10.10%) Oracle Database
17 10 (10.10%) User Experience
18 9 (9.09%) UNIX
18 9 (9.09%) Test Management
18 9 (9.09%) Ajax
18 9 (9.09%) Software Testing
19 8 (8.08%) Statistical Analysis

Performance Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 3 (3.03%) WebLogic
1 3 (3.03%) Apache
2 2 (2.02%) nginx
3 1 (1.01%) Oracle Service Bus
3 1 (1.01%) IIS
3 1 (1.01%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.01%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (7.07%) MS Office
2 1 (1.01%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.03%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (2.02%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 20 (20.20%) HTTP
2 6 (6.06%) Wireshark
3 5 (5.05%) TCP/IP
4 2 (2.02%) DNS
4 2 (2.02%) tcpdump
5 1 (1.01%) PuTTY
5 1 (1.01%) AMQP
5 1 (1.01%) FTP
5 1 (1.01%) Firewall
5 1 (1.01%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (10.10%) Oracle Database
2 8 (8.08%) SQL Server
3 7 (7.07%) Oracle ODI
3 7 (7.07%) Oracle BI EE
3 7 (7.07%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (4.04%) MySQL
5 3 (3.03%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (2.02%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.01%) DB2
7 1 (1.01%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 48 (48.48%) LoadRunner
2 37 (37.37%) JMeter
3 12 (12.12%) QuickTest Pro
4 8 (8.08%) NeoLoad
5 7 (7.07%) JIRA
5 7 (7.07%) Selenium
6 6 (6.06%) WebLOAD
7 5 (5.05%) LoadUI
8 4 (4.04%) Fiddler
8 4 (4.04%) VisualVM
9 3 (3.03%) Rational Performance Tester
9 3 (3.03%) JConsole
9 3 (3.03%) Visual Studio
9 3 (3.03%) WinRunner
10 2 (2.02%) Maven
10 2 (2.02%) Eclipse
10 2 (2.02%) IntelliJ
10 2 (2.02%) Facilita Forecast
10 2 (2.02%) Jenkins
11 1 (1.01%) Cucumber
General
1 7 (7.07%) Finance
2 2 (2.02%) Games
3 1 (1.01%) Banking
3 1 (1.01%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (21.21%) Web Services
2 18 (18.18%) HTML
3 15 (15.15%) ODBC
4 14 (14.14%) .NET
4 14 (14.14%) SOAP
5 9 (9.09%) Ajax
6 7 (7.07%) HTML5
7 3 (3.03%) J2EE
8 2 (2.02%) GWT
8 2 (2.02%) CSS
9 1 (1.01%) REST
9 1 (1.01%) RESTful
9 1 (1.01%) XML
9 1 (1.01%) ASP.NET
9 1 (1.01%) JMS
9 1 (1.01%) JSON
9 1 (1.01%) WCF
9 1 (1.01%) WPF
9 1 (1.01%) WinForms
9 1 (1.01%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.10%) User Experience
2 3 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.03%) Data Structures
3 2 (2.02%) Statistics
3 2 (2.02%) Mainframe
3 2 (2.02%) Over-the-Top Content
3 2 (2.02%) Open Source
3 2 (2.02%) Video on Demand
3 2 (2.02%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.02%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.01%) Visualisation
4 1 (1.01%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.01%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.01%) Online Games
4 1 (1.01%) BBC
4 1 (1.01%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 10 (10.10%) Linux
1 10 (10.10%) Windows
2 9 (9.09%) UNIX
3 1 (1.01%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (61.62%) Performance Testing
2 25 (25.25%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (23.23%) Test Scripting
4 11 (11.11%) Automated Testing
5 10 (10.10%) Load Testing
6 9 (9.09%) Test Management
6 9 (9.09%) Software Testing
7 8 (8.08%) Statistical Analysis
8 7 (7.07%) Performance Management
9 6 (6.06%) SOA
9 6 (6.06%) Test Automation
10 5 (5.05%) Performance Engineering
10 5 (5.05%) Non-Functional Testing
10 5 (5.05%) Test Strategy
10 5 (5.05%) Waterfall
10 5 (5.05%) Mentoring
10 5 (5.05%) Regression Testing
10 5 (5.05%) Technical Architecture
11 4 (4.04%) Load Balancing
11 4 (4.04%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 32 (32.32%) Java
2 22 (22.22%) SQL
3 15 (15.15%) JavaScript
4 7 (7.07%) VB.NET
4 7 (7.07%) C
5 6 (6.06%) Perl
6 5 (5.05%) C#
6 5 (5.05%) Shell Script
7 2 (2.02%) VBScript
7 2 (2.02%) VB
7 2 (2.02%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.01%) Python
8 1 (1.01%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.01%) PHP
8 1 (1.01%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.01%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 17 (17.17%) Security Cleared
2 10 (10.10%) SC Cleared
3 5 (5.05%) ISEB
4 4 (4.04%) ISTQB
5 3 (3.03%) CTC Cleared
5 3 (3.03%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.01%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.01%) BC Cleared
6 1 (1.01%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (8.08%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.02%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (3.03%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.02%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 29 (29.29%) HP
2 25 (25.25%) Oracle
3 5 (5.05%) SOASTA, Inc
3 5 (5.05%) IBM
4 3 (3.03%) VMware
4 3 (3.03%) Google
4 3 (3.03%) Telerik
5 2 (2.02%) Compuware
6 1 (1.01%) F5
6 1 (1.01%) Talend
6 1 (1.01%) AppDynamics
6 1 (1.01%) Microsoft
6 1 (1.01%) Kofax
6 1 (1.01%) KANA
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