Period
to 17 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Performance Test Leader was £413 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 17 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 Lead
UK > England
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 838 850 860
Rank change year-on-year +12 +10 -33
Contract jobs requiring a Performance Test Leader 8 14 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.008% 0.014% 0.013%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.009% 0.015% 0.014%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 10 8
England median daily rate £413 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +2.56% +15.56%
10th Percentile £326 £255 £311
90th Percentile £544 £438 £460
UK median daily rate £413 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.13% +5.26% +12.59%
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 89579 93247 99778
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.78% 94.76% 94.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 59679 61380 64531
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 £448 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.29% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2656 3007 3839
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.38 £17.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.77% +2.20% +8.97%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £46.75 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%

Performance Test Leader
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Performance Test Leader in England

Performance Test Leader
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Performance Test Leader in England

Performance Test Leader
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Performance Test Leader in England over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Performance Test Leader in England

Performance Test Leader
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 Leader in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Performance Test Leader in England

Performance Test Leader
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 Leader within the England region over the 6 months to 17 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
North of England +61 3 - - 2
Yorkshire +32 3 - - 2
London -5 3 £413 +15.38%
South West +3 1 - -
South East +1 1 - - 1
Performance Test Leader
UK

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

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, Performance Test Leader 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 Leader in the job title.

1 8 (100.00%) LoadRunner
2 6 (75.00%) Performance Testing
3 4 (50.00%) HP
3 4 (50.00%) Banking
4 3 (37.50%) JMeter
4 3 (37.50%) Test Automation
4 3 (37.50%) Mobile App
4 3 (37.50%) AppDynamics
5 2 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (25.00%) CA Service Virtualization
5 2 (25.00%) Oracle Database
5 2 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (25.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 2 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
5 2 (25.00%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (25.00%) HP UFT
5 2 (25.00%) Oracle
6 1 (12.50%) SMS
6 1 (12.50%) HTTP
6 1 (12.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
6 1 (12.50%) Finance
6 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (12.50%) Logistics
6 1 (12.50%) Supplier Management
6 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
6 1 (12.50%) Test Strategy
6 1 (12.50%) NeoLoad
6 1 (12.50%) Performance Metrics

Performance Test Leader 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) HTTP
1 1 (12.50%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle Database
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 8 (100.00%) LoadRunner
2 3 (37.50%) JMeter
3 2 (25.00%) HP UFT
4 1 (12.50%) NeoLoad
General
1 4 (50.00%) Banking
2 1 (12.50%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Mobile App
2 1 (12.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) Performance Testing
2 3 (37.50%) Test Automation
3 2 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (12.50%) Defect Management
4 1 (12.50%) Logistics
4 1 (12.50%) Performance Metrics
4 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (12.50%) Supplier Management
4 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
4 1 (12.50%) Test Strategy
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) CA Service Virtualization
1 2 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) HP
2 3 (37.50%) AppDynamics
3 2 (25.00%) Oracle