The median contractor rate for a Performance Tester was £409 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 29 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 Tester
England / London
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 398 426 384
Rank change year-on-year +28 -42  
Contract jobs requiring a Performance Tester 10 13 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.051% 0.058% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.054% 0.061% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 6 12
Median daily rate £409 £400 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.18% +12.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £380 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £429 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £358 £320
% change year-on-year +11.88% +11.71%  
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 18549 21328 20201
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.82% 95.03% 94.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 13193 15310 13939
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 239 285 368
Median hourly rate £22.00 £17.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.41% -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 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

Performance Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Performance Tester in London

Performance Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Performance Tester in London

Performance Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Performance Tester in London over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Performance Tester in London

Performance Tester
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Performance Tester in London

Performance Tester
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 29 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
Greenwich - 1 £418 -
Performance Tester
England

Performance Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 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 London region featuring Performance Tester in the job title.

1 18 (85.71%) Performance Testing
2 13 (61.90%) JMeter
3 10 (47.62%) NeoLoad
4 9 (42.86%) LoadRunner
5 8 (38.10%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (38.10%) Performance Monitoring
6 6 (28.57%) AppDynamics
6 6 (28.57%) WebLOAD
7 5 (23.81%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (23.81%) Git (software)
7 5 (23.81%) Jenkins
8 4 (19.05%) HP SiteScope
8 4 (19.05%) Graphite
8 4 (19.05%) Performance Analysis
8 4 (19.05%) Open Source
8 4 (19.05%) Maven
8 4 (19.05%) Software Testing
8 4 (19.05%) Statistics
8 4 (19.05%) ISTQB
8 4 (19.05%) ISEB
8 4 (19.05%) E-Commerce
8 4 (19.05%) SOA
8 4 (19.05%) Finance
8 4 (19.05%) Banking
8 4 (19.05%) Retail
9 3 (14.29%) Java
9 3 (14.29%) Degree
9 3 (14.29%) JIRA
9 3 (14.29%) LoadUI
9 3 (14.29%) Non-Functional Testing

Performance Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.76%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 13 (61.90%) JMeter
2 10 (47.62%) NeoLoad
3 9 (42.86%) LoadRunner
4 6 (28.57%) WebLOAD
5 5 (23.81%) Git (software)
5 5 (23.81%) Jenkins
6 4 (19.05%) Maven
7 3 (14.29%) JIRA
7 3 (14.29%) LoadUI
8 2 (9.52%) Selenium
9 1 (4.76%) Cucumber
9 1 (4.76%) Gatling
9 1 (4.76%) Gradle
9 1 (4.76%) IntelliJ
9 1 (4.76%) SoapUI
9 1 (4.76%) SpecFlow
9 1 (4.76%) Subversion
9 1 (4.76%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (19.05%) Banking
1 4 (19.05%) Finance
1 4 (19.05%) Retail
2 1 (4.76%) Investment Banking
2 1 (4.76%) Law
2 1 (4.76%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.52%) .NET
2 1 (4.76%) Gherkin
2 1 (4.76%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (4.76%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.76%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.52%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (85.71%) Performance Testing
2 8 (38.10%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (38.10%) Performance Monitoring
3 5 (23.81%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (19.05%) E-Commerce
4 4 (19.05%) Open Source
4 4 (19.05%) Performance Analysis
4 4 (19.05%) SOA
4 4 (19.05%) Software Testing
4 4 (19.05%) Statistics
5 3 (14.29%) Non-Functional Testing
6 2 (9.52%) BDD
6 2 (9.52%) Performance Engineering
6 2 (9.52%) TDD
6 2 (9.52%) Test Automation
6 2 (9.52%) Test Scripting
6 2 (9.52%) Test Strategy
7 1 (4.76%) Functional Testing
7 1 (4.76%) Scrum
7 1 (4.76%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (14.29%) Java
2 1 (4.76%) Bash Shell
2 1 (4.76%) C#
2 1 (4.76%) Python
2 1 (4.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (19.05%) ISEB
1 4 (19.05%) ISTQB
2 3 (14.29%) Degree
3 1 (4.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (19.05%) Graphite
1 4 (19.05%) HP SiteScope
2 1 (4.76%) Ganglia
2 1 (4.76%) Grafana
2 1 (4.76%) nmon
2 1 (4.76%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 6 (28.57%) AppDynamics
2 2 (9.52%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.52%) Murex
3 1 (4.76%) BMC
3 1 (4.76%) Dynatrace
3 1 (4.76%) HP
3 1 (4.76%) New Relic
3 1 (4.76%) Oracle
3 1 (4.76%) Splunk
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