The table below looks at the statistics for the Senior 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 Senior Performance Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Performance Tester
Rank 620 608 583
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -25
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Performance Tester 6 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.012% 0.008% 0.010%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.012% 0.008% 0.011%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 4
Average daily rate £400 £320 £381
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -16.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £320 £319
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £464 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £320 £400
% change year-on-year
+17.18% -20.00%
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
48618 48918 46871
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.51% 94.46% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 31219 30411 27715
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1735 1925 2068
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.84 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.95% -3.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Senior Performance Tester
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Senior Performance Tester in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Senior Performance Tester Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Senior Performance Tester
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Senior Performance Tester within the UK.

Senior Performance Tester Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Senior Performance Tester
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Senior Performance Tester within the UK.

Senior Performance Tester Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Senior Performance Tester
Top 10 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Performance Tester within the UK over the 3 months to 10 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -1 6 £400 +25.00% 1
London +10 4 £401 -19.75% 1
South East +15 1 £350 +9.37%
City of London - 1 £403 -
Osterley - 1 £443 -
Reading - 1 £350 -
Blackpool - 1 £400 -
Lancashire - 1 £400 -
Berkshire - 1 £350 -
North West - 1 £400 -

Senior Performance Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Senior 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 Senior Performance Tester in their job title.

1 8 (80.00%) LoadRunner
2 6 (60.00%) JMeter
2 6 (60.00%) HP
3 5 (50.00%) Performance Testing
4 4 (40.00%) SDLC
5 3 (30.00%) Test Management
5 3 (30.00%) Java
5 3 (30.00%) SQL
5 3 (30.00%) .NET
5 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (20.00%) TDD
6 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
6 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
6 2 (20.00%) Windows
6 2 (20.00%) Linux
6 2 (20.00%) E-Commerce
6 2 (20.00%) C#
6 2 (20.00%) ISEB
6 2 (20.00%) Citrix
6 2 (20.00%) Finance
6 2 (20.00%) Test Scripting
6 2 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (20.00%) Open Source
6 2 (20.00%) Defect Management
6 2 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
6 2 (20.00%) Jenkins
6 2 (20.00%) Selenium
7 1 (10.00%) API Testing
7 1 (10.00%) Low Latency

Senior Performance Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Senior 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 Senior Performance Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) Relational Database
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (80.00%) LoadRunner
2 6 (60.00%) JMeter
3 2 (20.00%) Jenkins
3 2 (20.00%) Selenium
4 1 (10.00%) Cucumber
4 1 (10.00%) Eclipse
4 1 (10.00%) Gatling
4 1 (10.00%) Gerrit
4 1 (10.00%) Git (software)
4 1 (10.00%) HP UFT
4 1 (10.00%) IntelliJ
4 1 (10.00%) JIRA
4 1 (10.00%) Maven
4 1 (10.00%) Mercurial
4 1 (10.00%) SoapUI
4 1 (10.00%) Visual Studio
4 1 (10.00%) WATIR
4 1 (10.00%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) .NET
2 1 (10.00%) HTML
2 1 (10.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Linux
1 2 (20.00%) Windows
2 1 (10.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Performance Testing
2 4 (40.00%) SDLC
3 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (30.00%) Test Management
4 2 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (20.00%) Defect Management
4 2 (20.00%) E-Commerce
4 2 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Open Source
4 2 (20.00%) TDD
4 2 (20.00%) Test Scripting
5 1 (10.00%) API Testing
5 1 (10.00%) BDD
5 1 (10.00%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (10.00%) High Availability
5 1 (10.00%) Low Latency
5 1 (10.00%) Performance Engineering
5 1 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (10.00%) Presales
5 1 (10.00%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) Java
1 3 (30.00%) SQL
2 2 (20.00%) C#
3 1 (10.00%) C
3 1 (10.00%) Ruby
3 1 (10.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) ISEB
1 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) ISO 9001
1 1 (10.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) HP
2 2 (20.00%) Citrix
3 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (10.00%) SAP
3 1 (10.00%) SOASTA, Inc
3 1 (10.00%) VMware