Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Performance Test Analyst was £410 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 20 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 791 840 784
Rank change year-on-year +49 -56 +10
Contract jobs requiring a Performance Test Analyst 58 36 87
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.062% 0.037% 0.083%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.065% 0.039% 0.088%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 17 55
England median daily rate £410 £365 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.40% +4.29% -
10th Percentile £313 £310 £244
90th Percentile £460 £441 £500
UK median daily rate £400 £375 £344
% change year-on-year +6.73% +9.09% +1.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
England median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
England
Contract vacancies in England with a recognized job title 89119 91561 99256
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.76% 94.77% 94.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 59385 60311 64207
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2639 2960 3840
England median hourly rate £18.69 £18.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.00% +2.78% +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £46.96 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%

Performance Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured Performance Test Analyst in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

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 6 months to 20 November 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 6 months to 20 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -5 29 £460 +10.05% 1
Midlands +24 9 £375 +15.38%
North of England +60 8 £363 -0.68% 1
West Midlands +30 8 £375 +36.36%
South East +7 6 £303 -16.48%
South West +15 5 £325 -
North East +65 4 £325 +4.84%
North West +18 2 - -
Yorkshire +16 2 £400 - 1
East of England - 1 £313 -
Performance Test Analyst
UK

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

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 27 (46.55%) ISTQB
2 26 (44.83%) JMeter
2 26 (44.83%) SQL
3 25 (43.10%) HP Quality Center
4 23 (39.66%) SoapUI
4 23 (39.66%) LoadUI
5 22 (37.93%) HP
5 22 (37.93%) ISEB
6 21 (36.21%) Software Testing
6 21 (36.21%) Performance Testing
7 20 (34.48%) Test Automation
8 19 (32.76%) Web Services
9 16 (27.59%) Stress Testing
10 14 (24.14%) Test Scripting
11 12 (20.69%) LoadRunner
11 12 (20.69%) Scenario Testing
12 11 (18.97%) Finance
13 8 (13.79%) Agile Software Development
13 8 (13.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 6 (10.34%) Defect Management
14 6 (10.34%) Non-Functional Testing
14 6 (10.34%) Security Cleared
14 6 (10.34%) LTE
14 6 (10.34%) Selenium
14 6 (10.34%) Telecoms
15 5 (8.62%) Regression Testing
15 5 (8.62%) Unix
15 5 (8.62%) JIRA
15 5 (8.62%) Wireless
15 5 (8.62%) 4G

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 1 (1.72%) CMS
1 1 (1.72%) Confluence
1 1 (1.72%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (3.45%) Microsoft Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (10.34%) LTE
2 5 (8.62%) 4G
2 5 (8.62%) Wireless
3 3 (5.17%) HTTP
3 3 (5.17%) Internet
4 1 (1.72%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.72%) Blockchain
1 1 (1.72%) Oracle Database
1 1 (1.72%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 26 (44.83%) JMeter
2 23 (39.66%) LoadUI
2 23 (39.66%) SoapUI
3 12 (20.69%) LoadRunner
4 6 (10.34%) Selenium
5 5 (8.62%) JIRA
6 4 (6.90%) HP UFT
6 4 (6.90%) NeoLoad
7 2 (3.45%) Cucumber
7 2 (3.45%) Gatling
7 2 (3.45%) JUnit
8 1 (1.72%) Jenkins
8 1 (1.72%) Rational Performance Tester
8 1 (1.72%) Selenium IDE
8 1 (1.72%) Visual Studio
8 1 (1.72%) WebDriver
8 1 (1.72%) WebLOAD
General
1 11 (18.97%) Finance
2 6 (10.34%) Telecoms
3 4 (6.90%) Banking
4 1 (1.72%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.72%) Law
4 1 (1.72%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (32.76%) Web Services
2 3 (5.17%) SOAP
3 2 (3.45%) .NET
3 2 (3.45%) Gherkin
3 2 (3.45%) HTML
3 2 (3.45%) HTML5
4 1 (1.72%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 1 (1.72%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (1.72%) Management Information System
1 1 (1.72%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.62%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (36.21%) Performance Testing
1 21 (36.21%) Software Testing
2 20 (34.48%) Test Automation
3 16 (27.59%) Stress Testing
4 14 (24.14%) Test Scripting
5 12 (20.69%) Scenario Testing
6 8 (13.79%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (10.34%) Defect Management
7 6 (10.34%) Non-Functional Testing
8 5 (8.62%) Analytics
8 5 (8.62%) Manual Testing
8 5 (8.62%) Operational Acceptance Testing
8 5 (8.62%) Regression Testing
8 5 (8.62%) SDLC
8 5 (8.62%) Test Planning
8 5 (8.62%) Test Strategy
9 4 (6.90%) Cybersecurity
9 4 (6.90%) Performance Monitoring
9 4 (6.90%) Test Management
10 3 (5.17%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 26 (44.83%) SQL
2 3 (5.17%) Python
3 2 (3.45%) C#
3 2 (3.45%) JavaScript
3 2 (3.45%) Scala
4 1 (1.72%) Java
Qualifications
1 27 (46.55%) ISTQB
2 22 (37.93%) ISEB
3 8 (13.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (10.34%) Security Cleared
5 4 (6.90%) Degree
6 2 (3.45%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (3.45%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.72%) Master's Degree
7 1 (1.72%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.72%) QA
Systems Management
1 25 (43.10%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.72%) CA Service Virtualization
2 1 (1.72%) HP SiteScope
2 1 (1.72%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 22 (37.93%) HP
2 3 (5.17%) Atlassian
2 3 (5.17%) Motorola
3 2 (3.45%) IBM
3 2 (3.45%) Oracle
4 1 (1.72%) IBM Sterling
4 1 (1.72%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.72%) SAP