Period
to 17 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Performance Tester was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in London 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 Tester
England > London
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 604 578 551
Rank change year-on-year -26 -27 +25
Contract jobs requiring a Performance Tester 23 45 60
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.049% 0.099% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.052% 0.10% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 27 49
London median daily rate £500 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.65% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £381 £269 £313
90th Percentile £684 £510 £498
England median daily rate £415 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +6.41% +4.00% +6.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London. 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
London
Contract vacancies in London with a recognized job title 44411 43038 44839
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.84% 95.01% 94.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 32161 30620 31621
London median daily rate £492 £458 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.54% +1.67% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £288 £265
90th Percentile £663 £638 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 556 556 694
London median hourly rate £20.00 £19.50 £18.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +3.75% +7.40%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.40 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £47.83
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.38 £17.98
% change year-on-year +1.77% +2.20% +8.97%

Performance Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings that featured Performance Tester in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

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 6 months to 17 November 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 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
Central London -3 4 £500 +5.26%
Performance Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 (78.26%) Performance Testing
2 15 (65.22%) JMeter
3 13 (56.52%) Test Scripting
4 12 (52.17%) Security Cleared
5 9 (39.13%) SC Cleared
5 9 (39.13%) LoadRunner
6 8 (34.78%) Microsoft Excel
7 6 (26.09%) Java
7 6 (26.09%) Test Management
7 6 (26.09%) Validation
8 5 (21.74%) SQL
8 5 (21.74%) VBA
8 5 (21.74%) Non-Functional Testing
9 4 (17.39%) Test Planning
9 4 (17.39%) Computer Science Degree
9 4 (17.39%) Oracle
9 4 (17.39%) HP
9 4 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (17.39%) Load Testing
9 4 (17.39%) Stress Testing
9 4 (17.39%) Degree
9 4 (17.39%) Computer Science
10 3 (13.04%) DV Cleared
10 3 (13.04%) Python
10 3 (13.04%) Perfmon
10 3 (13.04%) New Relic
10 3 (13.04%) Test Strategy
11 2 (8.70%) NeoLoad
11 2 (8.70%) Test Automation
11 2 (8.70%) Scala

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.35%) CMS
1 1 (4.35%) IIS
1 1 (4.35%) WebLogic
Applications
1 8 (34.78%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) DNS
1 1 (4.35%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) MongoDB
1 1 (4.35%) MySQL
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 15 (65.22%) JMeter
2 9 (39.13%) LoadRunner
3 2 (8.70%) Gatling
3 2 (8.70%) JConsole
3 2 (8.70%) JIRA
3 2 (8.70%) NeoLoad
4 1 (4.35%) Cucumber
4 1 (4.35%) JUnit
4 1 (4.35%) Selenium
4 1 (4.35%) Selenium IDE
4 1 (4.35%) SilkPerformer
4 1 (4.35%) Visual Studio
4 1 (4.35%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (8.70%) Banking
1 2 (8.70%) Investment Banking
2 1 (4.35%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) .NET
1 2 (8.70%) WPF
2 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET
2 1 (4.35%) Gherkin
2 1 (4.35%) HTML
2 1 (4.35%) HTML5
2 1 (4.35%) SOAP
2 1 (4.35%) WCF
2 1 (4.35%) Web Services
2 1 (4.35%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.35%) Client/Server
2 1 (4.35%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.70%) Linux
2 1 (4.35%) Unix
2 1 (4.35%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (78.26%) Performance Testing
2 13 (56.52%) Test Scripting
3 6 (26.09%) Test Management
3 6 (26.09%) Validation
4 5 (21.74%) Non-Functional Testing
5 4 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (17.39%) Load Testing
5 4 (17.39%) Stress Testing
5 4 (17.39%) Test Planning
6 3 (13.04%) Test Strategy
7 2 (8.70%) Data Modelling
7 2 (8.70%) High Availability
7 2 (8.70%) Open Source
7 2 (8.70%) Test Automation
7 2 (8.70%) Visualisation
8 1 (4.35%) Coaching
8 1 (4.35%) Continuous Delivery
8 1 (4.35%) Mentoring
8 1 (4.35%) Performance Metrics
8 1 (4.35%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 6 (26.09%) Java
2 5 (21.74%) SQL
2 5 (21.74%) VBA
3 3 (13.04%) Python
4 2 (8.70%) Bash Shell
4 2 (8.70%) C#
4 2 (8.70%) JavaScript
4 2 (8.70%) Scala
5 1 (4.35%) C
5 1 (4.35%) C++
5 1 (4.35%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 12 (52.17%) Security Cleared
2 9 (39.13%) SC Cleared
3 4 (17.39%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (17.39%) Degree
4 3 (13.04%) DV Cleared
5 1 (4.35%) ISEB
5 1 (4.35%) ISTQB
5 1 (4.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (4.35%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (13.04%) Perfmon
2 1 (4.35%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (17.39%) HP
1 4 (17.39%) Oracle
2 3 (13.04%) New Relic
3 2 (8.70%) Dynatrace
4 1 (4.35%) Atlassian
4 1 (4.35%) Microsoft
4 1 (4.35%) SOASTA, Inc