The median contractor rate for a Performance Test Analyst was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 30 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.

Performance Test Analyst
UK / England
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 554 589 580
Rank change year-on-year +35 -9  
Contract jobs requiring a Performance Test Analyst 22 35 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.052% 0.070% 0.043%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.055% 0.074% 0.045%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 21 13
Median daily rate £350 £405 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.58% -10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £329 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +6.66% -6.25%  
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 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
England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 39809 47592 46241
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.81% 95.25% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 25961 31270 28439
Median daily rate £435 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £263 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1355 1455 1881
Median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +5.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £11.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -7.89% +11.76%  

Performance Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England that featured Performance Test Analyst in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Performance Test Analyst in England

Performance Test Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Performance Test Analyst in England

Performance Test Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Performance Test Analyst in England over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Performance Test Analyst in England

Performance Test Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Performance Test Analyst in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Performance Test Analyst in England

Performance Test Analyst
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Performance Test Analyst within the England region over the 3 months to 30 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
London +25 9 £350 -15.15% 1
South East +18 4 £313 -25.59%
East Midlands - 4 £425 -
West Midlands +18 3 - -
North East -11 2 - -
Performance Test Analyst
UK

Performance Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, Performance Test Analyst 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 England region featuring Performance Test Analyst in the job title.

1 29 (64.44%) Performance Testing
2 22 (48.89%) Test Scripting
3 20 (44.44%) Unix
4 17 (37.78%) Java
4 17 (37.78%) Oracle
5 15 (33.33%) LoadRunner
6 14 (31.11%) Performance Monitoring
6 14 (31.11%) Test Planning
7 13 (28.89%) JMeter
8 12 (26.67%) Test Strategy
9 11 (24.44%) Finance
9 11 (24.44%) Tivoli
9 11 (24.44%) Tivoli Monitoring
9 11 (24.44%) IBM
10 9 (20.00%) HP
10 9 (20.00%) Banking
10 9 (20.00%) AppDynamics
11 8 (17.78%) Web Services
12 7 (15.56%) SoapUI
12 7 (15.56%) Ganglia
12 7 (15.56%) Performance Engineering
12 7 (15.56%) Oracle Database
12 7 (15.56%) nmon
13 6 (13.33%) NeoLoad
13 6 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
13 6 (13.33%) SQL
13 6 (13.33%) ETL
14 5 (11.11%) HTTP
14 5 (11.11%) SOA
14 5 (11.11%) Informatica

Performance Test Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (8.89%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 2 (4.44%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (2.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.22%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (2.22%) Oracle ERP
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.11%) HTTP
2 4 (8.89%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (15.56%) Oracle Database
2 4 (8.89%) PowerCenter
3 1 (2.22%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (2.22%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
3 1 (2.22%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.22%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.22%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (2.22%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 15 (33.33%) LoadRunner
2 13 (28.89%) JMeter
3 7 (15.56%) SoapUI
4 6 (13.33%) NeoLoad
5 5 (11.11%) Fiddler
6 3 (6.67%) Jenkins
7 2 (4.44%) Git (software)
7 2 (4.44%) Maven
7 2 (4.44%) Selenium
7 2 (4.44%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (4.44%) Visual Studio
8 1 (2.22%) Cucumber
8 1 (2.22%) JIRA
8 1 (2.22%) LoadUI
8 1 (2.22%) SilkPerformer
8 1 (2.22%) Talend Open Studio
8 1 (2.22%) Toad
General
1 11 (24.44%) Finance
2 9 (20.00%) Banking
3 1 (2.22%) Automotive
3 1 (2.22%) Billing
3 1 (2.22%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (17.78%) Web Services
2 2 (4.44%) Middleware
2 2 (4.44%) SOAP
2 2 (4.44%) XML
3 1 (2.22%) Gherkin
3 1 (2.22%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.44%) EPoS
2 1 (2.22%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.22%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.22%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 20 (44.44%) Unix
2 4 (8.89%) Windows
3 2 (4.44%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (64.44%) Performance Testing
2 22 (48.89%) Test Scripting
3 14 (31.11%) Performance Monitoring
3 14 (31.11%) Test Planning
4 12 (26.67%) Test Strategy
5 7 (15.56%) Performance Engineering
6 6 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (13.33%) ETL
7 5 (11.11%) Non-Functional Testing
7 5 (11.11%) SOA
7 5 (11.11%) Volume Testing
8 4 (8.89%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (8.89%) Data Analysis
8 4 (8.89%) Defect Management
8 4 (8.89%) Re-Platforming
9 3 (6.67%) ERP
9 3 (6.67%) Validation
10 2 (4.44%) Migration
10 2 (4.44%) Stakeholder Management
10 2 (4.44%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 17 (37.78%) Java
2 6 (13.33%) SQL
3 4 (8.89%) Perl
4 2 (4.44%) C
5 1 (2.22%) Bash Shell
5 1 (2.22%) C#
5 1 (2.22%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (8.89%) ISTQB
2 3 (6.67%) ISEB
3 2 (4.44%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (2.22%) Degree
4 1 (2.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (2.22%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.22%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.44%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.44%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (24.44%) Tivoli
1 11 (24.44%) Tivoli Monitoring
2 7 (15.56%) Ganglia
2 7 (15.56%) nmon
3 5 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (4.44%) Graphite
4 2 (4.44%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 17 (37.78%) Oracle
2 11 (24.44%) IBM
3 9 (20.00%) AppDynamics
3 9 (20.00%) HP
4 5 (11.11%) Informatica
5 4 (8.89%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (6.67%) Microsoft
7 2 (4.44%) Guidewire
7 2 (4.44%) Nimble Storage
7 2 (4.44%) Red Hat
7 2 (4.44%) VMware
8 1 (2.22%) Pega
8 1 (2.22%) SAP
8 1 (2.22%) Talend