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 4 May 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
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Performance Tester
Rank 611 588 510
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -78
Contract jobs requiring a Performance Tester 36 48 111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.065% 0.086% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.068% 0.091% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 29 72
Median daily rate £363 £338 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.40% -6.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £238 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £464 £463 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £345
% change year-on-year
- -5.79%
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
52732 52894 51448
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.87% 94.71% 94.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 34355 32133 31426
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1512 2114 2112
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.98% -1.02%

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 4 May 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 30 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 4 May 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
(Click see detailed
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 -22 34 £363 -0.68% 6
London -15 12 £363 +5.45% 4
North East -27 7 £275 -15.38%
Tyne and Wear -27 7 £275 -15.38%
Newcastle upon Tyne -33 7 £275 -15.38%
South West +3 3 £325 -
North West -2 3 £418 +54.62%
West Midlands -9 3 £410 +11.56% 1
South East -12 3 £494 +9.72%
Warwickshire - 3 £410 -
Yorkshire -2 2 £475 -
Manchester -8 2 £418 +54.62%
Scotland -14 2 £260 -
Edinburgh - 2 £260 -
Warwick - 2 - -
South Yorkshire - 2 £475 -
Berkshire +6 1 - -
Gloucestershire +2 1 - -
Hampshire +1 1 £525 +44.82%
Kent - 1 £463 -
Bristol - 1 - -
Wiltshire - 1 £325 -
Lancashire - 1 £300 -
Derbyshire - 1 £425 -
Swindon - 1 £325 -
Chesterfield - 1 £425 -
Cheltenham - 1 - -
Gosport - 1 £525 -
Preston - 1 £300 -
Sheffield - 1 - -

Performance Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 50 (60.98%) LoadRunner
2 47 (57.32%) Performance Testing
3 23 (28.05%) Non-Functional Testing
4 21 (25.61%) SQL
5 20 (24.39%) JMeter
6 19 (23.17%) Test Scripting
7 18 (21.95%) Agile Software Development
8 17 (20.73%) HP
9 15 (18.29%) Selenium
9 15 (18.29%) Security Cleared
10 14 (17.07%) Unix
11 13 (15.85%) Java
11 13 (15.85%) Visual Studio
12 12 (14.63%) SAP
13 11 (13.41%) Open Source
13 11 (13.41%) Test Strategy
13 11 (13.41%) SC Cleared
14 10 (12.20%) Automated Testing
14 10 (12.20%) Windows
14 10 (12.20%) SoapUI
15 9 (10.98%) Retail
15 9 (10.98%) Load Testing
16 8 (9.76%) SOAP
17 7 (8.54%) VB
17 7 (8.54%) HTML
17 7 (8.54%) HP UFT
17 7 (8.54%) Maven
17 7 (8.54%) Continuous Integration
17 7 (8.54%) HP Quality Center
17 7 (8.54%) Jenkins

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 (3.66%) WebLogic
2 1 (1.22%) JBoss
2 1 (1.22%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (1.22%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.22%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (3.66%) SAP CO
1 3 (3.66%) SAP FI
1 3 (3.66%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (1.22%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.88%) GitHub
2 2 (2.44%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.32%) HTTP
2 4 (4.88%) FTP
3 3 (3.66%) SMTP
4 1 (1.22%) RTP
4 1 (1.22%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.22%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.54%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.22%) Data Mining
2 1 (1.22%) GIS
Development Applications
1 50 (60.98%) LoadRunner
2 20 (24.39%) JMeter
3 15 (18.29%) Selenium
4 13 (15.85%) Visual Studio
5 10 (12.20%) SoapUI
6 7 (8.54%) HP UFT
6 7 (8.54%) Jenkins
6 7 (8.54%) Maven
7 5 (6.10%) Gatling
7 5 (6.10%) LoadUI
8 4 (4.88%) Eclipse
8 4 (4.88%) eggPlant
8 4 (4.88%) Facilita Forecast
8 4 (4.88%) Git (software)
8 4 (4.88%) IntelliJ
8 4 (4.88%) Rational Performance Tester
8 4 (4.88%) WebDriver
9 3 (3.66%) Appium
9 3 (3.66%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 3 (3.66%) JIRA
General
1 9 (10.98%) Retail
2 6 (7.32%) Finance
3 2 (2.44%) Banking
4 1 (1.22%) Billing
4 1 (1.22%) Front Office
4 1 (1.22%) Games
4 1 (1.22%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.22%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (9.76%) SOAP
2 7 (8.54%) HTML
3 5 (6.10%) .NET
3 5 (6.10%) Middleware
4 4 (4.88%) Web Services
5 2 (2.44%) XML
6 1 (1.22%) Java EE
6 1 (1.22%) JSON
6 1 (1.22%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.88%) Performance Metrics
2 3 (3.66%) Client/Server
2 3 (3.66%) Data Structures
2 3 (3.66%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.44%) Driving Licence
3 2 (2.44%) EPoS
3 2 (2.44%) User Experience
4 1 (1.22%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 14 (17.07%) Unix
2 10 (12.20%) Windows
3 5 (6.10%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (57.32%) Performance Testing
2 23 (28.05%) Non-Functional Testing
3 19 (23.17%) Test Scripting
4 18 (21.95%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (13.41%) Open Source
5 11 (13.41%) Test Strategy
6 10 (12.20%) Automated Testing
7 9 (10.98%) Load Testing
8 7 (8.54%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (7.32%) Regression Testing
9 6 (7.32%) Scrum
9 6 (7.32%) Software Testing
10 5 (6.10%) API Testing
10 5 (6.10%) High Availability
10 5 (6.10%) User Acceptance Testing
11 4 (4.88%) Defect Tracking
11 4 (4.88%) Low Latency
11 4 (4.88%) Open Source Development
11 4 (4.88%) Performance Monitoring
11 4 (4.88%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 21 (25.61%) SQL
2 13 (15.85%) Java
3 7 (8.54%) VB
4 4 (4.88%) ActionScript
4 4 (4.88%) ActionScript 2.0
4 4 (4.88%) C#
4 4 (4.88%) Shell Script
5 3 (3.66%) Ruby
6 2 (2.44%) C
6 2 (2.44%) Perl
7 1 (1.22%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 15 (18.29%) Security Cleared
2 11 (13.41%) SC Cleared
3 6 (7.32%) ISTQB
4 5 (6.10%) ISEB
5 4 (4.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.22%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.22%) Degree
6 1 (1.22%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.22%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.32%) QA
2 1 (1.22%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 4 (4.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.22%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (8.54%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (4.88%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 17 (20.73%) HP
2 12 (14.63%) SAP
3 6 (7.32%) Oracle
4 5 (6.10%) SOASTA, Inc
4 5 (6.10%) VMware
5 4 (4.88%) Citrix
5 4 (4.88%) IBM
6 3 (3.66%) Microsoft
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