The median contractor rate for a Performance Test Analyst was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 27 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
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Performance Test Analyst
England / London
Rank 388 415 406
Rank change year-on-year +27 -9  
Contract jobs requiring a Performance Test Analyst 10 16 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.052% 0.072% 0.042%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.054% 0.076% 0.044%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 9 4
Median daily rate £350 £413 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.15% -31.25%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £425
% change year-on-year +6.66% -11.76%  
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 London. 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
London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 18357 21038 20420
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.81% 95.01% 94.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 13065 15076 14090
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £640 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 239 283 378
Median hourly rate £22.50 £17.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.35% -10.52%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.57 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Performance Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Performance Test Analyst in London

Performance Test Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Performance Test Analyst in London

Performance Test Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Performance Test Analyst in London over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Performance Test Analyst in London

Performance Test Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Performance Test Analyst in London

Performance Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 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 London region featuring Performance Test Analyst in the job title.

1 8 (50.00%) LoadRunner
2 7 (43.75%) Performance Testing
2 7 (43.75%) Unix
3 6 (37.50%) Test Planning
4 5 (31.25%) SoapUI
4 5 (31.25%) SQL
4 5 (31.25%) Java
4 5 (31.25%) Web Services
4 5 (31.25%) JMeter
5 4 (25.00%) Finance
5 4 (25.00%) Data Analysis
5 4 (25.00%) Perl
5 4 (25.00%) Oracle
5 4 (25.00%) Windows
5 4 (25.00%) SOA
5 4 (25.00%) ETL
5 4 (25.00%) HTTP
5 4 (25.00%) TCP/IP
5 4 (25.00%) Test Scripting
5 4 (25.00%) Fiddler
5 4 (25.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 4 (25.00%) Performance Monitoring
5 4 (25.00%) Re-Platforming
6 3 (18.75%) HP
6 3 (18.75%) Informatica
6 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (18.75%) Banking
7 2 (12.50%) Validation
7 2 (12.50%) Workflow
7 2 (12.50%) Maven

Performance Test Analyst Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in London 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 (25.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
Communications & Networking
1 4 (25.00%) HTTP
1 4 (25.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) PowerCenter
2 1 (6.25%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (6.25%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
2 1 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (6.25%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
2 1 (6.25%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 8 (50.00%) LoadRunner
2 5 (31.25%) JMeter
2 5 (31.25%) SoapUI
3 4 (25.00%) Fiddler
4 2 (12.50%) Git (software)
4 2 (12.50%) Jenkins
4 2 (12.50%) Maven
4 2 (12.50%) NeoLoad
5 1 (6.25%) Toad
General
1 4 (25.00%) Finance
2 3 (18.75%) Banking
3 1 (6.25%) Billing
3 1 (6.25%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (31.25%) Web Services
2 1 (6.25%) SOAP
2 1 (6.25%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (6.25%) Data Centre
1 1 (6.25%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 7 (43.75%) Unix
2 4 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) Performance Testing
2 6 (37.50%) Test Planning
3 4 (25.00%) Data Analysis
3 4 (25.00%) ETL
3 4 (25.00%) Performance Monitoring
3 4 (25.00%) Re-Platforming
3 4 (25.00%) SOA
3 4 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (12.50%) Integration Testing
5 2 (12.50%) Load Testing
5 2 (12.50%) Open Source
5 2 (12.50%) Stress Testing
5 2 (12.50%) Test Automation
5 2 (12.50%) Test Strategy
5 2 (12.50%) Unit Testing
5 2 (12.50%) Validation
5 2 (12.50%) Workflow
6 1 (6.25%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 5 (31.25%) Java
1 5 (31.25%) SQL
2 4 (25.00%) Perl
3 1 (6.25%) Bash Shell
3 1 (6.25%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) ISTQB
2 1 (6.25%) Degree
2 1 (6.25%) ISEB
2 1 (6.25%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 1 (6.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) Graphite
1 2 (12.50%) HP SiteScope
1 2 (12.50%) Tivoli
1 2 (12.50%) Tivoli Monitoring
2 1 (6.25%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) Oracle
2 3 (18.75%) HP
2 3 (18.75%) Informatica
3 2 (12.50%) AppDynamics
3 2 (12.50%) Guidewire
3 2 (12.50%) IBM
3 2 (12.50%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (6.25%) SAP