The median contractor rate for a Performance Tester was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Performance Tester
England / East of England
Rank 118 - 131
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs requiring a Performance Tester 8 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.37% - 0.039%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.39% - 0.040%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 1
Median daily rate £325 - £300
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £358 £300
% change year-on-year +11.88% +19.16%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2077 2353 2495
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 95.63% 96.36% 96.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1264 1373 1408
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 159 169 237
Median hourly rate £31.00 £19.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +63.15% +2.70%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

Performance Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England that featured Performance Tester in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Performance Tester in the East of England

Performance Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Performance Tester in the East of England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Performance Tester in the East of England

Performance Tester
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 East of England region over the 3 months to 24 March 2017. 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 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
Essex - 7 £325 -
Suffolk - 1 £400 -
Performance Tester
England

Performance Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, 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 across the East of England region featuring Performance Tester in the job title.

1 8 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (88.89%) LoadRunner
1 8 (88.89%) Performance Testing
2 7 (77.78%) JIRA
2 7 (77.78%) QA
2 7 (77.78%) Selenium
2 7 (77.78%) Configuration Management
2 7 (77.78%) JMeter
3 6 (66.67%) Software Testing
3 6 (66.67%) ISTQB
3 6 (66.67%) ISEB
3 6 (66.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (66.67%) SDLC
4 5 (55.56%) Test Strategy
4 5 (55.56%) XML
5 4 (44.44%) Security Cleared
6 3 (33.33%) SC Cleared
7 2 (22.22%) Non-Functional Testing
7 2 (22.22%) HP
8 1 (11.11%) Project Management
8 1 (11.11%) C
8 1 (11.11%) T-SQL
8 1 (11.11%) .NET
8 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
8 1 (11.11%) Project Planning
8 1 (11.11%) Finance
8 1 (11.11%) Risk Management
8 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
8 1 (11.11%) Root Cause Analysis
8 1 (11.11%) Agile Testing

Performance Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (88.89%) LoadRunner
2 7 (77.78%) JIRA
2 7 (77.78%) JMeter
2 7 (77.78%) Selenium
General
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (55.56%) XML
2 1 (11.11%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Wiki
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (88.89%) Performance Testing
2 7 (77.78%) Configuration Management
3 6 (66.67%) SDLC
3 6 (66.67%) Software Testing
4 5 (55.56%) Test Strategy
5 2 (22.22%) Non-Functional Testing
6 1 (11.11%) Agile Testing
6 1 (11.11%) Exploratory Testing
6 1 (11.11%) Functional Testing
6 1 (11.11%) Project Management
6 1 (11.11%) Project Planning
6 1 (11.11%) Risk Management
6 1 (11.11%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (11.11%) Test Planning
6 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
6 1 (11.11%) V-Model
6 1 (11.11%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) C
1 1 (11.11%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (66.67%) ISEB
1 6 (66.67%) ISTQB
1 6 (66.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 4 (44.44%) Security Cleared
3 3 (33.33%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (77.78%) QA
2 1 (11.11%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) HP